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The campaign troubles have put Bangladesh in the worldwide spotlight. The BNP and its Islamist ally Jamaat-e-Islami now say more than 12,800 of their followers have been arrested and thousands of activists, including candidates, injured in attacks by ruling party followers.
  • Natural Disaster Fijians in Indonesia safe following Tsunami

    Natural Disaster Fijians in Indonesia safe following Tsunami

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    The volcano has been rumbling on and off since July but has been particularly active since Sunday, spewing lava and rocks, and sending huge clouds of ash up to 3,000 meters into heavily overcast skies. A further 150 people are still missing today and an estimated 16,000 people have been displaced by the disaster. "I'm here because people said there could another tsunami", Etin Supriatin said from an evacuation center in shattered Labuan.
  • Two Vietnamese tourists, guide killed by Egypt roadside bomb

    Two Vietnamese tourists, guide killed by Egypt roadside bomb

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    The wounded included 10 Vietnamese tourists, as well as the Egyptian bus driver and the guide. A bomb hidden beside a wall went off as the bus carrying 14 Vietnamese tourists was passing. "It was awful, people screaming", she said, speaking at Al Haram hospital, where the injured were taken. "We stand with all Egyptians in the fight against terrorism and support the Egyptian government in bringing the perpetrators of this attack to justice", State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said.
  • Suspected cop-killer captured in California, officials blame sanctuary law

    Suspected cop-killer captured in California, officials blame sanctuary law

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    Law enforcement officials said the illegal alien committed the killing of Singh alone but was aided in evading police by two illegal aliens - 25-year-old Adrian Virgen and 27-year-old Erik Razo Quiroz . Authorities are searching for a man believed to be living in the country illegally who they say gunned down a California police officer the day after Christmas, inflaming the nationwide debate on immigration .
  • Mattis wishes troops 'Merry Christmas' ahead of departure

    Mattis wishes troops 'Merry Christmas' ahead of departure

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    In his resignation letter Thursday, Mattis, 68, had said he would remain in his role for more than three months. In the resignation letter, James Mattis said he planned on staying until the end of February to ensure a permeant replacement could be chosen and to attend a previously scheduled North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting.
  • Patients flee after Ebola holding centre attacked in DRC

    Patients flee after Ebola holding centre attacked in DRC

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    Voters in the politically restless and Ebola-stricken province of North Kivu have now been told they have to wait until at least March to cast their ballots, even though the victor of the election will be announced on January 15 and inaugurated three days later.
  • How partial shutdown of US government could play out

    How partial shutdown of US government could play out

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    Trump is now demanding $5 billion in funding for his proposed wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, but Democrats are only willing to give up to $1.6 billion for border security. Democrats said the White House offered $2.5 billion for border security, but that Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told Vice President Mike Pence it wasn't acceptable.
  • Odisha Fire Services to assist rescue operation for trapped miners in Meghalaya

    Odisha Fire Services to assist rescue operation for trapped miners in Meghalaya

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    Earlier this week, the authorities in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district temporarily suspended rescue operations. Two teams of a private pump manufacturing company, which has volunteered to provide equipment to drain out water from the rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya where 15 diggers have been trapped for almost a fortnight, arrived at the site on December 27.
  • S. Korean train leaves for N. Korea for rail, road link ceremony

    S. Korean train leaves for N. Korea for rail, road link ceremony

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    Two Koreas inspected 22 dismantled guard posts in each other's territories recently according to the inter-Korean agreement of the Comprehensive Military Agreement made in September. "The railways will not only reduce time and space but also the distance between the hearts of the South and North", South Korean transport minister Kim Hyun-mee said at the ceremony.
  • Furious Iraqi lawmakers demand US troop withdrawal

    Furious Iraqi lawmakers demand US troop withdrawal

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    McCaffrey noted that US troops are deployed to Iraq on "very shaky diplomatic standing", warning that Trump's belligerent comments could upset the sensitive political-military balance in the country. "US!" and speakers blaring Lee Greenwood's song, "God Bless the US". THE FACTS: Whatever he might have said at the time , the 2.6 percent for 2019 obviously falls far short of the 10 percent or more that he implied was achieved.
  • Transformer explosion at NYC power plant lights up night sky

    Transformer explosion at NYC power plant lights up night sky

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    Power had been largely restored to LaGuardia by 11 p.m. and the airport was resuming normal operations. The fire had been brought under control, it added. The explosions temporarily closed La Guardia Airport in Queens. Twitter users captured the blue glow from the explosion. Looks like departing passengers are being held back until security check points are back up and running'.
  • Huawei & ZTE may be squeezed out of U.S. market

    Huawei & ZTE may be squeezed out of U.S. market

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    The executive order, which has been under consideration for more than eight months, could be issued as early as January and would direct the Commerce Department to block U.S. The United States has been taking action to cut Huawei out of the USA market while in August Australia banned it from supplying equipment for its 5G network.
  • Michelle Obama tops Hillary Clinton as America's most admired woman

    Michelle Obama tops Hillary Clinton as America's most admired woman

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    Oprah Winfrey was named the second most admired woman , followed by Hillary Clinton and Melania Trump . The Gallup poll found that the remainder of the top 10 most admired men this year includes former President George W. Barack Obama topped the men's list with 19 percent, and President Trump came in second for the fourth consecutive year with 13 percent. She beat out Hillary Clinton who held the position for the past 17 years.
  • Blue Light Flashes Over New York After Transformer Explosion

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    LaGuardia Airport lost power and air traffic was suspended as a result of the explosion. The plant operator said that a " brief electrical fire " at an Astoria substation involved " electrical transformers ". Some have posted wonderful videos of the incident on social media. Consolidated Edison is now investigating the cause of the incident. All terminals were impacted by the loss of commercial power, causing the FAA to issue a temporary ground stop.
  • Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet headed by King Salman

    Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet headed by King Salman

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    Ibrahim al-Assaf will replace Adel al-Jubeir, the foreign ministry said on Thursday citing the decree. The Saudi government has come under intense global criticism over the murder of USA -based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.
  • Mattis is leaving. What does that mean for Trump?

    Mattis is leaving. What does that mean for Trump?

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    Trump had initially framed Mattis' departure as a "retirement" but his resignation letter - full of implied criticism of the president's foreign policy - showed that was not the case. "I think he knows he made a mistake", Corker, who is retiring, said on CNN. USA officials, however, said that the reaction to his decision to leave - including the shock and dismay expressed on Capitol Hill - annoyed Trump and likely led to Mattis leaving earlier than planned.