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France too good for Scotland in Paris


Scotland head coach Vern Cotter could not explain what went wrong with Finn Russell's weird missed conversion after his side lost 22-16 to France in Paris . Center Gael Fickou finished off a good move in the first half as France moved eight points ahead, but sloppy mistakes allowed the Scots back in. By trade Swinson is a second row but his support line for his try, just a couple of minutes later, was textbook. Read More »

Sam Rainsy to resign


The opposition's deputy chief Kem Sokha, who has faced similar attacks, is now set to lead the party into the elections. Sam Rainsy, the exiled leader of Cambodia's main opposition party, resigned from his post on Saturday in a move that he said was "for the sake of" the Cambodia National Rescue Party he co-founded in 2013. Read More »

Total fire ban declared for Albury ahead of scorching weekend

It was too late to leave. "On Saturday temperatures and winds will pick up, meaning an increased fire danger extending across much of the state". Shortly after 3pm the fire was burning towards homes and at 3.20pm the RFS said the blaze was moving towards Cassilis and had breached containment lines. Read More »

White House considering new immigration order


As for the administration's next steps, Mr Miller said that "all options" remain on the table, including a Supreme Court appeal. "We will fight it", Mr Miller said in an interview on Fox News Sunday. "You just claimed again that there was illegal voting in New Hampshire, people bussed in from the state of Massachusetts", Stephanopoulos said. Pressed for proof, Miller said: "I can tell you that this issue of busing voters in to New Hampshire is widely known by anyone who's worked in New ... Read More »

Wind Blows Truck On Top Of Highway Patrol Car

It happened Tuesday on Interstate 80 while three Wyoming State Troopers were investigating another crash. The trailer tipped onto one of the parked patrol cruisers. "We're seeing less and less compliance from these trucking companies when these wind advisories are out", said Finn. Patrol Lt David Wagener said the truck driver and a passenger were not hurt. Read More »

Mark Warburton Has Shown Rangers And Fans No Respect - Chris Sutton

The 52-year-old former Ibrox player has been out of work for nearly three years, since being sacked by the Reds in March 2014. In addition to Davies, another ex-Forest boss in Alex McLeish is also being linked and it will be interesting to see who eventually takes over at the Scottish giants. Read More »

Facebook Is Helping This Woman Find Her Great-Great-Grandmother's Wedding Dress


Tess Newall, of Morham, East Lothian, spoke of being "distraught" after discovering the dress, which belonged to her great-great grandmother, was missing. But it had gone missing when Kleen Cleaners in Edinburgh went into liquidation - and there were fears it had been stolen. She handed it to Kleen cleaners in Edinburgh but the firm soon went into administration. Read More »

Taiwan Voices Readiness to Maintain Good Relations With Both US, China


President Donald Trump has said the U.S. is in the process of "getting along very well" with China, including the South China sea dispute, a day after he made his first telephonic conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping . China has long described self-ruled Taiwan, claimed by Beijing as its sacred territory, as the most sensitive issue in Sino-U.S. relations. The U.S. Read More »

Norwegian Star Suffers Propulsion Failure And Being Towed Back To Port

A spokeswoman for operator Norwegian Cruise Lines said the ship's azipod propulsion system experienced a technical malfunction in the early hours of this morning. The ship is now on a 34-day cruise from Hong Kong, China to Aukland, New Zealand is scheduled to complete the voyage on February 18. The company has offered passengers a full refund as well as a 50 per cent credit for a future cruise. Read More »

Polish prime minister in auto crash


FILE- In this Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 file photo Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo welcomes her Irish counterpart Enda Kenny. One was also brought to Warsaw, where the prime minister was taken at her own request. She is said to have suffered bruises. Her spokesman said she was being examined in a hospital but wasn't badly hurt. The vehicle she was in hit a tree in the town of Oswiecim. Read More »

Trump May Designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a Terrorist Group

In addition, they said that USA national security agencies are also concerned that American military and embassy personnel in Iraq could be targeted after such an action from the United States. administration imposed new sanctions against 25 Iranian nationals and entities in response to a ballistic missile test. Iran itself is one of three countries on the State Department's notorious list of so-called 'state sponsors of terrorism.' The other nations on the list are Sudan and Syria. Read More »

Trump signs executive orders on public safety


The Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm Sessions as the 84th attorney general-despite outspoken resistance from Senate Democrats. Groups including the U.S. "That is going to stop today". The violent crime rate increased slightly in 2016, but remains near the bottom of the nation's 30-year downward trend , according to a December analysis of crime data by the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. Read More »

