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Australia extreme heatwave forecast to break weather records through to new year

Health and bushfire warnings as temperatures expected to soar 10C to 14C higher than normal Extreme record-breaking heatwave conditions are forecast to sweep across four states over coming days, sparking health and fire warnings.A broad area stretching across much of southern Australia is set to experience the hot weather, with temperatures generally 10C to 14C higher than usual for this time of year, the Bureau of Meteorology said. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Canberra, South Australia, Bushfires, Australia Weather, Bureau of Meteorology


Lakers lose LeBron James to groin injury, rout Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers lost LeBron James in the third quarter to a strained left groin then went out and beat the two-time defending champion Warriors without him, getting James' 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists before the injury in a...            [Author: AP]
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Mayim Bialik Doing Better After Revealing Sad Feelings On Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve, the "Big Bang Theory" star said she was "not doing so well."
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Police block Chinese court where rights lawyer to be tried

TIANJIN, China (AP) — About two dozen plainclothes police are stationed outside a courthouse in northern China as the trial of a prominent human rights lawyer was expected to unfold. Reporters, foreign diplomats and supporters were prevented from approaching the building in Tianjin city on Wednesday morning where lawyer Wang Quanzhang was to be tried. […]
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Lakers 127, Warriors 101: LeBron James Is Hurt in Lakers’ Blowout of the Warriors

James sustained a strained left groin and left during the third quarter of the Los Angeles win on Tuesday.
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Basketball, Los Angeles Lakers, Sports injuries, James, LeBron, LeBron James Is Hurt in Lakers


TCU wins Diamond Head Classic, 83-69 over Indiana State

Alex Robinson had 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists and TCU withstood a late rally to beat Indiana State 83-69 in the championship game of the Diamond Head Classic            [Author: AP]
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Lakers 127, Warriors 101: LeBron James Leaves Lakers’ Blowout of the Warriors With an Injury

James sustained a strained left groin and left during the third quarter of the Los Angeles’s win on Tuesday.
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Illusion of control: Why the world is full of buttons that don't work

Have you ever pressed the pedestrian button at a crosswalk and wondered if it really worked? Or bashed the "close door" button in an elevator, while suspecting that it may, in fact, have no effect whatsoever?
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Prominent Chinese rights lawyer tried in closed proceedings

TIANJIN, China (AP) — The trial of a prominent human rights lawyer began in northern China on Wednesday with about two dozen plainclothes police stationed outside a courthouse and at least one supporter taken away by police. Reporters, foreign diplomats and supporters were prevented from approaching the municipal court in Tianjin city where lawyer Wang […]
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Japan whale hunting: Commercial whaling to restart in July

One conservation group warns that the move shows "a troubling disregard for international rule".
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Starbucks' expansion runs out of steam in S.Africa

High operating costs and tight customer budgets have left US coffee giant Starbucks needing a caffeine hit after it abandoned ambitious expansion plans in South Africa -- seen as a foothold for the continent. Starbucks looked set to take the country by storm when the opening of its first store in the Rosebank district of Johannesburg in April 2016 attracted big crowds who queued for hours to taste their famous coffee and enjoy the cafe experience. Local licensee Taste Holdings has opened 12 St...
Tags: News, Africa, US, South Africa, Starbucks, Johannesburg, Rosebank, Taste Holdings, Johannesburg Pretoria


Thailand Approves Medical Marijuana In Regional First

“This is a New Year’s gift" to the Thai people, a top lawmaker said of the vote.
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LeBron James exits Lakers' matchup with Warriors with strained left groin

LeBron James suffered a groin injury in the third quarter of the Lakers' game against the Warriors on Christmas Day.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Lebron James, Usa Today, Lakers, LeBron James exits Lakers


Japan will resume commercial whaling

Japan has announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) next year, and will resume commercial hunting in its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone from July.
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LeBron James leaves game with strained left groin

LeBron James left the game against Golden State midway through the third quarter with a strained left groin            [Author: AP]
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Kansas City Royals prospect Brady Singer pays off parents' debt for Christmas

