• Xi: Nobody can change fact Taiwan is part of China
Xi: Nobody can change fact Taiwan is part of China

All people in Taiwan must "clearly recognise that Taiwan independence would only bring profound disaster to Taiwan", Xi said. "That's harming the interests of our Taiwan compatriots", Xi said. "After peaceful reunification, Taiwan will have lasting peace and the people will enjoy good and prosperous lives". At the same time, Taiwan has develope...

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  • Six Killed in Denmark Railway Bridge Passenger Train Collision
Six Killed in Denmark Railway Bridge Passenger Train Collision

Local media reports suggest a tarpaulin from a freight train hit a commuter train en route to Copenhagen in a heavy storm, forcing it to brake suddenly. "Ordinary Danes on their way to work or heading home from the Christmas holidays have had their lives smashed", said Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen.

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  • U.S. authorities fire tear gas across border to repel Central Americans
U.S. authorities fire tear gas across border to repel Central Americans

U.S. Customs and Border Protection ( CBP) said in a statement the gas was aimed upwind of people throwing rocks on the Mexican side who obstructed agents from helping the children being passed over razor wire. Shortly after the New Year began, dozens of migrants stood on a hill from which they could see USA border agents, who watched them closel...

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  • Two women enter Sabarimala, temple shut down
Two women enter Sabarimala, temple shut down

The entry of women comes a day after over 35 lakh women stood shoulder-to-shoulder across the national highways in Kerala, creating a 620 km-long human "wall" from the northern end of Kasaragod to the southern tip on Tuesday as part of a state-sponsored initiative to uphold gender equality.

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  • Trump says looks forward to 2nd meeting with NK leader
Trump says looks forward to 2nd meeting with NK leader

Kim's speech comes after year of diplomatic surprises by the reclusive leader, including an unprecedented summit with Trump and three meetings with Moon. He also added he is willing to meet US President Donald Trump at any time to produce results the global community would welcome . He also urged the United States to take "sincere measures and...

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  • NDRRMC: Tropical Depression Usman death toll rises to 75
NDRRMC: Tropical Depression Usman death toll rises to 75

More than 6,600 people were stranded in various ports, while Cebu Air Inc. and Philippine Airlines Inc. canceled more than a dozen flights from December 27 to December 30. In Quezon City, more than 2,000 passengers were stranded at the bus terminal in Araneta Center, many bound for the Visayas, where Usman had caused heavy rains.

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  • US Democrats maneuver to end government shutdown, without Trump wall money
US Democrats maneuver to end government shutdown, without Trump wall money

If they reject funding bills for departments unconnected to border security, Republicans could be seen to hold those agencies and their roughly 800,000 workers hostage to Trump's wall demand. Republican senators left for the holidays refusing to vote on any bills until all sides, including Trump, were in agreement. Trump has taken to Twitter seve...

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  • Far-right Bolsonaro sworn in as Brazil's new president
Far-right Bolsonaro sworn in as Brazil's new president

If Bolsonaro were to move the embassy to Jerusalem, it would come after President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: "No choice" on continuing government shutdown Syrian troop withdraw will take four months: report Kim Jong Un: North Korea may "seek a new path" if USA doesn't negotiate MORE did the same for the U.S.

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  • Putin praises ties with China in New Year greetings to world leaders
Putin praises ties with China in New Year greetings to world leaders

The message was included in a list of holiday greetings sent by the Russian President to heads of foreign states and governments. In a New Year messages to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin said relations between the two countries were developing in a constructive and dynamic manner.

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  • House Dems unveil plan to re-open government
House Dems unveil plan to re-open government

Democrats announced a plan Monday to try to reopen the government by passing a package of Senate-written bills to fund most remaining parts of government for all of 2019, coupled with stopgap funding through February 8 for Homeland Security.

