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Malta Independent - - WORLD -

brown skirt, long dark blue rain coat and men’s black train­ers for a con­sid­er­able amount of time.

Cam­paign group Hous­ton’s Voice For The Miss­ing wrote on Face­book: “This girl needs help. I have been in con­stant con­tact with ev­ery­one from NCMEC, Rome po­lice, lo­cals jour­nal­ist, the em­bassy, lo­cals and any­one else I could think of.’

“Po­lice refuse to iden­tify her. I found a lo­cal will­ing to go out to her then call me on Facetime so maybe I can get some­thing out of her. But we will see.”

Ear­lier this month, Kate McCann told how she goes to bed each night hop­ing the next day will re­veal new in­for­ma­tion about what hap­pened to her miss­ing daugh­ter Madeleine.

The brave mum re­vealed her con­tin­ued tor­ment dur­ing an im­pas­sioned speech to launch a new char­ity ap­peal to “Find Ev­ery Child”.

For­mer GP Kate has joined forces with the mum of mur­dered Alice Gross, the 14-year-old who was bru­tally mur­dered in Septem­ber 2014 in a sex­u­ally motivated at­tack by Lat­vian builder Ar­nis Zal­ka­lns.

Lit­tle Madeleine dis­ap­peared on the evening of May 3 2007 from her bed in a hol­i­day apart­ment in Praia da Luz, a re­sort in the Al­garve re­gion of Por­tu­gal.

Madeleine - who would now be 13 years old - has never been found de­spite dozens of re­ported sight­ings around the world and one of the most high pro­file miss­ing per­sons cases in his­tory.

Trump to quit Pa­cific trade deal

Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump says the US will quit the Tran­sPa­cific Part­ner­ship trade deal on his first day in the White House. He made the an­nounce­ment in a video mes­sage­out­lin­ing what he in­tends to do first when he takes of­fice in Jan­uary. The TPP trade deal was signed by 12 coun­tries which to­gether cover 40% of the world’s econ­omy. Mr Trump also pledged to re­duce “job-killing re­stric­tions” on coal pro­duc­tion and stop visa abuses. But there was no men­tion of re­peal­ing Oba­macare or build­ing a wall on the south­ern bor­der with Mex­ico, two ac­tions he said dur­ing the cam­paign he would do as soon as he as­sumed power. In the video mes­sage, Mr Trump said his gov­ern­ing agenda would be based on “putting Amer­ica first” and that he and the new ad­min­is­tra­tion would “bring back our jobs”. Be­sides quit­ting the TPP, he com­mit­ted to sev­eral other ex­ec­u­tive ac­tions that he said he would take on day one. He said he would can­cel re­stric­tions on US en­ergy pro­duc­tion. Last year, Pres­i­dent Obama brought in the Clean Power Plan, an anti-cli­mate change mea­sure which aimed to re­duce carbon emis­sions from the power sec­tor by 32% by 2030 com­pared with 2005 lev­els. The plan, al­ready on hold due to le­gal chal­lenges, would have re­stricted coal power plants and came up against strong op­po­si­tion in ar­eas where lead­ers said the plans would dev­as­tate lo­cal economies. Mr Trump said: “I will can­cel job-killing re­stric­tions on the pro­duc­tion of American en­ergy, in­clud­ing shale en­ergy and clean coal, cre­at­ing many mil­lions of high-pay­ing jobs. “That’s what we want - that’s what we’ve been wait­ing for.” Mr Trump, a real es­tate mogul him­self, has been strongly op­posed to busi­ness reg­u­la­tions through­out his cam­paign. He blamed them for sti­fling busi­ness. A month be­fore the elec­tion, he said that if he won, 70% of reg­u­la­tions could be axed, but safety and en­vi­ron­men­tal rules would stay. Now he has pledged that for ev­ery new reg­u­la­tion brought into force, two old reg­u­la­tions will be elim­i­nated. Mr Trump also com­mit­ted to the fol­low­ing: or­der­ing a plan to com­bat cy­ber-at­tacks and other at­tacks, in­ves­ti­gat­ing visa abuses that un­der­cut American work­ers, im­pos­ing a five-year ban on peo­ple leav­ing govern­ment to be­come lob­by­ists.

In this im­age made from video re­leased by Miyagi Pre­fec­tural Po­lice, the water flows up river in the Su­naoshi River in Ta­gajo, Miyagi pre­fec­ture, north­ern Ja­pan, as a tsunami warn­ing is is­sued fol­low­ing a strong earthquake yes­ter­day. A pow­er­ful earthquake off the north­east Ja­panese shore Tues­day sent res­i­dents flee­ing to higher ground and prompted wor­ries about the Fukushima nu­clear power plant de­stroyed by a tsunami five year ago. The warn­ing was lifted nearly four hours later. Pho­to­graph: AP

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