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Pop Star Lorde Drops Planned Israeli Concert After Criticism

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Yesterday concert promoter Eran Arielli posted on Facebook that show had been cancelled but he had no complaints about Lorde . "But solutions come from engagement and lead to compromise, co-operation, and peace". The Simon Wiesenthal Center also slammed Lorde's decision, calling it a "classic example of the world's singular obsession with one country, the State of Israel". Read More »

Record-breaking Kane leads Spurs to 5-2 win over Southampton

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Kane was in top form against the Clarets, taking the match-ball home as he scored a hat-trick at Turf Moor, the home ground where Burnley had conceded just three goals all season prior. Spurs have been the Premier League's best team over Christmas in each of the last two seasons - winning seven straight matches from December 14 previous year - and their back-to-back title challenges have been built on formidable second halves to the season. Read More »

Christmas Brings Snow, Strong Winds to New England

The Emerald City's odds of a White Christmas, which the National Weather Service defines as at least 1 inch of snow on the ground Christmas morning, are only about 7 percent, as reported by Q13 FOX . With the thermometer hovering around the freezing mark, snow showers continued during the morning hours of Christmas Day. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Christmas Day Historic Snowfall Probability Map, Richwood has the region's greatest chance to see snow on ... Read More »

Sound of Music actress Heather Menzies-Urich dies at 68

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In 1975 she married fellow actor Robert Urich , and the couple adopted three kids: Allison, Emily, and Ryan. "We... mourn the passing of Heather Menzies-Urich", the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, which holds the rights to the musical, said on its website. Read More »

Briton Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt on drug charges

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She said she was transporting the pills for her Egyptian husband, Omar, 33, who suffers from back pain following a auto crash. The family have lodged an immediate appeal, but Rachel said she did not know whether it would be heard on Tuesday. Read More »

Miss America leaders resign amid leaked email scandal

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The organization's CEO, Sam Haskell (main picture), resigned from his post Saturday, a day after he was suspended by the board. Haskell forwarded the email to Miss America telecast lead writer Lewis Friedman and noted, "Not a single day passes that I am not told some frightful story about Mallory". Read More »

Up to 10 cm of snow expected Christmas Eve, Environment Canada says

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Environment Canada predicts a high of -12 C for Boxing Day, -19 C for Wednesday, -20 C for Thursday and a high of -21 C Friday, not factoring in the wind chill. "A low over OH this evening is gathering strength and will race towards us this evening", Environment Canada said in its warning Sunday. There are special weather statements in effect for parts of Nova Scotia that are expected to see snow, freezing rain and showers. Read More »

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's Mumbai reception: All you need to know!

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The newlyweds Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli returned to the city of Mumbai on last Friday. In fact, Prime Minister Narendra Modi too attended the wedding reception and congratulated the duo. So, most likely, he will cover the Mumbai reception as well. The lavish Astor Ballroom of the hotel, which boasts of 23-foot-high ceiling and crystal chandeliers will host the wedding reception . Read More »

Kulbhushan Jadhav's kin meet Sushma Swaraj upon return from Pakistan

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Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday shared images where mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav could be seen meeting the detained Indian prisoner. Jadhav has been in the Pakistani jail since April over allegations of being an Indian spy. Kulbhushan Jadhav is in Pakistani custody and is a death-row prisoner under spying charges. Read More »

Vijay Rupani rakes oath as Gujarat CM

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Please Wait while comments are loading. Along with Rupani and his deputy Nitin Patel, several others were also sworn-in by Governor OP Kohli. Moreover, ministers of state in the new government are: Pradipsinh Bhagvatsinh Jadeja, Patel Parbatbhai Savabhai, Jaydrathsinhji Parmer, Patkar Ramanlal Nanubhai, Parsottambhai Odhavjibhai Solanki, Ishwarsinh Thakorbhai Patel, Ahiur Vasanbhai Gopalbhai, Kishor Kanani (Kumar), Khabad Bachubhai Maganbhai and Dave Vaibhavari. Read More »

