• Syrian Popular Forces Support Population in Afrin Enclave
Syrian Popular Forces Support Population in Afrin Enclave

Before they entered, Erdogan said he had won Russian President Vladimir Putin's backing to block a Syrian government deployment to Afrin . The Turkish government has warned that pro-Syrian government forces would face " serious consequences " for entering Syria's Afrin region to help Kurdish fighters repel the Turkish offensive.

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  • Palestinians Attack Qatari Ambassador in Gaza, Hamas Apologizes
Palestinians Attack Qatari Ambassador in Gaza, Hamas Apologizes

A Palestinian teen on Wednesday morning was announced dead of wounds he sustained last Friday after he was shot by Israeli Occupation Forces during protests east of the Al-Bureij refugee camp, in central Gaza. An IED was connected to a flagpole displaying the Palestinian flag that had been attached to the security fence during a large demonstration...

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  • U.S. 'finalizing' peace plan despite Abbas vow for worldwide efforts
U.S. 'finalizing' peace plan despite Abbas vow for worldwide efforts

Mr Abbas told the Security Council that "to solve the Palestine question.it is essential to establish a multilateral worldwide mechanism". Abbas accused Israel of "acting as a State above the law". He also criticized Palestinian leaders for spending hundreds of millions of dollars on weapons and tunnels instead of on improving the lives of thei...

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  • Imran Khan Marries 'Spiritual Adviser' In Third Marriage
Imran Khan Marries 'Spiritual Adviser' In Third Marriage

Saeed was also the Nikkah Khawan when Imran publicly entered into marriage with Reham Khan on January 8, 2015. Khan first tied the knot with British socialite Jemima Khan in May 1995, but the couple, who had two sons together, divorced in June 2004.

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  • Can college kids lift U.S. men into the medal round?
Can college kids lift U.S. men into the medal round?

Terry finished the game with three assists in less than 17 minutes of playing time . USA college star Troy Terry collected his third assist with 6:30 remaining in the second period, his centering pass blasted home by Mark Arcobello for a 3-0 U.S.

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  • Everything That's Open (and Closed) on Presidents' Day 2018
Everything That's Open (and Closed) on Presidents' Day 2018

Washington's actual birthday falls on February 22, which became a federal holiday in 1879. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents' Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all USA presidents past and present.

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  • Turkey Suspected Of Using Chemical Weapons Against Syria, Issues Denial
Turkey Suspected Of Using Chemical Weapons Against Syria, Issues Denial

The source described the accusations of wounding six civilians through a suspected gas attack as "black propaganda". The claims came after Syria's state-run news agency SANA and some other outlets quoted YPG militants on the ground in Afrin and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

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  • Merkel's future in Social Democratic hands as party vote starts
Merkel's future in Social Democratic hands as party vote starts

Although Tauber is seen as a close associate of Merkel's, infighting within the CDU (Christian Democratic Union) led the chancellor to designate another party stalwart to draft the party's electoral platform past year. By appointing one of her closest confidantes to a top CDU role, Merkel is also responding to critics who have been calling for fres...

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  • Venezuela Launches Pre-Sale of Its Controversial Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency
Venezuela Launches Pre-Sale of Its Controversial Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

The bolivar has reached quadruple-figure inflation recently, and one bolivar is now worth 0.00004 United States dollars. Pre-mining coins essentially means that once the ICO is finished, no new tokens can be created. Chartists say that the Petro is a desperate step to ensure cash in the terms of the unprecedented economic crisis caused by Madur...

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  • Indian investors offered dinner with Donald Trump Jr
Indian investors offered dinner with Donald Trump Jr

The eldest son of President Trump was arriving on the family jet for the week-long visit that will include meetings and dinners with investors, businessmen and prospective buyers who have shown interest in the four Trump Tower projects under construction in the cities of Gurugram, Mumbai , Pune and Kolkata.

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  • China demands 'severe punishment' for man who stole thumb from terracotta warrior
China demands 'severe punishment' for man who stole thumb from terracotta warrior

He then snapped off the statue's left thumb. The director of the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center, which loaned the statues, lashed out at the museum Monday, saying it was "careless" in guarding the warrior. A USA attorney has made a decision to charge him with theft of a major artwork from a museum, concealment of major artwork stole...

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  • Survey ranks USA presidents from greatest to worst
Survey ranks USA presidents from greatest to worst

A group of more than 170 scholars from the American Political Science Association released a survey today (on Presidents' Day, the national holiday celebrating those who have held the office), which aims to calculate the "greatness" of every U.S.

