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by | December 24, 2018 | 15:26

Al-Shabaab statement on Saturday said the Islamist group's "martyrdom operation" had targeted "a security checkpoint that used to protect the presidential palace". More than 30 others were injured in the bombings Saturday morning, police officer Ahmed Bashane said. A lawmaker and a deputy mayor of Mogadishu were among the more than 20 people wounded, he said.

by | December 24, 2018 | 13:59

The US president also said he discussed "the slow & highly coordinated pullout of US troops from the area" during the call. After gaining wide stretches of territory in Syria and neighboring Iraq and declaring an Islamic "caliphate", they have mostly been driven from their strongholds, although they are holding out in some areas.

by | December 24, 2018 | 13:53

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday the two-day-old government shutdown could last into 2019, as Republicans and Democrats remain at an impasse over President Donald Trump's demand for billions of dollars in border-wall funding.

by | December 24, 2018 | 11:45

Washington has for years supported the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria , as part of an global anti-militant coalition dominated by the People's Protection Units (YPG).

by | December 24, 2018 | 08:43

An analysis by the US-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies think tank said "Israel is among the most important losers" of the withdrawal, along with the United States' Kurdish allies in Syria. U.S. policy has been to keep troops in place until the extremists are eradicated. A spokesperson for the Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighting group said the continued Turkish and allied forces buildup is to prevent Syrian government troops from taking advantage of the tension in ...

by | December 24, 2018 | 06:41

Military personnel who conduct NORAD Tracks Santa are supported by approximately 1,500 volunteers who make the program possible each and every year", the statement read. "I remember having to cut him off after the 10th present or so", she said , explaining to him that she had to take calls from other children. One year, she took a call from a boy who began reading a very long Christmas list.

by | December 24, 2018 | 06:40

Christmas Eve shapes up to be a pretty nice day. 'Bing Crosby famously dreamt of it, while movies, advent calendars and Christmas cards are all decorated with snow-filled scenes of a white Christmas. It's a seasonable chill for this time of the year with highs in the lower 40's. "White Christmases were more frequent in the 18th and 19th centuries, even more so before the change of calendar in 1752 which effectively brought Christmas day back by 12 days".

by | December 24, 2018 | 05:40

In the city of Bandar Lampung on southern Sumatra, hundreds of residents took refuge at the governor's office. A performance by Indonesian boy band Seventeen turned tragic when the deadly tsunami that hit Indonesia's Sunda Strait slammed into the group while they performed on a stage set up on a beach.

by | December 24, 2018 | 05:23

And the decision on Afghanistan and perhaps Syria was a nail in the coffin. President Trump is hitting back at Sen. However, this is something which can not be done overnight when you have multiple state actors engaged with you or for their own interests to see a calm and peaceful resolution to the conflict situation.

by | December 24, 2018 | 05:13

On Sunday, Benjamin Netanyahu , on his Twitter account, attacked the Turkish president over Turkey's counter-terror operations in Syria and Cyprus issues. Turkey's military deployed hundreds of vehicles and troops in areas surrounding a north-western Syrian town that Ankara has long pushed the United States to clear of Kurdish militant groups, state broadcaster TRT reported yesterday.

by | December 24, 2018 | 04:39

Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia - a state bordering the USA capital that is home to many federal workers - urged Trump in a letter Saturday to push immediate action to end the shutdown , saying it "inflicts real harm" on workers. According to senior administration officials, the White House is adamant about securing $5 billion in funding for border security and a wall. "The President came into office promising a wall along the southern border".

by | December 23, 2018 | 22:04

By early Monday , the system will move toward the Eastern Seaboard bringing showers to the mid-Atlantic and snow to higher elevations in Pennsylvania, New York, northwestern New Jersey and New England. Temperatures this afternoon will rebound near 40 degrees. Our chance for rain will begin to end by Thursday afternoon. Rainfall amounts are also incurring a wide range between 2-5 inches, which increases from west to east.

by | December 23, 2018 | 21:43

Throughout the investigation, authorities were stressing that it was still considered a missing person case. "Like most relationships, it has ups and downs but for the most part it's a good relationship", Frazee's lawyer said of his client's relationship with Berreth when he spoke to Inside Edition earlier.

by | December 23, 2018 | 16:41

The UK is a steadfast partner to Ukraine as it faces continued illegal acts of aggression against its sovereignty. "The army groups of the Russian Federation along the Ukrainian border, in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea consist of 28 battalion tactical groups, over 1,120 tanks, 2,600 armored vehicles, 1,230 artillery systems and 442 multiple-launch rocket systems, and six operational tactical missile systems", Poroshenko said.

by | December 23, 2018 | 16:04

Spavor is director of the Paektu Cultural Exchange and one of the few people from the West to have met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The two men were detained in China, Canada's second-largest trading partner, shortly after Meng was arrested in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the request of United States authorities earlier this month.

by | December 23, 2018 | 14:39

Trump attacked Tigar, calling him an "Obama judge". Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts sided with his left-leaning colleagues Friday; upholding a previous ruling that effectively blocked President Trump from cracking down on asylum seekers along the United States' southern border.

by | December 23, 2018 | 14:23

The memo in question was sent to the Department of Justice in early June 2018. Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has decided not to recuse himself from the Justice Department's ongoing oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, a senior agency official told ABC News.

by | December 23, 2018 | 08:35

Relotius, who has admitted to faking some of his reporting, had written dozens of articles for Der Spiegel since 2011. A reporter with the German publication Der Spiegel has admitted to fabricating material in news stories. Moreno made a decision to head back to the south of the United States without the approval of his editors to speak to the sources Relotius claimed to have interviewed.

by | December 23, 2018 | 07:59

Another 584 have been injured. The tsunami was caused by "an undersea landslide resulting from volcanic activity on Krakatoa" and was exacerbated by abnormally high tide because of the full moon, disaster agency spokesman Mr Nugroho said.

by | December 23, 2018 | 01:09

More than 200,000 people have donated to the effort . The campaign was created Sunday by Brian Kolfage , a Purple Heart recipient and triple-amputee veteran who is also a motivational speaker. President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to shut down the government over funding for his border wall. Kolfage is able to keep every donation he receives, regardless if he reaches his goal.