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At least 13 dead in Barcelona city centre van crash

At least 13 dead in Barcelona city centre van crash Residents of Barcelona , and social media users from further afield, have tried to combat the spread of these images with a seemingly freaky tactic - flooding the #Barcelona hashtag with images of cute kittens . Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered condolences to victims of the attack during an appearance before journalists at the State Department. They did not specify whether Oukabir is the... [Full Article...]

Nokia 8 lets you take 'bothies' instead of your standard selfie

Nokia 8 lets you take 'bothies' instead of your standard selfie The Nokia 8 has all the specifications listed on paper that make it a great non-bezel-less flagship for 2017? The device comes with 64GB of internal storage and supports expandable memory of up to 256GB. This phone runs Pure Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS upgradable to Android O and offers connectivity options of 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (MIMO), Bluetooth 5 .0, GPS/ GLONASS, USB Type-C 3.1 ... [Full Article...]

New Texas law axes insurance coverage for elective abortion

New Texas law axes insurance coverage for elective abortion While Texas doesn't require its trans citizens to undergo gender reassignment surgery in order to get a new birth certificate reflecting their gender identity, the process still requires time and money that not all trans people have. Certainly, it won't be the bathroom bill's failure that creates the need for another session, as the business community , law enforcement and various non-mega-ch... [Full Article...]

Turnbull cries foul over New Zealand 'plot' to topple him

Turnbull cries foul over New Zealand 'plot' to topple him While Australian and NZ politicians are exchanging terse words about how Joyce's dual citizenship came to light, Heard made fun of his predicament on Twitter . Members of Australia's national parliament can't be citizens of another country, according to section 44 of the country's constitution . Meanwhile Joyce's colleague and Leader of the House, Christopher Pyne, on Tuesday said that i... [Full Article...]

Best ever A-Level results for North Tyneside

Best ever A-Level results for North Tyneside This year also marks the school's largest cohort of students at 138 compared to 110 a few years ago. Assistant Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form, David Eagleton said, "We are thrilled to see Elthorne Park students achieving outstanding success, yet again. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Agrees to Uphold Key Subsidies Paid to Insurers Under Obamacare

Trump Administration Agrees to Uphold Key Subsidies Paid to Insurers Under Obamacare In a letter, leaders of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative urged state Commissioner of Insurance Marguerite Salazar to push insurers to accept lower premium increases in the individual market, where people buy health insurance on their own. [Full Article...]

Mugabe in South Africa as State Officials Assess Grace Mugabe Assault Case

Mugabe in South Africa as State Officials Assess Grace Mugabe Assault Case South African police have avoided arresting Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe as a result of her status‚ Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Thursday . The police source said Grace had earlier agreed to hand herself over at 10am, but failed to do so. Section 6.2 of the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act 37 of 2001 (amended in 2008) reads: "The Minister [of global relations] must by ... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs Leaked via GFXBench

From the days of the Note Edge, it was evident that Samsung has something cooking. With Samsung fans primed to purchase the Galaxy Note 8 and Apple fans to patiently wait for the announcement and launch of the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8 , does the Galaxy Note 8 release date really matter? It's still very much a two-horse race between Apple and Samsung, however. [Full Article...]

Galaxy Note 4 batteries are being recalled due to 'overheating' risk

Galaxy Note 4 batteries are being recalled due to 'overheating' risk Both the sensors will feature independent optical image stabilization, which could prove to be highly beneficial in delivering great results under low-light situations. However, on the other hand, the GFXBench listing shows some differences such as Exynos 8895 processor with Mali-G71 GPU powering it up instead of the Snapdragon 835 . [Full Article...]

Buhari condoles with Sierra Leoneans over tragic mudslide

Buhari condoles with Sierra Leoneans over tragic mudslide Other pictures showed scenes after a section of a hill in the Regent area was reported to have collapsed. We have mounted tents and shelters. I spoke to one lady who lost nearly her entire family during the ebola crisis. "I ran out of my quarters to the gate of the compound", he said. Koroma toured Regent's Connaught hospital and central morgue, which has been overwhelmed by bodies. [Full Article...]

