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32 missing after tanker, freighter collide off China
- January 07, 2018

Its rescued crew are all Chinese nationals, the country's Transport Ministry said. "We can not say all of them have died, because rescue teams are there and providing services". The size of the oil slick spilling from the Sanchi is not now known. Iran's Petroleum Ministry said the tanker belongs to the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) and was delivering its cargo to South Korea's Hanwha Total. (more...)
Migrants drown as dinghy sinks off Libya coast Migrants drown as dinghy sinks off Libya coast
- January 07, 2018

Sergio Liardo, an Italian coastguard commander, told Italian state TV RaiNews24 that "it appears the dinghy deflated" after a puncture. The eight confirmed victims were all female, Italian Coast Guard Cmdr. Proactiva Open arms, a Spanish humanitarian group, said some people on the boat spent hours in the water before being saved. The Libyan Navy said on Saturday at least 25 migrants drowned off the country's coast after their boat capsized in global waters, the Associated Press reports. (more...)
Status orange low temperature warning Status orange low temperature warning
- January 07, 2018

The forecasters have put out a low temperature warning for Munster, Connaught, Monaghan, Donegal, Cavan and inland areas of Leinster. Met Eireann issued the alert at 1pm, stating that temperatures could plummet to -6 degrees, between 9pm and 10am on Monday. (more...)
People Freak Out After Oregon Strikes Law Banning Self-Service Gas Stations People Freak Out After Oregon Strikes Law Banning Self-Service Gas Stations
- January 07, 2018

Under House Bill 2482, which took effect Monday, retailers in counties with a population of less than 40,000 are allowed to have self-service gas pumps. and 6 p.m. This (is) a service only qualified people should perform. Kale Williams at the Oregonian , however, notes that the law introduced in 1951 protected around 10,000 jobs and says people sneering at the state may just be jealous of their "fancy gas waiters". (more...)
WH Aide: 'Garbage' Book Is 'Poorly Written Fiction' WH Aide: 'Garbage' Book Is 'Poorly Written Fiction'
- January 07, 2018

And then, strangely, as if he was legally entitled to it, Miller said he should be given three minutes to talk about Donald Trump . Miller shot back "You can be as condescending as you want". "The book is best understood as a work of very poorly written fiction", Miller said, going on to call Wolff a "garbage author". " Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration", he said. (more...)
'Black cab rapist' John Worboys to be freed from jail 'Black cab rapist' John Worboys to be freed from jail
- January 07, 2018

The CPS said that former director of public prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer did not have "any involvement in the decision making" of the case. Worboys' tariff was one of eight years. He was caged in 2009 and in the following year London's Metropolitan Police said 102 women had alleged sex crimes against Worboys between 2002 and 2008, but many did not pass the evidential test. (more...)
Author Wolff revels in White House criticism of tell-all book Author Wolff revels in White House criticism of tell-all book
- January 07, 2018

The tome triggered an acrimonious and highly public split between Trump and Steve Bannon , who was ousted previous year from the White House from his perch as one of the president's most trusted lieutenants. Wolff also delivers sharp criticism of the president, despite White House aides giving him access to the senior staff in the West Wing. Correction: January 5, 2018 12:00 am - A previous version of this story incorrectly said Steve Bannon had been the chairman of the Trump campaign. (more...)
Brisbane International 2018: Coverage of women's semi-finals Brisbane International 2018: Coverage of women's semi-finals
- January 07, 2018

Svitolina, who is the big barrier to Australia's progress from the Fed Cup tie in Canberra next month against the Ukraine, made an exit in the semis of her past two visits to Brisbane . The finalist maybe some people forgot him, but the victor, no one. Aliaksandra Sasnovich will go up the WTA rankings thanks to her performance in Brisbane . (more...)
Rohingya insurgents say they have no option but to fight Myanmar
- January 07, 2018

Myanmar's military, which denies carrying out any abuses against the Rohingya, has tightly controlled access to northern Rakhine by blocking independent reporting trips and a United Nations fact-finding mission.The refugees massing in Bangladesh, however, have told consistent accounts of being driven from their homes by soldiers in a campaign of murder, mass rape and arson. (more...)
Real weather term 'bomb cyclone' blows up on social media Real weather term 'bomb cyclone' blows up on social media
- January 07, 2018

Meterologist, Alex Deakin, says weather bombs start in an area of low pressure - a region where pressure of the atmosphere at sea level is lower than the surrounding area. When it drops rapidly - it's considered a bomb. In this case, the storm that's predicted to hit the East Coast tonight through Friday is forecast to be the most intense storm to hit the water off the coast of New England in decades, with a potential pressure drop of 46 millibars, according to Maue. (more...)
Powerful 'bomb cyclone' winter storm hits US East Coast Powerful 'bomb cyclone' winter storm hits US East Coast
- January 07, 2018

