The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to fund the federal government through mid-February, sending it on to the Senate which faces a midnight deadline to pass it or face a partial government shutdown.The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted 221-212 to approve the stop-gap funding bill, which runs through February 18.
A bride-to-be is demanding answers after her fiancé died suddenly in their home following his first Covid vaccine. Now she's calling for more awareness.
Three US states have found cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant - California, Colorado and Minnesota - among patients who were fully vaccinated and developed mild symptoms, health officials say.The Minnesota patient is the first known US case of community transmission of the Omicron variant, found in a fully vaccinated man who had recently travelled to New York City and attended a conference.
A second man has testified that actor Jussie Smollett plotted a racist and anti-gay attack on himself and paid the man and his brother to carry it out.He also said Smollett gave them lines to shout and pointed out a surveillance camera the former Empire star said would capture the hoax on video to use for publicity.
The United Nations headquarters in New York City was locked down for several hours after a man was seen pacing outside one of its main gates with what police said appeared to be a shotgun.The man, who appeared to be in his 60s, was taken into custody without incident about 1.
Two NASA astronauts have completed a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk to replace a faulty antenna on the International Space Station.It was a mission NASA said carried slightly higher risk posed by orbital debris left from a Russian missile test weeks ago.
The weapons system deployed by Russia is capable of hitting sea targets at a range of up to 500km. Find out how the world is reacting.
Russia is open to talks involving the United States in relation to the Ukraine conflict."We have an interest in joining efforts to find a solution to the Ukraine crisis," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in the Swedish capital Stockholm on Thursday at the start of a meeting with his US counterpart Antony Blinken.
Ghislaine Maxwell was the "lady of the house" at now-deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach estate, a former house manager has testified at the British socialite's sex abuse trial in Manhattan federal court.Juan Alessi, who worked full-time for Epstein from 1991 to 2002, said Maxwell was with Epstein "95 per cent of the time" he was at the property.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused management of falsifying methane data at a Siberian coal mine where an explosion killed 51 people last week.Rescuers are still bringing bodies to the surface at the Listvyazhnaya mine in Siberia's Kemerovo coal-producing region.
The United States has reported its first case of community transmission of Omicron and President Joe Biden prepared to lay out his strategy to fight the coronavirus over the northern hemisphere winter as the variant spread across the globe.As the world scrambled to contain the spread of Omicron, health authorities in the northern US state of Minnesota said the infected resident was a fully vaccinated adult male who had recently travelled to New York City.
A Libyan court has ruled that the son of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi could run for president, his lawyer says, as arguments intensified over the conduct of an election aimed at ending a decade of turmoil.Saif al-Islam Gaddafi's appeal against disqualification for the December 24 vote was delayed for days as fighters blocked off the court, one of several incidents that may foreshadow wider election unrest.
The Russian military has deployed coastal defence missile systems near the Kuril Islands, a Pacific chain also claimed by Japan.The Bastion systems were moved to Matua, a deserted volcanic island in the middle of the chain.
Norway's annual Christmas tree gift to London has provoked unseasonably abrupt responses, including demands that the 24-metre Norwegian spruce be replaced, after it appeared to be less than symmetrical with some broken branches.Every year, a tree is felled outside Oslo and sent to London's Trafalgar Square as an offering of thanks from Norwegians for the United Kingdom's support during World War II.