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Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people

As security forces arrived, a Reuters reporter saw four police vehicles carrying dead or wounded security personnel from the scene. The Emergency Hospital in Kabul said in a tweet that at least 20 wounded were brought to their surgical centre after...

Flight cancellations, tips on flying in winter conditions

As Winter weather pounds New England, a number of flights have been affected. Flights are expected to resume at JFK Friday at 7:00am local time. As the storm began to wind down, the airport was continuing its focus on snow removal efforts. T...

Protests in Iran sees death toll continue to grow

A judicial official said some could face the death penalty. This time, however, the main takeaway of the protests is not clear, and neither is the outcome. The president has repeatedly issued tweets of support, noting that "The U.S.is watching". ...

No matter the laws, result is always abuse: Snowden on Aadhaar breach

Sanjay Jindal, Additional Director-General, UIDAI Regional Centre, Chandigarh, told the newspaper: "Except the Director-General and I, no third person in Punjab should have a login access to our official portal". On top of this, "Aadhaar is not a s...

1 dead, 19 tourists injured in Egypt hot air balloon crash

According to the reports, the incident was caused by strong winds. An official from Luxor's governor's office said the person killed was a 36-year-old woman from South Africa. The balloon, carrying tourists from different nationalities and Egyptia...

Jackpot-winning lottery ticket worth $120000 sold in York County

Earlier it emerged that the winning ticket was sold in Dublin but details of where the ticket was bought have not yet been released. Update 1.36pm: The victor of the €39m Euromillions jackpot has made contact with the National Lottery. "2017 was ve...

Time for DOJ to act on Abedin, Comey?

She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. The president referenced the case of a former U.S. Navy Sailor imprisoned for a year after taking photographs while on board a submarine as justification for his imprisonment call.

Injured In Bronx, NY Apartment Building Fire

The cause of the fire was not immediately revealed. Blake spoke to the paper at a candle-lit vigil held outside the gutted apartment building at 2363 Prospect Ave. The mayor said a child playing with a stove apparently touched off last week's blaze...

GOP's Bachmann mulling bid for Franken's Senate seat

Rep. Michele Bachmann hasn't ruled out a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. One woman said he forcibly tried to kiss her in 2006, an accusation he vehemently denied. A special election will be held in Minnesota to permane...

Up to 4 inches of snow expected this week along Jersey Shore

Blowing snow with some scattered flurries possible in the evenings. Thursday night through Saturday morning the Williamsburg area could see low temperatures in the low single digits, according to Orrock. On Tuesday, apparent temperatures will hover...

USA envoy calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran

Ms Haley told a press conference that the protests were "completely spontaneous" and showed a "long-oppressed people rising up against their dictators". He held back judgment on Pyongyang's offer to talk, saying: "Perhaps that is good news, perha...

Sue Grafton, writer of popular 'alphabet' mysteries, dies before finishing 'Z'

Putnam's Sons, told CNN . "Although we knew this was coming, it was unexpected and fast." "She had been fine up until just a few days ago, and then things moved quickly". "She was marvelous and fabulous and adored by everyone who knew her", sa...

Kim says N. Korea's nuclear weapons will prevent war with US

Lee Hee-Beom, the head of the Pyeongchang Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (POCOG) told AFP: "We actively welcome the North's suggestion that it is willing to engage in talks for the participation in the Olympics". This, Kim said, was "ir...

Scotland welcomes first babies of 2018

One family in New York City started the new year by welcoming the first baby born in 2018. Meanwhile, there are still some parts of America and Canada preparing to ring in the new year, with the last getting underway at midday our time. The baby gi...

'Ten dead' in Iran as anti-government protests continue

One official has confirmed the deaths of two protesters in Dorud in western Iran. However, they took on new importance after the economic protests began on Thursday, sparked by social media posts and a surge in prices of basic food supplies, like e...

India issues demarche after Palestine envoy shares stage with terrorist Hafiz Saeed

Earlier, Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday said that Palestine has conveyed regrets over its ambassador's presence at an event attended by global terrorist and mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai attacks Hafiz Saeed. Addressing the rally which was atte...

India, Pakistan exchange lists of prisoners, N-installations

The released fishermen entered India via Wagah border. Of the total, 399 are fishermen while 58 are common citizens. "We also await consular access to those Indian nationals in Pakistan's custody for whom it has so far not been provided, includin...

