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People Rashida Tlaib Will be Sworn in Using Thomas Jefferson's Quran
Author: 0 Rashida Tlaib Will be Sworn in Using Thomas Jefferson's Quran

Together with Minnesota's Ilhan Omar, Tlaib , an outspoken activist-cum-politician from MI, was one of the two first Muslim women to enter Congress Thursday, among dozens of freshman lawmakers who are helping make the 116th Congress the most diverse one in the nation's history.

People Thailand braces for powerful storm at southern beach towns
Author: 0 Thailand braces for powerful storm at southern beach towns

Al Jazeera's Florence Looi, reporting from the island of Koh Samui on Friday noon, said the effects of the incoming storm could be seen and felt in the holiday destination, where all flights and ferry services had been suspended. Police patrolled beaches, although many were nearly deserted. 'We are ready ourselves but if the rainfall is high we will need some time to resolve problems'.

People Third woman has entered Indian flashpoint temple
Author: 0 Third woman has entered Indian flashpoint temple

Others were enraged by the ruling, particularly supporters of India's governing Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ), known for espousing Hindu nationalist ideals. A 42 and 44-year-old woman, accompanied by plain-clothed police officers, entered the shrine that has long barred women of childbearing age. Two women have entered a Hindu temple for the first time since a ban was lifted on female visitors between the ages of 10 and 50.

People Cargo ship's lost containers wash up on Dutch islands
Author: 0 Cargo ship's lost containers wash up on Dutch islands

Some of the containers are thought to have been carrying unsafe chemicals after a 55-pound (25-kilo) bag of organic peroxide washed up ashore. Germany's Central Command for Maritime Emergencies said authorities have established that three missing containers at most contained a risky substance, but none of them has been found yet.

People Canada: 13 citizens held in China since Huawei executive arrest
Author: 0 Canada: 13 citizens held in China since Huawei executive arrest

Canada has said 13 of its citizens have been detained in China since the December 1 arrest of a top executive from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in Vancouver, with "at least" eight later released . Under Chinese criminal procedure law, special forms of detention and interrogation can be used for state security suspects. The Conservatives are urging the government to issue a new travel warning for China in light of the detentions on December 10 of Mr.

People Taiwanese reported dead after stabbing in Sydney
Author: 0 Taiwanese reported dead after stabbing in Sydney

A 24-year-old employee died at a local hospital from the injuries he sustained, according to authorities. The 24-year-old was taken to the hospital but pronounced deceased shortly after. Police are investigating a motive for the crime. The suspect was arrested outside the church and is being held at the Chatswood Police Station. While initial reports do suggest that the attack was related to a " domestic incident " it is unclear why the attack occurred on Scientology grounds.

People Warship HMS Mersey deployed to intercept migrant boats in Channel
Author: 0 Warship HMS Mersey deployed to intercept migrant boats in Channel

The navy's involvement was requested by Home Secretary Sajid Javid , who said it would be an interim measure until two more Border Force cutters, HMC Protector and Seeker, are redeployed from the Mediterranean to United Kingdom waters. She added: "Let us not forget that we are talking about people who are in desperate need of protection, having fled countries with prolific human rights abuses".

People Death toll in Florida highway crash rises to 7
Author: 0 Death toll in Florida highway crash rises to 7

Seven people were killed in a multi-vehicle crash that took place on Interstate 75 outside Gainesville on Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol . Northbound lanes reopened just before 8 p.m., but the Sheriff's Office anticipates southbound I-75, between NW 39th Avenue and USA 441, to be closed "for an extended time".

People US issues China travel advisory amid increased tensions
Author: 0 US issues China travel advisory amid increased tensions

The US Department of State is urging those traveling to China to "exercise increased caution", warning that US citizens could be prevented from leaving China due to its "coercive" use of exit bans. "Individuals not involved in legal proceedings or suspected of wrongdoing have also been subjected to lengthy exit bans in order to compel their family members or colleagues to co-operate with Chinese courts", the state department said in a separate warning issued last January.

