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UNRWA concerned over fate of refugees in Yarmuk camp

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The Syrian government and rebels reached an agreement to evacuate opposition fighters from an area near southern Damascus , state media said Sunday. "The objective is to gradually retake segments of the area until it is all reconquered, as was the case in Eastern Ghouta", he said, referring to the last rebel stronghold near the capital that was seized by government forces last month. Read More »

Stormy Daniels sues Trump over "con job" tweet about forensic sketch

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In the latest lawsuit, Daniels is claiming that Trump "used his national and global audience of millions of people to make a false factual statement to denigrate and attack" her. It isn't clear what the payments were for, but ABC said sources confirmed they weren't related to Daniels, who alleged she had a sexual affair with Trump in 2006. Read More »

Judge tosses Manafort civil suit challenging special counsel

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A spokesman for Manafort, who is limited in what he can say due to a court-imposed media gag order, did not have any immediate comment on the judge's ruling. Prosecutors defend their actions by stating that because he was both his position as a top campaign official for Donald Trump and his lengthy involvement with Russian-backed individuals of power warranted an investigation into whether any of those relationships were used as "back channels" or for "surreptitious communications" according ... Read More »

Skyscraper Once Planned to Become Trump Tower Baku Burns

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When he became president in 2016, however, the partnership was cancelled , and his name was removed. The blaze, which broke out on the top floor of the building, burned down through about 20 stories before fire fighters extinguished the flames by mid afternoon, the news agency Interfax reported. Read More »

Watch Fedor Emelianenko KO Frank Mir at Bellator 198

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Emelianenko improves his MMA record to 37-5. Bellator heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko was visited by the Feds in the days leading into his Grand Prix bout against Frank Mir , according to multiple sources. Fedor signed with the fight league Affliction Entertainment, an organization that was partially owned by Trump, in 2008. Not to mention, Trump's lawyer Cohen was also listed on Affliction's board as its chief operating officer. Read More »

Protesters Say They'll Meet Trump With 'Carnival Of Resistance' In UK

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Sadiq Khan , the mayor of London , responded to Thursday's formal announcement of the visit by saying that Mr Trump would "experience an open and diverse..." It won't be the full state visit promised to Mr Trump by British Prime Minister Theresa May during a meeting at the White House in January previous year though. Read More »

Donald Trump Deserves Nobel Peace Prize, Says GOP Congressman

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Messer said in a statement on his plan to nominate Trump. Trump would be worthy of a Nobel Prize if the US President achieve a denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the senator said in an interview to Fox News . "Unlike Obama, he actually deserves the Nobel Peace Prize ", she tweeted on Friday morning. Trump's aides, in the meantime, are optimistic and believe the president deserves the prize, according to Bloomberg . Read More »

Mass funeral held for Houthis killed in Saudi coalition strike

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Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition that has been fighting the Houthis in neighboring Yemen since March 2015, after the movement drove Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi into exile. Al-Arabiya stated the strike hit a constructing belonging to Yemen's Inside Ministry. Activists reported last December that Houthi rebels had gained control of the majority of Yemen's capital after battling forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed by Houthi fighters as he fled Sanaa. Read More »

Trump's Iran revisionism won't help with North Korea

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The others would address the period after 2025, when certain clauses concerning nuclear activities will sunset; Tehran's highly controversial ballistic missile program; and its "destabilizing" role in the region. "The corruption of information is an attempt to corrode the very spirit of our democracies", Macron further said . Earlier on Wednesday, Mr Macron used a speech to the joint houses of the US Congress to denounce nationalism and isolationism , in what was seen as a thinly-veiled ... Read More »

Suspect of van attack to appear in court Tuesday

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Witness Phil Zullo said that he saw police arresting the suspect and people "strewn all over the road" where the incident occurred. A Jordanian citizen was also killed, said an official at the country's embassy in Ottawa. Those students included her son, he said, adding the community is trying to raise money to provide for his future. "As a community Brampton's thoughts are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives, the injured, witnesses and first responders". Read More »

Trump Admits Lawyer Represented Him In 'Stormy Daniels Deal'

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From there, Trump jumped to slamming the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey as a "leaker" and a "liar", before pivoting to slamming CNN as "fake news" and accusing the Justice Department - which is led by his political appointees - of not "doing their job". Read More »

Diamond and Silk say Facebook silencing conservatives, in Capitol Hill testimony

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The two social media stars, whose real names are Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson , lambasted Facebook for censoring "conservative" viewpoints in what quickly devolved into a partisan squabble that lasted about two hours. The self-proclaimed "most outspoken and loyal" Trump supporters have gained an online following for their debriefs on politics, the Trump administration and news of the day on their Youtube channel and on Facebook and Twitter . Read More »

