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by | February 22, 2018 | 05:50

An explosion ripped through a ferry as it unloaded passengers in the Caribbean beach city of Playa del Carmen on Wednesday, hurting 25 people, but authorities said none of the injuries were life-threatening. Initial local reports indicate the blast may have been caused by a gas leak or an engine failure. Police in Quintana Roo say the victims were taken into care in various hospitals.

by | February 22, 2018 | 05:18

Pence missed a group photo organized by South Korea for world leaders before the Games. Pence insisted there is "no daylight" between the USA and South Korea when it comes to dealing with North Korea's nuclear weapons ambitions, despite their different approaches.

by | February 22, 2018 | 04:23

The court of special judge J K Pandya had completed its hearing on the petition on January 6 and reserved its verdict. The CBI, which investigated the case, had accused Pandey, who then headed the Ahmedabad crime branch, of being involved in the alleged fake encounter.

by | February 22, 2018 | 04:13

On Tuesday, Costello could not yet say if he will run in his district if the court-ordered congressional map survives a federal court challenge. Is impeachment an option for Pennsylvania state supreme court justices after their decision to redraw the state's congressional map? "Your Original was correct! Don't let the Dems take elections away from you so that they can raise taxes & waste money!" the president tweeted .

by | February 22, 2018 | 05:43

The overdose deaths bill passed committee this afternoon 22 to zero. Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, said "everything has changed since" last week and "you can't fault us from looking at the perspective of these bills differently". Hoosiers would undergo a beefed-up background check every five years, which would likely qualify the state for a federal exemption that would be attractive to some .

by | February 22, 2018 | 05:25

An online petition was filed on February 16 calling on Congress to allow Peter Wang , a 15-year-old freshman who died in the Florida shooting while saving fellow students, to be buried with full military honors . "The performance must have involved the acceptance of danger and extraordinary responsibilities, exemplifying praiseworthy fortitude and courage". It has yet to be decided if Peter will receive full honors at his burial, but members of the military are expected to attend his ...

by | February 22, 2018 | 04:58

The condition of two Army personnel was critical, the Army said. The explosion and fire that followed caused severe damage to the bus. According to Military spokesman of the injured 7 from Army, 5 from Sri Lanka Air force and 7 civilian. Sumith Atapattu meanwhile emphasized that the explosion was not an act of terror. "A stock of highly explosive substance inside the bus may have caused the explosion", he said adding that the government analyst will rule out the cause soon.

by | February 22, 2018 | 05:23

Mize, a Spring resident, was arrested on one count of aggravated robbery and booked into the Montgomery County jail . One of them, a 16-year-old, was nabbed and the other, the white male who is thought to have fired off the gun is still at large.

by | February 22, 2018 | 03:58

Officers tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver refused, initiating a chase. There were initial reports of gunfire reported on the freeway but Officer Kevin Denharder , a CHP spokesman, said there was no evidence of gunshots from officers or the suspect.

by | February 22, 2018 | 04:40

Ivanka Trump will lead the United States delegation to the closing ceremony of the Olympics in South Korea on Sunday, the latest high-profile visit to Winter Games that have been a hotbed of geopolitics. Trump administration officials said that the goal of the trip is to celebrate American athletes and to acknowledge the US alliance with South Korea.

by | February 22, 2018 | 05:17

Deadline confirms that Otto , 50, has been cast as Sabrina's hardass (but still caring, obviously) Aunt Zelda in the reboot, which is based on the comic books and will be a "darker" series than the peppy '90s original starring Melissa Joan Hart .

by | February 22, 2018 | 04:49

Colorado Springs might not have become the evangelical mecca it is today without Graham's influence. Some 700,000 people packed what Graham may have been one of the first to call "the 8th wonder of the world". In doing so, he contributed more to Christian unity than generations of ecumenical waffle-merchants. " Billy Graham's life story is remarkable, rising from humble beginnings to impact the world so dramatically in the name of Jesus Christ.

