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World Media Khamenei to lead Friday prayers amid Iran tumult
Author: 0 Khamenei to lead Friday prayers amid Iran tumult

They are meant to be a show of support for Iran's armed forces and Revolutionary Guards. Khamenei said Iran's enemies had seized on the plane tragedy in a bid to undermine the Islamic republic. "Resistance must continue until the region is completely freed from the enemy's tyranny", Khamenei said, in a reference to the United States that renewed his call for US troops to leave neighbouring Iraq and the wider Middle East.

World Media Sahel leaders honour French troops before anti-terror summit
Author: 0 Sahel leaders honour French troops before anti-terror summit

Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the special representative and head of the United Nations Office for West Africa , told the body's Security Council last week that attacks in the region have increased at a rapid pace in recent years. " France needed to raise the stakes and stage a spectacle to show that its troops are deployed at the request of the African governments", said Judd Devermont, director of the Africa programme at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

World Media Biden:
Author: 0 Biden: "I would leave troops in the Middle East"

Other US allies in the ME including Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt are also silent as they fully understand the ultimate outcome of war for which simple example is 2% loss in share value of ARAMCO (losing US$ 200 Billion) after the killing incident.

World Media Iraq demands mechanism from U.S. on troop pullout
Author: 0 Iraq demands mechanism from U.S. on troop pullout

The State Department warned that Iraq's access to its main account at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY could be shut off if the Iraqi government asks American troops to leave, Iraqi officials told the Wall Street Journal . "All enemies should know that the jihad of resistance will continue with a doubled motivation, and a definite victory awaits the fighters in the holy war", Khamenei had said earlier.

World Media Iowa poll: Klobuchar stuck behind top Democratic contenders
Author: 0 Iowa poll: Klobuchar stuck behind top Democratic contenders

No other candidate, including MA senator Elizabeth Warren (9%), former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg and New Jersey senator Cory Booker (both 4%), returned better than single-digit support. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. "To the extent that New Hampshire voters could take some cues from Iowa, it's also worth keeping an eye on lower-polling candidates like Klobuchar if any of the leading contenders stumble in the earlier Iowa ...

World Media Iran launches missiles vs. US forces in Iraq, Pentagon confirms
Author: 0 Iran launches missiles vs. US forces in Iraq, Pentagon confirms

Gen. Qassem Soleimani on January in Baghdad. Her Democratic House colleague Eliot Engel, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, told CNN however the attacks "could very well" mean that the USA was at war. Iran's missile launch - January 8 in Iraq, late January 7 in the USA - was said to be in retaliation for Washington's targeted killing of Iran's top militia commander, Maj.

World Media Germany seeks crisis meeting of European Union foreign ministers
Author: 0 Germany seeks crisis meeting of European Union foreign ministers

Iran has vowed to inflict "harsh revenge" on the US after its politicians dramatically opened parliament chanting "death to America" in response to "a declaration of war". Germany's foreign minister said Sunday that he has proposed bringing forward a regular meeting with counterparts from other European Union countries to the coming week amid escalating tensions in the Middle East.

World Media Science can help you stick to your New Year's resolutions
Author: 0 Science can help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

But almost 90 per cent of people fail in their resolutions before the end of January. All are excellent goals , but often we don't make progress as quickly as we expected on our resolutions and end up falling back into the bad habits we were trying to address.

World Media Hong Kong protesters pepper sprayed by cops in shopping mall
Author: 0 Hong Kong protesters pepper sprayed by cops in shopping mall

Shortly before the final day of 2019 drew to a close, police used water cannon to disperse protesters in the same area while, in nearby Prince Edward neighbourhood, officers arrested several protesters staging a candlelight vigil. Chinese President Xi Jinping extended his best wishes to Hong Kong residents in a speech carried by state television. Sheung Shui, which is just over the border from the Chinese city of Shenzhen, is popular with so-called parallel traders who buy large volumes of ...

World Media Raging wildfires trap 4,000 at Australian town’s waterfront; two confirmed dead
Author: 0 Raging wildfires trap 4,000 at Australian town’s waterfront; two confirmed dead

Preparations were reportedly under way for a sea or airborne evacuation if needed. People evacuating on boat in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia are seen is this still image from a December 31, 2019 social media video. "It's believed that the truck rolled when hit by extreme winds", the agency said in a tweet . The country relies heavily on its volunteer firefighters, who in some cases have been putting in 16-hour days to help tackle the blazes.

