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World Russian Federation improving defences at military bases in Syria
Author: 0 Russian Federation improving defences at military bases in Syria

On Thursday, the Observatory said 56 people, including 10 children, were killed in towns in the eastern Ghouta area, which has been pummeled by artillery and airstrikes. "There is a misperception that the de-escalation areas have resulted in peace and stability. if anything, these have been serious escalation areas", said Moumtzis.

World Cleveland Cavaliers trade Dwyane Wade to Miami Heat
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers trade Dwyane Wade to Miami Heat

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the trades. Then, there was the "Big Three", when Wade won back-to-back titles with LeBron James and Chris Bosh as team mates, before Wade left the Heat in 2016. The Cavs sent Rose, who has also been slowed by injury, and forward Jae Crowder to the Jazz for forward Rodney Hood . One of their most shocking moves was trading offseason acquisition, Dwyane Wade .

World Rodney Hood traded to Cleveland; Joe Johnson to Sacramento
Author: 0 Rodney Hood traded to Cleveland; Joe Johnson to Sacramento

He has shown just that this season playing in both roles as he's now averaging a career-high 16.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting from the field and 38.9 percent from beyond the arc. Crowder, 27, is making $6.8 million this season and has two more years on his contract in which he will make $7.3 million next season and $7.8 million in 2019-20.

World Pentagon says Trump ordered Washington military parade
Author: 0 Pentagon says Trump ordered Washington military parade

When asked if there could be other options other than an act of these proportions to honor the members of the armed services, White replied that there was, but she highlighted that the fundamental thing is the idea of honoring the uninformed, without giving more details about the probable expense that the country will incur to carry out this Trump initiative.

World IOC bars 15 Russian athletes from Winter Olympics
Author: 0 IOC bars 15 Russian athletes from Winter Olympics

The second procedure with the 15 athletes and coaches is underway. We can not guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. "We said 'Hey, if something happened, we're sorry'". An IOC panel chaired by former French Sports Minister Valérie Fourneyron was appointed to choose the athletes and issue the invitations. They include multiple Olympic champion speed skater Viktor Ahn , biathlon gold medallist Anton Shipulin and former National Hockey League players Sergei ...

World CSU to approve rubber-stamp German coalition deal
Author: 0 CSU to approve rubber-stamp German coalition deal

The coalition breakthrough will come as a relief to Germany's European Union partners as the bloc faces tough negotiations on migration and Brexit. The center-left party saw its previous four years in "grand coalition " with the conservatives rewarded with its worst poll result in decades in September's national election, and the slide has continued since.

World George W. Bush: 'Clear proof' Russians meddled in US election
Author: 0 George W. Bush: 'Clear proof' Russians meddled in US election

Whether they affected the outcome is another question." Mr. Our democracy is only good if people trust the results. The American intelligence community concluded that Russian Federation was behind the hacking of Democratic groups and other activity in the 2016 election in an effort to help elect Donald Trump .

World Last Two ISIS 'Beatles' Captured in Syria
Author: 0 Last Two ISIS 'Beatles' Captured in Syria

Emwazi, who was killed in a U.S. air strike in 2015, appeared in a number of videos in which captives including British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning were beheaded. The fourth member, Aine Davis, is being held in Turkey. Former ISIS captives have described how the British cohort were particularly brutal, torturing them with beatings and electric shocks.

World Cavaliers trade Isaiah Thomas to Lakers after just 15 games, say reports
Author: 0 Cavaliers trade Isaiah Thomas to Lakers after just 15 games, say reports

Taking to his Instagram page, Frye thanked Cavs fans and the city of Cleveland . Thomas joined the Cavs during the offseason as part of the blockbuster trade that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston. "I'm exhausted of being traded ", Thomas told Cleveland .com. The Cavs are just 6-7 in games that Thomas has played in, and he has drawn plenty of criticism for his defensive limitations and outspoken antics and criticism of the locker room.

