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Blast in Afghan capital Kabul close to intelligence agency

Blast in Afghan capital Kabul close to intelligence agency Security personnel have cordoned off the area. In May, a huge bomb in the diplomatic quarter killed more than 150 people. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but recent attacks in the capital have been claimed both by Taliban insurgents and Islamic States group fighters who have stepped up their attacks against Afghan security forces. [Full Article...]

Pregnant Arizona woman shot while sleeping, baby survives

Similar to the pictured bullet hole in a window after a drive-by shooting at a property on August 17, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia, there were gunshot holes at the site of a drive-by shooting in Arizona on Saturday that left a 19-year-old woman dead. [Full Article...]

USA winning war against terrorism: Donald Trump tells soldiers in Xmas greeting

USA winning war against terrorism: Donald Trump tells soldiers in Xmas greeting Trump complimented each branch of the armed forces, starting with the Army's "Iron Brigade" combat team in Kuwait, which he said is performing a "vital mission" by partnering with the Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Saudi Arabian and Jordanian armies. So I want to congratulate the Coast Guard for having done an incredible job. In closing, Trump offered thanks to those who are spending time away from their famil... [Full Article...]

Helicopters help rescue 200 skiers after gondola breaks down in French Alps

Helicopters help rescue 200 skiers after gondola breaks down in French Alps The gondolas in the Isere region connect the town of Chamrousse to the summit of the Croix de Chamrousse, which is about 2,250metres above sea level. The weather was clear. All those trapped had successfully been freed by 5.30pm, with no reported injuries. The Croix de Chamrousse ski lift was set up in 2009 to replace a cable vehicle and two chair lifts. [Full Article...]

Palestine stands firm by plan to seek full United Nations membership

Palestine stands firm by plan to seek full United Nations membership President Donald Trump in ordering the change. The eight countries on the USA side of the vote were: Guatemala, Honduras, Israel , the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo. Following the United States decision on Jerusalem, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said he would "no longer accept" any peace plan proposed by the U.S., dealing a pre-emptive blow to a new initiative expect... [Full Article...]

Tunisia bans UAE airline from landing

Tunisia bans UAE airline from landing The transport ministry said it had "decided to suspend" Emirates flights to Tunis "until the airline is able to find the appropriate solution to operate its flights in accordance with global law and agreements". The existence of political Islam was an issue that put Tunisia at loggerheads with the UAE, which has geared its foreign policy to countering the Muslim brotherhood at home and overseas. [Full Article...]

Cooler Weather For Christmas

Cooler Weather For Christmas Skies will be clearing into the evening, and winds will continue to die down as well. For the New Years weekend the models are still having a little trouble coming into agreement on the passage of our next front. Winds could gust as high as 45 miles per hour. Overnight lows will fall into the single digits. The high will be 38, after a morning low 25. The precipitation risk will be 30 percent. [Full Article...]

Jeff Flake leaves the door open for 2020 presidential run

Jeff Flake leaves the door open for 2020 presidential run The junior senator for Arizona has been critical about the path his party is taking. "You look out there and say, 'those are the spasms of a dying party'". Trump on "CBS This Morning". Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said protectionism, tied to former White House chief strategist and Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon , was "not good" for the Republican Party. [Full Article...]

VP Pence makes surprise nighttime visit to Kabul, Afghanistan

VP Pence makes surprise nighttime visit to Kabul, Afghanistan Within the first two months as President, former President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Baghdad, and visited Afghanistan a total of four times during his two-term presidency. The elections, set for July 7 , have been delayed nearly three years because of security concerns. "[And] one is to make your best efforts to find a way out, which I think the current administration is doing, the ... [Full Article...]

Iceland Not Invited to a US Party in January

Iceland Not Invited to a US Party in January The vote came after U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley issued a stern warning United Nations that the United States "will remember" countries that voted for the measure. Speaking at an emergency session on the status of Jerusalem on 21 December, Haley warned the United States "will remember this day". Haley castigated the United Nations on Thursday after the global body backed a non-binding resolut... [Full Article...]

Another round of snow coming to Halton Christmas Eve

Another round of snow coming to Halton Christmas Eve Some heavier snow may also affect Prince Edward County overnight. "At present, snow is expected to develop across Vancouver Island during the day on Sunday and spread to the mainland coast by the evening", the statement said. Current indications are that central and eastern areas of the province will receive less than 15 centimetres. Phillips added that strong winds will be a dominating factor... [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania gunman targeted police officers, authorities say

Pennsylvania gunman targeted police officers, authorities say Corrects that Tyler Q. Houlton is acting press secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, not secretary of the department. El-Mofty was shot and killed in a confrontation with police. About half an hour later, El-Mofty allegedly shot at a Pennsylvania state trooper in her vehicle a few blocks away from the scene of the first shooting. [Full Article...]

North Korea says new United Nations sanctions an act of war

North Korea says new United Nations sanctions an act of war The North Korean Foreign Minister has stated that the country will continue to develop its nuclear program "for self-defense purposes" to protect itself from "hostile" acts by the US. "Those countries that raised their hands in favor of this "sanctions resolution" shall be held completely responsible for all the consequences to be caused by the 'resolution, '" KCNA reported. [Full Article...]

'Several deaths' in plane crash near Tampa, officials say

'Several deaths' in plane crash near Tampa, officials say WHNT News 19 will release more information as it becomes available . There were no survivors and "no chance of survival", he said. Polk County Fire Rescue are also on the scene and officials from NTSB and FAA are en route. The authorities are investigating the reasons for the crash. There was a fire after the plane crashed that was extinguished by Polk County Fire Rescue personnel. [Full Article...]

Lorde may cancel Israel concert after facing criticism from fans

Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the BDS, said: "Inspired by the cultural boycott of apartheid South Africa, BDS expects and appeals to conscientious artists to refrain from performing in Israel or participating in events that are sponsored by Israel or by entities that are complicit in Israel's egregious human rights violations until it meets its obligations under worldwide law". [Full Article...]

Teenage Boy Kills Girlfriend's Parents Who Thought He Was A Neo-Nazi

Fairfax County police said a boy, 17, was charged with murder in connection with the shooting deaths of a couple inside their Reston , Virginia , home. Buckley Kuhn Fricker final Facebook wall post: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing '. Authorities have not indicated whether they believe he meant to shoot the teenage girl, himself, or her parents. [Full Article...]

Driver behind Melbourne attack charged

Driver behind Melbourne attack charged They said the ramming was a "deliberate act", but declined to say whether terrorist motivations were involved. Victoria Police are asking witnesses to contact them, and have urged anyone with images or video footage of the incident to upload it to their website: http://australiauploadserviceweb.cloudapp.net. [Full Article...]

World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft Completes Maiden Flight

World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft Completes Maiden Flight The Government and the Communist Party of China congratulated the team responsible for creating the aircraft, which they considered a milestone in the history of national aeronautics. Aviation engines have always been a problem and the AG600 engine is a major step forward. Among other features, it is created to be the largest of its kind in the world, can carry 50 people on rescue missions and car... [Full Article...]

Let it snow: Will Vancouver Island have a white Christmas?

Let it snow: Will Vancouver Island have a white Christmas? Environment Canada has upped the snowfall ante Sunday morning with a prediction of as much as 20 cm over night. Several inches of snow could fall in Upstate New York Christmas Eve night , and more lake effect snow east of lakes Erie and Ontario could kick in on Christmas Day. [Full Article...]

Blaze at London Zoo kills aardvark

Blaze at London Zoo kills aardvark Staff and firefighters tried to remove animals from the area as quickly as possible but were unable to rescue Misha, a nine-year-old aardvark, and the four meerkats. Families that had tickets for the zoo's Meet Santa event will be offered a refund, it said. Mr Jermey said: "Given the circumstances they are fine but they, like all of us, are absolutely devastated by this incident today". [Full Article...]


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