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Over 100,000 people expected to watch London New Year's Eve firework display

Over 100,000 people expected to watch London New Year's Eve firework display Earlier, Sydney and Hong Kong put on stunning fireworks displays in a spectacular welcome to the New Year , among the first in a wave of celebrations for billions around the world . Across the world, celebrations of the new year were varied. It was about 80 degrees in Rio as revelers were able to ring in the new year on the beach three hours ahead of New York City. [Full Article...]

Trump says ‘looking forward’ to meeting with new Pakistan leadership ‘very soon’

Trump says ‘looking forward’ to meeting with new Pakistan leadership ‘very soon’ Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan's Prime Minister in August a year ago. US military leaders since have downplayed the reports of an Afghanistan departure as rumors. "The problem is it was a tough fight, and literally they went bankrupt". On Jan. 2, US military officials remained reluctant to discuss withdrawal plans from Afghanistan, but a source familiar with the strategy told Military.c... [Full Article...]

WA Police respond to death threats ... aimed at spider

WA Police respond to death threats ... aimed at spider An Australian man's anguished pleas for a spider 's death triggered a police response after passersby reported what they thought was a potential violent disturbance to law enforcement authorities. The man, who is understood to have a "serious fear of spiders " apparently apologised to police for the inconvenience, the Wanneroo Police tweet said. [Full Article...]

Border patrol agents repel migrant caravan 'violent mob' with tear gas

Border patrol agents repel migrant caravan 'violent mob' with tear gas USA officials said the group had attacked agents with projectiles but a Reuters witness did not see any migrants throwing rocks at US agents. Border patrol noted that no children were hit by the tear gas. Some of the migrants told the news service they arrived last month with the Honduran caravan. Customs and Border Protection said the non-lethal measures were not aimed at those who were... [Full Article...]

Child injured after falling into rhino exhibit at Florida zoo

Child injured after falling into rhino exhibit at Florida zoo The two-year-old had been visiting Brevard Zoo with her family on Tuesday when she fell through steel poles that separate guests from rhinos during the daily hands-on experience. The child's mother was taken to Orlando Regional medical center with "non-critical injuries" to her arm, Brevard County Fire Rescue department said in a tweet . [Full Article...]

Sudan's Bashir tells police to rein in force against protesters

Sudan's Bashir tells police to rein in force against protesters Sudan unions also called on people outside Khartoum to stage street protests. Al-Bashir statements about the reduction of the use of force and violence raised a heated debate in the country through the social media as many saw in it as a tacit invitation to kill protesters. [Full Article...]

In new year message, Corbyn slams May on Brexit

In new year message, Corbyn slams May on Brexit He also said even if his party won a snap general election in 2019, he would go to Brussels and try to secure a better deal, if possible, in time to allow Brexit to go ahead on March 29. MPs are due to debate the withdrawal agreement from next Wednesday before voting on it the following week. Her comments came as Andrea Leadsom told MPs they would undermine democracy if they did not back Mrs... [Full Article...]

Hospital Distances From Resident And Anti-Semitic Posts

Hospital Distances From Resident And Anti-Semitic Posts The hospital did not state whether Kollab's comments played a role in her termination of employment. Dr Kollab, who is of Palestinian heritage, was awarded her medical degree by a Jewish-affiliated college in NY previous year. The Canary Mission report records dozens of statements made by Kollab calling for violence against Jews, defending Hamas, and supporting terrorists. [Full Article...]

German police: Man intentionally drove into crowd, injured 4

German police: Man intentionally drove into crowd, injured 4 The attack appears to have had a racist motive according to Muenster police. Eight people were injured after a mentally ill man drove into a crowd of people in Germany - in what police say was an attack targeting foreigners. Police said Wednesday that a judge on Tuesday night ordered the suspect held in detention while the investigation on suspicion of attempted homicide continues. [Full Article...]

USA troops to leave Syria but YPG support to continue

USA troops to leave Syria but YPG support to continue Turkey has been massing troops and equipment on its border with Syria for the past several weeks. "We're going to discuss the intense cooperation between Israel and the United States, which will also deal with the questions following the decision, the American decisions on Syria, on how to intensify even further our intelligence and operations cooperation in Syria and elsewhere to block Iranian... [Full Article...]

