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Trump tweeted Sunday that Deputy Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan will take over as acting head of the department on January 1, elevating a former Boeing Co. IS militants still hold a string of villages and towns along the Euphrates River in eastern Syria, where they have resisted weeks of attacks by the USA -supported Syrian Democratic Forces to drive them out.
  • Police & protesters clash in capital Khartoum

    Police & protesters clash in capital Khartoum

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    A wave of unrest has rocked Sudan since Wednesday after the government hiked the price of a loaf of bread from one Sudanese pound to three (from about two to six U.S. He will travel to the state's north to open a hospital, avoiding a visit to its capital Madani which was one of the central locations of unrest during a wave of similar protests in September 2013, when scores of people were killed in the city.
  • President Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to troops in Iraq

    President Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to troops in Iraq

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    Quotable quote (Trump via the linked Politico article): "We're no longer the suckers, folks". Trump said , reports the Huffington Post . "You haven't gotten one in more than 10 years". Trump had planned to spend Christmas at his private club in Florida, but stayed behind in Washington due to the partial government shutdown. But aviation enthusiasts watching aircraft trackers spotted Air Force One travelling over Europe despite Mr Trump having no scheduled visits, sparking speculation of a ...
  • Trump makes surprise visit to USA troops in Iraq

    Trump makes surprise visit to USA troops in Iraq

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    The president chose to mention the stand-off in his address to the military. "So that's the way it is", Trump said, according to a White House transcript. Obama visited Iraq in April 2009 during his first year in office and told USA troops and Iraqi officials that it was time to phase out America's combat role in the conflict.
  • Manhunt in California for accused cop killer

    Manhunt in California for accused cop killer

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    Authorities are on the hunt for a suspect responsible for shooting and killing a police officer during a routine traffic stop in Stanislaus County early Wednesday morning. A native of the island republic of Fiji, Singh had been an officer with the Newman Police Department since 2011. Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives released photographs of the suspect and suspect vehicle, a gray, extended cab Dodge Ram 1500 pickup with dealer paper plates.
  • Russia's Putin oversees test of hypersonic weapon

    Russia's Putin oversees test of hypersonic weapon

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    The missile was launched from a testing ground in the southern Ural Mountains and successfully hit a target on Kamchatka in the Far East, some 6,000 kilometers away. The Avangard is a strategic intercontinental ballistic missile system equipped with a hypersonic glide vehicle. The glide vehicle is capable of flying at hypersonic speed in the dense layers of the atmosphere, maneuvering by its flight path and its altitude and breaching any anti-missile defense.
  • Negotiations to end partial government shutdown at a standstill

    Negotiations to end partial government shutdown at a standstill

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    Despite the Christmas Eve plunge on Wall Street, President Trump said he had confidence in Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday, calling him "very talented". The Senate and House are scheduled to come into session on Thursday, but with no deal in hand, lawmakers remained away from Washington for the holidays.
  • Trump signals no end to shutdown: ‘You have to have a wall’

    Trump signals no end to shutdown: ‘You have to have a wall’

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    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. Coulter has regularly urged Trump to build his long-promised wall along the southern border of the United States. The government shutdown does not affect essential government agencies such as the FBI, Border Patrol and Medicare.
  • Trump, Melania visit Iraq

    Trump, Melania visit Iraq

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    Mr Trump and his wife made a visit to al-Asad airbase to meet military personnel in the base's restaurant. Trump has dropped several hints in recent days that he would be traveling to visit the troops in a war zone. In an exclusive interview on "Fox News Sunday," Trump was asked by host Chris Wallace why he hadn't visited the troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in the two years he's served as commander in chief.
  • Death toll from Indonesia tsunami surpasses 400, with more than 150 missing

    Death toll from Indonesia tsunami surpasses 400, with more than 150 missing

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    Heavy rain and blocked roads on Tuesday hampered rescue efforts three days after a tsunami struck Indonesia , as the death toll from the disaster rose to 429 people and some feared disease could spread. When she saw the waves approaching the shore she managed to get into her vehicle but was unable to outrun the water. 2004: A massive 9.1 magnitude quake on the western coast of Indonesia's Aceh province in northern Sumatra on December 26, 2004 triggered a tsunami that struck 14 countries, ...
  • Sicilian airport reopens amid Mount Etna's latest eruption

