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Dry this afternoon, light snow tonight

Dry this afternoon, light snow tonight The seaside resort of Ilfracombe in North Devon was cut off due to heavy snow and hundreds of schools were closed . As mentioned above, confidence in the exact timing of frontal passage and lowering snow levels is not high at this time and some changes to details are likely. [Full Article...]

Taiwan Travel Bill Signed, China Reacts

Taiwan Travel Bill Signed, China Reacts US President Donald Trump's " Taiwan Travel Act " continues to draw ire from Chinese authorities. U.S. representatives can already travel to Taiwan and Taiwanese officials occasionally visit the White House, but meetings are usually low profile to avoid offending China. [Full Article...]

A new bomb: Package on way to Austin explodes, 1 hurt

A new bomb: Package on way to Austin explodes, 1 hurt But Manley said police have been unable to determine a motive for the bombings . Local stories from KERA News. In this image taken from video, police respond to the scene of an explosion at a FedEx facility in Schertz, Texas, on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Uber's self-driving car killed a woman in Arizona

Uber's self-driving car killed a woman in Arizona Also, the police chief warned that " this is really new ground we're venturing into" if the AI responsible for driving the vehicle is ultimately found to be responsible for the accident. "We believe that open collaboration with various companies is critical" for mobility as a service, a spokeswoman for Toyota said in an email after the Uber incident. [Full Article...]

Kerala teacher's sexist remarks sparks outrage on social media

Kerala teacher's sexist remarks sparks outrage on social media They are not covering their chests with hijab . Students of the college are demanding action against the professor, carrying sliced watermelons to protest demonstrations. As per Indian media student activists also started sharing bare-breasted photos on Facebook , which were removed by the social media app. Students of other colleges also joined the agitation. [Full Article...]

Families mourn deaths of Indians killed in Iraq

Families mourn deaths of Indians killed in Iraq Until October 2017, both India and Iraq had maintained that all 39 could be alive. "We reached there and requested Iraqi authorities to use a deep penetration radar, which detected many bodies under the surface", she told parliament . In her suo motu statement in the Rajya Sabha, Swaraj said that she would "not declare anyone dead without substantive proof". Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-A... [Full Article...]

U.S. bans use of Venezuela cryptocurrency, imposes new sanctions on senior officials

U.S. bans use of Venezuela cryptocurrency, imposes new sanctions on senior officials Trump's executive order preventing any US involvement in Caracas's new digital currency applies to USA citizens or anyone operating within the United States using the currency on or after January 9. President Trump himself plans to attend the Summit of the Americas in Lima next month, where his administration is likely to highlight its efforts to isolate the Venezuelan government . [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election by overwhelming margin

Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election by overwhelming margin Since he took the helm in Russia on New Year's Eve 1999 after Boris Yeltsin's surprise resignation, Putin's electoral power has centred on stability, a quality cherished by Russians after the chaotic breakup of the Soviet Union and the "wild capitalism" of the Yeltsin years. [Full Article...]

KCR meets Mamata, says federal front in making

KCR meets Mamata, says federal front in making Chandrashekhar Rao emphasised that the new political front would work for the welfare of the people and the nation's development. I have visited Kolkata some 13-14 years ago and today, I am very happy looking at the city for the development. [Full Article...]

John Oliver's parody book about gay Pence family rabbit hits No

John Oliver's parody book about gay Pence family rabbit hits No It also happens to be that Marlon Bundo , the " most likable thing about an otherwise unlikable man", is getting his own book called A Day in the Life of The Vice President . He is most well-known for his opposition to gay rights, though, and Oliver spent the rest of the time on that topic. Oliver urged his audience to buy his parody of the Pences' book to "annoy" the vice president. [Full Article...]

Large retailers urge Trump against China tariffs

Large retailers urge Trump against China tariffs The trade groups represent companies such as Apple, Alphabet - the parent company of Google - Walmart and Nike. "It's not too late for President Trump to reverse course on steel tariffs", said AEM President Dennis Slater in a statement. [Full Article...]

Man Arrested For Bomb Threat Aimed At Saturday Night SXSW Show

Although "no threat was found", the event's sponsor, Bud Light, opted to cancel the show. Sunday, 10:30 am EST Update: According to NY Daily News , the bomb threat was a hoax from a 26-year-old male, Trevor Ingram, who e-mailed event organizers a threatening message ahead of the performance on Saturday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Missing 16-Year-Old Amy Yu Found, 45-Year-Old Man Arrested

Missing 16-Year-Old Amy Yu Found, 45-Year-Old Man Arrested Frank Castrovinci told CNN that he observed the pair together and initially thought Yu was Esterly's adopted daughter, before he saw them interacting. Amy's mother said money, jewelry and her daughter's personal documents were missing, according to court documents, and Esterly's wife said $4,000 along with his personal documents were missing. [Full Article...]

Syria's war: Offensives on Afrin and Ghouta continue

Syria's war: Offensives on Afrin and Ghouta continue Thousands of civilians were fleeing from besieged enclaves on opposite ends of Syria on Friday as two major battles in the multi-sided war entered decisive phases. "This is just a little of what these families need", said the International Committee of the Red Cross, which delivered the aid alongside the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the UN. [Full Article...]

FSU Basketball NCAA Tournament 1st Round Preview: vs. Missouri

FSU Basketball NCAA Tournament 1st Round Preview: vs. Missouri Senior guard Jairus Lyles scored 28 points, and Maryland Baltimore County pulled off the most shocking upset in NCAA tournament history, defeating Virginia 74-54 on Friday night to become the first No. That led to a fast break score that put Florida Gulf Coast up by double figures for the first time. Frericks' return was a large reason the Tigers said they were the best team Pingeton has had... [Full Article...]

Turkish-led forces capture town of Afrin, dealing blow to Kurds

Turkish-led forces capture town of Afrin, dealing blow to Kurds A spokesman for the rebel fighters said they entered Afrin before dawn from three fronts, meeting no resistance. According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation has aimed to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as to protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty. [Full Article...]

Britain, Russia spy sagas: Past sanctions

Britain, Russia spy sagas: Past sanctions On Thursday, Lavrov had a different estimation of what is behind the friction between Russian Federation and the USA and Britain, citing what he called the "categorical reluctance of the United States and its Western allies to agree that the 500-year-long period of Western domination in world affairs is coming to an end". [Full Article...]

Two hospitalized after Navy jet crashes off Florida coast

Two hospitalized after Navy jet crashes off Florida coast A witness told Local 10 News that the jet caught fire before going down roughly a mile from the runway. The meeting came two weeks after reaching a $3.9 billion informal agreement for two planes to serve as Air Force One that he had threatened to cancel due to their price tag. [Full Article...]

UK's claim Putin ordered ex-spy poisoning 'unforgiveable', says Kremlin

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted by Russian news agencies as calling Johnson's statement a "shocking and inexcusable breach of diplomatic propriety". "There is to be no Russophobia as a result of what is happening", he said. Former military intelligence agent Sergei Skripal had been pardoned and was "no longer a threat to Russia", Nebenzia argued, but at the same time, he could clearly... [Full Article...]

Trump is Reportedly Ready to Fire National Security Adviser McMaster

Trump is Reportedly Ready to Fire National Security Adviser McMaster McMaster, Trump's chief national security aide and leader of the National Security Council, has been in the post for just over a year. The rumors follow Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's firing via Twitter on Tuesday, leaving many White House staff wondering who is next on Trump's hit list. [Full Article...]


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