by | February 22, 2018 | 05:25

On Saturday, the CMO denied reports that Parrikar underwent a surgery, claiming that his health was improving. In addition, he had clarified that the Chief Minister is responding to the treatment. "However, Goa being a tourist destination, narcotic drugs are smuggled in [to] Goa for trade, consumption and transit", the original written reply tabled on Wednesday said in response to a question from former Chief Minister and Congress MLA Digambar Kamat and others.

by | February 22, 2018 | 05:12

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is reportedly under scrutiny for a suspected $16 million bribe from a banker who wanted to be on Trump's Cabinet. Manafort took out three loans in December 2016 and January 2017 from Federal Savings Bank in Chicago for homes in Brooklyn and Bridgehampton, NBC News reported , citing sources.

by | February 22, 2018 | 04:53

Italy - who lost their opening two games to champions England 46-15 in Rome and Ireland 56-19 in Dublin - take on France for the annual Garibaldi Trophy between the two nations on Friday. "It seems like he has reached a new dimension since he was named captain at Toulon ", said Brunel, who will be facing the team he coached from 2011-16.

by | February 22, 2018 | 04:59

Trump's move undercut long-held understandings regarding Jerusalem's status, which had been considered a "final-status" issue to be negotiated directly between the two parties. Abbas to stay with us and have a dialogue, unfortunately he's once again running away", Israel's ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said. "You don't even have to accept this", she said.

by | February 22, 2018 | 04:13

Italy are now without a permanent head coach after Gian Piero Ventura was sacked following their failure to qualify for the World Cup, the first time the four-time world champions will miss a World Cup since 1958. Ranieri has confirmed that he will leave Nantes if he is offered the Italy job. "If I was in his position I would do the same thing". Former Italy head coach Antonio Conte , now coaching Chelsea; Carlo Ancelotti, sacked by Bayern Munich last September, and Zenit Saint ...

by | February 22, 2018 | 05:06

Jailed Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab was Wednesday sentenced to five more years behind bars over tweets critical of the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen and the alleged mistreatment of prisoners, in a trial rights groups slammed as "shameful".

by | February 22, 2018 | 03:41

This week Trump has not explained why, if he agrees that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election, he has yet to enforce sanctions approved near-unanimously by Congress in response to the meddling. "And so, I invite Mr. Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes". But not only did Obama in September 2016 warn Putin to "cut it out," he followed up the threat with economic sanctions.

by | February 22, 2018 | 03:33

Snow is possible in the panhandle and northwestern Oklahoma this morning as well. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for coastal regions from 4:00 p.m. The freezing rain is expected to arrive somewhat later, possibly around 11 a.m. Sunday there is a 30 percent chance of snow, with partly sunny skies and a high of 41 degrees.

by | February 22, 2018 | 03:48

Mr Justice Garnham will deliver his ruling on the case in London on Wednesday. Mr Justice Garnham said the government's plan was "seriously flawed" in respect of 45 local authority areas which are not expected to reduce pollution to within legal levels until 2021.

by | February 22, 2018 | 03:43

This has gone on too long". Speaking at the White House on Tuesday , Trump said he has directed the Justice Department to propose a law to make the accessories illegal, the BBC reported . White House officials say the President will be meeting with students, teachers and state and local officials to discuss ways of providing more school safety and address gun violence.

by | February 22, 2018 | 03:36

In the accident, two of his gunners and truck's driver also died. The driver of the vehicle Sachin Singh Chauhan was critically injured and was rushed to Lucknow . Lokendra Singh, who was the Noorpur ( BJP ) legislator from Bijnore, died in a auto accident today. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences over the death of Chauhan.

by | February 22, 2018 | 03:28

In fact the Norwegians have more gold medals than all but five other nations have medals (total). To try to prevent similar problems, officials have pushed up the women's big air final, which was originally schedule to take place Friday in Pyeongchang .

