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Avalanche hits northwest Pakistan, at least 14 dead

Heavy snowfall covering 22 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces has caused severe avalanches and killed at least 54 people. Authorities fear the death toll may rise sharply because rescue crews had yet to reach some of the worst-hit areas. "The roads to B...

Romania PSD Chief Hints at Scrapping Controversial Decree

On Saturday afternoon, demonstrators launched another noisy march in central Bucharest , blowing whistles and vuvuzela horns in the national colours, heading for parliament to form a human chain there. Protests against the official decriminalisatio...

Two Students And A Teacher Have Been Stabbed At A High School

The boy is being questioned at Fairfield Police Station. Another 16-year-old boy was later arrested in a nearby auto park. The backpack reportedly contained two screwdrivers and police are yet to confirm which weapon was used in the attack.

Commons debate set to start on European Union withdrawal

The British parliament is set to debate for the first time the government's bill to trigger the country's departure from the European Union, following a referendum previous year in which a majority voted for Brexit . Cameron's successor May has said...

Trump Taunts Mexican President with Military Intervention, AP Reports

It also did not contain Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's response. A Mexican media outlet also reported about the call, and said it was humiliating to Nieto. The White House said the decision to scrap the meeting was mutual. "Even the M...

University of New Mexico students to join 'World Hijab Day'

Women around the world donned headscarves to show their solidarity with Muslim women. One Arab journalist in New York City, Ghazala Irshad , also finds the posters problematic. "I'm glad to see headscarves being normalized in America". "Our kids...

This Teacher Has Personalized Handshakes For Each Of His Students

But the handshake phenomenon has become more than just a fun way to enter his classroom; many of his students come from low-income families and going to school excites them about education and their future. "I feel like I'm welcomed in his class". ...

Cases of Human Trafficking Reported in NC in 2016

The 8th annual Ohio Human Trafficking Awareness Day is scheduled for this Thursday and Friday at the Ohio Statehouse. New data from Polaris shows the number of cases across Pennsylvania is up about 40% from the year before. "A Filipino woman in h...

ANC slams AU over Morocco

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen officially welcomed the rejoining of Morocco to the African Union (AU), as an effective and active member state on Monday. The country withdrew from the AU in ...

Toronto sign to be dimmed in honour of Quebec mosque victims

Police officers patrol the perimeter at the scene of a fatal shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City, Canada, Jan. 30, 2017. Six people between the ages of 35 and 70 were killed in the bloody massacre that took place Sunday at...

Trump Has 'Friendly' Call with Mexican President, Demands Change

Ever since Netanyahu tweeted that Trump is correct in his decision to build the border wall , the Israeli government has been trying to calm tensions between the two nations. Though Trump had promised that he will make Mexico pay for the wall...

Tourist mauled by three tigers after climbing into zoo enclosure

The victim, identified only by his surname of Zhang, was filmed being mauled to death by the animals at Ningbo Younger Zoo in eastern China's Zhejiang province. The man died from his injuries in hospital shortly after. The zoo was closed later afte...

How Iran Plans to 'Retaliate' Against Trump's Immigration Orders

Other nations may be added to the list, CNN reports . "The Swiss ambassador was reminded that Iranian people have been victims of terrorist groups backed by the USA for the past decades and not only weren't they involved in any activities of extre...

Amarinder Singh to be Congress's Punjab CM face: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress leader said this election is not to "form a government but to save Punjabiyat" and Punjab's honour and only Congress with the help of people of the state can do it. "Congress labelled youth of Punjab as terrorists". At a public meeting...

Sunny the Red Panda: Missing Since Tuesday From Zoo in Norfolk

This is not the first time a red panda has escaped its enclosure at The Virginia Zoo . Zoo staff is hopeful that Sunny is still on zoo grounds. Instead, if you have seen Sunny, or know her current location, the Virginia Zoo encourages you to con...

Trump to order construction of Mexican wall

President Donald Trump is expected to start issuing his long-anticipated executive orders on illegal immigration today with funding for his controversial Mexican border wall, and refugee restrictions aimed at stopping terrorists to follow later in th...

US President Donald Trump to speak to Indian PM Modi

Modi was among the first world leaders to give a congratulatory call to Trump after his sensational victory in the November 8 election in which he defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. In his inaugural address, Trump had said "buy American, hi...

The lawyer who made abortion legal is anxious about reproductive rights

TxPEP's research shows that the state's almost 16 percent decrease in the number of abortions performed from 2012-2014 is likely related to those increased distances. These statistics put forth the cruel reality that restricting or altogether elimina...

