• Idlib battle a climactic end to Syria rebellion?
Idlib battle a climactic end to Syria rebellion?

Most of the displaced headed toward the border with Turkey, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said, packing already overcrowded camps there. Russian Federation has accused the White Helmets of staging a chemical attack in Idlib in order to provoke a Western military intervention in Syria.

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  • Hurricane Florence: 'Catastrophic' storm surge could cause 3-metre-deep flooding
Hurricane Florence: 'Catastrophic' storm surge could cause 3-metre-deep flooding

Charlotte and Asheville in North Carolina, and Roanoke, Virginia, could be in for heavy rains as Florence plods inland. "The combination of a risky storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline", the hurricane center advisory said.

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  • Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm death toll
Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm death toll

In a latest fit of fury, Trump successfully enraged millions of Americans by claiming the nearly 3 ,000 deaths in Puerto Rico after the devastation caused by two back-to-back hurricanes were fake news. One year after the devastating storm, a precise figure is yet to be declared. "We are scientists. We are public health people". And it's be...

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  • Hurricane Florence from space: photos of the hurricane showed in the NASA
Hurricane Florence from space: photos of the hurricane showed in the NASA

A hurricane warning - meaning hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours - is in effect for a long stretch of the coast, from the Santee River in SC to Duck, N.C., which is part of the Outer Banks. And the storm surge, which could be as much as 12 feet in some areas, will be on top of sea level rise from climate change. At 11am local time ...

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  • Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence
Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

The storm made landfall at Wrightsville Beach at 7:15 a.m., with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center . "The evacuation was countywide, but since we're not in a flood zone, we weren't really anxious about that", she told VOA. More than 360 people had been rescued by midafternoon Friday, but ano...

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  • United Kingdom 'closing in' on Brexit deal with Brussels, suggests Raab
United Kingdom 'closing in' on Brexit deal with Brussels, suggests Raab

He said Germany's annual £44.5billion (€50billion) trade surplus with Britain means a hard Brexit would be "disastrous" for Berlin and called on Ms Merkel to strike a deal on trade to protect the German economy. "The fact that we are now seriously having to contemplate the possibility of Scottish and other United Kingdom travellers - including ...

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  • China will not
China will not "surrender" to U.S. demands in trade talks

It was unclear whether any U.S. American retail sales figures for August showed households took a breather from spending, though the data was still indicative of a strong job market and more after-tax pay. USA companies in China say they are already feeling the pain from the trade war . China will not buckle to U.S. demands in any trade negotiat...

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  • Mother, infant are first two confirmed deaths from Hurricane Florence
Mother, infant are first two confirmed deaths from Hurricane Florence

The company said that, in advance of the storm, it has shipped 1,000 truckloads of water, over 60,000 cases of batteries and 33 truckloads of personal generators. A wind gust at the Wilmington airport was clocked at almost 170km/h, the highest since Hurricane Helene in 1958. At the city's airport, the wind was gusting at 91 miles per hour.

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  • Storm surge could be Hurricane Florence's deadliest, most destructive threat
Storm surge could be Hurricane Florence's deadliest, most destructive threat

The USA's National Hurricane Center has said the big Hurricane Florence is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and rainfall to portions of the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic states. "These are folks who are maybe in one-story buildings and they're seeing the floodwaters rise". Governor Roy Cooper has warned of an impending disaster.

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  • Paul Manafort expected to plead guilty, avoid second trial
Paul Manafort expected to plead guilty, avoid second trial

Manafort did not contest the other five counts against him. In DC, his seven criminal counts are rewritten as two. The former includes money laundering, tax fraud, failing to file Foreign Bank Accounts, and the latter includes the charge of witness tampering.

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  • Gas explosions drive thousands from homes in Boston suburbs
Gas explosions drive thousands from homes in Boston suburbs

Leonel Rondon, 18, was inside a auto in Lawrence, Massachusetts, when a chimney fell on the vehicle, said Carrie Kimball-Monahan, a spokeswoman with the Essex County District Attorney's office said. Officials had cut power in the area and the streets were pitch black, except for the lights coming from emergency vehicles. With a backpack filled ...

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  • Idlib offensive could spark 21st century's worst humanitarian catastrophe, United Nations says
Idlib offensive could spark 21st century's worst humanitarian catastrophe, United Nations says

Syria's conflict has killed more than 350,000 people and forced millions more out of their homes, but the United Nations has warned a full-blown attack on Idlib could bring unprecedented suffering. According to US officials who have cited intelligence reports, Syrian President Bashar al Assad has approved the use of chlorine gas in the upcom...

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  • Russian Federation launches biggest war games Vostok-2018: 10 things to know
Russian Federation launches biggest war games Vostok-2018: 10 things to know

Some noted the People's Liberation Army, which hasn't fought a war since the attempted invasion of Vietnam in 1979, is keen to learn from Russia's experience in the Syrian campaign, where it tested its latest weapons and tactics. Some units of the Chinese and Mongolian army are expected to join the manoeuvres at several stages. China's participat...

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  • Putin proposes peace treaty conclusion with Japan by year-end
Putin proposes peace treaty conclusion with Japan by year-end

In the final days of that conflagration, Soviet forces stormed into Japanese-occupied Manchuria and North Korea at the end of World War II, seizing a number of islands north of Hokkaido. Upon returning to power in 2012, Abe took a firm position on Japan's claims to the disputed island chain, aggravating tensions with Beijing. Japan's Chief Cabine...

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  • European Union legislators vote to impose disciplinary action on Hungary
European Union legislators vote to impose disciplinary action on Hungary

Mitsotakis's party, New Democracy, is in the same conservative bloc in the European Parliament as Orban's, the European People's Party (EPP). Defending his country in a speech on Tuesday, Orban hit out at a report commissioned by the European Parliament that accused Hungary's government of corruption, undermining democracy, the rule of law, the i...

