Thousands of flights have been cancelled as a winter storm slammed in the US northeast.
Siberian air passengers had to get out and push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius after its chassis froze, Russian prosecutors said.

Syria regime raids on Raqa kill 95

Syria has ordered strikes on the Islamic State's headquarters in the townshp of Raqa, killing almost 100 people, mostly civilians.
The Abbott government has reportedly abandoned its bid to pass the GP co-payment through the Senate.

Vergne splits with F1's Toro Rosso

France's Jean-Eric Vergne has announced he will be leaving Toro Rosso next Formula One season.
Melbourne could use the second and third picks in the AFL draft on good mates Christian Petracca and Angus Brayshaw.
A fifth member of Kazakhstan's professional cycling team Astana has been revealed to have failed a drug test.
A 36-year-old man is being treated in hospital for stab wounds to his torso after a fight broke out during a home invasion in Sydney's west.
A distinctive frill has helped identify fossilised bones in a Canadian museum as belonging to a new species of dinosaur christened Aquilonius.
The US is looking to improve its air quality and prevent premature deaths by bringing ozone pollution standards in line with the latest science.
Britain's draft counter-terrorism laws have been criticised by civil libertarians and Muslim groups concerned about the lack of review by the courts.

Boomers cleared of tanking by FIBA

Australia have been cleared by basketball's governing body of tanking at the World Cup in September.

Egypt jails 78 minors for protests

Seventy-eight boys aged as young as 13 have been jailed in Egypt for taking part in Muslim Brotherhood rallies.
A reporter accused of bribing a press officer while working for UK tabloid The Sun has been found not guilty.
Preliminary findings from a parliamentary inquiry into the mental health of fly-in fly-out workers will be tabled in the WA parliament on Thursday.
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