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Bomb blast in a bus kills 3 civilians in Syria's Afrin: monitor

Bomb blast in a bus kills 3 civilians in Syria's Afrin: monitorA bomb blast in a bus killed three civilians Sunday in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on the first anniversary of a Turkish attack on the Kurdish-majority region, a war monitor said. Nine other people, including fighters, were wounded in the explosion, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, told AFP. Turkish troops and allied rebel groups seized the Afrin region from Kurdish forces in March last year after a two-month air and ground offensive.



01/20/2019 - 11:55 AM

 

Snow: Flight cancellations now stretch into Sunday

Snow: Flight cancellations now stretch into SundayAirlines are already canceling flights ahead of a new winter storm forecast to bring snow and ice from the Great Plains to the Midwest and Northeast.



01/19/2019 - 09:30 AM

 

Divided over leadership, but united in goals, women march and rally in New York

Divided over leadership, but united in goals, women march and rally in New YorkWomen in New York City on Saturday could march, rally or protest in a variety of locations under different auspices, but the messages, and even one of the messengers, were similar.



01/19/2019 - 07:35 PM

 

Trump may have spoken to Michael Cohen about testimony to congress, says Rudy Giuliani: 'So what?'

Trump may have spoken to Michael Cohen about testimony to congress, says Rudy Giuliani: 'So what?'Last week, BuzzFeed reported that Mr Trump’s personal lawyer delivered the false information to politicians about the then candidate’s business interests in Moscow on the orders of the man who is now president. Democrats and opponents of Mr Trump leapt on the story, saying it showed the president had committed perjury.



01/20/2019 - 01:44 PM

 

Prince Philip 'could be sent on driving awareness course' as police investigate crash

Prince Philip 'could be sent on driving awareness course' as police investigate crashThe Duke of Edinburgh could be sent on a drivers’ awareness course, it has emerged, as police continue to investigate a crash which left two women hospitalised. The Duke, 97, is understood to have no intention of giving up driving, having been photographed on public roads driving a new car less than 48 hours after the accident. He is understood to be complying with a Norfolk Police investigation, which will see him interviewed about what happened. Two women, aged 45 and 28, will also be asked for their recollections of the accident, after their Kia Carens collided with the Duke’s Land Rover Freelander on the A149 on Thursday. Both police and palace have emphasised that the investigation will be conducted in the same way as any other traffic accident, despite one of the involved parties being married to the Queen. That process would see him interviewed in the coming days, before police officers recommend whether to proceed with charging anyone involved. The scene of the crash, on the A149 at Sandringham The Duke has already passed an eye test as part of the investigation, celebrating by defiantly driving himself around the public roads near to Sandringham alone less than 48 hours after the accident. He was caught on camera driving in dark glasses without wearing a seatbelt, in a gesture that has been criticised by onlookers. A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “We are aware of the photograph. “Suitable words of advice have been given to the driver and this is in line with our standard response when being made aware of or receiving such images showing this type of offence.” The law states that drivers can be fined up to £500 if caught without a seatbelt. The Duke of Edinburgh drives the Queen and Barack and Michelle Obama during their visit to Windsor Credit: Geoff Pugh If the Duke was found to be at fault for the Sandringham accident, he could be charged with driving without due care and attention, which carries a maximum penalty of nine points on a driving record and a £5,000 fine. It is thought unlikely that a prosecution would come to court. A police source said yesterday that non-royal drivers involved in a similar collision would more likely be offered a drivers’ awareness course, with improving their motoring skills considered more in the public interest than a court case. The Duke reportedly said "I'm such a fool" after being pulled from his wrecked Land Rover Freelander on Thursday after it flipped on its side following the collision with a Kia close to Sandringham. Witnesses claim he had told police at the scene he had been “dazzled” by the low sun at 2.45pm. A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “As is standard procedure with injury collisions, the incident will be investigated and any appropriate action taken.”



01/20/2019 - 03:00 PM

 

Why the stock market is headed for a swift recovery

Why the stock market is headed for a swift recoveryEverywhere I look, people seek negatives and ignore positives. When that happens, better times lie ahead for the stock market.



