News Headlines - 18 January 2017

Italy hit by four powerful earthquakes in four hours, bringing terror to region trying to recover from last year's deadly tremors

Italy was hit by four earthquakes in four hours on Wednesday, bringing fear and foreboding to the same mountainous region that was struck by deadly tremors last year.

World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row | Reuters

World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday.

Fed's Yellen says 'makes sense' to gradually raise interest rates | Reuters

With the U.S. economy close to full employment and inflation headed toward the Federal Reserve's 2 percent goal, it "makes sense" for the U.S. central bank to gradually lift interest rates, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday.

CIA publishes its history and nearly 13 million declassified pages of documents online - CNNPolitics.com

The Central Intelligence Agency has published nearly 13 million pages of declassified documents online -- documents that previously were physically accessible only from four computer terminals at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.

South Korean court dismisses arrest warrant for Samsung chief

ASouth Korean court on Thursday dismissed a warrant to arrest the head of the Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, a court spokesman said, amid a graft scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.








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