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The ministry added that 5,453 militants and their families had been transported on Sunday to the Idlib province by 81 buses. The evacuation is part of a recently-reached deal between the rebels and the Syrian army under the Russian mediation.
  • Severe storms expected Monday afternoon through evening in central, southern Oklahoma

    Severe storms expected Monday afternoon through evening in central, southern Oklahoma

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    This Afternoon: The chance for showers and thunderstorms continues into the afternoon today. Isolated showers are possible Thursday, mainly north and west. A powerful cold front will sweep across the state tonight . Either way, you'll want to pack the rain gear as you head out the door Monday morning, and you might as well keep it handy all day as there will be periodic chances of rain throughout Monday.
  • Palestinian Ahed Tamimi agrees 8 months in Israeli jail after plea deal

    Palestinian Ahed Tamimi agrees 8 months in Israeli jail after plea deal

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    Nour Tamimi was given a NIS 2,000 ($580) fine, a term of 16 days time served since her arrest , and a suspended term, also as part of a plea agreement. The soldiers fired eight bullets into Awad's back, killing the 16-year-old boy as he was trying to flee. According to Palestinian news agency WAFA, the two Tamimis have had nearly 10 court hearings since their arrest as the defense lawyer and the military persecutor were battling over the case.
  • 'Fake news' in Malaysia could land peddlers in prison for a decade

    'Fake news' in Malaysia could land peddlers in prison for a decade

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    The Malaysian government has proposed a bill to combat fake news, sparking concern that authorities will use it to stifle opposition in elections later this year. "Citizens should be allowed to make their own choice in an age where verification can be done easily". "It does not clearly define the malicious falsehood required for the offence, the severity of the "fake news" required before attracting criminal culpability, or the defences that are open to persons accused of publishing "fake ...
  • China 'will not sit idly by' on USA trade actions

    China 'will not sit idly by' on USA trade actions

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    However, Chinese Foreign Minister Hua Chunying said Monday that China would be willing to meet with USA officials to work out the two countries' trade issues. China's Vice Premier has sent out a clear message to the gathering. "I view them as a friend". China has assembled a list of 128 USA products in total that could be targeted if the two countries are unable to reach an agreement on trade issues, the ministry said.
  • Moment UK Police Attacked by Sword-Wielding Man

    Moment UK Police Attacked by Sword-Wielding Man

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    Witnesses said the man charged at the police from the front garden of a house and lashed out at him before he was Tasered and disarmed by officers. The officer remains in hospital with serious injuries to his face and back following the attack in Whalley Range, Manchester, at around 1.50pm.
  • Child among 3 shot, man killed in Daytona Beach gunfight

    Child among 3 shot, man killed in Daytona Beach gunfight

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    Officers say during the foot pursuit, shots were fired at the pursuing officer. Police said it didn't appear the man took anything but while canvassing the neighborhood officers discovered a break-in in the 2300 block of SE Saphire Terrace.
  • Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes Papua New Guinea

    Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes Papua New Guinea

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    There are no reports about victims or damages caused by the natural disaster. Papua New Guinea is a very seismically active region. The natural disaster hit the area where the Tanimbar Islands are situated. As per reports by Earthquake Alerts, a 1.8 magnitude earthquake was also reported from 17 km from Bear Valley Springs, California in the United States.
  • NYC firefighter dies after 5-alarm fire at Harlem movie set

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    Davidson was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital thereafter. Eric Philips, a spokesperson for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio , said in a tweet shortly after the tragedy, "It's an terrible night". The producers of Motherless Brooklyn expressed their condolences in a statement that reads, "To our great sorrow, we now know that a NYC firefighter lost his life battling the blaze that grew, and our hearts ache in solidarity with his family".
  • Golfer Ji Eun-hee Wins LPGA Kia Classic

    Golfer Ji Eun-hee Wins LPGA Kia Classic

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    Of her eight career holes-in-one, this was the first time she nabbed a vehicle. It was Ji's fourth career victory. Caddie Martin Bozeic tried to negotiate his way into getting that second vehicle as a bonus. Ji's total score of 16-under 272 included a hole-in-one on the par-three 14th in the final round. She was level with Spain´s Carlota Ciganda (69), South Korean Lee Jeong-eun (70) and American Kris Tamulis (67).
  • Artistes perform at 'March for Our Lives' protests

