Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Highway patrols were reporting hundreds of vehicle accidents, and a tornado ripped through a trailer park in Florida.
Regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, which severed diplomatic ties in 2016, started direct talks last year, with four rounds held in Iraq.
Lockdowns, mask-wearing and social distancing that have become the norm in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic knocked out flu last winter, temporarily eradicating a virus that globally kills about 650,000 a year, according to EU figures.
The mass funeral capped a week of prayers and mourning within a close-knit community hailing from West Africa, most with connections to the tiny country of Gambia.
An underwater volcano off Tonga erupted on Saturday, triggering a tsunami on the shores of Tonga and cutting off phone and internet lines for the entire island.
Citizens also demanded from animal welfare societies in the Kingdom to honour the young man, who has not yet been identified.
The thieves wait until the long freight trains are immobilized on the tracks, and then climb onto the freight containers, whose locks they easily break with the help of bolt cutters.
Luck smiled on a Belgian woman who was pushed onto a railway track with the approaching train halting just in the nick of time and the woman avoided certain death.
Mumbai has revised its quarantine measures for passengers arriving from the UAE, including Dubai. People flying to Mumbai from the UAE will not have to undergo any PCR tests on arrival.
India reported 271,202 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, its highest daily count in eight months, taking its total tally to 37.12 million, the federal health ministry said on Sunday.
One of the four hostages held at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville was released during the standoff; three others were rescued when authorities entered the building about 9pm, authorities said.
The ban, which runs to Jan.22, excludes indoor political party events of less than 300 people, or at 50% of a venue's capacity, the watchdog said in a statement. India reported 268,833 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.
"Amid rising Omicron cases across the country, the NCOC bans serving meals/snacks onboard domestic flights and public transport effective from Jan.17,” the authority said on its Twitter handle.
Infants under one are proportionally more likely to be hospitalised with the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 than older children but they did not become particularly sick, British researchers said.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the remarks as Pakistan assumed chairmanship of the G77, a coalition of more than 130 developing nations, for the year 2022, reports Xinhua news agency.
In a tweet, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said: "In line with new National Security Policy, through which Pakistan declared geo-economics as the core of its national security doctrine, the government has decided to allow permanent residency scheme for foreign nationals."
The Nobel laureate, 76, has been detained since the February 1 coup last year which triggered mass protests and a bloody crackdown on dissent with more than 1,400 civilians killed, according to a local monitoring group.
The latest eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano came just a few hours after Friday's tsunami warning was lifted. It lasted at least eight minutes and sent plumes of gas, ash and smoke several kilometres into the air
The company announced via Twitter, that a fire broke out “during maintenance operations for the gas liquefaction unit No. 32 at the Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery.”
The bodies had not been found as of Friday afternoon, according to the official. Representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were traveling to the area to investigate.
The statistics, released in the ministry's daily briefing, showed that the total number of infections in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reached 604,672, while the recovery tally rose to 558,546, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
Young people are frustrated that he hasn’t followed through on vows to combat climate change and student debt. Women are worried that his plans to expand family leave, child care and universal pre-K are stalled as abortion rights erode and schools struggle to stay open.
Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali, who studies computer science at a university in the central city of Semarang, has taken a picture of himself sitting in front of his computer almost every day for the last five years.
The Gangasagar Mela in the east of the country has drawn comparisons with another "superspreader" Hindu gathering last year that the nationalist government refused to ban. It was blamed in part for a devastating COVID-19 surge.