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Coast residents lose power in freak storm

Coast residents lose power in freak storm On Monday morning, Logan City, south of Brisbane, still had more than 40,000 properties without electricity, Brisbane nearly 7,000 and Redland City about 2,300. "The extreme weather event also caused disruption to Brisbane and Sunshine Coast trains services due to power outages and failing radio communications". [Full Article...]

Miami catholic school teacher terminate after being wedding in same sex

Miami catholic school teacher terminate after being wedding in same sex Parents received news of her termination in a letter from the school, which read in part, "Today a hard and necessary decision has been made regarding Ms. Her contract contained a moral turpitude clause. Morffi worked at the school for seven years and started and ran a volunteer program called #teachHope70x7 , where students distribute meals to the homeless on weekends. [Full Article...]

Venus Williams gives United States 1-0 lead over Netherlands in Fed Cup

Venus Williams gives United States 1-0 lead over Netherlands in Fed Cup Perhaps wary of setting another ambitious target, Williams refused to be drawn on whether she had set her sights on the year's remaining Grand Slams - the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open. Venus Williams broke Rus five straight times to overcome a shaky serve. In the first set, Hogenkamp won four straight games from 4-2 as Vandeweghe took advantage of the one break point she had, but looked t... [Full Article...]

At Games reception, a hopeful dessert and a hasty exit

At Games reception, a hopeful dessert and a hasty exit North Korea is number one on the 2018 Open Doors World Watch List, which ranks 50 countries where it's the most hard to live as a Christian. The nuclear-armed dictator was identified by The Telegraph as an Australian musician named Howard, while his spray-tanned companion was played by American Dennis Alan. [Full Article...]

Cong supports demand for spl status for Andhra: Rahul

Cong supports demand for spl status for Andhra: Rahul We will continue pressuring the Centre for it. Addressing a press conference with fellow MP K Rammohan Naidu and State TDP president K Kala Venkata Rao, after a meeting with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here this afternoon, Jayadev said the Centre gave "nothing special" to AP despite the promises. [Full Article...]

Kerala tops health index, UP worst performer: NITI Aayog report

Kerala tops health index, UP worst performer: NITI Aayog report Even though Kerala has emerged on top in overall performance, predictably, when it comes to annual incremental progress (progress made by States from base year to reference year), it ranks 21 and is at the bottom. Common challenges for most States and UTs include the need to focus on addressing vacancies in key staff, establishment of functional district Cardiac Care Units (CCUs), quality acc... [Full Article...]

Assam: Speeding train kills four wild elephants

Assam: Speeding train kills four wild elephants The engine of the train derailed due to the impact; no passenger was injured. There is no report of any passenger receiving injuries. Locals claim that the accident happened in an area that has already been identified as an elephant corridor, and they even waved and tried to stop the train driver. [Full Article...]

Moon rejects Abe's request to resume US.-South Korea military drills

Moon rejects Abe's request to resume US.-South Korea military drills From the seats, emotion-filled cries of "we are one!" and "unify the fatherland" filled the air as the North Korean cheering team chanted, waving the white-and-blue flags symbolizing Korean unification. A swath of North Korea cheerleaders, a group of 230 women sent from North Korea dubbed its "army of beauties," was sitting in the stands and garnering a lot of attention. [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics 2018: North and South Korea hold landmark meeting

Winter Olympics 2018: North and South Korea hold landmark meeting Mr. Moon hasn't decided on whether or when to visit the North. In North Korea's dynastic system, which upholds the Kim family's "bloodline" as a sacred leadership qualification, Kim Yo Jong wields a singular clout that can not be matched by any non-relative members of the elite, according to North Korea analysts. [Full Article...]

Hundreds take the Polar Plunge in Lexington

Hundreds take the Polar Plunge in Lexington The Plunge is made possible through the support of various sponsors. "It's a great cause that us athletes can raise awareness for other athletes who want to be involved but might not have the same opportunities we have been afforded", said sophomore baseball player Connor Sullivan. [Full Article...]

