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Met Éireann issue Weather Advisory for Louth ahead of "exceptionally cold weather"

Met Éireann issue Weather Advisory for Louth ahead of No further snow is indicated for Thursday, March 1, but both days will be very, very cold with highs of just 1C during the day and -6C overnight. It will turn progressively colder from Tuesday onwards with severe frosts and snow showers becoming more widespread. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police responding to 'major incident' in city of Leicester

United Kingdom police responding to 'major incident' in city of Leicester All emergency services are now dealing with this. Authorities said "all emergency services" responded to the incident, which closed Carlisle Street and part of Hinckley Road . "You can still see the smoke coming, and the emergency services". It immediately dispatched six fire engines, she added. The cause of the incident is not yet known, although locals have speculated that it could be a g... [Full Article...]

Curling-Sweden take gold to end Korean fairytale run

Curling-Sweden take gold to end Korean fairytale run After three back-and-forth ends in the final, the Swedes squandered a point in the fourth despite having the last-rock advantage known as the hammer. The gold was just the second Olympic curling medal won by the USA men, following a bronze at the 2006 Turin Winter Games which Shuster was also a part of. [Full Article...]

Indian Premier League helps shore up India's death-overs bowling

Indian Premier League helps shore up India's death-overs bowling India clinched the three-match T20I series 2-1. The 13th over onwards, South Africa had the trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to counter and it proved a lot hard to score at one of South Africa's biggest venues in terms of the field size. [Full Article...]

'Crunch time' for UK's Theresa May as she sets out Brexit plan

'Crunch time' for UK's Theresa May as she sets out Brexit plan The letter states that Britain's economy would be so damaged by leaving the single market and customs union that Labour would be unable to carry out its ambitious reforms if it comes to power. "We haven't made a final decision on that". The move to abandon a customs union sets up a clash in the Commons with pro-soft Brexit MPs, led by Tory rebel Anna Soubry . [Full Article...]

Companies distance themselves from NRA following pressure over Florida school shooting

Companies distance themselves from NRA following pressure over Florida school shooting The response from educators that we spoke to in our area was more on the side of keeping guns out of teachers' hands. Both Delta Airlines and United Airlines announced Saturday morning on Twitter they were withdrawing from an agreement to provide discounted travel for National Rifle Association members attending the pro-gun group's annual meeting. [Full Article...]

Armed officer at Florida high school resigns after failing to confront shooter

Armed officer at Florida high school resigns after failing to confront shooter Mr Peterson, the school resource officer at the campus, never went inside to engage the gunman and is under investigation, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference on Thursday, according to the Associated Press. Head of the internal investigations unit, Col. Jack Dale, said the agency responded to 23 phone calls regarding Cruz and his brother Zachary dating back to 2008. [Full Article...]

Woman stabbed to death with hunting knife in public library

Woman stabbed to death with hunting knife in public library Neighbors of a 23-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing a woman with a 10-inch hunting knife during a rampage inside Winchester Public Library yesterday say his behavior has been increasingly erratic in recent months and one even said he warned authorities that he "will kill somebody". [Full Article...]

Pakistan Super League: Peshawar Zalmi beat Islamabad United to register first win

Pakistan Super League: Peshawar Zalmi beat Islamabad United to register first win A total of 34 matches will be played across different venues in Dubai, Sharjah, and Lahore. "Lynn is the most valuable T20 player at the moment, so it is very exciting to have them together". Shoaib Malik is their newly-appointed captain and he is expected to channel all his years of worldwide experience to taking the Multan side to what would really be a shock win in their debut season. [Full Article...]

Mexican President Cancels US Trip After Border Wall Dispute With Trump

Mexican President Cancels US Trip After Border Wall Dispute With Trump John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. The statement said Mr. Trump underscored his commitment to expanding cooperation with Mexico on security, trade, and immigration, but did not mention a possible visit by Pena Nieto. The leaders did meet once, on the sidelines of the G20 summit of major economies in Hamburg, Germany, last July. "If you are going to say that Mexico is not going to pa... [Full Article...]

