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Video shot at the scene showed burning debris, crumbled walls and buildings, and destroyed cars, many with dead or injured people inside. Meanwhile, the vast majority of casualties are expected to be civilians. Last month, a Taliban offensive on an army training compound near the northern city of Mazar-e-Sherif killed 135 soldiers. No group immediately claimed responsibility for Wednesday's explosion , which struck the heart of Kabul's highly secure diplomatic district, the Wazir Akbar ...
  • 300000 evacuated as cyclone nears Bangladesh

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    Authorities evacuated more than 300,000 people to cyclone shelters after raising the highest number 10 weather danger alert as the storm approached. The local administration has called in all fishing vessels and advised them to remain anchored, while the Chittagong port authority has postponed activities.
  • Lluvias ligeras se presentarán en la sierra peruana desde esta tarde — Senamhi

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    El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología ( Senamhi ), informó que desde esta tarde se prevén lluvias de ligera intensidad en las regiones de la sierra peruana. El Indeci exhorta a las autoridades locales y regionales de Defensa Civil , mantener activos las 24 horas los Centros de Operaciones de Emergencia (COE) para monitorear los efectos de las bajas temperaturas en coordinación con el Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional (COEN- Indeci ).
  • Trump Claims NATO Countries Have Agreed To 'Step Up Payments'

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    The White House has denied that Press Secretary Sean Spicer will be pushed out, but his job security has been the subject of roller coaster rumors for the past four months; we could see more of Sarah Sanders at briefings. "The president was able to make some of the most fantastic deals that have really been made by any administration ever", enthused his economic adviser Gary Cohn.
  • Trump says comic should be ashamed of severed head video

    Trump says comic should be ashamed of severed head video

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    Kathy Griffin's recent photo shoot that showed her holding what appeared to be the severed and bloody head of President Donald Trump , has been met with much criticism. "I went way too far", she said. In her video apology, she said: "I'm just now seeing the reaction of these images". The president posted on Twitter Wednesday morning to say that the photo had upset his family, especially his youngest son.
  • Kathy Griffin Trump Beheading Too Dark For Satanists

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    My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Griffin apologized after the images surfaced on TMZ , which reported the images were taken at a photo shoot, and CNN cut her from its New Year's Eve program Wednesday.
  • White House Dodges Questions About Kushner's Meetings With Russians

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    Spicer also said the president is meeting Tuesday afternoon with two more candidates to replace James Comey for Federal Bureau of Investigation director: John Pistole, a former TSA administrator who previously served as Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director, and Chris Wray, a former Justice Department official who served during the George W.
  • Hate speech stabbing suspect has repeated outbursts in court

    Hate speech stabbing suspect has repeated outbursts in court

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    Please condemn any acts of violence, which result directly from hate speech & hate groups. "So, I ask you Mr. President to take action at this time ". Court documents say Christian shoved Fletcher in the chest and appeared to pull a folding knife from his pocket and hide it in his hand. Fletcher shoved back and told him to get off the train, the affidavit added.
  • At least 80 killed, hundreds wounded after bomb explodes in Kabul, Afghanistan

    At least 80 killed, hundreds wounded after bomb explodes in Kabul, Afghanistan

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    Hospitals frantically appealed for blood donation. China's foreign ministry said its embassy was partly damaged but that all embassy staffers were " safe and sound" and that there had been no reports of injured Chinese citizens. Another lightly wounded victim, Nabib Ahmad, 27, said there was widespread destruction and confusion. Many were rushed to hospitals in makeshift ambulances before rescue and police teams took over.
  • Jeremy Corbyn challenges Theresa May to Cambridge debate

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    Home Secretary Amber Rudd will be representing the Tories instead. With just hours to go to the broadcast, Mr Corbyn cancelled planned visits in the south-west and announced he would attend the debate in Cambridge. Supporters who were planning to attend the rally in Bristol expressed their disappointment over Mr Corbyn's cancelled appearance on the event's Facebook page, but interpreted his decision to attend the debate as a shrewd move.
  • European Commission leader blasts Trump on climate plans

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    Even Exxon Mobil (XOM), Tillerson's former employer, had encouraged Trump to remain a party to the agreement, calling it an "effective framework for addressing the risks of climate change". Some northern European countries are criticizing the US for its expected withdrawal from the Paris climate accords . It very likely will take place in Canada, around the same time as the United Nations General Assembly, which starts in New York City on September 12.
  • Venezolanos marchan hoy en rechazo a injerencia de la OEA

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    La adopción de una declaración sería el pronunciamiento más categórico hasta el momento de los cancilleres americanos sobre Venezuela , pero sus consecuencias directas sobre la crisis en ese país son inciertas. Por su parte, el canciller de Bolivia en la OEA , Fernando Huanacuni, aseveró que el secretario del organismo, Luis Almagro, "no puede seguir incitando al odio y a la violencia (...) Abandonó su función de secretario de la OEA , convirtiéndose en un actor político".
  • Serena Williams at French Open to watch Venus

