• Horrific Train Crash In Free State
Horrific Train Crash In Free State

The train, operated by Shosholoza Meyl, was travelling from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg when the collision happened at around 9:15am local time. "A fire had broken out in one of the carriages and had begun to spread", Meiring said in a statement.

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  • Iguanas falling from trees in frigid Florida
Iguanas falling from trees in frigid Florida

If you do find one and want to help, "put then over to the side if you feel comfortable to put them in the sun or put them off the road so you're not running them over", Maple said. This cold snap - unlike one that shocked Florida in 2010 - isn't long enough to kill the reptiles (or Burmese Pythons, another nuisance reptile). "Although these turt...

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  • Iran Accuses the United States of Protests Interference
Iran Accuses the United States of Protests Interference

The US ambassador to the United Nations called on the worldwide community to speak out on the unfolding protests in Iran, saying Washington will push for emergency UN talks on the situation. Another US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there were indications that could point towards a potential missile launch "sooner rather th...

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  • Turkey opposes any 'unconstitutional' move in Iran
Turkey opposes any 'unconstitutional' move in Iran

A source in Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's office said he discussed the week-long unrest in Iran during a telephone call with Rouhani . He also welcomed Rouhani's remarks on urging the public to not violate their country's laws while exercising their right to peaceful protests.

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  • EU Reaffirms Death Penalty Opposition Following Israeli Legislation
EU Reaffirms Death Penalty Opposition Following Israeli Legislation

The E.U.is opposing Israel's push to pass a bill that would expand death penalty sentences in the country. If the amendment is adopted, a majority verdict would suffice. "This means Israel can't sentence Palestinian prisoners to death under the provision of the Fourth Geneva Convention relating to the treatment of prisoners of war", he explained.

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  • Hot air balloon crash kills tourist in Luxor, Egypt
Hot air balloon crash kills tourist in Luxor, Egypt

It is understood tourists of various nationalities were on board. According to Egyptian local news outlet Ahram Online , the dead tourist was a US citizen. Tourists often take early morning hot air balloon rides over the city and the ancient Egyptian temples and relics in neighbouring areas. In 2015, at least 19 people, majority Asian and Europe...

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  • Storm Grounds Flights at Bangor International Airport
Storm Grounds Flights at Bangor International Airport

Flights were suspended at New York's John F. Kennedy International due to strong winds and whiteout conditions. Punta Gorda Airport's lone carrier, Allegiant Air, has lost flights to Trenton, New Jersey , Providence, Rhode Island, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as of late morning.

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  • Manafort files lawsuit against DoJ, Mueller, Rosenstein
Manafort files lawsuit against DoJ, Mueller, Rosenstein

US President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort on Wednesday filed a legal complaint against the Justice Department and special counsel Robert Mueller, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who is investigating possible collusion between officials close to Trump and Russia, Deutsche Welle reported .

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  • NY unveils bold new clean energy and climate plans
NY unveils bold new clean energy and climate plans

I further agree that fighting on behalf of unions and working people is among our most important tasks as public servants. Crouch represents the 122nd Assembly District that includes Broome, Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego counties. The governor said there are now no plans to shut down the roads or the rails. I like some of the components of his...

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  • State Department names 10 countries as worst religious freedom offenders
State Department names 10 countries as worst religious freedom offenders

The designations were made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on December 22 in accordance with the International Religious Freedom Act, according to Nauert. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) praised the White House for making religious freedom designations a priority but was disappointed that Vietnam was not designated as a...

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  • Sean Spicer admits: 'I screwed up'
Sean Spicer admits: 'I screwed up'

He continues, "So when I screwed up, yeah, it felt really bad". "I screwed that up royally", Spicer told Cupp on Thursday. "I did my best every day to do what I could to communicate what the President's intentions were", Spicer said. "You're realizing that you're tarnishing your personal reputation, your family's reputation, your friends who li...

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  • Daesh claims Kabul attack that killed 15 people
Daesh claims Kabul attack that killed 15 people

Afghan police says the death toll of the suicide attack in Kabul rises to 20 now. At least 20 people were killed and about 30 were injured by a blast that went off in the capital of Afghanistan on Thursday, the Tolo News television channel reported on Friday referring to a representative of the Interior Ministry of the country.

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  • Plane vanishes from radar mid-flight to Texas; Coast Guard search underway
Plane vanishes from radar mid-flight to Texas; Coast Guard search underway

Torgerson had never met Kinsinger, but knew who he was as Kinsinger was very active with the online Pilots N Paws community. "I have been checking all day with the Coast Guard and they say they are still out looking for him", said Kerri Kelly, the director of Dolly's Legacy Animal Rescue.

