Four more survivors of avalanche that crushed hotel were rescued overnight.
A huge avalanche ploughed into a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rattled the area, and up to 30 people might be buried under the snow, officials said on Thursday. Read More
Attack on prosecutor investigating nightclub shooting further erodes Cancun’s reputation for safety - Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:01:43 EST - A violent attack in Cancun, Mexico, has further undermined the area’s reputation as a peaceful idyll amid the turbulence of Mexico’s drug war - Read More
Canucks Captain Henrik Sedin records 1,000th NHL point>He beat Roberto Luongo backhand for a goal. Henrik becomes the first player in Canucks history to hit the milestone, the 85th player in league history to get 1,000, 17th with the same team. His brother Daniel Sedin has 963 points.
In February, CVS — one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains — announced that it would take tobacco products off the shelves of its 7,600 locations effective Oct. 1 of this year. The move is expected to cost the company $2 billion in annual sales.
With Oscars in sight, Amazon, Netflix look to Sundance to secure streaming rights - CBC; After revolutionizing television with bold, award-winning original content, streaming networks are on the cusp of their first potential Oscar wins, and are back at the Sundance film festival looking for more awards-worthy fare...
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Kensington Palace has announced a new patronage for Prince Harry: he has agreed to become patron of Rhino Conservation Botswana. The purpose of the charity is to “help raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s black and white rhinos and inspire positive action” to protect the species. Harry spoke in a video that was published alongside the announcement, saying that “the rhino is one of Africa’s most iconic species…the black … Continue reading →
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UK missile ‘fired off Florida coast’- 12:54 GMT
Media captionThe prime minister declined four times to answer questions about when she was aware of the ‘misfire’ Theresa May says she has "absolute faith" in the UK’s nuclear weapons system despite reports that an unarmed missile went off course during a test. The Sunday Times says the missile, fired in June, veered off course, weeks before a crucial Commons … (continue reading)
Jan 22, 2017 - At least a dozen dead, 23 injured after severe storms tear through Georgia At least 12 people have been reported dead and 23 injured after severe storms battered Georgia over the weekend. The beleaguered state was still at risk for more dangerous weather Sunday, as tornado watches were issued for parts of Georgia, Alabama and Florida through 8 p.m. ET.…Read More
Doctor who hired a hit man to kill teen patient takes prison complaint to top court. SupCourtreme to decide whether to hear murderer's request to have sexual history erased from prison record
Vancouver Island’s Nuchatlaht following Tsilhqot’in in land, title claim. First Nation from West Coast of Vancouver Island files Aboriginal land and title case in B.C. Supreme Court.
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Pakistan vows nuclear retaliation if India attacks - by Christina MacPherson Ft.com 19 Jan 17 Threat follows confirmation of Delhi’s military assault plans in times of crisis by: Kiran Stacey in New Delhi and Farhan Bokhari in Islamabad. Pakistani officials have threatened to use nuclear weapons should India invade, after India’s new army chief admitted to secret military plans for attacking its neighbour in the event of a crisis.......https://www.ft.com/content/889ebb80-dc9b-11e6-9d7c-be108f1c1dce - Christina MacPherson | January 20, 20417 at :16 am | Categories: general | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-swd
Iran says 30 Tehran firefighters killed as burning highrise collapses - Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:58:44 EST - A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring roughly 75 people, state media reported. - Read More
Nigeria and Boko Haram: A deadly blunder
On Tuesday a Nigerian military jet mistakenly bombed an informal refugee camp sheltering thousands of people displaced by the fighting between the government and the jihadists of Boko Haram. At least 76 people were killed. The air strike (a “regrettable operational mistake”, said the president, Muhammadu Buhari) reinforces long-standing doubts about the security forces’ competence, writes our West Africa correspondent
On living stipends for General Authorities. The scandal du jour that’s agitating the embittered ex-Mormon hive (and that’s, perhaps, concerning some wavering Latter-day Saints, and even possibly a few very faithful ones) is the revelation that members of the First Presidency and other General Authorities receive a living stipend that puts them roughly on the level of the average American college professor (of “full” professorial rank).