    Serena Williams at French Open to watch Venus

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    On a more serious note, Djokovic said he was pleased with his form after coming through some hard times since completing a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros past year. "But if you're not, then you have to space it out". The 18th seed, who fired a total of 2 aces, including six in the first set alone, which he raced though in 30 minutes.
  • Wisconsin spellers begin shot at being Scripps National Spelling Bee champion

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    A new Google Trends map showing which words are misspelled most often in each state will have you doing a search of how to spell flabbergasted. This year is Muthusamy's last opportunity to claim the national title. Any contestant who spelled incorrectly in either of Wednesday's rounds was eliminated from the competition. It's also the hardest word for people to get right in Alabama, Illinois, Maine and Washington.
  • Staff shakeup looms in US White House

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    Just back from his nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe , Trump dismissed recent reports as " fake news ". "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", he said in another tweet to his more ta 30.8 followers.
  • Risk of hung parliament drives down sterling

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    The previous day, financial traders and gamblers also saw the ground between the Conservatives and Labour narrowing , with Betfair cutting the opposition's odds to 11/1 from 13/1 after Monday night's televised questioning of May and Corbyn.
  • Report details Texans WR Mumphery punishment at Michigan St

    Report details Texans WR Mumphery punishment at Michigan St

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    The report, citing MSU Police documents, says Mumphery was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her dorm room in March, 2015. Mumphery is banned from campus and using university facilities until December 31, 2018. Mumphery in four seasons (2011-14) played in 54 games and tallied 88 catches for over 1,300 yards and seven touchdowns. Mumphery was later selected in the fifth round of the NFL Draft that year by the Houston Texans.
  • Trump Makes Unusual Case for Eliminating Legislative Filibuster

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    And in April, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scrapped the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees to confirm Trump's nominee, Neil Gorsuch. More differences between House and Senate Republicans about how North Carolina should spend and tax for the next two years are coming out. Under this mechanism, the Senate can approve the health care bill with just 51 yeas-a reality untouched by the legislative filibuster or how the majority might change it.
  • Michigan Football Reveals Five Game Times For 2017 Season

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    ET, with the game airing on ABC. The networks for both the IN and Rutgers games will be made a later date. That means that Rutgers will play three noon kickoffs in a four-week stretch beginning October 21 and ending November 11. Of course, the big note is the reveal of the time of "The Game". Ohio State AthleticsNick Bosa and Ohio State defeated Oklahoma in Norman previous year.
  • Trump Says He Hasn't Ruled out Visiting Western Wall With Netanyahu

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    And he won plaudits from both his Israeli and Palestinian hosts. "I am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians", Trump told a press conference at PA headquarters in Bethlehem , without mentioning the possibility of Palestinian statehood.
  • BBC says driver killed, four journalists injured in Kabul attack

    BBC says driver killed, four journalists injured in Kabul attack

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    But even though the Taliban claim they are only waging war against the Kabul government and foreign forces in Afghanistan , most of the casualties of their attacks have been civilians. "The embassy personnel are unharmed from the attack". "If the situation continues to deteriorate, Afghans will lose all trust in the foreigners who are in Afghanistan as friends", he warned.
  • EEUU condena el atentado de Kabul y Trump habla con presidente afgano

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    La explosión provocó destrozos en las embajadas de India, Alemania y Francia, según el embajador indio y una ministra francesa. Según indicó la Casa Blanca, el presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump, telefoneó hoy al presidente afgano, Ashraf Gani, tras el atentado perpetrado con un camión bomba en una zona céntrica de Kabul repleta de gente y cercana a embajadas internacionales.
  • Germany ties in tatters amid row over trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

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    European leaders, some of whom face elections at home, do not want voters to see them as weak next to Trump. United States President Donald Trump has called Germany's trade and spending policies "very bad ", intensifying a row between the longtime allies and immediately earning himself the moniker "destroyer of Western values" from a leading German politician.
  • Trump delays return to USA, delivers quick victory speech

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    European leaders he met with at the G-7 summit in Sicily have been pressuring Trump to stay in the accord, arguing that America's leadership on climate is crucial. On Saturday, Trump repeated an earlier argument that he was instrumental in getting a renewed commitment by NATO's member to spend more on defense.
  • House Russia investigators subpoena Flynn, Cohen

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    Flynn was forced to resign when it was reported in February that he had spoken to the Russian ambassador about USA sanctions and then misled Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts. He later told CNN that the lawmakers "have yet to produce one single piece of credible evidence that would corroborate the Russian Federation narrative".
  • Chinese-backed $3.3B railway opens in Kenya

    Chinese-backed $3.3B railway opens in Kenya

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    The railway is Kenya's biggest infrastructure project since the country achieved independence in 1963, costing $3.2 billion raised from Chinese backers. "It is for the many, many generations that will come long after we have gone". Last week, Kenyatta secured an additional $3.6bn from China to extend the railway line 250km (155 miles) west from the central town of Naivasha to Kisumu , reports BBC News .
  • CNN drops Kathy Griffin after gruesome Trump picture

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    Questions were also raised about whether the photos would affect Griffin's relationship with CNN, for whom she works as part of the network's annual New Year's Eve coverage. Donald Trump Jr. tweeted the photo was "not surprising" and accused the left of finding the behavior acceptable. In her video apology, she said: "I'm just now seeing the reaction of these images".
  • Palestinian prisoners' mass hunger strike suspended

