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Woman found holding her eyeballs outside of SC church


A retired minister who helped the woman, Rev. Terry Mitchell, said it appeared she had intentionally gouged out her eye on nearby railroad tracks. "They were able to get her stabilized and on a stretcher I realized then that it was bad and that she had done something that's going to traumatize her life forever, too", said Elizabeth Hiott. Read More »

Polish Winter Olympics team welcomed to Pyeongchang


South Korea asked the UN Security Council's North Korea sanctions committee for an exemption to allow Choe to travel. "This will mark Kim Yo-Jong's debut on the global stage", Yang told AFP . Apparently, Kim Jong-un is a beer fan himself-the country held a beer festival in 2016 but it was abruptly canceled in 2017 with no official reason ever given. Read More »

National Signing Day 2018: Five-Star OT Nicholas Petit-Frere Chooses Ohio State


But Dominic Ciao, Petit-Frere's coach, told The Dispatch that his player would let all coaching staffs involved know of his decision well before that so as not to keep them hanging. "It's tremendous people at the university and town and this has become home", after being asked why he chose to stay. Ohio State got the last visit on February 2. Read More »

78 reported killed in regime strikes on Syria rebel enclave


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson the two countries must fix damaged mutual trust, its foreign minister said on February 6, following a series of disagreements, especially over the Syria crisis, The Hurriyet Daily News reported . "Meanwhile, fighting and retaliatory shelling from all parties are impacting civilians in this region and Damascus , causing scores of deaths and injuries", said their statement, released before the latest casualty tolls emerged on Tuesday. Read More »

Toys R Us store closing deals begin on Katy Freeway


Petersburg and at 3908 W Hillsborough Tampa are among the roughly 180 stores the company announced it was closing across the country two weeks ago. Chain officials say Toys R Us will move to focusing more on online sales and the in-store shopping experience. A Toys R Us in Burbank that was on the earlier list of store closures was not on Wednesday's list and appears to be remaining open. Read More »

Five-star CB Patrick Surtain Jr. picks Tide over LSU


Despite high hopes entering the day and potentially eight scholarships to fill, Alabama began with obvious disappointment as the first of three previously committed prospects flipped when four-star defensive lineman Bobby Brown elected to stay home and sign at Texas A&M. Read More »

Common food compound asparagine linked to cancer spread


They hope the finding may yield a method to prevent cancer cells spreading from their origins in a woman's breast to form tumours in her lungs, brain, other organs or bones - a process known as "metastasis" which is the most common cause of death. Read More »

Kohli runs his way to a hundred

South Africa who are already trailing behind 2-0 in the six-match series would aim to bounce back strongly in the third ODI but the team will once again be without three of their key batsmen which makes it more hard for them. "We thought it might do more under lights with two new balls". South Africa , however, have a fantastic record at the Newlands. They dubiously overlooked on Wednesday, once again, the rich domestic form of Farhaan Behardien, whilst another veteran figure consigned ... Read More »

House passes bill to prevent shutdown


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday threatened to oppose an emerging budget deal without a commitment from Speaker Paul D. Ryan for a freewheeling consideration of immigration legislation. Disagreement over immigration forced a three-day government shutdown in January. Current funding for the government expires at midnight Thursday. Read More »

United States drops record number of bombs in Afghanistan


The Islamist separatist group was formed in northwestern China's Xinjiang province and cited by the United Nations in 2002 for its ties to al-Qaida. According to an NDS statement "the group was involved in destructive and terrorist activities in Khogyani district". Read More »

Led coalition launches 'defensive' strike in Syria


The US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group announced Wednesday it had carried out defensive strikes in the eastern Deir Ezzor region against Syrian pro-regime forces. No U.S. personnel were injured in the attack by the pro-regime forces, unnamed officials separately told U.S. media. Meanwhile, reports from rebel-held areas near the capital of Damascus claim that airstrikes from the Syrian government and Russian Federation killed scores of civilians. Read More »

Russian Federation questions United States compliance with key nuke accord


At the same time, the number of deployed and non-deployed launchers of ICBMs and SLBMs, and deployed and non-deployed heavy bombers have been cut down to 779 units. Also on Monday, Russia urged the United States to resume dialogue on missile defense. Despite the benefits of New START to USA security, some Congressional critics of the treaty have tried to block its extension. Read More »

