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People U.S. declares Florida exempt from offshore drilling plan
Author: 0 U.S. declares Florida exempt from offshore drilling plan

Rick Scott to talk about his objections to drilling in waters near the state. That conversation led to his decision to remove "Florida from consideration for any new oil and gas platforms", Zinke announced Tuesday evening. "I have spent my entire life fighting to keep oil rigs away from our coasts", Nelson said in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times . The Secretary of the Department of the Interior wants to lease acres of the Gulf of Mexico, now off-limits, for oil drilling, promising the ...

People Reuters journalists charged under Myanmar's Official Secrets Act
Author: 0 Reuters journalists charged under Myanmar's Official Secrets Act

The pair had been reporting on the military campaign in the northern state of Rakhine that has forced some 655,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee over the border to Bangladesh since August. Reuters President and Editor-In-Chief Stephen J. Adler said he was extremely disappointed that the authorities were seeking to prosecute the pair.

People Philander takes six wickets; South Africa beat India by 72 runs
Author: 0 Philander takes six wickets; South Africa beat India by 72 runs

The skipper was not short on praises and lauded Jasprit Bumrah, who was playing his first Test match . Vernon Philander was the star with the ball on Day 4 at Capetown as he produced a scintillating spell of 6-42 in the second innings, finishing the match with nine wickets overall.

People 32 missing after tanker, freighter collide off China
Author: 0 32 missing after tanker, freighter collide off China

Rescuers from three countries - China, South Korea and the United States - are trying to find the missing crew, made up of 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis. The Sanchi tanker, leased by Hanwha Total Petrochemical Co Ltd, had "valid foreign insurance", Iranian oil ministry spokesman Kasra Nouri told Iran's state television.

People Shia Board Chief writes to PM Modi, saying madrasas produce terrorists
Author: 0 Shia Board Chief writes to PM Modi, saying madrasas produce terrorists

Rizvi has also urged the Prime Minister to shut down all madarsa boards. "Have written to PM Modi and UP Chief Minister in this regard". However, Rizvi's proposal has drawn sharp reaction from the community itself. He has also said that they are funded by organisations running under the patronage of Pakistani government. Rizvi, thereby, sought that madrasas be called "schools", where religious education would be made optional and non-Muslim students allowed admission.

People French actresses hit back at #MeToo 'witch hunt'
Author: 0 French actresses hit back at #MeToo 'witch hunt'

They write: "This expedited justice already has its victims, men prevented from practising their profession as punishment, forced to resign, etc., while the only thing they did wrong was touching a knee, trying to steal a kiss, or speaking about "intimate" things at a work dinner, or sending messages with sexual connotations to a woman whose feelings were not mutual".

People Erekat: No Negotiations with Jerusalem Decision in Place
Author: 0 Erekat: No Negotiations with Jerusalem Decision in Place

Trump's decision has caused weeks of unrest in the occupied Palestinian territory and surrounding region, with 14 Palestinians killed by Israel since the decision, according to Ma'an documentation. The US has reduced funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East by nearly 33 percent, according to multiple published reports.

People At least 8 dead in Southern California flooding, mudslides
Author: 0 At least 8 dead in Southern California flooding, mudslides

At least 13 people were killed and dozens of homes were swept away or heavily damaged today as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a enormous wildfire that raged in Southern California last month. The Thomas Fire - the largest wildfire in California's recorded history - has burned more than 281,000 acres in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties since it began in early December.

People Malaysia hires USA firm to resume search for missing MH370
Author: 0 Malaysia hires USA firm to resume search for missing MH370

The payment for the search will be borne by the Malaysian government. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia signed a deal with an American firm today to resume the search for MH370 nearly four years after the plane disappeared, with the company to receive up to $70 million if successful.The new hunt, which will last 90 days, is expected to start in mid-January when a high-tech vessel leased by the seabed exploration firm, Ocean Infinity , reaches a new search zone in the southern Indian Ocean.

People 64 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean
Author: 0 64 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean

According to the navy, the Libyan coastguard saved a total of 279 shipwrecked migrants in three incidents, including those from the al-Khoms boat. "We stayed put from six o'clock in the morning" until the navy arrived, said Baba Koni, a Malian who was on board the boat.

People Another JNU student goes missing, police begins probe
Author: 0 Another JNU student goes missing, police begins probe

Was last seen at JNU campus. Upon going through the CCTV footage of the campus, authorities found clips showing Jain leaving through Gate no. 4. "Mukul used to daily commute from Ghaziabad to JNU but he did not return home on Monday", said one of his family members.

People Jake Tapper cuts off Duke alum Stephen Miller in interview
Author: 0 Jake Tapper cuts off Duke alum Stephen Miller in interview

Miller was politely asked to leave the set multiple times". The President expressed his support for Miller's battle with Tapper on social media just hours after the infamous interview, saying " Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump administration".

