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World Media Russia: Dozens missing after deadly apartment collapse
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The Investigative Committee said the collapse of a section of the ten-storey apartment building was apparently caused by a gas leak. Almost 1,400 rescuers searched for people who might be buried under building debris in temperatures of -17 degrees Celsius (1.4 degrees Fahrenheit).

World Media USA government shutdown to extend to 2019
Author: 0 USA government shutdown to extend to 2019

Gen. John Kelly , now former White House chief of staff, takes credit for moving President Donald Trump from the campaign promise of a concrete border wall to something less obtrusive, according to an exclusive exit interview with the L.A.

World Media Unknown Hackers Steal Data on North Korean Defectors
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North Korean refugees living in South Korea remain at unknown risk from North Korea , which is officially known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The 997 defectors have been notified of the data breach , but none have reported any damage, the ministry said. The defector community expressed concern about the information breach.

World Media Bangladesh election campaign ends with new death, arrests
Author: 0 Bangladesh election campaign ends with new death, arrests

Thirteen people have been killed and thousands injured in clashes between supporters of Hasina's ruling Awami League and activists of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). While rights groups have sounded the alarms about the erosion of Bangladesh's democracy, Hasina has promoted a different narrative, highlighting an ambitious economic agenda that has propelled Bangladesh past larger neighbors Pakistan and India by some development measures.

World Media UAE Reopens Damascus Embassy For First Time Since 2011
Author: 0 UAE Reopens Damascus Embassy For First Time Since 2011

That includes a visit from Sudan's President Omar al Bashir earlier in December and an official meeting between Syrian and Egyptian intelligence chiefs in Cairo last weekend. The Arab League suspended Syria's membership in November 2011, citing alleged crackdown by Damascus on opposition protests. According to Robert Ford, the last USA ambassador to Damascus before the outbreak of the war, the decision of the Emirates indicates that the Sunni Gulf monarchy intends to restore its influence on ...

World Media Taliban dismiss Afghanistan's peace talks offer
Author: 0 Taliban dismiss Afghanistan's peace talks offer

Expectations of a decisive shift have been heightened by reports that more than 5,000 USA troops may be withdrawn from Afghanistan , in an abrupt about-turn from the previous United States strategy of stepping up military pressure on the insurgents.

World Media Suspect in California Cop's Slaying Apprehended Following Manhunt
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Investigators shared during a news conference on December 27 that the suspect they were pursuing, now identified as Gustavo Perez Arriaga , was the only person involved in Corpral Singh's death. "Yes he was a police officer but more importantly he was a human being". Gov. Jerry Brown has said the law strikes a balance between protecting families and ensuring consequences for serious criminals.

World Media Trump threatens to shut Mexico border over wall dispute
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But earlier this month, Trump pledged $10.6 billion in aid and investment to Central America and southern Mexico so they can offer better job opportunities and hopefully prevent their citizens from migrating to the United States. Spokeswoman Molly Block says the EPA will implement its shutdown plan at midnight Friday. That sets up a struggle upfront when Democrats take control of the House on January 3.

World Media Blast hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids, killing at least four
Author: 0 Blast hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids, killing at least four

A bomb hidden beside a wall went off as the bus carrying 14 Vietnamese tourists was passing. Those injured were 10 Vietnamese tourists and the bus driver. Friday's deadly bombing was the latest blow to Egypt's vital tourism industry, which has been reeling from turmoil set off by the 2011 uprising that forced veteran president Hosni Mubarak from power.

World Media No wall? Then 'southern border' to be closed
Author: 0 No wall? Then 'southern border' to be closed

The president also signaled he was in no rush to seek a resolution, welcoming the fight as he heads toward his own bid for re-election in 2020. They may have the 10 Senate votes, but we have the issue, Border Security. Trump and the top two Democratic leaders engaged in a televised war of words on December 11 in an Oval Office confrontation during which the president took ownership of the coming partial shutdown .

