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World Pope Francis prays for Egypt church attack victims
Author: 0 Pope Francis prays for Egypt church attack victims

Officials and witnesses also mentioned more than one attacker and a higher death toll, according to BBC News. Accounts of Friday's events are conflicting; Egypt's Interior Ministry cites just one attacker - a revision of initial reports which claimed that two attackers were involved and that 12 people had been killed.

World On New Year's Eve, Man with guns at Hyatt Regency in Houston
Author: 0 On New Year's Eve, Man with guns at Hyatt Regency in Houston

Houston police said they had yet to determine whether the man had any ill intent. When officers arrived at his room, they found "several" firearms and rounds of ammunition in the room. Police in other cities have said they are taking extraordinary security measures around the year-end celebrations, most prominently at Times Square in NY, where police said they would deploy rooftop observers and counter-snipers in more buildings than usual, as well as patrolling hotels.

World Two men arrested in the horrific murder of a lesbian family
Author: 0 Two men arrested in the horrific murder of a lesbian family

A little closure possibly provided for Khalif Coleman, the nephew of Shanta Myers . Shanise Myers , 5, and Brandi Mells , 22, were found slain Tuesday afternoon inside their basement apartment at the Second Avenue address. The suspects were sent to the Rensselaer County Jail to await their next court appearance, on Thursday. More information about the defendants is to be released soon .

World Israeli jets strike Gaza after shelling with 'Iran-supplied missiles'
Author: 0 Israeli jets strike Gaza after shelling with 'Iran-supplied missiles'

The IDF stated Saturday that the rockets launched Friday by a Gaza terror organization were standard-grade Iranian weapons. Liberman later told the Hadashot News in an interview, " Hamas is being careful because they do not want war, as we do not, but the Salafist and extremist Muslim groups are acting on their own ".

World Russian security agency arrests suspect in St. Petersburg supermarket bombing
Author: 0 Russian security agency arrests suspect in St. Petersburg supermarket bombing

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, watches the troops marching as he and Syrian President Bashar Assad visit the Hmeimim air base in Syria, December 11, 2017. Investigators said they had begun questioning the suspect. The city's subway was also targeted by a bomb attack in April that left 15 dead and dozens wounded, claimed by a little-known group linked to Al-Qaeda.

World Alabama Senate race results formally certified
Author: 0 Alabama Senate race results formally certified

But just hours before the certification, an Alabama judge rejected Moore's attempt to stop the state from making his defeat official. Moore alleges "election fraud," saying high Democratic turnout in key areas was statistically unlikely.

World Nawaz Sharif arrives in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Nawaz Sharif arrives in Saudi Arabia

The ex-premier will meet Saudi officials "to discuss various aspects of friendly relationship with Pakistan", it says, adding "they will talk about the cooperation in various fields between the two countries". "It looks like the matter is towards seeking forgiveness and that a National Reconciliation Order (deal) may be on the horizon". Moreover, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has vowed to resist the Sharifs' move.

World 6 bodies pulled from the water after seaplane crashes in Australia
Author: 0 6 bodies pulled from the water after seaplane crashes in Australia

As rescue divers from Marine Rescue NSW continue to search the scene, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter has reportedly spotted debris and an oil slick on the water. Sydney Seaplanes managing director Aaron Shaw confirmed that their aircraft was one of theirs and said they were working with police on the scene.

World China Resists US Push to Blacklist Ships Caught Trading with N. Korea
Author: 0 China Resists US Push to Blacklist Ships Caught Trading with N. Korea

Reuters was unable to independently verify that the vessels had transferred fuel to North Korean vessels, whether the Russian state knew about the sales or how many Russian vessels were involved in the transfers. Instead of going to Taiwan, however, it transferred 600 tonnes of oil to the North's Sam Jong 2 in worldwide waters off China , South Korean customs service officials have said.

World Egypt gun attack: Church stormed in Helwan province
Author: 0 Egypt gun attack: Church stormed in Helwan province

Nine people have been killed in two attacks on Coptic Christians in Helwan district, south of Cairo, Egypt's interior ministry has said. The attack came amid tightened security around churches and Christian facilities ahead of the Coptic Orthodox Christian celebrations of Christmas on January 7.

