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600,000 deployed for Bangladesh vote marred by violence

Zia, an arch-rival of the prime minister, was jailed for 17 years this year on graft charges that her party says are politically motivated. Bangladesh's deadl...


Pakistan ex-president Zardari faces travel ban over corruption

The Advisor said that present government is making efforts and discussing the matters with the foreign countries for bringing the illegal money of Pakistani peo...


Bahrain to reopen embassy in Syria

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said the goal now is "strengthen and activate the Arab role in supporting the independence, ...


Boko Haram attacks two military bases in northeast Nigeria

Out of the 167 "runaway policemen" that were assigned to fight Boko Haram, 91% were Christian and 88% were southerners. Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday l...


President Trump threatens to close southern border over wall funding

Pelosi is poised to become speaker of the House again after Democrats officially retake the majority of the House next week. "Nancy Pelosi, in fairness, does ...


Dog rescues boy, 12, buried in Alps avalanche for an hour

The boy was skiing with a group at a ski resort in the French Alps when an avalanche triggered and buried him. The avalanche dragged him at least 110 yards be...


Sajid Javid to reject extra migrant patrols on Channel

The Home Secretary has declared the rising number of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel a "major incident". Immigration minister Caroline Noke...


Elections board dissolved; District 9 outcome still in limbo

The decision by House Democrats comes weeks after allegations of fraud led the North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics to refuse to certify the resul...


China’s former vice State Security Minister gets life for graft

The court determined that Ma had accepted more than 100 million yuan in bribes in exchange for helping businesses. Another disclosure made during the proceedi...


Nation’s oldest World War II vet dies in Texas at age 112

He served in the all-black 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion. Olverton, who was also thought to have been the oldest United States veteran of second worl...


Earthquake of 6.9 strikes off Philippines, tsunami waves possible: centre

Residents of the southern Philippines said the quake lasted about a minute and people rushed out of buildings but there had been no major damage. A brief tsun...


Arron Hough, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Entertainer, Missing Since Christmas Day

The ship was 267 miles north-west of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico , at the time and en route to Philipsburg, St Maarten. Royal Caribbean said in a statement that...


Mexico’s President Responds With Amity to Trump’s Hostile Tweets

Earlier Thursday, when the House gaveled in for a few minutes, Rep. Jim McGovern loudly asked for unanimous consent to bring up the Senate-passed legislation to...


Undocumented Immigrant Suspected of Killing California Cop Has Been Arrested: Authorities

Kern County is about 200 miles south of where the shooting occurred. Authorities said the officer pulled over the attacker as part of a drunken driving invest...


2 tourists die, 10 injured in bus explosion in Marioteya district

Armed security personnel quickly deployed to the site and cordoned off the area for inspection. The wounded included 10 Vietnamese tourists, as well as the Egyp...


Former Egyptian Presidents Mubarak, Morsi Appear in Same Courtroom

Morsi and other co-defendants face charges of damaging and setting fire to prison buildings, murder and attempted murder, and looting prison weapons depots whil...


White House Targets Pelosi Even After Trump's 'Proud' Shutdown Vow

White House aides ignored several requests for comment about any talks Thursday ahead of what turned out to be short House and Senate sessions. But Pelosi has...


Texas shelters grapple with more migrants released by US

Eventually four buses were brought in to house the migrants for the night, giving them a heated shelter. The ICE statement said that its own detention facilit...


Was Michael Cohen in Prague in 2016, after all?

Of course the Trump people have vigorously denied the legitimacy of the dossier, and Cohen's legal team and spokespeople have denied he ever visited Prague ....


Bahrain to resume work at embassy in Syria after UAE move

Bahrain's decision came just hours after the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) reopened its embassy in central Damascus on Thursday. The United Arab Emirate...


Mattis Wishes US Troops Merry Christmas, Tells Them to ‘Hold the Line’

The commander of U.S. forces and the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller said that the war in the country will continue until a politi...


DRC opposition leader Martin Fayulu takes clear lead ahead of Sunday's election

The unrest in Beni occurred a day after Congo's electoral commission announced that Sunday's election is delayed until March for Beni and Butembo city because o...


Canadian faces appeal hearing in China drugs case: state media

He is reportedly due to stand trial in Liaoning Provincial High People's Court on Saturday. A government news portal, runsky.com, said Schellenberg was Cana...


Deaths of two children raise doubts about U.S. border agency

The letter was addressed to incoming Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and said the request came "in light of the deaths of two young childre...


Killed As Car Carrying Indian-Origin Family Falls Of Bridge In Iceland

Icelandic police said one child was among the dead and two, aged 7 and 9, were among the injured. It was dark when the auto landed on a rocky river bank and ...


