by | December 25, 2018 | 04:39

A large explosion was felt close to Etna during the morning. More than 130 seismic shocks were recorded before midday, with the strongest reaching a magnitude of 4.0, according to Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV).

by | December 25, 2018 | 02:10

US District Judge Beryl Howell in Washington DC ruled that North Korea should pay damages to Fred and Cindy Warmbier after finding Pyongyang "liable for the torture, hostage taking, and extrajudicial killing" of the 22-year-old son.

by | December 25, 2018 | 02:12

Tens of participants from different political parties and civil society organisations laid flowers and lit candles in front of the Norwegian embassy and later at the Danish embassy. The authenticity of the video was partly proved by the Public Prosecutor General. It said electronic devices, an unauthorised hunting rifles, knives and materials that could be used for bomb-making were found in the course of the raids.

by | December 25, 2018 | 00:58

A litany of child sexual abuse scandals has rocked the Roman Catholic Church , which has 1.3 billion followers around the world , with the pope as recently as Wednesday accepting the resignation of a USA auxiliary bishop over his " misconduct " with a minor.

by | December 24, 2018 | 23:12

We've been working with allies for some sixty coalition groups that are working with us", Corker said. " Bob Corker was responsible for giving us the terrible Iran Nuclear Deal, which I ended, yet he badmouths me for wanting to bring our young people safely back home", Trump wrote.

by | December 24, 2018 | 21:52

Two negotiators convinced the man to leave the tree at about 7 p.m., U.S. Park Police Sgt. Eduardo Delgado told WTOP , a local news radio network. Two police negotiators arrived and, after almost an hour of effort, managed to talk the fellow down.

by | December 24, 2018 | 21:14

Opal Tower is one of several new luxury apartment blocks in Sydney's Olympic Park and cost $165 million to build. During the evacuation on Monday, the doors of the building became jammed and police had to break through using heavy equipment to let residents out, ABC reported.

by | December 24, 2018 | 21:13

Some research has suggested that a baby's heartbeat is begins as early as 18 days after conception. Tokes' family had sought several other provisions that weren't included, including workload limits for OH parole officers and an expanded Global Positioning System tracking program for offenders.

by | December 24, 2018 | 18:41

The strait is the shadow of the rumbling Anak Krakatau volcano, which has been erupting since June. Indonesian seismologists initially speculated that a landslide - possibly undersea - may have generated the tsunami late Saturday. Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived at the disaster zone on Monday, while military and volunteers continue to search affected areas. Oxfam said it was also dispatching help to the region.

by | December 24, 2018 | 15:25

Among those killed were a journalist, two security personnel and a driver working for local station Universal TV, whose auto was passing the checkpoint at which the first blast went off, another reporter working for the station said. "We wish Allah's mercy upon those who lost their lives in these heinous attacks, a speedy recovery to the wounded and convey our condolences to the friendly and brotherly Government and people of Somalia", the ministry said in a statement.

by | December 24, 2018 | 15:25

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday has been sentenced to seven-year imprisonment by an anti-corruption court in an investment and Al-Azizia cases. Last week, the judge rejected an application by Mr Sharif's lawyer Khawaja Harris to provide one week time to submit more documents but allowed him to provide any document by Friday last.

by | December 24, 2018 | 14:00

All of the sources are familiar with the draft and requested anonymity because Trump has yet to act on it. Kurdish officials warned Friday French President Emmanuel Macron's representative to Syria , François Senemand, that if Turkey does attack, it would create a chaotic situation in which they might not be able to spare the guards to make sure IS detainees are secure - let alone continue with an offensive against remaining IS formations along the border with Iraq.

by | December 24, 2018 | 13:53

Mulvaney, speaking with Fox News' Chris Wallace, said he gave Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat from NY, a "counter-offer" on Saturday below Trump's $5 billion demand for border wall funding and is "waiting to hear back". He has dug in on his demand for $5 billion for construction of the wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. Some national parks have shuttered completely, but New York's governor provided funding to allow the Statue of Liberty monument to remain open.

by | December 24, 2018 | 10:41

The Turkish IHA news agency reported that a convoy of Turkish troops - a commando unit - had been sent into Syria overnight. The U.S. allied forces have won significant victories against the Sunni jihadi group in northern Syria, retaking key cities such as Raqqa, once deemed the capital of its self-declared caliphate.

by | December 24, 2018 | 09:58

A central sticking point remains funding for President Trump's proposed border wall, and with the Senate adjourned until Thursday , there is no apparent quick end in sight. With funding already secured, the Department of Veterans Affairs is unaffected, as are veteran disability pay and GI benefits, which according to , are funded by previous legislation.

by | December 24, 2018 | 09:27

He called on the warring parties to withdraw their forces from Hudaydah. The truce began on Tuesday after being agreed at UN-sponsored talks last week between delegations from the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels. Khalid Manzalawi, the kingdom's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations , said the resolution means that the Houthis "will lose their margin of maneuver", the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

by | December 24, 2018 | 07:45

Days later, Trump announced the pullout of all 2,000 USA troops in Syria, facing withering criticism from both sides of the political spectrum for leaving a key part of the Middle East exposed to Russian and Iranian influence. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took time from his busy schedule to snipe at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday, claiming that Ankara can not claim the moral high ground over Tel Aviv as long as Turkey continues to attack the Kurds.

by | December 24, 2018 | 04:26

High temperatures will reach the upper 40s to near 50 once again during the afternoon. But with that said, some towns may need to put down product on roads Christmas Eve. "As we continue through the rest of the morning we can see rain continuing particularly for northern England and Northern Ireland". Skies will increase in cloud cover ahead of our next storm system Wednesday Night.

by | December 24, 2018 | 04:15

McConnell left open the possibility of a Senate vote should a deal to re-open the government be reached in the coming days, but the logistics of staging votes in the Senate and then the House of Representatives over the holiday would make a quick resolution hard.

by | December 24, 2018 | 04:13

The Taliban already control vast amounts of territory and are causing significant Afghan troop casualties. "If you're the Taliban, Christmas has come early ", a senior foreign official in the Afghan capital told AFP on the condition of anonymity.