World Truth, work and growth will be three mantras of our party: Rajinikanth
Author: 0 Truth, work and growth will be three mantras of our party: Rajinikanth

It's time for a truthful, transparent political party. "I am not saying that I will come to politics.I will announce my stand on entering politics on 31 December", Rajinikanth said. If we step on the battlefield, we should win the war. "Had I not known its dynamics, I would have said okay", he said. The South cinema industry sensation Rajinikanth, who is now holding his 6-day outreach plan of meeting his fans, said that though many directors had shaped his roles in films, fans are the main ...

Author: 0 Oyintiloye Urges Youths to Learn Persistence — George Weah's Victory

Remittances from Liberians living overseas account for more than a quarter of gross domestic product. "As a leader in the West African sub-region, Nigeria, especially under the PDP, played key roles in ensuring political stability in Liberia and must continue to show direction by ensuring the consolidation of democratic practice and culture both at home and in other countries in the sub-region".

World 'Make America Gay Again' banner hung near VP Pence's Aspen home
Author: 0 'Make America Gay Again' banner hung near VP Pence's Aspen home

The Pitkin County Sheriff's office told us the same neighbors who hung the banner also brought some chili and cornbread to the secret service agents guarding Pence's house. He has also been accused of being a proponent of " conversion therapy ", a practice which purports to change individuals' sexual orientation via spiritual intervention.

World Manchester city centre apartment block fire
Author: 0 Manchester city centre apartment block fire

It looks like a very big fire. Roads were closed as emergency services responded to the fire in a 12-storey residential building in Manchester. The public are advised to avoid the area and a number of roads have been sealed off by police.

World Massive fire that killed 12 started by child playing with stove
Author: 0 Massive fire that killed 12 started by child playing with stove

The youngest victim was Amora Vidal, a week shy of turning eight-months-old, her mother Christine Batiz said. The fire commissioner said he's unsure whether all the smoke detectors were working in the building. It was the deadliest fire in the city in more than a quarter century. There are 25 units in the apartment building. "From what we know right now, there was not a problem with the building", de Blasio said.

World Suspect detained over St Petersburg supermarket blast
Author: 0 Suspect detained over St Petersburg supermarket blast

A blast ripped through a supermarket in the Russian city of St. Petersburg on Wednesday evening, injuring at least 10 shoppers. Russia's FSB Federal Security Service has detained the perpetrator and organizer of the explosion at the Perekrestok supermarket in St.

Author: 0 Iran Raps 'Opportunistic' US Interference after Civil Protests

The report quoted the security deputy of Tehran's governor, Mohsen Hamedani, as saying that fewer than 50 people gathered at a public square in Tehran, and that a lot of them left after a police warning but a few made a decision to stay on.

World Here's first challenge for President Rahul Gandhi: 5 Meghalaya Congress MLAs resign
Author: 0 Here's first challenge for President Rahul Gandhi: 5 Meghalaya Congress MLAs resign

According to Tynsong, the Congress MLAs would also resigned from the primary membership of the party tomorrow. Shillong/Guwahati: In what may be seen as a major setback for the ruling Congress party in the frontier state of Meghalaya, eight MLAs including five from Congress party on Friday resigned from their membership of the state assembly to join National Peoples Party (NPP).

World Obama beats Trump to be named the most admired man in US
Author: 0 Obama beats Trump to be named the most admired man in US

The numerical proof of Obama's popularity came Wednesday (Dec. 27) when Gallup released the results of their yearly "Most Admired Man and Woman" poll . The polling group has asked Americans about their choice for most admired man 71 times since 1946 ― every year except 1976. The " most admired woman " list was tighter, with Hillary Clinton hanging on to first place with 9 percent support.