George Lucas Had A Hand In Directing Solo

George Lucas Had A Hand In Directing Solo This had pundits questioning how much of the film Howard has redone - following talk Lord and Miller were axed because they strayed too far from Lucasfilm's vision of the instalment. In 1973, Lucas wrote and directed a little picture by the name of American Graffiti , one that starred a not-yet-20-years-old Howard as one of a few high school grads cruising the strip. [Full Article...]

United States lawmakers seek budget breakthrough on eve of shutdown deadline

United States lawmakers seek budget breakthrough on eve of shutdown deadline But Trump is expected to unveil on Monday a fiscal 2019 budget plan that will be based on rosy assumptions, including economic growth of 3.2 percent next year, a White House official said . While Senate Democrats celebrated the rare moment of bipartisanship - Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called it a "genuine breakthrough" - progressives and activists blasted them for leaving immigrants in limbo. [Full Article...]

North Korea had frank, candid talks with South's president: KCNA

North Korea had frank, candid talks with South's president: KCNA Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong, who is visiting South Korea as his special envoy for the Winter Olympics , conveyed her brother's invitation during a meeting at the presidential Blue House, officials from the Blue House said. Kim Jong-nam, the leader's half brother, was killed in Malaysia a year ago, apparently on the orders of the Pyongyang regime. Moon told Kim Yo Jong that the North and South shou... [Full Article...]

US President signs major budget bill

US President signs major budget bill The House voted 240-186 to approve the bill just before dawn Eastern time, hours after the Senate had approved the measure on a 71-28 vote. Republican leaders, top Democrats and President Donald Trump are all claiming big wins in the $400 billion budget agreement signed into law Friday. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson meets Aung San Suu Kyi for Rohingya talks

Boris Johnson meets Aung San Suu Kyi for Rohingya talks Many Rohingya do not feel safe returning to a country where they have faced violent persecution and decades of discrimination at the hands of a country that has denied them citizenship. Mr Johnson is due to tour Rakhine State with representatives from the Burmese military later. The foreign secretary paid tribute to the "hospitality and compassion" of the Bangladeshi government in providing hu... [Full Article...]

Virginia gets No. 1 overall seed in preliminary NCAA Tournament bracket

Virginia gets No. 1 overall seed in preliminary NCAA Tournament bracket The top four overall seeds were Virginia , Villanova , Michigan State and Xavier. The No. 2 seeds are: Auburn (22-3), Kansas (19-6), Duke (19-5) and Cincinnati (22-2). Auburn, 3. Clemson , 4. They were the East's No. 1 in 2014, the Midwest's No. 1 in 2016. Midwest: 1. Xavier, 2. Virginia may not be the No. [Full Article...]

The Newest: Sunoco says deal will keep away from pipeline…

The Newest: Sunoco says deal will keep away from pipeline… State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-Chester County), an outspoken critic of the pipeline, rejected the DEP's assurances, saying the fine won't undo the environmental damage done by the pipeline construction so far, and accusing DEP of ignoring community calls for an assessment of safety risks that may be posed by the pipeline. [Full Article...]

Turkish soldier killed in Syria's Afrin

Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says its military helicopter has been shot down in northern Syria during an operation against US-backed Kurdish forces. Turkey said it launched the operation to target "terrorist organizations", including YPG forces. Washington has urged Turkey to show restraint and has warned that the assault on Afrin could hinder the war on IS. [Full Article...]

Speciale difesa: Corea del Nord, conclusa parata militare a Pyongyang

Speciale difesa: Corea del Nord, conclusa parata militare a Pyongyang L'arrivo degli orchestrali è stato accolto dalle proteste di gruppi di cittadini della Corea del sud . Stando a fonti governative ufficiali citate dall'agenzia di stampa "Kcna", circa 50 mila persone hanno assistito alla cerimonia , e 13 mila militari hanno partecipato a una parata militare nella capitale nordcoreana. [Full Article...]

North Korea's Kim invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

Her presence helped the theme of Korean unity to dominate the opening ceremony as the two Koreas marched under one flag. Pence said Moon updated him about the meeting he had with North Korean officials and "both of us reiterated to each other tonight that we will continue to stand strong and work in a coordinated way to bring maximum economic and diplomatic pressure to bear on North Korea". [Full Article...]


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