• Putin Travels To Scene After Four Killed In Deadly High-Rise Blast
Putin Travels To Scene After Four Killed In Deadly High-Rise Blast

Citing the emergencies ministry, RIA news agency said 110 people lived in the building, and 48 apartments had been damaged. National television broadcast footage of the mangled heaps of concrete as hundreds of rescue workers combed the debris in temperatures of minus 18 deg C.

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  • Suspect arrested in killing of California police officer
Suspect arrested in killing of California police officer

A two-day statewide manhunt ended Friday with the arrest of Gustavo Perez Arriaga , who came out with his hands up as a SWAT team prepared to raid a home in Bakersfield, California. He came to the United States from Fiji, authorities said. "I'd like to thank you working day and night to make this happen". The sheriff said that they lied to inves...

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  • South Koreans visit North for rail project
South Koreans visit North for rail project

Among them were Transport Minister Kim Hyun-mee, Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, parliamentary leaders and other government officials. "In terms of external relations, North Korea could stress its willingness to improve inter-Korean relations dramatically and send a positive message to the USA to continue momentum for dialogue", said Shin B...

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  • Relatives of the Guatemalan boy who died in CBP custody speak out
Relatives of the Guatemalan boy who died in CBP custody speak out

But with border crossings surging, CBP processes thousands of children - both alone and with their parents - every month. "He wasn't sick on the way; he wasn't sick here", Alonzo Perez told the AP via Gomez Lucas. Migrants from Central America have learned that bringing children to the border makes it extremely unlikely they will be deported...

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  • Mulvaney: Pelosi stalling shutdown talks over House speaker bid
Mulvaney: Pelosi stalling shutdown talks over House speaker bid

Meanwhile, Trump warned Friday that if Democrats do not agree to his demands to fund a wall on the southern border , he will "close the southern border entirely" and cut aid to Central American countries - while pulling back on trade with Mexico.

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  • Egypt Forces Kill 40
Egypt Forces Kill 40 "Terrorists" After Giza Bus Attack: Ministry

Police found a large number of weapons and ammunition as well as bomb-making materials at the raid sites, the statement said. Authorities said earlier the wounded include 10 Vietnamese tourists and the Egyptian bus driver. In July 2017, two German tourists were stabbed to death by a suspected militant at the Egyptian Red Sea beach resort of Hurga...

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  • Russia's hypersonic missile system: should we be anxious?
Russia's hypersonic missile system: should we be anxious?

After being launched on a ballistic missile, it is created to fly horizontally while bypassing the enemy's missile defense. As The Diplomat reported earlier this year, Russian defense industry sources had noted that the first Russian Strategic Missile Forces regiment to operate the Avangard would oversee a test later this year.

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  • Trump visits troops in Iraq
Trump visits troops in Iraq

Qais Khazali, the head of the Iran-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia that fought key battles against IS in northern Iraq , promised on Twitter that Parliament would vote to expel USA forces from Iraq, or the militias would force them out by "other means".

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  • Saudi king changes foreign minister after Khashoggi fallout
Saudi king changes foreign minister after Khashoggi fallout

Assaf, who was detained briefly in the anti-corruption crackdown launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman past year, replaced Adel al-Jubeir who was shifted to a more advisory role as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. General Kalid bin Qirar al-Harbi was named general security chief, while Musaed al-Aiban was appointed national security ...

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  • President Donald Trump pays unannounced visit to United States troops in Iraq
President Donald Trump pays unannounced visit to United States troops in Iraq

They travelled there unannounced "late on Christmas night" to thank troops for "their service, their success and their sacrifice", it said. And it provides some distraction from a rising tide of domestic political problems, including the government shutdown caused by Trump's row with Congress over funding for a US-Mexico border wall.

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  • Here’s how people are celebrating the holiday
Here’s how people are celebrating the holiday

Christmas comes from the words "Christ" and "Mass", meaning the day the Mass of Christ is held. "The world has nothing to offer us but if we believe in Jesus Christ we will have eternal life". In his message for Christmas , Scicluna said he wished that people use the occasion of Christmas to "cherish the gift of life" both at birth but also l...

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  • Sydney Olympic Park Opal Tower: Residents evacuated on Christmas Eve
Sydney Olympic Park Opal Tower: Residents evacuated on Christmas Eve

Emergency services were called to the Olympic Park site on Monday afternoon following reports residents had heard and seen cracking in a wall throughout the morning. The building has shifted between one and two millimetres as a result of the issue, Police Detective Superintendent Philip Rogerson. Fire trucks in front of Opal Tower during an ...

