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7-Year-Old Girl Killed by Gunman in Houston Parking Lot 7-Year-Old Girl Killed by Gunman in Houston Parking Lot
- December 31, 2018

The 7-year-old girl's mother was also struck in the arm and taken to the hospital. Houston police have launched a massive manhunt after a seven-year-old girl was fatally shot in a Walmart parking lot. Razo said the other children in the vehicle, ages 7 to 15, are "shaken" and "devastated" at the loss of their sister. "We're going to use all resources available to bring this killer to justice", Razo said. (more...)
Hundreds stage protest vote in eastern Congo Hundreds stage protest vote in eastern Congo
- December 31, 2018

The sprawling city is an opposition stronghold. "We declare the polling station open" said Francoise Ntadianga Tshiela, head of the the Gombe Institute voting center in the heart of Kinshasa, surrounded by embassies and government offices. (more...)
United Nations casts doubt on Houthi claims of Hodeidah withdrawal United Nations casts doubt on Houthi claims of Hodeidah withdrawal
- December 31, 2018

Yemen's warring parties agreed earlier this month to withdraw their forces from the Red Sea port city and institute a ceasefire during UN-sponsored talks in Sweden. Neither side has really done that since, with both blaming the other for ceasefire violations, and staying on a war footing. Military officials from the government forces, which control some southern parts of the city of Hodeidah, said they needed time to establish if the Houthi forces had really withdrawn from the ports. (more...)
Trump blames Trump blames "pathetic" Democrat immigration policies for childrens' deaths
- December 31, 2018

He's just making stuff up again", tweeted California Democrat, Representative Ted Lieu. Trump's tweets refer to 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo , who died on Christmas Eve after being taken into custody by immigration officials last week, and 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin , who suddenly died earlier this month while in USA custody. (more...)
Three dead, 79 missing as gas explosion rocks high-rise Three dead, 79 missing as gas explosion rocks high-rise
- December 31, 2018

A spokesman said: "Six people have been pulled out of the rubble, three died, three were injured, including a child". Three people were killed and another 79 were unaccounted for after a gas explosion rocked a residential building in Russian Federation on Monday (Dec 31), leaving hundreds without a home in freezing temperatures on New Year's Eve. (more...)
26 killed in landslides, floods in eastern Philippines 26 killed in landslides, floods in eastern Philippines
- December 31, 2018

Nearly 12,000 people were also evacuated from their homes in the Bicol region after the low-pressure area, locally named "Usman", hit the eastern side of the country on Saturday, the office said. An average of 20 typhoons and storms lash the Philippines each year, killing hundreds of people. Reports say the fatalities in Masbate drowned in floods triggered by a heavy downpour that fell minutes after the tropical cyclone warning signal was lifted by the weather bureau on Saturday morning. (more...)
US to cut off financial aid to El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala US to cut off financial aid to El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala
- December 31, 2018

President Donald Trump tweeted about the caravan Friday morning and discussed closing the U.S. -Mexico border and ending U.S. foreign aid to Central American countries. The White House's proposed 2019 budget includes $69 million in aid to Guatemala, $66 million to Honduras and $46 million to El Salvador, a reduction of 29 percent from the levels of fiscal 2018. (more...)
Government Government "Running Clock Out" To Advance Theresa May's Brexit Deal
- December 31, 2018

She is seeking further clarifications from Brussels on arrangements relating to the Irish border, and has said the vote would take place the week of January 14. We just want clarity on the future relations. "And I think that would put us into unprecedented territory with unknowable consequences". "The worst possible outcome of this process would be no Brexit", he told the paper. (more...)
Moscow open for dialogue: Putin to Trump in New Year letter
- December 31, 2018

The US president cancelled a planned meeting with his Russian counterpart at the G20 summit in Argentina in November, citing tensions about Moscow's forces opening fire on Ukrainian naval ships and then seizing the vessels. "Both our president and his representatives have said that we are ready for the talks when Washington is ready for it", TASS news agency quoted Lavrov as saying in televised remarks. (more...)
Trump says 'big progress' on possible China trade deal
- December 31, 2018

If made, it will be very comprehensive, covering all subjects, areas and points of dispute. Trump's comment comes as a United States trade delegation prepares to travel to Beijing in early January for talks with Chinese officials. government delegation will travel to Beijing in the week of Jan 7 for talks, according to two people familiar with the plans. Deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish will lead the team, which will include Treasury Undersecretary for International ... (more...)
Yellow vest protests remain small for 7th round Yellow vest protests remain small for 7th round
- December 31, 2018

In Toulouse, where like in Bordeaux crowds exceeded 2,000 people, protesters set bins on fire and some hurled yellow paint at police. Gilets Jaunes protests continue in the cities of France. The demonstrations have targeted French President Emmanuel Macron , who ceded to several of their demands for tax relief and other economic help. (more...)
Australia strips citizenship of alleged ISIL recruiter Australia strips citizenship of alleged ISIL recruiter
- December 31, 2018

The 27-year-old was told of the Australian government's decision on December 21, becoming the 12th dual national to have their citizenship annulled over associations with offshore terror groups, The Weekend Australian reports. ISIL , also known as ISIS, was declared a "terrorist organisation" in May 2016 for this goal, the Home Affairs Office said in a statement, and Prakash is the 12th person to be stripped of citizenship so far. (more...)
Escaped lion kills zoo worker Escaped lion kills zoo worker
- December 31, 2018

