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Russia's athletics suspension extended

After a meeting of the IAAF Council, Russian Taskforce chairman Rune Andersen confirmed that Russia were yet to meet the criteria to be reinstated as a member. ...


Rival protesters clash as Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu meets Theresa May

Mrs May's spokeswoman later made clear that Britain is concerned that the construction of settlements on Palestinian land risks undermining trust in political e...


Taliban reject United Nations civilian casualties report

In a press release issued by ARG (the Presidential Palace) it was stated that government had carefully studied the report released on Monday by the UN Assista...


Greens want detail on USA refugee deal

Bishop told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that vetting is still taking place, adding "we remain in contact with the Trump administration and our e...


United Nations report details 'devastating cruelty' against Rohingya population in Myanmar's Rakhine province

The report, which will raise pressure on the governing party of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Aung San Suu Kyi , is based on harrowing accounts from over 200 peopl...


Malcolm Turnbull should pull out from the refugee deal: Jounalist Michelle Grattan

The tweets came amid revelations on Wednesday that the White House was planning a fresh round of sanctions on several Iranian entities in the wake of recent b...


Ex-Baylor coach Art Briles drops libel lawsuit against university officials

Art Briles, former head football coach of Baylor, has withdrawn his libel lawsuit against his former school after members on the board of regents and Vice Presi...


Petition to cancel Trump's visit to United Kingdom hits 1 million signatures

The controversy over the upcoming State Visit stems from an executive order that the President signed, banning people from certain countries entering the Unit...


Pet snake gets caught in owner's earlobe

And that, children, is why you never let a snake near your gauge hole. "What felt like he struck at my ear, I like froze instantly". " I tried to get him ou...


Fillon Defense Convinces Just a Quarter of French, Poll Shows

He was chosen last November in the party's first ever primary contest, so there is no precedent to look to if he quits with less than three months to go until t...


Axelrod: 'No precedent' for Bannon's NSC spot

The same order stripped the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of such status, relegating them to a seat at the...


Trump signs order to start Mexico wall

In an interview with ABC News that also aired Wednesday, Trump reiterated his promise that Mexico would ultimately pay for the border wall. Speaking at a th...


Syria talks in Astana pledge to safeguard truce

The next round of talks are scheduled in the Swiss capital for February 8. The UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, who was attending the Astana ...


Ploumen plans worldwide safe abortion fund to offset Trump ban

The Mexico City policy , also known as the global gag rule , affects United States non-governmental organisations offering abortion services, counselling or r...


British Knight Falls On His Sword In Vatican Condoms Row

His resignation ends a turbulent phase in the chivalric order's relations with the Vatican which began in December when Festing dismissed his Grand Chancellor...


Russia Arrests Top Kaspersky Hacking Investigator for Treason

Computer security company Kaspersky has confirmed the arrest and the criminal investigation of its employee, but was also keen to assert that it is nothing to d...


Russian Federation offers rebels new peace plan that includes Assad

There would be joint negotiations with the opposition... The two ministers "stressed the need to coordinate efforts to combat the terrorist groups present in ...


What's the deal with Melania Trump's mysterious smile/frown?

However, a blurry clip on Twitter isn't exactly foolproof evidence of anything. Whereas some people think Melania was simply feeling the weight of the day's e...


Trump Reinstates Ban on US Funds Promoting Overseas Abortions

The Mexico City policy differs from the 1977 Hyde Amendment - which blocks federal money from directly funding abortion - because it blocks government money...


Record inauguration crowds? No lie, just 'alternative facts,' says Kellyanne Conway

Getty likewise has a photograph of the 2013 floor coverings archived. According to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority , during Barack Obama...


Donald Trump can legally hire son-in-law: US Justice Department

The Office of Legal Counsel found that the president has special hiring authority for positions in the White House that are exempt from the anti-nepotism law. R...


Solomon Islands hit by quake with magnitude of 8.0

The USGS initially reported the magnitude of the quake at 8.0. No reports of damage or injuries have emerged so far, said the PNG Geophysical Observatory in...


Women's March Participants Refused Entry to the United States

No reason was given. The Guardian reports that a group of Canadians traveling to the Women's March in Washington, DC were denied entry to the us upon shar...


AFCON 2017: Tournament over for Ghana defender Rahman

Experienced forward Asamoah Gyan grabbed the only goal of the game to become his country's leading all-time scorer in the continental championship with an eight...


Iraqi forces recapture IS-held town near Mosul

Bridges across the Tigris, which bisects Mosul from north to south, have been hit by US-led warplanes to prevent ISIL reinforcements joining the fighting in e...


Trump hints at reducing sanctions against Moscow

At a separate news conference, Lavrov also said Moscow hopes for better relations with Washington once Trump takes office. During a debate on Fox Business News ...


Xi Jinping signals China will champion free trade if Trump builds barriers

Real estate mogul and former reality TV star Mr Trump, who will be inaugurated as US president on Friday (US time), campaigned on a promise to confront China mo...


Madame Tussaud's unveils astonishing likeness of Donald Trump

The inauguration is still a few days away, but this "Donald Trump" has already moved into the Oval Office. Madame Tussauds is getting presidential. Trump's ...


Black mold discovered inside well-known baby teething toy

She says she noticed the air coming out of the hole smelled musty , so she chose to cut the chew toy open. After reports of toys with mold growing in them, som...


Libyan wins right to sue United Kingdom ex-minister for rendition

Now that the supreme court has unanimously endorsed Belhaj's right to do so. In October 2014, the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court's decision in ...