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Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin injures hamstring vs. Cardinals Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin injures hamstring vs. Cardinals
- September 21, 2016

With a lopsided 40-7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a shot to the ego and a shot to their starting running back. Martin was the second-leading rusher in the league previous year, and the Bucs re-signed him to a big contract this offseason, hoping to continue to build their running game around their 2012 first-round pick. (more...)
Three people stuck on Uluru Three people stuck on Uluru
- September 21, 2016

The climb is physically demanding and can be risky - at least 36 people have lost their lives climbing it. A medical team assessed them after their hours-long ordeal, and a spokeswoman said that although the men were hungry, they had plenty of water with them and weren't dehydrated. (more...)
Philippine president seeks extension of bloody war on drugs
- September 19, 2016

The Philippine president had earlier accused de Lima of being involved in illegal drug sales. Mr Matobato even claimed he was part of a squad sent by Mr Duterte to assassinate Ms de Lima in 2009, when she was investigating the allegations as chair of the Commission on Human Rights. (more...)
UN Security Council cancels meeting on Syria
- September 19, 2016

Syrian state TV said bulldozers began clearing the road on the northwestern edge of Aleppo that leads into besieged rebel-held neighborhoods to make way for the convoys. Lavrov noted the "refusal by an array of illegal armed groups to join the cease-fire", and Washington's obligation to "separate units of the moderate opposition from terrorist groupings", according to a Foreign Ministry statement. (more...)
No-shows and no answers at Clinton email inquiry
- September 18, 2016

In a letter to MacDougall released by the committee, Chaffetz wrote that subpoenas for Pagliano's testimony and relevant documents remain in effect, citing among other reasons the possibility that Pagliano could agree to answer some or all questions or the panel could agree to hear his testimony in a closed-door session or grant him immunity. (more...)
Minister: Japan to increase activities in South China Sea Minister: Japan to increase activities in South China Sea
- September 17, 2016

While China's increasing aggressiveness in the South China Sea keeps US-Philippine security relations "indispensable", according to Richard Heydarian, a political science professor at De La Salle University, it is clear that under the administration of President Duterte, "the United States can no longer expect the same level of strategic deference and diplomatic support" from the Philippines. (more...)
Diane James elected as new leader of UKIP party
- September 17, 2016

She said: "It's all going to change is it not". "We can be very proud of the fact that we won the war but we now must win the peace", he told a crowd of cheering activists. 'I have put absolutely all of me into this. "I admire him from the point of view that he's standing up for his country", she said. "I intend this autumn to travel around some other European capitals to help independence and democracy movements in those countries too". (more...)
Two abducted Indians in Libya freed: Swaraj
- September 15, 2016

The teachers were on their way to the Tripoli airport when they were abducted from a checkpoint only 50 km away from Sirte. Of them, two hailing from Karnataka were released later while the two Professors continued to be held hostage. For United Nations peacekeeping mission it has become hard to track the developments inside the trouble-torn country. The minister, Sushma Swaraj wrote on Twitter , underlining her stand against commercial surrogacy and defended India's recent introduction of ... (more...)
Israeli aircraft attack Syrian army position, Israel denies any shot down
- September 14, 2016

The Israel Defense Forces have rejected Syrian military claims to have downed an Israeli warplane and drone over southwest Syria Tuesday morning as "completely false". Israel has largely remained on the sidelines of the fighting, but has carried out reprisals on Syrian positions when errant fire previously landed in Israel. (more...)
Vikings won't announce Week 2 starting quarterback until Sunday
- September 14, 2016

The NFL rushing leader last season started off the season just as he did a year ago by running for just 31 yards. Head coach Mike Zimmer said he will not publicly name a starter, just as he didn't last week before Shaun Hill started the season opener in Tennessee. (more...)
Bill Clinton says Hillary's 'medical episode' is nothing new
- September 14, 2016

