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by | September 16, 2018 | 04:18

A SANA reporter meanwhile reported sounds of explosions in the vicinity of the airport. AFP's correspondent in Damascus heard a loud blast late Saturday, followed by several smaller explosions. Israel rarely acknowledges attacks inside Syria, but has said it would use military action to prevent weapons transfers to its enemies. This month, Israel acknowledged having carried out more than 200 strikes in war-ravaged Syria over the past 18 months, mainly against Iranian targets.

by | September 16, 2018 | 04:22

Despite the fact marijuana will be legalized October 17th, U-S border agents will still see pot workers as traffickers of illegal drugs. Canadians who say they invest in marijuana companies would also be unable to enter the country as the USA doesn't "recognize that as a legal business", Owen said.

by | September 16, 2018 | 03:55

As of Saturday morning, the National Hurricane Center announced that Florence is now a tropical storm with maximum wind speeds of 45 miles per hour and said heavy rains and catastrophic flooding will continue across portions of North and SC.

by | September 16, 2018 | 03:16

Six Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft worth US$2.1 billion form the bulk of the sale, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement. The DSCA noted that the Republic of Korea (ROK) has requested to buy 6 P-8A Patrol Aircraft, which includes: 9 Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems 5 (MIDS JTRS 5) one for each aircraft, one for the Tactical Operations Center (TOC) and two as spares); 14 LN-251 with Embedded Global Positioning Systems ...

by | September 16, 2018 | 03:55

Russia is trying to facilitate creation of humanitarian corridors in Syria's Idlib to prevent civilian casualties, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday. Idlib province and the adjacent rural areas form the largest piece of territory still held by Syria's beleaguered rebels, who have been worn down by government victories in recent months.

by | September 16, 2018 | 03:08

Sen. Jeff Merkley's claim, which came as a monster hurricane barreled toward the Carolinas, was quickly branded by Homeland Security as "a sorry attempt to push a false agenda". Homeland Security press secretary Tyler Houlton also stated that DHS did not shift disaster relief funding away from FEMA . And I think the bigger picture here that it's really important to keep our eye on is the kind of single-minded focus that that DHS has had on moving money from other accounts into ...

by | September 16, 2018 | 03:19

The American leader's latest effort to goad Canada into cutting a deal comes as talks remain stalemated over US access to Canada's heavily protected dairy market and the future of the binding Chapter 19 appeal process for companies hit by anti-dumping or countervailing duties.

by | September 16, 2018 | 03:11

An estimated 1,833 people died as a result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, while 2,996 died immediately or from injuries sustained in the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. FIFTY TIMES LAST ORIGINAL NUMBER - NO WAY!The George Washington University study Puerto Rico commissioned - after many months of public complaints that casualties from the storm had been under-counted - compared the total number of deaths in the months following Hurricane Maria with historical ...

by | September 16, 2018 | 02:23

Typhoon Mangkhut has slammed into the northern Philippines, unleashing ferocious winds and blinding rain in a region where authorities have been rushing to evacuate tens of thousands of people from high-risk areas. People take shelter in Cagayan, where the storm was projected to make its initial landfall. Residents walk among destroyed stalls at a public market as Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Tuguegrao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines, on September 15, 2018.

by | September 16, 2018 | 01:54

It has offered to resettle the residents 12 kilometers (7 miles) away under what it says are improved conditions - with connections to water, electricity and sewage treatment they now don't have. Mladenov said the planned demolition of the village would "undermine the prospect for two-state solution and is against worldwide law". Khan al-Ahmar's demolition had already been approved by the court in May, which the judges noted in their decision last week.

by | September 16, 2018 | 01:31

The note was sent on Tuesday, after Wuerl spent the week meeting with priests in his diocese about whether he should stand down or not. I ask you please to include me in your prayers. The Vatican announcement came a day before Pope Francis is to meet with U.S. Catholic Church leaders. A Vatican spokesperson said the meeting would take place from February 21, 2019 to February 24, 2019.