Author: 0 Pence says U.S. wants peaceful solution to North Korea crisis

Pence has not ruled out the prospect of meeting North Korean officials during the Olympics but President Trump has cast doubt on US negotiations with Pyongyang any time soon. Achieving these goals, Kim hopes, will drive a wedge between the US and South Korea . "It's clear that there is already a major split between the two".

World Rahul isn't only party chief but also my boss, says Sonia Gandhi
Author: 0 Rahul isn't only party chief but also my boss, says Sonia Gandhi

Countering criticism of the Government over the issue of unemployment, he said Opposition-ruled States of West Bengal, Kerala, Odisha and Karnataka have said that they have given employment to close to one crore people. The PM said that he was giving out the details for the first time because if had he spoken earlier, it would have seriously harmed the economy. "Is this the India the Congress wants", he asked.

World Senate leaders put forward budget agreement day before shutdown deadline
Author: 0 Senate leaders put forward budget agreement day before shutdown deadline

Annually, the bill would raise defense spending by about $80 billion in fiscal year 2018, and about $85 billion in fiscal year 2019. It does not include DACA protections, despite it being the Democrats' loudest, most passionate issue for the last several weeks - one that even caused a government shutdown .

World Trump says he'd love to see another shutdown; Senate nears a deal
Author: 0 Trump says he'd love to see another shutdown; Senate nears a deal

The Senate agreement on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases. The short-term agreement the House is considering would fund the government through March 23 and provide money for defense for the rest of the fiscal year.

Author: 0 United States threat to escalate Syria war over alleged gas attacks

The bloodshed came a day after another 31 civilians were killed in Eastern Ghouta and as the United Nations pleaded for a truce in the seven-year-old war to allow for aid deliveries. "We have situations, on the contrary, where some are defending terrorists and on their side", Erdogan said. France last month blacklisted companies and nationals it said had links to Syria's alleged chemical programme.

World Gay Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon Declines Meeting with Mike Pence
Author: 0 Gay Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon Declines Meeting with Mike Pence

After reading Rippon's comments, Pence's staff asked the U.S. Olympic Committee to set up a conversation between the two men, according to two sources that spoke with USA Today Wednesday. Their criticism of the former IN governor stems from his perceived lack of support of the LGBT rights and the widespread notion that he supports so-called gay conversion therapy, which has been slammed as nonsense by the medical field.

World SMHS attack: Govt orders suspension of SP Central Jail Srinagar
Author: 0 SMHS attack: Govt orders suspension of SP Central Jail Srinagar

We could have fired in hospital but we would have killed civilians. "Most of the shops closed fearing the firing may go on for a long time". The officials investigating the case got some clues from the CCTV footage and, on the basis of that, raids were carried out at several locations in south Kashmir's Pulwama and Shopian districts last night.

World Pelosi to oppose sweeping budget deal over lack of protections for DREAMers
Author: 0 Pelosi to oppose sweeping budget deal over lack of protections for DREAMers

It's the same debate that's been raging since the fiscal year began on October 1 - and the reason Congress has continued to pass continuing resolutions instead of appropriating money for the entire year. An order Trump issued in September leaves uncertainty for the 690,000 immigrants who were brought here illegally as children that DACA protects from deportation.

World Key Trump aide quits as ex-wives allege abuse
Author: 0 Key Trump aide quits as ex-wives allege abuse

Ms Willoughby, a motivational speaker, told the Daily Mail she was married to Mr Porter from 2009 to 2013. She filed a protective order against him. As staff secretary, Porter's responsibility was mainly in the flow of paper that crossed Trump's desk, including the wave of executive orders and actions that Trump inked during the first months of his tenure.

World Snow and ice warnings to continue across country
Author: 0 Snow and ice warnings to continue across country

It will become much colder this evening and early tonight, as winds freshen and turn northwesterly in direction and temperatures will drop to between -2° and 1°. "Lowest temperatures OC to 4C". Relatively small amounts of rain are predicted for southern counties compared to other areas. Rain clearing southeast England first thing on Friday, then sunny spells and showers for most, especially in the morning before high pressure builds in bringing fewer showers in the afternoon in the south.

