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Oil prices jump amid Qatar diplomatic rift


Cairo has accused Al-Jazeera of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood which it blames for violence after Egypt's military ousted the movement from power in 2013. The three countries have also banned their citizens from travelling to Qatar. Oil prices have risen after a political rift in the Middle East escalated with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates severing ties with Qatar. Read More »

Major airlines suspend all Qatar-bound flights


A statement on Saudi Arabia's state news agency announced the move Monday morning, in order to "protect national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism". Iran says rising tensions among its Arab Gulf neighbours threaten the interests of everyone in the region. The unprecedented move was meant to be a punishment over Qatar's relationship with Iran and its support of the Muslim Brotherhood. Read More »

US Defense Secretary Expresses Understanding on S. Korea's Move on THAAD

According to the presidential Blue House's investigation into military officers, working-level officials of the defense ministry included the four more launchers delivered to an unidentified USA base in South Korea in the document, but those were omitted in the final version of the report to Chung Eui-yong, the top presidential national security advisor. Read More »

How Nigeria's former minister, head of UNFPA, Babatunde Osotimehin, died


The 68-year-old Nigerian doctor and public health expert died at his home Sunday night at the age of 68, the agency said in a statement Monday. Osotimehin, a former Nigerian health minister, was particularly committed to ending preventable maternal deaths, tackling unmet demand for family planning and eliminating harmful practices against women and girls, UNFPA said. Read More »

N.Korea rejects S.Korea group's offer for anti-malaria help

Rep. Mac Thornberry, a Republican from Texas and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, told a news conference later that he believed Mattis had effectively stressed the US commitment to allies in the Asia-Pacific region. On Friday, Mattis spoke to reporters aboard his plane about "reinforcing the global order" while seeking a "peaceful, prosperous and free Asia"- echoing traditional US policy goals. Read More »

Little Rock celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day


And it seems to have paid off. "Once you've been through it you understand and you know about it and you want to help people and get them through it", said Thelma Minor who's been through cancer twice and now made it her mission. "And sometimes it's nice to just come back to an event like this and talk to other people that have walked that journey and be able to recharge your batteries a little bit and say I'm not just a cancer victim, but I am a cancer survivor". Read More »

Thirty-foot putt wins the Memorial for Dufner

He is the second OH native to win the Memorial, joining the tournament founder and host, Jack Nicklaus . He capped off his 68 with a 30-foot par putt for a three-shot victory. He birdied the 5th and 8th holes on the front nine, then took the lead with a birdie on 11. Lahiri, who tied for second with Fowler, carded the lowest round of the day with a 65 as other likely contenders faded and were left to rue missed chances. Read More »

AZ' Lynparza cuts risk of breast cancer progression


This kind of cancer is hard to treat, and it generally affects young women who have to go through a double mastectomy to lower their risk. "This represents a real improvement in the care of women", said Len Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society. Read More »

Theresa May projected to lose majority in parliament after election

With a week to go before the national election, the poll showed the Conservatives' share of the vote had fallen by four percentage points since last week to 44 per cent, while Labour's had increased by three points to 36 per cent. It is more complicated than this but that is the key to why YouGov and Survation polls are producing single-figure leads for the Conservatives. May backed the "remain" campaign in the runup to last year's referendum on European Union membership, though she ... Read More »

Crew members of barge rescued


The vessel, Dredger Ibis, was reported to be in distress on Saturday at 8pm about four kilometres south of the Mangaluru Old Port. Four workers were rescued on Saturday, however, the operations had to be suspended because of bad weather. The operation had to be put on halt during Saturday night due to strong winds and heavy swell in the region. As there were boulders and reef near the barge and the sea was rough, even the dinghy could not move closer to the barge. Read More »

GOP health plan gets low marks, heaping pressure on Senate

Now, larger shares fear the cost of health care for themselves or their families (45 percent), they're ability to acquire and keep coverage (34 percent) and the quality of that coverage (34 percent) would get worse under the GOP plan to scrap the law. Read More »

