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US service members killed in Syria blast, military says

US service members killed in Syria blast, military says In initial remarks from the US administration, Vice President Mike Pence said the United States would fight to ensure the defeat of the Daesh but reiterated plans to pull troops out of Syria . The assault comes as the USA has begun the process of withdrawing from Syria. Trump's initial announcement about a rapid withdrawal took some of his closest aides by surprise, upset allies in the region, ... [Full Article...]

Massive spinning ice disk forms in U.S. river

Massive spinning ice disk forms in U.S. river The city of Westbrook, Maine shared incredible images on Monday of a giant frozen disk that formed on the Presumpscot River. The Portland Press Herald reports that the Presumpscot River ice measures about 100 yards across and is serving as a water cooler topic for area workers. [Full Article...]

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed at charity event

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed at charity event Speaking on Monday, Poland's health minister confirmed Adamowicz had died from his injuries. TVN footage showed Mr Adamowicz on stage with a sparkler in hand, telling the audience that it had been a "wonderful day" before the attacker came towards him. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia Must Hold Khashoggi's Killers Accountable: Mike Pompeo

Saudi Arabia Must Hold Khashoggi's Killers Accountable: Mike Pompeo US President Donald Trump has brushed aside critics to stand by Prince Mohammed, who faces worldwide opprobrium over the killing. "This curtailment of travel is required so that the Pompeo family may attend a family funeral", the spokesman said. [Full Article...]

May faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

May faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation She is safe from a vote of no confidence from her own party for another 12 months, after the ballot against her failed late a year ago. Mrs May will also speak in the debate and it will last until 7:00pm (6:00am AEDT). The EU warned that the vote, which plunges Britain into uncharted waters, boosts the risk of a "no deal" Brexit. "The most important issue facing us is that Government has lost th... [Full Article...]

Pentagon Officials Fear Bolton's Actions Increase Risk of Clash With Iran

Pentagon Officials Fear Bolton's Actions Increase Risk of Clash With Iran Mortars were fired into the diplomatic quarter in Baghdad , which is home to the USA embassy. The shells landed in an open lot and no one was hurt. Pro-government demonstrators at the Massoumeh shrine in Iran's holy city of Qom, south of Tehran . A Reuters source said Sunday (January 13) the Pentagon was asked to draw up plans for striking Iran last fall. [Full Article...]

MPs reject May's Brexit deal

MPs reject May's Brexit deal Members of her Conservative party say the deal keeps Britain too close to the European Union , while opposition parties say fails to protect economic ties with the bloc. "Right now it's too early to assess all the consequences of this vote", he told MEPs, adding that those opposed to the deal had "very different, very diverse, sometimes opposed or even contradictory motivations. [Full Article...]

Chinese death penalty concerns Australia

Chinese death penalty concerns Australia Hua's comments add to increasingly strained relations between the two countries since Canada detained Meng on December 1, followed soon after by China's arrest of Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat and Michael Spavor, an entrepreneur, on allegations they were undermining national security. [Full Article...]

Massive Overdose in Chico Leaves One Dead and Twelve Others Hospitalized

Massive Overdose in Chico Leaves One Dead and Twelve Others Hospitalized One man was pronounced dead at the scene. Of the survivors, eight are still being treated in the hospital and four were in critical condition. O' Brien said the ages of the victims range from 19 to at least 30. Chico police officers began carrying Naloxone in 2018 after receiving a grant from the Butte County Health Department, O'Brien said. There were 4.9 opioid overdose deaths per 100,000 pe... [Full Article...]

Support for Australia Day date change 'only growing', Byron Shire mayor says

Support for Australia Day date change 'only growing', Byron Shire mayor says Under changes to the Australian Citizenship Ceremonies Code to be introduced in the first half of 2019, councils must hold a second citizenship ceremony on September 17 - Australian Citizenship Day. "I'm a Prime Minister that's for standards and I'm putting standards on councils if they want to run citizenship ceremonies". The City of Port Phillip, which encompasses the Melbourne suburb of St Ki... [Full Article...]

