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North Korea says it kept Warmbier alive, blames Obama for his death

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The spokesman said North Korea could not understand why Mr. Warmbier died so suddenly after returning home because his health indicators were "normal" upon his release. Kenneth Bae, an American who was jailed for almost two years in North Korea, told CNN he believed Warmbier could have been tortured, and cautioned other Americans against going to North Korea. Read More »

Iran's president condemns 'siege' of Qatar by Arab nations

Rouhani further criticized as unacceptable the Saudi-led embargo on Qatar , saying, "Our country's airspace, land and [territorial] waters will always be open to Qatar as a brotherly and neighboring country". The president said Turkey endorsed Qatar's response to the 13 demands, which include closing the Al Jazeera satellite television network, curbing relations with Iran and shutting a Turkish base in the country. Read More »

Almost 100 remain missing after deadly China landslide

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This screengrab taken from a broadcast by China's State broadcaster CCTV on June 24, 2017 shows rescuers looking for survivors after a landslide hit the village of Xinmo in China's Sichuan province. Only three members of a family have been found alive Saturday. More than 140 people are feared to have been buried by a landslide in south-west China , officials have said. Read More »

'Most expensive' Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch expected in September

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For contrast, the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ cost €799 and €899 respectively, so this new handset would trump both by a fair way. The iPhone 8 has also been tipped for an price north of US$1000, but is there a reason for the seemingly ever-increasing price of flagship phones? Samsung is expected to revise its Galaxy Note lineup in the coming months, with most industry watchers predicting that the company is soon set to launch the Galaxy Note 8 . Read More »

Heat wave coming to Vancouver Island

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A special weather statement is now in effect because of the heat we are expected to see in the next few days. Temperatures are expected to peak Sunday throughout the province. Keep in mind to drink plenty of water and stay in a cool place, and never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle . And sorry, patio enthusiasts: that means "non-alcoholic beverages", as margaritas and beer won't help you hydrate from the heat. Read More »

Country to celebrate Eidul Fitr today

Muslims those who are practising Islam are all set to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in a grand way. In 2016 the moon sighting took place in Pakistan without any opposition, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced that the Eid will be celebrated on the same day all around the country. Read More »

Aussie women second to NZ in World Sevens

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Canada finished third on title standings, with the same three teams who took out the medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the top-three. "New Zealand have had an exceptional year and they finished it well", Australian coach Tim Walsh said. Read More »

After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

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The list said Qatar owed an unspecified sum in compensation and demanded the Gulf country to cut all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups including Hezbollah , al-Qaida and the self-styled " Islamic State ". "Decisions concerning the Qatari internal affairs are Qatari sovereignty - and no one has to interfere with them". "The leakage will further exasperate & prolong the Qatar crisis". Read More »

Debutant Dawid Malan leads England to series win vs South Africa

The South Africans opted to make just one new face in their playing XI, with leg-spinner Imran Tahir coming in for left-arm wrist-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi. De Villiers tried repeating it but was caught by Hales on the ropes. Nevertheless, it was followed by a steady 37-run stand between JJ Smuts and skipper AB de Villiers , with Smuts contributing 22 and de Villiers contributing 15 in the stand, Smuts was dismissed for a subtle 29 in the 10th over, at the score of 59, while de Villiers ... Read More »

Qatar says demands by blockade states are not 'reasonable'

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Saudi Arabia and its allies have put enormous pressure on Qatar to meet their demands . Turkey and Qatar signed a military cooperation agreement that allows the former to establish a base on Qatari soil in line with their sovereign rights, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said, calling on Saudi Arabia to respect the bilateral deal and to correct the mistake of requesting the closure of the base. Read More »

Brooklyn baby allegedly beaten into coma by dad on Father's Day dies

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The little girl was just 16 months old and had been fighting for her life since she was found unconscious and unresponsive at her father's Coney Island apartment last Sunday. In a Facebook post on Friday, Lewis wrote, "She's gone", and that "he took my baby from me". "I knew I was gonna be a great mother to you and finish school", she said, adding, "you motivate me to go harder each and everyday and I swear you (sic) gonna have the best life ever". Read More »

