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999 terrorists neutralized in Turkey's Afrin operation 999 terrorists neutralized in Turkey's Afrin operation
- February 08, 2018

Instead, the first weeks of 2018 have turned into one of the bloodiest periods of the conflict yet, with hundreds killed in airstrikes, almost 300,000 displaced in northwestern Syria and 400,000 at risk of starvation in a besieged area east of Damascus that has not received food since November. (more...)
Body of Su-25 pilot killed in Syria delivered to Moscow Body of Su-25 pilot killed in Syria delivered to Moscow
- February 08, 2018

In Idlib, Russia has intensified air raids on rebel-held towns after jihadist fighters shot down a Russian warplane and killed its pilot. "Under the current circumstances, more consultation and cooperation is needed to resolve the Syria crisis", Rouhani said at the meeting, according to Iranian state media. (more...)
Kim's Sister to Become First Dynasty Member to Enter South Korea Kim's Sister to Become First Dynasty Member to Enter South Korea
- February 08, 2018

In South Korea , his next destination, Pence said he would "remind the world that North Korea is the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet", and made clear that he would "not allow North Korea to hide behind the Olympic banner". (more...)
80 missing in Taiwan quake, compelling action in Durham 80 missing in Taiwan quake, compelling action in Durham
- February 08, 2018

The headcount of missing people is based on registered occupants, Chen said by phone, adding that firefighters were evaluating whether to prop up the building with steel. Rescuers focused on the Yunmen Tsuiti residential building that was tilted at a almost 45-degree angle, erecting long steel beams to prevent it from collapsing. (more...)
NC sheriff's deputy fired after arrest for bank robbery NC sheriff's deputy fired after arrest for bank robbery
- February 08, 2018

It happened Tuesday afternoon at F&M Bank on Main Street in Rockwell. The Rowan County Sheriff's Office said Athey was taken into custody within five minutes of the 911 call, and all the money taken was recovered. Athey was sacked from the Davidson County Sheriff's Office following his arrest. No one was injured during the incident. Davidson County Sheriff David Grice told WGHP that Athey was a deputy in his department until the moment he robbed that bank. (more...)
BC premier says he won't escalate trade dispute with Alberta over pipeline BC premier says he won't escalate trade dispute with Alberta over pipeline
- February 08, 2018

The B.C. government says the issue revolves around its responsibility to protect the coastline and inland waterways and responded to the wine boycott by vowing to support B.C. "This completely came out of left field, we were looking south to the USA market and the NAFTA negotiation", Miles Prodan with the B.C. Wine Institute said. (more...)
International Olympic Committee chief calls CAS ruling 'extremely disappointing' International Olympic Committee chief calls CAS ruling 'extremely disappointing'
- February 08, 2018

The statement comes amid simmering resentment in Russian Federation over its athletes being forced to compete under a neutral flag at the Olympics because of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. "Athletes are entitled to have confidence in judicial processes at all levels, more particularly before the CAS", Coates said in a statement. "We have some concerns about the quality of this decision", Bach told reporters on Sunday, questioning why the court didn't take into into account the ... (more...)
Health officials address flu outbreak after 2 pediatric deaths Health officials address flu outbreak after 2 pediatric deaths
- February 08, 2018

All were at higher risk because of advanced age and/or underlying health issues. "We have a lot and there are many other places people can go to get a flu shot". As of February 4 a year ago, there were just 669 cases of the flu and 109 hospitalizations. According to a flu report released, Hillsborough County has reported 30 outbreaks during the current flu season. (more...)
Tillerson, Pence: Meeting with North Koreans Is Not Ruled Out Tillerson, Pence: Meeting with North Koreans Is Not Ruled Out
- February 08, 2018

The US treasury department has blacklisted her over alleged human rights abuses and censorship, and she is subject to a travel ban under United Nations security council sanctions. However, North Korea's biggest backer, China, has failed to agree to an oil embargo that would hurt the economy of Kim Jong-un. This week's trip, Pence said, was also meant to express "solidarity" with regional powers like South Korea and Japan in the face of North Korea's recent missile and nuclear tests. (more...)
Bangladesh's Mahmudullah Riyad eyes maiden series win over Sri Lanka Bangladesh's Mahmudullah Riyad eyes maiden series win over Sri Lanka
- February 08, 2018

David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, whose report has been forwarded to the Bangladesh Cricket Board, said, "The pitch provided no seam movement to the fast bowlers with the new ball and also lacked carry and bounce throughout the match". (more...)
Patience wearing thin with United Kingdom govt on Brexit — Business group Patience wearing thin with United Kingdom govt on Brexit — Business group
- February 08, 2018

The developments came as Theresa May prepared to chair the Brexit "war cabinet" in sessions on Wednesday and Thursday to thrash out the UK's position on crunch issues regarding the future relationship with Brussels. It also says United Kingdom officials may, on a case-by-case basis, be invited to attend meetings in the European Parliament, European Commission or the Council of EU ministers when a British presence is necessary and in the interest of the EU, such as in the case of agreeing ... (more...)
Yes, Selling Girl Scout Cookies Outside a Legal Weed Dispensary Is Genius Yes, Selling Girl Scout Cookies Outside a Legal Weed Dispensary Is Genius
- February 08, 2018

The San Diego Girl Scout council is looking into whether a scout who was photographed selling cookies outside a marijuana dispensary broke any rules. "From a sales standpoint, she has done all-right", Bushan said. "GSC" refers to a product flavored like Girl Scout Cookies , KGTV reported. "So that's what they were doing and they had their auto and they were walking around their community there and that is right and well within the rules", Bushan said. (more...)
Nassar given additional sentence for abusing gymnasts Nassar given additional sentence for abusing gymnasts
- February 08, 2018

