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Deadly Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Hits Java In Indonesia

He also revealed that buildings had collapsed in the city of Tasikmalaya and several western Java districts. 'Houses and other buildings are damaged in many areas, ' he said in a statement. A man assesses damage to his Java home as the 6.5 magnitud...

Muslim mayor of Nazareth uses Christmas to protest US' Jerusalem move

The Brotherly Covenant, an NGO devoted to incorporating Christians into Israeli society, released a statement condemning the move and stated that cancelling Christmas in Nazareth would hinder chances at co-existence. Trump has also ordered the US...

Teva Pharmaceuticals: Israeli drugmaker to cut 14000 jobs

Reuters reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Teva's chief executive to keep layoffs in Israel to a minimum. On Tuesday the company announced that Yitzhak Peterburg, who served as the company's acting CEO from January to O...

Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year: 'Youthquake'

A noun defined as "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people", the word was honored as a reflection of the character of the past year. "Youthquake" has been named as the word of the year...

Italy to declare state of emergency regarding energy supplies

A major European gas distribution hub resumed operations early Wednesday after an explosion knocked it offline, cutting off gas supplies to several countries. A column of fire is seen after an explosion ripped through Austria's main gas pip...

Rouhani: US does not respect rights of Palestinians

Soleimani, commander of the Al Quds force, made the offer in a phone call late Monday with leaders of groups in Gaza, according to the Revolutionary Guard Corps' website, Sepah News , which didn't give details of the assistance proffered. Iran, the ...

Not as cold tonight; cloudy skies through the weekend — FIRST ALERT FORECAST

A cold start to the day with most of us walking out to temps below freezing. A cold front arrives overnight tonight but no rain and not much cloud cover with this front. Most of Southwest Louisiana will cool down to the mid 40s, while a couple plac...

Senator McCain treated for side effects of cancer therapy

Senator John McCain was undergoing treatment at a military hospital outside Washington for side effects of cancer therapy, his office said on Tuesday. Meghan McCain thanked Biden later, tweeting she had no words to convey her "immense gratitude"...

Jenkins, husband of Japanese ex-abductee to N. Korea, dies at 77

Charles Robert Jenkins, from the tiny town of Rich Square in North Carolina, was eventually allowed to leave the secretive state in 2004. Here are a few things to know about the U.S. "If there's a God in the heaven, he carried me through it", Jenkins...

Putin Declares Victory on Surprise Syria Visit, Announces Partial Pullout

Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a visit to Russia's Hmeymim airbase in Syria , where he ordered to pullout Russian troops from Syria . Exact numbers going, or remaining, were not disclosed. "Have a safe trip". Speaking at a joint press conf...

Keaton Jones' Mom On Confederate Flag

The heartbreaking video of a tearful Keaton Jones asking "why do they bully?" posted on Facebook by his mother went viral, prompting an outpouring of support for the boy by Hollywood celebrities and others. But the alleged Jones account responded t...

U.S. military chopper's window falls on Japanese school

The boy was among about 50 children on the elementary school grounds when the window fell from a U.S. CH-53E transport helicopter. "The safety of children should come first". US Forces Japan said that it took the... The US military admitted tha...

Republicans Slam Mueller, FBI And Justice Department Over Charges Of Bias

And while Rosenstein received something of a cheat-sheet of anticipated questions from House members' daylong interrogation of FBI Director Christopher Wray last week, answers to fresh calls for a second special counsel to investigate the Justice Dep...

US Ambassador To UK Says He Thinks Trump Will Visit Next Year

Prime Minister Theresa May invited Trump on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, but the first year of his tumultuous presidency has tested the long alliance between the two English-speaking nations. "There may be disagreements of how (Trump) says somethi...

Austria gas plant burns after deadly explosion

However, "transit through Austria to the south and southeast regions is now negatively impacted", it added. "There is severe damage at the station", Gas Connect Austria's Armin Teichert said. This of course compounds the energy problem faced in Eur...