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  • Donald Trump to visit Mexico border for groundbreaking
Donald Trump to visit Mexico border for groundbreaking

While the White House was talking to congressional Democrats - and staff talks continued on Capitol Hill - negotiations dragged Wednesday, dimming hopes for a swift breakthrough. At Rock Creek Park, a national park that bisects the northwest quadrant of Washington , D.C., runners and hikers found the visitor center closed, with a notice attached...

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  • Turkey warns France 'no benefit' in protecting Syrian Kurd militia
Turkey warns France 'no benefit' in protecting Syrian Kurd militia

According to AA sources, 40 pickup trucks, two tanks, several lorries and armored personnel carriers entered Manbij from the south. Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "should not preach to Israel" after the Turkish leader warned young Turks on Saturday: "Do not kick the enemy you have brought down to the g...

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  • Former Pakistani PM Sharif sentenced to 7 years for corruption
Former Pakistani PM Sharif sentenced to 7 years for corruption

In the wake of strong criticism by PML-N leaders over the accountability court's verdict against former premier Nawaz Sharif, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday fired a broadside at the opposition parties calling them "Thugs of Pakistan" once again.

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  • Canada to embark on campaign to win release of citizens
Canada to embark on campaign to win release of citizens

China's Foreign Ministry on Sunday summoned the USA envoy in Beijing demanding the cancellation of an arrest warrant for the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei. wields its regime power to witch-hunt a Chinese high-tech company out of political consideration" in an article he wrote for the Globe and Mail on Thursday.

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  • Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton Won’t Stay In The Same House For Christmas
Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton Won’t Stay In The Same House For Christmas

The irony of this frosty situation will not be lost on her royals subjects as she addresses the nation with her Christmas Day message. "Prince George can't wait to have another sibling". Kate and the rest of the royal family are now in Norfolk, where they will be celebrating Christmas at the Queen's home in Sandringham . The Range w...

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  • Indonesia tsunami toll reaches 429, thousands homeless
Indonesia tsunami toll reaches 429, thousands homeless

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia Disaster Mitigation Agency, acknowledged on Twitter that the country's network of detection buoys had been dysfunctional since 2012, due to vandalism and budget shortfalls. Physical losses included 430 heavily damaged homes, nine heavily damaged hotels and 10 heavily damaged vessels. Numerous injure...

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  • USA withdrawal will lead to peace in Afghanistan: FM
USA withdrawal will lead to peace in Afghanistan: FM

Following the USA announcement of withdrawing half of its 14000 troops stationed in Afghanistan, a Taliban official was quoted by media as saying: "Frankly speaking, we weren't expecting that immediate United States response. This set the stage for the Taliban's eventual takeover of the country. It was unclear which American troops might leave ...

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  • Hayward: Report Claims U.S. Now One of Deadliest Countries for Journalists
Hayward: Report Claims U.S. Now One of Deadliest Countries for Journalists

While the group notes that it distinguishes "between journalists who were deliberately targeted and those who were killed while reporting in the field", it nevertheless lumps the United States among some unusual bedfellows. The annual report of the "reporters without borders" referred to it as a "frightening character" that 36 journalists hav...

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  • U.S. indicts Chinese govt hackers for attacks in 12 countries
U.S. indicts Chinese govt hackers for attacks in 12 countries

The U.K. announcement came as USA officials unsealed an indictment against two Chinese citizens accused of cyberespionage. "The victims included companies in banking and finance, telecommunications and consumer electronics, medical equipment, packaging, manufacturing, consulting, healthcare, biotechnology, automotive, oil and gas exploration, and...

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  • Michael Flynn sentencing delayed
Michael Flynn sentencing delayed

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn said on Tuesday he knew lying to the FBI was a crime as he stood by his guilty plea in a case stemming from the investigation into possible collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation.

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  • Trump Considering Withdrawing Thousands Of US Troops From Afghanistan Soon
Trump Considering Withdrawing Thousands Of US Troops From Afghanistan Soon

While Graham said the decision was "surrender", he conceded Congress had little power: "He has every right to make that decision, but we're urging on him to reconsider". presence in Afghanistan. But in the years since then, the Taliban's power and reach have soared - and USA troops have stayed on the ground in an effort to stabilise the country.

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  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urges Senate to approve wall funding
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urges Senate to approve wall funding

People thought there had been an agreement worked out", Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said. The standstill left the paychecks of hundreds of thousands of federal workers in limbo at Christmastime. Defence Secretary James Mattis announced his resignation Thursday after clashing with Mr. Trump for much of his tenure over the importance of North Atlantic...

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  • US House approves funding bill with $5.7bn for Trump's border wall
US House approves funding bill with $5.7bn for Trump's border wall

The bill keeps funding at current levels, $1.3 billion, for border security and fencing, but not for the wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is nearly certain to advance the same measure, without wall money, that the GOP-controlled chamber easily passed by voice vote Wednesday.

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