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  • OH 7th grader shoots himself on middle school campus
OH 7th grader shoots himself on middle school campus

Authorities say the boy suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the boy's bathroom. We are updating this story frequently, so be sure to check back often. Jackson Memorial Middle School is located at 7355 Mudbrook St NW, Massillon, Ohio. "6th grade will be released first from the Purple gym in alphabetical order".

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  • Beijing fumes at PM Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh
Beijing fumes at PM Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh

Students can also interact with Prime Minister Modi via the Narendra Modi app, the MyGov website, or through social media by using the hashtag #ExamWarriors. He inaugurated a convention center in the Arunachal Pradesh state capital of Itanagar and said the state authorities had prepared an excellent road map for development until 2027.

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  • Tangled fight in Syria poses new dangers to US
Tangled fight in Syria poses new dangers to US

Islamism. "In any case, Israel does not plan that any military action will be initiated". In order to justify the developments, the Tel Aviv regime claims that, first, it was busy shooting down an Iranian drone allegedly conducting reconnaissance flights over Israeli border areas, and second, Israeli fighter jets flew over Syria to bombard Ir...

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  • Sunday alcohol sales could come sooner than expected
Sunday alcohol sales could come sooner than expected

On the other side of the Capitol, the heads of the Senate's education committee put out a call February 13 for public comments on what the Senate higher education bill should look like. School districts in New Mexico depend on the state for the majority of their funding. A level II teacher will now make at least $34,000 a year. That also aligns w...

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  • Greg Schiano's salary skyrockets to $1.5 million to stay at Ohio State
Greg Schiano's salary skyrockets to $1.5 million to stay at Ohio State

At the time the Lions lost three of their previous four games and Chambers' seat had to be getting warm. Penn State had more second-chance points with 15, compared to Ohio State's 6. Holtmann was right, obviously. Thursday night's win over the No. 8 team certainly helps. With Penn State playing for a shot at a NCAA berth and with how we've seen...

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  • Turkey Offers Joint Deployment With US Troops in Syria's Manbij
Turkey Offers Joint Deployment With US Troops in Syria's Manbij

He met with Erdogan for more than three hours in Ankara , as part of what was widely expected to be the most hard leg of a five-day regional visit, Reuters reported. Turkey says the United States has yet to honor several pledges: to stop arming the YPG, to take back arms after Islamic State was defeated in Syria, and to pull YPG forces back from M...

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  • Markus Schairer, 30: Snowboard Breaks His Neck In Terrifying Olympics Crash
Markus Schairer, 30: Snowboard Breaks His Neck In Terrifying Olympics Crash

Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer just broke his neck from a horrific crash during an Olympic event, and a slow-mo video caught the devastating moment. Thankfully, it appeared that he didn't suffer from any long-term neurological damage, and he's now in stable condition. "In addition, the Vorarlberger pulled an elbow injury".

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  • Bannon scheduled to testify in Russian Federation investigation
Bannon scheduled to testify in Russian Federation investigation

Republican Representative Mike Conaway said members of the panel were unhappy with Mr Bannon's responses. Conaway didn't detail what questions Bannon declined to answer on Thursday, saying only that they were questions Bannon also hadn't answered in the last interview.

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  • As negotiations collapse in N. Ireland, Republicans head to London and Dublin
As negotiations collapse in N. Ireland, Republicans head to London and Dublin

Party negotiator Conor Murphy said: "If there's any possibility, however remote, of getting back to this engagement then we are obliged to try and explore that and we will do that and we will engage with the governments and the other parties in the coming period".

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  • Ice Hockey - North Korean cheerleaders appear at South Korean men's game
Ice Hockey - North Korean cheerleaders appear at South Korean men's game

Pacific Command. "Our goal is a peaceful settlement". The International Olympic Committee (IOC) told Reuters on Thursday it had given roughly US$50,000 (£35,582) to pay for training and preparation of North Korea's 22 Olympic athletes, or about US$2,300 each.

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  • Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn In Surprise Resignation
Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn In Surprise Resignation

Only once since decolonisation in the Sixties - when Tanzania's Julius Nyerere resigned in 1985 - has a leader on Africa's eastern coastline resigned voluntarily midterm. By contrast, the Oromo and Amhara people, who have long-standing grievances against the government and say they are politically, economically and socially marginalised, make up ov...

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  • Nepal gets first ever new cabinet with federal system
Nepal gets first ever new cabinet with federal system

President Bidya Devi Bhandari administrated the oath of office to Oli at a ceremony organised at the presidential residence. The formation of new government after historic elections is expected to begin a new era of political stability in the Himalayan nation.

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  • Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Poonch
Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Poonch

DG ISPR says Indian unethical and unprofessional approach across the LoC continues terrorising civilians. A top Army general of Jammu and Kashmir on Wedneday refused to accept the contention that a security lapse led to last week's suicide attack on an Army camp in Jammu and said it was a "frustrated" attempt by Pakistan after it failed to ...

