• Met office issues ice warning for north
Met office issues ice warning for north

From 5pm it will continue to snow, although not as heavy, with snow - becoming heavy at times - all the way through Wednesday until after 7pm. The Met Office's Burnham-On-Sea weather forecast predicts that sleet showers or light snow will fall between 5pm-8pm.

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  • Bombs kill 20 at Philippines cathedral
Bombs kill 20 at Philippines cathedral

A military clash with Islamic State-inspired fighters in the province of Lanao del Sur also left three militants dead earlier this week, according to local media reports. "They want to disturb the peace and order, they want to show force and sow chaos", he said on radio. "They are composed of not more than 20 members", Banlaoi told Asia Times.

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  • Several officers injured in Houston shooting
Several officers injured in Houston shooting

Gaw said an officer attempted to pull over the suspect but he wouldn't get out of the vehicle or get on the ground and made gestures at the officer. In a press conference on Monday evening, Chief Acevedo said that the investigation was ongoing.

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  • Varadkar Says Troops Could Return to Border in Botched Brexit
Varadkar Says Troops Could Return to Border in Botched Brexit

The stunt, described as "a disgusting new low" by Brexiteers such as Michael Heaver, given the bloody history along the British-Irish border during the Troubles, saw demonstrators join Mary Lou McDonald, leader of the Sinn Fein party - widely regarded as the political wing of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) - raise a concrete barrie...

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  • Forecast: Snow, wintry mix to bring risky driving conditions Tuesday
Forecast: Snow, wintry mix to bring risky driving conditions Tuesday

The current record of minus 26 degrees was set in 1996. On the heels of the storm, almost a dozen states braced for a blast of arctic air known as a polar vortex, which was expected to lower temperatures well below normal and far below zero.

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  • Woman rescued after 3 days in billionaire's Manhattan elevator
Woman rescued after 3 days in billionaire's Manhattan elevator

When firefighters arrived and forced open the door, they found a woman inside. A woman has been freed after being trapped in an elevator for three days. "The employee involved has been a valued member of the Stephens extended family for 18 years". He's estimated to be worth $2.6 billion on Forbes' list of the world's top billionaires.

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  • Cramer offers North Dakota as site for State of the Union
Cramer offers North Dakota as site for State of the Union

Meanwhile, the administration is trying to conduct advance work to prepare for an address in the House chamber, originally scheduled for January 29, even though Pelosi has the power to determine whether Trump can do so. In an effort to force the hand of Pelosi, who had already urged Trump to reschedule due to shutdown-related security shortcomings,...

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  • Matthew Whitaker: Mueller Probe 'Close To Being Completed'
Matthew Whitaker: Mueller Probe 'Close To Being Completed'

Acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker said Monday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation is "close to being completed". Senators also have sought to prevent Mueller's potential firing with legislation giving special counsels the right to have termination decisions reviewed in federal court, but it stalled a ye...

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  • Duke University apologises over professor’s email asking Chinese students to speak English
Duke University apologises over professor’s email asking Chinese students to speak English

She said in the message to an email list for the program's students that two faculty members came to her to complain about students loudly speaking Chinese in a common area. "Your career opportunities and recommendations will not in any way be influenced by the language you use outside the classroom", the dean said in an email.

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  • U.S. seriously pursuing peace in Afghanistan: Pompeo
U.S. seriously pursuing peace in Afghanistan: Pompeo

The US agreement pertaining to pulling out troops from the war-torn Afghanistan would likely to be announced today, the report had said. What is the goal of the talks? Washington has been stepping up efforts for a peace deal that could pave the way for the Taliban's participation in the next government.

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  • Led government shutdown costs US economy US$3 billion
Led government shutdown costs US economy US$3 billion

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said the cost of the shutdown will make the U.S. economy 0.02 percent smaller than expected in 2019. Most of the lost output is expected to be recovered as the year goes on, although CBO estimates that about $3 billion in GDP will permanently be lost as a result of the shutdown.

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  • Deal Could End America's Long War in Afghanistan
Deal Could End America's Long War in Afghanistan

Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said he was encouraged by US peace talks with Afghan Taliban insurgents but added he had not yet been tasked with planning a full withdrawal of troops. Afghans have expressed tentative hopes about the talks tempered by fears of an American exit. U.S. President Donald Trump's clear eagerness to end Am...

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  • Man Clings To Hood Of SUV In High-Speed Road-Rage Incident
Man Clings To Hood Of SUV In High-Speed Road-Rage Incident

They say the 65-year-old pulled over in the left lane, got out of his auto, and attempted to exchange paperwork with the 37-year-old driver still inside his vehicle. "I felt that he bumped me, and I kind of, you know, was pushed up", Kamrowski told NBC10 Boston . "I don't think he stopped, he kept going fast, slow, fast, slow, to get me to slide...

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  • Howard Schultz Thinks Democrats' Health Care Ideas Are Wildly Unrealistic
Howard Schultz Thinks Democrats' Health Care Ideas Are Wildly Unrealistic

Julian Castro, among the current 2020 Democratic candidates and the former housing secretary under President Obama, told CNN's Jake Tapper on " State of the Union " on Sunday that a run by Schultz "would provide Donald Trump with his best hope of getting re-elected".

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  • Mild and breezy Sunday, then snow and cold temperatures move in
Mild and breezy Sunday, then snow and cold temperatures move in

Snow will dip south through the morning, impacting the Denver morning commute. The cold front that will hit Colorado on Monday will be part of a much advertised "polar express" air mass that will engulf the Midwest and the East with bitter cold next week.

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  • United Kingdom leader under new pressure to secure EU Brexit concessions
United Kingdom leader under new pressure to secure EU Brexit concessions

Ministers can not consider making a no-deal scenario its official Brexit policy, a powerful House of Commons committee has said on the eve of a fresh set of crucial votes by MPs. These are in answer to critics who dislike the backstop because they believe it keeps the United Kingdom too closely aligned to the European Union and fear that it could b...

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  • 'Dangerous' and 'brutal' cold aimed at Upper Midwest and Great Lakes
'Dangerous' and 'brutal' cold aimed at Upper Midwest and Great Lakes

Temperatures have been brutal across parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes but the coldest air is on its way. The frigid air can find its way into the United States when the polar vortex is pushed farther south from the North Pole, occasionally reaching southern Canada and the northern Plains, Midwest and northeastern portions of the United Stat...

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  • Turkey marks Holocaust Remembrance Day
Turkey marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

David Korn was only five years old when he was sent to a Christian orphanage in Slovakia to avoid the Nazis, who were rounding up Jews and placing them in concentration camps. However recent surveys show that knowledge of the atrocities during World War II is declining generally. The study - commissioned by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and ...

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  • Steve Martin's Portrayal Of Roger Stone Is Hysterical On 'SNL' Cold Open
Steve Martin's Portrayal Of Roger Stone Is Hysterical On 'SNL' Cold Open

Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone 'weaponized information stolen by Russia ' to get the President elected in 2016 and should be prosecuted for treason, the former head of the Democratic National Committee has claimed . "This doesn't look to me like an investigation that's about to wrap up", said Stanford law professor David Alan Sklansky. "...

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  • The Queen urges the United Kingdom to 'look for common ground'
The Queen urges the United Kingdom to 'look for common ground'

The Queen joined the Sandringham branch of the WI in 1943 when she was still Princess Elizabeth, and attends each year. Meanwhile, the Brexit debate has become increasingly heated as the date on which the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU - March 29 - gets ever closer.

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