People Rescued Teen's Boat Found Off South Australian Coast After Over 8 Years
Author: 0 Rescued Teen's Boat Found Off South Australian Coast After Over 8 Years

However, the boat's wreckage was sighted again in waters off Kangaroo Island on New Year's Eve at 12.30pm, covered in sea barnacles, Adelaide Now reported. A month later, after she had returned home to California, she said it was unlikely the boat would ever be found. Her ordeal was later turned into a film and Abby also went on to write a book about her experience, with both released in 2011.

People DeAndre Hopkins To Help Jazmine Barnes' Family With Funeral Costs
Author: 0 DeAndre Hopkins To Help Jazmine Barnes' Family With Funeral Costs

Merritt pointed out that there was a misreported detail that the man had a beard, clarifying that the suspect had "stubble" or "5 o'clock shadow" at best. The inexplicable killing has afflicted mourners near and far. Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., called for justice. "We will not stop until we find this man and bring him to justice", tweeted King, a writer-in-residence at Harvard Law School's Fair Punishment Project.

People Egg-throwing prank leads to deadly crash, murder charge against teen
Author: 0 Egg-throwing prank leads to deadly crash, murder charge against teen

He said police would interview the driver of the vehicle that chased the teens. The bad incident happened on Tuesday afternoon, in Texas, after a 14-year-old ran a red light during the high-speed pursuit, reports KPRC . Zavala, a mother of two, was pronounced dead at the scene. "She couldn't say bye", Jessica Gaspar , Zavala's daughter, told ABC 13 News. Authorities said the case remains under investigation.

Author: 0 11-year-old boy dies of allergic reaction after smelling fish

The NYPD did not confirm the cause of death, noting that the City Medical Examiner continues to investigate. That's when the family called 911. The father told the newspaper his son was "the best" and "made everyone around him happy". "You'd have to be very, very, very allergic", she said. Sufferers always have an emergency epinephrine injector to hand, said Parikh. According to a study published past year in the journal Pediatrics , around 5.6 million children in the US have a food ...

People Staffers on Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaign say their harassment claims were ignored
Author: 0 Staffers on Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaign say their harassment claims were ignored

The Times notes that sources said their claims reached the desks of several leading campaign officials, but it's unclear if Sanders knew of them at the time. "So I certainly apologize to any woman who felt that she was not treated appropriately", he continued. The newspaper also reported that some males campaign workers were paid substantially more than females in similar positions.

People US citizen Paul Whelan formally charged in Russia with espionage, lawyer says
Author: 0 US citizen Paul Whelan formally charged in Russia with espionage, lawyer says

While announcing the arrest three days later, the Russian Security Service said Whelan was caught "during an espionage operation", but gave no details. According to a statement from his employer, Whelan is now the director of global security for BorgWarner Inc., a large American auto-parts supplier. US media have reported that Whelan, 48, is the director of global security for Michigan-based automotive components supplier BorgWarner, and previously served in Iraq with the US Marine Corps.

People China`s `Jack the Ripper` executed for murdering almost dozen women
Author: 0 China`s `Jack the Ripper` executed for murdering almost dozen women

In March 2018 he was found guilty by the Baiyin City Intermediate People's Court and handed death sentences for both robbery and intentional homicide, and lesser sentences for rape and dishonoring corpses. According to News , Gao claimed his first victim - a 23-year-old woman dressed in red who was found dead at her home with 26 stab wounds - in the same year that his eldest son was born.

People China issues response to being singled out by Acting Defense Secy Shanahan
Author: 0 China issues response to being singled out by Acting Defense Secy Shanahan

At a morning meeting at the Pentagon with the military service secretaries and other top civilian officials, Shanahan said he was focused on the defense strategy developed during Mattis' tenure. Shanahan sat next to Trump during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. "I have the greatest confidence in his abilities to lead a phenomenally talented team while performing the duties as Deputy Secretary of Defense", Shanahan said in a statement issued later on Wednesday.

