Italy | Quake from Mount Etna volcano jolts Sicily; 10 injured

A quake triggered by Mount Etna’s ongoing eruption jolted eastern Sicily before dawn yesterday, slightly injuring 10 people and prompting frightened Italian villagers to flee their homes.

This Day in History | 1985 Gunmen kill 16 at two European airports

At least 16 people have been killed and more than 100 injured during simultaneous twin terrorist attacks at Rome and Vienna airports. Gunmen opened fire on passengers

Offbeat | Poker player turns USD5 bet into $1 million at casino

A man playing poker at an Atlantic City casino has won $1 million on a $5 bet. The man, identified only as a Lakewood resident, made the

USA Hockey’s deal with top women help their careers

Kelly Pannek is on pace to graduate from the University of Minnesota in the spring with a finance degree. With two internships in wealth management also on

UFC | Jones-Gustafsson fight moved from Las Vegas to LA area

A UFC rematch this weekend between Alex Gustafsson and former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is being moved from Las Vegas to Southern California after doping officials reported

The Buzz | Thailand legislature legalizes medical marijuana and kratom

Thailand’s legislature on Tuesday agreed to amend the country’s drug law to allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, as well as kratom, a locally grown plant traditionally

Russia | Putin crows as he oversees hypersonic weapons test

Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw a test yesterday of a new hypersonic glide vehicle, declaring that the weapon is impossible to intercept and will ensure Russia’s

World Briefs

  CHINA State media say eight people were killed after a hijacker with a knife drove a bus into pedestrians in Longyan in Fujian province. THAILAND

Girl About Globe | ‘Fish and Ships’ law, please.

Fish provide an alibi for doing nothing - ‘Gone Fishing’. They comfort us after a broken heart - ‘plenty more fish in the sea’. And they help us

Thursday, December 27, 2018 – edition no. 3198

* Santa gets pushed out as country’s leaders emphasize tradition * Feeling the Christmas vibe * HK-India low cost flights launch * Authorities fear new tsunami   DOWNLOAD

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