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Over 30 killed in ISIS attack on military hospital in Kabul

Over 30 killed in ISIS attack on military hospital in Kabul

Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of an explosion in Kabul on March 8. The hospital which is a training ground for doctors and medics as well was attacked by a bomb blast in 2011 that left six soldiers dead. "We are trying to bring the situation under control", he said in a frantic hurry before hanging up. "Nothing can justify an attack on hospitals", said Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. Read More

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At least 3 dead after train crashes into charter bus from Austin

At least 3 dead after train crashes into charter bus from Austin

The bus was operated by Echo Transportation out of Austin, Tex., and had not reached its destination in Biloxi. A committee from the Senior Center had helped to organized the trip to MS and Louisiana for seniors and their families. In addition the sign warning of a low ground clearance, the crossing has a bell, lights and crossing arms. "I was on Main Street and I heard the noise", Pham said. Read More

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Turkey Kicks Out US-Based Mercy Corps NGO Helping Syria Since 2012

Gen. Dunford, the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was invited to attend the summit by the Turkish military, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally and key US counterterrorism partner. Turkey's military chief-of-staff is meeting his U.S. and Russian counterparts in the southern Turkish province of Antalya. Then, right next door are US -backed Kurdish and Arab coalition forces. Read More

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Ujjain Passenger Train Blast is a Terror Attack: MP Min

Ujjain Passenger Train Blast is a Terror Attack: MP Min

The railways today beefed up security in the wake of the blast in a Bhopal-Ujjain train near Jabri station in Madhya Pradesh leaving eight passengers injured. The railway PRO in Indore said there was disruption in train movement for around an hour. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who reached the spot along with senior officials, ordered a probe and announced Rs 50,000 each to the seriously wounded and Rs 25,000 to those who suffered simple injuries. Read More

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Cuomo calls anti-Semitic acts in NY 'reprehensible'

Cuomo calls anti-Semitic acts in NY 'reprehensible'

Jewish Community Centers in Westchester County, Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany were among those that were hit with bomb threats. The governor flew out Saturday afternoon and will arrive in Israel Sunday morning in the company of five staffers and a handful of Jewish leaders from NY, including Allen Fagin of the Orthodox Union, who introduced the governor Wednesday at the event at The Egg where Cuomo announced the trip. Read More

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Chemical weapons allegedly being used in Mosul

Chemical weapons allegedly being used in Mosul

In its latest push Iraqi forces captured an IS media centre in a residential area of west Mosul, but only after the militants set light to the building before fleeing the area. Those areas lie east of the town of Al-Bab, which Turkey-backed rebels seized from IS on February 23 after several months of fighting in another advance on the jihadist group. Read More

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Syria talks end with agreement for more talks

Syria talks end with agreement for more talks

Furthermore, Sputnik reported a new round of Syria talks will be held in Kazakhstan's Astana to end the conflict. In theory, those issues are supposed to be addressed in a six-month time frame, but peace talks in Geneva have achieved little since they were first convened just over three years ago. Read More

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Marine Le Pen loses immunity over IS tweets

Marine Le Pen loses immunity over IS tweets

File- Embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon said Wednesday, March 1, 2017, he will persevere in the race despite an ongoing inquiry into allegations that he paid his wife and children for work they did not do. "He can fight judges, but he can't fight his own party for much longer", said the adviser, who declined to be named. Well, herein lies the context to her tweets and the answer to those questions - in December 2015, Le Pen found herself in a spat with a journalist, ... Read More

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Meth-using Australian mother allegedly drowned children in Murray River

Meth-using Australian mother allegedly drowned children in Murray River

A desperate search of the river continues for his missing five-year-old brother. A search by NSW and Victoria police, SES and Maritime Rescue began on Thursday evening but was called off at 11pm, before being restarted at 8am on Friday. "What's really, really troubling about it was neither the police nor the Department of Corrective Services or Family and Community Services actually considered the risk to these little fellers", Mr Brooks said. Read More

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US General Says Russia Inadvertently Bombed US-Backed Syrian Fighters

US General Says Russia Inadvertently Bombed US-Backed Syrian Fighters

Townsend said Wednesday that the deconfliction hotline worked to stop the bombing, and that in al-Bab different kinds of forces are "literally within hand-grenade range of each other". "The coalition supported Turkey and their partner-force efforts in al-Bab with more than 50 airstrikes, taking fighters off the battlefield, destroying [vehicle-borne homemade bombs], mortar and artillery pieces and denying the enemy use of dozens of vehicles, buildings, excavation equipment and weapons ... Read More

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Russia, Syria bombed US-backed fighters in Syria

Russian air forces came close to mistakenly bombing us troops Tuesday in Syria in the fight against the Islamic State terror group, according to the Army general in charge of USA military operation in the region. The general sought to tamp down tensions, saying that "the coalition is encouraged" by the progress against ISIS by the Turkish military and their proxies. Read More

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No top representation from Kabul in Islamabad ECO summit

Director General for International Economic Corporation of Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Majid Bizmark represents Iran in the two-day meeting, the report said. He stressed the need for cooperation among member states in energy. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are now ECO member states. Read More

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What next in the long battle over Texas voter ID law?

Justice Dept pulls out of Texas voter ID case WH bats down calls for special prosecutor in Russian Federation probe MORE has taken to reverse the Obama administration's position in voting rights cases. Civil rights groups say the policy, which accepts gun licenses but not student IDs at the polls, discriminates against low-income and minority voters who are far less likely to possess an ID and face difficulties obtaining one. Read More

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Iran Tests Cruise Missile in Arabian Gulf

Iran Tests Cruise Missile in Arabian Gulf

It carries explosive warheads that weigh approximately 220 kilograms and are capable of crippling naval targets in different weather and depth conditions. This news comes just as tensions are rising between the Trump administration and Iran. The shipping routes through the Bab el-Mandab and the Strait of Hormuz passing through the Yemeni and Iranian coasts are filled with tankers carrying millions of barrels of oil to Asia, the USA and Europe, round-the-clock. Read More

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Trump's Cabinet Welcomes Another Billionaire Wilbur Ross

Trump's Cabinet Welcomes Another Billionaire Wilbur Ross

Ross is expected to play a major role in administration trade policy once in office. Former commerce secretaries have praised him, including one who served under former president Barack Obama. During his confirmation hearing, Ross expressed support for "sensible trade", noting he has had direct experience with unfair trade in the steel, textile, and auto parts businesses and other sectors. Read More

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Donald Trump to Governors: We're Giving Power Back to the States

Donald Trump to Governors: We're Giving Power Back to the States

During a meeting with the heads of major USA health insurers today, President Trump told them to "expect something special" to replace the Affordable Care Act as his administration advances its replacement for the ACA (Obamacare). President Trump and the Republicans are certainly holding true to their word as to what they had planned to do to offer what they perceive to be a better system for providing healthcare to Americans while relieving some of the stress placed on the Federal budget. Read More

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