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Closing date for Woking Toys R Us

Closing date for Woking Toys R Us A rescue package confirmed last October involved closing a quarter of the retailer's United Kingdom stores, but the company did not trade well enough over Christmas to meet Value-Added Tax obligations. The retailer's administrators have confirmed over 2-thousand employees will be made redundant. Founded in the USA, it opened its first shop in Britain in 1985 and became one of the country's large... [Full Article...]

Los Angeles Dodgers to host 2020 MLB All-Star Game

Los Angeles Dodgers to host 2020 MLB All-Star Game There has been speculation for months that the Dodgers were in the running to host the All-Star Game and related events during All-Star Week. After rumors circulated Tuesday night that the annual game would be coming to Dodger Stadium for the first time in 40 years, the team released a Vin Scully-narrated video letting everyone know the reports were true. [Full Article...]

No trace yet of Indian family missing in the US

No trace yet of Indian family missing in the US Authorities are investigating whether or not the SUV of a California family of four returning from a road trip was swept into a river during heavy rains. A sheriff's office statement Thursday says the vehicle and its occupants haven't been located in the Eel River but searchers have found numerous items from the vehicle's body and interior. [Full Article...]

'Death Penalty Down by Four Percent'

'Death Penalty Down by Four Percent' For the ninth year in a row, the United States was the only country in the Americas to continue using the death penalty. In Sub-Saharan Africa , Amnesty International recorded about an 81 percent drop in the number of executing countries from 5 in 2016 to 2 ( Somalia and South Sudan ) in 2017 resulting to a drastic decrease in number of death sentence imposed and that was from 1086 in 2016 ... [Full Article...]

Erdogan anxious by world powers' 'arm wrestling' on Syria

Erdogan anxious by world powers' 'arm wrestling' on Syria Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands at a press conference after their second summit meeting in six months. But Turkey and Russian Federation in recent months have put their differences aside and have been working closely to find a political solution to the conflict. [Full Article...]

Trump warns Syria as United Kingdom pledges support

Some stocked up on food and prepared underground shelters while others taunted the USA president to go through with his threats. President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that the United States will strike Syria, but kept the timing a mystery. [Full Article...]

Cameroon athletes vanish from Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Village

Cameroon athletes vanish from Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Village Despite the pair not making their matches, Sierra Leone officials insisted both were still at the village and had merely confused the times of their events. They're still within their visas. "The safety and welfare of those athletes from the Team Cameroon perspective is being taken very, very seriously, but we are obviously monitoring that situation with Team Cameroon", Mr Grevemberg added. [Full Article...]

Trump Pick for Number Two job at EPA Clears Hurdle

Trump Pick for Number Two job at EPA Clears Hurdle And a former senior staffer to Pruitt , who also served on the Trump campaign, has informed top House and Senate leaders of the administrator's " unethical and potentially illegal " activity - beyond what has already been widely reported . [Full Article...]

Alberta premier says 'something' coming from Ottawa on Trans Mountain impasse

Alberta premier says 'something' coming from Ottawa on Trans Mountain impasse Notley said the line, from Edmonton to Burnaby, is critical to getting more oil to the coast and fetching better prices to aid the Canadian economy. "Today we're just trying to bring art and beauty and song to a tense situation". An emergency cabinet meeting Tuesday yielded no specific results, but Morneau's involvement suggests the government is leaning towards a financial solution. [Full Article...]

Wide show of support for Humboldt

Wide show of support for Humboldt The creator of the campaign said on the GoFundMe site that money raised would "go directly to families to help with any expenses incurred". "Dayna will be forever remembered for her joyful smile, and her passion and love of sport", the family said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Everything You Need To Know About The (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition iPhone

Everything You Need To Know About The (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition iPhone They also feature some of our more loved iPhone 8 features: the dual 12-megapixel camera, Portrait mode, wireless charging, and more! However, turns out, the significant update is now causing some significant issues, specifically for iPhone 8 users who are using aftermarket screens. [Full Article...]

Possible 'high impact' storm for weekend in SD&G

Possible 'high impact' storm for weekend in SD&G So, if there's a storm this weekend, it also has the potential to be risky and cause widespread effects and tough travel. The precipitation is set to kick off on Thursday with freezing rain, and it might turn into a "much more significant freezing rain event" come this weekend, reads the weather alert . [Full Article...]

Ryan Says He's Glad Scalise Sees McCarthy as Next House Speaker

Ryan Says He's Glad Scalise Sees McCarthy as Next House Speaker McCarthy and Republican House Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) have quietly shored up support behind the scenes for months in case Ryan stepped down. Scalise , who was wounded in last year's Virginia baseball shooting, has said that he would like to lead the party was well, though has said he would not challenge McCarthy directly. [Full Article...]

Attorney: Florida school shooting suspect wants inheritance donated to victims

Attorney: Florida school shooting suspect wants inheritance donated to victims She added that Cruz may be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars that was left to him by his late adopted mother. Since he was arrested on February 14 in the killing of 17 people at the Florida high school, information has surfaced that he might stand to inherit a small fortune. [Full Article...]

Trump says all calm at White House, vents about Russian Federation probe

Trump says all calm at White House, vents about Russian Federation probe The raid, in which agents seized attorney Michael Cohen's records on topics including a $130,000 payment to a porn actress who alleges she had sex with Trump, left the president more angry than advisers had seen him in weeks, according to five people familiar with the president's views but not authorized to discuss them publicly. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets Syria attack could be 'very soon or not so soon'

Trump tweets Syria attack could be 'very soon or not so soon' He told Russia: "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!" On Thursday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged caution on attacking Syria . Asked if he was referring to war between the United States and Russia, Nebenzia said, "We can not exclude any possibilities unfortunately because we saw messages that are coming from Washington ". [Full Article...]

People, traffic in Israel pause to remember Holocaust

A vast majority of respondents - 93 percent - believe all students should learn about the Holocaust in school and 80 percent said it's important to teach so it does not happen again. Additionally, 41 percent of millennials believe two million Jews or less were killed during the Holocaust. Further, large numbers of respondents believe that there is anti-Semitism in the US today (68 percent) a... [Full Article...]

Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate retired as hurricane names

Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate retired as hurricane names But if a hurricane is extremely destructive or deadly, the committee votes to retire that name and replace it with another one because reusing it would be insensitive. 3 - right behind Harvey and Katrina. Irma - a Category 5 storm, the strongest designation, wrecked havoc on Caribbean islands; Barbuda was nearly completely destroyed. [Full Article...]

Macron says has 'proof' of Syrian chemical attack, vows response

Macron says has 'proof' of Syrian chemical attack, vows response He didn't elaborate on exactly what that proof is. Meanwhile, Trump tweeted a clarification saying he had never said when the USA would attack Syria . Macron reiterated that France wasn't at war with Syria but that its enemy in the region was ISIS, the Islamist movement that has claimed responsibility for terrorist attacks on French territory dating back to 2015. [Full Article...]

Divided UN falters in response to alleged Syria chemical attack

Divided UN falters in response to alleged Syria chemical attack Three resolutions on investigating the alleged chemical attack in a rebel-held area of Syria failed in the UN Security Council on Tuesday amid reports that the U.S. The vote Tuesday afternoon in the 15-member Security Council was 12 in favor, Bolivia joining Russian Federation in voting "no", and China abstaining. [Full Article...]


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