Wednesday 24 January 2018

Tsunami warning in N America after quake

A tsunami alert has been issued in North America after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of Alaska in the US.   The quake hit 280km (173 miles) south-east of Kodiak, at a depth of 25km, at 00:31 (09:31 GMT), a BBC report said quoting the US G


US federal govt shuts down over budget row

The US federal government shut down at midnight on Friday after the Senate failed to agree on a new budget to fund the government.   Despite last-minute bipartisan meetings, the bill to fund the government until February 16 did not receive the required 60 votes,


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