by | February 22, 2018 | 04:02

Officers were notified around 6:15 p.m. that the boy was missing. She reportedly said she hasn't seen the child in about a year. Wichita police said the boy's stepmother last saw Lucas at around 3 p.m. She was reportedly booked into jail Wednesday afternoon. She said she reported the concerns to the state child protection agency, which wouldn't comment to the paper.

by | February 22, 2018 | 02:55

Atul Gupta, one of three Gupta brothers being investigated for corrupt links to ousted South African president Jacob Zuma, is challenging a court order freezing 10 million rand ($859,025) in his bank account, according to court papers seen by Reuters .

by | February 22, 2018 | 02:31

A spokesman for the Prime Minister said the media "performs a vital role in holding to account the rich, the powerful and those who seek or hold high office in this country and that should never change". Mr Bradley referred to the reports during an interaction with another Twitter user, saying: "Corbyn sold British secrets to communist spies". Corbyn also signaled that he would not be following the example of Labour's former leader Tony Blair, who had courted Murdoch and other tabloid ...

by | February 22, 2018 | 02:53

Ireland has been ranked 19th out of 183 states on a leading global measure of corruption, published by Transparency worldwide. More than two-thirds of the 180 countries on the Berlin-based watchdog's Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 scored below 50 on a scale ranging from zero, perceived to be highly corrupt, to 100, perceived to be very clean.

by | February 22, 2018 | 02:56

Separate funerals were held for Alyssa Alhadeff, who at age 14 was one of the youngest victims of Wednesday's shooting, along with 18-year-old Meadow Pollack, who was preparing to go to college. Finkelstein told ABC News in a detailed phone interview that his decision is based on the reality that the facts are not in question and that Cruz's alleged crimes occurred after an apparent series of breakdowns of systems like law enforcement, social services and education.

by | February 22, 2018 | 01:35

According to The Guardian , a total of 46 people aged 25 or under were stabbed to death in London in 2017 - 21 more than in 2016. "If they leave flowers for him, I hope they leave them there". Police are working to establish whether there are any links between the two incidents. According to the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, it gives police "the right to search people in a defined area during a specific time period when they believe, with good reason, that: serious violence will ...

by | February 22, 2018 | 02:31

The mining company and commodities trader said its full-year adjusted underlying earnings (EBITDA) was $14.76 billion. The commodity giant further managed to lower its net debt by 31 percent to $10.67 billion. "Our performance in 2017 was our strongest on record , driven by our leading Marketing and Industrial asset businesses", Glencore's chief executive Ivan Glasenberg commented in the statement, adding that the blue-chip commodities group looked "to the future with confidence".

by | February 22, 2018 | 01:40

A 15-year-old student had been suspended from Middleton High School but returned to campus Monday. A threatening Snapchat video was also reported to police Wednesday morning, Thiers said, but police believe the threat is off-campus. "The comments, the social media posts that they may think are amusing, we're going to knock on you door and ask you the hard questions", says Tampa Police Cheif Brian Dugan.

by | February 22, 2018 | 01:21

He later deleted the original tweet and corrected the spelling error. The report argues that Trump's changing the policies of the Obama administration, the US economy will grow by 3 percent per year, for the next decade. "It's very clear that Russian Federation meddled in the election", Sanders said during a press briefing. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held her first White House press briefing since the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people, and the ...

by | February 22, 2018 | 02:08

What might be even more startling is that more than one-fifth of the women surveyed - 21 percent - say they were forced to perform a sexual act. Phenomena like the "casting couch" might be unique to fields like acting and modeling, but those in Hollywood who've used to their platforms to speak out have been met with a resounding response from women in notably disparate industries-like the 700,000 women farmworkers in the Alianza Nacional de Campesinas who acknowledged that they "work in the ...

by | February 22, 2018 | 01:43

At least 20 other passengers were injured when the bus left the Pan-American highway and tumbled 80 meters (260 feet) down a jagged slope in the southern region of Arequipa. Almost 2,700 people died in traffic accidents in Peru in 2016, according to the latest available official figures. The accident happened around 1.30 am (0630 GMT), the agency said.