• Saudi Arabia oil and gas production reduced by drone strikes

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Saudi Arabia has cut oil and gas production following drone attacks on two major oil facilities run by state-owned company Aramco. Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said the strikes had reduced crude oil production by 5.7m barrels a day - about half the kingdom's output. A Yemeni Houthi rebel spokesman said it had deployed 10 drones in the attacks. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed the attacks on Iran saying there was no evidence they came from Yemen. The Saudis lead a Western-backed military coalition supporting Yemen's government, while Iran backs the Houthi rebels. In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Prince Abdulaziz

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

  • Indian granny's 'less than a cent' breakfast wins hearts

    Kamalaathaal has been serving up delicious meals in the southern Indian city of Coimbatore for the past 30 years - and she has not increased her prices since the day she launched her business. Footage and reporting by BBC Tamil's Madan Prasad Edited by Anshul Verma