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Israel Strikes Military Targets Near Damascus

Israel Strikes Military Targets Near Damascus Erdogan has said Turkish forces would push east towards the town of Manbij, part of Kurdish-held territory some 100 km (60 miles) east of Afrin , where USA troops were deployed to deter Turkish and US -backed rebels from clashing. State news agency SANA said air defenses confronted the Israeli planes, which it said were flying over Lebanese territory when they fired the missiles. [Full Article...]

Turkish soldier killed setting up military post in northwest Syria

Turkish soldier killed setting up military post in northwest Syria Two Turkish soldiers were martyred in a mortar attack by PYD-YPG/PKK/KCK and Daesh terrorists in Syria's northwestern Afrin region, according to a military statement on Wednesday. More than 340,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since the conflict in Syria erupted in March 2011. Turkey's President Erdogan has promised to sweep the militants from Turkey's southern border, a move... [Full Article...]

North Korea cheer squad arrives for Olympic games in South

North Korea cheer squad arrives for Olympic games in South The North Korean delegation's trip to the South for the Olympics is the outcome of a historic agreement reached this month between the two countries - which technically have been at war for more than 65 years - facilitating the participation of the North in the Games. [Full Article...]

Seven killed, 260 injured in Taiwan natural disaster

Seven killed, 260 injured in Taiwan natural disaster Firefighters and military personnel were working on a rescue mission. She called on people to show patience and resilience in the face of the disaster, and assured the public of the government's commitment to "rebuild Hualien". The force of the quake left the streets buckled, with around 40,000 homes left without water and around 1,900 without power. President Tsai Ing-wen went to the scene of... [Full Article...]

International Olympic Committee refuses Russian athletes' request to join Winter Olympics

International Olympic Committee refuses Russian athletes' request to join Winter Olympics Some others, particularly Russia's top bobsledders from the 2014 Sochi Olympics , have already retired. Russian Federation has repeatedly denied state involvement in doping. The IOC called the CAS decision "extremely disappointing and surprising", adding that it will have a "very negative" impact on the global fight against doping. [Full Article...]

North Korea Sending Kim Jong Un's Sister to 2018 Olympics

North Korea Sending Kim Jong Un's Sister to 2018 Olympics But her presence also serves a propaganda goal, stealing the spotlight from South Korea and putting more pressure on the alliance between Washington and Seoul . South Korean President Moon Jae-in's office welcomed North Korea's decision, saying it showed the North's willingness to cooperate in easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. [Full Article...]

Maryland child has died from the flu, state health officials confirm

Maryland child has died from the flu, state health officials confirm In Missippi, only pediatric deaths are required to be reported. 25 more people have died from the flu over the last week in San Diego County, according to Health and Human Services. This year's flu season has already killed 53 children and hospitals are overflowing with patients . While Student Health saw 30 patients for influenza-like illnesses (ILI) in 2016-2017, doctors have seen 85 tota... [Full Article...]

Barnier, at European Central Bank, stresses EU supremacy on financial rules after Brexit

Barnier, at European Central Bank, stresses EU supremacy on financial rules after Brexit Theresa May has insisted she will be "robust" in Brexit talks as she dismissed "noises off" after Brussels set out plans that would allow it to sanction the United Kingdom during transition. "Businesses should only have to change their trading procedures once", said Hookham. Mrs May is facing pressure to get the Cabinet to agree what it wants from Brexit and earlier Home Secretary Amber Rudd ... [Full Article...]

Alberta government blocks import of BC wine over pipeline dispute

Alberta government blocks import of BC wine over pipeline dispute Think of our community. The boycott is in response to B.C. Premier John Horgan's announcement that his government is looking at rules to limit any increase in the import of diluted bitumen until the system can be analyzed by an independent panel to determine if it is safe and can deal with a spill if it happens. [Full Article...]

Israeli Warplanes Reportedly Strike Military Site Near Damascus

Israeli Warplanes Reportedly Strike Military Site Near Damascus There have been six reported attacks using bombs laden with chlorine in the past month, the State Department said, adding that Washington is "gravely alarmed" by the continued allegations of the use of chlorine gas. "This displaced population movement in Syria has brought some problems for Turkey, because at the moment we are hosting more than 3 million displaced people". [Full Article...]

