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People Five teenagers dead after fire in Polish ‘escape room’
Author: 0 Five teenagers dead after fire in Polish ‘escape room’

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki vowed earlier on Sunday to close escape rooms that fail to meet safety standards after firefighters inspected almost 200 such facilities across Poland over the weekend. Hundreds of lights, toys and white flowers have been left by the fence. National fire commander Leszek Suski said that more than 100 were found to be unsafe and 13 facilities were immediately shut down.

People Why we stormed Daily Trust offices, arrested journalists -Nigerian Army
Author: 0 Why we stormed Daily Trust offices, arrested journalists -Nigerian Army

HOURS after armed officers of the Nigerian Army invaded the Daily Trust regional office in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, another set of armed soldiers have invaded Abuja headquarters of the newspaper. We would not tolerate situation (sic) where a publication would consistently side with terrorists and undermine our National institutions. "So for everybody who has information, there's a need to check with the security agencies before they publish such because releasing such ...

People China protests over US warship sighting as trade talks start
Author: 0 China protests over US warship sighting as trade talks start

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that the conduct of the US ship had violated China's and worldwide law, and China had lodged " stern representations ". The US, Europe and other trading partners complain China's tactics violate its market-opening obligations. The clash reflects American anxiety about China's rise as a potential competitor in telecommunications and other technology.

People Michigan Family Of 5 Killed In Kentucky I75 Crash
Author: 0 Michigan Family Of 5 Killed In Kentucky I75 Crash

A crash was reported shortly thereafter, according to NBC affiliate LEX18 . All five occupants died, along with the pickup's driver. The family was leaving their vacation in Florida and headed back home to Northville, Mich. According to the Islamic Center of America of Dearborn, Michigan, funeral services for the family are set for Tuesday at the centre. Please keep them, their families, and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

People Gabon military seize national radio station in apparent coup attempt
Author: 0 Gabon military seize national radio station in apparent coup attempt

There are tanks and armed vehicles in the streets of the capital, Libreville, and a curfew has been imposed. One soldier, who identified himself as Lieutenant Kelly Ondo Obiang, according to BNO news site, urged fellow military personnel and citizens to arm themselves and occupy military bases, airports, and border crossings.

People Saudi Woman Trying to Flee Family Trapped at Bangkok Airport
Author: 0 Saudi Woman Trying to Flee Family Trapped at Bangkok Airport

From Kuwait they [my family] will take me to Saudi Arabia. Rahaf could be sent back to Saudi Arabia within hours without our intervention. Al-Qunun said she fled while her family was visiting Kuwait, which unlike Saudi Arabia, does not require a male relative's approval for an adult woman to depart the country.

People Congo delays announcing results of presidential election
Author: 0 Congo delays announcing results of presidential election

A CENI spokesman later said the commission was holding a meeting on Sunday to decide when they will be announced. The postponement in announcing the results is expected to increase tensions in Congo. It did not publicly name the winning candidate, but it is widely reported that the Catholic observers have identified Mr. Fayulu, the leading opposition candidate, as the victor.

People Malaysia's King Muhammad V resigns
Author: 0 Malaysia's King Muhammad V resigns

During his medical leave, Muhammad V reportedly married 25-year-old Russian beauty Oksana Voevodina, who won the Miss Moscow pageant in 2015. Kelantan ruler Sultan Muhammad V has chose to vacate his post as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong effective today, according to a statement from Istana Negara.

People Bolton warns Syria against use of chemical weapons
Author: 0 Bolton warns Syria against use of chemical weapons

The report, which cited an Israeli official as the source, came shortly after Netanyahu explained US National Security adviser John Bolton the importance of the Golan Heights for Israel's security. A line of U.S. military vehicles drive through a checkpoint of the Internal Security Forces in Manbij as they head to their base on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city, on December 30, 2018.

People Pakistan rolls out red carpet welcome for UAE crown prince
Author: 0 Pakistan rolls out red carpet welcome for UAE crown prince

The importance of the relationship to Islamabad was underlined by the warm welcome given to Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince. In December, 2018, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced it will deposit $3 billion into Pakistan's foreign currency account to help it successfully overcome global payment crisis and to avoid a stringent worldwide Monetary Fund (IMF) deal.

People 'Yellow vests' storm French ministry as protests turn violent
Author: 0 'Yellow vests' storm French ministry as protests turn violent

Some 282,000 protesters showed up for the initial rally on November 17. There were also skirmishes between police and protesters in the northern port city of Caen. Protesters wear fluorescent yellow safety vests required in French cars. Mobs again battled riot police in the French capital on Saturday, torching a restaurant boat on the river Seine at one point.