Senate committee passes bill that would protect Mueller

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Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has said he feels legislation to protect Mueller is unnecessary. Democrats had raised alarms over a proposed draft Grassley circulated this week, which would have required the attorney general to inform House and Senate Judiciary Committee leaders whenever the special counsel expanded or changed the scope of his or her investigation. Read More »

Americans Support Teachers' Right to Strike

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Since the West Virginia wildcat strike, teachers in Oklahoma went on a nine-day strike of their own, persuading legislators to up their annual pay an average of $6,000, give support staff a raise and increase funding for education by almost $500 million. Read More »

Multiple injuries reported after explosion rocks Wisconsin oil refinery

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The extent of the damage was not immediately clear, but workers have been evacuated. The corridor downwind to the south is sparsely populated. An explosion at the Husky Energy oil refinery has resulted in at least 20 casualties. "The fire is not attempting to be put out right now", said Superior Battalion Chief Scott Gordon. The fire is out. A contractor who was inside the building told WDIO television that the explosion sounded like "a sonic boom" that happened when crews were working ... Read More »

Trump's pick to run Veterans Affairs accused of inappropriate workplace behavior

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It's too ugly and too disgusting ... Ronny Jackson are serious enough to give pause to Jackson's confirmation hearing which was scheduled for Wednesday (April 25). The report suggested the White House consider replacing Jackson or Dr. Jeffrey Kuhlman -or both. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski said Trump's comments on Tuesday only made the problem worse. Read More »

Crowds gather for Gallipoli dawn service

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The Australian War Memorial in Canberra is hosted tens of thousands of people at its Dawn Service, which will be followed by the national march. 43 passengers were making their way to the Anzac Cove Dawn Service when smoke started coming from the engine of their bus and they were told to get off, the Sydney Morning Herald Reports. Read More »

Hamas denies prisoner swap talks with Israel

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Hamas , the terrorist organization that exercises complete political and military control over the Gaza Strip blamed Israel for killing Fadi al-Batsh, who was described by the terrorist group's leader, Ismail Haniyeh, as a member of Hamas with "an honorable reputation in science". Read More »

Wife shot husband's mistress dead then killed herself after discovering their affair

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Gerardot's activity suggests that, prior to the murder, she exchanged several email and text messages with Mark and her victim, letting both of them know that she discovered their affair. Chapman grew up in Beech Hill, Del., and graduated from the University of DE with a bachelor's in communications. Last week, she started as assistant vice president of marketing and creative services at nearby Villanova University . Read More »

Bob Dorough of "Schoolhouse Rock" is dead at 94

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Dorough was a conductor, accompany player, arranger and conductor for a number of years before recording his first effort of his own, " Devil May Care ", in 1956 for the Bethlehem label. "Then I looked in the magic book and sure enough, three is one of the magic numbers". That concept became the song " Three Is a Magic Number " and the project would become the Grammy-nominated Multiplication Rock . Read More »

East Area Rapist arrested in decades-old case, source says

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Wardlow also said she never let the attack define her. "It was right here in Sacramento". "Very often serial killers are very interested in police work, they tend to have an obsession with it and they tend to study it", said Scott Bonn, a criminologist and author of "Why We Love Serial Killers" and other similar books. Read More »

Mnuchin Says He's Considering Trip to China Amid Trade Spat

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This will be Mnuchin's first China visit since he was sworn in as US Treasury Secretary in February a year ago. China's Commerce Ministry confirmed is has a visit request pending from the U.S., which could potentially indicate a looming breakthrough in the trade stalemate. Read More »

Manhunt over after 2 Dallas officers and Home Depot employee shot

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According to a report in Heavy.com, Juarez's relative said he is now unemployed but he previously worked alongside his father as a bricklayer and a forklift operator. Armando Luis Juarez, 29, was named by police as a person of interest in the attempted murder of two officers, one of whom was shot in the head. He may have fled the location in a white truck. Read More »

Opposition Leader Pashinyan Calls On to Resume Peaceful Protests

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It was not immediately clear whether Sargsyan's exit will be followed by fresh parliamentary elections. "The National Assembly must now appoint a people's candidate for prime minister", he added. The movement in the streets is against my tenure. But as tensions between Moscow and the West continue to escalate over reasons ranging from election meddling to Syria, carefully balancing ties could pose a challenge for Armenia's new leadership. Read More »