Police chiefs in 'unanimous agreement' to recommend indictment against Netanyahu


Netanyahu assured Israelis in a Facebook video that nothing will come of the recommendation, as the attorney general has to decide whether or not to follow through on the recommendation. There will be recommendations, there will be signs saying 'Bibi is guilty until proven innocent, ' ... but I'm certain that all the legal experts will eventually reach the same conclusion: "There is nothing". Read More »

White House on market drop: Long-term economic fundamentals 'remain exceptionally strong'

Trump tweeted "In the 'old days, ' when good news was reported , the Stock Market would go up". Since coming to office, Trump has repeatedly touted day-to-day stock market increases as evidence his administration is succeeding. Commenting on the markets on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the United States economy was "incredibly strong" and "nothing that's taken place over the last couple of days in our economy that's fundamentally different than it ... Read More »

James Bulger killer Jon Venables admits to owning 'paedophile manual'


Sentencing him to three years and four months Mr Justice Edis said Venables was " manipulative and dishonest ". The man who savagely murdered toddler James Bulger has been sent back to jail on child pornography charges. Venables, who has lifelong anonymity, pleaded guilty via video link from custody. Lloyd also said that Thompson and Venables must have been "severely traumatised by what they were part of" on the day of the murder. Read More »

Vegas police connect 4 shootings, 2 homeless men dead


Las Vegas police didn't immediately respond to requests for additional comment Wednesday. Investigators working desperately to track the killer down, releasing the surveillance video of what they say is his silver or grey Hyundai Tuscon. A motive for the shooting hadn't been established, Plummer said, only describing the victims as Hispanic men. He survived but has been unable to provide any details about what happened. Read More »

Syria Repels Israeli Missile Attack in Damascus Countryside

The centre has been repeatedly targeted by Israeli air raids. Israel regards the Iran-backed Hezbollah, which is fighting alongside the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as the biggest threat it faces on its borders. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused Russian Federation on Monday of protecting Syrian President Bashar Assad from responsibility for what she said were multiple chlorine gas attacks on civilians in recent weeks. Read More »

United Nations investigating reports of chlorine attacks in Syria

On Saturday, militants of the Nusra Front shot down using MANPADS a Russian Su-25 jet fighter when it overflew a de-escalation zone in the province of Idlib in northwestern Syria. Turkey said five soldiers were also wounded in Monday night's attack. But he did not allude to any other response, including military retaliation, that France might take against the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad if the attacks are confirmed. Read More »

Kim influential sister to visit S. Korea


Kim Yo-jong, who is the senior executive of the Korean Labor Party, will be part of a high-level delegation expected Friday in South Korea . Kim Jong-Chol, the leader's older brother, faded from the public eye after Kim Jong-Un's ascension to power. Read More »

Filipina caretaker missing after Taiwan quake - MECO


Wednesday after treatment failed. "Then it sank and tilted further, and the fourth floor became the first floor", said Mr Lu Chih-son, 35, who saw 20 people rescued from the building. "My family were unhurt, but a neighbour was injured in the head and was bleeding". One member of staff has been rescued, but another two are said to be still be trapped in the building. Read More »

Davidson County deputy accused of robbing Rowan County bank


Athey did not injure anyone during this incident and that he did not resist arrest", said Sheriff Grice. Grice confirmed Athey has been fired . The robbery happened Tuesday afternoon at the F&M Bank, located in the 400 block of W. He then left in a silver Mustang. No one was injured in the robbery. Jeff Athey was arrested and charged with robbing the bank at around 4 p.m., Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said, Fox 8 reported. Read More »

No plans for Sask. sanctions against BC: Premier Moe


Notley ramped up pressure on the issue by banning B.C. wine imports, following an earlier announcement to halt electricity talks with B.C., in protest of the province's plan to limit increases of diluted bitumen shipments. "Quite frankly, this is something we expected to come from Trump, not from the Alberta government by any stretch". "I don't know why our industry is being dragged into this", Christa-Lee McWatters, chair of the B.C. Read More »