People Would-be kidnapper follows woman into karate studio - and leaves on a stretcher
Author: 0 Would-be kidnapper follows woman into karate studio - and leaves on a stretcher

J.D. Thomas of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, said. For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. Police say a would-be kidnapper was hospitalized after chasing a woman into a karate studio in North Carolina. " Shortly afterward, a big male entered the building ". Ephraim said he asked the man to leave, but he stated he was not going anywhere. The instructor was able to force Williams out and away from the woman, and the suspect received his comeuppance fast.

People Trump, Congress leaders set to huddle on border wall, government shutdown
Author: 0 Trump, Congress leaders set to huddle on border wall, government shutdown

McConnell's stance prompted angry attacks today from new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and other Democrats, who insisted they were trying to give Republicans a way out of the standoff by passing two pieces of legislation: one a package of six spending bills that were negotiated on a bipartisan basis in the Senate and would reopen almost all the federal agencies that have been shuttered since December 22, and the second a stopgap spending bill through February 8 covering only the Department of ...

People Democrats ‘Didn’t Want to Hear’ Border Security Briefing, Says Rep. McCarthy
Author: 0 Democrats ‘Didn’t Want to Hear’ Border Security Briefing, Says Rep. McCarthy

For Trump, taking a strong stand and refusing to compromise on funding for his signature border wall is a way to fulfill a key campaign promise to his supporters. Pelosi told reporters after the briefing that she would continue her stated plan to have House Democrats pass legislation to re-open the government without any of the White House's demands.

Author: 0 Russian Federation 'not ruling out prisoner exhange' for Briton held on spying charges

The ministry said the United States detained Russian citizen Dmitry Makarenko on December 29 on the Northern Mariana Islands, a US commonwealth in the Pacific Ocean, and had transferred him to Florida. The family was focusing on getting him out and making his stay as "least-awful as possible", he added. David Whelan welcomed remarks in support of his brother by the British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt , on Friday, particularly his warning to Russian Federation not to use its prisoner as a ...

People National Parks Stay Open, Many Unstaffed
Author: 0 National Parks Stay Open, Many Unstaffed

Three people have died as a result of accidents in USA national parks since the shutdown began on December 22, reported the Washington Post . The Trump administration appears to have gone out of its way to keep the attraction in the federally owned building that houses the Trump hotel open and staffed with National Park Service rangers, even as other federal agencies shut all but the most essential services.

Author: 0 Al-Qaeda operative linked to USS Cole attack killed

The Cole was attacked by suicide bombers in an explosives-laden boat while refuelling at the Yemeni port of Aden. US President Donald Trump hailed Badawi's reported killing. Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali al Badawi was an al Qaeda operative who the U.S. believes helped orchestrate the October 12, 2000, attack on the destroyer.

People British special forces soldiers seriously hurt by IS missile
Author: 0 British special forces soldiers seriously hurt by IS missile

Mr Bolton said U.S. troops would remain at the critical area of al-Tanf, in southern Syria , to counter growing Iranian activity in the region. One of the key conditions, Bolton went on to explain, was to ensure the safety of the Kurdish militias who have been instrumental in the US' efforts to eradicate Syria of ISIS .

People Senior al-Qaida leader killed by US drone strike in central Yemen
Author: 0 Senior al-Qaida leader killed by US drone strike in central Yemen

Badawi, along with Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, Abu Ali al-Harithi and Fahd al-Quso, were named by the incoming George W. Bush administration as conspirators who organized the attack on behalf of al-Qaeda, which claimed responsibility. Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Badawi was wanted in connection with the deaths of 17 Americans who died in the attack on October 12, 2000. Al-Badawi has been picked up by Yemeni authorities multiple times since the bombing; however, he has repeatedly managed to ...

Author: 0 Trump aide: U.S. military withdrawal from Syria 'waiting on conditions'

However, with the USA decision to withdraw from Syria, Erdoğan said Turkey would postpone the operation until the withdrawal of US troops is completed. "But we are decimating ISIS", Trump told reporters, using a different acronym for IS. But a senior administration official travelling with White House national security adviser John Bolton on a trip to the Middle East said Trump had received assurances from his military commanders that their mission "can be done in weeks".

