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Led coalition airstrike kills over 100 pro-government forces in Syria

Led coalition airstrike kills over 100 pro-government forces in Syria One SDF fighter was injured, the United States officials said. The US maintains about 2,000 troop in Syria which mostly work with the over 50,000-strong Syrian Democratic Forces, a mix of Kurdish and Arab fighters and have been the primary US-backed force fighting ISIS in Syria. [Full Article...]

Turkey says to host Syria summit with Russia, Iran

SANA labeled it an "aggression" and a "new massacre". His comments are yet another sign that is preparing to push its ongoing offensive against Syrian Kurds in the northwestern part of the country eastward, toward territory controlled by USA and coalition forces. [Full Article...]

4-magnitude natural disaster strikes Taiwan: At least 2 dead, 144 injured

4-magnitude natural disaster strikes Taiwan: At least 2 dead, 144 injured The USGS reports that the magnitude 6.4 quake struck 21km north of the city of Hualien at 2:50AM AEDT, at a shallow 9.5km below the surface. The English-language Taiwan News and the BBC report that a number of buildings have collapsed in Hualien City, including a roof of a hotel. [Full Article...]

House committee votes to release Democrats' classified memo

House committee votes to release Democrats' classified memo A meeting last week was also postponed. California Rep. Adam Schiff said Bannon's lawyer told the committee he is barred from talking about matters during the presidential transition, his time at the White House and communications with President Donald Trump since he left in August. [Full Article...]

Trump's new nuclear posture review reverses course on arms control

Trump's new nuclear posture review reverses course on arms control An estimated 1,000 North Koreans defect each year. Moreover, said Burroughs, the NPR expands the role of nuclear weapons by identifying new circumstances in which they could be used, namely in response to "strategic non-nuclear attacks " including cyberattacks. [Full Article...]

CT forecasts have snow, sleet, rain and lots of 'ifs'

CT forecasts have snow, sleet, rain and lots of 'ifs' This will keep snow and wintry mix amounts to a minimum for the I-95 corridor, with a coating to 1-inch being the best bet. "They are not going to be major storms but they could end up like what we saw this past weekend". More snow is possible late Friday into Saturday morning (some accumulation is possible). "There is still some uncertainty how fast and how much sleet/freezing rain could oc... [Full Article...]

Suspect arrested, victim safe in widely shared child porn

Suspect arrested, victim safe in widely shared child porn The victim also has been located and is safe, police reported . Authorities say he was not involved in the creation of the video, but that he shared it. ICAC Lt. Brooke Walker said the media blitz Monday night led to his surrender. The Montgomery Police Department arrested and charged a man Monday with one count each of possession and dissemination of child pornography in connection with th... [Full Article...]

Swat attack: Army Chief attends joint funeral prayer of 11 martyrs

Swat attack: Army Chief attends joint funeral prayer of 11 martyrs The bomber detonated his explosives vest near an empty lot where soldiers were playing volleyball. Security forces have cordoned off the area and are searching for possible accomplices of the bomber. Pakistan says militants who escaped from Swat and elsewhere are now operating out of the Kunar province in neighbouring Afghanistan. The operation involved evacuating 2 million people from the valle... [Full Article...]

Julian Assange fails in attempt to have British arrest warrant dropped

Julian Assange fails in attempt to have British arrest warrant dropped Assange sought asylum in the embassy because he fears he will eventually be extradited to the United States and prosecuted over WikiLeaks' publication of thousands of secret military documents in 2010. He said the request would effectively reward him with "immunity from being dealt with" by "having managed to evade proceedings sufficiently long that they fall away for whatever reason". [Full Article...]

Bennett Says 'Honored' Poland Canceled His Visit Over Holocaust Remarks

Bennett Says 'Honored' Poland Canceled His Visit Over Holocaust Remarks Duda said the law will now go before Poland's Constitutional Tribunal for a ruling on whether it conforms with free speech guarantees. The bill proposed by Poland's ruling conservative Law and Justice Party calls for fines and prison sentences of up to three years for purposely trying to attribute the crimes Nazi Germany carried out during the almost six-year occupation to the Polish na... [Full Article...]

