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The most distant photo ever taken

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These images, which have since been released to the public , have set the new record for the most distant images ever taken. 'And now, we've been able to make images farther from Earth than any spacecraft in history '. While this image broke the long-distance record established by Voyager 1 , the probe then turned its LORRI instrument towards objects in its flight path. Read More »

Russian mercenaries killed in USA strike on pro-Assad forces

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The US-led coalition said it repelled that attack near the Euphrates River by hundreds of troops aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who were backed by artillery, tanks, multiple-launch rocket systems and mortars. Veale refused to go into details about the possible make-up of the militia, saying they would "not speculate on the exact make-up of the Syrian pro-regime forces who conducted the attack". Read More »

Pakistan Developing New Types Of Nuclear Weapons

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Coats said the USA national debt of more than $20 trillion is "unsustainable", and poses a risk "to our economic and national security". "We expect Russian Federation to continue using propaganda, social media, false-flag personas, sympathetic spokesmen and other means to influence, to try to build on its wide range of operations and exacerbate social and political fissures in the United States", Coats added. Read More »

Flying leadership transfer inside Germany's SPD meets with resistance

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Schulz announced his immediate resignation from the chairman position Tuesday afternoon after the SPD has been rocked by internal strife following last year's election results, Der Spiegel reports . The embattled leader of the SPD suddenly gave up plans to become the next foreign minister on Friday, hoping to shore up support among SPD members for a new coalition with Mrs. Read More »

Modi's backward-looking thought led to note ban, says Rahul Gandhi

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The country doesn't want to hear about the past. "I would like to remind PM Modi that his term has nearly ended and he should work to fulfil his promises", Gandhi said. He added that Congress' govt had given a corruption-free govt in the state of Karnataka, while BJP had broken records in graft in the state. "Our government will work for the future". Read More »

U.S. coalition kills 100 fighters in air and artillery strikes

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On Wednesday, the US-led coalition said it carried out several "defensive" airstrikes on Syrian forces in Deir EzZor province in retaliation for what they described as an "unprovoked" attack on the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and foreign military "advisers" who are backed by US. Read More »

Duterte orders military to cancel helicopter deal with Canada

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Human rights groups have reported much higher death tolls and accused law enforcers of carrying out extrajudicial killings and of setting up crime scenes to make the victims appear to have fought back. The Bell H-13 Sioux, a variant of the Bell 47, was the first helicopter to enter into service with the Philippine Air Force in 1955, Bell said. "They will be used to transport personnel, supplies, humanitarian missions, ferrying of wounded, injured soldiers and other forms of humanitarian ... Read More »

Egypt: Anti-IS operation kills 16 jihadists

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The military said its warplanes struck "terrorist concentrations and hideouts" in northern and central Sinai through the night and into the early hours of Saturday, targeting weapons warehouses and logistics support areas. A spokesman said they found a communication centre, an explosives laboratory and six drug farms. Egypt denied this, and Israel declined to comment. Read More »

Eminent Pakistani lawyer, activist Asma Jahangir dead

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She was admitted to a private hospital last night over cardiac problem, where she breathed her last. According to media reports, she was also suffering from cancer and remained under treatment for years. The rights commission which she helped create made its name defending religious minorities and tackling highly charged blasphemy accusations along with cases of "honour" killings - in which victims, normally women, are murdered by a relative for bringing shame on the family. Read More »

Trump Signs 2-Year Spending Pact

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He begins the statement with, "This is no way to run a country". Almost $300 billion in new spending included in the bill approved on Friday will mean the annual budget deficit will exceed $1 trillion in 2019, said the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a private fiscal policy watchdog group. Read More »

FORECAST: Areas of snow tonight

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Skies will turn sunny by Sunday afternoon as highs reach the low to mid 30s. Clouds will clear out overnight, allowing temperatures to rapidly drop. night into Thursday . Ice accumulations less than one-tenth of an inch, but enough in some areas to cause slick travel. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Read More »