World Every Briton born before Brexit could get European Union citizenship
Author: 0 Every Briton born before Brexit could get European Union citizenship

The questions are: "Does Brexit mean that Britons automatically lose their European citizenship or do they maintain their rights, and if so, under what conditions?" their lawyer Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm said. "It could also throw a spanner in the current Brexit negotiations", said Huyton, who told AFP shortly after Wednesday's ruling that he was "shocked and delighted with the decision".

World Trump tweets support for budget deal, saying it would help 'great military'
Author: 0 Trump tweets support for budget deal, saying it would help 'great military'

If approved, the deal would fund the government for the next two years. "We came together with an agreement that is very good for the American people ", Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, said the bill is "a debt junky's dream". The Dreamers were shielded from deportation under the Obama-era programme called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Author: 0 Kim Jong-un's influential sister to visit South Korea for Winter Olympics

During the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, the government spent W1.3 billion to host North Korean cheerleaders and during the Daegu Universiade in 2003 W900 million. "North Korea can have a better future than the militaristic path and the path of provocation and confrontation that it's on", he said. "Those who dare raise their voices in dissent are imprisoned, tortured and even murdered, and their children and grandchildren are routinely punished for their family's sins against the state".

World UN allows North Korean under sanctions to travel to Olympics
Author: 0 UN allows North Korean under sanctions to travel to Olympics

Vice President Mike Pence will also travel to Pyeongchang and join the USA delegation. North Korea is sending several athletes to the Winter Olympics this year , including 12 female ice hockey players who will join with South Korean athletes on a joint national hockey team.

World UK police in standoff with tiger, find it's a stuffed toy
Author: 0 UK police in standoff with tiger, find it's a stuffed toy

The picture of the stuffed tiger has now become a hit meme on Indian Twitter. While time elapsed during the standoff and police checked with a local wildlife park to see if they had any missing animals, Grubb noticed that despite all the commotion, the "tiger" never moved , The Scottish Sun wrote.

World How much snow and rain to expect Wednesday in NYC
Author: 0 How much snow and rain to expect Wednesday in NYC

Far southern areas may see 1 to 3 inches with perhaps a coating of ice. However, if a storm track holds together, Tuesday and Tuesday night could see another 5-8 inches of snow falling in this part of Ohio . A Wind Chill Advisory may be called to be in effect for parts of the area. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

World Israel Police to release recommendations on Netanyahu charges
Author: 0 Israel Police to release recommendations on Netanyahu charges

Israel is now home to approximately 38,000 African migrants and asylum seekers, majority Eritrean and Sudanese. Israel is sending the migrants to Rwanda after assessing it as a safe country with a growing economy. Government representatives reportedly provided refugees during visits to detention centres with a letter that listed Rwanda - and in a previous occasion, Uganda - to relocate them to.

World Solar power industry lost almost 10000 jobs in 2017
Author: 0 Solar power industry lost almost 10000 jobs in 2017

California, home to 40 percent of solar capacity in the USA, saw the bulk of job losses, along with established markets in MA and Nevada. The industry reported strong job growth in states including Minnesota, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, New York and Tennessee.

World Federal Bureau of Investigation finds no evidence of altercation in border patrol agent's death
Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation finds no evidence of altercation in border patrol agent's death

The memo also states that due to his injuries, Garland's ability to recall the events has been impaired. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott authorized a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the assailants. "I did ask if it was possible he was attacked by rocks and I was told there was no evidence he was attacked by rocks", Ochoa said. Speculation has run rampant with several politicians calling it an attack.

