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media stop reporting on the Libyan Ministry of foreign Affairs (10.30 am), the number of dead after Tsunami in Indonesia rises to 429 (7.45 PM)is a German injured in cable car accident in Bogotá (4.53 PM)

the news of The day in the star-Ticker:

+++ 12.30 PM: Christmas message of the Pope: the diversity of people’s wealth, no risk +++

Pope Francis has emphasized in his Christmas message on the importance of coexistence between people of different Nations, cultures and religions. “Our diversity does not harm us, ( … ), it does not mean danger; rather, it is a wealth,” said the Pontiff from the Loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica before Thousands of faithful in St Peter’s square.

The universal message of Christmas is that “we are all brothers and sisters”. “Without the Fraternity, which has given Jesus to us, to keep all of our efforts to achieve a fairer world in a short breath, and even the best of projects are likely to become soulless structures.”

In his Christmas message to the Catholics of upper expressed the hope for dialogue and peace between Israelis and Palestinians, a political solution in Syria and ceasefire in Yemen. Francis also addressed the conflicts between North and South Korea, Venezuela, Nicaragua and the Ukraine. Then, the Pope donated the traditional “Urbi et Orbi”blessing.

+++ 12.05 PM: Abducted Bus stop in China in the pedestrian group – Five Dead +++

In the East of China, a hijacked Bus into a group of pedestrians raced. At least five people were killed and 21 more were injured, reported the state media. A with a knife-armed suspect has been arrested.

+++ 10.30 PM: eye-witnesses and the media reported attack on Libyan Ministry of foreign Affairs +++

Armed attackers have eye-witnesses and the media charged according to reports, on Tuesday, the Libyan foreign Ministry in Tripoli. The official television station in the Libyan unity government, reported, citing circles of the Foreign and interior ministries of several “terrorist attackers”. There was gunfire and at least an Explosion, the building eyes rose according to witnesses, smoke.

Since the fall of longtime Libyan ruler Muammar al-Gaddafi in 2011, the Chaos in the North African country. The internationally-recognized government is weak and has large parts of the country under control.

+++ 7.45 PM: number of dead after Tsunami in Indonesia rises to 429 +++

The number of dead in the Tsunami disaster in Indonesia has risen to 429. Almost 1500 people had been injured, 154 were missing, authorities said on Tuesday. The Tsunami was broken on Saturday evening after a volcanic eruption without warning on coastal areas and tourist beaches on the Strait of Sunda. The tidal waves met in the South of Sumatra and in West Java in the country. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed.

Indonesia is frequently struck by catastrophic Tsunami waves home. These are usually caused by earthquakes under the sea floor. That they are triggered by volcanic eruptions, and landslides, is rather rare. Experts warned of further Tsunamis, as long as the current activity of the volcano stopping. Because this could lead to further landslides under the water.

+++ 5.17 PM: number of dead after attack in Kabul on 43 +++

rose After the attack on a government building in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the number of dead has risen to 43. Ten more people were injured, said a spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of health on Tuesday. The attacker had attacked on Monday in Kabul, a site on which, among other things, a Ministry is located.

+++ 4.53 PM: German injured in cable car accident in Bogota – a Total of 25 injured +++

In a cable car accident in the Colombian capital Bogotá have been injured 25 people, including three German. According to the fire information a “brake apparently led error”, a gondola crashed at the mountain Cerro de Monserrate against a ramp, and a gondola. Among the 25 injured, 14 are foreigners. Were affected, among others, three German, and five U.S. citizens, three Brazilians, two Belgians and a Briton. The 3152 meters high Cerro de Monserrate is a popular tourism destination in Bogotá, and in particular in the Christmas season. In the past year, more than 2.6 million visitors came.

+++ 2.23 PM: In Turkey, imprisoned Austrians – from the cell to the police +++

A more than three months ago in Turkey arrested Austrian was released on Christmas eve, from the prison, and the same to the nearest police station. The 29-Year-old had to spend the night, as it documents with the official ban to only can be issued on Tuesday. The Austrian Agency APA reported on Tuesday night, citing foreign Ministry spokesman Peter Guschelbauer. Only then the man should come free.

A court in Ankara ordered on Monday the dismissal of the young man, as his lawyer, the German press confirmed Agency. However, he is not allowed to leave and had to report every week to the police. His client had to answer to allegations of membership of a terrorist organisation in court. Process kick-off was at 11. April.

+++ 1.40 PM: the man is in front of the White house, the pants down +++

a Political gesture or simply a crude joke? In front of the White house in Washington a man has dropped his pants down – and is promptly arrested. The man and four companions went in the night on Sunday photos in front of the headquarters of the US President, Donald Trump, the police announced now. Suddenly, the man turned to the White house, pulled his pants and under pants down and “part exposing his sex”. The man was arrested for exhibitionism. Information on his possible motive, the police are not made. It is highly unlikely that Trump of the incident, noticed anything. The President has, however, postponed due to the budget dispute his planned holiday trip to Florida, and is currently in Washington.

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+++ 18.58 PM: 30 killed in attack in Afghan capital Kabul +++

have been killed In an attack on government buildings in the Afghan capital, Kabul, at least 26 civilians and one policeman. Three attackers had also been killed, said the interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi. Another 16 civilians and a police officer were wounded.

in Front of the Ministry of public works war detonated on Monday afternoon (local time) a car bomb. After that, an unknown number of attackers to three stormed to the information Rahimis’ nearby government buildings. Of these, the attacker fired at other government buildings in the area.

in the Meantime had secured two of the three attacked buildings, said Rahimi. Whether there are still hostages in the third building are unclear. The area to the East of Kabul was sealed off in opposite directions.

+++ 17.42 PM: mount Etna volcano in Sicily again. + + +

In Sicily erupted, the volcano mount Etna has erupted again. A dark cloud of ash came from the volcano. At the airport of Catania it came to some disabilities, said the airport is on Twitter. Because of the activity of the volcano it had come since Monday morning to a swarm of quakes, said the National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). In three hours, 130 shocks had been registered. Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It always comes back to smaller and larger eruptions.

+++ 17.02 PM: suspect in the case, Peggy free again +++

In the case of the murder of Peggy of the suspects, is free again. As prosecutors and police said, has repealed the district court of Bayreuth, the two weeks ago against the 41-Year-old adopted pursuant to a warrant. The man was released from custody.

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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