US Democrats release counter-memo over Russian Federation probe

US Democrats release counter-memo over Russian Federation probe U.S. Democrats have released a redacted memo challenging Republican claims that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation of Russian Federation election meddling, a document President Donald Trump had previously blocked in its full form. [Full Article...]

Abducted Nigerian girls' parents to join Bring Back Our Girls campaign

Abducted Nigerian girls' parents to join Bring Back Our Girls campaign A roll-call at the school in Dapchi on Tuesday showed 91 students were absent, though estimates of the number of missing range from around 50 to more than 100. The Yobe State Government recently said it has spent N15.8 billion in the last three years on fighting the Boko Haram insurgency. The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, and that of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, are now in Yobe as ... [Full Article...]

Teacher, IU alumna from Parkland speaks on campus

Teacher, IU alumna from Parkland speaks on campus Rick Scott for not showing up. "We must take care of our kids". About 57 per cent of public schools in the 2015/2016 school year had security staff on campus at least once a week and almost 43 per cent were patrolled by armed law enforcement officers, according to federal data. [Full Article...]

Saleh Muslim: Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague

Saleh Muslim: Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague Turkey, which regards the PYD as an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party ( PKK ), issued red notices for Muslim and 47 high-ranking PKK members in Novemeber 2016. There was no immediate comment from Czech authorities on the detention of Muslim, who is a Syrian citizen. But it added that Turkey "will remain resolute in fighting against the terrorist organisations that threaten the territorial... [Full Article...]

2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital; 3 said killed

2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital; 3 said killed The medical director of Mogadishu's Medina Hospital, Abdulkadir Husein Mohamed, told VOA that the remains of 27 people had been brought to the hospital following the explosion, and that two others had died of their wounds while in the hospital. [Full Article...]

Performance in South Africa will boost confidence, says Bhuvneshwar

Performance in South Africa will boost confidence, says Bhuvneshwar Seasoned Mithali Raj scored 62 off 50 balls while teenager Jemimah Rodrigues smashed 44 off 34 balls as Indian women scored a competitive 166 for 4 in 20 overs. The 1-2 series defeat at the hands of the Indian team resulted in the Proteas losing one rating point. Raina, whose career is in a very different stage compared to Bhuvneshwar's, yet again stressed the importance of the opportunity to ... [Full Article...]

Jerusalem mayor defends taxing churches: Only businesses, not houses of worship

Jerusalem mayor defends taxing churches: Only businesses, not houses of worship The heads of the Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Armenian Apostolic churches in the city released a letter accusing Israel of a "systematic and offensive campaign" against Christians. "As a measure of protest, we chose to take this unprecedented step of closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre", the statement said. "I understand that the Church is being pressured, but their lands remain ... [Full Article...]

Oliver Fisher and Eddie Pepperell tied at the top in Qatar

Oliver Fisher and Eddie Pepperell tied at the top in Qatar The most important thing for tomorrow is to go out and enjoy it. "Oli made it really tough and I made it tough for myself at the end there with the second shot at 18". "I had to play smarter on the front nine, with some tricky pins", Pepperell said. Gallacher, who was a shot off the lead after the second round, hit four bogeys to slip to eight under. [Full Article...]

Kohli, Dhoni rested for tri-series T20

Kohli, Dhoni rested for tri-series T20 In the absence of pacers Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah, the responsibility will be on Jaydev Unadkat and Shardul Thakur - both were in the victorious team in South Africa. While Dinesh Karthik has been named as the main wicketkeeper in the team, Delhi's Rishabh Pant also features in the squad . Prasad said that Dhoni "was not available for selection as he had requested for rest". [Full Article...]

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heavy storms likely tonight and Sunday

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heavy storms likely tonight and Sunday Right now we are under a marginal risk for severe weather. WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Expect more rain Wednesday and Thursday and some thunderstorms are likely as well. There will likely be a few clouds around, but there could also be a good amount of sunshine! Highs will be in the 60s with lows in the 40s and 50s. THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance showers. [Full Article...]


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