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It snowed in one of the hottest places in the world

It snowed in one of the hottest places in the world Some reports say parts of the area got almost 15 inches of snow, but Ain Sefra officially reported less than one inch. "It is so rare that it's a whole year since it last happened", joked Michael Mann, a distinguished professor of atmospheric science and the director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University. [Full Article...]

A tribute to late PNG star Kato Ottio

A tribute to late PNG star Kato Ottio Widnes said they have been inundated by thousands of heartfelt messages from people across the world, adding they want to do everything they can to celebrate Ottio's life. "Kato was an incredibly talented player, with a bright future", Widnes chief executive James Rule said. Widnes coach Denis Betts said he was yet to speak to Albert but the club would do whatever was necessary to help the for... [Full Article...]

Trump First POTUS Since Clinton to Attend Davos Economic Forum

Trump First POTUS Since Clinton to Attend Davos Economic Forum The theme for this year's conference is "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World". President Trump is planning the first foreign trip of his second year in office: A visit to the high-profile economic forum in Davos, Switzerland. He withdrew the USA from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement between Pacific Rim countries, and pulled out of the Paris climate accord, a commitment ... [Full Article...]

Hibernating Alligators Have to Poke Through Carolina Ice to Breathe

Hibernating Alligators Have to Poke Through Carolina Ice to Breathe See a video above showing how alligators deal with freezing temperatures. Alligators can hold their breath for up to 24 hours, according to the Swamp Park . The video, which received 104,000 views as of Monday night, led many viewers to asks what happens if someone steps on a frozen alligator. On this, the park has said in reference to experts that crocodiles get the feel of the changes in th... [Full Article...]

US Teacher Handcuffed During Board Meeting For Questioning Boss's Raise

US Teacher Handcuffed During Board Meeting For Questioning Boss's Raise Board president Anthony Fontana ruled Hargrave "out of order" after she posed several questions - and it was not a question-and-answer period. The teacher was called on a subsequent time and asked the board another question, according to the report . [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan says bipartisan talks are ongoing to address DACA

Paul Ryan says bipartisan talks are ongoing to address DACA President Donald Trump has not given up on Mexico paying for a border wall , White House secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Tuesday. " I think my positions are going to be what the people in this room come up with ", Trump said.... [Full Article...]

Oprah for President: Twitter erupts

Oprah for President: Twitter erupts Team Trump said, 'We welcome the challenge , whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else.' Preferably anybody else. Winfrey's denial of any plan to seek office. Still, while some Democrats would embrace Winfrey's outsider-celebrity status as the party's answer to Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., noted that Winfrey, like Trump, lacks any kind of experience in government. [Full Article...]

Philander bags career-best figures as South Africa beat India

Philander bags career-best figures as South Africa beat India India were all out for 209 to hand South Africa a 77-run first innings lead. Earlier, South Africa were dismissed for mere 130 by Indian bowlers in the first session of day four, courtesy all-round bowling performance by India's pace attack. [Full Article...]

People Raise Almost $200K To Help Roy Moore Accuser Rebuild Burned Home

People Raise Almost $200K To Help Roy Moore Accuser Rebuild Burned Home Johnson said Moore asked her out even though he was married at the time. "I just thank everyone all across America from the bottom of my heart", Johnson said Saturday. Johnson accused the former judge and United States Senate candidate of groping her in his office in the early 1990s, saying that he grabbed her buttocks so hard that it was nearly like " fondling ". [Full Article...]

H-1B Visa Rules: Latest Development Seen 'Positive' For Indian IT

H-1B Visa Rules: Latest Development Seen 'Positive' For Indian IT Putting an end to rumours that threatened to uproot around 7,50,000 Indians living in the United States, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Tuesday announced that no such policy will be introduced which would force people living on H-1B visas out of the country. [Full Article...]

