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Syrian forces just broke through a 3-year-long ISIS siege

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Yet the pact has served Moscow's interests , too, allowing the Kremlin to scale back its presence in Syria as pro-Assad forces have retaken major population centers in recent months. "Yes, we are at the hands of the regime", Khoula, a woman living in the Qasour neighborhood, told Syria Direct. She described scenes of celebration on Tuesday afternoon, as tired neighbors exchanged congratulations and fired celebratory gunshots into the air. Read More »

FEMA calls Nebraska Task Force 1 to Florida for Hurricane Irma

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A local firefighter returned this week after helping in the relief effort in Texas during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey as part of Ohio Task Force 1 . "They are very highly trained, very driven people". "We are watching this storm, and working closely with other state agencies and our federal and county partners, we will be ready to respond when the time comes". Read More »

Britain's Repeal Bill not a rejection of European Law, says Brexit chief

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Davis kicked off the marathon debate in the Commons with a plea to politicians from all parties to work with him to deliver the legislation that ensures Britain's statute book will be fully prepared for exit day. Phase 2 will follow Brexit itself and introduces a temporary implementation period of at least two years to provide "a smooth and orderly exit for employers and individuals" while moving toward Phase 3. Read More »

Macron Proposes to Reform EU, Create New Eurozone Parliament

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Under the plan the French side will provide knowhow for the creation of the new entity which will support small- and medium-sized Greek companies. "Today in Europe, sovereignty and democracy are under threat", Macron said on September 7 below the Acropolis Hill, on Pnyx Hill. Read More »

Trump says hopes to avoid military option on N. Korea

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North Korea's Day of the Foundation of the Republic, a public holiday, is on Saturday, September 9, and global investors will be watching closely for any bold move from the nation. -South Korea military drills. Following Sunday's nuclear test, South Korea installed the last four of six American Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile launchers on Thursday in Seongju County around 300 kilometers (186 miles) south of Seoul - more than a year after the deployment was agreed ... Read More »

Netanyahus reject allegations against PM's wife as 'absurd, unfounded'

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She has been under investigation for two years over claims she spent public money on expenses for the Netanyahus' home, including private chefs, catering and electrical work. Afterwards, the attorney-general will make a final decision as to whether or not to pursue further legal measures, according to the paper. Sara Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing. Read More »

Pence's spokesman pushes lie about voter fraud in New Hampshire

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During the 17 years this writer worked for The New American's parent organization in MA (1972-1989), neighboring New Hampshire was a reliably Republican, generally conservative state. According to the state, people are "residents" if they plan to remain in the state for an indefinite period of time. Kelly Ayotte by only 1,017 votes. Read More »

UC President Sues Trump Administration Over DACA Decision

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The participants were brought to the US illegally as children or came with families who overstayed visas. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia filed a separate lawsuit in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday claiming that Trump's decision to rescind DACA was unconstitutional. Read More »

Mueller seeks interviews with WH staff over Trump Tower meeting statement

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Those now in the administration that have attracted Mueller's interest include interim White House communications director Hope Hicks , White House counsel Don McGahn, and one of his deputies, James Burnham, the Post reported . White House officials have pledged to cooperate with Mueller's office, including by producing documents his team has requested, but would not share any names the special counsel was seeking. Read More »

Incharge Of Dera Sacha Sauda Centre In Salabatpura Arrested

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It houses a stadium, a hospital, educational institutions, luxury resort, bungalows and markets. The Punjab Haryana High Court had ordered this in regard. As many as 16 checkpoints have been set up near the Dera. Ten companies of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), along with the Haryana Police, have been deployed at the Shah Satnaam Chowk. Read More »

Amit Shah's visit will have no impact on BJD's prospects: Naveen Patnaik

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She had claimed that his testimony was crucial to proving her alibi that at that time of riots she was with him about 10 km away from the place, initially at Gujarat Assembly and then at the hospital she ran. He said while the Centre allocated additional Rs 1.25 lakh crore to Odisha through the 14th Finance Commission, another Rs 2.60 lakh came to Odisha under different central schemes. Read More »

