Saturday December 14-th, 2019

Met Office warning over heatwave Met Office warning over heatwave

In anticipation of the sizzling heat, the California Independent System Operator Corporation issued a statewide Flex Alert calling for voluntary electricity conservation from 5 p.m.to 9 p.m. The Met Office has advised people to stay out of the sun,...

Israel shoots down Syrian jet 'infiltrating Israeli airspace'

The Israeli army said it had shot down a Syrian fighter jet with surface-to-air missiles after the plane infiltrated its airspace. The Israeli military said it fired two Patriot missiles at the Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet that crossed around a mile i...

'Hundreds missing' after dam collapses in Laos 'Hundreds missing' after dam collapses in Laos

Photos from the area show desperate people crowded onto long boats to escape the high water; others climbed up to rooftops with the belongings they could carry. The $1.02 billion hydropower dam is being built by the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Power Company (P...

White House: President Trump considering stripping security clearances from former officials White House: President Trump considering stripping security clearances from former officials

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the president is "exploring the mechanisms" to strip clearance from former CIA director John Brennan , along with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Jim Comey, former national i...

North Korea Wants End to Korean War Before Talking Nuclear Weapons Surrender North Korea Wants End to Korean War Before Talking Nuclear Weapons Surrender

During his summit with President Donald Trump in June, he reportedly promised the USA leader that he would also take apart another site , but it is not clear whether that has occurred. Senate. Pyongyang apparently has a big demand for the US if ...

Israeli military shoots down Syrian jet that infiltrated its airspace

The military said it has observed increased internal fighting in Syria since early Tuesday, including more activity by the Syrian Air Force. Reuters said Israel previously rejected a Russian proposal to keep Iranian forces about 80 kilometers fro...

Israel downs Syrian fighter jet over its territory

The military would not comment on how the Syrian plane was able to penetrate two kilometers into Israeli airspace before being shot down. The condition of the pilot and crew are unknown. "Any plane identified as an enemy plane is shot down", he sai...

Amber heatwave warning for Norfolk | Weather Amber heatwave warning for Norfolk | Weather

Britons have basked in the hottest day of the year so far after a peak temperature of 33.3C was recorded as the heatwave continues . This is about the average July daytime temperature for the region of 19-23C. Above-average temperatures are expe...

At least 50 people dead in Greece following wildfires At least 50 people dead in Greece following wildfires

Strong winds have fanned the flames, which have spread rapidly into residential areas - preventing people who are in their homes or cars from escaping. Following those fires, Israel said it would form a regional emergency response force together wi...

Iran 'unimpressed' by Trump's all-caps Twitter threat Iran 'unimpressed' by Trump's all-caps Twitter threat

Next month sanctions will "snap back" on Iran's auto sector and trade in gold and other metals. But in June, Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the first U.S. However, at least as of last week, the Pentagon said those Iranian threats had no...

At least 20 die in wildfires raging near Athens At least 20 die in wildfires raging near Athens

Several other fires broke out across the country, including in northeastern Greece and the southern island of Crete. Later in the late afternoon, a large fire also erupted north and east of Athens. Greece's Red Cross organisation reported 26 bodie...

Satellite images show North Korea is 'dismantling facilities at ballistic missile site' Satellite images show North Korea is 'dismantling facilities at ballistic missile site'

Sohae, on the northwest coast of North Korea, is ostensibly a facility designed for putting satellites into orbit, but rocket engines are easily repurposed for use in missiles and the global community has labelled Pyongyang's space programme a fig le...

United Kingdom warns of no-deal Brexit risk as talks stalled United Kingdom warns of no-deal Brexit risk as talks stalled

While the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, David Lydington will be off to Paris and the Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab will be in Brussels. The warning comes amid increasing uncertainty about how Britain would finalize its departure from t...

Ancient 100kg stone falls from Israel’s Western Wall Ancient 100kg stone falls from Israel’s Western Wall

To Muslims it is the Haram al-Sharif compound, the third-holiest in Islam after Mecca and Medina, and home to the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock. On Sunday, tens of thousands of Jewish worshippers thronged the main, gender-segregated Western...

At least 20 dead in out-of-control fires raging near Athens At least 20 dead in out-of-control fires raging near Athens

More than 200 firefighters and 60 engines have deployed from around Greece to stop the massive wildfire in Kineta, a small coastal town 35 miles (54 km) west of the capital on the Athens-Corinth motorway - a route used daily by tens of thousands of...

Judge Grants Immunity To Five Manafort Witnesses Judge Grants Immunity To Five Manafort Witnesses

Manafort has pleaded not guilty and denied all the charges. "I'm not in the theater business". Reuters reports that the five individuals receiving immunity for testifying against Manafort are Dennis Raico , Cindy Laporta , Conor O'Brien, Don...

US missionary slips off Sydney cliff while whale-watching US missionary slips off Sydney cliff while whale-watching

A Mormon missionary from Utah died Monday when he fell from a cliff in Australia. The 18-year-old man was said to have been taking selfie pictures with friends at Cape Solander when he lost his balance on slippery rocks and plunged 30ft into the se...

Residents flee as two major forest fires rage near Athens Residents flee as two major forest fires rage near Athens

Greece has sought worldwide assistance to cope with the fires near the capital, which have destroyed dozens of homes, burned cars and prompted tourists and Greeks to flee to beaches east of Athens for dramatic rescues by boats. The operation continue...

Satellite images show North Korea has begun dismantling key test site Satellite images show North Korea has begun dismantling key test site

After an problematic meeting in Pyongyang involving Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a team of North Korean officials, the North criticized the US for making unilateral demands of North Korea while ignoring Pyongyang's expectations, with a peace ...

Trump Attempts To Calm Fears: 'I Gave Up NOTHING' To Putin Trump Attempts To Calm Fears: 'I Gave Up NOTHING' To Putin

At the press conference, Mr. Trump appeared to give credence to Mr. Putin's denial that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential race. "I agree with John Brennan, who said that it was nothing short of treasonous", Mr. Trump said in Helsink...

Pakistan election: Jailed PM Nawaz Sharif urgently needs doctor as health deteriorates Pakistan election: Jailed PM Nawaz Sharif urgently needs doctor as health deteriorates

The prescription began doing the rounds on social media, sparking a debate between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and PTI supporters. Gandapur was the former agriculture minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Rights defenders have long accused t...

Iran Will See ‘Consequences Few Have Suffered’ If It Threatens U.S. Iran Will See ‘Consequences Few Have Suffered’ If It Threatens U.S.

We've been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, incl our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries. Protests have mounted in recent weeks in Iran , as the country struggles with an economic crisis that has grown more sever...

1 injured in Miami Beach building collapse 1 injured in Miami Beach building collapse

The 12-storey Marlborough House was to be torn down for construction of a new oceanfront condominium. Miami Beach Fire Rescue confirmed with the crew responsible for the demolition that every worker has been accounted for. Silvina Chinni took photo...

No-deal Brexit threatens food security No-deal Brexit threatens food security

He added that it was "not the end of the world" if no deal could be reached with Brussels. The EU and the United Kingdom want a deal in place by October. "There is obviously an attempt to try and ramp up the pressure". "While there is a view that a...

Man lynched in Rajasthan's Alwar on suspicion of smuggling cows Man lynched in Rajasthan's Alwar on suspicion of smuggling cows

The Rakbar Khan incident is reminiscent of a similar incident which took place over a year ago in the same district. Three of the attackers have since been arrested. The two were arrested Saturday while the third accused Naresh Chand, 25, was arres...

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