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Migrant child dies in Border Patrol custody; second in a month

The boy showed "signs of potential illness" on Monday and was taken with his father to a hospital in Alamogordo, New Mexico, the agency said. A 7-year-old gir...


Syrian air defence fire on 'enemy targets' as Israeli fighters spotted

Syrian air defenses "intercepted hostile targets" west of Damascus on Tuesday night, Syrian state media SANA reported. Syrian state media reported earlier in ...


Der Spiegel to file complaint against cheating reporter

The influential publication said it was unaware of the purported charity campaign at the time and didn't know how much money Relotius, 33, may have raised, appa...


Driver killed in accident at French 'yellow vest' protest

In Paris , the scene of fierce clashes during previous demonstrations, around 2,000 protesters joined rallies scattered around the city compared with 4,000 l...


Turkey Masses Troops near Kurdish-held Syrian Town

It is now controlled by Kurdish-led forces that the Americans have backed over the past four years, with multiple parties seeking to move in. The announcement...


How a Government Shutdown Could Affect You

Even so, a partial shutdown would still affect hundreds of thousands of federal employees. Past government shutdowns have also caused scattershot disruptions ...


USA military tracking Santa despite govt shutdown

Check out the Santa tracker here. The president's question was not well-received on social media. Volunteers at Peterson Air Force Base answer an estimated ...


At least 43 killed in Kabul government compound attack

USA forces make up the bulk of the worldwide Resolute Support mission that is training and advising Afghan security forces in their fight against the Taliban ...


Trump 'accepts Erdogan's invitation to visit Turkey'

USA troops based around Manbij patrolled the town and surrounding area on Sunday and were photographed speaking with the residents. Since 2016, Turkey has carri...


Good travel day Monday, flurries may fall in time for Christmas

High temperatures will be in the low 40s, with lows in the mid-30s. On Friday , a trough will be digging into the Four Corners region with a highly amplified...


Former UK Lib Dems Leader Ashdown Dies Aged 77 - Party

Ashdown was made a life peer in the House of Lords in 2001, taking on the title Baron Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon. Born in India and raised in Northern Ire...


James Mattis signs order to withdraw US troops from Syria

Trump, turning to Twitter after days of criticism over his decision to pull United States troops out of Syria , denied charges that he was rejecting allies. Wh...


Pope Francis vows church will never again cover up clergy sex abuse

The pope also reiterated the commitment of the Church to root out the evil of sexual abuse . The pope's official almsgiver has opened a health station beneat...


Mexico: Helicopter crash claims Puebla governor, ex-governor

Alonso took office as governor less than two weeks ago after a local election that was hotly contested with Lopez Obrador's leftist National Regeneration Moveme...


Nawaz Sharif sentenced to seven years in jail in corruption case

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been found guilty of fresh corruption charges and sentenced to seven years in prison, a court ruled in Isl...


UAE releases first pictures of 'runaway' princess

Images emerged after reports the 33-year-old had fled the Gulf state, but had been forcibly returned. The allegations of a dramatic would-be sea escape have...


Italy's Mount Etna erupts, authorities close airport

This weekend's eruption is one of many which have occurred this year, the most recent taking place in November. Due to bad visibility because of the ash aut...


Christmas evacuations as 51 units in 'cracking' Sydney high rise deemed unsafe

Concerns were raised at around 2.45pm local time (3.45am GMT) on Monday when residents reported hearing loud cracking sounds coming from the 10th floor. Some re...


British special forces regain control of hijacked ship off UK coast

The men - aged 20, 26, 26, and 27 - were detained under the Immigration Act following an incident onboard a vessel off Margate where crew were threatened ...


US judge orders North Korea to pay $500M in student's death

North Korea didn't contest the case. Howell began by quoting Cindy Warmbier - "What the heck did you do to my kid?" - and referenced an academic who regarde...


Man held after Norwegian, Danish women stabbed in Morocco

Filled with pain and sorrow, hundreds of Moroccans gathered across the country, lying flowers and lighting candles for the two murdered tourists, sending a st...


Searchers look for victims; tsunami toll now 280

Numerous affected areas are popular weekend getaways for residents of Jakarta , but foreigners were also visiting the area over the long holiday weekend as wel...


U.S. to slowly exit Syria

A senior official said a specific plan was being worked on. Ahmed reportedly said they were in talks with Russian Federation, the Syrian government and Euro...


USA government shutdown could stretch to Thursday

The Democratic leaders added that Trump is beholden to "right-wing radio and TV hosts" on the issue of the wall, and that "different people from the same White ...


President Macron blasts President Trump for pulling American troops out of Syria

The Turkish military has not commented on the troop movements. The heightened military activity comes two days after President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey woul...


Trump names acting defence secretary as Mattis forced out early

Mattis announced his resignation last week after Trump said he would withdraw American troops from Syria, The Hill reported . Defense Secretary James M...


What happens during a partial government shutdown?

But beyond the individual workers and families affected, could a short or lengthy shutdown affect the broader US economy as well? Amtrak, the TSA, border co...


Russian fighter jets land in Crimea amid Ukraine tensions - International

Russian Federation has sent over one dozen fighter jets to Belbek military base in the Ukrainian region of Crimea, which it has occupied since its annexation in...


Turkey reinforcing Syrian border after U.S. withdrawal

Instead, during a lengthy phone call on December 14, Trump shocked even those in his inner circle by yielding to a suggestion from Erdogan to reverse the Pentag...


Driver miraculously walks away unscathed after wild flying car crash (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Moments later, the vehicle rolled then crashed into the ceiling of the Börik tunnel, near Poprad in north-eastern Slovakia, before it bounced on the road. The v...


NORAD Will Track Santa Despite Government Shutdown

The agency will be tracking Santa Claus and answering calls from children, just as it has for 63 years. CONAD had the job of monitoring a radar network for ...


Chinese student studying in the U.S. accused of poisoning roommate

Prosecutors say Mr Yang sickened his roommate, fellow senior Juwan Royal , with thallium and possibly other chemicals, lacing his food and drinks over the cour...


Spain's Cabinet arrives at Barcelona palace

Mr Sánchez's cabinet passed a series of reforms, including a 22 per cent hike of Spain's minimum wage to €900 a month. The meeting was held on the anniversa...


Snow possible late on Christmas

According to the Met Office , white Christmases were more frequent in the 18th and 19th centuries, and this has since decreased due to the higher temperature...


United States government shutdown: Country in CHAOS over Mexico border wall deadlock

Trump has savored the prospect of a shutdown over the wall for months. Trump seemed set to approve but then backtracked, apparently under the influence of right...