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Chester Zoo evacuated as fire breaks out in Monsoon Forest habitat area

Chester Zoo evacuated as fire breaks out in Monsoon Forest habitat area Staff at the zoo evacuated visitors and animals, with reports of some of the larger mammals being led out wearing blankets to protect them from the cold air. Mr Clough, 50, who lives across the road from the zoo, said: "We first saw signs of the fire shortly after 11.30am. It started as a little fire in the which we saw but it's obviously much worse now!" It spread very quickly. [Full Article...]

Brooklyn Woman Arrested After Videos Of Racist Attack On Train Emerge

Brooklyn Woman Arrested After Videos Of Racist Attack On Train Emerge The enraged woman begins to pull back her hair and tries multiple times to slap and kick the 24-year-old woman. She then uses the metal part of her umbrella and again, strikes Tung, who is still trying to defend herself. The NYPD said this all started when she apparently bumped into the woman she then attacked. Video posted by another Twitter user shows Ayala closer to the woman, asking her wh... [Full Article...]

Ex-NJ Gov. Christie out of chief of staff hunt

Ex-NJ Gov. Christie out of chief of staff hunt One senior White House official said there was no time limit on the appointment and Mulvaney would fill the role of chief of staff indefinitely, regardless of the "acting" title. A staunch conservative, Mulvaney outlined deep federal spending cuts that Congress balked at, as well as a weakening of consumer protection rules. As recently as Friday morning, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie w... [Full Article...]

Cohen says Trump knew of hush payments, 'doesn't tell the truth'

Cohen says Trump knew of hush payments, 'doesn't tell the truth' Cohen said his testimony was not the only evidence that prosecutors had of Trump's involvement in the payments. He continued: "There's a substantial amount of information that they possess that corroborates the fact that I am telling the truth". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation and US Spar Over Nuclear Bombers in Venezuela

Russian Federation and US Spar Over Nuclear Bombers in Venezuela In a strong reaction, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a tweet: "The Russian and Venezuelan people should see this for what it is: two corrupt governments squandering public funds, and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer". [Full Article...]

Melania Trump Attacks Media as 'Opportunists'

Melania Trump Attacks Media as 'Opportunists' She went on to call journalists, authors and comedians "opportunists" who aren't telling the truth and who use her and her family's name to spread gossip and "advance themselves". He doesn't always listen, but she said he understands the consequences. "He wants to govern the right way, and sometimes it's tough because he could see that the media wants to bash and focus on negativity". [Full Article...]

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Leaving Donald Trump Administration

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Leaving Donald Trump Administration The Interior Department's inspector general initiated at least seven investigations against Zinke, while another federal investigative agency opened as many as six other inquiries into Zinke's behaviour, Bloomberg reported . "Zinke's days of plundering our lands and enriching himself and his friends are over", said Nicole Ghio, a program manager at Friends of the Earth (FOE). [Full Article...]

US lashes out at 'predatory' China Russia in Africa

US lashes out at 'predatory' China Russia in Africa Bolton said United States aid would now be used as a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter the competition. As Beijing and others seek to grow their military presence, the U.S.is pulling back. The military draw down would largely focus on counterterrorism forces in the Sahel region where the Pentagon has provided assistance to nations fighting extremist organizations, but USA force... [Full Article...]

Australia Recognizes West Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

Australia Recognizes West Jerusalem As Israel's Capital When the policy review was announced in October, it drew support from Israel, but criticism from the Palestinian side. " Australia now recognises west Jerusalem - being the seat of the Knesset and numerous institutions of government - is the capital of Israel", Morrison said in a speech in Sydney . [Full Article...]

The more Melania Trump talks, the Trumpier she sounds

Earlier in the day, before her interview with Hannity , Melania Trump visited Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling outside Washington and Joint Base Langley-Eustis ( JBLE ) in Hampton, Virginia. She also spent time with the crew aboard the USS George H.W. Bush and toured part of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier named after the former president, who died in November. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka's sacked leader Ranil Wickremesinghe wins certainty vote

Sri Lanka's sacked leader Ranil Wickremesinghe wins certainty vote Sirisena later appointed a new caretaker government, with following increasing protests from Wickremesinghe and his UNP, who called their sudden dismissal from cabinet unconstitutional. The bitter power struggle, which Mr. Sirisena maintains is "nothing personal", has left the country without a legitimate government for weeks. He said the 19th amendment to the Constitution had made Sirisena powerl... [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa to step down from disputed prime minister position

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa to step down from disputed prime minister position Sri Lanka plunged into political turmoil when President Sirisena abruptly sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in late October and replaced him with former strongman Rajapaksa. A group of representatives from Mahinda's faction filed a motion yesterday that a full bench is not necessary to hear the Appeal filed by the former president. [Full Article...]

Freakish moment Jean-Claude Juncker RUFFLES WOMAN'S HAIR?!

Theresa May gave Jean Claude Juncker her own version of a "handbagging" after he accused her of being unclear and "nebulous" in her demands over the Brexit deal. She said that without the promise of help she would put her Brexit deal to a vote in the Commons next week. She said there is still work to be done and said her discussions have shown "further clarification and discussion is in fact... [Full Article...]

Nancy Pelosi Cuts Deal With Democratic Rebels To Ensure Return To Speakership

Nancy Pelosi Cuts Deal With Democratic Rebels To Ensure Return To Speakership They have urged Trump to support a bill that includes a half-dozen government funding bills largely agreed upon by lawmakers, along with a separate measure that funds the Department of Homeland Security at current levels through September 30. [Full Article...]

Seven-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in United States custody

Seven-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in United States custody Thousands of migrants have travelled from Central America to the USA border. The head of Department of Homeland Security has warned others not to follow in the path of a migrant family, whose young daughter apparently died of exposure while in the custody of Border Patrol following an arduous journey from Central America. [Full Article...]

UK PM Theresa May survives confidence vote over Brexit deal

UK PM Theresa May survives confidence vote over Brexit deal German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she still "has hope for an orderly exit" but "no intention to change the exit agreement". The other 27 European Union leaders have agreed to draft a reassuring political statement, but remain firmly opposed to renegotiating a hard-won withdrawal deal they endorsed less than three weeks ago. [Full Article...]

Turkey vows to take on US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey vows to take on US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria Kurds , the Pentagon stressed, remain a " committed partner " in Washington's fight against Islamic State . "We believe this dialogue is the only way to secure the border area in a sustainable manner, and believe that uncoordinated military operations will undermine that shared interest", Robertson said. [Full Article...]

Facebook headquarters evacuated over bomb threat

Facebook headquarters evacuated over bomb threat Update: Facebook said in an updated statement that everyone has been cleared to return to their buildings. A Facebook spokesman said a few buildings were evacuated , but all employees are safe. According to the police, the evacuation involved a three-story annex building on the campus, but not the "headquarters". YouTube was another Silicon Valley company that faced security threat in the... [Full Article...]

Federal prosecutors probe Trump inauguration spending

Federal prosecutors probe Trump inauguration spending The probe opened by the Manhattan US attorney's office is examining whether some of the committee's donors gave money in exchange for policy concessions, influencing administration positions or access to the incoming administration, the Journal said. [Full Article...]

Cash on highway leads to crashes, chaos

Cash on highway leads to crashes, chaos Multiple crashes happened on the highway as people rushed to grab money on the road. A man in what appears to be a Brinks uniform is seen scrambling to pick up bills, looking sheepishly at traffic passing in the opposite lanes. In May, a truck spilled hundreds of thousands of dollars on an Indianapolis interstate when its back doors swung open. In one video of the incident, one person can be ... [Full Article...]


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