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2019-01-11T16:02:29.955Z
Costco sells out of 26 lb. mac & cheese tub with 20-year shelf life The wholesaler has been releasing several “doomsday” survival kits over the years. article Costco’s doomsday product line is apparently taking off The retailer first offered emergency food kits over six years ago The food shipped two days after I placed the order and arrived three days after that All 63 boxes fit nicely under the 15 stairs going to the basement
2019-01-11T15:59:39.674Z
Congo election runner up claims he won 62 per cent of vote Losing Democratic Republic of Congo presidential candidate Martin Fayulu's campaign said on Friday its tallies showed he had easily won the election ahead of the official winner announced by the electoral commission. France and former colonial power Belgium also expressed doubts In the northern city of Kisangani, police and army responded to student protests, and in nearby Mangobo a local ruling party office was set on fire, according to an internal UN report seen by Reuters
2019-01-11T15:58:07.292Z
Snowbound Europe Struggles to Dig Out After Latest Storm Alpine countries across Europe are battling record snowfalls that have claimed the lives of over a dozen people and severed road and air access to entire communities. In some regions around Salzburg in Austria that amount is exceeding three meters at an altitude of 800 meters, approaching levels that were last seen a century ago, Mr. Radlherr said in a statement Three people were slightly injured and had to be taken to a hospital
2019-01-11T15:48:16.314Z
Trump considers taking billions from Puerto Rico disaster response for wall Funds for border wall key sticking point in work to end joint-longest government shutdown in US history Tens of thousands of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined the annual procession of a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ to celebrate the Feast of the Black Nazarene which usually ends before dawn the next day AP 3/50 8 January 2019 A car trapped in snowdrifts in southeastern Poland
2019-01-11T15:37:49.767Z
UK weather: Will DEADLY BIG FREEZE reach UK after snow kills 17 in Europe? TEMPERATURES in the UK have been bitterly cold this week, which means Europe’s deadly big freeze could be on the way. Here is the latest Met Office forecast. But Scotland and Northern Ireland will be hit the hardest by the adverse conditions Some snow is expected in the north, especially in brighter, showery, colder interludes between weather systems The system then headed into eastern Europe and brought moist cold air into the higher elevations, including the Alps
2019-01-11T15:21:09.269Z
Alaska earthquake: Hundreds of tremors are sign of the BIG ONE where ‘MILLIONS will die’ ALASKA has been hit by close to 100 earthquakes in just the first days of 2019 alone and conspiracy theorists believe it is a precursor to a massive one which could kill MILLIONS. Alaska earthquake: Hundreds of tremors are sign of the BIG ONE where ‘MILLIONS will die’ (Image: GETTY) In particular, the hundreds of millions of people that live along the perimeter of the Pacific Ocean need to understand that the Ring of Fire has entered a perilous new phase
2019-01-11T15:21:06.617Z
Autostrade executives guilty of manslaughter in 2013 motorway... Three managers at Autostrade per l'Italia, and three former managers, were ... Three of those found guilty no longer work for Autostrade In a statement, Autostrade said it felt for the victims’ relatives, adding it regretted the sentences handed out by the court to some of its managers, which were for five and six year terms Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-01-11T15:21:01.653Z
Heavy snow brings chaos and death to Germany and Austria Alpine regions remain on high alert after 12 people are killed in weather-related incidents Parts of Germany and Austria remain on high alert after extreme snow brought chaos to Alpine regions, where 12 people have died in weather-related incidents The boy was killed by a falling tree in Aying, near Munich, on Thursday afternoon, police said Roads were also closed due to fallen trees, accidents and snow drifts
2019-01-11T15:19:23.068Z
The drone pilot whose maps are saving lives in Zanzibar Drones are being used to map previously unmapped areas in Africa to the benefit of its citizens. Sitting between two rivers just off a dual carriageway, a population of 70,000 people has settled from all over Tanzania in this 2.5 sq km (1 sq mile) area, building their own housing in whatever space they can find Follow Technology of Business editor Matthew Wall on Twitter and Facebook
2019-01-11T15:16:17.779Z
