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Greenland's ice sheet melt has 'gone into overdrive' and is now 'off the charts' The melting of Greenland's massive ice sheet has now accelerated, scientists announced Wednesday, and shows no signs of slowing down, according to a new study. From a historical perspective, today's melt rates are off the charts, and this study provides the evidence to prove this said co-author Sarah Das, a glaciologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The study was published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed British journal Nature
Residents of California town leveled by fire can go home Some residents of a Northern California town devastated by a deadly wildfire will be allowed to return home Wednesday, nearly a month after the blaze swept through the parched Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said. (AP) Some residents of a Northern California town devastated by a deadly wildfire will be allowed to return home Wednesday, nearly a month after the blaze swept through the parched Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Residents were also warned they should not move back into homes until ash and hazardous waste have been cleared away
Redacted Michael Flynn filing shows 'Mueller's work is far from over', says ex-federal prosecutor Former national security adviser due to be sentenced later this month At least 17 people died after the derailment CNA/AFP/Getty 47/50 20 October 2018 US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One after a Make America Great rally in Mesa, Arizona on October 19, 2018 By Friday’s end, we will know much more about the strength of Mueller’s hand and the threat his investigation poses to President Donald Trump and his administration
World hits another carbon emissions milestone in 2018 Just two years ago, there was cause for cautious optimism A few days ago, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), an intergovernmental organization, put out a statement saying the 20 warmest years on record have all been in the past 22 years, with the top four in the past four years If we don't take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon
DUP threat to pull their support for May if her Brexit deal is passed The party - who are propping the Tories up in No 10 - have promised to back the PM in a confidence vote only if the Brexit deal is rejected by the Commons next Tuesday. Leading DUP MPs have publicly lashed the PM's deal repeatedly - warning it crosses their 'blood red line' that Northern Ireland is not treated any different to the rest of the UK 'This backstop is totally unacceptable to unionists throughout the United Kingdom and it must be defeated and arrangements renegotiated that uphold the commitments which the Prime Minister and her Government has made in the House of Commons.'       It comes in another day of dramatic political events as the crunch Brexit vote looms nearer
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Indian authorities drain a lake where woman with HIV was found dead The lake drainage operation by authorities in Morab village in Karnataka, southern India has run for the last four days after the body of a woman with HIV was found dead. Villagers rely on the local water source for farming in the drought-affected region According to the local official, although the virus is usually transmitted through sexual intercourse, infected blood and from an infected mother to the baby in her womb or through breastfeeding, the villagers' alarm at the discovery a week ago drove the demand for the lake to be drained
Global carbon emissions expected to hit all-time high in 2018 ‘World leaders and their negotiators will say “we are doing our best”. So far their best has not been enough’ Oil use also increased in 2018 due to an increase in journeys taken by cars, lorries and planes We’re heading for big rises in global temperatures that will lead us to the complete and irreversible extinction of coral reefs and up to 150 million more premature deaths For all our sakes they must now do what is required, he said
Inside the Hezbollah tunnel that Israel never found Discovery of tunnels dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon into Israel has raised tensions on border Accoring to the Salvadorean General Migration Directorate, over 1,700 Salvadoreans left the country in two caravans and entered Guatemala Wednesday, in an attempt to reach the US AFP/Getty 35/50 1 November 2018 Google employees hold signs outside 14th street park after walking out as part of a global protest over claims of sexual harassment, gender inequality and systemic racism at the tech giant Reuters 36/50 31 October 2018 The Statue of Unity portraying Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of India, during its inauguration in Kevadia, in the western state of Gujarat, India Reuters 37/50 30 October 2018 A scavenger collects recyclable materials along the breakwater amid strong waves as weather patterns from Typhoon Yutu affect Manila Bay
Everything you need to know about Mueller’s no-prison recommendation for Michael Flynn Flynn has been cooperating with the Mueller probe by providing information for at least three investigations The impoverished Arab country is experiencing a humanitarian crisis due to an ongoing brutal conflict that has lasted more than three years that has driven millions to the brink of famine EPA 9/50 27 November 2018 A petrol bomb was thrown towards the Ajax fans during their Champions League away match against AEK Athens in the Greek capital
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits Chile coast: USGS A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit the coast of central Chile on Wednesday afternoon... SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit the coast of central Chile on Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey said The quake struck at 2:12 p.m. local time (1712 GMT) about 9 km (5.6 miles) south-southwest of the port city of San Antonio, the USGS said Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Powerful coast-to-coast storm to bring weather misery to millions A weather system that's gaining strength today in California will become a six-day, coast-to-coast storm, all the way from the Southwest to the mid-Atlantic. Time lapse footage shows a car navigating through snowy streets following a post-Thanksgiving winter storm that brought whiteout conditions to parts of Illinois Heavy rainfall is expected Wednesday along with the possibility of flash flooding, according to the weather service
