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JSA EP10: The church which was struck by lightning twice

Singapore's largest cathedral and the oldest Anglican house of worship, St Andrew's Cathedral was designed in 1856, replacing the original chapel which was destroyed by not one, but two lightning strikes in 1852.
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JSA EP10: The church which was struck by lightning twice

Singapore's largest cathedral and the oldest Anglican house of worship, St Andrew's Cathedral was designed in 1856, replacing the original chapel which was destroyed by not one, but two lightning strikes in 1852.

Sanctioned Russians Can Attend Davos After Pressure From Moscow

The World Economic Forum said sanctioned Russian businessmen may attend January’s Davos event, fending off a dispute that risked overshadowing the gathering of the elite after Moscow threatened to boycott it.
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Sanctioned Russians Can Attend Davos After Pressure From Moscow

The World Economic Forum said sanctioned Russian businessmen may attend January’s Davos event, fending off a dispute that risked overshadowing the gathering of the elite after Moscow threatened to boycott it.

Climate Negotiators Agree on Rulebook to Help Curb Emissions

Negotiators from around the world agreed on a rulebook to curb global warming, seeking to bolster the 2015 Paris accord amid concerns that countries would fail to deliver on their commitments.
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Climate Negotiators Agree on Rulebook to Help Curb Emissions

Negotiators from around the world agreed on a rulebook to curb global warming, seeking to bolster the 2015 Paris accord amid concerns that countries would fail to deliver on their commitments.

With Migrants Stalled at U.S. Doorstep, Mexico Offers a Fresh Start

The Mexican border city of Tijuana—an industrial hub with a tight labor market—has launched an effort to fill thousands of vacancies with Central American migrants and asylum seekers unable to enter the U.S. after a grueling trek north.
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With Migrants Stalled at U.S. Doorstep, Mexico Offers a Fresh Start

The Mexican border city of Tijuana—an industrial hub with a tight labor market—has launched an effort to fill thousands of vacancies with Central American migrants and asylum seekers unable to enter the U.S. after a grueling trek north.

Lull in French Protests Offers Macron a Brief Respite

A lull in the yellow-vest protest movement has given French President Emmanuel Macron some breathing room to try to repair his battered image and insulate his pro-business agenda from further demands.
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Lull in French Protests Offers Macron a Brief Respite

A lull in the yellow-vest protest movement has given French President Emmanuel Macron some breathing room to try to repair his battered image and insulate his pro-business agenda from further demands.

Sally Ruhl got her son to bury her father’s body in their garden

Sally Ruhl, 57, had her father buried in the garden of the £400,000 home she shared with him after he died in July 2017. All she told her sister Helen Ruhl, 53, was that their dad was 'in the garden'.
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Sally Ruhl got her son to bury her father’s body in their garden

Sally Ruhl, 57, had her father buried in the garden of the £400,000 home she shared with him after he died in July 2017. All she told her sister Helen Ruhl, 53, was that their dad was 'in the garden'.

Geraint Thomas wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas has been named as this year's BBC Sport's Personality of the Year. F1 champ Lewis Hamilton was the runner-up and England captain Harry Kane finished third.
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Geraint Thomas wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas has been named as this year's BBC Sport's Personality of the Year. F1 champ Lewis Hamilton was the runner-up and England captain Harry Kane finished third.

Fury as Tyson Fury fails to even make the shortlist for BBC SPOTY

Tyson Fury attended the ceremony in Birmingham but his omission from the six-person shortlist for this year's Sports Personality of the Year award has prompted outrage among his fans on social media. 
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Fury as Tyson Fury fails to even make the shortlist for BBC SPOTY

Tyson Fury attended the ceremony in Birmingham but his omission from the six-person shortlist for this year's Sports Personality of the Year award has prompted outrage among his fans on social media. 

Standing Ovation for Billy Monger as he walks to collect SPOTY award

Billy Monger, 19, won tonight's Helen Rollason award for triumph over adversity. He had both legs amputated at 17 following a horror Formula 4 crash last year - but is already racing again.
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Standing Ovation for Billy Monger as he walks to collect SPOTY award

Billy Monger, 19, won tonight's Helen Rollason award for triumph over adversity. He had both legs amputated at 17 following a horror Formula 4 crash last year - but is already racing again.

How keepers at Chester Zoo lured six orangutans to safety by waving bananas as enclosure burned

Keepers lured six orangutans, four gibbons and 18 macaques away from the flames at Chester Zoo with the help of tempting bananas, it emerged last night.
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How keepers at Chester Zoo lured six orangutans to safety by waving bananas as enclosure burned

Keepers lured six orangutans, four gibbons and 18 macaques away from the flames at Chester Zoo with the help of tempting bananas, it emerged last night.

