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Assad: Russia Fighting ISIS While Israel, US, EU Support Terrorism in Syria

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford told a think tank audience in late February it would be "a political-military plan". A new report released on Friday by the United Nations Human Rights Council charged the Syrian regime with committing war crimes in the last seven months, including by bombing schools and water supplies.

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South Sudan aid group says detained workers released

Samaritan Purse acknowledged the kidnapping, which comes only days after rebels kidnapped two Indian engineers working for an oil company. JUBA Eight local staff with a US aid group in South Sudan were released safely on Tuesday after being detained by armed men, the agency said, calming fears that such workers could become a new target in the famine-hit nation's civil war.

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British PM's hand moves closer to Brexit trigger

This means the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill passed the House of Commons without any changes and would now go back to the Lords, where it is expected to be passed. But she can't do it until Parliament approves a bill authorizing the government to start the divorce process. Baker also praised Parliament's efforts to keep negotiations simple.

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Intel to pay $15.3 billion for Mobileye

In a statement announcing its intent to purchase Mobileye , Intel said that the acquisition will merge "Intel's high-performance computing and connectivity expertise and Mobileye's leading computer vision expertise to create automated driving solutions from the cloud through the network to the auto".

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Mother abandons 2-year-old daughter at grocery store

The suspect was identified as Chiengkham Vilaysane, according to Riverside Police Department spokesman Officer Ryan Railsback. "It makes me sick", Engle said. While the woman was shopping, a good Samaritan brought the child to her and the mother allegedly responded, "Oh, just leave her", before deserting the toddler after paying for her groceries, police said.

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BJP stakes claim in Goa, Parrikar to be new CM

In the assembly elections in Manipur, while the Congress bagged 28 seats - three short of simple majority - the BJP won 21 seats. While the Congress argued over leadership, the BJP collated its alliance with late-night negotiations. Both the Congress and the BJP are expected to woo the regional forces to get the required numbers to form government in the tourist state where the majority mark is 21.

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North Korea, Malaysia to Enter Formal Talks Over Travel Ban

Tensions escalated on March 7 when North Korea barred all 11 Malaysians there from leaving the country, in return Malaysia also imposed a similar ban for the 315 North Koreans in Malaysia. In all fairness, the Malaysian authorities have been doing an efficient job releasing information and handling the diplomatic row with North Korea.

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Wind, water, cold create Lake Ontario "ice house"

Although the photographer laughs off his misfortune, the effect of the windstorm on his area was huge, he said, with more than 160,000 people losing power, and some still not having electricity as of Sunsay. It sticks out from next-door neighbours' homes which appear defrosted thanks to preventative lake-facing walls and central heating. "Bit overwhelmed by the reaction the "Ice House" is getting".

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Landslide of rubbish kills 46 at landfill site

Over people died after a landslide occurred at a rubbish damp located in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Dumping at the site had been stopped for a few years, but resumed after local farmers blocked dumping in a new landfill built in their area, AFP reports.

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Runaway bus in northern Haiti kills up to 34 people, injures…

The death toll is now at 34, with 17 people sustaining injuries, according to Reuters. The bus, which was coming from Cap Haitien to the capital Port-au-Prince, crashed into a " rara " parade in the town of Gonaives in the northern part of the country, authorities said.

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Email threat forces Jewish Community Center to be shut down

This is just one of many recent threats to the Jewish community worldwide. Museums, houses of worship, advocacy groups and cemeteries have been targets of bomb threats and vandalism. The threats are under investigation by Vancouver Police who had already increased patrols of the area over the last week. "Like all New Yorkers, I am profoundly disturbed and disgusted by the continued threats against the Jewish community in NY".

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Iraqi forces retake third of west Mosul from 'weakened' ISIL

The operation to recapture west Mosul began on February 19. Iraqi forces battling to retake Mosul have cut the last road out of the city, trapping Islamic State group fighters inside, the USA envoy to the anti-IS coalition said today. He said Daesh militants were retreating against Iraqi forces in the area. The Hashd al-Shaabi forces, an umbrella pro-Iraq group comprising Iran-backed Shia militias said that the remains found were of "civilian prisoners" who were "executed by (Isis) gangs ...

