Afghanistan's Ghani wins majority in presidential poll

His tone and message, in a 30-minute address flanked by his three running mates, were those of a confident victor bursting with plans for the future. "The election results take us from ambiguity towards brightness, take us towards boosting national... More..

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Typhoon Phanfone kills 16 in the Philippines
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

Typhoon Phanfone kills 16 in the Philippines

Typhoon Phanfone smashed into the central Philippines on 24 December ruining Christmas plans as thousands were left stranded at ports or told to leave their homes. More than 58,000 people were evacuated from t...More..

British family drowns in hotel swimming pool in Costa del Sol
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

British family drowns in hotel swimming pool in Costa del Sol

The police had said earlier today that they were keeping an open mind on what could have led to the deaths at the popular Costa del Sol resort ahead of the autopsies. The sprawling holiday resort overlooks the ...More..

Santa is on his way! NORAD tracks his world tour
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

Santa is on his way! NORAD tracks his world tour

The NORAD Santa tracker began in 1955 in America, after an advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. This time of year, we're using the Global Positioning System for a jolly r...More..

Seventh natural disaster in two days recorded off BC coast
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

Seventh natural disaster in two days recorded off BC coast

Another quake struck northwest Vancouver Island on Canada's West Coast on Tuesday, a day after six tremors rattled the region. A major natural disaster, which recorded 6.2 on the Richter scale, hit 188 miles ...More..

Schumer: White House witnesses important for Senate impeachment trial
by | Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Schumer: White House witnesses important for Senate impeachment trial

So we'll see what happens. The actual impeachment trial in the Senate would need a two-thirds majority vote for a conviction. Pelosi wrote on Twitter early Monday that her apprehension comes from not kn...More..

Russian Federation court extends detention for accused American Paul Whelan
by | Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Russian Federation court extends detention for accused American Paul Whelan

Paul Whalen, a former US marine who was born in Ottawa, was arrested on espionage charges while attending a wedding a Moscow on December 28, 2018, but has yet to stand trial in the matter. Whelan has citizens...More..

It’s Modi against India, says Rahul
by | Wednesday, December 25, 2019

It’s Modi against India, says Rahul

Priyanka Gandhi had on Sunday met the families of some of the protesters who died in Bijnor. In a statement issued by the BJP, she appealed to protestors to read the law and seek clarification if they needed...More..

Iraqi students protest as PM's nomination delayed
by | Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Iraqi students protest as PM's nomination delayed

Any candidate will need the backing of both blocs to progress and start trying to form a government. Infighting between political parties who are clinging on to power has fuelled the crisis and threatens to c...More..

President Trump wishes troops a Merry Christmas
by | Wednesday, December 25, 2019

President Trump wishes troops a Merry Christmas

Family Church posted video of the service on its website, which included the congregation singing "Silent Night" by candle-light. Trump reportedly referenced the first impeachment hearing against him, ad...More..

Coconut wine kills 11, hospitalizes 300 in Philippines
by | Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Coconut wine kills 11, hospitalizes 300 in Philippines

The poisonings occurred in two provinces south of Manila , all related to the use of a drink that locals call Lambanog . The sale of lambanog has been temporarily banned in some places in the Philippines...More..

Bank robber yells, ‘Merry Christmas!’ and throws cash on the street
by | Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Bank robber yells, ‘Merry Christmas!’ and throws cash on the street

Witnesses in Colorado Springs say a man who robbed a bank walked out onto the street and threw cash. Around lunchtime on Monday, 65-year-old David Wayne Oliver walked into a bank and told the teller he had ...More..

by | Wednesday, December 25, 2019

United States froze Ukraine aid 90 minutes after Trump's phone call

Michael Duffey , a senior budget official, told Pentagon officials that Trump had become personally interested in the Ukraine aid and had ordered the hold, according to the heavily redacted emails, obtained by ...More..

Solar Eclipse On Thursday Will Be Observed In Pakistan
by | Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Solar Eclipse On Thursday Will Be Observed In Pakistan

Depending on the area of Sun blocked by the Moon, solar eclipses are classified accordingly. The eclipse will be partially visible in the rest of the United Arab Emirates and will extend from Saudi Arabia to In...More..

White House predicts Pelosi will back down on layoff deadline
by | Wednesday, December 25, 2019

White House predicts Pelosi will back down on layoff deadline

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delayed sending the articles to the Senate in an attempt to pressure McConnell, who wants a quick trial, to allow witnesses. "I think he's really made the calculation right now, at ...More..

'I never understood wind': Trump launches another attack on wind turbines
by | Wednesday, December 25, 2019

'I never understood wind': Trump launches another attack on wind turbines

I've studied it better than anybody. "In 20 years of writing about the military, I have never heard officers in high positions express such alarm about a president", Bowden noted. Here's a breakdown of five t...More..

Michael Bloomberg cuts ties with company using prisoners for presidential campaign calls
by | Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Michael Bloomberg cuts ties with company using prisoners for presidential campaign calls

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections did not answer Intercept's request for comment. "We didn't know about this and we never would have allowed it if we had", Wood said. It's unclear precisely how much the ...More..

Syrian air defenses intercept Israeli missiles, state media reports
by | Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Syrian air defenses intercept Israeli missiles, state media reports

An Israeli army spokeswoman contacted by AFP said Israel does not comment on reports in foreign media . SANA news agency said that the air defenses of the country have stopped some Israeli missil...More..

