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World News ‘Dermophis donaldtrumpi’: Blind amphibian to be named after US president
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In a press release this week, EnviroBuild - a United Kingdom company that makes sustainable building materials - announced they won a Rainforest Trust auction to name the species, which was discovered in Panama. The name was given to the amphibian after Trump's response to the United States government's climate report was " I don't believe it ". Small creature is blind and has ability to bury its head in ground.

World News Russia, Iran and Turkey seek deal on new 'Syria constitutional body'
Author: 0 Russia, Iran and Turkey seek deal on new 'Syria constitutional body'

The foreign ministers of Russia , Iran and Turkey on Tuesday said here they have agreed to make efforts at convening the first session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee in early 2019. A year ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Assad as a "terrorist" and said it was impossible for Syrian peacemaking efforts to continue with him.

World News U.S. indicts alleged Chinese hackers for 'unrelenting effort' to steal tech
Author: 0 U.S. indicts alleged Chinese hackers for 'unrelenting effort' to steal tech

In an operation coordinated with U.S. allies in Europe and Asia, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the inditement of the duo aimed to rebuff " China's economic aggression". Hacking by Chinese state-backed hackers dramatically escalated over the summer in response to the trade war with the US and military tensions in the South China Sea, said Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer of Carbon Black, whose company's threat-hunting tool is used in global cyber investigations.

World News Russian Cargo Ship Refloated After Running Aground Off English Coast
Author: 0 Russian Cargo Ship Refloated After Running Aground Off English Coast

MAJOR operations have been under way after strong winds battering Britain saw a Russian cargo ship run aground off the Cornish coast and lorries overturn on a ferry in Scotland. The RNLI launched out of Falmouth just after 6am with pilot boats from the nearby docks also in the water. At around 9am, a coastguard rescuer was winched from a helicopter on to the stranded ship, in a moment captured on video.

World News Britain, EU Accelerate Planning for 'No-Deal Brexit'
Author: 0 Britain, EU Accelerate Planning for 'No-Deal Brexit'

Home Secretary Savid Javid set out the new policy on Wednesday which has snubbed a long-running construction lobbying campaign. The White Paper also states that low-skilled workers may be able to apply for short-term visas of up to a year.

World News Twitter Warns Of ‘Unusual Activity’ From China, Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Twitter Warns Of ‘Unusual Activity’ From China, Saudi Arabia

IP addresses from the two countries had sent a large number of inquiries using the form, Twitter said. The issue did not expose full phone numbers or users' other personal data, according to the San Francisco-based firm. "We continue to err on the side of full transparency in this area and have updated law enforcement on our findings", it said. The breach allowed the attackers to discover the country code of Twitter users' phone numbers - if a number was associated with their account.

World News SARAH SMACKDOWN: Huckabee Sanders Unloads on 'Shameless Fraud' James Comey
Author: 0 SARAH SMACKDOWN: Huckabee Sanders Unloads on 'Shameless Fraud' James Comey

How does that make any sense at all. "Where are those Republicans today", he added. "Republicans emerged from both sessions frustrated by Comey's inability or refusal to answer certain questions". "This is the President of the United States calling a witness, who has cooperated with his own Justice Department a rat", Comey said. And he told lawmakers that he was proven right because it now appears Trump was in fact under investigation, the source said, though Comey said that he was only ...

World News Morocco arrests suspect after murder of two Scandinavian women
Author: 0 Morocco arrests suspect after murder of two Scandinavian women

The Moroccan authorities were using helicopters to hunt a suspect who slit the throats of two Scandinavian women as they hiked in the popular Atlas mountain range. The women were found in their tent, located about six miles from Imlil, with "signs of violence on their necks", according to the Interior Ministry Authorities, who proceeded to close down the entire area.