Author: 0 NY police investigate four possible murders in apartment upstate

It's awful. Terrible. Sad especially at this time of year. We are partnering with the Boys and Girls Club to offer grief counseling at Troy Middle School on Friday, December 29, beginning at 10 a.m. "I don't have the word", he said the next day. Police are now asking the public for any information they may have about the killings. At this time, nobody is in custody, and there isn't a person of interest.

World Greece 'appalled' by attack on Coptic church in Egypt
Author: 0 Greece 'appalled' by attack on Coptic church in Egypt

Police later cordoned off the crime scene as onlookers crowded around the church, while a forensics team combed the area. Concerning the security measures of churches, Ghaffar ordered security officers to be unrelenting in dealing with any potential attempts to break the law, and to install extra electronic entry gates in the vicinity of churches.

World Four Dead, Six Wounded In Kabul Blast
Author: 0 Four Dead, Six Wounded In Kabul Blast

The attack, the latest in a series to hit Afghan media groups in recent years, follows an attack on a private television station in Kabul last month. "We were shocked and didn't feel the explosion at first, but we saw smoke coming up from below", said Ali Reza Ahmadi, a journalist with the Afghan Voice news agency, who was sitting in his office above the centre when the attack took place.

World Gunman kills seven outside Coptic church in Cairo suburb: ministry
Author: 0 Gunman kills seven outside Coptic church in Cairo suburb: ministry

Badr Mohamed Badr, a fruit seller, witnessed the attack from his stall and said he saw a shooter on a motorcycle fire a gun at a police officer. Video footage has also emerged appearing to show one gunman lying dead at the scene and another alleged attacker fleeing in a red auto.

World 'Displeased' Gujarat Dy CM yet to take charge of portfolios
Author: 0 'Displeased' Gujarat Dy CM yet to take charge of portfolios

The cracks in the new government were visible when Patel did not assume office in the Sachivalaya in Gandhinagar on Friday even as many ministers took charge. Senior minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, too, was stripped of the key revenue ministry which went to newly inducted minister Kaushik Patel, who had held the portfolio during Narendra Modi government from 2002-2007, before he lost in the polls.

World Muslim women eye ban on polygamy after triple talaq
Author: 0 Muslim women eye ban on polygamy after triple talaq

The bill, if implemented into a law, will make Triple Talaq a criminal offense. "It will be first introduced in Lok Sabha and it will be considered there for passing of the Bill and then it will go to Rajya Sabha ", he added. "So the board should have been taken into confidence", Nomani said. He said, everyone should help the government to end the age-old tradition of triple talaq in the country.

World Palestinian envoy shares stage with Hafiz Saeed, angers India
Author: 0 Palestinian envoy shares stage with Hafiz Saeed, angers India

A photograph of Palestine's Pakistan ambassador Waleed Abu Ali sharing the same platform with JuD captain at a public meeting in Rawalpindi is going viral on the all social media websites. Hafiz Saeed , who carries a bounty of $10 million announced by the USA for his involvement in terror activities, made several anti-India and anti-US statements at the rally, invoking Khulbhushan Jadhav and Kashmir.

Author: 0 Russian President toughens punishment for recruiting terrorists

President Vladimir Putin declared on Thursday that the explosion at a supermarket in Russia's second-largest city was a terrorist attack. That bombing was claimed by a group linked to al-Qaeda which said it was a message to countries engaged in war with Muslims, a veiled reference to Russia's military campaign in Syria.

World China Rejects Donald Trump's Accusation On Oil Transfer To North Korea
Author: 0 China Rejects Donald Trump's Accusation On Oil Transfer To North Korea

It allegedly transferred 600 tons of oil, part of what the newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported was a trend of Chinese ships transferring oil 30 times since October. But instead, it transferred as much as 600 tonnes to the North Korea-flagged Sam Jong 2 on Oct 19 in worldwide waters between China and the Korean peninsula, on the order of its charterer, Billions Bunker Group Corp, based in Taiwan, the ministry official said.

