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Worldwide Ukrainian plane hit by two short-range TOR-M1 missiles, Iran says
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Ukraine International Airlines' Kiev-bound Boeing 737-800 crashed on 8 January, soon after departing from Iran's Imam Khomeini Airport. Twenty-nine permanent residents of Canada were also killed in the tragedy. "If devices are provided, the information (on the black boxes) can be restored and retrieved in a short period of time", the report said. An Iranian aviation official had said on Saturday the black boxes would be sent to Ukraine , only to backtrack in comments reported a day ...

Worldwide Huge explosion rips through Houston, causing several injuries
Author: 0 Huge explosion rips through Houston, causing several injuries

Reports of the explosion came at about 4:20 a.m. local time, with police shutting down nearby streets, and hazmat teams soon arriving on the scene, though air quality was determined not to be unsafe. Around 4:27amCT this morning, an explosion on Houston's northwest side, ~15 miles to my northwest, woke me up because it sounded like a person jumped on my roof & scurried away.

Worldwide Trump caught on videotape demanding dismissal of ambassador to Ukraine, lawyer says
Author: 0 Trump caught on videotape demanding dismissal of ambassador to Ukraine, lawyer says

Trump's tirade against Yovanovitch came after both Fruman and Parnas had informed the president that the ambassador was known to say nasty things about it, which prompted Trump to demand her dismissal. The audiotape lines up with what Parnastold MSNBC's Rachel Maddow about the Trump dinner in an interview last week. "If we're going to call witnesses, [Democrats] have made the case very successfully that we need to call Hunter Biden and probably Joe Biden", Hawley said Friday.

Worldwide Gardai name three children found dead in Dublin home
Author: 0 Gardai name three children found dead in Dublin home

It has been reported that a woman, thought to be the children's mother, was found wandering the streets in a "disorientated state" by a taxi driver who contacted the authorities. She is receiving medical treatment in Tallaght University Hospital. 'The scene is now being examined by members of the Garda Technical Bureau. A forensic examination of the property is underway while Gardai are also awaiting the results of a post-mortem which is expected to take place today.

Worldwide Trump to add new countries to visa ban
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The department suggested the White House expand the travel restrictions to Tanzania , Belarus , Eritrea , Kyrgyzstan , Myanmar , Nigeria , and Sudan , according to a person familiar with the review who requested anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

Worldwide Police fire tear gas to disperse thousands in central Hong Kong
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Activist Joshua Wong said the number of participants in Sunday's march is crucial to continue informing the global community of Hong Kong's ongoing struggle. The protests, which have since broadened to include demands for universal suffrage and an independent investigation into police handling of the demonstrations, have lost some of their intensity in recent weeks.

Worldwide Coast Guard Finds Body of Man who Went Overboard Cruise Ship
Author: 0 Coast Guard Finds Body of Man who Went Overboard Cruise Ship

Authorities confirmed that a person went overboard by reviewing closed-circuit television footage aboard the ship. Our thoughts go out to the man's family and friends during this very hard time. Chloe Wiegand died after she plummeted more than 150 feet, falling through an open window on the Freedom of the Seas vessel while it was docked in July past year.

Worldwide Prince Charles Appears to Snub Mike Pence Handshake
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Despite Pence standing up to shake his hand, the Prince merely looked him in the eye with a straight face before moving on to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , who was seated next to Pence. In fact, she also provided video and photo footage of Prince Charles and Pence interacting on Thursday. "Our house is still on fire", Thunberg said.

Worldwide Doomsday Clock moves closest to midnight in its 73-year history
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The closer we are to "midnight" on the clock, the worse off we are. "Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers - nuclear war and climate change - that are compounded by a threat multiplier, cyber-enabled information warfare, that undercuts society's ability to respond", the organization stated.

Worldwide Jacksonville remembers MLK with march, day of service
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King throughout the rest of the week. "I feel like we're helping him out at this point", Jones said. The commemorations kicked off last week but on Monday, the Martin Luther King Jr. King's legacy will forever be remembered and will forever live on. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968.

