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World News Quake of 7.2 magnitude strikes off south Philippines
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A brief tsunami warning has been issued for the Philippines, as well as for the coasts of Indonesia and Palau, after a powerful 7.0 natural disaster hit the southern island of Mindanao. At least 220 people were reported dead. However, waves were forecast to be less than 30 cm (12 inches) high, it said, while Philippine monitors warned that "minor sea level disturbances" were to be expected.

World News Search for cruise ship entertainer who went overboard
Author: 0 Search for cruise ship entertainer who went overboard

He was last seen on CCTV entering an area on the ship's deck at 4am on Christmas morning, Royal Caribbean told Reuters. The Miami Herald reports Mr Hough is part of the cast which performs " Grease " on the ship. Mr Hough's talent agency Russell Smith Associates tweeted that it was shocked and saddened by the news concerning the graduate of London's Urdang Academy .

World News Dems Spurn Trump's $2.5B Counter on Border Wall Funding — WashPost
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At the heart of the stalemate is Trump's demand for $5 billion in funding for his proposed wall at the U.S. -Mexico border. Democrats have instead put the blame on Republicans for the government shutdown . The largest occurred over the fall and included thousands of migrants who traveled from Honduras toward the southern border . President Donald Trump threatened Friday to close the US border with Mexico , holding firm on his insistence that congressional Democrats get on board with ...

World News NY Times Alleges Doctor Gave Trump Vietnam Exemption as Favor
Author: 0 NY Times Alleges Doctor Gave Trump Vietnam Exemption as Favor

Trump. 'I didn't have power in those days, ' Trump told biographer Michael D'Antonio in 2014, according to The New York Times . Trump, 72, previously said that he cannot recall who signed off on his medical exemption. Alec Hochstein, who worked with Braunstein in the late 1990s, told the Times that the podiatrist "spoke very highly" of the Trumps, recalling that the landlords were "very open to negotiating with him and letting him stay at a rent he was comfortable with".

World News California police killing suspect held
Author: 0 California police killing suspect held

Perez Arriaga is accused of killing Cpl. Singh was shot and killed during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning, said the sheriff's department on Wednesday. Christianson said Singh was conducting a traffic stop for a suspicion of driving under the influence when the shooting occurred. Police say they believe the man is still "within Stanislaus County".

World News Mick Mulvaney: Pelosi Standing in Way of Compromise to End Shutdown
Author: 0 Mick Mulvaney: Pelosi Standing in Way of Compromise to End Shutdown

He blasted Democrats, including Senate leader Chuck Schumer, for supporting border security measures - including a wall - in 2006 and 2011 before abandoning the position when President Trump took office. The Massachusetts Democrat's request was not recognized by the presiding Republican. The president tweeted the contention that the ongoing shutdown "isn't about the Wall", adding: "This is only about the Dems not letting Donald Trump & the Republicans have a win".

Author: 0 Michael Cohen Denies Report Tying Him To Infamous Prague Trip

In April, McClatchy reported Muller had gotten evidence that Cohen traveled to Prague from Germany in late August or early September 2016, but not how he got the information. As Chuck Ross points out , Cohen has pleaded guilty not just to supposed campaign finance violations, but also to lying to Congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

World News UAE to Reopen Embassy in Syria for First Time in Seven Years
Author: 0 UAE to Reopen Embassy in Syria for First Time in Seven Years

The United Arab Emirates was a supporter of the Syrian opposition, which is now largely confined to the northern Idlib province after losing its strongholds elsewhere. The United Arab Emirate s (UAE) is to reopen its embassy in Damascus on Thursday, a step that would mark a big diplomatic boost for President Bashar al-Assad from a United States (US)-allied Arab state that once funded rebels fighting him.

World News Ebola patients abscond from treatment center in Congo
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On Wednesday, the election commission cited the Ebola outbreak and frequent attacks by militias in its decision to put off the presidential and parliamentary elections in Butembo and Beni in the east, as well as the rural area surrounding Beni until March 2019.

World News China announces Canadian’s drugs appeal amid row over detained trio
Author: 0 China announces Canadian’s drugs appeal amid row over detained trio

Canada's foreign affairs office has said that it has been monitoring Schellenberg's case for "quite a while". "We will continue to provide consular services to them and their family". China executed a Briton caught smuggling heroin in 2009, prompting a British outcry over what it said was the lack of any mental health assessment.

World News US to take 'extraordinary' measures in face of migrant surge
Author: 0 US to take 'extraordinary' measures in face of migrant surge

Secretary Nielsen placed the blame for the influx of young children on parents, suggesting that America has "an immigration system that rewards parents for sending their children across the border alone, a system that prevents parents who bring their children on a risky and illegal journey from facing consequences for their actions, an asylum process that is not able to quickly help those who qualify for asylum".

World News Three British tourists killed in Iceland vehicle crash
Author: 0 Three British tourists killed in Iceland vehicle crash

It then fell around eight metres onto a river bank. Those involved in the crash are from two British families, and a number of them are thought to be of Indian heritage. Erlingsson estimated the vehicle had fallen about five or six metres from the bridge and was a "total wreck". Police officers have said that humidity could have made the surface slippery but said it remains unclear what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

World News North, South Korean Officials Celebrate Joint Railway Project
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South Korea and the USA had reportedly made significant progress in their talks on sharing defense costs, but the working-level progress fell apart due to the US leadership's call for a sharp increase in Seoul's share. Attendees from the South Korean side included Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, Lee Hae-chan, chief of the ruling Democratic Party, and other parliamentary leaders.

