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KCC Response Teams On Standby Following Snow & Ice Warning

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In a statement issued on Sunday lunchtime, the local authority reminded the public that Met Éireann has issued Status Orange level weather warning for Snow-Ice for Laois . Bus Éireann says the 132 service has been curtailed as Bunclody is now impassable, while 109 services now can not operate through Kells and have been redirected to the motorway. Read More »

United States once again tells Pakistan to "do more" against terrorists

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The statement by Trump administration has comes following the meeting between Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and United State's Vice President Mike Pence. He also met other United States officials and Congressman Ted Yoho, who heads the House foreign relations subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. We have communicated clearly to Pakistan to what we mean by decisive action. Read More »

Damage assessment begins at Carson Midway Fire in El Paso County

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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced that some structures have been lost due to the Midway Ranches fire, but it's not yet known how many or where. The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says about 69 homes and 100 people were evacuated. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The Red Cross evacuation center set up at the Fountain Valley Baptist Church, 500 Alabama Ave., Fountain, remains open. Read More »

EU Powers Push Iran Sanctions to Placate Trump

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The E3, Iran and advocates of the nuclear deal in the USA saw Tillerson's firing as a harbinger of Trump's ultimate withdrawal. Continetti said European leaders are trying to find a way to sanction Iran while preserving the nuclear deal, but Trump is not beholden to keeping it. Read More »

MEMA urges residents to prepare for severe weather

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If you see rain, it will be an inconvenience, but not much to worry about. A lull in rain and storm activity should commence through Monday afternoon. There remains a "Slight Risk" for large hail and damaging winds south of this line. The timing of the second round is not as certain as the first round, but the 2nd round has a greater potential to produce all facets of severe weather. Read More »

Israel to demolish Palestinian attacker's home

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Israeli Air Force (IAF) jets struck a number of targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday night, the Jerusalem Post reported , citing Gazan media. The driver, a Palestinian, was arrested and taken to an Israeli hospital after sustaining minor injuries. Read More »

1 dead, 1 injured after shooting at Southern California mall

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The Sheriff's Department received calls of shots fired inside the Paper Source store at the Oaks Shopping center where the victim worked and was believed to be targeted by the suspect. "TOaks ( Thousand Oaks ) Police are on the scene of a shooting at the Oaks Mall", the tweet said. He says they are both a little shaken and have been in the store for an hour. Read More »

'Canadian Harvey Weinstein,' Arcade Fire, all 'sorry' in SNL sketch

Long time Saturday Night Live cast member Bill Hader came back for his second ever gig as host, and because he knows how shit the monologues are, cut straight into another episode of the beloved " The Californians ". Cooper, played by Alex Moffat , shifted to John Goodman as former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who was still shaken up over his recent firing. Read More »

Turkish Troops Gain Control Of Syrian Town Center From Kurdish Fighters

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Turkey views the Kurdish forces in the Afrin enclave along the border as terrorists linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which has waged a decades-long insurgency within Turkey's borders. As the Turkish operation intensified, more than 200,000 civilians fled the Kurdish-majority city in less than three days and dozens have been killed in the area, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Read More »

United Kingdom minister directly blames Putin for poisoning

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Russian Federation confirmed Friday it will expel British diplomats and halt high-level meetings in turn. Russian government hackers since at least March 2016 "have also targeted USA government entities and multiple US critical infrastructure sectors, including the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors", a Treasury Department statement said. Read More »

White House: Gina Haspel 'Incredibly Qualified' to Lead CIA

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That's not to suggest that Tillerson was a toothless teddy bear; he wasn't. The question now, however, is whether Tillerson's replacement will actualize what was before the merely hypothetical. "With Pompeo, Trump's worst instincts on Iran and North Korea will be reinforced". In the same tweet, the president announced Director Mike Pompeo , who is a close ally of the Koch brothers, would be nominated to become the new secretary of state. Read More »

Prosecutor decides Zuma will appear in court

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They served Jacob Zuma as their political master, and when he was gone, they found the spine to act against him. The ANC gathers to elect new leadership, including a new party president for which Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are the candidates. Read More »

