January 23, 2018

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Blaze at London Zoo as 70 firefighters tackle flames


London Zoo is on lockdown after a huge blaze ripped through the cafe - next to the beloved meerkats. Zoo director Dominic Jermey said the staff was "absolutely devastated" by the aardvark's death. "We will continue to monitor them over the coming days", the zoo said. "The zoo with be open tomorrow, Sunday 24 December, from 10am". The cause of the fire is not yet known. Read More »

Army major,3 jawans killd in Pak istani firing


The fourth soldier had not been named till evening. Almost 30 people, including 14 Army personnel, 12 civilians, and four BSF personnel were killed in these ceasefire violations this year. Hailing from District Karnal, Haryana, Sepoy Pargat Singh, 30, is survived by wife Ramanpreet Kaur and a son. The skirmishes have led to killings of soldiers as well as civilians. Read More »

103-Year-Old WWI Submarine Is Finally Found


The wreck of Australia's first submarine HMAS AE1 has been found more than 103 years after it disappeared. Wreckage of the submarine HMAS AE1 which was located in waters off the Duke of York Island group in Papua New Guinea is seen on a supplied photo released on December 21, 2017. Read More »

Dutch Journalist Debunks US Ambassador's 'Fake News' Claim to His Face


Video of the interview shows journalist Wouter Zwart confront Ambassador Pete Hoekstra over Hoekstra's claims there are so-called "no-go zones" in the Netherlands where politicians and cars were being set on fire. Hoekstra has long peddled this false narrative. "And yes", he continues, "there are no-go zones in the Netherlands". Mr Hoekstra: I didn't say that. Read More »

FBI Foils Plot for Christmas Day Attack on San Francisco


According to Federal Bureau of Investigation documents, Everitt Aaron Jameson , 26, was arrested in connection with the attack , Bay Area TV stations KGO and KRON reported. The agent said Jameson wanted to do a combination of the two attacks, referring to the use of firearms and vehicles. "The threat from radical Islamic terrorism is real - and it is serious", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement, but federal agents are protecting the nation from what he called "an alleged ... Read More »

For Christmas, Ohio teachers get wine bottles with student's face on labels


Inscribed on the label is the witty message "our child might be the reason you drink". DJ's tweet has more than 36,000 likes and 5,700 retweets, as of Thursday evening. "He's definitely not the worst student in the entire world but he's definitely not the best in the entire world either", D.J. said. "[Jake] always has something to say". Read More »

European Court of Justice proclaims Uber a taxi company

But Uber downplayed the impact of Wednesday's decision, saying that it will continue to find was to operate in Europe. Furthermore, without the mobile app, the "persons who wish to make an urban journey would not use the services provided by those drivers". Read More »

Active weather pattern arrives, heavy rain expected Friday-Saturday

Temperatures are likely to struggle in low single figures even in the south. A storm system will move across southern Missouri late in the day, spreading moisture to the north. Rain chances are still 40%. Upper Valley folks felt the ground shake late last night with a M2.3 natural disaster one mile northwest of Centerville, Vermont at 11:34 PM Wednesday. Read More »

Returning winds churn up heightened alert in fire-hit California


Crews taking advantage of calm winds will perform a controlled burn to remove swaths of dry brush as they build containment lines around Southern California's enormous wildfire. "We are at moderate and good levels". Full containment of the fire is not expected until January 7, officials said. Some evacuations were lifted on Monday and Capt Crawford said more residents are being allowed to return on Tuesday. Read More »

Japan Decides to Boost Missile Defense with Aegis Ashore (News)


The Japanese government decided at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday to introduce the Aegis Ashore ground-based missile defense system in a bid to better prepare for ballistic missiles from North Korea. Last month, North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-15, it claims can strike USA cities, although experts have questioned whether a missile carrying a nuclear payload, and flying on a standard trajectory, would be capable of covering that distance. Read More »