World Health Organization Elects First African Director

The former Ethiopian health minister beat Britain's David Nabarro and Sania Nishtar of Pakistan in the race to lead the UN's public health body, replacing outgoing chief Margaret Chan of Hong Kong. Following last-minute pitches from the three finalists, the doors were closed at the World Health Assembly for voting to begin. Chan leaves a mixed legacy after her 10 years on the job, especially because of WHO's slow response to West Africa's Ebola epidemic in 2013-2016, which killed ... Read More »

Crews recover body of 3rd worker from Wisconsin mill rubble


The sheriff in Columbia County said that the blast was reported around 11 p.m. Wednesday at the Didion Milling Plant in Cambria, about 80 miles northwest of Milwaukee. The air violations related to inadequate measures to prevent dust from escaping the plant and polluting the air outside. "Employees were exposed to the hazards associated with dust explosion, deflagration or other fire hazards". Read More »

Wonder Woman Crushes with $100.5M Box Office Win

Wonder Woman made waves at the box office this weekend, bringing in a whopping $100.5 million-the biggest-ever opening for a female director. There has been a huge wave of buzz building after the Wonder Woman early reactions started rolling in after the first press screening last month, with the movie scoring an impressive 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Read More »

Quickly reporting cancer complications may boost survival

More than 161,000 new cases of prostate cancer are expected to occur in US men in 2017, almost 10 percent of all new cancer cases, according to the National Cancer Institute . Prostate cancer cells typically depend on testosterone to grow. Basch said the focus now is on how best to integrate these tools into oncology practice and that researchers are building similar ones to enhance understanding of symptoms of patients participating in drug development trials. Read More »

Jordan condemns London terror attacks


He also offered the government's condolences to the British Government and the families of the victims and wished the injured speedy recovery. The South African High Commission in London is closely monitoring developments relating to the attack and stands ready to provide support to any South African citizen who may have been affected by the attack, according to the statement . Read More »

United States hackers could have framed Russia: Putin

Putin pointed to the third successive quarter of growth in the economy and said that the level of foreign investment had climbed to a three-year high despite ties with the West hitting their lowest ebb since the Cold War ended. Leaders all across the world, however, condemned Trump's decision to abandon the global climate accord. Still, Putin lamented that it was still so chilly and rainy in Russian Federation, joking that future responsibility for the impacts of global warming could be ... Read More »

Trump on Offensive as Kushner in Trouble


In another tweet, he alleged that stories based on leaks from the White House "are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media". The Fox News item says Kushner spoke with Kislyak about Syria during the December meeting. Trump has said he has full confidence in Kushner. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that former FBI Director James Comey would have been "incredibly incompetent" if he took actions based on email he knew to be fake. Read More »

Man randomly attacked with cane on Manhattan street, NYPD says


Llorens credits his safety to the good Samaritans on the street who rushed over and threw the suspect off. He's already forgiven the attacker - but is very confused as to why the younger man suddenly snapped. Llorens told local media that he was on his way to get food when the attack occurred. Saul Nunez, 19, was taken in for questioning Saturday and was later formally arrested, police said. Read More »

UN Slaps New Sanctions On North Korea

Security Council on Friday. According to the United Nations blacklist - a global travel ban and asset freeze is a minimum sanction labeled on the criminal state. Dean says Russian Federation and China are both aware of the threats the North Korean weapons program could pose to peace, but the United States has "pushed the envelope" in this issue. Read More »

Police say incidents in London 'terrorist' attacks

Police said shots were fired and urged people to flee the area. The three attackers were shot dead, police said. Metropoliton Police have since confirmed the two incidents are being treated as acts of terrorism. The president's tweet about the blocked executive order came after he retweeted a report about the incident on the London Bridge that raised fears of a terror attack . Read More »

Civilians killed while fleeing IS in Mosul

Eight months into the Mosul offensive, Islamic State Group have been dislodged from all of the city except an enclave along the western bank of the Tigris river. IS Group's grip on the Iraqi side of the northern region along the border with Syria, a desert area where Iraqi and US sources believe IS Group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is hiding, has been ebbing as forces fighting on the side of Iraq's government have advanced. Read More »