Burning people run from carriage after fire on Hong Kong subway


According to the media, the first vehicle of the train caught fire, but it was put out later. Tsim Sha Tsui station remains closed and the police have deployed an anti-terrorism team. Police are now evaluating his mental health, Kwok said, adding that the MTR operator was a target of the attack. SCMP quotes interior designer Ray Chau, 27, who was traveling to Mong Kok when he heard the train's captain announce that all passengers had to disembark at Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Read More »

Appeals court says no ruling Wednesday on Trump travel ban

After the appeals court ruling, the Justice Department can now ask the Supreme Court to intervene in the case. The order created confusion in the country's airports and was challenged by the states of Washington and Minnesota. Trump was quick to respond to the ruling on Twitter Thursday evening. "Courts owe considerable deference to the president's policy determinations" in areas of immigration and national security, but they still have authority to decide whether those orders violate ... Read More »

Nikki Haley keeps the pressure on Russia. Meanwhile, Trump defends Putin


Reuters earlier reported citing its own sources that, during his telephone conversation with Putin, Trump denounced the New START Treaty. When the Russian president brought up potentially extending the nuclear arms control treaty, according to a Reuters exclusive , Trump briefly paused the conversation to question aides about the agreement, then proceeded to criticize it. Read More »

Iran celebrates the 38th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution


Hassan Rouhani said some inexperienced figures in the region and America are threatening Iran but they should know that the language of threats has never worked with us. Other people burned Israeli and American flags, the riots being anti-Israeli and anti-British in addition to anti-American. Khamenei's "remarks were heeded, as the crowds on this anniversary were significant", said Dina Esfandiary, a fellow at the Centre for Science and Security Studies at London's King's College. Read More »

Race to save 100 stranded whales on New Zealand beach


About 250 to 300 of the whales were already dead when the mass stranding was discovered. Rescuers' hopes that whales stranded on Farewell Spit would refloat on the overnight high tide have been dashed, with about a hundred still beached at first light. Read More »

Twelve killed in Bali village landslide in Indonesia

Two others have been seriously injured in the incident at Songan village on the north east of the island. Red Cross aid workers and the military personnel are engaged in rescue operations, the National Disaster Agency officials told Jakarta Globe. Read More »

South Africa's parliament descended into a massive brawl today

In chaotic scenes, guards in white shirts forcibly ejected about 25 members from the radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party who prevented Zuma from speaking for more than an hour. A Reuters reporter saw two soldiers near the parliament building. As we begin a new phase of economic recovery we have to make sure we take everyone along. Read More »

USA says it killed veteran Qaeda leader in Syria


An earlier US strike on February 3 killed 10 al-Qaida terrorists in a building that was being used as an al-Qaida meeting place, according to the Pentagon. It also called him one of the founders of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, the first Sunni group to use suicide bombers in its terror attacks. Among the group's activities was failed plot in 1998 to attack the American embassy in Albania. Read More »

Lady Gaga Tells Bodyshamers 'I'm Proud of My Body'

She said that part of how they decide who is going to come and do the halftime show is based on the ideas of the artists and what they want to do. Yet beyond the visuals, the true connective tissue here is that in both the May 2012 "Simpsons" episode and in her Super Bowl performance, Gaga is delivering a message of inclusion in hard times. Read More »

Eiffel Tower to be surrounded by glass


The terror threat in Paris remains high, following recent Islamist attacks in the capital including a shooting in November 2015 shooting which left 130 people dead. Paris officials have also proposed a $318-million modernization of the 128-year-old monument that includes better elevators and lights, more security, and a renovated visitor entrance, according to CNN Money . Read More »

Corbyn ally Clive Lewis resigns from the Labour shadow cabinet

In a letter to MPs, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that securing the right to remain of European Union expats working in Britain was a top priority for the government and that "nothing will change" after Brexit for any European Union citizen in Britain without a vote in parliament. Read More »

US Solar Industry Clamors for Workers as Employment Climbs 25%


North Carolina ranks second-highest in the nation for installed solar capacity. Despite this, however, solar only accounts for approximately 1% of all electricity produced within the United States, but the sector represents significant economic potential that is impossible to ignore. Read More »

Militants kill 6 Red Cross workers in Afghanistan

IS militants have made limited inroads in Afghanistan, but have carried out increasingly deadly attacks . Two others are unaccounted for, feared abducted by IS, he said. He was released almost a month later, but other charities have suffered similar tragedies. Jowzjan is infested with insurgent groups and rife with armed struggles between competing pro-government militias. Read More »