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Dead, 65 Injured in Hong Kong Bus Crash

Dead, 65 Injured in Hong Kong Bus Crash The bus was traveling from Sha Tin to Tai Po Center in Hong Kong's New Territories when it turned over, shearing off part of its roof, according to news media reports. A 30-year-old man has been arrested on risky driving charges as authorities in the city investigate the incident. Some of the injured told Apple Daily that the driver had been 10 minutes late and began driving faster after pas... [Full Article...]

Trump blocks release of Democrats' memo on probe

Trump blocks release of Democrats' memo on probe The memo was written in response to a controversial four-page document released February 2 by Republicans on the House intelligence committee that was primarily focused on how a 2016 dossier on Trump and his associates was used to take out surveillance warrants on one of his campaign advisers. [Full Article...]

Kim Yo-jong meets South Korean president in Seoul as thaw continues

Kim Yo-jong meets South Korean president in Seoul as thaw continues The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a report that Kim Yo Jong "took the platform of the opening ceremony" along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Tensions between the two soared past year as Pyongyang launched intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland and carried out by far its most powerful nuclear test to date. [Full Article...]

SNHU "Professor" Doesn't Know Australia is a Country

SNHU Ashley says that when she received her graded rubric, her professor (whose name she requested stay anonymous) had given her an "F", writing: " Australia is a continent, not a country". Meanwhile, university officials apologised following the incident and investigated the issue, following which they replaced the instructor who failed Arnold. [Full Article...]

USA says attacks on Syrian civilians 'must end now'

USA says attacks on Syrian civilians 'must end now' In a letter addressed to the United Nations secretary general, the Syrian foreign ministry said the attack "represents a war crime and a crime against humanity". "Additionally, Syrian pro-regime forces maneuvered T-55 and T-72 main battle tanks with supporting mortar fire in what appears to be a coordinated attack on Syrian Democratic Forces approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) east of the Euphrat... [Full Article...]

Saratov Airlines Plane Crashes Near Moscow, 71 People Feared Dead

Saratov Airlines Plane Crashes Near Moscow, 71 People Feared Dead The Saratov Airlines An-148 regional jet was en route to the city of Orsk when it vanished. A source working for an worldwide emergency service told news agency Interfax that the plane had crashed an that there was "no chance" of survivors. [Full Article...]

Korean unity, historic handshake as Pyeongchang Olympics open

He left the reception after just a few minutes, skipping the hopeful dessert and a potentially awkward encounter with North Korea's nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam. Past administrations have been wary of efforts by Pyongyang to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul , but still generally supportive of efforts to calm tensions at the heavily militarized border that divides the Koreas. [Full Article...]

Watch the unbelievable North Korean cheerleaders at work

Watch the unbelievable North Korean cheerleaders at work Pence arrived late and stayed for just five minutes - and did not interact with the delegation from the North - at a Friday VIP reception for delegation leaders. Officials traveling with Pence said it would be fair to characterize his failure to interact with the North Koreans as a mutual decision, with neither side making any public overtures. [Full Article...]

North Korean leader's sister to watch joint Korean hockey team

North Korean leader's sister to watch joint Korean hockey team The invite came as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's younger sister visited the Winter Olympics, where today a joint Korean Ice Hockey team turned out. Twelve female hockey players joined the 23-person South Korean team. "And I didn't want that". It "has had way worse ups-and-downs than the "lipstick diplomacy" of the "propaganda Olympics", he wrote, and Moon was unlikely to be "seriously bowl... [Full Article...]

UFC 221 Results: Curtis Blaydes Outworks Mark Hunt In Decision Win

UFC 221 Results: Curtis Blaydes Outworks Mark Hunt In Decision Win Hunt shrugged it off. Somehow, he returned quickly to his feet and, after ducking a left hook from Hunt, managed to take the fight to the floor. Hunt dodges a punch and fires back with a oouple of his own. Now Blaydes thinks about a keylock and then changes back to elbow strikes. But Blaydes then suplexed him, and prevented him from getting any offense in. [Full Article...]

