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World Donald Trump blames Democrats for deaths of 2 children at border
Author: 0 Donald Trump blames Democrats for deaths of 2 children at border

He died on the same day that Jakelin Caal, a Guatemalan girl who died in U.S. custody under similar circumstances earlier this month, was buried back in her home village. Pelosi has vowed to pass legislation to reopen the nine shuttered departments and dozens of agencies now hit by the partial shutdown as soon as she takes the gavel, which is expected when the new Congress convenes.

World Illegal Migrants Try to Seize French Fishing Boats for Cross-Channel Runs
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Ninety-four migrants have been detained since Christmas Day while attempting to cross the English Channel to Great Britain from France. The bigger issue is to prevent the migrants coming in the first. It's time to stop the rot by sending in the Royal Navy . "If the civilian forces can't cope, the Navy must stop this crisis becoming a catastrophe".

World Snow, Blizzard Conditions Expected as Storm Progresses
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In northern New England, a mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain added up to make for unsafe driving Friday for post-holiday travelers. Numerous roads were closed Thursday in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Kansas, and Iowa. In Nebraska, whiteout conditions and crashes forced the closure of Interstate 80 between Lexington and North Platte. The weather service predicted the misery would continue through the weekend.

World Sheriff Takes Aim At California Sanctuary Law After Cop Killer Suspect Arrest
Author: 0 Sheriff Takes Aim At California Sanctuary Law After Cop Killer Suspect Arrest

Details about the suspect were not immediately available. According to KCSO, on December 26 around 1 a.m., Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh was flagged down by a citizen about an intoxicated man in a silver pickup truck in Newman. The shooting on Wednesday came amid a political fight over immigration, with President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats at odds over funding for a border wall that has forced a partial government shutdown .

World The personal data of 997 North Korean defectors got hacked
Author: 0 The personal data of 997 North Korean defectors got hacked

The South Korean state said that this is the first significant hack involving defectors. Probes into computers at other centres were conducted but no additional hacking or data leaks have been confirmed, the ministry said. The Defense Ministry released video footage Friday that it claims shows a South Korean warship directed fire-control radar at a Japanese patrol plane last week, seeking to discredit repeated denials by Seoul .

World Two-year-old boy at centre of travel ban row dies
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Hassan is a US citizen and brought his son to California for medical treatment for a genetic brain disorder. Shaima Swileh saw two-year-old Abdullah in hospital for the first time on 19 December, after the Council on American-Islamic Relations ( CAIR ) sued the Trump administration - fighting for Ms Swileh to be granted a waiver from the president's travel ban .

World Chinas former spy chief jailed for life
Author: 0 Chinas former spy chief jailed for life

The court said in a statement online that Ma used his political power to aid the business operations of Guo Wengui , a real estate billionaire wanted by Chinese authorities. Guo gained control of a national securities company after Ma sent letters addressed from the state security bureau to threaten and pressure individuals to hand over their shares to Guo.

World Japan’s resumption of commercial whaling may kill industry
Author: 0 Japan’s resumption of commercial whaling may kill industry

Australia and New Zealand have been outraged by Japan's incursions into waters they consider a whale sanctuary and activists harassed the whalers in often risky chases. "And it is hard to see that as anything other than good news for whales and the commission established to manage and conserve them", said Ramage, program director for marine conservation at the International Fund for Animal Welfare .

World Bangladesh deploys 600,000 security forces ahead of elections
Author: 0 Bangladesh deploys 600,000 security forces ahead of elections

Courts ruled she was ineligible to run from her colonial-era Dhaka jail cell, where she's serving a 17-year sentence for corruption. Poverty has been brought down to around 20 percent and almost 90 percent of the country's 165 million people now have access to electricity.

World Yet another delay in Congo election casts doubt on handover of power
Author: 0 Yet another delay in Congo election casts doubt on handover of power

Of the 24 patients at the transit center, 3 were in serious condition and have been transferred to the ETC to wait for their test results. In a statement after a meeting in neighbouring Congo-Brazzaville, the representatives said there was "strong concern over acts of violence" during the presidential campaign, AFP news agency reports.

World Alberta teacher Sarah McIver returned to Canada after arrest in China
Author: 0 Alberta teacher Sarah McIver returned to Canada after arrest in China

Walker did not provide any further information for privacy reasons. -With a file from the Canadian Press. Rhona McIver said Sarah's mother and sister have driven to B.C.to pick her up. China executed a Briton caught smuggling heroin in 2009, prompting a British outcry over what it said was the lack of any mental health assessment.

World Germany: Drugged driver forces vehicle onto airport tarmac
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Federal police said the man's motive was unclear but there was no indication the incident was terror-related. Incoming flights were being diverted to other airports. It wasn't immediately clear how long flight operations would be suspended. The man was quickly arrested and taken into custody. "The investigation into the background (of the incident) continues", police said.

Author: 0 Sajid Javid calls migrants crossing channel a major incident

Human rights group Amnesty UK's refugee and migrant rights programme director Steve Valdez-Symonds said: "It's extremely worrying that women, men and children have been compelled to undertake such very unsafe sea crossings in an attempt to find a place of safety and security".

World Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he'll seal border
Author: 0 Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he'll seal border

In a burst of early morning tweets , the president said the alternative to funding his controversial wall project would be total separation from Mexico, including making USA auto companies pull out their factories based on the other side of the frontier.

