Meet the new last word in English: zyzzyva

If you need to look up any of those words, the unofficial custodian of the English language now has the answers. Wading into the political waters, the Oxford English Dictionary announced it will be including the words " woke " and "post-truth" ... More..

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to speak to Trump by phone today
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to speak to Trump by phone today

Donald Trump and Irish premier Leo Varadkar say they are both looking forward to meeting in person next March in Washington. During the 15-minute conversation, Trump and Varadkar, who were speaking for the fi...More..

Scottish leader puts second independence referendum on hold
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Scottish leader puts second independence referendum on hold

The Scottish first minister told the devolved parliament in Edinburgh that she will not immediately legislate for a second referendum, waiting until the terms of Brexit are clearer. Ms Sturgeon had been due t...More..

Clark can begin by voting for throne speech pledges
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Clark can begin by voting for throne speech pledges

NDP Leader John Horgan headed into the B.C. Legislature Monday with a formal motion that could topple the Liberal government. The election left the governing Liberals with 43 seats in the legislature, while t...More..

Israel launches raid on Syria in return for projectile fire: army
by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Israel launches raid on Syria in return for projectile fire: army

In the video, two Syrian army tanks are seen maneuvering in the border town of Quneitra when they are hit by Israeli aircraft. In most cases, Israel has claimed to be targeting arms convoys or warehouses belo...More..

by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Five Camden tower blocks being evacuated over fire safety fears

An investigation into the Grenfell Tower blaze revealed that exterior cladding on the building had failed safety tests and the initial cause of the June 14 fire was from a faulty refrigerator , authorities sai...More..

CM pulls off master stroke with loan waiver
by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

CM pulls off master stroke with loan waiver

In another tweet, the chief minister said that loans worth Rs 8,165 crore would thus be written off, benefiting 22,27,506 farmers in the state. The move comes amid the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government f...More..

BJP's presidential nominee announcement leaves no scope for discussion: Left
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

BJP's presidential nominee announcement leaves no scope for discussion: Left

The Board formed a three-man panel - comprising senior ministers Rajnath Singh , Venkaiah Naidu and Arun Jaitley - to select their presidential nominee. An election to choose the next President of India ap...More..

by | Tuesday, June 20, 2017

One person displaced every three seconds in 2016

Another 2 million people are internally displaced. In addition, the figure "illustrates the need for countries and communities supporting refugees and other displaced people to be robustly resourced and s...More..

Dozens hurt in deck collapse at Montana lodge during funeral
by | Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dozens hurt in deck collapse at Montana lodge during funeral

Emergency crews from Flathead and Lake counties responded to a deck collapse involving dozens of people on Saturday evening south of Lakeside. Many of her friends and relatives were taken away in ambulances, Di...More..

Cuban foreign minister: 'We have the patience' to wait out Trump
by | Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Cuban foreign minister: 'We have the patience' to wait out Trump

Cuba's foreign minister rejected President Donald Trump's new policy toward the island, saying Monday that "we will never negotiate under pressure or under threat" and refusing to return USA fugitives who hav...More..

Ex-UFC fighter Tim Hague reportedly brain dead after knockout
by | Monday, June 19, 2017

Ex-UFC fighter Tim Hague reportedly brain dead after knockout

A truly awful story after former UFC fighter Tim Hague suffered a serious brain injury after getting knocked out in his boxing match. But in the second round of the contest, Braidwood delivered a brutal left-...More..

by | Monday, June 19, 2017

Russia probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department

Others have pointed to news that Mueller interviewed with Trump for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director post after Comey's firing. Rosenstein was also the author of a memo recommending the dismissa...More..

by | Monday, June 19, 2017

Donald Trump confirms obstruction of justice probe, claiming 'witch hunt'

Trump tweets . Echoing tweets from Thursday, he concludes by adding: "Witch Hunt". Comey was sacked on 9 May, and initially the White House cited his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton'...More..

by | Sunday, June 18, 2017

N Korea fires volley of cruise missiles, fifth test in a month

The move was immediately condemned by South Korea's president, who warned North Korea that the only thing the country has to gain from unauthorized launches is "isolation and economic difficulties". His Bri...More..

Fighter jets deal shows deep United States support
by | Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fighter jets deal shows deep United States support

Al Udeid Air Base is home to more than 11,000 U.S. and coalition troops. "We are receiving reports that specific individuals have already been summarily instructed to leave the country they are residing in, o...More..

