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Rakhine rebels attack police stations in pre-dawn raids: Myanmar army

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While the Muslim ARSA group has become virtually inactive, the Arakan Army, which is aligned with the state's Buddhist population, has taken advantage of the area's instability to increase its military activities after training its guerrillas in regions controlled by other insurgent groups, including the Kachin in northern Myanmar. Read More »

Arrest of French ‘yellow vest’ leader sparks outrage

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Macron said "we must probably make further changes, be more radical", in comments reported by government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux after the first Cabinet meeting of the year on Friday. Mr Drouet's supporters called on social media for a "hardening" of protests this weekend following what they said was a "political arrest". "Drouet was arrested for no reason", comments Fabrice, a 46-year-old Yellow Vest protester from Lyon. Read More »

Police respond to shooting at U.S. bowling alley

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Video on social media taken from inside Gable House Bowl by a witness reportedly showed a male victim covered in blood on the ground. A shooting at a Southern California bowling alley left three men dead and four injured late Friday, police said. Read More »

Majority Of Tory Grassroots Favour No-Deal Over PM's Brexit Plan

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Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said MPs could get "absolutely everything we want" from Theresa May's Brexit deal . "It appears that those members are in no mood for compromise", he declared. "Grassroots Tories are even less impressed than Tory Members of Parliament (MPs)", said Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, who helps run the Party Members project. Read More »

UK Army Recruitment Ads Target 'Binge Gamers' and 'Snowflakes'

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The posters are reminiscent of the popular World War I posters that told young Britons mustachioed Field Marshal Lord Kitchener "wants YOU ". The 2019 incarnations use 21st century terminology, calling on "me me me millenials" and "phone zombies" to serve their country. Read More »

Children killed in fiery crash on way to Disney World

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Riordan said preliminary information indicates that a tractor-trailer and a vehicle traveling northbound on I-75 collided with each other and went through a guardrail, entering the southbound lanes. "We extend heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones impacted by this tragic accident". Cell phone video from a driver passing the crash site shows the vast plume of smoke filling the air after two tractor-trailers and a passenger van caught on fire . Read More »

11-year-old boy dies of allergic reaction after smelling fish

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At the time of the incident, the family was cooking fish for a New Year's Day meal. "We knew he had an allergy... but usually, he don't get nothing that severe like that", he said. "He made his dad happy". "That was my prince, man", he said. "He was my everything". Lieberman said he's treated patients who experienced symptoms like hives and itching after breathing vapours from frying fish but he's never seen a fatal reaction. Read More »

Five teenage girls killed in Escape Room fire in Poland

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It happened in a residential building that is home to an escape room . Monika Kosiec, a spokeswoman for police in Koszalin, said the victims were thought to have been celebrating one of their birthdays. All of the deceased individuals were 15-year-old girls, according to Interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski. Escape rooms have recently surged in popularity in Poland and across Europe and the world. Read More »

Bolsonaro presidential decree grants sweeping powers over NGOs in Brazil

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The temporary decree, which will expire unless it is ratified within 120 days by Congress, mandates that the office of the Government Secretary, Carlos Alberto Dos Santos Cruz, "supervise, coordinate, monitor and accompany the activities and actions of global organisations and non-governmental organisations in the national territory". Read More »

Russian diplomat says Britain requested consular access to Paul Whelan

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Britain and Russia's relationship sharply deteriorated past year after a former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, was poisoned in England with a nerve agent and spent months recovering. Mr Whelan faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of espionage. A criminal investigation was opened against him on espionage charges. His twin, David Whelan, said his brother's "innocence is undoubted and we trust that his rights will be respected". Read More »

Data on hundreds of German politicians stolen and posted online

The stolen information includes a variety of personal data, including politicians' address-book contacts, and in some cases photographs of their ID cards, credit card details, bills and payment information, and even personal chats. But he warned the amount of documents and personal data leaked could still have a considerable impact. She said: "The information and data leaked from the Chancellery in view of the Federal Chancellor are limited, according to what we know right now". Read More »