Worldwide Phoenix police: 3 children pronounced dead inside home | Ap Wire
Author: 0 Phoenix police: 3 children pronounced dead inside home | Ap Wire

Mercedes Fortune told reporters outside the home on a block with an old mobile home, several weathered wooden houses and other buildings in a once rural area of southern Phoenix . There is also a white Spanish-style church nearby. Authorities say they were interviewing the mom, dad and another relative. It was not immediately clear if she had an attorney.

Worldwide Winter storm moves into region
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The latest ending times are for our southern communities who can see the most additional snowfall this afternoon from a possible snow squall setting up anytime around 1-3 o'clock. Saturday's temperature is expected to reach a high of 44 degrees, with a low in the mid-20s. Slick roads will be likely north of I-70 overnight.

Worldwide Dad strangled coyote that attacked his child, police say
Author: 0 Dad strangled coyote that attacked his child, police say

After the coyote bit him twice while he tried fending it off, O'Reilly kicked it away and used his body weight to suffocate it while holding its snout shut, he said in an emailed statement. CBS Boston says the coyote will be tested for rabies, but O'Reilly already is receiving shots. "It's really just instinct". Coyote attack in the area of Wild Pasture Road & Hemlock Road.

Worldwide Hundreds of migrants ford river from Guatemala to Mexico
Author: 0 Hundreds of migrants ford river from Guatemala to Mexico

The latest caravan comes as the Trump administration has enlisted Central American leaders in taking a more active role in stemming the flow of migrants at the U.S. Still others carried assault rifles. The predominantly Honduran migrants want free passage across Mexico to the United States border. They assured those that went with them that they might "regularize" their standing, however few of the migrants believed them.

Worldwide Huawei executive's extradition hearing to start in Vancouver
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Peck told a British Columbia Supreme Court judge that it's a fiction that America has any interest in policing a foreign citizen or foreign bank, but it does have an interest in enforcing its sanctions. The motion authorizes the committee to order the prime minister, Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair and Canada's ambassador to China, Dominic Barton, to appear as witnesses "from time to time as the committee sees fit".

Worldwide Makati City to help in Taal animal rescue
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Volcanic ash has caused an estimated 3.06 billion pesos ($60.17 million) worth of damage to crops, livestock and fish farms, based on the latest data from the agriculture department. The Himawari-8 satellite captured an image of the Philippines during the aftermath of the Taal volcano's eruption. The island has always been declared a national park by the government and is not accessible to permanent villages.

Worldwide Lebanon: More than 300 people wounded in Beirut clashes
Author: 0 Lebanon: More than 300 people wounded in Beirut clashes

Unprecedented protests have rocked the country since October 17, with citizens from all religious backgrounds demanding the ouster of a political class viewed as inept, corrupt and responsible for an ever-deepening economic crisis. Human Rights Watch said riot police had fired tear gas canisters at the heads of some protesters and rubber bullets at their eyes. Political factions agreed on December 19 to appoint former education minister Hassan Diab as the new premier but have since ...

Worldwide Missile, drone attacks kill 70 Yemeni soldiers
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Saudi state TV said that 60 people are killed in the attack. Iran-backed Houthi rebels have remained in control of the capital, Sanaa, along with much of the country's north, since ousting the government of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi in 2014.

Worldwide China: Wuhan officials report 17 additional coronavirus cases
Author: 0 China: Wuhan officials report 17 additional coronavirus cases

Necessary measures will be taken duly in case of a wider outbreak, the Health Ministry assured. Authorities in Wuhan City, China have confirmed 45 cases of the new 2019 coronavirus , which belongs to the same family as fatal acute severe respiratory syndrome ( SARS ) and Middle East respiratory syndrome ( MERS ), but up to now it seems to be less deadly.

Worldwide Graham Says ‘Abuse of Power’ Allegations Could Damage Office of Presidency
Author: 0 Graham Says ‘Abuse of Power’ Allegations Could Damage Office of Presidency

Tuesday begins with opening arguments by the House managers, as they're called, a discussion that could span several days, depending on a debate over rules that could take up some time. The Senate, controlled by the Republican Party of Trump, will decide to condemn him and dismiss him from office. Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz will be assisting the president.