May's chief of staff denies he's working to call 2nd Brexit referendum

Gavin Barwell insisted he backed the Theresa May's view that a new vote would be divisive for the country and a betrayal of Leave voters in 2016.
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May's chief of staff denies he's working to call 2nd Brexit referendum

Gavin Barwell insisted he backed the Theresa May's view that a new vote would be divisive for the country and a betrayal of Leave voters in 2016.

The NHS pledges £10m towards 24-hour mental health help for military veterans

NHS is creating a National Heroes Service In response to concerns that as many as 5 per cent of Britain’s 2.6million veterans are afflicted with post traumatic stress disorder.
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The NHS pledges £10m towards 24-hour mental health help for military veterans

NHS is creating a National Heroes Service In response to concerns that as many as 5 per cent of Britain’s 2.6million veterans are afflicted with post traumatic stress disorder.

A cabinet at war over Brexit: Ministers urge May to hold a free vote

International Development Secretary Penny Mourdant is calling for a free vote in Parliament as other ministers urge May to schedule indicative votes in Parliament on all alternative options.
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A cabinet at war over Brexit: Ministers urge May to hold a free vote

International Development Secretary Penny Mourdant is calling for a free vote in Parliament as other ministers urge May to schedule indicative votes in Parliament on all alternative options.

Israeli premier's son blocked on Facebook for anti-Muslim posts

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's eldest, Yair, tweeted on Sunday that Facebook blocked his page for 24 hours over apparent anti-Muslim posts and called the leading social network a «dictatorship».
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Israeli premier's son blocked on Facebook for anti-Muslim posts

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's eldest, Yair, tweeted on Sunday that Facebook blocked his page for 24 hours over apparent anti-Muslim posts and called the leading social network a «dictatorship».

N. Korea warns US sanctions may 'block path to denuclearisation'

North Korea has condemned the United States over its latest sanctions measures, warning the policy could «block the path to denuclearization on the Korean peninsula forever».
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N. Korea warns US sanctions may 'block path to denuclearisation'

North Korea has condemned the United States over its latest sanctions measures, warning the policy could «block the path to denuclearization on the Korean peninsula forever».

UEFA Champions League Draw - The Last 16

The knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League formally get underway with the draw for the matches in the Last 16 of the 2018 competition. Follow the action with RT Sport. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UEFA Champions League Draw - The Last 16

The knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League formally get underway with the draw for the matches in the Last 16 of the 2018 competition. Follow the action with RT Sport. Read Full Article at RT.com

Myanmar Film Industry Misrepresents Women, LGBT Community

Research carried out by EMReF found derogatory representations of women, ethnic minorities and members of the LGBT community across Myanmar’s comedy-heavy film industry. The post Myanmar Film Industry Misrepresents Women, LGBT Community appeared first on Th
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Myanmar Film Industry Misrepresents Women, LGBT Community

Research carried out by EMReF found derogatory representations of women, ethnic minorities and members of the LGBT community across Myanmar’s comedy-heavy film industry. The post Myanmar Film Industry Misrepresents Women, LGBT Community appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Three Soldiers Killed in RPG Attack in Northern Rakhine State

Troops were heading for the frontline when truck ambushed by unknown armed group in Rathedaung Township The post Three Soldiers Killed in RPG Attack in Northern Rakhine State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Three Soldiers Killed in RPG Attack in Northern Rakhine State

Troops were heading for the frontline when truck ambushed by unknown armed group in Rathedaung Township The post Three Soldiers Killed in RPG Attack in Northern Rakhine State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Fighting Between Armed Groups Picked Up in November: Report

The Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security said clashes between ethnic armed organizations last month outnumbered those between them and the Myanmar military. The post Fighting Between Armed Groups Picked Up in November: Report appeared first on The Irrawad
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Fighting Between Armed Groups Picked Up in November: Report

The Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security said clashes between ethnic armed organizations last month outnumbered those between them and the Myanmar military. The post Fighting Between Armed Groups Picked Up in November: Report appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Can Myanmar Profit From the Trade and Currency Wars?

Now is the right time for Myanmar's leaders not to isolate themselves in Naypyitaw but to engage and build trust with the G20. The post Can Myanmar Profit From the Trade and Currency Wars? appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Can Myanmar Profit From the Trade and Currency Wars?

