Fiji safely through to quarters at Hong Kong Sevens

The team showed the killer instinct that has so often been found missing in the Hong Kong tournament, slamming eight tries through a lacklustre Korean side. "We are a young side and we have been slowly building and to knock off England is going to do... More..

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Led coalition: 229 civilian deaths in strikes since 2014

Iraqi forces backed by the USA -led coalition, have been locked in a fight to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, for over a year. A spokesman for the US-led coalition against ISIL could not immediate...More..

Thousands rally against leader Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Thousands rally against leader Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade

Likewise, they have concentrated again in front of the parliament and walked across the avenue in front of the Schools of Law and of other technical specialties to summon the students to team up with, and when ...More..

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Canada supports U.S. air strikes in Syria, urges diplomatic action

Trudeau released a statement Friday morning declaring that "Canada fully supports the United States' limited and focused action to degrade the Assad regime's ability to launch chemical weapons attacks against i...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Serbia's powerful PM favored to win presidential election

Vucic avoided a run-off by winning 55 percent of the votes, according to Ipsos polling group - the first presidential candidate in 25 years to do so. "The vast majority of Serbia's citizens are for the cont...More..

Injuries And Fatalities After Truck Strikes Pedestrians In Stockholm
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Injuries And Fatalities After Truck Strikes Pedestrians In Stockholm

The truck may have been hijacked from a Swedish brewery company called Spendrup. Swedish police said no-one had been arrested in connection with the attack. A massive manhunt was launched by the police after ...More..

Islamic State reportedly kills more than 30 in Iraq's Tikrit
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Islamic State reportedly kills more than 30 in Iraq's Tikrit

Before the operation to drive Islamic State from the city began, Mosul had a population of about a million and half, split about evenly between the areas east and west of the Tigris river that runs through th...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Stockholm, Sweden truck attack, Australian tourist describes scene

Broadcast images showed panicked people trying desperately to get out of the building and off the street. Later Friday night, Lofven laid a bouquet of red roses and lit a candle near the site. "(The truck) dr...More..

Steve Bannon booted from the US National Security Council
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Steve Bannon booted from the US National Security Council

Although Reed applauded Bannon's demotion, he was critical of the questions that remain over Bannon's future role in the NSC. If before there were philosophical differences in the White House, now there are cle...More..

U.S. Trade Deficit Falls as Exports Hit Two-Year High
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

U.S. Trade Deficit Falls as Exports Hit Two-Year High

The figure came in below economists' estimates of a $44.5 billion trade deficit, Efe news agency reported. China is the largest export market for USA soybean producers, accounting for 62 percent of US soy exp...More..

Quakes crack buildings, panic tourists in Philippine town
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Quakes crack buildings, panic tourists in Philippine town

According to US Geologists, the first 5.7 magnitude quake struck inland at 3:08 pm (0708 GMT) followed by the 5.9 quake just a minute later. Phivolcs director Renato Solidum said natural disaster swarm, or ev...More..

U.S. backs down on seeking anti-Trump user records
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

U.S. backs down on seeking anti-Trump user records

In the USA, the First Amendment guarantees the right to disagree with, oppose, and ridicule the government. "[Twitter's lawyers] note that @ ALT_uscis was expressing dissent, criticizing immigration policies...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Thousands march in South Africa to demand Zuma resign

Netwerk24 photographer Felix Dlangamandla was on the scene when pro-Zuma Black First Land First representatives shouted at anti-Zuma protesters and police fired stun grenades to separate the two camps. In Cap...More..

Trump's Syrian strike echoes actions of presidents past
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Trump's Syrian strike echoes actions of presidents past

Trump authorized the strikes in direct retaliation for a chemical weapons attack carried out earlier this week. The US notified allies, including New Zealand, shortly before the attack. "Tonight I call on all...More..

Spanish navy patrol ship sails into Gibraltar's waters prompting interception
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Spanish navy patrol ship sails into Gibraltar's waters prompting interception

Tensions over the territory known as "the Rock" have ebbed and flowed over the years, but they spiked again Friday when draft guidelines setting out the EU's position in upcoming negotiations stipulated Sp...More..

Bannon is at Trump's table -- but slipping further away
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Bannon is at Trump's table -- but slipping further away

The persons who reported Kushner's omissions to the New York Times have direct knowledge of the questionnaire and chose to remain anonymous since the document is confidential. "There was no intent to obscur...More..

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping 'made tremendous progress' at summit
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping 'made tremendous progress' at summit

Trump said. And on Wednesday he acknowledged that he has a responsibility for the North Korea nuclear problem - without repeating his threat from last week that if China didn't solve the North Korea issue, ...More..

10 militants die in Pakistan military operation
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

10 militants die in Pakistan military operation

The department says in a statement that the slain men included a key facilitator of a recent suicide attack in which 13 people were killed in the city. Police said initial investigation shows that the attacker ...More..

