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7.7 magnitude natural disaster hits Chile, prompts tsunami


The large quake was recorded about 24 miles southwest of Puerto Quellon and struck at a depth of 21.5 miles. There was report of some damage to highways, he said. Officials had originally issued a tsunami warning, but it was later downgraded to a tsunami watch. The area, some 800 miles south of the capital of Santiago , is relatively sparsely populated. Read More »

German evacuation for WW2 bomb disposal in Augsburg

Thousands of people in Augsburg, Germany have evacuated the southern town after the discovery of a large World War II aerial bomb. The 1.8-ton explosive was found on Tuesday during work at a construction site in the Bavarian city, but authorities waited until Sunday to coordinate the logistics necessary to make it safe. Read More »

Met Office weather warnings


The country is bracing itself for the arrival of Storm Barbara with warnings of 90mph winds and hard travelling conditions as people make their way home for the holidays. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency issued eight flood warnings for Tayside, the Borders and Easter Ross and eight flood alerts across Scotland on Friday. Read More »

Demonetisation broke backbone of Himachal: Rahul attacks PM Modi

Since the time he has started speaking, there have been no bounds to my happiness", the PM said. All we can say at this point is that the war of words between Rahul Gandhi and PM Modi is intensifying. BJP unit under the new Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari, distributed laddoos to people for supporting the revolutionary drive implemented by PM Modi. If Modi had said he was not apprised about the note printing capacity and how many months it would take to print such notes and on the duration of ... Read More »

What's open and closed in Windsor this holiday season


Karns Foods: Stores close at 6 p.m. December 24. Still, if you're not a fan of any of these major stores, there will be plenty of smaller chains open on Christmas Eve . Lidl has released its planned opening and closing times over Christmas, with all stores opening at 7am and closing at 8pm on Christmas Eve. Today is the final day of classes for Scotland County students and they will be off until the new year for Christmas break. Read More »

Salvation Army still looking for donations to Red Kettle campaign

Major Joliker Leandre, commander of the Salvation Army , told the Reporter on Thursday that while the church had meant to raise $100,000 for the yearly effort, it has been slower than anticipated. "If we are unable to meet our campaign goal, The Salvation Army is at risk of having to cut programs that serve our community year round", Jennings said. Read More »

Egypt delays United Nations vote on Israeli settlements


The draft resolution was submitted on Wednesday by Egypt, but it was withdrawn later due to pressures from Tel Aviv and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. "President Obama and Secretary Kerry are behind this shameful move against Israel at the United Nations", an unidentified official said in a statement to several reporters. Read More »

Titans QB Marcus Mariota carted off field with ankle injury

He was only 8-20 for 99 yards at the time of the injury. Their last victory at home came December 13, 2015, against Indianapolis. They played for Bradley, who was awkwardly fired six days earlier. Back to the part about Mariota tumbling to the ground, that was the truth. Mariota was carted off and his right ankle was put in an air cast. "That breaks my heart, man", Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan said. Read More »

Key Boko Haram camp falls to Nigerian troops, president says

He commended the troops responsible for "finally entering and crushing the remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents", but warned against assuming the camp's capture would mean an immediate end to Boko Haram . In April 2014, Boko Haram militants kidnapped an estimated 276 girls from a boarding school in Chibok in Borno. Although numerous girls have escaped and others were freed through worldwide negotiations, there are some 197 who remain missing. Read More »

14 killed in Malaysia's bus accident


Of the 16 hurt, seven were Malaysian, six were Singapore nationals, two Myanmar nationals and a woman who's nationality is yet to be identified. Both the dead and the injured are said to have been taken to the Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital in Muar . Read More »

Draymond Green returns to Bay Area for son's birth

The Pistons have covered in two of their last three meetings with the Warriors. They exchanged baskets for a few minutes, but it was clear that the game was shifting in Golden State's favor. Zaza Pachulia and Klay Thompson had team highs with ten points, Kevin Durant scored nine, and Stephen Curry seven. It was a fun first half for Brooklyn, but the third quarter woes did them in... Read More »

Suspect used hammer to kill San Pedro reality contestant


The 36-year-old San Pedro woman went missing after leaving a party early Sunday morning at Alpine Village, a German restaurant in Torrance, and a missing persons report was filed by her family on Monday. The show only lasted for one season in 2010 and 2011. Naegle's body was found Tuesday, and Rogers, a nursing student who accompanied Naegle to the party but initially claimed he left without her, was later arrested on suspicion of murder, said Los Angeles police Detective Meghan Aguilar. Read More »

Site of deadly Mexico fireworks blast has history of trouble


The market was particularly crowded that late December afternoon as shoppers geared up for holiday festivities. But the market has a history of trouble - it's been the scene of at least two previous explosions, but this is the first one to turn deadly, reports CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal. Read More »

Miles Teller Involved in Car Accident With Uber Driver


Teller's Bronco flipped over, but he and his girlfriend, Keleigh Sperry , were reportedly not injured. Although Teller and Sperry managed to walk away without injuries, two passengers in the Uber auto were taken to the hospital. "My buddy lost control of my auto going 80 miles per hour". "I was 50 feet away from the vehicle; the cops saw me covered in blood and thought I was dead", he recounted. Read More »