People Palestinians killed, 31500 injured by Israel in 2018
Author: 0 Palestinians killed, 31500 injured by Israel in 2018

According to the Saudi-owned paper, the plan calls for the establishment of a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip . The economic component of the plan, according to Lieberman, will see the global community provide aid to the Palestinians to allow for the construction of major infrastructure in the new state in Gaza, including an airport and a seaport.

People President Trump Suggests a Slogan for Warren's 2020 Campaign
Author: 0 President Trump Suggests a Slogan for Warren's 2020 Campaign

Firebrand Senator and likely 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren escalated her war-of-words with the White House Wednesday; vowing to "make real change" should she become the next President of the United States. "I'd love to run against her". Senator Elizabeth Warren says she isn't fazed by pundits who predict voters outside of the bright blue confines of the Commonwealth won't back her as a presidential contender.

People On-duty US Marine shot, killed inside Washington barracks
Author: 0 On-duty US Marine shot, killed inside Washington barracks

His mother Markelle Kuznia says he was a typical Minnesotan. We appreciate everyone's thoughts and. "With broken hearts, we lost a loving son, cherished brother and dedicated Marine", she wrote . A US Marine was fatally shot inside a barracks on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, early Tuesday in what authorities reportedly believe to be an accident.

Author: 0 House Dem Plans To Re-Introduce Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

On the other hand, however, compare those fiscal gimmicks to the Republicans in Congress who passed a Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2003-one the Medicare actuary believes will cost $7.9 trillion over the next 75 years-without paying for the new entitlement.

Author: 0 US Ambassador Offers Assistance to American Detained in Russia - Embassy

Whelan spent 14 years in the Marine Corps reserve but was discharged for bad conduct in 2008 . Paul Whelan is 48 and lives in Novi, Michigan, according to public records. Russia says Butina was forced to make a false confession about being a Russian agent. United States intelligence services have accused Moscow of interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

People Taliban kill 21 Afghan security personnel
Author: 0 Taliban kill 21 Afghan security personnel

The Central Asian nations, along with China , that border Afghanistan fear that the immediate withdrawal of US troops announced via Tweet just prior to the Christmas holiday by US President Donald J. The United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as a part of its global War on Terror following the 9/11 attacks, aiming to topple the Taliban government in Afghanistan.

People Suspects in Khashoggi's killing brought before Saudi court
Author: 0 Suspects in Khashoggi's killing brought before Saudi court

Khashoggi was close to the royal circles before becoming a critic of Prince Mohammed, writing for the Washington Post and speaking to worldwide media about Saudi politics when he moved to the United States previous year. The Saudi attorney general has demanded death sentences for five of the accused. It was unclear whether Qahtani and Ahmad al-Assiri, two senior aides to Prince Mohammed initially implicated in Khashoggi's murder, were among those on trial.

People Death toll rises to 37 in Russian apartment block blast
Author: 0 Death toll rises to 37 in Russian apartment block blast

Officers take part in a rescue operation two days after a gas explosion rocked a residential building in Russia's Urals city of Magnitogorsk . The blast destroyed 35 apartments and damaged 10 more, leaving dozens of people homeless over the New Year -the biggest holiday of the year in Russian Federation.

People Trump says he fired Mattis, who left over Syria
Author: 0 Trump says he fired Mattis, who left over Syria

Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told civilian leaders of the US military on Wednesday to focus on " China, China, China ", even as America fights militants in Syria and Afghanistan, a US defence official said. Trump could face an uphill battle finding someone who can be confirmed by the Senate in the wake of Mattis' acrimonious departure. Trump told Shanahan he was "such a pleasure" to work with and that he had "done a really fantastic job" with regard to the border.