Libya’s east-based forces release ship with Turkish crew
by | Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Libya’s east-based forces release ship with Turkish crew

However, it remained unclear if the move was indeed a seizure. Since April, Libya has been the site of a bitter conflict between the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and the forces...More..

A mother and her newborn daughter vanished. Only the baby survived
by | Wednesday, December 25, 2019

A mother and her newborn daughter vanished. Only the baby survived

On Monday, CPS returned Baby Margo to her family, according to KEYE-TV . A vigil will be held today for a Texas mother who was murdered after she and her baby disappeared . During that episode, the host h...More..

19-year-old Texas man confessed to killing pregnant sister
by | Tuesday, December 24, 2019

19-year-old Texas man confessed to killing pregnant sister

During his confession, he told detectives he was embarrassed by her and believed she would not be a good mother, police spokesman Brian Lee said. "As the week went on, Eduardo stated that he wanted his family...More..

Moody's reduced Boeing debt ratings as 737 MAX problems worsen
by | Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Moody's reduced Boeing debt ratings as 737 MAX problems worsen

Spirit employs 13,500 people. The delays have prompted American Airlines to take the plane out of its schedule until April while United has removed it until June. Steve Stotts, director of taxation at the K...More..

WhatsApp Christmas Stickers 2019 for Android and iOS
by | Tuesday, December 24, 2019

WhatsApp Christmas Stickers 2019 for Android and iOS

This merry festival is a chance for families to catch up, exchange presents and have a good time together. So, if you are ready to create one to send it as Christmas greetings, follow our step-by-step guide. ...More..

China denies forced labour accusations after plea found in Christmas card
by | Tuesday, December 24, 2019

China denies forced labour accusations after plea found in Christmas card

Humphrey". The message in the Christmas card reportedly read: "We are foreign prisoners in Shanghai Qingpu prison in China ". But the supplier, Zhejiang Yunguang Printing, said that it had not heard from...More..

Rain moves out, warm and sunny weather moves in for Christmas
by | Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Rain moves out, warm and sunny weather moves in for Christmas

NY and Philadelphia are looking at highs in the mid-40s, while Dallas and Houston will experience temperatures in the lower 70s. CANON CITY: Low: 37; High: 57. Warm weather will continue for a...More..

Christmas shoppers crushed in giveaway gone wrong
by | Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas shoppers crushed in giveaway gone wrong

More than a dozen holiday shoppers were injured in Australia when a cascade of balloons was dropped from the ceiling early Tuesday as part of a mall promotion, according to a report. Shoppers were injured and t...More..

Huntsville Jewish community celebrates second night of Hanukkah with auto parade
by | Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Huntsville Jewish community celebrates second night of Hanukkah with auto parade

Hanukkah sameach to all! The Grand Hanukkah Celebration and Menorah Lighting sponsored by Chabad of The Woodlands took place last night, December 22, in Market Street Central Park. The Israeli PM was the fir...More..

'Ring of Fire' to Wreath the Sun in Last Eclipse of 2019
by | Tuesday, December 24, 2019

'Ring of Fire' to Wreath the Sun in Last Eclipse of 2019

In case you miss this celestial event, the next annular solar eclipse can be seen on June 21, 2020, and a lunar eclipse on January 10, 2020. Reportedly , in most parts of Asia, North/East Africa, and North/W...More..

China to lower import tariffs on over 850 items from January 2020
by | Tuesday, December 24, 2019

China to lower import tariffs on over 850 items from January 2020

Back in November, China and the US agreed to Phase One of a trade agreement and hoped to have it signed by Christmas. "It will definitely help", said Jim Huang, chief executive at China-America Commodity Da...More..

by | Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Supermarket Holiday Card Found With Message Allegedly From Prisoner In China

As reported by the Sunday Times , the message read: "We are foreign prisoners in Shanghai Qinqpu prison China ". The message, written in English, claimed that foreign prison inmates were forced to work and ...More..

Centre gives nod to update National Population Register, conduct of Census 2021
by | Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Centre gives nod to update National Population Register, conduct of Census 2021

It is mandatory for every "usual resident" of India to be registered in the NPR. On Tuesday Indian police also prevented opposition Congress Party leaders Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi from visi...More..

Hong Kong Police Say Suspect Fired Shot During Protest-related Arrest
by | Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Hong Kong Police Say Suspect Fired Shot During Protest-related Arrest

Police have been criticised for not responding quickly enough to calls for help, and for not arresting any alleged culprits at the scene. Hundreds of Hong Kong anti-government activists gathered outside a d...More..

'Vast majority' of volunteer firefighters don't want to be paid
by | Tuesday, December 24, 2019

'Vast majority' of volunteer firefighters don't want to be paid

The NSW Rural Fire Service on Tuesday confirmed 873 homes and 2048 outbuildings have been razed, while another 353 homes have been damaged. The Australian Prime Minister has apologised for going on a family h...More..

House Democrats Say Trump Could Be Impeached Again
by | Tuesday, December 24, 2019

House Democrats Say Trump Could Be Impeached Again

There was limited testimony by video. Later in the interview with CBS News, Van Hollen claimed that Republicans were "deathly afraid" of fact witnesses being called before the Senate for an impeachment trial....More..

by | Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Boat carrying 600 gallons of diesel capsizes off Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos, a UNESCO World Heritage site , are home to some of the most unique and scientifically significant ecosystems on earth. The remote islands are roughly 600 miles away from Ecuador , the country t...More..