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Chinese communities worldwide usher in Lunar New Year

Chinese communities worldwide usher in Lunar New Year Ah yes. But that was plain old New Year . "In Taiwan, we are able to maintain our cultural traditions", she said in a video in which she delivered the traditional new year greeting in five Chinese languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka, Teochew and Cantonese. [Full Article...]

Trump Spends Majority of Time in Unstructured 'Executive Time'

Trump Spends Majority of Time in Unstructured 'Executive Time' Madeleine Westerhout, director of Oval Office operations, tweeted the information was a "break of trust" and that it did not show the "hundreds of calls and meetings [Mr Trump] takes every day". Trump's White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders reaffirmed the president's style of leadership. Axios cautioned that "executive time" can include meetings that Trump might simply want t... [Full Article...]

Super Bowl overnight TV ratings fall to 10-year low

Super Bowl overnight TV ratings fall to 10-year low New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady made his victory lap carrying his six-year-old daughter Vivian Lake who enthusiastically cheered for her father. New England did not score the game's first touchdown until the fourth quarter. Rams quarterback Jared Goff struggled mightily in Super Bowl 53 , going 19-for-38 for 229 yards and a crippling interception with less than five minutes to p... [Full Article...]

Social Media Has A Clear Favorite For The Best Super Bowl Commercial

Social Media Has A Clear Favorite For The Best Super Bowl Commercial A spokesperson for Anheuser-Busch said in a statement to CNN that the company bought more than 1 billion pounds of corn ingredients in the a year ago. In addition to the corn syrup ad , another Anheuser-Busch commercial Sunday night portrayed a dog perched atop a Budweiser wagon being pulled by the brewer's iconic Clydesdale horses. [Full Article...]

Netherlands recognises Guadio as Venezuelan leader after deadline expires

Netherlands recognises Guadio as Venezuelan leader after deadline expires Meanwhile, in Canada, foreign ministers from Western hemisphere nations belonging to the Lima Group, which includes 13 countries that took the lead in recognizing Guaido as Venezuela's rightful leader, gathered in Ottawa to discuss additional steps to pressure Maduro. [Full Article...]

Iraqi president says Trump did not ask permission to 'watch Iran'

Iraqi president says Trump did not ask permission to 'watch Iran' On Dec. 19 , the Trump administration announced that it would be pulling all USA forces from Syria. "Our boys, our young women, our men, they're all coming back and they're coming back now. Trump also angered Iraqi politicians in December after a three-hour visit to troops at Ayn al-Assad on Christmas Day, which did not include meetings with the Iraqi prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, or any o... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu: Construction on New Gaza Border Barrier Has Begun

Netanyahu: Construction on New Gaza Border Barrier Has Begun It is set to follow the 65-kilometre course of an underground barrier also under construction meant to neutralise the threat of cross-border tunnels built by Gaza militants. Gaza Health Ministry officials said earlier that since March 30, when the marches started, the Israeli army had shot and killed more than 250 demonstrators and wounded around 25,000 others, majority shot by live gunshots. [Full Article...]

Two homes burn after plane crashes in California neighbourhood

Two homes burn after plane crashes in California neighbourhood The injured people were said to have suffered burns, although their condition is unknown, according to ABC 7 . The Federal Aviation Administration said a twin-engine Cessna 414A crashed in Yorba Linda shortly after taking off from a nearby airport. [Full Article...]

Brexit blamed for Nissan's decision to move SUV production to Japan

Brexit blamed for Nissan's decision to move SUV production to Japan The new X-Trail could have created hundreds of jobs. The constant uncertainty, the chaotic government. Colleague Julie Elliott said Brexit had played an "inevitable role" in the decision, adding "none of it is conducive to encouraging business investment in this country". [Full Article...]

Moment of Brazil dam collapse caught on camera

Moment of Brazil dam collapse caught on camera The death toll from a dam collapse last week at a mine in southeast Brazil has risen to 121 dead and 226 missing , officials said Saturday. At least 110 people have died following the mine collapse, with a further 238 missing in the town located in the state of Minas Gerais . [Full Article...]

