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Homes, Schools Evacuated as Texas Grass Fire Spreads

Homes, Schools Evacuated as Texas Grass Fire Spreads The strong winds and low humidity were providing the flawless fuel for fires. There were no reported injuries with either of the fires. Chief Lynn said they believe an electrical line out in an oil field started the fire. The Wise County Sheriff's Department confirms a number of small fires were burning near Poolville, near county roads 3657 and 3673. Parker County Judge Mark Riley issued a di... [Full Article...]

Trump claims victory as deal reached to reopen US government

Trump claims victory as deal reached to reopen US government With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promising that their issues will be addressed immediately after the government shutdown ends, Republicans were hoping that enough Democrats will cross party lines to support the new, three-week funding bill. [Full Article...]

Pence in Israel: Embassy will move to Jerusalem in 2019

Vice President Mike Pence to Jerusalem amid tension over the U.S. recognition of the city as Israel's capital. Rivlin welcomed Pence at his residence in Jerusalem. "Any meeting between a Palestinian official and Pence will be a betrayal of the Palestinian cause", he said. In an expression of that snub, Abbas overlapped with Pence in Jordan from Saturday evening to midday Sunday, when the Palesti... [Full Article...]

Water rule suits should begin in trial courts

Water rule suits should begin in trial courts The nation's highest court said Monday, that legal challenges to the so-called Waters of the US rule fall under federal district court jurisdiction, a decision welcomed by North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. While having a single appellate court hear the challenge would have been more efficient, that wasn't Congress's only consideration when it limited federal appellate courts to hearin... [Full Article...]

Nawaz Sharif always played with his own umpires: Imran Khan

Nawaz Sharif always played with his own umpires: Imran Khan While Omar Ayub Khan entered the election 2013 on PML-N ticket, he had to get out of the contest when the Supreme Court ordered by-election in NA-19, facilitating sitting MNA Babar Nawaz, a new entrant in the politics, to defeat his archrival PTI candidate Raja Amir Zaman. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong bookseller seized from China train

Hong Kong bookseller seized from China train Gui Minhai- a naturalized Swedish citizen - was traveling with two Swedish diplomats when he was detained, his daughter said. But, she added, "any foreigner must observe Chinese laws and regulations". Chinese authorities said Gui, who published books on the personal lives of Communist Party leaders, was released in October previous year after serving a sentence for a traffic offense in 2003. [Full Article...]

Magnitude 8.2 quake hits in Gulf of Alaska

Magnitude 8.2 quake hits in Gulf of Alaska There were no immediate reports of damage. A tsunami warning has been issued for coastal areas of Alaska and British Columbia from the border of Washington State to Attu, Alaska, the Anchorage Office of Emergency Management says . "If tsunami waves impact Hawaii, the estimated earliest arrival of the first tsunami wave". If you are in a tsunami watch area, the centre says to prepare to take a... [Full Article...]

Tillerson sees progress in fixing Iran deal with Europeans

Tillerson sees progress in fixing Iran deal with Europeans The new building is slightly outside central London in an area south of the River Thames which is being regenerated, unlike its predecessor, which was in a plush quarter in the heart of the British capital. His schedule also includes talks with U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Iran will dominate many of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's conversations in Europe next week, when he i... [Full Article...]

Georgian PM departs for Davos to attend World Economic Forum

Georgian PM departs for Davos to attend World Economic Forum In his speech it is expected that he will urge the world to invest in the United States and take advantage of his new regulatory and tax cut policies. Still, Trump will be warmly received by business leaders in attendance, predicted Tim Ryan, the US chairman of PwC, a consultancy. Governments, he said, need to "get back into the driving seat" and challenge the big corporations and the billio... [Full Article...]

Shiv Sena parts from BJP; To contest Lok Sabha 2019 elections independently

Shiv Sena parts from BJP; To contest Lok Sabha 2019 elections independently Raut said the BJP had been demoralising the party for the last three years. Meanwhile, Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray , son of Uddhav Thackeray , was also elevated as the party leader during the meet. The decision to go solo was taken in the party's national executive meet. People of armed forces are the ones with real 56 inch chest, how can he insult them? The BJP will come in minority if ... [Full Article...]

