Syria Threatens to Bomb Ben Gurion Airport

The Israelis responded with a large-scale air attack Monday night against a dozen targets, half of them Iranian Quds Force sites and the other Syrian army air defense batteries. "We understand that the Iranians are trying to change the context and de... More..

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Year-old boy mauled by pack of dingoes at Australian tourist spot
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Year-old boy mauled by pack of dingoes at Australian tourist spot

Believed to have been startled, one of the dogs pounced and began biting the boy's legs. The child suffered "severe puncture wounds, bite and teeth marks, to both his legs", the father said, adding, "One ding...More..

Martin Luther King Jr. national park reopens despite gov't shutdown
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. national park reopens despite gov't shutdown

Martin Luther King, Jr ., visit the New Jersey Department of State website at https://www.nj.gov/state/mlk.shtml for a statewide list of events. He called the lack of planned celebrations to honor the civil...More..

Supreme court allows Trump trans military ban to be enforced
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Supreme court allows Trump trans military ban to be enforced

It wasn't until after she left the military after five years that Perry began living her true gender identity. There are now some 8,980 active duty transgender troops, according to Department of Defence ...More..

American charged by Russian Federation with espionage was handed classified material, lawyer says
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

American charged by Russian Federation with espionage was handed classified material, lawyer says

Whelan appeared in public at the court for the first time since his arrest on Tuesday for a pre-trial detention hearing. If convicted, Whelan faces up to 20 years in a Russian prison. Moscow has rejected the...More..

France, Germany seek closer bond to tackle European Union crisis
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

France, Germany seek closer bond to tackle European Union crisis

It's almost 60 years since the first Joint Declaration of Franco-German friendship was signed by Konrad Adenauer and Charles de Gaulle. The two leaders want the 16-page Aachen Treaty, negotiated over the pa...More..

Family to learn details of student's death
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Family to learn details of student's death

Many carrying flowers and candles later took trams to another vigil at the location near a shopping mall where the body was found on Wednesday morning. He did not apply for bail. Floral tributes continue to b...More..

Winter weather advisory issued for OKC Tuesday evening
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Winter weather advisory issued for OKC Tuesday evening

Cloudy Wednesday night , with lows in the mid 20s (-4 degrees Celsius), which means that any standing water could potentially freeze into ice by Thursday morning . Environment Canada said the extreme cold wo...More..

Report reveals an undeclared North Korean missile base headquarters
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Report reveals an undeclared North Korean missile base headquarters

The Sino-ri site, one of 20 North Korea is suspected of failing to declare, houses medium-range Nodong missiles that could be used in nuclear or conventional attacks on South Korea, Japan and the U.S. Follo...More..

Brexit: Theresa May scraps £65 fee for European Union citizens
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May scraps £65 fee for European Union citizens

The First Minister said she would reveal details of her timetable for a second independence referendum within a "matter of weeks". May strikes any deal that would treat Northern Ireland differently. But that ...More..

Death toll rises to 73 in Mexico pipeline blast
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Death toll rises to 73 in Mexico pipeline blast

Health Minister Jorge Alcocer said six more bodies were found during a final search of the site in the town of Tlahuelilpan, in addition to 73 previously reported dead. Gertz said investigators were also exam...More..

Ten dead after two ships catch fire in Kerch Strait
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Ten dead after two ships catch fire in Kerch Strait

The flames quickly spread to both ships, setting off an explosion aboard one of them. One of the ships, the Candy, had a 17-member crew, including nine Turkish citizens and eight Indian nationals. Maritime tr...More..

He Jiankui Fired in Wake of CRISPR Babies Investigation
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

He Jiankui Fired in Wake of CRISPR Babies Investigation

The investigation team in Guangdong province tasked with looking into He's claims announced on Monday that the Stanford-trained scientist had deliberately avoided supervision, even forging ethical review pape...More..

United Nations condemns 'vile' killing of eight United Nations peacekeepers in Mali
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

United Nations condemns 'vile' killing of eight United Nations peacekeepers in Mali

President Idriss Deby Itno welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu to the northern African nation on Sunday, with the latter keen to improve ties with nations on the continent. The attack "illustrates...More..

Al-Shabaab Militants Killed In Somalia By US Airstrike
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Al-Shabaab Militants Killed In Somalia By US Airstrike

There are no reports of Americans killed or wounded. Al-Shabab via its Shahada news agency asserted that its attack on two Somali army bases killed at least 41 soldiers. The attack is also the first time the ...More..

