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China's yuan joins elite club of IMF reserve currencies

China's currency formally joins the USA dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen, and the British pound as a global reserve currency on October 1. CHINA'S currency ...


Dueling truths follow Indian raid in Pakistani Kashmir

India can reinforce the most conventional way of diplomatic resentment: condemnation of Pakistan on all multilateral forums to isolate it internationally. The w...


Duterte wants to end military exercises with US

In July, The Hague-based court ruled in a case brought by Manila that China's claims to sovereignty over the disputed areas in the South China Sea or its reso...


Boxer Mike Towell dies after Glasgow fight

Towell was knocked down in the first round before again being sent to the canvas again in the fifth when the fight was stopped. Welsh boxer Dale Evans is pr...


Russian missile maker disputes Dutch MH17 probe

But Moscow immediately denounced the findings of the Dutch-led inquiry as "biased and politically motivated". Russia's representatives have said on many occasio...


Official says failure in Syria may leave Russian Federation in quagmire

United Nations aid chief Stephen O'Brien called on the 15-member UN Security Council to stop "tolerating the utter disregard for the most basic provisions of gl...


Pope urges greater efforts for peace in the Middle East

Russian Federation effectively gained complete control over both regions after a brief war against Georgia in 2008. "They will present their point of view", h...


14-year-old boy charged in father's killing, school shooting

The boy entered court for his first hearing Friday wearing a yellow jumpsuit. The suspect is due in court Friday for an initial hearing. "While I realize th...


Minimum wage to increase to $11.40/hr Saturday

The Government said it was the highest rate ever in real terms, but the TUC called for all workers to receive the national living wage of £7.20 an hour, which o...


Giuliani Calls Clinton 'Too Stupid' To Be President

Her answer was a terse "No". In the debate spin room, Rudolph Giuliani said he knew that Trump had "restrained himself from saying what I know he would ha...


Prince George and Princess Charlotte play with balloons and pet animals

The Duchess of Cambridge watched on proudly as her daughter played with a balloon display, exclaiming "pop" with the encouragement of her father, the Duke. Mome...


West Virginia wary of Kansas State's special teams success

Howard's passer rating of 166.2 remains among his best in a Big 12 game . Says Shelton Gibson is as good as he's had in terms of tracking the ball and then f...


India rejects Pakistan's offer to enter into a serious dialogue

Sharif, last month, had said that Pakistan would "internationalise" the issue of Kashmir and raise the issue at every global forum. Bilateral ties between t...


Sharif presents dossier on rights violations in Kashmir

Sharif thanked the United Nations chief for his strong and supportive statements on the situation in Kashmir, and Ban praised Pakistan for its prominent and act...


More than a million refugees have left South Sudan, UN says

South Sudan's authorities have shut down a prominent newspaper, the Nation Mirror , the editor said on Wednesday, after it published details of a report re...


Congress supports Centre on surgical strikes across LoC

Sources said the Army has moved heavy equipment including artillery guns towards forward posts. However, there was no official word on it. "The party hopes th...


Stocks rise on OPEC production agreement; oil rally fades

Oil prices LCOc1 jumped more than 5 percent to trade above $48 per barrel as of 2015 GMT. Saudi Arabia and Iran had signaled before the meeting that an ag...


US Congress passes spending bill, avoiding shutdown

Because the Flint money was stalled, Senate Democrats had derailed a must-pass bill to avert a government shutdown this weekend. The House voted 342-85 in a l...


Blaze forces evacuations in California mountains

Here are 7 photos that capture the scale and destruction of the Loma Fire , which broke out Monday Sept. 26, 2016 in the Santa Cruz mountains, forcing hundre...


West Coast hit by storm front

Power may not be restored until 4.15am, local time. Today is set to bring more severe conditions, with heavy rain and destructive winds to lash large parts of...


Syria blocking aid promised under US-Russia peace deal

The truce, brokered by the United States and Russian Federation, has been largely holding since Monday, but 40 aid trucks with supplies are being held up on the...


Burnham steps down from shadow cabinet

The party was dealt a crushing election defeat by the ruling Conservatives past year, when many voters cast doubt on whether the party's left-wing program would...


World leaders mourn Peres, praise him as a man of peace

The BBC News said Peres's condition had improved before he suffered a sudden deterioration Tuesday. Peres served twice as Israeli prime minister. The last...


Microsoft Azure becomes Adobe's "preferred" host for creative cloud

With the partnership with Adobe , Microsoft is hoping it an bring those tools to thousands of enterprises that are already ingrained in the various Adobe C...


Pakistani media calls PM Modi's speech venomous

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif told Dawn News that no proof implicating Pakistan in the September 18 attack has surfaced yet, alleging it was "evident" the attac...


France says it stands with India in fight against terror

India has signed the deal of acquisition of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France on Friday. India's air force had been urging the government to move quickly wit...


Bronx explosion: Firefighter and residents injured as gas leak explodes

More than a dozen other people were also injured, including six police officers, nine firefighters, two civilians and three employees of the Con Edison gas comp...


Yahoo! Inc. Data Breach: What Was Stolen and When

Handy says it could be a hacker checking to see if they have access to a valid credit card. The company's investigation thus far has pointed to a nation spons...


Pakistan must target terror groups targeting neighbours

She said Lodhi's Right to Reply to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's speech was aimed to "divert attention from the country's continued sponsorsh...


Cedar Rapids residents hope flood barriers hold

On Sunday morning, more than 100 volunteers helped remove the seats from the restored Paramount Theater in Cedar Rapids and move them up to the second floor to ...


Trump plagued with the sniffles during debate

Given those time constraints, give Noah extra credit for coming up with one of the evening's sharper comedic lines: In advance of the debates, organizers "caved...


Colombian president signs historic peace deal with FARC rebels. What's next?

Their weapons are going to be melted and used to build three peace monuments. If the accord is accepted by Colombian voters in Sunday's referendum, as polls s...


Brexodus: CEOs of top United Kingdom firms are planning to move operations overseas

Despite largely voting to remain in the European Union, the Brexit vote has not dampened the short or long term-confidence of UK CEOs. The survey went on to s...


Gabon's President Bongo sworn in after disputed elections

But most regional heavyweights stayed away. But it received a cool reception internationally including from the African Union and the United Nations , while ...


Chinese premier talks trade, hockey in Montreal visit

The large number of agreements signed on both Saturday and Sunday show that China is committed to helping the island's economic development. A request by Chin...