World Media Remains of 6 people found at scene of helicopter crash in Hawaii
Author: 0 Remains of 6 people found at scene of helicopter crash in Hawaii

Visibility was low and there were blustery winds, he added. The grim announcement got here in a information convention almost 24 hours after the plane, first reported lacking on Thursday night, went down in a distant space of rugged terrain close to the tip of a tour flight over the island's famed Na Pali Coast.

World Media Facing blowback, Biden clarifies stance on impeachment trial testimony
Author: 0 Facing blowback, Biden clarifies stance on impeachment trial testimony

He went on to note that there are not constitutionally-mandated rules governing how senators are required to conduct an impeachment trial, but suggested he plans to look at the facts impartially. "I want to clarify something I said yesterday". The statement came one day after Biden said in an interview with the Des Moines Register that he would not comply with a Senate subpoena because it would be a tactic by Trump to distract from the president's wrongdoing.

World Media Truck bomb kills scores in Mogadishu
Author: 0 Truck bomb kills scores in Mogadishu

Saturday's attack is now the most deadlines since October 2017, when two truck bombs detonated by terrorists left more than 500 people in a market in Mogadishu dead. At least 16 of those killed were students from a local university, who had been travelling on a bus when the auto bomb detonated at a busy intersection southwest of the Somali capital.

World Media Kazakhstan: Plane crashes into a building with 100 people on board
Author: 0 Kazakhstan: Plane crashes into a building with 100 people on board

A survivor told the news website Tengrinews she heard a "terrifying sound" before the plane started losing altitude. "The plane was flying at a tilt". Authorities grounded other Fokker 100 planes in the country. Bek Air's Fokker 100 fleet is over 27 years old. Following the accident, Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Authority has suspended Bek Air's Air Operator's Certificate.

World Media 5 dead in Louisiana plane crash: fire official
Author: 0 5 dead in Louisiana plane crash: fire official

Lafayette firefighters responded to the crash of the plane near the intersection of Verot School Road and Feu Follet. Ensminger's father, Steve Ensminger , is the offensive coordinator for LSU . It crashed just over a mile after the start of Lafayette . "Heartbreaking news out of Lafayette today", Edwards said. The Piper Fixed Wing Multi-Engine airplane crashed in the parking lot of a post office, hit a vehicle and slid into a field about 9 a.m.

World Media Tobacco age raise has mixed reaction
Author: 0 Tobacco age raise has mixed reaction

The new minimum age by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration applies to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping cartridges. A $1.4 trillion spending package President Trump signed into law December 20 contained a provision ordering the Food and Drug Administration to raise the federal age to purchase tobacco products to 21 , from 18, after six months of policy-crafting and a 90-day transition period.

World Media President Trump warns of ‘carnage’ in rebel stronghold in Syria
Author: 0 President Trump warns of ‘carnage’ in rebel stronghold in Syria

Syrian and Russian forces have intensified their bombardment of targets in Idlib, the last significant rebel pocket of Syrian resistance, and President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to recapture it. 'This is our main expectation from the Russian side. Idlib province is dominated by al Qaeda-linked militants. Turkey has backed Syrian rebels fighting to oust Assad in the country's 8-1/2 civil war, while Russian and Iran support Assad's forces.

World Media Trump warns Russia, Syria, Iran against killing 'thousands of civilians'
Author: 0 Trump warns Russia, Syria, Iran against killing 'thousands of civilians'

The school building was used by people displaced by violence in other parts of the country, the Observatory and Khattab said. Speaking at a press conference in Istanbul on Sunday, Erdogan said his country, which already shelters the most Syrian refugees in the world, can not handle a fresh wave of migrants and "will not bear" the burden alone.

World Media Where's Santa right now? Here's how to track him online
Author: 0 Where's Santa right now? Here's how to track him online

How do these two organizations keep tabs on the notoriously secretive Santa? This is thought to be the first time the ISS crew has worked directly with NORAD to confirm Santa's location reports. So far, St. Nick has delivered more than a billion Christmas gifts to children around the world, according to the Santa Tracker. For years, the US military is viewing Santa Claus' tour live every December 24.