A further 15 Russian athletes appeal Winter Olympics ban


Russian Federation has repeatedly denied state involvement in doping . South Korea is hosting the Winter Olympics for the first time in 2018, and the opening ceremony will mark the official start of the Pyeongchang Games on Friday. The IOC hasn't said why any of the individual Russians weren't invited, but did say it used a newly available database detailing past doping when it decided who should be eligible. Read More »

Malaysia, Singapore Launch New Trade Link to Boost Liquidity


The BM-SGX trading link aims to allow investors to trade and settle shares listed on both stock markets in a more cost efficient and convenient way. Ranjit, who is also ACMF Chairman, said the bilateral link between Bursa Malaysia and SGX would extend beyond trading to cover post-trade arrangements like the clearing and settlement of the stocks traded. Read More »

Influenza season in high gear


Experts had thought this season might be bad, but its intensity has surprised most everyone. "I'd have 10 blankets on me and still be cold", Hooker said . This is especially the case for H3N2 viruses, which have been circulating continuously in humans since 1968 and are, therefore, very well adapted to humans as a host. Read More »

Pence: US will unveil tough and aggressive new sanctions on North Korea


Kim Yo-jong's presence at the games could cause tension between South Korean and the U.S., who have accused the North Koreans of using the games for "propaganda" purposes. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has not ruled out the possibility of meeting with North Korean officials at the upcoming Olympics in South Korea . Read More »

Bangladesh hope for a lively wicket for second Sri Lanka Test


Mahmudullah, who is standing in for injured skipper Shakib Al Hasan, said Bangladesh played better at home and were confident of clinching a historic series win in Dhaka. The pitch looks dry. We never underestimate them, they are playing really good cricket. The recent release from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), however, cleared the air, indicating a swap of venues for Tests second and third. Read More »

British group wins right to take Brexit case to European court


Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting senior ministers on Wednesday to discuss the government's negotiating strategy, as the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) called on the government to clarify what it wants from Brexit . The government said Mrs May had set out a "clear ambition for a deep and special partnership with the European Union" and was confident a temporary implementation period, planned for immediately after the United Kingdom leaves, would provide businesses with certainty. Read More »

Scouts eye whether cookie seller near pot shop broke rules


The scout's father, who has chosen to stay anonymous, said his daughter sold more than 300 boxes of cookies in just six hours. Girl Scouts across the USA began selling cookies in January and will keep it up until April. California's legalisation of recreational marijuana came into effect on 1 January 2018, allowing over 21s to legally purchase marijuana from licensed businesses and growers, though public consumption is still illegal - local authorities have added restrictions on sellers. Read More »

Israeli Jets Use Lebanese Airspace to Attack Syrian Position


Footage shared on social media Tuesday showed newborn babies being evacuated from a burning hospital in Maarrat al-Nu'man, Syria , after Russian Federation carried out a series of air strikes on Sunday. Israeli warplanes struck a Syrian military position in a rural area near Damascus on Wednesday, triggering Syria's air defense system which destroyed most of the missiles, a Syrian army statement carried by state television said. Read More »

Lebanon tells army to confront Israeli 'aggression' amid border tensions


The statement by the Higher Defense Council on Wednesday did not elaborate, but it comes amid escalating tensions between the two neighbors, who are technically at war. The conferees also rejected the Israeli statements and claims related to the oil and gas resources in Lebanese territorial waters. Israeli officials did not immediately respond. Read More »

Ecuador to continue protecting Julian Assange


It was issued in 2012 for jumping bail. Assange's lawyer, Mark Summers QC, had argued that the United Kingdom arrest warrant no longer had a goal or function, as it relates to a Swedish sex crimes investigation now concluded. She said the Ecuadorean government is seeking a "dignified and just" solution in his case with the British government. "This is and has always been our overriding concern". Read More »

Could new stadium help Buffalo host a Super Bowl?


Given Minneapolis' reputation as one of the northernmost major cities in the country, it stands to reason that these two games are the farthest north the Super Bowl has ever been played. The coldest temperature at kickoff time for a Super Bowl played outdoors was 39 degrees for Super Bowl VI in New Orleans. In the week leading up to the Super Bowl Dallas had an ice storm and a snow storm. Read More »