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Japan's emperor draws huge birthday crowd before abdication next year Japan's emperor draws huge birthday crowd before abdication next year
- December 26, 2018

Along with Empress Michiko, Akihito has spent much of his reign addressing the legacy of World War Two, which was fought in the name of his father, Hirohito, and consoling victims of natural disasters. In a tribute to his wife, the Emperor said: "The Empress has always been at my side, understood my thoughts, and supported me in my position and official duties as I performed my duties as the Emperor". (more...)
Trump makes surprise visit to U.S Trump makes surprise visit to U.S
- December 26, 2018

U.S. President Trump has begun what will be a total withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, declaring on Wednesday they have succeeded in their mission to defeat Islamic State and were no longer needed in the country. Trump has also wanted to end protracted USA involvement in overseas conflicts, and to force allies to pay more for the costs that he says fall disproportionately on American taxpayers. (more...)
Koreas hold symbolic groundbreaking ceremony to link railroads across border Koreas hold symbolic groundbreaking ceremony to link railroads across border
- December 26, 2018

South and North Korean government officials connect northern and southern railroad tracks during a groundbreaking ceremony at Panmun Station in Kaesong, North Korea , Wednesday, Dec. While stressing the importance of the project, Kim Yun Hyok, the North Korean vice railways minister, added an apparent jab at Seoul by saying that the Koreas should push further with engagement instead of "wobbling on the path while listening to what others think". (more...)
Christian community celebrating Christmas today Christian community celebrating Christmas today
- December 26, 2018

But maybe this year we can be better. "However, we received a kind of Christianity that confined God to the Church house, so to worship God, you have to go to church", he said. "They epitomise the spirit of Christmas, which is sacrificial giving". The mass prayers celebrations at Srinagar's Holy Family Catholic Church, a Roman Catholic Church located at Maulana Azad Road, began in the morning and ended up around 3:00 pm. (more...)
Three more migrants intercepted crossing English Channel in small boat
- December 26, 2018

Three more migrants have been caught trying to get to Britain from France after 40 were intercepted trying to cross the Channel on Christmas Day. The migrants, who presented themselves as Iranian, were transferred to the United Kingdom authorities and taken onshore at Dover by a Border Force vessel. (more...)
Storm warning in effect until Wednesday; heavy snow expected Storm warning in effect until Wednesday; heavy snow expected
- December 26, 2018

During winter storms, the city of Mitchell requires vehicles to be removed from Emergency Snow Routes when the city receives 2 inches or more of snow. On Thursday, there's an 80 percent chance of snow developing in the afternoon. Strong northeasterly winds with gusts to 60 km/h may reduce visibility at times. (more...)
China's legislature takes up law to ban forced tech transfer China's legislature takes up law to ban forced tech transfer
- December 26, 2018

China is expected to prohibit local governments from forcing foreign businesses to transfer technology or illegally restrict their market access, according to a draft law on foreign investment reviewed by the legislature on Sunday. The technology industry especially has run afoul of these laws, with many USA and European firms forced to team up with Chinese companies in joint ventures in order to access local markets. (more...)
Eruption at Mt. Etna shakes Sicily Eruption at Mt. Etna shakes Sicily
- December 26, 2018

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. Mt Etna erupted on Christmas Eve, covering nearby villages in ash and disrupting flights. Tremors continued Tuesday, but they were less powerful. (more...)
Merry Christmas from the CKPG News Team! Merry Christmas from the CKPG News Team!
- December 26, 2018

Then on Wednesday, we will see a high of 83 but then we will drop down as we head into the weekend. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for nearly two thousand years. (more...)
Mattis sends final message to troops as defense secretary Mattis sends final message to troops as defense secretary
- December 26, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday sought to seize the high ground in a heated debate over the departure of U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis , while the Pentagon chief authorized the withdrawal of U.S forces from Syria that had helped trigger his resignation. (more...)
Thousands evacuated after 'loud crack' in Sydney tower Thousands evacuated after 'loud crack' in Sydney tower
- December 26, 2018

The 36-story apartment building, the Opal Tower Complex, in Sydney has 392 apartments and residents on numerous floors complained of hearing the worrisome sounds coming from the building on Christmas Eve. Fire & Rescue NSW Urban Search and Rescue officers and specialist engineers, as well as the building's designers and managers, worked late into the night to assess the building. (more...)
Tsunami set off by volcanic eruption leaves beach towns devestated Tsunami set off by volcanic eruption leaves beach towns devestated
- December 26, 2018

Pastor Markus Taekz said Tuesday his Rahmat Pentecostal Church in the hard-hit area of Carita didn't celebrate with joyous songs. "We need more heavy machines to find the victims", he said. "We keep monitoring the tremor activities of Mt Anak Krakatoa, particularly under [current] extreme weather and high waves because such conditions can potentially cause the collapse of the volcano's flank, going down to the sea, and trigger a tsunami", Dwikorita Karnawati, chief of the Meteorological, ... (more...)
Trump insists US government shutdown will only end when wall is funded Trump insists US government shutdown will only end when wall is funded
- December 26, 2018