Analysis | The Daily 202: ‘The last election was a wake-up call.’ Why GOP leaders are turning on Steve King. The Iowa congressman faces possible censure as he walks back comments on white supremacy. THE BIG IDEA: The top three Republicans in House leadership each rebuked Rep Missing payments on debts could create delays in securing or renewing security clearances, and could even disqualify agents from continuing to serve in some cases.’ [FBIAA President Thomas] O’Connor said FBI investigations already are being affected
2019-01-11T15:14:35.184Z
Congo election: EU demands sides ‘refrain’ from violence after loser decries ‘coup’  THE European Union said the bloc has “taken note” of the surprise result of DR Congo’s controversial presidential election, as well as objections by runner-up Martin Fayulu that the outcome amounted to a “coup,” as it urged citizens to steer clear of violence. But the government has said the elections were free and fair The Catholic Church and Mr Fayulu are not the only ones to express doubt over the result Ebola, which is highly infectious, causes haemorrhagic fever, vomiting and diarrhoea and is spread through direct contact with body fluids
2019-01-11T15:10:46.491Z
29 Kitchen Gadgets You'll Wish You'd Bought Years Ago "How did I even live?" —you after shopping this post, obviously Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $28.99 The stove is five-burner gas but the oven is electric But they'll help! Tap to play GIF Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!
2019-01-11T15:08:20.254Z
Riley Keough touches upon her battle with anxiety and depression Riley Keough, 29, has touched upon her battle with anxiety and depression as she took to Twitter on Friday with a brutally honest post. Talented: Given her meteoric rise in the industry thanks to her slew of critically acclaimed work, anybody would be forgiven in thinking she leads a perfect life 2016 was an incredible year for Riley as she starred in Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience, followed by the American Honey
2019-01-11T15:05:50.458Z
Analysis | The Technology 202: Civil rights leader warns against rolling back anti-discrimination rules in AI era Bias in algorithms is a major concern. A Polish citizen who was deputy head of the Polish Internal Security Agency’s IT security department was also detained Officers of Poland’s counterintelligence agency this week searched the local Huawei office, leaving with documents and electronic data, as well as the home of the Chinese national, Poland’s state-owned broadcaster reported Friday, according to the Journal Shutdown forces FDA to sharply reduce food inspections:
2019-01-11T14:48:14.272Z
Death toll from Europe snow chaos hits 17 as temperatures plummet to -23C THE death toll from the winter weather chaos in Europe has hit 17 – as temperatures plummet to -23C and heavy snow continues to fall. Germany has been forced to send in the army to help peopl… Officials declared a state of emergency today in a fourth southern Bavarian district - Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen His family tried desperately to save him by digging in the snow with their bare hands, but he died on the scene Greece's average January temperature is 10C, shocking residents who woke up to a blanket of the white stuff yesterday
2019-01-11T14:46:44.102Z
Russia to shoot-down disaster-threatening aircraft despite passengers on board – draft decree The Russian defense ministry wants to confirm its authority to shoot down planes that violate the country’s airspace and threaten a major disaster or loss of life, including hijacked airliners. HomeRussia News Russia to shoot-down disaster-threatening aircraft despite passengers on board – draft decree Published time: 11 Jan, 2019 14:33 Get short URL FILE PHOTO The change, however, is purely technical since the Russian military are already authorized to use lethal force against civilian aircraft, which was given under the current anti-terrorism legislation
2019-01-11T14:42:23.889Z
Opinion | Lindsey Graham is depressed and doesn’t know what to do. Can we help? Senate Republicans have no idea what their job is. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), having raised five children of her own, knows that to give in to the president’s temper-tantrum would be foolish And what they surely should not do is facilitate or encourage Trump to usurp the power of the purse Illegal-immigrant crime, as tragic as it is, isn’t an act of war Those voters are constitutional conservatives, right
2019-01-11T14:31:50.373Z
