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World News China jailing of rights lawyer called a
Author: 0 China jailing of rights lawyer called a "mockery" of law

Apart from his prison sentence , Wang has been "deprived of his political rights" for the next five years, which means that he can not vote, has no freedom of protest, speech or publication, and can not hold any government-related jobs . "Authorities' treatment of him ... is the true metric of rule of law in China", the group said in a statement sent to reporters. A number of human rights organisations and bar associations have repeatedly urged the Chinese government to release Wang.

World News Suffolk snow: Met Office extends warnings for East Anglia
Author: 0 Suffolk snow: Met Office extends warnings for East Anglia

A Met Office forecaster said: "A band of rain, sleet and snow will move eastwards through the day and overnight bringing accumulations in some places". "There is a possibility of some disruption". Widespread frost is expected to develop overnight. He says there is a further risk of snowfall in our area on Thursday or Friday.

World News Philippines church bombings: Death toll rises to 27
Author: 0 Philippines church bombings: Death toll rises to 27

Police initially put the death toll at 27 but later lowered it to 20, saying there was double counting in earlier official reports. The dead include 14 civilians, presumably people who were attending Mass at the time of the bombing; five soldiers, and one member of the Coast Guard.

World News United States removes Russian aluminium firm from sanctions list | newkerala.com #94738
Author: 0 United States removes Russian aluminium firm from sanctions list | newkerala.com #94738

Aluminum users around the world are expected to see lower prices for material because the sanctions on major producer Rusal were lifted, but US tariffs on imports of the metal remain. Earlier this month, congressional Democrats narrowly failed to pass a measure that would have stopped Treasury from lifting the sanctions, despite attracting the support of 136 Republicans in a significant rebuke to President Donald Trump's administration.

World News Christie says he warned Trump the Russian Federation investigation would not go away
Author: 0 Christie says he warned Trump the Russian Federation investigation would not go away

Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics, Christie wrote that he and his wife, Mary Pat, had a lunch planned with Trump in February 2017, coincidentally a day after national security adviser Michael Flynn was sacked ostensibly for lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his talks with a Russian ambassador during the presidential transition.

World News How Do Schools Decide To Close For Cold Weather?
Author: 0 How Do Schools Decide To Close For Cold Weather?

Doctors say in extreme cold, it doesn't take long for children to feel the effects of hypothermia or frostbite. Transportation and busing are both factors in Hockenberry's decision. Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board: All schools and administrative buildings have been closed for today. We also keep students inside or reduce time outside for recess based on the temperatures throughout the day.

World News Woman Carrying Baby Dies After Falling Down Stairs In New York Subway
Author: 0 Woman Carrying Baby Dies After Falling Down Stairs In New York Subway

The woman, Malaysia Goodson, 22, of Stamford, Connecticut , was found unconscious at about 8 p.m. on Monday night in a stairwell of a subway station on Seventh Avenue and 53rd Street, police said . The New York Times reports only a quarter of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's stations have elevators. "This is an absolutely heartbreaking incident", the agency said in a statement.

World News Stacey Abrams to deliver Dem response to Trump's State of the Union
Author: 0 Stacey Abrams to deliver Dem response to Trump's State of the Union

Abrams confirmed the news on Twitter, saying , "At a moment when our nation needs to hear from leaders who can unite for a common objective, I am honored to be delivering the Democratic State of the Union response". If she had won, Abrams would have been the first black female governor in the country. The response is a tradition undertaken by a representative of the president's opposing party, who gives a speech immediately after the State of the Union to rebut claims made in his address.

World News President Trump slams former White House staffer Cliff Sims over new book
Author: 0 President Trump slams former White House staffer Cliff Sims over new book

Sims made the media rounds on Tuesday, which landed him in hot water with Trump, who tweeted that the ex-staffer is "a mess" and maintained that he was "nothing more than a go-fer". Upon the tweet being read out loud, Sims said, "Nice". Several staffers have reportedly signed nondisclosure agreements , and Sims told CNN that he wasn't sure whether he had signed one.

World News Iran General: 'New war will eliminate Israel'
Author: 0 Iran General: 'New war will eliminate Israel'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said last week that he would "advise" the Iranians to leave Syria "as quickly as possible" after an Iranian minister claimed Tehran only has anti-terrorms "advisors" in the war-battered country. Iranian officials have previously said Tehran, which does not recognise Israel, would respond swiftly to any Israeli attack. Iran's strategy is to set its forces close to the Golan Heights among Druze villages in order to complicate Israeli airstrikes, the news ...

World News Corruption seen rising in Trump's United States: watchdog
Author: 0 Corruption seen rising in Trump's United States: watchdog

Transparency International (TI) in its 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI ) has rated Nigeria as 19th most corrupt country in Africa, 18th most corrupt country in Sub-Saharan Africa, and 33rd most corrupt country in the world. The insignificant drop came in the wake of an intensified corruption fight by President Uhuru Kenyatta's administration, following many cases against individuals and in State agencies and other organisations.

