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Author: 0 Canadian killed, 3 injured in Mexico bus crash: Global Affairs Canada

American Carrie Vanrenterghem, who traveled with her two daughters to the same excursion on a bus directly in front of the one that crashed, said she saw the bus being towed away on their way back from the Mayan ruins. Serenade of the Seas is on a seven-night Caribbean cruise that departed Port Everglades, FL , on Friday, December 15, with calls to Key West, FL; Roatan, Honduras; and Costa Maya and Cozumel , Mexico .

Worldwide Missile Fired at Al-Arish Airport Kills 1, Injures 2: Military Spokesperson
Author: 0 Missile Fired at Al-Arish Airport Kills 1, Injures 2: Military Spokesperson

Egypt has been battling an entrenched Islamist insurgency for several years in North Sinai, with hundreds of security forces killed in the attacks. According to the Armed Forces, at the time of the attack, Minister of Defence Sobhi Sedky and Minister of Interior Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar were in El-Arish city to inspect police and army forces in the governorate.

Worldwide Support for Trump impeachment hearings at 41 percent in new poll
Author: 0 Support for Trump impeachment hearings at 41 percent in new poll

Two-thirds of respondents said they believe the tax bill will benefit the wealthy more than the middle class, while 37 percent told CNN that they believe their family will be worse off if the legislation is signed into law by Trump. Forty-one percent of respondents in a new survey said Congress should hold impeachment hearings aimed at removing President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr.

Worldwide Country star Michael Ray faces DUI after crash at Florida McDonald's
Author: 0 Country star Michael Ray faces DUI after crash at Florida McDonald's

Rising country music star Michael Ray has been arrested on DUI and drug charges after he crashed into a auto in front of him at a McDonald's drive-thru in Florida . Police also found a bottle with liquid, which Ray said was his "weed oil". Ray was then arrested for DUI and possession of marijuana at around 3 a.m.

Worldwide Enes Kanter, Knicks Center, Faces Jail Time In Turkey For Insulting Leader
Author: 0 Enes Kanter, Knicks Center, Faces Jail Time In Turkey For Insulting Leader

Kanter was held up on May 20 this year at a Romanian airport as his Turkish passport was cancelled. Kanter, who has previously compared Erdogan to Adolf Hitler, lives in the United States and will be tried in absentia. Coming to the defense of the early 20th-century Ottoman commander and governor who fought rebelling local Arab tribes in modern-day Saudi Arabia, Erdogan called the small Gulf nation's Nahyan "a miserable [man]".

Worldwide Ethics watchdog says Trudeau vacation on private island broke conflict rules
Author: 0 Ethics watchdog says Trudeau vacation on private island broke conflict rules

According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , the start day for legal cannabis in Canada is vaguely set for "next summer" and not July 1st like everyone had originally thought. Trudeau in his capacity as Prime Minister". Her responsibility is to protect the integrity of the office. The commissioner stated that Trudeau and his family vacationed at the private island twice.

Worldwide DHS Director: Iowa Developing Plans in Case CHIP Funding Runs Out
Author: 0 DHS Director: Iowa Developing Plans in Case CHIP Funding Runs Out

Some states are already running out of CHIP money and are warning families that they may have to end the program soon. The Alabama Department of Public Health posted a notice on its website this week saying that it would freeze enrollment in CHIP on January 1 and would not renew any coverage after that date.

Worldwide Troops lock down Iraqi Kurdistan's second city after riots
Author: 0 Troops lock down Iraqi Kurdistan's second city after riots

Heavily armed troops and anti-riot police locked down Iraqi Kurdistan's second city Sulaimaniyah on Wednesday after two days of protests killed five people and wounded almost 200 across the region. The regional government has been in financial straits since 2014. Since that exchange, Iraq has sought full control over the Kurdish borders, control over all exports of oil from Kurdish lands, and has greatly reduced the amount of revenue the KRG receives from the central government.

Author: 0 U.S. slaps 5 Russians with sanctions over human rights

Ramzan Kadyrov , whose name was added to the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on December 20, is one of the most prominent Russian officials to be added to the list established by the 2012 law that aims to punish Russians alleged to be involved in human rights violations.

Worldwide Cavusoglu: Turkey supports Azerbaijan's formula of Karabakh conflict settlement
Author: 0 Cavusoglu: Turkey supports Azerbaijan's formula of Karabakh conflict settlement

On December 6 U.S. President Trump officially announced his decision to recognize al-Quds as Israel's capital despite warnings from around the world that the measure risks triggering a fresh wave of violence in the Middle East. The parties also agreed to continue close consultations on regional and global issues of common interest at different levels and platforms. "They will vote for justice and they will vote in favour of that resolution that was presented by both Yemen and Turkey on ...

Worldwide After Two Amtrak Derailments, Pierce County Executive Has 'Serious Questions'
Author: 0 After Two Amtrak Derailments, Pierce County Executive Has 'Serious Questions'

The passenger train derailed Monday after careening around a curve at nearly three times the speed limit, hurling passenger cars off an overpass onto rush hour traffic below. "Jim was among the country's most respected and effective rail advocates and a good friend and mentor to me". Willhoite worked as an IT customer service support specialist for Pierce Transit, the public transport agency in Pierce County, Washington.

Worldwide Scott calls for Latvala's resignation after report finds likely misconduct
Author: 0 Scott calls for Latvala's resignation after report finds likely misconduct

Ronald Swanson, a retired state appeals court judge, wrote a report that under Senate rules is "advisory only", meaning it is not binding on senators. "I felt it was something he felt entitled to", she noted, while supplying text messages from Latvala along with her testimony. The staffer says the senator began making inappropriate comments about her clothing and body parts during the 2013 and 2015 sessions and wouldn't stop even after she asked him to.

Worldwide RI population grows for sixth year in a row
Author: 0 RI population grows for sixth year in a row

Fewer births, more deaths and "out-migration", or people leaving the state, are main factors contributing. The number of voting-age Americans grew to 252.1 million - a near 1 percent increase over the year. Utah has seen continued growth in the current decade. Texas follows in second with 28.3 million people. In 2017, 38.0 percent of the nation's population lived in the South and 23.8 percent lived in the West.

Worldwide Jerusalem Not a Religious Issue, Time for United Nations to Interfere: Jordanian Ambassador
Author: 0 Jerusalem Not a Religious Issue, Time for United Nations to Interfere: Jordanian Ambassador

The 193-member UN General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday at the request of Arab and Muslim states, who condemned Mr Trump's decision to reverse decades of USA policy earlier this month. Rebuffing the move, an extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Istanbul last week declared East Jerusalem to be Palestine's capital.

Worldwide Karin Housley, wife of Sabres coach, running for Franken's Senate seat
Author: 0 Karin Housley, wife of Sabres coach, running for Franken's Senate seat

Housley, a Republican state senator in Minnesota since 2013, announced her intention to run for Franken's seat in a video message Tuesday morning. A real estate agent from St. Al Franken to resign instead of waiting for an ethics investigation. Housley, who turns 54 in January, announced her run in a almost 2-minute video posted to YouTube.

Worldwide USA vetoes United Nations call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision
Author: 0 USA vetoes United Nations call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision

Indonesia is expecting strong support for a resolution seeking the withdrawal of US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital at the UN General Assembly's special session in NY on Dec 21. It is also the custodian of the Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Haley and Trump for the veto in a video clip posted on his Facebook page.

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