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Erdogan Launches Idlib Offensive, Rebel Factions Prepare to Fight Nusra Front

At the same time, the Turkish military could launch an operation within Idlib . But the FSA has increasingly lost territory to extremist Islamist groups there. Turkey has been one of the biggest supporters of rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during the six-and-a-half-year war, but its focus has moved from ousting him to securing its own border. Read More

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Park will not play in Saturday's game against Oklahoma

Park will not play in Saturday's game against Oklahoma

A fourth-down pass from Sooners quarterback fell incomplete near midfield, sealing the outcome, which could damage the Big 12's chances of landing a team in the College Football Playoff. The first- and second-place teams will meet on December 2 in Arlington, Tex. This is the seventh straight season Oklahoma has dropped a game they were a double-digit favorite. Read More

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Herring statement on Trump ending of contraception coverage rule

Herring statement on Trump ending of contraception coverage rule

The Trump administration issued the directive as an interim final rule , meaning it will become law immediately but is subject to a public comment process. The Family Research Council, through its president, Tony Perkins, said, "After eight years of the federal government's relentless assault on the First Amendment, the Trump administration has taken concrete steps today that will once again erect a bulwark of protection around American's First Freedom - religious freedom". Read More

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Family: Danley not involved in Vegas plot

Family: Danley not involved in Vegas plot

In her first public statement since the Las Vegas massacre took place on Sunday night, Marilou Danley , 62, on Wednesday said Paddock, a retired 64-year-old accountant, had sent her on a trip to the Philippines and wired her money there, but that she did not know he was planning to harm anyone, reports The New York Times. Read More

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Expats can exit Kurd region via Iraq visa-free: Baghdad

Expats can exit Kurd region via Iraq visa-free: Baghdad

Both countries see the referendum as having transformed the Kurdish aspiration for statehood in Iraq from problem to be managed to a mounting crisis on their borders. "We can not accept a referendum held in a climate that is created by burning down civil and land registry offices, forcing those, who did not obey them, to migrate through oppression, violence and illegal ways", President Erdoğan said. Read More

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Presidents Cup 2017: How did Fowler, Thomas top International Team's unstoppable duo?

Presidents Cup 2017: How did Fowler, Thomas top International Team's unstoppable duo?

The lone highlight of the Internationals day came from Adam Hadwin and Hideki Matsuyama who were able to avoid the whitewash by splitting the point with Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth . Sep. Needing to mount an early charge to battle back into contention, the global team instead got the day off to a foreboding start when Leishman sent his opening tee shot into the water in the alternate shot event handing Spieth and Reed a 1-up lead. Read More

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Mom flew to Germany, left 4 kids home alone in Iowa

Mom flew to Germany, left 4 kids home alone in Iowa

When police asked the children where their mother was, they said she left them and the country, KCCI reported . "I've never heard of anything like this before", Johnston police Lt. She faces four counts of child endangerment with a substantial risk. Anti-child abuse advocates say it doesn't matter how old a child is, leaving them alone is not a good idea. Read More

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Chaos in Ugandan parliament as MPs debate age limit motion

Chaos in Ugandan parliament as MPs debate age limit motion

According to reports, about two female lawmakers were rushed out of the hall to the hospital. Museveni, who is 73 and has ruled Uganda since 1986, is ineligible to run again in 2021 if the age barrier stays. On Wednesday, in response to the violence in parliament, Museveni's government took its efforts one step further by announcing that it would ban live broadcasts of events "inciting the public", including parliamentary debate. Read More

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Saudi King orders to grant driving licenses for women

Saudi King orders to grant driving licenses for women

The position of Saudi women gradually improved under late King Abdullah and since King Salman took over in 2015, the kingdom has been opening more areas for women through the government's modernizing reforms. Ms. Sharif was instrumental in organizing groups of women for collective protests to demand an end to the ban on female drivers. Women in Saudi Arabia are now legally allowed to obtain driving licences following a decree issued by King Salman today. Read More

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Hurricane Maria is still churning towards the East Coast

Hurricane Maria is still churning towards the East Coast

According to The Weather Channel , it's now located more than 500 miles south-southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina, moving north at about 9 mph. After that, we have to see what hurricane Maria is going to do. Residents along the Carolina and mid-Atlantic coasts should be monitoring the progress of the storm very closely. So we will keep a close watch on Maria . Read More

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Earthquake Detected in North Korea; China Suspects Nuclear Test

Earthquake Detected in North Korea; China Suspects Nuclear Test

This raised fears of another nuclear test from the isolated state, but South Korea and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty Organisation - a nuclear proliferation watchdog - said they believed it was a natural quake. The world hasn't seen an above-ground, atmospheric nuclear test since an inland detonation by China in 1980, and North Korea upending that could push the region dangerously close to war. Read More

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UN Security Council Warns Iraqi Kurds Against Referendum

UN Security Council Warns Iraqi Kurds Against Referendum

Iraqi Kurds are expected to vote for independence in a referendum on Monday that neighbouring countries and Western powers fear could break up the country and stir broader regional ethnic and sectarian conflict. In New York, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday demanded that Iraqi Kurds call off the referendum, while hinting at consequences if they go ahead. Read More

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Trump signs executive order authorizing trade and financial sanctions on North Korea

Trump signs executive order authorizing trade and financial sanctions on North Korea

The patrols came after officials and experts said a small quake near North Korea's nuclear test site on Saturday was probably not man-made, easing fears Pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one. He spoke just days after Trump , in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly , derisively called Kim "Rocket Man" and said it might be necessary to "completely destroy" North Korea . Read More

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Some 100 countries expected to sign treaty banning nuclear weapons

Some 100 countries expected to sign treaty banning nuclear weapons

In addition, eight other countries (the United States, Russia, Britain, China, France, Israel, India, and Pakistan) possess a total of roughly 15,000 nuclear weapons , and none of them seems willing to get rid of them. Nuclear powers like the US have argued that a ban on nuclear weapons is not feasible in the current security environment, holding that a strategy of nuclear deterrence is necessary to counter security threats. Read More

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US, S Korea to maximise economic, diplomatic pressure on N Korea

Haley told CNN's Dane Bash she would be "perfectly happy" turning things over to U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. "We're trying every other possibility that we have, but there's a whole lot of military options on the table". Trump has threatened "fire and fury" in response to North Korea's threats. Haley said that wasn't an empty threat from the president but she declined to describe the president's intentions. Read More

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