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Russian Federation is the main backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The media cited reports of dozens killed and wounded. Erdoğan told Putin about the ongoing Turkish incursion into Afrin, while the two leaders "agreed on the need for the intensification of efforts for the establishment of monitoring spots in Idlib" as part of joint works to create de-escalation zones in Syria in line with the Astana agreement, sources said .
  • Florida boy gets stuck inside claw machine trying to get stuffed animal

    Florida boy gets stuck inside claw machine trying to get stuffed animal

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    The boy crawled up through the machine's small door where a prize would typically fall, according to Titusville Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Sutton. "We love a happy ending and are glad everything worked out", the post continued. "This evening little Mason was enjoying some food and decided he wanted a stuffed animal", the rescue agency said.
  • North Korea isn't interested in talking to the USA at the Olympics

    North Korea isn't interested in talking to the USA at the Olympics

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    Tensions are running high between Washington and Pyongyang, two countries with no diplomatic ties, as North Korea aggressively pursues development of a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the mainland United States. It allowed North Korea to use a 9,700-ton ferry to transport more than 100 artists to perform at the Olympics and says it's considering whether to accept the North's request to supply fuel for the ship.
  • McConnell announces budget deal to avoid government shutdown

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    The limit on military spending would be increased by $80 billion in the current fiscal year and by $85 billion in the next year, which begins October 1, the aide said. A large uptick in issuance is expected after Congress raises the debt ceiling , which along with higher inflation expectations has weighed on bonds in the past week.
  • North Korea has no intention to meet USA officials during Winter Olympics

    North Korea has no intention to meet USA officials during Winter Olympics

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    He also said Pyongyang would not be allowed to "hijack" the Games in Pyeongchang to distract the world from its military build-up and nuclear weapons programmes. Highly interesting. In all probability, Kim Yo-jong is the current dictator's only full sister. "And we will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Japan, the people of South Korea, and our allies and partners across the region until we achieve the global objective of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula".
  • Macron concerned about Turkey's operation in Syria

    Macron concerned about Turkey's operation in Syria

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    Turkey has defended the operation in Afrin , saying it is exclusively aimed at securing the country's security. The possibility of a military conflict between two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies is unprecedented but, after years of deteriorating relations between Turkey and the United States, not unthinkable.
  • Sheriff's deputy fired after being accused of robbing a bank

    Sheriff's deputy fired after being accused of robbing a bank

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    More: Was Blaze Bernstein's murder a hate crime? He said Athey has been terminated. Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said he was "as shocked and appalled as anyone else at Mr. The Rockwell Police Department was assisted by the Rowan County Sheriff's Department, Granite Quarry Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • ICC to probe alleged crimes in Philippines, Venezuela

    ICC to probe alleged crimes in Philippines, Venezuela

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    At least 3,987 people were killed in police operations against drug suspects between July 2016 and January 17, 2018, according to official data. The complaint filed to the ICC names other senior Philippine officials as respondents , including the police chief and Duterte's son, the vice mayor of Davao City.
  • Minutes after PM's speecht, Rahul asks 'what about Rafale'

    Minutes after PM's speecht, Rahul asks 'what about Rafale'

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    In a speech delivered with the verve of his public rallies with similar gesticulations, he had the Congress and others on their feet, shouting slogans against him and his government for the entire duration of his two hour address. But this seems to be a game of maximum publicity, minimum government, or put another way, " maximum marketing, minimum delivery ". "If this government is to be believed, India had accomplished nothing before May 2014".
  • Major Senate Budget Deal

    Major Senate Budget Deal

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    The bill includes funding for disaster relief , children's health care and funding for fighting the opioid addiction. " The bottom line is that thanks to President Trump we can now have the strongest military we have ever had". That would bring the total appropriated for disaster aid in the wake of last year's disastrous hurricane season to nearly $140 billion. It would stave off a government shutdown ahead of a Thursday night deadline for a new short-term spending bill , and also ...
  • Congress Reaches LAST-MINUTE DEAL to Avoid Second SCHUMER SHUTDOWN

    Congress Reaches LAST-MINUTE DEAL to Avoid Second SCHUMER SHUTDOWN

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    CHIP: Extend the reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program to 10 years and provide funding for community health centers. With federal funding set to expire at midnight Thursday, if lawmakers do not extend spending authority then the US government will suffer its second partial shutdown in as many months.
  • Senior Trump aide to resign after domestic abuse claims

    Senior Trump aide to resign after domestic abuse claims

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    She then went on to describe how he allegedly then grabbed her by the shoulders and yanked her out naked while "in a rage". While one of his wives has leveled allegations of emotional abuse, the other has alleged suffering physical abuse at the hands of the official.
  • Five Arrested For Facilitating Militant's Escape From Srinagar Hospital

    Five Arrested For Facilitating Militant's Escape From Srinagar Hospital

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    Bhat said the entire area, including Batmaloo and Karan Nagar, has been cordoned and searches are going on. Several questions have been raised following the escape in broad daylight: Why were only two policemen escorting the terrorist when he was taken to the hospital along with other detainees for a medical check up? "I thought an encounter had started but the firing stopped suddenly".
  • US Senate agrees two-year $300bn budget deal

