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Survey shows Filipinos more satisfied with Duterte government than any other

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:45
MANILA (Reuters) - Public satisfaction with the performance of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government rose in December to the highest level on record since one of the country's top pollsters started conducting opinion surveys in 1980s.
Categories: World News

Cambodia's Hun Sen appoints son-in-law to senior police post

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 02:45
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed his son-in-law as deputy national police chief, in a move apparently aimed at consolidating his power ahead of an election this year.
Categories: World News

U.S. South commuters face tough trek after deadly storm

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 02:36
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Commuters in the U.S. South face frigid temperatures and dangerously slick roads on Thursday after a deadly winter storm thrashed the region with heavy snow and winds that snapped power lines.
Categories: National News

Bus catches fire in Kazakhstan, killing 52 Uzbeks: Kazakh Interior Ministry

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 02:36
ALMATY (Reuters) - A bus caught fire in a remote part of Kazakhstan on Thursday, killing 52 citizens of neighboring Uzbekistan, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
Categories: World News

Australia PM says Olympic unity won't denuclearize N. Korea

AP World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 02:00
TOKYO (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Thursday he welcomed the recent dialogue between North and South Korea but marching together at the Winter Olympics won't denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. 2018-01-17T19:44:00-05:00 2018-01-18T00:44:56-05:00
Categories: World News

Bus catches fire in Kazakhstan, killing 52: Interior Ministry

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:53
ALMATY (Reuters) - Fifty-two people were killed after a bus they were traveling in caught fire in Kazakhstan's north-western Aktau region, the country's interior ministry said on Thursday.
Categories: World News

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says to hold elections in four to five months

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:42
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, a newspaper on Thursday quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time since independence the southern African state will conduct a vote that does not involve former ruler Robert Mugabe.
Categories: World News

Russia starts shipping S-400 air defense missile system to China: TASS cites source

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:31
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has started delivering its S-400 surface-to-air missile system to China under the terms of a contract signed in 2014, the TASS news agency cited an unnamed source in the Russian military-industrial complex as saying on Thursday.
Categories: World News

Amid spat with Turkey, Tillerson denies Syria border force

AP World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:00
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday the United States owes Turkey an explanation for saying it is supporting the creation of a border security force in northern Syria — a proposal that has drawn furious reaction from Ankara. 2018-01-17T18:36:00-05:00 2018-01-17T23:36:54-05:00
Categories: World News

Science Says: That Michigan meteor could have been meatier

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fireball that streaked through the Michigan sky put on quite a show but as far as potentially killer space rocks, it was merely a flash in the pan. 2018-01-17T13:00:00-05:00 2018-01-17T18:00:14-05:00
Categories: National News

Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:00
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow on North Carolina's largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least 10 people. 2018-01-17T18:32:00-05:00 2018-01-17T23:32:32-05:00
Categories: National News

Aziz Ansari story sparks heated debate over #MeToo Movement

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:00
The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm. 2018-01-17T19:19:00-05:00 2018-01-18T00:19:42-05:00
Categories: National News

Democrat's upset in Wisconsin race sparks hope elsewhere

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:00
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A small-town medical examiner has given Democrats across the country another shot of hope heading into the fall election by upsetting a Republican legislator in a conservative Wisconsin state Senate district. 2018-01-17T17:58:00-05:00 2018-01-17T22:58:54-05:00
Categories: National News

Luggage limbo: Bags still missing after JFK airport woes

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:00
NEW YORK (AP) — Newlywed Ziad Dallal and his wife arrived home in New York, with wedding keepsakes in their bags, to find John F. Kennedy International Airport paralyzed by winter weather woes that canceled flights, froze equipment and separated thousands of passengers from their luggage. 2018-01-17T19:07:00-05:00 2018-01-18T00:07:32-05:00
Categories: National News

ISU wins, Millikin loses in 309 rivalry doubleheader

WAND Sports - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:54
BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL -- It was a Central Illinois rivalry doubleheader on Wednesday night, with four rivals playing seven minutes away from each other. At Redbird Arena, Illinois State took the 125th all-time meeting between the Redbirds and the Braves of Bradley 70-57. Milik Yarbrough posted a game-high 20 points to go with a season-high 11 rebounds. He also made all 12 of his free throw attempts. Healthy center Daouda N'Diaye had perhaps his best game of the season with 8 points, 12 ...
Categories: Sports

Tillerson to visit London, hopes to visit new embassy

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday he would make a one-day visit to Britain next week where he hoped to visit the new U.S. embassy.
Categories: World News

Turkey says could act in Syria unless U.S. withdraws support for Kurdish force

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:34
HATAY, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey said on Wednesday it would not hesitate to take action in Syria's Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for a Kurdish-led force there, but Washington denied such plans and said "some people misspoke".
Categories: World News

Lincoln's Alexander keeps foot on gas in 42nd year

WAND Sports - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:20
LINCOLN -- Neil Alexander has no shortage of accolades: Hall of Fame, president of the IBCA, 792 career wins, four trips to State -- on and on. But this year his mark on the Lincoln Railer community became more visible, literally. The school dedicated the court at Roy S. Anderson Gymnasium in Alexander's honor, complete with his signature. Getting Alexander to comment on his own success? Good luck with that. That's why WAND's Gordon Voit showed up unannounced to interview the L...
Categories: Sports

Tillerson says U.S. has no intention to build border force in Syria

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:17
ABOARD U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday denied that the United States had any intention to build a Syria-Turkey border force, saying the issue, which has incensed Ankara, had been "misportrayed."
Categories: World News

Gas price spike expected after refinery issue

WAND News - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:57
ROXANA, Ill. (WAND) – An issue at a refinery in Illinois could mean a bump in gas prices. 
Categories: Local News

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