Elvis Presley's beloved grand piano up for auction

Elvis Presley's beloved grand piano up for auction It's the 40th anniversary since the death of the King of Rock "N" Roll. Salamone loved Elvis since she was a little girl. "I just stuck with him, and I've been with Elvis ever since". Faye Newman attended the concert this weekend and also was able to experience the real Elvis Presley while he was still alive and well. With Gary's love for the Blue Suede Shoe's performer stemming from h... [Full Article...]

The right response to Charlottesville

The right response to Charlottesville The man accused of plowing a auto into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in Virginia had been photographed hours earlier carrying the emblem of one of the hate groups that organized the "Take America Back" campaign. James Alex Fields Jr ., a young man who was said to idolize Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany in high school, was charged with killing a woman by slamming a vehicle into a gro... [Full Article...]

What you need to know about experiencing the solar eclipse

What you need to know about experiencing the solar eclipse The sun will create shadows and mini eclipses on the ground and the landscape. The path of the total eclipse, referred to as the path of totality , will sweep across the USA from the OR coast to the SC coast between 10:17 a.m. The upcoming total solar eclipse is a huge event across the country, and some researchers are even describing it as like the Super Bowl for science. [Full Article...]

Wearside teenagers to find out A-Level results

Wearside teenagers to find out A-Level results One of the star pupils, Alice Cope (18) received 2A*s and an A and will be heading off to Cambridge University to study Land Economy and Sam Poppleton gained 2A*s, an A and a B and will be studying Civil Engineering at the University of Sheffield. [Full Article...]

Emotions raw as black 'Lady Liberty' replaces Lee in Baltimore

Lee . The statue's removal is on hold pending litigation. The county sheriff in Durham said he was investigating it as a crime of vandalism. A generation after the civil rights movement, black and Latino residents began pressuring elected officials to dismantle Confederate memorials honoring Lee and others in places like New Orleans , Houston and SC. [Full Article...]

Guam residents feel patriotism but worry grows

Guam residents feel patriotism but worry grows The possibility of a nuclear confrontation is considered remote but global alarm has been escalating in recent days. At least Trump's words reflect a desire to do - or at least say - something different after three decades of bipartisan failure on North Korea. [Full Article...]

North Korea still needs time to flawless re-entry technology - South Korea

North Korea still needs time to flawless re-entry technology - South Korea At an earlier press briefing Monday with Army Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S. Forces-Korea, Dunford said, "What we would do in the event of an attack on Guam - or missiles being launched toward Guam - is a decision that will be made by the president of the United States, and he will make that in the context of our alliance". [Full Article...]

Trump praises North Korean leader's 'wise' decision to halt Guam missile test

Trump praises North Korean leader's 'wise' decision to halt Guam missile test That threat came last week , escalating already high tensions between Washington and Pyongyang . The BBC added that North Korea's secretive nature makes it hard for analysts to determine the communist state's reasoning. The exercise in the East China Sea involved two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flying from Andersen Air Force Base on the Pacific island of Guam and two Japanese F-15 j... [Full Article...]

Illinois Representatives Not Expected to Vote on Education Funding Wednesday

Illinois Representatives Not Expected to Vote on Education Funding Wednesday Earlier Wednesday, Rauner spoke at a GOP breakfast before heading to the Illinois State Fairgrounds for a campaign rally. The article says this move would allow Democrats to present a lack of support for Rauner's edits and provide more time to get the 71 votes required to override the veto. [Full Article...]

Sen. Hutchinson votes to override veto on school funding

Sen. Hutchinson votes to override veto on school funding Rauner said in a video release. The state Senate voted Sunday to override the veto with only one Republican, but Democrats don't hold enough House seats to override without more help. The house also has the option to do nothing. Many district superintendents said that while it's hard to operate without state funds, it's not impossible. [Full Article...]


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