WASHINGTON, JAN 2:  The United States has suspended its USD 255 million military aid to Pakistan for now, the White House has confirmed, saying the fate of such assistance will depend on Islamabad’s response to terrorism on its soil.

ICELAND, Jan 2: A new law making it illegal to pay men more than women has taken effect in Iceland.

LOS ANGELES, Jan 1: The arrival of the new year in California brought with it broad legalization of marijuana, a much-anticipated change that comes two decades after the state was the first to allow pot for medical use.

TEHRAN, Iran, Jan 1:  At least 12 people have been killed in the ongoing protests in Iran, and armed protesters have tried to take over police stations and military bases, state TV reported Monday.

UK 'faces build-up of plastic waste'

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LONDON, Jan 1: Britain has been shipping up to 500,000 tonnes of plastic for recycling in China every year, but now the trade has been stopped.

SYDNEY, Jan 1: A seaplane crashed into a river in Sydney on Sunday afternoon, killing all six people on board, officials said.

DENVER, Jan 1: A man fired more than 100 rounds at sheriff’s deputies in Colorado early Sunday, killing one and injuring four others, before being fatally shot himself in what authorities called an ambush. Two civilians were also injured.

BEIJING, Jan 1:  A Chinese state news agency says seven people were killed when a minibus fell into the sea in a city north of Shanghai.

COSTA RICA, Jan 1: A plane carrying 10 U.S. citizens and two local crewmembers crashed in a wooded area, killing all aboard Sunday, Costa Rica’s government said.

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Jan 1: Costa Rican investigators are looking into what caused a charter aircraft to crash in woods in the country’s northwest soon after takeoff, killing the 10 U.S. citizens and two local crewmembers on board.