Canadian Ice Dancers Make History, Winning Gold In Pyeongchang
Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold medal in the ice dancing competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history. [...]
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Day turns into night as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this year
Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has erupted once again shooting plumes of smoke and hot ash over 23,000 feet into the air. The volcano had not been active for four centuries until 2010 and since then it has displaced 30,000 people. Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after its biggest eruption this year. Mount Sinabung erupts thick volcanic ash in Karo on Sumatra island on [...]
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Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi suggests others are in breach of PM's code of conduct but doesn't name themCory Bernardi has claimed that Turnbull government ministers other than Barnaby Joyce are having a sexual relationship with a person on their staff after the revelation of Joyce's affair with his former media adviser Vikki Campion.While Joyce refused to step down as Nationals leader over the controversy, the leader of the Australian Conservatives stirred trouble for the [...]
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New CEO denies prior knowledge of sex claims against founder
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced last month. [...]
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Amazon has already rolled out price cuts for Whole Foods shoppers as a result of its acquisition of the grocery chain. It has also rolled up its Treasure Truck deals service to Whole Foods locations, and began delivering Whole Foods groceries through Prime. Now, it's offering Prime members 5 percent back at Whole Foods when they shop using the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card, too. The… Read More [...]
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Nezhat Amiri's recent high-profile performance caps a 38-year fight for recognitionIn her 38-year career, which is as long as the history of the Islamic republic, Iran's first and only female conductor had led as many public performances as the number of fingers that hold her baton.Last month, however, Nezhat Amiri conducted a 71-member orchestra performing at Tehran's most prestigious concert hall – a remarkable milestone in a country where it is considered taboo for state [...]
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Environmentalists say forest the size of Kentucky could compensate for ‘monumental stupidity' of US withdrawal from Paris climate agreementMore than one million trees have been pledged for Trump Forest, a bid by environmentalists to offset the US president's curtailing of Obama-era clean energy initiatives by planting 10 billion trees around the globe. “US president Donald Trump doesn't believe in the science of human-caused climate change,” reads the website for the project, launched before Trump withdrew [...]
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U.S. Ice Dancing Team Breaks Down After 'Heartbreaking' Mistake
The dream of an Olympic medal came to a crashing end Tuesday for U.S. ice dancing team Madison Chock and Evan Bates. [...]
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Premier's position on oil drilling and fracking described as ‘disingenuous' after debateThe South Australian premier, Jay Weatherill, did not oppose some of the country's largest fossil fuel expansions during an environment-focused election debate, prompting conservation groups to question his government's leadership on climate change.On Tuesday the leaders of the four most popular parties answered questions curated by OurFutureSA, a coalition of 33 climate and nature groups who say they collectively represent 130,000 members in South [...]
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Amid reports Trump administration is considering pre-emptive action, Dennis Blair says striking first would be high-risk strategyA senior former US military commander and intelligence chief has warned against a pre-emptive “bloody nose” strike on North Korea.Retired Admiral Dennis Blair said Washington needed to be ready to respond militarily if North Korea attacked the US or its allies in the region – “but not a first strike; it's just high risk and unpredictable”. Continue reading... [...]
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