Monday August 20-th, 2018

What Is Bombogenesis and How Does a 'Bomb Cyclone' Become So Dangerous? What Is Bombogenesis and How Does a 'Bomb Cyclone' Become So Dangerous?

Southern cities were not immune from the winter storm. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned there would be blizzards and near whiteout conditions in the next 24 hours. [THURSDAY] Briefing package on major winter storm bringing the potential f...

South African tourist killed in Egypt hot air balloon crash South African tourist killed in Egypt hot air balloon crash

Luxor governor Mahmoud Badr confirmed the accident, telling AFP he was at a hospital in the city checking on passengers taken there, and that a statement would be released soon. In 2016, Egypt temporarily halted balloon flights after 22 Chinese tou...

United States places Pakistan on religious-freedom watch list United States places Pakistan on religious-freedom watch list

The same 10 were designated as CPCs a year earlier. The designations were made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on December 22 in accordance with the International Religious Freedom Act, according to Nauert. Pakistan responded to the Trump adm...

Blast hits police in Kabul, dozens of casualties Blast hits police in Kabul, dozens of casualties

The attack happened near the U.S. Embassy where security personnel are reported to have been carrying out an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol. The explosion occurred at around 8:30pm Kabul time. " Kabul police forces were there to pre...

No matter the laws, result is always abuse: Snowden on Aadhaar breach No matter the laws, result is always abuse: Snowden on Aadhaar breach

The authority that collects and maintains biometric and other details for the unique ID holders called The Tribune report "a case of misreporting". India's Tribune newspaper claims that they were able to enter an anonymous online WhatsApp group a...

The Winning €39m Euromillions Ticket Was Sold In DUBLIN The Winning €39m Euromillions Ticket Was Sold In DUBLIN

The ticket matched all five balls - 7, 21, 22, 25 and 28 - during Friday's drawing, the release said. National Lottery spokeswoman Miriam Donohoe said: "We would love to hear from them". "Full details will follow once we contact the winning store a...

German far-right MP investigated over anti-Muslim social media posts German far-right MP investigated over anti-Muslim social media posts

Cologne has been at the centre of a controversy over New Year's Eve celebrations since two years ago, when a large number of assaults against women - allegedly by men from migrant backgrounds - marred the festivities . Twitter temporarily suspended ...

2017 was aviation's safest year yet 2017 was aviation's safest year yet

Airlines recorded zero deaths on commercial passenger jets worldwide, according to a report published by the Aviation Safety Network. In 2016, 412 people were killed in the United States in aviation accidents - almost all in general aviation accide...

Six-alarm fire rips through Bronx building, injuring 12 Six-alarm fire rips through Bronx building, injuring 12

Firefighters have been pulled from the building and fight the blaze from outside, the FDNY said. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. Some residents were allowed to return to that building over the weekend to gather belongi...

Michele Bachmann considers a run for Al Franken's Senate seat Michele Bachmann considers a run for Al Franken's Senate seat

The former Minnesota congresswoman told televangelist Jim Bakker during his TV show that she's praying about the decision. Bachmann said during a recent interview. "I trust in a big God", Bachmann said, asserting that she "was supposed to run for...

Winter Storm Watch: Potential 'Bombogenesis' Has Weather Watchers Pouring Over Storm Models Winter Storm Watch: Potential 'Bombogenesis' Has Weather Watchers Pouring Over Storm Models

The Mayor's Office said on Twitter that there is a chance of snow this week in the city, and reminded residents to keep an eye on the weather reports and stay warm. "Southeast Maine will experience anywhere from 12 to 15 inches (30-38 cm) of snow". C...

New York Is Investing $50 Million To Protect Against Vehicular Terror Attacks New York Is Investing $50 Million To Protect Against Vehicular Terror Attacks

In May, a man said by police to be high on drugs drove through crowds for more than three blocks, killing an 18-year-old tourist from MI. An 18-year-old died and the man was stopped when his vehicle hit one of the barriers. Vehicular terror attacks...

Train station protests over highest rail ticket price rise in five years Train station protests over highest rail ticket price rise in five years

A study carried out by the union claims that tomorrow's increase on season tickets of 3.6 per cent is more than 50 per cent higher than the increase in earnings over the a year ago. "Passengers are paying the penalty fare for privatisation, a flawe...

Iran protests: USA wants to 'amplify voices' of 'brave' demonstrators Iran protests: USA wants to 'amplify voices' of 'brave' demonstrators

The US wants to "amplify the voices of the Iranian people", America's ambassador to the United Nations has said, as she praised the "bravery" of protesters and read out their slogans. "Right now we're going to have conversations with the Security Cou...

Gaza-Directed Hamas Terror Cell Arrested in Judea & Samaria Gaza-Directed Hamas Terror Cell Arrested in Judea & Samaria

Israeli authorities cleared for publication on Monday the news that members of a terrorist cell in Judea and Samaria who worked to advance attacks on behalf of a Gaza-based Hamas terrorist were arrested in November 2017 during a joint Israel Security...

Sue Grafton, author of best-selling 'alphabet' mysteries, dies at 77 Sue Grafton, author of best-selling 'alphabet' mysteries, dies at 77

Grafton is survived by her husband, Steve F. Humphrey, three children, and multiple grandchildren. "Although we knew this was coming, it was unexpected and fast", Jamie said. Sue Grafton, pictured in 2002, has died of cancer at the age of 77. She w...

State Department releases emails from Clinton aide State Department releases emails from Clinton aide

This time, a Freedom of Information Act by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has resulted in a batch of emails from former Clinton aide Huma Abedin being released. The FBI seized the computer as part of its investigation into Wiener's sexu...

