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Worldwide IDF: Rocket sirens in Golan were false alarm
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Rocket warning sirens went off on Thursday in Israel's Golan Heights, but the IDF quickly said it was a false alarm. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, of launching the attack at the Israeli Golan Heights. Both Damascus and Moscow said that the Syrian army managed to shoot down over half of the missiles. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese group, said the attack marked a "new phase" in the war in Syria.

Worldwide EU reaches out to Balkans, under Trump's shadow
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Merkel was grateful for the good organisation of the event. "But I think we need to look at any new enlargement with a lot of prudence and rigor", Macron said. "If there is no European perspective in the Balkans, then the Turkish influence and other influence becomes stronger and stronger". While the European Union side reaffirmed its determination "to strengthen and intensify its engagement at all levels to support the region's political, economic and social transformation" in the Sofia ...

Worldwide Sr lawyer Mukul Rohatgi appointed to Lokpal panel: Centre
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The selection committee is chaired by the prime minister. Rohatgi was appointed the Attorney General of India on June 19, 2014, soon after the Narendra Modi government assumed power in May. The bench was on Tuesday dealing with a contempt application moved by the NGO Common Cause against department of personnel and training secretary Ajay Mittal for the delay in the appointment of the Lokpal despite an apex court directive in April past year to expedite the process.

Worldwide Gunmen besiege polling stations in Iraqi city of Kirkuk
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Oil-rich Kirkuk is at the heart of a long-running dispute between the Kurds, who claim it as part of their autonomous region, and the central government in Baghdad. Millions of Iraqis went to 8,959 polling centers across the country on Saturday to vote for their parliamentary representatives in the first general election after Iraq's historic victory over the Islamic State (IS) group last December.

Worldwide Toshiba gets approval for sale of memory chip business
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Xi Jinping confidante Liu He is now in Washington to discuss the trade dispute. The acquisition involves more than 15 billion USD/Euro, an amount earlier agreed on back in September. A representative for Bain was not immediately available for comment. Dell Technologies, Seagate Technology and Kingston Technology. The company boosted its capital with a 410 billion yen nuclear asset sale and 600 billion yen of new stock in December.

Worldwide Senate votes to confirm Gina Haspel as next Central Intelligence Agency director
Author: 0 Senate votes to confirm Gina Haspel as next Central Intelligence Agency director

Her confirmation effectively completes President Trump's recent shakeup of his national security and foreign policy teams. 61-year-old Gina Haspel will take over from Mike Pompeo who was recently made secretary of state. In several sharp exchanges with the senators, Haspel said she would not initiate any new detention and interrogation programs as Central Intelligence Agency director.

Worldwide Beastie Boys Book will feature celebrity fans and recipes
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Well, it's nearly done and it's coming out soon. The memoir, however, isn't your typical band biography. Earlier this year, Mike D spoke to Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1 about the book, saying that he and Ad-Rock are "actually going to finish it, and it's going to come out finally".

Worldwide Jared Kushner's Company Nears Deal With Qatari-Backed Firm
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Kushner Companies, the family business partially owned by Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner , is closing in on a deal with a Qatari government-backed company to save its failed investment in a Manhattan skyscraper, the New York Times reported Thursday .

Worldwide Zuckerberg accepts European Union parliament grilling over data scandal
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On Monday, Zuckerberg will also attend a meeting organized by French President Emmanuel Macron aimed at pressuring tech giants to use their global influence for public good. The news that none of these discussions will be held in public has angered some onlookers, with Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt saying : "I will not attend the meeting with Mr Zuckerberg if it's held behind closed doors".

Worldwide Flood Warning In Effect For Huron River In Hamburg
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It is expected to fall below flood stage by late Wednesday afternoon or early Wednesday evening. Rain may be heavy beginning Friday night and into the daytime on Saturday. Recent rain and the forecast for more on Tuesday has some Fox Valley officials keeping a close eye on water levels in local streams and rivers. Expect flooding of some islands and low areas, with minor impacts for parks and trails along the river.

Worldwide Number of US Births Dropped to 30-Year Low in 2017 — CDC
Author: 0 Number of US Births Dropped to 30-Year Low in 2017 — CDC

Data based on more than 99 percent of US birth certificates counted 3.853 million births past year, about 92,000 fewer than 2016. General fertility rate for women age 15 to 44 was 60.2 births per 1,000 women-the lowest rate since the government started keeping records over 100 years ago.

Worldwide 'Dozen' Ambulances Rush to NJ Highway Crash Between School Bus, Dump Truck
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Officials said the bus came from East Brook Middle School, which had a fifth-grade class trip to Waterloo Village scheduled on its calendar for today. A tragic highway crash has left least two people dead and many injured, according to new reports . The highway is closed in both directions in the area, with westbound traffic diverted at exit 26.

Worldwide Hawaii Volcano Erupts, Sends Ash Plume 30000 Feet Into The Air
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Geological Survey. Hawaii Gov. David Ige says the state is forming a joint task force that could handle mass evacuations of the Big Island's Puna district if lava from Kilauea volcano covers major roads and isolates the area. Those areas were evacuated as lava destroyed at least 26 homes and 10 other structures. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park reports that a magnitude-3.5 natural disaster located 0.1 miles beneath the summit of Kīlauea Volcano around 11:30 a.m.

Worldwide Razak Brimah Shares Selfie With Lionel Messi
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Business mogul Patrice Motsepe who relatively organized the match handed over five million Rand to the Nelson Mandela foundation as a way of also celebrating the legacy of Mandela. That feat was last achieved in 1932 by Real Madrid, the arch-rivals of Barca, when the season comprised 18 fixtures compared with 38 now. Valverde made 10 changes during half-time, but Messi was not among those introduced, leading the crowd to repeatedly chant "Messi, Messi, Messi".

Worldwide NWS: 2 tornadoes hit CT during Tuesday storm
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The second tornado was in Oxford with an estimated peak winds of 100 miles per hour that moved along a 4.5 mile path between Southbury and Oxford. Gov. More than 120,000 homes and businesses lost electricity. Tuesday's round of severe weather came through packing a punch across the tri-state area producing five tornadoes and four downbursts that caused widespread damage to the Hudson Valley and CT.

Worldwide Israel launches new air raid on Hamas in Gaza
Author: 0 Israel launches new air raid on Hamas in Gaza

On Monday, Israel was bludgeoned with criticism over the violence at the Gaza border and the dozens of Gazans who were killed near the security fence. Hospitals in the Gaza Strip have been overstretched by the more than 2,700 people injured along Israel's border fence, including 1,300 by gunfire, United Nations agencies said in Geneva.

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