• More Russians Killed In Syria By IED
More Russians Killed In Syria By IED

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis , speaking to reporters Tuesday while traveling in Europe, was adamant he knew of no Russian contractors killed in the fighting. No fatalities were reported on the coalition side and "enemy vehicles and personnel who turned around and headed back west were not targeted". The death of Russians under direct Ameri...

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  • Ethiopia imposes six-month emergency rule
Ethiopia imposes six-month emergency rule

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his resignation Thursday in an effort to quell the country's political unrest. The state of emergency is to be declared amidst increasing power struggle, especially between the OPDO and ANDM, to replace the outgoing Prime Minister.

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  • Chief of Staff Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure
Chief of Staff Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

The White House was mired in scandal over its security-clearance procedures after former staff secretary Rob Porter faced allegations of domestic and emotional abuse. Perhaps one of the bigger ramifications of the new memo is that starting next week, all interim security clearances for individuals whose investigations have been pending since ...

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  • Oil near one-week high on weak dollar, equities rally
Oil near one-week high on weak dollar, equities rally

Brent crude futures LCOc1 settled 51 cents, or 0.8 percent, higher at $64.84 per barrel, after touching eight-day highs. "Oil is getting support from a rebound in global stock markets and a weak dollar, but the upside is limited due to a projection for rising US production", said Tomomichi Akuta, senior economist at Mitsubishi UFJ Research and...

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  • Turkey's Erdogan conveyed expectations on Syria to Tillerson
Turkey's Erdogan conveyed expectations on Syria to Tillerson

However, as the world becomes more complex, and the Middle East in particular, relationships between states take on new forms and get new descriptions. Touching upon the Turkish operation in Afrin , Tillerson said that the United States recognizes Turkey's legitimate right to secure its borders.

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  • Bannon Spent 'Some 20 Hours' In Mueller Interviews This Week
Bannon Spent 'Some 20 Hours' In Mueller Interviews This Week

Conaway said the committee will now consider next steps to get the answers they need from Bannon. The committee, in a rare show of bipartisanship, subpoenaed Bannon on-the-spot during a voluntary interview last month after he refused to answer numerous panel's questions.

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  • Woman in India 'marries' twice posing as man to get dowry
Woman in India 'marries' twice posing as man to get dowry

Both the women she married didn't seem to have suspected her. Ms Sen reportedly never disrobed in front of them, and according to the police, she was never sexually intimate with them. She took around Rs 8.5 lakh from her wife and used it to set up a factory. In an interrogation with police, the accused revealed that she has been a tomboy since c...

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  • Pence raises prospect of U.S. talks with N. Korea without pre-conditions
Pence raises prospect of U.S. talks with N. Korea without pre-conditions

But a special burden rests with North Korea , whose nuclear program violates United Nations Security Council resolutions and is a real threat. North Korea conducted ICBM and nuclear tests previous year. North Korea's cheerleading squad was on hand for a third straight game as well. On the flight home, Pence told reporters that he appreciated M...

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  • Pakistan amends anti-terror law ahead of key Paris meet
Pakistan amends anti-terror law ahead of key Paris meet

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has promulgated an ordinance to amend the country's Anti-Terrorism Act to list groups sanctioned by the UNSecurity Council - including the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) and the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) - as terror organisations.

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  • Zimbabwe - Death of former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (14 February 2018)
Zimbabwe - Death of former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (14 February 2018)

He had been battling colon cancer for the past two years. The former prime minister was one of former President Robert Mugabe's worst critics. He won the election with 47% of the vote against Mugabe's 43% but he fell short of the threshold needed to be sworn in.

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  • Seven CPM members arrested for allegedly attacking pregnant woman, causing her abortion
Seven CPM members arrested for allegedly attacking pregnant woman, causing her abortion

The report added that the family has also alleged party members had pressurised them to withdraw the case. The incident took place over a land dispute following which she had to face the trauma. According to the news reports, the woman was kicked badly when she intervened in the tussle between her husband and a local CPM leader. The victim, Jyo...