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  • Former Redskins heiress arrested on assault charges
Former Redskins heiress arrested on assault charges

She was in handcuffs in the 19th precinct stationhouse Wednesday evening. 'What did you say?' Haberkorn's wife Linda Thomas asked Cooke. "I got places to be". Haberkorn was left bleeding from two cuts on the right side of his head from Cooke's blows. Cooke and her boyfriend ran off after the confrontation.

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  • 2 $50K Powerball winners in NKY
2 $50K Powerball winners in NKY

The odds that you'll win the $445 million jackpot in Friday's Mega Millions drawing are really, really bad. This week marks the first time both lottery games offered prizes of at least $400 million at the same time. You will get two plays for $3. The remaining revenue generated by the Florida Lottery through scratch-offs, and ticket sales, in...

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  • Sleeping Woman Wakes up to Man Sexually Assaulting Her on Spirit Flight
Sleeping Woman Wakes up to Man Sexually Assaulting Her on Spirit Flight

The victim, in a statement to investigators, said she had fallen asleep on the flight and woke up to find her trousers and shirt unbuttoned and the man's hand inside her trousers. Several women shared their stories of sexual assault with CNN who released the investigation last week. His wife was reportedly sitting beside him at the time of the inci...

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  • North Korea Accidentally Hit One of Their Own Cities With a Missile
North Korea Accidentally Hit One of Their Own Cities With a Missile

The Diplomat noted that a failed launch might explain why North Korea used Sinpo, a seaside town, to conduct at least two test launches for the Hwasong-12 missile - an errant missile crashing into the sea would be less risky than one hitting a populated area.

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  • What Is Bombogenesis and How Does a 'Bomb Cyclone' Become So Dangerous?
What Is Bombogenesis and How Does a 'Bomb Cyclone' Become So Dangerous?

The cold has been blamed for at least nine deaths over the past few days, including those of two homeless people in Houston. Thousands of flights were cancelled and schools were closed in many localities as snow piled up and blizzard conditions began taking hold in the northeast.

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  • Feds change marijuana policy, which could affect businesses involved
Feds change marijuana policy, which could affect businesses involved

American Attorney General Jeff Sessions has cancelled a federal policy that let American states legalize marijuana. "The move will leave it to US attorneys where pot is legal to decide whether to aggressively enforce federal marijuana law", the AP noted , a move that will likely "add to confusion about whether it's OK to grow, buy, or use ma...

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  • Pakistan shows disappointment at Trump's remarks: PM office
Pakistan shows disappointment at Trump's remarks: PM office

The specific assistance impacted, according to the U.S. state department, are foreign military financing (FMF), which provides Pakistan with a credit line for purchases from the USA, and coalition support funds (CSF), a reimbursement for supporting coalition forces in Afghanistan.

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  • How to avoid New Year's resolution traps at the gym
How to avoid New Year's resolution traps at the gym

Setting New Year's resolutions is a tradition for millions of Americans who see January 1 as a fresh start. As you set deadlines for each task, consider adding a reminder on your calendar so you keep the goal a priority throughout the year.

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  • National championship game ticket prices skyrocket following Georgia's Rose Bowl win
National championship game ticket prices skyrocket following Georgia's Rose Bowl win

If you plan on doing that by way of StubHub , it'll cost about $2,000 just to get in the door. As of midnight ET Monday, the lowest-priced tickets on StubHub.com were listed for $2,080. StubHub's average paid price on its site through Tuesday morning was $2,243. Yikes. The real winners of the Rose Bowl are the ticket brokers. Another photo...

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  • Crews battle early morning house fire in Chester
Crews battle early morning house fire in Chester

An apartment was damaged by fire in Sidney Monday night. McKeesport public works crews responded to put down salt and ice-melting material, he said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Although there was extensive damage on all three floors of the home, Quill said he does not believe it is a total loss.

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  • Dozens of cars involved in multi-vehicle crash outside Buffalo
Dozens of cars involved in multi-vehicle crash outside Buffalo

The Thruway eastbound is closed after the Williamsville tolls. According to WIVB , the crash was eastbound after the Williamsville toll booth. Westbound traffic must exit 48A. There was a blizzard warning in effect for Eerie County, which includes Buffalo, and it was around -8 C at the time of the pileup . "An additional 1-3" of snow is exp...

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  • Scott says Florida 'doing everything' to help Puerto Rico evacuees after Maria
Scott says Florida 'doing everything' to help Puerto Rico evacuees after Maria

At least a third of the island remains without power. "They have plans they go to make", Soto said. The Army Corps is bringing in about 1,500 more contract lineworkers, and the Edison Electric Institute-led program will add about 1,500 lineworkers to fill a manpower gap expected as more material arrives in Puerto Rico.

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