• Australia considers resettling Saudi teen escaping family
Australia considers resettling Saudi teen escaping family

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, a Saudi woman who claims to be fleeing her country and family and is now in Bangkok , Thailand, is shown in this undated photo obtained by Reuters from social media . "Her time in Thailand is uncertain and while it's positive that she has access to UNHCR and her case is being reviewed, we know that the Thai authoritie...

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  • Lok Sabha passes Citizenship Bill for non-Muslims
Lok Sabha passes Citizenship Bill for non-Muslims

The BJP says it is in favor of institutionalizing "constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards" to the ethnic Assamese, but also wants to give citizenship to Hindus from Bangladesh as the growth in the Hindu population of Assam had been overtaken by that of Muslims.

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  • Saudi women to be informed of divorce by text, new law states
Saudi women to be informed of divorce by text, new law states

Last year, a decades-old driving ban on women was lifted in Saudi Arabia. The move comes as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has started to give women more rights in the conservative kingdom, which included lifting a ban on women driving previous year.

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  • Thirteen Canadian detained in China since Huawei’s CFO arrest: Canadian government
Thirteen Canadian detained in China since Huawei’s CFO arrest: Canadian government

The advisory also warns about China's use of "exit bans" that would prohibit USA citizens from leaving the country, sometimes keeping them in China for years. Kovrig and Spavor remain in custody. He said, "It is not convenient to disclose more information now". The U.S State Department has called for the release of the two Canadians, while Ge...

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  • China and USA to hold trade talks in Beijing next week
China and USA to hold trade talks in Beijing next week

Its one-sentence announcement gave no other details of the agenda or who else would take part. The US and China have exchanged tit-for-tat tariffs on more than $300 billion worth of goods in total two-way trade, locking them in a conflict that has begun to eat into profits and contributed to stock market plunges.

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  • Trump Tweets That Democrats Want to Impeach Him For Being 'Too Successful'
Trump Tweets That Democrats Want to Impeach Him For Being 'Too Successful'

Speaking to reporters in the Rose Garden, Trump said Friday that he thought Tlaib's comments were "disgraceful". Still, it will be hard for Pelosi to quiet some on her left flank who see their new majority as a direct challenge to Trump.

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  • As Warren Treks to Iowa, Early Troubles Arise in New Hampshire
As Warren Treks to Iowa, Early Troubles Arise in New Hampshire

Warren was (perhaps justifiably) wary of the overheated ICO bubble of 2017 and early 2018, agreeing with assessments that the majority of them were "scams" or otherwise dubious offerings that ripped off inexperienced retail investors. "I think the conversation of whether or not she's electable is borderline sexist because they focus on a lot of thi...

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  • GOP civil war: RNC member rips Romney for 'political treachery'
GOP civil war: RNC member rips Romney for 'political treachery'

I do. I hope not", Trump said. Look at how virtuous I am... "I've been pleased with the number of things he's done, and he's been very helpful to me on criminal justice reform". "But, on balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions last month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office", Romne...

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  • US National Parks Are a Mess Due to the Government Shutdown
US National Parks Are a Mess Due to the Government Shutdown

There's been at least one reported incident of an injury in a national park during the shutdown. "We're afraid that we're going to start seeing significant damage to the natural resources in parks and potentially to historic and other cultural artifacts", John Garder , senior budget director of the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Asso...

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  • United States troops to leave Syria but YPG support to continue
United States troops to leave Syria but YPG support to continue

Netanyahu met with Pompeo in Brasilia on Tuesday to discuss developments in the Middle East, including security cooperation between the two countries regarding Syria and Iran . The immediate reason for Mattis's resignation was Trump's announcement that he's ordering USA troops out of Syria. Trump did not provide a timetable for the planned mil...

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  • Hold Sabarimala chief priest for contempt of court: Kerala’s writers and intellectuals
Hold Sabarimala chief priest for contempt of court: Kerala’s writers and intellectuals

Police fired teargas and used water cannons to disperse a large crowd of protesters in the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram , television news channels showed. On Tuesday it backed a protest by thousands of women, who formed a 620 km (385 mile) human chain, termed the " women's wall ", in support of " gender equality" and access to the temple ...

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  • Bangladesh election chief rejects call for new vote
Bangladesh election chief rejects call for new vote

Thirteen people were killed in clashes between opposing party supporters, and three men were shot by police who said they were protecting polling stations, according to police. Hasina's government has denied the accusations and her party says many of its own workers were hurt by the opposition. Campaign posters of the ruling party dominated street...

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  • Kim calls for more Korea talks with Moon in new year
Kim calls for more Korea talks with Moon in new year

According to Moon's spokesman, Kim said in the letter to the South Korean president that he was sorry his previously planned trip to Seoul this year did not take place. Kim and Moon met three times in 2018 and have made a series of goodwill gestures as well as vowing to resume economic cooperation when possible. During Moon's visit to Pyongyang...

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  • Vehicle deliberately driven into New Year's Eve crowds injuring eight in Tokyo
Vehicle deliberately driven into New Year's Eve crowds injuring eight in Tokyo

Investigative sources told the Japan Times that the man said he rammed his vehicle into the crowd "in retaliation for an execution". "I learned about the incident later". Police inspect a auto whose driver rammed his vehicle into crowds on Takeshita street in Tokyo early January 1, 2019. The crash occurred early on Tuesday on Takeshita Do...

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  • In holiday message, Putin says Russian Federation 'open to dialogue' with US
In holiday message, Putin says Russian Federation 'open to dialogue' with US

In a New Year messages to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin said relations between the two countries were developing in a constructive and dynamic manner. " The Russian head of state confirmed that the joint forces of Moscow and Ankara will make a final decision on the fight against terrori...

