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Significant snow in Sierra prompts weather alerts; warning about possible hail Significant snow in Sierra prompts weather alerts; warning about possible hail
- January 09, 2018

The strongest winds will be found from west central to south central Minnesota where winds could gust to 40 miles per hour. Outside of this narrow corridor, 2 to 4 inches are expected by Thursday afternoon. Another storm is predicted to move into the region by late Thursday producing even more snow. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. In this particular case, the culprit is freezing rain (or ice), which may create some slick spots in metro Atlanta. (more...)
Mnangagwa visit impromptu but welcome: Tsvangirai Mnangagwa visit impromptu but welcome: Tsvangirai
- January 09, 2018

Having been the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) since its inception in 1999 - an offshoot of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) - the major obstacle in his journey towards the country's elections in 2018 is ill health. (more...)
Top Trump advisor Stephen Miller Top Trump advisor Stephen Miller "escorted" off set, CNN says
- January 09, 2018

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller has denied he was booted off the set of CNN's State of the Union following an awkward interview with host Jake Tapper. The interview became so contentious that Tapper cut the interview short and said Miller was wasting his viewers' time. Miller added that the reports of his escort had "the most important virtue of all CNN stories of being not true". (more...)
Tamil Nadu Assembly to commence its first session tomorrow Tamil Nadu Assembly to commence its first session tomorrow
- January 09, 2018

AIADMK's erstwhile ally Thamimun Ansari also boycotted the event and stuck close to DMK MLAs outside the assembly. After some time, Stalin and his party members walked out, and Purohit continued his address. He entered Fort St George - the administrative centre of the Tamil Nadu capital - accompanied by the 18 MLAs recently disqualified by the Speaker. Speaking to reporters outside the Secretariat, Dhinakaran brought up his refrain of having silent sympathisers, "sleeper cells", in the ... (more...)
Senior Hamas terrorist in critical condition with gunshot wound to the head Senior Hamas terrorist in critical condition with gunshot wound to the head
- January 09, 2018

Ashraf al-Qidre said that al-Alami, a key link between the terrorist group and its Iranian backers in Tehran, is in critical condition and being treated at the intensive care unit in Gaza's Shifa Hospital, according to Times of Israel . The newspaper says he left Damascus for Gaza in 2012 - a year after the start of the war in Syria, in which Hamas leaders expressed their support for forces fighting Iran's ally President Bashar al-Assad. (more...)
Israel strikes Syrian military base in overnight attacks Israel strikes Syrian military base in overnight attacks
- January 09, 2018

For its part, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported citing some sources in the Syrian opposition that the target was a weapons depot. Israel attacked Syrian territory three times early on Tuesday with jets and ground-to-ground missiles, Syria's army said in a statement carried by state television. (more...)
Recording of Netanyahu Son's Gas Deal Remarks Leaked Amid Corruption Scandal Recording of Netanyahu Son's Gas Deal Remarks Leaked Amid Corruption Scandal
- January 09, 2018

Amid raunchy jokes about a night of drinking at the adult clubs, the younger Netanyahu can be heard complaining that the friend will not lend him money to pay a dancer even though his father benefited from the lucrative gas business with the government. (more...)
Spanish prisoner declared dead wakes up in mortuary Spanish prisoner declared dead wakes up in mortuary
- January 09, 2018

Doctors said he had complained of feeling unwell the day before, and once found in his cell had begun turning purple and suffering from rigor mortis. Family members have told Spanish media Jiménez had markings on his body in preparation for the post-mortem examination. (more...)
226 people injured in South Africa trains collision 226 people injured in South Africa trains collision
- January 09, 2018

The cause of the incident has yet to be ascertained. This is the second train crash within a week, the first being a deadly one in Kroonstad that saw 19 people lose their lives. Mofokeng said officials were still clearing the railway lines and the train services had in the interim been suspended. Police have launched a manslaughter investigation following a similar train crash last Thursday that killed at least 18 people and injured 254 others in one of the country's worst ever rail ... (more...)
Snow falls in Sahara, the hottest desert in the world Snow falls in Sahara, the hottest desert in the world
- January 09, 2018

Freezing conditions, however, are not uncommon in the area which lies between the desert and the Atlas mountains. Sahara desert for the second time has received up to 15 inches of snow after a winter storm hit the region on Sunday. (more...)
California burn areas brace for rain, possible mudslides California burn areas brace for rain, possible mudslides
- January 09, 2018

Ventura County also issued both mandatory and voluntary evacuations for several communities. The Thomas Fire, which has burned 280,000 acres and destroyed almost 1,100 homes, is now landslide territory. While such cleanup occurs before every rainy season, the scale of the Thomas Fire increased the intensity. Up to 4 inches of rain is expected overnight in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, with more rainfall predicted in the foothills in the area of the Thomas Fire, according to CNN ... (more...)
Snowden hails reporter who exposed flaws in UIDAI system Snowden hails reporter who exposed flaws in UIDAI system
- January 09, 2018

His tweet comes following the FIR that the Aadhaar body filed against a daily newspaper and the reporter for exposing the breach. Rachna Khaira, of Chandigarh-based Indian newspaper The Tribune , revealed she was able to buy access to the personal information of almost 1.2 billion people in the Aadhaar database for just $8. (more...)
Trump Administration Tells 200000 Salvadorans To Leave Or Get Deported Trump Administration Tells 200000 Salvadorans To Leave Or Get Deported
- January 09, 2018

Salvadorans, who were granted TPS after a series of earthquakes in their Central American homeland in 2001, not only made up the largest immigrant group under TPS, but they constitute the largest immigrant community on Long Island. Although administration officials have said protections for current TPS holders should be left to Congress, it's clearly not a priority ― the White House hasn't mentioned it in documents laying out its policy goals on immigration. (more...)
How alligators survive the cold How alligators survive the cold
- January 09, 2018

