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Abrahamson: Lindsey Vonn shows how to win bronze

Abrahamson: Lindsey Vonn shows how to win bronze Key events for the US include the final runs of women's bobsled; the halfpipe in men's freestyle skiing - where David Wise will look to bring home another gold - and Team USA's women's hockey team playing archrival Canada for the gold medal. [Full Article...]

Jeff Bezos Building 10000 Year Clock in West Texas Mountain

Jeff Bezos Building 10000 Year Clock in West Texas Mountain The team has spent the last few years machining parts for the clock and drilling through the mountain to store the components. Bezos explained that the clock will serve as a symbol for "long-term thinking". "We are likely to need more long term thinking", he added. In addition to the planets and the Earth's moon, it includes the interplanetary probes launched during the 20th century. [Full Article...]

'No indications' Russian Federation govt meddled in U.S. election

Trump has adamantly denied any cooperation between his team and Russian Federation and has called the investigation a Democratic hoax. President Donald Trump is continuing to blame his predecessor for not doing enough to deter Russian interference in the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

Japanese speed skaters set Olympic record in women's team pursuit event

Japanese speed skaters set Olympic record in women's team pursuit event Japan women's national team in skating won gold in the team race at the Olympics-2018 in Pyeongchang. Here are the results from an absorbing day in the team pursuit finals. World record holders Japan came into the race as the favourites having won nine of the last 11 World Cup races in the event, including the last six. [Full Article...]

Trump Jr visiting India as private USA citizen: state dept

Trump Jr visiting India as private USA citizen: state dept The eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump , Donald Trump Jr . arrives for a meeting with journalists in Kolkata , India, on February 21, 2018. "You can see the poorest of the poor and there is still a smile on a face", he said. An apartment in the Trump Towers complex in Gurgaon runs between $775,000 and $1.5 million, according to the AP. India is the Trump Organizations biggest oversea... [Full Article...]

The Most Chill Nation at the Winter Olympics Is Crushing It

The Most Chill Nation at the Winter Olympics Is Crushing It The medal matches are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Take away the new wave of snowboarding events, and you can count them with one hand. The event which sees 12 nations send forward their four best jumpers was hot from the off, but there was a clear supremacy atop the leaderboard, with Norway , Germany and Poland within five points of gold, more than 40 points clear of fourth-placed ... [Full Article...]

North Korea cancelled secret talks with Mike Pence

The prospect for a sit down seemed bright as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent his sister as a delegate to the Olympic Games, signaling an openness for diplomacy not only with South Korea but with other nations. The United Nations has imposed a series of sanctions on North Korea , including one prohibiting all member states from facilitating or engaging in ship-to-ship transfers of goods t... [Full Article...]

South Africa's Ramaphosa thinking about cabinet line-up "during morning walks"

South Africa's Ramaphosa thinking about cabinet line-up I'm not used to it. He also jogged along the city's waterfront and stopped for selfies with passers-by during South Africa's power transition late last week. At a separate event in Cape Town, Gigaba declined to comment when asked by reporters about his future. Given the backdrop of increasing competition in the country's local elections and the emergence of coherent opposition parties, the prosp... [Full Article...]

Venezuela's cryptocurrency raises $735m in first day

Venezuela's cryptocurrency raises $735m in first day He is urging OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) members, who have been a victim of the USA sanctions , to use its "Petro" cryptocurrency is order to overcome the economic pressure put on them. In December, Maduro announced the idea of creating a cryptocurrency system, called Petro and backed by the country's oil reserves, which is expected to help the country to overcome t... [Full Article...]

JPMorgan Plans New Manhattan Headquarters for 15000 Workers

JPMorgan Plans New Manhattan Headquarters for 15000 Workers The new headquarters will accommodate 15K employees, replacing the current facility which was designed for 3.5K employees back in the 1950s. JPMorgan Case renovated the property, which was built in 1961 and houses around 6,000 of its employees, several times but remained unhappy with its digs. [Full Article...]

'Beast from the East' to bring freezing weather until March

Southerly winds brought a mild weekend and start to the week, pushing temperatures into double figures yesterday. Cold air is going to sweep over the United Kingdom early next week. "Remember keeping warm will help keep you well". It's another very cold start to our day, with all areas across western Montana seeing temperatures in the single digits or below zero. [Full Article...]

Billy Graham has died at age 99

Billy Graham has died at age 99 He reached more than 200 million through his appearances and millions more through his pioneering use of television and radio. Jeremy Blume, a spokesperson for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has confirmed the death of the evangelist, who was one of the most influential Christian preachers of the 20th century. [Full Article...]

South Africa court finds finance minister violated constitution

South Africa court finds finance minister violated constitution This he said would become effective on 1 April 2018. Ramaphosa's government faces an uphill battle to revitalise growth and create jobs in a nation still polarized by race and inequality more than two decades after the end of white-minority rule in 1994. [Full Article...]

Arizona couple allegedly locked adopted children in rooms without food, water

Arizona couple allegedly locked adopted children in rooms without food, water Moreover, the authorities discovered that the children were left without food, water, electricity, and denied access to a bathroom. The store clerk called 911 because of the child's age and condition, according to police. Due to the lack of a washroom, the children were forced to use a bucket placed in one of the corners of the room when they wanted to visit the toilet. [Full Article...]

Today marks International Mother Language Day

Today marks International Mother Language Day Keeping this in mind, the United Nations agency introduced International Mother Language Day in 1999, a world-wide annual observance held on February 21 to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promote multilingualism. [Full Article...]

111 schoolgirls missing at Dapchi after Boko Haram raid

111 schoolgirls missing at Dapchi after Boko Haram raid I am a Senior Secondary (SS) student of GGSS Dapchi", she said (translated). Security forces are said to be combing the surrounding area to find the missing girls. "Although we were told they had run to some villages, we have been to all these villages mentioned without any luck". "I hope my daughter is not one of those abducted as we learned that over 90 of them were not seen after going thro... [Full Article...]

Florida High School Shooting Survivors Organize Demonstration

Florida High School Shooting Survivors Organize Demonstration There is no school today because of President's Day, but Stoneman Douglas High School will also remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday because the school is still a crime scene. "We are the students, we are the victims, we are change", the Twitter account and Change.org petition read . Tanzil Philip, a sophomore, said the students were overwhelmed by the positive response. [Full Article...]

F-16's Engine Catches Fire Over Japan; No Injuries Reported

F-16's Engine Catches Fire Over Japan; No Injuries Reported Tohoku town Mayor Koji Ebina made the request during a meeting with Col. R. Scott Jobe, commander of the USA base, after the F-16 jettisoned its two external fuel tanks into Lake Ogawara in Aomori Prefecture. "Ensuring the safety of local residents is the basic premise in base operations". "We are asking the USA side to explain what happened", Japan's Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera told a p... [Full Article...]

19 murder convicts granted parole before Congress worker's killing

19 murder convicts granted parole before Congress worker's killing Two CPI (M) workers surrendered before the police on Sunday in connection with the murder of Youth Congress leader M Shuhaib, but the Congress cried foul saying they were "dummy killers" meant to protect the real culprits. The Congress has accused the CPM for the murders and has called for a strike on Tuesday. Terming the murder of Shuhaib "utmost condemnable", the chief minister said the police... [Full Article...]

Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif as PML-N chief

Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif as PML-N chief A three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Nisar gave the order against the Elections Act 2017 passed by the parliament. The court also cancelled the tickets awarded by Nawaz Sharif to Senate's aspirants as PML-N's president. The verdict will not affect the PML-N's registration as a party. [Full Article...]


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