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Thousands flee besieged enclaves in Syria

Thursday  18:55,   15 march 2018
Associated Press

<p>Thousands of civilians streamed out of two besieged enclaves on opposite sides of Syria on Thursday, crossing on foot and in pick-up trucks and tractors.</p>BEIRUT — Thousands of civilians streamed out of two besieged enclaves on opposite[...]

In joint statement, world leaders agree Russia behind nerve agent attack on former spy

Thursday  16:54,   15 march 2018
FOX News

<p>The leaders of the United States, Germany and France have joined together with the United Kingdom in accusing Russia of being behind the nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy.</p>The leaders of the United States, Germany and France have[...]

Rio police say city council member was murdered

Thursday  16:23,   15 march 2018
Associated Press

<p>Rio de Janeiro police say city council member Marielle Franco was killed with four shots to her head on Wednesday night.&nbsp;</p>A police official told The Associated Press on Thursday that the 38-year-old councilor was killed by[...]

Russia vows to expel UK envoys in spy poisoning dispute

Thursday  16:17,   15 march 2018
Associated Press

<p>Russia will "certainly" expel British diplomats in a tit-for-tat response to Britain's decision to send 23 Russians home over the poisoning of a former spy, Russia's foreign minister said.</p>.LONDON — Russia will[...]

Latest suspicious package at UK parliament found to be harmless

Thursday  16:04,   15 march 2018

<p>London police were called to investigate a suspicious package at the British parliament on Thursday but concluded it was not harmful.</p>Specialist officers were alerted after a suspicious item of mail was found at an office in parliament.[...]

Exclusive: Saudi prince has hidden his mother from his father, the king, U.S. officials say

Thursday  15:01,   15 march 2018
NBC News

<p>Current and former senior U.S. officials told NBC News that intelligence shows Prince Mohammed bin Salman has kept his mother away from his father as the prince amassed power.</p>Fourteen current and former senior U.S. officials told NBC[...]

Is North Korea's silence on the Trump-Kim summit a worry?

Thursday  14:06,   15 march 2018

It's been a week since US President Donald Trump surprised the world -- and the White House -- by accepting an invitation to meet with North Korea's reclusive leader Kim Jong Un. The message was delivered to Trump by a South Korean[...]

Afghan hostage shoots Taliban captors, killing seven

Thursday  12:07,   15 march 2018

An Afghan man taken hostage by the Taliban made a dramatic escape by stealing a gun while his captors were praying and shooting dead seven of them and wounding 18 others, officials said Thursday. Awal Khan and a local police officer were kidnapped[...]

New convoy of food aid enters Syria's rebel Ghouta: ICRC

Thursday  12:06,   15 march 2018

A new convoy carrying desperately needed food aid entered the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Syria's capital on Thursday, the International Committee of the Red Cross told AFP. "The convoy entered Ghouta and is going to Douma now," ICRC's[...]

U.K. Awaits Putin's Move as Spy Poisoning Tension Escalates

Thursday  11:51,   15 march 2018

Britain steeled itself for President Vladimir Putin’s reaction Thursday after Prime Minister Theresa May threw out 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter on U.K. soil. Load Error Russia is[...]

North Korean Foreign Minister headed to Sweden

Thursday  11:15,   15 march 2018

North Korea's foreign minister is visiting Sweden Thursday and Friday, the Swedish government announced, in the first significant diplomatic move by Pyongyang since a momentous summit with the US was announced a week ago. Sweden has been[...]

U.S. Kept Silent About Its Role in Another Firefight in Niger

Thursday  09:52,   15 march 2018
The New York Times

Two months after four American soldiers were killed in the West African country, a group of Green Berets and local forces killed 11 ISIS militants in a previously undisclosed battle.No American or Nigerien forces were harmed in the December gun[...]

50 years ago, the My Lai massacre shamed the US military

Thursday  09:52,   15 march 2018
Associated Press

The shudder of artillery fire woke the boy at 5:30 a.m. Three American soldiers appeared at his family's home a couple of hours later and forced the mother and five children into their bomb shelter, a structure almost every rural Vietnamese home [...]

US and Nigeria see painful parallels in school safety debate

Thursday  09:51,   15 march 2018
Associated Press

Facing different but equally harrowing crises, parents and educators in the United States and northeast Nigeria are debating similarly drastic measures to improve school safety as a painful public reckoning plays out in both countries. As students[...]

India's 'dead' writer returns with new book

Thursday  08:10,   15 march 2018
BBC News

Perumal Murugan makes a comeback after he declared his writing 'dead' to protest right-wing attacks.In Perumal Murugan's comeback novel, a black goat stands as silent witness to the inequities and tragic violence of the human[...]