Tuesday January 15-th, 2019

Sydney's £3.2m fireworks display marred by simple goof Sydney's £3.2m fireworks display marred by simple goof

Australians ushered in the new year with a spectacular fireworks display over Sydney Harbour. More than 1 billion people around the world were expected to watch the fireworks on television. In Hong Kong, festive lights on skyscrapers provided the b...

Brexit sends Britons seeking Irish passports up 22 percent in 2018 Brexit sends Britons seeking Irish passports up 22 percent in 2018

Around 6 million British people are eligible for an Irish passport, if they have been born in either Northern Ireland or Ireland, or have a parent or grandparent that is Irish. The number was an increase from the 81,000 that were recorded past year, ...

Xi Jinping says Taiwan Xi Jinping says Taiwan "must and will be" reunited with China

On Wednesday, Xi advocated for peaceful unification of the two sides and said the "private assets, religions, and beliefs and legitimate rights of the people in Taiwan will also be fully guaranteed". "It is a historical conclusion drawn over the 70 y...

Mitt Romney Criticizes President Trump’s Character In Op-Ed Mitt Romney Criticizes President Trump’s Character In Op-Ed

None of the names Romney listed are still working for Trump, with Mattis, Kelly, and Haley all leaving their posts in December 2018. They were photographed dining together as Trump mulled making Romney his secretary of state, and the President endo...

Former Afghanistan commander warns of plans to cut troops Former Afghanistan commander warns of plans to cut troops

Last month, when the president pushed back against criticism from retired Adm. William McRaven by saying the decorated Navy SEAL and Special Operations commander should have caught Osama bin Laden more quickly, McChrystal rallied to McRaven's defense...

Some 5 Million Indian Women Form Massive Human Chain for Gender Equality Some 5 Million Indian Women Form Massive Human Chain for Gender Equality

Almost 1,500 women formed a human chain at Shivaji Park Recalling progressive movements in the state against caste oppression, gender inequality and feudalism, participants condemned "reactionary elements" who are mobilizing groups to disallow wo...

North Korea could consider change of tack, Kim warns North Korea could consider change of tack, Kim warns

South Korea's presidential office yesterday welcomed Mr Kim's address, expressing the hope that his "firm commitment will have a positive effect in resolving issues on the Korean peninsula in the new year". The offers could widen the gap between t...

Child hurt falling into rhino exhibit at Florida zoo Child hurt falling into rhino exhibit at Florida zoo

The 2-year-old girl was rescued by her father from the exhibit, News 6 WKMG reports . At the Rhino Encounter exhibit, participants and the rhinoceroses are kept separate by a series of steel poles. The zoo spokesperson said the girl fell into a ...

United States authorities fire tear gas across border to repel Central Americans United States authorities fire tear gas across border to repel Central Americans

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement that the gas was aimed at rock throwers on the Mexican side who prevented agents from helping children being passed over the concertina wire. Tear gas thrown by Border Protection officers...

Videos show staff dragging, shoving children at immigrant shelter Videos show staff dragging, shoving children at immigrant shelter

The staff member pauses, then leaves the room as the child retreats into a corner. One clip published by the Arizona Republic shows a male staffer dragging a young child into the room and pushing him against the wall. The shelter was shuttered by...

House Democrats have plan to fund government, but not a wall House Democrats have plan to fund government, but not a wall

McConnell spokesman Donald Stewart made it clear Senate Republicans will not take action without Trump's backing. The Senate on December 21 failed to muster the votes needed to pass Republican-backed House legislation that included Trump's wall fundi...

Sadiq Khan Slammed for Pro-EU 'Message of Support' During Firework Display Sadiq Khan Slammed for Pro-EU 'Message of Support' During Firework Display

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. Millions of spectators gathered to watch the dropping of shimmering New Year's Eve ball amid steady rain.

Palestinian gets life sentence over land sale to Israelis Palestinian gets life sentence over land sale to Israelis

He was brought before the court on December 23, according to the Wafa report, and sentenced for "selling property in occupied Jerusalem to Jewish settlers". U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman, a staunch supporter of illegal Israeli settleme...

Police mourn after doughnut van perishes in blaze Police mourn after doughnut van perishes in blaze

The Lexington Police Department in Kentucky went viral for their response to a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts truck catching fire and losing all the goods inside. "No words", the officers wrote. A North Carolina cop added his condolences. " In this line ...

Brazil's Bolsonaro to take power amid high hopes and fears Brazil's Bolsonaro to take power amid high hopes and fears

US President Donald Trump is "an example" to him, and Bolsonaro has promised to follow the US and relocate Brazil's Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Still, neither man raised the embassy issue when they spoke to journalists shortly afte...

German police: Man intentionally drove into crowd, injured 4 German police: Man intentionally drove into crowd, injured 4

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. Police said the man, said to live in Essen, made racist comments after he was arrested. "The inve...

Trump vs. military: Mattis jabs president in farewell message to Pentagon employees Trump vs. military: Mattis jabs president in farewell message to Pentagon employees

Аfter angering Trump with his criticism of the decision to start pulling USA troops out of Syria - a decision which enraged conservatives and liberals alike- Mattis was effectively fired two months early. National Defence Strategy. Finally,...

Sydney kicks off global New Year's parties, World News & Top Stories

Russian Federation saw in the new year progressively over several time zones starting in the far east, with concerts and light shows planned for Moscow city parks, and more than 1,000 ice rinks opened for merrymakers. Millions of Japanese people will...

US House Democrats introduce legislation to reopen government US House Democrats introduce legislation to reopen government

The interview will air on "All-American New Year". One of Trump's close congressional allies, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., dismissed the proposal from Democrats . It marked the starkest admission yet by the president's inner circle that his sign...

India, Russia A Privileged Partnership: Putin's New Year Message To PM

Trump and Putin had their first and only summit in Helsinki, Finland, on July 15. Russian leader Vladimir Putin sent President Trump a Christmas note: Let's talk. Putin noted that the efforts of both countries contribute to anti-terror fight and ...

US Strategic Command sorry for tweet about dropping bombs US Strategic Command sorry for tweet about dropping bombs

Reaction on Twitter included those who were shocked and outraged by the tone of the tweet and others who said it wasn't a big deal. The US military force that oversees the country's nuclear arsenal has sparked outrage when it tweeted it was ready t...

'Shouldn't it say 2019?': Sydney's New Year's typo

Numerous performers were from the continent - and as the festival continues on New Year's Day, buildings will be illuminated by "love letters to Europe" from six writers: Billy Letford, Chitra Ramaswamy, Kapka Kassabova, Louise Welsh, Stef Smith an...

Auto plows into New Year's revelers in Tokyo Auto plows into New Year's revelers in Tokyo

Police said the man was in his 20s and had an "intent to murder". "By the time I reached the exact place, paramedics were already there helping people", he said. Takeshita Street is packed with small shops and is considered the centre of youth cultur...

Bolsonaro to Move Brazil's Embassy to Jerusalem, Netanyahu Says

In addressing a gathering of Brazilian Christians, Netanyahu called the relationship between local believers and the Jewish state "an alliance of brothers". The Palestinians view East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state, and most countries...

Three wounded in Manchester knife attack on New Year`s Eve Three wounded in Manchester knife attack on New Year`s Eve

The incident happened at about 8:52 p.m. local time on Monday when officers were called to reports of a man with a knife on one of the platforms at the station. He came towards me. To close out 2018, three people have been stabbed at the Manchest...

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