Militants attack Srinagar hospital, kill 2 cops, free Pak Lashkar terrorist

Militants attack Srinagar hospital, kill 2 cops, free Pak Lashkar terrorist The daring attack inside the premises of Srinagar's main hospital ended with the terrorists escaping into the narrow lanes and bylanes of downtown Srinagar , a police official said. The Kaka Sarai area, where the SMHS hospital is located, has been cordoned off. Jutt was second in command of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group at the time of his arrest. [Full Article...]

Kashmir Day observed in Pakistan

Kashmir Day observed in Pakistan Even after the passage of more than seven decades, he said, the people of Jammu & Kashmir continue to be deprived of the fundamental right of self-determination, despite the promise made to them by the worldwide community through the United Nations Security Council Resolutions. [Full Article...]

One deputy killed, three other law enforcement officers wounded following Colorado shooting

One deputy killed, three other law enforcement officers wounded following Colorado shooting Deputy Flick was one of three deputies, a Colorado Springs Police officer and a civilian who were all shot in the situation. El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick was shot and killed by a male suspect. The names of the other victims and suspect were not released. Two other sheriff's deputies were wounded, but Elder did not disclose their conditions. [Full Article...]

Nick Foles' Daughter Steals Super Bowl Spotlight in Denim and Pink Beats

Nick Foles' Daughter Steals Super Bowl Spotlight in Denim and Pink Beats But CC, you tweeted something right after the game that got me thinking. And indeed, the celebrations in Philadelphia had already started. "I told my wife, 'No honey, chill out". Louis Rams. Despite missing a first-quarter extra point, Elliott nailed his other attempts on the game's biggest stage, including all three field goals. [Full Article...]

Corrupt '10% sarkar' ruling Karnataka, says Modi

Corrupt '10% sarkar' ruling Karnataka, says Modi The entire BJP leadership of Karnataka from its leader Yediyurappa , Jagadhish Shetter, Union Parliamentary minister Ananth Kumar to the newly inducted former External Affairs Minister SM Krishna were all on the stage. Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the BJP rally at the Palace Grounds in Bengaluru , former PM and JD (S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda heard the Prime Minister's sp... [Full Article...]

China confirms relations with Latin America to be founded on mutual interests

China confirms relations with Latin America to be founded on mutual interests The head of the United States diplomacy attacked again the Government of President Nicolas Maduro, although this time he avoided to refer to a coup in the South American country, as he did before at the University of Austin, Texas. As with in the Middle East, he is familiar with numerous main actors: He wrangled with Venezuelan officials shortly after becoming chief executive officer of Exxon Mo... [Full Article...]

Palestinian teen killed in Israeli raid on Jenin

Palestinian teen killed in Israeli raid on Jenin With the signing of the Oslo Accords, settlement building was meant to end, but Israel has continued to expand existing settlements on Palestinian land. Authorizations of West Bank outposts are rare and often cause controversy in the global community, which largely considers them to be illegal expropriation of land set aside for a future Palestinian state. [Full Article...]

China accuses United States of 'Cold War mentality' over nuclear policy

China accuses United States of 'Cold War mentality' over nuclear policy Meanwhile in a brief editor's note last week, China's military mouthpiece PLA Daily called for an expanded nuclear stockpile so that the country could better deter and hit back at enemy strikes at a time of geopolitical uncertainty, and as the United States appeared bent on a nuclear build-up. [Full Article...]

Syria could also be making new varieties of chemical weapons

If it can not support a future Security Council resolution to that end, it should abstain, Tillerson said. "Russia has not lived up to these commitments". French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said, "Those who carry out chemical weapons attacks need to be made aware that we know who they are, and we will go after them". [Full Article...]

Hawaii Missile Alert Sender Was '100% Sure' They Were Being Bombed

Hawaii Missile Alert Sender Was '100% Sure' They Were Being Bombed The man in his 50s spoke to reporters on the condition that he not be identified because he fears for his safety after receiving threats. In the weeks since the January 13 incident, the worker said he has received death threats, with his lawyer adding that they are still deciding whether or not to sue the state. [Full Article...]


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