Nassar molested female athletes under the guise of medical treatment for almost 20 years and has been given two prison sentences in MI of 40 to 125 years and 40 to 175 years. Last week, Ernst and Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, who are co-sponsoring the legislation. "They have exposed a very dark truth", she said. At least half of the committee members would be required to be women. (more...)
Israeli Warplanes Reportedly Strike Military Site Near Damascus Israeli Warplanes Reportedly Strike Military Site Near Damascus
- February 08, 2018

News shared the video on Twitter on Tuesday. Le Drian said worldwide law "is being violated by Turkey, by the Damascus regime, by Iran and those who are attacking eastern Ghouta and Idlib". "This morning, Israeli warplanes fired several missiles from Lebanese airspace on one of our military positions in the Damascus countryside", said a military statement carried by Syrian state media, according to AFP . (more...)
Lebanon intensifies protests against Israeli border wall Lebanon intensifies protests against Israeli border wall
- February 08, 2018

Lebanon's top security body has instructed the country's military to confront any Israeli "aggression" on its land or maritime borders. Israel does not intend to halt the construction, Jerusalem said, and Hezbollah will "pay dearly" if it tries to inflame tensions. (more...)
Minneapolis is the farthest north the Super Bowl has ever been played Minneapolis is the farthest north the Super Bowl has ever been played
- February 08, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of people are in Minneapolis today celebrating the Super Bowl - the coldest location for the big game to-date. According to UB Sports Law Professor Nellie Drew, the National Football League wants the big game held in more modern stadiums so it can entertain clients with Fortune 500 connections in elite style. (more...)
Pink nails National Anthem at Super Bowl despite battling with flu Pink nails National Anthem at Super Bowl despite battling with flu
- February 08, 2018

ABC's "World News Tonight" topped the evening newscasts with an average of 9.3 million viewers, NBC's "Nightly News" and the "CBS Evening News" had 6.9 million. The Super Bowl helped " This Is Us " to 27 million viewers. Full disclosure: I'm not a huge football fan. The halftime show (headlined by Justin Timberlake) was actually watched by more people on average than the rest of the game. (more...)
Anasuya Receives Backlash for Her Act Anasuya Receives Backlash for Her Act
- February 08, 2018

The incident occurred on Monday when Anasuya visited Tarnaka in Hyderabad for some work and was spotted by a 6th standard boy. The complainant stated that the boy had approached the actor for a selfie, following which she allegedly grabbed the phone and flung it. (more...)
Syria Repels Israeli Missile Attack in Damascus Countryside Syria Repels Israeli Missile Attack in Damascus Countryside
- February 08, 2018

The Syrian army's air defence system had "dealt with these missiles and destroyed a number of them before reaching their targets", one source told dpa. According to the report, the Syrian army's air defense system responded to "new aggressive activity by Israel". "The General Command of Syrian Army and the Armed Forces holds Israel fully responsible for the risky consequences of its repeated, aggressive and uncalculated adventures", it added. (more...)
Julian Assange's legal ordeal just took one step deeper into the mud Julian Assange's legal ordeal just took one step deeper into the mud
- February 07, 2018

Mr Assange believes he will be extradited to the U.S. if he leaves the embassy for questioning about the activities of WikiLeaks, which leaked secret information on the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Swedish authorities dropped their investigations in 2016. Assange's lawyer, Mark Summers QC, had argued that the United Kingdom arrest warrant no longer had a goal or function, as it relates to a Swedish sex crimes investigation now concluded. (more...)
Trump Aide Rob Porter Resigns Following Domestic Violence Accusations Trump Aide Rob Porter Resigns Following Domestic Violence Accusations
- February 07, 2018

When reached for comment, Porter told DailyMail.com: 'I will not comment about these matters, beyond stating that many of these allegations are slanderous and simply false.' . Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Porter's former boss, previously praised Porter in a Tuesday night statement after the allegations first surfaced. Another former Obama administration official, Matthew Miller, who served as Justice Department spokesman, also raised concerns on Wednesday over the fact that the White House ... (more...)
Rivals250 WR Jacob Copeland picks Florida to dismay of mother Rivals250 WR Jacob Copeland picks Florida to dismay of mother
- February 07, 2018

Jacob Copeland , a four-star wide receiver from Escambia, Florida, had a signing day that was more weird than special. With three SEC schools in the mix, the young man chose to take his talents to Gainesville to play for the Florida Gators . (more...)
Kim Jong-un's sister to make first visit to S. Korea Kim Jong-un's sister to make first visit to S. Korea
- February 07, 2018

The PAC-3 defence systems remain permanently deployed in Tokyo , along with other similar systems in different parts of the country, besides the Navy's Aegis destroyers, which cover practically the entire Japanese archipelago against possible missile attacks. (more...)
Ever member of North Korea's Kim Dynasty to visit South Ever member of North Korea's Kim Dynasty to visit South
- February 07, 2018

Pence will travel on to South Korea Thursday for meetings with President Moon Jae-in, where he will promote the Trump administration's campaign of " maximum pressure " against the North, as the South pursues a diplomatic opening around the Winter Olympics. (more...)
Porzingis' hopes on hold after torn ACL ends All-Star season Porzingis' hopes on hold after torn ACL ends All-Star season
- February 07, 2018

The 22-year-old needed to be helped off the floor by teammates and wasn't able to put much weight on his leg. Porzingis was injured in the second quarter of the Knicks' 103-89 home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. "It's sad. I wanted to reach out to him but I'll reach out to him tonight", Anthony said after Tuesday night's win over the Warriors. "He is the most important part of our family", said Kanter, who was traded to NY from Oklahoma City a year ago. (more...)

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