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Rescuers reach climbers on Oregon mountain

Rescuers reach climbers on Oregon mountain A climber died after falling up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) from Mount Hood in OR and at least seven spent hours stranded on the face of the mountain on Tuesday as temperatures rose and ice and rock broke loose, officials said. The sun has been out this week and the temperature was around freezing at the spot where the climber fell, said Russell Gubele of Mountain Wave Search and Rescue. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation boss contradicts White House on Porter clearance

Federal Bureau of Investigation boss contradicts White House on Porter clearance During the White House press briefing on Tuesday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said four times that she can only provide media with "the best information" available to her regarding disgraced ex-staffer Rob Porter , who's been accused of domestic violence by two ex-wives. [Full Article...]

Iced sensors likely cause of Russian plane crash

Iced sensors likely cause of Russian plane crash The pilots had placed the An-148 on autopilot after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport but took its manual controls back when they heard alarm signals warning of conflicting speed data. The carrier, Saratov Airlines, has grounded several other An-148s in its fleet pending the crash investigation. Governor of the Orenburg region, where the plane was going to, told Russian news that mor... [Full Article...]

Looking for love or…not: Pick the right dating app for you

Looking for love or…not: Pick the right dating app for you More specifically, it looks for people that are on the same daily commute as you and your area in general. The popular dating app, Tinder , will make a change to its platform in an upcoming update that allows women to message first, TechCrunch reports. [Full Article...]

Congress communalising elections in Meghalaya: BJP

Congress communalising elections in Meghalaya: BJP Never as a majority party, Congress has been in alliance with the United Democratic Party of Meghalaya, whose member Mukul Sangma has been the Chief Minister of the state since 2009. However, BJP campaigners have persistently pointed out in their rallies the state's high poverty rate of over 67 per cent and unemployment rate, besides erratic power supply in large parts, to corner the Left govern... [Full Article...]

Pence raises prospect of talks between US, North Korea

Pence raises prospect of talks between US, North Korea It inspired an American member of the International Olympic Committee to call for the team, which included 12 North Korean players, to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The downside for Washington is that it could expose growing differences with Seoul on the best way to deal with North Korea and achieve the ultimate goal of denuclearization. [Full Article...]

Duterte slammed over threat to shoot female rebels in the genitals

Duterte slammed over threat to shoot female rebels in the genitals It's been one inflammatory comment after another from Duterte, who has been frequently compared to US President Donald Trump for his penchant to say exactly what runs through his head. Duterte's spokesman responded to the latest incident by saying the president's comments were " funny ", but human-rights agencies have harshly criticized the "misogynist, derogatory and demeaning statements". [Full Article...]

Boston Police Takes Flak for Black History Month Tweet

Boston Police Takes Flak for Black History Month Tweet One user called Gourmet Spud wrote: 'There's no way that Boston PD tweet was just "bad judgment". The department's account later posted another tweet that night honoring Bill Russell , the first African-American head coach in the National Basketball Association. [Full Article...]

UN chief meets North Korea's ceremonial president

UN chief meets North Korea's ceremonial president Since former President Park Geun-hye was impeached and removed from office in a corruption scandal, the couple have been afraid Moon will return the country to the "communist" North. Pence said potential talks are contingent upon North Korea's movement toward denuclearization. The invitation was made by Kim Yo Jong , the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , during a historic mee... [Full Article...]

Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Flight from Lexington

Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Flight from Lexington Allegiant Air officials say the new service will be non-stop flights from Evansville to Destin, Florida. Positions are expected to offer average salaries more than double the area's average wage. "Walton Beach, and we know they will be thrilled to have this low-priced access to the region". Allegiant said the new routes mean 65 new jobs for pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and other ground s... [Full Article...]

Trump's 2019 Budget Would Slash Great Lakes Funding

Trump's 2019 Budget Would Slash Great Lakes Funding President Trump pushed again Monday to slash funding for the Great Lakes - repeating a move he made unsuccessfully previous year. The health and future of the Great Lakes, the largest collection of freshwater in the world, has never been more important and the GLRI targets long-term solutions for the Great Lakes ecosystem. [Full Article...]

Judge Rules Developer Must Pay 5Pointz Graffiti Artists $6.7M

Judge Rules Developer Must Pay 5Pointz Graffiti Artists $6.7M Wolkoff had allowed his building to be covered by a large, colorful mural of street art that went on to gain global recognition as a symbol of New York."If not for Wolkoff's insolence, these damages would not have been assessed", Block said, according to court documents. [Full Article...]

People break social and cultural taboos to attend Asma Jahangir's funeral

People break social and cultural taboos to attend Asma Jahangir's funeral Members of parliament on the opening day of new sessions of the National Assembly and the Senate on Monday paid tribute to the services of courageous human rights activist Asma Jahangir , terming her sudden death a "national loss". She was arrested for the first time. Even the ones who do not comprehend Pakistan much would understand how unsafe and deadly it could be to resist military dictat... [Full Article...]

The Schooling Division Formally Received't Deal With Transgender College students Experiencing Lavatory

The Schooling Division Formally Received't Deal With Transgender College students Experiencing Lavatory The order was claimed to be in keeping with the 1972 Education Amendments' Title IX prohibiting "sex discrimination " in education. "Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, not gender identity ", Hill stated. "The president's budget request expands education freedom for America's families while protecting our nation's most vulnerable students", Education Secretary Betsy DeVos... [Full Article...]

European Union growth approaches pre-crisis levels

European Union growth approaches pre-crisis levels It is the highest annual growth since 2007, when the economy expanded by 2.7%. Q4 growth in Germany was 0.6%, France expanded 0.6% and Spain grew 0.7%. That progress reversed however after United States inflation increased by more than expected, raising fears of that a rate rise sooner than investors would like. [Full Article...]

Israel to try Palestinian teen behind closed doors

Israel to try Palestinian teen behind closed doors Despite Ahed Tamimi's request for her trial to be open to the public, military judge rules that it will take place behind closed doors. "It about time they will understand that people like her have to be in jail and not allowed to incite racism and subversion against the state of Israel ". [Full Article...]

Chhattisgarh forest cover between 33 to 75 %: Union Minister

Chhattisgarh forest cover between 33 to 75 %: Union Minister The India State Forest Report-2017 unveiled by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan says the country stands 10th in the world in terms of forest area and eighth in terms of annual forest gain. The five States where forest cover has decreased most are Mizoram (531 sq.km), Nagaland (450 sq.km), Arunachal Pradesh (190 sq.km), Tripura (164 sq.km) and Meghalaya (116 sq.km). [Full Article...]

PM returns home after 3 nation visit to Palestine, UAE and Oman

PM returns home after 3 nation visit to Palestine, UAE and Oman Modi chose to steer clear of this as the complexities of the region were evident in the very manner of Modi's landing at the Palestinian Authority's presidential headquarters in Ramallah, in a chopper provided by the Jordanian government, escorted by choppers from the Israel Air Force. [Full Article...]

British warship to sail through South China Sea

British warship to sail through South China Sea China called the ruling a farce and said it would not recognize it as it was issued unilaterally, and initiated by the former Philippine government. The president followed up with a warning that he will order the navy to fire if other countries extract resources from within his country's exclusive economic zone, a 200-nautical mile stretch of sea where a coastal state has internationally recogni... [Full Article...]

Iran accuses West of using lizards for nuclear spying

Iran accuses West of using lizards for nuclear spying It was not immediately clear where he was tweeting from. "The news of my father's passing is impossible to fathom", Ramin Seyed Emami, a popular singer, wrote on Instagram, with a photo of himself as a child playing with his father. A U.S. State Department spokeswoman said the United States was "aware of reports that a U.S. citizen has been detained in Iran". "The Iranian judiciary should imme... [Full Article...]


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