Trump says Romney ought to be 'team player'

Trump says Romney ought to be 'team player' Romney shared his op-ed on Twitter, tweeting that policies are only one part of the presidency and that the president should work to unite and inspire the country. In an early morning tweet, Trump suggested that Romney should be a team player, while referencing Romney's unsuccessful presidential campaigns. It is unclear whether any other Republican lawmakers will feel emboldened to criticis... [Full Article...]

Dems ‘Refused’ To Even Listen To Border Security Briefing At White House

Dems ‘Refused’ To Even Listen To Border Security Briefing At White House The visit by Pelosi and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer would be their first to the White House since their sharp exchange with Trump in the Oval Office on December 11 during which the president told them he would be "proud to shut down the government for border security". [Full Article...]

China’s Xi Jinping Says Taiwan Must Be Unified With Mainland

China’s Xi Jinping Says Taiwan Must Be Unified With Mainland At a gathering commemorating the 40th anniversary of issuing the Message to Compatriots in Taiwan that marked a thaw in China-Taiwan relations, Xi said, emphasizing that "Chinese do not fight Chinese" that peaceful reunification served the interests of his compatriots. [Full Article...]

Falling cases of beer kill six train passengers in Denmark bridge accident

Falling cases of beer kill six train passengers in Denmark bridge accident Police spokesman Arne Gram said the passenger train "hit an unknown object", but did not comment further. Denmark's TV2 reported that eight people were injured and showed images of the freight train. Police are scheduled to give a news conference later. Flemming Jensen, the CEO of state-owned Danish Railways, said police and the Danish Accident Investigation Board are investigating the damages... [Full Article...]

U.S. border agents fire tear gas at migrants in Mexico

U.S. border agents fire tear gas at migrants in Mexico An Associated Press photographer saw at least three volleys of gas launched onto the Mexican side of the border near Tijuana's beach that affected the migrants , including women and children, as well as journalists. territory. "Once again we have had a violent mob of migrants attempt to enter the United States illegally by attacking our agents with projectiles", said Katie Waldman , a ... [Full Article...]

Tens of thousands protest in India over flashpoint temple

Tens of thousands protest in India over flashpoint temple In a first, over 35 lakh women stood shoulder-to-shoulder across the national highways in Kerala, creating a 620 km-long human "wall" from the northern end of Kasaragod to the southern tip here Tuesday as part of a state-sponsored initiative to uphold gender equality. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un warns of 'new path' if stalemate with U.S. persists

Kim Jong Un warns of 'new path' if stalemate with U.S. persists Mr Kim, who spoke mainly about domestic economic issues in his 30-minute speech, said inter-Korea ties have entered a "completely new phase" after three summits. North Korea has broken promises made to the United States to halt is nuclear weapons program on at least six prior occasions. Although he warned he could explore a "new path", Kim's restrained tone indicates his willingness to maintain ... [Full Article...]

CBP chief says agents did everything they could to save immigrant children

CBP chief says agents did everything they could to save immigrant children With border crossings surging, CBP processes thousands of children - both alone and with their parents - every month. On Saturday evening, the US President addressed those deaths - without directly naming the children - while simultaneously launching an attack on his Democratic opposition. [Full Article...]

Trump says he’s ‘ready’ to negotiate with Dems to end the shutdown

Trump says he’s ‘ready’ to negotiate with Dems to end the shutdown The partial government shutdown is in its second week over Trump's demand for $5bn for the wall. "While President Trump drags the nation into Week Two of the Trump Shutdown and sits in the White House and tweets , without offering any plan that can pass both chambers of Congress, Democrats are taking action to lead our country out of this mess", Pelosi and top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer ... [Full Article...]

Sydney puts on dazzling 2019 fireworks, but gets the year wrong

East Coast. In the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, more than 500 couples tied the knot in a free mass wedding organized by the government, with fireworks shows cancelled out of respect for tsunami victims. "The mayor of London's sold-out event will mark the New Year with a spectacular firework display and soundtrack inspired by the continent", according to a statement, reflecting Khan's strongly p... [Full Article...]


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