• Erdogan: Pro-regime groups in Afrin issue 'closed'
Erdogan: Pro-regime groups in Afrin issue 'closed'

On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin , Syria. Syrian pro-government fighters entered the border town of Afrin to help Kurdish forces battle a Turkish incursion, state-run media reported, raising the risk of a direct conflict between the two countries.

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  • Israel Attacks Gaza Strip with Airstrikes, Blames Violence on Hamas
Israel Attacks Gaza Strip with Airstrikes, Blames Violence on Hamas

An explosive device wounded four Israeli soldiers, two severely, near the border fence with the Gaza Strip on Saturday, the Israeli military said. No casualties were reported in either incident. He said that over the years, the infrastructure and housing sector in Gaza has developed thanks to Qatari support. Trucks loaded with the supplies and de...

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  • Trump accuser challenges president: 'By all means, release the footage'
Trump accuser challenges president: 'By all means, release the footage'

Donald Trump swatted away the latest accusation of sexual imsconduct against him on Tuesday, claiming that a Washington Post story about a woman who accuses him of unwanted kissing is 'Fake News'. The president says he doesn't know Rachel Crooks and "to the best of my knowledge, never met" her. Crooks first told her story six weeks before the...

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  • Kvitova back in top 10 after win
Kvitova back in top 10 after win

Another tricky game followed for Kvitova, and this time she fired bullet-line winners to fend off another two break points, which proved pivotal in deciding the match outcome. However, Kvitova got her teeth in the match before losing the first set and carried that momentum into the rest of the match, which turned into a thriller.

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  • Shah Rukh Khan Meets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Shah Rukh Khan Meets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Modi had done away with the standard protocol and travelled to the airport to personally greet them. "He will honour Trudeau as party president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)", said SAD spokesman and former minister Daljit Singh Cheema. Going beyond the government or political equations, it is the deep people-to-people contact involving cultural ...

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  • Trump Jr. arrives in India to address
Trump Jr. arrives in India to address "Reshaping Indo-Pacific Ties"

CNBC-TV18's Real Estate Editor, Manisha Natarajan sat down with the Executive Vice President of the Trump Organisation. This project marked the entry of the Trump Tower brand into the Delhi-NCR region, and this was the fourth Trump Tower to be launched in India.

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  • Partygoer stole museum statue's left thumb after selfie
Partygoer stole museum statue's left thumb after selfie

In a statement late Monday afternoon, The Franklin Institute expressed utmost respect for the Terracotta Warriors and deflected blame for the security lapse. The excavation site, in Xian, has drawn in hundreds of thousands of visitors per year, while the terra-cotta warriors have traveled to museums across the globe.

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  • Trump ranked last, Lincoln tops list of presidential 'greatness' survey
Trump ranked last, Lincoln tops list of presidential 'greatness' survey

The scores were then averaged, the poll report said. James Buchanan has always been considered to be one of the worst presidents in American history, largely due to his inaction when faced with a fiercely divided nation ahead. Meanwhile, across party lines, Democrats ranked Obama ten places higher than Republicans, while Reagan was ranked nin...

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  • Seventh-grader shoots self at OH middle school; no one else hurt
Seventh-grader shoots self at OH middle school; no one else hurt

Law enforcement authorities are now working to release students from the middle school. "All four elementary schools will remain closed for today". We are updating this story frequently, so be sure to check back often. Parents rushed to Jackson Memorial Middle School , near Massillon, to pick up their children after getting a notice from the distr...

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  • Trump endorses Romney for US Senate seat
Trump endorses Romney for US Senate seat

But on Monday, Romney tweeted his thanks to the president, and said he hopes that he will also "earn the support and endorsement of the people of Utah ", a state where President Trump enjoys his highest approval ratings. In a March 2016 speech, Romney said Trump's "promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University". "And I don't thin...

