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13 monkeys die as fire sweeps through safari park in Britain 13 monkeys die as fire sweeps through safari park in Britain
- January 02, 2018

Paul Goddard, fire station commander at Kempston, told the BBC he was "surprised at the amount of animals still in the cage which couldn't get out" while firefighters desperately tried to put out the blaze. They were called Robbie, Norman, Billy and Nigel. Early indications are that other animals at the Woburn Safari Park were not injured. This includes rhinos, giraffes, elephants, lions, monkeys and tigers. (more...)
Brazil prison gang riot sees nine dead, dozens escaped Brazil prison gang riot sees nine dead, dozens escaped
- January 02, 2018

The police authorities however disclosed that they had regained control of the prison, just as it disclosed that about 30 of the escaped inmates have been re-arrested while about 80 remain at large. Jorimar Bastos, the chief of the state prison guard union, told the local Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper that only five prison officers were on duty on January 1 this year, responsible for 900 prisoners, according to Reuters. (more...)
US Soldier Killed In Afghanistan US Soldier Killed In Afghanistan
- January 02, 2018

Trump sent 3,000 troops to the wartorn country last summer, bringing the current number of troops in Afghanistan to 14,000. USA forces have been backing the Afghan military in its fight against an Islamic State affiliate that has gained a foothold in eastern Afghanistan. (more...)
Michele Bachmann eyes Franken's Senate seat Michele Bachmann eyes Franken's Senate seat
- January 02, 2018

Smith will serve in his stead until January 2019. She was elected lieutenant governor in 2014. Democrats spent millions trying to unseat her while she represented a solidly conservative House district. "Some of the allegations against me are simply not true". But after dozens of his fellow Democratic senators called for his resignation in early December , he announced his retirement. (more...)
GOP's Hatch says he will retire from US Senate GOP's Hatch says he will retire from US Senate
- January 02, 2018

Hatch meant to announce his decision Tuesday afternoon via a video announcement, according to two Republican officials briefed on the plans. He said he has played a central role in major legislation and in the confirmation of every current member of the U.S. (more...)
Florida Man Accused of Killing Stepson, Making Brothers Sleep With Body Florida Man Accused of Killing Stepson, Making Brothers Sleep With Body
- January 02, 2018

Assistant state attorney Matthew Smith told the court that Montgomery repeatedly punched and kicked Russell when he sneaked out the bed to get a cookie. Under imminent fear of being hurt by Montgomery, one child did strike Brice. Ultimately, it caused his brain to bleed. A hotel employee called police after midnight Saturday, alerted by a guest in Room 207 anxious about the wife and children next door after hearing a man yelling things such as " beat the kid ", " push the kid over here ", ... (more...)
Wolves On A Roll Wolves On A Roll
- January 02, 2018

Nance and the Lakers play at Houston on Sunday. Ingram's stepback jumper with 5:05 to play in the third quarter pulled Los Angeles within 78-72, but Gibson's dunk sparked a 13-4 Minnesota run to close the quarter. Building leads in the fourth quarter had been troublesome for the Wolves this season. He also had four assists and three turnovers. No longer can we afford the soft response of needing more time or needing more faith in Lonzo Ball . (more...)
Mystery eggs found in sandpit shock kids in Australia Mystery eggs found in sandpit shock kids in Australia
- January 02, 2018

Australian wildlife rescuers have removed 43 reptile eggs from a sandpit at a school in New South Wales . "Even when they are newly-hatched, brown snakes can still be very risky to humans", said Yvette Attleir , a Fawna Wildlife Rescue volunteer who participated in the dig. (more...)
Death Toll Rises in Iran as Anti-Government Protests Continue Death Toll Rises in Iran as Anti-Government Protests Continue
- January 02, 2018

The unrest is the worst since crowds took to the streets in 2009 to condemn the re-election of then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The protests have put pressure on the clerical leaders in power since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted Mousa Ghazanfarabadi on Tuesday as saying: "Obviously one of their charges can be Moharebeh", or waging war against God. (more...)
First Alert Weather Day: Wintry mix likely Wednesday; Winter Storm Watch issued First Alert Weather Day: Wintry mix likely Wednesday; Winter Storm Watch issued
- January 02, 2018

When a pressure drop like this occurs, it signals the development of a potent storm system. Some models, like the European and North American models, bring light accumulating snows right up to the I-95 corridor with the potential for a couple of inches. (more...)
Vikas Gupta-Hina Khan's blunder saves Akash and Puneesh from eviction Vikas Gupta-Hina Khan's blunder saves Akash and Puneesh from eviction
- January 02, 2018

Shilpa had garnered popularity with her character Angoori bhabhi in Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai, while Hina Khan has impressed the audience for 8 long years with her character Akshara in forever-running show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. This resulted in Akash and Puneesh gaining the Number 1 and 2 position respectively, followed by Luv Tyagi . Aakash, who appeared overtly enthusiastic about occupying the top spot, declared he will place himself in the first position, Puneesh will take the second and ... (more...)
Trump's first 2018 tweet: Pakistan has 'given us nothing but lies & deceit' Trump's first 2018 tweet: Pakistan has 'given us nothing but lies & deceit'
- January 02, 2018

After the rescue, President Trump labeled it "a positive moment for our country's relationship with Pakistan". "You've heard the public statements from President Trump, from (Defense Secretary James) Mattis, from (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. (more...)
Fatah and Hamas slam 'US-enabled' Israeli resolution on West Bank annexation Fatah and Hamas slam 'US-enabled' Israeli resolution on West Bank annexation
- January 02, 2018