01/20/2019 - 07:01 AM

 

Kentucky Catholic School Considers Expelling Boys Who Taunted Native Americans

Kentucky Catholic School Considers Expelling Boys Who Taunted Native AmericansA statement condemned the actions and apologized



01/20/2019 - 02:40 PM

 

Merkel's Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new era

Merkel's Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new eraBERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies elected a new leader Saturday, a change that offers Germany's center-right a chance to move past their persistent bickering over recent years.



01/19/2019 - 09:12 AM

 

March for Life Art Contrasts with Vulgar Signs at Women’s March in 30 Photos

March for Life Art Contrasts with Vulgar Signs at Women’s March in 30 PhotosThis weekend, Americans traveled from across the country to Washington, D.C., to participate in the March for Life and the Women’s March by walking with their poster art. The Women’s March began Saturday morning at Freedom Plaza. While the first march boasted hundreds of thousands in Washington, D.C., the 2019 march appeared much smaller.



01/19/2019 - 04:01 PM

 

Syrian opposition sees window for political solution in Syria

Syrian opposition sees window for political solution in SyriaSyria now has a good opportunity to reach a political solution to its devastating eight-year war as ceasefires have brought calm to many areas of the country, Syria's chief opposition negotiator said on Saturday. "I think now that we have an opportunity, because nearly in Syria we have a ceasefire now, in the northeast of Syria and the north of Syria, and the efforts of fighting terrorism has achieved good results," Nasr Hariri told Reuters in an interview in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, where he is based. Hariri, the opposition's chief negotiator in U.N. peace talks, met with the newly appointed United Nations Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen on Friday.



01/19/2019 - 08:29 AM

 

Reports: Ice storm creates treacherous travel in New England as temperatures plummet across snow-covered Northeast

Reports: Ice storm creates treacherous travel in New England as temperatures plummet across snow-covered NortheastThe snowstorm that caused nearly a thousand flights to be canceled at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is expected to bring difficult and dangerous travel to a large swath of the Northeast through at least Sunday.



01/20/2019 - 06:30 AM

 

Ghosn awaits fate after vowing to stay in Japan if bailed

Ghosn awaits fate after vowing to stay in Japan if bailedCarlos Ghosn will learn his fate Monday as a Tokyo court rules on his bail request after he vowed to remain in Japan if released and offered to provide more collateral. The ousted Nissan boss has pleaded for bail after languishing in custody for 64 days as he fights charges of financial misconduct that he strenuously denies. "As the court considers my bail application, I want to emphasise that I will reside in Japan and respect any and all bail conditions the Court concludes are warranted," Ghosn said in a statement released by his US-based representatives.



01/21/2019 - 01:28 AM

 

A Top House Democrat Offers a Path to a Deal Ending Shutdown Fight

A Top House Democrat Offers a Path to a Deal Ending Shutdown Fight“Let’s go back and forth on this and see where we can find common ground,” House Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina said on “Fox News Sunday.” He spoke a day after Trump made his offer, which was rejected even before he presented it by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats.



01/20/2019 - 01:27 PM

 

Woman fabricates attempted kidnapping story to Long Island police to cover up how baby was injured

Woman fabricates attempted kidnapping story to Long Island police to cover up how baby was injuredPolice on Long Island said a woman fabricated a story about an attempted kidnapping in order to cover up how her 1-year-old son was injured.



01/19/2019 - 10:35 PM

 

Four aid volunteers found guilty of dropping off water, food for migrants in Arizona desert

Four aid volunteers found guilty of dropping off water, food for migrants in Arizona desertFriday's verdict is the first conviction against humanitarian aid volunteers along the U.S.-Mexico border since 2009.



01/20/2019 - 07:34 PM

 

Lunar eclipse 2019: ‘Blood Moon’ on Monday will be the last eclipse to be seen in Britain for 10 years