    Artistes perform at 'March for Our Lives' protests

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    Voter registration activists fanned out in the crowds, signing up thousands of the nation's newest voters. Garrido knew Helena Ramsay, 17, and Carmen Schentrup, 16, and Bayuk knew Jaime Guttenburg, 14, who were killed in last month's shooting .
  • Remington, Centuries-Old Gun Maker, Files for Bankruptcy as Sales Slow

    Remington, Centuries-Old Gun Maker, Files for Bankruptcy as Sales Slow

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    The company said, when it first announced its plan to file for bankruptcy in February, that operations "will not be disrupted by the restructuring process". As a result, the families of the victims sued the gun maker. The Journal reported Remington planned to file for bankruptcy last month but delayed after the deadly February 14 shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
  • Wife jailed after smacking husband in head over forgetting anniversary

    Wife jailed after smacking husband in head over forgetting anniversary

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    Briefing newsmen in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State yesterday, the Desk Officer in charge of Child Abuse/Maltreatment Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. "We have filed a case against 20-25 unknown people ", NDTV quoted Singh as saying. 'We have started a hunt for other accused. She said that she had stayed with his relatives and had returned to her village after a few people convinced the couple for the same.
  • Orange Snow Hit Parts of Europe This Weekend

    Orange Snow Hit Parts of Europe This Weekend

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    It occurs roughly once every five years. Unusual orange snow in Russia's Sochi, home of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, got its odd hue from sand and dust from the Sahara and Arabian deserts far to the south. Steven Keates, a weather forecaster at the UK's Met Office, told The Independent: "As the sand gets lifted to the upper levels of the atmosphere, it gets distributed elsewhere".
  • Republican Pennsylvania congressman bows out of reelection bid

    Republican Pennsylvania congressman bows out of reelection bid

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    A Republican Pennsylvania congressman has announced that he will not seek re-election, boosting Democratic hopes of winning his House seat. A federal court has ruled against Republicans challenging a redrawn Pennsylvania congressional district map that will take effect in time for the state's May primary.
  • Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli pleased with progress shown in Italy win

    Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli pleased with progress shown in Italy win

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    Spain attacker Lucas Vazquez wants to face Argentina's Lionel Messi on global duty when the two World Cup hopefuls meet Tuesday. It also made it all the more curious and disappointing that Sampaoli had chose to leave out in-form Serie A stars Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi when he selected his squad.
  • AAP govts green budget: Sops for using environment-friendly fuel

    AAP govts green budget: Sops for using environment-friendly fuel

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    The total allocation for education sector stands at 13,997 crore. According to Sisodia, the budget has gone up by 1.5 times in the last three years, pegged at Rs 53,000 crore this year. Several schemes have been announced by the government for which approval of the lt governor is yet to be sought, he pointed. Citing the Delhi Economic Survey 2017-18 he said Delhi's GSDP is continuously increasing and he is glad too that the Delhi government's economic model is leading Delhi towards ...
  • No. 6 Auburn baseball splits doubleheader, drops series at No. 8 Kentucky

    No. 6 Auburn baseball splits doubleheader, drops series at No. 8 Kentucky

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    Hughes recorded a whopping 14 strikeouts with just one walk and only allowed one hitter, New Haven shortstop Jay Eichelberger, to collect a hit of him in the contest. Two more runs came around before ULM added two in the bottom half to set the final at 31-7. The senior is a three-time All-Badger North Conference selection, earning a second-team spot in 2015, a first-team selection in 2016 and a unanimous first-team honor in 2017.
  • Today's 'Google Doodle' marks 45th anniversary of Chipko Movement, a conservation initiative

    Today's 'Google Doodle' marks 45th anniversary of Chipko Movement, a conservation initiative

