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Oil tanker burning off China's coast at risk of exploding

Top Stories - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 08:01

BEIJING (AP) — An oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a freighter off China's east coast is at risk of exploding and sinking, Chinese state media reported Monday, as authorities from three countries struggled to find its 32 missing crew members and contain oil spewing from the blazing wreck.


Macron appeals to China for partnership in climate, Africa

Top Stories - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 07:44

BEIJING (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday he hopes to forge a partnership with China on climate, security and other issues during a visit to expand European ties with Beijing.


Israeli company says it has produced tiniest cherry tomato

Top Stories - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 07:37

MOSHAV IDAN, Israel (AP) — They say bigger is better, but in the succulent world of cherry tomatoes, one Israeli company is going smaller than ever before.


Man jailed for bigamy after marrying woman then her daughter without first getting divorce

Top Stories - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 07:35

Christopher I Hauptmann, 44, married Shannon Deitrich in Florida in November 2015. The following September, he tied the knot with her 18-year-old daughter, Kaylee Durovick, without divorcing her mother first. Authorities in Pennsylvania first became suspicious of Hauptmann – who worked as a bail bondsman – after receiving reports he was using an alias and possessed a gun, despite being prohibited from doing so because of a previous drug conviction.


Fisker unveils Emotion Electric sedan with butterfly doors

Top Stories - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 06:57

Fisker Inc. might sound like a familiar name, but it's actually a very new company that's just released a few details of its first new vehicle, the EMotion electric sedan. Although the official image doesn't give away much about some of the really revolutionary engineering behind the EMotion, it does show in some style the feature most people will inevitably talk about with this car: its pretty crazy butterfly doors. The company is run by Henrik Fisker, who was also the man behind Fisker Automotive, which produced the Karma electric sedan before the company withered and car went to China, resurrected by a company called Karma as the Revero.


Royal Navy intercepts Russian naval ships in English Channel

Top Stories - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 06:18

A Royal Navy frigate is escorting four Russian naval ships through the English Channel. HMS Westminster is accompanying two Russian frigates and two support ships as they head north returning from the Mediterranean. Naval sources said the contact was routine, but it comes amid an estimated 10-fold increase of Russian naval activity in waters around Britain and in the North Atlantic this decade. Commander Simon Kelly, the Commanding Officer of HMS Westminster, said: "HMS Westminster's role as the Royal Navy's Fleet Ready Escort is to be at very high readiness to respond to anything the British government requires. "While today most people are returning to work for the first time in the New Year, HMS Westminster's ship's company has been at sea and at readiness as part of the Royal Navy's commitment to keep Britain safe at all times. "The English Channel is an absolute lifeline for the UK, and it is very important HMS Westminster and the Royal Navy maintains a watchful eye on this key strategic link." HMS Westminster escorted five Russian ships through the English Channel Credit: Louise George Activity has risen in recent years with warships passing Britain on their way to join Russia's military campaign to prop up Bashar al-Assad in Syria.  On Christmas Day, the frigate HMS St Albans was dispatched to track the Russian vessel Admiral Gorshkov as it made its way through the North Sea close to Britain.  And on Christmas Eve, HMS Tyne was dispatched to escort a Russian intelligence-gathering ship through the North Sea and the England Channel. A Wildcat helicopter was then also dispatched to monitor two further Russian vessels. Royal Navy's HMS Westminster Giving a strong statement last month, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, said: "I will not hesitate in defending our waters or tolerate any form of aggression.  "Britain will never be intimidated when it comes to protecting our country, our people, and our national interests."   


Saudi stadiums to open doors to women on Friday

Top Stories - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 06:02

Sports stadiums in Saudi Arabia will open their doors to women to attend football matches for the first time ever on Friday, the government has announced. "The first match that women will be allowed to watch will be Al-Ahli versus Al-Batin on Friday January 12," the ministry of information said in a statement on Monday. It said women would also be able to attend a second match on the following day and a third one on January 18.


New leader of S.Africa's ANC calls for unity as rift over Zuma widens

Top Stories - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 05:13

By Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The new leader of South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa called for unity on Monday as factions within the party become increasingly divided over the future of President Jacob Zuma. There is widespread speculation that Ramaphosa and his allies are lobbying ANC members to oust Zuma as head of state within weeks. Ramaphosa, who is also the country's deputy president, publicly supports Zuma.


Malaysian opposition names 92-year-old Mahathir as PM choice

Top Stories - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 02:28

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's opposition alliance has named 92-year-old former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad as its prime minister candidate for upcoming general elections to boost its chances of wrestling power from a coalition that has ruled since independence.