World Media Koreas hold groundbreaking ceremony for railways, roads
Author: 0 Koreas hold groundbreaking ceremony for railways, roads

Japan's Ministry of Defense has said that the radar incident occurred on December 20, but its South Korean counterpart has insisted that it never happened. General Assembly, Moon has touted connecting the railways as the first step to forming what he termed the East Asian Railroad Community - something he said would integrate North Korea into the regional economy and bring all-around prosperity and peace.

World Media Rescuers hunting for trapped Indian miners hoping for 'some miracle'
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NDRF officials at the site, however, said they are not certain whether the foul smell is of decomposed bodies as it could be from stagnant water, which has not been pumped out for days. National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) divers are now waiting for water levels to fall from 70 feet to 40 feet before resuming combing operations. In fact, things got worse after rain during the rescue operation sent more water down the mine shaft.

World Media Neon blue sky in NY allegedly caused by transformer explosion
Author: 0 Neon blue sky in NY allegedly caused by transformer explosion

According to PIX11 , viewers sent in photos of a blue light that lit up parts of the New York City. "The fire is under control, will update as more info becomes available", the NYPD said on Twitter . Video posted on social media shows the sky glowing a light blue color as an explosion could be seen off in the distance. The company said it's investigating the cause of the blaze.

World Media Saudi king reins in Prince Mohammed bin Salman to fix Khashoggi fallout
Author: 0 Saudi king reins in Prince Mohammed bin Salman to fix Khashoggi fallout

King Salman of Saudi Arabia ordered a major government reshuffle on Thursday, December 27, replacing the ministers of foreign affairs and information, a royal decree said. Turki al-Sheikh, a close aide to the crown prince, was removed as the head of the kingdom's sports commission and named entertainment authority chief.

World Media Trump's visit to Iraq and Washington's never-ending war in the Middle East
Author: 0 Trump's visit to Iraq and Washington's never-ending war in the Middle East

After speculation that he might break the tradition in 2018, Trump made a secret trip to visit with military members at the Al-Asad Air base in Iraq on Wednesday. "I said, 'No. Make it 10%". "Because it's been a long time ". In one case, US District Judge Randolph Moss in Washington denied the government's request to delay briefing deadlines in a suit challenging Trump's new restrictions on immigrants seeking asylum.

World Media Trump's trip to Iraq comes amid turmoil at home and overseas
Author: 0 Trump's trip to Iraq comes amid turmoil at home and overseas

US President Donald Trump's unannounced visit to Iraq has sparked a wave of condemnations from the Arab country's political and military leaders, with some of them demanding the expulsion of American forces. Mr Trump had planned to spend Christmas at his private club in Florida, but stayed behind in Washington due to the shutdown. After his recent decision to withdraw U.S.

World Media Girl's Faith In Santa Unshaken After 'Marginal' Phone Call From Trump
Author: 0 Girl's Faith In Santa Unshaken After 'Marginal' Phone Call From Trump

She responded, "Yes, sir", and Mr. Trump added, "Because at 7, that's marginal, right?" The Post and Courier tracked down Lloyd who declared that, yes, she did believe in Santa and told the President that. "It made her Christmas ", she added. He also said he believes Trump's remarks have been "blown out of proportion and unfairly politicized", according to BuzzFeed .

World Media Government shutdown continues as thousands are forced to work without pay
Author: 0 Government shutdown continues as thousands are forced to work without pay

Once they reach agreement, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he'll seek a vote on the deal.If the shutdown lasts past January 3, when Democrats take control of the House, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi , who is in line to become speaker, said the chamber will pass a spending bill to reopen the government - without money for a wall.

World Media Anti-government Protests in Sudan intensify, with no end in sight
Author: 0 Anti-government Protests in Sudan intensify, with no end in sight

About 4km (2.5 miles) from the stadium, security units, including elite forces, prevented them from crossing a bridge that leads towards the heart of the capital and the presidential palace. An opposition leader suspected around 22 protesters were killed by the security forces during the protests. The strike "started at 08:00am (0600 GMT) in the morning" and hospital workers were the first to take part, said Mohammed al-Assam, a member of a committee of doctors.

