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Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people

Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people Initial reports immediately after the blast put the death toll at six officers but police official said that by Friday morning, the number of those killed had significantly increased. The IS group has gained ground in Afghanistan since it first appeared in the region in 2015 and has scaled up its attacks in Kabul , including on security installations and the country's Shiite minority. [Full Article...]

'Bomb Cyclone' Winter Storm Grayson Expected To Undergo Bombogenesis

'Bomb Cyclone' Winter Storm Grayson Expected To Undergo Bombogenesis Wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour could also lead to blowing and drifting, according to Eric Sinsabaugh, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine. This East Coast storm will move fast & deepen very rapidly. A brutal winter storm has dumped snow, sleet and freezing rain up the south-east seaboard of the United States , delivering snowy conditions some cities had n... [Full Article...]

Did North Korean missile hit a city near Pyongyang last April?

Did North Korean missile hit a city near Pyongyang last April? According to USA government sources quoted in The Diplomat , an online magazine, the intermediate range Hwasong-12 missile veered off course after being fired from the Pukchang Airfield on April 28 past year. The rogue nation's leader, Kim Jong Un, claims to have the " nuclear button " on his desk at all times. Those images showed Kim Jong Un inspecting the sites of three failed April Hwasong-1... [Full Article...]

Roy Moore accuser files defamation lawsuit against him

Roy Moore accuser files defamation lawsuit against him Kayla Moore, the wife of failed Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, confirmed the identify of the lawyer to whom she was referring when she said " one of our attorneys is a Jew " at a December rally. Kayla Moore used the announcement as an attempt to deny claims that her husband was anti-Semitic. Corfman and her mother have said that Moore first approached her as she waited outside a ... [Full Article...]

Pakistan will not accept any dictations from US: Sherry Rehman

Pakistan will not accept any dictations from US: Sherry Rehman The dramatic freeze in deliveries of military equipment and security funding comes after US President Donald Trump lambasted Pakistan for its alleged support for militant safe havens, including in a furious new year tweet. magic spell, and it no more yearns for US aid, and that it is now India's turn, which is in the tight embrace of USA, to face the music. Pakistan says much of the mo... [Full Article...]

25p 'latte levy' would boost recycling rates - MPs

25p 'latte levy' would boost recycling rates - MPs They said the disposable cups that majority used actually had a "shockingly low recycling rate" - less than 1 per cent. At least 2.5 billion disposable cups are thrown away every year. The chain said its efforts to persuade customers to buy reusable cups had led to a 1.8% uptake. In response, Starbucks said it would try out a 5p cup charge in 20 to 25 central London outlets. [Full Article...]

Mega Millions jackpot up to $363 million

Mega Millions jackpot up to $363 million And Americans do love buying lottery tickets. Between the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, $801 million is up for grabs. Nobody won Saturday's drawing but 2.2 million people won almost $19 million in non-jackpot prizes. The largest Powerball jackpot on record was $1.586 billion, which was won last January. It was sold in MA. Multipliers are available in all states offering the games exc... [Full Article...]

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch won't stand for re-election

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch won't stand for re-election Mr. Hatch's decision clears the way for the political resurrection of Mr. Romney, the former MA governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee who is now a Utah resident and is popular in the Mormon-heavy state. Last month, Trump flew with Hatch on Air Force One to Utah for a day of events that was aimed entirely at lobbying the senator to run again. Utah is a great state for Romney and a bad... [Full Article...]

Iowa Powerball Ticket Wins $1 Million Prize

Iowa Powerball Ticket Wins $1 Million Prize The cash-out prize is $239 million. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 U.S. states, and Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than $380 million is up for grabs. According to Mega Millions, it would be the eighth-largest jackpot won in the game's history if the winning numbers are drawn. The Powerball number was 24. [Full Article...]

Sixteen hurt in Bronx fire, five days after blaze killed 12

Sixteen hurt in Bronx fire, five days after blaze killed 12 Numerous people were brought out of the building by the firefighters on scene. Firefighters were dealing with brutally cold weather as they fought the flames. That blaze started after a three-year-old boy was playing with a stove. The New York Fire Department said almost two dozen people were injured, including a firefighter. [Full Article...]