World Bermuda repeals same-sex marriage in world first
Author: 0 Bermuda repeals same-sex marriage in world first

Legislation replacing same-sex marriage with domestic partnerships in Bermuda was signed into law by the governor Wednesday as critics called it an unprecedented rollback of civil rights in the British island territory. Governor John Rankin said he wanted to balance opposition to same-sex marriage on the island, while still complying with European court rulings that ensure legal protections for same-sex couples.

World Snow begins falling across NH; up to 10+ inches possible
Author: 0 Snow begins falling across NH; up to 10+ inches possible

Another six inches or so are expected this afternoon. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities. When driving in snowy weather, it's important to clean off your auto not only for your own visibility, but also to prevent the snow from your auto affecting the visibility of the vehicles behind you.

World Missouri woman finds neighbor's Corgi riding pony
Author: 0 Missouri woman finds neighbor's Corgi riding pony

The video has also been posted on YouTube , and garnered an additional 95,000-plus views. This is a representational image showing two ponies in Scotland. She was surprised to see her one-eyed horse trotting away with the neighbor's dog when she pulled up in to her driveway. I'm lucky I even got the video because my phone was almost dead.

World United Nations chief asks Maldives gov't to lift state of emergency
Author: 0 United Nations chief asks Maldives gov't to lift state of emergency

Tensions came to a head when Yameen's government rejected the ruling and on Monday imposed an emergency and then in the early hours of Tuesday morning arrested the chief justice and another judge of the court. Critics accuse his government of imprisoning opponents, curbing free speech and pressuring the judiciary. Meanwhile, exiled former president Mohamed Nasheed Wedneday asked India to turn "liberators" and intervene militarily to end the turmoil in Maldives , in a rebuke to China ...

World Ajay Devgan starring Raid trailer is out
Author: 0 Ajay Devgan starring Raid trailer is out

The poster of the film was released this morning and now the makers have released the trailer of the film. The official trailer for the upcoming Bollywood movie " Raid " starring Ajay Devgn , Ileana D'cruz and Saurabh Shukla in pivotal roles has been released few hours after Ajay shared its official poster on twitter.

World Pochettino: Only Kane can answer questions on Spurs future
Author: 0 Pochettino: Only Kane can answer questions on Spurs future

Liverpool's Loris Karius fouls Tottenham's Harry Kane for a penalty during their match at Anfield in Liverpool February 4, 2018. The 24-year-old tops the scoring charts again this season with 22 after reaching 100 Premier League goals in Tottenham's thrilling 2-2 draw at Liverpool Sunday.

World Republicans release new Russian Federation memo, taking aim at Steele's credibility
Author: 0 Republicans release new Russian Federation memo, taking aim at Steele's credibility

The Monday memo is an unclassified, redacted version of a criminal referral filed on January 4 by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., had asked the Justice Department in January to investigate Steele based on evidence they say suggests he lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with the media (a violation of 18 USC 1001) - or the Federal Bureau of Investigation misrepresented Steele's statements.

World European Union to meet Turkey March 26 to discuss relations
Author: 0 European Union to meet Turkey March 26 to discuss relations

Pope Francis and Turkey's president, it said, highlighted "the need to promote peace and stability in the region through dialogue and negotiation, with respect for human rights and global law". The Holy Father and President Erdogan spoke about "the situation of the country, the condition of the Catholic community, efforts in the reception of the many refugees, and the challenges linked to this".

World Emotions run high as man accused of killing puppy appears in court
Author: 0 Emotions run high as man accused of killing puppy appears in court

Police received a report that a young dog had been killed in the Ailsbury Park area of the town yesterday evening. The puppy's remains were recovered from a bin and a post mortem will take place to determine the cause of death. "We are having a thorough investigation to try and get some justice for that puppy and to try and make sure that those people who are responsible for this not only are held to account for it through the criminal justice system but also are not allowed to be in a ...

