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Firefighters battle blaze in 12 storey building in Manchester

Images posted on social media show flames engulfing several floors and smoke billowing out, while crowds of people watched on from below the building in the city's Northern Quarter. Manchester Central MP, Lucy Powell, tweeted: "I have spoken with the...

President Moon Says Comfort Women Deal With Japan has 'Serious Flaws'

Moon's statement in which he vows unspecified follow-up measures to meet the victims' demands potentially throws the future of the deal in doubt, two years after both countries declared it as "final and irreversible". Japanese Foreign Minister Taro K...

Neighbors to Vacationing Pence: 'Make America Gay Again'

However, after the Secret Service told him they weren't there to control his "free speech rights", the residents came out with chili and fed the police officers and agents on duty. As a member of Congress, he supported " conversion therapy " and said...

NY fire caused by child playing with stove

A 3-year-old boy's screams alerted his mother that a fire had erupted in their first-floor apartment Thursday night. His mother grabbed him and a younger sibling, running outside to safety and leaving the apartment door open. "It feels so surreal"....

Status Orange weather alert issued as storm Dylan advances

Forecasters say Connacht and Ulster will feel the biggest impact from the storm, with winds set to reach speeds of 60-80 km/h and gusts of up to 120 km/h. From Sunday, New Year's Eve, the weather will ease up to a calmer breeze, with a mix of showers...

Colts QB Andrew Luck optimistic despite nagging shoulder injury

The Indianapolis Colts quarterback spoke the media on Friday for the first time since traveling to the Netherlands to work with a therapist. Luck said he felt pulled in different directions and knew that his best chance at getting healthy was to ...

Donald Trump Terminated All Remaining Members of the HIV/AIDS Council

Ulysses Burley, a former Pacha member who left with Mr Schoettes in June, told The Independent that he had heard from other, Obama-era appointees who were suddenly dismissed this week. The White House did not respond to requests for comment. Pre...

Anti-government protests erupt in Iran

Iranians chanted slogans against the regime during protests in the country's second most populated city on Thursday. "The slogans quickly changed from the economy to those against (President Hassan) Rouhani and the Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali Kha...

Ten dead in church attack near Cairo, attacker killed

At least two Egyptian police officers were killed on Friday in an attempt to prevent an attack on a church in the Cairo suburb of Helwan, local media reported citing police sources. A witness who did not want to give his name said a policeman was kil...

Fatal Kan. officer-involved shooting during false report of hostage situation

Livingston said a 28-year-old man was shot as he came to the front door, but that when officers got inside the house, they didn't find anyone with gunshot wounds.The man died at a hospital. A spokeswoman says a company that runs online gaming tourn...

Beyoncé and JAY-Z confess all in video teaser for "Family Feud"

HollywoodLifers , what do you think of the video for " Family Feud? ". In " Family Feud ", Jay-Z raps, "Yeah, I'll f-k up a good thing if you let me / Let me alone Becky ". In November, JAY-Z opened up about cheating on Beyonce in an intimate Q&...

Mueller Probe Questioning RNC Staffers on Trump Campaign

Florida GOP Rep. Francis Rooney said Tuesday in an interview with MSNBC that he wants leaders of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to "purge" officials that he says are politically biased against President Trump .

Russian Federation confirms missile defense system sale to Turkey

However, Head of the Russian State Conglomerate Rostec, Sergei Chemezov , had said on Wednesday that Russia would supply Turkey with four batteries of S-400s under the deal. "We will not borrow in dollars in this loan, we will borrow in roubles", Hu...

Sensex pierces 34000, Nifty 10500-mark for first time

The gauge had lost 99 in the previous session. The broader NSE Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) slipped by 12.85 points or 0.12 per cent to provisionally close (at 3.30 p.m.) at 10,477.90 points - falling below the important 10,500-leve...

