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World Vehicle collision leaves 7 injured in San Francisco
Author: 0 Vehicle collision leaves 7 injured in San Francisco

San Francisco police say the truck driver ran a red light at 21st and Geary, lost control, hitting the two pedestrians, a parked vehicle, then a Mazda with a family inside. The box truck driver apparently was trying to make a U-turn, possibly changed his mind mid-turn and hit the two men, ages 66 and 79, who were on a sidewalk, officials said.

World Trump Starts New Year With Round Of Golf, Foreign Policy Problems
Author: 0 Trump Starts New Year With Round Of Golf, Foreign Policy Problems

Take a look at the video. Malksy went on, saying that he hopes those he interrupted during the ride will "think about the thousands children being taken away from their parents because of Trump's racist immigration policies, or the parents of the hundreds of trans people murdered each year by transphobic and homophobic people, or the negative impacts of the tax bill on poor and middle-income Americans".

World Revelers build island to skirt public drinking ban on New Year's Eve
Author: 0 Revelers build island to skirt public drinking ban on New Year's Eve

Kiwis will do anything to drink at the beach, it seems. Around eight or nine residents were said to be drinking through New Year's Eve and even enjoyed a local fireworks display - and the booze island was still there today. "That's the one thing I absolutely love about the Coromandel - the inventive nature of the people", she told Stuff . " If I had known that I probably would have joined them ".

World North Korea Has Made Headlines Once Again
Author: 0 North Korea Has Made Headlines Once Again

The North's official Korean Central News Agency reiterated the stance on Saturday as it reviewed the country's major nuclear weapons and missile tests this year. "We expect the government will secure a momentum to push its ongoing policies in general, including the denuclearization of North Korea and inter-Korean military confidence building", Defense Ministry spokeswoman Choi Hyun-soo told reporters in a press briefing Tuesday.

World Putin, Netanyahu Agree to Discuss Syria and Iran
Author: 0 Putin, Netanyahu Agree to Discuss Syria and Iran

A senior Israeli minister has wished Iranian protesters "success" in demonstrations against the government but says his country had played no role in organising opposition to the Tehran regime. "But I'm sure that fear will not triumph", insisted the prime minister, calling the Iranian people "smart", "sophisticated" and "proud". "That's just not right", he added.

World North Korean leader begins new year with threats against US
Author: 0 North Korean leader begins new year with threats against US

North Korea made significant strides in the development of its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programs in 2017. Just $5 a month. In his annual New Year's address on Monday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned the United States that his country's completed nuclear arsenal is now a button-push away.

World 'Jersey Shore' star Vinny schools Trump on climate change
Author: 0 'Jersey Shore' star Vinny schools Trump on climate change

Weather refers to the atmospheric conditions during a shorter period, while climate is a longer view of weather patterns. Though Trump was never mentioned by name, the tweet linked back to an article from Weather.com entitled: "Trump Tweets About the Bitter Cold and Global Warming , Confusing Weather and Climate".

Author: 0 White House voices support of Iranian protests

Some cities of Iran witnessed rallies over the past days in protest at price hikes and economic woes. Two others, included a teenage boy, were run down and killed by a fire engine stolen by protesters in the western town of Dorud, the state broadcaster said, bringing the total death toll in four days of protests to 12.

World Woman found dead, Amber Alert issued for missing children out of Texas
Author: 0 Woman found dead, Amber Alert issued for missing children out of Texas

When officers made entry, they found a deceased adult woman inside the woman. Luluvioletta Bandera-Margret, 7, and Lilianais Griffith, 14, were last seen in Round Rock, about 20 miles north of Austin, where they both live, according to the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.

Author: 0 Dudes rejoice: Recreational marijuana finally legal in California

Shops selling marijuana opened for business in California on Monday, as it became the largest US state to allow the purchase of the drug for recreational use. Officials warn users that they can be arrested for driving while high. Legal purchasing of marijuana, applicable to residents and non-residents, is expected to boost tourism and stimulate California's economy.

World North Korea may participate in South Korea's Winter Olympics, says Kim
Author: 0 North Korea may participate in South Korea's Winter Olympics, says Kim

In September, the regime carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. That year, the Supreme People's Assembly promulgated an ordinance on North Korea's position as a "nuclear weapons state". "It is quite noteworthy that the North's leader himself says the North is willing to participate in Pyeongchang", Professor Yang Moo-Jin of the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul said.

World UCF Knights keep Auburn close in the Peach Bowl
Author: 0 UCF Knights keep Auburn close in the Peach Bowl

Trent Green was their quarterback, so it was a really fun game. The Auburn Tigers ground game is averaging 228.1 yards per contest, and Kerryon Johnson leads the way with 1,320 yards and 17 touchdowns. Lindsey said the early signing day this year probably even made things that much more challenging. "He likes to do that, " Stidham said. The Central Florida assistants who join Frost at Nebraska include: offensive line coach Greg Austin, tight ends coach Sean Beckton, defensive ...