Russian Daily Oil Output Edges Up in 2017 to 30-Year High

The spread between US crude and Brent hit the narrowest in almost two weeks. Oil prices were up slightly on Thursday as a pipeline outage in Britain continued to lift Brent crude prices. Extreme cold weather across much of North America could also boost US crude prices by causing production problems in the oilfields. Brent rose 0.6% to $67.29 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exc... [Full Article...]

Haley: Freedom Is 'Under Attack' in Iran, Leader's Statement Is 'Complete Nonsense'

Haley: Freedom Is 'Under Attack' in Iran, Leader's Statement Is 'Complete Nonsense' In the wake of Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a break with decades of U.S. policy, Palestinian officials have boycotted the USA as a mediator, canceling any meetings with United States envoys or diplomats. Responding to a reporter's question on whether the United States will continue to provide funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency, which provides aid to millions of Pal... [Full Article...]

Bengaluru: Doctor's strike to hit outpatient services in govt, pvt hospitals

Bengaluru: Doctor's strike to hit outpatient services in govt, pvt hospitals Emergency and critical care services will, however, function. Several doctors across Tamil Nadu on Tuesday boycotted outpatient duty and shut clinics to protest against the National Medical Commission Bill which has been introduced in the Parliament. [Full Article...]

Hard Freeze Warning and Wind Chill Advisory issued

Hard Freeze Warning and Wind Chill Advisory issued Expect dangerously cold temperatures to linger for a few days. Tonight , partly-mostly cloud skies win out with lows dropping into the single digits. Staying indoors is recommended, but if going outside, make sure you have the appropriate clothing and an emergency kit with blankets in your vehicle. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-Un: The Nuclear Button Is Always On My Desk

Kim Jong-Un: The Nuclear Button Is Always On My Desk Dressed in a Western-style gray suit and tie, Kim said North Korea had been successful in "completing" its nuclear arsenal, complete with a nuclear button on his desk. "Officials from the two Koreas may urgently meet to discuss the possibility", he said. But North Korea has so far snubbed his overtures, including an offer to hold inter-Korean military talks about ceasing hostile activities alo... [Full Article...]

Small plane crashes in Costa Rica, killing 12

Small plane crashes in Costa Rica, killing 12 A statement from the ministry said 10 foreign passengers and two Costa Rican crew members were aboard the plane belonging to Nature Air. In photos from the scene, the tail and at least one wing of the plane are generally intact. An investigation into the cause of the crash will begin first thing Monday, Solis said. "When I saw it sideways, I thought, 'Oh, is this a plane doing a trick?' I th... [Full Article...]

New Orleans Saints 14, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13

New Orleans Saints 14, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 The Bucs went 95 yards from their own 5-yard line without a timeout in less than two minutes. The Saints will host the Carolina Panthers next Sunday in a wild card playoff game. Kamara has 14 touchdowns and is the first rookie to have at least five receiving touchdowns, five rushing touchdowns and one kickoff return for a score since Gale Sayers in 1965. [Full Article...]

Four CRPF troopers, two militants killed in Kashmir

Four CRPF troopers, two militants killed in Kashmir He expressed his solidarity with the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls. Four jawans have been martyred and three terrorists were killed in the fidayeen attack on the CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir. The CRPF 185 battalion is deployed in this training camp. Militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the attack, which came five days af... [Full Article...]

NWS: Temperatures 'well below normal' expected New Years Eve

NWS: Temperatures 'well below normal' expected New Years Eve Northwesterly winds pick up as we head towards midnight New Year's Eve, making it feel close to -25ยบ at times. Dangerously cold wind chill values are expected as a bitterly cold Arctic airmass remains across the area. Highs will be in the mid-20s and things will be blustery. Temperature-wise, the weather service predicted Topeka would see a high of 6 degrees Sunday, a low of minus 9 Sunday nig... [Full Article...]

Two men arraigned in Troy quadruple homicide

The Times Union newspaper reported prosecutors have charged Justin Mann with three counts of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree murder. The victims' bodies were found on the day after Christmas. Mells, Shanta's partner, took in the family after they lost a previous apartment. Told the family member, 'He supposedly always hung out with her '. [Full Article...]


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