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Mitchell and Moeen get that Festival feeling

There is a crouching stance with the shoulders slightly hunched; there is a firm step back and then there is ...


Worcestershire seamers enjoy a record Yorkshire welcome

Not for a few summers have batsmen hurried to Scarborough slavering at the prospect of boosting their averages on a ...


Prison inspector slams ministers over anarchy at Birmingham Prison

Nineteen former Miss America winners are calling for the ENTIRE pageant board including chairwoman Gretchen Carlson to step down over ...


Birmingham man cuts peep holes in gate so dogs can spy on neighbours

A family of dog lovers have modified their garden gate to please their adorable labradors - by adding pooch peep ...


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Mueller’s ‘thugs’ suffer Trump's blows after McGahn’s expose

WASHINGTON, U.S. - In his latest salvo against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged collusion between Russia and his ...

Massive 8.2 magnitude quake strikes off the coast of Fiji

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Small tsunami waves were observed soon after a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of ...

Five imams shot dead in Turkey’s Erzincan province

ANKARA, Turkey - Five clerics from Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) were shot dead after a heated argument broke out ...

Man jailed after making hoax bomb call to catch U.K. flight

LONDON, U.K. - In a shocking incident at the Gatwick Airport, a resident of east London, made a hoax bomb ...

Magnitude 6.0 quake rattles southern Costa Rica

GOLFITO, Costa Rica - The U.S. Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.) said that the southern part of Costa Rica was rattled by ...

Taliban kidnaps Afghans, rejects Ghani’s ceasefire offer

KABUL, Afghanistan - A day after the Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani announced another unilateral ceasefire with Taliban insurgents, the group ...

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Apple removes thousands of apps from App Store in China

BEIJING, China - Amid tightening regulation and endless criticism from media in the country, Apple is said to have pulled ...

Facebook faces allegations of housing ad discrimination

WASHINGTON, U.S. - Facebook is battling fresh allegations in the U.S., this time related to discrimination in housing advertisements.  According ...

WhatsApp planning on deleting old messages, photos, videos

CALIFORNIA, U.S. - As part of its new deal with Google, WhatsApp is said to have now decided to do away ...

China arrests three over biggest-ever bitcoin heist

BEIJING, China - After witnessing the country’s biggest-ever cryptocurrency heist, in which Bitcoin worth $87 million (600 million yuan) was ...

Walmart completes acquisition of 77% stake in Flipkart

BENGALURU, India - The world’s largest retailer, Walmart Inc. completed its deal to acquire controlling stake into India’s biggest online ...

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Hard to See, Hard to Breathe: US West Struggles with Smoke

SEATTLE - Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon ...


Britain To Call For More EU Sanctions On Russia Over Chemical Attacks

Britain's new foreign minister in his first major address will urge the European Union to increase sanctions against Russia, saying ...


Pak federal cabinet to put Sharif on ECL

Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug 21 (ANI): Pakistan's newly sworn-in federal cabinet has taken a decision to put jailed former prime minister ...


Myanmar Judge to Issue Verdict Next Week for Reuters Journalists

A judge in Myanmar will deliver a verdict in one week in the trial of two Reuters journalists accused of ...


Sentsov Supporters To Mark 100th Day Of Sentsov's Hunger Strike

PEN International is planning to mark the 100th day of Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleh Sentsov's hunger strike with an ...


Myanmar Authorities Close Another Rohingya IDP Camp in Rakhine State

Authorities in western Myanmar's Rakhine state have closed a camp that housed about 600 Rohingya Muslims displaced by communal violence ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...

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