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"Wonder-Woman", Ahed Al-Tamimi to Face Trial

Outside court, Tamimi's lawyer Gaby Lasky said her client's family wanted the case to be heard in public, but the judge had ordered the numerous journalists present to be removed from the courtroom for the proceedings because she was a minor.

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  • Immigration attorney, a Dreamer himself, weighs in on immigration debate
Immigration attorney, a Dreamer himself, weighs in on immigration debate

U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in NY ruled Tuesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had "erred in concluding that DACA is unconstitutional" and granted a preliminary injunction sought by state attorneys general and immigrants who had sued the administration.

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  • Alex Bowman puts No. 88 on the pole for Daytona 500
Alex Bowman puts No. 88 on the pole for Daytona 500

Sunday marked Bowman's debut in the famous No. 88, which until last season was driven by the recently retired Dale Earnhardt Jr ., who won the Daytona pole seven times in his career. To compete in the contest, simply tune into The Daytona 500 om February 18th at 2:30pm on Fox. It very well could have an impact on the race as nearly everyone in the...

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  • $88.2 billion price tag for rebuilding Iraq after Islamic State war
$88.2 billion price tag for rebuilding Iraq after Islamic State war

The conference, which took place in Kuwait , involved donors and investors discussing efforts to rebuild Iraq's economy and infrastructure following the defeat of ISIS jihadists who conquered almost a third of the country. About 2.5 million Iraqis remain displaced by the fighting, he added. Lise Grande, UN humanitarian co-ordinator for Iraq, s...

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  • Ex-beauty queen with rare condition wakes up with British accent
Ex-beauty queen with rare condition wakes up with British accent

But her British accent still lingers to this day, two years after her first symptoms appeared. "Everybody only sees or hears Mary Poppins", she said to ABC . With such a rare disease, there aren't many resources dedicated to research. While accent changes may not be as severe as the underlying damage from other illness or medical emergenci...

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  • The Flower Test: Valentine's Day flower deliveries put to the test
The Flower Test: Valentine's Day flower deliveries put to the test

The florists can't encourage people to have their arrangements delivered a few days in advance, because people won't be in the office to enjoy them for as long. Last year, Murphy made a dozen deliveries. "Multiple flowers can mean the same thing", McKinley said. Baker said even though it is the busiest day for them it is worth it to know they are...

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  • U.S. pledges 200 mln Dollars to support anti-IS efforts in Syria
U.S. pledges 200 mln Dollars to support anti-IS efforts in Syria

The Trump administration, concerned that the coalition it cobbled together to destroy the Islamic State group is losing sight of the prime objective, pressed its partners on Tuesday to refocus their efforts. "We will continue to be completely transparent with Turkey about our efforts in Syria to defeat ISIS, and we stand by our North Atlantic Treat...

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  • Man arrested after shooting near National Security Agency
Man arrested after shooting near National Security Agency

The NSA said the situation was under control, advising motorists that a highway leading to the complex was closed in both direction "due to a police investigation". 'We will continue to provide updates as they become available, ' the White House said in a statement. Federal Bureau of Investigation officers from the Baltimore office are respondi...

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  • US Intelligence: ISIS Used chemical Weapons In 'numerous' Attacks In Iraq, Syria
US Intelligence: ISIS Used chemical Weapons In 'numerous' Attacks In Iraq, Syria

Trump has steadfastly denied any collusion took place. The fighting took place on February 7 and 8 in eastern Syria between pro-regime forces and fighters from the US -led coalition against the Islamic State. --This rather vague claim about social media use, which is not any sort of hacking, only emerged later after the initial claims of "Russian...

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  • NY bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi sentenced to life in prison
NY bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi sentenced to life in prison

Sweeney Jr. "I don't harbor hate towards anyone", Rahimi added at one point, "but through life experience, I have learned to understand why there's such frustration between the Muslim community overseas and the American people". "(Another inmate) asked me how are we going to watch the news and I told him I don't need to watch the news because I a...

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  • Obamas' official portraits revealed at the Smithsonian
Obamas' official portraits revealed at the Smithsonian

The works show the honor, dignity, and achievement of the subjects, though in distinctly different ways . Mr. Wiley told our art reporter Robin Pogrebin that he and Mr. It's also been revealed that the backdrop on the 44th president's portrait - by artist Kehinde Wiley - is filled with symbolism of his upbringing.

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  • South Africa's ruling party decides to remove Zuma
South Africa's ruling party decides to remove Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma said the push by his ruling party for him to resign is "unfair", in his first television interview since the African National Congress chose to replace him as the nation's leader. He also said reports that the Hawks have carried out raids connected to the Gupta family continue "to send out the signal that SA...

