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Professor Stephen Hawking passes away at 76

Stephen Hawking was a fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the US National Academy of Science. He was regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein.

NATO chief: ‘We don’t want a new Cold War’ with Russia

NATO doesn't want a ``new Cold War'' with Russia despite members' concerns about the Russian military buildup close to NATO's border, the alliance's secretary general said Monday.

Quake of magnitude 8 hits off south Mexico: Report

Its epicentre was 123 km (76 miles) southwest of the town of Pijijiapan, at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Widespread, hazardous tsunami waves were possible, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.

Harvey rolls over Texas coast, smashes homes and businesses

The fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade spun across hundreds of miles of coastline where communities had prepared for life-threatening storm surges _ walls of water rushing inland.

Donald Trump’s travel ban a far cry from original

Experts aren't expecting large number of people to be immediately affected. An immigration law expert, noted the numbers are difficult to predict because of likely legal challenges over the interpretation of the term ``bona fide,'' which the court did not define.

Sir Roger Moore: The Saint who turned James Bond seven times, tracing the legend’s journey

Sir Roger Moore died of a short battle with cancer. The news was confirmed by his family on social media.

IS behind Mosul civilian deaths, not US airstrike: Iraq

One of the survivors, Ali Zanoun told AP, IS militants drove them out of their homes and now his entire family is gone.

New York City house fire kills 5, including children

"It was a fire that moved very, very quickly, and the loss was horrendous,'' said Mayor Bill de Blasio

Iran rejects detained British-Iranian woman’s appeal

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation was arrested for espionage

Bruno Mars opens AMAs, twenty one pilots wins 1st award

Bruno Mars kicked off the 2016 American Music Awards with some serious uptown funk

Rocky: 40 years later, he’s still a lovable underdog

Four decades later, Sylvester Stallone's lovable character resonates with fans drawn to his underdog tale of determination

Strong, sometimes foul political language marks the American Music Awards

American Music Awards became a platform for strong, and sometimes foul, political language.

Too quiet on the set; filming accidents often go untold

Since 1990, at least 43 people have died on sets in the U.S. and more than 150 have been left with life-altering injuries while making blockbuster films.

Alfonso Cuaron’s film crew injured on Mexico City altercation

Several security or staff members on the film crew for Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron's latest movie were left bloodied and bruised

Chibok girls swapped for detainees, ransom or both?

The first negotiated release of Chibok schoolgirls comes after three failed attempts over several months broke down as extremist leader Abubakar Shekau kept changing his demands.

A look at the memorable moments at the Emmy Awards

What is an Emmy Award show without a little bit of comedy.

Saudi Arabia’s top cleric says Iran’s leaders ‘not Muslims’

Mostly Sunni Saudi Arabia and majority Shiite Iran back opposite sides of the wars in Syria and Yemen, and support opposing political groups in Iraq, Bahrain and Lebanon.

Timeline: Here are the key events in the Syria conflict since March 2011

A timeline of key events during the Syrian conflict from the anti-regime protests in 2011 till present.

Vatican leaks trial resumes, first testimony expected this week

Two journalists face up to eight years in prison if convicted of putting pressure on a Vatican monsignor to obtain the documents and publish them.

UAE announces ‘loss’ of fighter jet in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates says one of its warplanes taking part in the Saudi-led war in Yemen is missing.

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