World Hughes: I'll fight media agenda for Stoke future
Author: 0 Hughes: I'll fight media agenda for Stoke future

They are now just two places and two points above the relegation zone. Hughes played the game against Chelsea with the reserves, as he made a decision to sacrifice the three points against Chelsea to guarantee the points against Newcastle, but a late goal from Ayoze Perez disturbed his plans.

World Trump Says He Has An 'Absolute Right' To Control The Justice Department
Author: 0 Trump Says He Has An 'Absolute Right' To Control The Justice Department

The investigation has gone for almost seven months so far, leading to indictment of two top advisers to the Trump campaign in October, and guilty pleas from two others early this month. Perhaps the only insightful thing Trump said during the interview was a few remarks on the media, a preferred Trump subject. Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey was sacked shortly after demurring from pledging loyalty to Trump after he reportedly requested it during a private dinner.

World Brutal cold continues… Wind Chill WARNING through Tuesday
Author: 0 Brutal cold continues… Wind Chill WARNING through Tuesday

Coldest area airport wind chill temperature at post time was -39-degrees at Ottawa/Peru and the coldest temperature was -18-degrees at the same location. We'll briefly reach over 10 degrees on Wednesday before another frigid push of arctic air sends temperatures back in the single digits for the rest of the shorten work week.

World Brutal cold sticks with us as we welcome in 2018
Author: 0 Brutal cold sticks with us as we welcome in 2018

Forecasters say the potential exists for multiple nights of subzero low temperatures and wind chills. Wet winter weather will not impact travel or road conditions through the holiday. The cold air sticks around on Tuesday as many head back to school. There will be a prolong period of time where temperatures don't warm above freezing.

World Muslim women to thank PM Modi for triple talaq bill
Author: 0 Muslim women to thank PM Modi for triple talaq bill

Asaduddin Owaisi said that a regulation by Haj authorities of Saudi Arabia was in force for many years which allow women above the age of 45 years to perform Haj without a " Mahram " if they travel with a group. It may be mentioned that PM Modi on Sunday, said that the practice of Muslim women being barred from visiting Haj without a " Mahram " has been abolished.

World Lorde labelled a 'bigot' after she cancels Israel concert
Author: 0 Lorde labelled a 'bigot' after she cancels Israel concert

It said she's joining a global anti-Semitic boycott of Israel but still performing in Russian Federation. In the ad, the singer is accused of being antisemitic for having cancelled her concert after pressure from BDS activists over Israel's human rights record and treatment of the Palestinians.

World Amit Shah stirs poll pot, pulls up party leaders
Author: 0 Amit Shah stirs poll pot, pulls up party leaders

Chitradurga district unit Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president K.S. Naveen has said that national president of the party Amit Shah would take part in a Nava Karnataka Parivarthana Yatra here at the Science College Grounds on January 10. Reading out a 12-point charter to win in Assembly segments where the party has a weak base, Shah gave some useful tips to the party leaders on working out election strategy for ousting the Congress Government in the State.

World Israel charges 20-year-old Palestinian filmed slapping soldiers
Author: 0 Israel charges 20-year-old Palestinian filmed slapping soldiers

They then move backwards after Nariman arrives and begins pushing the soldiers, herself. The two soldiers did not respond, either by striking them or chasing them away. Israeli politicians hailed the restraint of the soldiers as evidence of the military's values, though some called for tough responses in the face of seeming humiliation.

World Polar Bear Dip in Oakville cancelled due to safety concerns
Author: 0 Polar Bear Dip in Oakville cancelled due to safety concerns

Members of the South Boston "L" Street Bathhouse take a traditional New Year's Day dip in 30-degree waters in Boston on January 1, 2001. About 1,500 people participated in last year's event. "The beach area and segment of water that we use are completely frozen - we're a small group of three guys and we simply don't have the resources to ensure everyone's safety", Keith Jolie, one of the founders of the event, said in an email to the Star.

Author: 0 Israeli Minister Encourages Iran Protests, Says Israel is not Involved

Thousands have been protesting across Iran against poverty and unemployment. The protests have included chants and slogans against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the clerical leadership in power since 1979 revolution. "We ask people not to take part in unlawful gatherings". "This is more grass-roots". "But the root causes, and the much deeper resentment, go back decades".