by | September 15, 2018 | 04:58

One of the Ionian island's main attractions, Navagio has a shipwreck on the shore and is surrounded by steep cliffs . Lynette Bridges, 58, from Horndon-on-the Hill in Essex, said her tour boat had just pulled up to the popular Shipwreck Beach when an enormous sheet of stone crashed into the sea, capsizing boats and flooding the crowded beach.

by | September 15, 2018 | 04:48

Donald Trump's time in office is running out now that former campaign manager Paul Manafort has flipped and is cooperating with Russian Federation investigators, a Democratic strategist predicts. The details of the plea agreement, and whether Manafort would cooperate with prosecutors, were not immediately known. "The reason: the President did nothing wrong".

by | September 15, 2018 | 03:32

Die Zeit wrote that 969 abuse victims were altar boys. Bishop Ackermann said the report had been leaked to the press before the Church itself had seen it. Deutsche Welle reported that church authorities pursued only one-third of alleged abusers. Separately on Wednesday, Pope Francis called for an extraordinary meeting of top Catholic officials to discuss the escalating abuse scandal that has made headlines in recent weeks.

by | September 15, 2018 | 02:20

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles. Florence is continuing to move west-northwest at 17 miles per hour, with winds in the 130 miles per hour range, but is giving hints of deviations, says the National Hurricane Center .

by | September 15, 2018 | 02:50

Dismissing the outrage as "harmless", others took it in a lighter vein. The original social media posts included a personal message from Morrison that "QT was on [fire] today, good work team". 'Who f***in Tonight? Who f***in tonight? When I found out, I asked the team to take it down. The section posted on Mr Morrison's social media accounts was not explicit: "You got a hundred dollar bill, get your hands up!" "Well s-t...looks like we will have a new PM in the morning", one person ...

by | September 15, 2018 | 02:19

Cora led a delegation of Red Sox players and staff to the island to distribute aid in the aftermath of the storm . Rollins agreed and said, "DeSantis would not be on the ticket if it wasn't for the President's endorsement". "You can question maybe the methodology, that's fine, but to cast doubt on an entire study because it doesn't suit your political narrative and because you think hundreds of deaths are about you, that dishonors the living and the dead", she said.

by | September 15, 2018 | 02:31

Rogers also talked about his decision not to sign the letter from hundreds of former national security officials protesting Trump's decision to take away former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance. "By mandating the imposition of sanctions against any individual or entity that seeks to interfere in our elections, we are sending a clear signal that the U.S.

by | September 15, 2018 | 02:04

According to The Oregonian , it provides insight into possible motives for a wife to kill her husband in cold blood. Her husband was found by his students with fatal gunshot wounds in the kitchen area of the school on June 2 2018. And Heidi Hutchinson told People that Crampton-Brophy had been struggling to cope with life in the couple's marital home in the wake of her husband's murder.

by | September 15, 2018 | 02:48

Help us grow and continue telling Israel's story to the world. Thirteen people were received at Lawrence General Hospital for injuries related to the explosions from smoke inhalation to blast trauma, according to the hospital's Facebook page .

by | September 15, 2018 | 00:58

President Donald Trump had late Thursday accused Kerry of holding "illegal meetings with the very hostile Iranian Regime, which can only serve to undercut our great work to the detriment of the American people". But Josh Rosenstein, a partner with the Washington law firm Sandler Reiff and a specialist in lobbying compliance, said there are too many unanswered questions to know whether the law applies to Kerry's interactions with Zarif.

by | September 15, 2018 | 02:10

Russia's GRU military intelligence service, which has agents across the globe and reports to the chief of general staff and the defence minister, does not have a website and does not comment publicly on its actions. The Russian president denied they worked for the military and described them as "civilians". "They will come somewhere, to you, the mass media". Scotland Yard released photos of the two men, who flew from the U.K.to Moscow hours after the Skripals fell ill.

by | September 15, 2018 | 01:22

In Washington , Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that based on the guidelines, which are determined based on factors such as Manafort's involvement and the nature of the crimes, he faces a range of 210 to 262 months and a $400,000 fine. It shows that "Manafort has something of value to offer Mueller", tweeted former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti. The guilty plea also underscores the seriousness of this investigation.

