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June 26, 2017 11:22 AM 'No Barnett formula money for Scotland' through DUP deal

The agreement will see an extra £1bn for Northern Ireland in return for the DUP backing the minority government. But Downing Street said the money will not be subject to the Barnett formula. Speaking to BBC Scotland last week, he added: "We have clear rules about funding of different parts of the United Kingdom. "If the funding falls within Barnett consequentials 1

June 26, 2017 10:39 AM Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to 157. The truck, carrying some 25,000 liters (6,600 gallons) of gasoline, was traveling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab provincial 1

June 26, 2017 10:35 AM Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City: Iraqi general

MOSUL, Iraq The battle to take full control of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days and an attempted fight-back by the militants failed, an Iraqi general told Reuters on Monday. "Only a small part remains in the city, specifically the Old City," said Lieutenant General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi, commander of the Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) 1

June 26, 2017 10:35 AM Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack

Iraqi forces have repelled counter-attacks by so-called Islamic State (IS) as they push the group into a corner of Mosul's Old City. IS deployed large numbers of suicide bombers in different parts of the northern city but the affected areas were quickly brought under control, Iraqi officials say. The operation to retake Mosul, seized by IS in 2014, began 1

June 26, 2017 10:21 AM Myanmar and Thailand torch $1 billion of seized drugs

Yangon - Myanmar and Thailand started torching nearly $1 billion worth of seized narcotics on Monday, a defiant show of force as law enforcement struggles to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region. The burnings, to mark world anti-drugs day, follow another year of record seizures of narcotics from the remote borderlands of Myanmar, Laos, southern 1

June 26, 2017 10:20 AM John Kasich: Ohio governor's website hacked with pro-ISIS propaganda

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's official website was one of several government pages to be hacked Sunday with messages advocating support for the ISIS terror group. “You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing from Muslim countries,” read the message on the Republican's homepage, which also carried a black background 1

June 26, 2017 9:51 AM Emmanuel Tagoe to defend IBO Lightweight belt against Argenis Mendez

Sportscrusader.com last Saturday reported that Tagoe will be making first defense of his IBO lightweight belt against South African Xolisani Ndogeni on August 11. But that fight has been cancelled after Ndogeni dropped seven places from 6th to 13th position in the latest WBA ranking. The James-Town will now be making his first defense of the IBO lightweight 1

June 26, 2017 8:44 AM Muslims mark Eid-ul-Fitr today

Muslims are assured of Allah's forgiveness on the Eid-ul-Fitr, and so it is a day of immense joy for them. In Ghana, Muslims, young and old, dressed in their nice attires, mainly white, pray in open places and in mosques in the early hours of the morning. They would praise and glorify Allah on the way to the prayer grounds, intensify the praises and glorifications 1

June 26, 2017 8:22 AM Chelsea in talks to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alex Sandro

Chelsea are in talks to sign Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and Juventus left-back Alex Sandro. Bakayoko played 51 times for Monaco as they won the French title for the first time in 17 years while Sandro was a key member of Juve's Serie A-winning squad. Monaco signed Bakayoko from Rennes for £7m three years ago and now value him at €40m (£35m). Bakayoko 1

June 26, 2017 7:11 AM Government websites worldwide hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

Columbus - Government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked on Sunday with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group. A message posted on the website of Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said, "You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries 1