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World India responds to Trump's 'Afghan library' dig at PM Modi
Author: 0 India responds to Trump's 'Afghan library' dig at PM Modi

Trump last month moved to pull all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria and cut by half the 14,000-strong force in Afghanistan, calling for less spending overseas. Trump was talking to the press following his first cabinet meeting of 2019 at the White House in Washington . What about other neighbourhood countries like Pakistan? India has been a major player in the reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan and has committed approximately US$3 billion to the cause since the September 11, 2001 ...

World Brazil’s new president removes LGBT concerns from human rights ministry
Author: 0 Brazil’s new president removes LGBT concerns from human rights ministry

For their part, indigenous leaders have vehemently protested Bolsonaro's decision, labelling it a threat to their reserves, which make up 13% of Brazil's 8.5 million square miles of territory. Pension reform will be Bolsonaro's biggest challenge since he has yet to build a base in Congress, where he has eschewed the political horse-trading that traditionally helped Brazilian presidents govern the nation of almost 210 million people.

World Man stabbed to death 'by teenager' at Church of Scientology in Sydney
Author: 0 Man stabbed to death 'by teenager' at Church of Scientology in Sydney

It's thought the 16-year-old had a family member who attended the centre and was at the facility on Thursday. He later died at an area hospital. The second man was treated for a minor injury. The 24-year-old was taken to the hospital but pronounced deceased shortly after. The suspect was arrested outside the church and is being held at the Chatswood Police Station.

World Serial Killer Known as China's 'Jack the Ripper' Executed
Author: 0 Serial Killer Known as China's 'Jack the Ripper' Executed

Gao would target women who wore red and follow them home from 1988 to 2002. He was arrested in August 2016 and was sentence to death last March for robbery, rape, murder, and corpse abuse. "He's reclusive and unsociable, but patient". Gao eluded police until a distant relative was arrested for bribery, allowing investigators to hone in on him as a result of DNA evidence.

World Third woman enters Indian temple amid protests at lifting of ban
Author: 0 Third woman enters Indian temple amid protests at lifting of ban

A police spokesman told CNN Thursday that the women - identified only by their given names Bindu Ammini and Kankadurga - are now in an undisclosed location along with some of their relatives. "The police took two ladies, early in the morning, they brought them into the temple ". Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala said the entry of the women into the shrine "hurt" the sentiments of devotees and it shows the headstrong attitude of the chief minister to take women of the ...

World Impeachment? Donald Trump says he's too successful for that
Author: 0 Impeachment? Donald Trump says he's too successful for that

The controversy comes amid renewed talk of impeachment among lawmakers. But the Republicans think this is "political theatre". What did Ms Tlaib say? A few hours later, newly elected Rep. In her first speech she said the work ahead would be tough. "I assume she's new", Trump told reporters Friday. Pelosi has faced pressure from some incoming Democrats who have been willing to talk about the possibility of impeachment proceedings against Trump .

World American held in Russian Federation for spying is also British, Irish, Canadian
Author: 0 American held in Russian Federation for spying is also British, Irish, Canadian

Russian authorities have not said what Paul Whelan is accused of doing beyond the relatively broad charge of espionage which, if convicted, could land him between 10 and 20 years behind bars. His family have said he is innocent and was in Moscow to attend a wedding. Whelan's brother David told CBS News that Whelan traveled to Russian Federation on December 22 for a friend's wedding.

World DeAndre Hopkins to donate playoff check to family of slain girl
Author: 0 DeAndre Hopkins to donate playoff check to family of slain girl

The case has gained prominence across the USA, and celebrities have joined the appeal to find Jazmine's killer using the hashtag #JusticeForJazmine . 30, 2018, in the Houston area. Police don't yet know if the incident was racially motivated, Gonzalez said during the press conference. "Black people are being targeted in this country, black people are being targeted in this county, black people are being targeted in this city".

World Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches
Author: 0 Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches

It advised all ships to stay ashore through Saturday and warned of possible storm surges on the Gulf coast. Rain, wind and surging seawater from a tropical storm buffeted coastal villages and world-famous tourist resorts on southern Thailand's east coast, knocking down trees and utility poles and flooding roads.

World New congresswoman curses out Trump in call for impeachment
Author: 0 New congresswoman curses out Trump in call for impeachment

The response to Tlaib's original comment and this tweet has fallen exactly along political lines. The 20-second clip of Tlaib's profane declaration, which was shared on Twitter by Nestor Ruiz, a digital organizer for immigrant advocacy group United We Dream, quickly made the rounds Thursday night.