World News Boy calls 911 for homework help, dispatcher comes to his aid
Author: 0 Boy calls 911 for homework help, dispatcher comes to his aid

The department does not recommend calling 911 for homework help, Gard told NBC News , but they are glad that Bundy was able to help the young boy and to have hopefully brightened his day. I hope I didn't give him the wrong answer and I hope he had a better day'. 'You had a bad day at school?' Bundy asks. CALLER: Math. And it's so hard.

World News 15 killed as hotel wall collapses in Peru wedding party
Author: 0 15 killed as hotel wall collapses in Peru wedding party

The accident happened at the Alhambra hotel in the Andean city of Abancay, which has been hammered with heavy rains for the last five days. The impact caused one of the walls to buckle, bringing down the roof and other parts of the building, the BBC reported .

World News Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd may fight extradition from Georgia
Author: 0 Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd may fight extradition from Georgia

After returning from the Houses of Parliament, Shepherd handed the controls of the boat over to Brown, who went "full throttle". "The thing they say I did wrong was to let her drive my boat". He said: "We just need to study the case documents and I need to discuss it with my client before making the final decision about it". The decision on whether Shepherd will be extradited to the United Kingdom is expected to take several weeks.

World News Snow and ice to bite across the country
Author: 0 Snow and ice to bite across the country

The Met Office said subzero temperatures across the country are expected, with readings expected to be as low as -7C (19.4F) in rural areas of Scotland . The first of the wintry conditions will arrive this morning as rain moving eastwards across the country turns to snow with temperatures falling to -5C (23F).

World News SeaWorld Orlando orca Kayla is dead
Author: 0 SeaWorld Orlando orca Kayla is dead

They say her condition worsened on Sunday and her veterinarians and animal care specialists were devoting around the clock attention to Kayla. "While today is a hard day for all of us at SeaWorld, Kayla inspired generations of guests and employees to care and learn more about this fantastic species".

World News 'World's loneliest duck' Trevor killed by dogs
Author: 0 'World's loneliest duck' Trevor killed by dogs

Live Science is sad to report that Trevor the mallard, billed by some as the "world's loneliest duck ", has died as he lived - alone in a puddle. "Someone giving directions told me to 'turn right after the duck , '" Claire Trevett, an editor at The New Zealand Herald, wrote in September 2018.

World News UAE's gender equality awards won entirely by men
Author: 0 UAE's gender equality awards won entirely by men

The sheikh insisted women were "central to shaping the future of the country". How else to comprehend this tweet announcing the winners of an initiative created to foster gender equality at work? The Gender Balance Index awards was set up to incentivise government departments to meet female participation goals that were set by the government in 2015.

World News Snow forecast for North Somerset
Author: 0 Snow forecast for North Somerset

The Met Office's weather warning has been set from 9pm tomorrow to 12 noon on Wednesday. There is chance of travel delays on roads with chances of flights and trains being cancelled, power cuts and problems with mobile phone coverage could also occur.

World News Suspect down, 5 officers shot in Houston
Author: 0 Suspect down, 5 officers shot in Houston

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted a confirmation from his official social media account. Multiple cops have been shot in Houston , Texas - with local officials reporting at least five officers down, including one who took a bullet to the face - following "an encounter" with a suspect.

World News Trump AG pick says he's discussed Mueller probe with Pence
Author: 0 Trump AG pick says he's discussed Mueller probe with Pence

There has been a lot of confusion regarding what report-if any-will be seen by the public following the conclusion of Mueller's investigation. Barr provided written answers to follow-up questions from his confirmation hearing. He also said, "Frankly it's unimaginable to me that Bob would ever do anything that gave rise to good cause". "If confirmed, I will ensure that the department's advice on this subject is consistent with any applicable law, including the National Emergencies Act".

World News Chance of snow, wintry mix in the forecast for Tuesday
Author: 0 Chance of snow, wintry mix in the forecast for Tuesday

Most of the area sees just snow, but our far southeastern counties will likely see a mix transition into rain. "Back to back cold fronts will slice through the eastern two-thirds of the country to deliver one of the coldest arctic air intrusions in recent memory, especially from the Upper Midwest to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley", said the agency on the front page of its website .

World News Monday Night Snow, Improving Conditions Tuesday
Author: 0 Monday Night Snow, Improving Conditions Tuesday

As this system heads east, brutally cold air will wrap in behind it. Temperatures will from the mid-teens on Tuesday with possible record cold highs for Wednesday . Wind chill values will plummet into the 20s and 10s so bundle up if you'll be going out late. Highs the 30s to lower 40s. On Thursday it will be sunny with highs only reaching the mid teens.

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