World Media A woman and two young children found dead near parking garage
Author: 0 A woman and two young children found dead near parking garage

In a press conference Thursday, Rollins called the deaths a double murder-suicide. They were rushed to a Boston hospital where they were later pronounced dead. Mr Gross also said the cause and manner of the death could only be determined by a medical examiner. "We're going to do everything we can to get answers in collaboration with the Transit Police, the Northeastern Police and the Boston Police departments".

World Media Search for White Island missing suspended
Author: 0 Search for White Island missing suspended

Sydney teen Winona Langford, 17, was celebrating her father Anthony's 51st birthday on-board Ovation of the seas with her mother Kristine and older brother Jesse, 19 when the dream family holiday turned into unimaginable tragedy after the family visited White Island for a day trip.

World Media Springfield celebrates Hanukkah with lighting of menorah at Court Square
Author: 0 Springfield celebrates Hanukkah with lighting of menorah at Court Square

Hanukkah is an eight-day spiritual journey, which started at sunset Sunday night and ends next Monday. "Anyone can light up the world with good deeds, making it a brighter, hopeful and more righteous place". In the western calendar, Hanukkah is celebrated in November or December. Children from the Santa Clarita Valley represented the local Jewish community by taking the stage at the Westfield Valencia Town Center for the Chanukah family festival, featuring children's crafts, traditional ...

World Media Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn praise NHS in Christmas messages
Author: 0 Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn praise NHS in Christmas messages

The Prime Minister, still enjoying his triumph in the general elections, began his video with a joy: "Hello friends, Boris Johnson , taking a moment to wish you a merry Christmas ". Johnson's election victory finally gives him the power to get his way. U.S. president Donald Trump had sent a tender invitation to Britain's newly elected PM Boris Johnson to visit him in the White House in the new year, a number of British media headlines had unveiled on Sunday, the 22nd of December 2019, ...

World Media Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s bromance blossoms - leader comment
Author: 0 Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s bromance blossoms - leader comment

Keilar said, "You said you think that Putin may have something, meaning compromising information, compromat, as it's said in Russian Federation, on President Trump? ". 'Your humble servant completed two terms, then he left the post and had the constitutional right to return to the post of president - because it wasn't two successive terms, ' he said.

World Media India's Modi says new citizenship law is not against Muslims
Author: 0 India's Modi says new citizenship law is not against Muslims

Local media say more than 20 people have died in clashes with security forces and several thousand have been detained. "Right now, there is so much of ambiguity which has added to people's worries", she said. It does not apply to Muslims. Modi's party plans to hold more than 200 news conferences to counter the protests as anger grows over what critics say is an attack on the country's secular constitution.

World Media US President Donald Trump says impeachment is 'a hoax'
Author: 0 US President Donald Trump says impeachment is 'a hoax'

Because the Constitution does not detail the parameters of a trial, a simple majority of senators need to set rules for the proceedings. That's because convicting the president would require 20 Republicans to side with the Democrats to remove him from office, according to CNN .

World Media Today's Forecast: A mix of cloud cover and calm conditions
Author: 0 Today's Forecast: A mix of cloud cover and calm conditions

Monday: A chance of snow before 11 a.m., then rain and snow likely between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., then rain, snow, and sleet likely after 5 p.m. Highs will peak in the 30s under sunny skies. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. It will get even warmer on Wednesday with most areas climbing to near 50. THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and seasonal.

World Media North Korea Has a Christmas Gift for President Trump: An ICBM Test
Author: 0 North Korea Has a Christmas Gift for President Trump: An ICBM Test

North Korea says it has conducted two " crucial tests " in recent weeks at a rocket-launch site in preparation for an expected launch of some kind. The draft resolution circulated to the Security Council by Russian Federation and China on Monday proposes terminating some of the sanctions "with the intent of enhancing the livelihood of the civilian population".

