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Assad blames United States for Syria truce collapse


The attacks came hours after Syria's President Bashar al-Assad claimed he bears no responsibility for the hundreds of thousands of people killed during the six years of civil war, and said war was likely to "drag on" because of continued external support for his opponents. Read More »

Iran President: Nuclear Deal Example of Conflict Resolution

In a meeting with Slovenian President Borut Pahor on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly, Rouhani welcomed the reopening of Slovenia's embassy in Tehran and said the move by the Central European country can be very effective in development of ties between the two sides and facilitate investors' activities. Read More »

US flies bombers over South Korea again in show of force

South Korea is already home to around 28,500 U.S. troops and numerous bases on its side of the so-called Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) the most heavily fortified political boundary in the world. The move comes a day after North Korea claimed it had successfully tested a new, high-powered rocket engine that the South said was created to demonstrate progress towards attaining a long-range missile. Read More »

Rules for driverless cars 'not strong enough'


They also include 15-point checklist that the government is asking anyone making driverless vehicles to fill out as a way to help regulators ensure due process around safety is being followed by all involved. The guidelines, which the government says are flexible and will evolve along with technological advances and in response to public comment, were released as autonomous vehicles are being tested in different states and are subject to varying rules. Read More »

Jawan killed as Army foils infiltration bids in Kashmir


In Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, a Pakistani colonel said there was no firing along the border. This has prompted Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Raheel to review the security situation and threat perception to his country. PM Sharif reiterated strong support for the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have been the victims of brutal atrocities at the hands of Indian occupation forces for decades. Read More »

Twitter points fingers, cracks jokes as Syria ceasefire collapses

The suspension was "an immediate security measure" and "we are committed to stay and deliver to everybody in need in Syria" in the longer term, Jens Laerke, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, told a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Read More »

Palestinian stabs Israeli officer amid new surge in violence


He then stabbed a 38-year-old female officer - also in the neck - injuring her critically. The terrorist, who is reportedly in his early 20s, is from east Jerusalem's volatile Ras al-Amud neighborhood, Rosenfeld said. He was one of two Palestinians who attempted to stab Israeli border police near a flashpoint holy site in the city in the occupied West Bank , police said. Read More »

NY bombing suspect charged with using a weapon of mass destruction

The charges, filed in a Manhattan court by US Attorney Preet Bharara, also include bombing, destruction of property and use of a destructive device, according to the 14-page indictment. Rahami was not on the FBI's radar at the time of the attacks, the L.A. Times reports , but Rahami's father Mohammad called them in 2014 concerned about his son. Read More »

Sprained thumb could leave struggling Bears without Cutler


Cutler stayed in the game until the following possession, which lasted just one play, an interception from Cutler that changed the game. Given Cutler's performance Monday, it seems unlikely he'd play until he's fully healthy. It's possible the Bears will run more now with Hoyer playing instead of Cutler, although Fox said he'd like to rely on the run regardless. Cutler injured his right thumb early in the game, and it affected his play. Read More »

Rapper Shawty Lo killed in single-car crash


The rapper was ejected from his vehicle when he hit two trees after leaving a strip club in Atlanta early on Wednesday morning, his brother announced . Hip-hop artist Shawty Lo appears on MTV's "Sucker Free" at TRL Studios on January 23, 2008, in New York City. Rapper Carlos "Shawty Lo" Walker has died in a auto crash. Read More »

Philippine MPs replace head of drug killings inquiry


But Pacquiao reiterated his motion that prompted Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III to suspend the session. Duterte's office denies the allegations. "I think a resolution has been filed already here that we also tackle this cases so the senators can also have a chance to question these witnesses as well and to check their veracity of their stories, we will take it from there, doon na namin sila haharapin", he said. Read More »

White House: 51 companies pledge $650M in refugee support

FILE - In this August 13, 2015 file photo, a man carries a girl in his arm as they arrive with other migrants just after dawn on a dinghy after crossing from Turkey to the island of Kos in southeastern Greece. " UNHCR is hugely encouraged to see the strong political commitments in the New York Declaration made immediately tangible through the new, concrete actions announced by governments today", said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. Read More »

Dead As Torrential Rain Causes Floods And Landslides In Java


In Sumedang district, landslides hit two houses, leaving two people dead and two others missing on Tuesday night, Sutopo said. A total of more than 30 villagers were injured in both districts, Purwo said. Landslides and flooding are common in Indonesia , a vast tropical archipelago prone to natural disasters and torrential downpours. Indonesian villagers look on after waters receded following flash floods in Kamulyan village in Banyumas, Central Java, June 19, 2016. Read More »

Adams Rejects Claims He Sanctioned The Murder Of Denis Donaldson


Donaldson, 55, was shot dead in Donegal ten years ago after being exposed as an agent who worked for the police and MI5 for twenty years. He said he did not see the programme, but heard what he was accused of this morning. The programme claimed that it was sanctioned on foot of a request from republican Thomas "Slab" Murphy and other leading republicans in South Armargh for the goal of maintaining army discipline. Read More »

North Korea says successfully ground tests new rocket engine

It recently made headlines after it conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test, which was condemned internationally. The North's Rodong Sinmun newspaper carried photographs of Kim on a podium overlooking the vertical test stand that housed a rocket engine which blasted a column of flame. Read More »

Supreme Court Upholds Yahaya Bello's Election As Kogi Governor


The party thought otherwise. The supreme court has upheld the status of Yahaya Bello as governor of Kogi state . One of the stones was from the Audu/Faleke Political Organisation, in a statement by its Director Media and Publicity, Duro Meseko, promoting rumour of an impending anarchy on a Supreme Court Judgement that was yet to be delivered. Read More »

AAP blamed for 'promoting' ink attack culture


Later, in another tweet, Sharma said: "Ink attack against Sisodia was planned Sunday night". Sisodia had gone to meet Jung after returning from Finland where he had gone to study the educational framework. Messages were sent to media from mobile 98103 60022 in advance". "You have already unleashed ACB, CBI and police on us; now you have started getting ink thrown through your goons". Read More »

Met Office storm names - is your name on the list?


