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Alabama, Georgia face off in all-SEC national title game

Alabama, Georgia face off in all-SEC national title game Vince Dooley was only 33 and trying to establish his program at Georgia when the Bulldogs opened the 1965 season with an 18-17 win over mighty Bear Bryant and the Crimson Tide. The College Football Playoff national championship game between Alabama (12-1) and Georgia (13-1) is under way at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. [Full Article...]

Another US military chopper makes emergency landing near Okinawa hotel

Another US military chopper makes emergency landing near Okinawa hotel The island is the same one where an AH-1 attack helicopter based at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma made an emergency landing on a farm path on January 20 past year. military was not available. The move by the prefectural parliament of Okinawa followed a window falling from a US military helicopter in December and landing on the grounds of an elementary school, narrowly missing scores of c... [Full Article...]

Judge Dismisses Case Involving Armed Standoff With Federal Agents

Judge Dismisses Case Involving Armed Standoff With Federal Agents U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro, in a ruling from the bench, said that the governments missteps in withholding evidence against the three Bundy family members and a supporter, Ryan W. Navarro set a February 26 trial date for four defendants still awaiting trial, including two more Bundy sons, Mel and David. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Myhre wrote in his brief that the government shared ... [Full Article...]

Crew of 32 missing after ships collide off eastern China

Crew of 32 missing after ships collide off eastern China Rescuers attempting to reach the crew of 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis were being beaten back by toxic clouds, China's Transportation Ministry said. Early estimates based on the size of the load suggest that the spill could turn out to be the worst since 1991, when the ABT Summer tanker exploded near the coast of Angola, spilling more than 250,000 tons of crude. [Full Article...]

Nigerians evacuated from Libya as thousands others queue for their turn

Nigerians evacuated from Libya as thousands others queue for their turn He said Nigerians who were residing in Libya legally complained of harassment by Libyan Government officials who they said destroyed their passports and other residency papers. He said: "President Muhammadu Buhari put all necessary arrangements in place to enable us travel to Libya to bring you back to Nigeria". "All of us went to Libya, met with their leaders and discussed to ensure your safe p... [Full Article...]

Clashes erupt in Sudanese city of Sennar as bread prices soar

Clashes erupt in Sudanese city of Sennar as bread prices soar Protests broke out in Sudan after bread prices more than doubled last week following a government decision to stop importing grain and allow private companies to do so. The government's austerity policies have sparked sporadic protests in recent years. Authorities also blocked the sale of six daily newspapers carrying critical coverage of the subsidy cut and price rises. [Full Article...]

Alabama assistant Derrick Ansley reportedly headed to Colorado State

Alabama assistant Derrick Ansley reportedly headed to Colorado State Ansley was the primary recruiter behind Alabama landing marquee defensive backs Saivion Smith, Josh Jobe and Jalyn Armour-Davis for its 2018 signing class. With Ansley serving on the defensive staff, neither Alabama or Kentucky's defenses averaged giving up more than 200 passing yards over any of the last three seasons. [Full Article...]

Israel responds to rocket fire with Gaza air strikes

Israel responds to rocket fire with Gaza air strikes Prompted partly by Abbas's sanctions and fears of financial and political isolation, Hamas signed an Egyptian-brokered reconciliation agreement with his Fatah movement in October and agreed to hand over administrative control of the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority. [Full Article...]

Costs soar to $33 billion for Trump's US-Mexico border wall

Costs soar to $33 billion for Trump's US-Mexico border wall Updates to the US-Mexico border wall proposal include a 316-mile-long extension to the existing 654-mile barrier, as well as replacing and building up to 407 miles of secondary wall at an estimated cost of $ 18 billion (£13.3 billion). [Full Article...]

Tray: Nine issues for the new education secretary

Tray: Nine issues for the new education secretary Mr. Lidington's new role is Cabinet Office Minister, after holding the role of Justice Secretary for just over six months. It's part of a United Kingdom cabinet reshuffle, which has also seen Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire resign his post on health grounds. [Full Article...]