Vote counting underway in Liberia elections

Weah, has safely reached within grasp of the Liberian presidency. "I am deeply grateful to my family, my friends, and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this extremely long election season", Weah said on twitter before the r...

Tillerson: Americans Should Be 'Encouraged' by US Progress This Year

State Secretary Rex Tillerson on Thursday. "The two discussed concerns related to the DPRK's destabilizing nuclear program and emphasized that neither the United States nor Russian Federation accepts the DPRK as a nuclear power", she said, referenc...

Roy Moore Asks Alabama Court to Block Election's Certification

A spokesman for Merrill said an Alabama judge denied Moore's request to block certification of the results of the December 12 election in a decision shortly before the canvassing board was to meet. In addition to the court filing, Moore is asking his...

U.S. to resume full visa services in Turkey

Washington D.C. [United States], December 28: The United States and Turkey are going to resume full capacity visa proceedings for each other's citizens after a months-long diplomatic row. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had earlier called ...

Extreme cold, but no precipitation, in Thursday forecast

The Friday morning low will be 28 with the wind chill at 22 and reaching 45 for the afternoon high. The forecast for the rest of the week calls for high temperatures that won't get out of the teens and lows hovering in the single digits.

Ukraine, separatist rebels agree on major prisoner…

The Kremlin said the pair agreed to have aides draw up a list of conditions to allow the observers' return, including a prisoner swap between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russia rebels. On Dec. 20, during the meeting of the Contact Group on Ukrai...

Injured in St. Petersburg Supermarket Blast

Petersburg's branch of the Emergencies Ministry, saying that a device containing 200 grams of explosives went off today at the storage area for customers' bags. Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned US President Donald Trump earlier this month ...

Jessica Falkholt and sister Annabelle fighting to life after vehicle crash

The 50-year-old male driver, who has not been identified as of writing, was also killed upon impact. Jessica Falkholt , pictured right in Home and Away , was rushed to hospitalWho is Jessica Falkholt and what character did she play in Home and A...

Gallup Poll: Barack Obama Edges Out President Trump as Most Admired Man

After Trump and Obama, other men who top the list include Pope Francis , with 3 percent of the polling; Rev. Trump also trails Obama in Time magazine Person of the Year wins , 2-1, and 23-14 in appearances on the cover of the same publication, ...

Kulbhushan Jadhav 'meets' wife, mother through a glass screen

Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh was also accompanying the family. "After this meeting, the first since Jadhav's arrest 21 months ago, his mother and wife are expected to leave Pakistan on Monday evening", the activist said. "I am rally...

Pulwama encounter a setback for JeM

Security personnel descended on Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir late on Monday, 25 December, after receiving information that Tantray could be in the hideout. This information was developed further and it was in this course that we came to know...

Kabul bombing near Afghan intelligence agency

According to Tolo News, the attack occurred at about 8am in Shash Darak area near Abdulhaq Squar targeting the office. Following the attack, the forces have cordoned off the area and a search operation has been launched. Afghanistan's health minist...

Kremlin offers to be US-N. Korean mediator

The offer comes amid escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang with both countries intensifying their rhetoric this year. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he is "united in opinion" with his US counterpart Rex Tillerson on th...

JetBlue plane skids off taxiway at Logan airport

Passengers who spoke to the media said the airplane had landed straight but then started to slide and spin while taxiing, and ended up in a snowbank. "And, yeah, it started getting rough", passenger Steve Chisholm told ABC-affiliated WCVB news.

Used Christmas trees can be recycled

If it doesn't, cut the tree in half or thirds, and put the pieces in the cart over time. If kept properly watered and taken care of, a live tree can last through the holiday season, but eventually it will begin to dry out and die. The Line Division a...

United Kingdom woman jailed for 3 years in Egypt for carrying painkillers

Tramadol, a prescription opiate and painkiller, is banned in Egypt and is used as a recreational drug for its cheap price and relaxing, re-energizing high, as well as its supposed aphrodisiac qualities. She wanted to help, he is the kindest person". ...