If UK Parliament rejects May's Brexit deal, what's Plan B?

If UK Parliament rejects May's Brexit deal, what's Plan B? A handful of Conservative MPs have changed their minds to back the deal, but a junior minister resigned on Monday so he could vote against it - and the core of May's critics say she has not done enough. She said there was no need for the backstop as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar vowed not to erect a hard border on the island of Ireland. Responding to the North Antrim MP's remarks, Attorney General Geof... [Full Article...]

The Trevor Lawrence White House fast food graphic is fake

The Trevor Lawrence White House fast food graphic is fake Trump could be seen standing behind a table piled high with silver trays of food from McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King . The Clemson Tigers , national college football winners, were served up 300 burgers on silver platters, along with pizza, fries and lots of different sauces. [Full Article...]

Motorist Finds Toddler in Car Seat That Fell From Vehicle Into Street

Motorist Finds Toddler in Car Seat That Fell From Vehicle Into Street As seen on Mock's video , the mother didn't immediately notice her girl had fallen out of the auto. The man then pulled his auto over to the side of the road and waited for the child's mother to circle around and come back for the child, according to Daniel Schisel, public safety commander of the city of Mankato. [Full Article...]

Indonesia finds cockpit voice recorder of crashed Lion Air plane

Indonesia finds cockpit voice recorder of crashed Lion Air plane Lt. Col. Agung Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia navy's western fleet, said the divers using high-tech equipment to uncover the voice recorder beneath 26 feet of seabed mud. An analysis of the flight data recorder showed the plane's anti-stall system pushed the plane's nose down while pilots wrestled with the flight stick more than a dozen times . [Full Article...]

Security guard for Saudi teen

Security guard for Saudi teen Considering herself "one of the lucky ones", she said in a statement Thursday that her stress "melted away" upon hearing she could stay in Canada. Without offering details about what round-the-clock security will cost - other than to say it's "not a great amount" - Calla said either the federal government or COSTI will foot the bill. [Full Article...]

Iranian satellite fails to reach orbit, but test draws U.S. condemnation

Iranian satellite fails to reach orbit, but test draws U.S. condemnation Earlier in January, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned Iran's plan to send satellites into orbit, and suggested the plan demonstrates the Islamic Republic's defiance of a UNSC resolution ordering Iran not to engage in any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

Syria war: Turkey ready to create 'safe zone' - Erdogan

Syria war: Turkey ready to create 'safe zone' - Erdogan His top diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a whirlwind regional tour aimed at reassuring allies amid rising tensions between the USA and Turkey over the fate of Washington's Syrian Kurdish allies in the fight against Islamic State ( Isil ). [Full Article...]

Kenya Attack: Gunfire, explosions at Nairobi hotel

Kenya Attack: Gunfire, explosions at Nairobi hotel Explosions and gunfire erupted Tuesday at an upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital, Nairobi , sending people fleeing for their lives in an attack for which the Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab quickly claimed responsibility. Al-Shabab - the Somalia-based Islamic group that carried out the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi that left 67 people dead - claimed responsibility. [Full Article...]

What to know about AG nominee William Barr's confirmation hearing

What to know about AG nominee William Barr's confirmation hearing Barr will offer his testimony - he's already submitted his written remarks , which he tells senators it's "vitally important" that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to finish the Russian Federation investigation. 2 Democrat, on Sunday called "ironclad, rock-bottom assurances" that Barr wouldn't interfere with Mueller's work. Barr said that he believed the brief meeting took place befo... [Full Article...]

Mnangagwa in Russian Federation amid fuel protests in Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa in Russian Federation amid fuel protests in Zimbabwe In the city of Bulawayo, demonstrators attacked minibuses heading to the city centre and used burning tyres and stones to block the main routes into town. The gasoline price compares with a global average of $1.08 (R15) a liter with Hong Kong, at $2.04 (R28.39 c), being the highest, according to GlobalPetrolPrices.com. [Full Article...]


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