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Source: BBC

Fresh strikes on Syria enclave kill dozens

Today 01:32 GMT

With Russia and Iran calling the shots in Syria, he seems to feel sufficiently emboldened to try to crush the last rebel bastion near Damascus, whatever the cost in civilian lives.

At least 50 civilians have reportedly been killed in fresh Syrian government attacks on the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus. First responders from the Syria Civil Defence said air and artillery strikes on the town of Marj left 24 dead there.

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Source: DW

UNICEF: Four in five newborn deaths 'preventable'

Today 01:32 GMT

According to the report, more than 80 percent of newborn deaths can be prevented "with access to well-trained midwives, along with proven solutions like clean water, disinfectants, breastfeeding within the first hour, skin-to-skin contact and good nutrition."

The UNICEF report was published as part of the organization's new global campaign Every Child Alive, an initiative that promotes "affordable, quality health care solutions for every mother and newborn" worldwide.

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Source: The Guradian

USA men's hockey team through to last eight at Olympics with Slovakia rout

Today 01:32 GMT

Ryan Donato scored two goals, Troy Terry had three assists and the United States beat Slovakia 5-1 in the qualification round Tuesday to advance to face the Czech Republic in the Olympic quarterfinals.

Slovakia goaltender Jan Laco allowed five goals on 33 shots and Peter Ceresnak scored a power-play goal for Slovakia, which became the first team eliminated from the men’s side. In other qualification games later Tuesday, Finland played South Korea, with the winner advancing to take on Canada; Slovenia faced Norway, with the winner advancing to play the “Olympic Athletes from Russia”); and Germany played Switzerland, with the winner advancing to face Sweden.

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Source: CBS News

Court gives "Baby Factory" dad custody of 13 kids from surrogates

Today 01:32 GMT

A Thai court on Tuesday granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father, reviving a bizarre tale that captured tabloid headlines four years ago, but leaving some basic questions unanswered.

Bangkok's Central Juvenile and Family Court gave Shigeta sole legal custody of the children, ruling that he is financially stable and had showed his plans to care for them.

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Source: Common Domain

Israeli Police Name Netanyahu’s Former Aides in New Investigation

Today 03:23 GMT

TEL AVIV—Israeli police Tuesday named two close confidants of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu they had arrested on allegations of influence peddling on behalf of the Israeli leader, who already faces the prospect of an indictment for corruption and the unraveling of his ruling coalition.

Israeli newspapers and television reported that one of the detainees in that case was Mr. Hefetz and that he offered the role of attorney general to a legal figure through an intermediary in return for killing a case against Mr. Netanyahu’s wife.

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Source: Common Domain

Oil prices on mixed course as U.S. crude supplies weighed

Today 01:32 GMT

Oil prices were mixed Tuesday, as lower-than-expected inventories buoyed the U.S. crude grade while refinery maintenance in Europe weighed on oil prices in the region.

Investors are assessing conflicting U.S. data from last week about surging U.S. shale output coupled with a lower than expected build up in U.S. stocks and falling oil inventories at Cushing, Okla., which have declined by nearly 50%, according to analysts at Standard Chartered.

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Source: The Guradian

Lionel Messi breaks his duck against Chelsea to earn draw for Barcelona

Today 01:33 GMT

Chelsea looked vulnerable as soon as the ball was misplaced and within a matter of moments Andrés Iniesta had picked out Messi for the goal that means Barca will be in a position of strength for the return leg at Camp Nou on 14 March.

No side can defend as generously as Chelsea did in the 75th minute here and expect to get away with it and Christensen, one imagines, might wake in a cold sweat when he recalls the wretched pass that put his team into trouble in the moments before Lionel Messi’s equalising goal.

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Source: ABC News

Army awards Medal of Heroism to 3 cadets killed in high school shooting

Today 03:22 GMT

A spokesperson for the Army told ABC News that awards for other Cadets wounded in the shooting are going through a review process.

The Medal of Heroism is a military decoration awarded by the Department of the Army to a JROTC Cadet who performs an act of heroism. According to the Army, the act must be "so exceptional and outstanding that it clearly sets the individual apart from fellow students or from other persons in similar circumstances."

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Source: Fox News

Dems fume as Trump pushes low-cost, ObamaCare alternative health plans

Today 03:22 GMT

The Trump administration moved Tuesday to allow health insurers to sell lower-cost, less-comprehensive medical plans as an alternative to those required under ObamaCare – in a plan that drew swift protest from congressional Democrats.

However, for 2018, short-term coverage won't count as qualifying coverage under the Obama health law, which means consumers with such plans would legally be considered uninsured, putting them at risk of fines.