Pakistan asks United States to ensure return of Afghan refugees

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Rabbani is now in Beijing to attend a three-way meeting with his Chinese and Pakistani foreign ministers. Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif represented Pakistan and the three foreign ministers had an in-depth exchange on political mutual trust, reconciliation, development, security cooperation and counter-terrorism. Read More »

First snow, Now Cold, As National Weather Service Issues Wind Chill Advisory

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Frostbite can strike in just 30 minutes if skin is exposed. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 5. Actual temperatures will fall a bit below zero, but a breezy northwest wind will make it feel like -10 to -25! Expect areas of blowing and drifting snow, with wind gusts of 30 to 40 miles per hour, reduced visibility and drifts, which will make travel hard at times. Read More »

Salvation Army helps feed Houstonians in need on Christmas

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Social workers are empowering individuals and families to lift themselves up towards self-sufficiency through the initiative. Sometimes, Windell said, more than just toys for the children are included as food, gifts cards and even presents for mom and dad are dropped off. Read More »

Odisha Celebrates Christmas with Joy and Fervour

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Varghese, scores of Christians will take part in the Holy Communion which will be held at the church on Monday. In Gulmarg's Saint Mary's church, Santa Claus distributed chocolates and candies among the children. The festive mood prevailed on the Christmas eve on Sunday where Christmas carols were held from night. "Although we will be able to see snow at Gulmarg, but fresh snowfall on this day adds to the beauty of the festival", a group of tourists from Delhi said. Read More »

Christmas celebrated with fervour in AP

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The devout filled the prayer halls as the priests delivered the messages. "However, my special felicitations go to the respected Iranian Christian community whose members have, by drawing on the teachings of Jesus Christ, stood by their fellow countrymen through good times and tribulations, and, as an integral part of ran's glorious culture and civilization, have always striven to further develop and promote the country". Read More »

Amber Alert cancelled; missing Missouri toddler found safe

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Both the baby and his father were last seen at a motel in Springfield before they disappeared. Police Department for Eli Bandurovskiy has been cancelled. "Viktor is approximately 5'10", 150 lbs, he has brown hair, brown eyes, and an unknown complexion. He was last seen wearing a black button-up t-shirt and dark jeans. Read More »

CHP officer killed in Hayward freeway crash

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Both had seat belts on. He had been with the CHP for 1 year and 4 months, officials said. A 22-year-old driver veered off the road and hit the patrol vehicle from behind, according to officers. "Anne and I are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Officer Camilleri, who died yesterday while working to keep our communities safe". He was treated at a hospital and has since been released. Read More »

Eric Garner's 27-Year-Old Daughter Is in a Coma

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Erica remained on life support in a Brooklyn hospital Monday and was unable to breathe on her own, according to the New York Daily News . "I want everyone to pray for Erica Snipes Garner", the daughter of Eric Garner , who had a heart attack and is in the hospital", said the Rev. Read More »

New sanctions imposed on North Korea over missile test

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The council has also banned exports of North Korean coal, iron, lead, textiles and seafood, restricted joint ventures and ended the hiring of North Korean workers overseas. The North Korean regime is believed to be earning over $500 million each year from heavily taxing the almost 100,000 overseas North Korean workers, with as many as 80,000 working in China (about 50,000) and Russian Federation (about 30,000) alone. Read More »

Blizzard warning issued for coastal Rockingham County

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LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, Kankakee, Livingston, Iroquois, Ford, Lee and DeKalb counties in IL were under a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 4 a.m. Will it snow in MA on Christmas? Snow piled and swirled Monday morning, with a fast-moving storm expected to bring as much as a foot of fresh snow to parts of the state by the time Mainers sit down for Christmas dinner. Read More »