Arunachal's Tuting issue resolved, says Gen Bipin Rawat

Arunachal's Tuting issue resolved, says Gen Bipin Rawat The incident came to light after a Chinese team was recently found building roads about one km inside Indian territory near Tuting. "The Tuting incident has been resolved". But the Chinese presence in the disputed area between Bhutan and China was continuing through the winter, sources in the army said. "They assured us they will take care to ensure their construction personnel do not cross over... [Full Article...]

Documents detail turbulent, disgusting home life of couple wanted for child's murder

Documents detail turbulent, disgusting home life of couple wanted for child's murder According to Sumpter Township police, officers responded around 10:45 a.m. January 1 to a report of an unresponsive 4-year-old girl at a residence in a Sumpter Township mobile home community. Back in May 2016, SWAT officers were actually called to their trailer home after Candice reported that her boyfriend had attacked her, shot her dog, and then shot himself. [Full Article...]

Trump Faces Opposition in Florida Over Offshore Drilling

Trump Faces Opposition in Florida Over Offshore Drilling By Sunday, experts were dismissing the brash president's plans as untenable and ridiculous. One of the areas that would take a major hit from this potential plan is the US tourism industry. When former president Barack Obama proposed the opening of coastal waterways for drilling, hundreds of thousands of Americans protested the idea and petitioned local, state and federal officials to say no to ... [Full Article...]

South Korea: North Korea says it will send team to Olympics

South Korean President Moon Jae-in welcomed Kim's overture and proposed holding talks. The officials departed Seoul early Tuesday morning for the border. North Korea has also shown interest in improving relations, with state media KCNA on Sunday calling for "practical actions" to foster "reconciliation, unity and reunification". [Full Article...]

Explosion outside major train station causes serious injuries

Explosion outside major train station causes serious injuries A man in his 60s died in hospital after "he picked up an object off the ground which promptly exploded", police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson told AFP . "There is obviously something that has exploded strongly. but we will have to wait for the technical investigation", a police spokesperson said, adding that a murder investigation had been launched. [Full Article...]

Amazon, Google, and Facebook to help lawsuits against net neutrality repeal

Amazon, Google, and Facebook to help lawsuits against net neutrality repeal He adds that along with the intervenor actions, member companies will push for a more permanent legislative solution. The Republican-controlled commission voted along party lines on December 14 in a three-to-two decision to eliminate rules prohibiting broadband providers from favoring Internet traffic of websites willing to pay for faster service. [Full Article...]

California Republican Ed Royce not seeking re-election

California Republican Ed Royce not seeking re-election Royce is just the latest Republican congressman to announce his retirement ahead of 2018 midterm elections, where the Democrats are expected to make a push to retake power in the legislative branch. Former State Sen. Minority Leader Bob Huff was listed as another potential candidate, along with Orange County Supervisor Michelle Park Steel, and Assemblyman Philip Chen. [Full Article...]

Former Iranian president Ahmadinejad arrested for anti-regime remarks

Former Iranian president Ahmadinejad arrested for anti-regime remarks Whether or not confirmed reports of Ahmadinejad's arrest can be verified, Ahmadinejad had been at odds with Rouhani and his administration over the past few weeks. Iranian worshippers chant slogans during a rally against anti-government protestors after the Friday prayer ceremony in Tehran, Iran, on January 5, 2018. [Full Article...]

South Korea's top nuke envoy to visit US

South Korea's top nuke envoy to visit US South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will deliver a statement at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the ministry said Monday. Some rights groups and victims have called for the abolishment of the deal made on December 28, 2015 between Seoul and Tokyo and the return of the funds provided by Japan, saying the deal failed to reflect the victims' demands for a honest apology and legal compensation from the Jap... [Full Article...]

US Special counsel may question Donald Trump on Russian Federation probe

The Wall Street Journal said some members of Trump's legal team believe a meeting between the president and Mueller would be "gratuitous". Lawyers are asking whether Mueller would interview Trump himself, the location and length of an interview, the topics to be covered and "the legal standard for when a president can be interviewed". [Full Article...]


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