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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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Vermont to join US Climate Alliance

Republicans are largely optimistic about the economic benefits of leaving the climate agreement, with more than three-quarters saying Trump's decision will help the economy and 73 ...

Trump Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

The news came the same week as Trump friend Chris Ruddy floated the possibility that Trump would fire Mueller, who was appointed to head up the investigation after Trump fired...

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) June 15th

The different forms of abuse include psychological, financial, neglect , physical or sexual abuse . This intimate story reveals a hidden crisis harming older Americans in every c...

Will more USA troops make Afghanistan secure?

The Pentagon is reportedly considering deploying an extra 3,000 to 5,000 troops - some of whom would come from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies - in Afghanistan to hel...

Search for escaped inmates expanding as it enters 3rd day

Blood flowed off the bus and onto the pavement. 31 other prisoners were on board the bus and they all stayed behind until officers arrived on scene. "Very frustrating", said Sill. ...

Ramadan toll shows Islamic State in pitched recruiting race

Trump commented that one reaps what it sows. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, and Iranian social media were flooded with expressions of grief and worry, ...

PM Modi, Pak PM Sharif exchange greetings at Kazakhstan's Astana Opera

All members described India's accession to SCO as historic and said it would strengthen security and promote regional cooperation among member countries. The two Chinese nationals ...

Sessions testifies he was never briefed on Russian interference in election

In his testimony last week, Comey said he and Trump had a one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office on February 14 about the investigation into the former national security adviser,...

U.S. to host PM Modi later this month: State Department

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their first meeting would set forth a vision to expand the US-India ties in an ambitious manner and discuss ways t...

Attorney General Session next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny

Ron Wyden of OR , also a member of the intelligence panel, sent a letter to panel Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina and Warner asking for the hearing to be open. Spending t...

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Stormont at risk from DUP pact, says Kenny

Stormont at risk from DUP pact, says Kenny

Angela Merkel has said she sees no obstacles in the way of beginning Brexit talks as scheduled after Theresa May failed to win a majority in Thursday's United Kingdom election. ...

Donald Trump Finally Supports NATO Defense Agreement With US Allies

Donald Trump Finally Supports NATO Defense Agreement With US Allies

Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi earlier on Friday, urging Gulf unity, but also making clear that Qatar must improve its behavior, a senior administration o...

NSCN (K) chief SS Khaplang passes away at 77 in Myanmar

NSCN (K) chief SS Khaplang passes away at 77 in Myanmar

Asked about the ongoing peace talks with Ulfa's pro-talk faction, Rijiju said that these were moving in right direction and have reached nearly their final stage. In 2016, the NSC...

Top Intelligence Officials Mum on Interactions With President

The questions from the Senate intelligence committee, at a hearing on surveillance law, were in response to news media reports that both Coats and Rogers had been asked by T...

Haley: Trump believes 'climate is changing'

Haley: Trump believes 'climate is changing'

Haley's comments come as reporters have been trying to get administration officials to answer a seemingly simple question: does Trump believe in man-made climate change? In "...