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World Turkey carries out airstrikes on Afrin in Syria
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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said they discussed a possible meeting between Putin, Erdogan, and Iranian President Hassan Rohani, but that no date was agreed. The 20-day-long Turkish military campaign against Afrin used to be focused on the countryside of the Kurdish-controlled enclave, but on Thursday night Turkish warplanes struck the city, the report said.

World Kim Jong-un Sends Sister South For An Olympics 'Charm Offensive'
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It also banned the export of industrial equipment, machinery, transportation vehicles and industrial metals to North Korea, and required countries now hosting North Korean migrant workers to repatriate them within 24 months. By sending a relative, "Kim Jong Un may be trying to present himself as an equal to Donald Trump", Hong said. Hundreds of North Koreans have arrived in South Korea ahead of the Opening Ceremony on Friday.

World LSU loses battle for top DB; nabs highly-touted Rummel WR
Author: 0 LSU loses battle for top DB; nabs highly-touted Rummel WR

Five-star cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr . surprised many recruiting experts and picked Alabama over LSU as National Signing Day got started Wednesday morning. Surtain Jr.'s announcement was televised live on ESPNU, coming seconds after American Heritage High teammate Tyson Campbell , the nation's No. 2 cornerback, announced he was signing with Georgia.

World Russian athletes take appeal of Pyeongchang bans to CAS
Author: 0 Russian athletes take appeal of Pyeongchang bans to CAS

Pence is bringing Otto Warmbier's father Fred to the opening ceremony later this week. North Korea told the South that the 280-member group, which plans to cross the land border Wednesday morning, will also include officials from North Korea's Olympic committee, journalists and members of a taekwondo demonstration team, Seoul's Unification Ministry said.

World Pakistani Taliban claim attack that killed 11 soldiers
Author: 0 Pakistani Taliban claim attack that killed 11 soldiers

It also raised the number of troops wounded in the attack to 13. The militant targeted the soldiers close to an army base in Swat Valley as they played sports. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has strongly condemned the suicide attack, the prime minister's office said. "No cowardly attack can deter us in pursuing our struggle against the menace of terrorism to its logical conclusion".

World UK Judge Upholds Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant
Author: 0 UK Judge Upholds Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said the incident was "stood down" after the package was assessed. The reason Assange is unlikely to head straight out the door to the nearest Starbucks is that there may be a U.S. USA officials haven't confirmed whether a request for Assange's extradition has been made. Assange has been staying - virtually imprisoned, he says - at the Ecuadoran Embassy for five years.

World Priestess tomb from 4400 years ago uncovered in Egypt
Author: 0 Priestess tomb from 4400 years ago uncovered in Egypt

The tomb is thought to belong to a priestess known as Hetpet, who was apparenlty close to ancient Egyptian royals of the 5th Dynasty. In the images, she is standing in scenes of hunting and fishing, as well as in an image receiving offerings from her children.

World 2 dead, almost 100 injured in Amtrak train crash
Author: 0 2 dead, almost 100 injured in Amtrak train crash

Red Cross officials said they will stay open as long as needed. That will help investigators determine what happened in the 2:30 a.m. collision, including whether the train braked or was exceeding the 59 miles per hour speed limit, he said.

World Russian fighters kill 30 militants after Su-25 downed in Syria
Author: 0 Russian fighters kill 30 militants after Su-25 downed in Syria

Videos circulating online showed the alleged crash site of the fighter jet in Saraqeb, which the United Nations said has recently suffered "heavy shelling and aerial bombardment". According to the ministry, at least 30 people were killed in those bombardments, press agency TASS reported. One of the armed men shouts: 'He is Russian'.

World Turkey: Rocket attacks from Syrian enclave kill 2
Author: 0 Turkey: Rocket attacks from Syrian enclave kill 2

It came as Turkey's military pushed ahead with a cross-border offensive into an enclave in northern Syria to rout a Syrian Kurdish militia group it says is linked to outlawed Kurdish rebels in Turkey. local time (1452GMT). Turkey says it has killed some 900 Kurdish fighters, but this can not be independently verified. Shouting "Erdogan, dictator" and "silence kills", the demonstrators - some of whom came by coach from the Netherlands, Austria and Germany - went to the Council of Europe ...

