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Syria War: Scores Of Civilians Killed In Eastern Ghouta Strikes

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The escalation came as pro-government forces were also expected to enter the northern Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, to take a stand against a month-old Turkish assault. Turkey warned that it would open fire on regime forces if they sided with the Kurds, raising the prospect of the most direct confrontation between Turkish and Syrian troops since the start of Syria's war in 2011. Read More »

Sylvester Stallone quashes death rumours!

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As Stallone's name topped internet searches, a 2012 video about the death of his son resurfaced as the most watched video on the BBC News website. When it happened the first time in 2016, the actor chose to remain quiet about it. Meanwhile, Sylvester Stallone's brother Frank Stallone lashed out at the "mentally deranged" and "sick" trolls who were spreading the hoax. On Instagram and Facebook, Frank Stallone shared a video in which he said that the death hoax is "not amusing and ... Read More »

Man throws shoes at Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in Bargarh; thrashed later

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Now, you have to decide the fate of BJD government, " Irani said. Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram accused the BJD government of not bringing development in Bijepur and across the state. Bypoll in the Bijepur Assembly segment is scheduled to be held on February 24. The man was identified as Kartik Meher of Budhapalli area in Bargarh district, Inspector In-Charge of Barpali police station, Subrat Kumar Behera said. Read More »

After yet another school shooting, Congress must act against gun violence

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The report added that the longer some politicians have been in business, the more money they have received from these groups. In nearly ever congressional and state legislative election in the country, the NRA is there, weighing in with cash for those who swear to fight against any and all forms of gun control. Read More »

Court frees 475 Boko Haram suspects

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Those detained were arrested on suspicion they belonged to Boko Haram or had concealed information about the group's plans or fighters' whereabouts. While facing special courts established to fast-track the cases of the over 1,000 terrorist suspects, the accused were released due to the prosecution's failure to establish any concrete evidence against them on Friday, February 16, 2018. Read More »

Search continues for missing 5-year-old Wichita boy

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According to police, Lucas Hernandez was last seen by his 26-year-old stepmother in his bedroom before she showered and fell asleep. Officers were notified around 6:15 p.m. There was no sign of Lucas. Police have been searching the park around the property. "You never think it would happen to you until it happens and you just pray it never does". Read More »

Sinn Féin To Meet With Taoiseach Following Talks Collapse

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Senior Democratic Unionist Nigel Dodds said it was a "dereliction of duty" to continue without a spending plan or ministers to make decisions. Mr Donaldson also accused Sinn Fein of "wanting Northern Ireland to be ungovernable". President Mary Lou McDonald and vice president Michelle O'Neill are also planning to travel to London to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. "That's what the Prime Minister is going to be talking about when she meets with the DUP and Sinn Féin tomorrow". Read More »

University strikes could hit exams and graduation ceremonies

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Talking about the UUK's proposal to cut pensions, UCU general secretary Sally Hunt said, "this analysis reveals just how damaging UUK's hardline plans for the pension scheme would be on an individual basis for people who have planned and saved for their retirement". Read More »

Student Reports Potential Threat At South Lyon High School

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A 19-year-old gunman entered a high school in Parkland, Florida , on Wednesday and killed 17 people and wounded others, including two critically. A day after the shooting in Florida, five Dallas-area students were detained for taking weapons to school or making threats, officials said. Read More »

Trump On Sexual Assault Accuser: 'Never Happened'

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Rachel Crooks said that Trump cornered her near the elevator bank on the 24th floor of Trump Tower, kissed her cheeks and "kissed me directly on the mouth". "He started kissing me on one cheek, then the other cheek", Crooks told The Post . He would not say why he made the payment, but Daniels went on record in the past claiming that she carried on a months-long affair with Trump just after First Lady Melania Trump gave birth to their son Barron. Read More »

Governor Kasich talks gun control on CNN

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Kasich said he has formed a committee "on both sides of the issue" in OH to "look at everything" about improving gun safety. It's dysfunctional and I don't think they can do anything on guns. Kasich is considered a potential challenger to Trump again in 2020. "I think it's an absurd statement", Kasich said. "The Speaker of our House, Cliff Rosenberger , said he's anxious to see what can be produced", Kasich said. Read More »

Oxfam reports staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti scandal

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He was being questioned by lawmakers over sexual exploitation in the aid sector following the scandal over the alleged use of prostitutes in Haiti in 2011 in the aftermath of the island's quake. The report also said three Oxfam employees were involved in "physically threatening and intimidating" a witness who spoke to the investigators. The charity has fired four staff members for gross misconduct and allowed three others, including Van Hauwermeiren, to resign. Read More »

Turkey warns Assad regime against support to Kurd militia

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Turkey's month-old offensive is aimed at driving the Kurdish YPG militia, which it sees as a big security threat on its border, from Afrin. Turkey's foreign minister, speaking at a news conference in Amman, Jordan, said Turkey would have no problem if Syrian government forces were entering Afrin to clear the area from YPG fighters, but that it would strike back if it turns out the deployment was meant to shore up the Kurds against Turkey. Read More »

USA forces kill Kremlin mercenaries in battle for Syrian oilfields

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I can't give you anything on that. " Don't ask me. I don't know". At the time of the attack on February 7, the Russian defence ministry insisted it had no servicemen in the eastern province of Syria. The CBS TV Channel claimed in early February that Russians were among the Syrian pro-government forces, which allegedly attacked the headquarters of the Washington-backed Syrian Democratic Forces near the village of Khusham in the province of Deir ez-Zor on February 7. Read More »

