Quake of magnitude 6.5 reported off coast of Northern California

Quake of magnitude 6.5 reported off coast of Northern California

The quake was centered about 102 miles (165 kilometers) in the Pacific Ocean west of Ferndale, California.

Aleppo will be a win for us, but won't mean the end of war in Syria: Bashar al Assad
Aleppo will be a win for us, but won't mean the end of war in Syria: Bashar al Assad

"It's true that Aleppo will be a win for us," Assad said. "Let's be realistic -- it won't mean the end of the war in Syria," Assad said.

South Korea's parliament sets up presidential impeachment vote to oust Park Geun-hye from power
South Korea's parliament sets up presidential impeachment vote to oust Park Geun-hye from power

If the vote passes, the country's Constitutional Court will have up to 180 days to determine whether to formally end Park Geun-hye's presidency.

11 killed in northern Myanmar rebel clashes: state media
11 killed in northern Myanmar rebel clashes: state media

In response, Beijing has placed its military on high alert, fearing the violence could once again spill into its territory after several of its nationals were killed last year.

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December 9, 2016 1:20 am

The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 4:38 am (local time) was located 68 kilometres west of Kirakira, a provincial capital in the Solomon Islands, at a depth of 48 kilometres.

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December 9, 2016 12:44 am

Speaking at a Paris ceremony today, France's Veterans Minister Jean Marc-Todeschini said the "rise of populism in parts of the world" makes educating younger generations about the war vital.

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December 8, 2016 11:59 pm

It said the technical information concerns "potential nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions irregularities in cars by Volkswagen Group AG and other car manufacturers on their territories."

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December 8, 2016 11:41 pm

UHuman Rights Commissioner Zeid Hussein said "in enabling the use of land privately-owned by Palestinians for Israeli settlements without the owners' consent, this legislation would violate international law."

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December 8, 2016 9:54 pm

The protesters were holding banners with slogans like "Void the Treaty - Free Our Land", "Madheshis Want Their Land Back".

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December 8, 2016 9:28 pm

The quake was centered about 102 miles (165 kilometers) in the Pacific Ocean west of Ferndale, California.

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December 8, 2016 8:37 pm

"It's true that Aleppo will be a win for us," Assad said. "Let's be realistic -- it won't mean the end of the war in Syria," Assad said.

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December 8, 2016 8:34 pm

IS once held several key towns in Homs, including ancient Palmrya, but has been driven from all but the desert in the east of the province.

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December 8, 2016 8:28 pm

If the vote passes, the country's Constitutional Court will have up to 180 days to determine whether to formally end Park Geun-hye's presidency.

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December 8, 2016 8:20 pm

Colonel John Dorrian, a spokesman for the US-led coalition battling IS, said on Twitter that it did not conduct any strikes in the area at the time.

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December 8, 2016 7:45 pm

Her comments came as international rights groups including the UN refugee agency UNHCR accused Myanmar of using military force against Rohingyas

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December 8, 2016 7:36 pm

Forces recovered one SMG with five magazines and two hand grenades from the slain militant's possession.

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December 8, 2016 7:21 pm

UK's Committees of Advertising Practice said the ban reflected changing advertising methods and media habits among children.

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December 8, 2016 7:21 pm

The jet overshot the runway at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire on July 31, 2015 and crashed into a car auction site.

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December 8, 2016 6:51 pm

Shinzo Abe said that he will visit Pearl Harbor with US President Barack Obama on December 27.

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December 8, 2016 6:23 pm

HuJI is accused of launching a series of deadly blasts targeting a Christian church, an Ahmadi Muslim mosque, and rallies of secular activists.

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December 8, 2016 6:16 pm

The man was found guilty of having sent money to a family in the Philippines in exchange for organising sex acts between children.

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December 8, 2016 5:53 pm

Such public criticism of British ally Saudi Arabia was seen by some commentators as a diplomatic blunder by Johnson, who has been in the job less than six months.

In this Dec.3, 2016 photo, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members stand guard at a common transit road used by Rohingya to cross over to Bangladesh on the banks of the Naf River in Teknaf, near Cox's Bazar, a southern coastal district about, 296 kilometers (183 miles) south of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Some 15,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh over past month, often brought in by smugglers, according to police and intelligence officials, speaking on condition of anonymity. They have joined up to 500,000 undocumented Rohingya who have been living in Bangladesh after arriving from Myanmar in waves since the 1970s.  In refugee camps in Bangladesh, survivors of a wave of violence that has swept Myanmar in recent weeks say government forces have targeted minority Rohingya villages, burning many to the ground, killing the innocent and raping women. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
December 8, 2016 5:42 pm

In response, Beijing has placed its military on high alert, fearing the violence could once again spill into its territory after several of its nationals were killed last year.

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December 8, 2016 5:18 pm

German has accused Moscow of trying to manipulate the media to fan popular angst over issues like the migrant crisis and breed dissent within the EU so that it drops sanctions against Russia.

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December 8, 2016 4:49 pm

The attacks were directed against German parties and members of parliament, the agency said, adding they were carried out by government bodies posing as "hacktivists".

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December 8, 2016 4:41 pm

Thousands gathered for the event, held on a pier across the harbour from where the USS Arizona sank during the 1941 attack.

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December 8, 2016 4:31 pm

The ministry of petroleum and natural gas was keen on the reduction of UFG, which was on the rise at the time of the project preparation and increased further during the project implementation phase.

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December 8, 2016 4:05 pm

Earlier, the Ministry of National Food Security and Research put cotton imports from India on hold through Wagah and Karachi port from November 23.

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December 8, 2016 3:59 pm

Philippines' did this to avoid antagonising China with whom its mending ties.

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December 8, 2016 3:49 pm

Sharif, without naming any country for the postponement of the 19th SAARC Summit, said Pakistan had made all the preparations for the event.

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December 8, 2016 3:46 pm

Those killed included very young children and the elderly.

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December 8, 2016 4:35 pm

According to the airline, the plane was an ATR-42 turboprop aircraft, which lost contact with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) at Islamabad's Benazir International Airport en route from Chitral.

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December 8, 2016 2:43 pm

The French flag-carrier was an early target of the US National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ as it was seen as a terrorist target and it carried out tests in 2007 on allowing the use of mobile phones on its aircraft.

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December 8, 2016 2:42 pm

Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation has met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centered on preserving the environment can boost the economy. In a statement to The Associated Press, Terry Tamminen, the CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, confirmed the meeting at Trump Tower in New York City. Tamminen said […]

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December 8, 2016 1:35 pm

The US has also voiced concern after India and Afghanistan hit out at Pakistan at the Heart of Asia conference for tolerance of terror safe havens.

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December 8, 2016 1:32 pm

Ashton Carter described India a "major defence partner" and the relationship between the two countries in recent years as strategic handshakes.

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December 8, 2016 12:55 pm

Scores more were hurt in the capital when police and protestors clashed in opposition protests against President Joseph Kabila, a report said.

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December 8, 2016 12:50 pm

Sankirtana is maintained by the Sangeet Natak Akademi. It is reflective of the various stages in the life of the Vaishnav people of the Manipur plains.

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December 8, 2016 12:46 pm

Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe said this week while he hoped for progress, the territorial matter couldn't be solved in one meeting.

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December 8, 2016 12:46 pm

Authorities suspect the spiritual leader, Phra Dhammachayo, of accepting embezzled funds worth 1.2 billion baht from the owner of a cooperative bank who was jailed.