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Pak rescuers save French climber trapped on the 'killer mountain'

Pak rescuers save French climber trapped on the 'killer mountain' According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Pakistan Army has launched an operation to rescue the two foreign climbers on the request of Polish and French embassies. "No one has done such a climb before", Shah said, according to the Channel News Asia website. Ludovic Giambiasi , a friend of Revol, said: "The rescue for Tomasz is unfortunately not possible - because of the weath... [Full Article...]

Canadian landscaper faces 5 murder counts after bodies found in planters

Canadian landscaper faces 5 murder counts after bodies found in planters Idsinga said McArthur has now also been charged in the deaths of 58-year-old Majeed Kayhan, 50-year-old Soroush Marmudi and 47-year-old Dean Lisowick. The fate of the other two men has yet to be determined. Mahmudi was reported missing by his family in Scarborough in August 2015 . In 2013, police said they believed Kayhan's disappearance may be connected to two other missing persons cases, th... [Full Article...]

House panel to release memo on FBI Russia probe

House panel to release memo on FBI Russia probe Associate Attorney General Stephen Boyd warned last week that it would be " extraordinarily reckless " to release the memo because it contains classified information. The White House seems to favor the memo's release, but wouldn't explicitly say whether the president will back the effort. The memo addresses a dossier of allegations against Trump compiled by a former British spy, and questions ov... [Full Article...]

White House aide: Trump wants memo released for 'transparency'

White House aide: Trump wants memo released for 'transparency' In its opening language, the memo says that its objective is to brief lawmakers on the findings of the Intelligence Committee's investigation into actions by the Department of Justice and the FBI, according to a Democrat familiar with the document; the actions had to do with an application for a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in connection with Mueller's investigation. [Full Article...]

Mild week ahead in South Lake Tahoe, no precipitation in forecast

Mild week ahead in South Lake Tahoe, no precipitation in forecast Monday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Friday: A 40% chance of snow. A weak cold front will enter the area, but Saturday will be mostly sunny and only slightly cooler than Friday with highs in the mid to upper-50s. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. Saturday: Highs today will climb back into the low 60's. South wind around 5 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low a... [Full Article...]

Youth dies in clashes during VHP, ABVP bike-rally in Kasganj

Youth dies in clashes during VHP, ABVP bike-rally in Kasganj Fire tenders were rushed to douse the fire. According to sources, some people were also injured in the incident and a number of vehicles and shops were vandalised. IG Sanjeev Kumar too said, "The situation is under control now". He added the police was trying to make people "understand communal bonhomie". Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said that the situation was under control... [Full Article...]

12 dead after clashes in Yemen's Aden

12 dead after clashes in Yemen's Aden Fighting subsided late on Sunday evening as both sides ordered their forces to stand down. "This is a serious matter and the coalition and Arabs as a whole must move to save the situation". The forces from Abyan progressed towards Aden after clashes with government forces on the way, they said. UAE is fighting against the internationally recognised Govt of Hadi who is living in exile in Saudi ... [Full Article...]

Coordinated gunfire and bombings rock Kabul military academy

Coordinated gunfire and bombings rock Kabul military academy One ANA soldier is killed while 10 are wounded. "One bomber detonated himself and another bomber was detained by our forces". Interior minister Wais Ahmad Barmak said it is believed a second ambulance was also involved in the operation but had left the area, suggesting some would-be attackers may have escaped. [Full Article...]

Guterres speaks out on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Guterres speaks out on Holocaust Remembrance Day Administration officials said the statement's aim was to honor all victims of the Holocaust , not just the Jews. Historians estimate the total number of deaths to be 11 million, with the victims encompassing gay people, priests, gypsies, people with mental or physical disabilities, communists, trade unionists, Jehovah's Witnesses, anarchists, Poles and other Slavic peoples, black people and res... [Full Article...]

