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Syrian air defence shoots down missiles over Homs: State media

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Experts arrived in Damascus on Saturday, but they have been unable to visit the nearby town of Douma because of "security issues" cited by Russian Federation. The suspected chemical attack triggered the U.S. response. Another said they had been met by protesters demanding aid, and gunfire was heard. " 'We've had over a week now where people, lots of different people, we don't know who may have traipsed in and out of that, ' he says". Read More »

"We Couldn't Breathe": Inside Douma, Syria, The Site Of Apparent Chemical Attack

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That decision had important global ramifications, influencing President Barack Obama's decision to pull back from military strikes and raising questions about Britain's reliability as a military partner to the United States. So, it is argued, the US and its allies must act to punish the alleged violation of the global ban. The problem with acting alone, however, is clear. Read More »

West Michigan family welcomes their 14th son

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Their newest bundle weighed in at 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. Whatever the odds, Jay Schwandt is simply happy for a safe delivery for mom and baby. The couple chose not to find out the sex of the baby before the birth, just like they have done for their last few children. They didn't know leading up to the birth whether the child would be a boy or girl. Read More »

Iran warns Washington of 'unpleasant' consequences if it unilaterally scraps nuclear deal

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Tehran has once again warned the U.S. against a withdrawal from the internationally-backed 2015 nuclear deal, with the country's FM reportedly saying the consequences of such a unilateral move "will be unpleasant" for Washington. "If we maintain our alliance now, we will be in the position to keep Iran's nuclear aspirations in check in the long run". "Tehran's reaction to America's withdrawal of the deal will be unpleasant", State TV quoted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as ... Read More »

Chemical Weapons Watchdog in Syria to Begin Probe on Wednesday

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Syrian and Russian security officials have attributed the delay to "security issues" and insisted that roads still had to be de-mined and cleared before the investigators could access Douma . Besides the pocket south of Damascus , rebels still hold besieged enclaves in the town of Dumayr northeast of Damascus , in the Eastern Qalamoun mountains nearby and around Rastan north of Homs. Read More »

UN Security Team Comes Under Fire in Douma, Syria

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Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Director General Ahmet Üzümcü said a security team of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security had made a decision to carry out a reconnaissance before the arrival of the inspectors. Read More »

Syria chemical weapons visit postponed after gunfire

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Syrian and Russian officials in Damascus told them there were still "pending security issues", Uzumcu said. Journalists were allowed access to the suspected attack sites on Monday, but the OPCW said Syrian and Russian authorities blocked the inspectors. Read More »

Delays keep inspectors from reaching Syria attack site

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Maj. -Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko said "a Syrian security employee received light wounds during the crossfire". Independent experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are still waiting to visit the town, 11 days after the alleged attack took place. Read More »

Does Puerto Rico have power?

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Tasked with helping Puerto Rico recover from the dual scourges of fiscal insolvency and natural disaster, the board green-lighted its plan after unsuccessful negotiations with Rossello on a consensual framework. "This incident denotes the need to transform PREPA into a cutting-edge, modern and robust corporation". Elon Musk and Tesla tend to agree. The power line failure in southern Puerto Rico was the latest in a string of operational and political headaches for the bankrupt, ... Read More »

A Gunman Ambushed And Killed Two Sheriff's Deputies In Florida

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A press conference is expected at 7 p.m. This is a breaking news story. Statements of condolences for the Sheriff's Office and the deputies families started pouring in after the news broke. Two sheriff's deputies in Florida were shot and killed during a suspected ambush in a restaurant . "Prayers are with their families as they mourn the devastating loss of their loved ones". Read More »

Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NSU), AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AVEO)

Overall, 760585 shares exchanged hands versus its average trading volume of 743.76 Million shares. If the current EPS of $0.03 is accurate, T_NSU's profit could hit $9.07M. Return on Assets (ROA) an indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets, is -10.00%. Return on Equity (ROE) is 345.50% and Return on Investment (ROI) is -15.50%. Read More »

Kanpur PhD student hangs himself in college hostel; cause unknown

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The cops then broke down the door and found the student's body hanging from the ceiling fan, reported the New Indian Express . Singh's friends told the police that he was under severe stress. The police took Singh's body into their custody and sent it for post-mortem that will be conducted after his parents arrive on Thursday, the TOI reported. Read More »

Beer, Oil and the Supreme Court

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The unanimous high court decision Thursday effectively preserves the current trade regime, saying provinces have the power to enact laws that restrict commerce if there is another overriding objective - in this case the desire to control the supply of alcohol within New Brunswick. Read More »

Bridenstine Confirmed as NASA Chief

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Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, was away for cancer treatment, while Marco Rubio, the other Florida Senator, a Republican, also expressed reservations about putting a politician at the top of NASA. "I wasn't enthusiastic about him but that wasn't the point", Flake explained. As a diverse industry association, the Coalition includes manufacturers and suppliers from around the country, contractors supporting almost all of NASA's major spaceflight and space science missions, as well ... Read More »

Virginia House passes Medicaid expansion, sends to Senate

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There are exceptions and certain people who qualify for waivers - including for people with disabilities, their caretakers, and people who are pregnant. The bill would require anyone receiving TennCare benefits from the state to spend 20 hours each week either working, volunteering or going to school. Read More »

China to offer visa-free travel to its own "Hawaii'"

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China has unveiled plans to allow visa-free travel to its tropical southern island of Hainan. The move is part of China's worldwide tourism push. The eased visa-free access to Hainan is part of Chinas effort to build the province into "a free trade port with Chinese characteristics", the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Read More »

