Italy bus crash leaves more than a dozen dead

Story highlights The bus went up in flames after hitting a bridge pylonState media: 55 people were on the bus at the time of the accident(CNN) A bus returning from a school trip hit a pylon of a bridge near Verona in northern Italy on Saturday, leaving at least 16 people dead, according to Italian news agency ANSA. Thirty-nine others were injured, Italian firefighters posted on their official Twitter account. The bus was reportedly returning to Budapest, Hungary, from a school field trip in a mountain resort in France when the incident happened at the junction of Verona East on the road toward Venice, ANSA said. The bus was carrying 55 people, the majority school boys ages 14 to 18, ANSA said. Upon immediate impact, the bus went up in flames, some of the occupants were thrown outside the burning bus while others remained trapped inside, the agency said.

January 21, 2017 07:52 UTC

Gunman on loose after protest shooting at University of Washington, victim critical

The suspect, who was described in reports as an Asian male in his 50s, is reportedly still on the loose. Shooting suspect still at large, search continues. Info: https://t.co/ycyGn0x4OM — UW Alert (@uwalert) January 21, 2017People marching against President Donald Trump had joined the Yiannopoulos demonstration at the University of Washington just prior to the shooting. One witness told KOMO News that the victim was trying to keep the peace during the protest. If I stopped my event now, we are sending a clear message that they can stop our events by killing people.

January 21, 2017 07:42 UTC

Pakistan Market Blast Kills at Least 22 People

A bomb exploded at a market in northwest Pakistan early Saturday, killing 22 people and wounding at least 50 others, authorities said. The blast occurred at a vegetable market in Parachinar, the capital of the restive Kurram tribal region, close to the...

January 21, 2017 07:41 UTC

Budapest Mourns as 16 Die in Fiery Bus Crash on Italian Road

The ensuing fireball burned some of the 16 dead beyond recognition and torched the bus, leaving just a skeleton of twisted steel. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told reporters in Budapest that one passenger was in an induced coma. "The kids told me that the fire started and they escaped from the fire, breaking the windows of the bus," she said. A black flag flew Saturday above the entrance to the Szinyei Merse Pal high school in Budapest. According to Szijjarto, the bus driver lost control of the vehicle, which hit a guard rail before the overpass support and then exploded.

January 21, 2017 07:21 UTC

Rescue Teams Pull 2 Bodies From Iran Building Rubble

Rescuers found the bodies of two firefighters in the rubble of a commercial building that collapsed in Tehran after a blaze, leaving up to 30 people dead, Iran's state TV reported Saturday. State-run Press TV reported Thursday that 30 firefighters had been killed, without elaborating. A report by the official IRNA news agency on Saturday put the number of injured firefighters and other victims at 114, but said only five of them were hospitalized. Authorities described the building, built more than five decades ago, as having a weak structure. Thursday's fire was the worst in Tehran since a 2005 blaze at a historic mosque killed 59 worshippers and injured nearly 200 others.

January 21, 2017 07:06 UTC



Gambian Longtime Leader Jammeh Leaves Capital on Guinea President’s Plane

Yahya Jammeh, who ruled Gambia for more than 22 years, left the former British colony on Saturday, 52 days after he lost an election to political newcomer Adama Barrow and 69 hours after his official mandate expired. When he boarded the Guinean government plane, along with Guinean President Alpha Conde, to take him into temporary exile at a yet-undisclosed location, Mr. Jammeh completed Gambia’s first-ever democratic transfer of...

January 21, 2017 06:57 UTC

Apple files $1B lawsuit against Qualcomm over patent fight

Apple is suing mobile chip maker Qualcomm for $1 billion in a patent fight pitting the iPhone maker against one of its major suppliers. Apple launched its legal attack three days after the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit alleging Qualcomm has been imposing unfair licensing terms on manufacturers. Besides cooperating with the FTC's investigation, Apple says it has been providing information about its dealings with Qualcomm to regulators in Europe, South Korea and Taiwan. South Korea regulators last month imposed an $853 million fine on Qualcomm for violating its antitrust laws, a decision that Qualcomm is fighting. Shares in San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc. fell $1.56, or 2.4 percent, to close Friday at $62.88.