Lunar eclipse 2019: ‘Blood Moon’ on Monday will be the last eclipse to be seen in Britain for 10 yearsThe Moon will turn red tomorrow as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The eclipse will happen in the early morning of Monday January 21 when the Moon start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar surface. Spectators can expect the Moon to begin to darken slowly before turning red as it becomes completely caught in Earth’s shade. Sometimes the eclipsed Moon is a deep red colour, almost disappearing from view, and sometimes it can be quite bright. Next weeks Super Blood Wolf Moon will be the last for a decade  Credit: Chris J Ratcliffe January’s full Moon is also known as a ‘wolf moon’, a name deriving from Native American Tribes who said wolves would howl outside villages during full moons at the beginning of the year. And the eclipse will occur when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth - making it a supermoon, so it will appear 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter. In Britain the Moon will be above the horizon throughout the eclipse, though from the extreme southeast of England the Sun will have risen as it comes to an end. The red effect is due to Earth’s atmosphere. Without an atmosphere the Moon would appear black or even totally invisible when it was within Earth’s shadow. But because Earth’s atmosphere extends about 50 miles up, during a total eclipse, although the Moon is in shadow, there is a ring around our planet through which the Sun’s rays still pass. Unlike the other wavelengths the Sun's red light is scattered much less by air allowing it to travel through the atmosphere where other colours are lost. Finally it is bent by a process of refraction as it leaves the atmosphere on the opposite side, channelling it on to the Moon’s surface. Lunar eclipses always happen at a full Moon as this is when it moves behind the Earth and into line with the Earth and Sun but most of the time no eclipse takes place because the e Moon's orbit is slightly tilted so it normally passes a little above or below the Earth’s shadow.



01/20/2019 - 08:38 AM

 

E-cigarettes could be banned in US, FDA says

E-cigarettes could be banned in US, FDA saysE-cigarettes and vaping products face an "existential threat" in the US if their use among young people continues to rise, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned. Scott Gottlieb spoke on Friday at a public hearing in Maryland focused on eliminating the use of "electronic cigarette and other tobacco product use" among American youth, at a time when the agency has threatened stores selling e-cigarettes to minors and seized thousands of documents from Juul Labs, the maker of a popular vaporising product, during a surprise inspection of the company's corporate headquarters. If the youth use continues to rise, and we see significant increases in use in 2019, on top of the dramatic rise in 2018, the entire category will face an existential threat,” Mr Gottlieb said.



01/19/2019 - 01:46 PM

 

The First 1500 Toyota Supra Buyers Get This Special Launch Edition

The First 1500 Toyota Supra Buyers Get This Special Launch EditionWith visual tweaks and a commemorative plaque, this car is a bid to make the new 2020 Supra more collectible.



01/20/2019 - 09:04 AM

 

The Latest: Israel announces attacks on Iran forces in Syria

The Latest: Israel announces attacks on Iran forces in SyriaDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):



01/20/2019 - 07:23 PM

 

Winter storm to hit U.S. northeast with up to two feet of snow

Winter storm to hit U.S. northeast with up to two feet of snowThe Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for a swath of the eastern United States that is home to 100 million people, said meteorologist Rich Otto of the U.S. Weather Prediction Center. The storm system, which was moving from west to east and was strengthened by arctic air from Canada, hit many parts of the Midwest on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. In Chicago, where some neighborhoods received 8 inches (20 cm) of snow, a third of flights were canceled at the city's two main airports, said Mark Duell, vice president of operations for tracking firm FlightAware.



01/19/2019 - 10:35 PM

 

