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Kurdish fighters 'withdrawing' from northwest Iraq after Turkish warning

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The U.S. has supported the YPG/PKK under the name of SDF, which is considered by Ankara as a Syrian offshoot of the PKK terror organization that has waged a more than a 30-year war against the Turkish state. Local sources in the region said the PKK has 2,000 fighters deployed in the Sinjar area. He cited security concerns stemming from alleged Kurdish rebel activity targeting Turkey from the Suleymaniyah region. Read More »

Iowa family found dead in Mexico inhaled toxic gas, autopsies reveal

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CBS News reports that the Quintana Roo Attorney General's office said that forensic doctors determined the Sharp family was dead for approximately 36-48 hours before they were found. The family had planned to then drive about 200 miles (322 kilometers) to Danville, Illinois, to watch a basketball game Thursday, Hoyt said. Amy Sharp's cousin Jana Weland told ABC News the family flew out of St. Read More »

Turkish military destroys explosives in Syria's Afrin

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Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on January 20 to clear all terrorist elements from Afrin, amid growing threats from the region. Turkey considers the YPG a terror group and an extension of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels, which is waging an insurgency within its own borders. Read More »

U.S. drags China to WTO on discriminatory technology licensing requirements

The United States has not given China a list of actions it wants Beijing to take in order to remedy two-way trade ties, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Friday. Previous year a probe was launched under Section 301 of the 1974 U.S. Trade Act. Li added that China would take measures towards achieving a more balanced trading relationship with the U.S. Read More »

Dentacoin Tops 24 Hour Trading Volume of $117357.00 (DCN)

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Raiden Network Token has a market capitalization of $85.03 million and approximately $7.50 million worth of Raiden Network Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. The BlockPool Team plans to mitigate the costs of data-driven businesses while boosting security and efficiency. Raiden Network Token's official website is raiden.network. Read More »

Singhvi, four TMC candidates win from West Bengal

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The CPI-M's Rabin Deb , backed by the Left Front, lost. And while Shantanu Sen, also from TMC bagged 51 votes, Abir Ranjan Biswas from the same party got 52 votes. Singhvi secured 47 votes, he said. "Chief minister Mamata Banerjee took serious exception to the incident and ordered an inquiry into it". Trinamool Congress won four seats while the Telangana Rashtra Samithi bagged all the three seats in the biennial elections held to the Rajya Sabha on Friday. Read More »

Notice to Cambridge Analytica in FB data breach case

A whistleblower detailed how users' data was illegally acquired and used to build profiles of American voters ahead of the 2016 United States presidential election . Facebook said the data in question was properly gathered a few years ago by psychology professor Aleksandr Kogan , who said he was using it for academic purposes. Read More »

UNHRC Adopts New Resolution on Human Rights in Syria, Ignores Russian Amendments

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Nine months ago, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley sharply criticized the U.N.'s top human rights body demanding an end to alleged bias against Israel and wielding the prospect of a U.S. "Our patience is not unlimited", she added. The UK also spoke against what it called the council's bias against Tel Aviv. "This resolution passed with 27 votes in favor, four against and 15 countries abstaining", B'nai B'rith worldwide continued. Read More »

Easter eggs collected in minutes on NJ beach

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The rewards varied depending on how many eggs were collected, but they weren't the only thing that could win someone a prize. "Everybody leaves with a smile on their face and that's what it's all about", he said. Also, bring a blanket and a picnic lunch to enjoy on the law after the egg hunt. "They had so much fun". Following the egg hunt, the Easter Bunny posed for pictures with the kids. Read More »

Spain asks Finland to arrest exiled Catalan leader

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German police say they have detained fugitive Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on a European arrest warrant. His lawyer Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas today confirmed he had been "retained" by German police after crossing from Denmark by auto. Read More »

May welcomes EU support over Russian role in spy attack

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The war of words took a fresh turn Thursday as the Kremlin slammed as "disgusting" comments by British foreign minister Boris Johnson about President Vladimir Putin seeking to exploit Russia's football World Cup in the way Adolf Hitler had used the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Read More »

Thousands March to the Capitol in Support of March for Our Lives

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Led by students from around New Jersey, the Newark rally was just one of almost two dozen marches taking place across the state, and one of hundreds of protests across the United States , pushing for stricter gun control laws following last month's shooting in a Parkland, Florida high school that resulted in 17 deaths. Read More »

March For Our Lives rally against gun violence, in pictures

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Many marches in the Hudson Valley ended up with far more supporters than organizers had imagined. Hilger, a freshman at Poly, said she began planning the local march in February, and in that limited time, another school shooting occurred - only two hours away, at Great Mills High School in St. Read More »

Northern Ireland battle back to beat South Korea

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The game looked to be heading for a draw, but on 85 minutes, diminutive QPR attacker Smyth, a second-half sub, struck to give the hosts the win. Less than 48 hours after playing 90 minutes for the Under-21s against Spain, QPR winger Smyth was handed his first opportunity with the seniors. Read More »

Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto

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The Democrats fought this every single inch of the way. And telegraphing the outcome, an internal television feed advertised its next program: "President Trump Participates in a Bill Signing". The spending package includes 1.6 billion dollars for Mr Trump's long-promised border wall with Mexico. President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion budget into law Friday - but he wasn't happy about it. Read More »