Trump Friend and Adviser Says President 'Considering' Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller
by | Sunday, June 18, 2017

Trump Friend and Adviser Says President 'Considering' Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

The responsibility for appointing (or theoretically firing) Mueller lies with Rosenstein because his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions , recused himself in March from all investigations involving Russian ...More..

by | Saturday, June 17, 2017

White House Torn Over Mueller's Role As Pressure Grows

Chris Ruddy , an ABC News contributor and a longtime friend of Trump and the CEO of the conservative media company Newsmax , first told PBS in an interview Monday that the president is "considering, perhap...More..

'X' added as genderqueer option on OR driver's licenses
by | Saturday, June 17, 2017

'X' added as genderqueer option on OR driver's licenses

Residents can now freely change their gender on their driver's licenses without a doctor's note saying they are transgender or non-binary. "It's exciting to see Oregon's Department of Motor Vehicles adopt t...More..

by | Friday, June 16, 2017

Arrest warrants out for Turkish agents, others in DC melee

In a charging document presented in court Thursday against Sinan Narin , one of four Turkish-Americans already arrested in the case, Washington police detective Victor DePeralta called the incident a "viciou...More..

MI native one of victims of congressional shooting
by | Friday, June 16, 2017

MI native one of victims of congressional shooting

He was taken to a local hospital and is now listed in critical condition following surgery. "Baseball is one of his great passions", Mika's family said in the statement, "and he has always loved the Congressi...More..

Iran says Saudis suspected of being behind terror attacks
by | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Iran says Saudis suspected of being behind terror attacks

Relations between the two neighbours are at their most tense in years. Tehran blasted Trump's reaction, with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif describing the comments as repugnant and saying Iranian...More..

by | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hawaii Signs Legislation To Implement Goals Of Paris Climate Accord Anyway

David Ige signed two bills yesterday (June 6) to enforce parts of the Paris Agreement-making Hawaii the first state to take concrete action in support of the global climate agreement. A statement released Mo...More..

Conservative chief whip Gavin Williamson is in Belfast for talks with DUP
by | Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Conservative chief whip Gavin Williamson is in Belfast for talks with DUP

The UK Labour party, led from the left by Jeremy Corbyn, had been written off as a political force by numerous country's political pundits. The DUP are also scheduled to restart talks with Irish nationalists ...More..

Russian police may use force to break up illegal Moscow rally
by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Russian police may use force to break up illegal Moscow rally

An Associated Press reporter saw about 50 protesters seized by police in the gathering at Mars Field. Mr. Navalny's wife wrote on his Twitter account that he had been detained near the entrance of his home bu...More..

by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Puerto Ricans - But Not A Lot Of Them - Voted For Statehood

The current governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo ("Ricky") Rossello, who was sworn in on 2 January, campaigned on a promise of seeking full statehood for the island, which he says is needed to solve the current eco...More..

SDF Lower Islamic State Flag in Recaptured Town West of Raqqa
by | Saturday, June 10, 2017

SDF Lower Islamic State Flag in Recaptured Town West of Raqqa

The offensive on Raqqa comes at a time when USA -backed Iraqi government forces say they are close to fully liberating Mosul, the final significant IS stronghold in Iraq. "Children are deprived of the most ba...More..

We are not ready to surrender: Qatar Foreign Minister
by | Friday, June 09, 2017

We are not ready to surrender: Qatar Foreign Minister

However, Sheikh Mohammad told AP that Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani would not leave the country as long as it was subjected to an embargo. Asked if Qatar could say anything to reassure its Gulf op...More..

Woman accused of leak indicted, faces detention hearing
by | Friday, June 09, 2017

Woman accused of leak indicted, faces detention hearing

FILE - In this June 6, 2013 file photo, the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. Six employees had access to the document - a detailed account of how Russian military intelligence attacked a...More..

by | Thursday, June 08, 2017

U.S. spy agencies probe another flank in Russian hacking

Multiple law enforcement sources tell CBS News homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues that more US state election databases have been hacked than previously thought. Elections are run by counties in the Un...More..

by | Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Trump and Clinton revive campaign feud with Twitter jabs

Clinton then went on to cite all the reasons she lost, including the media coverage of her use of a private email server "like it was Pearl Harbor", when really it was "the biggest " nothing burger " ever", she...More..

by | Wednesday, June 07, 2017

May says will rip up human rights laws in terror fight

But as well as the focus on what the authorities knew, the PM has come under fire over her record on security in the wake of the terror attack. Dr Sally Leivesley, managing director of Newrisk, a London-based...More..

by | Monday, June 05, 2017

Melania Trump Hails 'Empowerment of Women' at Saudi Company Visit

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley declared the site part of Israel, while U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday dodged the question. The normally austere kingdom has put on a major display ...More..