10 ways to make your binge-watch as comfortable as possible

10 ways to make your binge-watch as comfortable as possibleIn Binged, Mashable breaks down why we binge-watch, how we binge-watch, and what it does to us. Because binge-watching is the new normal. * * * Binge-watching is basically an endurance sport, so you need to be sure you're prepared. After all, if you're going to watch You until your eyes fall out (recommended), why not make the experience as pleasant as possible? That means paying close attention to the conditions under which you watch: the couch, the temperature, the vibe, and (most importantly) the snacks. Some hot tips: ## 1\. Assemble your snacks before the binge-watch begins To truly maximize your experience, I recommend selecting one salty snack, one sweet snack, and one wild-card snack. Some suggestions from my colleagues, whose tastes range from great to truly horrifying: * Takis * Sno-Caps in popcorn * Uncrustables * Plain Lay's chips and Greek yogurt * Chocolate-covered pretzels * Trader Joe's olive oil popcorn * Literally a ham-and-cheese sandwich dipped in orange juice (cursed) * Celery and peanut butter * Peanut butter straight from the jar Note: you can always sub in pizza for any category (or all three). ## 2\. Keep no less than three beverages in front of you at all times One of the beverages should be water. For the other two, I like to choose a large, gulp-able beverage -- like Gatorade or, if I am feeling brave, seltzer -- as well as a fancy, small beverage, like a blood orange San Pellegrino or one of those high-end lemonades with cursive lettering on the bottle. SEE ALSO: Watching your favorite TV show a million times isn't compulsive. It's a comfort binge. ## 3\. Get up every hour to stretch You don't have to do a full yoga class, but it's nice to remind your body that it is, in fact, capable of movement.  > Netflix: are you still watching? > Me: pic.twitter.com/yUbJ6KjVct > > -- sara reinis (@SaraReinis) March 7, 2018 ## 4\. Consider the two-blanket approach I have radiators in my apartment and do not control my own heat, which means that sometimes my living room is 1,000 degrees. This is too hot. If I open the window, though (see #7), it becomes too cold. That's why I prefer to have two blankets near me when I binge-watch: one thick blanket for the cold times and one thinner cotton blanket for the medium times. During the hot times, I use no blanket at all. ## 5\. Consider your spinal column If you need to bring a bed pillow onto the couch for back support, so be it. If you're binge-watching in bed, consider acquiring a backrest pillow. Maybe one ... with a cupholder? ## 6\. If you're watching a show featuring heavy subject matter, take more breaks While there is certainly no shame in binge-watching, it can have adverse effects on your mental health -- especially if the show you choose deals with emotionally fraught topics. In these cases, treat yourself to a few more breaks than you normally would. We're not saying go outside (imagine!), but maybe do a few more stretches, check in with your friends, and drink some extra water. ## 7\. Open a window Let your binge-watching farts (different than regular farts) fly freely into the atmosphere. ## 8\. Text people about what you're watching If you do not have a binge-watching partner literally sitting next to you, it can be fun to live-text the show with a fellow binge-watcher in another location. It also reminds you that you have friends. Crucial!  What you should not do, however, is send texts about the show to someone who has not seen the whole show yet. Avoid committing this friendship crime at all costs. > When Netflix freezes to ask if you're still watching and you see yourself reflected in the screen pic.twitter.com/tDdSSN6PR5 > > -- Philip Ellis (@Philip_Ellis) February 16, 2018 ## 9\. Switch positions When you have a nest, you have a nest, so switching rooms isn't necessary. But alternating between sitting up and lying down, or even just lying down on the other end of the couch, can be kinda nice. After all, lying down in a second location is a fun twist on lying down. ## 10\. Respect the air If you've chosen some really good snacks (and also haven't left the couch for six hours), the room can start to smell a little ... rank. That's when it's time to light a candle. On the off-chance Gilmore Girls is your binge-watch, there is a Gilmore Girls candle designed to burn in tandem with the 2016 revival. There are also Stranger Things-themed candles. Or you could just burn a regular one. It's your binge-watch, after all! ## WATCH: Netflix is raising its prices ##



01/20/2019 - 10:00 AM

 

Trump offers a deal on immigration and shutdown, and it hits a wall

Trump offers a deal on immigration and shutdown, and it hits a wallOn Day 29 of the government shutdown, President Trump promised he would “break the logjam and provide Congress with a path forward," but based on the reaction from Democrats, his proposal fell on deaf ears.



01/19/2019 - 09:46 PM

 

Coffee clash brewing in China: startup Luckin takes on Starbucks

Coffee clash brewing in China: startup Luckin takes on StarbucksWhen Starbucks came to China two decades ago it promised to open a new store every 15 hours. Now a homegrown rival, Luckin Coffee, plans to build a high tech-driven shop every three and a half hours to dethrone the US giant. The Chinese upstart is burning through millions of dollars to lure customers with steep discounts, challenging Starbucks' dominance by targeting office workers and students who prefer to have their java on-the-go or delivered to their doorstep.



01/19/2019 - 10:40 PM

 

Australian rallies demand safe streets for women after Israeli student murder

Australian rallies demand safe streets for women after Israeli student murderSeveral thousand people marched through major Australia cities on Sunday calling for safety for women after an Israeli exchange student was murdered in Melbourne. The marches, part of the Women's March rallies held around the world in support of women's rights, gathered some 3,000 people in Sydney, who in their chants demanded safe streets for women in Australian cities. Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was killed when walking home after a night out with friends in Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, earlier this week.



