• Vatican spokesman, his deputy resign suddenly, replacement named
Vatican spokesman, his deputy resign suddenly, replacement named

Confirming his resignation Burke tweeted , "Paloma and I have resigned effective January 1". The surprise resignations were announced two weeks after Francis appointed a personal friend, Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli, to become editorial director of Vatican communications.

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  • Vatican spokesman, his deputy resign suddenly, replacement named
Vatican spokesman, his deputy resign suddenly, replacement named

Confirming his resignation Burke tweeted , "Paloma and I have resigned effective January 1". The surprise resignations were announced two weeks after Francis appointed a personal friend, Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli, to become editorial director of Vatican communications.

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  • Acting NK ambassador to Italy seeks to defect
Acting NK ambassador to Italy seeks to defect

Jo's term was set to expire later that month, according to the spokesperson. Giulia Pompili, an Italian journalist, tweeted a picture of who appears to be Jo at the North Korean embassy in Italy in April 2018. North Korea, which touts itself in its propaganda as a socialist paradise, is extremely sensitive about defections, especially among i...

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  • United States conducts medical checks on children after 2 deaths
United States conducts medical checks on children after 2 deaths

Caal's father has denied Customs and Border Patrol's (CBP's) claim that she did not consume food or water days before crossing the border. Caal was 94 miles (150 km) from a Border Patrol station when she began vomiting on a bus ride to the station, McAleenan said on ABC.

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

Alleging that countries were not doing enough in the war-ravaged country, the US President emphasised the need for regional countries, including India , Russia and Pakistan , to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan. "And we are subsidising their military is by billions and billions and billions of dollars, many, many, many times, what those soldier...

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  • White House meeting ends with no progress on shutdown or border wall
White House meeting ends with no progress on shutdown or border wall

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., and top House Republicans Kevin McCarthy , R-Calif., and Steve Scalise, R-La., attended the meeting in the high-security enclave of the White House, which typically is used to handle sensitive information.

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  • ‘Why don’t you die?’ Australian man’s altercation with spider prompts police response
‘Why don’t you die?’ Australian man’s altercation with spider prompts police response

We don't blame the bloke for the reaction. "The toddler inside was screaming ... caller doesn't know them, but has seen them a few times when walking". The man was reported to have apologised "for the inconvenience" he had caused. A spokesperson for WA Police confirmed to The Guardian that the incident occurred, despite deleting the tweet.

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  • U.S. fires tear gas at migrants on Mexican border
U.S. fires tear gas at migrants on Mexican border

The Border Patrol used tear gas against a storm of illegal immigrants November 25, prompting criticism from some Democrats, including one senator who suggested the chemical deterrent violated global law. The agency said several teenagers were hoisted over the fence at the border and that officers saw some toddler-size children being lifted ov...

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  • More Areas Of Yosemite Closed Due To Human Waste
More Areas Of Yosemite Closed Due To Human Waste

Joshua Tree, which covers more than 792,000 acres of national park from Palm Springs north to the town of Joshua Tree, will remain open during the shutdown. "The Generals Highway is closed at Hospital Rock in Sequoia National Park". Some even reminded visitors that excess trash or food can attract bears .

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  • Cleveland Clinic’s anti-Semitic doctor attended Orthodox Jewish college
Cleveland Clinic’s anti-Semitic doctor attended Orthodox Jewish college

Dr Kollab, who is of Palestinian heritage, was awarded her medical degree by a Jewish-affiliated college in NY a year ago. In no way do these beliefs reflect those of our organization. Originally from suburban Westlake, Kollab posted on Twitter under the alias of "Elle Kay" that officials believe represent her initials. Canary Mission says Kollab s...

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  • Man deliberately ran vehicle into pedestrians in Germany
Man deliberately ran vehicle into pedestrians in Germany

A Syrian woman who suffered life-threatening injuries is recovering in hospital after an emergency operation, police said. The German security services are reportedly treating the 50-year-old man's intentional ramming into pedestrians in Bottrop and Essen as an act of terrorism, media reported.

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  • Syria regime says Kurdish fighters withdraw from Manbij
Syria regime says Kurdish fighters withdraw from Manbij

That is significant in itself: clear affirmation of what Graham had said. "But the goal has always been the same. To be able to leave Syria and make sure ISIS never comes back". President Donald Trump tweeted early Monday morning that any other president would be praised for eliminating ISIS and bringing troops back home from overseas, but that h...

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  • Donald Trump fires back at Mitt Romney
Donald Trump fires back at Mitt Romney

Trump is accessible and open to discussing policy. So I'm hoping that Mitt will sit down with the president privately, share his concerns with the president about whatever drives his thinking but also commit to the president that I want you to be successful and I'm here to help you.

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  • Trump warns US shutdown could last a ‘long time’
Trump warns US shutdown could last a ‘long time’

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".

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  • Train crash on Danish bridge kills six
Train crash on Danish bridge kills six

Police said the passenger train had hit an "unknown object" but did not further comment. "Terrible train accident on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark as a result of the storm Alfrida". At least six people were killed in a train accident on a bridge linking the central islands of Zealand and Funen in Denmark, police said on Wednesday.

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  • Xi Jinping Says Taiwan's Unification With China Is 'Inevitable'
Xi Jinping Says Taiwan's Unification With China Is 'Inevitable'

On the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of a thaw in Beijing's relationship with Taiwan, Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized his position that the island is part of China and that foreigners should not interfere in the matter of Taiwanese independence.

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  • CBP fires tear gas after 150 migrants attempt to climb border fence
CBP fires tear gas after 150 migrants attempt to climb border fence

The migrants attempting to cross the border early Tuesday were reportedly part of a caravan of more than 6,000 Central Americans who have arrived in Tijuana since November. Clouds of the noxious gas could be seen wafting up from around the fence at the border, and one migrant picked up a canister and threw it back across the border into USA terri...

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  • 2 women enter Sabarimala temple: Kerala CM
2 women enter Sabarimala temple: Kerala CM

The women trekked to the hill a day after the state-sponsored 620-km-long human wall of women was formed Tuesday from Kasargode in the northern part of the state till the southernmost district of Thiruvananthapuram . However, historically Hinduism sees menstruating women as unclean and they are told not to enter temples during this time. A gov...

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  • Kim Jong Un Says He's Ready for More Talks With Trump
Kim Jong Un Says He's Ready for More Talks With Trump

In last year's speech Kim warned "the nuclear button is on my office desk all the time", but also offered to send a team to the forthcoming Winter Olympics in the South. Meanwhile, Trump used his New Year's message to brag about the "accomplishments" of his adminstatrion so far. His New Year speech was closely watched for any clues as to how the ...

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  • At least 60 dead after storm Usman hits Philippines
At least 60 dead after storm Usman hits Philippines

A regional office of the disaster agency said it was working to confirm the deaths of 38 people in the Bicol region, located south of the main island of Luzon. Some residents in mountainside villages did not evacuate after the tropical depression weakened into a low pressure area after making landfall, said Ricardo Jalad, executive director of th...

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