Saudi Arabia suspends dialogue, saying Qatar 'distorting facts'

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The Emir of Qatar called Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince on Friday to "express his desire to sit at the dialogue table to discuss the demands of the four countries to ensure the interests of all", reported Saudi Arabia's state news agency. He said the countries that have joined Saudi Arabia in the dispute - the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Egypt - are all allies of the US. "Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt are all essential U.S. Read More »

Florida Power & Light: Rebuilding after Hurricane Irma could take weeks

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The NRC said it was posting more inspectors at the two Florida plants and was considering sending more inspectors to plants in Georgia and SC should the storm head that way. Turkey Point took a hit from Hurricane Andrew, a Category 5 storm, in 1992. Florida Power & Light announced Thursday that it is putting workers in place around the state to quickly respond to possible power outages in the wake of Hurricane Irma . Read More »

Beaufort Islands under mandatory evacuation

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McMaster said the state is prepared to open 200 shelters if needed. A rip current advisory has been issued for the county's beaches. Details will depend on the latest forecasts, he said, but a "full coastal evacuation " is possible. That order is aimed at preventing a repeat of October 2015, when bursting and overflowing dams amid historic 24-inch rains worsened deadly flooding. Read More »

Effectiveness of oil embargo on North Korea remains unclear

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North Korea is subject to multiple Security Council sanctions resolutions for its repeated nuclear and ballistic missile tests. "The U.N. Security Council is quite clear", Cayetano said. Russian Federation doesn't believe sanctions are working, and President Vladimir Putin fears that cutting of the oil supply could hurt the North Korean people. Read More »

Famous airport heavily damaged by Irma

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The first plane has landed at the airport and navy ship Zr Ms Pelikaan has deposited one load of supplies and has returned to Curaçao for more, commander Peter Jan de Vin said on Twitter. (Reuters/Netherlands Ministry of Defence/Handout) Flooding in Sint Maarten during the aftermath of Hurricane Irma (Reuters/Netherlands Ministry of Defence/Handout) Flooding in Sint Maarten. Read More »

New UN sanctions seek to halt oil, ban North Korean workers

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The proposed resolution expresses the Security Council's "determination to take further significant measures" in the event of a new nuclear test or ballistic missile launch. From Beijing's perspective, dialogue is the only way to ease the heightened tensions in Korea, while excessive sanctions or coercive tactics are largely ineffective, if not counterproductive. Read More »

Hurricane Katia strengthens to Category 2 as it nears Mexico

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Katia's maximum sustained winds have dropped to 75 miles per hour as it hits land north of Tecolutla, in Veracruz state. Irma is about 300 miles from Miami and moving about 13 mph toward the west. According to forecast models, Katia will strengthen and could become a hurricane Category 3 or 4, even could reach Category 5 with superior winds up to 178 kilometers per hour. Read More »

'Active shooter' arrested at OH school, no injuries

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The suspect was arrested around 9:15. Police did not explain what Abdullahi's motive was. The Columbus Ohio Police said they had the gun in their possession and there were no injuries. Excellent job by our officers! Sherrod Brown after the incident. A few minutes later, police reported that the SWAT team had made an arrest and seized a gun. Read More »

Florida State, University of Florida cancel weekend games for Hurricane Irma

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The National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for the Keys and parts of South Florida, including some of the Miami metropolitan area of 6 million people. Officials in Clearwater say they are continuing to monitor the track of Irma, and are advising residents in the city to take a look and finalize their hurricane preparedness plans. Read More »

'Naked selfie' UFC star caught in Hurricane Irma 'eye of storm'

