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Snow in the Sahara for the first time in almost 40 years

Snow in the Sahara for the first time in almost 40 years Majestic red sand dunes of the Sahara desert in a small North African town recently witnessed snowfall - much to the amazement of locals, environmentalists and people around the world at large. Ain Sefra is about 1,000 metres above sea level and surrounded by the Atlas Mountains. Prior to that, snow had not been in this region since February 18, 1979, when they had a flurry that lasted ju... [Artigo completo...]

Reform Aadhaar and not arrest journalists: Edward Snowden tells Modi

Reform Aadhaar and not arrest journalists: Edward Snowden tells Modi If the government were truly concerned for justice, they would be reforming the policies that destroyed the privacy of a billion Indians. American whistleblower Edward Snowden came out in support of the journalist who exposed the Aadhaar data breach. [Artigo completo...]

Response to Kansas lawmaker's remarks uncertain

Response to Kansas lawmaker's remarks uncertain The report stated that when Zach Worf, the president of Finney County Democrats - a political organization in Kansas, was talking about legalizing marijuana which could lead to financial gains for the city of Kansas, Alford replied that the latter should revisit history by taking a look at the 1930s. [Artigo completo...]

Oprah's Golden Globes speech sends Weight Watchers stock soaring

Oprah's Golden Globes speech sends Weight Watchers stock soaring But fevered speculation only escalated. Wide-ranging speculation Monday that Oprah Winfrey might run for president based on her Golden Globes speech Sunday night fails to account for what a grueling, unsavory undertaking a high-level political campaign is, a Robert Morris University political science professor said Monday. [Artigo completo...]

Anantnag: 2 Militants Killed In Encounter With Security Forces, Operation Underway

Anantnag: 2 Militants Killed In Encounter With Security Forces, Operation Underway He said that till reports last came in, two of the hiding terrorists were neutralised by the security forces. The identities of the slain militants were yet to beascertained. Meanwhile, authorities blocked internet services in the southern district. Three militants were also killed in the attack. Almost 220 militants were killed in 2017, which was highest in the last eight years. [Artigo completo...]

Horace Ashenfelter III, Olympic track and field gold medalist, dies at 94

Horace Ashenfelter III, Olympic track and field gold medalist, dies at 94 Ashenfelter enrolled at Penn State in 1946, majoring in physical education, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1949. "We all carry heavy hearts with the passing of Horace Ashenfelter", said Penn State track and field head coach John Gondak in a statement. [Artigo completo...]

Court adjourned hearing of NAB references against Sharif family till Jan 16

Court adjourned hearing of NAB references against Sharif family till Jan 16 Sharif maintains control of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, which elected close ally Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as prime minister after Sharif was disqualified. Accountability Court adjourned the corruption references against the Sharif family till January 16 and summoned three witnesses to appear before the court in the next hearing. [Artigo completo...]

Yerry Mina to Travel to Barcelona to Complete Transfer From Palmeiras

Yerry Mina to Travel to Barcelona to Complete Transfer From Palmeiras Over the past few hours, we have seen the Colombian start following player who will soon be his new team mates such as Ter Stegen , Luis Suárez and Coutinho . Barcelona have been after Mina for a while, and in 2016, the club signed a pre-agreement to sign the player for £9m which they could have triggered during the summer. [Artigo completo...]

Alabama Player Yells 'F*ck Trump' Before Start of National Championship Game

Alabama Player Yells 'F*ck Trump' Before Start of National Championship Game One side will be fighting over that while the other side will be fighting, debating amongst themselves over Trump possibly having trouble with the anthem. Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough yells "F- Trump" before tonight's title game. A camera caught Scarbrough screaming "f*ck Trump", offering a brief but passionate rebuttal of the president. [Artigo completo...]

CDC Warns Romaine Lettuce May Be Linked To E. Coli Outbreak

CDC Warns Romaine Lettuce May Be Linked To E. Coli Outbreak The consumer advocacy group is now calling on the Food and Drug Administration and CDC to do more to warn the public about the dangers of the outbreak. While the salad greens have not yet been confirmed the cause in the US, it is said to be the root of strain 0157:H7 in recent years. "Because we have not identified a source of the infections, CDC is unable to recommend whether USA residents shou... [Artigo completo...]