Trump Threatens Spending Bill Veto, Raising Prospect of Shutdown

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Senate passage of the bill averted a third federal shutdown this year, an outcome both parties wanted to avoid. "Therefore, as a matter of national security, I've signed this omnibus budget bill". Trump's turnabout came after a meeting with Defense Secretary James Mattis, who advocated for the bill's increases in defense spending and wanted the relative certainty of six months of assured funding. Read More »

United Kingdom judge approves warrant to search Cambridge Analytica offices

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After a High Court judge granted the warrant, the officers from UK's information watchdog, entered Cambridge Analytica's London headquarters in less than an hour. Lawmakers in the USA have also called on Zuckerberg to testify about how Facebook safeguards user data. The company on Friday also called the media coverage "distressing". Read More »

US President Donald Trump sets China tariff plan

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Mr Trump launched his protectionist agenda earlier this month - levying 25% tariffs on steel and 10% on aluminium - in a move created to save U.S. jobs but which critics fear could backfire and the Bank of England on Thursday warned risked damaging global growth. Read More »

Watch Dillian Whyte vs Lucas Browne Live from The O2 on Sky

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Whyte was immediately in the ascendancy at the O2 Arena, catching Browne above the left eye in the opening round. "I wouldn't be here today if I didn't believe [I can be a major world champion]". There were worrying scenes that followed as Browne needed oxygen, but Whyte nearly embarrassed himself when he opted to take out his joy on the ring rope. Read More »

French police officer who swapped himself for hostage dies

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At least 16 other people were injured and the 25-year-old gunman was also shot dead as police stormed the supermarket where hostages were being held to end a four-hour standoff in what was called a " terrorist attack". "If that doesn't make him a hero, I don't know what would", Beltrame's brother said. Collomb had said on Friday that Lakdim allowed Beltrame to take the place of one woman he was holding. Read More »

Lewis likens anti-gun march to civil rights era

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She added, "I represent the African-American women who are victims of gun violence , who are simply statistics instead of vibrant attractive girls full of potential". The president has ordered the Justice Department to ban bump stock devices that enable guns to fire like automatic weapons. And let's just say that she definitely inherited the public speaking, charisma, and activism genes from her famous family. Read More »

Auto bomb kills at least 13 near Afghanistan stadium

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Health official Aminuallah Abed said the about 40 injured were hospitalized. Officials confirmed that children were among those killed and wounded . President Ashraf Ghani has offered to hold peace talks with the Taliban but there has so far been little sign the insurgents are willing to end their fight to drive out foreign forces and reestablish their version of strict law. Read More »

USA says could deal with S. Korea next week on steel tariffs

Trump authorized an exemption for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, South Korea and all 28 EU member countries while the USA negotiates long-term plans with foreign leaders from each country and the European body. Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the EU would respond firmly if the United States did not exempt European steel and aluminum. Cecilia Malmström said protectionism was being "used as a weapon to threaten and intimidate us". Read More »

John Bolton's appointment is White House's most hawkish yet

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After resigning from the Bush administration, Bolton joined the conservative American Enterprise Institute in Washington , D.C. He also became a fixture on Fox News , where he would frequently argue for the US military force to resolve crises overseas, and publicly flirted with running for president. Read More »

President Trump Must Face Accusations of 'Apprentice' Contestant

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The decision by Justice Jennifer Schecter of the NY state court in Manhattan in favor of California restaurateur Summer Zervos , a former contestant on NBC's " The Apprentice ", raises the prospect that Trump might have to answer embarrassing questions in court about his behavior toward women. Read More »

Warm weekend will include a few showers

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Snow levels will lower to around 1500 feet in Shasta County and 3000-4000 feet in the northern Sierra Nevada by Saturday . Thursday: Occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Chances of scattered showers will continue throughout Saturday . Even with a few more clouds than yesterday, high temps should still reach the low 40s in most locations. Read More »

National Basketball Association roundup: Walker leads Hornets to record-setting blowout

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He scored 17 points in the first quarter, 18 in the second quarter and 11 in the third before he was replaced for the final time with 1:48 left in the period. To add icing on the cake, Walker set a franchise record by hitting 10 three-pointers. Rockets 100, Pistons 96 (OT ) -At Houston: Eric Gordon led Houston with 22 points, James Harden added 21 and eight rebounds , and the Rockets withstood a monster night from Andre Drummond to beat Detroit. Read More »

Cambridge Analytica breach results in lawsuits filed by angry Facebook users

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He later said in an interview with CNN that he was not opposed to testifying in front of Congress about Facebook's relationship with Cambridge Analytica - though he did waffle a bit. He also said that it would be almost impossible to track the data from thousands of apps with millions of users, because it could easily be transferred and stored offline. Read More »

Jury in baby murder trial to return to consider verdict tomorrow

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The defense is expected to argue Jacob was pressured by the undercover agents to order the murders and, in a dramatic twist, Jacob himself will take the stand to argue that point. In a shocking twist, Verikas, cops say, wasn't the only target. "It doesn't make me guilty of solicitation of capital murder". Jacob said he and McDaniel were to be married. Read More »

Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

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Skripal and Yulia, his daughter were found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping centre in Salisbury, in southern England, and reports say they have been poisoned with highly risky substance. ALSO READ: Did Russia Help Donald Trump Become President? A statement read: "Our priority for all England matches is to ensure the safety and security of the fans, players and staff". Read More »