"Matured" Black Stars performance delights Avram Grant

Head Coach of the Black Stars, Avram Grant has admitted he would need more luck if he is to win the AFCON 2017 Tournament with Ghana . Ghana maintained their 100 per cent record in the ongoing edition after their captain Asamoah Gyan netted the ...

Trudy Rubin: Trump clueless on Russian Federation

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump exits an elevator at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan. "But people who order false information and spread this information against the elected president, who fabricate it and use it in a political fight, they are w...

16 killed in Italy bus accident

Thirty-nine others survived. According to Verona head of highways Police, Girolamo Lacquaniti, said most of the passengers were students. A huge fire very quickly engulfed the bus, completely destroying the interior and reducing the vehicle to ...

New Gambia leader to set up truth commission

Botswana also appealed to the worldwide community to do all within its power to exert pressure on Jammeh to hand over power. He had initially conceded after Barrow was declared the victor of the December 1 election, but dramatically changed his min...

India vs England: MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh power India to series win

An experienced Jonny Bairstow could be in the running to break into the XI, but England might prefer Sam Billings , considering he opened in the last of his six ODIs, against Bangladesh in October 2016 when Jason Roy was injured, and made a care...

Former CIA Director Says Trump Should Be 'Ashamed Of Himself'

Trump's nominee to lead the CIA, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), has yet to be confirmed by the Senate, a process that was delayed Friday by objections from Sen. And many of you know him anyways, but you're going to see". Mr Trump previously criticised ...

At Least 11 Dead, 23 Injured After Severe Weather Hits Georgia

Since we have active/wet weather with a separate storm system before then, we'll need to wait to see how the atmosphere responds in order to get a more detailed idea on timing, intensity, etc. The weather service said the overall severe weather thr...

Inauguration Performer Jackie Evancho Just 'Going With' Trump Momentum

Evancho 's decision to perform at the event was questioned at the outset, since her sister is a transgender teen who is fighting for access to the women's bathrooms at her Pennsylvania high school. She's since been called a prodigy, and has released ...

Trump to Central Intelligence Agency: 'I am with you 1000%'

On another social media front, The Washington Post reported that the administration ordered the Interior Department to shut down its Twitter account after it opposed unflattering pictures of the size of the crowd at Trump's inaugural, much smalle...

The Trump Presidency Begins Under the Pall of Russian Intrigues

The probe comes as the USA intelligence community has already concluded that Russian Federation sought to disrupt the presidential campaign, through cyberattacks and other methods. Trump. It is unclear which Russian officials are under investigatio...

Abortion Rates in the U.S. Lowest Since 1974

The total number of abortions from 2014 represented a decline of 12.5 per cent from the research group's previous survey that tallied almost 1.06 million abortions in 2011. Its finding are in line with a different study, released on Tuesday, which fo...

Russian Federation invites U.S. to Syria talks in Astana - Lavrov

Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that Russia had invited the U.S.to the negotiation platform on Syria. "In addition to spying, U.S. " As I said yesterday, we have already invited [the US ]", Lavrov told journalists in Moscow on...

This is Surprisingly the Most Common Password of 2016

Cyber security firm Keeper found that almost 17% of hacked passwords in 2016 were '123456'. "But users remained deaf to security community's cry for better password hygiene". "123456789" and " qwerty " completes the top three passwords used by pe...

Egypt puts soccer star Aboutrika on no-fly, terror list

In 2012, he endorsed the successful presidential bid by Mohamed Morsi, a Brotherhood member. " We will appeal this decision ", Osman said, the BBC reported . Fans took to social media to express their anger at the ruling, using the Arabic hashta...

Israel says Nazi camp excavations unearth link to Anne Frank

They were found by Polish archaeologist Wojciech Mazurek and Yoram Haimi, an archaeologist from the Israel Antiquities Authority , along with their Dutch associate, Ivar Schute. In September 1943, the ghetto was liquidated and the 2,000 Jewish priso...

Iran oil minister certain that oil prices will rise: Mehr

Saudi Arabia reduced output to less than 10 million barrels a day and will consider renewing its pledge to trim supply in six months, according to Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures for delivery in Novemb...

Bahrain executes 3 over police bombing, triggering protests

The men, who were convicted in 2015 of a bomb attack that killed three police officers - two Bahrainis and an Emirati - had maintained their innocence and rights groups have said confessions were obtained under torture. Bahrain is a strategic ally of...