Luís Amado e Mexia são os nomes propostos para liderar a EDP

Luís Amado e Mexia são os nomes propostos para liderar a EDP Refira-se que a China Three Gorges é a principal acionista da EDP, com 23,3% do capital, seguindo-se a americana Capital Group, 12%, a BlackRock, também dos EUA, com 5%, os chineses da CNIC, 3,02%, a State Street, 2%, sendo que ainda há representantes portugueses, de Espanha, Argélia e dos Emirados Árabes Unidos. [Artigo completo...]

'You Are Important,' Rahul Gandhi Tells NRIs in Bahrain

'You Are Important,' Rahul Gandhi Tells NRIs in Bahrain The only thing India talks about is what you are allowed to eat, who is allowed to protest and what we can say or rather what we cannot say. Gandhi addressed a convention of NRIs organized by GOPIO, which includes delegates of 50 countries, and said, "I am here to tell you what you mean to our country, that you're important, to tell you there is a serious problem at home, to tell you that you ar... [Artigo completo...]

UNRWA says nothing official so far on USA aid halt

UNRWA says nothing official so far on USA aid halt A Friday report on Israeli Channel 10 television said the USA had frozen a payment due to UNRWA, but a spokesman for the United Nations organisation said on Saturday that they "have not been informed directly of a formal decision either way by the U.S. [Artigo completo...]

U.S. vice president confirms visit to Israel amid Jerusalem tensions

U.S. vice president confirms visit to Israel amid Jerusalem tensions The vice president plans to leave January 19 for Egypt, where he will meet with President Abdel Fattah Sisi. Pence's itinerary in Israel includes meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, an address to the Knesset and visits to the Western Wall and the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. [Artigo completo...]

Bannon: 'I regret' delay in responding to book

Bannon: 'I regret' delay in responding to book He was a man whose forceful character and achievements Trump respected, and whose lively, politically incorrect personality meshed with Trump's - perhaps better than those of the president's own family. Echoing Trump's and his allies' earlier comments, Bannon suggested former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was the one who colluded with Russian Federation and pointed to the 2010 Uranium One dea... [Artigo completo...]

Ricky Ponting Earns Coaching Gig With Australian T20 Team

Ricky Ponting Earns Coaching Gig With Australian T20 Team Australia face England in five one-day internationals starting on Sunday in Melbourne before the T20 tri-series begins on February 3 in Sydney. With the Test series against South Africa starting shortly afterwards, numerous regular support staff for the Australian team including Graeme Hick, David Saker and Brad Haddin will already be en route to the rainbow nation. [Artigo completo...]

Cambridge academics press Toope to condemn appointment of Toby Young

Cambridge academics press Toope to condemn appointment of Toby Young On Sunday, Nash - to whom he was understood to be referring - said: "This is not about the odd tweet or stray comment". A furious row has broken out after the Government appointed him to the board of the new Office for Students. Mr Young has also previously described lesbians as "dykes" and called singer George Michael "queer as a coot". "Among those singled out for criticism were posts calling ... [Artigo completo...]

Assad denies Iran more bases in Syria

Assad denies Iran more bases in Syria Syrian media reports claimed Tuesday that the Israeli air force launched strikes targeting military outposts belonging to Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad's regime forces northeast of Damascus. "Israel must prepare for a new challenge ... on the northern front", he cited Liberman as saying. IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot said last week that the most immediate danger Israel faced was from Hezbo... [Artigo completo...]

Thai leader tells reporters to quiz cardboard mock-up

Thai leader tells reporters to quiz cardboard mock-up In the past he has fondled the ear of a sound technician during an impromptu news conference, flung a banana peel at cameramen, and threatened, with gruff humour, to execute any journalist who criticised his government. But as the junta's rule has stretched on, criticism of its often repressive policies and lack of transparency has grown markedly. Prayuth has promised elections in November, thou... [Artigo completo...]

David Byrne announces first solo album in over a decade American Utopia

David Byrne announces first solo album in over a decade American Utopia As the album title suggests, Byrne's new collection of tunes reflects on the concept of utopianism in USA culture and features guests including Brian Eno , Oneohtrix Point Never , Jam City , Doveman , Jack Peñate , and more. Hear its first single, co-written with Brian Eno . Check out the tracklist and art work for American Utopia below. Read " Talking Heads' Road to Remain in Light " ... [Artigo completo...]


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