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After 17 days, killer whale lets dead newborn calf go

The calf was born on July 24 near Victoria, but died shortly after being given life. NPR's Colin Dwyer previously reported that "given the fact that orcas move in matrilineal gro...

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

Goelman said that the deputy director's decision comes after the head of the office that normally handles disciplinary actions decided Strzok should instead face a demotion and 60-...

Canada seeks help on Saudi row

Being a reformer is not the same as being a democrat, however. Jubeir added that Saudi Arabia was "considering additional measures" against Canada, without elaborating. "We will do...

'Totally complicit': Omarosa Manigault Newman recorded her White House firing

In a tell-all interview with NBC's Meet the Press , she spoke in dramatic terms about the White House's difficulties with race, honesty and loyalty, at the same time that Pr...

Trump praises Mexico, threatens Canada with auto tariffs

Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said the country was getting close to overcoming sticking points with the United States over the renegotiation of the North American F...

Erdogan vows to defy U.S. 'threats' after currency crash

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is appealing for calm as the country's currency plunges, urging people to change foreign money into local lira . The White House said he...

Erdogan says US 'wrong' to threaten Turkey after Trump doubles tariffs

A meeting between senior diplomats from the two countries on Wednesday in Washington did not produce significant progress to ease tensions over the trial of United States pastor...

Imran Khan's PTI, opposition parties struggle to consolidate their position in parliament

Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 18, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said on Friday. Former Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ay...

Turkey’s Erdogan stands by opposition to high interest rates

The central bank has over the last weeks defied calls from markets for rate hikes to combat these problems, raising fears of interference from Mr Erdogan, who has repeatedly called...

One year after Charlottesville rally, Trump says he condemns all racism

The declarations enable law enforcement to access state resources, including the National Guard, if unrest breaks out at events in and around Charlottesville and outside Washing...

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Taliban storms Afghanistan’s Ghazni, seizes control of parts of city

Taliban storms Afghanistan’s Ghazni, seizes control of parts of city

Forces Afghanistan tweet said. Inside Ghazni city, residents were staying indoors making independent verification of the different claims impossible. Martin O'Donnell, spokes...

Turkey Fallout May Also Hit Indian Markets

Turkey Fallout May Also Hit Indian Markets

Trump said Friday on Twitter that he authorized a new 20 percent tariff on aluminum and 50 percent tariff on steel from Turkey. "Their currency, the Turkish lira, sl...

NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

Scientists hope to shed light on the workings of our closest star - including the dynamics of the solar wind of electrically charged particles, and the reason why the sun's outer...

Judge halts deportation, threatens AG with contempt

Judge halts deportation, threatens AG with contempt

The Trump administration's immigration policies are drawing more fire with this week's lawsuit filed by the ACLU, challenging a move by Attorney General Sessions to deny as...

Campers flee from raging French floods

Campers flee from raging French floods

About 750 people in all were evacuated in Gard, mainly from campsites, a top district official, Thierry Dousset, told France's BFM-TV news channel. "We just have what we're wea...

Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

White nationalists exchange volleys of pepper spray with counterprotesters as they enter Lee Park during the Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. "...

Colbert: Trump's proposed Space Force inspired by Buzz Lightyear

Colbert: Trump's proposed Space Force inspired by Buzz Lightyear

Pence cited new threats the USA faces in space, particularly from Russian Federation and China . Officials plan to create a Space Operations Force - an "elite group of war...

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Senators voted by 38 to 31 to reject the bill that would have liberalised the law. The bill was passed by Congress's lower house in June by the narrowest of margins. "Today...

Zimbabwe opposition lodges appeal against election result

Zimbabwe opposition lodges appeal against election result

Advocate Mpofu said the applicant has enough evidence including alleged statistical misrepresentations by the elections administration body, ZEC and other factors that included an ...