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Author: 0 Nine Turkish soldiers killed in action in Syria's Afrin in one day

SANA labeled it an "aggression" and a "new massacre". " These things will happen, we are in a war ". The Syrian government has ignored appeals by the Kurdish authorities to guard the Syrian border at Afrin . Eastern Ghouta has an estimated 400,000 residents, who are also trapped by a tightening government siege and critical shortage of medical supplies and food.

World News Modi embarks on 4-day West Asia visit
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The two leaders had an engaging discussion on expanding cooperation in trade and investment, defence and security and people-to-people contacts, Kumar said . "We have and will continue to be ready for them", Abbas said. Ties between the US and the PA hit a nadir following US President Donald Trump's December 6 declaration that the US would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, with Abbas declaring the US could no longer serve as an "honest broker" in peace talks.

World News Woman killed, 12 injured in Beijing mall knife attack
Author: 0 Woman killed, 12 injured in Beijing mall knife attack

None of those victims are reportedly suffering from life-threatening injuries, according to the police. Beijing police said in a short statement they had detained a man over the early afternoon attack at the Joy City Mall in the Xidan district.

World News Korea ensemble performs in S. Korea capital to celebrate Olympics
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But critics on Twitter took issue with CNN's story, accusing the network of glossing over North Korea and the Kim family's brutal human rights record and "whitewashing" the government's atrocities. Decked out in red tracksuits and woolly hats, North Korea's cheerleaders sang "uri nun, hana da" (we are one) and clapped in flawless unison as local hip hop artists rapped on a stage behind them and K-Pop blared over the loudspeakers in a stark clash of cultures.

World News Modi inaugurates Abu Dhabi's 1st Hindu temple
Author: 0 Modi inaugurates Abu Dhabi's 1st Hindu temple

Earlier, Modi met the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Modi thanked the crown prince of Abu Dhabi for allotting the land for the temple and said that the temple would send the message of unity to all.

World News Indian PM Modi Arrives Palestine, Lays Wreath At Yasser Arafat's Mausoleum
Author: 0 Indian PM Modi Arrives Palestine, Lays Wreath At Yasser Arafat's Mausoleum

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a 4-Nation visit from February 9 to 12. It was the first visit of an Indian prime minister to Ramallah in 30 years. Speaking alongside Modi, Abbas said they had discussed "bringing the political process out of the deadlock due to the continued Israeli occupation of our land and the political impasse following US President Donald Trump's decision on Occupied al-Quds and the refugees".

World News Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang
Author: 0 Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang

Pence left South Korea Saturday night, flying out of Pyeongchang after attending a short-track speedskating event with Moon - who then went to watch ice hockey along with Kim and the North Korean delegation. While Trump's advisers have threatened military action to prevent Kim from gaining the ability to strike the USA homeland with a nuclear weapon, Moon is seeking to prevent a war that could devastate South Korea and the region.

World News Neymar's goal takes PSG 13 clear at the top
Author: 0 Neymar's goal takes PSG 13 clear at the top

He is an outstanding footballer". Ronaldo then got his name on the scoresheet in the 27th minute as he turned home Marcelo's low cross in the box to double Real's lead. Lucas Vazquez gave Los Blancos the lead inside the first minute, and Ronaldo and Toni Kroos took full advantage of terrible defending to build a four-goal lead before half-time.

World News Giochi invernali: Coree, delegazione Nord arriverà domani
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Il leader della Corea del Nord , Kim Jong Un , ha invitato a Pyongyang per un summit il presidente della Corea del Sud , Moon Jae-in. Sulla balconata riservata ai vertici, alla destra del leader, che indossava cappotto e cappello neri, c'era Kim Jong-gak, fresco di nomina a capo del potente Ufficio politico generale delle forze armate.

Author: 0 Turkish navy copter crashes in Syria, two killed

Eastern Ghouta is home to an estimated 400,000 people -the area is located on the outskirts of Damascus, and residents have been living under siege since 2013. The Kurdish Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, which has administered the Afrin area since the start of the Syrian Civil War in 2012, and its People's Protection Forces (YPG) have accused Turkish forces of a variety of abuses, including killing civilians in air strikes.

