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‘Extraordinary threat to life’ after major quake offshore Alaska – state officials

A tsunami warning has been issued for Alaska, with officials warning there is an “extraordinary threat to life or property” following the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in the early hours of Tuesday. According to the US National Tsunami Warning Center, the earthquake occured 175 miles (281.6 km) southeast of Kodiak City in Alaska at a depth of 12 miles (19.3 km), ...

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Turkish Army extends Syria operation to Azaz district, east of Afrin – state media

Published time: 22 Jan, 2018 11:35 Edited time: 22 Jan, 2018 11:51 Turkish armed forces have advanced into the Azaz district of Syria, east of the Afrin region, state Anadolu agency reported. This comes as Operation Olive Branch against Kurdish forces enters its third day. he Turkish military have thus continued their operation’s ground phase, which began on Sunday. Ankara ...

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3 injured in Manhattan shooting near Empire State Building

Published time: 21 Jan, 2018 22:43 Edited time: 21 Jan, 2018 22:58 Three people have been injured in midtown Manhattan following a shooting, police say. None of the injuries are life-threatening. The shooting happened at 4:40pm local time on West 31st Street near Penn Station. Police said three men were injured and rushed to Bellevue Hospital with none life-threatening injuries. ...

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State Duma urges swift blocking of online calls for school violence

Online calls for violence in Russian schools should be swiftly blocked, a top Russian MP said, commenting on recent stabbing attacks in Perm and Ulan-Ude. The existing laws provide sufficient tools to fulfill this task, he added. “All the means to block [social media] groups, which contain calls for violence in schools are in the possession of [Russian internet watchdog] ...

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‘New California’ declares independence from state, blames high taxes & poor services

A group hoping to breakaway from California because of high taxes and their unhappiness with how the state is run has declared independence for ‘New California.’ The group’s leaders released a Declaration of Independence on Monday in the hopes that it will eventually lead to independence from the state capitol, Sacramento. Unlike the Calexit movement, which is looking for independence ...

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The state of Israel’s cybersecurity market

Ofer SchreiberContributor Ofer Schreiber is a partner at YL Ventures. More posts by this contributor: Trends in Israel’s cybersecurity investments The drone race is off and running, with Israel in the lead Iren ReznikovContributor Iren Reznikov is an analyst for YL Ventures. More posts by this contributor: Trends in Israel’s cybersecurity investments The drone race is off and running, with Israel in the lead ...

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‘Whole state was terrified’: Hawaii urges ‘tough & quick’ reprisal for bogus missile alert

After the entire state of Hawaii suffered an almighty scare over an imminent missile attack warning, angry officials and the public are calling for “tough and quick accountability” for the “totally inexcusable” mishap. “The whole state was terrified,” said Hawaiian US senator Brian Schatz following the false alarm on Saturday morning, which went uncorrected for 38 minutes. He called for ...

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Twitter ridicules State Dept. after it urges US citizens to ‘reconsider travel’ to Russia

The US State Department found itself the focus of social media jibes after an overhaul of its travel safety warning system downgraded Russia to the same category as Mauritania, Sudan and other trouble spots. The move, explained as “due to terrorism and harassment,” comes at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow and just five months before Russia ...

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Boris Johnson slams ‘pompous popinjay’ critics of Donald Trump after UK state visit canceled

Boris Johnson has called London Mayor Sadiq Khan a “pompous popinjay” for celebrating Donald Trump’s canceled UK trip. “[Khan] seems determined to put this crucial relationship at risk,” the foreign secretary tweeted. Trump’s U-turn was welcomed by many, including Khan. The mayor said in a statement that Trump must have realized that many Londoners opposed his visit. “It appears that ...

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Vermont to become 1st state to legalize marijuana via legislature

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 03:57 Vermont is about to become the first state to legalize recreational marijuana without a voter ballot initiative. The bill comes as a US senator takes on US Attorney General Jeff Sessions for reversing federal enforcement policy. On Wednesday, the Democratic-controlled Vermont Senate passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use, making it the first ...

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