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Tokyo vehicle attack: Van slams into New Year's revelers, injuring 8 people

One person, a 21-year-old man, has been detained on suspicion of attempted murder, according to police. The suspect, Kazuhiro Kusakabe, is continuing to be qu...


Russia detains American in Moscow over suspected spying

The statement , issued in Russian, identified the American using a name that appeared to translate as Paul Whelan. There was no immediate comment from the U....


Flights suspended at Hanover airport after vehicle breaches runway

Police charged that the suspect had tested positive for cocaine and amphetamines, according to local media reports. Police sources said a terrorist motive c...


3 dead, 79 missing in Russian Federation apartment block explosion

The Russian Emergency Ministry later said that 35 people remained unaccounted for, and it wasn't clear if they were in the building when it collapsed. Residen...


UAE Reopens Embassy In Damascus After Six Years

The Damascus embassy of the United Arab Emirates is set to be reopened on Thursday, the Syrian information ministry said in a note inviting journalists to cover...


US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to retire at end of February

It was not immediately clear why Mattis' departure date was apparently moved up, but tension in the Defense Department and Washington generally has skyrocketed ...


Guatemalan Migrant Father Declined Medical Treatment For Sick Child Before Death

According to officials, the eight-year-old boy, who has not been named, was given multiple medical examinations by doctors before being released with prescripti...


Man in U.S. illegally arrested in shooting death of California officer

Arriaga was arrested Friday in Bakersfield, California, 200 miles south of where the alleged crime took place. Christianson didn't say when the 33-year-old came...


Pelosi, During Government Shutdown, Is Vacationing at Hawaii Resort

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is spending the holidays vacationing in Hawaii, as a partial government shutdown grinds on with no resolution ...


Egypt's prosecution inspects Marioteya bus blast scene

But that figure was still far short of the record influx in 2010 when over 14 million visitors flocked see the country's sites. "It was bad - people screaming...


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

The blast prompted a brief fire at a sprawling Con Edison facility in Queens - but no injuries - and a spectacular illumination of the NY skyline that generated...


Koreas hold groundbreaking ceremony for railways, roads

The event is a mere "expression of a commitment" to the projects, a South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman said, adding that construction would depend on "...


Saudi king reins in Prince Mohammed bin Salman to fix Khashoggi fallout

A former finance minister, Assaf was among dozens of royal family members, government officials, and top businessmen detained during an "anti-corruption purge" ...


How Trump’s Iraq visit sounded like a campaign rally

Malcolm Nance, a former US Navy intelligence specialist, told Newsweek posting the video ran against traditional procedures that are meant to protect the id...


More Americans blame Trump for shutdown

Seven percent of Americans blamed congressional Republicans. The House on Thursday passed legislation that included Trump's request for $ 5 billion for a bor...


Explosion lights up sky over Queens, New York

He said the light was caused by an electrical surge at the substation. The lights caused a stir on social media as several witnesses posted photographs and vi...


Use Christmas to embrace Jesus Christ - CACI

Local media outlets posted videos of Tehran's streets decorated for Christmas . Apostle Anim said this meant that God can not be caged and that He is everywh...


Putin Lauds Successful Test Of Hypersonic Missile System

The Kremlin described the test in a statement, saying that an Avangard missile, launched from a location in south-west Russia, had successfully hit and destroye...


Sydney Olympic Park: Residents evacuated from 'cracking' tower, with trains cancelled

Whether the residents for Christmas back to their homes, was still unclear. Of the 3,000, about 300 residents were from the tower itself and two neighboring...


Indonesia orders flights to steer clear of volcano

Since then, photos taken by Indonesia's National Agency for Disaster Management, or BNPB, show the a layer of volcanic ash has settled on buildings and vehicles...


Pentagon's order for military to leave Syria has been signed

An acting defense secretary is highly unusual. Jim Mattis - who checks in with their mother nearly daily, Tom Mattis said - had no plans to return home from...


Kate Middleton Uses Adorable Nickname For Princess Charlotte While Christmas Shopping

However, it looks like the Markles have no intention of letting the former actress live her life in peace. "Even with the most deeply-held differences, treati...


Death toll climbs to 222 in Indonesia tsunami

It was the third major natural disaster to strike Indonesia in the space of six months, following a series of powerful earthquakes on the island of Lombok in J...


Israeli government calls early elections for April

He said Netanyahu had settled on the April election, roughly seven months ahead of schedule, in part to "pre-empt" an indictment. Nor is there expected to be ...


Trump Administration Orders Major Afghanistan Drawdown

A spokesman for Afghanistan's president has downplayed the impact that a potential US troop withdrawal would have on security, while top Afghan military officia...


United States among the deadliest countries for journalists for first time

The committee also said the imprisonment of journalists has been on the rise. Journalists detained for their work include Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe O...


In farewell, Ryan sees solutions if ‘politics will allow it’

Trump is unwilling to sign a bill which does not contain funding for a border wall between the USA and Mexico. In a subsequent statement, White House press s...


Chinese hacking plot against Aus businesses

US Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein said the defendants worked for a hacking group known as APT-10 and operated in association with the Chinese Minist...


Flynn sentencing delayed after judge flags 'very serious' crime

Then came his sentencing memo. Flynn's lawyers said investigators discouraged him from having a lawyer present during the interview in January 2017 and that...


Trump to withdraw 'significant' troops from Afghanistan

Commander Rebecca Rebarich, a Pentagon spokeswoman, declined comment. A planned reduction in USA forces in Afghanistan ordered by President Donald Trump cou...


Welch says Republicans in ‘disarray’ after Trump’s shutdown ‘curveball’

President Donald Trump's team was on Capitol Hill late Friday trying to broker a compromise as he pushes for billions of dollars in border wall funding. Rep...


United States to send asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait out requests

The US Department of Homeland Security has announced a policy, effective immediately, that will return asylum seekers to Mexico while their claims are processed...


Trump vows 'long shutdown' over border wall funds

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Third Canadian citizen has been detained in China, Global Affairs Canada confirms

So far, no information has been released about this third individual. The arrest set off a string of heated verbal rebuttals from Chinese government officia...


Japan plans first aircraft carriers since World War II

On Tuesday , Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced that "under the drastically changing security environment around Japan, the government wi...