Saturday December 14-th, 2019

Death toll in China chemical plant blast jumps to 47 Death toll in China chemical plant blast jumps to 47

The explosion was so powerful that it apparently triggered a small quake, knocked down several factory buildings and shattered the windows of homes a few kilometres away. Local environmental officials, who set up monitoring devices throughout the ind...

Trump says the USA should recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights Trump says the USA should recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights

He did it again. The Golan Heights were part of Syria until 1967, when Israel captured most of the area in the Six Day War, occupying it and annexing it in 1981. Trump has consistently backed Israel when it comes to major regional disputes and pr...

New Zealand marks one week since mosque terrorist attack with prayers New Zealand marks one week since mosque terrorist attack with prayers

Amid tight security, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will join mourners near the Al-Noor mosque, one of the two places of worship targeted in last Friday's shootings. The Prime Minister, who swiftly denounced the attack as terrorism , announced a b...

Israeli Forces Reportedly Kill Palestinian in West Bank Israeli Forces Reportedly Kill Palestinian in West Bank

In the context of the clashes there were also 30 injured among the Palestinians, one of them is in critical condition. It gave no details about the circumstances of the night-time shooting. According to Palestinian figures, more than 700,000 Jewish s...

Pastor blasts NZ PM's order to broadcast Muslim call to prayer Pastor blasts NZ PM's order to broadcast Muslim call to prayer

The "Wear a Headscarf Friday" group was aimed at women in Christchurch and was supported by the New Zealand Muslim Association. Azad was one of the 50 massacred last week, in what Ardern has labelled a "terrorist" attack. I've never felt more pro...

Cesar Sayoc: US mail bombs suspect pleads guilty Cesar Sayoc: US mail bombs suspect pleads guilty

Sayoc, who became emotional as he wrapped up his remarks, apologized and said, "I know these actions were wrong". Sayoc also listed his targets as financier George Soros, Hillary Clinton , former CIA Director Jonn Brennan, actor Robert DeNiro, for...

Trump says trade talks with China going 'very well' Trump says trade talks with China going 'very well'

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer attend a trade negotiation meeting of senior U.S. Buyers in the world's biggest hog producer and pork consumer struck deals fo...

USA imposes sanctions on Venezuela state-run mining company USA imposes sanctions on Venezuela state-run mining company

The ambassador said that in the coming days, his mission would take possession of the Venezuelan embassy, although its accounts are frozen. Guaido, recognized by more than 50 countries as acting president, launched a challenge to socialist Maduro...

President Trump Signs Executive Order on Campus Free Speech President Trump Signs Executive Order on Campus Free Speech

Following this most recent incident, the university said, "We readily admit that this university - like every single town, city, county, and state in this country - is unable to prevent a lone bad actor who was neither employee or student from engagi...

President Trump Just Recognized the Golan Heights as Israeli Territory President Trump Just Recognized the Golan Heights as Israeli Territory

Lindsey Graham, a staunch Trump ally, visited the Golan Heights with Netanyahu on Monday and pledged to promote Israel's sovereignty over the adea 'now and forever'. But some younger Druze have accepted they are likely to live forever under Israeli c...

Gigantic, Rare Sunfish Randomly Washes Up on a Beach in Australia Gigantic, Rare Sunfish Randomly Washes Up on a Beach in Australia

Marine scientist Marianne Nyegaard, who identified the California fish, told ABC News she didn't know how or why this fish ended up on the West Coast of the US. Due to their size and love for the sun, they can easily be hit by boats, and some could a...

Jared Kushner used non-secure WhatsApp to contact foreign leaders, Democrat says Jared Kushner used non-secure WhatsApp to contact foreign leaders, Democrat says

Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings , a Democrat of Maryland, sent a letter Thursday to White House counsel Pat Cipollone that said Abbe Lowell , an attorney for Kushner, disclosed late past year that the president's son-in-law "has used-and conti...

