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'Dozens missing' after fatal blast at apartment block

'Dozens missing' after fatal blast at apartment block The blast reportedly happened at around 6am local time, when many people were sleeping on what is a Russian public holiday. RIA news agency said , citing the emergencies ministry, that 48 flats were damaged and that 110 people lived in the building. [Full Article...]

Merkel, Macron urge Russia to release Ukrainian sailors

Merkel, Macron urge Russia to release Ukrainian sailors Russian Federation in its turn has accused Ukraine of plotting with the West to provoke a crisis. Ukraine may lose up to 25% of trade turnover with Russian Federation in 2019 because of Moscow's new sanctions imposed on Kiev , director of energy programs at the Center of World Economy and International Relations at Ukraine's National Academy of Sciences Valentin Zemlyansky told 112 Ukraina TV... [Full Article...]

Gravely Ill Boy Whose Mother Had To Fight To Visit Dies

Gravely Ill Boy Whose Mother Had To Fight To Visit Dies Hassan and members of the Islamic community in central California prayed at a funeral for Abdullah and listened to remarks from Muhammad Younus, imam of the California Islamic Center in the farming town of Lodi. When the boy's health worsened, the father went ahead to California in October to get their son help. His wife spent more than a year fighting for a visa to come see the boy before he died... [Full Article...]

Storm system brings heavy snow and flooding

Storm system brings heavy snow and flooding Wind gusts in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas are expected to reach up to 60 miles per hour (97 kph), and cause blowing and drifting snow with whiteout conditions at times. The crash involved a commercial vehicle and a passenger auto, Trooper Tod Hileman said. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said it might be better to wait for conditions to improve if travel isn't necessary. [Full Article...]

Indonesian volcano lost two-thirds of its height in eruption

Indonesian volcano lost two-thirds of its height in eruption The eruption was one of the first global news events after telegraph lines had connected the different continents. Forty-thousand people were displaced. More than half the population have been evacuated on Sebesi and Sebuku islands near Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait. Authorities have warned residents to stay at least a kilometre away from the coastline of the Sunda Strait, which separates Ja... [Full Article...]

Patients flee after Ebola holding centre attacked in DRC

Patients flee after Ebola holding centre attacked in DRC At the time, the national electoral commission (CENI) said preparations would be complete by the new date. Frustration has mounted across the vast, shakily governed Central African country after repeated election delays and blunders as well as a decision this week to shelve voting in several opposition strongholds. [Full Article...]

Viewing, funeral service set for fallen Newman police corporal Ronil Singh

Viewing, funeral service set for fallen Newman police corporal Ronil Singh A day later and almost 200 miles (320 kilometers) south, Youngblood says he received information that Perez Arriaga was between Modesto and Bakersfield and heading to Mexico. Ronil Singh pull over the vehicle but heard the gunshots minutes later. Arriaga's brother, Adrian Virgen , 25, and coworker, Erik Razo Quiroz , 32, were arrested Thursday for accessory after the fact to a felony. [Full Article...]

Sajid Javid told to 'get a grip' on English Channel migrant crisis

Sajid Javid told to 'get a grip' on English Channel migrant crisis Mr Javid has appointed a "gold commander" to take overall charge of the situation and make strategic decisions about the response. 11 December - Six people, thought to be from Iran were rescued from a small boat off the Kent coast. "Some of this is clearly facilitated by organized crime groups, while other attempts appear to be opportunistic", she added, stressing the dangers faced by those at... [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to close Mexico border if funding for wall not approved

Trump threatens to close Mexico border if funding for wall not approved If the shutdown lasts past January 3, when Democrats assume control of the House, Pelosi says the chamber will pass a spending bill to reopen the government - without money for a wall. Huckabee said that in the past Democrats were in favor of border security, but now when they were offered it, they decided against it. As a result, he said, "we will be cutting off all aid" to El Salvador, Guate... [Full Article...]

