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by | February 12, 2018 | 04:14

Across the state a staggering 135,000 properties were plunged into darkness when wild winds and powerful lightning strikes lashed through Queensland; 4800 of those homes were on the Coast. A SEVERE thunderstorm warning for damaging winds and large hail has been issued for the Gold Coast as a cluster of storms edge closer towards the city.

by | February 12, 2018 | 04:11

Five people are dead after what deputies are calling a "horrific murder spree". Deputies discovered a man and a woman's body in a home and then two women's bodies while searching for the suspect, Joseph Nickell, who was also found dead, authorities said.

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:55

The games will be attended by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister and other senior officials. Pence said he was inspired by the "bravery" of those who fled across the demilitarized zone - and honored to be joined by Fred Warmbier , who he called a "champion" for the North Korean people.

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:23

The United States supports the Kurdish militants. Eastern Ghouta, which lies east of the capital, has been besieged since 2013. The Observatory said the eastern Ghouta death toll from four days of bombardment has reached 229, including 58 children.

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:13

After a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers in 2015, Canada announced the lifting of economic sanctions on the country and said it was reviewing its wider relations. He was also the managing director of the Persian Heritage Wildlife Foundation. Among them was Hooman Jokar, who headed a program to save the endangered Asiatic cheetah.

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:08

Pence continued his tough rhetoric even after South Korean officials announced North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had invited President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang for talks. The presence of Kim Yo Jong as part of the delegation to the Olympics led to speculation that she might have been sent because, as a close relative of the North Korean leader, she would be in a position to deliver a personal message to Moon.

by | February 12, 2018 | 02:57

Pence spent the days leading up to the games warning that the North was trying to "hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games" with its "propaganda". Not to be overlooked is that Moon did not directly demand the North abandon its nuclear development programs. We all join and support you in your message of peace.

by | February 12, 2018 | 02:24

The report stated that he had committed to the Rockets before completing his buyout, which could mean he likes Houston's chances to win it all this season. But he's averaging just 7.3 points per game this season, and the Celtics probably can find better fits. He averaged 5.0 points and 3.4 rebounds for the Grizzlies while playing in the final season of a three-year, $18 million deal.

by | February 12, 2018 | 02:20

State Republican leaders said they've agreed on a redrawn congressional district map. If not, the court has indicated it may develop one of its own. House speaker Mike Turzai said " we got input from our members, and from Senate members, on the Republican side, and together the Republican Senate and the Republican House have submitted a map".

by | February 12, 2018 | 01:46

Unfortunately for NBC , Ramo displayed a shocking ignorance of Korean history and got the entire nation of South Korea enraged at some of his comments. South Korean Olympic figure skating champion Yuna Kim, right, takes the torch from North Korea's Jong Su Hyon, left, and South Korea's Park Jong-ah during the opening ceremony.

by | February 12, 2018 | 01:36

Ms Morffi shared the shocking news on social media and said that the Catholic school did not approve of her marrying a woman and did not think she was "the right kind of Catholic for my choice in partner". Any conduct "inconsistent" with that could result in disciplinary action, including termination. "But if you're gay, forget about it". Florida now has no statewide law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

by | February 12, 2018 | 00:43

It was the second shutdown this year under the Republican-controlled Congress and Trump , who played little role in attempts by party leaders this week to end months of fiscal squabbling. After House Democrats convened to hear opposing views on the deal, they admitted leaders were not not urging members one way or the other, but instead were to make their own decisions.

by | February 12, 2018 | 00:22

President Donald Trump will not declassify the Democrats' current memo on the Russian Federation investigation, the White House announced Friday night. Late on Friday , Senator Dianne Feinstein, a senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused Trump of "hypocrisy at its worst" in blocking, at least for now, release of the House Democrats' memo.

by | February 12, 2018 | 00:15

Police arrived and fired a warning shot into the air to subdue the perpetrator, who refused to surrender. In this photograph shot through a glass window, police investigators examine the interior of St. The church lies near the provincial capital of Yogyakarta, which is located on Java island and known as the City of Education because of its rich concentration of universities and cultural institutions.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:56

A dialogue between North Korea and the U.S.is among actions that would improve the atmosphere for a meeting, Yonhap reported, citing an unidentified Blue House official. 8, 2018, shows members of North Korea's military taking part in a parade in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. The North has sent almost 500 people to the Pyeongchang Games including officials, athletes , artists and cheerleaders after the Koreas agreed to a series of conciliatory gestures to mark the games.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:46

And while this seemed far fetched, there was an olive branch of sorts extended to North Korea with leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, making an unprecedented visit to the South. She was promoted by her brother past year to be an alternate member of the decision-making political bureau of the ruling party's central committee, which analysts said showed that her activities are more substantive than previously thought.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:48

Fresh reports of mass graves in Rakhine, and the arrest of two Reuters journalists investigating an alleged massacre , have heaped new pressure on Suu Kyi to condemn the army, who she is in a delicate power-sharing arrangement with. A Myanmar government spokesman could not be immediately reached for comment. The next hearing is scheduled for Feb.14. The Bangladesh border where refugees are sheltered is set to welcome foreign minister Boris Johnson who plans to embark on a trip to its ...

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:22

United States' Vice President Mike Pence and South Korean President Moon Jae-in laugh during the ladies' 500 meters short-track speedskating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. Moon replied that it was not appropriate for Abe to have raised the issue, which he described as an internal affair. "This development could have been anticipated, but for Japan it's a nightmare scenario", said Takashi Kawakami, a professor of worldwide ...