1-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's capital, no tsunami warning issued

1-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's capital, no tsunami warning issued Footage broadcast on Indonesian television showed trucks swaying violently from side to side at a port in Banten province on the northwestern tip of Java. Indonesia is prone to quakes as it lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone called "the Pacific Ring of Fire". Office workers were forced to flee-high rise buildings in the capital while hundreds of people ran down the streets of downtown Jakarta ... [Full Article...]

Chidambaram hits out at 'anti-consumer' govt over fuel prices

Chidambaram hits out at 'anti-consumer' govt over fuel prices This despite the fact the crude prices in worldwide market was over $100 per barrel. Demand to bring petrol and diesel under GST has been constantly being raised and it was also supported by petroleum minister. In capital New Delhi, a litre of petroleum is available for Rs 72.23. "We are trying to get petrol, diesel, and kerosene under the ambit of GST". Since then, the prices of crude oil... [Full Article...]

We treasure this relationship, says US's Tillerson after talks with Johnson

We treasure this relationship, says US's Tillerson after talks with Johnson Tillerson bucked tradition by not holding a formal meet-and-greet at the new embassy, which the State Department said was due to the current shutdown of the USA government over a budget impasse in Congress. When asked whether there would be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the ambassador added: "At some point we're going to do it, but there's no urgency to that". [Full Article...]

Flu hospitalizations, deaths on the rise during brutal season

Flu hospitalizations, deaths on the rise during brutal season Since chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients already suffer fro weak imune systems, they are at a high risk of catching th flu , which could lead to feeling miserable, hospitalization - along with an increased risk of infections and medical errors - and even death in some. [Full Article...]

Senators reach deal to reopen government

Senators reach deal to reopen government Senator McConnell pledged Monday morning that he would permit a "free and open debate" on immigration next month if the issue had not been resolved by then. Republican Sens. Mike Lee and Rand Paul voted against ending debate on the Senate bill , as did Democratic Sens. "Not good", his first tweet said. [Full Article...]

Gas continues to rise, 4 cents more than previous weeks

Gas continues to rise, 4 cents more than previous weeks Self-serve regular in MA is averaging $2.51 per gallon, which is the same price as last week and three cents below the national average. Meanwhile, total USA oil inventories stand 127 million barrels lower than a year ago, which has led gas prices to these seasonally high levels. [Full Article...]

Government Shutdown Enters Third Day As Senate Sets Key Vote

Government Shutdown Enters Third Day As Senate Sets Key Vote Once Mr. Trump signs it, the government will reopen. "Once the government is funded, my administration will work toward solving the problem of very unfair illegal immigration ", the statement read . Dreamers could face deportation in March if Congress fails to act, and any explicit compromise would likely face resistance from conservative Republicans in the House. [Full Article...]

Four hurt, one missing after Japan volcano erupts

Four hurt, one missing after Japan volcano erupts Video footage from the top of the resort's gondola showed black rocks plummeting through the sky, followed by a curtain of black smoke. Gunma prefecture's crisis management center says the SDF is trying to rescue about 80 people who were visiting the ski resort and evacuated to a ropeway station at the peak. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump spent shutdown weekend watching old recordings of himself on television

Donald Trump spent shutdown weekend watching old recordings of himself on television President Donald Trump says he is pleased that congressional Democrats "have come to their senses" and abandoned their filibuster that shut down the federal government . The president remained out of sight and canceled plans to travel to his resort in Florida for the weekend. Eastern time Monday to this morning once it became clear Democrats would block the spending bill over disagree... [Full Article...]

A rather surprising choice for the next James Bond has just emerged

A rather surprising choice for the next James Bond has just emerged If they wanted a younger Bond then why not? However, it would seem a spanner has been thrown into the works (interpret that as you may), when Lee Smith , editor of Spectre , mentioned Harry Styles as a contender. Praising Styles' turn in Dunkirk , Hall said: " You would have thought you were dealing with a guy with many years of experience ". Smith thinks the singer could do it, even though... [Full Article...]


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