World Media Runaway Dubai princess seen for first time
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The former president of Ireland was "reassured" Ms al-Maktoum was "receiving the necessary care and support she requires", it added. Before her attempted escape, Sheikha Latifa recorded a 39-minute video detailing why she was risking a second attempt to flee Dubai and the ruling family.

World Media Putin says Russia is ready to deploy new hypersonic nuclear missile
Author: 0 Putin says Russia is ready to deploy new hypersonic nuclear missile

The launch was performed by a strategic missile force crew from the Dombarovsky site at a hypothetical target at the Kura proving ground in the Kamchatka region. Russian President Vladimir Putin watches through a video link a successful test launch of the Avangard intercontinental strategic missile with a gliding hypersonic warhead.

World Media Russian Federation informs Turkey with actions to do in Syria
Author: 0 Russian Federation informs Turkey with actions to do in Syria

Turkey and the USA agreed to make sure that Kurdish forces are withdrawn from the northern town of Manbij before the US withdrawal , Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday. The National army is a rebel group that is supported by Turkey. Trump has said the withdrawal from Syria will be slow and coordinated with Turkey, without providing a timetable.

World Media Winter weather hitting areas of Nebraska
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They expect the low-pressure storm system to drop at least six inches of snow from northeastern Colorado to eastern North and South Dakota before sweeping through northern Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of MI. The Washington State Department of Transportation lifted a chain requirement for drivers on Snoqualmie Pass as the heavier snowfall tapered off. Traction tires are advised, but not required for I-90.

World Media Trump Had One Main Concern About Visiting Troops In Iraq
Author: 0 Trump Had One Main Concern About Visiting Troops In Iraq

We can make it 4 percent.' I said , 'No. The president and first lady spent about three hours on the ground in Iraq. Trump ran for the presidency in 2016 on a platform of bringing the troops home from Afghanistan and Syria, part of a strategy of ending almost two decades of U.S.

World Media Search underway for man who killed Northern California police officer
Author: 0 Search underway for man who killed Northern California police officer

Personnel from multiple agencies arrived to assist Singh and found him suffering from gunshot wounds. Singh was pronounced dead at a hospital. Officer Ronil Singh, 33, pulled over the suspect just before 1 a.m.in a mostly residential part of Newman, a city of 11,000 located about 70 miles east of San Jose.

World Media Islamic State claims attack on Libya's Foreign Ministry
Author: 0 Islamic State claims attack on Libya's Foreign Ministry

A second assailant died in the ministry compound after the explosion of a suitcase he was carrying, while the third, who was unarmed and "wearing only a bulletproof vest", was killed by security forces outside. "Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Libya", according to the advisory. Frank Baker, Britain's ambassador to Libya, also denounced an "appalling terrorist attack" and tweeted his condolences to the families of the victims.

World Media Lava, ash spew from new fracture on Italy's Mount Etna
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Mount Etna - Europe's highest and most active volcano - erupted on Monday, causing a magnitude 3.3 quake and the closure of Sicily's Catania Airport. "It's the first lateral eruption in more than 10 years, but it doesn't seem to be unsafe". The owner of a refuge on the volcano said hikers are being brought down from higher elevations to 1900 metres for their safety.

World Media Indonesia tsunami disaster: Flight paths moved around erupting volcano
Author: 0 Indonesia tsunami disaster: Flight paths moved around erupting volcano

Authorities have warned that the crater of Anak Krakatau, or child of Krakatau, remains fragile, raising fears of another collapse and tsunami , and have urged residents to stay away from the coast. They are anxious that sea water could rise again. A wooden sign that read "Good Times" lay on the ground. Almost 22,000 people have been evacuated and are living in shelters.

World Media Donald Trump defends withdrawal of forces from Syria during surprise Iraq trip
Author: 0 Donald Trump defends withdrawal of forces from Syria during surprise Iraq trip

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq December 26, 2018. "I told Bibi. And, you know, we give Israel $4.5 billion a year". "Baghdad is much more safe than it has been for a very long time and the Iraqis are very confident that they can deal with ISIL within their own borders - but what really concerns them is Syria and that's where they are less confident".