Grammy Awards 2019: Crowd Erupts in Cheers As Michelle Obama Makes a Surprise Appearance

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance during the opening address at the 61st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday and was met with a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd. Reuters Updated:February 11, 2019, 9:56 AM IST Image courtesy: Reuters Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance during the opening address at the 61st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday and was met with a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd. Grammy host Alicia Keys kicked off the show by inviting…

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Leaking Fuel Pipeline Erupts in Fiery Explosion in Mexico, At Least 66 Killed

Mexico City: A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 66 people and badly burned 76 others in what was a chronicle of a tragedy foretold. “The toll that we have until a few minutes ago… is 66 dead, while 76 are injured,” said governor Omar Fayad. Over 85 other people on Saturday were listed as missing a day after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap in the small town of Tlahuelilpan, about 62 miles…

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Europe’s Highest Active Volcano Mount Etna Erupts in Italy, Authorities Shut Catania Airport

A chain of around 130 earth tremors have rocked the volcano with the strongest posting a magnitude of 4.0. There were no reports of any injuries. Reuters Updated:December 24, 2018, 11:41 PM IST Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily, Italy. (Image: Reuters) Catania (Italy): Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s highest and most active volcano, erupted on Monday, sending a huge column of ash into the sky and causing the closure of Catania airport on Sicily’s eastern coast.…

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Thousands Evacuated in Guatemala as Volcano Erupts for the Fifth Time This Year

Guatemala City: Authorities in Guatemala declared a red alert and evacuated around 4,000 people early Monday after the Central American country’s fiery Fuego volcano erupted for the fifth time this year, sending bursts of ash and lava down the mountain. Memories are still fresh of the volcano’s eruption in June which swept away villages and left nearly 200 people dead and 235 missing. The volcano last erupted in early November without causing damage but experts have become increasingly concerned about renewed activity inside the volcano since Sunday. A spokesman for…

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At Midnight, Riyadh Erupts in Joy as Women Finally Take Saudi Roads

Riyadh: Every few metres someone — a newlywed couple, a group of young girls with balloons — stops Samar Almogren to cheer her on or flash her a thumbs-up. It’s midnight in Riyadh, and she’s making her way across the city she was born and raised in, finally in the driver’s seat of her own car. Saudi Arabia’s notorious ban on women driving ended on Sunday. After drinking tea and counting down the minutes, at midnight, Samar, a TV anchor and mother-of-three, went upstairs to kiss her four-year-old son Salloum…

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25 Killed, Hundreds Injured as Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano Erupts

Guatemala City: An estimated 25 people, including at least three children, were killed and nearly 300 injured on Sunday in the most violent eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano in more than four decades, officials said. Volcan de Fuego, whose name means “Volcano of Fire”, spewed an 8-kilometer (5-mile) stream of red hot lava and belched a thick plume of black smoke and ash that rained onto the capital and other regions. The charred bodies of victims laid on the steaming, ashen remnants of a pyroclastic flow as rescuers attended to…

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