North, South Korea Open Rail Project Despite Sanctions Barrier

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un agreed during their Pyongyang summit in September to hold the ceremony before the end of this...


Indonesia tsunami: Before and after images reveal dramatic volcano collapse

The Embassy has been in contact with the Fijians residing there to offer advice in terms of their safety and has also continued to monitor the situation. On Dec...


Meghalaya | Coal India to start rescue ops in East Jaintia Hills mine

And with rescue divers reporting a "foul smell" in the cave, there are fears that some of the miners might not have survived the ordeal-although authorities add...


Trump's very first visit to the troops stirs up trouble in Iraq

The White House pool report said the president had one more "scheduled stop" before he heads back to D.C., though where that was not specified. Trump said t...


NY authorities investigating ‘transformer incident’ amid reports of an explosion

Shortly after the explosion, the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey closed La Guardia Airport for "airport inspection", the FAA said in an advisory posted to i...


Michelle Obama Tops Hillary Clinton As America's Most Admired Woman

Michelle Obama was runner-up to Clinton on the list for the past three years, but she has been in the public eye lately with the publication of her bestselling...


GoFundMe Refunds Donors Of Scam Involving Homeless Veteran And New Jersey Couple

The couple had said they met Bobbitt when he gave his last $20 to McClure, who was stranded on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia, so she could put gas in her auto, ...


Saudi king orders major government reshuffle

According to sources in Saudi Arabia , the idea behind the reshuffle is to divide the responsibilities and share the burden of the ministry and put in place a ...


Trump to replace defense head Mattis Jan 1 with deputy Shanahan

He also cited gains in accelerating the campaign against IS, but that the work was not yet done. His resignation letter was submitted on Friday to Secretar...


Girl who talked to Trump still believes in Santa

Collman had never learned Santa's whereabouts on Christmas Eve but she told the newspaper that she had still been happy to have spoken with her country's lead...


The Buzz | Thailand legislature legalizes medical marijuana and kratom

It would be fair to assess Thailand at the front of developments and social progress along with Singapore and Hong Kong. However, recreational use of the dr...


Iraqi lawmakers demand United States withdrawal after Trump visit

President Donald Trump made a surprise Christmas visit to United States troops in Iraq on Wednesday, his first trip to a conflict zone almost two years into h...


Chances look slim for ending government shutdown soon

House members have been told there will be no votes on Thursday, meaning the partial shutdown will likely last until at least Friday. "I can't tell you wh...


Martial law expires in Ukraine

In addition, Kiev created a provocation in the Black Sea and near the Kerch Strait , to then decree martial law in at least 10 regions, mostly bordering Russ...


Worst of winter storm to hit well north of Mankato

More than 12 inches is expected for high terrain parts of the North Shore. Right now it looks like this storm will just skirt by the Denver area with 0-3 inch...


Syrian government must take over eastern Syria: Russia

For weeks, Turkey has been threatening to launch a new offensive against the Kurdish fighters, who partnered with the USA to drive ISIS out of much of northern ...


Trump Had One Main Concern About Visiting Troops In Iraq

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump surprised troops stationed in Baghdad. President Donald Trump is defending his decision to withdraw US...


Sudan protesters march on presidential palace

Police used tear gas and fired in the air on Tuesday to disperse thousands of protesters as they threatened to march on the presidential palace to demand the ou...


Death toll rises to 43 in attack on Afghanistan government offices

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro says 40 people were killed and 29 were wounded. The attack ...


Young Crewman of Royal Caribbean Goes Overboard on Cruise Ship

Arron Hough, 20, went overboard 267 miles (430 km) off the northwest of Puerto Rico on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Coast Guard 7th District told Reuters in a t...


Trump's trip to Iraq comes amid turmoil at home and overseas

One of those critics was Mattis, who said in a candid resignation letter last week that his views did not align with the president's, particularly in regard to ...


Search underway for man who killed California police officer

A few moments later he called out "shots fired" over the radio. Multiple agencies responded to the scene, where Singh was found at the scene with gunshot woun...


Putin oversees test of new hypersonic super rocket

The footage shows a missile silo cover opening and the missile blasting off after an officer counts down the launch sequence. Mr Putin was speaking after ov...


Walmart Santa Elwyn Crocker charged after kids are found in his yard

While both children had been enrolled in Effingham County schools, they were withdrawn for home-schooling before they went missing. Their bodies were later di...


Suspect dressed as reindeer breaks into business

Fort Collins Police shared security footage of the robbery and a tongue-in-cheek poem on their official Facebook page Sunday. The suspect was seen looking th...