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U.S.-backed forces report taking Syria’s largest oil field from Islamic State in race against Assad’s allies

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:37
U.S.-backed fighters captured Syria’s largest oil field from the Islamic State group Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by ...
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U.S. Air Force has no plans to recall retired pilots to cover shortage despite Trump’s order

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:28
The Air Force says it doesn’t plan on using new flexibility under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump to address a pilot shortage ...
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McConnell says he’ll bring bipartisan health bill to Senate floor if Trump will sign it but so far signals mixed

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:22
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday he’s willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if President Donald Trump makes clear he ...
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Yemeni journalist, and Swedish citizen, twice denied entry into U.S. to receive press freedom award

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:22
A Yemeni journalist has been denied a visa to the United States where she is set to receive a press award, said the New York-based ...
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Trump tells Paris, Berlin to ‘keep making money’ via Tehran trade but Tillerson urges new sanctions regime

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:01
U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday he does not object to France and Germany continuing trade with Iran, despite his refusal ...
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Conjoined newborns in blockaded Gaza need to leave for life-saving treatment: doctor

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 04:51
Conjoined twins born in Gaza Sunday need to leave the blockaded Palestinian enclave for treatment crucial to their survival, their doctor and a family member ...
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Box fashioned from stump used by Lincoln for 1832 speech donated to Illinois posterity

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 04:44
A simple wooden box reportedly made from a tree stump on which Abraham Lincoln delivered one of his first political speeches has been donated to ...
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Maltese stage rally honoring assassinated reporter, demand justice and resignation of political foes

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 04:35
Several thousand Maltese citizens rallied Sunday to honor an investigative journalist killed by a car bomb, but the prime minister and opposition leader who were ...
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Writer/director James Toback of ‘Bugsy’ fame accused by 38 women of sexual harassment

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 04:24
Writer and director James Toback, who got an Oscar nomination for writing “Bugsy,” has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report ...
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Einstein’s theory of happy living emerges in Tokyo note

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:42
A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo, briefly describing his theory on happy living, has surfaced after 95 years and is ...
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Abe emerges stronger with win, but faces nation still divided over constitutional revision

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:41
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might have emerged from the Lower House snap election with a stronger power base — but he faces a sharply divided ...
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Top opposition forces see contrasting fates after poll

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:39
The two opposition parties launched less than one month ago to challenge Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito coalition met contrasting fates in ...
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Abe’s gamble pays off as ruling bloc heads for two-thirds majority in Lower House

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:29
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is certain of a resounding victory in the Lower House election that will give it a two-thirds majority.
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Two dead after powerful typhoon brings heavy wind and rain to Honshu

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:01
Typhoon Lan edged closer to the main island of Honshu on Sunday, leaving at least two people dead, with the tropical cyclone likely to make ...
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Catalonia separatists plot revenge after Spain announces takeover of regional government

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 22:48
Catalonia’s separatists were planning their response Sunday after Spain took drastic steps to stop the region from breaking away by dissolving its separatist government and ...
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Tomomi Inada survives scandal, but Mayuko Toyota voted out

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 22:42
The Lower House election brought mixed results for some — like former Defense Minister Tomomi Inada and lawmaker Mayuko Toyota — who have been trying ...
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Yuki Togashi takes center stage as Jets beat Evessa

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 22:41
Chiba Jets point guard Yuki Togashi had the scorer’s touch in Sunday’s series finale against the Osaka Evessa.Wisely, the Jets kept things simple and cleared ...
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Ryota Murata beats Hassan N’Dam in rematch to claim WBA middleweight world title

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 22:00
Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata has obtained another shining treasure.Five months after he lost in a controversial split decision, the 31-year-old Murata gave a dominant ...
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny freed after 20-day spell behind bars

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 21:34
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walked free from 20 days in jail on Sunday for organizing protests against President Vladimir Putin.Navalny, who has declared his ...
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Mugabe appointment as WHO goodwill ambassador rescinded after outcry

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 21:26
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights ...
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