US Supreme Court rejects challenge to California gun waiting period

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In a relatively rare move, the government asked the Supreme Court to weigh in even before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has ruled on the Trump administration's appeal of a January 9 ruling by a federal judge in California, who blocked the federal government from ending the DACA program. Read More »

Dallas official asks NRA to move May convention elsewhere

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When you look at what is being done - it's absolutely nothing". He said asking the NRA to reconsider was a "tough call" and said the group needs to "come to the table" for a solution. Sen. NRA exhibits that will be held during the group's Dallas meetings will include the legal selling of guns. A Dallas lawmaker is taking a stand against the NRA. Read More »

Pope accepts resignation of disputed Nigerian bishop

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Subsequently, the Pope appointed the Bishop of Umuahia, Dr. Luciuos Ugorji, as the Apostolic Administrator of the diocese.Okpaleke's letter of resignation reads: "I am convinced that my remaining the Bishop of Ahiara Diocese is no longer beneficial to the Church". Read More »

Home Ministry Seeks Report From LG On Assault On Delhi Chief Secretary

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Issuing a detailed satement, Kejriwal's office said,"Delhi CM office strongly denies allegations by the Chief Secretary". The BJP spokesperson went on to ask whether Kejriwal had any right to remain in his post as CM of Delhi. Delhi Police, however, said it has not received any formal complaint about the incident. AAP leader Atishi Marlena said, "There was a meeting of MLAs at the CM's residence". Read More »

Lavrov: Russia ready to host Israeli-Palestinian peace talks without preconditions

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The decision made by US President Donald Trump to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has sobbed the regional players and showed that the American monopoly in the Middle East settlement is not working, Russian Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and African Countries and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said at the Valdai Discussion Club's conference dubbed "Russia in the Middle East: Playing on All Fields". Read More »

UNICEF says 'the world is failing' newborn babies in poorest countries

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Globally, 2.6 million children died in the first month of life in 2016 most of which occurred in the first week, with about one million dying on the first day and close to one million dying within the next six days, as per the Unicef . UNICEF is also using the campaign to guaranteeing clean, functional health facilities equipped with water, soap and electricity, within the reach of every mother and baby and also making it a priority to provide every mother and baby with the life-saving drugs ... Read More »

Defiant Barnaby Joyce: 'I'm not going anywhere'

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In a statement released this afternoon, Ms Davies revealed she had contacted Mr Joyce to inform him that his position as Federal leader is "no longer tenable" and he no longer has the support of the Parliamentary National Party of WA. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, who will be acting prime minister when Malcolm Turnbull heads to the U.S. on Wednesday, said Mr Joyce's future is up to his colleagues. Read More »

Gove announces farming red tape crackdown

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He will call for clarity for the £110bn-a-year agriculture and food sector after a Commons select committee on agriculture warned that consumer prices could go up and farmers could go out of business if the country was forced to adopt World Trade Organization rules and tariffs. Read More »

Special Counsel Investigating Trump's Son-in-Law Kushner over Business Dealings

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It wasn't immediately known what Mueller hopes to find out about Kushner's contacts with foreign investors. Jared Kushner departs following his appearance before a closed session of the Senate Intelligence Committee on July 24. But efforts to secure money from the Chinese company, which also owns the Waldorf Astoria hotel in NY, ultimately failed. One line of questioning from Mueller's team involves discussions Kushner had with Chinese investors during the transition, according to the ... Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018, PyeongChang - The Highlights So Far

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As more than 4,000 spectators looked on, the Korean team allowed a goal but quickly tied the score, drawing applause. A near-capacity crowd at the Gangneung Curling Centre erupted in wild cheers when the US walked over to shake hands after the South Koreans scored a pair in the ninth end to leave them top of the standings with a 6-1 win-loss record. Read More »

Sophie, Catherine and Beatrice attend fashion reception at Buckingham Palace

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Kate , 36, has had a busy few days - having stunned on the red carpet on Sunday evening at the BAFTAs , showcasing her growing baby bump in a green gown by Jenny Packham. Buckingham palace opened it's ornate doors to some fabulous and fashionable guests last night. Taking to the royal family Twitter page, they gave fans a glimpse of some of the designs that are soon to take over the world. Read More »

IS kills 27 Iraq pro-government fighters:…

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Speaking in Arabic, she said that she had been a housewife in Mosul. The PMF, an Iran-backed paramilitary group aligned with the Iraqi government in its battle against ISIL, said the attackers had been wearing Iraqi army fatigues and were manning a fake checkpoint. Read More »

Dense fog shrouds the region; advisory in effect until 10 am

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Tonight, dense fog, stray shower. - Dense fog blanketed much of central North Carolina early Tuesday morning, dropping visibility to about a quarter of a mile for most people around the Triangle. Tomorrow will feature the warmest day of the week ahead of a cold front. Slight shower chances return Wednesday , but that won't stop temperatures from potentially being a couple of notches higher than Tuesday . Read More »

Record breaking high temperatures in Bradford

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The record high for February 21 in Lancaster County was 73 degrees set in 1930. Punxsutawney Phil may have to go back to the drawing board after calling for six more weeks of winter because the near forecast is calling for record-breaking warm weather in the next few weeks. Read More »