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Can seals comeback win to maintain Liverpool's top four push

Burnley are weak when they travel away, and the Reds' attacking power should overrun Dyche's tactics. Sensing the need for something different, Klopp brought on young Ben Woodburn for a disappointing Coutinho in the 60th minute. It does not make you a bad person. "Against Burnley it is clear what you have to expect: the knowledge about our problems against other teams is not for this game".

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Trump Talks to Abbas Over Phone, Says Time 'To Make A Deal'

Abbas spoke Saturday with Jordan's King Abdullah II to brief him a day after his conversation with Trump, saying that the United States leader has a commitment to an "authentic" peace process. It may be mentioned here that Donald Trump backed Israeli premier Netanyahu regarding settlements in disputed territory thus trumpeting the arrival of tough days for Palestine.

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Nazdrovya! Diplomatic three-way in Moscow over Syria

Little has deterred Turkey and Russia in reestablishing diplomatic ties, including the dramatic assassination of Russian Ambassador to Ankara Andrei Karlov in December by a Turkish police officer. The main issues on the agenda for talks revolve around economic co-operation - predominantly around trade, tourism and the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Akkuyu, Turkey.

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NWS ups totals on how much snow we could get

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect in the Lehigh Valley region until noon Friday for 2 to 4 inches of snow . The snow is expected to fall until about 10 a.m., then scattered snow showers are possible throughout the remainder of the day on Friday . "It will be cold and dry for the remainder of the weekend, with lows in the upper teens Sunday morning and highs reaching the upper 30s Sunday afternoon", Schaffer said.

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ICE Releases Daniela Vargas Under Order of Supervision

Vargas was taken into custody on Wednesday, March 1st after speaking at a news conference in Jackson. The details of her release were not immediately available. Vargas, who came to the United States from Argentina when she was 7 years old, was being treated as a "visa overstay" meaning she does not have the right to a bond or a hearing.

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Huntsman offered Russian Federation ambassadorship

Sergey Kislyak in the a year ago as the country was working to influence the U.S. presidential election. Huntsman has lengthy experience as a statesman. Intelligence agencies investigating the hacking of Democratic groups and Hillary Clinton's top campaign aide concluded that the intrusions were carried out on Kremlin orders.

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Several wounded in Dusseldorf train station axe attack

German daily newspaper Rheinische Post reported a suspect had been apprehended, but police had given no details about the identity, motive or how many were injured. In June previous year, police arrested three Syrian men over an alleged plan to use guns and suicide vests in an Islamic State attack in Dusseldorf.

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Daycare worker arrested in Pennsylvania after pushing 4yo girl down stairs

The video appears to show Gable pushing the girl down four flights of steps, before she apparently realized she was being recorded. She then takes the girl by the hand and leads her down the stairs the rest of the way. "I was so upset". Gable had reportedly worked at the daycare center for about a year but she had about 25 years of experience working in child care.

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Democrats Forget All The Times They Have Met With Russian Ambassador

However, given Mr Trump's pro-Russian stance at a time of tensions between Russia and the United States over Vladimir Putin's strong-arming the Crimea and thumbing his nose at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the meetings were a bad look.

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Things To Watch In The GOP's American Health Care Act

A group of four Republican senators have already said that a draft of the legislation they reviewed did not adequately protect low-income people who received Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. House Oversight Committee Charman Jason Chaffetz also discussed the new measure while appearing on CNN's New Day on Tuesday morning, saying, "Rather than getting that new iPhone that [low-income Americans] just love and want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they ...

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DHS considering separating undocumented children from parents

Yes I'm considering, in order to deter more movement along this terribly unsafe network, I am considering exactly that. "We have tremendous experience dealing with unaccompanied minors, we turn them over to HHS and they do a very good job putting them into foster care, or linking them up with family members in the United States", Kelly replied.

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French ski resort struck by avalanche twice in one month

Weather services had warned Monday of a high avalanche risk in mountain ranges because of recent snowfall and strong winds. At level five, local authorities close the slopes, according to AFP . Last season, there were 45 incidents, which killed 21 people. One of the worst avalanches in the Alps in the past decade took place in the summer of 2012 in the Mont-Blanc range.

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Samsung ushers in policy changes following government bribery scandal

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye colluded with her friend Choi Soon-sil to receive bribes from Samsung Group aimed at cementing Samsung Chief Jay Y. "We had to finalize our indictments of figures including Lee Jae-yong and Choi Soon-sil and prepare documents to be handed over to the state prosecution".