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Images showed rescuers pulling survivors, covered in white dust, from under collapsed buildings. Sirens and wailing mixed with the relentless sound of airstrikes as residents of eastern Ghouta were unable to keep up with the onslaught. The area is the largest remaining rebel bastion near Damascus. On Tuesday, a United Nations -mandated investigator said his team was probing reports that bombs allegedly containing weaponized chlorine have been used on two recent occasions in Syria.
  • Mattis Berates Congress for Budget Duty 'Abrogation'

    Mattis Berates Congress for Budget Duty 'Abrogation'

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    Mattis was on Capitol Hill to brief lawmakers on the Trump administration's recently released National Defense Strategy and Nuclear Posture Review . "Next week you will see in our FY19 budget investment the following: Space and cyber, nuclear deterrent forces, missile defense, advanced autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, and professional military education to provide our high-quality troops what they need to win", Mattis said.
  • Donald Trump says stocks drop is 'big mistake' amid strong economy

    Donald Trump says stocks drop is 'big mistake' amid strong economy

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    President Donald Trump on Monday boasted that the economy is roaring under his presidency during remarks at an OH manufacturing company, linking economic gains to his policies and the tax cut legislation he signed into law. Tom Block, a policy strategist at FundStrat Global investors, said presidents can make dramatic announcements that affect the markets, but those are rare.
  • Seven killed, 260 injured in Taiwan natural disaster

    Seven killed, 260 injured in Taiwan natural disaster

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    CNA reported that 16 foreigners were sent to various hospitals with injuries. An octogenarian resident was inside his apartment at the time of the quake. However, Hualien's airport runway was intact and rail links appear to be unaffected. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck 21 kilometres north-northeast of Hualien .
  • Syria 'responds to new Israeli aggression' after alleged strike near Damascus

    Syria 'responds to new Israeli aggression' after alleged strike near Damascus

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    Almost a dozen people were treated for breathing difficulties on Sunday after Syrian government raids on the town of Saraqeb, the Observatory said. But the government of President Bashar al-Assad has denied any involvement in the attack. Syria's multisided war has drawn in armies and insurgents from around the world, aggravating a conflict that began in 2011 as an uprising against Assad.
  • Syrian Activists Say 16 Killed In New Airstrikes

    Syrian Activists Say 16 Killed In New Airstrikes

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    In Idlib, Russia has intensified air raids on rebel-held towns after jihadist fighters shot down a Russian warplane and killed its pilot. The children's organization Save the Children said in a statement Wednesday that the escalation in the opposition-held enclave of Idlib is placing thousands of children in extreme danger.
  • USA and Japan press united front as Seoul wavers on sanctions

    USA and Japan press united front as Seoul wavers on sanctions

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    On Jan. 4, following the opening of the hotline, President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to delay scheduled joint military exercises during the Winter Olympics . Paul Robinson, CEO of Release International, said state surveillance of Christians in North Korea has never been tighter. It also sent a chartered airplane to North Korea's Masikryong Ski Resort, undermining USA sanctions, and is now defending the timing of a massive military parade North Korea holds ...
  • Patience wearing thin with United Kingdom govt on Brexit — Business group

    Patience wearing thin with United Kingdom govt on Brexit — Business group

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    The Prime Minister sidestepped questions about rising Tory tensions on Brexit and calls for her to "sling out" arch-Leavers by insisting her party is focused on "one very clear act" of leaving the EU. Mr Coveney said despite some media commentary on the phase one deal struck between the United Kingdom and the European Union, there was no uncertainty over what had been agreed in relation to the alignment of regulations in key economic sectors on both sides of the border after Brexit.
  • Air strikes kill 31, including children, in Syria's Eastern Ghouta - Observatory

    Air strikes kill 31, including children, in Syria's Eastern Ghouta - Observatory

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    The airstrikes resumed in the morning on Douma and Beit Sawa, where the 9 civilians were killed. At least 80 people - including 19 children and 20 women - were killed and 160 injured in a heavy bombardment on Tuesday, SOHR said. "We feel really outraged". The media outlets said that the "an act of Israeli aggression" targeted a research center in Jemraya. From Damascus , the United Nations called for an immediate, month-long cease-fire in Syria in order to deliver critical ...
  • Despite the Thriller in Minny, Super Bowl Ratings Take a Tumble