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Source: Fox News

American accused of stealing terra-cotta warrior's thumb must be 'severely' punished, China says

Today 01:32 GMT

China is reportedly demanding a 24-year-old American man face "severe punishment" for allegedly snapping off the left thumb of a $4.5 million ancient terra-cotta warrior statue on display at a Philadelphia museum.

Rohana proceeded to take selfies with the 2,000-year-old statue, known as “The Calvaryman,” then snapped off the left thumb and walked away, authorities said. The museum noticed the missing thumb on Jan. 8 — more than two weeks after the alleged incident — and reported it to police.

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Source: Global News

Donald Trump gives surprise endorsement to Mitt Romney in Utah Senate race

Today 03:23 GMT

President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney‘s run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, despite Romney often being critical of Trump.

Republicans look to Mitt Romney to provide moral counterweight to Donald Trump. Trump said on Twitter that Romney “will make a great Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch, and has my full support and endorsement!”

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Source: Reuters

Russian medalist denies doping after positive test

Today 03:22 GMT

Russian Olympic medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky has denied taking a banned substance in a suspected doping case that has rocked the Pyeongchang Winter Games and could imperil Russia’s efforts to regain its full Olympic status.

In his first comments since the positive test emerged this week, Krushelnitsky said he had never taken any banned substances and was categorically against doping. “Only a person devoid of common sense can use any kind of doping, and especially (through drugs) like meldonium, ahead of the Olympics where testing is at its highest level,” he said in a statement published on Tuesday on the website of the Russian curling federation.

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Source: CTV

Juror who spent 5 months at murder trial files suit

Today 03:22 GMT

Mark Farrant spent five months as a juror at the 2014 trial in Toronto of Farshad Badakhshan, who was convicted of murdering his 23-year-old girlfriend, Carina Petrache.

After the trial, Farrant was diagnosed with PTSD, which spurred him to become an outspoken advocate for the need to provide counselling for jurors hearing horrific cases. In a statement of claim filed in Toronto on Friday, Farrant seeks damages from the attorneys general of Ontario and Canada "as a result of being subjected to graphic and disturbing evidence during his time as a juror."

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Source: NBC News

Netanyahu's ex-spokesman arrested in corruption probe

Today 01:32 GMT

Israeli police on Tuesday named the two close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who have been arrested for their suspected role in a wide-ranging corruption probe that has cast a further pall of suspicion over the longtime Israeli leader.

With an initial gag order lifted, police identified the pair as Nir Hefetz, a former Netanyahu spokesman, and Shlomo Filber, the former director of the communications ministry under Netanyahu.

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Source: The Week

Conservatives are now attacking survivors of school shootings

Today 03:22 GMT

Like some truth-resistant outbreak of flesh-eating mold, conservatives started attacking the kids by invoking their previous conspiracy theory about the FBI.

Movement conservatives dealt with this the same way they deal with everything: by dreaming up an unhinged conspiracy theory. Suddenly, conservatives from Sean Hannity on down began braying that the FBI — composed overwhelmingly of middle-aged Republican men who furiously despised Hillary Clinton and whose major significant electoral action was then-director James Comey giving Trump a huge leg up a week before election day — was part of a Deep State conspiracy to undermine the president.

Source: Common Domain

Supreme Court Declines to Wade Into Fight Over Fannie, Freddie Profits

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: NBC News

Queen Elizabeth attends London Fashion Week in royal first

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: BBC

HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Queen makes surprise appearance at London fashion week

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: Huffington Post

Ex-Interior Chief Sally Jewell: I Didn't Even Know I Had A Special Flag

Tuesday 14:32 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Stronger Dollar, Higher Treasury Yields Weigh on Gold

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: New York Times

On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: NBC News

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dumplings, noodles, meatballs and more

Tuesday 07:01 GMT
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Source: Washington Post

Kelly makes changes to White House security clearance process after abuse allegations against top aide

Saturday 20:56 GMT
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Source: CBS News

Trump budget plan for 2019 defunds Amtrak's long-distance routes

Wednesday 07:01 GMT
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Source: CBS News

Pence says White House could have handled Porter issue better

Thursday 19:07 GMT
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Source: NBC News

Prospects of new bipartisan DACA agreement remain uncertain

Thursday 20:57 GMT
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Source: CBS News

Director Ryan Coogler's first priority with "Black Panther" was to make a good movie

Thursday 15:27 GMT
7 Articles
Source: The Week

The Russians are coming

Thursday 10:51 GMT
6 Articles
Source: New York Times

As Ramaphosa Hails a ‘New Dawn,’ South Africans See More of the Same

Sunday 19:05 GMT

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