01/20/2019 - 12:52 AM

 

Congo opposition leader declares himself president as court upholds election result

Congo opposition leader declares himself president as court upholds election resultCongo's political standoff deepend on Sunday after the top court backed the contested presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, then his main rival rejected the ruling, called for protests and declared himself leader. As Mr Tshisekedi's supporters celebrated the ruling in the streets of Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, runner-up Martin Fayulu said the decision had opened the way to a “constitutional coup d'etat”, raising fears of more violence. Rwandan President Paul Kagame - the chair of the African Union which has said it has “serious concerns” about the vote and called for the results to be delayed - was due to arrive in Kinshasa with an AU delegation to discuss the crisis on Monday. Last month's delayed election was meant to mark the first democratic transfer of power in the vast central African country, where conflicts have regularly destabilised the region. Felix Tshisekedi, leader of Congolese main opposition party, the UDPS Credit:  BAZ RATNER But monitors pointed to major flaws in the poll. Unrest over the vote has already killed 34 people, wounded 59 and led to 241 “arbitrary arrests” in the past week, according to the U.N. human rights office. In the early hours of Sunday, the Constitutional Court ruled that a legal challenge to the result filed by Fayulu was inadmissible. “Felix Tshisekedi will become the fifth president of the republic,” government spokesman Lambert Mende said as he welcomed the judgement. Mr Fayulu issued statements dismissing the ruling. “The constitutional court has just confirmed that it serves a dictatorial regime ... by validating false results, (and enabling) a constitutional coup d'etat,” he said in one. “I am now considering myself as the sole legitimate President of the Democratic Republic of Congo,” he added in another statement. He called for people to mount peaceful demonstrations - though the streets of the capital were calm on Sunday afternoon. Mr Fayulu says Mr Tshisekedi and outgoing President Joseph Kabila made a deal to cheat him out of a more than 60-percent win - an accusation they both dismiss. The provisional results, announced on Jan. 10, showed Mr Tshisekedi winning with a slim margin over Fayulu. In a speech, Mr Tshisekedi welcomed the victory and said he would seek to mend divisions in the country. “This is the end of one fight and the start of another in which I will enlist all the Congolese people: a fight for well-being, for a Congo that wins,” he said. The Southern African Development Community (SADC), a bloc which includes South Africa and Angola, congratulated Tshisekedi and called for a peaceful transfer of power. “SADC calls upon all Congolese to accept the outcome, and consolidate democracy and maintain a peaceful and stable environment following the landmark elections,” it said. On Thursday, SADC eased pressure on Congolese authorities by backing off earlier calls for a recount. Independent monitors flagged major problems with the election, including faulty voting machines and polling stations where many were unable to vote. The Catholic Church, which had a 40,000-strong team of observers, denounced the provisional result. A tally from the church reviewed by Reuters from about 70 percent of polling stations suggested a victory of 62 percent for Mr Fayulu, a former Exxon Mobil country manager.  MrTshisekedi and Mr Ramazani were virtually neck-and-neck second place with 16.93 percent and 16.88 percent, respectively. Congo - which was ruled by kleptocratic dictator Mobutu Sese Seko for 32 years before tumbling into chaos and war in the late 1990s - is a vital source of copper and other metals, including cobalt.



01/20/2019 - 08:54 AM

 

Tornado causes significant damage in downtown Wetumpka, Alabama

Tornado causes significant damage in downtown Wetumpka, AlabamaWetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis said a senior center is severely damaged and the police department also was damaged.



01/19/2019 - 08:13 PM

 

US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

US spy satellite launched into orbit from CaliforniaVANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A powerful Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a U.S. spy satellite lifted off Saturday from California.



01/19/2019 - 05:24 PM

 

May to Brief Cabinet on Where She Goes Next: Brexit Update

May to Brief Cabinet on Where She Goes Next: Brexit Update(Bloomberg) -- Theresa May is preparing to set out where Brexit goes next after the overwhelming rejection of her deal a week ago. She’s due to present a plan to Parliament on Monday, where members are already working on plans to take control of the process.