Now is the right time for Myanmar's leaders not to isolate themselves in Naypyitaw but to engage and build trust with the G20. The post Can Myanmar Profit From the Trade and Currency Wars? appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

84-year-old veteran dies of neglect after nursing home staff ignored gangrene

United States Army veteran York Spratling of Florida died after gangrene developed around his genitals, a condition his family alleged was ignored by nursing home staff. Spratling was admitted to the Consulate Health Care of Jacksonville back in December 2
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84-year-old veteran dies of neglect after nursing home staff ignored gangrene

United States Army veteran York Spratling of Florida died after gangrene developed around his genitals, a condition his family alleged was ignored by nursing home staff. Spratling was admitted to the Consulate Health Care of Jacksonville back in December 2016. The 84-year-old's health was already declining then,as per Naples Daily News on Dec. 12, and also suffered from diabetes, thus rendering him unable to live on his own. It was on February 2017, just less than three months after Spratling moved to the nursing home, when he was brought to the emergency room. According to the report,doctors discovered that his genitals were infected with gangrene and surgery was needed to rem...Keep on reading: 84-year-old veteran dies of neglect after nursing home staff ignored gangrene

Divided Cypriots unite over heritage

Residents from both sides of Cyprus are coming together to restore their ancient heritage and mend ties away from politics even as peace talks remain stalled. Over the past decade Greek and Turkish Cypriots have joined forces to rebuild and restore dozens
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Divided Cypriots unite over heritage

Residents from both sides of Cyprus are coming together to restore their ancient heritage and mend ties away from politics even as peace talks remain stalled. Over the past decade Greek and Turkish Cypriots have joined forces to rebuild and restore dozens of churches, mosques and historical monuments on the Mediterranean island, after they were damaged by conflict or neglect. «We are cooperating, we are working together and we are bringing new hope to the people living on this island for a better future,» said Turkish Cypriot Ali Tuncay, who sits on a bi-communal body that oversees the work. «Some of our friends are saying that we are a mini-model for the future of Cyprus,» ...Keep on reading: Divided Cypriots unite over heritage

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s distorted reality in expanding probes

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump keeps changing his story in the swirling investigations into Russia election interference and hush money payments to women who say they had affairs with him. He insists that payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s distorted reality in expanding probes

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump keeps changing his story in the swirling investigations into Russia election interference and hush money payments to women who say they had affairs with him. He insists that payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal during the 2016 campaign were «private transactions» and that any crime committed would be the fault of his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, not him. That's a change from what the president said before. READ:Mueller details early Russian outreach to Trump campaign Trump previously had denied knowledge of payments and dismissed any hint of a crime. In the special counsel's probe int...Keep on reading: AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s distorted reality in expanding probes

Albay town plans to build life-sized statue for Catriona Gray

    OAS, Albay - In recognition and appreciation for bagging the country's fourth crown in the Miss Universe pageant, the local government of Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray's hometown Oas is planning to erect a life-sized statue of her in their
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Albay town plans to build life-sized statue for Catriona Gray

    OAS, Albay - In recognition and appreciation for bagging the country's fourth crown in the Miss Universe pageant, the local government of Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray's hometown Oas is planning to erect a life-sized statue of her in their People's Park.   Gray, whose mother Normita Ragas Magnayon hails from this town, was announced the 67th Miss Universe, besting 93 other contestants Monday at the IMPACT Arena, Bangkok, Thailand.   On Monday, Albay residents' eyes were glued to their television sets in all-out support for Gray as she made her way through the catwalk with her iconic «lava walk» and slow-mo twirl.   Local government ...Keep on reading: Albay town plans to build life-sized statue for Catriona Gray

Marriage just a click away for China’s desperate single men

Marriage to a Vietnamese bride is just a click--- and a few thousand dollars--- away on a blizzard of Chinese websites promising to solve the «single problems» of China's men. A decades-long one-child policy has created a yawning demograp
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Marriage just a click away for China’s desperate single men

Marriage to a Vietnamese bride is just a click--- and a few thousand dollars--- away on a blizzard of Chinese websites promising to solve the «single problems» of China's men. A decades-long one-child policy has created a yawning demographic disparity in China, with tens of millions more men than women. Sites like Zhongyuelove.com make their margin plugging that gap, linking lovelorn Chinese men with Vietnamese women, pressed by poverty at home to marry thousands of miles away. «Vietnamese women are a blessing for this group (unmarried Chinese men),» the website says, using an image gallery of women in their early 20s backed up by poetic words on the prospective br...Keep on reading: Marriage just a click away for China’s desperate single men

MAN CHOPPED TO DEATH IN TOLEDO

THE REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers, Dec. 16th. A man died in the Toledo district after he was brutally chopped with a machete. Police say that the incident happened in Bladen Village,
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MAN CHOPPED TO DEATH IN TOLEDO

THE REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers, Dec. 16th. A man died in the Toledo district after he was brutally chopped with a machete. Police say that the incident happened in Bladen Village,

Arson near Pier 1?

