Vancouver Weather: Sunny, warming up to 11 C inland

It's going to be a warmish day in some parts of Metro Vancouver. Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting highs of 11 C inland and sunshine. RICHARD LAM / PNG VANCOUVER, B.C.: Thursday, Feb. 20. Today’s weather is expected to start out below zero, and then warm up to a high of 7 C and 11 C inland, with sunshine throughout the day, according to Environment and Climate Change...

Oxford University shocks classics students as it proposes to drop two key texts by Homer and Virgil

Oxford University proposes dropping Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Aeneid from Classics syllabus in bid to modernise and attract more state school pupilsVirgil's Aeneid and Homer's Iliad may be made optional on the classics courseBut Oxford undergraduates say the works are vital to understanding the subjectClassics professor Jonathan Prag said no decision has yet been taken on booksNumber of...

U.S. producer prices post biggest gain in more than a year

U.S. producer prices increased by the most in more than a year in January, boosted by rises in the costs of services such as healthcare and hotel accommodation, Trend with reference to Reuters reports. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its producer price index for final demand jumped 0.5% last month, the largest gain since October 2018, after climbing 0.2% in December. In the 12 months...

Inmate ‘launched jihadist attack against guards in Winchester jail’

An inmate with no history of extremism told guards he had staged a jihadist attack after luring officers into his cell and lunging at them with an improvised weapon, it was claimed last night. Xeneral Imiuru, 20, allegedly launched the attack in Winchester Prison from his cell in the segregation unit last Thursday, according to The Times. Imiuru, who is Britain's first convicted acid attack...

Cayce, South Carolina, police to release autopsy

CAYCE, S.C. – Authorities in South Carolina plan to release Tuesday details around the death of Faye Marie Swetlik, the 6-year-old Cayce girl who was found last week after she was reported missing days earlier.Faye was last seen playing in her yard last Monday night before her disappearance. The search for the first grader spanned three days but centered on an area within about a mile of her...

Michelle Obama heartbreak: Ex-FLOTUS in shock demand to children – ‘Don’t look at me!’ | World | News

During an emotional discussion with Oprah Winfrey, the ex-FLOTUS outlined what she felt her children needed to do after they grew up in the White House. The couple have two children - Sasha and Malia. They were with them during the Obama’s eight-year stay in the White House.Barack sealed two terms as US President between 2008 and 2016.But speaking to Oprah during the host’s ‘2020 Vision:...

Inmate becomes eighteenth prisoner to die in Mississippi jail system since December

An inmate has died in a Mississippi jail, making him at least the 18th prisoner to die in the state's troubled prison system since late December, corrections officials said. An officer serving breakfast on Sunday found David Lee May unresponsive in his cell at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County, the Mississippi Department of Corrections said. A department...

‘A complete disaster’: Fears grow over potential Nevada caucus malfunction

One volunteer who has worked on past caucuses in Nevada said the Google form that will be used to input vote totals wasn’t even mentioned during a training session for precinct chairs late last week. “We weren’t told at all about it,” the person said. The iPads weren’t discussed until more than halfway through the presentation, the volunteer said, when someone asked how early vote...

Oman Sees Prospects of Talks Between Iran and U.S.

(Bloomberg) -- Oman is working to reduce tensions in the Persian Gulf and sees prospects of talks between arch-rivals Iran and the U.S., its foreign minister said.“We are in touch with the U.S. and Iran,” Yousef Bin Alawi, Oman’s foreign minister, was cited as saying on Sunday by the state-run Oman News Agency at the Munich Security Conference. “We feel that there is a possibility of...

Indigenous minister says ‘modest’ progress made after day-long meeting with Mohawk Nation

TORONTO -- Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said that “modest progress” had been made in discussions surrounding a railway blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk territory which has shut down rail services across eastern Canada.  Miller was speaking in a scrum outside the Belleville community centre where he had met with representatives of the Mohawk Nation all day Saturday. Members of the...