Magnitude 5 quake strikes near Iran nuclear plant

A magnitude 5 quake struck southern Iran early on Friday near the Islamic Republic's only nuclear power plant. A magnitude 5 natural disaster struck southern Iran early Friday near the Islamic Republic's only nuclear power plant. In 2003, a 6.6-mag... More..

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Hawaii helicopter, with six tourists and pilot, missing off Kauai
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

Hawaii helicopter, with six tourists and pilot, missing off Kauai

Authorities were alerted to its disappearance after the helicopter's owner contacted authorities just after 6 p.m. One pilot and six passengers were on the helicopter and two of those passengers are believed ...More..

Iran, China, Russia begin joint naval drills
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

Iran, China, Russia begin joint naval drills

The joint drills also serve as a signal to the world that relations between Tehran, Moscow and Beijing have reached a "meaningful" level, Tahani said . "َAmong the objectives of this exercise are improving the...More..

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Freed as Police Search his Office
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Freed as Police Search his Office

Both incidents appear to be the latest steps in an unusually vigorous crackdown on opposition movements by the Kremlin. Allies said Navalny, who was barred from running in a presidential election against Vlad...More..

ISIS Terrorists Kill up to 11 Christians on Christmas Day
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

ISIS Terrorists Kill up to 11 Christians on Christmas Day

IS leader Baghdadi died during a United States military raid in Syria and Muhajir in a separate military operation, both over the same weekend in late October. No details were given about the victims, but IS...More..

230,000 people lost in a day: Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

230,000 people lost in a day: Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami

The tsunami, which was triggered by a 9.3 magnitude undersea natural disaster off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia claimed more than 200,000 casualties in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Maldives and ...More..

Fire in Chilean city of Valparaiso destroys about 50 homes: firefighters
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

Fire in Chilean city of Valparaiso destroys about 50 homes: firefighters

At least 245 houses have been destroyed or damaged by a fire in the coastal Chilean city of Valparaiso, Jorge Martinez Duran, administrative head of the Valparaiso Region, said late Wednesday. According to ...More..

Iran curbs internet before possible new protests, reports say
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

Iran curbs internet before possible new protests, reports say

Iranian authorities shut down Internet access for almost a week during the November protests. Protests continued sporadically towards the end of 2018 and started again in November of 2019 over quadrupling f...More..

Russian Federation raids Navalny’s offices but Kremlin critic is free
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

Russian Federation raids Navalny’s offices but Kremlin critic is free

One year's military service is mandatory in Russian Federation for all male citizens aged between the ages of 18 to 27, with some narrow exceptions. Anti-Putin Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny has be...More..

Aftershocks continue in B.C. after Christmas Eve natural disaster
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

Aftershocks continue in B.C. after Christmas Eve natural disaster

No damage was reported immediately from either from the quakes, which were centered about 300 miles northwest of Bellingham. A 6.0 magnitude natural disaster on Wednesday struck off the west coast of Canada, ...More..

Remains of United States soldier killed in afghanistan return to US
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

Remains of United States soldier killed in afghanistan return to US

Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attended the dignified transfer of Goble's remains at Dover on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. "They will be in our thoughts and prayers to...More..

'Don't do it': Trump warns Syria, Russia and Iran over Idlib offensive
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

'Don't do it': Trump warns Syria, Russia and Iran over Idlib offensive

The Syrian Humanitarian Response Coordinators estimated the number of IDPs at more than 200,000 people since the beginning of last month, as a result of the military campaign of the Syrian regime and Russian Fe...More..

Williamsburg Community Dinner feeds more than 100 people on Christmas
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

Williamsburg Community Dinner feeds more than 100 people on Christmas

Edmontonians enjoy Christmas dinner at the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, 10821 96 Street, in Edmonton Wednesday Dec. 25, 2019. Together, they peeled about 80 pounds of potatoes, prepared the turkeys...More..

Princess Charlotte & Prince George Join The Royal Family For Christmas Day Service
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

Princess Charlotte & Prince George Join The Royal Family For Christmas Day Service

Kate Middleton and Prince William 's four-year-old daughter was handed a carefully selected bunch of white roses by "star struck" James Heather, six, who chose them especially because they're his mother's fav...More..

Airliner carrying 100 passengers crashes near Kazakhstan's Almaty
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

Airliner carrying 100 passengers crashes near Kazakhstan's Almaty

At least seven people were reported dead after a passenger jet crashed after takeoff from an airport in Kazakhstan on Friday. Almaty's airport said there were 95 passengers and five crew on board. In the vi...More..

Turkey’s Ban on Wikipedia Is Unconstitutional, Court Says
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

Turkey’s Ban on Wikipedia Is Unconstitutional, Court Says

Access to the community-maintained site was blocked in April 2017 after it refused to remove content at the request of Turkish government officials who claimed Ankara was being portrayed as a supporter of t...More..

Christmas trees can carry mold, cause allergic reactions
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

Christmas trees can carry mold, cause allergic reactions

If you are dropping off a tree, remove any tree stands, lights, tinsel and nails. They're calling it " Christmas Tree Syndrome". The festivities are over and it's time to get stuck in to 2020 - but first you...More..

