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Christian governor loses Jakarta run-off: pollsters

More 60,000 security personnel were deployed in Jakarta and the voting process generally went smoothly, although there were reports of intimidation at some po...


Ex-S. Korean president Park, Lotte chief indicted on corruption charges

The scandal prompted millions to take to the street for weeks calling for the ousting of the conservative president. Park, 65, was elected as South Korea's fi...


Seoul: North Korea holds drills to mark military anniversary

A USA submarine created to carry 150 Tomahawk cruise missiles entered a South Korean port on Tuesday as the USS Carl Vinson carrier group steamed towards the Ko...


North Korea quiet amid talk of missile follow-up

North Korea marks the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, and South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that it could conduct anot...


Woman claims Fitbit exploded on her wrist

Still stunned, Mitchell said: 'The Fitbit itself is totally melted. Mitchell said her doctor had to pick pieces of plastic out of her wound. When the device b...


Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke U.S. law

Spicer said the White House officials viewed the request for Flynn's contacts with foreign officials as "outlandish". She had been scheduled to testify weeks ...


Shah Rukh Khan is in Vancouver to deliver his first TED Talk

One of the world's biggest movie stars, Khan, who heads the film production company Red Chillies Entertainments, is also an entrepreneur and inspired philanthro...


Myles Garrett: Is Warren Sapp Right About Likely No. 1 Pick?

So, when someone like Sapp comes out and says presumptive number one pick Myles Garrett isn't deserving of being the top pick, it's worth paying attention to....


Drugmaker asked Arkansas not to use drug in executions

Lee was convicted in 1995 in the murder of Debra Reese , 26, two years prior. Authorities received the go-ahead to execute Lee after the U.S. Supreme Court r...


Court blocks Trump's sanctuary cities crackdown

It said, "San Francisco, and cities like it, are putting the well-being of criminal aliens before the safety of our citizens, and those city officials who aut...


Trump to Welcome Italy's PM in DC

Trump didn't specifically weigh in on the French election, nor would he say outright whether he supported countries staying in the EU. "I do not see a role in...


France's president warns of complacency over Le Pen

Separately, cyber security firm Trend Micro has warned in a new report that Mr Macron's campaign has been targeted by what appears to be the same Russian operat...


United States blasts 'unconscionable' Taliban attack in Afghanistan

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warned of "another tough year" in Afghanistan as he arrived on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart...


Macron leads in polls as France prepares to vote in runoff elections

European markets are enjoying a relief rally after Emmanuel Macron's victory in the first round of the French presidential election. The anti-EU Ms Le Pen...


Pakistan PM avoids ouster after court rules on Panama Papers link

The leader of the opposition Pakistan Movement for Justice party said in a statement the ruling would "change the dynamics of politics in Pakistan ". While...


Pope tells Egypt ahead of visit he comes as peace messenger

Bruno Giussani, TED's global curator, said it took more than a year, "many discussions" and several trips to Rome to make the talk happen. Before I begin I ...


Birmingham hire Harry Redknapp as crisis-ridden club look to beat the drop

Zola took over the club, from Gary Rowett, when they were seventh in the Championship. You know things must be really bad at Birmingham as with three games to...


Trump wants a 15% corporate tax rate (and he wants it now)

A 15% top rate for corporations and pass throughs would be drastically lower than today's rates and lower than the top rate for ordinary wage income called for ...


Odisha Annual HSC Result 2017 to be declared today at 9.30 am

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Board to declare Annual HSC Result 2017 today at 9.30 am. After the official announcement at the Board of Secondary Education ( BSE...


It's Canada's turn to get blasted by Trump

Canadian officials voiced a theory a few days ago about all the sudden, heated rhetoric: one said it's a negotiating tactic, representative of Ross's style. HOR...


French intelligence report says Assad forces behind April 4 sarin attack

In accordance with the new sanctions, "any property or interest in property of the designated persons in the possession or control of U.S. persons or within the...


Media 'never under so much threat': watchdog

RSF's annual press-freedom index includes a world map in which countries are categorized by different colors depending on the situation of press freedom there:...


Wilbur Ross lays out plan to toughen up U.S. trade policies

Only two months ago, Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump held what looked like a very constructive first meeting at the White House . In the long-standing disput...


Trump Order On Sanctuary City Funding Blocked In Court

U.S. District Judge William Orrick imposed a nationwide injunction against Trump's January 25 executive order on what are called "sanctuary" jurisdictions and s...


USA begins moving missile defense system to deployment site in South Korea

Since then, other THAAD elements had been secretly transported to the USA bases in South Korea's port city of Busan, Osan city near here and Camp Carroll near S...


Chelsea Handler And Barbra Streisand Slam Spicer's Holocaust Gaffe

He said Sean Spicer made a terible mistake. Howard Stern has called on President Trump to "fire" Sean Spicer following the White House press secretary's "in...


Canadian leader responds to lumber tariffs imposed by US

Department of Commerce and the decision to impose unfair duties", the statement said. "We'll be tweaking it". Why Wisconsin? It's a usually reliable Democrati...


Trump picks trade fight with Canada

Ross said the preliminary decision that was put out imposes those countervailing duties on softwood lumber from Canada. The president may turn his focus to th...


Jeff Sessions Insults Hawaii by Suggesting It's Not a Real State

The fact that Attorney General Jeff Sessions disagreed with the judge is not surprising. One would hope that Sessions knows that Hawaii is a state , an...


Ivanka Trump defends father at G20 women's summit

She was then immediately booed by the audience. Later Ivanka was asked if her job was representing "your father as President of the United States, the Ameri...


Judge blocks President Trump's funding ban for sanctuary cities

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera praised the ruling on Tuesday and said the president was "forced to back down". Even if the president could do s...


Turkey election board rejects referendum annulment appeals

The country's high electoral board announced in a statement they had ruled 10-1 against the move. The head of the electoral commission, Sadi Guven, has also s...


Richard Quest: Strong win could give May 'wiggle room' on Brexit

The pledge will come in a speech to launch his Labour Party's national election campaign. "The French are having their general election before detailed negoti...


Tenth anniversary of Madeleine McCann disappearance 'a horrible marker of stolen time'

Next Wednesday marks a decade since Madeleine, then aged three, vanished while on holiday with her siblings and parents in Portugal. Madeleine, our Madeleine - ...


Pakistan's PM Sharif faces further investigation

The case against Sharif emerged past year when opposition political figures, including cricket star Imran Khan, the chair of the opposition Pakistan Movement ...