Amnesty accuses Europe of 'complicity' in abuse of Libya migrants

Last week, the International Organization for Migration began the voluntary repatriation of thousands of West African migrants being held in detention centers in Libya under abusive conditions. While trying to climb up the high sides of the vessel,...

Mohamed Salah Wins BBC African Footballer Of the Year 2017

Mohamed Salah , Liverpool's Egyptian player, has been chosen by fans to win Liverpool's "Player of the Month" award for November - the third time in just four months. "[Now] I'd also like to win it next year!" This fine goalscoring form has cau...

Kyiv court turns down prosecutor's motion to place Saakashvili under house arrest

Saakashvili, the 49-year-old leader of Ukraine's Movement of New Forces opposition party, was arrested on December 9 in a Kiev apartment on charges, including a cooperation with a criminal organisation. The group was allegedly planning to overthrow...

SHOCKING: Dangal actress Zaira Wasim allegedly molested on a Vistara flight

That was very shocking because Vistara claims that it has zero tolerance and they have not sensitise their crew to take action against men who torturing women on flight. The incident is viral on social media with among top three trending on Twitte...

Trump's second-in-command Pence 'unwelcome in Palestine': Fatah official

Israel's ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said the Trump declaration was "a positive step" and that it "should serve as a reality check for the Palestinians and for the nations of the world" that "recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a crit...

At Hanukkah reception, Trump basks in warmth of his Jerusalem recognition

This year's event came one day after Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and directed the State Department to prepare for moving the U.S. "And the world is watching", Trump said. The president was flanked by his daughter Ivanka, w...

Israeli Army Destroys Tunnel From Gaza Strip

Israeli forces on Sunday destroyed a "significant" cross-border attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip, which the military said was being dug by the enclave's dominant Islamist group, Hamas . A high-ranking Israeli general warned Saturday that addition...

Reflect upon human rights

This year, Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights . From the most basic human needs such as food, shelter, and water, all the way up to access to free and ...

Japan to acquire air-launched missiles able to strike North Korea

Time is of the essence", the United Nations said. North Korea said it was its most advanced missile yet, capable of reaching the continental US. After the UN's Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Mr Feltman met senior North Koreans al...

'Making a Murderer': Appeals Court Upholds Brendan Dassey's Conviction

A federal court in Wisconsin a year ago found that Dassey, over the course of multiple interviews, had been tricked into confessing - both by police and an unsympathetic private investigator working for his defense attorney. Dassey has remained in pr...

Ukraine police re-arrest ex-Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili

Ukrainian Chief Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko commented on the arrest as well, saying in his late-night Facebook post that the law enforcement "did everything possible" to avoid radical measures and bloodshed. Nevertheless, house arrest for the ex-...

White House: Trump's throat 'was dry'

There was clearly something off about the way in which Trump spoke at the event, and while I'm not going to speculate about what have been the cause for the president's slurred speech, his apparent difficulties did not go unnoticed . Trump has frequ...

Senior UN official in North Korea to meet top leaders

North Korea says it has agreed to regular communication with the UN. Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman is scheduled to meet Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, Vice Minister Pak Myong Guk, diplomats and United Nations staff du...

European Union sues member states over migrant relocation failure

The European Commission has sent Poland , Hungary and Czech Republic to EU Court of Justice for defaulting on mandatory quota regime approved in 2015, as confirmed this Thursday in a statement . There are still a few thousand eligible applica...

Eminem Rips Systemic Racism And White Privilege In New Anthem 'Untouchable'

Ahead of his new album "Revival" , Eminem has unleashed a new single called " Untouchable ". The punchy six-minute-long track sees a focused Em rapping about the Black Lives Movement, police brutality and how "there have been times where it's ...

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Jordan cancels part of 1994 peace agreement with Israel

Under Jordan's constitutional monarchy, only King Abdullah has the power to eventually rescind the peace deal with Israel. The 25-year lease expires next year. Israeli Prime Mini...

60 killed, many injured in India train tragedy

Police said it was "freak accident" as people did not hear the train approaching amid the din of festivities and fireworks. "This was an incident where people were trespassing on...