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  • US Senate passes funding bill in bid to end shutdown
US Senate passes funding bill in bid to end shutdown

The proposal also includes another $160 billion in "emergency" funds, which don't count against the spending caps, for additional military and domestic needs. The 2018 fiscal year started on October 1. The $89 billion in disaster aid would bring the total appropriated in the wake of last year's hurricane season to about $140 billion.

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  • Oxfam faces fresh probe over Haiti prostitutes scandal
Oxfam faces fresh probe over Haiti prostitutes scandal

According to The Observer , women were repeatedly invited "for parties" at Oxfam's team premises. "Our approach to this matter would have been different had the full details that have been reported been disclosed to us at the time ", the Charity Commission said in a statement.

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  • FBI Finds No Evidence of Attack in Death of Border Agent
FBI Finds No Evidence of Attack in Death of Border Agent

Martinez and Garland were found injured on November 18 in a rock-strewn culvert that runs under Interstate 10 at about 11:20 p.m. The office of Gov. "As part of this effort, the FBI has investigated multiple theories, including whether the Border Patrol Agents were ambushed or attacked or whether their injuries were as a result of an accident or ...

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  • Duterte terminates Canada chopper deal
Duterte terminates Canada chopper deal

Cesar Jaramillo of arms-control group Project Ploughshares, said Canada has already supported the military of a known human-rights abuser through the multibillion-dollar sale of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia. But the Philippine government never hide its intention to use Canadian-built helicopters in military operations, even going as far as dis...

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  • BC and Alberta trade dispute giving British Columbians a hangover
BC and Alberta trade dispute giving British Columbians a hangover

Horgan said he promoted the industry during a recent trip to China, South Korea and Japan, and he plans to discuss increasing the province's market share south of the border on a trip to Washington state next month. Anderson said he sent a letter this week to Horgan about his concerns for the province's plans and its implications for the $7.4-bil...

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  • Sha Tin Racegoers Involved in Fatal Bus Crash
Sha Tin Racegoers Involved in Fatal Bus Crash

The paper reports 37 people were taken to 12 different hospitals and there were efforts to rescue two more people stuck on the bus. Chief Executive Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor speaks to reporters in the Prince of Wales Hospital after visiting the injured of the earlier bus overturns on February 10, 2018.

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  • Israeli F-16 jet crashes after Syrian fire
Israeli F-16 jet crashes after Syrian fire

However, Russia has voiced serious concern about the latest developments in Syria and called on all sides to avoid an escalation of the situation. "We urge all parties involved to exercise restraint and to avoid any actions that could lead to an even greater complication of the situation".

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  • Cdns found dead in quake
Cdns found dead in quake

Although the process was tiring, Cheng said, his heart was filled with happiness whenever he was able to cross off another name from the missing persons list. The 12 victims include four from Chinese mainland, five from Taiwan, one from the Philippines and two from Canada. This initial quake caused huge destruction in Hualien, a coastal city, d...

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  • UK Govt reviews Oxfam work amid Haiti prostitutes scandal
UK Govt reviews Oxfam work amid Haiti prostitutes scandal

One of Britain's largest charities is under fire following an investigation into claims of sexual exploitation of underage girls by senior aid workers in Haiti . We will expect the charity to provide us with assurance that it has learnt lessons from past incidents and is taking all necessary steps to safeguard all who come into with it'.

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  • No. 3 Official at Department of Justice Is Stepping Down
No. 3 Official at Department of Justice Is Stepping Down

Brand, the associate attorney general who was confirmed last May, has been a prominent Trump administration official working on the reauthorizing of section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The reason for her departure is unclear, and her exit caught senior Justice Department officials by surprise. The possibility of Brand bein...

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  • Modi's second state visit to UAE to begin today
Modi's second state visit to UAE to begin today

Modi earlier said this region is a key priority to India's external engagement. At the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Modi asked MPs to hold interactive sessions with common people and let them know the budget's provisions, mainly in rural areas where people need to be told about schemes meant for them.

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  • B-52 Bomber Drops Record Number of Bombs on Taliban Base
B-52 Bomber Drops Record Number of Bombs on Taliban Base

That's up from a previous record set in November of 19 precision-guided munitions. The Taliban actually is not on the State Department's list of designated terrorist groups, though it often has carried out attacks on US troops and other Americans.

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  • Canada will not accept a bad deal in NAFTA renegotiation
Canada will not accept a bad deal in NAFTA renegotiation

Speaking at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics, Trudeau said it's possible that it might be better for Canada to accept "no deal" rather than accede to revised trade proposals from the Trump administration. He noted the two nations' economies are so interlinked that Canada wants a good deal with the U.S. Trudeau will be under p...

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