North and South Korea enter Winter Olympics as one

North and South Korea enter Winter Olympics as one It laid the ground for then South Korean President Roh Tae Woo's "Nordpolitik", which culminated in the establishment of official ties with both China and Russian Federation in the following years. Also on hand was U.S. Vice President Mike Pence . There is intense interest in what their conversation will entail. But this government is stopping us from using our own flag ... [Full Article...]

North Korea invites South president

North Korea invites South president If it takes place, the meeting would be the first between two Korean leaders since October 2007. The meeting could be a prelude to a summit between leaders from the two countries, and Moon has already said he is willing to travel to Pyongyang to meet Kim Jong-un. [Full Article...]

Flu season reaches pandemic levels - but not officially

Flu season reaches pandemic levels - but not officially Flu season typically concludes at the end of May. The primary type of influenza this year hasn't changed enough from previous seasons to be considered a novel strain, Schuchat said. Anne Schuchat, the CDC's acting director, told reporters. This is an especially nasty flu strain that makes people sick for weeks. There were 40,414 deaths in the US during the third week of 2018, the most recent ... [Full Article...]

Anadolu Agency: Turkish military, Free Syrian Army free another village

Anadolu Agency: Turkish military, Free Syrian Army free another village Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency said F-16 jets resumed bombing Thursday night, striking the northwestern enclave's Mount Bafilun, the villages of Sheik Huruz and Kefer Jenne, and the regions of Sheran, Jinderes and Raju, among other targets. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets on lives 'being shattered ... by a mere allegation'

Trump tweets on lives 'being shattered ... by a mere allegation' On Thursday, deputy press secretary Raj Shah issued a rare admission that the White House could have handled the Porter fiasco better. A White House official told NPR's Tamara Keith that Sorensen's position did not require a security clearance, but that his background check was ongoing . [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics 2018: Spectator jumps barrier and slides down ice chute

Winter Olympics 2018: Spectator jumps barrier and slides down ice chute The official said Pence and Moon did not discuss the North Koreans' invitation to Moon for a summit in Pyongyang, which would set the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in 10 years. In a stark illustration of his efforts to pull in Pyongyang without pushing away Washington, Moon watched short-track speedskating with Vice President Mike Pence at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Satur... [Full Article...]

Indian PM Modi Arrives Palestine, Lays Wreath At Yasser Arafat's Mausoleum

Indian PM Modi Arrives Palestine, Lays Wreath At Yasser Arafat's Mausoleum India recognized the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) early on, and in the 1980s it also recognized the "State of Palestine". "We rely on India's role as an global voice of great standing and weigh through its historical role in the Non-Aligned Movement and in all worldwide forum and its increasingly growing power on the strategic and economic levels, in a way that is conducive to just and ... [Full Article...]

"Murder spree" leaves 5 dead in 2 shootings, police say

Officials identified the gunman as Joseph Nickell, but no other information about him was made available. The sheriff and KSP organized a search. A search of that building led to gruesome discovery of three more bodies, including Nickell who is believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. [Full Article...]

Trump won't release Democratic memo, sends back to committee

Trump won't release Democratic memo, sends back to committee They joined other critics in calling the release of the Republican document an effort to undermine the investigation led by Special Counsel In his letter , McGahn said Trump has instructed Justice Department officials to be available to help the intelligence committee revise the Democratic memo, if it so wishes, so as to "mitigate the risks". [Full Article...]

Helicopter Crashes In The Grand Canyon

Helicopter Crashes In The Grand Canyon A helicopter, a Eurocopter EC130, crashed under unknown circumstances, FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer wrote in an email. The helicopter was touring the area in Arizona when it crashed. He said the helicopter "sustained substantial damage" and, citing local authorities, that 7 people were on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, Kenitzer said. [Full Article...]


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