Report car hits pedestrians on London Bridge, some said hurt
by | Sunday, June 04, 2017

Report car hits pedestrians on London Bridge, some said hurt

It also recalled an attack on Westminster Bridge when 52-year-old British Muslim convert Khalid Mahmood rammed his auto into pedestrians before crashing into the barriers surrounding parliament and then stabb...More..

by | Friday, June 02, 2017

These 14 Models Prepared For Trump To Drop The Climate Deal [SLIDESHOW]

By abandoning the world's chief effort to slow the tide of planetary warming, Trump was fulfilling a top campaign pledge. On Wednesday afternoon, Trump was to meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , w...More..

by | Friday, June 02, 2017

Huma Abedin files for divorce after husband's guilty plea

A spokesman for the law firm representing Weiner , Covington & Burling, said he would plead guilty on Friday morning but offered no further details. Authorities have been investigating reports that Weiner...More..

by | Friday, June 02, 2017

Philippines says 500 militants involved in siege

Brigadier General Restituto Padilla told the media here that the soldiers were killed and wounded in airstrikes aimed at Islamist militants on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. It remains unclear whet...More..

by | Friday, June 02, 2017

Trump waives law requiring US move its embassy to Jerusalem

Trump promised throughout the 2016 campaign that he would move the USA embassy to Jerusalem , an action the Israeli government has long advocated. Israel views Jerusalem as its capital. During his visit ...More..

by | Monday, May 29, 2017

President Trump's budget does not add up ($2 trillion math error)

The budget director pushed back on the criticism on Thursday. "We are not spending less money one year than we spent before". Republicans, he said, care about the poor , kids and elderly. The Environmental P...More..

Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police
by | Saturday, May 27, 2017

Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police

Later the same day, they detained the three men allegedly linked to the attack. West Java Police spokesman Yusri Yunus said all three were arrested Thursday afternoon in the West Java provincial capital o...More..

Comicon suspect threatened performer
by | Saturday, May 27, 2017

Comicon suspect threatened performer

The Arizona Daily Star reported that prop guns and knives will now not be permitted at the event this year as a part of cosplay, when fans dress up as their favorite superheros and villains, manga and anime c...More..

by | Saturday, May 27, 2017

U.K. Liberal Democrats to Promise Final Brexit Vote in Manifesto

The Liberal Democrats have also said they would introduce a Father's Month - an additional month of paid parental leave for fathers, to encourage greater sharing of parental responsibilities. Writing in the m...More..

Philippine Minister Starts Damage Control After Duterte's China War Remark
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Philippine Minister Starts Damage Control After Duterte's China War Remark

The maverick Duterte has faced criticism at home for refusing to push China to comply with an award a year ago by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, which ruled largely in favor of the Philippin...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

US military acknowledges over 100 civilians died in Mosul strike in March

The U.S. -led coalition and Iraqi forces were unaware that civilians were huddled inside the building or that it was packed with explosives when the U.S. Isler said it was a home owned by a well-regarded Iraq...More..

Awkward! Donald Trump gaffe prompts Israeli Ambassador to face-palm during meeting
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Awkward! Donald Trump gaffe prompts Israeli Ambassador to face-palm during meeting

Clashes broke out near a checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah involving several hundred stone-throwing youths and Israeli soldiers who responded with rubber bullets and tear gas, leaving at least one wound...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Taiwan should be included in South China Sea negotiations: rep

Asked whether the agreement would be binding, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin told reporters: "I can not give you a definite answer now". Just $5 a month. On the heels of the ASEAN conference, the P...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Flynn declines United States subpoena in Russian Federation probe

The attorneys told the Senate intelligence committee Flynn will not turn over personal documents sought under the congressional subpoena nor otherwise comply as part of its investigation. The retired lieutenant...More..

Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

The president made the remarks on Monday in his first press conference after his reelection. Rouhani says that Iranians are "waiting for this government to be civil " and that "hopefully, things will settl...More..

Trump administration sending Congress $4.1-trillion budget
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump administration sending Congress $4.1-trillion budget

Trump's proposed southern border wall . The White House budget is meant as a proposal and may not take effect in its current form. Also pictured, from left, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice P...More..

Hunter Crushed to Death by Elephant
by | Monday, May 22, 2017

Hunter Crushed to Death by Elephant

Mr Coetzee, from Bulawayo, was taking pictures of the animals when they charged. One of the elephants is then said to have picked up Botha with its trunk. He leaves behind five children. Another friend ad...More..