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  • Van slams into pedestrians on Tokyo road, 9 injured
Van slams into pedestrians on Tokyo road, 9 injured

He is suspected of intentionally trying to kill people by driving the small vehicle through the street. TV aired video of a small van with the entire front end smashed while emergency workers rushed to the scene. It was not clear if he was referring to a specific execution or capital punishment in general. The incident happened shortly after mi...

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  • FRENCH YELLOW VESTS: Protesters Target EU And Media
FRENCH YELLOW VESTS: Protesters Target EU And Media

Hundreds of demonstrators, some chanting "Journalists - collaborators!" gathered at the headquarters of television networks BFM and state-run France Televisions. Priscillia Ludosky, who launched an online petition against rising fuel taxes in May that is credited with a major role in sparking the movement, said the measures announced by Macro...

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  • Korean Peninsula: N/Korea's Kim wants more summit with S/Korea's Moon in 2019
Korean Peninsula: N/Korea's Kim wants more summit with S/Korea's Moon in 2019

During Moon's visit to Pyongyang in September, Kim promised to pay a return visit to the South's capital Seoul "at an earliest date", sparking speculation he may visit by the end of this year. Mr Kim also expressed "much regret" that he could not visit Seoul in 2018. "Chairman Kim said he is willing to meet often with President Moon next year t...

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  • Kim warns North Korea could consider change of tack
Kim warns North Korea could consider change of tack

U.S. President Donald Trump hailed his June 12 summit in Singapore with Kim Jong-un as a breakthrough, and has expressed interest in a second meeting. -South Korean alliance with their military co-operation coming under pressure from Pyongyang, Seoul's process for inter-Korean engagement, and Washington's current inability to reach an agreement...

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  • Trump to Host Brazil's Bolsonaro in Early 2019
Trump to Host Brazil's Bolsonaro in Early 2019

Netanyahu invited Bolsonaro to Israel, and the Brazilian leader said he hoped to visit by March - meaning that he hopes to visit before the April 9 Knesset elections. Secretary of State Mike Pomeo. The Brazilian newspaper O Globo had reported Wednesday that Netanyahu chose to shorten his week long visit to just two days after his coalition an...

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  • Gunman in Walmart parking lot kills 7-year-old girl
Gunman in Walmart parking lot kills 7-year-old girl

The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Monday asked for video that may help them track a red pickup that pulled alongside a auto Sunday carrying Jazmine Barnes as it was leaving a Walmart parking lot. Razo says the other girls inside the auto are "shaken" and "devastated". An arrest hadn't been made as of late Sunday afternoon. "A total of 5 o...

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  • Organizers test the Times Square Crystal Ball before Midnight
Organizers test the Times Square Crystal Ball before Midnight

The New Year's Eve Ball Drop is a tradition dating back more than a century. The highlight, of course, will be the dropping of the ball as the clock strikes midnight. How to livestream: You can stream "NBC's New Year's Eve " on NBC.com or the NBC app. At midnight, as fireworks erupted over Times Square, couples kissed, families hugged and ...

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  • Boy whose Yemeni mother overcame travel ban has died
Boy whose Yemeni mother overcame travel ban has died

The boy whose Yemeni mother sued the Trump government for entry to the U.S. to see him has died . The fight to get the toddler's mother to the US may be over but the family and activists say their larger fight against Trump's travel ban continues.

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  • Elizabeth Warren announces 2020 run for president against Trump
Elizabeth Warren announces 2020 run for president against Trump

But, Warren said, regular people in American faced more hard challenges in 2018. Her video notes the economic challenges facing people of colour along with images of a women's march and Warren's participation at an LGBT event. "In our country, if you work hard and play by the rules, you ought to be able to take care of yourself and the people y...

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  • Federal shutdown, Day 10: What’s new and what happens next
Federal shutdown, Day 10: What’s new and what happens next

Conway's comments are similar to what departing Chief of Staff said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times published on Sunday morning, signaling a disconnect from what Trump has often described as a physical wall, and what some in the administration believe is a wall.

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