Julian Assange's Twitter Account Again Available Hours After Being Deleted

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We've reached out to both Wikileaks and Twitter for more information. In the meantime, consider it an early Christmas present. Assange had not tweeted since Friday, reported some media outlets. Camera IconJulian Assange, pictured in the window of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London where he has taken political asylum since 2012. And while the internet was rife with conspiracy theories about Twitter disabling the account, it initially appeared that the account was disabled externally between ... Read More »

Woman killed by pit bulls outside her home

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Police in Kentucky say an attack by two dogs has left a woman dead and her husband injured. The husband shot one of the dogs and the other dog, which was injured, ran off, officials said. Bell County Sheriff's Deputies say that the dogs belonged to Johnny Dale Lankford, 42. "Under no circumstances are you to engage this risky animal", they urged. Read More »

Ashes: Craig Overton ruled out of Boxing Day Test at Melbourne

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There will be some respite for England , with Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc ruled out on Sunday with a bruised heel and replaced by Jackson Bird . "Going by the scan it was a good result, the bone and the plantar fascia is all good there, it's just a deep bruise of the fat pad", Starc sad. Things come into it when you play through injuries, but that's not the case this week. Read More »

Queen praises Manchester's powerful identity following Arena attack

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In her message, the queen will pay tribute to Prince Philip, who stepped down from most public duties because of his advancing years. One shows Princess Elizabeth and her husband on their wedding day in 1947, another is one of the photos released to mark their wedding anniversary this November, and the two other photographs show their great grandchildren, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Read More »

Fire engulfs West Knoxville home on Christmas Eve

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Officials say there were no injuries and the occupants will stay with family members. Tucson Fire says the small bedroom fire happened on the E. 39th St. Red Cross is assisting the 54 residents affected by the fire with necessities and lodging. Fire crews remained at the scene for most of the day Sunday looking for hot spots. Read More »

Frigid temps move in as Chicagoans enjoy White Christmas

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For Christmas to be officially recorded as "white" in Omaha, an inch of snow will still have to be on the ground at Eppley Airfield at 6 a.m. Monday, DeWald said. through the morning. Although the snow was light, it did not dissipate because of the low temperature, Castro said. Gusty wind will cause wind chill temperatures to drop into the single digits and below zero. Read More »

Moscow Subway Bus Crash Kills Four People

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Traffic spokesperson Artyom Kolesnikov confirmed: "A bus drove into a pedestrian underpass". A video from the scene posted on the internet shows the bus plowing into people as they ascended the underpass. 25 December is an ordinary working day in Russian Federation, as Orthodox Christmas is not celebrated until 7 January. Russian news agencies reporting from the scene quoted Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin as saying that he has ordered all city buses to be checked in the aftermath of the ... Read More »

UN Adopts Tough New Sanctions on North Korea

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North Korea said it is a "pipe dream" for the United States to think it will give up its nuclear weapons, and called the latest U.N. sanctions to target the country "an act of war" that violates its sovereignty. China, which supplies most of North Korea's oil, has backed successive rounds of United Nations sanctions but had resisted past USA calls to cut off fuel supplies to its neighbor. Read More »

Mumbai commuters to get air-conditioned locals from Dec 25

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After years of debates, speculation and planning, the Railways will unveil the first airconditioned suburban trains for Mumbai commuters from Monday, December 25 - - 150 years after the first suburban local was hauled by a steam engine in 1867, officials said. Read More »

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Christmas Eve across southeast MI

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The first snow fell at Pleasant Hill at 3:15 a.m., according to the National Weather Service . Lake-effect snow is a good bet, if all the parameters congeal, behind the arctic front late Monday into Tuesday . Scattered power outages are expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected. Tree branches could fall as well. Snow, sleet and freezing rain may be seen to the north, though rain is mainly expected in the city and points south, CBS2's Elise Finch reported. Read More »

UN budget cuts 'big step in right direction', says US

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The ambassador went on to say that she hopes to help make even more reductions in the UN's budget in the years to come. "This historic reduction in spending - in addition to many other moves toward a more efficient and accountable United Nations - is a big step in the right direction", Haley said in a statement. Read More »