    Sicilian airport reopens amid Mount Etna's latest eruption

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    The Mount Etna observatory says lava and ash are spewing from a new fracture on the active Sicilian volcano amid an unusually high level of seismic activity. Hikers at higher elevations were brought down to 6,230 feet for safety concerns. Etna is one of the volcanoes with the longest historic records of eruptions, going back more than 2000 years.
  • 13 arrested in connection with killing of 2 tourists in Morocco

    13 arrested in connection with killing of 2 tourists in Morocco

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    The announcement came just hours after police said the bodies of Danish student Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland were put on a plane in Casablanca for Copenhagen. Disturbing images of the severed and partially severed heads of one of the murdered backpackers were reportedly also placed on the Facebook page of the heartbroken mother, according to the report.
  • Photos of 'missing' Dubai princess released

    Photos of 'missing' Dubai princess released

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    In the video , Sheikha Latifa complained of restricted movement and said she sought freedom for herself and her older sister Sheikha Shamsa, who reportedly tried to escape the family's United Kingdom estate in 2000 but was found and brought back to the UAE.
  • As protests continue in Sudan, opposition leaders detained

    As protests continue in Sudan, opposition leaders detained

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    The Sudanese president was an army Brigadier-General when he joined forces with Islamists to seize power in a 1989 military coup that toppled a freely elected but ineffective government. Indicted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide in Sudan's western Darfur provinces, Bashir is seen by experts as an authoritarian and volatile leader.
  • FM Qureshi arrives in Moscow on final leg of four-nation tour

    FM Qureshi arrives in Moscow on final leg of four-nation tour

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    The two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on the entire spectrum of bilateral relations and regional matters including the situation in Afghanistan, a foreign office statement issued said. This is Qureshi's first official visit to Iran. On Monday, the foreign minister met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, where he reiterated Pakistan's desire to have friendly relations with all neighbours.
  • Quake from Mount Etna volcano jolts Sicily; 10 injured

    Quake from Mount Etna volcano jolts Sicily; 10 injured

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    Italy's national seismology institute said it registered a magnitude of 4.8 and occurred at a relatively shallow depth, 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) under the mountain's surface. Four people suffered light injuries, officials said. "Etna remains a unsafe volcano, and this country of ours is unfortunately fragile", government undersecretary Vito Crimi said.
  • News Shopper wishes you all a very merry Christmas

    News Shopper wishes you all a very merry Christmas

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  • Mattis sends final message to troops as defense secretary

    Mattis sends final message to troops as defense secretary

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    The departure of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis in a week will thrust President Donald Trump's largely unknown choice for acting Pentagon chief into the military hot seat and shift attention to the search for a permanent replacement who will probably face sharp Capitol Hill questioning about the administration's murky foreign policy.
  • Christmas Emergency: High rise evacuated after wall fails

    Christmas Emergency: High rise evacuated after wall fails

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    Some residents said the doors to the building were jammed and police had to break them down with heavy equipment to help residents escape. "No, there is no risk that the building can collapse". Ecove is now developing a fifth apartment building, the 38-storey Boomerang Tower. In addition, you could feel when the Wind is strong, like the building was moving.
  • Militants attack Libyan Foreign Ministry

    Militants attack Libyan Foreign Ministry

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    The three attackers were suspected to be Islamic State militants, the security source, who requested not to be named, said. Plumes of smoke were seen rising from the building as ambulances, paramedics and security forces gathered outside.
  • It's a disgrace what's happening to the US

    It's a disgrace what's happening to the US

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    At some point the Democrats not wanting to make a deal will cost our Country more money than the Border Wall we are all talking about. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and his counterpart in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi , accused Trump of being under the sway of conservative House Republicans and blasted the White House for saying "different things about what the president would accept or not accept".
  • China accuses Britain, EU of hypocrisy over Canada detention concerns

    China accuses Britain, EU of hypocrisy over Canada detention concerns

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    The next day, China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying says the Canadian woman, Sarah McIver, received an administrative penalty for illegal employment. China's foreign ministry says Kovrig and Spavor have been detained on suspicion of "endangering national security". "Where were their voices when the senior manager of the Chinese company was illegally detained by the Canadian side at the behest of the United States?" asked Hua, in comments published in English on the ministry's ...
  • Syrian Air Defences Intercept Missiles Near Damascus

    Syrian Air Defences Intercept Missiles Near Damascus

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    Syrian air defences have confronted Israeli missiles above Damascus and downed a lot of them before reaching their targets, Syrian state media have reported. "A number of missiles hit arms depots for Hezbollah or Iranian forces", the observatory said. "We will continue to act against Iran's attempt to establish a military presence in Syria, and if the need arises, we will even expand our activities there".