World Russian Federation condemns United States nuclear bomb plans
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Donald Trump is taking a more aggressive stance against Russian Federation when it comes to nuclear weapons. Low-yield nuclear weapons could help the United States deter Russian Federation more, officials said. Like Obama , Trump would consider using nuclear weapons only in "extreme circumstances", while maintaining a degree of ambiguity about what that means.

World UN Security Council experts discuss Russia's proposal on Syria chemical probe - chairman
Author: 0 UN Security Council experts discuss Russia's proposal on Syria chemical probe - chairman

American officials emphasized on Thursday that the United States was seeking a new way to hold chemical weapons-users accountable and wanted cooperation from Russia , Assad's patron, in pressuring him to end the attacks. Despite Damascus agreeing to destroy its 1,300-tonne stockpile of industrial munition following a US-Russian deal after the Ghouta attack in 2013, United Nations inspectors found evidence of an ongoing chemical weapons programme in the country.

World Turkey, Russia to Establish 'Observation Posts' in Syria's Idlib, Turkish Source
Author: 0 Turkey, Russia to Establish 'Observation Posts' in Syria's Idlib, Turkish Source

Ansari added that Iran called on Turkey to urge the different opposition groups to attend the conference, however it appeared that Turkey's influence was limited. In particular, based on the consensus of the delegates, a constitutional committee dedicated to promoting a constitutional reform was created at the congress, which consists of the Syrian government delegation and the widely-represented opposition delegation.

World No 'counter FIR' by army in Shopian killings
Author: 0 No 'counter FIR' by army in Shopian killings

The Indian Army has claimed that they were forced to open fire in self-defence after seven of its personnel were injured in the mob attack at Shopian. SP Vaid, J&K DGP, said that the Army's version would also be considered during the probe. Also, around ten people were injured in the army firing.

World U.S. sanctions Hamas chief; lists him on terror list
Author: 0 U.S. sanctions Hamas chief; lists him on terror list

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement that the sanctions aim to curb the activities of "key terrorist groups and leaders - including two sponsored and directed by Iran - who are threatening the stability of the Middle East, undermining the peace process, and attacking our allies Egypt and Israel".

World Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan 'held in France' over rape accusations
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Mr. Ramadan took a leave of absence from Oxford in November 2017 after two women filed complaints in France alleging rape. The Paris judicial office has confirmed that two separate lawsuits were filed against Ramadan. She described the alleged assault in her autobiography but at the time, did not name Ramadan to avoid legal issues. Ramadan, the grandson of the founder of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement, has furiously denied rape allegations from two women that emerged late past ...

World Falcon Heavy: Massive SpaceX rocket lights 27 engines
Author: 0 Falcon Heavy: Massive SpaceX rocket lights 27 engines

Now the three-core, 27-engine, 5-million-pound-plus thrust rocket is ready for its debut flight. "Easy viewing from the public causeway". However, two days later Musk confirmed the February 6 launch date, while Chris Gerbhardt, assistant managing editor, journalist, and writer for @NASASpaceflight, said the 7th would be a back-up day.

World FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to Step Down
Author: 0 FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to Step Down

He will remain on leave with the top USA domestic law enforcement agency until his retirement date, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity because a public announcement has not yet been made. In December, he tweeted that McCabe was "racing the clock to retire with full benefits". The Deputy Director has served at the Bureau since 1996, working under former directors Robert Mueller and James Comey .

World Speaker hopes budget session will be smooth
Author: 0 Speaker hopes budget session will be smooth

Speaking to reporters outside Parliament House, Modi said despite his governments efforts and peoples expectations the triple talaq bill could not be passed in the last session. "It's a matter of pride for us that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognised Kumbh Mela as "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity", says President Ram Nath Kovind.

World The Latest On Tom Izzo, Mark Dantonio's Status At Michigan State
Author: 0 The Latest On Tom Izzo, Mark Dantonio's Status At Michigan State

The OTL report that came out on Friday paints the entire Michigan State athletic department in a very dark light. But the scope of the scandal is widening. Organizers have called for students attending the game to wear teal-colored T-shirts in the "Izzone", a vocal student cheering section named after head basketball coach Tom Izzo .

World North Korea slams USA sanctions as wild violation of int'l law
Author: 0 North Korea slams USA sanctions as wild violation of int'l law

The Kumgangsan Resort and the family reunion centre nearby were runner-ups, but both were not designed for cultural performances on many levels, the official explained. He thanked USA allies in the region for their support in upholding ongoing sanctions against North Korean products that have been ratcheted up in response to a slew of missile tests in 2017.