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Little damage after strong quake in sea north of Honduras Little damage after strong quake in sea north of Honduras
- January 11, 2018

The US Geological Survey measured the quake at a preliminary magnitude of 7.6. Reuters reports that a tsunami advisory is in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. The quake was recorded at 9:52 p.m. EST and had a depth of about 6.2 miles. Translation: In face of the natural disaster registered in our country, we have activated the emergency system, please remain calm, report any emergency to @ 911Honduras, Honduran president Juan Orlando tweeted. (more...)
Russia probe: Trump says interview with Mueller 'unlikely' Russia probe: Trump says interview with Mueller 'unlikely'
- January 11, 2018

Trump raised the possibility that there was no need for him to speak with investigators - because he did nothing wrong. As far as any potential interview with Mueller, Trump left things vague, saying "certainly, we'll see what happens" while intimating that it might not be necessary because the collusion is unsubstantiated. (more...)
Lidl and Aldi share title of Britain's fastest growing supermarket, data reveals Lidl and Aldi share title of Britain's fastest growing supermarket, data reveals
- January 10, 2018

Indeed, private-label sales at the supermarkets grew at almost three times the rate of the overall grocery market (6 per cent) as "most retailers made a big play on the quality and value of premium private-label this Christmas, which is crucial as shoppers look to economise not compromise". (more...)
Firefighters rescue 14-year-old girl from California home destroyed by mudslides Firefighters rescue 14-year-old girl from California home destroyed by mudslides
- January 10, 2018

There was a backlog of scores of callers requesting help. Firefighters in Southern California rescued a 14-year-old girl who was trapped in a home destroyed by mudslides. The storm walloped much of the state with damaging winds and thunderstorms. Crews worked to clear debris from roads across the Los Angeles metropolitan area, including a key stretch of USA 101 that was brought to a standstill along the border of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. (more...)
Who Didn't Wear Black to the Golden Globes? Who Didn't Wear Black to the Golden Globes?
- January 10, 2018

The pin was designed by costume designer and stylist Arianne Phillips who upon the request of Time's Up leader Reese Witherspoon , designed over 500 pins for A-listers to wear to the awards show. A proud supporter of the #TIMESUP movement, the Desperate Housewives star joined the protest against sexual harassment in the workplace. In what was one of the most political and emotionally charged awards shows of the season, the 2018 Golden Globes made history for becoming a platform ... (more...)
Ever wonder how alligators survive during icy weather? Ever wonder how alligators survive during icy weather?
- January 10, 2018

That's about 200 miles east of Charlotte. That ice formed last week when a massive " bomb cyclone " storm blew up the coastline, bringing record lows. This includes two alligators that were used as "guard animals" by N.C. drug dealers. You don't have to wonder any longer thanks to the folks at the Shallotte River Swamp Park in Brunswick County. (more...)
Battlegrounds becomes the best-selling PC game of all time Battlegrounds becomes the best-selling PC game of all time
- January 10, 2018

One big addition is a new set of crates. While the gameplay changes are always important to take note of in any patch, the bugfixe that " Addressed a number of known crashes " is the change that most players will be looking forward to. The devs say the replay report tool will be a more effective and efficient way of flagging players who are spoiling your fun. One among this two is free and one is paid. (more...)
SRQ airport unveils new service from Allegiant Air SRQ airport unveils new service from Allegiant Air
- January 10, 2018

It's the dawn of a new era here at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport as they add a seventh airline to the fleet. The new flights will begin on April 11 for Indianapolis and Pittsburgh . The Charlotte County airport has seen hand-over-fist expansion in recent years and offers travelers more than 30 destinations. Allegiant today announced new nonstop service from Cincinnati to two new Allegiant destinations: Charleston, S.C. (more...)
Altice announces separation of US, European businesses Altice announces separation of US, European businesses
- January 10, 2018

At Altice USA, Dexter Goei will continue as CEO and a director of Altice USA. "Over the medium and longer term, I'm certain this question will be asked again and maybe we'll have a different response". The spinoff represents a reversal of Drahi's original vision for a single broadband operator spanning portions of North America and Europe, after Altice spent $17.7 billion in 2016 to acquire Cablevision, whose Optimum unit provides cable TV and broadband service in much of southwestern CT and ... (more...)
Japan rejects South Korean call for extra steps over 'comfort women' Japan rejects South Korean call for extra steps over 'comfort women'
- January 10, 2018

The deal was reached by the government of President Park Geun-hye, who was impeached in 2016 after months of turmoil and street protests. "While the administration has changed", Kono responded Tuesday, "responsibly implementing" the pact remains a matter of "universal global principle". (more...)
Nigeria evacuates 493 citizens from Libya Nigeria evacuates 493 citizens from Libya
- January 10, 2018

The second batch of 487 Nigerian returnees from Libya arrived Port Harcourt International Airport at about 10.43 p.m. on Monday in Max Air. Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON) President Dr. Last July, Libya's coastguard and local armed factions began blocking the exit of the migrants by sea, leaving large numbers trapped in the North African country where they regularly face abuse and inhumane conditions. (more...)
With cameras rolling, Trump urges both parties to cut deals on immigration With cameras rolling, Trump urges both parties to cut deals on immigration
- January 10, 2018

But lawmakers said that is not likely at Tuesday's meeting as they consider options for resolving the standoff with Trump. Congress has less than two weeks - until January 19 - to potentially pass a budget deal to lift spending caps and a governmentwide funding package that funds the rest of the fiscal year. (more...)
See Teacher Get Handcuffed After Criticizing School Superintendent's Raise See Teacher Get Handcuffed After Criticizing School Superintendent's Raise
- January 10, 2018