Cedric Marks escapes custody north of Houston, considered extremely unsafe

Cedric Marks escapes custody north of Houston, considered extremely unsafe Marks was last seen in an orange jumpsuit but had apparently been discarding clothes as he fled; authorities found his shirt after he got away. Authorities say he escaped while being transferred to Bell County to face that charge. Another Marks ex-girlfriend, April Pease, the mother of his child, disappeared in 2009 in Minnesota. Maya Renee Maxwell, 26, who was arrested on January 11 in Musk... [Full Article...]

Drive safe and sober this weekend

Drive safe and sober this weekend The Super Bowl brings together families, friends, fans - and the potential for too much partying before the trip home. Have non-alcoholic choices for the designated drivers and ask guests to make proper arrangements and designate a sober driver before the big game begins. [Full Article...]

Indian students arrested in USA

Indian students arrested in USA But attorneys who have spoken with students or with family and friends of those arrested are pushing back against the government's claims. "As part of this investigation, numerous foreign nationals face administrative immigration violations", said the official. [Full Article...]

Three students killed in S Africa school walkway collapse

Three students killed in S Africa school walkway collapse The school has been shut down until further notice. Family members and people from the community reportedly gathered together to form a prayer circle in the school grounds. "I know words seem shallow at a time like this, however my condolences are truly honest". The school is now closed as it is regarded as a crime scene. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's allies can't take much more

Donald Trump's allies can't take much more After calling border wall negotiations with Democrats a " waste of time ", the president went on to say he's figuring out how to build border barriers without Congress's cooperation. Without giving details, Trump tweeted Thursday: "More troops being sent to the Southern Border to stop the attempted Invasion of Illegals, through large caravans, into our Country". [Full Article...]

Vale's Brazil dam burst likely caused by liquefaction - state official

Vale's Brazil dam burst likely caused by liquefaction - state official The dam collapse that killed more than 100 people in Brazil was inevitable because of lax regulations, residents have claimed. The company which owns the dam is now accused of ignoring reports that its employees were at risk. Rescuers momentarily stopped looking for bodies and police helicopters released flower petals over the ruined area. A priest also gave a brief mass in front of a tall pin... [Full Article...]

VP Osinbajo survives helicopter crash in Kabba, Kogi State

VP Osinbajo survives helicopter crash in Kabba, Kogi State Osinbajo and the entire crew are safe. Legit.ng reported on Thursday, June 7, 2018, how a helicopter conveying Yemi Osibanjo from the Nigeria customs command and staff college, Gwagwalada, Abuja, was forced to make an emergency landing due to technical issues few seconds after take-off. [Full Article...]

Brisbane Airport evacuated due to 'serious security situation'

Brisbane Airport evacuated due to 'serious security situation' He is due to appear before the Brisbane Magistrate's Court tomorrow. The Public Safety and Preservation Act in Surfers Paradise was revoked at 1:45am (AEST) on Sunday, three hours after authorities first announced the evacuations and an exclusion zone surrounding the carpark. [Full Article...]

Government going round in circles over Brexit, says Northern Ireland Chamber chair

Government going round in circles over Brexit, says Northern Ireland Chamber chair After winning a series of crucial votes in the House of Commons this week, Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to start a renegotiation of her withdrawal agreement with European Union leaders. IFG director Bronwen Maddox told the BBC the United Kingdom is "not ready for no deal", adding: "The disruption from no deal - simply from the lack of preparation - would be extremely damaging". [Full Article...]

Northam says it wasn't him in racist photo

Northam says it wasn't him in racist photo Northam was around 25 when the picture was taken and it appeared on the page alongside other personal details about him. "This has been hurtful and that's why I reached out and apologised". Northam's statement came after a conservative website, Big League Politics , posted an image of a Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook page apparently dedicated entirely to Northam. [Full Article...]


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