Sterling K. Brown Is The First Black Man To Win Golden Globe For Best Actor In Drama TV Series

Top Stories - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 21:39

Sterling K. Brown made Golden Globes history on Sunday night when he took home the award for Best Actor in a Drama TV series.


Samsung's ginormous 'The Wall' TV is the first consumer display to use micro-LED technology

Macworld - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 21:00
Like OLEDs, mLEDs enable deeper blacks because they don't need a separate backlight.

Chilly weather didn’t stop these pantless subway passengers

Top Stories - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 20:15

It might have been only 18 degrees Fahrenheit in New York City on Sunday afternoon, but the annual tradition of riding the subway without pants went on despite some frozen buns. SEE ALSO: Eastern U.S. shivers through 'stupid cold' temperatures after the 'bomb cyclone' The light-hearted event brought out many riders donning winter clothing, but no pants. Once on board, participants are supposed to play it straight and act like nothing's out of the ordinary.  No pants subway ride in New york January 7th 2018 #Nopantssuwayride2018 more information #improveverywhere https://improveverywhere.com/2017/12/27/no-pants-subway-ride-2018-details-for-new-york/ #nopantssubwayride #nopants #nopantssubway #Newyorkhttps://improveverywhere.com/2017/12/27/no-pants-subway-ride-2018-details-for-new-york/ A post shared by 2018awesome (@nopantssubway2018) on Jan 6, 2018 at 9:58am PST Even "Hot" Mike Pence was spotted wearing just a suit and underwear. Just met “Hot Mike Pence” doing the no pants subway ride today... he goes around prodding fun at the Trump administration, specifically the VP, collecting for causes opposed to the administration’s view pic.twitter.com/nkwkhp3NY0 — Henry Rosoff (@HenryRosoff) January 7, 2018 Elsewhere riders were pant-less despite brisk temperatures in Chicago, Washington, D.C, Berlin, and London — where the ride is known as the "No Trousers Tube Ride." Just got home. Thank you to everyone who took part in the #NoTrousersTubeRide today in the UK or elsewhere in the world. The world can be a depressing place, but just silly things like this can make it so much easier to deal with. A genuinely hilarious day. pic.twitter.com/DO8Y29V6KX — Tom [PositiveLad] (@PositiveLad) January 7, 2018 Baby, it’s cold outside but it’s electric down in Metro. Go DC! Go DC, go! #nopantsdc #NoPantsSubwayRide @WTOP pic.twitter.com/qE1jV0s9T2 — Liz Anderson (@PlanetNoun) January 7, 2018 On the West Coast and in other more forgiving climates, it wasn't that cold, but riders still made an impressive showing in places like San Francisco and Los Angeles. No pants? No problem riding the L.A. Metro.The 10th annual No Pants Metro Ride surprised passengers at Union Station this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/LY69aimwB0 — Hub-LA (@TheHub_LA) January 7, 2018 No pants, no problem! WATCH: Subway rat seizes free avocado, because who wouldn't


Belkin's Wemo Bridge finally arrives, bringing Apple HomeKit compatibility

Macworld - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 20:00
Control Wemo smart home devices via Siri or the Apple Home App, at last.

Debra Messing Blasts E! For Wage Inequality During E! Interview

Top Stories - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 19:35

E! is paying plenty of lip service to both the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements on its pre-Golden Globes red carpet coverage.


Over $150,000 Raised For Roy Moore Accuser After Home Suspiciously Burns Down

Top Stories - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 17:54

A GoFundMe page has raised over $150,000 to support one of Republican judge Roy Moore’s sexual misconduct accusers after her house suspiciously burned down last week.


Couple Ordered To Pay Enslaved Nanny $121,000 After 2 Years Of Work

Top Stories - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 17:39

A Texas couple who pleaded guilty to charges related to forcing a Nigerian woman to work as their nanny for two years without pay has been ordered to pay her more than $121,000 in restitution, a judge ruled Friday.


Water main break floods terminal, delays flights at New York's JFK Airport

Top Stories - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 17:22

A water main break flooded a baggage claim area at New York's JFK International Airport on Sunday afternoon, delaying international fights into Terminal 4 and soaking luggage.


Brad Pitt Bids Six Figures To Watch 'Game Of Thrones' With Emilia Clarke

Top Stories - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 16:51

On Saturday in LA, actor Brad Pitt offered up over a hundred grand for the chance to watch an episode of “Game Of Thrones” with Daenerys Targaryen herself, Emilia Clarke.


Battle looms for rebel-held Syrian province after IS defeat

Top Stories - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:27

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces and allied militiamen are advancing on the largest remaining rebel-held territory in the country's north, forcing thousands of civilians to flee toward the border with Turkey in freezing winter temperatures.


Dozens Killed by Car Bomb in Syria, Activists Say

Top Stories - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 14:17

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack


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