Author: 0 N.Korea paper covers Kim Yo Jong, Moon meeting

But North Korea's bad record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind. The North has sent almost 500 people to the PyeongChang Games. "But I haven't been to Pyongyang", Moon said, according to comments provided by his office. The delegation, the highest-ranking to visit the South and led by the younger sister of the North's leader Kim Jong Un, concludes its visit on Sunday after charming and intriguing the South Korean public, but ...

World News Russia improving defences at military bases in Syria - agencies
Author: 0 Russia improving defences at military bases in Syria - agencies

The SOHR and state media also said that shells fired by rebels in the Eastern Ghouta had killed three people in government-held parts of Damascus. Bahrain said Wednesday that it had arrested four men suspected of attacking the Saudi Aramco pipeline on November 10, accusing Shiite Iran of training and arming two of them.

World News WH response to abuse claims shines light on victims' fears
Author: 0 WH response to abuse claims shines light on victims' fears

He said some people's lives "are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation". Some are true and some are false. Trump was not consulted when Hicks and several other aides drafted a White House statement defending Porter, and he was under the impression that Hicks had let her relationship with Porter cloud her judgment, a source familiar with the matter said.

World News USA supports Israeli action against Iranian targets in Syria
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Israel then launched a second and more intensive air raid, hitting what it said were 12 Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria, including Syrian air defence systems. Israel has recently issued several stern warnings about the increased Iranian involvement along its borders with Syria and Lebanon, which it attributes to Iran's growing confidence following Syrian President Bashar Assad's successes in the Syrian civil war, thanks to support by main allies Russian Federation and Iran.

World News Rabita Committee sacks Dr Farooq Sattar as MQMP convener
Author: 0 Rabita Committee sacks Dr Farooq Sattar as MQMP convener

A dispute between the PIB Colony and Bahadurabad factions had emerged on February 6 after both parties had taken different positions on the nominations of party members for the upcoming Senate elections. Most MQM-P leaders had stayed put at the Bahadurabad headquarters, however, where senior leader Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui spoke to the media to say that the party had made a decision to nominate Nasreen Jalil (on first priority), followed by Dr Farogh Nasim, Aminul Haq, Shabbir Qaimkhani, ...

World News Turkish Army Chopper 'Shot Down' in Hatay in Turkey's Southeast: Erdogan
Author: 0 Turkish Army Chopper 'Shot Down' in Hatay in Turkey's Southeast: Erdogan

In a statement, the military said the Turkish Armed Forces had " destroyed " 36 YPG targets and " neutralized " 79 YPG militants in airstrikes that were carried out overnight on February 10. Saturday was the deadliest single day for Turkey , with 11 Turkish soldiers killed. It was not immediately possible to verify this figure. But U.S.

World News Iran Offers Condolences to Hong Kong on Bus Crash
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Senior traffic superintendent Lee Chi-wai said that the driver is suspected of speeding down a slope and subsequently losing control of the bus. The vehicle was managed by the Kowloon Motor Bus Company, one of the main bus operators in Hong Kong .

World News Russian Federation begins deportation of N. Korean workers - ambassador
Author: 0 Russian Federation begins deportation of N. Korean workers - ambassador

The new sanctions boost against North Korea was passed in December and stipulated that all North Koreans working overseas should be sent back by the end of 2019. The migrants' role in the construction industry in Russia's Far East is crucial. The new ban will be a "blow to the Russian economy", ambassador Alexander Matsegora told state news agency RIA Novosti.

World News President Trump: won't declassify Democratic memo
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Feinstein's statement Friday also said any changes that need to be made for the Schiff memo to be declassified should be made swiftly and the memo "should be released". The president's tweet clearly suggested that he's willing to release the Democratic memo if the party removes the sensitive information contained therein.

World News Turkish Military Helicopter Shot Down In Syria
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Many believe pro-government forces are pushing for a decisive outcome. The position on the resolution of Syria's ally Russian Federation was not yet known. attacking the regime, which is supported by Moscow. "For children who remain trapped under siege and under wanton, heavy violence across Syria, life is a living nightmare".

World News Russian plane crashes near Moscow, killing 71 people: agencies
Author: 0 Russian plane crashes near Moscow, killing 71 people: agencies

The jet was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and crashed in the Ramensky district outside Moscow . An emergency services source told Interfax news agency the plane crashed and there was "no chance" of survivors. "The aircraft had gone missing shortly after take-off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport", reports said. "Passengers as well as the crew could hardly survive", they said.

