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Tourist killed and 12 injured after HORROR balloon crash Tourist killed and 12 injured after HORROR balloon crash
- January 05, 2018

Officials in Egypt said the balloon crashed carrying the group of tourists, after strong winds forced the balloon off course. Luxor governor Mahmoud Badr confirmed the incident, adding that he visited the injured tourists who are now being treated at hospital, according to the BBC, citing AFP . (more...)
Manufacturing activity reaches record high in December Manufacturing activity reaches record high in December
- January 02, 2018

It was also lower compared to the 55.7 reading posted a year earlier. In order to support output growth, manufacturers raised employment at a substantial pace that was one of the fastest seen throughout the survey to-date. On the price front, Goods and Services Tax (GST) continued to lead to greater raw material costs, with input cost inflation accelerating to the sharpest since April. (more...)
Indian Medical Association calls for 12-hour nationwide strike Indian Medical Association calls for 12-hour nationwide strike
- January 02, 2018

Outpatient services in private and government hospitals in the state are likely to be hit on Tuesday due to the protest by doctors against the National Medical Commission ( NMC ) Bill. "Indian doctors with their pristine recognition in worldwide arena will lose their stature and demand". Meanwhile, the All India Medical Students' Association too has joined the strike call of IMA and has called for a student strike on Tuesday. (more...)
S.Korea welcomes Kim's offer for dialogue S.Korea welcomes Kim's offer for dialogue
- January 02, 2018

SEOUL , Korea, Republic Of - South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged oil tanker suspected of evading worldwide sanctions by trading with North Korea, officials said Sunday. Choi met North Korea's sports official Mun Woong in China on December 18 on the sidelines of a worldwide youth football tournament where North and South Korea soccer teams competed, the Dong-A Ilbo newspaper reported. (more...)
Dead Persons in Buhari's Board Appointment Rise to 7 Dead Persons in Buhari's Board Appointment Rise to 7
- January 01, 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday make a national broadcast to commemorate the New Year. The president also appointed Chief Donald Ugbaja as a member of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC). A Kano governorship aspirant, Ibrahim El-Amin, popularly known as Little, was appointed board member of the Federal Medical Centre, Owo. It was learnt that Bunza was a staunch supporter of the APC who served as the sole administrator of Jega Local Government Area of Kebbi State. (more...)
Ukrainian authorities and separatist rebels swap prisoners Ukrainian authorities and separatist rebels swap prisoners
- December 30, 2017

The exchange of prisoners was being carried out at a checkpoint near Horlivka, a city in the eastern Donetsk region. On Tuesday, Zakharchenko said he had issued a pardon of prisoners . The 2015 deal brokered by France and Germany and signed in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, envisioned a prisoner exchange, but the two sides argued over lists of prisoners and only a few dozen had been exchanged prior to Wednesday. (more...)
Alabama officials certify Jones as Senate victor despite Moore challenge Alabama officials certify Jones as Senate victor despite Moore challenge
- December 30, 2017

Alabama's Republican secretary of state shredded claims of voter fraud in the state's special Senate election in a Thursday CNN interview . Mr Merrill said he had so far found no evidence of voter fraud, but pledged that his office would investigate any complaint submitted by Mr Moore. (more...)
Trump 'Very Disappointed' China Exports Oil to N Korea, Despite Their Denial Trump 'Very Disappointed' China Exports Oil to N Korea, Despite Their Denial
- December 29, 2017

However, on Tuesday the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo cited unidentified South Korean government officials as saying USA reconnaissance satellites have spotted Chinese ships transferring oil to North Korean vessels some 30 times since October in seas off China. (more...)
Found Dead In Basement Apartment In Upstate New York Found Dead In Basement Apartment In Upstate New York
- December 29, 2017

Four people found dead in a basement apartment in the city of Troy, N.Y., are suspected to have been murdered, according to multiple media reports. Investigators have not released the victims' identifies or say how they were killed, but neighbors tell Albany Times Union that a woman lived in the basement apartment with her children, ages 8 and 11, and her partner. (more...)
City will pick up Christmas trees by the curb throughout January City will pick up Christmas trees by the curb throughout January
- December 27, 2017