Brexit PLOT: BBC's Laura Kuenssberg reveals May's plan to exploit DEFEAT THERESA May will potentially exploit a defeat of her proposed Brexit deal to court the support of Brexiteer MPs in a "for Brexit, against Brexit" showdown in Parliament, BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg suggested. Mr Juncker urged MPs to back the withdrawal deal because a no-deal Brexit would be a disaster for the United Kingdom Die-hard Brexiteers flocked online to sign a petition demanding a debate on the matter Hotspots known for their ports such as Hampshire and Dover have gathered more than 841 signatures - the maximum amount per region
2019-01-11T14:28:16.676Z
Paintings that sparked famous feud between Brit artists are reunited John Constable's The Opening Of Waterloo and Helvoetsluys by JMW Turner are hanging across from one another in the Royal Academy in London, 187 years after their rivalry reached boiling point. Two paintings which sparked a famous feud between two revolutionary British artists are going on display at the Royal Academy together for the first time since 1832 A Miss Dart, who knew Turner in his youth when he stayed with her uncle near Avon, disobligingly described him as ‘singular and silent
2019-01-11T14:21:06.280Z
Congo election results ‘very concerning’ to UK – West fears votes rigged THE Congo election results have seen the UK add its voice to a growing chorus of concern over their validity. Riot police have been on the streets since the election result was announced (Image: AFP/GETTY) Pre-election polls predicted a landslide win for opposition candidate Mr Fayulu in a vote hoped to bring Congo's first democratic transfer of power in six decades of coups, dictatorships, assassinations and conflicts since independence
2019-01-11T14:20:39.979Z
10 creepy cool Netflix horror movies to check out after you watch 'Bird Box' After you see the social-media sensation 'Bird Box,' check out Netflix's other great original horror films, including a couple of Stephen King movies. The subscription streaming service is best known as a haven for binge watchers, and those who dig the scary stuff have hours of Stranger Things, The Haunting of Hill House and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to keep them up at night A masked psycho kills her neighbor and then stalks her, though finds out Maddie’s a pretty smart and capable woman CHUCK ZLOTNICK/UNIVERSAL PICTURES Fullscreen Last SlideNext Slide
2019-01-11T14:11:48.102Z
5 big Universal Credit changes the Tories announced today - and how they hit you Tory DWP chief Amber Rudd admitted parts of the system are not "compassionate" as she unveiled a major shake-up. Here's what's been announced, how it hits you - and why critics say it doesn't go far enough Pilots will start shortly and then rolled out further once we have evidence of what works Read More Four single mums win universal credit court case against the government Read More Latest UK politics news £250m Universal Credit cut axed Desperate May calls union leaders Ex-MP gets plum job for life 7 things from Corbyn's Brexit speech
2019-01-11T14:06:26.050Z
Analysis | The Energy 202: Senate Democrats warn EPA may be 'afoul' of law by prepping Wheeler for confirmation during shutdown The EPA disagrees. But if the shutdown continues, that might not happen, hampering what is the world’s longest continuous study of predators and prey THERMOMETER A monarch in a butterfly atrium in Vista, Calif pic.twitter.com/A9RuA6Njln Brendon FitzPatrick (@BrendonFitzPat3) January 4, 2019
2019-01-11T14:04:37.834Z
Australia has third hottest year EVER as desperate animals fight to survive WILDLIFE in Australia is struggling to survive as the country bakes in 50C temperatures during its third hottest year on record. Heartbreaking pictures show a kangaroo battling to escape from the m… Getty - Contributor 6 In another photograph a sheep struggles to wade through the lake's mud It's the most significant dry-period, post-millennium drought Experts said severe drought hit New South Wales, Queensland, and the eastern states after particularly low levels of rainfall throughout 2017 and 2018 Elsewhere, Sydney is remained warm with temperatures steady around the 30C mark
2019-01-11T14:01:10.837Z
California Today: Paid Parental Leave, by the Numbers Friday: How Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed parental leave program compares to others; an investor sues Alphabet; and restaurants galore. ( Here’s the sign-up , if you don’t already get California Today by email.) Yesterday, on his fourth day on the job, Gov Mr. Newsom called for ramping up spending on education, health care and homelessness, as well as to pay down the debt By covering up the misconduct, the lawsuit says, the board breached its fiduciary duties
2019-01-11T13:56:49.513Z