Video from KATC-TV then shows the teacher being handcuffed on the floor in the hallway before she's escorted out of the building. The disturbing incident took place after Hargrave asked school board members to justify the massive raise while teachers and school employees had reportedly gone without a pay hike in years. (more...)
Egypt to hold presidential elections in March Egypt to hold presidential elections in March
- January 10, 2018

Potential candidates would need to submit the necessary documents for their candidacy between January 20 and 29, and a one-month campaign period is to last from February 24 to March 23. Lashin called on all those who meet the conditions and believe that they can bear the responsibility of running Egypt to submit their candidacy papers, so people can freely choose among them. (more...)
2017 weather disasters cost the US a record $306 billion 2017 weather disasters cost the US a record $306 billion
- January 09, 2018

The only category that did not see a $1 billion disaster previous year was a winter storm. "The damage from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria alone are responsible for approximately $265.0 billion of the $306.2 billion", Adam SmithDavid (Adam) Adam SmithCongress, cut the continuing resolutions so Defense can do its job Week ahead: Lawmakers look to break deadlock on defense funding Pentagon eyeing West Coast missile defense sites: report MORE, an economist at NOAA, wrote in a blog post . (more...)
Princess Charlotte dons a pink backpack for 1st day of preschool Princess Charlotte dons a pink backpack for 1st day of preschool
- January 09, 2018

The darling two-year-old worked the camera, sporting a red coat, Mary Janes, pink scarf, and the flawless dose of sass in the portraits, which were photographed by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge . The nursery, which she will be attending full-time, uses lots of play to help children learn. It is aimed at younger children, aged two to three years old, and is run three days a week. (more...)
Brokenshire resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary Brokenshire resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary
- January 09, 2018

The Staffordshire Moorlands MP, whose constituency covers the Peak District in central England, is married with two children. The first was when she was speaking about organised crime and the second to inform the House that the home office had sold a Toyota Prius there for £3,073. (more...)
'Raising Iran unrest at United Nations a blunder' 'Raising Iran unrest at United Nations a blunder'
- January 09, 2018

The unrest spread to over 80 cities and towns and has resulted in 22 deaths and more than 1,000 arrests, according to Iranian officials. "It needs to be crystal clear to the global community that the situation in Iran does not belong on the agenda of the Security Council", said Sacha Sergio Llorenty, the Bolivian ambassador. (more...)
Legal rights NGO: Israel's BDS blacklist 'reminiscent of Apartheid South Africa' Legal rights NGO: Israel's BDS blacklist 'reminiscent of Apartheid South Africa'
- January 09, 2018

The project will work to counter BDS pressure applied to artists, performers, and commercial enterprises not to engage with Israel. While its impact has been financially negligible and the campaign has been defied by many, it has created an image problem for Israel by drawing support from high-profile names including the pop singer Lorde, who recently canceled a scheduled performance. (more...)
Massachusetts Officials Critical of Shift in Federal Pot Policy Massachusetts Officials Critical of Shift in Federal Pot Policy
- January 08, 2018

The use of recreational marijuana became legal throughout California on January 1, 2018. He pointed to the chill this would put on businesses, landlords, and particularly banks that are still hesitant to work with cannabis clients , despite the millions of legal dollars changing hands. (more...)
US Freezes $125 Million Funds to UNRWA US Freezes $125 Million Funds to UNRWA
- January 08, 2018

Trump tweeted on January 2 that the US pays the Palestinians "HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year" and gets "no appreciation or respect" in return. "The Australian government will continue our diplomatic representation to Israel from our embassy in Tel Aviv and our representation to the Palestinian Authority from our office in Ramallah", she said in a statement. (more...)
Change of govt inevitable in Tripura: Amit Shah Change of govt inevitable in Tripura: Amit Shah
- January 08, 2018

Speaking at a rally at Kulai in Dhalai district, Shah said the mammoth turnout showed the people were looking for a change after over two decades of Left rule. Even if the corrupt goes underground, our party will dig the earth and bring them out", Shah asserted. "If probe is done whole council of minister of the Left Front government will be in Tripura Central jail". (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino: 'Difficult for clubs to retain star players' Mauricio Pochettino: 'Difficult for clubs to retain star players'
- January 08, 2018

Tottenham dominated all through the first half but failed to score. Tottenham's star striker underlined his value again on Sunday by scoring twice in a 3-0 win over AFC Wimbledon as Pochettino's side eased into the FA Cup fourth round. After making it clear he thinks the club should be fighting for the top four, and also making sure they do well in Europe, it was claimed he does not think winning one of the domestic cups is good enough for the club, yet he says that could not be further ... (more...)
Grigor Dimitrov's epic display of sportsmanship at Brisbane International Grigor Dimitrov's epic display of sportsmanship at Brisbane International
- January 08, 2018

He was able to resume but went on to lose 6-3 6-7 (3-7) 6-4. "At the end of the day, health above all". Dimitrov has received plenty of praise from tennis fans for his reaction to Edmund's injury. The Australian number one admitted he was flat at the start of the match before switching on at the start of the second set. "I just had to find a way again". (more...)
Man killed in explosion at Stockholm station Man killed in explosion at Stockholm station
- January 08, 2018

Officers say a 60-year-old man was hurt after picking up an object from the ground which exploded. "But we will have to wait for the technical investigation", the spokesman said, adding that a murder investigation had been launched. But police haven't confirmed the exact nature of the explosive device. Police cordoned off the station and the square where the blast happened as the bomb squad moved in to investigate. (more...)

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