• Sun, Jan 22, 2017
  • Children saved in Italy avalanche hotel miracle

    Updated: Jan, 21, 201711:18 PM

    A woman and four children were pulled on Saturday from the ruins of an Italian hotel and five other survivors were found, two days after the building was buried under an avalanche.
    Children saved in Italy avalanche hotel miracle
    The rescues mean all four children known to have been in the Rigopiano hotel when it was hit by a wall of snow on Wednesday have been saved. It also means that an entire family of four survived the disaster in extraordinary circumstances. Giampiero Parete had feared the worse after he avoided being swamped by the avalanche after he had gone to the family car to get his wife’s headache tablets. His wife Adriana and their son Gianfilipo, 7, were found on Saturday morning and guided to safety. As she was lifted out of a tunnel in the snow, the mother could be heard mouthing ‘my daughter, my daughter’. But her despair was short-lived. Just after nightfall it was announced sixyear-old Ludovica had also been rescued.
  • US asks S Korea to arrest former UN chief kin US asks S Korea to arrest former UN chief kin
    Updated: Jan, 21, 201711:10 PM

    The US government has asked South Korea to arrest a brother of former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on charges that he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building...

  • Trump signs executive order against Obamacare Trump signs executive order against Obamacare
    Updated: Jan, 21, 201711:05 PM

    Within hours of taking the oath, new US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at ‘minimising the economic burden’ of Obamacare ‘pending repeal’, to make good on one of his most...

  • Theresa May to meet Trump next week Theresa May to meet Trump next week
    Updated: Jan, 21, 201706:00 PM

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to be the first foreign leader to meet US President Donald Trump with plans being drafted for her to fly out to Washington next week, a media report...

  • Blast at crowded vegetable market in northwest Pakistan kills 20 Blast at crowded vegetable market in northwest Pakistan kills 20
    Updated: Jan, 21, 201712:41 PM

    At least 20 people were killed and over 50 others injured today in a powerful blast at a crowded vegetable market in northwest Pakistan's restive Kurram Agency, officials said.

  • Violence, protests mark Donald Trump's inauguration day; 217 arrested Violence, protests mark Donald Trump's inauguration day; 217 arrested
    Updated: Jan, 21, 201712:16 PM

    Over 200 protesters were arrested as brick-throwing vandals torched a vehicle and damaged half- dozen stores after a series of protests marring Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony gave way to violent...

  • At least 7 killed in Italy bus crash, children on board: media At least 7 killed in Italy bus crash, children on board: media
    Updated: Jan, 21, 201712:12 PM

    At least seven people are dead after a Hungarian bus carrying children crashed on a motorway in northern Italy, Italian media said today.

  • We will bring back our dreams, Trump says after inauguration We will bring back our dreams, Trump says after inauguration
    Updated: Jan, 20, 201711:56 PM

    Donald Trump was sworn-in as the 45th US President, capping a roller-coaster journey he began as a political outsider and setting off a four-year term promising to adopt America First as his...

  • The inauguration of Donald Trump The inauguration of Donald Trump
    Updated: Jan, 20, 201710:51 PM

    Donald Trump’s swearing-in on January 20 was the 58th formal presidential inaugural ceremony since 1789, when US’ first president George Washington was inaugurated.

  • Obama writes thank you letter for his countrymen Obama writes thank you letter for his countrymen
    Updated: Jan, 20, 201704:56 PM

    Promising to be with the American people at 'every step', Barack Obama in an emotional farewell message has thanked them for their support that has made him a 'better man' and 'better President'.