Heavy firing at LoC by Pakistan, five civilians killed in Poonch

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Confirming the incident, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police SP Vaid said that the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital. The deceased include the house owner, a woman, a boy and a minor girl, a police officer said. "The Pakistan Army resorted to indiscriminate shelling in Mendhar sector of the LoC". The Army PRO said today's ceasefire violation by Pakistan was a serious issue of concern as civilian localities much deep inside Indian territory, nearly three-four kilometers ... Read More »

Amit Shah absolves Yogi Adityanath, says BJP will analyse UP bypoll loss

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When asked about the Congress celebrating the BJP's loss, Shah said, "If after losing their deposit in both seats, a party celebrates, I have nothing to say". He said: "If they can't see the reality, it is their immaturity". "The Congress party warns the BJP and its government that its undemocratic methods and acts to curtail liberty, freedom of expression and violation of fundamental rights of its citizens as enshrined in the Constitution will be strongly resisted", the resolution ... Read More »

Naturally, Buffalo fans jumped through tables after UB's upset win over Arizona

The victor of the No. 11 seed game will face No. 6 TCU in a Midwest regional on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska. No. 7 seed Rhode Island Not quite enough points to entice a bet against the most talented team in the tournament. The #4 seed Arizona trailed at halftime to 13th-seeded Buffalo after being out-rebounded and out-played in the first half. South Florida: Visit Tallahassee might want to hold off contacting coach Jose Fernandez. Read More »

Vladimir Putin: More Psychopath Than Cowboy

The two governments have been locked in a war of words since Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found slumped on a park bench in the English city of Salisbury on March 4. "23 diplomatic officers of British Embassy in Moscow are declared personae non-gratae and are expelled from the country within a week". In comments to reporters after he left the Foreign Ministry, Bristow said the crisis had arisen because of "the attempted murder of two people using a chemical weapon ... Read More »

In tit-for-tat move Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats

The Foreign Ministry said it would also order an end to all activities of the British Council, Britain's global organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities, and warned London that "if any further unfriendly actions are taken against Russia, the Russian side reserves the right to take other retaliatory measures ". Read More »

United Kingdom expels Russian diplomats, suspends high-level contact with Moscow over spy poisoning

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British Prime Minister Theresa May this week expelled 23 Russian diplomats and severed high-level contacts over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal an ex-Russian agent convicted of spying for Britain, and his daughter Yulia. Presidential press-secretary Dmitry Peskov told the state-run Tass news agency: "We have already said on many levels that Russian Federation has nothing to do with this story whatsoever". Read More »

Greece: 15 migrants killed in worst accident in months

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A coast guard spokeswoman said the recovered bodies had not been identified yet and they included six children. Despite a two-year deal between the European Union and Turkey created to stop the flow of migrants and refugees into Europe using the popular route from the Turkish coast to nearby Greek islands, dozens and sometimes hundreds of people continue to make the journey each week. Read More »

Seoul to propose late-March high-level talks with North Korea

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South Korea planned to officially propose to the DPRK holding the talks, Im said after convening the first meeting of the presidential committee to prepare for the summit between President Moon and the DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un . So the visit has prompted speculation it might be part of preparations for the US-North Korea summit. Swedish officials said their discussions would focus on the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and the mooted US-North Korea summit, the AFP news agency ... Read More »

Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim resigns over credit card scandal

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Gurib-Fakim is accused of using a bank card provided by a nongovernmental organization for personal purchases, including jewelry and luxury items worth at least 25,000 euros ($30,000). This was confirmed by the PEI, which said in a statement earlier this week that Gurib-Fakim "thus never received gifts, favours, wages or expenses from the PEI, nor undue benefits or advantage". Read More »

Britain says likely that Russia's Putin made decision for nerve agent attack

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The Foreign Secretary stated that it was "overwhelmingly likely" that the Russian President personally directed the assassination attempt on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury just over 10 days ago. What is the latest from the UK? British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told the BBC however that Britain is "entirely in conformity" with OPCW procedures and is sending a sample of the nerve agent to the watchdog for examination. Read More »

Modi wants scientists to spend time with students

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It will also excite and attract our young minds to a career in science", he said. He urged the youth of Manipur to take maximum advantage of the recently launched Khelo India Initiative. The prime minister added that an "Ethno-Medicinal Research Centre" has been set up in Manipur to undertake research on the wild herbs available in the North East. Read More »