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Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia

Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia

The plane's black box recorders have been found, but there was no word on how long it would take to analyze them. A journalist also underwent surgery and two Bolivian crew members were in stable condition, hospital officials said. Ruschel reportedly suffered head injuries in the crash - but is said to be alive. The club said in a statement that it would not be making any official comments until it had more information from Colombian authorities about Monday night's crash.


Shaheen: Trump EPA pick signals 'capitulation' to polluters

Shaheen: Trump EPA pick signals 'capitulation' to polluters

Groups like the Sierra Club point to Oklahoma's natural disaster epidemic and Pruitt's reaction - or lack of one - while he's been in office as a sign he's not on the side of the environment. "Scott already stood up to the EPA in instances of federal overreach in his and other states, and I'm confident he will work to find reasonable solutions rather than simply working to grow the reach and power of the federal bureaucracy".


Kanye West 'meets President-elect' at Trump Tower

Kanye West 'meets President-elect' at Trump Tower

He called West, "A good man" and said he has known him for a long time. I'll hear what they have to say. "There's nonpolitical methods to speaking that I like, that I feel were very futuristic", West told the audience. Since winning the November 8 election, however, Trump has said he will keep an "open mind" about the Paris deal. West, 39, caused quite the stir when he declared that, had he voted in the 2016 presidential election at all, he would have voted for Donald Trump.



IS retakes Palmyra after Syria army withdrawal

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens of Syrian soldiers and allied militias were killed during the fighting that led to the collapse of the army's defences in the heavily garrisoned city. Scores of Syrian troops reportedly have been killed in fighting around Palmyra in recent days. During that time it dynamited a number of temples and destroyed other artifacts.



Saudi police arrest woman for removing veil on Twitter

Malak Al Shehri shared a picture of herself in late November wearing a colourful dress and a black full-length coat. Police spokesperson Colonel Fawaz al-Maiman said she also spoke "openly about prohibited relations with [non-related] men", reported local Arabic-language newspaper Al-Sharq.


Oil prices surge after non-OPEC countries join production cut

Oil prices surge after non-OPEC countries join production cut

The Dow Jones industrial average added 42 points, or 0.2 percent, to 19,801. West Texas Intermediate for January delivery rose as much as $3.01 to $54.51 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the highest level since July 2015. The risks from all these sources are considerable and are likely to increase over time; any one of them could cause the OPEC and non-OPEC agreement to unravel if the gains from cooperation start to fade.