Seoul says personal info of 1000 NKorean defectors stolen

Seoul says personal info of 1000 NKorean defectors stolen This is the largest theft of personal data from North Korean defectors in history, officials said . Those files were "leaked due to the hack", the statement said, adding new security protocols were being implemented from January 2019. [Full Article...]

Bangladesh election campaign ends with new death, arrests

Bangladesh election campaign ends with new death, arrests The United States and the United Nations on Thursday raised concerns over the looming general election in Bangladesh as the opposition said hundreds more activists had been arrested and attacked. Hossain spearheads the National Unity Front but he is not vying for any seats in the election. Can we get assurance of receiving greetings and recognitions from the global community from December 31 g... [Full Article...]

China releases Canadian teacher but others still held in Huawei row

China releases Canadian teacher but others still held in Huawei row China's Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A Chinese court has ordered a retrial of a Canadian citizen on drug smuggling charges after prosecutors said his sentence of 15 years was too light - a case that could further test relations between Beijing and Ottawa. [Full Article...]

UAE to reopen Damascus embassy after 7 years

UAE to reopen Damascus embassy after 7 years The Gulf state's foreign ministry said it was "anxious to continue relations" with Syria and wants "to strengthen the Arab role and reactivate it in order to preserve the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and prevent the risk of regional interference in its affairs". [Full Article...]

America's oldest World War II veteran dies at 112

America's oldest World War II veteran dies at 112 Committal services, with Full Military Honors will take place on Saturday, Jan.12 at 2:00 p.m.at Texas State Cemetery, 909 Navasota Street, Austin, Texas . "I just wanted to come by and visit with you", Perry said at the time. "He was there at Iwo Jima , where he said, 'I only got out of there by the grace of God'". [Full Article...]

Flights suspended at Hanover airport after vehicle breaches runway

Flights suspended at Hanover airport after vehicle breaches runway Part of terminal A was closed but the two other terminals were open, police told German news agency DPA. Bomb disposal experts were sent in to examine the vehicle and no unsafe objects were found. Federal police said the driver, who is in his mid-20s, tested positive for amphetamines and cocaine. The police statement issued later Saturday said authorities had taken a blood sample and were st... [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to close border if Dems won’t pay for wall

Trump threatens to close border if Dems won’t pay for wall Trump last week cited Israel as proof of the effectiveness of his controversial plan for a Mexico-US border wall, apparently referring to a fence built along the length of the Egyptian border which the Israeli government says has stemmed the flow of migrants from Africa entering the country illegally. [Full Article...]

Ukraine guilty of unsafe 'provocations,' Russian Federation says after it seizes ships

Ukraine guilty of unsafe 'provocations,' Russian Federation says after it seizes ships Russian border patrol boats fired on, boarded and seized the three Ukrainian vessels, along with 24 sailors, in November off the coast of the Russian-annexed Crimea Peninsula . The entry was restricted for about 1,650 male citizens of Russian Federation since November 30, the border service said Wednesday. Kiev also banned Russian men aged 16-60 from entering the country. [Full Article...]

7.1-magnitude quake rattles sea of Davao

7.1-magnitude quake rattles sea of Davao No casualties or damage have been reported as of this writing. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, hazardous tsunami waves are possible within 300km of the epicentre along the coasts of the Philippines and Indonesia. The Philippines and Indonesia lie on the seismically active Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly struck by earthquakes. Old churches and modern buildings were destroye... [Full Article...]

Hosni Mubarak testifies against Mohamed Morsi in Egyptian court

Hosni Mubarak testifies against Mohamed Morsi in Egyptian court Toppled in 2011 after mass protests against his almost 30-year-rule, Mubarak took the witness stand in a Cairo court to testify about jailbreaks allegedly orchestrated by Morsi and other members of his Muslim Brotherhood group during the uprising. [Full Article...]

Bahrain Reopens Embassy in Damascus

Bahrain Reopens Embassy in Damascus On Thursday, the UAE foreign ministry said that it had reopened its embassy in Syria , with a charge d'affaires assuming duties. The report added that officials working at the Syrian embassy in the Mauritanian capital city of Nouakchott have also confirmed the news. [Full Article...]


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