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1. Trump Makes Surprise Visit to US Troops in Iraq
US President Donald Trump made a surprise Christmas visit to US troops in Iraq on Wednesday, his first trip to a conflict zone nearly two years into his presidency and days after announcing a pullout of American troops from Syria.
2. Three Students Dies in Blast at Beijing University Lab.
Three students have been killed in an explosion in a lab at Beijing’s Jiatong University, state media reports say.The accident occurred during a chemistry experiment on Wednesday.
3. South Korea Fines German BMW $14m after Engine Fires
Seoul has fined German car maker, BMW $14 million for allegedly trying to hide defective components and belatedly recalling its vehicles after a number of engine fires.
Earlier this year Around 40 BMW engines caught fire in the country leading the carmaker to withdraw about 100,000 vehicles in August.
4. Terrence Howard and Mira Park to be Married Again
American actor, Terrence Howard has gotten engaged to his ex-wife Mira Pak for the second time.
The Empire star, announced this on Tuesday on his Instagram page.
It has been three years after they secretly divorced in July 2015. He shared a photo of her stunning engagement ring and a video of his touching speech about finding true love again.
5. Iraq Makes Christmas Day an Official Nationwide Holiday
The Iraqi Government has made Christmas Day a national holiday in their country.
The major announcement was made today after the Iraqi Cabinet approved an amendment to its national holiday’s law which creates a new official one ‘on the occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ’.
Iraqi is made up of 95 percent Muslim with around 300,000 Christians. Christmas Day had been designated as a religious break only for the Iraqi Christian community, but with the new amendment, the holiday now for everyone.
6. Russia Accuses Israel of Threatening Civilian Planes
Russia’s Defense Ministry has on Wednesday accused the Israeli Air Forces of striking civilian airplanes landing at the Damascus and Beirut airports.
The Russian Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said six Israeli F-16 fighter jets used 16 air GBU-39 air bombs in the attack on Tuesday night.
Fourteen bombs were destroyed by Syria’s air defense system but two hit the logistic center of a Syrian army brigade wounding three servicemen, he added.
7. 3 Drug Smugglers Arrested after Dramatic High-speed Police Sea chase
The Spanish Civil Guard made use of a helicopter and a speed boat to intercept the suspects who attempted to flee at full speed on the Costa del Sol.
The detainees, a Spaniard and two Moroccans were arrested at Sabinillas beach in Malaga, Spain.
8. Pre-election Violence in Bangladesh, Many injured
Not fewer least 100 people have been injured in pre-election political violence in Bangladesh.
Bangledesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who has been in power since 2009 seeks a third term as leader.
9. De Gea’s Save ‘Probably’ the Best I’ve Seen, says Solskjaer
MAN UNITED BOSS Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described a save by David de Gea against Huddersfield Town as “probably” the best he has ever seen.
The Red Devils made it two wins from two under their new caretaker manager on Wednesday as Paul Pogba’s double and a Nemanja Matic goal gave them a 3-1 victory over Huddersfield at Old Trafford.
10. How Royal Family Spent Christmas Yesterday
On Christmas day, the royal family stepped out together for the Christmas Day Church Service at Church of St. Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate in King’s Lynn, England.
Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, as well as Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, were in attendance.
There have been rumours of tension between the two couples recently after Harry and Meghan announced they are moving out of their cottage at Kensington Palace, but they were spotted making a joyous appearance together as they walked to the service.