World Pollard Pulled, Windies Lose T20I Opener To New Zealand
Author: 0 Pollard Pulled, Windies Lose T20I Opener To New Zealand

Rain played the spoilsport as just nine overs of play, the second T20 was called off. The play was eventually abandoned at 10 p.m. The West Indies team has lost both the Test series and the ODI series against the Kiwis and will play for pride in the shortest format of the game.

World Likud Party approves annexation of W. Bank settlements
Author: 0 Likud Party approves annexation of W. Bank settlements

Although the committee is only an advisory body, its decisions reflect the prevailing opinions in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party. Jamal Juma'a, Palestinian activist and coordinator of the Stop the Wall campaign, told MEE: "It's clear that this is part of the consequences of Trump's decision concerning Jerusalem, this is part of the on-going process of annexation of the West Bank, it is another slap to global law".

World Houston Man Reportedly Murders Girlfriend With Samurai Sword
Author: 0 Houston Man Reportedly Murders Girlfriend With Samurai Sword

Police said Lockings swung the sword with enough force that Jernigan was almost beheaded. Police investigating a " cutting in progress " on Wednesday evening (Thursday NZ Time) found 36-year-old Aracely Jernigan dead in the living room of a Houston home.

World Behind the Numbers presented by HUB International: Knicks at Pelicans
Author: 0 Behind the Numbers presented by HUB International: Knicks at Pelicans

After his 20-board outing Friday, DeMarcus Cousins is fourth in the league at 12.3 per game, while teammate Anthony Davis is tied with NY center Enes Kanter for ninth place. He had 14 points in the third and helped power a 22-4 run that carried into the fourth and ended with a Jrue Holiday jumper that gave New Orleans an 86-79 advantage.

World Squirrel Charges At Police Officers Inside Home After Theft Complaint
Author: 0 Squirrel Charges At Police Officers Inside Home After Theft Complaint

Music can be heard blaring in the background of the video as police enter the kitchen. When they inquired about it, a woman could be heard saying that it was the squirrel's doing. It ricochets off the ceiling, falls onto a table and launches itself right at the officer. The squirrel eventually lunged at the officer as it headed through a doorway.

World Bombing Kills At Least 17 At Funeral In Eastern Afghan City
Author: 0 Bombing Kills At Least 17 At Funeral In Eastern Afghan City

The bombing came days after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for a bombing at a Shi'ite cultural center in Kabul on Thursday that left at least 41 people dead and dozens more wounded. Another 14 were wounded. The statement further added that the militants were looking to use the car bomb to target the security forces during the operations.

World First baby born in San Antonio in 2018 arrives at Northeast Baptist
Author: 0 First baby born in San Antonio in 2018 arrives at Northeast Baptist

At St John's Hospital in Livingston a 7lb 2oz girl was born to Susanne Dwyer, 24, and Richard Mills, 31, at 12:15am. His arrival at 1.30am was the first of the year at the city's Royal Infirmary. Another baby followed shortly after that in Wexford and was welcomed into the world at 12:30am. He and his parents will receive gifts donated by hospital systems and other organizations from around San Antonio.

World Thousands flee screaming as fireworks barge EXPLODES out-of-control in NYE
Author: 0 Thousands flee screaming as fireworks barge EXPLODES out-of-control in NYE

Thousands were evacuated in the hours before 2018 . Thousands of revellers fled and two people suffered minor injuries after a fireworks malfunction at a beach party in Australia on New Year's Eve (Dec 31), Australian media said. "The boat shooting the fireworks goes on fire and started shootings randomly". The event organiser for the NYE Terrigal Fireworks Festival said in a statement on Facebook on New Year's Day that the period between 5pm and 9pm "was truly amazing".

World Trump's NY gift to Pakistan, stops all aid
Author: 0 Trump's NY gift to Pakistan, stops all aid

A major blow to Pakistan at the start of New Year 2018 has come from the United States which on Monday conveyed that there will be no more financial aid given to Pakistan. The blocking of this aid will be a show of dissatisfaction from the policies of Islamabad, it said. It is not yet clear whether the "no more" exclamation means the complete or partial termination, or temporary suspension, of American aid to Pakistan.

World Firefighters tackle major blaze at Liverpool multi-storey vehicle park
Author: 0 Firefighters tackle major blaze at Liverpool multi-storey vehicle park

Cars were heard exploding "every few seconds" as firefighters battled to bring the inferno under control into the early hours of New Year's Day. "We just grabbed the keys and ran". Merseyside Police advised members of the public to stay away from the area and traffic restrictions are now in place. "It was frightening. We could hear the bangs of auto windows exploding", he said.

World 10 people killed amid nationwide protests
Author: 0 10 people killed amid nationwide protests

Mehr also reported that two protesters died in Dorud on Saturday. "No shots were fired by the police and security forces". The Iranian state TV reported on Monday that ten people had fallen victims to the protests in the country, providing no further details on the issue.