THE REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers, Dec. 16th. Last night a concrete bench with a thatched roof at the BTL park erupted into flames. Onlookers stood by as the small structure, which
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Arson near Pier 1?

THE REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers, Dec. 16th. Last night a concrete bench with a thatched roof at the BTL park erupted into flames. Onlookers stood by as the small structure, which

HIGHER ELECTRICITY RATES FOR NEW YEAR’S CHEER

Belize Electricity Limited announced this week that the high cost of purchasing power from Mexico has forced the company to seek an increase in electricity rates from the Public Utilities
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HIGHER ELECTRICITY RATES FOR NEW YEAR’S CHEER

Belize Electricity Limited announced this week that the high cost of purchasing power from Mexico has forced the company to seek an increase in electricity rates from the Public Utilities

THE REPORTER CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE . . . WOW !

Details To celebrate the Christmas season, The Reporter is having a five-day Christmas challenge starting tomorrow, December 17. The challenge includes completing a different activity each day, leading up to
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THE REPORTER CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE . . . WOW !

Details To celebrate the Christmas season, The Reporter is having a five-day Christmas challenge starting tomorrow, December 17. The challenge includes completing a different activity each day, leading up to

90 firefighters put out blaze at Sungei Kadut furniture warehouse after 4 hours; no one injured

SINGAPORE - A fire broke out at a single-storey furniture warehouse in Sungei Kadut early on Monday (Dec 17). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire at about 3am. Upon arriving at 31 Sungei Kadut Street 2, it found th
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90 firefighters put out blaze at Sungei Kadut furniture warehouse after 4 hours; no one injured

SINGAPORE - A fire broke out at a single-storey furniture warehouse in Sungei Kadut early on Monday (Dec 17). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire at about 3am. Upon arriving at 31 Sungei Kadut Street 2, it found the warehouse fully engulfed in flames. «SCDF resources were quickly deployed around the premises - measuring approximately 100m by 80m - to contain the fire and prevent its spread to surrounding buildings,» the SCDF said in a Facebook post.

Vietnamese shoplifting syndicate jailed for theft of items worth almost $45,000

SINGAPORE - She is pregnant and the ringleader of a shoplifting syndicate which stole more than 1,400 items worth nearly $45,000 in total from stores in Singapore in what is believed to be one of the biggest hauls ever by such a gang. The Vietnamese woman an
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Vietnamese shoplifting syndicate jailed for theft of items worth almost $45,000

SINGAPORE - She is pregnant and the ringleader of a shoplifting syndicate which stole more than 1,400 items worth nearly $45,000 in total from stores in Singapore in what is believed to be one of the biggest hauls ever by such a gang. The Vietnamese woman and three of her compatriots were jailed on Monday (Dec 17) after they each pleaded guilty to two counts of being in possession of fraudulently obtained items and one theft charge.

Police investigating missing trolleys at FairPrice outlet in Holland Drive

SINGAPORE - All the trolleys at Holland Drive's FairPrice outlet disappeared last Thursday (Dec 13). The next day, a sign was put up at the trolley area informing customers: «We are sorry to inform you that all our trolleys have been stolen.» A
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Police investigating missing trolleys at FairPrice outlet in Holland Drive

SINGAPORE - All the trolleys at Holland Drive's FairPrice outlet disappeared last Thursday (Dec 13). The next day, a sign was put up at the trolley area informing customers: «We are sorry to inform you that all our trolleys have been stolen.» A FairPrice spokesman confirmed with The Straits Times on Monday that a police report was filed last Friday for the missing trolleys at the FairPrice store located at Block 36 Holland Drive.

Bushiri takes his 6 books on world tour: Launches in Malawi Dec 18

South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri says he is ready to unveil the little-known version of him as an author at Victoria Gardens in Blantyre, Malawi on Tuesday on December 18. Besides being a man... The post Bushiri takes his 6 books on world
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Bushiri takes his 6 books on world tour: Launches in Malawi Dec 18

South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri says he is ready to unveil the little-known version of him as an author at Victoria Gardens in Blantyre, Malawi on Tuesday on December 18. Besides being a man... The post Bushiri takes his 6 books on world tour: Launches in Malawi Dec 18 appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.