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Failed missile test hits North Korean town

Failed missile test hits North Korean town The missile was said to be a single Hwasong-12/KN17 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) launched from Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan Province, that later, crashed into Tokchon. It marked the first missile launched since one was sacked across Japan and into the Pacific Ocean on September 15. The April 29 launch was also unsuccessful due to engine failure, reaching only about 44 miles ... [Full Article...]

U.S. targets 10 countries over religious freedom violations

U.S. targets 10 countries over religious freedom violations A day after the White House threatened to cancel aid to Pakistan , the US Department of State has put the country on a special watch list for "severe violations of religious freedom". The commission cited Hindus, Christians and Shiia Muslims as being the victims of sectarian violence in the country, as well as the government's failure to work to prevent and prosecute those responsible. [Full Article...]

Photos show hardship and fun from massive winter storm on East Coast

Photos show hardship and fun from massive winter storm on East Coast The flight was cancelled on Thursday as well. Cold temperatures have created icing issues on planes, and snowy conditions in some parts of the area have also played a factor in travel issues. At a press conference Thursday, NYCHA General Manager Michael Kelly said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio directed the agency to establish an incident command situation desk to offer real-time acces... [Full Article...]

Woman sexually assaulted during Spirit flight from Las Vegas to Detroit

Woman sexually assaulted during Spirit flight from Las Vegas to Detroit The horrified passenger woke up and allegedly found her shirt and trousers unbuttoned, and the man's hand inside her trousers. She says her trousers and shirt were unbuttoned. The suspect initially told authorities that he had been asleep and did not know where his hand had been, but later told another investigator that he "might have" unhooked the woman's bra and put his hands on her breasts over... [Full Article...]

Egypt hot air balloon crash: casualties reported

Egypt hot air balloon crash: casualties reported There were reports that up to 12 people were injured. In 2016, Egypt temporarily halted balloon flights after 22 Chinese tourists suffered minor injuries in a crash landing. At least 19 tourists were killed in 2013 when the balloon in which they were travelling caught fire in Luxor. There were no details yet on the nationalities of the injured. [Full Article...]

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

25p 'latte levy' would boost recycling rates - MPs Some coffee shop chains - Starbucks and Costa - had shown initiative in introducing on-site recycling bins for cups, which they then sent to one of three specialist recycling facilities. We will carefully consider the committee's recommendations and respond shortly'. The EAC said it had learnt from this example that consumers were often more responsive to charges than discounts. [Full Article...]

America Ferrera Expecting First Child With Husband Ryan Piers Williams

America Ferrera Expecting First Child With Husband Ryan Piers Williams Piers Williams also shared the news on his social media accounts. They've been married since 2011. America Ferrera is adding a new role to her resumé in 2018. She said at the age of 33 she finally understands that the human body in all of its forms is handsome. The Superstore star just revealed that they are expecting their first child together in the cutest way possible! "The body posit... [Full Article...]

Accident involving more than 70 vehicles shuts down I-90

Accident involving more than 70 vehicles shuts down I-90 Eleven people have been transported to local hospitals by ambulance. There are reports of dozens of vehicles involved. The Erie County Executive's Office said its believed at least 22 vehicles were involved. Eastbound Thruway traffic is backed up past the William Street exit, according to NITTEC . New York State Police say there were injuries, but specific details on them were not released. [Full Article...]

Rajinikanth launches website for political change

Rajinikanth launches website for political change Add to this welter of political players, another celebrated actor Kamal Haasan had announced his foray into politics in November previous year but held back from formally launching a party citing that he will tour the state to better understand the problems ailing the people. [Full Article...]

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Takes Off In 2018, Lands In 2017

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Takes Off In 2018, Lands In 2017 It's plane insane: A flight that took off in 2018 ended up landing in 2017. It then was due to arrive mid-morning on December 31 in Honolulu. The the eight-hour flight landed in Honolulu at 10:16 am on December 31st 2017. The fun fact drew flight-tracking website FlightRadar24 to tweet: " Time travel is possible! ". Still, for a select group of passengers, being able to tell others how you toast... [Full Article...]

