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Source: Fox News

Winter storms clobber parts of Pacific Northwest, California and Midwest

Monday 02:24 GMT

In the Pacific Northwest, an unusual snow dump forced the cancellation of more than 200 flights in Seattle and Portland but also had residents celebrating with skis and sleds after more than a foot of snow fell in some areas in a region more accustomed to rain.

COLD WEATHER DRIVING CAN REDUCE ELECTRIC CAR RANGE OVER 40 PERCENT, AAA STUDY FINDS. The Pacific Northwest snowstorm also left nearly 50,000 people in eastern Washington without electricity.

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Source: Fox News

Human feet mysteriously washing ashore in Pacific Northwest spark rumors of mob hits, serial killers, suicides

Wednesday 05:09 GMT

Despite all the speculation, officials tasked with investigating the feet say the most likely explanation is that they're coming from people who died by accident or committed suicide – and the feet are floating ashore in the Pacific Northwest simply due to Mother Nature.

“Feet easily disarticulate and when they are attached to a flotation device such as a running shoe, they are easily washed ashore,” Gail Anderson, co-director of the Center for Forensic Research at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, told Vox. “Notice there are no feet washing ashore in stiletto heels or flip-flops. Also, today’s running shoes are much more buoyant than in the past.”

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Source: BBC

Billionaire mocks 'giant baby' Australia

Thursday 02:26 GMT

Asked what he thought was behind the tense relations in recent years, the billionaire said: "The history of Australia has determined the innate characteristics of a giant baby." "This is an objective fact and it does not mean Australia has to feel inferior," he said.

"The growth of a giant baby takes time, and Australia still has a long way to go.". Mr Huang said he moved to the country for its "beautiful scenery and simple folk customs" and accused some Australian media outlets of smearing him.

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Source: The Guradian

Huawei ban: Chinese state media claims tourists avoiding New Zealand

Friday 21:50 GMT

New Zealand has become the latest target of a propaganda campaign in China’s state-run media, with the English language Global Times newspaper claiming that tourists are cancelling their holidays in retaliation for the country banning Huawei from being involved in the 5G rollout.

The Huawei ban and the Pacific “reset” – New Zealand’s strengthening of ties in the Pacific region to counter growing Chinese influence – have made the New Zealand–China relationship “much bumpier” than under the previous National government, Young says.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte