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World News U.S., Israel, formally leave UNESCO
Author: 0 U.S., Israel, formally leave UNESCO

The departure comes after a series of anti-Israel decisions by the body, including accepting Palestine as a permanent member in 2011 and in July, 2017 declaring the Tomb of the Patriarchs - considered the second holiest site in Judaism after the Temple Mount - to be a Palestinian world heritage site in danger.

World News Pakistan houses enemies: Donald Trump
Author: 0 Pakistan houses enemies: Donald Trump

No more!" Trump had said in the tweet on Jan 1, 2018. "They want our help to establish peace in Afghanistan and use whatever influence that we have over the [Afghan] Taliban ", he had said. We want to help our people. However, last month on December 3, US President Donald Trump wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan , seeking Pakistan's help in bringing Taliban leadership to the negotiation table.

World News Police Deploy In Sudan Capital As Protesters Plan March
Author: 0 Police Deploy In Sudan Capital As Protesters Plan March

Hundreds of security forces were deployed in Khartoum ahead of the protests, with some of them forming a security ring around the presidential palace. Although most protests are against the high cost of living and food prices, some protesters have also adopted the slogan used in the 2011 Arab Spring - "the people want the fall of the regime".

Author: 0 Border patrol agents repel migrant caravan 'violent mob' with tear gas

In a statement issued later Tuesday, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said border agents used the gas to target rock throwers, who were separate from the group of migrants attempting to cross illegally. The agency says it saw members of the group try "to lift toddler-sized children up and over the concertina wire". In November, a similar incident drew worldwide criticism and a call from Mexico's government for an investigation.

World News Trump slows Syria pullout but claims 'hero' status
Author: 0 Trump slows Syria pullout but claims 'hero' status

In Monday Twitter posts, Trump blasted the "Fake News Media" and "failed Generals who were unable to do the job before" he took office for criticizing his approach, which came against the advice of the president's top national security advisers and triggered the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis .

World News Cleveland Clinic fires doctor after online threat to give Jews 'wrong meds'
Author: 0 Cleveland Clinic fires doctor after online threat to give Jews 'wrong meds'

In no way do these beliefs reflect those of our organization. "I don't mean to sound insensitive but I have a REALLY hard time feeling bad about Holocaust seeing as the people who were in it now kill my people", she wrote in 2012. Kollab is a 27-year-old Cleveland-area native, who, despite no longer being employed at Cleveland Clinic, still has an active medical license that will remain valid until June 2021, according to Cleveland 19 News .

World News Trump again calls for complete wall at border
Author: 0 Trump again calls for complete wall at border

At a cabinet meeting Wednesday afternoon, the president brushed aside criticism that a wall is an old-fashioned and overly costly approach to border security. The project's total price tag is estimated at $23 billion. Democrats oppose the wall and Trump's funding demand. Democrats sought to lower expectations for the gathering.

World News India, Russia A Privileged Partnership: Putin's New Year Message To PM
Author: 0 India, Russia A Privileged Partnership: Putin's New Year Message To PM

The two leaders were expected to get together at a G-20 meeting in Argentina, but Trump abruptly canceled after Russian Federation in late November grabbed three Ukrainian Navy warships and their crews in the Black Sea. "The issue should be addressed to Washington". In a separate letter to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad , Putin pledged the continuation of aid to the Syrian government and people in the "fight against terrorism, in defence of state sovereignty and territorial integrity".

World News Sydney puts on unbelievable 2019 fireworks, but gets the year wrong
Author: 0 Sydney puts on unbelievable 2019 fireworks, but gets the year wrong

It then moved on to Hong Kong, where hundreds of thousands packed streets along Victoria Harbour for a spectacular 10-minute show that illuminated the night. One of the oldest cities in the world celebrated the new year in the rain with fireworks lighting up the midnight sky above the 2,400-year-old Parthenon.

World News Police responding to emergency discover man trying to kill spider
Author: 0 Police responding to emergency discover man trying to kill spider

A log of the incident, initially posted on Twitter but later deleted (something about exposing police systems), read: "Caller walked past the AA and heard a male screaming out " Why don't you die " - repeatedly". WA Police force told i the incident was something the officers involved "will definitely remember". No injuries sighted [except to spider]. From mild discontent to actual arachnophobia, catching sight of a spider by surprise will evoke some negative emotion in any living human who ...

World News Britain can 'turn a corner' in 2019: PM
Author: 0 Britain can 'turn a corner' in 2019: PM

The leading Brexiteer backs Mays deal and told the Sunday Times newspaper that rejection "would shatter the bond of trust between the electorate and Parliament". "All we want is clarity about our future relations". But Tory MP Crispin Blunt insisted pulling out of the bloc without a deal would give Britain a "strong hand" to negotiate better global trade deals with the £39 billion saved.

World News Romney vows to oppose Trump's 'destructive' actions in op-ed
Author: 0 Romney vows to oppose Trump's 'destructive' actions in op-ed

Although Romney is critical of Mr. Trump in the editorial, he also writes that he will follow the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has been aligned with Mr. "It is not that all of the president's policies have been misguided..." The op-ed - titled "The president shapes the public character of the nation".

World News Task force formed to probe Cotabato bombing
Author: 0 Task force formed to probe Cotabato bombing

Sobejana said the bomb had the signature of a "Daesh group", referring to local Islamist extremists who have declared allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group. Meanwhile, Mayor Frances Cynthia Sayadi has reportedly labelled the blast a "terrorist act". "This is not just another terroristic act but an act against humanity.

World News Six dead in train accident on bridge linking Denmark islands
Author: 0 Six dead in train accident on bridge linking Denmark islands

Police did not confirm the fatalities, only saying several people were killed in a train accident on a Danish bridge linking the central islands of Zealand and Funen. CET (0630 UTC), reported the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR). It reported that eight people were injured. The Storebaelt or Great Belt Bridge is part of bridges and tunnel link between the Danish islands.

World News Taiwan reunification with China ‘inevitable’: Xi
Author: 0 Taiwan reunification with China ‘inevitable’: Xi

The Chinese President's Wednesday address was a far cry from one he gave in March past year, in which he said "not a single inch of our land" could be ceded from China, adding the country was prepared to " fight the bloody battle against our enemies ".

World News Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte under fire for saying he 'touched' maid
Author: 0 Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte under fire for saying he 'touched' maid

Duterte has made headlines around the world for remarks that run the gamut from innocuously bawdy to dangerously sexist, including jokes about rape. Duterte has always been criticised for his attitudes toward women. Women's rights political organisation Gabriela said the president was "unworthy of his position and should resign".

World News Kerala women form 620-km-long ‘wall’ to uphold gender equality
Author: 0 Kerala women form 620-km-long ‘wall’ to uphold gender equality

The temple officials said they would check the CCTV visuals to confirm the women's claims. The two women, Kanakadurga of Malappuram and Bindu from Kozhikode, had attempted to visit the Sabarimala shrine December 24. According to the temple's mythology, Lord Ayyappa is an avowed bachelor who has taken an oath of celibacy - and hence the ban. She also lashed out at the saffron party, saying it was using women for its "toxic, divisive, anti-women political goal" and asked women not to be ...

World News Kim Jong Un issues threats, calls for new summit with President Trump
Author: 0 Kim Jong Un issues threats, calls for new summit with President Trump

In his New Year's Day address, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un affirmed his country's commitment to denuclearization and called on improved relations with the United States and South Korea . Kim did not specify the exact nature of what his country would do if sanctions remained in place. South Korea welcomed Kim's address, with the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae saying the speech reflects his wish for the development of inter-Korean ties and Pyongyang-Washington relations.

World News Obamacare to remain in place pending appeal
Author: 0 Obamacare to remain in place pending appeal

District Court in Northern Texas wrote in his ruling Sunday that although he affirms his December 14 ruling striking down the ACA, the law will stand until the matter is settled in appellate courts. A coalition of Democratic state attorneys general, led by California's Xavier Becerra, intends to appeal. A spokesperson for Becerra's office said with this most recent order they are now in a position to officially appeal the ruling.

World News Authorities use tear gas to stop migrants at southern border
Author: 0 Authorities use tear gas to stop migrants at southern border

Approximately 150 migrants tried to illegally enter the United States by climbing over and under the border fence, but due to the high number of Border Patrol agents, about 45 turned back. In a previous incident, USA agents launched tear gas across the border after some migrants tried to breach the border following a peaceful march in Tijuana on November 26.

World News Video shows migrant children at Arizona centre being pushed and shoved
Author: 0 Video shows migrant children at Arizona centre being pushed and shoved

When the staffer left the room, the boy is seen on the video standing to a corner then banging on a window in a door to the connecting room. The video was obtained by the Arizona Republic under state law, and while the state opted to blur out much of the video to protect the anonymity of those involved, it still shows employees dragging and slapping children.

World News House Dems Release Plan To End Shutdown - No Wall Included
Author: 0 House Dems Release Plan To End Shutdown - No Wall Included

The proposal includes $1.3 billion for border security, but not the $5 billion President Donald Trump has demanded for a border wall . President Donald Trump says he's "ready, willing and able" to negotiate an end to the partial government shutdown that has now stretched into its 10th day.

Author: 0 Massive New Year's Eve gaffe stuns Australian revellers

In Hong Kong, hundreds of thousands of revellers packed the streets on both sides of Victoria Harbour for a spectacular 10-minute show that used fireworks worth USA $1.8 million. Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual New Year message will be transmitted in the Moscow subway system at midnight - 4 p.m. ET - for the first time.

World News Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White steps down after Mattis resignation
Author: 0 Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White steps down after Mattis resignation

Mattis quoted from a letter Lincoln wrote in 1865 to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Mattis, who submitted his resignation on December 20 and was, in effect, fired by President Donald Trump three days later , was working in the Pentagon on Monday and preparing to hand off his duties at midnight to Deputy Secretary Patrick Shanahan .

World News Vatican spokesman and deputy resign
Author: 0 Vatican spokesman and deputy resign

Greg Burke has resigned from his position as Vatican press secretary. Mr Francis named a member of the Vatican's communications office, Alessandro Gisotti, as an interim replacement. Conference of Catholic Bishops to hold off on approving and implementing new protocols to hold bishops accountable for committing or failing to report sex abuse.

World News Brazil's Bolsonaro to be sworn in amid tight security
Author: 0 Brazil's Bolsonaro to be sworn in amid tight security

He said Bolsonaro assured him the embassy move is "not a question of if, it's just a question of when". Such a move by Bolsonaro would be a sharp shift in Brazilian foreign policy, which has traditionally backed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

World News New Year 2019: USA military apologises for bomb tweet
Author: 0 New Year 2019: USA military apologises for bomb tweet

US Strategic Command, which oversees the country's nuclear arsenal, apologised for a Twitter message saying it was ready if necessary to drop something "much, much bigger" than the New Year's Eve ball in NY and showing a clip of an aircraft releasing bombs.

World News House Dems unveil plan to re-open government
Author: 0 House Dems unveil plan to re-open government

President Donald Trump said that the partial US government shutdown was likely to continue unless Congress gave him money for a wall on the Mexican border. "I'm in the White House". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., has said he will only put a bill on the floor if President Trump will support and sign it.

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