The law was criticized by the opposition as a serious blow to the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As demonstrations continue throughout the region, Israeli forces clashing with Palestinian protesters and Israeli air strikes following rockets fired from Gaza have left at least a dozen Palestinians dead and hundreds injured. (more...)
Chrissy Teigen Has Made Her Instagram and Twitter Private Chrissy Teigen Has Made Her Instagram and Twitter Private
- January 02, 2018

In the images, which Teigen had previously tweeted out, Luna is seen dressed as a hotdog, pineapple and as Alice in Wonderland . "This is a fact, I expose sex trafficking for a living" Upon the mention of a lawsuit, however, the writer attempted to backtrack, saying that that the couple could be victims themselves and only know about pedophile sex rings in Hollywood. (more...)
United States crude prices hold above $60 a barrel United States crude prices hold above $60 a barrel
- January 02, 2018

After almost three years of sub-$60 prices, crude oil picked up in the later stages of 2017 thanks to the extension of OPEC-led output curbs. However, rising USA production, which is on the verge of breaking through 10 million bpd, is somewhat hampering the outlook into 2018. (more...)
Democrat Jones Certified Winner of US Senate Election in Alabama Democrat Jones Certified Winner of US Senate Election in Alabama
- January 02, 2018

Moore's attorney wrote in the complaint filed late Wednesday that he believed there were irregularities during the election and said there should be a fraud investigation and eventually a new election. Since then, provisional and military ballots have been counted, confirming Jones's lead, while county-by-county tabulations of the write-in vote have found that Sen. (more...)
Iran unrest: Nine more killed in overnight clashes Iran unrest: Nine more killed in overnight clashes
- January 02, 2018

A Syrian Foreign Ministry statement released Tuesday blasted the USA administration and Israel for expressing support to Iran's protesters. "The U.S.is watching!". The protests began Thursday over economic issues and expanded to several cities. "200 people were arrested on Saturday, 150 on Sunday and around 100 on Monday", Ali-Asghar Naserbakht, a deputy in the Tehran city governor's office, told the reformist-linked ILNA news agency. (more...)
Twins born in two different years Twins born in two different years
- January 02, 2018

Aitana was subsequently born at 12.16am on January 1 at the Delano Regional Medical Centre. Maria Flores' twins were born less than 20 minutes apart, but on different days and different years. The babies were said to have born healthy and hassle-free, with only the rarity of their birth timing. Maria and her husband Joaquin, both farm labourers, have three other daughters ranging in ages from 18 years old to six. (more...)
Police kill wrong man after responding to swatting hoax Police kill wrong man after responding to swatting hoax
- January 02, 2018

The online gaming community and media reports point to a $1 or $2 Call of Duty wager gone wrong as the reason for the false report to police, also known as " swatting ". "Due to the actions of a prankster we have an innocent victim", Livingston said. In addition to the 911 call, police also released a brief video of body camera footage from another officer at the scene. (more...)
Powerball, Mega Millions have $783M up for grabs to start new year Powerball, Mega Millions have $783M up for grabs to start new year
- January 02, 2018

Powerball tickets may be purchased for $2 apiece. Those are tougher odds thanPowerball, which is a 1 in 292.2 million shot. The jackpots for two of the nation's most popular lotto games are beginning to reach historic heights. The walls inside the station are covered in winning tickets, with prizes ranging from the hundreds to the millions of dollars awarded. On Jan. 1, 2008, $33 million was won in Texas, and $61 million was won in Tennessee on Jan. (more...)
Dispatch: Iranian protesters defy authorities to voice differing demands for change Dispatch: Iranian protesters defy authorities to voice differing demands for change
- January 02, 2018

State TV also reported that an 11-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were killed in the town of Khomeinishahr, while a member of Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard was killed in the town of Najafabad. "I wish the Iranian people success in their noble quest for freedom", Netanyahu said in a video message, posted on the Israeli prime minister office's official Twitter account. (more...)
Several tourists stranded on Table Mountain Several tourists stranded on Table Mountain
- January 02, 2018

She was joined by rescuers and the first group of members of the public who have been stuck on the mountain for over five hours as the cable auto was used to access the climbers. "We had to extract the one injured female in an intricate operation using the cable vehicle". They have since been ferried to the bottom in cable cars. (more...)
Germany : Far-right MP investigated over anti-Muslim tweets Germany : Far-right MP investigated over anti-Muslim tweets
- January 02, 2018

She wrote: "Do they think they will calm the barbaric, Muslim, group-raping hordes of men this way?" The tweet was later deleted after Twitter froze von Storch's account and informed her she had violated hate speech rules. After the French national soccer team defeated the German Mannschaft in the Euro 2016 semi-finals, the AfD lawmaker took to Twitter to express her disappointment and imply that Germany's loss might have had something to do with the migration background of its players. (more...)
McLeod's Forecast: Cold Air Making a Return McLeod's Forecast: Cold Air Making a Return
- January 02, 2018

Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. North wind around 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. While the storm is forecast to be off the Jersey Shore coast around midday on Thursday , the region could see a few inches of snow along the I-95 corridor from Wednesday night into Thursday night , with as many as four inches at the Jersey Shore. (more...)
Six-alarm fire rips through Bronx building, injuring 12 Six-alarm fire rips through Bronx building, injuring 12
- January 02, 2018

Video from the scene showed flames and smoke pouring from the building. One resident said he fled the building with no shirts and no shoes - only his three young children. This fire came less than a week after another fire in the Bronx killed 12 people . The blaze comes only days after the deadliest residential fire to hit New York City in at least a quarter century swept through a Bronx apartment building, killing 12 people. (more...)

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