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Brightest moon in almost 69 years lights up sky around globe

Brightest moon in almost 69 years lights up sky around globe

Across the worldwide dateline in New Zealand, it was to reach its brightest after midnight Tuesday local time. The moon's distance from Earth varies because it is in an egg-shaped, not circular, orbit around the planet. That's from the center of the Earth to the center of the moon. According to the astronomy website earthsky.org, the term supermoon entered usage five years ago when the closest full moon fell on March 19, 2011.


Richmonder Steve Bannon says he's an 'an America first guy'

Richmonder Steve Bannon says he's an 'an America first guy'

Protesters gathered outside a hotel in midtown Manhattan on Sunday night as they awaited President-elect Donald Trump's newly appointed Chief Strategist Steve Bannon . "He gets a kick out of that stuff", said a source close to Bannon . " They out-spent us 10 to one, had 10 times more people and had all the media with them, but I kept saying it doesn't matter, they got it all wrong, we've got this locked".



Germany's Angela Merkel Says She'll Run For Fourth Term In 2017

Merkel, but impossible to win without her. Th EU's longest serving leader, in power since 2005, has seen her popularity drop after she made a decision to let hundreds of thousands of migrants into Germany in 2015. When Merkel first took office in 2005, George W. Bush was in the White House, Tony Blair inhabited No. 10 Downing Street and Jacques Chirac held court at the Elysee Palace.


Nissan suspends work at Fukushima engine plant after quake

Nissan suspends work at Fukushima engine plant after quake

The quake, which struck east of Fukushima prefecture at about 6am on Tuesday, prompted urgent warnings for people to leave low-lying areas in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures as a series of tsunami waves hit the shore. The nation's meteorological agency had earlier estimated the quake's magnitude at 7.3. The Meteorological Agency said the natural disaster earlier Tuesday was an aftershock of the magnitude-9.0 temblor that hit the Tohoku region in 2011.


'Hallelujah' Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen dead at age 82

'Hallelujah' Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen dead at age 82

Cohen's passing was announced Thursday on the singer's Facebook page . The Canadian artist passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles, his son, Adam, said. In an interview he gave earlier this year, the singer admitted that he was ready to die. Another memorial is expected to be held in Los Angeles. "I hope it's not too uncomfortable".



The effects of India's currency reform? "Chaos" say analysts

The abrupt move stunned the South Asian nation, with over 23 billion notes - or 80% of the country's cash - suddenly rendered "worthless pieces of paper". The decision was widely hailed as a "bold move" on Indian social media, and seems to have widespread support even among those standing in line. Leading opposition politician Anand Sharma angrily accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of selectively leaking information on the imminent demonetisation to friends of the Bharatiya Janata Party, ...