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Gabon soldiers read message on state radio as shots heard in Libreville Gabon soldiers read message on state radio as shots heard in Libreville
- January 07, 2019

An AFP correspondent said shots were fired near the radio station in the centre of Libreville, the Gabonese capital, with military vehicles blocking access to the site. Soldiers said they had been disappointed by the message, calling it "a pitiful sight" and a "relentless attempt to cling onto power". The Bongo family has ruled the oil-producing country for almost half a century. (more...)
Future Labour government could hold referendum on Brexit deal Future Labour government could hold referendum on Brexit deal
- January 07, 2019

However, polling released on Friday suggest that Tory members are even more opposed to May's deal than their MPs, with a majority calling on parliament to vote it down later this month. Senior EU figures are said to be waiting until the last moment before the deadline for reaching a Brexit deal to offer any additional measures, so MPs are left with no time to demand more. (more...)
Woman Defends Herself Against Dog, Gets Bitten By Its Owner Woman Defends Herself Against Dog, Gets Bitten By Its Owner
- January 07, 2019

Alma Cadwalader, a 19-year old from Oakland , is in police custody after she bit a female jogger, who used pepper spray to when she was attacked by the teenager's dog. In an updated post, Parks Officer wrote : "On 01/04/19, a warrant was issued by an Alameda County Judge and an arrest was made by East Bay Regional Park District Police Officers". (more...)
Rights group urges Thailand not to deport Saudi woman fleeing her family Rights group urges Thailand not to deport Saudi woman fleeing her family
- January 07, 2019

Saudi diplomat Abdullah al-Shuaibi denied the kingdom was involved in any way. It is unclear why Rahaf would need a Thai visa or why she would need to be deported on such grounds. Rehaf wanted to travel to Australia where she wanted to seek asylum, fearining that her abusive family will kill her if she returns. Thai immigration officials have indicated that she will be sent back on Monday. (more...)
Soulja Boy Suffers Car Accident In Rampant Californian Mudslides
- January 07, 2019

The deluge loosened hillsides in Malibu where a major fire burned previous year and sent mud and debris onto the busy roadway, trapping drivers. The 28-year-old - whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way - also retweeted numerous fans' online prayers. (more...)
At least 30 workers killed in Afghanistan gold mine collapse At least 30 workers killed in Afghanistan gold mine collapse
- January 07, 2019

DD News has been successfully discharging its responsibility to give balanced, fair and accurate news without sensationalizing as well as by carrying different shades of opinion. The impoverished region is prone to landslides, particularly in the colder months when heavy snow blankets the province. Past year the Afghan government signed two contracts for the exploration of copper and gold deposits in northern provinces, to try to prevent illegal mining and move away from its dependence on ... (more...)
Police officer dies trying to defuse bomb at Egypt church Police officer dies trying to defuse bomb at Egypt church
- January 07, 2019

The device was one of two hidden in a bag on a roof by the Church in Nasr City outside Cairo . There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Saturday's explosion on the eastern edge of Cairo that killed a policeman who was trying to defuse the device and wounded two others. (more...)
Arakan Army clashes with government forces in Rakhine state Arakan Army clashes with government forces in Rakhine state
- January 07, 2019

It was also in the restive western state that a military-led crackdown in 2017, following attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents, prompted hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee westward to neighbouring Bangladesh . The military has denied targeting civilians. "This is a carefully planned premeditated attack to harm the lives and property of the people and to further aggravate the instability in the Rakhine State", the English-language Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper said on ... (more...)
Bolton: Syria withdrawal only if safety of Israel & allies guaranteed Bolton: Syria withdrawal only if safety of Israel & allies guaranteed
- January 07, 2019

Bolton is expected to tell Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that troops will remain at a base in Syria to counter Iranian activity, according to a senior US administration official who spoke with NPR's Daniel Estrin. According to an AP report from December, the decision was "was made hastily, without consulting his national security team or allies, and over strong objections from virtually everyone involved in the fight against the Islamic State". (more...)
Woman being questioned after child joyrides on vehicle roof racks in Perth Woman being questioned after child joyrides on vehicle roof racks in Perth
- January 07, 2019

Attempts by other motorists to alert the mother by flashing their lights and beeping at her failed. Reported sightings of the Holden Captiva with the child on top suggest that the incident lasted around 10 minutes. After motorists managed to get the child's attention, the driver stopped and placed the boy in the auto, next to two other children who were already restrained inside, before driving away from the scene. (more...)
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince departs after daylong Pakistan visit Abu Dhabi Crown Prince departs after daylong Pakistan visit
- January 07, 2019

The UAE government's financial assistance comes as Pakistan is negotiating a United States dollars 8 billion bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to overcome a severe balance-of-payments crisis that threatens to cripple the country's economy. (more...)
Malaysia's head of state Sultan Muhammad V resigns Malaysia's head of state Sultan Muhammad V resigns
- January 07, 2019

Dr Mahathir later claimed that the other state rulers had expressed to him that they disagreed with the delays in his installation as premier and in the swearing-in of Mr Thomas as the government's top lawyer. Despite continuing intrigue within the royal court of the north-eastern state, Sultan Muhammad V joined the Conference of Rulers in October 2010, signifying that his fellow rulers recognised him as Kelantan's head of state. (more...)
House defies Trump veto threat, passes funding plan without wall House defies Trump veto threat, passes funding plan without wall
- January 07, 2019

