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Storm Riley kills at least 7, causing widespread power outage in US Northeast

The Storm Riley slammed New York and New Jersey with heavy snow and strong winds while bringing high waves to Massachusetts with a threat to coastal residents. Over 200 national guards joined a rescue operation and over 1,800 people...

Honduran DACA recipient appeals for program extension

Two federal judges have temporarily blocked White House plans to end the program, known as DACA, which could end up going beyond the March 5 date. That's some relief to the roughly 800,000 DACA recipients, but most said it's left...

Local vendor in western India makes millions by just serving tea

Navnath Yewle, a regular tea enthusiast in Pune decided to get a living out of it in 2011, and after four years of planning he opened a tea house with an ambition to serve regular tea albeit a little...

Former Italian PM Berlusconi casts ballot in Milan as Femen activist disrupts voting

Berlusconi queued inside his polling station in Milan before he was able to vote. But as he entered the room a Femen activist jumped on the table and shouted: "You've passed your expiry date. Your time's up!" After the activist...

Heavy rain transforms a hiking trail into an underwater trail in Brazil

The trail at Recanto Ecologico Rio Da Prata, an ecotourism site in Jardim, was flooded with crystal clear water from the Olho D'Água River. Videos uploaded to YouTube showed drowned bridges, marked trails and vegetation. According to Luiza Coelho, General Manager...

Canada’s Trudeau calls Trump administration steel proposals ‘unacceptable’

"We buy more steel from the United States than any other country and disruptions to this integrated market would be significant and serious," Trudeau said while visiting Ontario city of Barrie. "That's why we are impressing upon the American administration...

Empowerment and change in Hollywood main themes at star-studded Women In Film party

2018 Best Actress nominee Margot Robbie, Best Director and Writing-Original screenplay nominee Greta Gerwig, and Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song nominee Mary J Blige were among the big names at the star-studded soiree. Oscar-winner Viola Davis was also...

Ice skaters grace over frozen canals during Netherlands cold snap

The national Dutch weather institute KNMI issued two code yellow warnings for snow and icy road, with forecast of temperatures dropping below minus 15 degrees Celsius on Friday, local media reported. KNMI predicted ice will begin to thaw on Sunday...

Hundreds of drones illuminate China’s skyline to celebrate Lantern Festival

Hundreds of drones flew in formation, forming different shapes of icons and Chinese characters, lighting up the sky of the ancient silk road city. Drone manufacturer and organiser of the event Ehang said 500 drones were employed in the 10-minute...

Deputy assistant to U.S. President Donald Trump visits Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Nearly 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar for Bangladesh after insurgent attacks on Aug. 25 sparked a military crackdown that the United Nations and the United States have said amounted to ethnic cleansing, with reports of arson attacks, murder and rape. Repatriation...

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Three dead in Scotland train derailment, investigation begins

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday (August 12) that police must find the cause of...

Kroger announces a recall on several dips

National grocery store chain Kroger announced a recall for several produce items for suspected salmonella contamination. According to Kroger,...

Judge Lina Hidalgo gives an update on school reopenings

HOUSTON, TX - Harris County Judge Line Hidalgo held a press conference Wednesday to give an update on the latest decisions for...

Teen shot while asleep in hotel room

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Police are stepping in to investigate after a child was shot while asleep in a motel in...

Largest heat-mapping study takes place Houston

HOUSTON, Texas- On August 7th, about 80 community scientists in Houston and Harris County participated in the nation's largest heat-mapping study. Houston...