People Korean diplomat in Italy ‘in hiding’: South’s spy agency
Author: 0 Korean diplomat in Italy ‘in hiding’: South’s spy agency

The North Korean ambassador to Italy has gone into hiding with his wife in a possible defection which would shame Kim Jong-un on the world stage. "We'll be setting it up in the not-too-distant future". That said, he warned that North Korea could be left with no choice but to seek a new path to defend its sovereignty if Washington fails to make good on its promise, misjudges the patience of the Korean people - while seeking to force things unilaterally - and "remains unchanged in its ...

People Why isn't India fighting Taliban in Afghanistan, no point funding libraries there
Author: 0 Why isn't India fighting Taliban in Afghanistan, no point funding libraries there

In a corresponding period a year ago, Trump had strongly criticized Pakistan in his January 1 tweet , announcing cut in aid to the country. Pakistan is there. "You know what that is? We just can't do that", Trump said. It was unclear to which project Trump was referring, but India has committed $3 billion in assistance to Afghanistan since US-led forces toppled the Taliban regime after the September 11, 2001, attacks.

People Sudan unions call for 2nd march on Bashir's palace
Author: 0 Sudan unions call for 2nd march on Bashir's palace

The statement came ahead of renewed protests on Monday, with demonstrators in the capital, Khartoum, expected to try to march on Bashir's palace to demand he step down. The proposed protests would be the latest in anti-government demonstrations that began December 19. "The use of force by the authorities will not deter the people and we will continue with our demonstrations", the Sudanese Professionals' Association said in a new statement.

Author: 0 US Border Patrol Unleashes Tear Gas Against Children in Mexico

According to CBP, some of the migrants attempted to pass small children wrapped in jackets and blankets over the barbed-wire fence, while others threw rocks at Border Patrol agents. Customs and Border Protection agents fired tear gas after migrants from a migrant caravan hurled rocks at them. The incident took place between a highway and the border fence.

People Syria conflict: Trump 'slowing troop withdrawal', says Lindsey Graham
Author: 0 Syria conflict: Trump 'slowing troop withdrawal', says Lindsey Graham

During a Cabinet meeting at the White House in front of reporters, Trump said he had never discussed a reported four-month timetable for the withdrawal of 2,000 American troops stationed in Syria amid a battle against Daesh. Military officials declined the New York Times's request to specify when the departure will take place. Mattis, who will be succeeded in an acting capacity Tuesday by his deputy, Patrick M.

People Trump warns government shutdown could last ‘a long time’
Author: 0 Trump warns government shutdown could last ‘a long time’

In the past, Trump has flip-flopped between whether he's advocating for a physical wall or stronger border security that could include fences or drones across portions of the border. "I will take the mantle". The partial government shutdown began on 22 December. "That's what the Democrats want to make sure of". Democratic aides downplayed expectations for the 3 p.m.

People Putin expects constructive dialogue with Abe
Author: 0 Putin expects constructive dialogue with Abe

Vladimir Putin "has confirmed that Russian Federation is open to dialogue with the United States on the maximum number of subjects", the official statement added. The message to Mr Trump was among dozens of holiday greetings Mr Putin sent to other world leaders, each tailored to reflect a bilateral theme. Putin wished "well-being and prosperity to the British people", the Kremlin said.

People Muslim doctor fired over threat to give wrong medications to Jews
Author: 0 Muslim doctor fired over threat to give wrong medications to Jews

The Cleveland Clinic also mentioned that Kollab had worked for them between July and September 2018, but did not clarify as to why she is no longer employed. media and schools. They show calls for violence against the Jews , claims that the Holocaust is exaggerated, and open support for terrorists. Doctor behind numerous anti-Semitic posts and fired from Cleveland Clinic attended Orthodox Jewish college .

People Australian police respond to spider death threats
Author: 0 Australian police respond to spider death threats

When officers arrived at the scene it became apparent the man had been yelling " why don't you die " to a spider rather than another human being. According to police, a passerby raised the alarm after hearing a "screaming" toddler and a man repeatedly shouting " Why don't you die? ".