World Media Lebanon rocked by second night of violent unrest
Author: 0 Lebanon rocked by second night of violent unrest

Social networking video showed dozens of protesters, who stated they'd come in the northern town of Tripoli, joining forces with demonstrators in central Beirut . In response, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis called for "the identification of instigators of violence". The government stepped down on 29 October in the face of unprecedented nationwide protests, but bitterly divided political parties have failed to agree on a new premier ever since.

World Media U.S. trade negotiator hails 'remarkable' deal with China
Author: 0 U.S. trade negotiator hails 'remarkable' deal with China

A date for senior USA and Chinese officials to formally sign the agreement is being determined, Lighthizer said . Soybeans were the biggest USA farm products shipped to China in 2017, with cargoes totalling $12 billion in value. The United States and China have agreed to the first phase of a trade deal that, once signed, would see some U.S. tariffs be reduced or repealed.

World Media US to announce 4,000-troop drawdown from Afghanistan
Author: 0 US to announce 4,000-troop drawdown from Afghanistan

A spokesman for the Pakistan Army said Gen Bajwa and Mr Khalilzad discussed the "regional security situation with particular reference to [the] ongoing Afghan reconciliation process". The Americans also believe that Pakistan can convince the Taliban to conclude a peace agreement with the United States and the US-backed Afghan government in Kabul .

World Media Comey says there was 'real sloppiness' in Carter Page FISA warrants
Author: 0 Comey says there was 'real sloppiness' in Carter Page FISA warrants

Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report came out last week and found there was no political motive in the FBI's opening of the Russian Federation investigation. "What his report says is that the Federal Bureau of Investigation thought it was a close call until they got the Steele report, put that additional information in, and that tipped it over to be probably cause".

World Media New Zealand recovers 6 bodies days after volcanic eruption
Author: 0 New Zealand recovers 6 bodies days after volcanic eruption

Police also announced yesterday that the bodies recovered off White Island have been taken to Auckland for the post mortem and disaster victim identification process. Many of those injured suffered bad burns. "Police remain focused on supporting families at this awful time", says National Operations Commander Deputy Commissioner John Tims.

World Media Senate Passes Armenia Genocide Measure, Ignoring White House Objections
Author: 0 Senate Passes Armenia Genocide Measure, Ignoring White House Objections

The resolution does not require President Trump's signature, because it is nonbinding. And while Risch noted that he's working on an agreement with McConnell to secure a floor vote, it remains unclear whether the Republican leader will want to challenge Trump with potentially veto-proof legislation as he continues to tread lightly with Erdogan.

World Media Three Australians killed in New Zealand volcano eruption
Author: 0 Three Australians killed in New Zealand volcano eruption

Gavin Dallow has died, while Zoe Hosking (right) is missing and presumed dead. Our hearts go out to them, and we want to be as supportive as we can. "We know her loss can even devastate her college neighborhood and the native Girl Guides, of which she used to be an filled with life member", they added.

World Media Heavy gunfire reported in Jersey City neighborhood
Author: 0 Heavy gunfire reported in Jersey City neighborhood

ABC News reports the convenience store is on Martin Luther King Drive. SWAT teams, state police and federal agents responded to the scene, and police blocked off the area, which, in addition to the school , has some stores, a kosher supermarket and a hair stylist.

World Media Impeachment witness rebukes Republican Rep. Doug Collins in opening statement:
Author: 0 Impeachment witness rebukes Republican Rep. Doug Collins in opening statement: "I'm insulted"

The hearing featured political theatrics . If Trump is impeached by the House he will face a trial in the Senate, where Republicans now hold 53 seats to the Democrats' 47. The inquiry focuses on Trump's requests that Ukraine conduct investigations that could benefit him politically and harm Democratic political rival Joe Biden, and US$391 million (RM1.63 billion) in security aid to Ukraine that Democrats accuse Trump of using as leverage on a vulnerable USA ally.

World Media Ukraine leader says he didn't discuss 'quid pro quo' with Trump
Author: 0 Ukraine leader says he didn't discuss 'quid pro quo' with Trump

A low-level DNC official did make contacts in 2016 to research Paul Manafort's ties in Ukraine - Manafort was then Trump's campaign manager - but the effort appears to have been brief . "Everybody just has their interests". A top Trump administration official on Tuesday rejected Republican talking points and declared that Russian Federation, nor Ukraine, interfered in the 2016 election.

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