January 21, 2017 06:40 UTC

Their first words: What incoming presidents say on Inauguration Day

Unity Presidents often use the inaugural address to pivot from campaigning to governing. Your strength can compensate for my weakness, and your wisdom can help to minimize my mistakes.” Fewer mentions More mentionsDivision Many incoming presidents have addressed the need to overcome divisions. America First.” Fewer mentions More mentionsCrime and drugs References to crime and drug use have been tied to the times. By the late 1980s drugs such as crack cocaine had captured the national attention, illustrated by references in George H.W. You cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.” Fewer mentions More mentions

January 21, 2017 06:39 UTC

Dan Evans: No sponsor but big wins at Australian Open

Dan #Evans is in the 4th round of a Grand Slam for the first time! 27 #Tomic 75 76 76! Japan's Uniqlo sponsors 12-time grand slam winner Novak Djokovic and one of Japan's most popular athletes, fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori. When the tattooed 26-year-old was asked why he pointed to the sky after downing Tomic, Evans said it was a tribute to former coach Julien Hoferlin. "Really happy for him because he's a nice, nice guy," three-time grand slam winner Murray told reporters in Melbourne.

January 21, 2017 06:29 UTC

Explosion in Pakistan market kills at least 20 people

Story highlights Pakistan security forces have cordoned off the areaHelicopters are evacuating the wounded(CNN) An explosion ripped through a vegetable market in Parachinar, the capital of the Kurram region in Pakistan's northwestern tribal area, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 40 according to the media wing of Pakistan's military. The improvised explosive device blast occurred in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, where a large number of people had gathered according to Ikramullah Khan, a senior government official in Parachinar. Security forces have cordoned off the area and a search operation is currently under way, Khan said. He added that Pakistan Army helicopters are evacuating the injured. Kurram has endured many militant attacks because it is on the border with war-torn Afghanistan.

January 21, 2017 06:23 UTC

Bomb blast kill 22, wounds at least 50 in northwest Pakistan

A bomb exploded in a market in a northwest tribal region that borders Afghanistan, killing more than 20 and wounding dozens. The explosion took place when the market was crowded with retailers buying fruits and vegetables from a wholesale shop, officials said. (Ali Murtaza/Associated Press)PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A bomb exploded Saturday in a market in a northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing 22 people and wounding at least 50, officials said. The bombing took place in a predominantly Shiite area of Kurram, which has seen attack by Sunni militants who have hideouts there. He said he was among the people purchasing fruits and vegetables loaded on a van when the explosion took place.

January 21, 2017 06:23 UTC

Turkish lawmakers approve bill boosting Erdogan's power

Story highlights Changes to the Constitution will be put to a referendum voteOpponents fear the reforms will give too much power to Erdogan(CNN) Turkish lawmakers approved a controversial package of constitutional reforms that would hand sweeping powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to state-run news agency Anadolu. After almost three weeks of debate, the 18-article package -- known as the "power bill" -- was approved by 339 member of the Parliament early Saturday morning, Anadolu reports. The new Constitution will now be put to referendum vote, likely to be held in April. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, who also chairs Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, congratulated lawmakers for passing the constitutional changes according to Anadolu. "People will have the final say," Yildirim said.

January 21, 2017 06:14 UTC

Overseas, Some React With Alarm to Trump’s ‘America First’ Pledge

Others were struck by the dark tones of Mr. Trump’s speech on Friday. In Japan, Goro Hashimoto, a special editor at the right-leaning Yomiuri Shimbun, the world’s largest-circulation newspaper, compared Mr. Trump’s speech to President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address — and not favorably. While China’s reaction was muted, Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, was quick to offer her congratulations to Mr. Trump. “Democracy is what ties Taiwan and the U.S. together,” Ms. Tsai tweeted within a minute of Mr. Trump’s swearing-in. Until this month, Ms. Tsai had not used her Twitter account in more than two years.

January 21, 2017 06:02 UTC

World’s reactions to Trump inauguration run gamut of emotions

As Donald Trump was being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, people around the world reacted with varying degrees of emotion. For Mexico, it’s been a long and wearying year of Donald Trump. To look for new horizons.”— Joshua PartlowBrusselsSense of mourning in an international cityThis is an organization town, and Donald Trump has dedicated himself to smashing the system. So his inauguration Friday was greeted with sadness, concern and even despair in the home of the European Union and NATO. [Champagne and Guy Fawkes masks: An inauguration party for Donald Trump in Russia]All of this was brought together by Maria Katasonova, a right-wing political activist who has become one of Russia’s most vocal Trump supporters.

January 21, 2017 05:31 UTC

President Trump: 'The work begins'

“I will tell you, I’m with you all the way,” Trump said to the troops in Afghanistan. “You are special people, you are great, great people,” Trump said. “I have your back.”Speaking about the hard-fought campaign, Trump said: “I did a good job as a messenger. “We’ve been pushed around by a lot of different people, lots of bad things are happening,” Trump said. At the earlier Freedom Ball, Trump’s biggest crowd pleaser was a voice poll on whether he should keep tweeting now that he’s president.

January 21, 2017 05:24 UTC



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