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2019-02-11T12:04:09.960Z
Australia cyclone satellite: SIGNIFICANT cyclone to develop in 24 HOURS - Cairns weather AUSTRALIA could be at risk of a swirling storm which is currently churning in the South Pacific and is likely to become a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours. Widespread flooding, downed trees and damage to homes have all been reported due to Cyclone Gelena - but luckily no fatalities or injuries The public in Rodrigues are strongly advised not go out at sea until the all clear advice from the concerned authorities
2019-02-11T11:55:32.369Z
Earthquake WARNING: ‘Huge MEGA-THRUST to strike’ by end of February A MEGA-THRUST earthquake could shake our planet to the core in the next few weeks according to a “tremor forecaster”. Mr Hoogerbeets fails to state where the earthquake might hit, but if it were to be a mega-thrust, it would surely be devastating for at least one country, if not worldwide Sometimes before a large earthquake you'll have a foreshock or two, but we don't know they're foreshocks until the big one happens
2019-02-11T11:55:28.388Z
Woman sells wedding dress on Facebook to pay for divorce from 'liar' husband The seller posted an ad for the dress on Facebook saying the train is 'much longer than my marriage lasted' The post read: Someone take this stunning wedding dress out of my life, worn once by mistake on a trial run in 2017 and was a great distraction for the guests from the fact I married a compulsive liar [sic] Read More Top news stories from Mirror Online Kate stuns in BAFTAs gown Two die in police chase crash Libby Squire suspect faces other charges Pictured: Boy beheaded in front of mum
2019-02-11T11:49:11.766Z
An Alzheimer’s epidemic is coming. Here's how to prepare Every 65 seconds in the United States a new brain develops Alzheimer’s. Two-thirds of them belong to women, and no one knows why that is. And according to a recent poll conducted by the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and Genworth, the majority of Americans say they aren’t prepared financially for aging or caregiving and they want the government to step up and help In doing so, California can help chart a course for the nation, as it has already done on so many other issues
2019-02-11T11:21:07.195Z
Trump Trade War Helps Push Farmers Into Record Number Of Bankruptcies Dairy farmers were counting on China milk buyers before the trade war. "The problem is both nations have stubborn leaders," an industry analyst said. Hard times for farmers got tougher with President Donald Trump’s trade war That drove customers to farmers and ranchers in competitive countries, like Australia, serving another dunning blow to American operations In all commodities, we’re heavily dependent on China, especially for soybeans, Kevin Bernhardt, agribusiness professor at the University of Wisconsin in Platteville, told the Milwaukee Independent
2019-02-11T11:17:04.923Z
California Gov. Gavin Newsom to draw down guard troops at border About 100 of the 360 troops will remain deployed under California’s agreement with the federal government to focus specifically on combating transnational crime such as drug and gun smuggling, Newsom spokesman Nathan Click said. The expansion of the counterdrug task force requires approval from the U.S. Department of Defense He has held up California as an antidote to what he deems a corrupt Washington, a message he’s likely to echo in Tuesday’s State of the State speech, his first as governor
2019-02-11T10:40:23.192Z
Polar bears hold town HOSTAGE: State of emergency declared as 52 predators storm town RUSSIAN officials are preparing an urgent operation to break a siege of polars bears at a remote Arctic town. A plan is underway to sedate up to 52 predators terrorising the settlement of Belushya Guba on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago where they are “chasing” locals and behaving aggressively. 52 predators are terrorising the settlement of Belushya Guba (Image: YouTube) But the Defence Ministry earlier banned WWF experts from visiting the restricted military area, he said Some experts say climate change is to blame for the bears’ behaviour – because the ocean is no longer frozen
2019-02-11T10:36:03.825Z
Here's why you MUST include insurance in your holiday budget One in five goes on holiday without insurance. Yet, according to the Association of British Insurers, more than half a million claims were made in 2017, with payouts totalling nearly £400m. That sinking feeling: The average cost of the gadgets we take on holiday is £500, a website warns 4 'It's all too easy to crash into someone on the ski slopes, whether you're at fault or not, so it's essential to have personal liability cover when participating in winter sports,' says the Ski Club of Great Britain
2019-02-11T10:22:47.284Z
Soldier, 51, killed when his 'insane death trap' Jackal overturned Sergeant John 'Jock' McKelvie was killed after an accident in Catterick, North Yorkshire, where he was training in the Jackal armoured vehicle, the design of which one expert slammed as 'insane'. A spokesperson for the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry said his service with their unit established him as 'a giant of a man' Cover containing yellow hand-held GPS device that will pinpoint the Jackal's location in a sandstorm, enabling ground support to be summoned
2019-02-11T10:22:33.147Z