01/20/2019 - 06:54 AM

 

After the storm: Dangerous stretch of subzero AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures to grip northeastern US

After the storm: Dangerous stretch of subzero AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures to grip northeastern USA polar plunge of brutal cold has descended on the northeastern United States, which can threaten lives and complicate travel and cleanup efforts following the weekend snowstorm.



01/20/2019 - 04:54 PM

 

Can Democrats afford to turn down a border security proposal that includes a DACA deal?

Can Democrats afford to turn down a border security proposal that includes a DACA deal?Democratic strategist Joel Rubin and District Media Group president Beverly Hallberg weigh in on whether or not Democrats will agree to Trump’s new border security deal.



01/19/2019 - 06:27 PM

 

The Latest: Trump at ceremony for Americans killed in Syria

The Latest: Trump at ceremony for Americans killed in SyriaDOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Dover Air Force Base (all times local):



01/19/2019 - 01:17 PM

 

Government shutdown: US federal workers turn to pawn shops for cash as stalemate goes on

Government shutdown: US federal workers turn to pawn shops for cash as stalemate goes onUS federal workers who are not getting paid during the longest government shutdown in the country's history are increasingly turning to pawnbrokers for short-term loans, according to shop owners. The turnout is small – a few people per day – pawnbrokers said, but many expect the numbers to increase amid the stalemate. About 800,000 federal workers have missed a paycheck during the nearly month-long shutdown.



01/20/2019 - 12:43 PM

 

ProSieben sees pressure easing as Netflix raises prices

ProSieben sees pressure easing as Netflix raises pricesProSiebenSat.1 Media believes that price increases by U.S. streaming giant Netflix could ease competitive pressures on the German group's core TV business and is bullish on growth at its e-commerce arm, CEO Max Conze said. Conze took the helm at the Munich-based broadcaster last June but has had a rough welcome from investors who have sent its shares to seven-year lows on doubts that he can revive its ailing free-to-air TV business. The former CEO of UK appliances company Dyson told Reuters that plans to relaunch a German streaming venture in cooperation with Discovery Inc, public broadcaster ZDF, publisher Axel Springer and possibly others were on track for late summer.



01/20/2019 - 01:33 PM

 

Israel, Chad renew diplomatic relations: Netanyahu

Israel, Chad renew diplomatic relations: NetanyahuIsrael and Chad have renewed diplomatic ties decades after they were ruptured, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday during a visit to the African state. Netanyahu and Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno have "announced the renewal of diplomatic relations between Chad and Israel", a statement from the Israeli premier's office said. Ties between Israel and the Muslim majority nation were broken in 1972.



01/19/2019 - 07:53 PM

 

One-pot pumpkin and chickpea stew

One-pot pumpkin and chickpea stewThis works well with butternut squash, or parsnip – any of the hearty, fleshy winter gourds and root veg in season at the moment. It couldn't be easier to make – just throw everything in and leave it to cook. SERVES Four INGREDIENTS 400g pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and diced 1 red onion, finely sliced 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes 1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped 1 tsp grated fresh ginger Juice and zest of 1 orange Pinch each of ground cumin, ground coriander and chilli flakes 200ml plain yogurt, seasoned Chopped coriander, to serve Toasted pitta bread, to serve METHOD Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/Gas 6. Add all the ingredients, except the yogurt, coriander and pitta, to a large ovenproof dish. Season and mix well. Place in the hot oven and cook for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender. Check halfway through cooking that it is not drying out – add a dash of water if so. Remove from the oven and scatter over the chopped coriander. Serve with the seasoned yogurt and toasted pitta bread. Angela Hartnett's one-pot wonders



01/20/2019 - 03:00 AM

 

Model in Russian court apologizes for US election claim

Model in Russian court apologizes for US election claimMOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian model and self-styled sex instructor who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election said Saturday that she apologizes to a Russian tycoon for the claim and won't say more about the matter.



01/19/2019 - 01:19 PM

 

Two dead from heart attacks as strong quake jolts Chile

Two dead from heart attacks as strong quake jolts ChileA strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit north-central Chile on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with police reporting the deaths of two people from heart attacks. The quake struck at a depth of 53 kilometers (33 miles) with an epicenter some 15 km southwest of Coquimbo, USGS said. An elderly man and an elderly woman from Coquimbo suffered cardiac arrests as a result of the quake, police said, while there were several landslides reported on national highways.