People President Winfrey? No way, says Trump: 'I'll beat Oprah
Author: 0 President Winfrey? No way, says Trump: 'I'll beat Oprah

And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say "me too" again.

Author: 0 GoFundMe Campaign Soars for Falmouth Baby Attacked by Pit Bull

The father, who was unable to separate the pit bull from the girl, first retrieved a pistol to shoot the animal, but the gun was not loaded. The preliminary investigation indicates that the child was playing in the kitchen with the father nearby.

People Khamenei says US, Britain 'failed to cause Iran unrest'
Author: 0 Khamenei says US, Britain 'failed to cause Iran unrest'

Judiciary officials said that two of those detained had taken their own lives in custody. The Kahrizak prison gained notoriety when a handful of detainees were tortured and killed at the site after unrest in 2009. Iran says it has "hard evidence" the recent deadly demonstrations were "very clearly directed from abroad". "One shouldn't develop high hopes, though I would be happy to see a meaningful revolution", he added.

People Tehran bans English in primary schools
Author: 0 Tehran bans English in primary schools

In a context where Iran's Revolutionary Guards blame foreign powers for triggering the recent protests , Iran is going to ban the teaching of English in primary schools because of fear of "cultural invasion". Some students attend private language classes after school while more privileged families attending non-government schools receive English tuition. Iran's Supreme Leader reiterated that "other countries have plans for countering the spread of foreign languages ..." President Hassan ...

People Google Sued for Anti-Conservative Bias by Fired Engineer
Author: 0 Google Sued for Anti-Conservative Bias by Fired Engineer

Those subclasses could include women and members of racial minorities who identify with one or more of those three groups, she said . Furthermore, Google discriminated against the plaintiffs by threatening to blacklist employees with conservative viewpoints and even allow harassment against those with viewpoints that ran against "liberal orthodoxy", according to the complaint.

People Australia had third-warmest year on record in 2017
Author: 0 Australia had third-warmest year on record in 2017

The state's average temperature a year ago was 49.6 degrees Fahrenheit. And in 2017, every state had a warmer-than-average year, and 32 recorded one of their 10 hottest years on record, according to NOAA. Far more tragic was the human toll. While Hurrican Maria had a total damage estimate of US$90 billion dollars, Hurricane Irma reached US$50 billion.

People Here's the list of items Dunkin' Donuts is dropping from its menu
Author: 0 Here's the list of items Dunkin' Donuts is dropping from its menu

The Massachusetts-based company is cutting back on its food and drink options in the first quarter of 2018, beginning with restaurants in New England and upstate NY. "If you can remove products that are more hard to make or. consumers aren't asking for as much, you can make the stores easier to work in, and you can positively impact their (profit and loss statement)".

People Vikings Surprise Lifelong Fan with Playoff Tickets for 100th Birthday
Author: 0 Vikings Surprise Lifelong Fan with Playoff Tickets for 100th Birthday

Wall has attended regular season games in the past, when the team played at the Metrodome and the old Met Stadium, but this will be her first visit to U.S. Minnesota has hosted 21 playoff games in her lifetime - most recently a 2015 loss to the Seattle Seahawks . Sunday's game is scheduled for a 3:40 p.m.

People Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan caught fire
Author: 0 Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan caught fire

Someone called from their phone to report the incident to the fire department. At around 7 a.m., about 70 firefighters rushed to the apex of the Fifth Avenue Trump Tower skyscraper at 57th Street in midtown Manhattan to put out the blaze, fire officials said.

People The NFL is investigating handling of Cam Newton hit
Author: 0 The NFL is investigating handling of Cam Newton hit

The NFL said it was in contact with the Panthers medical staff. Newton took a shot to the head area from Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata midway through the fourth quarter. "This " Cam Newton's visor poked him in the eye" is the greatest storyline in the history of sports", Nowinski said. "My helmet had came down low enough over my eyelid and it got pressed by the player's stomach I believe".

People Taiwan's passport ranked 32nd best globally for visa-free travel
Author: 0 Taiwan's passport ranked 32nd best globally for visa-free travel

Ukraine ranks 44th among all countries in the world according to the report . The US is among the countries holding 5th place on the 2018 edition of the index, improving its visa-free score from 172 in 2017 to 173 in 2018. With its citizens enjoying visa-free access to 100 countries‚ South Africa is the third-highest African country on the index‚ Henley & Partners South Africa said on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Mike Pence to Lead US Delegation to Olympics in South Korea

Tensions have risen on the Korean peninsula over the North's missile and nuclear weapons programmes. But U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley later said Washington isn't changing its conditions on talks with North Korea , saying Kim first needs to stop weapons testing for a "significant amount of time".

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