World News Indonesia widens exclusion zone around island volcano after tsunami
Author: 0 Indonesia widens exclusion zone around island volcano after tsunami

Indonesia's National Board for Disaster Management bumped its warning level for Anak Krakatau up to a 3, the second-highest rank as the country's air traffic control announced the rerouting of aircraft. The country's system of tsunami detection buoys - deployed after the 2004 disaster - has not worked since 2012, with some units being stolen or vandalized.

World News On Meghalaya Miners' Rescue, Congress Lawmaker's Goof Up In Parliament
Author: 0 On Meghalaya Miners' Rescue, Congress Lawmaker's Goof Up In Parliament

According to the news agency IANS, the NDRF has used a sonar system and an underwater camera to detect the trapped miners. Rescue workers have given up trying to pump water out of the mine, the Times says. The Union minister of state's response came after Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying 15 labourers trapped in the a mine since December 13 were struggling for air while Modi "strutted about" on Assam's Bogibeel Bridge posing for cameras.

World News Trump is the third American president to visit Iraq
Author: 0 Trump is the third American president to visit Iraq

By injecting a heavy dose of campaign-style rhetoric and partisan optics into this week's holiday visit with troops in Iraq - his first trip to a war zone since taking office - President Donald Trump has once again proved he has no problem blurring the lines between politics and his relationship with the United States military, according to military experts and a top Democratic lawmaker.

World News Michelle Obama tops Hillary Clinton as America's most admired woman
Author: 0 Michelle Obama tops Hillary Clinton as America's most admired woman

First lady Michelle Obama speaks to a crowd of supporters as she campaigns for the Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Convention Center, in Phoenix, Arizona on October 20, 2016. Winfrey has appeared on the list 31 times, never finishing in first place but coming in second 14 times. The poll was conducted from December 3-12.

World News GoFundMe Scam: Donors That Raised Over $400,000 for Homeless Veteran Are Refunded
Author: 0 GoFundMe Scam: Donors That Raised Over $400,000 for Homeless Veteran Are Refunded

McClure has alleged she was duped by D'Amico, whose lawyer denied the allegations. "All donors who contributed to this GoFundMe campaign have been fully refunded", spokesman Bobby Whithorne said in an email. "She did not run out of gas on the I-95 off-ramp, and he did not spend his last $20 to help her", said Coffina. Bobbitt said he received $75,000. Bobbitt's complaint launched a criminal investigation, which led authorities to discover text messages confirming that the initial story ...

World News Saudi King Salman orders government reshuffle, FM Jubeir replaced
Author: 0 Saudi King Salman orders government reshuffle, FM Jubeir replaced

Ibrahim al-Assaf has served as Saudi finance minister for about 21 years and was among the first finance ministers to take a series of austerity measures approved by the government. Turkey and western intelligence agencies have either hinted at or directly named King Salman's son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , as the mastermind behind the killing but the monarch left his heir's portfolios unchanged in his latest reshuffle.

World News TestTrump: I gave Mattis 2nd chance as Defence Secretary
Author: 0 TestTrump: I gave Mattis 2nd chance as Defence Secretary

Shanahan will assume the role starting January 1, 2019, Trump said in a tweet Sunday noon. Shanahan, a former executive at the aerospace giant Boeing , joined the Pentagon in July 2017 after Trump nominated him. troops from Syria. Some observers see Mattis' successor as likely to be friendlier to increasingly authoritarian Asian regimes like that of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.

World News Thailand: Medical use of marijuana legalized
Author: 0 Thailand: Medical use of marijuana legalized

Before today Thailand was known for having strict laws regarding marijuana, like many other Southeast Asia countries. Foreign firms are requesting patent and this is becoming a controversy in the country. However, producers and researchers will still need a license to handle the drugs while the common people will require prescriptions. "This is the first baby step forward", said Chokwan Chopaka, an activist with Highland Network, a cannabis legalisation advocacy group in Thailand .

Author: 0 Donald Trump stops at Ramstein base in Germany after Iraq visit

Mr Mahdi's office said United States officials had given Iraq advance notice of the presidential visit, but powerful local figures clearly took umbrage. Trump told reporters that the United States might base USA commandos on the border in Iraq to launch raids and other missions into Syria. The paper reported that the daughters of a podiatrist in NY who is now dead said their father had given Trump a bone-spur diagnosis as a favor to Fred Trump, who owned the building where the doctor had his ...

World News Back in US, Trump returns his attention to shutdown
Author: 0 Back in US, Trump returns his attention to shutdown

The impasse over government funding began last week, when the Senate approved a bipartisan deal keeping government open into February. Trump claimed the hundreds of thousands of federal workers who are furloughed due to the shutdown also want the wall, despite a lack of evidence supporting the contention.

World News Poroshenko Ends Martial Law In Ukraine As Tensions With Russia Continue
Author: 0 Poroshenko Ends Martial Law In Ukraine As Tensions With Russia Continue

Martial law, imposed in parts of Ukraine after Russian Federation seized three of its naval ships in the Kerch Strait last month, was lifted on Wednesday, President Petro Poroshenko announced. The conflict pitting pro-Russian separatists against Ukrainian government forces is estimated to have claimed more than 10,000 lives. The Ukrainian navy ships were captured in the Kerch Strait, between Russian-annexed Crimea and southern Russia, which controls access to the Sea of Azov, where ...

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