01/20/2019 - 01:36 AM

 

FDA: Another blood pressure drug, irbesartan, recalled over cancer-causing impurity

FDA: Another blood pressure drug, irbesartan, recalled over cancer-causing impurityEight lots of the blood pressure-lowering drugs irbesartan and irbesartan HCTZ are recalled after testing reveals a carcinogen



01/19/2019 - 05:17 AM

 

Get Prepped for the Camping Days Ahead With REI's Clearance Sale

Get Prepped for the Camping Days Ahead With REI's Clearance SaleHiking gear, backpacks, and campsite upgrades are all part of REI's clearance sale.



01/20/2019 - 03:11 PM

 

Pundits dismiss Trump compromise

Pundits dismiss Trump compromiseHe offers 'dreamers' deal for wall funding.



01/20/2019 - 11:36 AM

 

Graham says he'll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leaders

Graham says he'll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leadersISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that he will urge President Donald Trump to meet with the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan so that they can devise a plan to end Afghanistan's 17-year war, the U.S.'s longest military engagement.



01/20/2019 - 12:03 PM

 

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of Jan. 20)

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of Jan. 20)We don't get many slow weeks when it comes to Netflix releases, but this week certainly counts. With just ten shows and movies on the docket (nine of which are Netflix originals), there's a decent chance that nothing here will really stand out for you. Personally, I will be delving into the final six episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as soon as they go live, since it's one of the two or three best sitcoms on the service. If you're a fan of serial killers (well, not a fan, but you know what I mean), Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes should be on your radar as well. And all I now about Polar is that it features Mad Mikkelsen with an eye patch, so I'll probably check it out. And hey, at least nothing is leaving the streaming service this week! Here is the complete list of the Netflix arrivals and departures for the week of January 20th, 2019: ## Arrivals ### Monday, January 21st * Justice-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL ### Thursday, January 24th * Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL * Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation ### Friday, January 25th * Animas-- NETFLIX FILM * Black Earth Rising-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL * Club de Cuervos: Season 4-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL * Kingdom-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL * Medici: The Magnificent-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL * Polar-- NETFLIX FILM * Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 Part 2-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL * * * ## Departures ### None * Nothing is leaving Netflix! We'll be back next week with another full slate of shows, movies, and specials coming and going from the streaming service. In the meantime, check out the complete lists of arriving content and departing content.



01/20/2019 - 09:41 AM

 

Police fire tear gas as Greeks protest against Macedonia name deal

Police fire tear gas as Greeks protest against Macedonia name dealCentral Athens turned into a sea of people holding blue and white Greek flags as thousands came from all over the country to rally against the accord to name the ex-Yugoslav state North Macedonia. Many Greeks believe the name Macedonia implies a territorial claim over their country's own northern region of that name. The issue evokes strong emotions among Greeks who consider Macedonia, the ancient kingdom ruled by Alexander the Great, to be an integral part of their homeland and heritage.



01/20/2019 - 12:29 PM

 

Coming Soon: Is Boeing's 'New' F-15X Fighter Really Joining the Air Force?

Coming Soon: Is Boeing's 'New' F-15X Fighter Really Joining the Air Force?Brace yourselves: the Department of Defense is eyeing a brand new variant of the storied F-15 Eagle to rule the skies, the U.S. military’s first purchase of the storied aircraft in more than 15 years.



01/20/2019 - 05:13 AM

 

Winter storm forces airline cancellations, road troubles

Winter storm forces airline cancellations, road troublesDETROIT (AP) — A plane carrying 129 people skidded Saturday from a slick Chicago runway and a plow driver was killed when his truck rolled over outside Kansas City following a winter storm that covered many parts of the Midwest in snow and ice.



01/19/2019 - 11:12 PM

 

In Jerusalem's Old City, conflict means buyer and seller beware

In Jerusalem's Old City, conflict means buyer and seller bewareIn an alley in Jerusalem's Old City, a three-storey building has become a symbol of Palestinian fears they are losing precious ground in the historic area. Adeeb Joudeh al-Husseini says he did nothing wrong, but even his status as a member of one of Jerusalem's most prominent Palestinian families did not shield him from the blowback. The 55-year-old was accused of being behind the sale of the Mamluk-style building in the Old City's Muslim quarter to Israeli settlers -- something most Palestinians consider treason.



