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Van Explodes After Ramming Australian Christian Lobby Office in Canberra

No one was inside at the time but it understood the driver received medical attention. In its only reference to the incident, ACT Fire and Rescue's website said emergency crews had attended a fire at the building in Deakin. Mr Shelton added that staff were safe, and photos he shared showed a burnt-out van in the auto park near the building's entrance. The driver's identity and condition are not known.


Italy's lower house approves €20 billion rescue loan for banks

Italy's lower house approves €20 billion rescue loan for banks

Monte dei Paschi said it now expected its net liquidity position, currently standing at 10.6 billion euros, to turn negative after four months. Banca Monte dei Paschi, the world's oldest lender and Italy's third-biggest bank, is attempting to raise €5 billion by the end of the year to stay in business.



Kuwait Moves Event from Four Seasons to Trump Hotel

The Kuwaiti embassy plans to hold its national-day celebration in February at the new Trump International Hotel Washington D.C. - but only because it's a cool new venue, the country's ambassador to the USA says. He initially denied that he or anyone else at the embassy had spoken to anyone in the Trump Organization. Although Kuwait did not have a contract with the Four Seasons for the party, the date had been set aside for it to possibly take place there.


Met Office issues Christmas Day weather warning for Cumbria

Met Office issues Christmas Day weather warning for Cumbria

A weather warning for wind has been extended to Christmas Day, as forecasters warn travel disruption is likely when Storm Barbara starts to batter Northern Ireland on Friday . Thursday remains dry and mild, but a much stronger storm system will approach the region Friday . "Winds will often be strong, with periods of gales, and the potential for some stormy conditions at times in the north-west".



Leonardo DiCaprio And The Cast Of 'Growing Pains' Attend Alan Thicke's Memorial

Alan's brother Todd also opened up to PEOPLE about losing his sibling and friend over the weekend: "He was so much fun as a big brother", he shared of their childhood connection. Robin is reportedly calling on some of his Hollywood friends to arrange a tribute to his father. "I will be forever grateful for the opportunity I had to work with Alan early in my career".


Action needed to stop South Sudan genocide

Action needed to stop South Sudan genocide

Sounding the alarm at the rising ethnic tensions in the country, including increasing hate speech from many in leadership positions as well as the warning from Adama Dieng, the UN Special Envoy for the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. "There have been no attempts, that we are aware of, on the part of the South Sudanese masses to turn against each other", he told the Security Council on December 19.