World News World News continually updated from thousands of sources on the web. en-us 240 Copyright 2017, Topix Topix // Twitter image of a collapsed building in Antwerp, Belgium Rescue services have recovered the bodies of two people from the rubble of three adjacent houses in northern Belgium after an explosion ripped through them. Fourteen people were taken to hospital after they were injured in the blast in Antwerp late on Monday, including seven rescued from under the debris.

Northwich Guardian Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:12:02 GMT 180116G71C95 0
Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts Across the Middle East, millions of people who depend on UNRWA are bracing for the worst. The expected the US cut could also add instability to struggling host countries already coping with spillover from other regional crises.

The Times of India Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:02:28 GMT 180116U549M0 0
Pope Francis met with - sparse crowds' and protests during Chile visit Thousands of people lined streets in Chile's capital as Pope Francis visited the Latin American country for the first time. But crowds in Santiago were sparser than those seen during visits to neighbouring countries, with some protesting over sexual abuse by priests and others angry at a decision made to appoint a bishop close to another who abused minors.

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GP shortages not to blame for high A&E attendances, new study claims Long-term health conditions are driving increasing attendance at A&E departments rather than GP shortages, a new study has claimed. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London examined the records of nearly 820,000 patients registered across 136 practices in east London to find the reasons behind rising demand on hospitals.

Ilkley Gazette Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:33:09 GMT 180115N3PTRK 0
Hawaii worker who pushed button reassigned after bungled missile alert The 10-year employee has been reassigned, pending an investigation into the incident, to a job that 'does not provide access to the warning system.' A false alarm warning of a ballistic missile heading to Hawaii sent the islands into a panic.

Silver City Sun-News Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:15:16 GMT 180115H1QDIK 0
20 killed as gun battle closes airport in Libyan capital Heavily armed Libyan militias have clashed in Tripoli, killing at least 20 people and forcing the capital's only airport to close, officials said. The health ministry said another 63 people were wounded in the fighting between two militias that are ostensibly allied with the internationally-backed government.

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People have also been warned of the risk of tsunamis as a result of seismic activity Thousands of people are being evacuated in Papua New Guinea over the risk of a volcanic eruption in the South Pacific Island nation's north. Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said he had directed all relevant state resources to support the evacuation of people at risk on Kadovar Island in the East Sepik region.

Evening Times Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:46:25 GMT 180115719NLB 0
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launches the research paper at the University of Edinburgh Keeping the UK within the single market is the "only option that makes sense" if Brexit is to go ahead, Nicola Sturgeon said, as she published a new report which claimed leaving the European Union without a deal could wipe A 12.7 billion a year from Scotland's economy. If the UK were forced to revert to World Trade Organisation rules to govern relationships with Europe, Scotland's GDP would be 8.5% lower by 2030 - the equivalent of about A 2,300 for every person living north of the border, according to the research.

Knutsford Guardian Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:24:03 GMT 180115UIFH7A 0
Toddler Poppi Worthington was abused before her death says coroner The "fit and active" 13-month-old was in an "unsafe" sleeping environment and suffered injuries to her bottom caused by penetration, Cumbria's senior coroner David Roberts said. Mr Roberts gave his conclusions on Monday following a three-week inquest before Christmas at which Poppi's father Paul Worthington refused to answer questions about her death 252 times.

Hampshire Chronicle Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:24:02 GMT 1801154AE85R 0
Turkey vows to - drown' US-backed Syrian Kurdish force Turkey's president has denounced US plans to form a 30,000-strong Kurdish-led border security force in Syria, vowing to "drown this army of terror before it is born". Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan also warned US troops against coming between Turkish soldiers and Kurdish forces, which Ankara view as an extension of Turkey's own Kurdish insurgency.

Thetelegraphand Argus Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:24:01 GMT 1801158C04GV 0
Donald Trump has been lambasted for his reported remarks South Africa has summoned the United States' senior diplomat in the capital Pretoria over President Donald Trump's recent disparaging comments about African nations and Haiti. Mr Trump has been accused of describing African nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting with US senators last week.

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The scene of a double suicide bombing in Baghdad No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but it bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which has claimed many such attacks in the past.

Darlington and Stockton Times Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:31:04 GMT 180115K20MAE 0
Several injured as mezzanine collapses at Jakarta Stock Exchange tower A mezzanine floor inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed on Monday, injuring more than two dozen people and forcing a chaotic evacuation. MetroTV footage showed the lobby strewn with debris and people being helped out of the building while others lay on the grass or steps outside the tower.

Malvern Gazette Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:31:03 GMT 180115LIV5HR 0
Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photo provided by Earl Recamunda, an orange glow is seen at the cloud-shrouded crater of Mayon volcano at Legazpi city, Albay province, about 340 kilometers southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano rumbled back to life Sunday with lava rising to its crater in a gentle eruption that has prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers.

Daily Times Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:03:33 GMT 180114JA6F4K 0
Charles Bowman is Lord Mayor of the City of London The Lord Mayor of London will travel to Scotland this week with hopes of forging a united front between the nations' financial services sectors on Brexit. The 690th Lord Mayor, Charles Bowman, is set to hold meetings with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and firms including Royal Bank of Scotland , Standard Life Aberdeen and Virgin Money, to communicate support for Scotland's financial and professional services "specifically in a post-Brexit context".

Daily Echo Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:38:23 GMT 180114EBODDI 0
Palestinian leader rebukes Trump: a Shame on youa new The Palestinian president railed at President Donald Trump in a fiery, two-hour-long speech on Sunday, saying "shame on you" for his treatment of the Palestinians and warning that he would have no problem rejecting what he suggested would be an unacceptable peace plan. The speech by Mahmoud Abbas ratcheted up what has been more than a month of harsh rhetoric toward Trump since the president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

WTOP-FM Washington Sun, 14 Jan 2018 23:22:23 GMT 180114S185C5 0
Magnitude 7.1 quake hits off Peru, killing at least 1 This photo released by Andina Agency shows residents in Chala, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, after an earthquake struck the area. The powerful earthquake struck off Peru's coast early Sunday, tumbling adobe homes in small, rural towns, officials said.

The Gazette Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:57:32 GMT 1801148EJJQ7 0