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Ireland thrash Italy to make it two wins from two

Ireland thrash Italy to make it two wins from two I was just the lucky person at the end so I wouldn't even count them as my tries . In other departments cover exists for the front-liners, but in midfield and on the tighthead side of the scrum the resources remain callow. Sam Simmonds has certainly made the most of his opportunity and the Exeter forward capped his Six Nations debut with two tries in an eye-catching display of pace and ath... [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico woes continue as power station fire causes widespread blackout

Puerto Rico woes continue as power station fire causes widespread blackout In many cases, power workers are repairing equipment that should have always been replaced but remained online due to the power authority's yearslong financial crisis. San Juan Mayor Carmen Cruz tweeted that no injuries had been reported, and that firefighters were on the scene. Almost six months after the region was devastated by Hurricane Maria, power has been of the island's residents. [Full Article...]

Man accused of stabbing parents in Millis to appear in court

Man accused of stabbing parents in Millis to appear in court They are expected to survive. "A number of family members were able to subdue him, tie him up after the initial stabbing", said Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey. "It is anticipated that the defendant will be arraigned in Dedham District Court for the Needham murder subsequent to his arraignment in Wrentham District Court", the district attorney's office said. [Full Article...]

Oman visit will impart 'substantial momentum' to ties: PM Modi

Oman visit will impart 'substantial momentum' to ties: PM Modi Meanwhile, thousands of Indian expats in Oman travelled from different parts of the Gulf kingdom to listen to visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to the Sultan and the people of Oman for their warm hospitality. [Full Article...]

Pence says 'no daylight' between allies on North Korea

Pence says 'no daylight' between allies on North Korea If peace is not imminent, a summit in Pyongyang between Mr Moon and Kim Jong Un seems better to most than the threats of recent months. He'd been dispatched from Washington for the Olympics in part, he said, to make sure the world didn't forget that North Korea was a misbehaving and unsafe neighbor in the community of nations. [Full Article...]

Report quotes Trump questioning Israel's commitment to making peace

Report quotes Trump questioning Israel's commitment to making peace O'Toole appeared to change his tune Saturday. "Yes it is [the capital]", the Ontario MP said . In Wadi Qana, near Salfit northern West Bank, Israeli bulldozers leveled to the ground a 100 years old building and confiscated farmers' solar panels, citing the area being a natural reserve. [Full Article...]

Pastor suspected of sexually assaulting a minor at California hotel

Pastor suspected of sexually assaulting a minor at California hotel Police allege Rivera arrived at the motel shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday and parked his pickup truck facing the open window of a motel room occupied by two girls between 10 and 13 years old, who were visiting the USA on a school trip from Hangzhou, China. [Full Article...]

Africa's first elected female president scoops $5m Mo Ibrahim prize

Africa's first elected female president scoops $5m Mo Ibrahim prize She is the first woman to win the award. "Nevertheless, during her twelve years in office, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf laid the foundations on which Liberia can now build", says Dr Salim Ahmed Salim, Chair of the Prize Committee who announced the decision on Monday. [Full Article...]

'We may be on track to beat some recent records'

'We may be on track to beat some recent records' Though cases along the northern border near Canada and a bit along the West Coast show some signs of easing, there are "likely many more weeks to go", CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said. One of the worst flu outbreaks in the United States in almost a decade worsened last week and will likely linger for several weeks, causing more deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Fr... [Full Article...]

Jong-un opens door to historic Korean summit

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un trading insults and threats of destruction amid tightening sanctions from the United Nations. Relations between the two Koreas have improved in recent weeks, with Pyongyang agreeing to send its highest ranking delegation ever to attend the Winter Olympic Games, being held in the South Korean resort of Pyeongchang. [Full Article...]

President Trump, Kim Jong Un lookalikes at Olympics 'want peace'

President Trump, Kim Jong Un lookalikes at Olympics 'want peace' U.S. President Donald Trump has pushed to isolate the DPRK and threatened the country with "fire and fury", while Moon has expressed a willingness to engage with Pyongyang . North Korea's inclusion in the Winter Olympics caught many by surprise. North Korea is under a heavy United Nations sanctions regime which was originally targeted at stopping the proliferation of arms and nuclear and ... [Full Article...]

TigerSwan to Attend Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq

TigerSwan to Attend Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq The International Finance Corporation's (IFC) country manager for Iraq, Ziad Badr, was speaking in Kuwait ahead of an international conference this week for donors and investors to rebuild and revive Iraq's economy as the country emerges from a devastating three-war against Islamic State. [Full Article...]

White House backs Chief of Staff John Kelly

White House backs Chief of Staff John Kelly Once photos emerged showing Porter's ex-wife with a badly bruised face, Mulvaney said , "he was gone nearly immediately". When asked about Porter's departure, Trump expressed sympathy for Porter while failing to mention the women he allegedly abused, CNN reports. [Full Article...]

230 civilians killed in Syrian, Russian airstrikes in past week

230 civilians killed in Syrian, Russian airstrikes in past week The European Union and United States have also designated the PKK, which has fought an insurgency against Turkey for more than three decades, as a terror group. The UN Security Council is now examining a draft resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in all of Syria to enable the urgent delivery of humanitarian aid, according to a text seen by AFP on Friday. [Full Article...]

Don't mention the score: North Korean media silent on 8-0 loss

Don't mention the score: North Korean media silent on 8-0 loss Moon has benefited from the rock star-like reception that Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong , has received here. Washington calls it a campaign of "maximum pressure". The gesture sought to further exploit divisions between the USA and South Korea , which differ on the best way to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

Auburn to be without leading scorer Bryce Brown against Georgia

Auburn to be without leading scorer Bryce Brown against Georgia The Auburn Tigers will face the Georgia Bulldogs in one of the NCAA basketball games on Saturday, start time at 3:30 PM ET, at Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia. The Tigers' defense kept pressure on the ball, forcing bad shots and 13 turnovers. On Dec. 9, it hosted UAB with Mustapha Heron sidelined due to back spasms and staved off a late charge for a five-point victory. [Full Article...]

Turkish forces hit PKK/PYD targets in northern Syria

Turkish forces hit PKK/PYD targets in northern Syria The multi-sided conflict is raging on other fronts too, with Turkey waging a big offensive in a Kurdish-controlled area of northwestern Syria, the Afrin region, where Ankara is targeting Kurdish militia forces it sees as a threat to its security. [Full Article...]

Mattis: North Korea can not drive wedge between the USA and South Korea

All broke out in broad smiles. At the the Olympics' opening ceremony on Friday night, Kim Yo Jong sat behind Moon (and Pence) - but Saturday night, she and Kim Yong Nam sat next to Moon and IOC President Thomas Bach as they watched the unified Korean women's hockey team play their historic first game. [Full Article...]

Transgender activist Vidya Kamble becomes member of National Lok Adalat in Nagpur

Transgender activist Vidya Kamble becomes member of National Lok Adalat in Nagpur She congratulated Manipur State Legal Services Authority for taking up the initiative of holding National Lok Adalat and also thanked the judiciary officers, advocates, staff of various subordinate Courts of the State and law college students who are helping in disposing the cases during the National Lok Adalat. [Full Article...]

Russian athletes not much of a test for Canadian women in opener

Russian athletes not much of a test for Canadian women in opener Russian teammate Adelina Sotnikova won gold. Like Canada in their game against the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation, the USA dominated time of possession and put plenty of pucks on the net - out-shooting Finland by a 42-24 margin - but struggled to capitalize. [Full Article...]


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