Author: 0 German politicians targeted by hackers

Politicians from the far-left Linke party were among those affected , including Dietmar Bartsch, leader of its group in the lower parliamentary house, a spokesman said . She said: "The information and data leaked from the Chancellery in view of the Federal Chancellor are limited, according to what we know right now".

World Russian Federation formally charges former Marine Paul Whelan with espionage
Author: 0 Russian Federation formally charges former Marine Paul Whelan with espionage

Ambassador Jon Huntsman met MI resident Paul Whelan, 48, on Wednesday at Lefortovo Detention Facility in Moscow following his December 28 arrest at the Metropol Hotel, also in the Russian capital. Marine who was detained in Russian Federation for alleged spying said Thursday that he is trying to get the American released from the Moscow prison where he has coped well with being in custody.

World State Department issues China travel warning
Author: 0 State Department issues China travel warning

The warning comes as two Canadian citizens remain in detention in China. "Chinese citizens and USA citizens of Chinese heritage may be subject to additional scrutiny and harassment". -Chinese citizens or Americans of Chinese heritage. China's top prosecutor said on Thursdaythe two men had "without a doubt" violated the law . China and Canada both said the case was different to that of Mr Kovrig and Mr Spavor who stand accused of harming national security.

World Vehicle egging leads to 14-year-old boy in custody for murder
Author: 0 Vehicle egging leads to 14-year-old boy in custody for murder

The boys fled in the SUV, ran a red light, and hit a Ford F-150 truck, police say-killing its driver, 45-year-old Silvia Zavala , NBC News reports . They're reporting the 14 year old and two passengers in the Acadia were throwing eggs at passing cars . "She couldn't say bye", Jessica Gaspar , her daughter, was quoted by ABC13 as saying.

World Saudi trial of Khashoggi murder suspects opens in Riyadh
Author: 0 Saudi trial of Khashoggi murder suspects opens in Riyadh

Killed: Dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, murdered at the Saudi embassy in Turkey. So far, 18 suspects have been arrested but the trial involves 11 defendants so far. Still, the Trump administration has imposed sanctions on 17 Saudi officials believed to be involved in the act, NPR's Jackie Northam reports. It also has added to a renewed worldwide push to end the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

World Search of Russian building ends with 39 dead, 1 survivor
Author: 0 Search of Russian building ends with 39 dead, 1 survivor

At least 39 people died in the partial New Year's Eve collapse of a 10-story apartment building in central Russian Federation, where emergency workers have spent days combing through rubble hoping to find survivors. City officials said funerals would start being held from Friday. The prospects of finding more survivors appeared dim as the rescue effort continued from Monday's pre-dawn accident, which came after an explosion that officials say was likely caused by a gas leak.

World Elizabeth Warren makes key 2020 hires ahead of 1st Iowa trip
Author: 0 Elizabeth Warren makes key 2020 hires ahead of 1st Iowa trip

Warren released a DNA test in October showing she could have an ancestor between six and 10 generations back, and she demanded Trump pony up the $1 million he had promised if she could prove her claims. Michelob Ultra is apparently Massachusetts Sen. She said campaigning is about being able to "listen to people, to hear from people, to talk to people about the things that matter most in their lives".

World New Pentagon chief Shanahan sees China as top priority
Author: 0 New Pentagon chief Shanahan sees China as top priority

The defense official said Shanahan would later Wednesday attend a cabinet meeting with Trump, the president's first of 2019. Not too good. I'm not happy with what he's done in Afghanistan and I shouldn't be happy. Shanahan told key Defense Department staff to focus on the National Defense Strategy, a broad review that highlights a new era of "Great Power competition" with Russian Federation and China.

World Trump claims he 'essentially fired' Mattis
Author: 0 Trump claims he 'essentially fired' Mattis

Stanley McCrystal, who said he would not work for the president because he is "immoral". Trump asserted that the reports give away too much information and should not be publicly released, although the law that created that watchdog's office says its reports must be made public.

World Burke stands down as Vatican spokesman (5) - English
Author: 0 Burke stands down as Vatican spokesman (5) - English

The spokesman of Pope Francis is completely resigned surprisingly in the midst of turbulent times for the Vatican. A Vatican statement said Pope Francis accepted their resignation Monday. Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Pope Francis urged predator priests who have physically abused minors to turn themselves in to the authorities .

