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Syria regime, rebels committed war crimes in battle for Aleppo: UN probe

Syria regime, rebels committed war crimes in battle for Aleppo: UN probe

Investigating the period between July and December of past year, when battles in Aleppo were ongoing, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic did not attribute any war crimes to the Russian forces. It says this resulted in "disastrous consequences for the civilian population". As the opposition resistance was crumbling and civilians tried to escape, "some armed groups violently prevented them and used them as human shields", the inquiry further found. Read More

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O Panneerselvam loyalists to meet President Pranab Mukherjee — AIADMK factional feud

O Panneerselvam loyalists to meet President Pranab Mukherjee — AIADMK factional feud

But then she was there for 75 days", Maitreyan told media persons. It was well known that Amma had a mini hospital inside her Poes Garden house. "Hence we approached the President and submitted a memorandum", Maitreyan explained. Tamil Nadu witnessed a huge political churn a few days ago when O Panneerselvam rebelled against Sasikala. The "ammakalviyagam.in", named after late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, was launched by Panneerselvam as part of her 69th birth anniversary celebrations. Read More

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Russia, Syria bombed US-backed fighters in Syria

Russia, Syria bombed US-backed fighters in Syria

U.S. forces were about four or five kilometers (2.5-3 miles) away when they observed the incident and contacted their Russian counterparts. The targeting of the Syrian Arab Coalition in the hamlets to the south and east of al-Bab on Tuesday appeared unintentional and quickly ceased, once nearby USA troops alerted the Russians about which group had been hit, said Army Lt. Read More

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Latest on the Red Wings ahead of NHL Trade Deadline

Other players traded include forward Steve Ott to the Montreal Canadiens, defeseman Brendan Smith to the New York Rangers and forward Tomas Jurco to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Red Wings announced the deal with the 26-year-old Jensen on Monday, a day before starting a five-game road trip in Vancouver. It is the Red Wings' third trade so far ahead of the deadline. Read More

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Trump condemns killing of Indian engineer in US

Trump condemns killing of Indian engineer in US

The mother of an Indian engineer who was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in an American bar said she asked her son to come back to India if he felt threatened in the United States, but he said he was not in any danger. After Trump condemned the shooting, Yoder responded with a four-word tweet: "Thank you, Mr. President". The FBI declined additional comment, citing the investigation. Read More

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Phelps asks Congress to ensure anti-doping system is fair

Joining Phelps was another athlete, Adam Nelson, who should have won a gold medal in the 2004 games, but instead another athlete who doped won. "Take this in a serious manner, because it is crushing sports", said Phelps. Phelps grew up racing at the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center, where he first started picturing his dreams. "I don't believe I've stood up at an worldwide competition and the rest of the field has been clean", he said during the hearing, which was being held to discuss global ... Read More

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Islamabad United opt to field first in 2nd play-off

Islamabad United opt to field first in 2nd play-off

Tonight's game will eliminate the losing team from the competition. Interestingly, the last match of group stage was between United and Kings, which the later won by 6 wickets to qualify for the play-offs. Millions of eyes will be on this match as none other the stormy Caribbean batsman Chris Gayle will open the batting innings for Karachi Kings . Read More

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Trump Continues Tradition with Speech to Congress

Trump Continues Tradition with Speech to Congress

Minimizing the economic burden of Obamacare while clearing the path toward repeal and replace. Yes, there are issues that divide us, but there are also many programs that can unite us. Some 40 percent of Democrats, though, did also approve of the speech. It was, for all practical purposes, a campaign speech, which in and of itself isn't a problem. Read More

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Abuse victim quits Vatican commission (2)

Abuse victim quits Vatican commission (2)

Ms Collins had been a member of the 15-person Commission for the past three years and its only Irish representative, but in a strongly worded statement yesterday she said she had tendered her resignation to Pope Francis last month and that her work with the Commission ended officially today. Read More

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Trump administration pushes back signing new travel ban, official says

Trump administration pushes back signing new travel ban, official says

In his first week in office, Trump signed an executive order barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, and suspended the country's refugee resettlement program. The administration's decision follows pressure from the Pentagon and State Department, four anonymous officials suggested, who urged the White House to reconsider Iraq's inclusion given its key role in fighting the Islamic State group. Read More

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Kim Jong Nam's killers say they were paid $90 for 'prank'

Kim Jong Nam's killers say they were paid $90 for 'prank'

But Aishah and Huong have told diplomats who visited them in custody that they were unwitting pawns in an assassination that USA officials and South Korean intelligence have said was organized by North Korean agents. North Korea has sent a high-ranking diplomat to Malaysia to try to secure the remains of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader who was killed in a chemical weapon poisoning earlier this month. Read More

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The moment Donald Trump became president — CNN'S Van Jones

The moment Donald Trump became president — CNN'S Van Jones

Though he hailed the operation as a success, Trump said Tuesday that he really can't be blamed for Owens' death - emphasizing that it was planned by former President Barack Obama's administration. At least 16 Al Qaeda militants were killed during the mission. There is a knee-jerk sense among officials that while a United States military operation can fail, any operation which saw an American soldier killed be lionized as both necessary and an achievement, with the assumption that failing ... Read More

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TODAY'S FORECAST: Cloudy, chance of showers and thunderstorms

