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Christmas Day terror plot foiled in Australia

Victorian and Australian Federal Police executed the raids on Thursday night, targeting five addresses in suburbs in Melbourne's north; Flemington, Meadow Heights, Dallas, Campbellfield and Gladstone Park. Mr Ashton said the raids had neutralised any terrorist threat to the city on Christmas Day. As it relates to an ongoing investigation it is not appropriate to comment further, ' a police spokesperson said.


Israeli leader urges U.S. to veto United Nations settlement resolution

Israeli leader urges U.S. to veto United Nations settlement resolution

Last week, Trump named his NY bankruptcy attorney, Daniel Friedman, as his nominee to be US ambassador to Israel. Israel's United Nations ambassador Danny Danon said in a statement that "It is freaky that while thousands are being slaughtered in Syria, the Security Council dedicates time specifically to discuss the condemnation of the sole democracy in the Middle East".


The UN Will Investigate War Crimes In The Syrian Civil War

The UN Will Investigate War Crimes In The Syrian Civil War

Liechtenstein's Ambassador Christian Wenaweser said the new United Nations panel would gather evidence and ensure the files are "trial-ready for the moment when there is a court that can exercise jurisdiction over these crimes, which is now not the case".


Donald Trump Isn't on Metro's Inauguration SmarTrip Card

Donald Trump Isn't on Metro's Inauguration SmarTrip Card

In addition to unlimited trips on January 20, after the inauguration, riders can reload cash onto the card and use it like any other SmarTrip card. Available for advance purchase for only $10 - a 40 percent savings, Metro points out - each Commemorative Card comes preloaded with a special one-day pass valid for unlimited trips on Metrorail or Metrobus on Inauguration Day, Jan.


Death toll in Mexico fireworks market explosion rises to 31

Death toll in Mexico fireworks market explosion rises to 31

From afar, the scene unfolded like a surreal war zone. Tultepec is known for its fireworks, including those it makes to help celebrate the Mexican holiday San Juan de Dios, which is also known as the festival of fire, according to Yahoo News .



Baggage handlers' planned strike over Christmas cancelled

Officials from the Unite union and aviation services company Swissport will meet at the conciliation service on Tuesday. Scheduled strikes by baggage handlers and BA's cabin staff plus ongoing industrial action and stoppages by Southern Railway drivers and conductors had threatened to disrupt travel for millions over the Christmas festive season.