by | September 14, 2018 | 06:28

She refused to stand out of recognition of the nation's aboriginal population, she said, suggesting the country does not represent their interests in the same way it does white Australians. Irrespective of whether she's acted disrespectfully, any attempt by a grown adult to publicly humiliate her is disgraceful, especially when so much focus has been placed on stopping the same behaviour in our schools.

by | September 14, 2018 | 06:10

Forecasts generally project Florence to make landfall in southeastern North Carolina on Friday as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane . Adding to concerns, forecasters warned the larger and slow-moving storm could linger for days around the coast, leaving many without power and supplies.

by | September 14, 2018 | 06:00

Most of the victims were boys. About one in six of cases documented involved rape and three quarters of the victims were abused in a church or through a pastoral relationship with the abuser. The Vatican had no immediate comment on the Spiegel report. Francis will meet the presidents of the Catholic bishops conferences from around the world in the Vatican from February 21-24, according to a Vatican statement on Wednesday.

by | September 14, 2018 | 05:28

Deputies and investigators from other departments are continuing to investigate. Sheriff's deputies say six people are dead, including a gunman, after a string of shootings in Southeast Bakersfield. Another person arrived and the suspect fatally shot him after a short foot chase. Her family paid tribute to her on social media on Thursday. 'People are so cruel and you didn't deserve this!' her cousin Alondra Ortega said.

by | September 14, 2018 | 04:48

Recalling the occasion when Mallya "misused" his position as an MP, Jaitley wrote that the fraud accused had paced up to catch up with him when the FM was walking out of the House to go to his room. Vijay Mallya is accused of siphoning-off Rs 9,000 crore from various banks. "I have made a comprehensive settlement offer before the Karnataka High Court in India and hope the honourable judges will consider it favourably".

by | September 14, 2018 | 05:05

The Guardian explains that after Snowden exposed the British government's role in citizen surveillance, tapping into communication networks to suck on that massive firehose of data, 14 human rights and privacy groups filed suit against the United Kingdom.

by | September 14, 2018 | 04:35

But a man testifying four years ago in the Philadelphia trial of Monsignor William Lynn , the first senior U.S. Catholic Church official convicted of concealing sex abuse, accused Bransfield of misconduct. In a 16 August letter the cardinal wrote that the U.S. bishops' executive committee had agreed on a three-pronged response to the crisis which included an apostolic visitation "into the questions surrounding" Archbishop McCarrick, the opening of "new and confidential channels" for ...

by | September 14, 2018 | 02:21

The woman's husband, Mr Ma, said he alerted restaurant staff to the situation and was offered cash for abortion if they were anxious about the health of the baby. "I'm never going to eat hotpot outside again", said one user. As of Wednesday, the hotpot restaurant's market value is slowly recovering. "I can't believe this", another commented.

by | September 14, 2018 | 01:32

He demonstrated an nearly photographic memory of the law and the decisions he had written in his 12 years as member of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, as well as the many important decisions of the U.S. Democratic senators running for re-election in states where Trump is popular have the most to lose from the party's Supreme Court fight. The firm in question was founded by Marc Kasowitz, who has represented Trump.

by | September 13, 2018 | 03:51

Pompeo´s assessment, announced Wednesday, came even as he admitted that the USA believes civilian death rates at the hands of the coalition are "far too high". "With Secretary Pompeo's certification, the State Department demonstrated that it is blindly supporting military operations in Yemen without any allegiance to facts, moral code or humanitarian law", the statement read.

by | September 13, 2018 | 03:33

FULL ALERT status has been activated by various government agencies as typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) entered the Philippine area Wednesday afternoon. The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year is threatening the farmlands in Northern Luzon just before the rice and corn harvest. It's expected to be 135 nautical miles (250 kilometers) off Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan on September 15 before heading to Hong Kong, according to the US agency.

by | September 13, 2018 | 02:26

He said it was "extraordinary behaviour from a Cabinet Minister to preemptively impugn the character and reputation of a witness attempting to engage properly in a parliamentary process which ostensibly affords the same privilege to that witness that he, Mr Dutton, comfortably shielded under today to accuse me of the criminal offence of sexual grooming".