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Assassinated in Ankara


Secretary of State John Kerry, who is ordinarily critical of Russian Federation and its involvement in Syria, made it clear that the United States condemned the violent attack. In an odd coincidence, Putin had been planning to attend a Moscow play on Monday night written by Alexander Griboyedov, Russia's ambassador to Iran, who was murdered in 1829. Read More »

Republicans Promise Changes at UN Following Israeli Settlements Vote

McCain pointed out that the abstention did not align with the U.S. position of backing Israel in the United Nations. If Trump abruptly moves away from the two-state solution himself, hard-core settlement supporters could find themselves pushing on an open door when demanding a formal green light for Israeli expansion. Read More »

UN Security Council fails to impose arms embargo on South Sudan


More than 6 million people - half of South Sudan's population - are in need of urgent aid and humanitarian organisations expect this number to rise by 20 to 30 percent next year, United Nations officials say. troops and police in the country. The draft resolution sought to establish an arms embargo on the youngest United Nations member-state as well as freeze the assets of three government and opposition representatives and introduce a travel ban against them. Read More »

In aftermath of Berlin Christmas market attack, Germany's resilience tested


The surveillance measures were called off in September. Germany's chief federal prosecutor told lawmakers that "this Tunisian is a solid lead, his wallet was found in the cab of the truck, but that it's not clear that he was also the perpetrator", said Burkhard Lischka of the Social Democrats, the junior governing party. Read More »

Battle for Syria's al-Bab intensifies as 14 Turkish soldiers killed

Unconfirmed reports say the two soldiers could be Sefer Taş - who was allegedly abducted in southern Turkey in September a year ago - and an unnamed man who had been abducted with another Turkish soldier on November 29. According to Turkish media, a soldier by the name of Sefter Tas was kidnapped by IS on September 1, 2015, but Ankara never confirmed the capture. It was the heaviest loss for the Turkish army in a single day under the Euphrates Shield Operation, including three suicide auto ... Read More »

Dead orca found floating off Sunshine Coast

In a statement by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the initial examination of the 18-year-old male known as J34 indicates it was struck along its back. An orca expert says the whale's death could have something to do with noise from tanker traffic. The southern resident orca was discovered off the Sunshine Coast by a local resident who at first thought it was an overturned boat. Read More »

Released Chibok girls return to Borno for Christmas


The girls, who have now become worldwide figures, arrived Yola global Airport secretly and under tight security were received by the Adamawa State Governor, Senator Mohammed Jibrilla. The report did not include any more information, but said that the girls were en route Abuja to be presented to the president. The girls were part of more than 270 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls held since April 14, 2014, by Boko Haram. Read More »

Ikea dresser tip-over cases settled for $50 million

All three of the boys were 2-years-old and were crushed by the Ikea six-drawer MALM dresser, Feldman said. The settlement ends wrongful-death suits filed by the families and comes six months after those deaths and others prompted the unprecedented recall of 29 million Ikea dressers. Read More »

Trump calls for an increase in nuclear weapons

Many have pointed out that Trump's tweet came just a few hours after Russian president Vladimir Putin promised to step up his own nuclear program. While the message was vague, any increase in the USA nuclear arsenal "would be a radical departure from what the bipartisan trend in Washington has been since the end of the Cold War", said Kingston Reif, director for Disarmament and Threat Reduction Policy at the Arms Control Association . Read More »

Sean Spicer Heading to the Podium in Trump's White House Briefing Room


Jason Miller, a senior communications adviser on Trump's presidential campaign, has been named White House communications director. Ted Cruz's campaign, will serve as Trump's Director of Communications. Scavino is a regular twitter and instagram presence on behalf of Trump. Spicer previously worked as Assistant United States Trade Representative for Media and Public Affairs under the George W. Read More »

The U.N. Has Voted to Investigate Possible War Crimes in Syria

The resolution stresses the need for the new body "to closely coordinate" with an independent commission appointed by the UN Human Rights Council which has said war crimes are "rampant" in Syria. "The establishment of such a mechanism is a flagrant interference in the internal affairs of a UN member state", Syrian UN Ambassador Bashar Jaafari said before the vote. Read More »

Civilians courageous freezing temperatures as Aleppo evacuations resume


Remaining civilians must be allowed to leave safely if they choose to do so, Mr Haq said. As the months of bombardment wore on, rescue and health services collapsed. Crowds sang, danced and waved flags and pictures of Assad, chanting slogans praising the army and the president. "We see the tragedy of bad suffering of civilians and I've asked the Foreign Ministry to seek ways to expand our medical assistance to the civilian casualties of the Syrian tragedy, specifically in Aleppo", ... Read More »

Gambian President Jammeh says he will not step down

He, however, thanked ECOWAS leaders for their efforts in resolving the political impasse in the country. He had called Barrow to concede defeat after the results were released but reversed his decision, a week later. Video footages of jubilant youth tearing off giant posters bearing the president's image in the streets of Serekunda, the largest city in the country, were still popular views on social media. Read More »