For more information on the tree recycling program, visit the County Park System's website here. For New Hanover County residents, the county will offer free tree recycling starting the day after Christmas. People may drop off trees during business hours or leave trees outside the gates after hours. The county says there will be signs to direct you to the drop off site. (more...)
Christmas Eve snow and ice expected across much of US Christmas Eve snow and ice expected across much of US
- December 27, 2017

The Monday storm brings snow or rain changing to snow before ending in the middle of the day. The area of low pressure deepens over the Gulf of ME as it heads northeast, bringing a very strong southwest, then west wind behind it. Snow moves in south of I-70 around 2pm. Last year, WTOP reported that there had only been four years when the D.C. area had more than an inch of snow on the ground on Christmas in the past 50 years. (more...)
CHP officer killed by suspected drunk driver Christmas Eve CHP officer killed by suspected drunk driver Christmas Eve
- December 26, 2017

A second officer in the vehicle was treated at a hospital and released. The CHP said the crash took place around 11:32 p.m. and forced the closure of all lanes on southbound Interstate Highway 880 just north of state Highway 92 in Hayward. (more...)
One dead in apartment fire One dead in apartment fire
- December 26, 2017

The fire, which investigators believe started on or near the outside wall of the home, spread to the attic above the garage, Franklin said. They have opened a shelter at the First Baptist Church on East Main Street in Spartanburg for those residents. (more...)
Peru's convicted ex-president Alberto Fujimori pardoned Peru's convicted ex-president Alberto Fujimori pardoned
- December 25, 2017

The move comes a day after the former ruler was rushed to hospital on Sunday after suffering a severe drop in blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm. Fujimori is a controversial figure in Peru, having been accused by many of staging a "self-coup" to transform the country into a dictatorship and being at the centre of a vast corruption network, while others claim that he ended a serious nationwide economic crisis and crushed the Shining Path guerrilla insurgency. (more...)
UAE carriers stop Tunisian links after terrorist risk alert UAE carriers stop Tunisian links after terrorist risk alert
- December 25, 2017

Tunisia's transport ministry has announced the suspension of all Emirates Airlines flights to and from the North African country. In Tunisia anger has been building after women said they had been banned at Tunis airport from boarding Emirates flights to Dubai. (more...)
WRHA warns of early start to flu season, 5 deaths so far WRHA warns of early start to flu season, 5 deaths so far
- December 24, 2017

Those most vulnerable to the flu are people of an extreme age, he explained - either very young or very old. State Health Department officials declined to release where the others lived, citing privacy concerns. The WRHA said three cases have been confirmed at the Children's Hospital were identified within a seven-day period recently. "We also have people who have a lot of these symptoms and don't have a fever and sometimes even they end up testing positive", Hickey said. (more...)
California Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since 1970s California Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since 1970s
- December 24, 2017

New Mexico's unemployment rate remained unchanged in November at 6.1 percent, notably less than the 6.7 percent logged for the same period past year. That was the same as in October but down considerably from the 3.3 percent rate in November 2016. (more...)
Pounds of Pot Was for Christmas Presents, Elderly Couple Says Pounds of Pot Was for Christmas Presents, Elderly Couple Says
- December 23, 2017

Authorities say Patrick Jiron , 83, and his wife, Barbara, 80, were pulled over in York, Nebraska . Mr. and Mrs. Jiron told the police they were traveling from their home state of California to Vermont, with a planned pit stop in Boston, and meant to distribute the drugs to family and friends as Christmas gifts. (more...)
Tuesday forecast: Above average temperatures continue through today and tomorrow Tuesday forecast: Above average temperatures continue through today and tomorrow
- December 21, 2017

Feels like temperatures will drop into the mid to upper 30s. This should allow for a nice day across Eastern Kentucky. But we're watching closely. The early call is for seasonable chill and mostly dry Christmas Eve, then a better chance for snow and ice and rain on Christmas Day . (more...)
Mike Pence reschedules Middle East visit for January Mike Pence reschedules Middle East visit for January
- December 21, 2017

Pence will instead travel to the Middle East during the week of January 14 so he can be in the Senate for Tuesday's expected tax vote. United State Vice President Mike Pence has postponed his controversial visit to the Middle East planned for this week but USA special peace envoy Jason Greenblatt is still coming, a White House official said on Monday. (more...)