Orrin Hatch Retirement Opens Door For Trump Critic Mitt Romney In Senate

Orrin Hatch Retirement Opens Door For Trump Critic Mitt Romney In Senate I join the people of Utah in thanking my friend, Senator Orrin Hatch for his more than forty years of service to our great state and nation. Republicans on that committee led the Senate effort to overhaul the tax system which passed last month, the only major legislative accomplishment of the GOP Congress. [Full Article...]

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

Russian Daily Oil Output Edges Up in 2017 to 30-Year High In the week ended December 29, 2017, United States crude oil inventories are expected to fall below 425 MMbbls (million barrels) for a further upside in oil prices. For the whole of 2017, Russia's average annual oil production increased for a ninth year in a row . "Independent E&P firms will be particularly attractive to larger independents and integrated oil companies", Moody's said in its 2... [Full Article...]

23 hurt, including firefighter, in Bronx blaze

23 hurt, including firefighter, in Bronx blaze New York City fire department tweeted that over 200 fire fighters continued to fight the fire at 1547 Commonwealth Ave' in Bronx. Photos and video showed thick black smoke billowing from the building as firefighters doused water on the roof with outside temperatures hovering in the teens. [Full Article...]

United States warns it 'will never accept' a nuclear North Korea

United States warns it 'will never accept' a nuclear North Korea Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its united capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state. "We are still communicating with people in Iran on Facebook and Twitter and we're constantly updating those two sites in Farsi", said Goldstein. [Full Article...]

USA soldier killed, 4 wounded in combat in Afghanistan

USA soldier killed, 4 wounded in combat in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson, the top USA commander in Afghanistan , says "we are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own". President Donald Trump past year announced plans to strengthen the United States military presence in Afghanistan, signing off on a modest surge of several thousand more U.S. [Full Article...]

Schools on a two-hour delay

Schools on a two-hour delay School buses hadn't run since winter break began December 22. WCPSS spokeswoman Lisa Luten said drivers came in early to get a head start on any problems the cold weather might cause for the buses' diesel engines, but, in all, 81 buses didn't start. [Full Article...]

Trump calls for legal action on Huma Abedin, James Comey

Trump calls for legal action on Huma Abedin, James Comey She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. According to the report , Abedin forwarded sensitive State Department emails and passwords to government systems to her private Yahoo email account. "Abedin further explained that it was hard to print from the DoS system so she routinely forwarded emails to her non-DoS accounts so she could more easily print". [Full Article...]

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots total more than $800 million

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots total more than $800 million Both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots now are in the top 25 all-time United States lottery jackpot list - both for the annuity value and the cash value. Powerball hasn't had such a big prize since August, when a MA player won a $758.7 million jackpot. The Powerball jackpot has reached $440 million. That took the odds of winning that game from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million. [Full Article...]

Texas girls reported missing; Amber Alert issued

Texas girls reported missing; Amber Alert issued Miles is 6-feet 2-inches and weighs 200 pounds. He wears glasses and a beard. He was last heard from in Round Rock on Saturday. Miles is believed to driving a gray 2017 Hyundai Accent four-door hatchback with Texas license plate JGH9845. Bandera-Margaret is 4-feet 5-inches tall, weighs 75 pounds, has curly brown hair and brown eyes. "I was just glad none of my kids or my wife was here", Reid tol... [Full Article...]

Kiwis Build Their Own Island To Avoid Liquor Ban

Kiwis Build Their Own Island To Avoid Liquor Ban Today in Kiwi gold is this tale of a group of New Year's Eve revellers who had one wish to ring in 2018: getting shitfaced while taking in a water view. The friends were seen cracking open cold ones and enjoying the fireworks from the safety of their sandy fort for the rest of the night. Images of the group's apparent efforts to defy the rules appeared on a private Facebook group called, Tairu... [Full Article...]


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