Global

23 injured in NY city fire

23 injured in NY city fire

The FDNY said more than 200 firefighters were battling the blaze, and that 16 people - including nine children - suffered non-life threatening injuries.

At least twelve people are hurt from the fire.

"#FDNY members continue to operate on scene this morning of a 7-alarm fire, 1547 Commonwealth Ave #Bronx".

The fire is believed to have started around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in a furniture store in a four-story building, CBS New York reports.

The blaze comes only days after the deadliest residential fire to hit New York City in at least a quarter century swept through a Bronx apartment building, killing 12 people.

Arctic cold front on the move
With flying snow kicking off the holiday weekend, winter weather will see out 2017 and welcome the new year. Temperatures climbed into the low 20s as opposed to the upper teens to near 20 degrees on Thursday .

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

One resident told NBC news he fled the building, barefoot and barechested, with his three children into freezing temperatures that dipped as low as minus 10 degrees Celsius (10 degrees Fahrenheit).

That blaze started after a three-year-old boy was playing with a stove. That inferno killed 12 people, four of them children.

NY mayor Bill de Blasio described the incident as "the worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city in a quarter century".


  • Nintendo Switch Homebrew Launcher Will Be Available Soon

    Nintendo Switch Homebrew Launcher Will Be Available Soon

    Nintendo's resurgence to the front of the pack in the video game industry surprised even some within the company itself. We're really excited to be launching our games on Nintendo Switch , and Nintendo has been a fantastic partner for us.
    Alabama favored over Georgia for CFP title

    Alabama favored over Georgia for CFP title

    Meanwhile, No. 4 Alabama was leading No. 1 Clemson 24-6 with 12 minutes left in Monday night's Sugar Bowl. The 2018 matchup between Clemson and Alabama has a much different tone than the previous two contests.
    Why Meghan Markle's sister is unhappy with Prince Harry

    Why Meghan Markle's sister is unhappy with Prince Harry

    But the minute her relationship to Harry came to light they assumed she was out of the running so it soon became a list of four. It's no surprise however that the young royal is looking forward to next year. 'I see it is a new change, a new chapter.
  • Gujarat IMA to oppose NMC bill, observe 'black day' today

    Gujarat IMA to oppose NMC bill, observe 'black day' today

    According to it, the 15% seats of the private medical colleges will be decided by the management of fees. Doctors protested in parts of Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Odisha, as well.
    LG unveils world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display

    LG unveils world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display

    Samsung used to be a contender in this arena, as well, but the South Korean giant has since shifted its focus on QLED display. This announcement comes at a time when LG is ramping up its OLED operations and increasing its production capacity.
    Mueller Probing Whether Trump Digital Team Aided Russian Disinformation Campaign

    Mueller Probing Whether Trump Digital Team Aided Russian Disinformation Campaign

    Trump again said in the interview that it was "too bad" Sessions had recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Trump continues to be emphatic in his denials as Mueller's investigation creeps closer and closer to his inner circle.
  • India, Pakistan exchange 27th consecutive list of nuclear installations

    India, Pakistan exchange 27th consecutive list of nuclear installations

    Committed to addressing the humanitarian issues, India shared a list of 250 civilian prisoners and 94 fishermen with Pakistan . The agreement states that both countries will release the names of the prisoners twice a year (January 1st and July 1st).
    Vikings Fall For A Bears Trick Punt Return

    Vikings Fall For A Bears Trick Punt Return

    Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray uses leverage to power through Bears defense for second touchdown of the game. They were penalized 10 times for 116 yards and went 1 for 14 on third and fourth down conversions.
    Former Chelsea and Manchester City striker George Weah wins Liberian presidency

    Former Chelsea and Manchester City striker George Weah wins Liberian presidency

    Weah entered politics after retiring from football in 2003 and worked as a senator in Liberia's parliament, prior to today's news. Almost 2.2 million voters are choosing between the 51-year-old Mr Weah and 73-year-old Joseph Boakai, the current vice president.
  • Instant talaq bill listed for today in rajya sabha

    Instant talaq bill listed for today in rajya sabha

    In the present form, it needs legal scrubbing. "There is no question of us not standing by anything that empowers women". The BAC has allotted time of four hours for a discussion on the bill on Wednesday.
    Buhari congratulates George Weah

    Buhari congratulates George Weah

    With this, Weah will serve as the 25th president of Liberia with effect from the third working Monday of January. The former FIFA World Player of the Year played with AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain, among others.
    Selena Gomez rings in the New Year with a Mexican vacation

    Selena Gomez rings in the New Year with a Mexican vacation

    As for her relationship with Justin Bieber , it seems that her family issues do not have anything to do with their reconciliation. The source continued to say, " Selena is dealing with some family issues at the moment and Justin is there for her".