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US slaps new sanctions on Venezuela

US slaps new sanctions on Venezuela

Reuters

Washington imposed sanctions on eight Venezuelan officials on Wednesday for their role in creating an all-powerful legislative body loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, while a mayor-turned-fugitive cal...

Attacks in France in 2017 focus on security forces

Attacks in France in 2017 focus on security forces

AP

Attacks in France by Islamic extremists since 2015 have killed more than 200 "soft targets" — concertgoers, cartoonists and people celebrating Bastille Day. But French security forces are increa...

US budget deficit falls to $42.9b in July

US budget deficit falls to $42.9b in July

AP

US budget deficit falls to $42.9b in July   The US budget deficit was $42.9 billion at the end of July, down from $112.8 billion in July 2016, according to data released by the Treasury Departm...

Lack of oxygen supply: 30 kids die in India

Lack of oxygen supply: 30 kids die in India

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30 kids died in last 48 hours at Uttar Pradesh o India due to lack of oxygen supply. The contractor who used to supply oxygen cylinders to BRD Hospital had stopped his services over non-payment of d...

Injury scare in Tigers' warm-up

Injury scare in Tigers' warm-up

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Bangladesh fast bowler Rubel Hossain sent an injury scare through the camp when he slipped and fell in his delivery stride on the second day of the squad's practice match in Chittagong, reports http:/...

‘Locked and loaded’: Trump to N Korea

‘Locked and loaded’: Trump to N Korea

Reuters

President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Friday, saying the US military was "locked and loaded" as Pyongyang accused him of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war...

India steps up readiness on China border

India steps up readiness on China border

Reuters

India's military has increased operational readiness along the eastern Indian border with China, sources said, as neither side shows any sign of backing off from a face-off in a remote Himalayan regio...

Global stocks selloff stops at Wall Street

Global stocks selloff stops at Wall Street

Reuters

US stocks put a floor under global equities on Friday after a weak inflation reading brought investors back into the market even as tensions between the United States and North Korea continued to esca...

Train crash in Egypt kills 43

Train crash in Egypt kills 43

AP

At least 43 people were killed and 122 others injured as two passenger trains collided just outside Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria on Friday.   The Egyptian Railways Authority sa...

South America to slam Trump's 'military option' threat

South America to slam Trump's 'military option' threat

Reuters

Many Latin American nations, led by Peru, are negotiating a written rebuke of US President Donald Trump after he said the United States was considering a "military option" involving Venezuela, as the...

Surviving America's political meltdown

Surviving America's political meltdown

Jeffrey D. Sachs

The US is in the midst of a political meltdown, unable to manage a domestic economic agenda or a coherent foreign policy. The White House is in turmoil; Congress is paralysed; and the world is looking...

Flash floods kill 12 in northwest Iran

Flash floods kill 12 in northwest Iran

AP

At least 12 people were killed and 38 others reportedly missing as flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Golestan, Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi provinces of Iran, country’s state TV reported...

'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK

'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK

Reuters

The Perseid meteor shower has been seen over parts of the UK, giving stargazers the opportunity to spot scores of shooting stars in the sky. The shower was due to peak in the UK on Saturday night, in...

World's oldest man dies in Israel aged 113

World's oldest man dies in Israel aged 113

FE Report

The world's oldest man, a Holocaust survivor who was set to turn 114 next month, died Friday at his hometown Haifa in Israel.   Yisrael Kristal passed away in his hometown of Haifa, according t...

Trump trade probe to poison ties: Chinese paper

Trump trade probe to poison ties: Chinese paper

Reuters

US President Donald Trump's order to his top trade adviser to investigate supposedly unfair Chinese trade practices will "poison" relations between the two countries, a Chinese state-run newspaper sai...

Police, FBI probe violence at white supremacists’ rally

Police, FBI probe violence at white supremacists’ rally

Reuters

US authorities will investigate on Sunday the violence stemming from a white nationalist rally a day earlier that killed one person and injured more than 30. The violence challenges US President Dona...

17 killed in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

17 killed in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

Reuters

Suspected jihadists killed at least 17 people and wounded eight during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital on Sunday, the communications' minister said, as security forces at the scene tr...

Alexander Zverev beats Roger Federer in Rogers Cup final

Alexander Zverev beats Roger Federer in Rogers Cup final

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Germany's Alexander Zverev became just the third man to beat Roger Federer this year as the 20-year-old German won his fifth title of 2017 in Montreal on Sunday. Zverev, ranked eighth, won 6-3 6-4 a...

Small earthquake hits island in Alaska

Small earthquake hits island in Alaska

AP

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake shook the Adak Island near the far west end of the Aleutians at 3:24pm Sunday, the Alaska Earthquake centre reported.   The centre initially reported the earthquake h...

Oil drops on weak Chinese refining activity

Oil drops on weak Chinese refining activity

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Oil prices dropped on Monday as a slowdown in Chinese refining activity growth cast doubts over its crude demand outlook, while rising US shale output suggested supplies would likely remain high. Br...

Virginia violence victim ‘stood against injustice’

Virginia violence victim ‘stood against injustice’

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Heather Heyer came to downtown Charlottesville with her friends to make a stand against white nationalists who converged on the Virginia college town to demand the city keep a statue honouring a Confe...

Oscar-nominated writer Joe Bologna dies

Oscar-nominated writer Joe Bologna dies

AP

Oscar-nominated writer Joe Bologna has died. He was 82. His manager Matt Sherman said that Bologna died on Sunday in the Los Angeles area after a three-year battle against pancreatic cancer, reports A...

Japan Q2 GDP rise 2-year-high

Japan Q2 GDP rise 2-year-high

Reuters

Japan's economy grew in the second quarter at the fastest pace in more than two years on stronger domestic demand. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose as consumer spending and capital expenditure b...

KSA seeks Iraq's mediation to mend ties with Iran

KSA seeks Iraq's mediation to mend ties with Iran

Al Jazeera

RIYADH, Aug 14 (Agencies): The government of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has sought the help of Iraq's prime minister to mend relations between Riyadh and Tehran, according to news reports. Citing...

Over 179 die in Sierra Leone mudslide

Over 179 die in Sierra Leone mudslide

BBC

At least 179 people were killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, the Red Cross says. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many h...

Justin Bieber looks for love on social media

Justin Bieber looks for love on social media

Reuters

Pop star Justin Bieber got rejected by a girl he was pursuing on social media. The 23-year-old pursued a girl on Instagram after seeing a video of her shaking her hips in workout attire. However, she...

Gunmen kill seven UN peacekeepers in Mali

Gunmen kill seven UN peacekeepers in Mali

AP

At least seven people were killed and seven others injured as unidentified gunmen attacked the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping force in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Monday. Earlier Monda...

Car rams into Paris eatery, killing 12yo girl

Car rams into Paris eatery, killing 12yo girl

Reuters

A car plowed into the outdoor terrace of a pizzeria in the small town of Sept-Sorts east of Paris on Monday, killing a 12-year-old girl and seriously injuring several other people. The driver deliber...

US to probe China on trade

US to probe China on trade

BBC

US President Donald Trump has asked his country's top trade official to review China's practices regarding intellectual property. The move was incremental, but could eventually lead to the US imposin...

Malaysia economy to grow at 5.4pc in Q2

Malaysia economy to grow at 5.4pc in Q2

Reuters

Malaysia's economic growth is expected to have slowed slightly in the second quarter as weaker private consumption partly offset a boost from resilient manufacturing and trade, a Reuters poll showed....