Mueller Probe Report Should Be Made Public Mueller Probe Report Should Be Made Public

Trump also changed his tune again Wednesday on whether Mueller's report should be public, this time saying "I don't mind" the American public seeing the report, subject to Attorney General William Barr's discretion. "We have a very good attorne...

Australia moving 2 000 people from powerful cyclone's path Australia moving 2 000 people from powerful cyclone's path

Northern Territory Fire and Emergency Services incident controller Hege Burns told AFP they ramped up effort Thursday to evacuate residents from the island of Groote Eylandt. While Trevor is now a Category 1 system, the Bureau of Meteorology said i...

After Mosque Attacks, NZealand Banning 'Military-Style' Guns After Mosque Attacks, NZealand Banning 'Military-Style' Guns

Ardern as vowed to change gun laws in the wake of the attack, possibly banning semi-automatic weapons. Shaun Moloney, who culls pests including goats and wallabies across the South Island, said there was "definitely a place" for semi-automatic wea...

Dutch anti-immigration populist surge stuns PM Rutte Dutch anti-immigration populist surge stuns PM Rutte

Exit polls indicated the anti-immigration Forum for Democracy would become the second biggest party in the upper house of parliament. But experts, including pollster Maurice de Hond, said the Utrecht attack, which killed three people, appeared to boo...

Czech Model, 22, Jailed For 8 Years In Pakistan For Smuggling Drugs Czech Model, 22, Jailed For 8 Years In Pakistan For Smuggling Drugs

Tereza Hluskova, 22, from the Czech Republic, was jailed after facing court in Lahore , Pakistan after trying to smuggle 8.5kg of heroin. She had stayed in Pakistan having been told she would promote products of a leading fashion brand. "I didn't ...

New Zealand bans 'military-style' guns after mosque attacks New Zealand bans 'military-style' guns after mosque attacks

In the immediate aftermath of last Friday's shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, Ardern labelled the attack as terrorism and said New Zealand's gun laws would change. It also extends to accessories used to convert guns into what the government c...

At least 40 killed as overloaded ferry sinks in Iraq's Tigris river At least 40 killed as overloaded ferry sinks in Iraq's Tigris river

Thirty-three women, 12 children and 10 men are confirmed dead, with many more missing, the civil defense authority said. Numerous victims are women and children, according to the Mosul Eye, a blog that documents events in the city. Iraqi forces dro...

Counter-terror police investigating after man attacked five Birmingham mosques with sledgehammer Counter-terror police investigating after man attacked five Birmingham mosques with sledgehammer

Officers arrived but said the attack had happened some time earlier. West Midlands Police said detectives and counterterrorism officers are investigating after windows were smashed at four mosques in Birmingham . "We need support in Brum". "Thes...

No Timeline for Texas Chemical Fire to Burn Out No Timeline for Texas Chemical Fire to Burn Out

Natural gas flames, towers of smoke and gassy smells are common in this part of Harris County, Deer Park resident Pennie Tinker told CNN affiliate KPRC . Fire crews had previously been in a defensive mode. Ships in the area at the time of the inci...

Netanyahu's Main Election Rival Sidesteps Palestinian Statehood Netanyahu's Main Election Rival Sidesteps Palestinian Statehood

A follow-up report on Saturday night said that no sensitive security information had been housed on Gantz's phone at the time of the breach, but suggested that the incident was "embarrassing" for him. "These irrelevant claims [come] to create a hosti...

Backed fighters clear area around last Islamic State Syria pocket: SDF official Backed fighters clear area around last Islamic State Syria pocket: SDF official

The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly, said the prisoners were being held by the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-dominated group that has been the chief on-the-gro...

Hungary's Fidesz party suspended from European People's Party Hungary's Fidesz party suspended from European People's Party

Members voted for the suspension after a meeting with Mr Orban in Brussels . The committee would be chaired by former European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, who would monitor the Hungarian party while its membership is frozen. billionaire G...

Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after cover-up Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after cover-up

Pope Francis has rejected the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was handed a six-month suspended sentence this month for failing to report sex abuse by a priest under his authority, the cardinal said on Tuesday. Barbarin, who is...

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