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US Strategic Command, which oversees America's nuclear arsenal, has apologised for a tweet that said it was ready to "drop something much, much bigger" than New York's Times Square ball. The US Strategic Command has deleted their tweet (see screencap below) and issued an apology. The freaky tweet prompted a backlash from some users on social media.
  • Tokyo: Nine Injured After Car Rams Pedestrians in 'Terror Attack'

    Tokyo: Nine Injured After Car Rams Pedestrians in 'Terror Attack'

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    The street was closed to vehicles at the time of the incident to accommodate the large number of pedestrians making their way to the shrine for New Year's prayers. One witness told NHK it was a "ghastly scene". Another man was slightly injured after Kusakabe allegedly struck him after getting out of the vehicle, the police said.
  • Morocco: Swiss arrested after murder of student

    Morocco: Swiss arrested after murder of student

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    Authorities have described the slayings as an alleged attack by followers of the Islamic State group. The additional nine were arrested in several cities for their alleged connections to the murder suspects . "The two victims were stabbed, had their throats slit and were then beheaded", Mr Khiam revealed. Morocco, which relies heavily on tourism income , has been spared any major jihadist attacks since 2011 when a bomb blast at a cafe in Marrakech's famed Jamaa El Fnaa Square killed 17 ...
  • Watch Times Square Ball Drop Online, on TV

    Watch Times Square Ball Drop Online, on TV

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    The broadcast includes the most star-studded line up, as their NY slate includes Bastille Christina Aguilera , and Dan + Shay, while Camila Cabello , Shawn Mendes , Charlie Puth , Halsey, Christina Aguilera , Ciara, and Ella Mai will perform during ABC's Los Angeles countdown.
  • Man Opens Fire on Car, Kills 7-Year-Old Girl

    Man Opens Fire on Car, Kills 7-Year-Old Girl

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    A Texas sheriff has released the names of a daughter and mother who were shot when a man in pickup truck pulled up next to the auto they were in and opened fire. when an unknown man shot into their vehicle, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. "The motive is unknown right now", Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland, Harris County sheriff's office spokesman, said in a statement to CNN .
  • Democratic Republic of Congo heads into high-risk elections

    Democratic Republic of Congo heads into high-risk elections

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    At polling stations, voters, here in the east of the country, needed to find their names on the electoral register. Almost 50 polling stations in the capital, Kinshasa, were idle for hours because lists of registered voters had not been delivered, electoral commission chief Corneille Nangaa told The Associated Press.
  • Trump Says ‘Big Progress’ Made in Trade Talks With China

    Trump Says ‘Big Progress’ Made in Trade Talks With China

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    Mr Trump campaigned for president on a pledge to make trade fairer for the U.S., and repeatedly blamed China's trading practices for making American manufacturers less competitive. The first quarter of 2019 will be pivotal, as the US and China are trying to deescalate a trade war and Trump will have to decide whether to hit auto imports with tariffs.
  • Elizabeth Warren takes big move toward 2020 presidential run

    Elizabeth Warren takes big move toward 2020 presidential run

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    Warren's national profile, which traces back to her work as a watchdog following the 2008 bank bailouts, immediately places her among the favorites, alongside former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Warren's staff told ABC News the senator will be filing the paperwork for her exploratory committee with the Federal Election Commission Monday and revamping her political and campaign website.
  • Russian Federation explosion: Three dead as fears for 79 people grow - search continues

    Russian Federation explosion: Three dead as fears for 79 people grow - search continues

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    Oleg Klimov said 79 people were still missing, according to Tass. At least three people have died and almost 80 others are missing after a Russian apartment block partially collapsed following a gas explosion. Hundreds of others are now without a home in freezing temperatures on New Year's Eve. In a sign of the seriousness of the situation, President Vladimir Putin ordered emergencies minister Yevgeny Zinichev and health minister Veronika Skvortsova to travel to Magnitogorsk to ...
  • Russia Detains American in Moscow Over Suspected Spying

    Russia Detains American in Moscow Over Suspected Spying

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    Russian Federation said Monday its security services had detained a USA citizen in Moscow accused of spying, the latest in a series of espionage cases between Russian Federation and the West. Russia's domestic security agency says it has arrested a U.S. citizen on espionage charges. Indictments have been brought against over a dozen Russian nationals by Mueller.
  • Four dead as storm sweeps through central Philippines

    Four dead as storm sweeps through central Philippines

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    Fifty-seven people died in the mountainous Bicol region, southeast of Manila , while 11 were killed in the central island of Samar, mostly due to landslides and drownings, the officials said. More than 6,600 people were stranded in various ports, while Cebu Air Inc. and Philippine Airlines Inc. cancelled more than a dozen flights from December 27 to December 30.
  • Helicopter crashes near world's longest zipline in UAE

    Helicopter crashes near world's longest zipline in UAE

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    Footage of the crash showed the helicopter in a tailspin and then exploding. Local newspaper The National reports that it hit a cable before spiralling out of control . The zip line, the world's longest at 2.83km, is located at the UAE's highest mountain in Jebel Jais and opened in February. The fatal crash was captured on video near the world's longest zipline in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Yemeni official denies Houthis have all left Hodeidah