US troops begin leaving Syria as confusion reigns over withdrawal plan Abrupt withdrawal causes confusion among allies in fight against Isis Defence Secretary Jim Mattis resigned following Mr Trump’s announcement, arguing that by leaving so abruptly the US would be abandoning those Kurdish allies The group has said a US withdrawal would imperil those gains and leave it open to attack from Turkey Support free-thinking journalism and subscribe to Independent Minds
2019-01-11T13:56:35.161Z
Junk food shops fuelling diabetes crisis, warns GP FAST-FOOD outlets such as fried chicken shops are fuelling a diabetes crisis in poor areas of Britain, a top GP warned yesterday. Recent research has found weight loss can not only prevent Type 2 diabetes, but actually put it into remission in many cases, she said Areas with the highest rates of early deaths will be given a larger share of the pot to tackle inequalities The public can be confident that the NHS will make every penny count
2019-01-11T13:47:30.914Z
Losing Congo presidential candidate to challenge results to high court Losing Democratic Republic of Congo presidential candidate Martin Fayulu said on... The national electoral commission on Thursday declared another opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi, the winner of the Dec. 30 election, but Fayulu’s campaign says its tallies show that Fayulu won a landslide victory Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-01-11T13:46:17.130Z
Six children die after fleeing Deir Az-Zor amid heavy clashes: UN About 8,500 civilians fleeing eastern Syria reach Al Hol camp and other settlements in desperate conditions, UN says. Acute respiratory infections, cold and flu are also concerns Most of the destruction was caused by heavy rain and floods in makeshift sites In the Bekaa Valley alone, at least 600 Syrian refugees have had to relocate due to floods or severe damage to their shelters
2019-01-11T13:43:42.438Z
Trump edges closer to declaring national emergency to fund border wall White House attorneys and allies prepare groundwork for declaration as pressure mounts to find a solution to three-week government shutdown A disruption in government spending means no government paychecks to spend; lost business and revenue to private contractors; lost sales at retail shops, particularly those that circle now-closed national parks; and less tax revenue for Uncle Sam, the report stated
2019-01-11T13:41:41.570Z
What we're waiting to learn about President Trump's health one year after his first physical President Donald Trump, the oldest President elected in US history at the age of 70, underwent his first presidential physical last January. He used it as an opportunity to quiet critics who questioned both his physical health and mental acumen. See more photos from Trump's first foreign tour in May 2017 Photos: Donald Trump: America's 45th President Trump touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, while in Jerusalem in May 2017 The question now, as we await possible news of a second annual physical, is how willing of a patient was the President
2019-01-11T13:40:42.978Z
Eight-year-old girl dies as Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon hit by extreme winter weather An 8-year-old Syrian girl has died in Lebanon after she fell into a swollen river and drowned in the northern town of Minyeh, as refugee camps are battered by extreme winter weather. An 8-year-old Syrian girl has died in Lebanon after she fell into a swollen river and drowned in the northern town of Minyeh, as refugee camps are battered by extreme winter weather As well as tents and personal belongings, medical supplies and wheelchairs were also washed away, and sewage systems overflowed
2019-01-11T13:37:59.784Z
Mike Pompeo says the US is a force for good in the Middle East. No, really! US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the US a “force for good” in the Middle East. A closer look at the evidence reveals this to be the greatest lie ever told in the era of “fake news.” Peter Weber noted: Boko Haram is clearly getting richer Its weapons have shifted from relatively cheap AK-47s in the early days of its post-2009 embrace of violence to desert-ready combat vehicles and anti-aircraft/anti-tank guns The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT
2019-01-11T13:24:49.032Z
Haitians abandon forgotten town, isolated for over a decade Near the bottom of the island of Hispaniola in southeast Haiti is a forgotten vi... Children collect firewood or graze small flocks of goats and sheep to help their parents In the mornings, the village smells of burning firewood brought by the children as the women make breakfast: sometimes there is pasta, but more likely coffee and a piece of bread Today, the grandmother spends her days lying in bed Photo essay here reut.rs/2D0xVmW Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-01-11T13:16:33.060Z