Areas around Boston were forecast to see about one foot (30 cm) of snow on Thursday, and the National Weather Service predicted a similar amount and wind gusts of up to 55 miles per hour (90 kmph) in New York City. In total, there were 4,385 flights within, into, and out of the U.S. canceled Thursday, according to FlightAware . According to Chicago Department of Aviation, by 9:30 a.m. (more...)
Trump Disbands Voter Fraud Commission Trump Disbands Voter Fraud Commission
- January 07, 2018

In Kansas, Kobach was known for repeated efforts to make it harder for citizens to vote; his presence made the motivation of the commission suspect from the start. Voting rights advocates are warily celebrating the news that President Trump's bogus voter fraud commission is folding. Trump also said the need to show identification is a everyday occurrence that shouldn't be any different for people as they go into the voter booth. (more...)
Amid Calls from Trump, FBI Renews Questions Over Clinton Foundation Amid Calls from Trump, FBI Renews Questions Over Clinton Foundation
- January 07, 2018

Why the Federal Bureau of Investigation has suddenly taken a renewed interest in the Clinton Foundation - and widely debunked allegations that Hillary Clinton personally approved the sale of USA uranium to Russian Federation - is a bit of a mystery. (more...)
1 winning Powerball ticket to claim $570 million jackpot 1 winning Powerball ticket to claim $570 million jackpot
- January 07, 2018

The winning numbers drawn Friday night to claim the nation's 10th largest jackpot were 28-30-39-59-70-10. "They had a victor and it was in Humble", said Linda Bobbett. It won't be known until later if there is a victor from numbers drawn Friday of 28-30-39-59-70-10. As the Mega Millions jackpot, worth $450 million, found its victor Friday night, the Powerball Jackpot has climbed to $570 million ahead of the drawing Saturday night. (more...)
Egypt Interior Minister Reviews Security Plans Ahead of Coptic Christmas Egypt Interior Minister Reviews Security Plans Ahead of Coptic Christmas
- January 07, 2018

The new cathedral can house up to 9,000 worshippers and is touted as the largest in the Middle East. Copts, who make up about 10 per cent of Egypt's 93 million people, have long complained of discrimination and intermittent sectarian attacks. (more...)
2 injured in subway explosion in Sweden 2 injured in subway explosion in Sweden
- January 07, 2018

Police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson said: "According to preliminary information, the man had picked up an object from the ground, which then exploded and caused serious injuries". The wounded man was taken to hospital. The seriously injured person was reported to be a man in his 60s. The station and the nearby square have since been closed to the public. (more...)
Orthodox church leader pelted with eggs and shoes in Bethlehem Orthodox church leader pelted with eggs and shoes in Bethlehem
- January 07, 2018

The patriarch was visiting Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity for services to mark Orthodox Christmas eve. Palestinian police had to intervene as three cars in the convoy, excluding the patriarch's vehicle, had their windows smashed in the protest. (more...)
USA freezes $125m funds for refugees USA freezes $125m funds for refugees
- January 07, 2018

The US is now UNRWA's largest donor, giving $368 million to the agency annually. In addition, the sources noted that "IDF officials also believe cutting the budget will not help, to say the least". "Behind the scenes, the prime minister is now in contact with the Americans in order to prevent the massive cut [in U.S. funding for UNRWA] - to prevent it, you heard right", the Hadashot news report claimed. (more...)
Sydney experiences hottest day since 1939 as temperatures hits 47.3°C Sydney experiences hottest day since 1939 as temperatures hits 47.3°C
- January 07, 2018

Richmond reached 46.3C just after 2.30pm while the temperature in Bankstown broke 45C. "A front will bring cooler conditions to coastal areas during the afternoon and through the west in the evening". Sydney Water is encouraging residents to keep well hydrated throughout the day. Temperatures didn't drop below 22 degrees overnight and quickly increased to more than 30 degrees this morning. (more...)
Trump Defends Calling Himself a Stable Genius as #StableGenius Trends on Twitter Trump Defends Calling Himself a Stable Genius as #StableGenius Trends on Twitter
- January 07, 2018

I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star. "I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius.and a very stable genius at that!" he said. The president had, earlier, purported that he gave Wolff "zero access" to the White House for the book . As the president defended his tweets, which Twitter had already mocked in excess, #StableGenius trended to the top spot on Trump's favorite form of social media. (more...)

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