Pink is just not letting Twitter trolls destroy her Tremendous Bowl LII

Pink is just not letting Twitter trolls destroy her Tremendous Bowl LII Nielsen estimates that some 68 percent of all TVs that were in use last night were tuned to NBC . On the ratings front, the Super Bowl scored a rating of 43.1 in the key 18-49 age demographic, which is a 5% boost from the previous Super Bowl showdown between the Eagles and the Patriots back in 2005. [Full Article...]

Israeli missiles target 'research centre' outside Damascus

Israeli missiles target 'research centre' outside Damascus In early January too, the Syrian regime, spearheaded by President Bashar al-Assad, had accused Israel of launching aerial attacks in Damascus countryside. Israel has grown alarmed over Iran's growing clout in Syria. Israeli planes are also believed to have struck a military research facility near Damascus in 2013. [Full Article...]

James Bulger killer Jon Venables jailed over indecent images

James Bulger killer Jon Venables jailed over indecent images I have let people down again. A documentary on Venables and Thompson sparked controversy in Britain on Tuesday after experts "defended" the 10-year-old murderers, saying they made "an very bad mistake". They were granted lifelong anonymity with new identities when they were freed on licence. That was a crime which revolted the nation and which continues to do so even after the 25 years that ha... [Full Article...]

House Intelligence panel votes to release Democrats' rebuttal of Nunes memo

House Intelligence panel votes to release Democrats' rebuttal of Nunes memo But that statement found no echo from four committee Republicans who appeared on the Sunday talk shows. At the same time, the memo confirms that the investigation into potential Trump links to Russian Federation actually began several months earlier, and was "triggered" by information involving a different campaign aide. [Full Article...]

Trump's plans for immigration, infrastructure meet swift resistance in Congress

Trump's plans for immigration, infrastructure meet swift resistance in Congress Scalise noted that Republicans took "weeks and weeks" to craft tax legislation a year ago. During the State of the Nation Address, President Trump further discussed his policies on the matter - calling illegal immigrants "dreamers", as they circumvent their way to get an opportunity to live their lives in America. [Full Article...]

US launches fresh air attacks on Taliban training centres in Afghanistan

US launches fresh air attacks on Taliban training centres in Afghanistan A B-52 Stratofortress dropped 24 precision guided munitions on Taliban targets with the goal of destroying "insurgent revenue sources, training facilities, and support networks", CNN reports . USA precision strikes along with work by the Afghan Air Force and Afghan Special Security Forces also have prevented Taliban fighters from capturing Kunduz City and recapturing lost territory in other areas... [Full Article...]

North Korea requests oil to refuel ship carrying Olympic delegation

North Korea requests oil to refuel ship carrying Olympic delegation As North Korea is notoriously secretive, some information such as birth dates can not be confirmed. That's when the USA and South Korea are expected to start up joint military exercises again. "Pence is expected to make other symbolic moves on the trip to keep attention on North Korea, including a Friday morning meeting with defectors from the North". [Full Article...]

USA to unveil 'toughest sanctions ever' on N Korea: Pence

South Korea's intelligence agency told lawmakers North Korean hackers could have been behind the $530 million theft of virtual coins from a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange last month, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Bucks 103, Knicks 89

Bucks 103, Knicks 89 Porzingis ran a nice back cut and found himself free around the basket for a dunk on Giannis Antetokounmpo . An MRI exam revealed the ACL tear, and Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania reported that Porzingis would undergo season-ending surgery. [Full Article...]

Sister of North Korean leader to come to South for Olympics

Sister of North Korean leader to come to South for Olympics USA officials have declined to elaborate on the sanctions Pence mentioned, saying any further information could help countries that might try to get around the measures - an apparent oblique reference to Chinese vessels that have been caught on satellite trading oil with North Korean ships in violation of United Nations sanctions. [Full Article...]


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