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Libyan plane hijack: 109 out of 111 passengers released at Malta airport

Prime minister Joseph Muscat later tweeted that the remaining crew members exited the plane along with the hijackers, who were taken into custody. A total o...


Russia: Ambassador's killing harms Turkey's prestige

According to the Associated Press , Altıntaş fired a total of eight shots and smashed several of the photographs on view. Lavrov, who met with his Turkish co...


Weather: Mild temperatures continue through Christmas

In any given year, Columbia has a 22 percent chance of having at least 1 inch of snow on the ground Christmas Day . "The last time, previous to this one, tha...


German police carry out raids in search for Berlin lorry attack suspect

A search is now underway for 24-year-old Tunisian Anis Amri, who could be armed and risky, according to a statement from the Federal Prosecutor's Office (GB...


Will Chicago have a White Christmas this year?

Anyone hoping for a white Christmas was also likely to be disappointed. To put Reston's holiday weather forecast in musical terms, the chances are pretty low ...


Winter solstice is here: Wednesday marks shortest daylight of year in Arizona

The winter solstice occurs at a specific time on 21 December, when the sun is shining farthest to the south directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, rather than...


Jordan Henderson responds to Ross Barkley tackle after Reds sink Everton

But Koeman pinpointed referee Mike Dean's refusal to issue Lovren with another booking after he sparked a skirmish between players from both sides. The Liverp...


Scary Video Shows Explosions Happening at a Fireworks Market in Mexico

There were up to 2,000 people at the market at the time of the explosion, CBS News' Michelle Miller reported . Puente said some nearby homes were also dama...


Trump taps conservative SC Rep. Mulvaney as budget chief

Mulvaney, if confirmed by the Senate, would manage the White House's annual proposed budget, program and policies. The typical American has probably never heard...


Oil prices settle near $US55 as investors await US production news

Even before the shooting, Matt Smith, ClipperData's director of commodity research, said trade was likely to be volatile ahead of the Christmas holiday when few...


Donald Trump 'Thank You Tour' Rally in Mobile

He also defended a comment from Michelle Obama, telling the crowd who booed the mere mention of her name that he thought her comments had come out wrong, and pr...


The dictionary's word of 2016 has been named

Merriam-Webster defines surreal as "marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream". 2016 saw Republican candidate Trump become the President-Elect, Br...


Apple digs in for appeal over €13bn tax ruling

The ruling unveiled August 30 by EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager called on Apple to pay Ireland the 13 billion euros ($14 billion) for gross un...


Chis Boswell's 6 field goals lead Steelers over Bengals 24-20

With a Christmas Day showdown next week with the Baltimore Ravens which could decide the AFC North title, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ...


Pakistan Not To Accept any changes In Indus Waters Treaty

It also sets out a process for resolving so-called "questions", "differences" and "disputes" that may arise between the parties. Officials also say the World ...


Putin and Tillerson Talk Drilling the Arctic on Saturday Night Live

The cue cards read, "I know you're an elector", "And on December 19th.", "You're supposed to vote for Donald Trump", "But Bish.", "He cray", "1". "So, you tru...


Goldman sees oil bump from output cuts as temporary

The Kuwait Petroleum Corporation said it had notified its clients that January deliveries will be lower, with reports suggesting that the company would cut a ...


Tsunami alert after 7.9-magnitude PNG quake: USGS/PTWC

However, the largest observed wave from that quake, according to sea level gauges, was only 0.12 meters (5 inches) near Honiara on the island of Guadalcanal, so...


Obama: Trump should be concerned over Russian hacking

Obama said that USA officials should not let "the inter-family argument between Americans" obscure the need for people to "stand together" on this issue. That w...


Obama on Russian Hack Review: 'We Were Playing this Thing Straight'

U.S. intelligence has in recent days concluded the hacking was not only carried out by Russian Federation, which handed over the stolen data to WikiLeaks, but w...


CDC Urges Pregnant Women to Avoid Brownsville Because of Zika

Active Zika outbreaks have been reported in more than 60 countries or territories, majority in the Americas, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control a...


Suspected militants again loot bank in Jammu and Kashmir

In another robbery attempt, bank in Kashmir's Pulwama district on December 8 was robbed and thieves made away with Rs 10 lakh. When the police cordoned off th...


India Backs Indonesia On Its South China Sea Row With The Dragon

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is on a two-day state visit to India. President Mukherjee yesterday received Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his wife Ma...


Alaska Air closes acquisition of Virgin America

Alaska and Virgin America are projected to generate more than $7 billion in annual revenue and operate about 280 aircraft. American, United, Delta and Southwest...


Aleppo '95 percent under Syrian government control'

Osama Abo Zayd, a legal adviser to the Free Syrian Army rebel coalition, said some fighters had agreed to evacuate but that the Russians had demanded that all m...


Canadian task force makes recommendations for legal weed

Canada's Task Force on Cannabis Legalisation and Regulation made more than 80 recommendations on how the government should regulate the industry, including ...


Judge's decision expected in Pennsylvania recount case

Calling it a "fishing expedition", Pennsylvania election officials on Thursday asked a federal judge to throw out a Green Party-backed lawsuit that seeks a reco...


Italy Judge Convicts 2 in Sinking That Claimed 700 Migrants

A Syrian, Mahmud Bikhit, was on trial with him and was sentenced to five years for abetting illegal immigration. The body of a person who died after a fishing...


UK's Hammond backs Brexit transition, says would help EU too

Hammond has always been an advocate of a transitional period to allow Britain to set out new terms for its relationship with the European Union, particularly if...


Ronaldo wins fourth Ballon d'Or award

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious Ballon d'Or award for a fourth time. It was the flawless ending to another fantastic year for ...