• Saudi oil strikes: US blames Iran for twin attacks

    Media playback is unsupported on your device US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for Saturday's drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. He dismissed a claim by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels that they had attacked the two facilities, run by state-owned company Aramco. Saudi Arabia's energy minister said the strikes had reduced crude oil production by 5.7 million barrels a day - about half the kingdom's output. Correspondents say they could have a significant impact on world oil prices. TV footage showed a huge blaze at Abqaiq, site of Aramco's largest oil processing plant, while a second drone attack started fires in the Khurais oilfield. The Saudis lead a Western-backed military

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    Drone attacks cause fire at two Saudi Aramco facilities, blaze now under control

    Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Interior said on Saturday that drone attacks caused fires at two Saudi Aramco facilities, adding that the blazes are under control. One of the facilities is located in Abqaiq, near Dammam in the Kingdom's Eastern Province. The other facility is located in the Hijrat Khurais oilfield. “At 4 am on Saturday morning, Aramco's industrial security teams fought two fires in two of the company's facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais after they were targeted by drones… the two fires were controlled and contained, and the related authorities have begun investigating,” the ministry said in a statement.

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    Imran Khan on 'genocide' in Kashmir and possible war with India

    It has been a year since the former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan became Pakistan's prime minister. Khan's campaign slogan was "Naya Pakistan" or "New Pakistan", a reflection of his promises to turn the country's economy around and end corruption. But the first year of his premiership has not gone as smoothly as he may have hoped or even expected, especially in terms of the economy. The Pakistani rupee has lost 35 percent of its value during his time in office. Khan's critics call him the prime minister of u-turns, as he has been forced to go back on many of his campaign pledges in an attempt to rescue the situation. "I'm glad they say I'm a prime minister of u-turns. Only an idiot doesn't

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    Walmart is taking $50 off the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

    It's iPhone preorder day, and there are a couple places you'll be able to secure your new Apple device. But if you're looking to save right out of the gate, Walmart might be your best bet. Right now, Walmart is taking $50 off the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Which means you'll be able to save on Apple's brand new iPhones, even if you decide to buy on day one. Here's a rundown of the prices on different models: The 64GB iPhone 11 is $649 from $699, the 64GB iPhone 11 is $949 from $999 and the 64GB iPhone 11 Pro is $1,049 from $1,099. You can pre-order online for delivery or in-store pickup. Keep in mind though shipping dates do tend to slide given the popularity. Walmart

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    Comedy wildlife photo award finalists revealed

    (CNN) - There are some joke tellers that only a few people find funny, but a true comedy genius will have the whole world laughing. From lion cubs making wince-inducing pounces on the nether regions of bigger cats to birds ruffling the feathers of their partners for reasons we can only imagine, these images prove that animals are a boundless source of humor. "Every year we do this competition, it gets more and more exciting seeing how people visualize the funny sides of wildlife in the wild," says Paul Joynson-Hicks, a British photographer who co-founded the awards. "And each year we see a wider variety of of species doing funny things, whether it's a very naughty penguin (which had my kids rolling

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    Trump confirms death of al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden

    US President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counter-terrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. “The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives al-Qaeda of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines important operational activities of the group,” Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.

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    Gates Foundation criticised over award to Indian PM Modi

    A decision by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to honour Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his campaign to improve sanitation in India has come under fire from activists and members of the civil society. The award comes in recognition of the Hindu nationalist leader's Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India Mission) programme under which millions of toilets have been built across India, where open defecation is a major problem. A petition circulated by a group of South Asian American academics, lawyers and activists has called on the Gates Foundation, known to be philanthropic, to rescind its decision, citing human rights violations committed under the Modi rule. "While we understand the award