• Putin: Russian army to deploy new hypersonic missile system
Putin: Russian army to deploy new hypersonic missile system

While much of the West was still recovering from holiday meals and cleaning up scraps of wrapping paper from the floor, Russian military officials were preparing for a test of the country's new super-fast missile system. Less is known of concrete American production plans, with some experts suggesting that that U.S. research is driven by differe...

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  • Volcano alert raised amid fears of another tsunami in Indonesia
Volcano alert raised amid fears of another tsunami in Indonesia

Indonesian rescuers on Tuesday used drones and sniffer dogs to search for survivors along the devastated west coast of Java hit by a tsunami that killed at least 429 people. Ms North said the wave caused plenty of destruction in Java, with several houses completely destroyed . Urgent needs included heavy machineries to support the search and res...

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  • Indian-origin cop shot dead in California on Christmas night
Indian-origin cop shot dead in California on Christmas night

A Blue Alert, signaling that a violent criminal is being sought, has been issued for Stanislaus, Tuolumne, San Joaquin and Merced counties. The New York Police Department, in a separate tweet, said after years of service with the Newman Police Department, "Singh was shot & killed while conducting a traffic stop shortly after Christmas day".

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  • China 'resolutely opposes' demands for release of detained Canadians
China 'resolutely opposes' demands for release of detained Canadians

Trudeau told reporters in Mali that Canada is impressing upon the Chinese how important it is to release detainees Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Canada's top diplomat on Saturday called on allies for support in securing the release of Canadians detained in China, noting that the arrests are a "worrying precedent" for the entire worldwide com...

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  • Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow, Poor Travel Conditions
Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow, Poor Travel Conditions

The area temperature is expected to see a high of 28 degrees Thursday, before dropping down to 6 degrees Thursday night. While the forecast is good news for skiers and snowmobilers, the storm could cause travel headaches at least into Thursday evening before the snow diminishes and ends by Friday morning.

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  • Trump signals no end to shutdown: 'You have to have a wall'
Trump signals no end to shutdown: 'You have to have a wall'

Mr Trump had said he'd be "proud" to shut down the government in a fight over the wall. If the shutdown continues into 2019, she has vowed that her new Democratic majority will act quickly to pass legislation reopening the government. "I think that it's very possible that this shutdown will go beyond the 28th and into the new Congress", said Mul...

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  • Christians in Iraq's Kirkuk enjoy peaceful Christmas
Christians in Iraq's Kirkuk enjoy peaceful Christmas

Speaking through their Bishops, Rt Rev. Owen Nwokolo and Most Rev. Hilary Odili Okeke, respectively, they urged churches to preach peace, honesty and doing the right things at every given time and seeking the kingdom of God and his righteousness.

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  • Islamic State claims attack on Libya's Foreign Ministry
Islamic State claims attack on Libya's Foreign Ministry

The assault also reportedly involved a vehicle bomb detonated outside the building, which was engulfed in smoke and flames in photos taken after the attack. Siala called for a partial lifting of the United Nations arms embargo on Libya to help authorities counter militant groups. "We will work with the Libyan people to prevent terrorist groups ...

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  • US Government Shutdown Enters Day 5
US Government Shutdown Enters Day 5

In a nod to the political stakes he's facing, Trump said he wants the wall by "election time" in 2020. Trump said Tuesday that the closed parts of the government will remain that way until Democrats agree to wall off the U.S. Those being furloughed include 52,000 workers at the Internal Revenue Service and almost everyone at NASA. "I ...

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  • Donald Trump makes surprise visit to USA troops in Iraq
Donald Trump makes surprise visit to USA troops in Iraq

Mr. Trump had been criticized for not visiting troops during the holidays - a long-held tradition for American presidents. "It's time for us to start using our head", the president told reporters at the Al Asad Air Base west of Baghdad. Trump abruptly made the decision on Syria last week, against the advice of top aides and commanders, including De...

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  • Merry Christmas from the CKPG News Team!
Merry Christmas from the CKPG News Team!

Thank you for reading us! We look forward to another busy and challenging year ahead. And this year too, Christmas was no different. YOUR THURROCK wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I do not underestimate them, but we have faced bigger challenges in our history and will always find a way to thrive and prosper whatever the outc...

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  • 4.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Europe's Most Active Volcano
4.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Europe's Most Active Volcano

The eruption also led to the sporadic closure of Catania airport. Volcanic ash had covered nearby villages, and flights to and from Catania airport had to be halted temporarily. 24, 2018. Mt Etna on Sicily, locally called "Mongibello", is Europe's largest and most active volcano . A new fracture has opened near Etna's south-east crater and lav...

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  • Sheikha Latifa: Images of 'missing' Dubai princess released
Sheikha Latifa: Images of 'missing' Dubai princess released

In a video she instructed friends to release in case her attempt to escape Dubai went wrong, Latifa said she spent seven years trying to flee a gilded prison. Rights groups had raised concerns about her wellbeing after global media reports claimed she was forcibly brought back to the UAE. "However, a number of serious questions still remain as...

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  • Xmas bummer for Sydney apartment residents
Xmas bummer for Sydney apartment residents

Exclusion zones remain in place, but nearby roads have reopened. It has been a hectic start to Christmas for some high rise residents in Sydney Olympic Park after authorities declared 51 units unsafe following the failure of an internal wall.

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  • Ginsburg working from hospital bed after cancer surgery
Ginsburg working from hospital bed after cancer surgery

A number of others rallied to share their support for the oldest justice on the court, including Chelsea Handler - who offered Ginsburg a lung, and then some. The lung nodules, later found to be malignant, were discovered incidentally at George Washington University Hospital, Arberg noted in a release on the high court's website.

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  • Syrian air defense respond to suspected Israeli attack
Syrian air defense respond to suspected Israeli attack

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based war monitor, said Israeli missiles were launched from above the Lebanese territories and targeted western and southwestern Damascus rural areas. Though it does not, as a rule, confirm or deny its attributed actions, Israel has launched scores of air raids on targets inside Syria during the past ha...

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  • Home alone and isolated, Donald Trump stands ground on border wall
Home alone and isolated, Donald Trump stands ground on border wall

With the USA government shut down due to the dispute over funding President Donald Trump's border wall , and his family in Florida , the chief executive has chosen to spend the Christmas holiday taking potshots at critics on Twitter. "I can't tell you when the government is going to reopen...." Mulvaney would only say the offer was between ...

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  • 'ENJOY YOURSELF': Trump tells boy believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'
'ENJOY YOURSELF': Trump tells boy believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'

A binational command of the US and Canada, NORAD functions year-round to protect and monitor the skies of those two countries. NORAD is tracking Santa's journey for the 63rd year. Asked by reporters if any progress had been made on government funding talks, Trump said there was nothing to report. In a statement, NORAD has reassured those hopi...

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  • US says 2nd Guatemalan child has died in immigration custody
US says 2nd Guatemalan child has died in immigration custody

Monday night, officials said the boy began vomiting and was taken back to the medical center, where officials say he died shortly after midnight Tuesday. The Guatemalan government did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The symptoms the 8-year-old boy exhibited are similar to the ones Jakelin manifested before she died.

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  • Turkey-backed Syrian fighters prepare to replace United States forces
Turkey-backed Syrian fighters prepare to replace United States forces

Ahmed said her group is discussing with the Russians, the Syrian government and European countries ways to deal with the US withdrawal. Ankara says the YPG is a terrorist organisation and an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency in Turkey since the 1980s.

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