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    Though the Chipko Movement gathered prominence in the 1970's, the idea had actually germinated way back in 18th century Rajasthan. Trees were being cut on the order of Jodhpur King. The villagers were angered by the move; they formed circles around trees to prevent them from being cut. Inspired by the success in Uttar Pradesh, the Chipko Movement eventually spread in the whole nation.
  • Parents dump hot cooking oil on teen who refused marriage

    Parents dump hot cooking oil on teen who refused marriage

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    She was also hit with broomsticks, and choked to the point of unconscious at least once. The man who was arranged to be married to Al Hishmawi may also be charged in the case. Al Hismawi and her five younger siblings, ages 5 to 15, have since been placed with Child Protective Services, according to The Associated Press .
  • China Warns Trade War Will Set off a 'Greater Conflict'

    China Warns Trade War Will Set off a 'Greater Conflict'

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    President Donald Trump has taken the first step in imposing tariffs on almost $50 billion worth of Chinese imports. The Commerce Ministry on Friday called on Washington to reach a negotiated settlement of the dispute "as soon as possible" but gave no deadline.
  • Rain and snow move in tomorrow

    Rain and snow move in tomorrow

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    Monday night , wind speeds will pick up and low temps will drop into the mid-20s. A slight chance of rain and snow will develop Sunday evening in the Billings area, while significant wet, heavy snow is forecast to fall farther east. There are no active weather alerts active as of Sunday morning but for the most part, prepare for a week of rain and clouds. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.
  • Facebook Apologizes For Data Crisis With Ads

    Facebook Apologizes For Data Crisis With Ads

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    At first this read to me like another attempt at passing the buck of responsibility onto another entity, and while that might still be partially true, there's more to it. But other types of data collection are still permitted. It illicitly obtained information from as many as 50 million Facebook profiles by abusing Facebook's data-sharing features.
  • Messi reveals injury worry after missing Argentina win over Italy

    Messi reveals injury worry after missing Argentina win over Italy

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    In the 75th, Banega scored from the edge of the area in between three defenders after Italy's Jorginho gave up possession near midfield. A sterner examination of the 40-year-old's reflexes came when he was forced to get down to his right to keep out Nicolas Otamendi's header from a Di Maria corner.
  • Fake Photo Of Activist Emma González Tearing Up US Constitution Goes Viral

    Fake Photo Of Activist Emma González Tearing Up US Constitution Goes Viral

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    Along with Gonzalez, it also features David Hogg , Cameron Kasky , Alex Wind and Jaclyn Corin with the word "ENOUGH", written in bold letters and imposed across the image. His school had a lockdown exercise last week. "I hope that when I'm in high school , I don't ever have to fear for my life whenever I step onto a school campus", she said, "and people in congress may have the power and control, but we have the influence and the voices to make a change".
  • Iowa family of four found dead in Mexico killed by gas

    Iowa family of four found dead in Mexico killed by gas

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    There were no signs of foul play or suicide, officials said. Autopsies confirmed they had died of asphyxiation, but authorities have not said how the gas was emitted. Kevin Sharp, who owns a beer distribution company, failed to check in with his employees that morning as planned, which was unlike him, Weland said.
  • Students should learn CPR, not seek gun laws, Santorum says

    Students should learn CPR, not seek gun laws, Santorum says

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    Although CNN anchor Brianna Keilar pointed out that the students were taking action, Santorum replied, "Yeah, they took action to ask someone to pass a law". Santorum's comments prompted a statement from Everytown for Gun Safety program manager Erica Lafferty, whose mother was shot and killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
  • Irish watchdog warned Facebook over data security measures seven years ago

    Irish watchdog warned Facebook over data security measures seven years ago

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    A British judge today approved a warrant to search the London offices of Cambridge Analytica, the scandal-hit communications firm at the heart of the Facebook data privacy storm. Arron Banks, a major donor to Leave.EU, told the newspaper that Leave.EU did not receive any data or work from Cambridge Analytica although the UK Independence Party, which also campaigned for Brexit, gave the firm some of its data which the firm analysed.
  • China considers retaliatory tariff on ethanol, 127 other products