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  • Two Eastern Carolina restaurant owners semifinalists for Best Chef Southeast
Two Eastern Carolina restaurant owners semifinalists for Best Chef Southeast

Here's how this year's list stacks up. Several Tar Heels, including notable chefs Ashley Christensen (Poole's), Vivian Howard (Chef & the Farmer), Cheetie Kumar (Garland), Gabe Barker (Pizzeria Mercato), and Fullsteam brewer Sean Lilly Wilson, made the cut, as did Brewery Bhavana in the Best New Restaurant category.

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  • Trump Shows Willingness To Raise Fuel Taxes
Trump Shows Willingness To Raise Fuel Taxes

The administration unveiled an infrastructure proposal earlier this week. ASCE president Kristina Swallow, a civil engineer and program manager for the city of Las Vegas, says "it's great to know that the leadership of our country recognizes the fact that we have been underspending on infrastructure for decades and that it's hurting our families ec...

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  • Oxfam admits 'serious error' after re-hiring man sacked over Haiti misconduct
Oxfam admits 'serious error' after re-hiring man sacked over Haiti misconduct

The atmosphere of chaos swirling around Oxfam also deepened as the organisation admitted a "serious error" in rehiring one of those accused of sexual misconduct as a consultant in Ethiopia. It is alleged that the organisation's money was used for this goal. He indicated the revelations had taken a personal toll, telling the paper: "It is especial...

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  • Trump Should Treat Women 'With More Respect', Say Bill and Melinda Gates
Trump Should Treat Women 'With More Respect', Say Bill and Melinda Gates

They open the letter by noting that while the majority of headlines focus on the negative, they see a world that's getting better, citing that the number of children who die every year has been cut in half since 1990 and extreme poverty has declined by almost half in just 20 years.

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  • Snow and frigid temperatures will make driving hard through the weekend
Snow and frigid temperatures will make driving hard through the weekend

But the cold air will likely lag behind the front. Friday night, look for a low of 27 with mostly cloudy skies and a southeast wind of 5 to 7 miles per hour. Then mostly cloudy (perhaps more sun than that by afternoon). Several semi trucks have spun out or slid off Interstate 90 in the Billings area since early Thursday morning, prompting t...

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  • Alex Bowman wins pole for Daytona 500
Alex Bowman wins pole for Daytona 500

He turned a fast lap of 195.092 miles per hour. Hamlin qualified on the outside pole for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway Sunday afternoon. "Then you turn around three months later and you're at the biggest race of the year". Hamlin was thrilled to have earned such a strong starting spot at second.

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  • Minister calls for assurances from NGOs in wake of Oxfam allegations
Minister calls for assurances from NGOs in wake of Oxfam allegations

Oxfam - which employs around 5,000 staff and has 23,000 more volunteers - recorded 87 incidents past year, referring 53 to the police or authorities and dismissing 20 staff or volunteers, according to the paper. Ms Mordaunt said her criticism was not directed exclusively at aid workers accused of exploiting people in Haiti but at "the way the orga...

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  • Iraq Seeks $88.2 Billion For Reconstruction After Years Of War Against ISIS
Iraq Seeks $88.2 Billion For Reconstruction After Years Of War Against ISIS

The Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq kicked off Monday in Kuwait City , Kuwait's capital, with the focus on postwar reconstruction of Iraq and vital issues concerned. While Iraq is OPEC's second-largest crude producer and home to the world's fifth-largest known reserves, it says it needs $7 billion to fix its oil ...

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  • Foreign Accent Syndrome: Arizona woman awakes with a British accent
Foreign Accent Syndrome: Arizona woman awakes with a British accent

She was taken to the emergency room, where she woke up with a British accent that has been with her ever since. Myers said , "They send in the psychiatrist at hospital and make sure you're not a loon". It seems that this has led to her talking in three different accents until now. Her British accent shows no signs of going away, and she hadn...