01/19/2019 - 10:50 PM

 

Ayesha Curry: Secret to long marriage to Stephen Curry is putting him first, not kids

Ayesha Curry: Secret to long marriage to Stephen Curry is putting him first, not kidsCelebrity chef Ayesha Curry says she follows the unconventional advice of her parents and in-laws, who have each been married longer than 30 years.



01/20/2019 - 07:44 PM

 

Here’s What’s Open and Closed on Martin Luther King Day

Here’s What’s Open and Closed on Martin Luther King DayOn January 21, 2019, Americans all over will most likely have the day off



01/20/2019 - 06:00 AM

 

This Week: Results from Ford Motor and Starbucks; home sales

This Week: Results from Ford Motor and Starbucks; home salesA look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:



01/21/2019 - 01:15 AM

 

Donald Trump offers protection for 'Dreamers' in exchange for his wall in bid to end government shutdown

Donald Trump offers protection for 'Dreamers' in exchange for his wall in bid to end government shutdownPresident Donald Trump last night offered to extend temporary deportation protections for people illegally brought to the US as children in exchange for funding for his border wall with Mexico. In a rare weekend address, Mr Trump outlined a series of proposals in the hope of ending the federal government shutdown which has left 800,000 workers furloughed or forced to work unpaid. The proposal includes legislation to allow around 700,000 immigrants who came to the US illegally as children, known as Dreamers, to keep their work permits and be protected from deportation for three years. It also extends protections for immigrants from some Latin American and African countries who currently hold temporary protected status (TPS). The president has previously shied away from offering protections for both groups - a key concern of Democrats and some moderate Republicans - fearing a backlash from the most conservative wing of his base. I will be live from the White House at 4:00 P.M.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2019 The president framed the proposal as "common sense with lots of compromise" as he sought to shift the pressure onto Democrats to reach a funding deal that can end the shutdown. However Mr Trump reiterated his demand for $5.7bn in funding for a border wall with Mexico - a key 2016 campaign pledge - something Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has previously pledged to reject. Ahead of Mr Trump's address the Democratic leader said she considered his proposal a “nonstarter,” in part because it offered no permanent pathway to citizenship for Dreamers. “His proposal is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives. It is unlikely that any one of these provisions alone would pass the House, and taken together, they are a non-starter," she said.   Mr Trump has been at logger heads with the Democratic leadership over a funding package for weeks, making this the longest shutdown in US history. Seeking to cast the plan as a bipartisan way forward, Mr Trump said he had support from "rank-and-file" Democrats, as top Democrats made clear they had not been consulted. He also said Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, would bring the legislation to a vote this week, though Democrats appeared likely to block it. Mr McConnell had previously stated that no vote should be held in the Senate until Mr Trump and Democrats agreed on a bill. A number of Mr Trump's proposals echo ideas put forward by Democrats in the last few days, including hiring 75 new immigration judges to tackle the large backlog of cases and additional funding to improve ports of entry along the southern border. Mr Trump even toned down the rhetoric on the wall, which he has previously described as "beautiful barbed wire", saying: “This is not a 2,000-mile concrete structure from sea to shining sea. These are steel barriers in high priority locations. Much of the border is already protected by natural barriers such as mountains and water.” What is original in the President’s proposal is not good. What is good in the proposal is not original. Democrats will vote next week to add additional border security funding for ports of entry, advanced technology for scanning vehicles for drugs & immigration judges.— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 19, 2019 The president also pledged $800 million dollars in humanitarian assistance, medical support, and new temporary housing as well as $782 million to hire an additional 2,750 border agents, law enforcement officers, and staff. The unusually conciliatory tone is thought to be the result of discussions that Mike Pence, the Vice President, and Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and adviser, have had with lawmakers on Capitol Hill in recent days. The Republicans hope the proposal could persuade a handful of moderate Democrats anxious to re-open the government to lend their support.



01/19/2019 - 06:35 PM

 

 

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