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Volcano three-quarters blown away by Indonesia tsunami eruption

Volcano three-quarters blown away by Indonesia tsunami eruption Anak Krakatau has lost about two-thirds of its height and three-quarters of its mass since the Dec 22 eruption that spawned a deadly tsunami , leaving more than 400 people killed and thousands injured, Indonesia's national geological agency told a media briefing on Saturday (Dec 29). [Full Article...]

China to try Canadian Citizen on Drug Charges

China to try Canadian Citizen on Drug Charges A Chinese court will hear the appeal of a Canadian citizen held on drugs charges on Saturday, in a case that could further test the tense relations between Beijing and Ottawa, Reuters reports. But for Mr. Schellenberg's case, authorities have not only opened their court to foreign media, they have invited some global news organizations to attend, a highly unusual move. [Full Article...]

Nielsen Shifts Blame For Second Child Death To Dems, The 'Dangerous Journey'

Nielsen Shifts Blame For Second Child Death To Dems, The 'Dangerous Journey' Authorities say Felipe Gomez Alonzo died at a New Mexico hospital after suffering coughing, vomiting and a fever . CBP said on Tuesday that the Guatemalan boy's death is being reviewed by the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility, and that the Inspector General has been notified of the death. [Full Article...]

Search underway for man who killed Northern California police officer

Search underway for man who killed Northern California police officer According to the Sheriff's department, the suspect had fled the scene in his vehicle before other officers arrived on the scene. A manhunt was underway for the killer, who was believed to be driving a gray Dodge Ram pickup truck when the shooting happened around 1 a.m.in Newman, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco. [Full Article...]

Indonesia raises volcano alert, reroutes all flights around erupting Anak Krakatau

Indonesia raises volcano alert, reroutes all flights around erupting Anak Krakatau On Thursday, Indonesia's National Board for Disaster Management raised the warning level for Anak Krakatau to 3, the second-highest rank. A section of the crater - which emerged at the site of the Krakatoa volcano, whose massive 1883 eruption killed at least 36,000 people - collapsed after an eruption and slid into the ocean, triggering Saturday night's killer wave. [Full Article...]

9-magnitude quake strikes southern Philippines: USGS

9-magnitude quake strikes southern Philippines: USGS A 7.1-magnitude natural disaster jolted Davao Oriental on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) announced on Saturday that a 7.1-magnitude natural disaster occurred at the northern part of Talaud, North Sulawesi, at a depth of 69 kilometers, but did not issue tsunami warning. [Full Article...]

Canadian teacher Sarah McIver who was detained in China has been released

Canadian teacher Sarah McIver who was detained in China has been released Her arrest followed those of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two Canadians living and working in China, on allegations they were harming China's national security. The Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland did not mention the woman in calling for the release of the other two Canadians last week. Ms. Meng was arrested December 1 at Vancouver International Airport at the request of the ... [Full Article...]

Mulvaney: Pelosi stalling shutdown talks over House speaker bid

Mulvaney: Pelosi stalling shutdown talks over House speaker bid At the heart of the stalemate is Trump's demand for $5 billion in funding for his proposed wall at the U.S. -Mexico border. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Pa.) is one Republican member of Congress who is refusing to back President Donald Trump during the partial government shutdown and accept his tweet as reality. [Full Article...]

Military to address alleged attack on Baga

Military to address alleged attack on Baga The insurgents also sacked a naval base in Mile 3 which lies five kilometres from Baga, a military source who asked not to be identified told AFP . The Nigerian Army confirmed the attack but said it repelled the terrorists. This is not only untrue but a deliberate mischief on the part of the medium to create erroneous impression about the military and the concerted effort of the ongoing clearin... [Full Article...]

North Korea defectors' details leaked in hacking, East Asia News & Top Stories

North Korea defectors' details leaked in hacking, East Asia News & Top Stories Tensions have flared since Japan claimed a South Korean destroyer last week aimed its fire-control radar at a Japanese maritime patrol plane in the sea off the eastern coast of South Korea . The voice grew slightly tense as the crew kept calling. "In that computer, there was a file containing personal information of North Korean defectors". [Full Article...]

Major incident declared after string of migrant Channel crossings over Christmas

Mr Javid cut his holiday short and flew back to the United Kingdom this afternoon to hold a conference call with Border Force officials, Immigration Enforcement and the National Crime Agency. The Home Secretary broke off from his holiday to "take control" of the situation as a further 12 migrants landed in Dover, bringing the number rescued since Christmas Day to 90. [Full Article...]

Egypt's 2 ex-presidents appear in the same courtroom

Egypt's 2 ex-presidents appear in the same courtroom It is the first time the former president Mubarak and the former president Mohamed Morsi have appeared in court together. Former President Mohamed Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood leaders were accused of planning the break-ins, which resulted in the escape of many terrorists and other criminals, leading to the scourge of terrorist activity in the country until President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took con... [Full Article...]

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Elections 2018 | DR Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Elections 2018 | DR Congo In its daily update today, the DRC health ministry said protests in Beni and Butembo severely disrupted the Ebola response, hampering vaccination, safe burials, and lab functions in Beni, and the usual volume of follow-up on health alerts. [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to shut border if no wall money

Trump threatens to shut border if no wall money Until then, the partial government shutdown - affecting departments whose appropriations bills weren't passed, including Homeland Security - that went into effect before Christmas as a result of the stalemate over Trump's border-wall funding demand remains. [Full Article...]

Two killed in roadside bomb attack near Egypt's Giza pyramids

Two killed in roadside bomb attack near Egypt's Giza pyramids The blast is the first deadly attack against foreign tourists in Egypt in more than a year and comes as the tourism sector, a vital source of foreign currency revenue, was recovering from a sharp drop in visitor numbers since the country's 2011 uprising. [Full Article...]

Man accused of killing Northern California police officer captured after manhunt

Man accused of killing Northern California police officer captured after manhunt Multiple agencies responded to the scene, where Singh was found with multiple gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department. At the news conference Friday, Christianson had strong words about immigration and border security. "It is purely and internal protocol in identifying people and releasing names understanding that ... [Full Article...]

India not enthused by USA move to reduce troops in Afghanistan

India not enthused by USA move to reduce troops in Afghanistan Hours earlier, Mr Trump had tweeted that he and Mr Erdogan "discussed (ISIS), our mutual involvement in Syria, & the slow & highly coordinated pullout of USA troops from the area". Mr Trump's sudden decision also sparked turmoil within his administration, prompting the resignation of Mr Brett McGurk , the special envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition. [Full Article...]

New York City blue light: Residents baffled by mysterious glow

A fire at Con Ed power plant in the New York City borough Queens led to a unusual blue light lighting up the night sky, the New York Police Department confirmed. The Port Authority reported a partial power outage at LaGuardia Airport, which is near the power plant. He said the MTA had power, but there were delays on the 7 train and that power was "coming back on" at LaGuardia, but travellers... [Full Article...]

Trump misleads about military pay raises

Trump misleads about military pay raises But like all of the other Trump half-truths, nonsense boasts, and outright lies, we'll probably forget about this in a week, and those troops are sure to be disappointed when they realize that their commander in chief was lying to them about a big bump in their pay . [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama Voted Most Admired Woman in America

Michelle Obama Voted Most Admired Woman in America Obama has been on tour promoting her best-selling memoir " Becoming ". Gallup has conducted this poll annually since 1946, with the exception of 1976. President Trump was the second most admired man, with George W. Bush and Pope Francis tied for third. Bernie Sanders, former President Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, former Vice President Joe Biden, inventor Elon Musk and Vice President Mike Pence... [Full Article...]


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