World Ukraine announces end to martial law
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The president said he had reached the decision "based on analysis of all the components of the security situation in the country". Medvedev posted on Twitter on December 25 that he had signed the decree expanding the list of sanctions targets to "defend the interests of the Russian state, companies, and citizens of Russia ".

World Indonesia tsunami: Flights rerouted as Anak Krakatau volcano continues to erupt
Author: 0 Indonesia tsunami: Flights rerouted as Anak Krakatau volcano continues to erupt

A similar frenzy over a false alarm also broke out in the tsunami-stricken area of Tanjung Lesung a couple of hours away. The catastrophe has forced a total of 21,921 people living along the coastal areas to flee home, compared with a total of 16,082 people on Tuesday, spokesman of national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

World Bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, kills 4
Author: 0 Bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, kills 4

The improvised explosive device was placed near a wall along the Mariyutiya Street in the Haram district near the Giza Pyramids, the statement said. "It was bad, people screaming", she told Reuters, speaking at al-Haram hospital, where the injured were taken. Two people were critically wounded, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said.

World Sheriff blames sanctuary law for California officer’s death
Author: 0 Sheriff blames sanctuary law for California officer’s death

Ronil Singh are: Gustavo Perez Arriaga , who turned 32 on Friday; his brother, Adrian Virgen , 25; and co-worker Erik Razo Quiroz , 32. "Great News.The fugitive wanted in connection with murder of Newman, CA Police Officer Ronil Singh has been arrested early this morning in Bakersfield", wrote Howze.

World Trump Praises Acting Defense Chief, Says Shanahan Might Stay On
Author: 0 Trump Praises Acting Defense Chief, Says Shanahan Might Stay On

Also on Thursday, Trump had said Mattis - the first Cabinet official in 40 years to resign over a stated policy difference with the president - was leaving in February. The president downplayed the news via Twitter Saturday evening, saying he had neither met McGurk nor appointed him. Mattis issued a letter of resignation last Thursday, a day after Trump made the surprise announcement that he was ordering the withdrawal of the estimated 2,000 us troops in Syria.

World Trump Threatens To Close Border If Democrats Won’t Give Him Wall
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The president then reiterated his threat to close the border if wall funding isn't secured, and added that his administration would also cut off foreign aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador for taking money from the USA while not preventing its citizens from migrating to America in caravans.

World Miners trapped Meghalaya: CIL mobilises experts and equipment’s to launch rescue operation
Author: 0 Miners trapped Meghalaya: CIL mobilises experts and equipment’s to launch rescue operation

Over 70 personnel from the NDRF have been deployed in the rescue operation and state officials are in the area to help, but the operation can not continue without more powerful equipment. Bhubaneswar : An Indian Air Force transport carrier "C-130J Super Hercules" with 20 Odisha Fire Services personnel onboard have left for Shillong from Bhubaneswar on Friday morning to rescue the trapped miners in Meghalaya.

World Koreas' bid to reconnect rail, road links clouded by sanctions issue
Author: 0 Koreas' bid to reconnect rail, road links clouded by sanctions issue

The ceremony was another example of the thaw in relations between the Koreas, technically still at war after their conflict ended in a truce not a peace treaty. A signboard that pointed to both the South's capital of Seoul and the North's Pyongyang was unveiled as well. They were joined by a 100-strong North Korean delegation, as well as officials from the United Nations, China , Russia and Mongolia, according to South Korea's Unification Ministry.

World Saudi king appoints former Ritz-Carlton detainee as foreign minister
Author: 0 Saudi king appoints former Ritz-Carlton detainee as foreign minister

Musa'ad Al-Aiban has been appointed as National Security Adviser. Saudi King Salman on Thursday announced a new list of appointees to key positions in the country's political and security council. Assaf was held in Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel previous year along with hundreds of elite princes and businessmen, in what the government called an anti-corruption crackdown.

World Iraqi lawmakers want US troops gone
Author: 0 Iraqi lawmakers want US troops gone

God Bless the US plays over the video. The base where Trump spoke is about 155 miles from Hajin, a Syrian town near the Iraqi border where Kurdish fighters are still battling Islamic State extremists. forces. Trump also greeted troops at the Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany during a refueling stop. The strike destroyed the tunnel entrance and killed four IS fighters, according to the US military in Baghdad .

World Power plant explosion illuminates NY sky in eerie blue light
Author: 0 Power plant explosion illuminates NY sky in eerie blue light

Officials said that the freakish spectacle was the result of a transformer explosion at a power plant run by the energy supplier Con Edison, ... The transformer explosion has caused a temporary blackout and delayed flights at Laguardia and other airports.

World Huawei & ZTE may be squeezed out of USA market
Author: 0 Huawei & ZTE may be squeezed out of USA market

The US is said to be mulling over an executive order that could bar American firms from using equipment from Chinese telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE because they pose security risks. The executive order may also seek to compel US firms to abandon Chinese telecom equipment already in use, which would be a controversial move that would nearly certainly draw legal opposition from certain industries.

World Michelle Obama Named 'Most Admired Woman' In Annual Gallup Survey
Author: 0 Michelle Obama Named 'Most Admired Woman' In Annual Gallup Survey

Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton have always been finishers in the top 10 of most admired women; the former made her 31st appearance on the list this year while the latter made her 27th. Winfrey has appeared on the list 31 times, never finishing in first place but coming in second 14 times. This year she came in third with four per cent of the vote after Oprah Winfrey in second with five per cent and Obama with 15 per cent.