Eight Survivors Found After Massive Italy Avalanche

Eight Survivors Found After Massive Italy Avalanche

Rescue crews are continuing the search for more missing people trapped inside the resort after it was buried by a massive avalanche on Wednesday. A further five people have been located, trapped under tonnes of snow and debris, and rescuers said they would work through the night to try to free them, while the hunt continued for other possible survivors. Read More

Bio Box: The life of drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman

Bio Box: The life of drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman

Guzman faces the possibility of life in prison. Guzman is charged with running a massive drug trafficking operation that laundered billions of dollars and oversaw murders and kidnappings. The U.S. has been trying to get custody of Guzman since he was first indicted in California in the early 1990s. USA prosecutors had to agree to not seek the death penalty as a condition of his extradition. Read More

S. Korea's JCS affirms N. Korea can fire ICBM 'anytime and anywhere'

The North Korean dictator has radically boosted his country's nuclear weapons program since taking power. US officials, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, cautioned however that they did not have such precise information about the range or potential timing of Pyongyang's missile test, should it happen. Read More

Gambian State House website features Adama Barrow

Gambian State House website features Adama Barrow

Hundreds of people celebrated Barrow's swearing in and the ECOWAS advance into Gambia. Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh agreed to step down Friday, heeding worldwide calls to recognize an election loss last month and facing military pressure from neighboring states, according to incoming President Adama Barrow. Read More

Central Italy Shaken by Three Earthquakes in One Hour

Central Italy Shaken by Three Earthquakes in One Hour

The first quake was a Magnitude 5 .3, the middle one measured 5.7 and the third 5.3, according to the USGS. There have been no reports of injuries or deaths from this quake swarm. Up to now, there are no victims or huge material damage reported. Two further quakes rattled the region in October, with the most powerful measuring 6.5 magnitude. Read More

China urges the United States to stop Taiwanese delegation from attending Trump's inauguration

China urges the United States to stop Taiwanese delegation from attending Trump's inauguration

Falih said that any attempt to introduce import tariffs on oil from overseas to support US crude producers would primarily hit a very strong USA oil refining and chemical industry. Beijing has made some noise recently about further opening its market in a bid both to attract outside capital and to ward off criticism of an uneven playing field. Read More

TN CM to call on PM Modi over 'jallikattu'

TN CM to call on PM Modi over 'jallikattu'

The party has supported the demand to allow the festival to be organized in the state again. It is a traditional bull-taming sport organized in Tamil Nadu during Pongal. The iconic Marina Beach in Chennai , in fact, has turned into a hub of pro-Jallikattu demonstrations since Tuesday with thousands camping at the beach. Read More

Obama Says Trump Has Opportunity to Reach Arms Deal With Russia

Well, sounds like Putin knows all about "puttin" on the ritz!' "Healing America One Penis At A Time" is an infinitely better campaign slogan than "Make America Great Again". "It will become clear how relations between the United States and the rest of the world will be developing only after everyone in the new (U.S.) administration assumes office and the official work begins". Read More

Boris Johnson Compared France's President to a World War II Guard

Writing for British newspaper The Daily Telegraph , Johnson said May had outlined a plan for the U.K.'s prosperity after leaving the EU with "total clarity" despite ongoing criticism at home that since June's referendum on EU membership and her appointment as prime minister afterwards, the government has been vague on how and when the United Kingdom will leave the union. Read More

'No one wins from a trade war', says Chinese President Xi Jinping

He spent a portion of his speech directly warning against the path of protectionism , comparing it to " locking oneself in a dark room". Speaking on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum, which is taking place this week in Davos, the CEO of Alibaba (baba), China's largest e-commerce company, said that China should give President-elect Donald Trump some time to settle in before reacting to his rhetoric. Read More

