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Aliaksandra Sasnovich stuns Anastasija Sevastova to reach final — WTA Brisbane

Aliaksandra Sasnovich stuns Anastasija Sevastova to reach final — WTA Brisbane She will move up to No.4 for this month's Australian Open , where she will have a target on her back as she attempts to go beyond the third round for the first time. The returner won just five points in the opening five games before Sevastova built a 15-40 lead in the sixth game, only to see Sasnovich fight off the first break point with an acute volley victor and the second courtesy of another e... [Full Article...]

US Astronaut who walked on the moon dies aged 87

On his record-setting sixth and last spaceflight, when he flew the first Spacelab module into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle, he both avoided a mid-flight disaster and landed while an auxiliary power unit was on fire. "To us, he represented the best in the American spirit - always looking forward, always reaching higher". "May his memory serve to inspire future generations of explorers to dare gre... [Full Article...]

ICE Director Calls For Arrest Of 'Sanctuary' City And State Officials

ICE Director Calls For Arrest Of 'Sanctuary' City And State Officials Homan, who was announced in December as President Trump's pick to permanently run the agency, went on to say that politicians enforcing sanctuary city policies need to be held " personally accountable". The law gives undocumented immigrants additional protections by making it more hard for local law enforcement agencies to hold them for federal authorities. [Full Article...]

Check your matric results online from the Department of Basic Education website

Check your matric results online from the Department of Basic Education website In a statement, Schäfer said that while there is a tendency to focus exclusively on the provincial pass rate - which is an important indicator - other important indicators of success also needed to be taken into consideration to determine if the system is ultimately improving or where it needs to be improved. [Full Article...]

No Progress Possible On Turkey EU Bid, Says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that political developments in Turkey were effectively blocking its European Union accession bid, suggesting a "partnership" instead of full membership. "Democracies must fully respect the rule of law", Macron warned Erdogan. The Turkish president was less bombastic, but just as emphatic, on Friday while discussing his country's decades-long purs... [Full Article...]

North-South hotline reopens on Korean peninsula

North-South hotline reopens on Korean peninsula The large annual military exercises with South Korea would resume sometime after the Paralympic Games conclude March 18, he said. Preparations for the meeting at a border village - what would be the first formal gathering between the two sides since 2015 - would be done via letters, he said. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom lawmakers back tax on disposable coffee cups

United Kingdom lawmakers back tax on disposable coffee cups If all disposable coffee cups are recycled by 2023 , that will require a lot of infrastructure - there are only three recycling facilities in the United Kingdom that can split the paper from the plastic for recycling at present (which is why less than 1% of cups are recycled). [Full Article...]

Winter storm hits East Coast, flights at PDX canceled

Winter storm hits East Coast, flights at PDX canceled The weather service has issued blizzard warnings for the coast from parts of Rhode Island to ME, but Oravec expects the blizzard warnings could be extended as far south as parts of NY. One family traveling from O'Hare to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, was glad the winter storm was not hitting Chicago. Charleston, South Carolina, saw the hightest accumulation of snow since 1989, and power outages were ex... [Full Article...]

Sightseeing balloon crashes in Egypt's Luxor city killing one U.S. tourist

Sightseeing balloon crashes in Egypt's Luxor city killing one U.S. tourist Luxor governor Mahmoud Badr confirmed the incident, adding that he visited the injured tourists who are now being treated at hospital, according to the BBC, citing AFP . The crash, to the west of the city of Luxor, happened due to bad weather conditions, the news agency said, according to Reuters. In 2016, 22 Chinese tourists suffered minor injuries in another balloon crash, which prompted th... [Full Article...]

Maine Officials Warn Of Sharp Uptick In Flu Hospitalizations

Maine Officials Warn Of Sharp Uptick In Flu Hospitalizations Don Lawrenchuk. Professor John Oxford is one of the UK's top experts on influenza and the scientific director for Oxford Media Medicine. "What that number doesn't tell you is if you get the flu, it may be milder and a shorter course than it would be". [Full Article...]