US state capitol forced to display satanic statue alongside Nativity scene Sculpture depicts snake coiled around woman's forearm, which is holding apple Instead, his speech was a promise to resist AP 40/50 27 October 2018 First responders surround the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a shooter opened fire, wounding three police officers and killing eleven AP 41/50 26 October 2018 Broward County Sheriff's office have released a photo of Cesar Sayoc, the suspect who was arrested in connection with the pipe bombs that have been sent to several high profile Democrats and critics of President Trump over the course of this week AP 42/50 25 October 2018 East Island in Hawaii has been swallowed by the sea following Hurricane Walaka US Fish and Wildlife Service 43/50 24 October 2018 Police officers stand outside the home of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after a functional explosive device was attemptedly delivered to the couple AP 44/50 23 October 2018 Turkey's President Erdogan today accused Saudi Arabia of plotting the 'savage' murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi AP 45/50 22 October 2018 Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison (C) delivers a national apology to child sex abuse victims in the House of Representatives in Parliament House in Canberra on October 22, 2018
BBC Weather forecast: Europe braced for SNOW, waterspouts and disruptive gales this week EUROPE is set to be battered by heavy snow and dangerous gales as weather conditions will worsen for almost every state on the continent this week, BBC Weather has warned. It’s cold in Scandinavia and the north-east, with further snow that could be problematic snow on Friday This has resulted in the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning for wind this morning, as it could lead to travel disruption, ahead of a new weather system arriving in the UK on Friday after Etienne departs
Here’s How Facebook’s Local News Algorithm Change Led To The Worst Riots Paris Has Seen In 50 Years The Yellow Jackets movement is what happens when you point Facebook's traffic hose at France's small towns. The question now is: How do you turn it off? This week, protesters scaled the Arc de Triomphe, burned cars, and clashed with police in the third consecutive weekend of riots in France The radio appearance is written up by a local news site He’s already discussed the possibility of declaring a state of emergency
Financier sues architect for £1m for 'disaster' cinema in £7m home Former Barclays banker Philip Freeborn, 55, wanted a 'sleek modernist cube' home cinema 'floating' in his £7m London home - but says architect Daniel Marcal produced an 'eyesore'. A wealthy financier who claims a top architect promised him a home cinema with 'wow factor' but delivered a 'disaster' is now suing him for nearly £1m 'Instead of a sleek modernist cube suspended over the hall, they find that the result is disappointing and has an industrial appearance.' Mr Clay told the judge: 'Altogether the project has been an expensive white elephant
How a Nasty Home Disaster Led Ladygang's Becca Tobin to Renovate Her Entire House — See Inside! Tobin had just finished filming the pilot of her E! series Ladygang, when a home disaster forced an unplanned makeover Becca Tobin has a famous friend and a very smelly surprise to thank for her Southern California dream home Collaborating with interior design app Hutch and independent online art seller Society6, the couple decided to renovate their Laurel Canyon house into the California bohemian home of their dreams
Bush gives Michelle Obama a mint after sharing sweets at McCain send-off GEORGE W. Bush was today captured on camera handing Michelle Obama a cough drop at his dad’s funeral – the continuation of a longstanding running joke between the pair. Michelle laughed… In a speech in September, Obama slammed the crazy stuff coming out of the White House without directly naming Trump Reuters 9 All living former presidents attended the state funeral today EPA 9 Jenna Bush Hager touches her grandfather's coffin
May bid to save her deal by proposing parliamentary lock on backstop Theresa May is facing overwhelming opposition to her divorce deal which, which is widely expected to be voted down by MPs in next week's crunch vote. This risk must be weighed against the political and economic imperative on both sides to reach an agreement that constitutes a politically stable and permanent basis for their future relationship This is true, legally speaking, but ignores the political power of Parliament taking control with a vote in favour of a new course of action
Scattered showers greet commuters as rainy weather rolls into Southern California Cloudy skies and scattered showers greeted early morning commuters creating a mess on local freeways as a low pressure system began its trek through Southern California on Wednesday.   Cloudy skies and scattered showers greeted morning commuters and created a mess on local freeways as a low-pressure system began its trek through Southern California on Wednesday Overnight hourly rainfall rates have been less than 0.10 inches based on rain gauges
Jim Nantz on George H.W. Bush's "sweet soul" and his biggest pet peeve The two met on a Texas golf course in 1993 and their relationship would grow over the next 25 years Sportscaster Jim Nantz shared a close friendship with George H.W The beautiful little courtesies and acts of humanity and kindness One of the most beautiful things was to see two guys who had been political rivals, one of whom had defeated the other for the highest office in the land, and now that didn't matter.This is a tribute to both of them, but there was a deep bond there And that's really a snapshot of who President Bush really was
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Forget Santa - here are top Christmas gift requests kids have for grandparents Grandparents are set to spend £270 on the youngest members of their family this Christmas and that number is increasing And more than one in twenty even have times where they worry they’ve not spent enough on gifts Read More Top news stories from Mirror Online Brit's UAE 'psychological torture' Celeb nightclub 'sex assault' Shocking 'Cloutlighting' trend Mum and girl, 8, 'murder-suicide'
Lame-duck Wisconsin Republicans pass vote to restrict incoming Democrats in controversial 'power grab' Democrats decry sweeping measures seen being designed to handcuff the new administration - US President Donald Trump said Friday, October 19, 2018, that he found credible Saudi Arabia's assertion that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi died as a result of a fight AFP/Getty 47/50 19 October 2018 A Palestinian youth runs past a rolling burning tire during clashes with Israeli forces following a demonstration after the weekly Friday prayers, in the centre of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron AFP/Getty 48/50 18 October 2018 Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the United States, leave Guatemala City
Miley Cyrus steps out after thieves steal $10,000 worth of guitars Miley Cyrus, 26, didn't let it break her spirit when she stepped out smiling ahead of her BBC Radio 1 appearance, in London on Wednesday. She explained: 'My dad has always told me, Life is a series of adjustments It was located on two acres in the celebrity-dense Paradise Cove area of Malibu Devastation: The two-story home worth an estimated $2.25 million was located on two acres in the celebrity-dense Paradise Cove area of Malibu where many residences were lost