World 800 terrorists killed in Syria's Afrin: Turkey's Erdogan
Author: 0 800 terrorists killed in Syria's Afrin: Turkey's Erdogan

Gherde, are Kurds... Observatory director Rami Abdurrahman said he obtained the video from Syrian fighters, who managed to pull the body out of the battlefield. It then started marching toward Saraqeb, an important military center for rebels and al-Qaida-linked insurgents in control of Idlib. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on January 21 warned the HDP not to take to the streets to protest the operation in Afrin: "You are being closely followed".

World Leak: No deal Brexit 'would cost 9% of Scotland's GDP'
Author: 0 Leak: No deal Brexit 'would cost 9% of Scotland's GDP'

Trade Secretary Liam Fox said the leaked assessment underestimated the potential increase in trade with the rest of the world after Brexit. In the event that Scotland stays in the single market and customs union, it would lose an estimated 2.5% more of its GDP than now projected.

World Bangladesh court jails Oppn leader Zia for five years
Author: 0 Bangladesh court jails Oppn leader Zia for five years

Similar demonstrations in 2014 and 2015 around elections left almost 200 people dead. The conviction means that Zia, the longtime rival to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, will be barred from running in the next national elections scheduled for December.

World Turkey sees Syria as ally in fighting terrorism
Author: 0 Turkey sees Syria as ally in fighting terrorism

Tuesday's toll of 80 dead was "the highest civilian toll in Syria in almost nine months, and one of the bloodiest days for Eastern Ghouta in several years", Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP. Syria has repeatedly denied using chemical weapons. At least three hospitals or health facilities were hit in the strikes, which recall some of the worst periods of the war.

World First Test Footage Revealed of EHANG 184 Manned Passenger Drone
Author: 0 First Test Footage Revealed of EHANG 184 Manned Passenger Drone

It also could only carry one passenger, or at most 220 pounds of weight. The Ehang 184 has a cruising altitude of 500 metres and takes only one hour to fully charge. The company said the drone has been tested over 1,000 times and is created to withstand moderate gales with winds of up to 50 kilometres per hour. Volocopter's autonomous technology is powered by Intel, and it was widely shown off at CES 2018.

World Winter storm warning includes Livingston County; winter weather advisories for western counties
Author: 0 Winter storm warning includes Livingston County; winter weather advisories for western counties

The National Weather Service has forecast at least 4 inches of snow. NewsChannel 34 stopped by the National Weather Service located at the Greater Binghamton Airport to speak with Warning Coordination Meteorologist Dave Nicosia. He said the winter weather will be the result of a typical winter storm system moving into the area. Twenty-two states from Texas to ME are bracing for a new winter storm that's bringing snow, ice, heavy rain and thunderstorms Tuesday night and Wednesday .

World Modi gives a fitting reply to Renuka Chowdhury's cackle in Rajya Sabha
Author: 0 Modi gives a fitting reply to Renuka Chowdhury's cackle in Rajya Sabha

But its recent performance has provided a much-need boost to the Congress whose leaders are convinced that the party's fortunes are looking up. For decades, one party devoted all their energies in singing paeans to one family. The Congress leader further alleged that PM Modi did not answer to the questions asked. " Congress is unhappy because the corrupt and middlemen are now gone of the system".

World Sister of North Korean leader to come to South for Olympics
Author: 0 Sister of North Korean leader to come to South for Olympics

Pence said Wednesday that Washington will soon unveil its toughest-ever economic sanctions on North Korea to spur the North's denuclearization, according to foreign reports . Speculation had already been rife in South Korea that Kim Jong Un might send his younger sister, and that was only fueled when Kim Yo Jong , wearing a broad smile, was shown on North Korean television waving farewell to the cheering squad that departed Pyongyang station for South Korea Tuesday.

World Snowboarder Fuller hoping to fly high at Winter Olympics
Author: 0 Snowboarder Fuller hoping to fly high at Winter Olympics

Though Pence didn't comment directly on the North's latest request for fuel assistance, he appeared to rule out the possibility of sanction relief, announcing the United States would soon seek to impose the "toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever".