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Australia Heat Wave: Hundreds of Bats With 'Fried' Brains Fall From Sky

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Large fruit bats - known as flying foxes - were falling from trees in two parts of city's west as temperatures reached up to 47.3 degrees Celsius ( 117 degrees Fahrenheit ) on Sunday. In extremely trying conditions they worked tirelessly to provide sub-cutaneous fluids to the pups that could be reached and many lives were saved but sadly many were lost too'. Read More »

Jimmy Kimmel 'Deduces' Why Jeff Sessions Hates Marijuana

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Sessions is reversing an Obama administration memo that essentially said the federal government would not enforce marijuana laws in states that legalized the drug, provided they included adequate protections to insulate the business from gangs and violence, to keep marijuana out of minors' hands, and to prevent it from being trafficked over state lines to places where it remains illegal. Read More »

Stop guessing about Chinese naval military base in Pakistan: Beijing

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He was responding to a question on a White House official's remarks that China could play helpful role in convincing Pakistan that it was in its national interest to crackdown on terror safe havens. "As far as possible Pakistan wants to engage with the USA because it is not only a global power but also has its presence in the region", she said. With the USA suspending all security assistance to Pakistan, Washington's envoy to New Delhi, Kenneth Juster, met Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and ... Read More »

Kim Jong-UN urged to create conditions for unification of Korea

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The strike would be an effort to show North Korea the potential consequences of its actions without leading to an all-out war. This " bloody nose " strategy would amount to a limited military strike. As the "worst norm-breaker" of the worldwide community, North Korea has defiantly challenged all UN Security Council resolutions banning its nuclear and ballistic missile activities, he noted. Read More »

New US pot rule sparks latest clash over states' rights

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They were not allowed to publicly discuss it before an announcement expected Thursday and spoke on condition of anonymity. President Barack Obama instituted policy that prevented federal law enforcement from interfering with the sale and consumption of marijuana in states where it was legal. Read More »

Sweden warns against cutting USA aid to Palestinians

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Last week, UNRWA Spokesman Chris Gunness said his organization was not informed of any changes to USA contributions to the United Nations agency. But Secretary of State Rex Tillerson put a hold on the funds while the administration reviews its next steps, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private deliberations. Read More »

Trump to sign executive order expanding veterans' mental health services

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Mattis. - Extend DoD's " Be There Peer Support Call and Outreach Center " services to provide peer support for veterans in the year following separation from uniformed service. That new executive order will go into effect March 9. Details about the order, first reported by Military Times , are not yet clear. Expanding the treatment options will cost more than $200 million per year, and will come out of existing budgets at the VA and the Department of Defense, a senior administration ... Read More »

How Tua Tagovailoa's poise was the answer to Alabama prayers

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Starting QB Jalen Hurts struggled to throw the ball in the first half, and it was evident that Georgia's defense was intent on making the Tide throw in order to score. He added 27 rushing yards. As potent as the passing game could be, it's the run game that will always be the trademark of a Nick Saban-coached Alabama team. Read More »

Walt Disney Co (DIS) Holdings Increased by State of Wisconsin Investment Board

The stock increased 0.58% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $104. A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of DIS. The firm earned "Underweight" rating on Monday, December 14 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, June 12. The rating was upgraded by Topeka Capital Markets on Friday, July 24 to "Buy". Read More »

Balochistan Chief Minister resigned

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It is important as elections of the Senate are scheduled to be held in March and the Balochistan assembly will elect 11 senators. The motion, which was submitted on January 2 by Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo and Syed Agha Raza, was signed by a total of 14 parliamentarians, to be taken up by the assembly at 4pm today. Read More »

James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt announce joint show at Fiddler's Green in May

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The victor of multiple Grammy awards, Taylor has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His most recent album, " Before This World ", came out in 2015. ticketmaster .com, according to a Golden 1 Center news release. Bonnie Raitt is a 10-time Grammy victor. Raitt found success later in her career when her 10th album, "Nick of Time", sold more than 5 million copies in the United States. Read More »

Sony's BLOODSHOT Movie Rescheduled For 2019, HARBINGER to Follow

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It was reported previous year that Jared Leto was in talks for the role of Bloodshot . Vin Diesel , on the other hand, has dabbled in fantasy before thanks to Riddick and The Last Witch Hunter , though the fact that the latter movie was originally meant to spawn a shared universe of its own will leave many looking toward this Bloodshot scoop with cautious optimism. Read More »

HHS Nominee: 'Devil's in the Details' of Medicaid Block Grants

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Democrats blasted Azar as too cozy with drugmakers to fairly regulate drug prices, tying him to insulin price hikes by Lilly when he was CEO of the company's USA division. Senator Debbie Stabenow of MI asked Azar if he supported having the federal government negotiate prescription drug prices. Azar would replace Trump's first HHS secretary, Tom Price , who resigned in September after racking up large travel bills for chartered flights. Read More »

Senior Hamas Official in Critical Condition after Being Shot

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Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry spokesperson Dr. Ashraf al-Qidre said al-Alami is being treated at the intensive care unit in Gaza City's Shifa Hospital and that his condition is critical. Mr Alani was then elected deputy leader in Gaza, a position he held until previous year. He was one of the founders of Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, and served as the terror group's main representative in Tehran for many years before moving to Damascus in 2008. Read More »

Is reshuffle enough to revive May's fortunes?