Wax Donald Trump Moves Into Oval Office at Madame Tussauds

Wax Donald Trump Moves Into Oval Office at Madame Tussauds

Twenty artists worked for six months on the figure, with five weeks being spent on replicating Trump's hair by individually placing each strand by hand. Visitors can now explore a replica of the White House Oval Office with a quite impressive "fake Trump " standing besides the US flag and pictures of his family sitting on the famous desk. Read More

Gambia Prepares For Showdown As Foreign Troops Threaten Intervention

Jammeh criticized the "extraordinary" foreign interference in his country's affairs and said that the security forces had been instructed to "maintain absolute peace, law and order". Jammeh says the country must wait for Gambia's supreme court to decide on the ruling party's challenge to the election results, a delay that could take months. Read More

OPEC lowers oil production in December

The cartel now forecasts the demand for OPEC crude at 32.1 million barrels a day in 2017, down by 500,000 barrels since the November report. OPEC reduced its non-OPEC supply growth for 2017 due to lower expectations for Russia, Kazakhstan, China , Congo and Norway. Read More

Mother sentenced to death for burning alive daughter in Pakistan

Mother sentenced to death for burning alive daughter in Pakistan

The court granted life-imprisonment to brother of the victim girl, Anees, over the charges of abetting his mother in killing his sister. However, his defense lawyer still proclaims his innocence and says that it was a wrongful conviction. The prime suspect, Parveen Bibi, confessed to her crime during the police investigation. Women in Pakistan were victims of a disturbing amount of violence in 2015; a year in which there were 1,100 reported " honor killings ". Read More

Obama marks Iran deal anniversary with warning to Trump

An Iranian diplomat on Friday said that his country would not allow any move to review the global nuclear deal, which has put an end to the disputes over Iran's decade-long nuclear issue. As the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) continues to verify the deal through intensive access and monitoring provisions, there is no doubt that the deal is working and all participants are keeping their commitments. Read More

Japanese Vessel Caught With Dead Whale Onboard, Activist Group Says

Jeff Hansen, managing director of Sea Shepherd Australia, said the Australian government should do more to protect whales. Captain Adam Meyerson of the Ocean Warrior , a Sea Shepherd patrol ship, says that the crew was caught "red-handed", according to CNN. Read More

Abbas wants Russia's help in preventing relocation of U.S. embassy in Israel

Among other things, Abbas is expected to raise with Francis the Palestinian concern about a possible move of the USA embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. policy. "The official said the U.N. action could come in the form of declarations by U.N. bodies, including the General Assembly; U.N. sessions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; or even another United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution", Breitbart's Jerusalem bureau reported . Read More

Trump slammed for attacking civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis

Trump slammed for attacking civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis

In his interview, Lewis, who has been in Congress for 30 years, said next week will be the first time he has not attended a presidential inauguration since he first came to Congress. In 2011, President Obama awarded Lewis the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. " John Lewis is an icon of the civil rights movement who is fearless in the pursuit of justice and equality", tweeted Sen. Read More

May to deliver Brexit speech next week

May to deliver Brexit speech next week

May's official spokeswoman said: "She will be making a speech on Tuesday, setting out more on our approach to Brexit, as part of preparing for the negotiations and in line with our approach for global Britain and continuing to be an outward-looking nation". Read More

India vs England ODI series squads: Full team list of both sides

India vs England ODI series squads: Full team list of both sides

Dhawan played in just one ODI series in 2016 against Australia at the start of previous year and made 287 runs in 5 matches at an average of 57.40. When queried on his role now that he's no longer captain, Dhoni said he would continue to help the team from behind the stumps and provide assistance and ideas to Kohli. Read More

Japan's Prime Minister gets a taste of Davao hospitality

Japan's Prime Minister gets a taste of Davao hospitality

Japan also offered a 600 million yen grant for high speed boats and other counterterrorism equipment to boost country's maritime security. Abe said he hoped the Philippines and China would act based on the ruling last July of the UN-backed tribunal in The Hague which concluded that China's claim over nearly the entire South China Sea had no legal basis. Read More