World State Dept. posts Clinton aide's documents found on Weiner's laptop
Author: 0 State Dept. posts Clinton aide's documents found on Weiner's laptop

The release was a result of a lawsuit by Judicial Watch , a conservative watchdog group that specializes in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and lawsuits. The announcement sent shockwaves through the political world so close to the November election between Clinton and Donald Trump. The FBI has previously said that a number of Abedin's documents were backed up on Weiner's laptop, and that some smaller number were manually forwarded.

World New Mexico State tops Utah State in OT for bowl victory
Author: 0 New Mexico State tops Utah State in OT for bowl victory

Utah State had numerous chances to put more points on the board, but four missed field goals and a turnover in the red zone after having a first-and-goal at the 1-yard line spelled doom. Then chaos descended. Love's first pass of the extra period was almost picked off in the end zone, then almost recovered in the end zone by Braelon Roberts.

World Humane Society: Dog found dead, frozen on Toledo home's porch
Author: 0 Humane Society: Dog found dead, frozen on Toledo home's porch

It was a 3-year-old dog found frozen to death on a porch in Toledo Thursday. Other animals, like livestock, require more food and water in the winter, he said, adding that they burn more calories to stay warm. "I kind of fell on some bad times", he said. In the cold, horses need to be able to get out of the wind, so he said if there's a low-laying dip in the property, a tree line, or a barn to get them out of the wind, it's technically legal.

World Step Aside, Harry: Meghan Markle Could Have Been a Bond Girl
Author: 0 Step Aside, Harry: Meghan Markle Could Have Been a Bond Girl

Former royal butler Grant Harrold appeared on United Kingdom breakfast TV show Good Morning Britain to critique the princess bride's technique on her first outing with the whole family. No doubt Grant's comments might make it awkward when the family gets together at Harry and Markle's wedding, which is set for May 19, 2018, at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Author: 0 Weather service once again warns of unsafe wind chills

Daryl Williams, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Norman, said Ada might dip into the single digits as far as temperatures are concerned. I have to say too, even though the wind will be light most of the day, an occasional gust of 3-7mph will put wind chills back below 0. "That should be done by New Year's Eve and into New Year's Day ", Williams said.

World China Caught Violating UN Sanctions on Oil Exports
Author: 0 China Caught Violating UN Sanctions on Oil Exports

South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported that USA satellites had spotted 30 such examples in the West Sea since October. A ministry official told CNN that the Lighthouse Winmore deported from the port of Yeosu in South Korea carrying refined oil which was then transferred to a North Korean ship in worldwide waters.

World Multiple people shot at a Long Beach business, Southern California
Author: 0 Multiple people shot at a Long Beach business, Southern California

They said on Twitter that it has become a murder investigation, and that the suspect is also dead at the scene. There are multiple casualties, according to the L.A. No further details were immediately available. People were seen evacuating and running from the unmarked building that houses law offices. Check back for updates on this developing story .

Author: 0 Fatal Kan. officer-involved shooting during false report of hostage situation

A man identified as 28-year-old Andrew Thomas Finch died after an officer fired his weapon in the 1000 block of West McCormick. Lisa says her son was unarmed and there are no guns in the family's home. Andrew appears to be uninvolved with the altercation as his family claimed he didn't play video games . She says he was checking the door to see where a noise was coming from.

World Deputies: Man arrested for trying to electrocute pregnant wife
Author: 0 Deputies: Man arrested for trying to electrocute pregnant wife

The device was rigged so when a house key was inserted into the deadbolt and the door handle touch with the other hand, an electrical circuit would be closed, allowing electricity to flow from one hand, up the arm, through the heart and back through the other arm.

World Greenville police identifies 7-year-old homicide victim
Author: 0 Greenville police identifies 7-year-old homicide victim

According to reports, Craig fled , driving west into Frisco through several residential areas until eventually turning down a one-way street. A Texas woman is facing a capital murder charge in the fatal shooting of a seven-year-old boy. During an investigation, Greenville PD issued a capital murder arrest warrant for Brooke Craig. Upon checking the residence and surrounding area, officers did not locate any disturbance occurring.