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:16

A passenger train mowed down five elephants on Saturday night, triggering a blame game between the Assam forest department and Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). "Our people are trying their best to prevent elephant casualties, but the railways seem to be taking such incidents lightly". The department, along with North East Frontier Railways, has organised awareness camps for train drivers to tackle situations arising out of elephant movement near railway tracks.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:12

The PM witnessed the ceremony which was live-streamed to the Dubai Opera Houses. Indians have played a role at every stage of the UAE's growth, helping lay the foundations of this country's infrastructure and institutions. "I believe this temple will not only be unique in terms of architecture and splendour, but will also give a message of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" (the world is one family) to people across the world", Modi said.

by | February 11, 2018 | 21:31

Netanyahu has spoken with Putin several times in recent months in a bid to persuade Russian Federation to limit Iran's presence near Israel. Israel said its reprisals after the exchange were "large-scale" raids that attacked Syrian air defence systems and Iranian targets.

by | February 11, 2018 | 21:26

Ivanka Trump told the Times that Hicks was a "team player" and "the president has deep respect for her, cares about her greatly, and listens to her". Porter's abrupt departure has raised questions about how long it took Trump's team to act on the accusations. In an interview in The Washington Post , which first reported the allegations against Sorensen and his resignation, his former wife, Jessica Corbett, detailed a volatile 2 ½-year marriage in which Sorensen ran over her foot while ...

by | February 11, 2018 | 21:07

The short shutdown on Friday morning was the second shutdown that has occurred during President Donald Trump's presidency. United States politicians have passed a bipartisan budget agreement, ending the second government shutdown in as many months.

by | February 11, 2018 | 21:10

The PYD took advantage of the Syrian Revolution that began in March 2011 to form two contradictory alliances. Idlib is the largest chunk of Syrian territory held by insurgent factions opposed to President Bashar al-Assad's government. Russian Federation has been one of President Bashar Assad's strongest supporters, intervening in 2015 to tip the balance of power in his favor. "We are in a war".

by | February 11, 2018 | 21:07

Duke is now the No. 7 team in the nation in the eyes of the NCAA men's basketball selection committee, which revealed its top 16 teams up to this point in the season Sunday afternoon on CBS. 4 seed for the East Region). The No. 2 seeds were Duke, Auburn, Kansas and Cincinnati. Virginia may not be the No. 1 team in the nation when the Associated Press poll is released on Monday, but the Cavaliers are No.

by | February 11, 2018 | 20:43

The information came from someone claiming to be Yee - not Yee himself - and Borges's column has now been retracted by the Herald . "Earlier today I made a terrible attempt at humor", Fauria wrote on Twitter. A Boston sports radio host has been suspended after making insensitive and racist jokes about Tom Brady's agent Don Yee. Fauria is a former New England Patriots tight end who played for the team from 2002-2005.

by | February 11, 2018 | 20:31

The deal would extend the Children's Health Insurance Program for 10 years, four more than the extension Congress just enacted. Like a separate plan passed by the House , it would continue government funding through March 23 while lawmakers fill in the details on longer-term spending .

by | February 11, 2018 | 19:16

The 30-year-old bus driver was arrested by the police for alleged risky driving causing death and grievous bodily harm. The accident has reignited a debate over working conditions for the city's bus drivers. It was really chaotic in the bus. ( Apple Daily via AP) Firemen hurry to try to remove injured passengers from a double-decker lying on its side in Hong Kong , Saturday, Feb.

by | February 11, 2018 | 19:13

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley recently was on CNN to talk about the Trump administration's decision to move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "Is he representing America or Israel?" Friedman, among the top Trump advisers who promoted the Jerusalem move, is a former contributor to settler causes.

by | February 11, 2018 | 18:36

The Israeli Defence Ministry rarely comments on media reports of its military activities, but has publicly admitted to having struck Hezbollah convoys and other targets in Syria with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying that strikes will continue when "we have information and operational feasibility".

by | February 11, 2018 | 18:30

Si fanno concrete le speranze di distensione dopo mesi di tensione dovute ai programmi nucleari nordocoreani, i test missilistici e atomici che fanno di questa porzione di estremo oriente uno dei punti più caldi del pianeta.

by | February 11, 2018 | 18:31

This is in line with Moon's hopes that the inter-Korean detente could lead to broader negotiations on the core challenges facing the Korean Peninsula. The Trump administration, and successive American administrations before it, has insisted that North Korea must give up its nuclear weapons program if it wants to be treated as part of the worldwide community.

by | February 11, 2018 | 17:55

Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of Kim Jong Un , "courteously" handed over a personal letter from the North Korean leader to Moon during talks on Saturday and also told Moon of her brother's "intention", KCNA said, without elaborating on what that was.

by | February 11, 2018 | 17:36

A spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry said , "The claim that an unmanned aircraft penetrated into Israel is false". "Iran made such an attempt today". The military says the pilot was evacuated Saturday to a hospital for medical treatment. But Russia also maintains cordial ties with Israel. "I don't think anybody wants to escalate further".

by | February 11, 2018 | 17:26

Speaking to a small crowd, Biden seemed flabbergasted that Trump said he thought Porter had done a good job at the White House and that the president wanted to "absolutely wish him (Porter) well". Porter, whose title was staff secretary, controlled material coming to the president and was frequently at Trump's side. His remarks also come amid a worldwide debate over sexual harassment and the abuse of power.