• Saudi Arabia 'not in crisis' over Khashoggi affair

    Saudi Arabia 'not in crisis' over Khashoggi affair

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    Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz was appointed minister of the Saudi National Guard; Hamad al-Sheikh was made education minister; and Turki al-Shabanah was given the information portfolio. President Vladimir Putin's chief Middle East envoy on Tuesday warned the U.S. against trying to influence the royal succession. He also ordered a shakeup of the kingdom's supreme council that oversees matters related to security.
  • Who is Ronil Singh? California Police Officer Reportedly Killed by Undocumented Immigrant

    Who is Ronil Singh? California Police Officer Reportedly Killed by Undocumented Immigrant

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    His brother, Reggie Singh , spoke to the crowd while holding the slain officer's 5-month-old son, wrapped in a blanket against the winter chill. Yes, he is not coming back, but there are a lot of people out there that miss him. "Yes, he was a police officer, but most importantly he was a human being". "This suspect, unlike Ron who immigrated into this country lawfully and legally to pursue his life-long career of public safety and public service and being a police officer, this suspect is ...
  • North, South Korea Open Rail Project Despite Sanctions Barrier

    North, South Korea Open Rail Project Despite Sanctions Barrier

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    Senior transport officials from Russia , China and Mongolia as well as several foreign ambassadors to South Korea will attend the ceremony, the South's Unification Ministry said. Despite the worldwide concerns over the North's weapons program, Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have moved towards cooperation over hostility lately, with the railway representing a literal and figurative link between the nations.
  • Dad: Migrant child who died not previously ill

    Dad: Migrant child who died not previously ill

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    Kathryn Hampton, who coordinates the Asylum Network Program of the New York-based advocacy organization Physicians for Human Rights, said in a statement that border facilities are not well equipped to handle the increasing number of children and families migrating mostly from Central America to the United States.
  • Egyptian security forces kill 40 militants in Giza, North Sinai

    Egyptian security forces kill 40 militants in Giza, North Sinai

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    Militants reportedly planned attacks against Egypt's security forces, tourism and Christian places of worship. The interior ministry said the bus was hit by an explosion from an improvised device hidden near a wall on Marioutiya street at around 6:15 pm local time (1615 GMT) near the Giza Pyramids.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves hospital after cancer surgery, Supreme Court says today

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves hospital after cancer surgery, Supreme Court says today

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    Ginsburg has battled cancer before, but her diagnosis seems optimist since no further treatment has been planned, and there's now no evidence of any remaining disease. Why was she in hospital? Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Ginsburg has been treated in the past for colon cancer and pancreatic cancer, and did not miss any argument sessions.
  • After Trump's visit, Iraqi lawmakers demand ouster of USA troops

    After Trump's visit, Iraqi lawmakers demand ouster of USA troops

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    A week after President Trump's surprising announcement that he was withdrawing USA troops from Syria, the US military is drafting a withdrawal plan that could have US troops leaving over several months, according to US officials, who stressed that no final decisions have been made about the planned pace of the withdrawal of US troops from Syria.
  • Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule

    Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule

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    As noted by fact-checking website PolitiFact, the last time there was not a pay increase for the military was in 1983, but only because the date of the raise was move forward from October 1 to January 1. We can make it 2 percent. "I said, 'No. Make it 10 percent". Quotable quote (Trump via the linked Politico article): "We're no longer the suckers, folks.
  • California policeman killed in routine traffic stop shooting was from Fiji

    California policeman killed in routine traffic stop shooting was from Fiji

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    Multiple agencies responded and found the 33-year-old Singh with gunshot wounds. Outgoing California Gov. Jerry Brown offered condolences to Singh's family and said flags at the Capitol would fly at half-staff in his honor. A report in KCRA3 news said that Mr Singh was a native of Fiji and had immigrated to America. He is survived by a wife and an infant son. Authorities say 33-year-old police Cpl.
  • Etna volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY IS INCREASED OBS VA DTG

    Etna volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY IS INCREASED OBS VA DTG

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    The airport had been working in hiccups throughout the day on Monday, after Etna erupted . The Mount Etna observatory reported lava flows from the volcano and a new fracture opening on its southeast crater. The Catania International Airport airspace was temporarily closed due to the ash in the air , the airport announced. A local volcanologist said it was Etna's "first flank eruption" in more than a decade.
  • United States wont be worlds policeman, Trump says during Iraq visit

    United States wont be worlds policeman, Trump says during Iraq visit

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    And it provides some distraction from a rising tide of domestic political problems, including the government shutdown caused by Trump's row with Congress over funding for a US-Mexico border wall. "They should be sharing the burden of costs and they're not", the US President said. Although Mattis planned to leave in February, Trump on Sunday dismissed him early, demanding the retired Marine Corps general leave the Pentagon by year end.
  • Sydney apartment high-rise evacuated after 'cracking' heard

    Sydney apartment high-rise evacuated after 'cracking' heard

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    Police had to use heavy-duty equipment to break through doors that were jammed to rescue trapped residents. "A few days ago the doors looked different, like they couldn't close properly". "And you do feel it [movement] sometimes when there's strong wind", he said. A temporary shelter had been set up at the Sydney showgrounds for those residents who had nowhere else to go.
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day forecast

    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day forecast

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    Tonight will be largely dry and cloudy. Areas just below 5,000 feet in elevation will get around a half inch of rain. A chance of rain and snow between 1 a.m. This year we will wake up to cold but seasonable temperatures in the upper 20s with mostly sunny skies. Broad ridging builds over the region Christmas evening into mid-week which will afford a return to drier weather.
  • Trump tells boy that believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'

    Trump tells boy that believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'

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    Many presidents before Trump and many after him will take part in this yearly Christmas Eve event. There's a quite interesting story behind the six decades plus years of CONAD (now NORAD ) tradition. "You only imagine as a kid being involved in Santa's flight right across the country". That organization gamely played along, offering kids in search of Santa updates from their radar on Santa's location, launching the now-longstanding practice.
  • Turkey Stands Firmly Against US Sanctions On Iran

    Turkey Stands Firmly Against US Sanctions On Iran

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    Erdogan and Trump agreed in a phone call on Sunday to establish military and diplomatic coordination to prevent a power vacuum from developing as the United States withdraws. Mayadin and Boukamal are to the north and south respectively, of the town of Hajin, which has seen fierce fighting and an increase in US and coalition airstrikes in recent weeks as USA -backed forces battle about 2,000 IS fighters who are clinging to the last sliver of the terror group's caliphate.