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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...]

Georgia LB Roquan Smith delivers late in Rose Bowl comeback

Georgia LB Roquan Smith delivers late in Rose Bowl comeback Oklahoma is in the College Football Playoff for the second time in three years after losing the Orange Bowl semifinal to Clemson in 2015. The predictions come from the SECCountry.com breaking news team. For a second it appeared that Georgia had set itself up a chance to go for the win right there when Deandre Baker picked off Baker Mayfield , only to have the play waved off when Jonathan Ledbet... [Full Article...]

Arctic air arrives just in time to ring in New Year

Arctic air arrives just in time to ring in New Year For the late nighters ringing in the New Year, expect a wind chill of 14º by 9:00pm, and 9º by midnight. Tonight will see a cold ending to 2017, and the first week of 2018 won't be much warmer. Forecasters say the potential exists for multiple nights of subzero low temperatures and wind chills. Highs will be around 35 on Wednesday , then 26 Thursday , 28 Friday and 30 on Saturday . [Full Article...]

Saint Petersburg Supermarket Attack Suspect Arrested

Saint Petersburg Supermarket Attack Suspect Arrested Eight people remain in hospital. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, did not identify the suspect or provide any details about his motive. Firefighters and police officers work at the site of a blast in a supermarket in Saint Petersburg on December 27, 2017. [Full Article...]

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations The ministry of external affairs said that on Monday lists of 250 civilian prisoners and 94 fishermen were handed over to Pakistan . During the meeting, Sushma also said that she had met Pakistan's envoy to India and proposed to him that both countries release the prisoners who are above 70 years of age or women or of unsound mind as part of humanitarian aspect of the relationship, a member ... [Full Article...]


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