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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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Erdogan vows to defy U.S. 'threats' after currency crash

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is appealing for calm as the country's currency plunges, urging people to change foreign money into local lira . The White House said he...

Erdogan says US 'wrong' to threaten Turkey after Trump doubles tariffs

A meeting between senior diplomats from the two countries on Wednesday in Washington did not produce significant progress to ease tensions over the trial of United States pastor...

Imran Khan's PTI, opposition parties struggle to consolidate their position in parliament

Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 18, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said on Friday. Former Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ay...

Turkey’s Erdogan stands by opposition to high interest rates

The central bank has over the last weeks defied calls from markets for rate hikes to combat these problems, raising fears of interference from Mr Erdogan, who has repeatedly called...

One year after Charlottesville rally, Trump says he condemns all racism

The declarations enable law enforcement to access state resources, including the National Guard, if unrest breaks out at events in and around Charlottesville and outside Washing...

Taliban storms Afghanistan’s Ghazni, seizes control of parts of city

Forces Afghanistan tweet said. Inside Ghazni city, residents were staying indoors making independent verification of the different claims impossible. Martin O'Donnell, spokes...

Turkey Fallout May Also Hit Indian Markets

Trump said Friday on Twitter that he authorized a new 20 percent tariff on aluminum and 50 percent tariff on steel from Turkey. "Their currency, the Turkish lira, sl...

NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

Scientists hope to shed light on the workings of our closest star - including the dynamics of the solar wind of electrically charged particles, and the reason why the sun's outer...

Judge halts deportation, threatens AG with contempt

The Trump administration's immigration policies are drawing more fire with this week's lawsuit filed by the ACLU, challenging a move by Attorney General Sessions to deny as...

Campers flee from raging French floods

About 750 people in all were evacuated in Gard, mainly from campsites, a top district official, Thierry Dousset, told France's BFM-TV news channel. "We just have what we're wea...

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Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

White nationalists exchange volleys of pepper spray with counterprotesters as they enter Lee Park during the Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. "...

Colbert: Trump's proposed Space Force inspired by Buzz Lightyear

Colbert: Trump's proposed Space Force inspired by Buzz Lightyear

Pence cited new threats the USA faces in space, particularly from Russian Federation and China . Officials plan to create a Space Operations Force - an "elite group of war...

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Senators voted by 38 to 31 to reject the bill that would have liberalised the law. The bill was passed by Congress's lower house in June by the narrowest of margins. "Today...

Zimbabwe opposition lodges appeal against election result

Zimbabwe opposition lodges appeal against election result

Advocate Mpofu said the applicant has enough evidence including alleged statistical misrepresentations by the elections administration body, ZEC and other factors that included an ...

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign After Indictment

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign After Indictment

At one point, you could hear Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers chiming in. If President Donald Trump is going to fire special counsel Robert Mueller that also has to happen afte...

Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally

Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally

That's what happened previous year at the original "Unite the Right" rally and at a July 2017 Ku Klux Klan gathering in Charlottesville, where Klansmen were outnumbered 20-to-1. T...

Evacuations still in place as fire grows overnight

Evacuations still in place as fire grows overnight

That's an assessment climate scientists and fire ecologists agree with, as NPR's Kirk Siegler reports : "People should not take solace that this is the worst it's going to get". '...

Trump imposes higher tariffs on Turkey, sending lira crashing

Trump imposes higher tariffs on Turkey, sending lira crashing

Hesse said that European banks could suffer losses if they loaned money in Turkey or owned Turkish banks but that the possible losses were not large enough to trigger a eurozone ba...

New quake rocks Indonesia, toll in previous one reaches 259

New quake rocks Indonesia, toll in previous one reaches 259

Rescue workers look for survivors of Sunday's natural disaster on the Indonesian island of Lombok. Thousands of tourists visiting Lombok - as well as the nearby Gili Islands and...