Brother of teen accused of slaughtering family pens tribute to parents, sister

A teenage boy in the U.S. state of New Jersey was in police custody Monday after being accused of gunning down his family on New Year's Eve with a semiautomatic rifle, authorities said . The suspect, who was not identified, was arrested at the home ...

Trump administration to continue to withhold military aid to Pakistan

The "Iranian people give no credit to the deceitful and opportunist remarks of USA officials or Mr. Trump", said Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, according to state television. "Pakistan is ready to publicly provide every detail of ...

'Classified' Huma Abedin emails found on Anthony Weiner's laptop

Abedin, a former Clinton aide who worked in the State Department, is divorcing Weiner, whose laptop was taken by Federal Bureau of Investigation authorities after he "sexted" a 15-year-old girl. In 2010, Abedin forwarded an email about Israel's Gaza ...

Instagram will now add 'Recommended' posts to your feed

The " Recommended for You " section will consist of three or five suggested posts, as shown in the live version. Users need not get it confused with their own home feed. Earlier this month, the company introduced a way to allow users to follow hasht...

South Korea seizes second ship amid North Korea sanctions row

The seizing of the ships is part of ongoing efforts to implement U.N. Security Council resolutions on North Korea. The Sam Jong 2 was one of four North Korean-flagged ships that were named by the United Nations on Thursday as being banned from en...

Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles fails to impress in regular-season finale

That game, was, in essence, a meaningless game and the Eagles beat Dallas, as many of their starters did not play much of the game. Just one more reason to tune in at 1 p.m. Dak Prescott is also looking to end 2017 on a high note after str...

More Wind Chill Advisories And Warnings Issued

The coldest values are expected to arrive Sunday night through Monday night, with the highest threat for unsafe wind chill values occurring during the early morning hours on both days. By Friday morning, Burlington will be up to 3 days in a row of lo...

Nawaz Sharif is leaving for Saudi Arabia

Nawaz and Shehbaz Sharif "will not be talking about national matters; they will be discussing issues being faced by the Muslim world and the region", he had said. Kaira said they would issue a joint declaration after All Parties Conference. "Not 14...

Russian Federation probe makes USA 'look very bad'

During an interview with Michael Schmidt of the New York Times on December 28, Trump explained exactly why he thinks he will win when he runs for re-election [VIDEO ] in 2020. Strzok, a veteran counterintelligence agent, was among those overseei...

Australian diplomat's tip a factor in FBI's Russian Federation probe

George Papadopoulos , who was a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, was said to have disclosed to a senior Australian diplomat in the bar that Russian Federation had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton . White House special counsel Ty Cobb declined ...

George Weah Wins Liberian Presidential Run-off Election

Weah will succeed incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month in what will be Liberia's first democratic transition since 1944. The election commission revealed the former Chelsea and AC Milan star had won 61.5 percent of the vote based ...

Liberia's elections board certifies Weah presidential win

He wrote "Congratulations to the people of Liberia on the successful election of their new President, Mr. George Weah ". Speaking at the emotionally charged headquarters of the ruling Unity Party, where scores of partisans had converged in tears o...

Russian Security Agency Says Supermarket Bombing Suspect Arrested

Isis has claimed responsibility for the bombing of a St Petersburg supermarket that injured 13 Christmas shoppers, including a pregnant woman, with shrapnel. "What would have happened if those hundreds, thousands ... had come back to us, trained, arm...

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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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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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 ...

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign After Indictment

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign After Indictment

At one point, you could hear Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers chiming in. If President Donald Trump is going to fire special counsel Robert Mueller that also has to happen afte...

Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally

Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally

That's what happened previous year at the original "Unite the Right" rally and at a July 2017 Ku Klux Klan gathering in Charlottesville, where Klansmen were outnumbered 20-to-1. T...

Evacuations still in place as fire grows overnight

Evacuations still in place as fire grows overnight

That's an assessment climate scientists and fire ecologists agree with, as NPR's Kirk Siegler reports : "People should not take solace that this is the worst it's going to get". '...

Trump imposes higher tariffs on Turkey, sending lira crashing

Trump imposes higher tariffs on Turkey, sending lira crashing

Hesse said that European banks could suffer losses if they loaned money in Turkey or owned Turkish banks but that the possible losses were not large enough to trigger a eurozone ba...

New quake rocks Indonesia, toll in previous one reaches 259

New quake rocks Indonesia, toll in previous one reaches 259

Rescue workers look for survivors of Sunday's natural disaster on the Indonesian island of Lombok. Thousands of tourists visiting Lombok - as well as the nearby Gili Islands and...