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People United Kingdom brings in boats to patrol English Channel amid migration spike
Author: 0 United Kingdom brings in boats to patrol English Channel amid migration spike

According to the home secretary, some 230 migrants attempted to cross the Channel in December, with "just under half" being disrupted by French authorities before taking to the seas. The Border Force cutters will patrol the Channel between France and the United Kingdom in an attempt to thwart the rising number of migrant attempts.

People Blast outside Philippines’ shopping mall kills 2
Author: 0 Blast outside Philippines’ shopping mall kills 2

The bomb went off at the entrance to a shopping mall in the city of Cotabato in the early afternoon. Three of the wounded were in critical condition, officials said. The southern part of the largely Catholic Philippines has been rocked for decades by violent Muslim separatist insurgent groups including militants linked to IS.

People Incoming Sen. Romney questions Trump's 'character' in op-ed
Author: 0 Incoming Sen. Romney questions Trump's 'character' in op-ed

It is not that all of the president's policies have been misguided. He praised his corporate taxes, the end of excessive regulations, the crack down on China's global trade practices, his criminal justice reform, and the appointment of conservative judges - hot button issues that Republicans have rallied behind for years.

People Train accident on bridge in Danish islands leaves several dead
Author: 0 Train accident on bridge in Danish islands leaves several dead

A severe storm made it hard for emergency services to reach the train which had stopped on the Great Belt fixed link between Zealand and Funen, Denmark's two major islands. The road and rail bridge is part of a transport system consisting of a road suspension bridge and a railway tunnel. Police set up an evacuation centre in a nearby sports centre to shelter passengers.

People Sydney puts on dazzling 2019 fireworks, but gets the year wrong
Author: 0 Sydney puts on dazzling 2019 fireworks, but gets the year wrong

Hong Kong rang in the new year on Tuesday (January 1) with a musical fireworks show launched from both land and sea at Victoria Harbour. People celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of NY. Iconic landmarks like London Eye in the United Kingdom capital, Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Kremlin in Moscow and Burj Khalifa in Dubai celebrated the beginning of the year in their own style.

People Philippines : Duterte says he has sexually assaulted his domestic
Author: 0 Philippines : Duterte says he has sexually assaulted his domestic

In his Saturday speech, the president warned the Catholic Church ― an influential institution in Catholic-majority Philippines ― to not " meddle too much " in state affairs. Duterte has always been criticised for his attitudes toward women. Priests and bishops in the church have been critical of Duterte's ongoing "war on drugs" in the country which has left thousands dead.

People Women in India form '620km human chain' in fight for equality
Author: 0 Women in India form '620km human chain' in fight for equality

Earlier on December 24, both women had attempted to visit the temple with police protection but were forcefully taken back due to intense protests from the devotees. The wall was organized in the backdrop of conservative protestors blocking the entry of women of menstruating age at the Sabarimala temple. The move came amid the Indian Supreme Court's verdict issued at the end of September, and that put an end to the centuries-old tradition of only allowing men into the temple, pointing ...

People Kim says North Korea could take 'new path' if USA maintains sanctions
Author: 0 Kim says North Korea could take 'new path' if USA maintains sanctions

As a gesture of good faith made in the hopes of encouraging action by North Korea, the United States likewise agreed to scale back joint military exercises with South Korea on the Korean peninsula. While Mr Kim affirmed his willingness to meet Mr Trump again, his nationally televised speech offered no new initiatives to advance talks that have sputtered since their first summit last June.

People U.S. health reform: judge puts ruling to Obamacare
Author: 0 U.S. health reform: judge puts ruling to Obamacare

Judge Reed O'Connor of U.S. 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. O'Connor's decision said the demise of the mandate rendered the entire law invalid because it could not be severed from the mandate. Those states sued the federal government in February, arguing the law could no longer stand without an individual mandate - or the ...

People Video shows migrant children pushed, dragged
Author: 0 Video shows migrant children pushed, dragged

One clip published by the Arizona Republic shows a male staffer dragging a young child into the room and pushing him against the wall. Released to the public over the weekend, the footage showed at least three children being dragged and shoved by staff members at Hacienda del Sol in Youngtown in mid-September, a month before the detention center was closed.