World News EU Commission starts implementing Brexit plan
Author: 0 EU Commission starts implementing Brexit plan

But the bill's passage is far from certain and on Tuesday Britain announced its own contingency plans to prevent shortages and economic instability in the event it crashes out of the bloc without a deal. The British government has revealed its plan for a No Deal Brexit include putting 3,500 troops on standby. . With 100 days to go until the Brexit deadline, the government's announcements coincided with a joint statement issued by five leading business groups - the British Chambers of ...

World News US approves $3.5 billion Patriot missile sale to Turkey
Author: 0 US approves $3.5 billion Patriot missile sale to Turkey

The Kremlin says there is no link between Turkey's possible purchase of US Patriot surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems and that of the advanced Russian-built S-400 air defense missile system, saying Moscow is in the process of fulfilling the terms of the deal with Ankara.

World News Washington DC sues Facebook over privacy scandal
Author: 0 Washington DC sues Facebook over privacy scandal

Questions rose about Facebook's role in the Russian election meddling investigation , and there was a data breach involving Cambridge Analytica, among many other controversies. The information of more than 340,000 District of Columbia residents was exposed but only 860 downloaded the quiz, Racine noted. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook told users that it would protect their personal information, but allowed the app developer to collect and sell the data of users who hadn't downloaded or ...

World News European Union - Belgian prime minister resigns over migration pact
Author: 0 European Union - Belgian prime minister resigns over migration pact

Belgium holds the modern record for going the longest time without a government, 541 days in 2010 and 2011, but the country continued to function and even took part in Nato's Libyan intervention. The right-wing N-VA is the biggest party in parliament, with 31 MPs out of 150. The vote was brought forward by the French-speaking Socialist Party and the Green Party.

World News US preparing for 'full' and 'rapid' withdrawal from Syria
Author: 0 US preparing for 'full' and 'rapid' withdrawal from Syria

Israel will study the United States decision to pull its forces from Syria and will ensure its own security, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday. A USA withdrawal could open Trump up to criticism if ISIS re-emerges. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders , however, also said in a statement that, "These victories over ISIS in Syria do not signal the end of the coalition or its campaign", using another acronym for IS.

World News Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'stupid woman' jibe at Theresa May
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'stupid woman' jibe at Theresa May

Morgan described it as "shocking sexism", tweeting: "Unbelievable". Media captionPMQs: Does Jeremy Corbyn call May a "stupid woman"? This is obviously a flagrant lie. Commons leader Andrea Leadsom, a government minister, even stood up to ask Bercow why he had not apologised for allegedly calling her a "stupid woman" earlier this year.

World News Russia's Putin says rap music should be controlled, not shut down
Author: 0 Russia's Putin says rap music should be controlled, not shut down

Kinzhal has already been commissioned by the military. Shoigu said the Avangard will enter service with the military next year. The Russian military's Strategic Missile Forces launch a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Mirny, Russia , on October 26, 2017.

World News Russian Federation retains heightened military border presence: Ukraine leader
Author: 0 Russian Federation retains heightened military border presence: Ukraine leader

That move was followed by a deadly conflict in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. The connections between Moscow & Washington as well as Brussels, are experiencing major tensions on numerous matters, involving Crimea and the disagreement in far eastern Ukraine, a couple of matters for which both the European Union and the United States has enforced numerous rounds of economic penalties against Russian Federation.

World News 100 days until Brexit... and People's Vote campaigners are confident
Author: 0 100 days until Brexit... and People's Vote campaigners are confident

But with just 100 days to go until the scheduled date of Brexit on March 29, Mrs May has upped preparations in case the United Kingdom crashes out of the European Union without an agreement - while Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that thousands of troops will be put on stand-by to help with potential disruption.

World News Cohen says Trump knew of hush payments, 'doesn't tell the truth'
Author: 0 Cohen says Trump knew of hush payments, 'doesn't tell the truth'

President Trump has complained about the cost of the investigation to taxpayers before, decrying the probe as a "Witch Hunt, composed of 13 Angry and Heavily Conflicted Democrats". According to the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Cohen's claim is backed up by American Media Incorporated chief David Pecker who assisted in the payments and cover-up.