NBC's TONIGHT SHOW, with Guest Michelle Obama, Scores 10-Month High

NBC's TONIGHT SHOW, with Guest Michelle Obama, Scores 10-Month High

On her husband's farewell address that he delivered Tuesday, she said she and her daughter Malia were emotional the whole way through. She also showcased her handwriting skills as she sent fun thank you notes to President Obama, Inauguration Day, and other people who worked alongside her. Read More

Average Crude Oil Prices Forecast To Rise As Markets Move Toward Balance

Falih also said he expected the oil market to tighten in two to three years, aided by the agreement of OPEC and non-OPEC producers late last year to curb production. However, the same week also saw strong refinery runs of 17.1 million barrels per day, an increase of 418,000 barrels a day from the week before. - Total world consumption, which average 93.82 million b/d in 2015 and 95.57 million b/d in 2016, is expected to climb to 97.2 million b/d in 2017 and 98.71 million b/d in 2018. Read More

Iraqi forces advance in Mosul but civilian toll mounts

As the terror outfit is losing its grip over Mosul , it has increased attacks in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities over the last few weeks. But fighting in neighbourhoods in the southeast has been tougher. Almost three months after an offensive was launched to recapture the city, Iraqi forces still face significant challenges. Mohammedawi said rapid response units and Iraqi army units had fought their way into the Palestine and Sumer districts in the last day, but that Islamic State ... Read More

Teen charged with fatally stabbing 7-year-old girl on playground

Teen charged with fatally stabbing 7-year-old girl on playground

Seven-year-old Katie Rough died after being slashed across the neck and chest with a Stanley knife, a court heard. The suspect, whose name was not released due to her age, was hauled into York Magistrates Court in North Yorkshire on charges that she murdered Katie Rough during the attack, the Daily Mail reported . Read More

Sainsbury's share price rallies as grocer gets Christmas boost

Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said that while the supermarket sales performance was better than feared, the Argos business came "to the rescue". It announced it was reducing the number of distribution centres from 25 to 23, although the company is also expected to create 500 new roles as part of the shake-up. Read More

Akhilesh Meets Mulayam But No Truce Yet

Notably, Mulayam had on Monday announced that Akhilesh would be the Chief Minister of the state if the party comes to power again. A ruling favourable to Akhilesh could lead to the launch of the alliance the same day, the sources said. The Election Commission, in front of which a petition submitted by both sides is pending, is expected to hear them out on January 13. Lalu Yadav's exercise in How to Win Friends and Influence People found no traction with Akhilesh Yadav, who took just minutes ... Read More

US Sanctions Russia's Bastrykin And Alleged Litvinenko Killers

US Sanctions Russia's Bastrykin And Alleged Litvinenko Killers

Bastrykin, officials said, was complicit in the case of Sergei L Magnitsky, an anti-corruption lawyer who mysteriously died in Russian detention in 2009 and after whom the Magnitsky Act was named by the US Congress. He added that at the moment he could not say whether Moscow would take any retaliatory measures in response to these sanctions. Washington says the sanctions are not related to recent allegations Moscow ran a cyber campaign to influence November's USA election. Read More

Furious commuters take to Twitter to rail against Southern strike chaos

Furious commuters take to Twitter to rail against Southern strike chaos

One person said it was getting "boring/embarrassing" to keep asking her employers to work from home. Today's strike is the first of three this week, with further walkouts set for tomorrow and Friday. Aslef members will also strike on January 24, 25 and 27. "We are deeply sorry for the unnecessary and unwarranted disruption this dispute is causing". Read More

Suspect captured in shooting of U.S. diplomat in Mexico

Authorities investigate scene where an officer from the USA consulate was shot and wounded outside a mall in Guadalajara, Mexico. The suspect was not immediately identified, and details about a possible motive were not released. "As the investigation into the January 6 shooting of the U.S. Consulate employee continues, U.S citizens in the Guadalajara area are urged to restrict their movements outside their homes and places of work to those truly essential", according to the Embassy security ... Read More