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Jan. 29 (UPI) --Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison unveiled plans Wednesday to evacuate hundreds of Australians trapped in China amid a spreading coronavirus outbreak and to fly them to Christmas Island where they will be under quarantine for up to two weeks. The operation was decided upon bas

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MEDAN, Indonesia -- Landslides and floods from torrential rains on Indonesia's Sumatra island killed at least seven people and displaced thousands, the disaster agency said Wednesday. Large areas of Central Tapanuli district in North Sumatra province were inundated with up to 2.5 meters (6 feet) of

Iran's Khamenei Says Trump's Middle East Peace Plan Is Doomed to Fail
Iran's Khamenei Says Trump's Middle East Peace Plan Is Doomed to Fail "The devilish and vicious policy of America toward Palestine called the 'deal of the century' will never materialize...all Muslim nations will confront them and will not let it materialize," Khamenei said a tweet written in Farsi.   U.S. News & World Report  
U.S. military issues furlough notice to South Korean employees
SEOUL, Jan. 28 (UPI) --The U.S. military has begun issuing a notice of a potential furlough to its nearly 9,000 South Korean civilian employees as a defense cost-sharing arrangement between Washington and Seoul remains unresolved. In a press statement issued Wednesday, United States Forces Korea, th   UPI.com  
U.S. military recovers remains from Afghanistan plane crash
WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday recovered the remains of two personnel from a U.S. military aircraft that crashed in Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan officials told Reuters on Tuesday. On Monday, the U.S. military said an E-11A aircraft had crashed in the province of Ghazni, bu   Reuters  
Jamaica and Cuba Rattled by Powerful 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake
(HAVANA) — A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday. Witnesses reported strong shaking but there was no immediate word of casualties or heavy damage. The quake was centered 139 kilometers (86 miles) northwest of Montego Bay, Jamaica,   Time  
Trump's Mideast peace plan: 2 states, Palestine capital in East Jerusalem
Jan. 28 (UPI) --U.S. President Donald Trump announced his long-awaited Middle East peace plan Tuesday, which proposes separate Israeli and Palestinian states and a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem. Trump, appearing at the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said his 80-p   UPI.com  
Female flogging force unveiled in Indonesia to publicly punish women who violate Sharia law
A female flogging unit has been introduced in Indonesia’s Aceh province to dole out public whippings against women found violating the region’s Sharia law. One of eight new female Sharia officers delivered her first punishment to an unmarried woman who was found in a hotel room with a man who was no   Fox News  
Octogenarian Russian dancers prove age is just a number
Police fired tear gas and hit protesters with batons as firefighters demonstrated against working conditions and demanded more pay in Paris, amid widespread... U.S. President Donald Trump proposed creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in eastern Jerusalem, dependent on Palestinians taking s   Reuters  
Trump defense team takes on Hunter Biden directly, as Bolton revelations jolt proceedings
Pam Bondi, in a methodical presentation Monday at President Trump's Senate impeachment trial, took the fight directly to Hunter Biden -- underscoring, again and again, how even media outlets with a left-wing "bias" questioned the younger Biden's lucrative service on the board of the Ukrainian natura   Fox News  
Afghan troops clash with Taliban as they try to reach U.S. plane crash site
Afghan troops have clashed with Taliban fighters as they tried to reach the crash site of a U.S. military aircraft that went down in eastern Afghanistan on Monday. The militant group claimed it had downed a “special American aircraft” on an intelligence mission, while the U.S. military said Monday t   Los Angeles Times  
Netanyahu withdraws immunity request
Jan. 28 (UPI) --Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that he has withdrawn his request for immunity from prosecution on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. "I will not allow my political opponents to use this matter to interfere with the historic move that I am leading,"   UPI.com