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Egypt launches massive operation targeting Islamic militants in Sinai Egypt launches massive operation targeting Islamic militants in Sinai
- February 10, 2018

The operation, announced in a televised statement by army spokesman Colonel Tamer el-Rifaai, began early Friday and covers central Sinai and areas in Egypt's Nile Delta and Western Desert. Egyptian authorities have kept the Rafah crossing with Gaza virtually sealed since a terrorist attack in the Sinai Peninsula in October 2014, though they have temporarily reopened the crossing several times since that attack, mostly for the passage of humanitarian cases. (more...)
Syria: UN urges an end to hostilities Syria: UN urges an end to hostilities
- February 10, 2018

The two governments also crossed swords over US-led air strikes that hit forces allied to the Damascus regime in eastern Syria late Wednesday and early Thursday. Airstrikes and shelling of areas held by anti-government armed groups has compounded a three-year siege in which almost 400,000 civilians - including children - have had little access to basic assistance, including food, medicines and life-saving health assistance. (more...)
Senate Report Raises Questions About Obama's Clinton Investigation Involvement — FBI Texts Senate Report Raises Questions About Obama's Clinton Investigation Involvement — FBI Texts
- February 09, 2018

We have a strict line, and always have maintained it, previous president. As for Barack Obama , why did he lie when he stated that he never spoke with either his Attorney General or his FBI Director about pending investigations? Page called Trump a 'loathsome human , ' before writing 'I cannot [sic] believe Donald Trump is likely to be an actual, serious candidate for president.' Strzok called Trump 'an idiot' and opined Clinton 'should win 100,000,000 - 0.' Strzok and Page also ... (more...)
Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea
- February 09, 2018

The vice president is on his way to Japan and then South Korea for the Winter Olympics. This year, the reclusive state led by Kim Jong Un is expected to reap no more than half the foreign currency it did in 2016, when sanctions entered effect in earnest. (more...)
Maxwell stars in Australia victory Maxwell stars in Australia victory
- February 09, 2018

Maxwell looked to have holed out in the 13th over, with Jason Roy scooping up a low catch in the deep off leg spinner Adil Rashid . Yet their gung-ho approach failed to pay dividends as Roy was dismissed in the second over as Andrew Tye took a comfortable catch at cover off the bowling of Kane Richardson . (more...)
311 child soldiers freed in S 311 child soldiers freed in S
- February 09, 2018

On Friday last week, Washington announced an arms embargo on South Sudan and urged the United Nations Security Council to enforce a global arms ban on the country. Shearer said that the challenge ahead is to ensure the young people have the support they need to undertake training, find jobs, and access the opportunities they deserve to reach their full potential. (more...)
Florida boy gets trapped inside arcade claw machine Florida boy gets trapped inside arcade claw machine
- February 09, 2018

That's what draws people to public safety, the unexpected. "Well, today was no exception". Mason climbed right into the claw machine to snatch up a toy. "This evening little Mason was enjoying some food and decided he wanted a stuffed animal", the rescue agency said. Pretty sure it won't be the same as their last. (more...)
Rob Porter, White House Aide, Resigns After Accusations of Abuse Rob Porter, White House Aide, Resigns After Accusations of Abuse
- February 09, 2018

It's unclear what "new allegations" Kelly was referring to. "I'm not going to get into specifics of who may have known pieces of information..." Porter's resignation sent news networks scrambling Wednesday to cover the unfolding story . (more...)
Storm warning, watches in place amid predictions of heavy snow Storm warning, watches in place amid predictions of heavy snow
- February 09, 2018

The overnight low will be around 18 degrees. South of I:80: 3-5 inches and even less where no warnings and advisories are in place. The meteorological winter (December through February) precipitation total (rain plus snow converted to liquid) rose to 2.9 inches, 0.37 inches below normal. (more...)
Bush on immigrants: 'We ought to say thank you and welcome them' Bush on immigrants: 'We ought to say thank you and welcome them'
- February 09, 2018

In addition to commenting on Russia , Bush also discussed immigration. George W Bush said it was "problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system". He claimed that Russian Federation had interfered in the United States elections even during the Cold War, and that the country was adept at manipulating public opinion in the U.S. (more...)
West Indies to host first day-night Test against Sri Lanka West Indies to host first day-night Test against Sri Lanka
- February 09, 2018

However, the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St Lucia, originally scheduled to stage the final Test, will now host the second match starting June 14. Dinesh Chandimal is all set to lead the 15-man Sri Lanka squad for the upcoming two-match T20I series against Bangladesh, beginning February 15 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. (more...)
Olympic curling: Mixed doubles round robin #1 results and highlights Olympic curling: Mixed doubles round robin #1 results and highlights
- February 09, 2018

Matt describes the sport ― in which people push a 44-pound "stone" across the ice with a "broom" ― as a mix of shuffleboard, chess and bowling. Matt was part of the USA men's team that won the bronze medal in the 2016 world championship, beating Japan for third place. (more...)
Trump has asked for military parade to showcase American muscle: White House Trump has asked for military parade to showcase American muscle: White House
- February 09, 2018