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  • Man Who Murdered, Sexually Assaulted 7-Year-Old Girl Sentenced to Death
Man Who Murdered, Sexually Assaulted 7-Year-Old Girl Sentenced to Death

Zainab, a neighbor of the family, was arrested on January 23. Her uncle reported her missing the next day, police said. Her body was found in garbage near her home three days after her disappearance. As per the orders of Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, Punjab Prosecutor General Ahtesham Qadar personally attended all the hearings of the cas...

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  • Israeli Plane Downed by Malfunction, Not Syrian Missile
Israeli Plane Downed by Malfunction, Not Syrian Missile

Israel did not comment on the report, which came days after Syrian surface-to-air missiles downed an Israeli F-16. Instead, Putin is using Iran to provide ground forces and enlisting contractors, like those Cossacks from a private Russian company named Wagner, to fight and die - as dozens did the other day in a United States airstrike - on the g...

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  • Budgeting for schools draws sparks early in legislative session
Budgeting for schools draws sparks early in legislative session

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. He was the first to propose in a bill for education funding - one-third of the state's estimated $4.5 million budget - to be removed from the 2019 Fiscal Year Opera...

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  • 7.5-magnitude quake sways buildings in Mexico City: USGS
7.5-magnitude quake sways buildings in Mexico City: USGS

According to the National Seismological Service in Mexico , Oaxaca is one of the country's most earthquake-prone states, registering approximately 25 percent of all its quakes. "To be honest, we're all pretty upset". In fact, Mexico City Red Cross tweeted that the facade of a building collapsed in Mexico City's Condesa neighborhood, whic...

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  • Tony Carr: Leads Penn State to blowout over Buckeyes
Tony Carr: Leads Penn State to blowout over Buckeyes

Look for the Nittany Lions to take advantage of all the intangibles and added emotion to ride this one out in a close one. Penn State added a pair of 7-0 runs and a 6-0 spurt later in the half and Carr buried an awkward layup off a full-court inbounds pass and an ensuing free throw to give Penn State a 45-21 halftime lead.

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  • Badass Olympic Snowboarder Breaks Neck And Finishes The Race Anyway
Badass Olympic Snowboarder Breaks Neck And Finishes The Race Anyway

The impact of the crash propelled his goggles and helmets right off his head. 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. Schairer also injured his elbow during an earlier run in the 2018 Winter Games. Sixteen-year-old Yuto Totsuka...

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  • Attorney general Jeff Sessions discussed his opposition to 'sanctuary cities' in Phila
Attorney general Jeff Sessions discussed his opposition to 'sanctuary cities' in Phila

Cory Gardner is vexed with Attorney General Sessions over enforcement of Federal marijuana laws in Colorado. Last year, he issued a memorandum to all US Attorneys' offices instructing them to charge people with the highest provable offense - a move that is created to trigger mandatory minimum sentences under laws passed in the 1980s and 1990s tha...

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  • Congress May Hold Steve Bannon in Contempt
Congress May Hold Steve Bannon in Contempt

Texas Rep. Mike Conaway , the Republican leading the panel's Russian Federation probe, said Bannon would only answer the pre-approved questions about any time period past the day Trump was elected in November 2016. The White House sent a letter to Capitol Hill late Wednesday laying out its explanation for why Trump's transition period falls unde...

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  • Grandmother Foiled School Shooting Plans in Washington
Grandmother Foiled School Shooting Plans in Washington

Earlier, O'Connor's grandmother called 911 and showed responding officers a journal where he allegedly drew up plans to shoot students and use homemade explosives at the school , police said. That's what she did. Meanwhile, one courageous grandmother in Washington, who saw alarming signs this week that her grandson was about to conduct ...

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  • Pakistan will pay for Sunjuwan misadventure: Defence Minister
Pakistan will pay for Sunjuwan misadventure: Defence Minister

As per the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats reports, the attack could follow the previous attack where Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists struck the Sunjuwan Military Camp in Jammu on Saturday, killing seven people including six soldiers and one civilian.