World 2 protesters killed in western Iran
Author: 0 2 protesters killed in western Iran

The Iranian state TV reported on Monday that ten people had fallen victims to the protests in the country, providing no further details on the issue. He said the cause of death wasn't immediately known. Mohatari also said that public demonstrations were allowed in Iran's constitution - provided they are not contradictory to Islamic rules and weapons are not used - and that authorities should prepare an appropriate environment for the people to express their objections.

World Eight dead in Congo protests
Author: 0 Eight dead in Congo protests

Opposition parties, civil society, youth movements and about 150 Catholic churches support peaceful demonstrations. A government statement said a police officer was also killed. Critics accuse Kabila of postponing elections to maintain his grip on power, causing tensions to increase and provoking violence and deadly street demonstrations across the country since the end of 2016.

World Three Delhi-bound flights diverted to Nagpur due to fog
Author: 0 Three Delhi-bound flights diverted to Nagpur due to fog

Delhi remained under dense fog as cold wave continued to create chill in the city. A thick fog on the first day of the new year threw travel plans of hundreds of fliers into disarray at the Delhi airport as flights could not land or take off for several hours.

World Ravens vs. Bengals: 3 key matchups to watch
Author: 0 Ravens vs. Bengals: 3 key matchups to watch

Just like previous year, when they allowed a last-second touchdown to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 16 with the AFC North title on the line, that stop never came and the Ravens have all season to lament blowing another opportunity to make the playoffs.

World Barack Obama wins most admired man award
Author: 0 Barack Obama wins most admired man award

Hillary Clinton topped the list of most admired women. As Red State reports , the 2017 Poynter Media Trust Survey found that fully 44 percent of Americans believe media outlets fabricate negative stories about Trump in an effort to discredit him.

World Four Britons feared dead in seaplane crash in Australia's Hawkesbury River
Author: 0 Four Britons feared dead in seaplane crash in Australia's Hawkesbury River

The plane, which belonged to Sydney Seaplanes , was on a "wine and dine" sightseeing flight when it crashed into the Hawkesbury River on Sunday afternoon. Acting Superintendent Michael Gorman of New South Wales police said the aircraft is lying in 43ft (13m) of water. Referring to their previously "unblemished safety record", the statement went on: "The safety of our passengers and staff is our absolute primary and highest priority".

World Winston, Bucs stun Saints in season finale
Author: 0 Winston, Bucs stun Saints in season finale

The Saints stopped one Tampa drive when rookie safety Marcus Williams made his third interception of the season and on another when linebacker Craig Robertson picked off Winston. The half ended with the Saints up 14-13 and leading in total yards 233 to 125 as quarterback Brees was 7 of 13 for 86 yards. The Buccaneers (4-11) scored on a pair of 1-yard runs, the first by Peyton Barber and the second by quarterback Jameis Winston .

World New Year's Eve celebrations kick off as world welcomes in 2018
Author: 0 New Year's Eve celebrations kick off as world welcomes in 2018

The year 2018 is all set to take over India and as we are eagerly waiting to welcome the New Year, several parts of the world have already hailed next year. Celebrations in China, the Philippines and Singapore kicked off at midnight local time, at 4pm GMT. Thirty-nine people were killed - mostly foreigners - and 79 wounded in the Reina club shooting, for which the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) claimed responsibility.

World Plane with 12 believed aboard crashes in Costa Rica
Author: 0 Plane with 12 believed aboard crashes in Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Public Safety Ministry posted pictures of the crash on its Facebook page , showing burning wreckage in a wooded area. "We are in contact with Costa Rican aviation authorities and will continue to monitor the situation", the spokesperson said in a statement to CBS News.

World Patriots Cruise Past Jets 26-6, Lock up #1 Seed in AFC
Author: 0 Patriots Cruise Past Jets 26-6, Lock up #1 Seed in AFC

The play came one snap after the Patriots converted on a third-and-1 with a reverse play highlighted by Brady setting a block to spring Cooks free. The future Hall of Famer went 18-of-37 passing for 190 yards and two touchdowns before he was replaced in the fourth quarter by backup Brian Hoyer.

World 5 deputies shot, 1 dead in shooting in Colorado, sheriff's office says
Author: 0 5 deputies shot, 1 dead in shooting in Colorado, sheriff's office says

Drivers should expect heavy law enforcement presence and traffic congestion on Broadway, C470 and southbound Interstate 25. A procession for the deceased officer will take place from a local hospital. The Sheriff's Office said an emergency shelter for people displaced from their homes was opening at the East Ridge Recreation Center, which features meeting rooms and two gymnasiums, among other amenities.

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 .