NVIDIA Corporation Profit Advances In Q4

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The stock holds an average trading capacity of 1.88M shares for the past three months. In premarket trade, its shares were up 9.65% at US$238.50. It has underperformed by 0.03% the S&P500. Wedge Capital Mngmt L LP Nc holds 4,764 shares. Riverhead Capital Ltd Liability holds 0.05% of its portfolio in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:CHGG) for 381,571 shares. Read More »

Syria Downs an Israel Air Force Fighter Jet - Makes Good on Threat

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The analyst further dismissed the possibility that Israel would invade Syria and said it would be very hard for Tel Aviv to wage an "all-out war". Syria said its air defences repelled two Israeli raids on its military bases in the centre of the country, hitting more than one warplane during the first. Read More »

Sunjuwan Army camp attack: Second terrorist gunned down

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The remaining terrorists have been pinned down and the operation is being carried forward cautiously so that no further security force or civilian casualties occur , they said. Almost a dozen soldiers were killed when militant attacked the camp in 2003. Earlier, the military station was attacked by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyeba on June 28, 2003, in which 12 soldiers were martyred and seven others injured. Read More »

India hopes to see Palestine becomes sovereign soon: PM

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Since the visits, bilateral investments between UAE and India have witnessed an increase. The Palestinians have rejected the US sponsorship of peace talks with Israel in the wake of Washington's decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in early December. Read More »

Midwest pounded by heavy snow

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Michigan State Police said about 50 vehicles were involved in the Friday afternoon pileup in the highway's eastbound lanes just east of Kalamazoo. The National Weather Service is sticking with its prediction of 7-12 inches of snow across the southern tier of counties in MI, but now says the winter storm will move through faster than originally anticipated. Read More »

Health officials: Third NYC child dies of the flu

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Officials say it's the highest rate of hospitalization for this point of the season in recent flu outbreaks. Middle-aged people are being stricken at almost twice the rate seen in 2014-15, although health officials aren't sure why. Flu seasons dominated by H3N2 tend to be more severe and result in more hospitalizations. "Our virologists and others around the country are studying the virus to see whether there are other explanations for the more severe disease we're seeing". Read More »

Explosion hits mosque in Libyan city of Benghazi

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The city of Benghazi, controlled by terrorist groups until 2017, has been witnessing an escalation of bombings, particularly on mosques. He also said that the two bombs were planted in separate rooms at the site of the mosque. "Direct or indiscriminate attacks against civilians are prohibited under worldwide humanitarian law and constitute war crimes", the mission added, calling for "prompt, impartial investigations to bring perpetrators to justice". Read More »

Warning of ice and snow on Friday for Flintshire and Wrexham

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Friday will be cold, with afternoon temperatures set to be no higher than 6C. Tonight it will be cold with mainly clear skies but a widespread frost will be felt throughout the city. "On Friday morning wintry showers will continue for a time , especially in the west and north". Met Eireann warn that the showers may lead to accumulations of up to 3cm. Read More »

FBI Investigation Into Death Of Texas Border Patrol Agent Still Open

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He died in a hospital the following day. Garland also suffered injuries. Martinez was on patrol in the Big Bend Sector when he died in the line of duty. Martinez would die hours later from head injuries, according to preliminary information from the medical examiner. The FBI reports the only footprints at the scene of the incident belonged to the agents and first responders. Read More »

Bangladesh: Opposition leader jailed for 5 years

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Speaking to bdnews24.com after the verdict on Thursday, CPB President Mujahidul Islam Selim said, "We want a country free of corruption and all the people involved in graft need to stand trial no matter what political party they belong to". Read More »

British IS fighters 'the Beatles' captured in Syria

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He appeared in a number of videos slaughtering hostages including British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning. The group was nicknamed the Beatles due to their English accents. The Telegraph past year reported that the two missing men were on a USA "kill list" reserved for senior Islamic State terrorists. The state department says that Kotey "likely engaged in the group's executions and exceptionally cruel torture methods, including electronic shock and waterboarding". Read More »

Several feared trapped after Taiwan quake

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The tremors were felt all along Taiwan but Hualien was worst hit by the quake. Firefighters climbed ladders hoisted against windows to reach people inside apartments. He said China "is willing to send a rescue team to Taiwan" to help with relief efforts, adding that he is aware of a shortage of rescue workers in the disaster area. Read More »