VP Pence Set for Middle East Tour, After Postponement Last Month

VP Pence Set for Middle East Tour, After Postponement Last Month US Vice President Mike Pence will leave next week on a high-stakes trip to Egypt, Jordan and Israel, a US official said Monday, moving ahead with a Middle East tour delayed amid anger over Washington's policy shift on Jerusalem. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas backed out of his planned meeting with Pence to protest Trump's decision. Palestinian officials have refused to engage in... [Full Article...]

France's Macron Visits China to Forge Strategic Partnership

France's Macron Visits China to Forge Strategic Partnership Emmanuel Macron - President of the French Republic - Beijing - January 2018 "). In particular, France is hoping Beijing will join it in playing a decisive role in implementing the Paris accord to fight climate change after the USA pullout pledged by President Donald Trump. [Full Article...]

Martin Luther King Weekend

Martin Luther King Weekend At the church, the celebration program will begin at 4 p.m. The theme will be Survival of Civil Rights (how far we have come). Tybee Island residents braved the cold to remember Martin Luther King Junior a little more than a week before the official Martin Luther King day. [Full Article...]

Six people killed in wrong-way California highway crash

Six people killed in wrong-way California highway crash The Dodge was carrying three women and two men , none of whom have been identified. The wrong-way driver in 2013 Chevy died in the crash. "That is very sad", said Sam Diaz, a resident of nearby Woodland. Authorities have not yet determined whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash. The Sacramento region was picked because it has more deadly crashes than any others areas of the s... [Full Article...]

40 killed in Syria Idlib air strikes

40 killed in Syria Idlib air strikes Earlier Sunday, Syrian regime forces seized a key town in the province, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The majority of the deaths were fighters from the rebel group, in addition to seven civilians, with several people still unaccounted for, it said. [Full Article...]

India, Singapore talk on bilateral issues

India, Singapore talk on bilateral issues Artistes from dance companies and arts societies in ASEAN performing during Kala Tantavi - the cultural show during the gala dinner - to commemorate the ties that bind India and South East Asia. Teo also detailed three key areas in which ASEAN and India can work together more closely: economic integration, connectivity and digital technologies. [Full Article...]

Bernstein: GOP criminal referral for Trump dossier author a 'glowing red herring'

Steele's research, which focused on Russian Federation and Trump's ties there, resulted in a 35-page report that circulated among political operatives and reporters in Washington for months until BuzzFeed published the entire dossier online in January 2017. [Full Article...]

Schools closed, delayed, Monday due to icy conditions

Schools closed, delayed, Monday due to icy conditions Charleston County School District: Staff will report at 10 a.m. on Monday. Due to continued icy conditions on secondary roads, Pender County Schools says they will be closed for students Tuesday with an optional workday for staff. Williamsburg County School District: will be closed on Monday, January 8. Essential staff should report on time. School will resume on Tuesday, January 9th operating... [Full Article...]

China acknowledges Pakistan's sacrifices in war on terror

The Trump administration last week suspended almost US$ 2 billion in security assistance to Pakistan for its failure to take decisive action against terror groups like the Taliban and the Haqqani Network. The South China Morning Post (SCMP), quoting Beijing-based military analyst Zhou Chenming, reported the base near the Gwadar would be used to dock and maintain naval vessels as well as provide ... [Full Article...]

East River Is Freezing Over, NYC's Pedestrian Fatalities Reached an All-Time Low

East River Is Freezing Over, NYC's Pedestrian Fatalities Reached an All-Time Low Vision Zero sets the goal of eliminating all traffic deaths - whether they are of drivers, passengers, cyclists or pedestrians. All boroughs, apart from Brooklyn, saw fewer traffic deaths and Queens experienced the fewest fatalities ever. The city reports that a year ago, there were 214 traffic fatalities, of which 101 were pedestrian deaths. "The idea that we couldn't make progress had no basis... [Full Article...]


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