Taiwan passes law to combat Chinese influence

The DPP argued that it was exigent for the bill to be passed to safeguard Taiwan's democracy from the coercion and threats from China, while the KMT lashed out at the low threshold of conviction, highlighting the risk to the two million Taiwanese wor... More..

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Australia fires: More than 200 homes burn down on coast
by | Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Australia fires: More than 200 homes burn down on coast

Fisherman Steve Casement, a Mallacoota resident, told Reuters he lost his house to the fires . Dozens of fires continue to burn out of control in the states of Victoria and New South Wales (NSW). He was desc...More..

How To Watch The Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Live
by | Wednesday, January 01, 2020

How To Watch The Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Live

Workers surround the 2 and 0 numerals for the 2020 New Year's Eve celebration as they arrive in Times Square in New York City on December 11. The USO Show Troupe will perform the popular "A Military Salute" t...More..

US` Mike Pompeo to meet Ukraine`s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday
by | Wednesday, January 01, 2020

US` Mike Pompeo to meet Ukraine`s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday

The visit comes as the U.S. Senate prepares to hold a trial on two articles of impeachment approved by the House, accusing Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. They were based on indications t...More..

Anti-Semitic attacks mar Hanukkah celebrations in NY and London
by | Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Anti-Semitic attacks mar Hanukkah celebrations in NY and London

In the wake of five people stabbed during a Hanukkah celebration in New York, Sen. "We are fighting back as a community", the county leader said. "We send our wishes of recovery to the wounded", he added, say...More..

Mayhem in Paris as protesters clash with police
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Mayhem in Paris as protesters clash with police

Jerome Rodrigues, a prominent figure in the " yellow vest " movement, was hurt in the eye although it was not immediately clear how he had sustained the injury. "Whatever the color of the vest, we must stick to...More..

West Virginia prison cadets fired over Nazi salute
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

West Virginia prison cadets fired over Nazi salute

More than 30 cadets and staff members at a corrections academy in West Virginia have been fired after a class photo surfaced on December 5 showing them making a Nazi salute . Investigators found that Byrd ...More..

Australian citizen held in Iran for security charges: spokesman
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Australian citizen held in Iran for security charges: spokesman

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is to go on starvation strike in her jail cell to point out solidarity with one other twin citizen detained in Iran, because the regime urged Western global locations to remain out of ...More..

Police accuse Hong Kong protesters of inciting minors to commit crimes
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Police accuse Hong Kong protesters of inciting minors to commit crimes

Thousands of people joined hands to form human chains that stretched for kilometers along busy shopping streets and in local neighborhoods. Kwok also said young people had been motivated to commit criminal ac...More..

Avalanche in Italian Alps kills woman and two girls
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Avalanche in Italian Alps kills woman and two girls

On Sunday, a 28-year-old died after an avalanche in the Brenta Dolomite mountains at an altitude of 2,700 meters (8,860 feet) around 11 a.m. local time, the Carabinieri told CNN. Prosecutors say they are inve...More..

World's Oldest Black Rhino Fausta Dies at 57 in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

World's Oldest Black Rhino Fausta Dies at 57 in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

The authority said before Fausta was moved to a sanctuary in 2016 she "was first located in the Ngorongoro crater in 1965 by a scientist from the University of Dar Es Salaam , at the age of between three and...More..

McDonald's owner denies workers wrote hateful message on Kansas cop's coffee cup
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

McDonald's owner denies workers wrote hateful message on Kansas cop's coffee cup

The police chief had also looked at security tape on the day of the incident but couldn't find any proof, according to the station. "This is now, absolutely, a black eye on law enforcement", Hornaday said in ...More..

Going out on New Year’s Eve? Here’s your Myrtle Beach area forecast
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Going out on New Year’s Eve? Here’s your Myrtle Beach area forecast

On a good note: the temperatures around midnight will be warm compared to normal. It says all of Nova Scotia can expect snow and ice pellets changing to rain along with strong winds on Tuesday night. The no...More..

Morrisania Man Dies After Muggers Beat, Rob Him of $1
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Morrisania Man Dies After Muggers Beat, Rob Him of $1

A 60-year-old man died Friday afternoon after being mugged on Christmas Eve for $1 , the New York Police Department said. Later clips show two other men joining the attacker, one of them grasping a garbage...More..

Wildfires Rage Across Australia as Sydney Fireworks Set to Go Ahead
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Wildfires Rage Across Australia as Sydney Fireworks Set to Go Ahead

Deputy Premier of NSW John Barilaro was among those in favour of Sydney's fireworks celebrations being cancelled. Change.org petition said that Sydney is spending Aus$6.5 million ($4.5 million) on fir...More..

Hundreds of flights delayed as fog engulfs northern India
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Hundreds of flights delayed as fog engulfs northern India

Passengers are requested to stay in touch with the airline concerned for updated flight information. Due to the dense fog, officials said the visibility was reduced to zero in some parts during morning hours....More..

Twitter Blames 'Outage' For Temporary Block Of Trump Whistleblower Tweet
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Twitter Blames 'Outage' For Temporary Block Of Trump Whistleblower Tweet

The joint interview with Lankford and Coons follows recent debate among various Christian leaders about the president's character and morality, sparked by an editorial written by Christianity Today editor...More..