World News Here's How North Korea Will Keep Olympians From Defecting
Author: 0 Here's How North Korea Will Keep Olympians From Defecting

Pence did say, however, that Moon shared with him details of his meeting with North Korean leaders, without elaborating. North Korean athletes are subject to round-the-clock security at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea . After delivering an invitation for Moon to visit Pyongyang earlier on Saturday, Kim arrived dressed in a black fur-collared coat and took her seat next to North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam, with Olympic chief Thomas Bach also present.

World News Korean intruder ejected from Olympic opening ceremony
Author: 0 Korean intruder ejected from Olympic opening ceremony

The invitation was delivered in a meeting between Moon and the North Korean leader's sister, Yo-jong. Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organisers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Friday's opening ceremony , but they refused to reveal the source.

World News North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean President
Author: 0 North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean President

According to South Korea's Yonghap News Agency, internet-based telecasts were disrupted, and some people who bought tickets online for the opening ceremony said they couldn't print their tickets. The overture was conveyed by Kim's sister, Yo Jong, who is now in the South to attend the Winter Olympics , according to Deutsche Welle . "I am open to any form of meeting, including a summit, if these are necessary to improve inter-Korean relations and resolve the North Korean nuclear issue", ...

World News Men Who Took The PadMan Challenge And Why It's Important
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The biopic inspires us a lot. "As I was watching the movie, I rejoiced the old days of shooting", she added. One possibility is that the most of the audiences have already watched the Shahid Kapoor starrer movie. Installation of pad vending machines at the schools and other institutions was also gathering momentum at that time . Akshay Kumar , Radhika Apte , Sonam Kapoor starrer PadMan released on February 9 and it definitely garnered wonderful reviews from both critics and ...

World News Lim strikes first gold for Olympic hosts South Korea
Author: 0 Lim strikes first gold for Olympic hosts South Korea

Reigning Olympic champion Charles Hamelin was not able to defend his crown after the Canadian was penalised. Elistratov, who is 27, has won the first Olympic medal in individual distance. The eyes of South Korea will turn to Gangneung Ice Arena every time a short-track event is contested since 21 of the nation's 26 Winter Olympics gold medals have come in the event .

World News United States influenza outbreak kills dozens of kids
Author: 0 United States influenza outbreak kills dozens of kids

Pandemics occur when there is a new strain of virus for which people have no previous exposure. CDC experts say that's not necessarily the case. "Effectiveness against other flu viruses is better, and there is more than one flu virus circulating this season".

World News Oxfam lied and failed in moral leadership over Haiti sex allegations - minister
Author: 0 Oxfam lied and failed in moral leadership over Haiti sex allegations - minister

He added: "Everybody - the 25,000 staff and volunteers - are compromised by this, the hundreds of thousands of people who support Oxfam every month are compromised by this, and to everybody I apologise". Oxfam, one of Britain's biggest charities, on Friday condemned the behaviour of some former staff in Haiti after a newspaper report said aid workers had paid for sex while on a mission to help those affected by the 2010 quake.

World News Turkey's Afrin Operation Draws in Armenians, Azeris
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Earlier in the day, the Turkish General Staff reported about five servicemen killed in Afrin operation, including two servicemen killed during the crash of a Turkish ATAK helicopter in the area. Aside from the Turkish offensive in Afrin, the Syrian government has escalated its attacks on two of the largest and most important remaining opposition-held areas, in Idlib province in northwestern Syria and on eastern Ghouta, a region near the capital Damascus.

World News Domestic violence accusations swirl around White House aides
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Trump reportedly approached his friend and former executive chairman of his inaugural committee, Tom Barrack, about taking over for Kelly; but Barrack said he wouldn't accept should he be offered the job. Porter's first wife, Colbie Holderness , has accused him of throwing her down and punching her in the face during a trip to Florence in 2005 and provided photos showing her with a black eye .

World News Helicopter Crashes In The Grand Canyon With Seven On Board
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Three people have been killed and four more injured after a tour helicopter crashed bear the Grand Canyon. Photos of the crash scene showed flames and dark smoke rising from the rocky terrain. The A.P. said a phone call and an email to Papillion were not immediately returned Saturday. He said the company has made big improvements since that crash.