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by | December 25, 2018 | 12:49

Northern Command. Airservices has allocated Santa the call sign of Sleigh Rider One and has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) to warn all other aircraft flying tonight to keep clear of Santa as he delivers presents to all the boys and girls.

by | December 25, 2018 | 13:11

In a phone call between Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump , both sides agree to "coordinate" to prevent a "power vacuum" in war-torn Arab country after US withdrawal. The SDF, meanwhile, continue to battle ISIS, who has stepped up its attacks in recent days, a direct consequences of Trump's announcement, said spokesperson Kino Gabriel.

by | December 25, 2018 | 11:22

Wednesday: Mainly sunny and highs near 37. Although you might want a white Christmas, we certainly don't want a big snowstorm this close to the holiday. But as the cold air and milder air battle it out along this weather front we could see some significant snow. "We're expecting less than an inch across most of our area", she said.

by | December 25, 2018 | 09:19

Qureshi was in Kabul for meetings with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani about bilateral ties and bolstering an Afghan peace process to reach a negotiated settlement to the 17-year-long war. He said the conference will discuss how economic diplomacy can be used to strengthen Pakistan's economy. The two sides sides also exchanged views on the evolving regional and global situation.

by | December 25, 2018 | 10:16

He said: 'It is a hugely sad day for the party and everyone else across politics who had enormous affection and respect for Paddy. He was replaced as head of the party by Charles Kennedy who enjoyed further electoral success when he opposed Blair's decision to invade Iraq, and the party under Nick Clegg entered power in a coalition David Cameron's Conservatives in 2010.

by | December 25, 2018 | 07:10

I DO, and it is being fixed!" he wrote. Mattis sent a shock wave through Washington , D.C., by issuing a resignation letter shortly afterward. "What I don't like, however, is when many of these same countries take advantage of their friendship with the United States".

by | December 25, 2018 | 07:24

The newest commander on the ground, General Scott Miller, said in an October interview with NBC News that the conflict "is not going to be won militarily". An Afghan official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told RFE/RL that Trump's reported decision suggests "some serious progress with talks" in the U.A.E, without elaborating.

by | December 25, 2018 | 07:29

Alonso was an up-and-coming politician in the opposition centre-right National Action Party (PAN) and took office earlier this month after a hotly-contested election. An helicopter of Puebla' goverment flies over the scene of a helicopter accident in which the governor of the Mexican state of Puebla, Martha Erika Alonso, and her husband, senator and former governor of the same region, Rafael Moreno, died when the chopper plummeted to the ground in San Pedro Tlaltenango after taking off from ...

by | December 25, 2018 | 06:08

Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum eats a meal with former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson. The 33-year-old was reportedly helped in her attempt to escape by Herve Jaubert, a former French spy. The footage was filmed by her teacher, Tiina Jauhiainen, who also joined her on the mission - first driving into neighbouring Oman before sailing to India.

by | December 25, 2018 | 05:34

The Catania International Airport airspace was temporarily closed due to the ash in the air , the airport announced. There are no reports of injuries, and so far the spewing ash has not caused any disruptions to residents of nearby towns and cities.

by | December 25, 2018 | 04:48

Afghan security forces went from floor to floor of the building in an operation to rescue over 350 people inside, but had to exercise restraint in their operations against the attackers given the number of employees there, a senior security official said.

by | December 25, 2018 | 03:18

Mr Gait and Ms Kirk said the way they were portrayed initially was "disgusting", adding that close family and friends never doubted their innocence. Around 1,000 flights affecting some 140,000 passengers were cancelled or diverted across three days after drones were spotted inside the perimeter of the UK's second biggest airport on Wednesday.

by | December 25, 2018 | 03:32

The residents living in or near the Opal Tower complex in the city's Olympic Park were moved out on Christmas Eve. Concerns were raised about 2.45pm, with many residents already leaving. A police spokesperson said the building was 38 storeys high. Exclusion zones and traffic diversions are in place. The building sits at the southern end of the Olympic Park Parkview Precinct - part of the "Master Plan 2030" to turn the park into a new town centre with new homes and amenities.

by | December 25, 2018 | 03:38

The spokesman said the four migrants were acting aggressively and had threatened the ship's staff using iron bars. The operator of the cargo ship Grande Tema said the men had been discovered stowed away on the vessel, which traveled from Nigeria to England.

by | December 25, 2018 | 04:09

In Washington on Monday (local time), US District Judge Beryl Howell ruled that North Korea should pay damages to Mr Warmbier's parents, Fred and Cindy. The complaint described in horrific detail the physical abuse Warmbier endured in North Korean custody. Their son was arrested in North Korea for allegedly stealing a political poster, forced to issue an apology on North Korean state TV during what's been called a "kangaroo court" session, and returned home 17 months later blind, deaf, ...

by | December 25, 2018 | 03:17

Morocco has been spared jihadist attacks since 2011, when a bomb attack on a cafe in Marrakesh's famed Jamaa El Fna Square killed 17 people, a lot of them European tourists. It said electronic devices, an unauthorised hunting rifles, knives and materials that could be used for bomb-making were found in the course of the raids.

by | December 25, 2018 | 01:44

Nine hotels along the coast were also damaged. Once popular beach resorts are now debris fields, littered with chunks of concrete and splintered wood. Because of a lack of funds, vandalism to the buoys that were a part of the warning system, and technical faults, there hasn't been an operational tsunami warning system in Indonesia since 2012, according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesperson for Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency.