#TweetYourThobe: Rashida Tlaib Sworn in U.S Congress Wearing Palestinian Thob

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Other media members attending the party also posted to social media about Tlaib's comment. Talib will not be the first to take her oath on this book. Tlaib was elected as Michigan's representative from the 13th Congressional District. 'Each passing day brings more pain for the people most directly hurt by this president, and these are days we simply can not get back. Read More »

Tropical storm Pabuk edges closer to southern Thailand

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Over the past few days, 6,176 people have been evacuated to shelters from Nakhon Si Thammarat as well as the provinces of Pattani, Songkhla and Yala, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has said. He later held a video conference with the governors of the 16 provinces to discuss preparations for the emergency, including digging drainage canals to divert floodwaters, mobilising rescue vehicles, ordering all boats to be docked, and readying medical facilities. Read More »

Clashes break out after two women enter Indian temple

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The two women are now under police protection. On Tuesday, tens of thousands of women, in a local government-backed initiative, braved harassment to form a huge human chain called the "Women's Wall" across Kerala to back the demand for access to the temple . Read More »

U.S. warns United Kingdom on Brexit trade deal

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The prime minister has spent her Christmas break holding talks with European leaders and will continue to be in contact in the lead-up to the House of Commons vote on her deal, scheduled for the week beginning 14 January. 'If Parliament backs a deal, Britain can turn a corner. He said: "You can see the frustration in the Members of Parliament in trying to navigate what the people wanted when they voted on the referendum". Read More »

Search is on for containers lost off Dutch coast by ship

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The group, including German and Dutch tourists, were trying to pick up Styrofoam before it washed back out to sea. The Dutch coastguard tweeted that three of the containers contained, in powder form, highly flammable, potentially unsafe organic peroxides used in making plastics which can cause irritation if breathed in. Read More »

Six killed after fiery crash, fuel spill on Florida highway

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A helicopter landed on scene to search for any victims who may have been in the woods along the crash scene, which Alachua County Sheriff's officials described as "extensive". The fire was so intense that authorities said it damaged parts of the road. Northbound traffic was diverted at Newberry Road because of the size of the crash scene. Read More »

U.S. warns citizens traveling to China could be prevented from returning home

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The US State Department warned American travelers on Thursday that they could face arbitrary action by the authorities, including an exit ban, when they visit China, following the detention of two Canadians. In a recent high-profile case, Victor and Cynthia Liu , and their mother, Sandra Han, are believed to have been prevented from leaving China. where they have been held since June. Read More »

Wild Eyes yacht found years later off SA

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Her family had bought the Australian-built Wild Eyes and in October the year before, just months after her elder brother Zach became the first person under the age of 18 to sail solo around the world, with stops and assistance, and kitted it out specifically for her journey. Read More »

Russia Charges Former US Marine With Espionage

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The ambassador said Washington complained to the Russian government about the length of time it took to grant consular access to Whelan after his arrest. But it appears Paul Whelan has fallen into the dark hole of the Russian security apparatus. The official charges were filed on Thursday by the Russian Investigative Committee. Read More »

Boy, 11, dies from smell of cooking fish

A heartbroken father has told of his son's last words as he died during a visit to his grandmother's house on New Year's Day. Unable to breathe after a whiff of the fumes, Steven Jean-Pierre recalls his son faded in and out of consciousness and said: "Daddy, I love you". Read More »

China`s `Jack the Ripper` executed for murdering almost dozen women

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Between 1988 and 2002 the city was plagued by gruesome killings targeting young women and girls, often with victims raped prior to their deaths, and their bodies later defiled. However, it would be years for authorities to achieve a breakthrough in the case - which happened when Gao's uncle was arrested for a minor crime in Baiyin. Read More »

Shanahan takes Pentagon helm as Trump blasts Mattis

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But as you know, President Obama fired him and essentially so did I. 'What's he done for me? Not too good, ' the president said of the retired four-star general whom he used to refer to as 'Mad Dog'. defence and military establishment. Trump says the US should let the Taliban and Islamic State militants fight each other there. Trump tweeted days later that Mattis would depart the administration at the beginning of the year, as opposed to his initial departure date of February 28, writing ... Read More »