    Palestinian prisoners' mass hunger strike suspended

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    During the hunger strike , prisoners said they were facing a harsh crackdown from Israeli prison authorities, as their medical conditions continued to decline. The PA's Prisoners Committee said that Barghouti discussed the situation of terrorists being held by Israel with Prisons Service representatives for some 20 hours straight.
  • Trump Has Multiple Escape Routes From Paris Climate Accord

    Trump Has Multiple Escape Routes From Paris Climate Accord

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    Reports that Donald Trump is about to quit the Paris accord drew calls on Wednesday for other countries to rally round the climate pact, but warnings from some environmentalists that it would leave the deal badly weakened. Climate change is unstoppable. The agreement came into effect in November 2016. A USA decision to withdraw from the accord could further alienate American allies in Europe already wary of Trump and call into question US leadership and trustworthiness on one of the world's ...
  • How Trump's visit revamped US Mideast policy

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    Mr Abbas reiterated his call for a two-state solution to the conflict, including a Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital, insisting that "our problem is not with the Jewish religion, it's with the occupation and settlements, and with Israel not recognising the state of Palestine".
  • Muere el exdictador Manuel Antonio Noriega a los 83 años de edad

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    Al contrario, no tienen programado ningún acto formal, las televisiones siguen su programación regular y no darán días libres. Tras dos operaciones en ocho horas quedó en estado crítico, del cual ya no pudo salir. Hasta el 28 de enero, cumplía más de 60 años de condena en la cárcel de El Renacer, ubicada en las afueras de la capital panameña, por la desaparición y el homicidio del guerrillero de izquierda Hugo Spadafora, por la muerte del militar opositor Moisés Giroldi y por la denominada ...
  • MSU season opener vs. Bowling Green remains on Saturday

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    It also marks the third consecutive time MSU and Notre Dame will meet at night in Spartan Stadium (2010, 2012). MSU's Homecoming game against IN on Saturday, Oct. Notre Dame's only three games still up in the air when it comes to start times and TV are October 7 at North Carolina, Nov. 11 at Miami (Fla.) and Nov.
  • Brokers Change Their Target Price On Dunkin Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN)

    Brokers Change Their Target Price On Dunkin Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN)

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    It has outperformed by 50.67% the S&P500. Among 23 analysts covering Dunkin Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN ), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Dunkin Brands Group's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 56.60%. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Dunkin Brands Group by 4.0% in the third quarter. The restaurant operator reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.06.
  • Iraqi forces reach Syria border from western Mosul

    Iraqi forces reach Syria border from western Mosul

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    Two bombings killed at least 27 people and wounded more than 115 in Baghdad, officials said on Tuesday, as Iraqi forces fight to retake the last ISIL-held areas of Mosul . "People who choose to flee will be directed to safe routes". The Old City, a warren of closely spaced buildings and narrow streets, has posed a significant challenge to Iraqi forces.
  • European Union leader blasts Trump's reported plan to leave the Paris agreement

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    The Paris climate accord is a triumph of American leadership. For example, under the Obama administration, the USA vowed to cut its emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2025. Trump himself tweeted that "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". "We applaud you for your ongoing efforts to reduce overregulation in America" and saying "to continue on this path, we urge you to make a clean exit from the Paris agreement so that your ...
  • Scottish party to push for vote on independence

    Scottish party to push for vote on independence

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    The Scottish First Minister dismissed suggestions her drive for a Scottish independence referendum would hinder a possible coalition deal with Jeremy Corbyn by repeatedly swerving the question. In the party's election manifesto that was published on May 30, Sturgeon said the SNP is the only party that can stand up to May's Conservatives.
  • Deputies face excessive force charges in Placer County

    Deputies face excessive force charges in Placer County

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    After watching the footage, the supervisor notified top sheriff's officials, who launched the investigation. After a joint investigation with the district attorney's office, the three were arrested. 25 and May 14. On Facebook, Sheriff Devon Bell said, "this is a sad and unfortunate set of circumstances for our organization, law enforcement and the citizens of Placer County".
  • Alfredo del Mazo apuntala las encuestas en Edomex

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    Los candidatos del Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI ), Alfredo del Mazo , y de Morena , Delfina Gómez , se pelean voto a voto el gobierno del Estado de México , de acuerdo con los resultados de las últimas encuestas publicadas este miércoles.
  • Jeremy Corbyn goes from tough questions to soft sofa

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    But buoyed by rising poll ratings - and the chance to make May look evasive - Corbyn changed his mind. But Conservatives will be represented by Home Secretary Amber Rudd, after the Prime Minister made clear that she is not willing to take part in head-to-head debates with any other party leaders during the campaign for the June 8 election.
  • Police Crack Down on Protesters Demanding Temer's Ouster

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    Demonstrators break the windows of the Ministry of Science and Technology during an anti-government protest in Brasilia , Brazil , Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Brazil's highest court has opened investigations into Temer for alleged obstruction of justice and involvement in passive corruption. Many expected the president to resign once the contents of the tape were made public.