Iran ready to help Turkey with its concerns in Syria

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu paid a surprise visit to the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has urged Turkey to respect the sovereignty of Syria , a local media reported on Thursday. They also said the Syrian people alone shall determine the future of their country "without external pressure or interference, in line with Syria's worldwide rights and obligations". Read More »

N. Korea and the US Exchange Warnings During Disarmament Talks

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This joint effort by US and its allies will not only spread the cost of such a defensive umbrella but also show the solidarity and unity of our allies that may have seemed to weaken in recent years. The induced natural disaster could be occurring due to the shaking of the ground because of seismic waves that began with the detonation of a North Korea nuclear device, Seoul's agency said. Read More »

Eye Rolls, Guffaws, Shock Greet Trumps's call for Military Parade

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He also suggested the president could visit Fort Bragg, where Reed served when he was in the Army. The Washington Post first reported that Trump was inspired by France's Bastille Day celebration when he was a guest of French President Emmanuel Macron past year to watch their military parade . Read More »

US Military jets BOMB Pro Syrian Regime forces

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No American troops were killed or wounded in the incident, officials said. According to reports a headquarters of the Syrian Democratic Forces came under fire from artillery and tanks. Officials declined to say whether the airstrikes were conducted with manned or unmanned aircraft. Such strikes reflect the reality that, after the defeat of ISIS , the United States has said troops in Syria are there primarily with an eye toward imposing regime change in Syria, and picking fights with the ... Read More »

4-magnitude earthquake shakes eastern Taiwan

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The injured are mainly from the Marshal Hotel, and a few of the injured were in the city buildings. Kiwi Emily Clarke and two of her friends were staying near a beach just out of Hualien when the quake struck . We dare not go back home now. "The president has asked the cabinet and related ministries to immediately launch the "disaster mechanism" and to work at the fastest rate on disaster relief work", the Taiwan president's office said in a statement. Read More »

Winter weather could make for slick afternoon commute

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The storm will strengthen as it reaches the Northeast by Wednesday . The timing will be tricky, arriving just after the morning commute. In terms of accumulations, the traditional rule of thumb that the farther north you go the more snow you get will apply again in this case. Read More »

Iran Accuses US of "Shamelessly Threatening" Russia with Nuclear Weapons

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The sweeping review of USA nuclear policy does not call for any net increase in strategic nuclear weapons, a position that stands in contrast to President Donald Trump's statement, in a tweet shortly before he took office, that the U.S. Laid down eight years ago, the previous NPR focused on the importance of reducing the role of nuclear weapons, reflecting the ideals of then President Barack Obama, who championed "a world without nuclear weapons". Read More »

Zero tolerance for female genital mutilation

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The same study also noted the practice was absent in other ethnic groups. "The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises an end to this practice ( Female Genital Mutilation or FGM) by 2030". "Given the rising number of girls at risk, this is a race against trends. And because it can, it must". It was created to draw global attention to the United Nations day to end FGM. Read More »

No tsunami on East Coast

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The weather alert, however, turned out to be an error, and East Coast residents will not actually face sky-high waves that would likely decimate many of their cities. The alerts came after the state of Hawaii mistakenly warned residents of the islands of an inbound missile last month, sparking panic. We're now looking into why the test message was distributed by at least one private sector company, and will provide more information as soon as we have it. Read More »

Turkey condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan

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The bomb exploded on Saturday evening when the soldiers were playing volleyball after duty in the unit's sports area. The death toll may further increase as several injured were in a critical condition, health officials said. Islamic militants ruled the picturesque Swat Valley from 2007 until a massive military operation routed them in 2009. A large contingent of security personnel secured the area after the attack and started an initial investigation into the blast. Read More »

Julian Assange Warrant Stands

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The embassy is home to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , who is living there as he evades a warrant for his arrest on breach of bail charges. Judge Emma Arbuthnot said in her judgement : "Many authorities underline the importance of a defendant attending court when bailed to do so and they describe the way that the administration of justice can be undermined by defendants who fail to attend". Read More »