United States moves to lift 20-year trade embargo against Sudan

The conflict in Darfur - a region of the size of France - erupted in 2003 when ethnic minority rebels took up arms against Bashir's Arab-dominated government, accusing it of marginalising the region. A 180-day delay in the order's implementation is...

UNC's Bradley to miss game with No. 9 FSU due to concussion

Improving from the charity stripe and limiting turnovers should be the focus moving forward, and FSU must improve quickly on those fronts with games against No. Joel Berry, Isaiah Hicks , and Justin Jackson all had big games. North Carolina's seni...

Morocco said to ban sale of burqas, citing security concerns

Yet, it is still unclear if the North African country intends to ban the wearing of the burqa, a long garment that covers the entire face and body and worn by many conservative Muslim women in public. For some sects, the burqa is required, though the...

Remains found in search for missing plane confirmed as human

According to the City of Cleveland, divers and crews started extracting debris from the water around 1:30pm. Search efforts, which are expected to resume this week, have so far recovered the cockpit voice recorder, as well as debris, including a po...

People's Bank of China Weakens Yuan Against Dollar by 0.87% Monday

The People's Bank of China said Saturday that the world's largest stockpile of foreign currency plunged by $41.08 billion in December to $3.011 trillion, the lowest level since March 2011. While upcoming economic data from China are expected to show ...

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With Trump in waiting, Kim courts China's support

Kim traveled to China - his most important security and trade partner - before meetings a year ago with Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The spokesman says he hopes...

Isis missile strike injures two SAS soldiers in Syria

The fighters were captured as part of Operation Jazeera Storm, which is charged with liberating the last areas of Syria that remain under ISIS control, Bali's statement said . T...

Asian, European Stocks Rebound Ahead of US-China Trade Talks

Trump has said talks toward a deal are progressing well, but it was unclear if Beijing will yield to key USA demands over trade imbalances, market access, and alleged Chinese ab...

John Bolton makes US Syria withdrawal conditional on IS defeat, Kurds safety

At the same time , National Security Advisor of the United States John Bolton warned the authorities of Damascus that the US troops withdrawal from Syria shouldn't be conside...

US House Democrats challenge Trump on shutdown

The House of Representatives first voted on Thursday to approve a stopgap spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would not allocate any new wall funding, in a r...

China mum on detained Canadian, queries status of employer

The three family members, all American citizens, arrived in China in June under USA passports to visit the ailing father of Liu's wife. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer o...

United Nations rights office says Saudi trial in Khashoggi case 'not sufficient'

The prosecution also said it was awaiting a response to two formal letters requesting evidence from Turkey, where Khashoggi was murdered inside the kingdom´s Istanbul consulate o...

First two Muslim women sworn into US Congress

Newly elected Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of MI is getting some pushback from fellow lawmakers on Capitol Hill after using a profanity Thursday evening when she said Presiden...

Rep. Crenshaw: Wall Crucial Part of Border Security

Vice President Mike Pence said "I want to thank you for the strong stand you have taken on border security", adding the administration "is ready to deal , we have an offer on th...

Kim Jong Un warns 'Washington not to test North Korean's patience'

Mr Kim was referring to his summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore in June, when he said he had "fruitful talks" and "exchanged constructive ideas". "U.S. negotiators...

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North Korean leader vows to visit Seoul: Cheong Wa Dae

North Korean leader vows to visit Seoul: Cheong Wa Dae

In recent months, South Korean fan clubs of the leader have reportedly sprung up as the South anticipates frequent visits from as ties warm up between the two countries. Kim said i...

Elizabeth Warren takes major step toward a 2020 presidential run

Elizabeth Warren takes major step toward a 2020 presidential run

Warren's criticism of Trump's trade policies, erosion of consumer protections, and openness to authoritarian regimes has drawn his attention, and his disdain. Warren's Native Ameri...

USA spy captured in Moscow

USA spy captured in Moscow

Russia's Tass news agency said Whelan faces between 10 and 20 years in jail if found guilty. "Russia's obligations under the Vienna Convention require them to provide consular ...

Alberta teacher Sarah McIver returned to Canada after arrest in China

Alberta teacher Sarah McIver returned to Canada after arrest in China

The appellate court ruled that the jail sentence handed down by the lower court was "obviously inappropriate" because Schellenberg is accused of "playing an important role" in what...

White House chief: Trump not building a 'wall'

White House chief: Trump not building a 'wall'

Asked on Sunday if the President will sign or veto a bill that Democrats pass, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told CNN's Dana Bash on " State of the Union " that "it de...