Analysis | The Finance 202: Trump's trade war is far from over His bid to seize tariff power is the latest sign. Investors are about to get a read on the health of corporate America, as businesses begin releasing quarterly profit reports and laying out expectations for the coming year Shutdown forces FDA to sharply reduce food inspections Furloughed employees rally against shutdown: 'Stop playing politics with our lives'
2019-01-11T13:13:14.110Z
Brexit BOMBSHELL: Edward Heath’s ‘FALSE PROMISES' about joining the EU revealed EDWARD Heath “misled” members of the public when he took Britain into the European Community, as all his promises about a strong economy in the Common Market turned out to be false and the UK ended up losing half a million jobs instead, Tony Benn fired in a throwback interview. Parliament is set to vote on Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement next week but the Prime Minister has already suffered a crushing defeat led by MPs who oppose leaving the EU without a deal He said: Before we entered the Common Market, we were told by Mr Heath that it would be a bigger market
2019-01-11T13:04:07.017Z
Volcano news: Which countries have most eruptions each year? How to predict eruptions VOLCANO eruptions can be deadly, as hot lava and ash can quickly wipe out whole towns. But which countries have the most volcano eruptions each year and how can eruptions be predicted? This is because rising magma needs to make space for itself - which results in ground swelling - and also has to break rock - which triggers swarms of small quakes Ash rising from a volcano eruption can also cause plane disruption, as well as the climate being altered
2019-01-11T13:04:05.927Z
'Storm Boy': will Geoffrey Rush factor rain on family film's parade? The remake of Storm Boy is a delightful film for all the family, but will it be dogged by the whiff of scandal? I'm really hopeful for the film and hope it will reach its potential, but I do harbour fears it will be affected negatively to some small degree Asked at the film's Sydney premiere if he thought Rush's presence in the film would deter potential viewers, director Shawn Seet said: I don't think so Follow the author on Facebook at karlquinnjournalist and on twitter @karlkwin
2019-01-11T13:01:29.445Z
Volcano forecast 2019: Which volcanoes will erupt this year? VOLCANO eruptions were prevalent in 2018, including the devastating the Kilauea eruption in Hawaii and the Fuego volcano in Guatemala. But which volcanoes will erupt this year? He said to Express.co.uk: For most volcanoes, it is not possible to say if they will erupt this year, although it would be a reasonably safe bet to say that volcanoes that erupt almost all the time - such as Mount Etna or Hawaii's Kilauea - will likely do something
2019-01-11T12:57:28.897Z
Single word that sums up Corbyn's Brexit shambles - EXPRESS COMMENT SOMETIMES all it needs is a single word to sum up an issue. And we feel confident that Michael Gove spoke for the vast majority of the nation when he described Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit policy as b****cks. But on Brexit, Mr Gove has done us all a favour to highlight what a disaster a Labour government would be The idea of an army of Miss Marples helping out the police is not simply nostalgic but actually quite imaginative while encouraging a much-needed sense of public duty
2019-01-11T12:57:26.925Z
BBC Weather: Europe BRACES as NEW weather system to bring 'DEADLY SNOW' BBC WEATHER has warned parts of Europe is bracing for more “significant weather” to crash into the continent within the next 48-hours. More benign conditions if you are heading up towards the northwest quarter of Europe, through London or Paris for example A couple of ice events are not out of the question as a storm system comes in from the west and the Scandinavia high retreats from the north
2019-01-11T12:57:25.563Z
How old is Kaye Adams, when did she join Loose Women and who is her partner Ian Campbell? KAYE Adams is a Scottish journalist and talk show host famed for being a pannelist on ITV’s Loose Women. Here’s everything you need to know about her… Who is Kaye Adams? Kaye star… Kaye Adams is best friends with her fellow Loose Women panellist Nadia Sawalha and even used to share a flat with her Talking about marriage she said the pair never felt the need to get hitched but isn't opposed to the idea, saying: If Ian wants to pop the question and I get a decent ring and a good holiday out of it I wouldn't say no.
