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2019-02-12T00:05:22.054Z
Snow on the coast. White-out conditions in the Sierra. California's wild winter continues with new storms Another powerful storm is going to barrel into California beginning Tuesday. Here’s what to expect. Over the weekend, it snowed in parts of coastal Humboldt, creating white winter conditions in Eureka and Arcata #CAwx pic.twitter.com/MdzR8CW0yP NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) February 11, 2019 Travel plans to the mountains this week Officials said it was the first time it snowed this much along the beach area since 2002
2019-02-11T23:31:14.943Z
'Horses wrapped around trees': Flood-ravaged farmers plead for help An estimated 300,000 cattle have been lost and farmers are begging for governmental support similar to Cyclone Yasi. Ms Curr pleaded for governments at state and federal levels to help flooded regional communities Meanwhile, the Insurance Council of Australia defended the behaviour of insurers in flood-ravaged Townsville amid complaints they are not paying up Both the Queensland Labor government and LNP opposition have called on insurers to ensure they give claimants a fair go
2019-02-11T23:10:25.515Z
Exclusive: Brazil miner Vale knew deadly dam had heightened risk of... Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore miner, knew last year that the dam in... The dam’s annual chance of collapse was registered as 1 in 5,000, or twice the tolerable maximum level of individual risk, according to the report Slideshow (4 Images) Liquefaction is a process whereby a solid material such as sand loses strength and stiffness and behaves more like a liquid Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-02-11T22:46:44.948Z
Katy Perry's fashion brand pulls shoes after accusations of 'blackface' design The shoes also come in different colours Emergency services were called on the afternoon of the 24 December after residents of the building had heard cracking sounds throughout the morning EPA 48/50 26 December 2018 A young man dressed in a Father Christmas suit distributes gifts to children in the old city of Mosul AFP/Getty 49/50 25 December 2018 A participant in a Santa Claus costume jumps into the water during the 109th edition of the 'Copa Nadal' (Christmas Cup) swimming competition in Barcelona's Port Vell
2019-02-11T22:40:29.318Z
18 million trees died in California last year; officials say that's an improvement Federal officials said that over 147 million trees have died across 9.7 million acres of federal, state, local and private lands in California since the drought began in 2010. The dead trees make for hotter, more intense fires such as the devastating Thomas, Mendocino Complex and Camp fires That’s welcome news and it would ensure the state has enough money to clear out forests, rather than spend on the purely reactive approach of fighting fires, said Cal Fire Director Thom Porter
2019-02-11T22:30:56.516Z
It's the behemoth that turned air travel into a luxury holiday On February 9, 1969, the first jumbo jet readied to take to the air for its inaugural test flight as Pilot Jack Waddell fired up one of the huge aeroplane's four mighty jet engines. Environmental tariffs and landing fees levied by airports have also dramatically increased She is unlikely to survive another 50 years, but when she does land for the final time, she will never be forgotten Boeing 747 A History: Delivering The Dream by Martin Bowman is published by Pen & Sword
2019-02-11T22:22:35.515Z
Charm, booze and devilry: Malcolm McDowell and Mike Figgis on Albert Finney Spying on Michael Douglas, telling Nic Cage how to play drunk, pretending he was gay to Audrey Hepburn … two giants of cinema remember their hero Albert Finney No, I’m just crossing out all those directions that say, ‘He looks up sadly’, or ‘He holds back the emotion.’ I’ll make those decisions myself when I do the scene Albert was our finest actor, a man of discreet wisdom, compassion and incredible ability He left a great legacy and his death is a great loss
2019-02-11T22:12:42.228Z
Australian stories must be told by us We should be deeply concerned by the University of Melbourne’s decision to change the MUP publishing strategy The drought, the flood, the expansion of Chinese power; the more formal the discussion then the more considered the response To be frank to converse too much via Twitter is a sign of a better wine cellar or insomnia Books endure, in hard copy and online and need never disappear Barnaby Joyce is the National Party member for New England
2019-02-11T22:04:57.239Z
Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers: Is Lord Varys a secret Targaryen? GAME OF THRONES season 8 is fast approaching with Lord Varys, Daenerys Targaryen, and Jon Snow just three of the characters returning. But could one season 8 spoiler see Varys exposed as a secret Targaryen family member? Game of Thrones stalwart Lord Varys (played by Conleth Hill) is no stranger to finding himself at the centre of the drama in the HBO series 276 AL - King Aerys summoned Varys to court to become his spymaster Many Game of Thrones fans believe this hints at secrets surrounding Lyanna and Rhaegar could soon be exposed