Mexico calls meeting with Bolivian diplomats to protest ‘harassment’
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

Mexico calls meeting with Bolivian diplomats to protest ‘harassment’

In a diplomatic letter of complaint to the Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico said the drones flying over its ambassador's residence would "lead to undue interference." the actions of Bolivian officia...More..

Police Locate Teen Wanted In Connection With Killing Of Barnard College Student
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

Police Locate Teen Wanted In Connection With Killing Of Barnard College Student

Police have located the person who is wanted in connection to the murder of Barnard College student Tessa Majors in New York City . "Thank you to everyone who reached out with information". The 18-year-o...More..

Boxing Day avalanches in Austria and Switzerland injure skiers, prompt search
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

Boxing Day avalanches in Austria and Switzerland injure skiers, prompt search

The avalanche was captured on video by nearby skiers . The avalanche started at approximately 10.50am local time (8.50pm AEDT) and struck a slope at the SkiArena resort in Andermatt, police said . Heavy...More..

We will stand up for persecuted Christians
by | Friday, December 27, 2019

We will stand up for persecuted Christians

The Queen recognised that "many of us already try to follow in His footsteps. The path, of course, is not always smooth, and may at times this year have felt quite bumpy , but small steps can make a world of di...More..

Solar Eclipse 2019: Visibility, best time to watch in India
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

Solar Eclipse 2019: Visibility, best time to watch in India

The PMD issued a list of the duration of the eclipse across Pakistan. (Credit: Sivaram V/Reuters) Children use solar viewers to watch annular solar eclipse in Ahmedabad. Viewing the sun directly can cause m...More..

Sen. Murkowski Undecided on Impeachment Vote, Adheres to Impartiality
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

Sen. Murkowski Undecided on Impeachment Vote, Adheres to Impartiality

Kildee said Pelosi is "making the right decision", adding Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) "needs to stop playing games" so the House can "move forward". Blakeman said he would like to see th...More..

by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

Senate Republicans predict bipartisan acquittal of President Trump in impeachment trial

Throughout the impeachment tumult so far, the White House has kept its sights firmly on the Senate trial, where Trump is nearly certain to be acquitted. There's no set date for the trial in the Senate, th...More..

Dozens of civilians killed by jihadists in Burkina Faso
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

Dozens of civilians killed by jihadists in Burkina Faso

Kaboré, who hailed the bravery and commitment of the security forces, added: "This barbaric attack resulted in the deaths of 35 civilian victims, majority women". Once relatively stable, Burkina Faso has descen...More..

French transport strike brings Christmas Eve woe
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

French transport strike brings Christmas Eve woe

Union officials said the workers who accompanied the children were contractors who were not on strike and accused the company officials of "using the children and their families to try to discredit, quot; the s...More..

India approves funds for population register amid mass protests
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

India approves funds for population register amid mass protests

Chidambaram said, "If the BJP's motives are bonafide, let the Government unconditionally state that they support the NPR form and design of 2010 and have no intention of linking it to the controversial NRC". Wh...More..

Iran starts new development on heavy water nuclear reactor, official says
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

Iran starts new development on heavy water nuclear reactor, official says

The announcement came just over two months after Ali Asghar Zarean, an assistant to the chief of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, promised that the reactor system would be completed in two weeks. Obama adm...More..

President Trump and Melania wish the nation a merry Christmas
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

President Trump and Melania wish the nation a merry Christmas

President Donald Trump recently hopped on a video conference call with US troops and was asked if Home Alone 2: Lost in NY was his favourite holiday movie, where the President boasted about his cameo. "...More..

Notre Dame misses Christmas Eve mass for first time in 200 years
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

Notre Dame misses Christmas Eve mass for first time in 200 years

On Tuesday, worshippers gathered at the nearby Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois church to celebrate Chrismas mass but could not hide their disappointment even as fix work continued. French President Emmanuel Macron ...More..

House Democrats' lawyers say more impeachment charges could be on the way
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

House Democrats' lawyers say more impeachment charges could be on the way

Also in DC today, the first public impeachment hearings took place in the House Intelligence Committee, where Democrats are trying to build a case that President Trump committed extortion, bribery or coercion...More..

Bethlehem welcomes pilgrims for Christmas celebrations
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

Bethlehem welcomes pilgrims for Christmas celebrations

Sidhhi Kulkarni, who visited a city mall for Christmas celebrations , said, "She was fascinated by Santa Claus". Reverend Father Vitus Aditah, a Catholic Priest, on Christmas eve urged Christians to live t...More..

New Russian fighter jet crashes during test, pilot ejects safely
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

New Russian fighter jet crashes during test, pilot ejects safely

Interfax reports the aircraft was the first production Su-57 ever and it was supposed to be delivered to the Russian Air Force by year's end. This is reported TASS citing a source in the administrati...More..

Southern California Christmas weather will be cold, wet, snowy
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

Southern California Christmas weather will be cold, wet, snowy

If you're seeking abnormally cold weather, you'll have to head to Alaska, where many areas will endure highs near or below zero on Christmas Day . Any remaining showers in the west clearing through the early h...More..

Attacks force 215,000 to flee Idlib in 2 months
by | Thursday, December 26, 2019

Attacks force 215,000 to flee Idlib in 2 months

According to the Observatory, more than 30,000 people had fled the flashpoint area in southern Idlib in recent days. Up to three million people live in Idlib province, the last major region in Syria still...More..