The palace said earlier in the week that both Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip were suffering from "heavy colds". "These started as small initiatives but have grown beyond any expectations, and continue to transform young people's lives", she said.
To avoid detection, smugglers have also resorted to mass embarkations and to sending larger numbers of people at the same time, making the work of coast guards and rescue vessels more hard. "It's rough sea and winter weather". Coastguard and naval ships as well as two privately owned tugs rescued the people from four boats in the central Mediterranean, the coastguard said in a statement.
The typhoon made a second landfall over Camarines Sur province, then weakened slightly with winds of 175kph but gusts at 290kph, the weather bureau said. Thousands of people have had to postpone their Christmas travel plans by boat owing to the storm. In 2013 Super Typhoon Haiyan, the deadliest typhoon in recent history, wreaked havoc in Eastern Visayas - killing over 6,300 people and displacing four million.
About three hours after the quake struck, Chile's National Emergency Office lifted its evacuation order, allowing about 5,000 people to return to their homes. It was earlier reported as magnitude 7.6. The Chilean Navy also issued a tsunami warning, Reuters reported. Chile is the world's leading copper producer, but there are no major mines located near the zone affected by the natural disaster.
The Israeli Ministry of Defense replied with a tweet of its own pointing out the reports are "completely false". "The statement attributed to fmr Def Min Yaalon reg Pakistan was never said", the Times quoted the ministry's Twitter post as saying.
This picture reportedly shows a passenger who was injured in the bus crash. Numerous passengers were members of a brass band and were scheduled to perform at a Christmas fundraising event, according to emergency officials. The road is now open to traffic. One person has died after a bus plunged down a bank and crashed south of Gisborne. Several injured people were flown to hospitals in Gisborne and Hastings.