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Alex Jones to pay $100k in Sandy Hook case Alex Jones to pay $100k in Sandy Hook case
- January 02, 2020

The judge's filings ordered Jones to pay over $100,000 for failing to provide evidence owed to the opposing side, and for filing a trivial request to dismiss the case. "And so now I see that it's more in the middle", Jones said in the deposition . "People say, 'You should be the ones with a bullet hole in your head'". (more...)
Publishing legend Sonny Mehta passes away in NY at 77 Publishing legend Sonny Mehta passes away in NY at 77
- January 02, 2020

But whoever leads Knopf going forward should remember what Sonny Mehta knew: books can not be published well by those who do not already read well. In London, he worked with authors such as Germaine Greer, Jackie Collins and Douglas Adams. (more...)
Trump suggests some flavored vapes may be pulled from market Trump suggests some flavored vapes may be pulled from market
- January 02, 2020

The flavours are to be banned only for a "period of time", with the possibility that they will be legalised again in the future. Trump said the move would be one of his administration's strategies to tackle underage vaping . "If you can stop smoking, that's a big advantage, so we think we're going to get it back on the market very shortly, but we have to protect the children". (more...)
Let's get Brexit done and end division in 2020, Johnson tells Britons Let's get Brexit done and end division in 2020, Johnson tells Britons
- January 02, 2020

British businesses turned less gloomy last month about Brexit's eventual impact even though they expected the uncertainty to persist for longer, according to a survey conducted either side of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's election win. (more...)
Giant tumbleweeds trap cars on Washington state highway Giant tumbleweeds trap cars on Washington state highway
- January 02, 2020

The occupants, Thorson said , "were not as amused as the rest of the people watching". Thorson says five cars and one 18-wheel semi truck where trapped in the tumbleweeds. "In 20 years on the job, I've never seen anything like this before", said Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Thorson . No injuries were reported . (more...)
Mexico prison: Cieneguillas riot leaves at least 16 dead Mexico prison: Cieneguillas riot leaves at least 16 dead
- January 02, 2020

A prison riot left 16 inmates dead and five wounded in the central Mexican state of Zacetecas on New Year's Eve, local authorities said Wednesday. Five others were wounded in clashes at the prison facility in the town of Cieneguillas, Zacatecas state. (more...)
Indonesia New Year flood death toll doubles to 18 Indonesia New Year flood death toll doubles to 18
- January 02, 2020

Severe flooding hit Indonesia's capital as residents were celebrating the new year, killing at least nine people, displacing thousands and forcing the closure of a domestic airport. The mitigation agency said on its Twitter page that water levels have come down in a few affected areas, showing pictures of streets covered by mud and littered with debris. (more...)
North Korea’s Kim touts strategic weapon amid stall in talks North Korea’s Kim touts strategic weapon amid stall in talks
- January 02, 2020

North Korea has held to its self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and ICBM testing since 2018, though past year it ended a 17-month pause in ballistic activity by testing a slew of solid-fuel weapons that potentially expanded its capabilities to strike targets in South Korea and Japan, including US military bases there. (more...)
Railways announces passenger fare hike; suburban fares untouched Railways announces passenger fare hike; suburban fares untouched
- January 02, 2020

The increase in around 45 per cent of fares, including season tickets, is regulated by the government and is predominantly capped at July's RPI inflation figure, which was 2.8 per cent. It's also hard for railways to take up new projects without revising fares. It was due to be published in autumn 2019, but has been delayed until this year due to the general election. (more...)
Two Alaska snowboarders die in British Columbia avalanche Two Alaska snowboarders die in British Columbia avalanche
- January 02, 2020

Royal Canadian Mountain Police notified the Haines Volunteer Fire Department that they had received a signal from an emergency locator west of Three Guardsman Mountain in the mountain pass between the cities, Canadian Press reported. "That brought with it a lot of snow or precipitation and a lot of strong extreme winds and some warm temperatures", he said. "This is usually a recipe for increased avalanche risk". (more...)
Fireworks start new decade with a bang Fireworks start new decade with a bang
- January 02, 2020