Trump wished Clinton well and said he would release another round of his own health test results this week. "I think her lifestyle and her underlying indicators from blood pressure to amount of exercise to everything else means it's nearly certain she's in better health than her opponent", Mr. (more...)
Incest accused North Carolina mother and son arrested over sex charges Incest accused North Carolina mother and son arrested over sex charges
- September 14, 2016

Kitchens was arrested September 7 and her son was arrested September 8 - their arrest documents stating that they had sex with each other back in August. In one comment of a picture with Pfeiffer and his son, his mother wrote: "Can't get over how handsome you are". His bond was set at $70,000. According to, an incest charge in the state of North Carolina can leave you facing anywhere from 10 to 41 months in prison. (more...)
Syrian-Turkish border completely secured from Islamic State, Turkey's Prime Minister says
- September 13, 2016

Turkish officials are reporting that a weekend offensive westward from Jarabulus has expelled ISIS from its entire territory along the Syria-Turkey border , a region spanning 91 km, and cut off their primary supply route into Syria. Anadolu reported that three soldiers were killed and 20 wounded with three in critical condition in Hakkari on Saturday morning. Also, hundreds of rebels from the Turkey-backed Sultan Murad Brigade and other Turkmen rebel factions accompanied the Turkish army ... (more...)
Theresa May: UK will become 'global leader in free trade'
- September 13, 2016

Now Australian minister Steven Ciobo has made clear during a visit to London for talks with International Trade Secretary Liam Fox that only "preliminary" discussions are possible at this stage. Earlier at Prime Minister's Questions, Mrs May repeatedly refused to say whether she wants the United Kingdom to remain within the European single market as part of a "new relationship" after Brexit . (more...)
IS terrorists kill three soldiers in Syria
- September 12, 2016

Another 12 civilians were killed in unidentified strikes on several neighbourhoods of Aleppo city, and 18 people died in bombardment of other parts of Aleppo province, the Observatory said. Syrian rebels backed by Turkey and hostile to the YPG have moved into the area since the incursion began late last month. The Pentagon said both Russian Federation and the regime must meet their commitments "before any potential military cooperation can occur". (more...)
Damascus approves US-Russian agreement
- September 11, 2016

Syria's conflict that is now in its sixth year has been ongoing despite several rounds of peace talks and global attempts to try end the conflict that killed a least a quarter million people and displaced half the country's prewar population. (more...)
Israel strikes Syrian positions after shell lands in Golan: Army Israel strikes Syrian positions after shell lands in Golan: Army
- September 11, 2016

The worldwide community considers the Golan Heights to be occupied territory and Israeli settlement-building there to be illegal. A rocket struck the Israeli side of the Golan Heights on Saturday, the IDF said, but did not cause any injuries. (more...)
PlayStation 4 Slim New Teardown Video Offers In-Depth Look At Its Components
- September 08, 2016

The PlayStation Conference in NY is imminent. The company is finally expected to unveil two new PlayStation 4s and provide the finishing details on its PlayStation VR virtual reality system before the headset hits shelves next month. The company did not show off the console at the show following several leaks concerning the Neo in the weeks leading up to PlayStation's E3 press conference. (more...)
Expect another explosive performance from Ohio State against Tulsa Expect another explosive performance from Ohio State against Tulsa
- September 08, 2016

The Golden Hurricanes had 512 yards of offense in the win while holding the Spartans to 287 total yards and forcing three turnovers. He directed the Buckeyes to a school-record 776 yards of offense with 417 passing yards and 359 rushing. In the passing game, Houston had a lot of success with play action early in their game against the Golden Hurricane, going to it multiple times on their first drive. (more...)
Irish Universities fall sharply in world rankings table
- September 07, 2016

The best Southeast Asian performer was the National University of Singapore , which now sits in 12th place, with another Singaporean institution, Nanyang Technological University , one place behind. "New Zealand has a world class tertiary education system and it's great to see our universities continuing to excel in a highly competitive worldwide environment", Mr Joyce says. (more...)