Taliban kill 'more than 100' in attack on Afghan military base
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Taliban kill 'more than 100' in attack on Afghan military base

Following the blast, two to four gunman stormed into the base and began firing on NDS personnel. The attackers reportedly used US made Humvees captured from Afghan forces to breach the checkpoint. A meeting bet...More..

by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

"Fox & Friends" Implies That Ruth Bader Ginsberg Is Dead: She Is Not

Phil Lord and Chris Miller , who directed the first LEGO Movie and wrote the script for the sequel, released the following amusing statement regarding Ginsburg's casting: "We just were trying to think of pe...More..

Dangerously cold wind chills early
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Dangerously cold wind chills early

According to Environment Canada , a period of severely cold wind chills is expected. While overnight lows will be tweaked between now and then, we're confident that they'll range between 15 and 25 degrees be...More..

Watch out, Trump? California Sen. Kamala Harris announces presidential run
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Watch out, Trump? California Sen. Kamala Harris announces presidential run

Harris' announcement - and the choice of Baltimore for a headquarters - was greeted warmly by locals . Kamala Harris is throwing her hat into the Democratic primary for president, bypassing the formal expl...More..

Mercy College Hosting Martin Luther King Jr. Day Peace Walk
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Mercy College Hosting Martin Luther King Jr. Day Peace Walk

The sprawling 35-acre park "includes important sites associated with the life and legacy of the civil rights leader, including the home where he was born, Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he served as co-pastor, ...More..

Trump makes unannounced visit to MLK memorial
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Trump makes unannounced visit to MLK memorial

After saying good morning, he left. " Martin Luther King Jr was a bridge builder, not a wall builder", said King, according to Atlantic writer Edward-Isaac Dovere. "You think of how he changed America, he ...More..

Devastating moment toddler raises hands in air as parents arrested
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Devastating moment toddler raises hands in air as parents arrested

But the Tallahassee Police Department later released body camera footage revealing police had in fact comforted the child, focusing on her safety in the hard situation. Cops were told the pair might be armed bu...More..

U.S. making progress with North Korea, sanctions to stay
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

U.S. making progress with North Korea, sanctions to stay

NPR's Michele Kelemen has this story. Sanders told reporters after the 90-minute meeting, which Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also attended, that sanctions would remain on North Korea until the White House...More..

Giuliani: 'So what' if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Giuliani: 'So what' if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

Trump than he had previously acknowledged. It remains unclear when or if discussions about building Trump Tower Moscow officially ended. But the new report indicates that Trump was in talks for the deal whe...More..

Theresa May 'considers rewriting Northern Ireland's Good Friday agreement'
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Theresa May 'considers rewriting Northern Ireland's Good Friday agreement'

Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney was adamant over the weekend the backstop - meant to ensure there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic - was an essential part of the Withdrawal Agr...More..

WhatsApp is cutting its forward limit to 5 from 20 - straight away
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

WhatsApp is cutting its forward limit to 5 from 20 - straight away

Its 1.5 billion users are due to start seeing the updated rule in action on Monday. WhatsApp will now globally limit message "forwards" to five chats at a time, a practice it had introduced in India in July...More..

US Senator Kamala Harris announces presidential run
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

US Senator Kamala Harris announces presidential run

The announcement falls on the U.S. Martin Luther King Jr. She's portraying herself in a campaign video as a fighter for justice, decency and equality - values she says are "all on the line". "That's why I'm r...More..

Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 presidential race
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 presidential race

It didn't take long for Twitter to take notice of both the logo and the timing of Harris's announcement - on Martin Luther King Day and in the same week that Chisholm announced hers. I'm running to lift tho...More..

Prince Philip Was Just Involved in a Car Accident
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Prince Philip Was Just Involved in a Car Accident

Five months away from his 98 birthday, Prince Philip walked away from a two-car accident Thursday as he pulled out of the driveway of one of the royal estates. "I saw a black, four-by-four type vehicle on its...More..

Weekend winter storm to slam tri-state with heavy snow and sleet
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Weekend winter storm to slam tri-state with heavy snow and sleet

New England residents are bracing for up to 18 inches (46 centimetres) of snow in northern regions from a storm that's coated much of the Midwest in ice and snow. More than 460 flights were cancelled Saturday ...More..