Forecasters have chosen the names from the 10,000 suggestions they received from members of the public previous year. Looming bad weather will be classed as a storm when it has the potential to trigger an amber "be prepared" or red "take action" warning. Read More »

Australia To Continue With Airstrikes In Syria Despite Botched Operation: Defence Minister


When Russia went to notify the US that it was striking Syrian troops, the USA point of contact was not immediately available, "not just literally sitting by the phone at that moment" and the message was a "little bit cryptic", Thomas said. "In this case, our best indications are that that (targeting) process was followed properly", Thomas said. Deir ez-Zour is the site of heavy fighting between Daesh and troops loyal to the Syrian president. Read More »

Doug Martin leaves game with hamstring injury, doubtful to return


Martin, 27, rushed for 1,402 yards and six touchdowns in 2015 while adding 33 receptions for 271 yards and another touchdown. Martin then missed 15 total games during the 2013-14 seasons because of injuries. With Martin out, the Bucs will turn to Charles Sims as their main running back. Buccaneers tight end Luke Stocker left the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury. Read More »

Three men stuck in Uluru crevice for 16 hours


By about 9.30pm, volunteers from the Northern Territory Emergency Service's specialist vertical rescue team had reached the menvia helicopterand were preparing to abseil them to safety, after many hours working to secure abseiling anchors. "It's really important that people stay within the designated areas when they're doing bushwalks so that they don't come into harm's way", the spokeswoman said. Read More »

AMU vice chancellor appointment questioned by Supreme Court


BJP Lok Sabha Member from Aligarh , Satish Kumar Gautam, had written to the Vice-Chancellor demanding stringent action against the student for his Facebook post. The bench brushed aside the submission by senior counsel Salman Khurshid that AMU was a minority institution and the appointment of Shah should be seen in that light, observing that AMU had not taken this as a ground during the hearing of the matter before the Allahabad High Court. Read More »

What we know about Donald Trump's health


Tests of Trump's liver function and thyroid function revealed that they appeared to be within the "normal" range, Bornstein wrote . CNN said the interview with Oz will include discussions about Trump's physical activity, dietary habits, and broader health-related issues. Read More »

Suspect in NY, NJ bombings had prior contact with authorities


Early on Monday, FBI agents swarmed an apartment above a fried chicken restaurant in Elizabeth that's tied to Rahami. She wouldn't provide further details, but a government official and a law enforcement official who were briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press that five people in the auto were being questioned at an FBI building in Manhattan. Read More »

UN suspends Syria convoys after aid trucks hit

Among the victims was Omar Barakat who headed the Red Crescent in Uram al-Kubra, the town where the attack occurred, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group , and Aleppo-based activist Bahaa al-Halaby said. Read More »

Saudi Arabia Says It Foils Attacks by Islamic State Network


They also conspired to plant an explosive device on the auto of an employee of the Ministry of Defence in Riyadh . Islamic State followers have also staged several attacks against Shiite Muslims, security forces and Westerners in Saudi Arabia and other targets in the Gulf over the past two years. Read More »

Delhi has been hit by a chikungunya epidemic - what is this disease?


The earlier order had said, "The Government of India/ GNCTD/Municipal Corporations of Delhi/NDMC shall conduct awareness campaigns and advertise through various modes viz.hoardings, television, newspapers, radio make the public aware of the life threatening disease and preventive measures to be taken to control dengue cases in Delhi". Read More »

UN aid convoy hit by warplanes in Syria

The truce was dealt a blow on Saturday when warplanes from the US-led coalition against so-called Islamic State (IS) bombed Syrian troops in the eastern city of Deir al-Zour, apparently unintentionally. Laerke added that the temporary suspension of the aid deliveries would hold pending a review of the security situation in Syria . Earlier, the Syrian military said its seven-day "regime of calm" had expired. Read More »

We're in a 'narrative fight' with ISIS


And what ISIL wants to do is they want to project that they are an organization that is representing Islam in a fight and a war against the West, and a war against the United States. Democrat Hillary Clinton on Monday accused Republican Donald Trump of aiding Islamic State recruitment, while Trump said she had helped weaken national security as bomb blasts in NY and New Jersey resonated on the US presidential trail. Read More »

One million refugees have fled South Sudan

Both men have denied the allegations. South Sudan's landmark one million refugees comes in a week that the country's leaders were accused of amassing a huge fortune at the expense of the state. He noted that more than three quarters - 143,164 - of the recent arrivals have crossed into Uganda, but a growing number of people have entered Ethiopia's western Gambella region in the past week and others have been heading to Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Central African ... Read More »