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Plane Carrying 44 Passengers Crashes, All Feared Dead

Plane Carrying 44 Passengers Crashes, All Feared Dead A South Supreme Airlines airplane reportedly crashed at the Wau Airport in South Sudan Monday while carrying 44 passengers. United Nations peacekeepers worked with local emergency workers to evacuate passengers from the plane, according to David Shearer, head of the United Nations mission in South Sudan. [Full Article...]

Gas prices dropping, but motorists aren't seeing much savings

Gas prices dropping, but motorists aren't seeing much savings Prices here have dropped about 4.2 cents over the last month. According to a gas price report from AAA - The Auto Club Group, a "mini-collapse" experienced by the oil market last week should postpone the expected gas price hike that generally occurs each spring. [Full Article...]

U.S. and China Talk, North Korea Tests

Tillerson's remarks are consistent with those of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, who told the Today Show (Matt Lauer with the scoops!) last week that "we're all aware military action could be an option " and North Korea is the free world's "absolute, number-one threat". [Full Article...]

Syrians Report Israeli Drone Strike Kills Commander of pro-Assad Militia

Observers saw Russian Federation summoning the ambassador as a message from Moscow echoing its control over Syria or areas that are still under the control of Bashar al Assad. According to the Syrian military, one of the Israeli jets was shot down over the occupied Golan Heights while another was damaged. The group is sworn to Israel's destruction, and fired thousands of rockets into Israel during... [Full Article...]

Colin Kaepernick Secures A Plane and $1 Million In Aid For Somalia

Colin Kaepernick Secures A Plane and $1 Million In Aid For Somalia In his Twitter video appealing to the public for help, Kaepernick said: 'People are dying in Somalia right now that need our help'. The drought in Somalia threatens half the countries population, causing deaths due to dehydration and cholera. [Full Article...]

Syria Urges UNSC to Condemn Israel Over Attack on Palmyra

The Syrian army has called the latest Israeli airstrikes "a desperate attempt" to help the Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh. "Several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria following the mission and (army) aerial defense systems intercepted one of the missiles". [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka says crew on hijacked vessel released without ransom

Sri Lanka says crew on hijacked vessel released without ransom A United Nations report seen by the AP in November said it had been nearly three years since Somali pirates successfully hijacked a large commercial vessel, but they retain the capacity and intent to resume the attacks and lately have shifted to targeting smaller foreign fishing boats. [Full Article...]

EMT Struck And Killed By Her Own Ambulance During Carjacking

EMT Struck And Killed By Her Own Ambulance During Carjacking A 25-year-old Bronx man has been arrested in connection with her death, according to the New York Police Department. Funeral plans have been scheduled for a NY fire department medic run over by a stolen ambulance, and a foundation that honors first responders is giving $100,000 to her family. [Full Article...]

The Parallels Between Brexit and Scottish Independence

However, by pushing the date of the referendum beyond 2021 - the date of the next Scottish elections - the prime minister is hoping that appetite for a second referendum dies down. In a stark warning to the Prime Minister, the SNP leader will suggest that ignoring the will of the Scottish Parliament would "shatter beyond repair" the idea that all parts of the country are equal. [Full Article...]

"Now is not the time", British PM blocks second Scottish independence vote

I admire the First Minister for her zeal, but I can not help think she would do better to bring all her energy to bear on delivering good public services for the Scottish people, and properly take up the devolved powers already at her disposal. [Full Article...]

Trump fuel economy move sets up fight with Calif., NY

Trump fuel economy move sets up fight with Calif., NY The review is not set to impact California's right to impose fuel economy rules that are stricter than federal standards, a White House official told Reuters . Bush. The bottom line is that the Trump administration is going to war with our natural environment and we must stand together to stop him. The industry balked at the decision, insisting it was rushed through to beat the change in ... [Full Article...]

Venezuela rallies past Italy 4-3 to reach 2nd round of WBC

Venezuela rallies past Italy 4-3 to reach 2nd round of WBC Venezuela will play Italy in a one-game tiebreaker Monday night, with the victor advancing to the second round. Officials then informed Venezuela of the proper calculation. Israel beat the Netherlands , 4-2, in the first round in Seoul but saw a different team at Tokyo Dome. Venezuela went on to score two more runs in the inning and they held on for the win after Italy was only able to... [Full Article...]

Congress couldn't get numbers, can't cry foul now, says BJP

Congress couldn't get numbers, can't cry foul now, says BJP Sinha's invitation to the BJP ostensibly rests on that party hastily submitting letters of support from smaller parties - the MGP and the Goa Forward Party with three MLAs each - and three independents to claim a majority in the House. The BJP's claim should have been considered only if the Congress pleaded inability or failed the floor test. The Congress on Sunday claimed it has the numbers to ... [Full Article...]

Trump gives Central Intelligence Agency power to launch drone strikes

Trump gives Central Intelligence Agency power to launch drone strikes Trump's actions also mark a significant change from the policies of the Obama administration under which only the Department of Defence was authorised to carry out such drone strikes and the CIA used drones to gather intelligence information instead of executing attacks, unnamed sources told the Wall Street Journal . [Full Article...]

Manohar Parrikar takes oath as CM of Goa

Manohar Parrikar takes oath as CM of Goa Earlier, in a dramatic development, the Congress had moved the apex court against Governor Sinha's decision, despite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerging as the second largest party. The Congress did not even submit a claim to the governor. "As far as the Congress party is concerned, we do need to make structural and organisational changes and that is a fact", he said adding that there are ... [Full Article...]

Weld County's unemployment rate stays low heading into new year

Weld County's unemployment rate stays low heading into new year But they masked two realities: first, the state's 5 percent unemployment rate was the same in January as it was a year earlier, pointing to just enough job creation over the year to absorb natural growth in the working-age population. Federal figures show about 133,000 people were looking for jobs in IN that month. The gains were fairly widespread, with upticks in construction, private educational... [Full Article...]

Sara Connor jailed in Bali, Turnbull's Victorian headache

Sara Connor jailed in Bali, Turnbull's Victorian headache Mr Purnomo said that Connor and Taylor were kissing and cuddling on the beach when Connor panicked when she realised her handbag was missing because it contained her licence and bank card, wallet and money. They found both she and her British boyfriend David Taylor were culpable for the death of Mr Sudarsa whose battered body was discovered on Kuta Beach in the early hours of August 17. [Full Article...]

Trump plans to host Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago in April

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to finalize plans for the summit with Chinese officials as he arrives in Beijing this week, the official added. Trump entered office highlighting grievances with the Chinese regime including concerns over the US trade deficit with China, charges that China is manipulating its currency and opposition to China's territorial claims in maritime areas. [Full Article...]

Congress President Sudheeran quits in Kerala

Congress President Sudheeran quits in Kerala He had a tumultuous tenure as KPCC president with both the Congress (I) and Congress (A) opposing him. Sudheeran's tenure saw serious difference between then Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over the liquor policy and then over distribution of ticket in the 2016 assembly polls. [Full Article...]

Police in Germany's Essen Close Shopping Mall Amid Terror Threat

Police in Germany's Essen Close Shopping Mall Amid Terror Threat Police officers and vans surrounded the mall - one of the biggest in Germany - Saturday afternoon, Reuters reported. A shopping centre in Germany has been ordered to stay closed today due to "concrete indications about a possible attack". [Full Article...]


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