• United Nations envoy urges Syrian rivals to take 'historical' responsibility
United Nations envoy urges Syrian rivals to take 'historical' responsibility

UN-mediated peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition restart today for the first time in ten months. To date, the near six-year war in Syria has claimed some 300,000 lives and displaced millions. "The Syrian people all want an end to this conflict and you all know it", he said in a cavernous United Nations assembly hall, addressin...

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  • Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar floats party, will contest bypolls
Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar floats party, will contest bypolls

He (Palaniswami) was not the person, people wanted as CM", she said. "When Amma's mortal remains were in the hospital on the night of 5 December, she (Deepa) was not allowed to pay her respects even at that time", he had alleged. Deepa, who has an uncanny resemblance with her aunt, has minced no words in her opposition to Sasikala or about lendin...

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  • Norwegian Launches Cheapest Transatlantic Flights Ever
Norwegian Launches Cheapest Transatlantic Flights Ever

The destinations included Northern Ireland, Shannon, Dublin and Cork, Ireland as well as Edinburgh, Scotland. Norwegian Air have said they are able to offer the cheaper tickets thanks to the Boeing 737MAX plane, which uses less fuel, and the smaller airports which they are flying into.

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  • U.S. provided intelligence for Iraq strike in Syria
U.S. provided intelligence for Iraq strike in Syria

Further south, federal police battled their way through the airport, securing most of it by nightfall, while U.S. and French fighter jets and drones, and U.S. On Sunday, after weeks of preparations, Iraqi forces officially launched the operation to take Mosul's western half, with the Iraqi regular army and federal police forces taking part in the i...

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  • Yahoo price slashed as Verizon proceeds with buy
Yahoo price slashed as Verizon proceeds with buy

A reported $4.8 billion deal for Verizon to acquire Yahoo's operating business was agreed by the companies past year. The report was made public last Tuesday, but the deal started as early as July previous year and was constantly delayed by several fallouts and most especially when Yahoo disclosed two data breaches from the past.

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  • DMK observes fast in protest against attack on its MLAs
DMK observes fast in protest against attack on its MLAs

The report said DMK MLAs and other leaders led fast in various places in Chennai . The DMK and other opposition parties on February 18 demanded secret ballot or adjournment of the assembly session by a week after Chief Minister K. In the confidence motion held on Saturday, the Edappadi Palaniswamy cabinet won by 122 votes in favour and 11 agains...

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  • Netanyahu visit: hundreds protest in Sydney over visit by Israeli PM
Netanyahu visit: hundreds protest in Sydney over visit by Israeli PM

But, he added, "I ultimately like what the both parties like". Foreign policy analysts were quick to mock the poor guy for his obvious lack of knowledge: "One state - an impossibility". It took the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), guns often drawn, to move about 8,000 Israelis out of the Gaza Strip when that deal was signed in 2005. Understanding Isr...

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  • Storm disrupts train and air travel, plane crashes off runway at Schiphol
Storm disrupts train and air travel, plane crashes off runway at Schiphol

A video has been posted online showing a FlyBe Dash 8 propeller plane with a collapsed right landing gear on approach to the airport. Nobody was injured, but a Flybe flight #BE1284 from Edinburgh to Amsterdam which departed the capital at 12.25, had a bumpy landing when the wheels collapsed as it arrived at its destination with 59 passengers an...

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  • Authorities: Suspect arrested in case of missing teacher
Authorities: Suspect arrested in case of missing teacher

Ricketson did say new developments surfaced in recent days and will be shared with the news media Thursday afternoon. Ryan Duke is charged in the 2005 killing of Tara Grinstead , a Georgia teacher. The GBI declined to say how they believe Grinstead died or if they have found her remains. Asked if more arrests were possible, he said, "That's a ...

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  • Turkey Army takes full control of Syria's al-Bab
Turkey Army takes full control of Syria's al-Bab

Turkey's defence minister, Fikri Isik, told CNN-Turk on Thursday that nearly all of the town was now under the control of Turkish troops and their allies. Another rebel field commander, Abu Jaafar, told the agency that "dozens of Islamic State fighters were killed and we evacuated more than 50 families from ..." Yet Ankara persisted, insisting ...

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  • Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US
Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

The talks came weeks after Trump and the Mexican president spoke by phone on January 27, following the US president's inauguration. He added there was "a long way to go" before a deal was reached with the United States on border security and trade, and also that Central American countries should be included in deliberations, too.

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  • Mnuchin expects 'significant' tax reform by August
Mnuchin expects 'significant' tax reform by August

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday said he hasn't made a decision yet about whether to label China a currency manipulator - something that President Trump promised to do during his campaign. "We want to get [tax reform] done by the August recess", Mnuchin added. A House Republican plan calling for a 20 percent tax on imports to offse...

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  • 8 killed, several injured as powerful blast rocks Lahore
8 killed, several injured as powerful blast rocks Lahore

As per reports the nature of the blast could not be immediately verified, but the Pak Punjab Government on its official Twitter page has claimed the explosion was caused by a generator blast. In Pakistan, at least eight people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a bomb blast in the eastern city of Lahore . The terrorist group, which has ...

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  • Trump denounces 'horrible' threats against Jewish centers
Trump denounces 'horrible' threats against Jewish centers

The words were welcomed by Jewish community leaders, who have been troubled by phoned-in bomb threats against almost 70 Jewish community centers in recent weeks and the vandalism of 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri over the weekend.

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  • Why Jimmy Kimmel Might Leave Late Night TV
Why Jimmy Kimmel Might Leave Late Night TV

As for why he's considering this, Kimmel notes that his wife is pregnant and that he'd like "a little more free time". "I don't know, it's something that got, you know how it is... Kimmel, who has twice hosted the Emmy Awards, will make his Oscars debut on Sunday. Last week, Damon, 46, told DeGeneres , 59, that Kimmel will do a bad job hosting the...

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  • Trump's deportation plans are costly, harsh and a logistical nightmare
Trump's deportation plans are costly, harsh and a logistical nightmare

But while the executive orders , signed in January, and subsequent memos would expand the number of undocumented immigrants subject to deportation , some experts are anxious that the increased enforcement efforts will inadvertently make the USA less safe.

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  • Storm Doris causes train chaos between Dacorum and London
Storm Doris causes train chaos between Dacorum and London

A top wind speed of 94mph was recorded in Capel Curig, North Wales, on Thursday morning, the Met Office said. Travel disruption is expected to hit the major networks such as road, train and ferry. Flood alerts remain in place this morning for the Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water Upper, River Eden and Rivers Caldew and Pe...

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  • Donald Tsang: Hong Kong former leader sentenced to 20 years
Donald Tsang: Hong Kong former leader sentenced to 20 years

Tsang, who held Hong Kong's top post for seven years until June 2012, was on Friday convicted of misconduct for failing to disclose his plans to lease a luxury flat from businessman Bill Wong, whose company was later granted a digital radio broadcasting license.

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  • Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces begin operation to rescue western Mosul
Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces begin operation to rescue western Mosul

Iraqi forces have taken a strategically important town close to western Mosul on the third day of their renewed push against so-called Islamic State (IS). The interior ministry's Rapid Response units could also move in on the airport in the coming days, a key target before troops breach the city limits to face the jihadists in the narrow streets of...

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  • Headscarf row dominates Le Pen's Lebanon visit
Headscarf row dominates Le Pen's Lebanon visit

During her visit to Lebanon, which began on Sunday, Le Pen has met with figures including Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The presidential candidate for France's far-right National Front party was on a two-day tour of Lebanon in hopes of securing Franco-Lebanese votes ahead of April's election.

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