Wednesday June 19-th, 2019

30-storey Sydney building evacuated over 'cracking noises'

NSW Fire and Rescue said it had specialist equipment at the scene to monitor any movement and police have set up an exclusion zone amid fears the building has serous structural damage. And you do feel it [movement] sometimes when there's strong wind"...

Somalia: ASOJ condemns the murder of veteran journalist Somalia: ASOJ condemns the murder of veteran journalist

Mr Salad, 45, was a veteran reporter who worked to revive the country's media before leaving the country in 2005 and returning several years later to work with Universal TV. "We will continue defeating terrorists in order to lead the Somali people to...

Nawaz sentenced to prison in Al-Azizia, acquitted in Flagship reference Nawaz sentenced to prison in Al-Azizia, acquitted in Flagship reference

A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Monday jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for seven years on graft charges he says were politically motivated. Security has been beefed up around the judicial complex, with heavy contingents of police and...

The Turkish President made a promise to Trump The Turkish President made a promise to Trump

Trump last week ordered a complete troop pullout from Syria , asserting that the Islamic State group had been defeated, as well as a significant withdrawal from Afghanistan. "We must not forget what we owe them", Macron said Sunday on a visit to C...

White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall

Sen. Jeff Merkley said the Democratic party is not going to agree to any funding specifically for a border wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, one of President Trump's central campaign promises that is at the heart of the ongoing partial governm...

Erdogan Pledged to Eradicate 'Whatever Left' of Daesh in Syria, Trump Says Erdogan Pledged to Eradicate 'Whatever Left' of Daesh in Syria, Trump Says

The town was a source of tension between the US and Turkey because Ankara accused Washington of stalling on a June agreement to push Kurdish forces away from the area. Trump said on Sunday he spoke with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan about "a...

Trump Reacts To Mattis Resignation By Booting Him Two Months Early Trump Reacts To Mattis Resignation By Booting Him Two Months Early

Trump announced Mattis' new departure date in a tweet , and said he's naming deputy defense chief Patrick Shanahan as acting secretary. Mattis and others had strongly counseled the often impulsive president against those moves - and the decorate...

Police consider possibility Gatwick drone sightings were a mistake after pair released Police consider possibility Gatwick drone sightings were a mistake after pair released

The two were held after information was passed to the police by a member of the public, Tingley told Sky News . He said there were some " persons of interest ", but would not reveal if police were close to making any further arrests. The governmen...

Kasich vetoes Ohio 'heartbeat' anti-abortion bill Kasich vetoes Ohio 'heartbeat' anti-abortion bill

Gov. John Kasich has vetoed the so called " Heartbeat Bill " but has signed another into law. The State of OH will be the losing party in that lawsuit and, as the losing party, the State of OH will be forced to pay hundreds of thousands of taxpaye...

Kurdish official calls on US to stop Turkish offensive Kurdish official calls on US to stop Turkish offensive

Trump's surprise decision to withdraw soldiers from Syria on Wednesday contributed to the abrupt resignation of Pentagon chief Jim Mattis on Thursday. According to CNN, Erdogan told Trump that Islamic State had almost been defeated in the co...

Sunday kicks off a few snow chances leading up to Christmas Sunday kicks off a few snow chances leading up to Christmas

For those wonder if we will have a white Christmas , the potential still exists! Temperatures will be cold enough so that any of precipitation that falls will be snow, although there could be rain showers over Cape Cod. The unseasonal warmth will be...

Dems would OK money for border security, no wall Dems would OK money for border security, no wall

Late Friday, Pence, Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney left the Capitol late after hours of bargaining with congressional leaders produced no apparent compromise. After previous shutdow...

U.S. considering substantial reduction of troops in Afghanistan U.S. considering substantial reduction of troops in Afghanistan

The surprise move stunned and dismayed foreign diplomats and officials in Kabul who are involved in an intensifying push to end the 17-year conflict with the Taliban, which already controls vast amounts of territory and is causing "unsustainable" A...