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  • NK leader talks of denuclearization, economic development in New Year address
NK leader talks of denuclearization, economic development in New Year address

He said he was willing to resume joint projects with the South, including reopening the Kaesong industrial park and Mount Kumgang resort, without conditions. The two sides have clashed over the pace and sequence of talks, with North Korea demanding relief from worldwide sanctions and the USA seeking more steps toward disarmament.

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"Nothing But Compassion" For Migrants, Says Outgoing White House Chief

Trump says a wall is needed along the whole border to keep out migrants trying to enter the country illegally, casting them as an "invasion" force of unsafe criminals. It marked the starkest admission yet by the president's inner circle that his signature campaign pledge, which sparked fervent chants of "build that wall" during Mr Trump's rallies ...

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  • Accused Of Spying, US Citizen Detained In Russia
Accused Of Spying, US Citizen Detained In Russia

A United States citizen has been detained in Moscow on suspicion of spying, Russia's FSB security service has said. The announcement comes a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow remained open to dialogue with Washington in a New Year's greeting to U.S.

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  • 4 dead, 79 missing after gas explosion at high rise in Russian Federation
4 dead, 79 missing after gas explosion at high rise in Russian Federation

The blast rocked the apartment complex at around 4 a.m. local time, completely collapsing one of its sections. A search and rescue effort is underway involving 469 emergency workers. The regional governor, Boris Dubrovsky, told Putin that authorities published the missing persons list in the hope they were somewhere else when the explosion happened...

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  • Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee in step toward 2020 presidential run
Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee in step toward 2020 presidential run

In her announcement, Warren argued government "has been bought and paid for by a bunch of billionaires and giant corporations that think they get to dictate the rules that affect everyone", calling it "corruption, pure and simple". The president, highlighting the controversy that has dogged her since her first campaign for the Senate, routinely use...

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  • Hanover airport reopens after auto intruder detained
Hanover airport reopens after auto intruder detained

Bomb disposal experts were sent in to examine the auto and no unsafe objects were found. Police cars stopped the vehicle and officers overpowered the driver. Flight operations are now suspended. Authorities eventually towed away the vehicle and searched outside the airport for other possible threats. Hannover airport handled 5.87 million passen...

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  • Suspect in California officer’s shooting death captured
Suspect in California officer’s shooting death captured

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department announced that Gustavo Perez Arriaga was arrested this morning at a home in Bakersfield, California. The sheriff told reporters that Perez Arriaga was in the country illegally after crossing the border in Arizona and had two prior arrests for driving while intoxicated.

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  • Rail plan puts North and South Korea on track for closer ties
Rail plan puts North and South Korea on track for closer ties

Representatives from China , Russia and Mongolia were also present, as were officials from the United Nations including Armida Alisjahbana, executive secretary of the UN's Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Seoul's Unification Ministry said the two Koreas plan to draw up blueprints and designs for the envisioned inter-Korea...

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  • DHS Secretary Nielsen visits border after child's death
DHS Secretary Nielsen visits border after child's death

The boy was released just before 3 p.m., about 90 minutes after he had been found to have a fever of 39.4 C, CBP said . Amoxicillin is a commonly prescribed antibiotic. A Texas congressman named the child as Felipe Alonzo-Gomez. Felipe Gomez Alonzo died while in the custody of United States immigration officials at an ICE (Enforcem...

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  • DFA warns Filipinos in Egypt to be vigilant after tourist bus bombing
DFA warns Filipinos in Egypt to be vigilant after tourist bus bombing

The bomb went off at about 18:15 (5.45am this morning NZ time) on Maryoutiya Street in Giza's Haram district, the interior ministry says. Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group have claimed responsibility for previous attacks, including against Egypt's Coptic Christian minority, who make up about 10 per cent of the country's population.

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  • Russian Federation releases new launch footage of their 'Avangard' hypersonic missile
Russian Federation releases new launch footage of their 'Avangard' hypersonic missile

In March, he pledged to strengthen his country's nuclear arsenal in response to development of the USA missile defense system, which he said could compromise Russia's nuclear deterrent. A hypersonic glider is a warhead able to fly through the atmosphere at an exceptionally high speed. Officials in Washington were also anxious about the rise of ...

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  • US Supreme Court says Ginsburg up and working after surgery
US Supreme Court says Ginsburg up and working after surgery

She just recently resumed a public schedule after being hospitalized for observation and treatment after fracturing three ribs following a fall in her office on November 7. On Friday, the court's public information office announced that the 85-year-old justice had undergone the procedure and was recovering comfortably.

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  • Trump accidentally reveals location and identities of US Navy Seals in Iraq
Trump accidentally reveals location and identities of US Navy Seals in Iraq

But U.S. forces returned in 2014 at the invitation of the Iraqi government, which needed help fighting the terrorist organization ISIS (Islamic State, Iraq and Syria ). They said, 'You know, we can make it smaller. A complete withdrawal of US troops from Syria would leave a sizeable USA military presence in the region, including about 5,200 tr...

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  • Trump visits troops in Iraq
Trump visits troops in Iraq

Trump's trip was shrouded in secrecy. Air Force One touched down at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland around 5:15 a.m. Air Force One flew overnight from Washington, landing at an airbase west of Baghdad under the cover of darkness Wednesday evening.

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  • Authorities hunt California police officer's killer
Authorities hunt California police officer's killer

Newman is situated near Modesto in Stanislaus County. Police agencies in and out of California were alerted to watch for the heavyset, chain-wearing suspect in Wednesday's slaying of 33-year-old Cpl. Authorities described the suspect as armed and risky. "He was living the American Dream, I'll put it that way", said Royjinder Singh, who called...

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