Brexit campaigner Arrron Banks 'misused his companies' customer data'

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But Oakes argued that ISIS was never a direct threat to the USA, and that Trump used people's fear of terrorism to rally his base and promote hatred for a group perceived as outsiders. "It had nothing to do with the referendum campaign" he said. Wigmore dismisses the release of his comments as "willful deception and trickery ." . Read More »

Alabama and Notre Dame Agree to Home-and-Home Series

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The defending champs have also reportedly been trying to put together a future showdown with Texas, though that has not officially come together as of yet. The big question, though, is who will be coaching Alabama when it plays Notre Dame in South Bend in 2028? The Crimson Tide have won two more national titles since that game, while Notre Dame hasn't won a championship since 1988. Read More »

Fires Continue To Ravage Western Oklahoma

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Authorities said slight improvements in the conditions allowed evacuation orders to be lifted in Dewey County so residents could return home to check on their houses , the sheriff's office told KFOR.com on Wednesday. Buller said the fire risk has shifted south into western Oklahoma. Deb Beard, a U.S. Forest Service commander informed firefighters Tuesday to be careful and the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management stated the emergency had been declared in 52 counties in the state. Read More »

Tyne Daly Joining the Cast of Murphy Brown Revival

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Daly will play Phyllis, Phil's sister, who assumed control of the establishment after his death. The Emmy-winning TV legend is joining the 13-episode continuation as the new owner of local watering hole Phil's and a confidante to Murphy ( Candice Bergen ) and the gang. Read More »

National guardsmen who made viral dinosaur video face serious punishment

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The United States Air Force has levied tough punishments against three members of the Tennessee Air National Guard for dishonoring the military traditions during a re-enlistment ceremony after a video of it went viral. Many explained the hand puppet's employment, along with the colonel maybe not increasing their right hand along with maybe not recalling the oath, was disrespectful. Read More »

Woman who allegedly put infant girls in suitcase identified, charges filed

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Wednesday, when neighbors and passersby called the Flint Police Department about the the woman and her four children out for a walk and not dressed for cold weather. They were taken to a local hospital where they are listed in good condition. ABC 12 in Flint reports that the mother put her 11-month-old twins in a suitcase and placed them on the front lawn as Child Protective Services workers came to take custody of her four children. Read More »

North, South Korea Preparing to Announce a Permanent End to Their War

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President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, ahead of a summit planned for May or June. Trump said he will be meeting with Kim in the coming weeks to discuss the de-nuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. When North Korea has previously talked about "hostility" it has been linked to the US troops in South Korea. Even a professor of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, Kim Hyun Wook, stated that North Korea is frightened or concerned about the recent USA strike on Syria. Read More »

Swaziland king changes country's name to Kingdom of eSwatini

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Swaziland's King Mswati III says he is renaming the country as the Kingdom of Eswatini in commemoration of the nation's 50th independence anniversary which coincided with his own 50th birthday. 'Whenever we go overseas, people refer to us as Switzerland, ' he said. After the modest whistles that greeted most of the king's pronouncements, the flag-waving crowd saved their loudest cheers for the declaration that the country would revert to their indigenous name. Read More »

Protesting students hurting J&K image: Naeem

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While it is true that we need to register out protests but the way our students are getting involved in this at the cost of their education is lamentable. They were raising slogans demanding justice for the minor. "What is the occasion for protests, stone pelting [over Kathua case] when case is solved, accused in jail and trial on?" Akhtar, while replying to a tweet said that students should be attending classes. Read More »

USA has no better friend than Israel

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Israel has refused to confirm or deny the strike, though satellite photographs were distributed this week through Israeli media purporting to show Iranian drones at airfields in Syria. Trump tweeted Wednesday that "We have no better friends anywhere". Israel is the regional number one ally of the United States, whose President Donald Trump has recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and expressed plans to move Washington's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the disputable holy city despite ... Read More »

United Nations security team came under fire in Syria's Douma

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The team left and returned to Damascus unharmed, but it was not clear when the investigators would be able to visit Douma, Uzumcu said. The UN security detail set out to perform reconnaissance in Douma ahead of the arrival of the actual inspectors, who were scheduled to go in on Wednesday. Read More »

Abuse of MPs shows 'urgent need' to eradicate anti-Semitism, says Corbyn

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The Liverpool Wavertree representative was one of a number of MPs to debate the issue of anti-Semitism in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Corbynistas suggested she was exaggerating the scale of abuse faced by Jewish people - Fazlul Karim asked her: "Can you give us some authentic examples of anti-Semitic behaviour you faced from Labour Party please?!" Theresa May has shifted the blame for the destruction of thousands of Windrush-era landing cards onto the Labour government, during her ... Read More »

Trump says missiles 'will be coming' to Syria

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While the ranges of options available to the United States for a military response in Syria vary in risk, none of them are risk-free. Trump chastised Syria's two main allies, Russia and Iran, for their roles in supporting "murderous dictators", and noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin had guaranteed a 2013 global agreement for Assad to get rid of all of his chemical weapons. Read More »

Nikki Haley fires back at Trump aide: 'I don't get confused'

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A 66 percent majority of those who strongly approve of Trump back such measures, as do 73 percent of those who strongly disapprove of him. On Sunday, Haley, appearing on CBS' Face the Nation , said the USA was ready with a new round of economic sanctions on Russian Federation for its backing of Syrian President Bashar al Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons. Read More »