2019-02-11T22:02:34.137Z
Barnehurst station landslide: Entire line CLOSED and Southeastern chaos to last ALL WEEK THOUSANDS of London commuters will be scrambling to find an alternative route into work after a 400 tonne landslide devastated a major train line into the capital, closing it for the entire week. The affected track usually carries about a dozen trains per hour at peak commuter times into London Victoria, Charing Cross and Cannon Street As a result, the line is blocked in both directions The line is expected to reopen at the weekend but further work to back-fill behind the wall will need to be done later without impacting services
2019-02-11T21:51:29.170Z
Opinion | Here’s the right lesson liberals should learn from Scandinavian ‘socialism’ There's nothing sinister about wanting to emulate the Scandinavian example. But that doesn’t mean it’s practical. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), right, attends a news conference Thursday discussing a Green New Deal resolution France has had socialist presidents on and off since the 1920s, and it remains a free country It does mean that turning America into Scandinavia will be a lot harder than they imagine
2019-02-11T21:42:17.692Z
Rise in sexual abuse cases in aid groups as more victims speak up Leading aid agencies received at least 539 reports of sex abuse and harassment last year, an exclusive survey showed on Monday, a 13 percent increase on 2017 which charities said shows abuse victims are more willing to speak up. The reports have led to the sacking of 91 staff, with… I am hearing from many survivors and their organizations that they are doing their best to make sure the response to survivor reporting is what they deserve, said Nobert, founder of campaign group Report the Abuse The sense of urgency and need for transparency and collaboration have definitely increased, said Moutushi Kabir, spokeswoman for Bangladesh-based BRAC International, the world's largest development agency
2019-02-11T21:35:45.160Z
UK weather forecast: Britain braced for POLAR ONSLAUGHT with snow and ice as temps PLUMMET BRITAIN is about to get an early taste of spring although forecasters warn snow and freezing temperatures could return next week. Forecasts are still not firm on whether Britain is facing a late freeze although there are signs of cold weather making a comeback this month, she warned She said: After this week there is a chance of further cold spells returning with a Polar maritime airmass and there could be a risk of snow We are expecting above-average rainfall and well above-average snowfall in many areas
2019-02-11T21:33:41.480Z
New York weather: SNOW and ICE STORM to hit Northeast - Boston, New York, Michigan IMPACT NEW YORK is bracing for a massive winter storm as a fresh round of snow, ice and rain will hit the Eastern parts of the US. Snow and sleet accumulation of two to four inches are possible and wind gusts up to 29mph will make it feel colder than usual After the storm on Tuesday dissipates, temperatures will increase in New York before the second winter storm starts to move east this weekend
2019-02-11T21:23:43.604Z
Coronation Street factory death victim REVEALED in shock clue? CORONATION Street may have revealed who is going to die in the factory collapse. (Pic: ITV) BIG CLUE: Patti Clair is confirmed to be involved with the accident (Pic: TWITTER) Soap producer Iain MacLeod teased: We’re doing something a little bit stylised and of a type, like with the Ashley story I did at Emmerdale, but not quite as extreme as Corrie’s take on that
2019-02-11T21:22:51.121Z
Ring of Fire WARNING: When will earthquake strike California - when will BIG ONE hit? CALIFORNIA will eventually be struck by a huge earthquake that could have catastrophic effects. But when will the Big One hit? But California could one day be hit by an earthquake between magnitude seven and eight and could cause landslides and chemical spills The impact of the northern Big One would be tremendous – I mean the San Andreas runs right through San Francisco California, Puerto Rico and Alaska are hit the hardest by this, as they all see hundreds of earthquakes per year
2019-02-11T20:41:21.344Z
Jill Biden has never wanted to be first lady, but Joe can’t win the White House without her As the former vice president decides whether to enter an already crowded field, the focus on his family intensifies. Jill Biden was recently the keynote speaker at NewsBash 2019, an annual event where female journalists raise money for breast cancer prevention and care Some believe he could mitigate concerns about his age by promising to serve only one term and picking a young vice president
2019-02-11T20:18:25.165Z