TODAY'S FORECAST: Cloudy, chance of showers and thunderstorms

Tonight , the forecast calls for cloudy skies with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Tuesday , expect a chance of showers after 1 p.m., with partly sunny skies and a high of 61. Very warm with highs 80-86. Wednesday Night Clear. Lows 21 to 36. Lows 66-71. South wind 12-25 miles per hour. Wednesday night , showers and thunderstorms likely before 10 p.m., then a chance of showers. Read More

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Sex education to be compulsory in all England's schools

But after seeing her amendment to the "outdated" Children and Social Work Bill to provide "age appropriate" sex-ed lessons to youngsters accepted by Ms Greening, Mrs Miller insisted the move would provide "real change". Since these schools are not under local authority control, they do not have to follow the national curriculum and are therefore not obliged to teach sex and relationships education (SRE). Read More

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Face-eating suspect says he is sorry to victims' families in video

But when the show's host, Phil McGraw, asked the Jupiter man what he would say to the families of the victims in the case, Harrouff broke down and sobbed. Harrouff's attorney Nellie King argued in court, releasing the video would interfere with her client's right to a fair trial. His attorney, Nellie King, said in a statement to WPEC-TV that the 20-minute interview "represents just one of many pieces of evidence demonstrating the deterioration of Austin's mental health". Read More

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Officials say new Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list

Officials say new Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban order will exclude Iraq, but continue to impose restrictions on the other six Muslim-majority nations that were included in the original order, United States officials said. The administration could potentially argue that the existing challenges to the original executive order are moot, but the challengers tell CNN the legal battles will likely continue even after the new order is signed. Read More

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Advocates Rally to Save Health Care

A group of Republican governors, including Nevada's Brian Sandoval, will release a plan for replacing the Affordable Care Act in coming weeks, around the same time House Republicans and the White House are slated to unveil similar plans. "The core problem of Obamacare is that it has an essential minimum benefits package floor that is way too high, which is what prohibits people from buying different kinds of policies again that may meet the needs that they have", Sasse tells Nebraska Radio ... Read More

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Over 25000 children crossed the Mediterranean in 2016

Over 25000 children crossed the Mediterranean in 2016

Some 485 men, women and children have died at sea trying to reach Europe this year, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday. The U.N. "The route is mostly controlled by smugglers, traffickers and other people seeking to prey upon desperate children and women who are simply seeking refuge or a better life", said Afshan Khan, head of UNICEF's refugee operations in Europe. Read More

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Trump to vow tough immigration approach in speech to Congress

Trump to vow tough immigration approach in speech to Congress

To be sure, it makes sense that the government would want to remove undocumented immigrants who are convicted of violent offenses out of concern for public safety. "I feel the country is so divided racially". While he condemned the recent Kansas shooting and the threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, Trump also spoke about enforcing immigration laws what will "raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions of dollars, and make communities safer ... Read More

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Chinese set to pay £1bn for Cheesegrater

CC Land, a property investment vehicle owned by Chinese property mogul Cheung Chung-Kiu, was already understood to be under offer to buy British Land's 50pc stake of the Leadenhall Building, known as the Cheesegrater. The 46-storey building became fully let in July past year, with the remaining floors going to Kames Capital, MS Amlin and Rothesay Life. "It's a decision which has really paid off". Read More

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Adele nails opening Australian concert in Perth

Feminem showed she had the pipes to match as well, belting out a verse of Rumour Has It, much to the delight of Adele and the 60,000 strong stadium crowd. "It's the first time it's ever happened to me", she said. The Adele impersonator revealed to 6PR radio that the surreal moment had happened after the Grammy award victor spotted her in the crowd. Read More

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Unemployment rate at lowest since 2008

Unemployment rate at lowest since 2008

Unemployment is now on course to dip below 6 per cent, close to what economists consider full employment, by the middle of this year following another monthly slide in the official jobless rate. However, he said Ireland experienced its first year of positive net inward migration of 3,100 in 2016, helping to add to the labour force. New figures show that the numbers of workers classified as unemployed now stands at 145,100, down 36,200 on previous year. Read More

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House Dem fails to force release of Trump tax returns

Bill Pascrell (D., N.J.) that would have requested the president's tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service. Pharma and biotech investors will be looking for clarity on whether or not the president will "let the government intervene directly in drug prices to reduce health-care costs", a point on which 45 has given "conflicting signals" so far. Read More

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Senate confirms Onnoghen as Chief justice of Nigeria

Senate confirms Onnoghen as Chief justice of Nigeria

Senate President Bukola Saraki who disclosed this Tuesday during plenary, said that it would take place by 11am. He asked senators to attend the session on time. "Following the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC), I hereby notify you of the appointment of Hon". We therefore urge the Senate to, without further hesitation, confirm Justice Onnoghen as the substantive CJN so as to put a final seal on the matter. Read More

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Surveys show China factory activity picks up steam

Surveys show China factory activity picks up steam

The monthly purchasing managers' index (PMI) survey of manufacturers in the United Kingdom showed that the sector "lost impetus" in February, although it remained comfortably above the long-run average. The separate non-manufacturing PMI released by the NBS came in at 54.2 in February. The output and new orders subindices rebounded from a month ago. Read More

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