Daily Archive: April 12, 2017

Apr
12

Man, 2 daughters dead after 911 call, car fire, police shots

Man, 2 daughters dead after 911 call, car fire, police shotsGRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — The 911 call from a distraught Oregon mother came in shortly after midnight.


Apr
12

China, South Korea urge calm as North Korea prepares big celebration

SEOUL/PYONGYANG (Reuters) – South Korea said on Thursday it believed it would be consulted by the United States before any possible pre-emptive U.S. strike against Pyongyang and China urged the North to halt its nuclear program in exchange for greater protection from Beijing.

Apr
12

Can Rhyl shake its ‘Crap Town’ label and become a short-break star?

Once known for bucket-and-spade holidays, Rhyl has since seen high unemployment. But a £33m regeneration of the Welsh town is underway

It was summertime when Katey Howell, 34, first visited Rhyl, and she was bowled over by a town where everyone “seemed really happy”. The north Wales seaside resort was “full of holidaymakers, had a beach you could walk to and a good range of shops”. In 2004, Howell moved from Manchester to be with her future husband. “It seemed like a nice thing to do, to get away from city life and move down here.”

Rhyl’s glory days – when families from Merseyside and the Midlands would gather during Factory Fortnight to enjoy the beach, the funfair and fish and chips eaten al fresco – are long gone. Assembly member Ann Jones, who has lived in the area all her life, says the introduction of cheap flights to Spain and guarantee of a better climate started a slow decline that saw magnificent seafront Victorian B&Bs turned into flats.

Related: Rhyl: the Welsh town that’s fighting back against its ‘Crap Town’ reputation

Related: North Wales named one of the world’s best regions by Lonely Planet

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Apr
12

Kim Jong Nam murder suspects fear ‘trial by ambush’, lawyer tells court

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The two females charged with killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader appeared in a Malaysian court on Thursday wearing bullet-proof vests, as one of their lawyers warned they feared “a trial by ambush” with police not sharing evidence.

Apr
12

What Does A Black Hole Look Like? We May Soon Find Out

What Does A Black Hole Look Like? We May Soon Find OutAfter five nights of observations, astronomers associated with the Event Horizon Telescope project said Wednesday that they may have succeeded in snapping a photograph of Milky Way's supermassive black hole.


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