People Partial Federal Shutdown Carries Into 2019 With No End in Sight
Author: 0 Partial Federal Shutdown Carries Into 2019 With No End in Sight

Democrats under Nancy Pelosi are all but certain to swiftly approve the two bills, making good on their pledge to try to quickly resolve the partial government shutdown that's now in its second week. We're on day 10 of the government shutdown and President Trump seems no closer to reaching a budget deal with Democrats, who continue to bicker over border security.

People Four injured in Germany as man drives into crowd of migrants
Author: 0 Four injured in Germany as man drives into crowd of migrants

Shortly after midnight, the 50-year-old man is reported to have driven deliberately at one male pedestrian in Bottrop, who managed to avoid being hit. The attack occurred after midnight on New Year's Eve at a crowded plaza in Bottrop. "There was a clear intention by this man to kill foreigners", Herbert Reul, interior minister of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, where Bottrop is located, told reporters on Tuesday.

People World welcomes 2019 with fireworks and festivities
Author: 0 World welcomes 2019 with fireworks and festivities

The familiar chimes of Big Ben sounded with the help of a specially built electric mechanism to power the 200 kg hammer, as the world famous clock has been disconnected for more than a year because of a conservation project. US President Donald Trump dominated headlines in 2018, as he ramped up his trade war with China, quit the Iran nuclear deal, moved the American embassy to Jerusalem and met his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un in Singapore for a historic summit.

People Vatican spokesperson, deputy resign
Author: 0 Vatican spokesperson, deputy resign

The experience has been fascinating, to say the least. Mr Burke (59), a former Rome-based reporter for Fox News , joined the Vatican in 2012 as an adviser in its Secretariat of State and became spokesman in 2016. Another Italian journalist, Alessandro Gisotti, will be named interim spokesperson, according to Reuters . Greg Burke has stood down as Vatican spokesman and head of its press office, the Vatican said Monday.

People First Gaza rocket in six weeks draws Israeli riposte
Author: 0 First Gaza rocket in six weeks draws Israeli riposte

Akel was first detained in October in Ramallah, according to an Israeli security official. Akel's family, which denied the allegations against him, said it was unaware of the verdict or sentence. The ruling underscored an increasingly visible battle in the city's eastern sector that has emerged following President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital a year ago.

People Iran denounces Brazil's plan to move embassy to Jerusalem
Author: 0 Iran denounces Brazil's plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

On Sunday, Netanyahu championed Bolsonaro's reported promise to move the country's embassy to Jerusalem , allaying fears that the South American leader had u-turned on his post-election declaration. But Israel asserts all of Jerusalem is its capital and is keen to see embassies move there to bolster that claim. Most countries however back Israeli-Palestinian negotiations to settle Jerusalem's status as part of a wider peace deal.

People Patrick Shanahan issues first memo as acting defense secretary
Author: 0 Patrick Shanahan issues first memo as acting defense secretary

Shanahan said that he was looking forward to "working with President Trump to carry out his vision alongside strong leaders including the service secretaries, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the combatant commanders, and senior personnel in the Office of the Secretary of Defense ".

People No Money for Wall, No Signature on Bill to Fund Government
Author: 0 No Money for Wall, No Signature on Bill to Fund Government

The plan is to pass two bills - one reopening eight of nine closed agencies through September 2019, and another to fund the Department of Homeland Security through February 8 with $1.3 billion for border security. -Mexico border. Trump is now claiming that "savings" from an updated NAFTA agreement with Mexico will pay for the wall, but how that would work remains a mystery .

People US military apologises for New Year's Eve tweet about bombs
Author: 0 US military apologises for New Year's Eve tweet about bombs

The tweet featured a video of a B-2 bomber dropping bombs as the words "stealth", "ready" and "lethal" flashed on the screen. The bombs were two conventional Massive Ordnance Penetrators (MOP) at a test range in the United States. Later, the Strategic Command deleted the tweet and apologized. Afterwards, the U.S. Strategic Command apologized for the tweet, but still backed the mission of the U.S.

Author: 0 Indo-Russia talks developing in a dynamic manner: Putin

At the time, National Security Adviser John Bolton said Putin and Trump would discuss trade, arms control and issues in the Middle East. He similarly did not say whether Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election would come up when the two leaders sat down to meet.

Author: 0 Fireworks blast in 2019 worldwide after turbulent year

More than 1.5 million spectators gathered to enjoy the spectacle that also featured a ceremony to celebrate Australia's indigenous culture. Nearly eight years into Syria's civil war, people in Damascus celebrated their first New Year's Eve since regime forces expelled the last rebels and jihadists from the capital's suburbs earlier this year.