    US Senate agrees two-year $300bn budget deal

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    The budget deal busts through the spending caps that Congress enacted in 2011 (when Obama was president, and, therefore, Republicans cared about deficits), increasing government outlays above those thresholds by roughly $300 billion over two years.
  • No evidence that Border Patrol agent was attacked before death in Texas

    No evidence that Border Patrol agent was attacked before death in Texas

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    Agent Rogelio Martinez's body was found on the side of a busy roadway near the Mexican border outside El Paso, Texas on November 18. The El Paso medical examiner's office found that Mr. said in a press statement Wednesday afternoon. The FBI investigation included a search warrant for a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am and the questioning of two brothers based on a tip from an informant.
  • Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea

    Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea

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    A North Korean delegation, including 229 members of a state-trained cheering group, will arrive in South Korea on Wednesday for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, officials said. North Korea's delegation is being led by Kim Yong Nam, one of North Korea's most powerful politicians. Pence arrives in South Korea on Thursday after visiting a missile defense base in Alaska and American military bases in Japan.
  • Met Éireann has released a Yellow weather warning for the entire country

    Met Éireann has released a Yellow weather warning for the entire country

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    The UK is braced for more wintry conditions with snow and ice warnings continuing in many parts of the country. Lowest temperatures of zero to plus 4 degrees, coldest in the east. A spokesperson for The Weather Channel added: "The next five days will remain cold, with plenty of overnight frosts and wintry showers, although no major snowfall events are expected".
  • Bermuda Becomes First Country to Repeal Same-Sex Marriage

    Bermuda Becomes First Country to Repeal Same-Sex Marriage

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    The island came under the worldwide spotlight over the controversy and it was branded the first country to outlaw same-sex marriage after it was backed by the courts. Couples in a registered domestic partnership would now have "equivalent" rights to those of married heterosexual couples, including the right to make medical decisions on behalf of one's partner, Rankin said.
  • Senate leaders announce two-year budget deal

    Senate leaders announce two-year budget deal

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    The agreement would also ensure funding for domestic priorities pushed by Democrats including disaster relief , health centres, and fighting a surging opioid epidemic. Before the deal was announced, the House passed a partisan bill that would fund government for six weeks and the military through the remainder of this fiscal year.
  • Abe, Pence not grinning at N. Korea's 'smile diplomacy'

    Abe, Pence not grinning at N. Korea's 'smile diplomacy'

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    North Korea has no intention of meeting USA officials during the Winter Olympics that start in South Korea on Friday, state media reported, dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense standoff over the North's nuclear weapons programme.
  • Is Pyeongchang in North Korea?

    Is Pyeongchang in North Korea?

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    Prospects of a meeting between U.S. and North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics dimmed further after the North's official KCNA news agency, citing a senior official of the reclusive regime, reported that Pyongyang has no intention of meeting American officials during the Games, Reuters reports .
  • Police's 45-Minute Standoff With Toy Tiger Is Now A Meme

    Police's 45-Minute Standoff With Toy Tiger Is Now A Meme

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    He was having a housewarming party for which he invited his friends on the day when the incident took place. Mr Grubb said: "I feel a bit silly for calling the police, but I thought it was a real emergency". Peterhead Inspector George Cordiner said in post on Facebook it is standard practice to send out armed officers to any "potential threat", adding they "were not deployed nor required".
  • Western's Weather Wrap: Milder Monday, Next Winter Storm Tuesday

    Western's Weather Wrap: Milder Monday, Next Winter Storm Tuesday

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    We get a little breather from the snow on Wednesday night and Thursday , but it's not long before the next round of winter weather arrives across southeast MI. Confidence in the exact snow amounts is low at this time, but a narrow swath of 4 inches or more appears possible. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Israel's police chiefs to recommend indicting Netanyahu

    Israel's police chiefs to recommend indicting Netanyahu

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    Israel's Channel 2 reported that a team of top Israeli police officials will seek charges of accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust. "So do not be in suspense: There will be recommendations, there will also be signs such as "Bibi is guilty until proven innocent", there will also be inappropriate pressure, but I am sure that at the end of the day the competent legal bodies will come to one conclusion, to the simple truth: There is nothing", he concluded.
  • Snow begins falling across NH; up to 10+ inches possible

    Snow begins falling across NH; up to 10+ inches possible

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    Road crews will have a tough time keeping up with the volume of snow , so some highways in central and northern Montana could become impassable at times. Most, if not all, local roadways are snow covered this afternoon, and plows are out trying to keep them clean. The snow will persist into Friday morning.
  • Grassley: FBI Blotting Out Details on Trump Dossier Author

    Grassley: FBI Blotting Out Details on Trump Dossier Author

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    A newly-unredacted portion of the memo says that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley, ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Graham all saw the FISA warrant application and renewals for a surveillance warrant on Carter Page.
  • Northern Irish economy faces 12 percent hit with no UK Brexit deal

    Northern Irish economy faces 12 percent hit with no UK Brexit deal

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    London, where 60% of the population voted to remain, will be the least affected by leaving the European Union whatever deal is eventually reached, the report said. The 8% figures for " no deal " was said to amount to Scotland's economy being £12.7bn a year worse off. "People did not vote to make themselves poorer.