• Death toll in Russian building collapse rises to 38
Death toll in Russian building collapse rises to 38

Six people - including an infant whose rescue has been called a miracle - were pulled alive from the rubble of the building and hospitalized. Hundreds of rescue workers raced bitterly cold weather in Russia's Ural Mountains region Monday as they searched for survivors in the hulking concrete blocks from a partially collapsed apartment buildin...

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  • Rashida Tlaib's comment about Trump controversial among Detroiters
Rashida Tlaib's comment about Trump controversial among Detroiters

While Democratic leadership isn't likely to consider impeachment until Mueller's investigation is finished, the episode shows that they will face mounting pressure from rank-and-file members to act. Tlaib said at an event hours after she was sworn in that lawmakers will work to impeach Trump, and used a vulgarity to describe him. As a clip of M...

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  • San Diego lawmakers respond to Trump's border wall comments
San Diego lawmakers respond to Trump's border wall comments

The president's invitation, which was described by congressional sources as a briefing and not a negotiating session, was sent to the top two Democrats and Republicans in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. But its prospects are grim in the Republican-led Senate, which previously approved similar measures on the floor or in committee ...

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  • Elizabeth Warren's whirlwind week ends with a new test in Iowa
Elizabeth Warren's whirlwind week ends with a new test in Iowa

I'm going to build a grassroots campaign". Watch the Senator's comments above. Warren also defended her decision to host a live Instagram event on New Year's Eve from the kitchen of her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Senator Elizabeth Warren is in Iowa this weekend. She not surprisingly said after it had concluded that she was putting h...

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  • Garbage, faeces take toll on USA national parks amid shutdown
Garbage, faeces take toll on USA national parks amid shutdown

Although the trash cans are overflowing and the restrooms are without toilet paper, it's hoped this shutdown will pass without any casualties. Also, the main road in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks is blocked because of the waste of crowded containers is a threat to the animals and the traffic was building up on the icy roadway.

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  • United States will protect Kurds, no timetable for Syria withdrawal
United States will protect Kurds, no timetable for Syria withdrawal

The Syrian regime said Wednesday hundreds of Kurdish fighters had withdrawn from Manbij near the border with Turkey, days after the Kurds appealed to Damascus for support against a threatened Turkish offensive. Trump responded to the question, saying, "Somebody said four months, but I didn't say that", before he continued on to criticize former Pre...

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  • China will not give up use of military force over Taiwan - Xi
China will not give up use of military force over Taiwan - Xi

Xi made the remarks in a closely watched speech in Beijing marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 " Message to Compatriots in Taiwan ", which called for the unification of "China", an end to military confrontation across the Taiwan Strait and expanded cross-strait interactions.

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  • Indian police clash with protesters over women in Hindu temple
Indian police clash with protesters over women in Hindu temple

Many Hindu groups and BJP oppose the ruling. Police with batons also charged at protesters who were trying to enforce a shutdown of shops in the area. According to reports , two women, Bindu and Kanakadurga, successfully completed their trek and worshipped the deity inside the temple . The Supreme Court is to start hearing a legal challen...

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  • Kim Jong Un expected to ring in 2019 with big policy speech
Kim Jong Un expected to ring in 2019 with big policy speech

The U.S. State Department has not commented on the report of Kim's message. Kim's letter made no mention of Trump or the U.S. Another speaker, in a reflection of the shift in perception towards Kim in South Korea , said: "Until now, we did not know Kim's true self".

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  • Van slams into pedestrians on Tokyo road, injuring 8 people
Van slams into pedestrians on Tokyo road, injuring 8 people

The MPD arrested a 21-year-old man who was driving the vehicle on suspicion of attempted murder. The suspect, named as Kazuhiro Kusakabe, initially told police that he had conducted a terrorist act, later saying he had deliberately driven the auto down the narrow street to protest his opposition to the death penalty, telling police he "would no...

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  • Indo-Russia talks developing in a dynamic manner: Putin
Indo-Russia talks developing in a dynamic manner: Putin

The tension between the two countries was reflected when Trump cancelled his meeting with Putin which was scheduled to take place on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina. President Putin also noted that agreements reached during Indo-Russia annual summit in October contributed in strengthening the privileged strategic partnership between ...

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  • Kim calls for corresponding United States measures, ready to meet Trump
Kim calls for corresponding United States measures, ready to meet Trump

The hermit-kingdom despot used his New Year address to stage the intervention. But for most of his 30-minute speech, he focused on North Korea's economy and said he stands ready to resume projects with South Korea and restart operations at a jointly run factory park in the border town of Kaesong.

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  • Trump Tells Democrats 'come Back from Vacation'
Trump Tells Democrats 'come Back from Vacation'

Her first order of business is expected to be passing a bill to fund the federal departments that are closed, without providing extra resources for Trump's border wall . "We pushed the pause button", McConnell said the day the government was scheduled to partially close, "until the President, from whom we will need a signature, and Senate Democrat...

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  • Russia Detains American in Moscow Over Suspected Spying
Russia Detains American in Moscow Over Suspected Spying

A criminal case has been opened against him. Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out about the case on December 20, saying he didn't understand why Butina was detained and that he would support her. The detention of Whelan comes weeks after a Russian woman pleaded guilty in a US court to acting as an agent for the Kremlin. In recent months t...

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  • Russian Apartment Block Blast Kills 3, Dozens Missing
Russian Apartment Block Blast Kills 3, Dozens Missing

The blast rocked the apartment complex at around 4 a.m. local time, completely collapsing one of its sections. RIA said it ripped through the building about 6am (local time) when many residents were asleep. The Soviet-era high-rise was built in 1973 and was home to around 1,100 people. Sixteen people were evacuated from floors of the building n...

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  • Warren sets up group to explore bid for United States presidency
Warren sets up group to explore bid for United States presidency

Now, as a likely presidential contender, she is making an appeal to the party's base. In the video she discussed her working class family's struggle in Oklahoma to ensure her success, after her father had a heart attack and couldn't work, and her mother took a minimum wage job at Sears.

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  • Hannover Airport Closed After Runway Encroachment
Hannover Airport Closed After Runway Encroachment

Hanover airport resumed operations at about 20:05 (1905 GMT)", Hanover police tweeted on Saturday. No one was hurt, Hannover police said. The man had tried to follow a plane operated by Greek airline Aegean, which was landing after a flight from Athens.

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  • Suspected California cop-killer is illegal immigrant, Trump tweets
Suspected California cop-killer is illegal immigrant, Trump tweets

The Stanislaus County Sheriff Department has set up a memorial fund for the Singh family where readers can donate. Seven other people, including Arriaga's girlfriend and brother, face charges of accessory after the fact, or aiding and abetting.

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  • Ceremony held to reconnect N and S Korea
Ceremony held to reconnect N and S Korea

Any progress on the project, however, will require changes to United States-led economic actions against North Korea . Attendees from the South Korean side included Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, Lee Hae-chan, chief of the ruling Democratic Party, and other parliamentary leaders.

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  • Migrant boy, 8, dies after being detained in government custody
Migrant boy, 8, dies after being detained in government custody

All children in Border Patrol custody have been given a "thorough medical screening" and, moving forward, all children will receive "a more thorough hands on assessment" as soon as possible after being apprehended, whether or not the adult with them asks for one, Nielsen said in a statement .

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