2019-01-11T12:52:19.571Z
Morning Update: You Can't Marie Kondo The Stress Away The shutdown ties for longest in history, Terry Crews calls out Kevin Hart, your weekend longreads. Your BuzzFeed News newsletter, Jan. 11. Beto O’Rourke live-Instagrammed himself at the dentist, because this is politics in 2019 He was at his dental cleaning, talking about his views on border security, as one does Still, every episode ends with the carefully edited conclusion that it might , and that they won’t know until they try
2019-01-11T12:48:38.554Z
Beast from the East is set to sweep Britain in a fortnight This weekend is likely to be mild, wet and windy in Britain, but forecasters predict a change, partly due to the recurrence of a phenomenon which preceded the Beast from the East last winter. A 'sudden stratospheric warming' occurred at the end of last month By contrast, the coldest place in Scotland, Eskdalemuir in Dumfries and Galloway, was -0.7C (30.7F) the same night Instead, colder air from the east is sucked over the British Isles, resulting in colder temperatures
2019-01-11T12:45:42.840Z
Python with 500 ticks found in pool The carpet python may have been trying to drown the parasites in a backyard swimming pool. A professional handler removed the snake and took it for treatment at a wildlife clinic He said removing the tick-laden snake had felt like holding a bag of marbles that were moving under my hands [But] he will be a long term patient [at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary] until he is well enough to be released
2019-01-11T12:42:04.383Z
Congo election loser vows court challenge, violence feared The runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election pledg... Around the vast nation of 80 million people that is nearly the size of western Europe, there have been isolated incidents of post-election violence Police confronted opposition protesters in eastern Goma city on Friday, killing at least one person, a Reuters witness said Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-01-11T12:37:14.988Z
Treatment of Monica Lewinsky an 'American tragedy' made impossible after MeToo, says lawyer who investigated Clinton 'This kind of pattern of conduct, of the abuse of women, both verbally and otherwise, I think would be viewed now as unconscionable' The former independent counsel investigated Mr Clinton, who in 1998 faced impeachment for obstruction of justice and perjury Russia seized three Ukrainian vessels amid their leaving the Kerch Strait Mr Trump has also been accused of paying hush money to two women to cover up alleged affairs
2019-01-11T12:23:54.638Z
13-year-old girl missing for months after both parents were murdered is found alive One suspect in custody after dog-walkers stumble across abducted teen Tens of thousands of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined the annual procession of a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ to celebrate the Feast of the Black Nazarene which usually ends before dawn the next day AP 3/50 8 January 2019 A car trapped in snowdrifts in southeastern Poland
2019-01-11T12:23:53.143Z
Super Blood Wolf Moon 2019: What does the Bible say about the mysterious Blood Moon? A SUPER Blood Wolf Moon will appear in the sky in January 2019, but what does the Bible say about the mysterious phenomenon? There are also various other passages which go on to mention the moon and the impending apocalypse USGS said: You must stop and realise that the background probability is, in general, very low in a given place and year (fractions of a percent), so that raising this tiny probability by a factor of 3 during high tides still results in a very tiny probability However, it doesn’t mean the force has any particular effect on disasters
2019-01-11T12:08:04.834Z