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  • Pak not complying with UNSC resolutions on sanctions against terrorists
Pak not complying with UNSC resolutions on sanctions against terrorists

On Friday, February 9, the Ministry of Law and Justice announced that President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain amended the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 via Ordinance No II of 2018 to proscribe entities banned by the United Nations (Security Council) Act 1948.

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  • Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai passes away
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai passes away

He also tried to make peace with the longtime leader, joining a government of national unity and serving as prime minister from 2009 to 2013. After running in a tightly contested election against Mugabe in 2008, Tsvangirai pulled out of the second round voting, stating a free and fair vote was impossible as his supporters faced violence and i...

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  • Four Asheville-area chefs are James Beard Award Semifinalists
Four Asheville-area chefs are James Beard Award Semifinalists

The Beard Foundation's restaurant and chef semifinalists were announced this morning. The James Beard Foundation Award recognizes culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields and is a high honor mark in the food industry.

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  • Forecast: More pleasant weather likely for weekend
Forecast: More pleasant weather likely for weekend

Sunday night the low could drop to 22 degrees. The high is expected to be in the low 40s. A fast moving storm is expected to bring several inches of snow Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Residents near Salt Lake City can expect partly sunny skies Wednesday with highs in the lower 50s and a 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon ...

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  • Judge closes courtroom as trial begins for Palestinian teen who slapped soldiers
Judge closes courtroom as trial begins for Palestinian teen who slapped soldiers

The indictment covers six incidents in recent months in which she was involved in altercations with Israeli soldiers , including the December 15 slapping incident that was captured on video and went viral on social media. Children, he says, are an important part of their struggle. The prominent United States figures went on to highlight previous...

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  • Senate votes to begin immigration debate
Senate votes to begin immigration debate

Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said "things change by the hour" on immigration, but he felt better as the day went on about the prospects of getting a bill passed. Lawmakers now just a few weeks to solve an issue both highly complex and emotional. "Helping the Dreamers become Americans and protecting our borders".

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  • Danica Patrick is at peace with her retirement from NASCAR: 'I'm ready'
Danica Patrick is at peace with her retirement from NASCAR: 'I'm ready'

Alex Bowman enjoyed a great debut in the No. 88 vehicle that once belonged to Dale Earnhardt Jr . The 24-year-old Arizona native impressed Rick Hendrick enough that when Earnhardt said he would retire at the end of 2017, Bowman got the job.

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  • Oxfam Scandal: Minnie Driver Quits As Oxfam Ambassador After 'Abhorrent Mistakes'
Oxfam Scandal: Minnie Driver Quits As Oxfam Ambassador After 'Abhorrent Mistakes'

Oxfam executives are also accused of covering up the scandal and the charity is now subject to an inquiry from the U.K.'s Charity Commission. Good Will Hunting star Driver quit her Oxfam role after 20 years with the charity, saying she was devastated by the scandal.

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  • Iraq seeks Dollars 88.2 bln for reconstruction: minister
Iraq seeks Dollars 88.2 bln for reconstruction: minister

France has been a key member of the US -led military coalition against ISIL. Their victory came at a steep cost for Mosul, as coalition airstrikes and extremist suicide vehicle bombs destroyed homes and government buildings. The United States leads the coalition and hopes that after a three-year fight to defeat the militants it can count in large p...

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  • Woman suffering from rare disease wakes with British accent
Woman suffering from rare disease wakes with British accent

She says that often people don't believe she isn't British nor do they realize there isn't actually that much amusing about the situation, at least not for Myers, who says she wants her condition to be taken very seriously. Myers told Fox News that doctors said her affliction was likely a side effect of a hemiplegic migraine, which produces sym...

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  • Shooting Investigation Underway at NSA Fort Meade; 1 Injured
Shooting Investigation Underway at NSA Fort Meade; 1 Injured

A video broadcast on CBS News showed a black sports utility vehicle parked near the entrance of the NSA with what appeared to be bullet holes in the front windshield. "The FBI is presently leading the investigation". The NSA confirmed in a statement that a vehicle tried to enter the NSA's secure campus without authorization around 7 a.m.