by | December 25, 2018 | 01:42

His remarks capped a hard year for the Catholic church, which began with the pontiff's botched handling of a sexual abuse scandal in Chile and ended with USA state prosecutors uncovering decades of cover-up. In this speech, Pope Francis said clerics sullying each other's reputations "is nothing new in the church's history". "Behind these sowers of discord you nearly always find 30 pieces of silver", he said.

by | December 25, 2018 | 01:09

Trump will remain in Washington for Christmas , his Florida vacation cancelled, first lady Melania Trump forced to fly back into town. Not so, this time. That bill lacks the votes to pass the Senate. Trump is said to agree with the response that the news media has not treated him fairly and that journalists are upset he won the election and are trying to prove he is wrong.

by | December 25, 2018 | 01:50

It acquitted him in a second case, Flagship Investment, in the United Kingdom for lack of evidence. Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in prison by the same courtin July, on charges related to the purchase of upscale apartments in London, after the Supreme Court removed him from power.

by | December 24, 2018 | 12:19

Israel has seen the US presence in neighboring Syria as a bulwark against its main enemy Iran and a counterweight to Russian Federation. The withdrawal abruptly ends American influence in the war-ravaged country and gives Turkey an opening to attack USA -backed Kurds in Syria.

by | December 24, 2018 | 11:28

Trump is appointing Mattis' deputy, Patrick M. Shanahan, as acting defense secretary until a permanent replacement is found, he announced on Twitter. "Some thought I shouldn't, I thought I should", Trump tweeted . Sunday, the president made a significant decision: Mattis would not remain in office through a transition period.

by | December 24, 2018 | 11:29

Compared to prior government shutdowns , this one affects fewer agencies. But those instructions have been different every time a shutdown has occurred in the past, she stated. Safety inspectors - such as the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management and the Transportation Department's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration officials, who monitor oil pipelines like the Trans-Alaska Pipeline - will continue their work.

by | December 24, 2018 | 10:00

Volker arrived in Kiev on Tuesday for a two-day visit. Mr Williamson also announced that HMS Echo would deploy to the Black Sea in 2019 to demonstrate the UK's support to ensuring freedom of navigation in the region. Russia said the Ukrainian ships had breached the Russian border, and conducted risky maneuvers in spite of Russia's orders. When it is being said that Russian Federation won't allow the passage of a British ship, I have one remark - has anyone tried it? "The term of martial ...

by | December 24, 2018 | 10:44

Flights to and from Gatwick were operating normally Sunday, airport authorities said, after days of disruptions began Wednesday night when drones were seen over the airfield. Police urged passengers and the public to remain vigilant around the airport, south of London , and report any further drone sightings . A man and a woman arrested over the disruption caused by drones at Gatwick Airport have been released without charge .

by | December 24, 2018 | 09:05

Also Friday, he vetoed the second bill: a six-week abortion ban, dubbed "the heartbeat bill ", which he also vetoed in 2016. On the same day he vetoed the bill, which would have made OH the safest state in the country for pre-born children, Kasich signed a ban on dismemberment abortions.

by | December 24, 2018 | 09:26

ISTANBUL-Nearly 300,000 Syrians have returned to their country after Turkey's two cross-border operations in northern Syria, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu was quoted as saying on Dec.22. The IS prisoners include two Britons accused of being members of the so-called "Beatles" murder cell, responsible for the torture and beheading of Western journalists and aid workers, including American reporters James Foley and Steve Sotloff.

by | December 24, 2018 | 08:57

The video is all the more incredible as the driver survived without any serious injury. Slovakian police have released video of a spectacular single-car crash which shows a BMW being launched into the air off a concrete barrier and hitting the top of a tunnel.

by | December 24, 2018 | 04:47

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and the regional leader of Catalonia have agreed to find a solution to the political crisis that has been festering since a failed secession attempt by the region past year. Catalan pro-independence groups blocked roads and clashed with baton-wielding police on Friday in protests against a Spanish government cabinet meeting in Barcelona which separatists branded a provocation.

by | December 24, 2018 | 04:28

The system will linger, bringing rain and snow to the region throughout the day Sunday. Earlier this week heavy rain flooded parts of the country with Dunkeswell Aerodrome in Somerset experiencing 27mm (1.1in) of rain in 24 hours when the area was under a Met Office warning on Wednesday - almost a quarter of its expected monthly average of 121mm (4.8in).

by | December 24, 2018 | 05:35

There are now more than 14,000 USA service members in Afghanistan, primarily to advise and assist Afghan security forces in the fight against Al-Qaeda and other militant groups, according to the reports. Veteran Afghanistan-born U.S. diplomat, Zalmay Khalilzad, too appeared upbeat as he said he held "productive" meetings in the UAE with Afghan and global partners "to promote intra-Afghan dialogue towards ending the conflict".

by | December 24, 2018 | 05:54

An additional 380,000 were to be furloughed, meaning they will stay home without pay. The back and forth across the television airwaves did little to inspire hope that a Christmas season closure of some federal government operations would end later this week, when the House and Senate are scheduled to meet again.

by | December 24, 2018 | 02:28

Frazee was booked on first-degree murder and solicitation to commit first-degree murder, prosecutors said, with formal charges to follow. "While we have not found Kelsey at this time, information has been developed that has helped to narrow down our search", De Young said.

by | December 24, 2018 | 03:20

At the time, Erdogan placed the blame for the Gaza deaths squarely on Israel, accusing it of being a "terrorist state" that commits "genocide". The spokesman emphasized that Turkey will continue to speak up against Israel's unjust actions against the oppressed Palestinians and its practices that violate global law.

by | December 24, 2018 | 02:34

The US Supreme Court has rejected an appeal aimed at allowing President Donald Trump to bar asylum for illegal immigrants. Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in denying the administration's request .