Former Joint Chiefs chairman: Nuclear war with North Korea closer than ever Former Joint Chiefs chairman: Nuclear war with North Korea closer than ever

But Kim also said those weapons would not be used unless his country faced aggression. "As for the areas of nuclear weapons research and rocket engineering, we need to accelerate the mass production of nuclear warheads, whose power and reliability ...

Scotland welcomes first babies of 2018 Scotland welcomes first babies of 2018

The hospital also delivered the first baby on Christmas day. At St John's Hospital in Livingston a 7lb 2oz girl was born to Susanne Dwyer, 24, and Richard Mills, 31, at 12:15am. A baby boy born at the Rotunda Hospital at 1.35am was the first 2018 b...

'Ten killed' in Iran protests 'Ten killed' in Iran protests

On Saturday, tens of thousands of government supporters marched in cities across Iran in a show of support for the regime and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Two years after many sanctions were lifted, money has reached Iran's Revolutionary ...

An unintended mistake, but not justified: Palestine tries to pacify India An unintended mistake, but not justified: Palestine tries to pacify India

Reacting vehemently, India didn't pull off any false modesty and made their intentions clear in a strong-worded statement. Palestine's Ambassador to India Adnan Abu Al Haija said that the ambassador did not Saeed personally. Organiser of event ...

Pakistan, India swap list of prisoners with start of new year Pakistan, India swap list of prisoners with start of new year

The ministry said the list was exchanged between the two countries through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad. Of the total, 399 are fishermen while 58 are common citizens. "Even in the absence of a structured bilateral d...

Four shot dead in New Jersey home; 16-year-old arrested Four shot dead in New Jersey home; 16-year-old arrested

He said the teen will be charged as an adult with four counts of murder and one count of possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, the New York Daily News reports. "It's a terribly tragic incident", Gramiccioni said. Prosecutors did not rel...

Pakistan convenes emergency meet after Trump announces end of U.S. aide Pakistan convenes emergency meet after Trump announces end of U.S. aide

President Donald Trump threatened to end US foreign aid for Pakistan Monday in his first tweet of 2018 - a move that comes amid strained ties over America's decade-long war in Afghanistan. Islamabad has repeatedly denied the accusations of turni...

U.S. military to accept transgender recruits from Jan 1 U.S. military to accept transgender recruits from Jan 1

Donald Trump's administration has opted not to appeal the multiple rulings blocking the president's discriminatory ban of transgender men and women enlisting in the United States military. Lawyers representing currently-serving transgender service m...

Instagram To Show 'Recommended' Posts In Feeds From Accounts Users Don't Follow Instagram To Show 'Recommended' Posts In Feeds From Accounts Users Don't Follow

Photo-sharing platform Instagram is introducing a " recommended for you " feature - which was so far being tested within a small group - to all users. It is not clear as to what Instagram's goal might be in the recently released features. For the...

Seoul holds second ship over 'oil transfers' to North Korea Seoul holds second ship over 'oil transfers' to North Korea

The ship, which can carry 5,100 metric tons of oil, is now docked in Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port on South Korea's west coast after security officials reportedly decided on December 21 not to allow the vessel to leave the port, according to Yonhap citing ...

Trump Campaign Aide Prompted Russia Probe in Drunken Revelation Trump Campaign Aide Prompted Russia Probe in Drunken Revelation

Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos told an Australian diplomat in May 2016 that Russian Federation had political dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton , The New York Times reported Saturday. "Out of respect for...

Former footballer George Weah set to win Liberia presidency Former footballer George Weah set to win Liberia presidency

Weah scored 720,023 votes which is 61.5 percent of the total votes so far collated and counted. She is the ex-wife of former rebel leader and president Charles Taylor, who sparked Liberia's civil war in 1989 and is serving a 50-year prison sentence...

Erica Garner, pulled to activism after her father's death, dies at 27 Erica Garner, pulled to activism after her father's death, dies at 27

In September, the city's Civilian Complaint Review Board recommended the NYPD discipline Pantaleo because he used a banned chokehold while trying to arrest Garner . In December 2015, Garner and Reggie Harris, political director at the Garner Way Fo...

George Weah: Atiku, Secondus react to victory George Weah: Atiku, Secondus react to victory

I measure the importance and the responsibility of the huge task which I embrace today. Weah has pledged to fight corruption and bring "change". His supporters paraded through the streets of the capital Monrovia and honked auto horns to celebrate...

Abbvie INC (ABBV) Holding Has Boosted by Capital Research Global Investors Abbvie INC (ABBV) Holding Has Boosted by Capital Research Global Investors

AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. It has underperformed by 10.47% the S&P500. Bogle Investment Management Lp bought 231,064 shares as the company's stock rose 64.39% with the market. The firm ear...

St Petersburg supermarket blast claimed by IS St Petersburg supermarket blast claimed by IS

On Wednesday evening, a homemade bomb placed in a locker at the supermarket in northwestern St Petersburg, Russia's second city and President Vladimir Putin's hometown, went off, sowing panic among customers and wounding 14 people including a pre...

Firefighters tackle apartment block blaze in Manchester Firefighters tackle apartment block blaze in Manchester

The fire service tweeted that 12 fire appliances tackled the blaze. One person has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said. "There are police and ambulances and fire engines ...

Moon Dismisses Sex Slavery Deal with Japan Moon Dismisses Sex Slavery Deal with Japan

In the spring of this year, two stepped down. There is no evidence North Korea diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean firms in a now-closed border industrial park to bankroll its weapons programmes, an expert panel appointed by Seoul'...

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