World News Bahrain defends Australia's Jerusalem move amid global outrage
Author: 0 Bahrain defends Australia's Jerusalem move amid global outrage

Jerusalem remains at the heart of the decades-long Middle East conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - occupied by Israel since 1967 - might one day serve as the capital of a Palestinian state. " Jerusalem has always been under Palestine, so why are they taking the initiative to divide Jerusalem not belonging to them, but to divide the Arabs and the Jews?" He referred to Canberra as a "deep and intimate friend of many years' standing", but added: "There is no ...

World News ISIS kills 700 prisoners in Syria: watchdog
Author: 0 ISIS kills 700 prisoners in Syria: watchdog

The timing of the withdrawal was not immediately clear and United States officials who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity did not disclose details about the deliberations, including who was involved. USA -backed Kurdish forces also are on the verge of capturing some of the final key areas held by the Islamic State east of the Euphrates River. In addition to the limited ground presence in Syria, the USA also has conducted air strikes against the Islamic State since 2014; from December 9 ...

World News Sudanese president makes surprise visit to Syria
Author: 0 Sudanese president makes surprise visit to Syria

The US has said it is no longer seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but renewed warnings it would not fund reconstruction unless the regime is "fundamentally different". The fresh nudge in the diplomatic relations comes amid a succession of victories of the Syrian army, which enabled the Syrian government to control much of the country.

World News With massive F-35 increase, Japan is now biggest global buyer
Author: 0 With massive F-35 increase, Japan is now biggest global buyer

Japan said it had "strong concerns" about the expansion of China's military footprint on Tuesday , prompting China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying to accuse Japan of making "thoughtless remarks". Other U.S. -made equipment on Japan's shopping list includes two land-based Aegis Ashore air defence radars to defend against North Korean missiles, four Boeing Co KC-46 Pegasus refuelling planes to extend the range of Japanese aircraft, and nine Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye ...

World News AfriForum: 'Arrest warrant issued for Grace Mugabe over assault of SA model'
Author: 0 AfriForum: 'Arrest warrant issued for Grace Mugabe over assault of SA model'

Aggrieved with the decision, the Democratic Alliance (DA) and lobby group AfriForum approached the courts and filed an application to have the decision to grant Mugabe amnesty reviewed and set aside. The model suffered cuts to her forehead and the back of her head. Mrs Mugabe said at the time that she had acted in self-defence after the "intoxicated and unhinged" model attacked her in the room where her two sons lived.

World News Facebook Bans Netanyahu’s Son for a Day Over Anti-Muslim Posts
Author: 0 Facebook Bans Netanyahu’s Son for a Day Over Anti-Muslim Posts

Yair then continued his anti-Muslim tirade, writing in a separate post: "Do you know where there are no terror attacks?" The eldest of the prime minister's sons, Yair Netanyahu still lives with his parents at the official prime ministerial residence in Jerusalem and is provided with a state-funded vehicle and security detail.

World News What are the chances Virginia sees a White Christmas?
Author: 0 What are the chances Virginia sees a White Christmas?

Christmas Day will begin with some sunshine and might finish with a few snowflakes as well. Although there likely won't be enough snow for a white Christmas, he says temperatures will definitely be below the freezing point. Those could bring some festive flakes into the region on Sunday, with some rain and snow for Christmas. The days leading up to Christmas appear quiet on the snow forecast front, with no major storms setting up, according to Accuweather forecaster Alex Sosnowski.

World News Trump admin. set to officially ban bump stocks
Author: 0 Trump admin. set to officially ban bump stocks

The Justice Department pledged to fight any legal challenge. Individuals who own bump stocks will be required to either surrender them to the ATF or destroy them by late March, the official said. Giffords, a gun reform group founded by Democratic Congresswoman Gabby Giffords who was shot in 2011, celebrated the administration's move, but tweeted, "Shame on the majority of Congress who, more than a year after Las Vegas, has still not held a vote on any legislation to #BanBumpStocks".

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