Acting AG set to oversee Russian Federation probe, United States News & Top Stories Acting AG set to oversee Russian Federation probe, United States News & Top Stories

But the official did say Whitaker's past comments about the special counsel's investigation could raise reasonable questions about his impartiality. Mr Boyd said department ethics officials determined that Mr Whitaker lacked any personal, politic...

Trump Will Not Reconsider Withdrawing Troops from Syria Trump Will Not Reconsider Withdrawing Troops from Syria

Then too, Erdogan compared Israel's actions to those of the Nazis. Turkey later recalled its ambassador from Tel Aviv and expelled Israel's envoys to Ankara and Istanbul. But the partnership between the U.S. and the Kurds has enraged neighbouring...

What happens in a partial government shutdown? What happens in a partial government shutdown?

In the absence of an agreement, funding for about a quarter of all United States federal agencies lapsed at midnight. The U.S. government has partially shut down, impacting more than 800,000 federal workers. It is unclear if they will remain open p...

At Least 43 Dead, Around 600 Wounded After Tsunami Hits Indonesia At Least 43 Dead, Around 600 Wounded After Tsunami Hits Indonesia

Company officials said that 14 people attending the event had died and that 89 were missing. As night fell on Sunday, rescue efforts continued but workers and ambulances were finding it hard to reach affected areas because some roads were block...

Sarah Sanders Goes on Fox & Friends and Gets Called Out on Syria Sarah Sanders Goes on Fox & Friends and Gets Called Out on Syria

Following Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announcing his resignation Thursday, Kilmeade said Trump's planned withdrawal was handing a massive victory to Russian President Vladimir Putin and to the Islamic State , known as ISIS. Sanders pushe...

Catalan protesters block roads over Spanish Cabinet meeting Catalan protesters block roads over Spanish Cabinet meeting

But the timing of the meeting - a year to the day after Madrid held snap elections in the region after blocking its move for independence - offended some Catalans. While TVE state television reported 12 arrests and 51 people injured, the scenes were ...

Fiance Of Missing Colorado Mom Arrested And Charged With Murder Fiance Of Missing Colorado Mom Arrested And Charged With Murder

The couple shared a baby daughter but didn't live together. Berreth's aunt, Renee Stanfill-Marasco, apparently posted on Facebook that her niece had broken off her engagement to Frazee the day she was last seen alive . On Thursday evening, investiga...

Russian warplanes arrive in Crimea Russian warplanes arrive in Crimea

On November 26, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law approving a presidential decree on the introduction of martial law for 30 days in ten regions of the country due to Russian Federation aggression. The dispute deepened when Moscow last...

PM and party leaders pay tribute to Paddy Ashdown PM and party leaders pay tribute to Paddy Ashdown

He branded his prognosis "unpredictable", declaring: "I've fought a lot of battles in my life". "This is a hugely sad day for the Liberal Democrats and for the very many people across political and public life who had huge affection and respect for...

USA offers to include Taliban representatives in caretaker Afghan government USA offers to include Taliban representatives in caretaker Afghan government

Ghafoor added. The militant group also said they had held "extensive" meetings with delegates from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE - the only three countries to recognize the Taliban government during its five-year rule in the late 1990s, reit...

Border wall row leaves USA on brink of 'long shutdown' Border wall row leaves USA on brink of 'long shutdown'

But Vice President Mike Pence , incoming White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and senior adviser Jared Kushner departed after hours spent dashing back and forth, with no outward signs of an agreement. When he appeared to be leaving on Friday...

Trump Holds The Line On Wall Funding, Shutdown To Go Past Christmas Trump Holds The Line On Wall Funding, Shutdown To Go Past Christmas

Monday is a pro forma session - lasting only a few minutes - to prevent Trump from making recess appointments in their absence. President Donald Trump met with Republicans for a lunch this afternoon discussing border security, and following tha...

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