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  • Manafort makes deal with Mueller to avoid another trial
Manafort makes deal with Mueller to avoid another trial

It comes three weeks after Paul Manafort was convicted in a separate trial on eight counts related to financial fraud, and as the Mueller investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation increasingly pressures the White House.

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  • Trump declares thousands of deaths in Puerto Rico fake news
Trump declares thousands of deaths in Puerto Rico fake news

Thursday morning on Twitter , he disputed that 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria one year ago. "We left this analysis to the scientists and experts, recognising that there would be many challenges, because we wanted to have a powerful and independent voice to minimise the uncertainty", he said in a video on Facebook...

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  • Dead - Including Gunman - In Rampage Near Bakersfield
Dead - Including Gunman - In Rampage Near Bakersfield

Six people - including the shooter - died yesterday in a mass shooting incident that started at a trucking company in Bakersfield, California. The shooter then went to a house on Breckenridge Road, where he opened fire on two other men. The Sheriff's Department said the shootings took only a short period of time and were not random. Reuters ...

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  • President Trump rejects Puerto Rico death toll, blames Democrats
President Trump rejects Puerto Rico death toll, blames Democrats

Speaking to reporters as Hurricane Florence closed in on the US East Coast, Trump said last year's operation was " an incredible unsung success ". "You did not do a good job in Puerto Rico". Critics blasted Trump's praise of the Puerto Rico response. But a report from the Government Accountability Office said FEMA was so overwhelmed with st...

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  • Flight 93 'Tower of Voices' Memorial Dedicated on Eve of 9/11 Anniversary
Flight 93 'Tower of Voices' Memorial Dedicated on Eve of 9/11 Anniversary

Today, people all around the US are remembering and honoring the lives that were lost that day. It will head to Austin next. Americans have looked back on the September 11 terror attacks with solemn ceremonies and a presidential tribute to "the moment when America fought back".

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  • Never gave Vijay Mallya any appointment: Arun Jaitley
Never gave Vijay Mallya any appointment: Arun Jaitley

Before leaving I met the finance minister and offered to settle (the issue with the banks), Mallya said, without naming the minister. So, obviously the comments are referring his meeting with Arun Jaitley. It argues Mallya, who moved to Britain in March 2016, had no intention of repaying money it borrowed from IDBI in 2009 and the loans had been ta...

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  • Strongest typhoon this year closes in on north Philippines
Strongest typhoon this year closes in on north Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut, which has already blasted through the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, is speeding across the Pacific with winds that can gust as high as 255 kilometres (160 miles) per hour. The Philippines is hit by about 20 typhoons and storms a year. The storm was last situated 1,845 kilometers east of Southern Luzon. Before Mangkhut arriv...

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  • Democrats make final attempt to block Kavanaugh confirmation
Democrats make final attempt to block Kavanaugh confirmation

And Kavanaugh said essentially to the author that that was an overstatement. "Sometimes you just have to make a stand", said Brian Fallon, a former top adviser to Hillary Clinton and the Senate's top Democrat , New York's Chuck Schumer.

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  • Russia Prepares For Biggest War Games In Its History
Russia Prepares For Biggest War Games In Its History

Hundreds of Chinese armoured combat vehicles, attack helicopters, fighter jets and thousands of soldiers take part in the biggest military exercise in Russian Federation since 1981, in a show of strength and friendship between Asia's two largest military powers.

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  • Putin says two Skripal suspects are civilians
Putin says two Skripal suspects are civilians

Mr Putin said his government had found the pair and hoped they would appear soon and tell their story. FILE PHOTO: Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov , who were formally accused of attempting to murder former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, are seen in an image handed out by the Metropolitan P...

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  • South Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister
South Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister

In terms of rape cases reported, figures showed a three per cent hike in the province with incidents going from 7 032 in the previous reporting period to 7 243 in this reporting period - a 211 increase. Cele, who took over from former police minister Fikile Mbalula in February, had attempted to clamp down on criminal activity in South Africa, espec...

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  • Papadopoulos: Trump campaign officials 'fully aware' of Putin meeting efforts
Papadopoulos: Trump campaign officials 'fully aware' of Putin meeting efforts

Chuck Cooper, Sessions' private lawyer, said in a statement that "Attorney General Sessions has publicly testified under oath about his recollection of this meeting, and he stands by his testimony". Senator Mark Warner , the senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has its own Russian Federation collusion investigation, applau...

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  • Thousand of Russians arrested at mass riots against retirement-age increase
Thousand of Russians arrested at mass riots against retirement-age increase

In Moscow police beat members of a crowd of about 5,000 with truncheons in Pushkin Square, according to video published by the opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta . "The state should have found the money it needed in the budget or through fighting corruption", 19-year-old Yegor Zhukov said at the St. Petersburg protest.

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  • Trump’s visit to Ireland postponed due to ‘scheduling reasons’
Trump’s visit to Ireland postponed due to ‘scheduling reasons’

President Trump welcomes Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar for a St. Patrick's Day reception at the White House in Washington, March 15, 2018. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has yet to respond to the news. No reason was given for the cancellation, although Trump was expected to face protests in Ireland. "The relationship between Ireland and the U.S...

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  • Indian Catholic nuns protest against bishop accused of rape
Indian Catholic nuns protest against bishop accused of rape

In early August, one PIL was filed seeking arrest of the Bishop . But three more women - including two nuns -have since stepped forward, alleging they too were sexually assaulted by Mulakkal. "Investigation should be completed quickly and the culprits should be given punishment as prescribed in the law", he told reporters in Kochi. Once he is ...

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