California Gov To Withdraw Hundreds Of National Guard Troops From Border About 100 of the 360 troops will remain deployed under California’s agreement with the federal government to focus combating drug and gun smuggling. The order Newsom plans to send Monday will require the guard to immediately begin withdrawing troops but still give it until the end of March to do so The 360 troops are a fraction of the roughly 14,000 that have been deployed throughout California for various operations since 2016
2019-02-11T10:16:58.035Z
Exclusive: Meth 'disaster' for region as seizures surge in Thailand Seizures of high-purity crystal methamphetamine have surged more than tenfold in... GRAPHIC: Record high: meth seizures in Thailand - tmsnrt.rs/2Bm7uqr 2018 A DISASTER Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle - which encompasses northern Myanmar and parts of Laos and Thailand - has long been a hub of illicit drug trafficking Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-02-11T10:03:51.283Z
Britain’s biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth to sail first mission in warning to China BRITAIN’S biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth’s first mission will be announced today as she prepares to sail in the Pacific in a warning to China. (Pic: GETTY) (Pic: GETTY) Setting out the changing nature of international relations, Mr Williamson will claim actions by China and Russia had blurred the boundaries between peace and war in speech today in London Instead of simply engaging in yet more sabre-rattling, Gavin Williamson should get to grips with the crisis in defence funding that is happening on his watch
2019-02-11T09:29:53.010Z
More storms in store for snow-socked Pacific Northwest SEATTLE (AP) — Pacific Northwest residents, more accustomed to rain than snow, found themselves digging out yet again as a fresh round of storms moved over the area, with an additional punch to come early this week. The sun came out Sunday afternoon, but snow returned in the evening across the Northwest, bringing 1 to 4 new inches (2.5 to 10 centimeters). And another storm bringing snow and the potential for freezing rain was on tap for parts of the Seattle area. It was 9 degrees in Arlington, Washington, early Sunday In Northern California, the latest in a series of storms dusted beaches with snow and caused whiteout conditions on mountain roads KIEM-TV posted photos of Clam Beach in Arcata covered in fresh powder The last time Humboldt County beaches saw snow was during the winter of 2002-03, forecasters said
2019-02-11T09:28:25.498Z
Mauritius cyclone tracker: SHOCK map shows EYE of charging vortex as it WREAKS destruction CYCLONE Gelena has been barrelling over Mauritius and its neighbouring islands since February 8 and has just passed off the coast of Rodrigues. New pictures show the foreboding eye of the storm over the east African coast. At 4am this morning (12am GMT), it was centred around 1100 km (683 miles) to the East-South-East of Mauritius Ventures in the open sea as well as in the southern and eastern lagoons are not advised The rest of Mauritius will see a return to baking temperatures of 33 degrees maximum
2019-02-11T09:15:00.227Z
Poor, elderly and too frail to escape: Paradise fire killed the most vulnerable residents Experts say the incineration of Paradise, a sleepy town of 27,000 nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, is a case study in what can go wrong when a landscape that’s prone to wildfire is disproportionately populated by those who are least likely to escape. Dorothy Mack had crippling back pain and deteriorating eyesight The city had long attracted retirees with limited incomes seeking picturesque surroundings Local governments could help facilitate such networks through a buddy system program, Taylor said
2019-02-11T08:43:06.999Z
Russian officials to sedate more than 50 polar bears besieging Arctic town RUSSIAN officials plan to sedate more than 50 polar bears besieging a remote Arctic town after packs of the huge beasts chased and terrorised locals. A plan is underway to sedate up to 52 predators… RUSSIAN officials plan to sedate more than 50 polar bears besieging a remote Arctic town after packs of the huge beasts chased and terrorised locals He added that the Defence Ministry had earlier banned WWF experts from visiting the restricted military area
2019-02-11T08:33:49.565Z
Russians unveil plans to end polar bear siege of remote Arctic town People are ‘afraid to go outside’ on Soviet nuclear testing archipelago Novaya Zemlya but Russian officials will soon be launching a counter-offensive But the Defence Ministry earlier banned WWF experts from visiting the restricted military area, he said Read More Top news stories from Mirror Online Kate stuns in BAFTAs gown Two die in police chase crash Libby Squire suspect faces other charges Pictured: Boy beheaded in front of mum
2019-02-11T08:33:03.579Z
Russia vows not to shoot dozens of polar bears terrorising Arctic town Officials are preparing an urgent operation to sedate and remove 52 bears after they invaded Belushya Guba on Russia's Novaya Zemlya archipelago and started 'chasing' frightened locals. 'They come to the shore, attracted by human settlements which they specially like when the rubbish disposal system is not set up properly.' Archipelago authorities had known a problem was coming, he said Some experts say climate change is to blame for the bears behaviour - because the ocean is no longer frozen