Kansas City Royals prospect Brady Singer delivered a stunning Christmas gift to his parents: he paid off their debt.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Kansas City Royals


Trump: 'I can't tell you when' government will reopen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that parts of the federal government will stay closed until Democrats agree to put up more walls along the U.S.-Mexico border to deter criminal elements. He said he's open to calling the wall something else as long as he ends up with an actual wall.
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LeBron James exits Lakers' big win vs. Warriors early due to strained left groin

LeBron James suffered a groin injury in the third quarter of the Lakers' blowout win against the Warriors on Christmas Day.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Lebron James, Usa Today, Lakers, LeBron James exits Lakers


Asian stocks slip, US set for higher open post-Christmas

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower after President Donald Trump said that there was “nothing new” on the partial government shutdown over a U.S.-Mexico border wall. U.S. markets, which were closed for Christmas, were set to open higher on Wednesday. Stocks are still headed for their worst December since the Great Depression in […]
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The Islamic State Has Claimed a Suicide Attack on Libya’s Foreign Ministry

The attack was the latest blow to efforts to stabilize the war-ravaged nation
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Indonesia tsunami: Grim search for survivors continues as death toll tops 420

The desperate search continues Wednesday for survivors of a tsunami which struck parts of western Indonesia, as the country marks the 14-year anniversary of its 2004 Sumatra tragedy -- one of the most devastating ever recorded.
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Sixers have gotten better, but Celtics' dominance continues

Beating the Sixers was a reminder of the pecking order between these two teams, both of which have aspirations of deep playoff runs. MORE CELTICS - WATCH Kyrie drop 40, bucket-by-bucket Wherever you have Philadelphia in your ranking of top teams in the East, the Celtics continue to be ahead of them, even if the Celtics' current record (20-13 versus Philly's 22-13 record) suggests otherwise. They have proven it repeatedly in the regular season.
Tags: News, Philadelphia, Philadelphia 76ers, Philly, Sixers, Celtics, Kyrie


Japan Says It Is Leaving an International Whaling Body to Resume Commercial Hunts

The IWC imposed a commercial moratorium in the 1980s due to a dwindling whale population
Tags: Japan, News, Uncategorized, Iwc, Overnight, Onetime, India-Japan Relations


IWC withdrawal: Japan to resume commercial whaling in 2019

Japan has announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) next year, and will resume commercial hunting in its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone from July.
Tags: Japan, Cnn, Iwc, International Whaling Commission IWC


More than 50 Australian plant species face extinction within decade

Study finds just 12 of the most imperilled species are listed under national environment laws as critically endangered More than 50 Australian plant species are under threat of extinction within the next decade, according to a major study of the country’s threatened flora.Just 12 of the most at-risk species were found to be listed as critically endangered under national environment laws – the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act – and 13 had no national threatened listing at ...
Tags: Environment, Australia news, Conservation, Plants, Endangered Species


Japan confirms it will quit IWC to resume commercial whaling

Japan will resume hunting in its waters in July but will end controversial expeditions to the Southern oceanJapan is to leave the International Whaling Commission and resume commercial whaling for the first time in more than 30 years, the government said on Wednesday, in a move that has drawn international criticism.The country’s fleet will resume commercial operations in July next 2019, the government’s chief spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, said of the decision to defy 1986 global ban on commercial ...
Tags: Japan, Animals, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Whaling, Whales, Iwc, Yoshihide Suga, International Whaling Commission


FBI solves 4,000-year-old mummy mystery

How the FBI used DNA to solve the mystery of an ancient Egyptian mummy's identity.
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Black Jack takes early lead in Sydney to Hobart

SYDNEY (AP) — Supermaxi Black Jack was the first yacht through Sydney Heads for the second successive year as the 74th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race commenced on Wednesday. In front of tens of thousands of onlookers on the shore and a flotilla of spectator boats on Sydney Harbour, Black Jack reached the first rounding […]
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