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12,000 flee as Philippines warns of volcano eruption

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superheated gas and volcanic debris that race down the slopes at high speeds, incinerating or vaporizing everything in their path. More extensive explosions of ash could drift toward nearby towns and cities, including Legazpi city, the provincial capital, about 9 miles (15 kilometers) away. An archive photo of the Mayon volcano when not at risk of eruption  Credit: AFP Lava last flowed out of Mayon in 2014 when 63,000 people fled. "We think the lava now is more fluid than in 2014. This means the flow can reach further down (the slopes) at a faster rate," Phivolcs head Renato Solidum told AFP. "We see similarity with eruptions where the first phase of the activity started with lava flow and culminated in an explosive or hazardous part. That's what we are trying to monitor and help people avoid." At a glance | Deadliest volcanic eruptions The 2,460-metre (8,070-foot) Mayon, has a long history of deadly eruptions. Despite having erupted about 50 times in the last 500 years, the volcano is popular with climbers and tourists. Four foreign tourists and their local tour guide were killed when Mayon last erupted, in May 2013. The Mayon volcano during an eruption back in 2006 Credit:  CHERYL RAVELO/Reuters In 1814 more than 1,200 people were killed when lava flows buried the town of Cagsawa. An explosion in August 2006 did not directly kill anyone, but four months later a typhoon unleashed an avalanche of volcanic mud from Mayon's slopes that claimed 1,000 lives.  

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Georgia senator now says Trump 'did not use that word'

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Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., said that President Trump never used crass language referring to Haiti and African nations during a closed-door meeting earlier this week.

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Trump Blames Sen. Durbin After Widespread Condemnation Over Racist Statements

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United States President Donald Trump blamed Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois for the disrupted immigration talks to help create a deal with thousands of immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, claiming that the Senator misrepresented his comments about Haiti and African countries on Monday, according to Reuters. “Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting,” Trump tweeted on Monday, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that previously gave legal protection to young immigrants often called "Dreamers." Durbin said Trump described Haiti and African nations as "shithole" countries during a meeting to discuss the...

Forrest Gump Impersonator Has Been Spotted Running Across California

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A man dressed up as Forrest Gump has been putting smiles on faces as he jogs through various Southern California locations.

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Inside the tense meeting with Trump on immigration

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As he shrugged off suggestions from senators, the president called nations from Africa “shithole countries,” denigrated Haiti and grew angry.

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After Eliza Dushku’s Allegations, Two Other Women Accuse Stunt Coordinator Joel Kramer of Misconduct

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Days after Eliza Dushku accused stunt coordinator Joel Kramer of sexual molestation on the set of 1994’s True Lies when she was 12 years old, more women have accused Kramer of misconduct, reports Deadline. Laura Albert, a stunt woman who worked under Kramer on Virus, told Deadline that her 15-year-old ...

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Senator to DOT: Press foreign airlines on JFK communication

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Sen. Charles Schumer wants federal transportation officials to urge foreign airlines to work better with the operators of New York's Kennedy Airport after winter weather woes cascaded into days of cancellations and delays this month.

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Sources: Norton jilts 49ers to be Seahawks DC

Added: 15.01.2018 20:46 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Seahawks' coaching changes now feature Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator and Mike Solari as OL coach, sources told ESPN. Norton is leaving the 49ers after just one week for the Seattle job.

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Turkey's Erdogan warns US against forming 'terror army' on its border with Syria

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Turkey has warned the US it was “playing with fire” over plans to set up a 30,000-strong force to police its border with Syria, saying it had tanks ready at the frontier. The US announced plans on Sunday for a "border security force" - made up of Kurdish and Arab fighters - to prevent a resurgence by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). The BSF will be tasked with securing the long sections of Syria's northern border with Turkey and eastern border with Iraq that are under the fighters' control, as well as parts of the Euphrates river valley, which effectively serves as the dividing line between them and Syrian pro-government forces. Ankara has repeatedly warned Washington over its support for the Syrian Kurdish People’s Defence Units (YPG), which it sees as terrorist group over its links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) waging a bloody insurgency in southern Turkey. Kurdish and Arab fighters will make up the 30,000-strong border force Credit: AFP But reacting to the news on Monday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could barely contain his rage. "A country we call an ally is insisting on forming a terror army on our borders," he said of the US in a speech in Ankara. "What can that terror army target but Turkey? Our mission is to strangle it before it's even born. "Don't stand between us and these herd of murderers. Otherwise, we won't be responsible for the unwanted incidents that may arise," he continued. He said that the Turkish army was ready to launch an operation against the YPG in the northern Syrian enclave Afrin in the coming days. The Turkish army had already positioned a convoy of tanks and was pounding the area yesterday with artillery from its positions inside Syria. The YPG was the backbone of the fight against Isil in Raqqa. Mr Erdogan tolerated the US’s backing of Kurdish groups during the operation to liberate the city, in the hope Washington would abandon them after the city was liberated.   Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces gesture the "V" sign in Raqqa, Syria Credit: Reuters But the latest plans hint at the US’s longer-term plans for their involvement in the region and will concern Turkey, which fears the move is a step towards Syrian Kurds achieving a breakaway state. The threat could bring the two Nato allies, who once worked together to support rebel groups opposed to President Bashar al-Assad’s government, into direct military confrontation. “The Kurdish people will rise up as a whole. It will be total warfare,” Saleh Muslim, former head of the YPG's political wing, said in a warning to Turkey.

Democrats say 50 senators endorse resolution to restore FCC net neutrality regulations

Added: 15.01.2018 20:40 | 0 views | 0 comments


Fifty Senate lawmakers have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, top Democrats said Monday.
The tally leaves supporters just one vote shy of the 51 required to pass a Senate resolution of disapproval,...

From: www.sun-sentinel.com

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