2019-02-11T08:27:52.370Z
MKR villains Josh and Austin on why their instant restaurant flopped "It was just a recipe for disaster," said Josh on Monday. MKR's Josh and Austin have ruffled viewers' feathers.Credit:Network Seven Josh added that he doesn't mind that other teams loved the idea of him floundering in the kitchen My Kitchen Rules  airs on Network Seven on Sundays through to Wednesdays at 7pm
2019-02-11T08:22:48.417Z
Should California bail out Pacific Gas & Electric? It’s a dilemma because PG&E is universally, if quietly, seen as too big to fail. It’s too important and vital. It provides natural gas and electricity for 16 million people — 40% of the state — throughout northern and central California. I don’t want this issue to derail us [on other legislation] This is a tricky political and policy balance, Allen says It would hurt our chances of getting the bond passed Homeowners in risky areas might be required to buy wildfire insurance like earthquake or flood coverage
2019-02-11T08:17:21.598Z
Gov. Gavin Newsom to pull National Guard from California's border with Mexico In a sharp break with the record of his predecessor and the position of the Trump administration, Gov. Gavin Newsom is announcing Monday that National Guard troops will be pulled back from their duties along the U.S.-Mexico border. Brown said he agreed to the mission after persuading the federal government to commit to paying for it and kept the guard members under the direction of the state We suffered enough from that in the [1980s and 1990s] with Props 187 and 227, the excerpts read A quarter of a century later, we’re more united than ever, and we’re not going back
2019-02-11T08:17:20.477Z
Up to 500,000 drought-stressed cattle killed in Queensland floods After years of drought graziers were elated when the rain came. Now floods have created a humanitarian crisis In north-west Queensland it hadn’t rained, any decent rain, for more than five years There are feral pigs that will come and eat that, there are feral cats that will come and eat that, and there will probably be a plague of them after this The federal government will provide an immediate ex gratia payment of $1m to affected shires, the prime minister, Scott Morrison, told the national press club in Canberra
2019-02-11T08:08:42.706Z
Fortnite Prisoner stage 4 coming soon but new stage 5 skin could’ve been epic THE Fortnite Prisoner stage 4 unlock is expected to be added in the coming days by Epic Games, who have been given some inspiration on how stage 5 could have looked. It’s been a long process to get here, with fans having to complete all the weekly challenges, including the extra Snowfall challenges The design was shared on Reddit by Noblebatterfly and sees the Prisoner’s lava spots ignite into open flame So more answers could arrive in the coming days for the dedicated fanbase for Fortnite Battle Royale
2019-02-11T07:22:01.078Z
Met Office warns freeze to return with threat of more snow The Met Office think the winter weather is not over yet although the UK could enjoy milder conditions this week We may see snow to low levels with nights below zero, although it's too early to say how low temperatures will go Read More Top news stories from Mirror Online Prince Philip, 97, gives up driving Parents bailed after four kids die Boy, 6, beheaded in front of mum Fans arrested after 'mocking Sala'
2019-02-11T07:02:04.644Z
Washington on the brink as new shutdown looms America could be sliding toward a new government shutdown and President Donald Trump may face a fateful choice over his border wall as another knife-edge week opens in Washington. Such uncertainty is why it is unclear whether Trump would sign on to a deal that emerges from the Capitol Hill talks, especially since he has balked about a solution that could get him into hot water on his right flank before CNN's Lauren Fox, Phil Mattingly, and Manu Raju contributed to this report
2019-02-11T06:16:17.445Z
The Grammy drought continues for rap records: Album of the year bypasses the genre for the 15th straight year Despite earning four of the eight nominations, rap once again was bypassed for Grammy album of the year. You’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you are a hero in your hometown, Drake said, adding later, You don’t need this right here Since MC Hammer’s Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ’Em competed in 1991 as rap’s first-ever album of the year nomination he lost to Quincy Jones’ Back on the Block the genre’s been a statistical nonstarter
2019-02-11T06:08:33.790Z
Former Melbourne investment scheme boss charged over missing $8.2m A seven-year investigation uncovered a corporate solicitor's intricate web of deceit after his business partner alerted authorities to a string of allegedly unauthorised transactions. Exclusive National Victoria Courts Former Melbourne investment scheme boss charged over missing $8.2m By Erin PearsonFebruary 11, 2019 4.09pm Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size A corporate solicitor who allegedly fleeced $8.2 million from unwitting Melbourne property investors is facing 170 fraud-related charges after police say he pocketed deposit and settlement cheques meant for 35 families Mr Spark’s alleged deceit began to unravelled in late 2011 when his co-director returned from extended sick leave to an avalanche of angry phone calls
2019-02-11T05:16:32.368Z