Monsey stabbing attack: NYC mayor announces measures to tackle anti-Semitism
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Monsey stabbing attack: NYC mayor announces measures to tackle anti-Semitism

A group of Orthodox Jews watched the hearing from the gallery. His next court appearance is Friday. According to prosecutors, a search of Thomas's journal and internet searches support that the defendant, ind...More..

Joe Biden says he would consider choosing a GOP running mate
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Joe Biden says he would consider choosing a GOP running mate

The editorial board is weighing a possible endorsement of the former vice president . "That's where the testimony should come from in this impeachment trial, but that's the part that Mitch McConnell and the ...More..

Thirsty koala approaches cyclists and chugs their water
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Thirsty koala approaches cyclists and chugs their water

Anna Heusler was cycling with friends in the countryside outside Adelaide on Friday when she saw the koala and let it drink from her water bottle. A desperate koala suffering through the soaring temperatures ...More..

Missile attack kills nine at military parade in Yemen's south
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Missile attack kills nine at military parade in Yemen's south

No claim of responsibility has yet been made, but the media office of the southern forces said the explosion was caused by a Houthi missile. A ballistic missile which hit a military parade in Yemen has k...More..

Bushfires reach Melbourne as heatwave fans Australia blazes
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

Bushfires reach Melbourne as heatwave fans Australia blazes

Tens of thousands were evacuated as "columns of fire" fuelled by extreme heat and high winds bore down on the popular tourist region of East Gippsland in Victoria state in Australia's southeast. "A new fire a...More..

Ivanka Trump suggests she may leave White House job if father re-elected
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

Ivanka Trump suggests she may leave White House job if father re-elected

During the interview on CBS' "Face the Nation," Ivanka Trump said that she might quit from her job as an adviser if Donald Trump wins for his second term in the White House . "It's about providing pathwa...More..

Cyclone Sarai: one dead, thousands evacuated in Fiji
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

Cyclone Sarai: one dead, thousands evacuated in Fiji

The cyclone did not make landfall as it moved south-eastward around Viti Levu, but its proximity to Fiji sent strong winds and rain hurling across the Pacific nation. "The water now seeps into some rooms, som...More..

Ajit Pawar Deputy Chief Minister In Cabinet Expansion Today
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

Ajit Pawar Deputy Chief Minister In Cabinet Expansion Today

Maharashtra can have a maximum of 43 ministers. Nationalist Congress Party leaders Nawab Malik, Dilip Walse Patil and Dhananjay Munde found a place in the Cabinet, PTI reported. The total strength of the cabine...More..

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding twin brothers found dead
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding twin brothers found dead

Friends and family posted tributes to the pair on Facebook and said the deaths were "heartbreaking". He uploaded a video saying: 'Two good looking boys, God bless their souls... Police were called at 11.3...More..

A warm and wet weekend ahead
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

A warm and wet weekend ahead

Highs will be mostly in the low 60s and in the mid 50s in some areas. The Met Office has forecasted that temperatures could reach highs of around 16C up to and including New Year's Eve on Tuesday, a stead...More..

Daycare owner kept kids behind false wall
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

Daycare owner kept kids behind false wall

The other defendants have also been released on bond. Faith had told a human services worker that same day that no children were at the facility, even though a mother reported leaving her child there, accor...More..

People Wounded in Attack During a New York Hanukkah Celebration
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

People Wounded in Attack During a New York Hanukkah Celebration

About 31.4% of the county's residents are Jewish. Thomas lives in Greenwood Lake, New York , about 32 kilometres from Monsey. "I picked up a coffee table and threw it at his face". He was subsequently return...More..

Cyprus court: British teen guilty of fabricating rape claims
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

Cyprus court: British teen guilty of fabricating rape claims

The judge at the Famagusta District Court adjourned sentencing until 7 January. He said that admission and her subsequent apology "was the only time the defendant told the truth". The group claims that the woma...More..

Chinese court sentences 'gene-editing' scientist to three years in prison
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

Chinese court sentences 'gene-editing' scientist to three years in prison

He and his collaborators forged ethical review materials and recruited men with AIDS who were part of a couple to carry out the gene-editing. Reports suggest that he was involved in the birth of one more gene...More..

Bodies Found on Ghost Ship Believed to Have Come From North Korea
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

Bodies Found on Ghost Ship Believed to Have Come From North Korea

The remains were found last Saturday in a broken vessel on the shore of Sado Island, which lies around 900km from North Korea across the Sea of Japan . North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is pictured in April th...More..

Australia: Thirsty koala stops cyclist to drink water amid heatwave
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

Australia: Thirsty koala stops cyclist to drink water amid heatwave

A cyclist stopped to give water to a koala in Adelaide in a viral video filmed on Friday (December 27) as a heatwave continued to grip South Australia. "Initially, winds are not going to be that strong so we'...More..

UK Comes Last In Queue For Post-Brexit Data Deal With EU
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

UK Comes Last In Queue For Post-Brexit Data Deal With EU

Britain has set a tough December 2020 deadline to reach a new trade agreement with the European Union, betting that the prospect of another Brexit rock would force Brussels to move quickly to sign an agreem...More..

Iran strongly condemns deadly terrorist attack in Somalia
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

Iran strongly condemns deadly terrorist attack in Somalia

Mogadishu Mayor Omar Mohamud Filish told a press conference that the truck involved in the attack blew up on a busy road near the checkpoint where vehicles waited for security check. "Treacherous terrorist at...More..