Champions Trophy: New Zealand v Australia rained off after Kane Williamson ton

He reached his ninth One-Day International ton off 96 balls before being run out after facing just one more delivery, ending on exactly 100 with New Zealand on 254-4. John Hastings (2-69) provided some respite with the wicket of Ronchi with Glenn Maxwell taking his second catch. And when Moises Henriques (18) was caught and bowled by Milne via an inside edge off his pad, Australia were three down. Read More »

Lead of UK Conservatives holds, May now seen negatively


When the election was announced, the Conservatives enjoyed a 24-point lead over Labour , according to the polling agency YouGov. One, Survation for The Mail on Sunday, put the two main parties virtually neck and neck with the Tories on 40% and Labour on 39%. Read More »

YouGov poll after Question Time still predicts hung parliament

There were widespread warnings that Britain risked becoming a one-party state and that Labour , a historic left-wing party in Europe, could be wiped out. If this were carried through to the election, the Conservatives would win a substantial majority. But things weren't so simple. While the Prime Minister attempted a "presidential-style" campaign that focused on her "strong and stable leadership" slogan, Mrs May often cut an awkward figure at campaign events and faced a backlash for her ... Read More »

Nike-Funded Study Shows Compression Tights Are Basically Useless


Are Compression Tights Worth It? Before and after each run, the men were asked to complete a series of tests, from jumping to weightlifting, to assess how exhausted they were. As noted, this study was made possible by a research grant from Nike . "The Ohio State University study. produced an interesting data point that delivered an additional perspective on the study of compression tights", Nike wrote in a statement . Read More »

Mattis blasts China's 'contempt' for other nations' interests

Nevertheless, China was reminded by Mattis that its " artificial island construction and indisputable militarization of facilities on features" in the global waters of the South China undermine regional stability, while also reasserting the USA military's right to "continue to fly, sail and operate wherever worldwide law allows and demonstrate resolve through operational presence in the South China Sea and beyond". Read More »

Police cite 'incident' at London Bridge


London Bridge and Borough Market incidents were "declared as terrorist incidents" and cops confirmed shots had been fired. Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police Service, said the attackers were shot and killed by police. Read More »

North Korea 'poses a threat to us all': Mattis


The UN Security Council voted unanimously to add 15 individuals and four entities linked to North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes to a UN sanctions blacklist, but Chinese opposition blocked tougher new sanctions that the United States was pushing. Read More »

Mother Flees Home After 1-Year-Old Child Suffers Drug Overdose


Police suspect the infant obtained the drugs from around the house. After he was revived, the one-year-old was transferred to a local children's hospital, with authorities saying that he'll be OK. When police and medics got there, the baby's mother, Destanie Carter, was home. The 1-year-old will be in the custody of Summit County officials, the television station reported. Read More »

TERROR IN LONDON: Police declare attacks 'terrorist incident'

Trump has tweeted three times since the first incident was reported on the London Bridge shortly after midnight local time. Ms Jones said police were on the scene within two minutes, quickly followed by ambulances. In March, four people were killed in London after Khalid Masood rammed his auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge , before fatally stabbing a policeman outside the Houses of Parliament. Read More »

Cher honors ex-husband Gregg Allman at rocker's funeral

The Southern rocker is being laid to rest near the grave of his brother Duane , in the same Rose Hill Cemetery where members of the Allman Brothers Band once wrote songs amid the tombstones. A walk through the house includes the instrument room where the band practiced, Duane Allman's bedroom, Berry & Candace Oakley's "casbah" and the kitchen where "Ramblin Man" was written. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo brace guides Real Madrid to Champions League victory

At the same time , they were facing a Real Madrid side that had rampaged into their second consecutive final. He has opted to start Raphael Varane (Centre-Back) and Daniel Carvajal (Right-Back) in the line-up and whether those two last the full 90 or possibly, 120 minutes, considering they are returning from injury, remains to be seen. Read More »