Pentagon Program Spent Millions Investigating UFOs


Under the program, aerospace experts investigated and described sightings and video recordings of mysterious objects that defied easy explanation; they also conducted tests on people who reported glimpsing UFOs, to see how they might have been affected by the experience, according to the Times . Read More »

Palestinian Teen Who Slapped Israeli Soldiers Arrested Over Altercation


Ahd's friend, Jana Tamimi, posted a video after the arrest of Ahd, 17, in which she explained in English what happened during the night. The Palestinians struggle against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, territories that Israel seized in the 1967 and has held ever since, despite global protest. Read More »

Officials say fatal fire caused by lit menorah


Officials said a 40-year-old woman in the home died, as did two of her sons, 11 and 7, and a 3-year-old daughter, 3. The father, 45-year-old Joseph Azan, and two other children, a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, are in critical condition in the burn unit of Staten Island University Hospital. Read More »

RIP Korean Pop Star Jonghyun 1990


In one message, The Guardian reports Jonghyun wrote, "Please let me go. Tell me I did well", and "final farewell". Coal briquettes release carbon monoxide. "We are sorry to be the bringer of such tragic, heart-breaking news", said the entertainment company, home to Jonghyun's South Korean boy band Shinee , according to Koreaboo . Read More »

United Kingdom to vote against Trump's Jerusalem decision


Palestinian officials had warned that in the event of a U.S. veto on the Security Council, they would also seek a resolution at the general assembly. The veto cast by U.S. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, for his part, strongly attacked the United States and accused it of supporting Zionist work in Palestine since its inception. Read More »

USA blames North Korea for major cyber attack


Bossert said the USA would "publicly attribute" WannaCry to North Korea, describing the attack as "cowardly, costly and careless". Bossert said those responsible for carrying out cyber-attacks against the USA would be held accountable, but he did not mention specific actions Washington was considering taking against Pyongyang. Read More »

Injured, Dozens Stranded In Pennsylvania Ski Lift Accident


Officials said the lift was stopped and ski patrol and emergency responders began evacuating individuals from the lift. Around 10 a.m. Saturday, a chair carrying skiers and snowboarders slipped along the haul rope and slid backward into another chair, officials with Tussey Mountain ski resort in Centre County, around 82 miles northwest of Harrisburg, said. Read More »

Putin calls to thank Trump for Central Intelligence Agency tip that prevented terror attack

Russia's Vladimir Putin called President Trump Sunday to thank him for US intelligence that helped thwart terrorist attacks in St. Petersburg, officials in both countries said. The statement says Russian law-enforcement agencies were able to arrest would-be terrorists that were plotting an attack on St.Petersburg's Kazansky Cathedral and on other popular sites around the city. Read More »

Donald Trump holds phone call with Vladimir Putin over North Korea crisis


During his remarks in Moscow, Mr Putin said that growing markets have demonstrated investors' confidence in Mr Trump's economic course. He also spoke with sympathy toward Trump, describing him as boxed in by political opposition and said that he hopes Trump still wants to improve relations with Russian Federation despite the obstacles he's faced. Read More »

Trump says he's not planning to fire special counsel Robert Mueller


The letter also makes a specific claim about communication between the government and the campaign - that Richard Beckler, then the general counsel of the GSA, "acknowledged unequivocally to [the Trump campaign's] legal counsel" in a June 15 discussion that the Trump campaign "owned and controlled" emails, and that "any requests for the production of PTT records would therefore be routed to legal counsel for [the Trump campaign]". Read More »

Akshay Kumar Is 'Bloody' Brilliant In The Absorbing Trailer Of Padman!


In the trailer, Akshay emerges as the Indian superhero, " PadMan ", the man who made sanitary napkins affordable for women, giving other superheroes like Superman and Batman a run for their money. He plays a simpleton who loves his wife and the women in his life and wants to bring a healthy change in their lives. The trailer of Akshay's upcoming film "Pad Man" is out, and it gives a glimpse of the humorous and inspiring content in store. Read More »