Child Toying With Stove Sparked Bronx Fire That Killed 12

A massive fire in New York City that killed at least 12 people, including four children, at a five-story apartment building Thursday night was likely caused by a small child playing with a stove, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday.De Blasio confirmed the death toll and said at least four other people were critically injured in the … Read more

Iran protests: Violence on third day of demonstrations

Iran protests: Reports of violence on third day of demonstrations Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook … Read more

Nepal bans solo climbers from Mount Everest under new rules

Nepal bans solo climbers from Mount Everest under new rules AFP A view from the summit of Everest, where more than 200 people have died since 1920 Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents.The new safety regulations also prohibit double amputee and blind climbers … Read more

Police shoot man dead after alleged Call of Duty ‘swatting’ hoax

Police shoot dead man after alleged Call of Duty ‘swatting’ hoax Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with … Read more

Egypt’s Morsi sentenced to three years for insulting the judiciary

Middle East Middle East Egypt’s Morsi sentenced to three years for insulting the judiciary Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook … Read more

St Petersburg supermarket bombing suspect arrested

Europe Europe St Petersburg supermarket bombing suspect arrested Reuters The bomb was reportedly hidden in a rucksack in a bag storage locker Russian authorities have arrested a suspect they believe carried out Wednesday’s bombing of a supermarket in St Petersburg that was claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS).The Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had … Read more

No power and growing anger at ground zero in Puerto Rico

HUMACAO, Puerto Rico — The world-renowned resort community here is a ghost town. No one sits by the three-tiered pool even though it’s high tourist season. At the area’s largest hospital, four of the five floors are closed. Long lines still form for ice and water. Livelihoods have disappeared. “No hay luz” (there is no … Read more

Don’t be afraid of Russia, head of ‘propaganda outlet’ RT says

MOSCOW — The boss of a Kremlin-funded news organization accused of playing a role in Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election says she hopes the deep rift between Moscow and Washington can be mended. Margarita Simonyan has been editor-in-chief of RT — formerly known as Russia Today — for more than a decade. … Read more

A look back at the famous figures we lost in 2017

The world lost acclaimed actors, iconic musicians, beloved comedians and legendary athletes in 2017. Here’s a look at the famous figures who passed away. Click through to read full obituaries. Facebook Twitter Embed Remembering the people we lost in 2017 Gene Cernan Gene Cernan, 82, the last astronaut to walk on the moon who returned … Read more

Arctic blast leaves half the country in deep freeze

Sign up for the NEWS newsletterYou have been successfully added to our newsletter.Let our news meet your inboxNewsArctic blast leaves half the country in deep freezeMuch of the Midwest and East Coast are facing a brutal cold snap, with the bitter weather expected to stick around through the New Year.PennsylvaniaTimothy Gigone, 51, of Erie, skis … Read more