Trump hinted throughout the day Thursday that he would not sign a stopgap spending measure passed by the Senate the previous night without his requested $5 billion in border wall funding. Some Republicans also oppose building a wall. A former top White House official, though, said the time for Trump to move forward with his wall was a year ago, and that believing a wall would be supported by a Democratic House without giving up major concessions on immigration that his base would hate is a ... (more...)
USA calls on Venezuela to respect Guyana’s sovereignty, worldwide law USA calls on Venezuela to respect Guyana’s sovereignty, worldwide law
- December 26, 2018

But in a statement on Sunday, Venezuela's foreign ministry said its navy, during a routine patrol, had encountered two boats hired by Exxon in an area under "undoubtedly Venezuelan sovereignty" and "proceeded to apply the appropriate global protocols". (more...)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'Up and Working' from Hospital After Surgery Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'Up and Working' from Hospital After Surgery
- December 26, 2018

What the film's real failing amounts to is any lack of interest in Ginsburg's true superpower: Her inhuman, sleepless drive to do the work . The 85-year-old associate justice recalled how her father moved to the United States at age 13 from Russian Federation, and that her mother was born just four months after her grandparents arrived on Ellis Island in NY. (more...)
Pope urges more 'sharing and giving' in Christmas mass Pope urges more 'sharing and giving' in Christmas mass
- December 26, 2018

The Pontiff was giving his yearly " Urbi et Orbi " (To the City and to the World) address in the Vatican . The pope also spoke of the war in Syria , which has forced millions from their homes and reduced swaths of the country to rubble. (more...)
Sudan rocked by protests over bread price hike Sudan rocked by protests over bread price hike
- December 26, 2018

The walkout comes after a gathering of professionals from various sectors issued a call on Sunday to strike, as protests hit cities - including Omdurman, close to the capital Khartoum - late into the evening. Public anger has been building over price rises and other economic hardships, including a doubling in the cost of bread this year and limits on bank withdrawals. (more...)
Syrian state media report missile attack as Israeli planes also seen Syrian state media report missile attack as Israeli planes also seen
- December 26, 2018

The Israeli military, using this pretext, has pounded alleged positions of Iranian and Iran-backed forces across Syria over the course of the seven-year conflict. Israeli media claimed that Iranian military advisers as well as fighters from Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah were the main target in the attack. (more...)
President, First Lady help NORAD track Santa on Christmas Eve President, First Lady help NORAD track Santa on Christmas Eve
- December 26, 2018

The First Lady said in the tweet that helping children track Santa has become one of her favorite holiday traditions. A 2011 survey by the Associated Press found the average American says they continued to believe in Santa until they were almost 9 years old. (more...)
Gatwick drones: Police communication was a 'mess-up', say ministers Gatwick drones: Police communication was a 'mess-up', say ministers
- December 25, 2018

Police are yet to get to the bottom of mysterious drones reported hovering over London's Gatwick Airport that brought incoming and outgoing flights at to a standstill over multiple days. You try to to make any more drones over the airport grounds, places and harmless. Mr Tingley said police were running a three-pronged investigation including working through information relating to "persons of interest", investigating sightings and forensically examining the damaged drone, which was spotted ... (more...)
Eight-year-old Guatemalan boy dies in United States immigration custody Eight-year-old Guatemalan boy dies in United States immigration custody
- December 25, 2018

The boy, who was the detained with his father, started showing signs of illness Monday and died in a New Mexico hospital on Christmas Day. Earlier in December, seven-year-old Jakelin Caal, also from Guatemala, died after being detained along with her father by USA border agents. (more...)
China: Hijacked bus crashes into pedestrians, 5 killed China: Hijacked bus crashes into pedestrians, 5 killed
- December 25, 2018

A policeman was among the five confirmed dead. The suspect has been detained by police. Local news outlets reported that one of the fatalities was a police officer and showed footage posted on social media depicting scenes of chaos with people lying on the street and crushed motorbikes. (more...)
5 dead in attack on foreign ministry building in Tripoli 5 dead in attack on foreign ministry building in Tripoli
- December 25, 2018

The Foreign Ministry in Tripoli issued a statement: "The Libyan people are fighting a war against terrorism on behalf of the world". One was killed by the ministry's guards and the two others blew themselves up, the source said. Libya has been a haven for extremists since a 2011 uprising toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Suicide bombers have targeted a number of Libya's vital institutions as militant groups take advantage of the chaotic political situation. (more...)
Trump Speaks About His Disagreements With Mattis, Former Defence Chief Trump Speaks About His Disagreements With Mattis, Former Defence Chief
- December 25, 2018

Shanahan hasn't been to either warzone, and officials say he's likely to depend heavily on Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A US defense official said "the execute order for Syria has been signed", while a second confirmed Mattis was the one who signed it, CNN reported . (more...)
Woman in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Mask Robs Shop Woman in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Mask Robs Shop
- December 25, 2018

Surveillance cameras were recording when the freakish burglary unfolded at an unnamed business sometime during the early morning hours of December 18, according to the Fort Collins Police Department. Police said all kidding aside, they are still searching for the suspect. "Rudolph the red nosed burglar had a very shady scheme and if you saw the video it would want to make you scream ", the department wrote. (more...)

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