All Democrats and eight Republicans approved the measure, which provides funding through February 8. But two Senate Republicans who are up for reelection in 2020 broke with Trump and party leaders on their shutdown strategy, saying it was time to end the impasse even if Democrats won't give Trump the more than $5 billion in border funding he is demanding. (more...)
US Lawmaker Says Trump 'Could Not Give Good Answer' on Shutdown US Lawmaker Says Trump 'Could Not Give Good Answer' on Shutdown
- January 07, 2019

They enlisted some of the newcomers from the freshmen class to their ranks to try to stop her from regaining the gavel. In public, Trump renewed his dire warnings of rapists and others at the border. The White House on Thursday issued a veto threat against both parts of the Democratic legislation. Trump complained that he had been "lonely" at the White House during the holiday break, having skipped his getaway to Mar-a-Lago in Florida. (more...)
Whelan’s Brother Confirms Spy Suspect Has Four Citizenships
- January 07, 2019

Marine who left the military with a bad-conduct discharge, is global security director for a U.S. automobile parts manufacturer. Paul Whelan, a former U.S. American Paul Whelan, arrested in Moscow and accused of espionage, has in addition to his American passport one from Britain, Canada and Ireland, Whelan's brother said Friday. (more...)
Strain Of The Shutdown Starts To Show At Rocky Mountain National Park Strain Of The Shutdown Starts To Show At Rocky Mountain National Park
- January 07, 2019

The shutdown has affected most national parks , which have been left without numerous rangers and other park officials who usually keep the parks running. The agency says the law that put it in charge of the site obligates it to keep it open, even as federal Washington closes around it. "The incident remains under investigation, which is taking longer than usual because of the shutdown", Muñoz said. (more...)
United States will 'assure' Israel's security before Syria pullout United States will 'assure' Israel's security before Syria pullout
- January 07, 2019

Fighting alongside Arab and Kurdish forces, American troops have been largely successful in pushing back the Islamic State and stabilizing the country, since entering Syria in 2014. commitment to push back on Iranian regional expansionism. "We're going to be discussing the president's decision to withdraw, but to do so from northeast Syria in a way that makes sure that ISIS is defeated and is not able to revive itself and become a threat again", Bolton said when meeting Israeli Prime ... (more...)
Congo delays announcing results of presidential election Congo delays announcing results of presidential election
- January 07, 2019

Western observers were not invited to watch the balloting, and the US has threatened sanctions against those who undermine the democratic process. Western election observers, including those from the Carter Center, were not invited to watch the proceedings. (more...)
U.S. airstrike in Yemen targeted suspect in attack on USS Cole U.S. airstrike in Yemen targeted suspect in attack on USS Cole
- January 07, 2019

The strike took place when al-Badawi was reportedly driving alone. The militant, said to be an al-Qaeda commander, was on the FBI's most wanted list over the attack on the warship. Bush administration as conspirators who organized the attack on behalf of al-Qaeda, which claimed responsibility. The US says there was no collateral damage. (more...)
Bolton warns Turkey against attacking Kurdish fighters after U.S. pullout from Syria
- January 07, 2019

Trump had said in his December 19 withdrawal announcement that USA forces "have defeated ISIS [Daesh] in Syria , my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency", and added in a video posted to Twitter, "Now it's time for our troops to come back home". (more...)
PD: Karate instructor takes on NC man trying to kidnap woman PD: Karate instructor takes on NC man trying to kidnap woman
- January 07, 2019

Ephraim asked Williams to leave but he refused. " Shortly afterward, a big male entered the building ", Ephraim continued. As for the sensei, Ephraim says he is no hero, but he would be happy to teach anyone who walks into his class: "I was just doing what any responsible citizen would do". (more...)
UK police arrest suspect in fatal train stabbing UK police arrest suspect in fatal train stabbing
- January 06, 2019

A 27-year-old woman, Chelsea Mitchell, also from Farnham, has been charged with assisting an offender. Following Saturday's arrests, police said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the killing. The 59-year-old, who has lived in the area for 11 years, said she believes she saw a man matching the description of the suspect on Thursday morning standing in the nearby Farnham Hospital auto park using a mobile phone. (more...)
Pope appeals for safe port for migrants on rescue ships Pope appeals for safe port for migrants on rescue ships
- January 06, 2019

The two ships, operated by NGOs Sea-Watch and Sea-Eye, are now close to the Maltese coast having been allowed to take up shelter from bad weather three nautical miles off the island. Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, leader of the 5-Star Movement, shot back at Mr Muscat, saying Italy had for years taken migrants who arrived via the Mediterranean. (more...)
USS Cole bomber Jamal al-Badawi targeted in Yemen air strike
- January 06, 2019

USA military officials had previously announced they targeted al-Badawi in a "precision strike" in Yemen on New Year's Day. President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning that the airstrike killed al-Badawi. "U.S. forces confirmed the results of the strike following a deliberate assessment process". The chief suspect in the attack, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, is being held in the United States detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (more...)
Turkey rebuffs US secretary of state's remarks Turkey rebuffs US secretary of state's remarks
- January 06, 2019

The main aims of the roadmap are to protect the border with Turkey , to find a way to integrate the governing structures of northern Syria into the constitution, and to ensure a fair distribution of resources in northern and eastern Syria. (more...)

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