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He told WKYT that, "We didn't really know what it was going to be, because it was this monster storm that Puerto Rico had not dealt with in a long time and the infastructure is really, really behind". Most computer models have Irma continuing its WNW track about 60-70 miles north of Puerto Rico tonight and eventually located just south of Florida this weekend as a major major hurricane. Read More »

Indian Army to induct women in military police

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Only countries like Germany, Australia, Canada, the US, Britain, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden, and Israel have allowed women in combat roles till now. Kumar said. Among the military police's tasks are to police cantonments and other army establishments, prevent breach of rules and regulations by soldiers, help with troop movement and logistics during peace and war, handle prisoners of war and aid the civil police when required. Read More »

Gurugram: 7-year-old boy found dead at Ryan International School

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Police have started its investigation. Those detained for questioning included Class IV staff like sweeper, gardner, bus driver and conductor, the police said. Singh said he would comment only after all the facts have been verified. In May this year, the police booked the principal of the school's Vasant Kunj branch on charges of negligence when a six-year-old student drowned in the tank of the school building last year. Read More »

Congress claims to have defused situation in Bihar unit

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Reports from Bihar suggest that a sizeable number of the 27 Congress MLAs in Bihar Assembly were keen on joining hands with Nitish Kumar's JD (U ). They said Joshi had dissuaded him from stepping down as minister in the Nitish Kumar cabinet. Read More »

Now, Aung San Suu Kyi likens Rohingya issue to Kashmir

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Before the latest fighting, at least 400,000 Rohingya who fled earlier violence were already living in refugee camps and settlements in southeastern Bangladesh . But her government has faced global condemnation for the army's response to the crisis as refugees arrive in Bangladesh with stories of murder, rape and burned villages at the hands of soldiers. Read More »

Mexico natural disaster no threat to Fiji

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Sep 8, 2017-A powerful natural disaster of magnitude 8.1 has struck in the Pacific off the southern coast of Mexico , BBC repoted. The other three deaths were in Chiapas state, in San Cristobal de las Casas. Mexico sits atop five tectonic plates, whose movement makes it one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world. Two children were killed in neighboring Tabasco state, Governor Arturo Nunez said. Read More »

Al Roker rips Rush Limbaugh for Hurricane Irma conspiracy theories

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Now just north of the Dominican Republic, Irma is expected to strike Florida over the weekend . Some conservative commentators have criticized drawing an explicit link between climate change and extreme weather events, arguing that discussion should focus on relief efforts rather than climate policy. Read More »

Tropical Storm Jose forms in the open Atlantic

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center said tropical storm winds from Irma are expected to arrive in southern Florida and the Florida Keys on Saturday. Both had been tropical storms and strengthened into full-fledged hurricanes on Wednesday afternoon. Irma's core slammed Barbuda early Wednesday before moving over St. Read More »

US Military Action Against North Korea 'Not First Option'

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The two leaders spoke for approximately 40 minutes by phone. "We wish to not only import gas from Russian Federation but also take part in joint energy development projects", he said. The wages of workers sent overseas provide foreign currency for the Pyongyang government. "Picturing to myself the USA, the cursed state of aggression, being submerged in a sea of fire by our H-bomb-loaded ICBM for its slightest provocation, I can not repress my excitement", Ko Hyok Chol was quoted as saying. Read More »

PM to Hold Talks With Suu Kyi

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Another significant visit was to Bogyoke Aung San Museum with Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi herself. The Prime Minister also said that India shares Myanmar's concern on extremist violence in the Rakhine state and that he hopes that all stakeholders can find a solution, in which the unity and the territorial integrity of the country is maintained, together. Read More »

Tonight Show will donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief

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The Tonight Show star joins the impressive list of celebrities who have donated incredible amounts of money to the Hurricane Harvey victims from Texas. Watt's hurricane relief fund that has provided food, water and supplies to the victims of the disaster. Today, Watt took to social media to announce his Hurricane Harvey relief fund recently topped $27 million , surpassing his initial goal, set only a week earlier, of $200,000. Read More »