At Least 43 Dead, Around 600 Wounded After Tsunami Hits Indonesia

In the city of Bandar Lampung on Sumatra island, hundreds of residents took refuge at the governor's office. Just days before Christmas, Indonesia has once again been thrown into chaos after a deadly tsunami smashed into the coastline of the Sun... More..

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Trump administration considering reducing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Trump administration considering reducing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Another official said that the withdrawal of the troops could take months. Afghan officials have already expressed their displeasure with Trump's push for peace talks because Taliban representatives have refu...More..

Trump talks to Turkey leader about 'slow' Syria troop withdrawal
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Trump talks to Turkey leader about 'slow' Syria troop withdrawal

Youssef Hammoud accused the Kurdish militia of reaching out to the Syrian government to replace United States troops if they withdraw. Trump's announcement was therefore a blow. Turkey however welcomed th...More..

Former Lehigh University Student From China Accused Of Poisoning Roommate
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Former Lehigh University Student From China Accused Of Poisoning Roommate

Yang was already facing an ethnic intimidation charge for allegedly writing racist graffiti in the pair's dorm room in the spring. Investigators said after Yang gave a written statement on the vandalism simil...More..

Supreme Court upholds block on Trump’s asylum ban
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Supreme Court upholds block on Trump’s asylum ban

The legal fight on that could return to the Supreme Court. Tigar was nominated for the federal bench by President Barack Obama. The chief justice issued a statement defending the judiciary's independence. "Th...More..

Fundraiser for ladders counters border-wall campaign
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Fundraiser for ladders counters border-wall campaign

Kolfage lost both his legs and one arm during a September 11, 2004, rocket attack on Balad Air Base in Iraq during his second deployment there as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to his website . In ...More..

Australia joins condemnation of 'huge, audacious' Chinese hacking plot
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Australia joins condemnation of 'huge, audacious' Chinese hacking plot

Over the course of the MSP Theft Campaign, Zhu, Zhang and their co-conspirators in the APT10 Group successfully obtained unauthorised access to computers providing services to or belonging to victim companies...More..

More journalists killed in 2018
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

More journalists killed in 2018

While the group notes that it distinguishes "between journalists who were deliberately targeted and those who were killed while reporting in the field", it nevertheless lumps the United States among some od...More..

United States government shutdown to extend through Christmas as Senate adjourns
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

United States government shutdown to extend through Christmas as Senate adjourns

With negotiations expected to continue, the House and Senate both scheduled rare Saturday sessions. One possibility was that the Senate might strip the border wall funds out of the package, pass it and send i...More..

China will 'never seek hegemony,' Xi says in reform speech
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

China will 'never seek hegemony,' Xi says in reform speech

The reform and opening-up is a great revolution in the history of the Chinese people and the Chinese nation, said Xi. "What to change, how to change must be fundamentally judged by whether it can refine and...More..

Disabled Florida veteran starts GoFundMe page to fund president’s border wall
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Disabled Florida veteran starts GoFundMe page to fund president’s border wall

As Washington politicians continue to fight over President Trump's demand for funding to build a border wall, ordinary American have taken matters into their own hands. "We will hold all funds and not release...More..

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Undergoes Surgery to Remove Cancerous Growths in Lung
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Undergoes Surgery to Remove Cancerous Growths in Lung

Ginsburg had two malignant growths in her left lung removed. No additional treatment is now planned, it said . She's a two-time cancer survivor - she was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1999 and pancreatic c...More..

Trump Says Shutdown 'Totally Up To The Democrats'
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Trump Says Shutdown 'Totally Up To The Democrats'

While Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have already branded this outcome a Trump shutdown, the president tweeted Friday that "it will be a Democrat Shutdown!" if they don't support the measure...More..

Trump Administration Will Send Asylum-Seekers To Mexico While Claims Are Processed
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Trump Administration Will Send Asylum-Seekers To Mexico While Claims Are Processed

According to the Department of Homeland Security, individuals entering illegally or without proper documentation "trying to enter the U.S.to claim asylum will no longer be released into our country, where they ...More..

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to retire in February
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to retire in February

In his resignation letter , Mattis said he is stepping down so Trump can have a defence secretary who has views more in line with his own. At the Pentagon, he followed a succession of defense chiefs - Ash Ca...More..

Drones halt London Gatwick flights
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Drones halt London Gatwick flights

They must be exhausted as well. Drones were seen as recently as the last hour, a Gatwick spokesman said at about 10:00pm on Thursday (9:00am AEDT on Friday), more than 24 hours after their first sighting. R...More..

'Shocking, outrageous': United States charges Chinese hackers for industrial-scale theft
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

'Shocking, outrageous': United States charges Chinese hackers for industrial-scale theft

Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said the Chinese hackers are connected to Chinese state intelligence agencies and have successfully stolen information from at least 45 tech companies and governmen...More..

Pyongyang: We’ll Disarm After ‘American Nuclear Threat’ Removed from Region
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Pyongyang: We’ll Disarm After ‘American Nuclear Threat’ Removed from Region

The statement carried by the North's official Korean Central News Agency also raises credibility problems for the liberal South Korean government, which has continuously claimed that North Korean leader Kim Jo...More..

House Follows Senate, Passes Criminal Reform Bill, Heads to President's Desk
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

House Follows Senate, Passes Criminal Reform Bill, Heads to President's Desk

Judges will also get more room to circumvent mandatory minimum sentences and places restrictions on the practice of "stacking" - where an offender could get decades extra in jail for committing an offence while...More..

UK’s Corbyn calls PM May a ‘stupid woman’
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

UK’s Corbyn calls PM May a ‘stupid woman’

She added: "I would appeal to Jeremy Corbyn over the Christmas break to reflect, yes on the views of his own party and many of his MPs, and above all else in the interests of people the length and breadth of ...More..

Canada says China holds 3rd citizen, sees no link to first 2
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Canada says China holds 3rd citizen, sees no link to first 2

The case involves an Alberta woman who has been teaching in China for months and has indeed been held over a visa irregularity, Conservative MP Erin O'Toole said Wednesday in an interview. Hu declined to commen...More..

Pelosi: Funding for Trump's border wall is a non-starter
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Pelosi: Funding for Trump's border wall is a non-starter

The border security dispute stirred worries that Congress might fail to pass an appropriations bill for approximately 25 percent of government activities. Trump administration officials were looking for ways...More..

Arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe, Interpol police hunt ex-Zim First Lady
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe, Interpol police hunt ex-Zim First Lady

Both the Democratic Alliance (DA) and AfriForum applied to have Mugabe's diplomatic immunity taken away after it was alleged that she had assaulted South African, Gabriella Engels, in 2017. Former president Mug...More..

Washington DC sues Facebook over privacy scandal
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Washington DC sues Facebook over privacy scandal

A look at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's first day of testifying in front of the U.S. Senate about the Cambridge Analytica scandal where the information of roughly 87 million Facebook users' information was h...More..

Lindsey Graham Attacks Trump for Plan to Pull out of Syria
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Lindsey Graham Attacks Trump for Plan to Pull out of Syria

US President Donald Trump's decision announced Wednesday to withdraw US troops from Syria marks his latest abrupt twist on the war, over which he has been inconsistent even by his standards. "These victor...More..