    Yemeni official denies Houthis have all left Hodeidah

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    Earlier this month, Yemen's warring sides reached a ceasefire agreement on Hodeida at United Nations -sponsored talks in Sweden as part of moves aimed at building confidence between them. Both sides made each other for the violations responsible. For months the global community has been trying to halt a full-blown battle from taking place inside Hodeidah, an entry point for aid and commercial goods and a lifeline for millions of Yemenis who are on the verge of starvation.
  • 9-magnitude quake hits Philippines triggering small tsunami

    9-magnitude quake hits Philippines triggering small tsunami

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    In an updated statement released on 3 p.m. local time, the institute lifted the tsunami warning, saying only minor waves associated with this quake were recorded with a maximum height of 8 cm. Davao city resident Frinston Lim told Xinhua that people in the largest city in Mindanao felt the major tremor strongly. Records show that wave heights have returned to the normal tide level.
  • Lion attacks and kills conservatory employee in North Carolina

    Lion attacks and kills conservatory employee in North Carolina

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    Sheriff's Office, an employee of Conservators Center in Burlington , N.C. was attacked and killed by a lion during a routine cleaning of the animal's enclosure. A worker has been killed by a lion that got loose from a locked space , according to a wildlife park in North Carolina. The investigation is ongoing.
  • Feinstein requests Senate hearing after 2 migrant children die in USA custody

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    In early December, seven-year-old Jakelin Caal died after being detained along with her father by U.S. border agents in a remote part of New Mexico. Democrats and those opposed to the president were not happy that Trump laid blame for the deaths at the feet of Democratic policies. The deaths have intensified the debate over United States immigration policy as President Donald Trump holds onto his demand that lawmakers give him $5 billion to fund a wall along the border with Mexico.
  • Trump says 'big progress' made in talks with China

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    The U.S. and China have been involved in a tit-for-tat trade battle throughout the course of 2018. Mr Trump agreed not to boost tariffs on Chinese goods from 10 percent to 25 percent on 1 January, and the United States said China would buy a "very substantial" amount of agricultural, industrial and energy products.
  • North Carolina governor may pick election panel without GOP participation

    North Carolina governor may pick election panel without GOP participation

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    But the future of that investigation was thrown into doubt by a state court ruling and newly passed law. "To date, the State Board's investigative staff has conducted more than 100 interviews, and the staff is actively engaged in the review of more than 182,000 pages of materials produced in response to 12 subpoenas issued by the State Board", Joshua Malcolm, the Democratic chair of the board, said in an affidavit filed in court on December 21.
  • Winter weather advisory for Cascades through Thursday

    Winter weather advisory for Cascades through Thursday

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    Authorities said the fog was created by a snow plow, which flung the powder into the air and reduced visibility. Visibility was poor at the time, the sheriff's office said. The weather service predicted the treacherous weather would continue through the weekend across the country. But the storm system is not over and done with as it predicts to bring heavy rain further East on Friday.
  • Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption size

    Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption size

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    Experts have largely relied on satellite radar images to work out what happened to the volcano because cloud cover, continuing eruptions and high seas have hampered inspections. JAXA's post-eruption image shows concentric waves radiating from the island, which experts say is caused by ongoing eruptions. "It is possible that the new shape of the volcano also allows for a slow movement of volcanic material into the sea and into the caldera formed by the 1883 eruption".
  • Indian troops martyr four more youth in IOK

    Indian troops martyr four more youth in IOK

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    Security forces used tear smoke and pellets to disperse the protesters. The identity and the affiliations of the slain militants are being ascertained, police said in a statement after the encounter. Brief exchange of fire between Security forces & #terrorists at Hanjan #Pulwama . Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of the martyred youth in his native Koil village in Pulwama district .
  • France urges Israel to reconsider settler home approvals in West Bank

    France urges Israel to reconsider settler home approvals in West Bank

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    Some 1,159 housing units were faced with the final major hurdle before the building permits can be issued, and 1,032 other housing units were at the first stage of the approval process. Settlements are one of the most heated issues in efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, frozen since 2014. A further 200,000 live in settlements in East Jerusalem.
  • Mulvaney: Pelosi stalling shutdown talks over House speaker bid

    Mulvaney: Pelosi stalling shutdown talks over House speaker bid

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    Pelosi's spokesman said the White House has not reached out formally to her since December 11, when she and Schumer had a contentious, televised Oval Office meeting with Trump . Next Thursday, however, a new Congress, with a Democrat-controlled House, will be seated. "They may have the 10 Senate votes, but we have the issue, Border Security".
  • Trump blames Democrats for migrant children's death

    Trump blames Democrats for migrant children's death

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    Trump, whose administration has faced widespread criticism over the deaths, pointed on Twitter at Democrats "and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally". Mulvaney said Democrats are no longer negotiating with the administration over an earlier offer to accept less than the $5 billion Trump wants for the wall.