People Prosecutors Think Fiancé of Missing Colorado Mom Had Help in Alleged Murder
Author: 0 Prosecutors Think Fiancé of Missing Colorado Mom Had Help in Alleged Murder

Despite the body not being found, some legal experts say that prosecutors can still pursue the case. He said two first-degree murder charges were filed under separate theories: deliberation and felony. Frazee did not enter a plea at Monday's hearing. Police said they recovered enough evidence at Berreth's home to arrest and charge Frazee. The court delayed action on her requests.

People 3 Stabbed In Manchester — TERROR ATTACK
Author: 0 3 Stabbed In Manchester — TERROR ATTACK

Sam Clack, a BBC producer who works in the city, was on a platform at Manchester Victoria when he witnessed the attack. 'British Transport Police remain at the scene along with colleagues from Greater Manchester Police and the North West Ambulance Service'.

People Palestinian jailed for life over selling land to Jews
Author: 0 Palestinian jailed for life over selling land to Jews

An official with the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem said the embassy was aware of the PA court's verdict, and was providing consular services to Akel. The Jerusalem Post reported that Akel is accused of receiving a $25,000 commission for the sale of a Palestinian widow's home to Ateret Cohanim, an Israeli group that has been purchasing properties in East Jerusalem and the Old City.

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Author: 0 "If US Doesn't Keep Its Promise...": Kim Jong Un's New Year Warning

The country rang in the new year at midnight Tuesday with performances and an impressive fireworks display in Pyongyang as a massive throng of North Koreans watched in a square. Trump and Kim held an historic summit in Singapore in June, at which Kim said he was committed to denuclearising the Korean Peninsula. In what was the first time a North Korean leader met a sitting USA president, the two signed a vaguely-phrased agreement to improve ties and work towards denuclearisation.

People Morocco arrests Spanish-Swiss dual citizen in tourists’ murder
Author: 0 Morocco arrests Spanish-Swiss dual citizen in tourists’ murder

On December 17, 24-year-old Louisa Jespersen of Denmark and 28-year-old Maren Ueland of Norway were found beheaded in the town of Imlil, in Morocco's Atlas Mountains. Authorities believe the hikers were killed by men affiliated with the Islamic State group. More suspects are expected to be charged in the coming days.

People Grandmother, 2 children among victims in quadruple homicide in Missouri
Author: 0 Grandmother, 2 children among victims in quadruple homicide in Missouri

The family had lived in the home for about a year and police were never called there. Emery is now facing 15 charges , including first-degree murder. The fourth victim, a woman, was transported to a local hospital and died there. Authorities didn't name her but said she was the children's mother and Emery's girlfriend.

People Organizers test the Times Square Crystal Ball before Midnight
Author: 0 Organizers test the Times Square Crystal Ball before Midnight

Event organizers did a mock countdown and flipped a giant switch that turned on the lights of the flashy ball that is comprised of 32,000 Philips LED lights and more than 2,000 Waterford crystals. EST until 10 p.m. EST, and 11 p.m. EST until 12:30 a.m. EST. Fox will also broadcast the performances and celebrations live on the internet, which viewers can watch here.

People Fox News TV Commentator Bre Payton Dead At 26
Author: 0 Fox News TV Commentator Bre Payton Dead At 26

Before joining the Federalist , she worked at the conservative site Watchdog.org. Her friends, including those in the media industry, remember her as a sweet soul and a fearless voice for the conservative movement. Payton this week was guest-hosting a show on the One America News Network, and she tweeted December 27 for her Twitter fans to tune in that night.

People Gunman fires at woman and girls in car in Houston, killing child
Author: 0 Gunman fires at woman and girls in car in Houston, killing child

The 7-year-old girl's mother was shot, too, Gonzalez said. The 7-year-old was killed instantly. The mother was transported with an injury to her arm to an area hospital, Razo said. 'We're going to use all resources available to bring this killer to justice, and I urge you, whoever did this, you know who are, please turn yourself in now, ' Razo said.

People Trade wars cost U.S., China billions of dollars in 2018
Author: 0 Trade wars cost U.S., China billions of dollars in 2018

The two sides should respect each other's sovereignty, security and development interests and properly manage differences in an effort to avoid disturbing the general picture of bilateral ties, he said . Mr Trump campaigned for president on a pledge to make trade fairer for the USA, and repeatedly blamed China's trading practices for making American manufacturers less competitive.