    China considers retaliatory tariff on ethanol, 127 other products

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    Chinese government subsidies allow Americans to buy goods cheaper to the detriment of the Chinese worker, he said . South Korea said countries should be careful using national security as a reason for trade barriers, as it might set off a domino effect with other states piling in to justify measures to protect their own industries.
  • Top Chinese, US officials to continue trade talks

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    Shares tumbled on Wall Street and slumped in Asia, where Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 3.5 per cent while the Shanghai Composite index slipped 3.1 per cent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 2.8 per cent. "China has already prepared, and has the strength, to defend its national interests", Mr Liu said, adding that China hopes both sides can work hard to protect the broad picture of generally stable Sino-US trade and business relations.
  • Korea Gets Temporary Exemption from Trump's Steel Tariffs

    Korea Gets Temporary Exemption from Trump's Steel Tariffs

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    President Donald Trump. The U.S. government is going to make a final decision on the additional tariff within this week. South Korea's steel association said in a statement it was a "relief" that South Korea has been excluded from US steel tariffs, but it was regrettable it was unable to secure more quotas for steel exports.
  • Egypt kills six militants from group it accuses of Alexandria bombing

    Egypt kills six militants from group it accuses of Alexandria bombing

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    The auto bomb killed at least one police officer and wounded four others on Saturday - just two days before Egypt's presidential elections . In an official statement, Egypt's interior ministry said the terrorists were killed on Sunday dawn following a shootout in a residential apartment in Beheira governorate, around 89 kilometres from the Mediterranean city which witnessed Saturday's attack.
  • John Oliver's gay parody of Mike Pence family's bunny book outselling original

    John Oliver's gay parody of Mike Pence family's bunny book outselling original

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    Vice President Mike Pence's daughter, Charlotte Pence has purchased a copy of the gay-themed children's book that mocks her father's homophobia, reports The Hill . But there's no bitterness from the Pences. "I also want to support those charities - I really mean that", Charlotte Pence added. It seems that proceeds from Charlotte Pence's book will go towards Tracy's Kids , a charity that provides young cancer patients with art therapy.
  • Pope Francis urges youths not to be silent — Palm Sunday

    Pope Francis urges youths not to be silent — Palm Sunday

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    There were " many ways to silence young people and make them invisible", he said . Pope Francis said "the temptation to silence young people has always existed", and cited the many ways to keep them quiet, "to sedate them, to keep them from getting involved, to make their dreams flat and dreary, petty and plaintive".
  • Memorial service held for French attack victims

    Memorial service held for French attack victims

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    He entered the supermarket unarmed but left his cell phone on nearby, allowing police to hear what was going on inside. His death, announced by Gerard Collomb , raises the toll to four. when Lakdim hijacked a vehicle near Carcassonne, killing one person in the auto and wounding the other, the prosecutor said. The police were wearing athletic clothes with police insignia.
  • Stand-up comedian Byron Allen purchases the Weather Channel for $300 million

    Stand-up comedian Byron Allen purchases the Weather Channel for $300 million

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    NBCUniversal, then owned by General Electric, teamed up with private equity firms Blackstone and Bain to purchase the Weather Channel from Landmark Communications in 2008 for about $3.5 billion. " Byron Allen's purchase of our innovative and forward-thinking organization will increase the value we bring to our viewers, distributors and advertisers".
  • Palestinian Ahed Tamimi Accepts Prison Term Plea Deal

    Palestinian Ahed Tamimi Accepts Prison Term Plea Deal

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    Jewish American comedian Sarah Silverman, actor Danny Glover and NFL football player Michael Bennett are among those who called for her release. For Palestinian teenagers it is obvious that if they sign a plea bargain, there is a high chance that they will go home to their families and friends faster than if they insist on going to court - even if they have a chance of winning.
  • Whistleblower: Leave lobby 'cheated' its way to Brexit victory

    Whistleblower: Leave lobby 'cheated' its way to Brexit victory

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    I know that, that people have been lied to and that the referendum wasn't legitimate. The main group that campaigned for Britain to leave the European Union, which included Boris Johnson among its advocates, may have broken campaign spending laws, according to the Observer newspaper, which cited comments by a whistle-blower.