Energex says at the height of the storm about 130,000 people were left in the dark after more than 265,000 lightning strikes and high winds. The worst hit areas included Logan City and Brisbane, with power cut to 58,000 and 30,000 properties respectively.
Earlier on Friday, Pence said Moon gave his backing to additional measures the United States is planning to try to curb North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, speaking after paying tribute at a South Korean memorial. He added that Moon repeated a message in private that Moon has spoken in public, "that South Korea stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the United States and our allies in continuing to isolate North Korea economically and diplomatically".
That's what people are saying in South Korea , as they consider the unprecedented visit by Kim Yo Jong , the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , who has raised her profile dramatically at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics . The prospect of two-way talks between the Koreas, however, may not be welcomed by the United States. The gesture appears to build on Moon's policy of openness towards the North.
But according to CNN , Pence and Moon did not discuss the invitation or the summit, with the Vice President instead telling reporters that he "spoke as friends" with the South Korean leader. "Let's not whitewash North Korea's record". At an official lunch hosted by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Guterres expressed his "total support" to Moon for establishing "a very important positive development in inter-Korean relations".
Though this is not the first time athletes from the two countries have entered the Olympics together, it would take an extraordinary sporting feat to usurp the Koreans' march as the predominant moment of the games. If an informal meeting did occur, he said, he would convey the message that "North Korea must end this long era of deception, provocation, of developing nuclear weapons, threatening the region and the wider world".
Moon, for his part, took the opportunity to highlight the visit of North Korean officials to the global competition, referring to the "Olympic Games of peace". The unnamed official of South Korea's presidential Blue House was quoted as saying that Abe told Moon on Friday that it was not a right time to delay the annual joint military drills between South Korea and the US.
The Yomiuri ShimbunIt is obvious that Kim Jong Un , chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, has intensified his dialogue offensive to win over South Korea. US President Donald Trump was threatening to bring " fire and fury " on the heads of North Koreans, the United Nations was passing increasingly tough sanctions while Hawaii got a small taste of what the beginning of a nuclear war might look like with a false incoming ICBM alert.
Nickell's identity and a description of the auto he left in was identified by a witness. "The lives of four innocent victims were taken". The sheriff's office, Kentucky State Police and Paintsville police searched for the suspect together and notified neighboring counties to be on the lookout for Nickell who was considered armed and unsafe.
Sorenson resigned Friday. Just two days earlier, another White House official - staff secretary Rob Porter - resigned after two of his ex-wives said he physically and verbally abused them. Mulvaney also dismissed the suggestion that Trump has spoken to him about taking over as chief of staff, and said speculation about Kelly's status is being fed by people unhappy that they lost access to Trump when Kelly took over from Reince Priebus.
Seyed-Emami is believed to have been a dual Iranian-Canadian citizen. Mr Seyed-Emami ran the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation and was a sociology professor. He had a quite eclectic set of interests from economics, politics, very much the environment, he was a very well-rounded sociologist. Dolatabadi had said on Saturday that several people linked to environmental causes had been arrested on espionage charges, without giving further details.
Kane's strike was his 23rd in the Premier League this term. This is at least the third time (and probably more ) that they've broken the Premier League attendance record. Some of the Arsenal players had one of their most disappointing games in an Arsenal shirt in this game. "I don't think they lack hunger to defend", he declared.
However, the immediate backlash proved Ramo wrong - most Koreans did not believe that Japan was an "example" of any kind - and a petition quickly circulated , demanding that he apologize. NBC said Olympic officials had accepted the apology. The broadcaster came under fire after Joshua Cooper Ramo , an Asian commentator for NBC , said during the march by Japanese Olympic athletes at the opening ceremony Friday that Japan played an "important" role in South Korea's recent achievements as a ...
A day after she returned from marrying her partner, a Miami Catholic school abruptly fired a well-liked first-grade teacher-and she believes she was terminated because she's gay. "Also THANK YOU for the outpour of love and support". Likewise, Florida law does not address discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment.
Diplomacy is making no progress toward ending a war, now approaching its eighth year, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people and forced half the pre-war Syrian population of 23 million from their homes. Syrian rescue workers and activists say at least 19 civilians, including a medic and children, have been killed in relentless government strikes on the opposition-held region near the capital Damascus.
So rather than take a quick vote on Thursday afternoon, senators were left watching the clock tick past midnight - the deadline for US Congress to extend government funding. "Every one of those republicans complained about President Obama's deficits and yet now we have them out there bragging and pushing and doing everything they can to get their trillion dollar deficit through".
But those arguments failed, as a majority of both parties voted 71-28 at 1:52 am to approve the two-year budget deal unveiled on Wednesday, which included full funding for the military, and temporary funding for the rest of the federal government through March 23.
After the Nunes memo was released, Trump saw the document as evidence that the investigation by DOJ special counsel Robert Mueller was politically motivated. Schiff said the comparison will help to expose any material blacked out for political purposes or to hide embarrassing or damaging information about the president and his associates.
Before Moon and Pence met Saturday at an Olympic speed-skating event, the South Korean president met with Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The organizers of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics said its servers were hacked by an unidentified attacker during the opening ceremony the previous day.
During the parade, it displayed the Hwasong-14 and -15 intercontinental ballistic missiles that are thought capable of reaching the US mainland. Abe said he wanted to affirm trilateral cooperation with South Korea and the United States in dealing with North Korea .
Unified Korea's flagbearers (North Korea's ice hockey player) Hwang Chung Gum (L) and (South Korea's bobsledder) Won Yun-jong (R) lead the Unified Korea's delegation. Two South Korean presidents, both of them progressives, have gone to Pyongyang for summits before, both with Kim Jong Un's father. With the start of the Winter Olympics comes the usual tradition of NBC showing select events on tape delay in primetime.
Such a summit, if it came about, would mark the first time that leaders of the two Koreas have met since 2007. Asked about criticism that Pence stood and cheered only for Team USA and stayed seated when the North and South Koreans marched in under a unified flag, the official was unapologetic.
Indonesia is an officially secular country and has the world's largest population of Muslims, as well as sizeable minorities of Christians, Hindus, and those who adhere to traditional faiths. The injured, included a police officer who tried to shield the priest from the attacker. He said that when the police arrived, they fired a warning shot but the attacker refused to surrender.
Though Mahinda is still member of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the party is divided between two factions led by him and President. According to unofficial results from various districts where polls were held yesterday, Rajapaksa's (SLPP) is expected to win a majority of the 340 councils.
The hour-long meeting followed Johnson's visit to a refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district. The UN has accused Myanmar security forces of driving the Muslim minority group out in an ethnic cleansing campaign. Mr Johnson said: 'I spoke to her about my own experience witnessing the bad conditions of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, and my deep concern about their future.
The shutdown started just before Friday's opening ceremony, where Moon twice shook the hand of Kim Yo Jong, the first member of North Korea's ruling dynasty to venture south since the 1950-53 Korean War. "They only know a North Korea that has attacked border islands and ships and threatens Seoul on a regular basis", says Youngmi Kim, a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.