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Australia changes word in anthem to honor Indigenous people

Australia changes word in anthem to honor Indigenous people The new anthem will take effect from January 1, 2021. The anthem, " Advance Australia Fair ", was written by Peter Dodds McCormick in 1878. When asked if he would want to be the first person to sing the new national anthem, Morisson said: "I think singing by prime ministers is the same as public exercise by prime ministers - it is best done in private". [Full Article...]

US Senate leader blocks Trump's demand to boost coronavirus relief

There is concern in Washington that Iran could order further military retaliation for the U.S. killing last January 3 of top Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani. Congress opened in 2019 with the federal government shutdown over Trump's demands for money to build the border wall with Mexico. Trump, who has yet to formally concede his November election defeat to his Democratic ri... [Full Article...]

Mike Pence seeks dismissal of suit aiming to overturn US election

Mike Pence seeks dismissal of suit aiming to overturn US election Kennedy said that Pence's clearly "ministerial" role shows that Gohmert and his cohorts have put forth a meritless and "undemocratic" argument that should be dismissed. "President Trump and his supporters need to stop their last-ditch efforts to steal the election and accept Biden and Harris as the nation's next President and Vice President". [Full Article...]

Iran to pay $150,000 to Ukraine plane crash victims families

Iran to pay $150,000 to Ukraine plane crash victims families Iran's cabinet on Wednesday agreed to allocate $150,000 to each family and survivors of the 176 victims of the Ukrainian plane downed in Iranian airspace on January 8 this year. Victims of the UIA plane crash included dozens of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, along with a number of people with ties to Canadian universities. [Full Article...]

China Offering Bounties for Attacks on US Troops in Afghanistan

China Offering Bounties for Attacks on US Troops in Afghanistan Trump was also rebuked in the media and by Democrats for not pressing Russia's Vladimir Putin on alleged bounties schemes in written intelligence reports. In July, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told House lawmakers that Pentagon intelligence agencies had not corroborated the reports. A spokesperson for China's foreign ministry, Wang Wenbin, on Thursday denied the accusation, calling it a "smear a... [Full Article...]

Landslide in Norway leaves nine injured, forces 200 to evacuate

Landslide in Norway leaves nine injured, forces 200 to evacuate Some 1,000 people have so far been evacuated. Photos showed at least eight homes destroyed. Other buildings hung on the edges of the crater, TV footage showed. About 300 people who were evacuated from Ask took shelter at a hotel in nearby Skjetten, its manager said. "What I saw were several houses that had collapsed, and some cars down there", Jenny Mikkelsen, a resident of Ask who lives next ... [Full Article...]

Google Doodle celebrates New Year’s eve with twinkling lights and confetti poppers

Google Doodle celebrates New Year’s eve with twinkling lights and confetti poppers This is not the first time that Google has celebrated a special occasion in this manner. Around 16 suspects across Karachi were arrested by Sindh police for allegedly violating the government ban on two-wheeling and aerial firing on New Year's Eve. [Full Article...]

New tremors shake Croatia after deadly quake

New tremors shake Croatia after deadly quake Drone footage captured the aftermath of an quake that struck central Croatia on December 29, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 20. For example, Google Maps can now highlight the areas hit by an quake, and the feature was activated earlier this week for European users after the violent shake in Croatia. [Full Article...]


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