Black was a college intern and had been employed at the Conservators Center for approximately two weeks. The Caswell County Sheriff's Office said attempts at tranquilizing the lion were unsuccessful , and deputies used deadly force to retrieve Black's body, ABC News reported . (more...)
Helicopter crashes near world's longest zipline in UAE Helicopter crashes near world's longest zipline in UAE
- December 30, 2018

Tourism authorities told local media they could not comment on the matter while an investigation. ordered by Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al-Qasimi, the ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, was ongoing. While the exact cause of the incident has yet to be determined, local media report that the helicopter may have tipped a zipline. The National Search and Rescue Center confirmed four people had died, including both pilots Hameed Mohamed Obaid AlZa'abi and Saqr Saeed Mohamed Abdullah AlYamahi, first aid man Mark ... (more...)
Donald Trump blames Democrats after migrant children die in USA custody
- December 30, 2018

His tweets are the president's first public comment about the deaths of two children, an eight-year-old boy named Felipe Gomez Alonzo and a seven-year-old girl named Jakelin Caal , who were taken into custody with their parents after attempting a risky crossing into the United States at the Mexico border. (more...)
United Kingdom needs to get its act together before Brexit vote, Juncker says United Kingdom needs to get its act together before Brexit vote, Juncker says
- December 30, 2018

He said that it was a "matter of honour" for Conservative MPs to back Mrs May and that parliament must respect the referendum result. A cross party group of MPs is said to be pushing for Brexit to be postponed in the event of a no vote. (more...)
Russian Federation touts hypersonic rocket speed Russian Federation touts hypersonic rocket speed
- December 30, 2018

Kremlin .ru [ CC BY 4 .0], via Wikimedia CommonsAt a time when Russian President Vladimir Putin is testing the global communities patience, after heightening tensions with Ukraine - he is now boasting about the potential effectiveness of a new weapon in Russia's arsenal. (more...)
Russia Bans $500 Million Worth Of Imports From Ukraine In Retaliatory Sanctions Russia Bans $500 Million Worth Of Imports From Ukraine In Retaliatory Sanctions
- December 30, 2018

It added that overall imports from Ukraine past year amounted to almost $5 billion. "Ukraine periodically imposes sanctions against both Russian individuals and legal entities, and for specific Russian goods", a Russian government statement said. (more...)
Swiss-Spanish man arrested in attack on tourists in Morocco Swiss-Spanish man arrested in attack on tourists in Morocco
- December 30, 2018

The bodies of 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland and 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen from Denmark were found by other tourists in an isolated area of Morocco's High Atlas mountains on 17 December. He is "suspected of teaching some of those arrested in this case about communication tools involving new technology and of training them in marksmanship ", according to Morocco's central office for judicial investigations. (more...)
Israel advances plans for nearly 2,200 settler homes - NGO Israel advances plans for nearly 2,200 settler homes - NGO
- December 30, 2018

The units approved will be spread across 11 illegal settlements in the West Bank, which Israel has occupied since 1967, alongside East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Seuss children's book who hates Christmas and tries to steal it. It is the first such approvals since snap polls were called earlier this week after the ruling right-wing government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu collapsed. (more...)
Trump Continues Wall Campaign as Shutdown Reaches Day 8 Trump Continues Wall Campaign as Shutdown Reaches Day 8
- December 30, 2018

Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced on Fox News on Friday that President Trump has made a decision to cancel his plans to travel to his Mar-a-Lago resort for New Year's in order to stay in our nation's capital during the shutdown. (more...)
Sheriff: Suspected cop killer 'should have been reported to ICE' Sheriff: Suspected cop killer 'should have been reported to ICE'
- December 30, 2018

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. Ronil "Ron" Singh was shot early Wednesday morning after stopping a suspected drunken driver in Newman, Calif., just southeast of San Francisco. (more...)
Spike in illegal Channel crossings 'concerning': United Kingdom minister Spike in illegal Channel crossings 'concerning': United Kingdom minister
- December 30, 2018

The Conservative MP said the Home Office was not taking the matter "seriously enough". "While the Tories wax lyrical about control of our borders and being tough on security, they can not seem to get a grip on criminal smugglers operating on a few hundred miles of coastline, in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world". (more...)
Wild weather: Water rescues in South, heavy snow in Midwest Wild weather: Water rescues in South, heavy snow in Midwest
- December 30, 2018

A blizzard that has already cancelled or delayed thousands of airline flights and injured a passenger and crew member on a commercial jet over the Dallas area could dump almost a foot more snow in some states, forecasters said on Thursday. Numerous road closures, river flooding, stalled vehicles and water rescues were reported from southeastern Louisiana to western Alabama, as reported by AccuWeather . (more...)
SPOTTED: Pelosi Relaxes During Gov't Shutdown at Expensive Hawaii Resort SPOTTED: Pelosi Relaxes During Gov't Shutdown at Expensive Hawaii Resort
- December 30, 2018

Trump is seeking US$5 billion to cover the cost of erecting a wall along the US/Mexico border, but Democrats and some within his Republican party have insisted that they will not approve it. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was in Yuma, Arizona, on a trip to witness border operations first hand after saying last week that the USA will take "extraordinary" protective measures to deal with a surge of immigrant children in custody . (more...)

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