People Pope urges EU leaders to show solidarity with migrants off Malta
Author: 0 Pope urges EU leaders to show solidarity with migrants off Malta

Pope Francis on Sunday urged European Union leaders to show "concrete solidarity" with 49 migrants stranded on NGO ships off the coast of Malta who have been refused permission to land. Pope Francis has appealed to European leaders to show "concrete solidarity" to 49 migrants stranded aboard two rescue vessels since December. "We need to find a balance between the human aspect and national security".

People Trump claims United States killed al-Qaida militant tied to USS Cole bombing
Author: 0 Trump claims United States killed al-Qaida militant tied to USS Cole bombing

An American airstrike killed an al Qaida operative accused of involvement in the attack almost two decades ago on the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors, a U.S. An administration official told CNN that "al-Badawi was struck while driving alone in a vehicle and that the United States assessed there was not any collateral damage".

People Saudi men can no longer divorce wives without informing them, court rules
Author: 0 Saudi men can no longer divorce wives without informing them, court rules

It remains significantly easier and more friction-less, under the kingdom's heavily gender-biased laws, for a man to divorce his wife than for a woman to divorce a man. The crown prince has lost the global community's esteem since October, when Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed by a hit squad closely tied to Mohammad in the Istanbul consulate.

People Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney resigns
Author: 0 Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney resigns

Rear Admiral Sweeney said in a statement that "the time is right to return to the private sector". He is now the third senior Pentagon official to announce his resignation after President Donald Trump said U.S. In his resignation letter to Mr Trump , General Mattis said the President deserved a defence secretary "whose views are better aligned" with his own.

People Federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raises
Author: 0 Federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raises

When Congress failed to pass a bill funding the federal government in December, the 2013 law capping pay for top officials was not renewed, as it had been each year before. -Mexico border. Shortly after being sworn in as speaker of the House in the new Congress, Pelosi called the President's wall "a waste of money" and "an immorality" during a news conference.

People Investigation underway after woman in vegetative state gives birth at Valley facility
Author: 0 Investigation underway after woman in vegetative state gives birth at Valley facility

The baby boy is said to be healthy, despite the woman not having received any specific prenatal care. The state Department of Economic Security, a social-service agency whose functions include serving disabled people, said it performed health and safety checks on all of the residents at the Hacienda facility after the birth was reported and was working with police on their investigation.

People Brazil's National Police Force deployed to quell violence
Author: 0 Brazil's National Police Force deployed to quell violence

Privatization of airports and seaports, tax cuts for the rich, pension cuts, and a minimum wage set lower than Bolsonaro's predecessor had planned were among the economic reforms the new president has in store for the country, as it moves toward what the new right-wing government calls a " minimal state ".

People Egypt wants CBS to drop Sisi interview on Israel cooperation: network
Author: 0 Egypt wants CBS to drop Sisi interview on Israel cooperation: network

Egypt and Israel are working more closely together than ever before. In the interview , the general-turned-president questioned a recent Human Rights Watch report that Egypt is detaining 60 ,000 political prisoners, but added that his government must intervene against extremists "regardless of their numbers".

People White House Refuses to Budge During Shutdown Talks With Democratic Leaders
Author: 0 White House Refuses to Budge During Shutdown Talks With Democratic Leaders

Mulvaney said in an interview airing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press". Thom Tillis of North Carolina penned an op-ed for The Hill, arguing that Congress should end the shutdown and make a deal on border security and immigration reforms. While Trump has continued to demand $5.6 billion for the border wall, Democrats say they are not willing to allocate any additional funding for the wall.

Author: 0 Malaysia's king abdicates in unexpected and rare move

In a statement earlier today the Comptroller of the Royal Household Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab Aziz said: "The Palace would like to inform that the Seri Paduka Baginda Tuanku has resigned as the 15th Yang DiPertuan Agong effective January 6 in accordance to Article 32 (3) of the Federal Constitution".

People MI man detained in Russian Federation, brother speaks
Author: 0 MI man detained in Russian Federation, brother speaks

Whelan was arrested December 28 while on a two-week visit to the country and has been charged with espionage. On Monday, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said USA citizen Paul Whelan was detained on December 28, 2018, in Moscow while on a spy mission.

People Pelosi calls Trump's border wall 'a waste of money' and 'an immorality'
Author: 0 Pelosi calls Trump's border wall 'a waste of money' and 'an immorality'

WASHINGTON ― Democrats took back the House on Thursday, electing Nancy Pelosi to be speaker and quickly passing legislation to reopen closed government agencies. There are ideological differences between numerous newcomers and the Democratic party's establishment. When our new Members take the oath, our Congress will be refreshed, and our Democracy will be strengthened by the optimism, idealism and patriotism of this transformative Freshman Class.

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