The city's lengthy display began even before midnight local time (1400 CET). The traditional drop of a Waterford crystal ball on Times Square in NY capped a six-hour New Year's Eve show. Russian Federation celebrated the new decade in several time zones, with Muscovites flocking to the center of the capital in search of fireworks over the Kremlin. (more...)
Australia zoo director, staff take home animals to save them from fires Australia zoo director, staff take home animals to save them from fires
- January 02, 2020

The sprawling Mogo Zoo is home to about 200 animals and the largest collection of primates in Australia - as well as giraffes, lions, tigers, southern white rhinos and red pandas. Sydney-based Featherdale Wildlife Park bought the zoo on NSW's south coast last month from previous owner Sally Padey. The @mogowildlife rangers, 10 minutes from #AustralianFires, had to keep some animals in their homes to protect them. (more...)
Taiwan's air force general missing after helicopter emergency Taiwan's air force general missing after helicopter emergency
- January 02, 2020

The chief of the general staff, Shen Yi-ming, was among eight senior officers - including three major generals - who died when their Black Hawk helicopter smashed into mountains near Taipei . The incident comes a week before democratic Taiwan holds presidential and parliamentary elections on January 11. There were also two crash landings in 2016 and 2018 with no casualties. (more...)
India approves third moon mission India approves third moon mission
- January 02, 2020

Sivan used the briefing to formally announce the start of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, which will be India's second attempt to land on the moon after the failure of the Vikram lander , part of the Chandrayaan-2 mission, in September . Russian Federation is backing India in its first manned mission to space-Gaganyaan which will be sent by 2022 by training the astronauts. The project, called Gaganyaan, would cost less than US$1.4 billion, the government said in 2018. (more...)
Teen Survives 500-Foot Plunge on Mount Hood, Ore Teen Survives 500-Foot Plunge on Mount Hood, Ore
- January 02, 2020

Police said the first rescuers reached him around 1 p.m. local time, four hours after they initially received the call. "He thought he was going to stop somewhere, and he was trying to arrest the fall with his ax, but it just didn't happen because he was rolling so fast that he couldn't do it", Rishamdeep Singh, Gurbaz's father, told KATU . (more...)
Military sent in to fight killer bushfires raging in Australia Military sent in to fight killer bushfires raging in Australia
- January 02, 2020

New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said there were preliminary reports of three potential fatalities in small towns in the state of New South Wales. As wildfires grip Australia in one of its worst fire seasons in memory, the threat is especially intense this week in the southeastern states like Victoria and New South Wales, where most of the country's population lives. (more...)
2019 was hottest year on record for Russia: weather chief 2019 was hottest year on record for Russia: weather chief
- January 02, 2020

The head of Russia's weather forecasting agency, Roman Vilfand, says 2019 was Russia's warmest year on record. The Russian capital is scheduled for its warmest December, and possibly its warmest winter, since the modern records began. "It's not festive at all", one person said. Earlier this month, Russian climatologist Vladimir Semyonov said "such winters are a direct outcome of global warming - they will happen more frequently". (more...)
Romanian woman dies after 'igniting' during hospital operation Romanian woman dies after 'igniting' during hospital operation
- January 02, 2020

A nurse who was present during the surgery threw a bucket of water on the woman to prevent the fire from spreading, it is understood. The BBC reports the pancreatic cancer patient was being treated at the Floreasca Hospital in Bucharest on December 22. (more...)
Israeli PM Netanyahu seeks immunity, hoping to buy time until after election Israeli PM Netanyahu seeks immunity, hoping to buy time until after election
- January 02, 2020

He submitted the request only four hours before the midnight deadline on Wednesday. "The law is meant to ensure that elected officials can serve the people according to the will of the people", he said. On Tuesday morning, the Israeli Supreme Court opened the special session to consider the petition against the eligibility of Benjamin Netanyahu , the interim Israeli Prime Minister, in forming a government, under criminal charges against him. (more...)
Orangutans and chimpanzees die in fire at German zoo Orangutans and chimpanzees die in fire at German zoo
- January 01, 2020

A zoo in Germany has said that all the animals inside a monkey sanctuary have died after a fire broke out there on New Year's Eve. It said that "like a miracle" two chimpanzees named Bally and Limbo managed to survive the fire and were only "slightly injured and are now housed in two boxes in the gorilla garden", which had not been damaged. (more...)

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