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Chinese reporter's epic eye roll is Internet's favourite meme of the day

Chinese reporter's epic eye roll is Internet's favourite meme of the day The impromptu news conference following a legislative meeting was staged on Tuesday at the "Ministers' Corridor" in the Great Hall of People, where China's biggest annual political gathering was held. Liang's reaction struck a chord with netizens on Chinese social media site Weibo. On Liang's Weibo account which quickly soared to 100,000 followers and kept climbing, supporters flooded her with... [Full Article...]

Emails show Ben Carson and wife selected $31K dining set

Emails show Ben Carson and wife selected $31K dining set A HUD spokesman previously denied the Carsons had any involvement in the dining set selection, telling CNN that, like everything else going on in the administration , the Carsons had "no awareness" that the set was being purchased . "I made it known that I was not happy about the prices being charged and that my preference would be to find something more reasonable", Carson said . [Full Article...]

Met Office issues snow warning for London this weekend

Met Office issues snow warning for London this weekend A weather front from the South West moving towards the North East is set to bring heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday with strong winds, while the latter part of the week will see a return to colder temperatures, according to the Met Office. [Full Article...]

FBI's McCabe Expected to Be Fired This Week

FBI's McCabe Expected to Be Fired This Week The inspector general has since last January been investigating the FBI and Justice Department's handling of the politically charged probe into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, which is separate from the foundation probe. [Full Article...]

Winter Storm Warning In Effect Tuesday Evening

Winter Storm Warning In Effect Tuesday Evening Motorists should be prepared for reduced visibilities at times over the mountain passes. As of about 3 p.m. on Monday , sleet and some snow were falling in the Triangle, mixing with freezing rain. An inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow is possible from Greenville to Jacksonville. Monday night will be cold, with lows in the upper 20s to low 30s, and windy, with sustained winds of 10 to 20 miles per... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom actress Claire Foy paid less than Matt Smith for The Crown

United Kingdom actress Claire Foy paid less than Matt Smith for The Crown While it's nice that producers promise to pay future actors who play the queen on The Crown more than anyone else, where does that leave Foy? "However, Hollywood and London may have to reassess whether there should be some kind of SAG pay scale". [Full Article...]

Three-peat: Another major winter storm batters the Northeast

Three-peat: Another major winter storm batters the Northeast Amtrak suspended service from Boston to New York's Penn Station until nearly midday. Certain storms are classified as nor'easters because their strong winds typically are from the northeast, and they tend to occur most frequently and most violently between September and April along North America's East Coast, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [Full Article...]

Democrats, Former Aides Not Pleased With Hillary's Recent Comments

Democrats, Former Aides Not Pleased With Hillary's Recent Comments But while Donald Trump came out on top in the election, Hillary Clinton can still draw ire from conservative groups and pundits-as when she recently criticized those who voted for Trump as supporting a backward-looking ideology. "Putting aside how absurd and wrong she is, rhetoric like this is the reason Sen". Philippe Reines, one of the Clinton campaign's chief lieutenants in 2016, for inst... [Full Article...]

Rex Tillerson to step down by March end

Rex Tillerson to step down by March end US President Donald Trump has nominated CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel to replace Mike Pompeo . That trust will be critical as Trump embarks on the most significant diplomatic gambit of his presidency to date - direct talks with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un - and a host of other pernicious foreign policy issues, such as an upcoming deadline to renegotiate the Iranian nuclear dea... [Full Article...]

Toys R Us is closing all 100 of its United Kingdom stores

Toys R Us is closing all 100 of its United Kingdom stores Attempts to sell the business have failed, meaning that the retailer will start plans to close down all of its 106 United Kingdom stores. As for the other 75 stores, they are expected to close within the next six weeks, resulting in a loss of around 3000 jobs. [Full Article...]

NorCal Teacher Accidentally Fires Gun, Injures Student During Safety Lesson

NorCal Teacher Accidentally Fires Gun, Injures Student During Safety Lesson According to a statement from Seaside Police, no one was seriously injured in the incident, although Seaside Police Chief Abdul Pridgen says a male student was struck in the neck by "debris or fragmentation" from something overhead, and was transported to the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula for treatment. [Full Article...]

Lee Myung-bak questioned over claims of bribery involving millions of dollars

Lee Myung-bak questioned over claims of bribery involving millions of dollars Wednesday's summons comes after state prosecutors, over the past few months, questioned numerous figures around Lee including his son, nephew and brother, as well as presidential secretaries who worked with him during his term, from 2008 to 2013. [Full Article...]

Federal court upholds most of Texas' sanctuary city law

Federal court upholds most of Texas' sanctuary city law The exception is a provision that punishes local officials for "endorsing" policies that limit federal immigration enforcement. On January 25, President Donald Trump ordered the resumption of the 2008 Secure Communities program that relied on information sharing among local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to identify and deport immigrants with criminal records. [Full Article...]

Here's what is and isn't punishable in student walkouts

Here's what is and isn't punishable in student walkouts The coordinated walkout was organized by Empower, the youth wing of the Women's March, which brought thousands to Washington, D.C., last year. Students and faculty from schools in Wake, Durham, Cumberland and Johnston counties, from Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools and other districts in central North Carolina will walk out for 17 minutes to honor the 17 people killed and others injured on Vale... [Full Article...]

Allies jostle for exemption from Trump's new tariffs

Allies jostle for exemption from Trump's new tariffs The White House says President Donald Trump will sign orders to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports on Thursday afternoon. In 2017, Switzerland exported to the United States aluminium products worth CHF30 million ($32 million) and steel products worth CHF57 million. [Full Article...]

Philippines to pull out of ICC 'immediately', Duterte says

Philippines to pull out of ICC 'immediately', Duterte says The presidential spokesperson earlier confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to issue the ICC a notice of withdrawal. "On the merits, one of the elements of the crime against humanity is murder, which is the crime of unlawful killing, and that any killing in connection with the drug war could not be unlawful killing because they are valid, ... [Full Article...]

Suspect in Binghamton University student's death arrested in Nicaragua

Suspect in Binghamton University student's death arrested in Nicaragua At about 130 thousand square kilometers in size, Nicaragua is slightly larger than Pennsylvania and a little smaller than NY state. Police believe Tercero left the US out of New York's John F. He apparently holds dual citizenship. According to the CIA, Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America and the second poorest in the western hemisphere with widespread unemployment and poverty. [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump unloads school gun control issue

President Donald Trump unloads school gun control issue Its idea to arm teachers is so controversial that most Republicans in Congress don't support it. Trump has been ricocheting on the guns-in-schools issues ever since a February 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., took 17 lives. [Full Article...]

3 arrested on gun charges suspected in Minnesota mosque bombing

3 arrested on gun charges suspected in Minnesota mosque bombing A complaint released by U.S. Attorney John Childress on Tuesday announced the arrests of 47-year-old Michael Hari , 29-year-old Michael McWhorter , and 22-year-old Joe Morris , all from Clarence, Illinois , "were responsible for the bombing of a mosque in Bloomington, Minnesota". [Full Article...]

RJD leads by just 455 votes in Araria; BJP leads in Bhabua

RJD leads by just 455 votes in Araria; BJP leads in Bhabua The voter turnout was 47.45 per cent in Gorakhpur and 37.39 per cent in Phulpur in Sunday's polling. The lead status in both Bihar assembly constituency bypoll results remain the same with BJP leading in Bhabua with 40,501 votes and RJD leading in Jehanabad with 52,609 votes. [Full Article...]


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