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Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis , for instance, was appointed Conservative Party chairman, a role that includes the day-to-day running of the party. "No wonder Theresa May's struggling to negotiate Brexit - she can't even organise a reshuffle ", tweeted opposition Labour MP Stephen Kinnock. There was also speculation that Mrs May dropped the plans because she wanted an extra female minister in the Cabinet. Read More »

Could South-North Korea Talks Undermine The US?

Mr. Ri added that Pyongyang's nuclear programme was not an issue between North and South Korea. Kim indicated in his New Year's speech that the North could take part in the Games and Seoul responded with an offer of high-level dialogue. Seoul has been keen to proclaim the Games in Pyeongchang, just 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of the DMZ, a "peace Olympics" but it needs Pyongyang to attend to make the description meaningful. Read More »

Weather Hampers Efforts To Put Out Tanker Blaze In East China Sea

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Dr Simon Boxall, an oceanography expert from the University of Southampton, said it was unusual for two ships of that size to collide. Research on the most risky seas in the world carried out by German newspaper Die Welt previous year found the South and East China Seas the worst, likening the area to the notorious Bermuda Triangle . Read More »

European Union to Host Meeting with Iran on Nuclear Treaty Thursday

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The nuclear deal was reached between Iran and the six world powers of Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany in July 2015. The sanctions freeze any property the entities hold in the United States and prohibit Americans from dealing with them. The EU played an important role in brokering the nuclear deal and has continued to back it despite Trump's opposition. Read More »

Tuesday forecast: cloudy skies, high 55 with chances of wet weather overnight

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In the late evening, snow is expected to start falling, bringing between 1 to 3 inches in southeast MI. Monday: Freezing rain and sleet, mainly after 4 p.m. A chance of showers. Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Right now a close eye is on the path and track of the storm from Thursday night into Saturday . Read More »

Sen. Feinstein releases Fusion transcript despite GOP objections

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Mr. Grassley last week rejected the firm's request to release the transcript , citing concerns that its release could taint the committee's ongoing investigations related to Russia's election meddling and the F.B.I.'s response. As concerns mounted about Russia's attempts to interfere with the election, Steele brought some of his research to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More »

President Trump Will Gather With the World's Top Business Leaders in Davos

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The annual gathering of global political and business elites is scheduled to take place from January 23-26 in Switzerland. Then-Vice President Joe Biden attended a year ago. The theme of Davos this year is "creating a shared future in a fractured world". President Trump is planning the first foreign trip of his second year in office: A visit to the high-profile economic forum in Davos, Switzerland. Read More »

Resurrection? Man wakes up after being declared 'dead' by three doctors

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He was placed in the most risky section of the prison population. The doctor on duty Saturday night and the one next morning checked Jimenez's body, without trying to detect a pulse, and concluded the inmate died. Doctors feared brain damage , but said signs were positive after he talked and was able to remember his wife. Jimenez, who used to take medicines for epilepsy, was serving a sentence for theft. Read More »

Assemblywoman from Brooklyn charged in fraud scheme involving Superstorm Sandy funds

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In one scheme, prosecutors accused Ms. Harris, 57, of improperly receiving almost $25,000 in federal disaster funds by falsely claiming that she had been displaced from her Coney Island home by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. A NY assemblywoman from Brooklyn is accused of defrauding government agencies out of tens of thousands of dollars, including getting payouts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Read More »

Dozens dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya: rescue charities

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The Italian coast guard, which coordinates rescues in global waters off Libya's coast, said an aircraft on patrol for a European anti-smuggling operation had spotted the dinghy, which was in difficulty Saturday morning. Sixty-four migrants died in a weekend shipwreck off the coast of Libya, the International Organization for Migration reported Monday. However, the boat had been carrying 150 migrants, survivors said, with numerous dead vanishing beneath the waves. Read More »

First fire, now rain and mudslides worry California

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At least five people died and many more were missing in the chaos as residents fled storm ravaged areas of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. KEYT-TV showed a body being loaded into a military-style truck on a mud-covered street. Active searches are underway as rain from a huge winter storm that has soaked much of the state continues to fall onto wildfire-scarred hillsides. San Francisco received 3.15 inches of rain Monday, breaking the same-day record set in 1872 by nearly an inch. Read More »

Dad uses kitchen knife to save baby from pit bull attack

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Realizing that the gun was unloaded, the father grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the dog several times. The dog was fatally wounded by the owner, police said. So, I don't know what happened there. The dog had no known history of violence or aggression. Local police said they are investigating Sunday's incident. Read More »

Federal prosecutors could stunt growth of Arkansas medical marijuana industry

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As of January 7, 2018, 29 states and the District of Columbia have laws permitting marijuana in some capacity, and seven states and the District of Columbia have laws permitting marijuana for recreational purposes. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) now has a hold in place on all nominees for positions in Sessions' Justice Department and plans to meet with the AG at the Justice Department on Wednesday morning. Read More »

Update On Listeria Outbreak Expected On Monday

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While it can not be proven to be the source of the current Listeriosis outbreak, a chicken abattoir will remain closed "in the best interest of public health" after it tested positive for Listeria, says Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. Read More »

Filming of Total Dhamaal begins

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The popular on-screen jodi of the 90s has reunited for Indra Kumar's Total Dhamaal , and their fans can't be more happy. The film was announced recently and now the latest is that dhak-dhak girl Madhuri Dixit Nene and Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan met the stars of the film. Read More »