They respond by sticking their nose above the surface at just the right moment, allowing the water to freeze around it. When it gets warm again and the ice melts, the alligators will start thermoregulating their body temperatures. The folks at Shallotte River Swamp Park used a series of Facebook posts to show the public how these reptiles survive the frosty conditions. 'They are trying to conserve energy to maintain body temperature'. (more...)
The Prime Minister suffers shock resignation in New Year reshuffle The Prime Minister suffers shock resignation in New Year reshuffle
- January 09, 2018

At the outset, Transport Chris Grayling was mistakenly announced on Twitter as the new Chair of the Conservative Party - a role later given to outgoing immigration minister Brandon Lewis . Grant Shapps, Conservative party chairman between 2012 and 2015, said the reshuffle had not been "brilliantly executed" but praised plans for housing and health. (more...)
White House set to discuss DACA and immigration with Democrats White House set to discuss DACA and immigration with Democrats
- January 09, 2018

Speaking from Camp David after a meeting with Republican leaders, Trump said he wants the program, which has prevented the deportation of young undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as children, to remain. "I'm still confident we can get a DACA fix". "The wall is a necessary part of this deal because the President campaigned on it", Sen. As the April 28 deadline to fund the government for the remainder of FY 2017 loomed, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer penned a ... (more...)
Oprah's Golden Globes Speech Has Hollywood's Eyes Set On 2020 Oprah's Golden Globes Speech Has Hollywood's Eyes Set On 2020
- January 09, 2018

Winfrey became the first black woman to be awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, and delivered an impassioned speech in support of those who have exposed sexual misconduct. Trump has famously derided stories about him and entire news organizations as " fake news ". Trump told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos in 2015 , shortly after announcing his presidential bid, that a 2016 ticket of Trump for president and Winfrey for vice president would be a lock for the White ... (more...)
Fire officials investigating cause of Redding apartment fire Fire officials investigating cause of Redding apartment fire
- January 09, 2018

According to Redding firefighters, when residents tried to kill a spider with a large torch lighter. "It was a huge wolf spider", Lyndsey Wisegarver, a caregiver for one of the tenants, told the publication. The residents will have to stay somewhere else for the time being because the building has been deemed structurally unsound. Fire officials say they responded to 2534 Waldon Street in Redding around noon for a fire at a townhouse. (more...)
Could Oprah win? The big question about a presidential run Could Oprah win? The big question about a presidential run
- January 09, 2018

CNN quoted two friends, who did not wish to be named, who said she was " actively thinking " of... Her brand can transcend politics, with women of all political stripes long counting themselves as fans. "I'll tell you, she's really a great woman". But at least one Republican politician believes she'd make a good political candidate: President Trump. (more...)
China Plans New Naval Base in Pakistan China Plans New Naval Base in Pakistan
- January 09, 2018

China's backing for Pakistan came as the United States stepped up pressure on Islamabad to eliminate terror safe havens on its soil. The announcement comes as regional experts warn that China is replacing the U.S.as Pakistan's most important security partner and is using Pakistan to gain additional access to the Indian Ocean. (more...)
Fire at Trump Tower injures in Manhattan Fire at Trump Tower injures in Manhattan
- January 09, 2018

Initial reports suggested one person was seriously injured, but the New York Fire Department later confirmed on Twitter that a civilian and a firefighter sustained minor injuries. We had flames coming out of the vents, no smoke condition or fire was on the inside' - #FDNY Manhattan Borough Commander, Asst. Trump Tower, one of a number of buildings prominently emblazoned with the president's name, has been a symbol of Trump's presidency and site of protests since his election. (more...)
PIO left behind a piece of their heart in India - Modi PIO left behind a piece of their heart in India - Modi
- January 09, 2018

He said, "During quake in Nepal, flood in Sri Lanka, water problems in Maldives; India was the first to respond. India's humanity even in grave situations like these is a part of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam ", he added. "When PM goes to G-20, he brings black money to centre stage and takes courageous decisions like demonetisation and GST back home". Rajya Sabha deputy chairman PJ Kurien, Lok Sabha deputy chairman Thambidurai, Union Ministers VK Singh and MJ Akbar, and Foreign Secretary S ... (more...)
Motsoaledi: Officials still searching for source of listeria outbreak Motsoaledi: Officials still searching for source of listeria outbreak
- January 09, 2018

Listeriosis is a serious, but treatable and preventable disease caused by the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes and is widely distributed in nature and can be found in soil, water and vegetation. The vulnerable include newly born babies, pregnant women, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems - e.g. people living with HIV and AIDS, diabetes as well as chronic diseases like cancer and kidney and liver diseases. (more...)
Relief for H-1B visa holders! Trump administration rejects deportation plan reports Relief for H-1B visa holders! Trump administration rejects deportation plan reports
- January 09, 2018

Such a move would impact some 500,000 to 750,000 highly skilled Indian technology professionals, academicians and research scholars in the United States and result in their moving back to India. The move had sent a wave of panic coursing through the community of H-1B workers here from India, a large number of whom were employed with some of America's top IT companies such as Microsoft, Facebook and Google and other sectors - Green Card sponsorship comes mostly, only actually, from U.S. (more...)
GVK signs concession agreement with Cidco for SPV for NMIA GVK signs concession agreement with Cidco for SPV for NMIA
- January 09, 2018

It added that the agreement has been signed through the creation of a special objective vehicle - Navi Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (NMIAL) - with CIDCO , the nodal authority of the Maharashtra government to implement the project. (more...)

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