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

At least 12 people were also injured in the accident and have been hospitalized. "I feel lucky to have walked out of this traumatic experience, a scary freak ...


Charge on coffee cups to boost recycling proposed by United Kingdom lawmakers

As a result just one in 400 cups are recycled - less than 0.25 per cent. "Their silence speaks volumes", MPs said. According to the report, "almost half of ...


Big Money Awaits Winners in Lottery Jackpots

The drawing is at 10 p.m. today. And the Powerball jackpot is now up to a whopping $440 million. "Some are playing just the Powerball because it has the hig...


USA soldier killed, 4 injured in E. Afghan province

There are now about 14,000 US troops stationed in Afghanistan to help the country's military battle the Taliban and ISIS. The others were able to go back into s...


Suspect arrested in LA linked to deadly officer-involved shooting in Wichita

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said his office is pursuing extradition of Barriss. "In the state of California , it is illegal to call in an em...


Israel raises threshold to cede parts of Jerusalem in peace deal

They would be turned into separate municipalities under Israeli control. The amendment, long in the legislative pipeline, comes less than a month after US Pre...


Stats: 2017 Was Safest Year for Air Travel on Record

It has been over two years since a crash killed more than 100 people, when a Russian passenger plane was brought down by a bomb in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on ...


Total Dead In Iran Anti-Government Protests Rises To 19; 450 Arrested

Rouhani addressed the nation in his first comments since antigovernment unrest began Thursday, in the largest protests since an uprising over disputed election ...


Nine dead, hundreds arrested as fresh protests hit Iran

The ILNA news agency report on Tuesday quoted Ali Asghar Nasserbakht, a security deputy governor of Tehran, offering the figure. At least 20 demonstrators we...


NYC's first baby of the New Year born in Queens

Baby Cian is the couple's first child. Her parents, Joel Chavez and Irma Gonzalez Garcia, said being the new years baby isn't the only first. Baby Ella Louise...


NSAs of India, Pakistan secretly met in Thailand

New Delhi handed over to Islamabad the list of 250 civilian prisoners and 94 fishermen - all citizens of Pakistan - lodged in the jails of India. Meanwhile...


Teen in custody after 4 found dead in New Jersey home

The teen, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, will be charged as an adult with four counts of murder and a weapons charge, Monmouth County Pro...


2 in custody in connection with Troy murders

Authorities say the murders occurred December 21. Their family got anxious when they didn't answer the phone, so they asked the property manager to check on...


Pakistan fires back at Trump: US has given nothing but 'invective & mistrust'

US President Donald Trump on Monday made what can be considered a formal announcement that his country was stopping any and all financial aid to Pakistan. Arm...


'Star Wars' Fans Leave Coke Bottles At Lucasfilm To Honor Carrie Fisher

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is enjoying a wave of overwhelming critical and commercial success, however, there are fans that feel upset that the film subverted ...


Classified US State Department Info Found on Anthony Weiner's Laptop

The release was a result of a lawsuit by Judicial Watch , a conservative watchdog group that specializes in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and laws...


Denver: 5 deputies shot, 1 confirmed dead; suspect neutralised

A so far undisclosed number of Sheriff's deputies were shot Sunday morning and a Douglas County Sheriff's Office SWAT team is at the scene, a home near the 34...


South Korea seizes second tanker suspected of delivering oil to N. Korea

The Lighthouse Winmore, which was chartered by a Taiwanese company and carrying around 600 tonnes of oil products from South Korea's Yeosu port, transferred par...


Houston Police: Arrested man with guns didn't plan to use them

Investigators say security officers called police after the man became belligerent and refused to be leave the bar at downtown Houston's Hyatt Regency Hotel. ...


Single Muslim women keen for Haj pilgrimage must get preference: PM

Stressing on gender equality, PM Modi said that his government has done away with the requirement of a male guardian accompanying a Muslim woman to Hajj. "The...


More Wind Chill Advisories And Warnings Issued

Today, snow showers likely, mainly after noon. Amounts were fairly light, with generally one to three inches of a powdery and fluffy snow accumulating across mo...


Activist Erica Garner, daughter of police chokehold victim, dies after heart attack

Garner, daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner died in NY on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack. "The...


Rafael Benitez "not happy" with Brighton & Hove Albion stalemate

Here are four talking points from a worrying afternoon for Rafa Benitez . Newcastle lost 1-0 to Manchester City on Wednesday, a surprising result given Cit...


'Heroic' Manchester firefighters tackle Northern Quarter apartment block blaze

Police and firefighters have cleared a large area around the residential building, with 12 fire engines on the scene. Update 8.19pm: GMFRS tweeted: "The fire ...


Meghan Markle's Half-Sister Responds To Prince Harry's Comments On Family

On Christmas Day, Samantha had also tweeted about the book she's writing that pertains to her childhood with Meghan , saying: "Excited for my book coming...


George Weah Wins Liberian Presidential Run-off Election

The commission said with 98.1% of ballots cast, Weah garnered 61.5 percent of the total votes while Boakai got 38.5 percent. Mrs Sirleaf defeated Mr Weah in t...


Winter storm warning takes effect at 11 am

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 6:00 a.m. Saturday until 6:00 p.m. Saturday . PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS. Fo...


People hail passage of Triple Talaq Bill, this is how twitterati reacted

After the Bill making triple talaq illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband has taken another step with the Lok Sabha passing it, Muslim women...


President Trump claims East Coast freeze disproves global warming

Okay, so let's see if we have this one right: Trump is saying that the U.S could use a little global warming , while also saying that the USA was prepared to...


Trump fires entire HIV/AIDS council by FedEx letter

Months after a half-dozen members resigned in protest of the Trump administration's position on health policies, the White House dismissed the rest through a ...


President Trump Says He Believes Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation Will 'Be Fair'

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-electi...


Church shootout kills 1 militant in Egypt's Helwan

One of the assailants fled the attack site and is being pursued by the security forces . Medical and security sources said six of the dead were church-goers ...


RS Chairman names Congress member amidst protests over Hegde remarks

In Rajya Sabha, Leader of the House Arun Jaitley said Modi in his statements and speeches, "did not question nor did he mean to question the commitment to this ...


Trump tweets about Vanity Fair's controversial Clinton video

Posted last weekend , the video shows editors of Vanity Fair's Hive website offering toasts and New Year's resolutions to Clinton . Actress Patricia Arquet...


U.S. missions in Turkey to resume full visa services after row

Later on Thursday, the Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC, which had also blocked some visa services for United States nationals, said it "welcome [d] the decisi...


Woman Accused of Destroying $300K Worth of Art at Tony Buzbee's House

According to the criminal complaint filed against Layman on December 23, Layman allegedly "tore paintings off the wall with her hands" and threw the sculpt...


Library of Congress Blog

Due to this, the Library said that its initial Twitter collection "will consist of a twelve-year snapshot of the beginning of one of social media's most importa...


Q2 Weather: Winter jumped in on us with both feet in Billings

The temperature will dip to 20 degrees overnight, with light winds. During the day on New Year's Eve , temperatures will hug the 40-degree mark before droppi...


Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners before New Year

Officials said that 238 people held by the Ukrainian government had been handed over to the separatist-controlled regions of Luhansk and Dontesk. More people ...


Obama most admired man among Americans: Gallup poll

ESOBarack Obama topped the list of most admired men in the USA according to the annual Gallup poll, with President Trump coming in second, the first time sin...