Tsai thanks Muslims in post to mark Eid al-Fitr

In Bangladesh, India and Pakistan , the celebrations for Ramadan started a day later than other countries and so the Eid's moon in these countries will be seen a day later than the other countries. Greeting the people on this occasion, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Ripun Bora hope that the festivity will bring in peace, happiness and prosperity for all. Read More »

After Georgia debacle, Democrats prepare further shift to the right

Tim Ryan , D-Ohio, who was unsuccessful a year ago in trying to unseat Pelosi. Having Pelosi as the face of the party "makes it a heck of a lot harder" to win House seats, said Rep. Pelosi, speaking to reporters on Thursday, said she's confident she has the support in her caucus. Meanwhile, the mostly white, working-class and middle-class, culturally moderate-to-conservative electorates in the traditional Democratic bastions of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania were literally and ... Read More »

Police Drag Disabled Demonstrators From Capitol Hill During Healthcare Bill Protest

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The activists, many of whom had disabilities , were protesting Senate Republicans' health care bill , which includes deep cuts to Medicaid . Charles Schumer, D-New York, Richard Durbin, D-Illinois, Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, and Patty Murray, D-Washington, verbally jousted with McConnell and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, over its provisions and how those will affect Americans. Read More »

Death toll in spate of attacks in Pakistan rises to 85

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The bomb attacks, minutes apart, took place at Toori Bazar in the town of Parachinar, capital of Kurram tribal district, during rush hour on Friday afternoon. Daesh also claimed the Quetta attack through a messaging network. The statement also added that the U.S. stands with the people of Pakistan in their fight against terrorism. Read More »

Senate GOP dissenters now up to five

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After Sandoval - a Republican who supported a Medicaid expansion for his state - made the case for keeping the expansion intact (which both House and Senate versions of the AHCA end), Heller said he could not support the bill as written at this time . Read More »

South Africa Beat England In A Thrilling T20 Encounter

Bairstow provided the thrust by hammering six fours and two sixes in his 35-ball 60 as England coasted home with a massive 33 deliveries to spare. The partnership was finally broken by Morris as he removed Bairstow for 47 from 37 balls and from their the England innings slowed right down with the score on 125-2. Read More »

Federer beats Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 for 9th Halle title

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Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after beating Germany's Florian Mayer in the quarterfinal of the ATP tournament in Halle, Germany, Friday, June 23, 2017. However, he was given a stern test by 21-year-old Khachanov in their first meeting. Khachanov is simply playing some of the best tennis of his life right now and will have a shot in this match if he continues to win a high number of his service points. Read More »

Nach Baliye 8 Finale

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Other than the shining trophy, "Di-Vek", as their fans like to call them, also bagged the winning prize worth Rs 35 lakh, a Hero Maestro, and Ora jewelry. Divyanka and Vivek played safe in their initial performances, but took the tough road later and performed off-beat performances and some outstanding acts which impressed the judges as well as audiences. Read More »

Hopes fading in China for 118 still missing day after landslide

The bodies of 15 people have been found after a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China left more than 120 people missing. Mountainous Sichuan province has a history of landslides triggered by flooding and earthquakes. Some 3,000 workers with life-detection instruments were taking part in the search, Xinhua said. They were taken to Maoxian County People's Hospital and none suffered life-threatening injuries. Read More »

Bartlett Kicks Off USATF 2017 Outdoor Championships

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Roesler's best time in the 800 is 1:59.04-which she ran when she placed second at the 2014 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. He won his second Drake Relays title earlier this year with 7,600 points. The Aggie quartet recently concluded their freshman campaigns. Both put on a great finishing kick to move up to first and second, respectively. This will be the first time since 2013 any current UNI athlete has competed at the Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Read More »

Mercer, Harrison homer in Pirates win over Cards

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Louis Cardinals 7-3 at Busch Stadium . It was also his fifth homer of the season, four of which have occurred in the seventh inning or later. "I think he was at home before the ball bounced over the fence", Lynn said. He'll look to run his winning streak to three on Saturday against the Cardinals in St. Louis. Andrew McCutchen's infield out evened the score at 2. Read More »