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Small tsunamis detected in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after magnitude 7 undersea quake

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunamis towards New Caledonia and neighboring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in Hawaii issued a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300 kms (186 mile) of the epicenter, but later said the danger had largely passed. Monday’s quake, initially reported as magnitude 7.3, struck at a shallow depth of 10 km (six miles) about 82 kms (51 miles) east of NewRead More


Sessions says he now recalls campaign meeting where Russia discussed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday he now recalls a meeting with then-candidate Donald Trump and aides where campaign connections to Russia were discussed, despite earlier testifying that he was unaware of any such contacts. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein Sessions, addressing the House Judiciary Committee, said he recalled the March 2016 meeting where foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos wasRead More


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Abortion clinic dispute to be argued in Ohio Supreme Court

A dispute over whether to shut down Toledo’s last abortion clinic is headed to the Ohio Supreme Court in a case both sides view as pivotal. At issue in Tuesday’s oral arguments is the Ohio Department of Health’s 2014 order shutting down Capital Care of Toledo for lack of a patient-transfer agreement with a local hospital. Such agreements were mandated, and public hospitals barred from providing them, under restrictions Ohio lawmakers passed in 2013. The change prompted the public University of Toledo Hospital to withdraw from its transfer arrangement withRead More


Bitcoin drops after report China to shutter digital currency exchanges‍​

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin fell sharply on Friday after a report from local news media Caixin said China is planning to shut local bitcoin exchanges. Bitcoin dropped to a low of $4,227 BTC=BTSP on the BitStamp platform and last traded at $4,334.97, down 6.1 percent. It hit a record high of nearly $5,000 on Sept. 2. Reporting by Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss and Angela Moon; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Read More