The location is still being discussed, though Trump has said he would like it to proceed along Pennsylvania Avenue, which links the Capitol and the White House. Then we will rebuild Pennsylvania Avenue, because Pennsylvania Avenue is not built to transport seven-ton tanks. The Pentagon and Trump's transition team both declined to comment on the report at the time . (more...)
B'desh ex-PM Khaleda Zia jailed amid clashes B'desh ex-PM Khaleda Zia jailed amid clashes
- February 09, 2018

Nevertheless, it's unlikely that the BNP will contest if their main leader is in jail. Mr Rahman and four others have been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Zia will have to stay in jail for at least three days until Sunday. Law Minister Anisul Haq told journalists that " she (Khaleda Zia) will land in jail today". (more...)
United Nations exempts sanctions for North Korea's Olympic delegation United Nations exempts sanctions for North Korea's Olympic delegation
- February 09, 2018

North Korea has no intention of meeting USA officials during the Winter Olympics that start in South Korea on Friday, state media said, dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense standoff over the North's nuclear weapons programme. (more...)
NTSB: Signals off as safety system installed before crash NTSB: Signals off as safety system installed before crash
- February 09, 2018

Sunday's train collision in SC was the fourth fatal incident involving an Amtrak train since the start of December. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster says the two deaths are employees of Amtrak. At least three patients were hospitalized in critical or serious condition, with almost all the rest treated for minor injuries such as cuts, bruises and whiplash, authorities said. (more...)
USA military kills 100 Syrian soldiers after 'unprovoked attack' USA military kills 100 Syrian soldiers after 'unprovoked attack'
- February 08, 2018

Still, some USA troops had been embedded at the time with Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), whose headquarters in Syria's Deir al-Zor province had been a target of the attack. Officials said no USA troops were injured or killed. USA officials say American advisors accompanying Syrian opposition forces came under attack by government-backed troops in Deir el-Zour Province. (more...)
Ex-Uber CEO testifies in high-tech heist case Ex-Uber CEO testifies in high-tech heist case
- February 08, 2018

Kalanick took the witness stand in the first week of the trial to be questioned about his role. Under friendlier questioning from Uber's own lawyers Wednesday, Kalanick hammered home the ride-hailing company's argument that poaching Levandowski from Google and other engineers still at Uber today isn't the same as stealing its intellectual property. (more...)
Cornell fraternity punished over sex contest called 'Pig Roast' Cornell fraternity punished over sex contest called 'Pig Roast'
- February 08, 2018

A fraternity chapter at Cornell University has been disciplined after holding a sex contest called a "pig roast" in reference to the weight of the women the brothers slept with. In a lengthy statement on Facebook announcing the probation, the Cornell chapter of the fraternity said interactions connected to the game "were neither chapter sanctioned activities nor ones that brothers were aware of". (more...)
Horgan rejects retaliation for Alberta's wine ban Horgan rejects retaliation for Alberta's wine ban
- February 08, 2018

Horgan, newly arrived from a trade mission to Asia where he touted the glories of Okanagan grapes to buyers in Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo, said he won't be distracted by "retaliatory trade actions". And I know that our decision will have an impact on some small businesses. "Alberta's B.C. wine ban isn't just counterproductive, it's going to spike sales and galvanise anti-pipeline sentiment", he tweeted . (more...)
Ex-Pope Benedict Says He's Nearing the End of His Life Ex-Pope Benedict Says He's Nearing the End of His Life
- February 08, 2018

Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in. Benedict wrote the letter to the Corriere della Sera newspaper after its senior correspondent, Massimo Franco, wrote to him saying many readers were wondering how he was ahead of the fifth anniversary of his announcement to resign on February 11. (more...)
Quake damage in Taiwan serious near the fault Quake damage in Taiwan serious near the fault
- February 08, 2018

A fire fighter looks for survivors after an quake hit Hualien , Taiwan February 7, 2018. People severely injured in the natural disaster would receive NT$250,000, including NT$100,000 from the foundation, NT$100,000 from the county government and NT$50,000 from the ministry, the premier said. (more...)
Tillerson gained't verify Trump attendance at Americas summit Tillerson gained't verify Trump attendance at Americas summit
- February 08, 2018

Tillerson said in Buenos Aires. "We can no longer stand by and watch the destruction of Venezuelan democracy", said Tillerson, who is on a week-long tour of Latin America. The networks these two established helped carry out the 1992 bombing at the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires and the 1994 bombing of the AMIA, a Jewish community center in the country's capital. (more...)
'Dumb joke': Trudeau responds to criticism over 'peoplekind' comment 'Dumb joke': Trudeau responds to criticism over 'peoplekind' comment
- February 08, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparked a roar of applause during a town hall meeting Friday after he interrupted a woman to correct her use of the word "mankind". British TV broadcaster Piers Morgan called Trudeau a "Chief PC Plonker", accusing him of killing off mankind. "Even if theoretically there is a better opportunity for a long-term deal, in the short-term that's a lot of families out of work (and) suffering in a way that I think would be far worse politically", Trudeau said ... (more...)
Twitter bans 'deepfakes' porn Twitter bans 'deepfakes' porn
- February 08, 2018

The policy calls out anything posted for the "specific goal of faking explicit content or soliciting "lookalike" pornography". As with most emerging digital technologies , its use related to porn has become the driving force behind the popularity of the face swapping tech. (more...)

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