    Despite the Thriller in Minny, Super Bowl Ratings Take a Tumble

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    The decline in Super Bowl viewership follows an National Football League regular season in which ratings dropped by 9.7 percent, prompting speculation about whether fan outrage over the take-a-knee protests played a role. NBC said that TV viewership peaked in the fourth quarter of the Eagles' tense, 41-33 triumph over the Patriots, with 112.3 million tuning in from 10 to 10:15 p.m.
  • Syria: Israel launched missiles at military targets

    Syria: Israel launched missiles at military targets

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    The attack, according to reports, was carried out in the Jumraya area on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. "We resolutely condemn this terrorist attack against a Russian diplomatic building in Damascus, yet another one in the chain of crimes, targeting the civilians of the Syrian capital over the past few days", the ministry said, referring to the recent mortar attacks on humanitarian aid distribution points.
  • House Intelligence panel votes to release Democrats' rebuttal of Nunes memo

    House Intelligence panel votes to release Democrats' rebuttal of Nunes memo

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    Apparently convinced that President Trump and the Republicans would use the just-released memo to discredit Mueller's probe, Democratic leaders, including Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi, told Trump that they would consider any such "unwarranted action" as an "attempt to obstruct justice in the Russian Federation investigation".
  • White House aide resigns after allegations of spousal abuse

    White House aide resigns after allegations of spousal abuse

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    Porter, the Daily Mail previously reported , is now in a relationship with White House Communications Director Hope Hicks and was a close ally of Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. Holderness told her story to the Daily Mail , providing photos that featured her with a black eye. "He is a friend, a confidante and a trusted professional", Kelly added.
  • Recruit's mom walked out of signing-day ceremony when he chose Florida

    Recruit's mom walked out of signing-day ceremony when he chose Florida

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    Copeland, a four-star wide receiver, committed to Florida over Tennessee and Alabama on Wednesday in one of the more freaky manners you'll see. Watch the freaky scene below. Frankly, this is just inexcusable from the mother. Her son with went the other option. Credit to Copeland for answering the question straightforwardly; he told them that it's his mother and that he didn't know why she left, but that he felt good about his decision.
  • U.S. set to slap 'toughest and most aggressive' sanctions on North Korea

    U.S. set to slap 'toughest and most aggressive' sanctions on North Korea

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    US officials have declined to elaborate on the sanctions Pence mentioned, saying any further information could help countries that might try to get around the measures - an apparent oblique reference to Chinese vessels that have been caught on satellite trading oil with North Korean ships in violation of United Nations sanctions.
  • Kristaps Porzingis Out For Season

    Kristaps Porzingis Out For Season

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    Kristaps Porzingis left the Knicks' loss against the Bucks with an apparent left knee injury. The likes of DeAndre Jordan, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Rudy Gobert also came forward to wish him a speedy recovery. They have dropped 11 of their last 15 games. But now they are better off playing for the lottery than the playoffs , and any moves they make would likely be with that in mind.
  • Pence Hints At 'Toughest' Economic Sanctions Yet Against North Korea

    Pence Hints At 'Toughest' Economic Sanctions Yet Against North Korea

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    They had a half brother, Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered previous year at a Malaysian airport. So we need everybody working together. Pence also said the "era of strategic patience is over". "Better for its own people, better for the region, and better for peace", Pence said. In meetings with government leaders, military officials and USA service members, Pence said he wants to make sure the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics don't distract from the bellicose North Korean human rights abuses and ...
  • General Motors Posts Strong Results Despite Its Losses

    General Motors Posts Strong Results Despite Its Losses

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    Relative strength index (RSI-14) for WFT is observed at 31.82. The RSI oscillates between zero and 100. Traditionally, RSI readings greater than the 70 level are considered to be in overbought territory, and RSI readings lower than the 30 level are considered to be in oversold territory.
  • Turkish FM to Visit Tehran on Wednesday

    Turkish FM to Visit Tehran on Wednesday

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    The visit will come one day after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani strongly slammed Ankara for its ongoing operation in Syria's Afrin, which is aimed at defeating US-backed Kurdish militants in the war-torn country. According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkish borders and in the region as well as to protect Syrian people from the oppression and cruelty of terrorists.