Mega Millions jackpot at $361 million for Tuesday drawing

Mega Millions jackpot at $361 million for Tuesday drawing Virgin Islands. The Powerball drawing is Wednesday for what will be the ninth largest jackpot in Powerball history. And Americans do love buying lottery tickets. jackpot in Oregon. At no time in history have two USA jackpots been simultaneously greater than $400 million, but that milestone may be reached if the games roll another drawing or two. [Full Article...]

New safety barriers coming to NYC sidewalks

New safety barriers coming to NYC sidewalks De Blasio's oath of office was administered by Sanders, the popular progressive leader who has championed policies to benefit middle- and working-class Americans, similar to the mayor's own politics. "The deepest, truest stakeholders of this town", he said, "are the people who do the work - who every day make this city come to life, but have too often not reaped the rewards". [Full Article...]

2 missing girls possibly taken by person of interest in mom's murder

2 missing girls possibly taken by person of interest in mom's murder She also has a nose stud in her right nostril and has braces. Reid added, "I mean at least find the kids safe, hopefully he drops them off somewhere". There is a white sticker on the upper right hand corner of the rear window. Bandera-Margaret is described as 4 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 75 pounds. [Full Article...]

Michele Bachmann eyes Franken's Senate seat

Michele Bachmann eyes Franken's Senate seat Bachmann said during a recent interview. "My husband and I aren't money people", she said, "If you're a billionaire, maybe you can defend yourself". Gov. Tina Smith to be sworn in on Wednesday to take over his seat. Also announcing she will run this year is Sen. Bachmann resigned from Congress in 2015 after serving for almost ten years. [Full Article...]

Meet Greater Cincinnati's first babies of 2018

Meet Greater Cincinnati's first babies of 2018 A spokesperson for the hospital told Independent.ie: "We've had a good year, we had the New Year and the Christmas baby". Both St. Michael's Hospital and Humber River Hospital announced early Monday that they had welcomed new babies at exactly 12 a.m. [Full Article...]

Two more people die in Iran amid wave of protests

Two more people die in Iran amid wave of protests Officials said two people were killed when what were described as rioters seized a fire engine and then crashed into two other vehicles. Reports of the deaths of two protesters were posted on social media after clashes with police in the western city of Dorud. [Full Article...]

Two arrested for killings of four in Troy

Two arrested for killings of four in Troy Mann, 24, and James W. White, 38, both of Schenectady, were arrested late Friday, the Albany Times Union reported. The four were killed on December 21, and one of the defendants was acquainted with one of the victims, Troy Police Chief John Tedesco said at a news conference Saturday. [Full Article...]

Trump says United States has gotten 'nothing' from Pakistan aid

Trump says United States has gotten 'nothing' from Pakistan aid Trump had earlier sent an angry, early morning tweet criticizing Pakistan. Lisa Curtis, who is the director for South and Central Asia on Trump's National Security Council, co-authored an article with former Pakistani ambassador Husain Haqqani previous year which said that the "activities and operations of diverse terror groups on and from Pakistani soil, and the government's failure to rein ... [Full Article...]

Palestinians recall envoy after rally with wanted cleric

Palestinians recall envoy after rally with wanted cleric In a statement, the PA said, "On the basis of the principled and firm Palestinian position, the ministry of foreign affairs and expatriates considered the participation of our ambassador in Pakistan in a mass rally in solidarity with Jerusalem, held in Rawalpindi on Friday, and in the presence of individuals accused of supporting terrorism is an unintended mistake, but not justified". [Full Article...]

IOF fire airstrikes on Gaza

IOF fire airstrikes on Gaza When asked whether Iran had transferred the shells to Hamas , which still controls the Strip, Lieberman said that Iran "supplied [them] to many in Gaza, it's too early to say which". The past month has seen the largest incidence of rocket fire from the Strip since the 2014 Israel-Hamas war. "The rockets were launched by a terror organization that used standard-grade Iranian weapons", read a twe... [Full Article...]


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