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  • Sean Hannity Says Obama's Portrait Artist Included 'Sexual Innuendo' With Secret Sperm
Sean Hannity Says Obama's Portrait Artist Included 'Sexual Innuendo' With Secret Sperm

Long after Obama's presidency, his administration will be remembered through historic media such as those displayed at Smithsonian's gallery. The artist has described the influence that black and white photography has had on her style of portraiture.

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  • Zuma Calls Press Conference As Ruling ANC Moves To Force Him Out
Zuma Calls Press Conference As Ruling ANC Moves To Force Him Out

The venue was on lockdown in the hour that the two left to meet Zuma and returned. Zuma is expected to respond to the recall on Wednesday, said Magashule. However, Zuma is said to have been defended by several members, including ANC Women's League Secretary-General Meokgo Matuba and North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo.

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  • Russian Military Contractors Killed in US-Led Attack in Syria
Russian Military Contractors Killed in US-Led Attack in Syria

According to US Central Command, American and Kurdish forces came under fire from a tank, prompting three hours of intensive air strikes against an estimated 300 to 500 fighters loyal to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, wouldn't comment on the reports either, saying they needed to be verified....

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  • UK reviews Oxfam ties after sex abuse scandal in Haiti
UK reviews Oxfam ties after sex abuse scandal in Haiti

He said that it was very important to remember that "there are thousands of people working for Oxfam in some of the most hard places. and we must not forget that Oxfam is one of Britain's most brilliant charities". It said "even a small number of incidents is too many". Although the charity has denied covering up the alleged scandal, Christian Ai...

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  • Syria wants United Nations to condemn USA 'massacre'
Syria wants United Nations to condemn USA 'massacre'

The hypocritical Western media, which went largely silent as the United States killed tens of thousands of civilians and razed entire cities to the ground in last year's sieges of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria , has suddenly woken up to report the civilian casualties resulting from the bombardments by Syrian and Russian warplanes.

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  • Canada orders evaluation of helicopter sale to Philippines
Canada orders evaluation of helicopter sale to Philippines

Human rights groups accuse police of carrying out illegal killings, staging crime scenes and falsifying reports, a charge they deny. Duterte, however, reasoned the equipment would "invariably" be used against rebels and terrorists. The Philippines employs attack helicopters and planes to support ground troops battling militants in the Muslim sout...

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  • Killed, Nearly 50 Injured in Hong Kong Bus Crash
Killed, Nearly 50 Injured in Hong Kong Bus Crash

The fatalities included at least 17 men and two women. Witnesses told horrific stories of watching dazed and bloody passengers drag themselves from the mangled wreckage. "People fell on top of one another and got tossed around from side to side". They are being taken to 12 different hospitals, and a temporary morgue has been set up at the scene.

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  • Israeli fighter jet shot down in Syria
Israeli fighter jet shot down in Syria

Sources in Damascus said there were casualties among Syrian forces. "Today's developments mean the old equations have categorically ended", the heavily-armed movement said in a statement. It cited unconfirmed reports of casualties among Syrian government forces and allied militiamen. An Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed Saturday in northern Isra...

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  • Congress votes to reopen government, passes budget deal
Congress votes to reopen government, passes budget deal

It would also authorize funds for disaster aid, community health centers , the Children's Health Insurance Program and fighting the opioid crisis. Rand Paul , R-Ky., delayed consideration of the bipartisan budget package in that chamber past midnight.

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  • Slick roads expected overnight into Sunday morning
Slick roads expected overnight into Sunday morning

TONIGHT: A wintry mix, at times, of rain/drizzle, freezing rain/drizzle and sleet. The National Weather Service expects light amounts, but falling temperatures may lead to a glaze on our roadways. A few snow showers throughout the day could bring another 1"-2" across Metro Detroit. Ice accumulation of up to.10 on an inch could make roads and...

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