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Indonesia asks people to avoid coast near erupting volcano

The devastation was vast, and the disaster was among the worst witnessed by the world in recent history.

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Post-holiday, partial government shutdown to gain impact in the US

Trump argued that Democrats oppose a wall only because he is for one.

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2018 will be remembered for worst political crisis in Sri Lanka’s history

The year 2018 would be etched in Sri Lanka's history as the most turbulent one politically as the cash-strapped country saw an unprecedented power struggle between the president and the prime minister

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Indonesian tsunami rescue efforts continue as country marks 2004 disaster

The disaster also caused deaths in a dozen other nations around the Indian Ocean, killing around 230,000 people in total.

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North Korea-South Korea to pledge road, rail links on divided peninsula

A nine-car special train carrying some 100 South Koreans, including officials and five people born in the North, was seen leaving Seoul railway station early in the morning for a two-hour journey to t

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Indonesia tsunami survivors remain jittery as deaths hit 429

Christmas celebrations were replaced by sombre prayers, as church leaders called on Christians across Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, to pray for tsunami victims.

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Still believe in Santa at your age? Donald Trump ignites Twitter storm

President Donald Trump set off a Christmas social media storm when he asked whether a 7-year-old was too old to believe in Santa Claus, capping a week of plunging stocks, a government shutdown and the

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No end to US Government shutdown until Mexico border wall funded, says Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday ruled out an end to the partial government shutdown till the Congress approve funds for building a wall along the Mexican border to prevent entry of illegal immigr

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Imran Khan says will ensure minorities treated as equal citizens in Naya Pakistan

On the occasion of Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah's birth anniversary on Tuesday, Khan said that Jinnah had envisaged Pakistan as a "democratic, just and compassionate" nation.

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US President Donald Trump asks kid ‘are you still a believer in Santa’ on Christmas Eve; Gets dubbed as the ‘Grinch’

Then all of a sudden, the President asked, “Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at 7, it’s marginal, right?” Chortling, Trump ended the call saying, “Well, you just enjoy yourself.”

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Pakistan, China discuss situation after Donald Trump’s move to reduce troops in Afghanistan

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his Chinese counterpart Tuesday and discussed the situation arising out of the US decision to pull nearly 7,000 troops from Afghanistan and resurgenc

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Indonesian tsunami death toll tops 400 with thousands displaced

The government has set a 14-day emergency response period for Pandeglang, a regency in Banten province, which was the worst-hit, Nugroho told reporters in Jakarta on Tuesday.

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Death toll in Kabul attack on government building rises to 43

At least 43 people were killed and 10 injured after militants detonated a car bomb before storming government offices in a building in Afghan capital Kabul on Monday.

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Tsunami toll now 429 dead, thousands homeless: disaster agency

Thousands of people were left homeless when the waves smashed homes on coastal areas of western Java and southern Sumatra.

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“I am all alone in White House”, says President Donald Trump as partial govt shutdown enters third day

President Trump, who has cancelled his trip to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Monday, said he was "all alone" in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come to the negotiating table to end

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President Donald Trump tells boy that believing in Santa at 7 is ‘marginal’

The Trumps later traveled to Washington National Cathedral to attend the Solemn Holy Eucharist of Christmas Eve.

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Sick, hungry Indonesia tsunami survivors cram shelters Carita

Fears about a public health crisis come as the death toll from Saturday's volcano-triggered disaster rose to nearly 400 with thousands more displaced from flattened homes.

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Indonesia tsunami: Rain hinders search for survivors

The authorities blame the tsunami on the collapse of part of Anak Krakatau volcano after it erupted in the Sunda Strait.

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Israel to hold early elections in April

Israel’s coalition government enjoying a wafer thin 61-59 majority in a 120-member Parliament on Monday decided to hold early polls in April, seven months before they are due, amidst disagreemen

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Donald Trump, Democrats spar over US government shutdown with no deal in sight

President Donald Trump and top Democrats in Congress sparred over the partial shutdown of the US government on Monday, with no sign of tangible efforts to reopen agencies closed by a political impasse

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US judge orders North Korea to pay $501 million over dead American Otto Warmbier

The parents of Warmbier sued North Korea in a US court after the 22-year-old was flown back to the United States last year in a coma, unrecognizable to his family and dying within days of his return.

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China launches telecommunication technology test satellite

China successfully launched the number 3 telecommunication technology test satellite on Tuesday. The satellite was launched at 0:53 a.m.

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Saudi Arabia agrees to help rebuild Syria, says Donald Trump

Saudi Arabia has agreed to spend necessary money to help rebuild Syria, US President Donald Trump said Monday, thanking Riyadh for the move.

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US President Donald Trump vows allies won’t ‘take advantage’ after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis exit

President Donald Trump vowed Monday that allies would no longer "take advantage" of the United States, taking a shot at Defense Secretary Jim Mattis who resigned over Syria.

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Anak Krakatoa: After 135 years ‘Child of Krakatoa’ shakes Earth again

Anak Krakatoa, the “Child of Krakatoa”, has been active since June. It has been occasionally sending massive plumes of ash high into the sky.

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Pakistan court awards 7-year jail to Nawaz Sharif in graft case

In a major setback for former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, the PML(N) leader has been awarded a jail term of seven years in a graft case.

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Indonesia tsunami 2018: Why tragedy struck without a warning

One question that has captured the minds of many is why there was no sign of warning and a sudden event destroyed the area. A band was playing, people were partying as the year is coming to end, showi

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