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  • Intelligence Officials: US 'Under Attack,' Cybersecurity At Risk In 2018
Intelligence Officials: US 'Under Attack,' Cybersecurity At Risk In 2018

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats framed global cybersecurity threats in stark terms on Tuesday, saying: "Frankly, the United States is under attack". Mark Warner , D-Va. "What we are seeing is a continuous assault by Russian Federation to target and undermine our democratic institutions, and they are going to keep coming at us".

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  • 'Chelsea Bomber' Gets Two Life Sentences In New York Court
'Chelsea Bomber' Gets Two Life Sentences In New York Court

Rahimi's sentencing attorney Xavier Donaldson failed to sway the court with his proposed sentence of 180 months. Rahimi also detonated a bomb at a charity 5K race in Seaside Park, N.J., earlier that morning - but no one was hurt. Regardless, the judge said, Rahimi deserved multiple life prison terms. Prosecutors said Rahimi even tried radicaliz...

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  • Obama Portraits Revealed to Have Cost $500000 as Criticism of Paintings Grows
Obama Portraits Revealed to Have Cost $500000 as Criticism of Paintings Grows

A few others noticed similarities between Barack's portrait and Beyoncé's iconic maternity portrait. For his painting, Obama chose artist Kehinde Wiley who painted the president fading into the bushes. The other painting can be found under Wiley's 2012 collection titled " An Economy of Grace " and was described by the artist himself as a ...

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  • Ruling party gives ultimatum to South African president
Ruling party gives ultimatum to South African president

Zuma's spokesman could not be reached for comment on Wednesday. South African media is calling President Zuma's seemingly inevitable exit "Zexit". "The most pressing issue is that we get Ramaphosa elected as president and everything will flow from there", said Mashatile.

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  • Oxfam funding at risk as charity accused of lying in Haiti scandal
Oxfam funding at risk as charity accused of lying in Haiti scandal

According to The Observer , women were repeatedly invited "for parties" at Oxfam's team premises. The Charity Commission said on Saturday that it had written to Oxfam "as a matter of urgency" to request further information. The United Kingdom's Department for International Development sharply criticized the charity for its lack of transparency a...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation says Border Patrol agent killed in West Texas was not attacked
Federal Bureau of Investigation says Border Patrol agent killed in West Texas was not attacked

The statement noted that a Border Patrol dispatcher spoke with Martinez's injured partner that night. Trump Tweeted after mentioning the incident. Martinez's partner, who has not been identified, told a Border Patrol dispatcher, according to an Federal Bureau of Investigation statement.

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  • Duterte orders military to cancel helicopter deal with Canada
Duterte orders military to cancel helicopter deal with Canada

The Canadian government is not OK with the helicopters being used for those "internal security operations", however. "Now, I am directing the Armed Forces of the Philippines, since most of the guns, bullets and whatever weapons of war, we will really use those against them", he added.

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  • Should Alberta boycott BC wine — INQUIRING REPORTER
Should Alberta boycott BC wine — INQUIRING REPORTER

Way back in 2011, when I was elected, I was basically called the day after I was elected by Ian Anderson, president of Kinder Morgan. "I am committed to this and I'm going to see this through to completion", he said in an interview at the company's Calgary headquarters on Wednesday.

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  • Killed in Hong Kong's Deadliest Bus Accident in More Than a Decade
Killed in Hong Kong's Deadliest Bus Accident in More Than a Decade

While some passengers escaped the accident unscathed, others were seen covered in blood and some had to be carried out from the bus wreckage on stretchers after firemen cut open the top of the bus. Police are investigating the cause of the accident. Separately in Indonesia, at least 27 people died when a bus carrying domestic tourists crashed on ...

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