Rep. Joe Kennedy to Deliver Dem Response to Trump's SOTU

Rep. Joe Kennedy to Deliver Dem Response to Trump's SOTU He's the son of Joseph P. Kennedy II and grandson of Robert F. Kennedy. They say Kennedy is "a relentless fighter for working Americans". Kennedy, 37, is a third-term congressman often considered a rising star in the Democratic Party. After Kennedy ripped Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for calling the death of Obamacare an "act of mercy", Kennedy characterized it as an "act of malice". [Full Article...]

Closing arguments in former Rider Joe McKnight murder trial are underway

Closing arguments in former Rider Joe McKnight murder trial are underway Prosecutors told jurors Friday the evidence shows Gasser angrily pursued McKnight and shot him from inside his own vehicle. His defense insisted Gasser feared for his life after McKnight reached into Gasser's passenger side window, and shot McKnight in self defense. [Full Article...]

China's Belt and Road ambitions spread to the Arctic

China's Belt and Road ambitions spread to the Arctic A top Chinese diplomat sought Friday to allay concerns about his country's increasingly prominent activities in the Arctic, saying Beijing won't interfere in the interests of nations in the region. Beijing is probably looking ahead to the creation of a similar worldwide framework regarding the use and development of the Arctic Circle. And it is that China, in fact, does not have coasts in this... [Full Article...]

Kabul Bomb attack: More than 70 injured, dozens feared dead

Every time the so-called ring of steel in the city is penetrated, it undermines the government's ability to appear in control of even its most important sanctuaries, he said. The attack takes place a week after five heavily armed Taliban suicide bombers stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel in a highly secured part of the city, killing at least 22 people . [Full Article...]

Paris on high alert as the Seine river continues to swell

Paris on high alert as the Seine river continues to swell All Metro stations are now open although services have been affected by the floods especially on line 7 where water has got on to the tracks. Still police in Paris were able to deliver a bit of bright news Saturday, saying river levels were expected to peak at 5.95 meters - or 19 1/2 feet - Sunday night into Monday. [Full Article...]

Trump leaves for Davos meeting

Trump leaves for Davos meeting Thank you very much", Trump told reporters in Davos . "And we all know what those issues are", she said . Also speaking will be French President Emmanuel Macron at 4.30pm GMT, who is expected to "propose his worldwide vision for the world of tomorrow". [Full Article...]

31 dead in S.Korea hospital fire

31 dead in S.Korea hospital fire Right beside Sejong Hospital sits Sejong Nursing Hospital now. The local fire chief told reporters that the fire spread through the central staircase connecting all the floors from the ground level, and that firefighters contained the flames at the second floor. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says no immunity for former First Lady Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says no immunity for former First Lady Grace Mugabe Questioned whether he would allow observer missions from the likes of the European Union (EU) in, he answered: "If you have that criteria, why would you want to deny worldwide observers coming to our country?" President Mnangagwa briefed President Berset on the smooth transition that led to his ascension in November previous year. [Full Article...]

Penn State Knocks Off No. 13 Ohio State With Buzzer-Beater

Penn State Knocks Off No. 13 Ohio State With Buzzer-Beater The crowd's jubilation would be short lived. During their last five games, the Buckeyes have scored an average of 72.2 points per game (5.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 57.6 points per game (8.3 below their season average). [Full Article...]

Paris zoo reopens after 50 escaped baboons found

Paris zoo reopens after 50 escaped baboons found The zoo will announce its reopening on social media as soon as the animals can be safely returned to their enclosure. The zoo said one female baboon, its infant and a slightly-older female remained on the run. At least 40 police officers and firefighters were dispatched with hypodermic guns, a police source confirmed to Le Parisien . Zoo officials say baboons are "stronger than us" and can ... [Full Article...]

Crazed parents, David and Louise Turpin, banned from contacting children

Crazed parents, David and Louise Turpin, banned from contacting children The process to terminate parental rights is determined in dependency court, and birth parents have the right to contest the termination, Amy Heilman, director of foster care and adoption at the Children's Bureau in Los Angeles, told CNN last week. [Full Article...]


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