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Author: 0 Make "Hiking" in Kansas A New Year's Resolution

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages residents to shift their plans for the coming year into high gear with a few ideas for inspired outdoor fun. See a list of upcoming guided hikes below. Keep in mind to wear appropriate shoes, and bring plenty of water and snacks. Meet at 10 a.m.at the day use area, at the intersection of Hill and Ivy roads.

World Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Both Top $300M to Close Out 2017
Author: 0 Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Both Top $300M to Close Out 2017

On Saturday, the drawing for the $384 million Powerball jackpot will be held, with the lump-sum cash option at an estimated $242.9 million. The new optional $3 wager Just the Jackpot allows players to receive two entries for a chance to win the game's jackpot prize only.

World Lindsay Lohan suffers snake bite on vacation
Author: 0 Lindsay Lohan suffers snake bite on vacation

Lindsay Lohan revealed she's suffered a nasty snake bite while holidaying in Thailand . She added: "I'm doing lipstick, fragrance". "Actually my shaman told me it was good luck and positive energy so God bless". Lohan claims the unpaid taxes aren't her fault . In 2013, TMZ reported that the IRS was after Lohan for unpaid taxes in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Lindsay Lohan , the Mean Girls star whose career has taken a pretty serious wrong turn in the last several years, has been ...

World Mother of Wichita man killed by police: 'The cop murdered my son'
Author: 0 Mother of Wichita man killed by police: 'The cop murdered my son'

We have a lot of information to go through'. She says her son, Andrew Finch, opened the front door because he heard something outside. "Our officers came here preparing for a hostage situation". "Why didn't they give him the same warning that they gave us?" the distraught mother said. "That's why we have to listen to this tape and kind of dissect it and go through it".

World Soccer star George Weah poised to win Liberia's presidency
Author: 0 Soccer star George Weah poised to win Liberia's presidency

They were vying to replace Africa's first female president, Nobel Peace Prize victor Ellen Johnson Sirleaf , who has served two terms. As Weah's supporters erupted in celebration, final results were expected on Friday. He also invited Weah to visit France and the invitation had been accepted, Macron's office said. Nigeria's retired football star Mutiu Adepoju also had some good words for the President-elect whom he described as a man with a quintessential touch.

World Fast food chain celebrating California's pot legalization with 'Munchie Meal'
Author: 0 Fast food chain celebrating California's pot legalization with 'Munchie Meal'

The Merry Munchie Meal will launch in January and will include two tacos, five mini churros, three chicken strips and a drink as well as a box of half curly fries and half onion rings. Unfortunately, you won't be able to get the Munchie Meals everywhere. Starting Jan. 1, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act goes into effect in California , allowing people 21 and older to possess an ounce of marijuana for recreational purposes.

World 3 rockets fired from Gaza into Israel, one falls in Israel
Author: 0 3 rockets fired from Gaza into Israel, one falls in Israel

According to Israeli assessments, these rockets are not being launched by Hamas , but by other militants groups from the Strip. It added that two of the rockets were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system. The Israeli army said there were "very small clashes" in a number of sites. The spokeswoman said about 4,000 Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza, some throwing rocks and fire bombs and setting tires alight, confronted Israeli soldiers who responded mainly by ...

Author: 0 Trump slams Vanity Fair, Anna Wintour over Clinton video

Clinton advisor Adam Parkhomenko described the video as "embarrassingly not funny" and "awkward to watch". In any case, Wintour has not made any public statements about the Vanity Fair controversy regarding Hillary Clinton . Trump said the magazine's apology was the latest example of news media bias in favor of Clinton. Vanity Fair's video has, clearly, caused much more of an uproar than intended.

World Conspiracies being hatched by India against CPEC: Ahsan Iqbal
Author: 0 Conspiracies being hatched by India against CPEC: Ahsan Iqbal

India has looked suspiciously at the project as parts of it run through Pakistan-administered Kashmir that India claims its own territory. China's investment in Pakistan is meant to link its remote western region to the Arabian sea. The consensus included a security mechanism to enhance counter-terrorism cooperation to fight all forms of terrorist organizations and terrorists, she added.