At least 17 people are killed after passenger train derails in Taiwan

The worst crash in recent years was in 2003 when 17 died and 156 were injured after a train on the Alishan mountain railway plunged into a chasm at the side of the track. Photos fr...

Israel steps up armored deployment on Gaza border

They, however, quoted the Israeli army saying that the protests were the least intense in recent weeks. The reports were also unclear as to whether ‎the Egyptian-brokered truce w...

WikiLeaks' Assange sues in Ecuador for better asylum terms - lawyer

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London for years to avoid being arrested by British cops for skipping bail. Assange's lawyers said t...

At least 59 killed as train hits crowd in northern India

While speaking to the media outside the Civil Hospital, as reported by ANI , Sidhu said that the matter should not be politicised and that it was an accident and was not intention...

Euro Lower on Italian Budget Worries

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says he will visit EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in the near future to discuss the issue. The increase suggests investors ar...

Meghan's royal tour schedule pared back

The couple, who are expecting a child next spring , have 76 events on their schedule during their 16-day tour of Australia , New Zealand , Fiji and Tonga. Prince Harry poses w...

Meghan’s tour schedule in Australia cut after hectic start

Meghan Markle , The Duke and Duchess of Sussex , visits Macarthur Girls High School in Sydney , Australia , Oct. 19, 2018. Prince Harry attended the Road Cycling Time Trials...

Southeast Asian Navies to Hold Drills With China Next Week

Asked at a press conference about the usefulness of such non-binding protocols in the light of a recent near-miss between a U.S. warship and a Chinese destroyer in the South Chin...

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Highway crashes up in states that legalized marijuana, study says

Highway crashes up in states that legalized marijuana, study says

Marijuana's role in crashes isn't as clear as the link between alcohol and crashes. the report notes. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study does not go as far as makin...

Kerryn Phelps defeats Liberals Dave Sharma in Wentworth by-election

Kerryn Phelps defeats Liberals Dave Sharma in Wentworth by-election

Independent candidate Kerryn Phelps amassed a huge lead over Liberal rival Dave Sharma in the early counting of the votes in the affluent division of Wentworth, which saw the favou...

Train Mows Down Crowd Killing Scores

Train Mows Down Crowd Killing Scores

Neither the organisers nor the police administration had barricaded the tracks to stop people from venturing onto them, preliminary investigations have revealed. The tragedy is hea...

Amnesty urges United Nations investigation, independent autopsy in Khashoggi death

Amnesty urges United Nations investigation, independent autopsy in Khashoggi death

In public, Erdogan and top government figures have remained extremely cautious, often referring to a prosecutors' investigation and stopping short of pinning the blame on Saudi Ara...

Police find 63 foetuses in United States funeral home amid probe

Police find 63 foetuses in United States funeral home amid probe

Peter Parks, another attorney, and Cieslak say they have uncovered documentation showing Perry billed Medicare for holding proper burials for the remains, when they found they were...

At Vatican, South Korean leader says he's certain of peace

At Vatican, South Korean leader says he's certain of peace

As Song called for giving what he called a "small gift" to induce the North, main opposition Liberty Korea Party Rep. Kim Moo-sung and Bareunmirae Party Rep. US officials are conc...

Migrants 'Crash Gates,' Head into Mexico — CARAVAN DEFIANT

Migrants 'Crash Gates,' Head into Mexico — CARAVAN DEFIANT

Cristian, a 34-year-old cell phone repairman from San Pedro Sula, Honduras , says he wants to reach the U.S.to work. They chanted , "Walk! Walk!" A smaller group walked to th...

Two top Trump aides tangle outside Oval Office over immigration

Two top Trump aides tangle outside Oval Office over immigration

Bolton was siding with the president, who has angrily blamed Nielsen for failing to staunch the flow of migrants across the border, while Kelly, who is protective of his protégé, d...

Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria's Deir Ezzor, says Putin

Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria's Deir Ezzor, says Putin

The White House said no official decision had been made to leave the treaty, known as INF. John Roberts now serves as the chief White House correspondent for FOX News Channel (F...