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Partygoers said the shooting erupted after a fight broke out between two groups, said Socorro police Chief David Burton. (iStockphoto)

5 teens wounded in shooting at West Texas house party

The teens, ranging in age from 16 to 18, were wounded about 1 am Saturday at a home in Socorro, a town on the Mexican border near El Paso, said Socorro police Chief David Burton. As many as 100 people were there. Partygoers said the shooting erupted after a fight broke out between two groups, Burton said.

Fire crews evacuated all passengers and crew, and four people were taken to the hospital.

4 hospitalised after laptop battery catches fire on United Airlines flight

Four people on a United Airlines flight, including flight attendants, were rushed to hospital Tuesday after the battery pack of a passenger's laptop caught fire shortly after the plane took off from the San Diego International Airport. "United Airlines Flight 2664 returned safely to San Diego International Airport around 7.30 am local time after a customer's battery pack ignited," airline spokesperson Charles Hobart said. "There was smoke in the cabin... I was terrified," Caroline Lipinski, a passenger added.

Thinly stretched rescue teams worked through the night into Wednesday, pulling more bodies from the rubble of thousands of buildings downed in Turkey and Syria by a catastrophic earthquake.

Video: Rescue teams look for survivors in Turkey, Syria; quake death toll cross 9000 mark

More than 9,000 people have died after a series of earthquakes and aftershocks rocked southeastern Turkey and northern Syria this week, prompting the global community to rush aid - medical supplies and personnel, food and water, and emergency/rescue equipment and personnel - to affected regions. Among the survivors is 80-year-old woman and a three-year-old boy, Arif Kaan. Emergency crews carefully cut away the debris surrounding him, mindful of the possibility of triggering another collapse.

Sri Lanka Economic Crisis: Sri Lanka's President Ranil Wickremesinghe is seen.

Sri Lankan President says will continue with unpopular decisions amid crisis

President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Wednesday that he will go ahead with the devolution of powers within a united Sri Lanka and continue with his unpopular decisions to ensure that the bankrupt country recovered from the economic crisis. In a major policy address, Wickremesinghe also told Parliament that talks with the IMF to unlock a USD 2.9 billion bailout package are in the final stages.

Juliette Lamour receiving her prize money from the Canada-based lottery company Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).

Canada teen wins $48 million lottery on 1st try, plans to do this with money

An 18-year-old girl in Canada has become the youngest person in the country's lottery history to win a jackpot of a huge amount of $48 million, that too just on Juliette Lamour, hailing from Canada's Sault Ste. Marie's first try ever. Juliette Lamour, hailing from Canada's Sault Ste. Marie, has achieved this feat by landing herself a 'gold ball' jackpot worth $48 million, Global News reported.

Chinese Spy Balloon: The suspected Chinese spy balloon drifts to the ocean after being shot down off the coast in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, US.

Has China targeted countries including India with spy balloons? Report says…

China has operated spy balloons targeting several countries including India and Japan, a report claimed just days after the US military fighter jet shot down a Chinese surveillance craft floating over sensitive installations in the country. The report said that Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman briefed officials from about 40 embassies about the downing of the balloon, citing interviews with several anonymous defence and intelligence officials.

Joe Biden: US Vice President Kamala Harris stands and applauds while Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy remains seated after President Joe Biden speaks.

Joe Biden rips into airlines: 'Can’t treat kids like piece of baggage'

President Joe Biden on Tuesday harshly criticized U.S. airlines saying they were charging families unfair fees and vowing to implement new consumer protections. "We'll prohibit airlines from charging $50 round trip for families just to be able sit together," Biden said at his State of the Union address. "Baggage fees are bad enough ? airlines can't treat your child like a piece of baggage." Refunds would only apply if passengers opted not to take flights.

Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy of Calif., listen as President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

‘Outrageous’: Biden slams big oil firms, pharma giants over profits

US President Joe Biden accused big oil companies of profiteering during the recent oil crisis, and urged a huge tax hike on corporate stock buybacks to steer them to invest more in production. "Last year, they made $200 billion in the midst of a global energy crisis. I think it's outrageous," Biden said.

US Vice President Kamala Harris and US Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) listen as US President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Tuesday.

Joe Biden highlights climate crisis in State of Union speech, calls it 'existential threat'

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday called the climate crisis an "existential threat," noting that while the economy would still rely on oil and gas for the immediate future, he was "proud" America was addressing the challenge.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, US.

US economy better positioned to grow than any 'on Earth', says Prez Biden

President Joe Biden said in an address to Congress Tuesday that the US economy is better positioned to grow "than any country on Earth," despite disruptions from Covid-19 and Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. Follow Sate of Union live updates here "The pandemic disrupted our supply chains and Putin's unfair and brutal war in Ukraine disrupted energy supplies as well as food supplies," Biden said during his State of the Union address. "But we're better positioned than any country on Earth right now."

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday.

Joe Biden hails US democracy in State of Union address: ‘Unbowed and unbroken’

Watch live: UPresident Joe BidenState of the Union Address 2023 But the challenges for Biden are many: economic uncertainty, a wearying war in Ukraine, growing tensions with China and more. He says, "There is no reason we can't work together in this new Congress.” About three-quarters say things are on the wrong track. And a majority of Democrats don't want Biden to seek another term. He sought to confront those sentiments head-on.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with federal cabinet ministers, takes part in a news conference after touring a medical training facility in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, February 7.

Canadians deserve better: PM Trudeau on healthcare not ‘living up to promise’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canada's health care system isn't living up to its promise, and he plans to add billions more in funding. Trudeau said wait times in emergency departments have become dangerously long, people are waiting too long for essential surgeries and millions of Canadians are without a family doctor. "Canadians deserve better," he said. Burned out, understaffed health workforce and emergency rooms could not keep pace with demand.

State of the Union Address 2023: President Joe Biden delivers State of the Union address.

Watch LIVE: US President Joe Biden's State of the Union Address 2023

US President Joe Biden is delivering his State of the Union address to urge unity and ask Republicans to work with him to ?finish the job? of rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation. Follow LIVE Updates here Watch the speech here: The address comes amid major challenges that the US faces- at home and abroad- economic volatility, Ukraine war and increasing tensions with China.

As the video and photographs went viral, the girl was hailed as a hero for maintaining her strength and determination in the face of the disaster.

Turkey, Syria earthquake: Video of 7-yr-old girl shielding sibling under rubble goes viral

As the death toll topped 7,700 and authorities scramble to pull out more survivors amid a frantic rescue operation in the earthquake-hit Turkey, Syria, a video of a seven-year-old girl shielding her sibling under the rubble has gone viral. The girl and her younger brother were stuck under a heavy concrete rubble of a collapsed building for hours before they were rescued.

King Charles On British Stamps: Britain's Royal Mail unveiled the first postage stamps to feature the image of King Charles III.

New British stamp with image of King Charles unveiled. See here

New 'everyday' stamps featuring King Charles's image were revealed for the first time making them the latest things in Britain to get a makeover following the death of Queen Elizabeth. In tandem with a tradition dating back to the first Penny Black in 1840, the new stamp uses an adapted version of a portrait of Charles which is also appearing on new coinage, Reuters reported.

Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China refused to talk after US shot down ‘spy’ balloon: Report

China rebuffed the Pentagon when it tried to arrange a phone call between Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and China's defense minister after the US shot down an alleged Chinese spy balloon, a Defense Department spokesman said. The department asked for the call between Austin and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe right after the balloon was shot down on Feb 4.

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