World The Vatican spokeman, Greg Burke, and his deputy resign suddenly
Author: 0 The Vatican spokeman, Greg Burke, and his deputy resign suddenly

Monday's resignations capped a year of tensions in Vatican communications. This restructuring of Vatican communications has been underway for several months. Iraq is not yet safe enough for a papal visit as the risk of a terrorist attack is still there, the Vatican's number two has said . He alleged press office under Francis was an empty shell.

World North Korean diplomat has gone into hiding, spy agency says
Author: 0 North Korean diplomat has gone into hiding, spy agency says

Ambassador Jo Song Gil and his wife disappeared from the diplomatic compound in Rome in November, before his term was set to end later that month, Kuhn reports. It's possible that Jo is trying to defect because of similar reasons, said Koh, who is a policy adviser for South Korea's president. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made several trips to Pyongyang previous year but the two sides have yet to reschedule an abruptly cancelled November meeting between him and senior North Korean ...

World Feinstein requests Senate hearing after 2 migrant children die in U.S. custody
Author: 0 Feinstein requests Senate hearing after 2 migrant children die in U.S. custody

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said last week that prior to this month, no child had died in their custody in more than a decade. Trump's tweets refer to 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo, who died on Christmas Eve after being taken into custody by immigration officials last week, and 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin, who suddenly died earlier this month while in USA custody.

World US Withdrawal Plan from Afghanistan Won't Include SOF Strike Units
Author: 0 US Withdrawal Plan from Afghanistan Won't Include SOF Strike Units

Trump appeared to justify the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan, likely confusing the conflict with that in Chechnya. US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he wants a good relationship with Pakistan and is looking forward to meeting the new leadership in Pakistan.

World Trump pushes for border wall money as top lawmakers receive briefing
Author: 0 Trump pushes for border wall money as top lawmakers receive briefing

In one big change, the new Congress convenes Thursday with Democrats taking majority control of the House, and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said outside the White House that there would be rapid passage of legislation to re-open the government - without funds for the border wall.

World WA Police respond to death threats ... aimed at spider
Author: 0 WA Police respond to death threats ... aimed at spider

But once they arrived, the police discovered the man wasn't trying to murder a human, but instead was trying to kill a spider , the BBC reports . We don't blame the bloke for the reaction. The log said the man "apologised for inconvenience to police" and that there were "no injuries sighted (except to spider)" and "no further police involvement required".

Author: 0 U.S. border patrol fires tear gas into Mexico to stop migrants

U.S. Customs and Border Protection ( CBP) said in a statement that the gas was aimed at rock throwers on the Mexican side who prevented agents from helping children being passed over the concertina wire. Several migrants tried to climb the corrugated metal wall, prompting agents to fire the first volley of tear gas. Tijuana has become a flashpoint in the debate over U.S.

World Nightmare-scenario: USA national parks dispose of lock due to budget
Author: 0 Nightmare-scenario: USA national parks dispose of lock due to budget

In California, Yosemite National Park officials have closed the Wawona and Hodgson Meadows campgrounds, along with the Mariposa Grove of redwoods, after finding human feces and urine beside Wawona Road, the Los Angeles Times reported . Approximately 16,000 Park Service employees have been furloughed , and many attractions locally and nationally have been temporarily shuttered . "It's really a nightmare scenario", added Garder.

World OH Medical Resident Fired Over Anti-Semitic Tweets, Can't Practice Medicine
Author: 0 OH Medical Resident Fired Over Anti-Semitic Tweets, Can't Practice Medicine

While Kollab's Twitter account appears to have been deleted, the organization shared a screen capture of a 2012 message where she said , "I'll purposely give all the [Jews] the wrong meds". However, so far she has been allowed to keep her medical licence. In other posts on Twitter , she allegedly called Jewish people "dogs". Since being fired, Kollab has deleted her social media accounts, although copies of her tweets have been preserved by various organisations.

World German police: Man intentionally drove into crowd, targeting foreigners
Author: 0 German police: Man intentionally drove into crowd, targeting foreigners

The suspect, a German man, then drove into the center of Bottrop where he slammed his vehicle into a crowd. Four people were wounded, one of whom remains in hospital. The attacks began shortly after midnight while people were celebrating New Year's out on the streets. According to national broadcaster NHK, the man told police he was acting in "retribution for the death penalty" without giving more precise details.