Trump Says Progress Made in US-China Relations During Xi Visit
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Trump Says Progress Made in US-China Relations During Xi Visit

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker welcomed Xi during a ceremony on the tarmac at the Anchorage airport. Mr Xi was expected to raise this issue and to ask that the United States delay arms sales till after the crucial...More..

Syrian people do not want Assad as leader: USA envoy to UN
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Syrian people do not want Assad as leader: USA envoy to UN

Haley on March 31 said the Trump administration was not pursuing a strategy to push Assad out of power, echoing comments made by other US officials who said the focus for now is ending Syria's six-year civil wa...More..

London attacker died from single shot to chest
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

London attacker died from single shot to chest

Khalid Masood, 52, killed four people and injured 50 more after driving into people on Westminster Bridge's pavements and crashing into Parliament's railings before getting out of the vehicle and stabbing a p...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Fitch downgrade - Treasury acknowledges 'setback'

The move prompted ratings agency S&P to downgrade the country's investment grade to junk status. "We are very concerned that people who are exercising their constitutionally enshrined rights are being treated...More..

Greek Finance Minister: 'Substantial Agreement' After Bailout Talks
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Greek Finance Minister: 'Substantial Agreement' After Bailout Talks

The measures will include pension cuts in 2019 worth 1 percent of gross domestic product, and an increase in tax revenues in 2020 worth another 1 percent to be raised by increasing the tax-free threshold. A bre...More..

World response to USA strike reflects divide over Syria
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

World response to USA strike reflects divide over Syria

Trump called on all civilized nations to join the U.S. A picture taken on April 7, 2017 shows the damaged Shayrat airfield at the Syrian military base targeted overnight by U.S. Russian Federation said the...More..

South Africa's Gigaba Says He Will Work Within Fiscal Framework
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

South Africa's Gigaba Says He Will Work Within Fiscal Framework

Jackson Mthembu, a senior ANC lawmaker, said Gordhan's only crime was "incorruptibility". On Wednesday, Gordhan inspired a standing ovation at the funeral of Ahmed Kathrada, one of South Africa's leading ...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Russia releases footage of Syrian air base after US strike

He dismissed USA calls to move the political process forward, calling them "hypocritical" in the wake of the military strike. Russian Federation is set to beef up Syria's air defenses in the wake of a Unit...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Facing Democrat Filibuster on Gorsuch, McConnell Invokes Nuclear Option

Lawmakers of both parties bemoaned the long-term implications for the Senate, the court and the country. "We will sadly point to today as a turning point in the history of the Senate and the Supreme Court", ...More..

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel wins Formula 1 season-opening Australian GP
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel wins Formula 1 season-opening Australian GP

Red Bull got it running again, but he broke down for good on lap 30. Hamilton was pushing hard at the time and it appears he overheated the tyres in trying to keep Vettel at bay in the opening stint. "I don't l...More..

Sweden Attack: Truck Mows Down Pedestrians in Stockholm Three Dead Shots Fired
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Sweden Attack: Truck Mows Down Pedestrians in Stockholm Three Dead Shots Fired

Swedish police say they have identified a person arrested in a northern Stockholm suburb and who resembles the picture and description of a man that police circulated after the truck attack. Swedish beer make...More..

Bomb Syria? Here's What Historians Think
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Bomb Syria? Here's What Historians Think

He continued: "I'm afraid that given such an approach, the desired Russian-American anti-terrorist coalition in Syria, so often talked about since Trump rose to power, will repose in the Lord before it has th...More..

North Korea dominates Trump, Xi meet
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

North Korea dominates Trump, Xi meet

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with their wives, first lady Melania Trump and Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan are seated during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago, Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Palm...More..

Authorities: 4 inmates found dead at a South Carolina prison
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Authorities: 4 inmates found dead at a South Carolina prison

An investigation is ongoing into the deaths of four inmates found on Friday morning in Columbia, South Carolina , at the maximum-security men's prison, Kirkland Correctional Institution . The inmates housed i...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Syrians in Pennsylvania to protest US airstrikes

Speaking at an emergency sitting of the UN Security Council in NY, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations , Nikki Halley, said that the actions had been "fully justified" and proportional. Syria's state TV ...More..

Kim Jong-nam's body, 2 NK suspects leave for Pyongyang
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Kim Jong-nam's body, 2 NK suspects leave for Pyongyang

Malaysia and North Korea struck a deal this week to end a diplomatic standoff over the February 13 murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un. Ri, Hyon and Kim had been...More..

ISIS Attack Kills 31 in Iraq's Tikrit
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

ISIS Attack Kills 31 in Iraq's Tikrit

Air strikes on the city by the Iraqi air force resumed on Tuesday as the sky cleared after several days of bad weather, the Iraqi military said. Eastern Mosul, which is separated by the Tigris river from th...More..