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‘Children pick up things that explode in their hands’ – HRW calls for Raqqa de-mining efforts

Raqqa residents are desperate for more support from the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition for de-mining efforts as hundreds of people have already been killed, says HRW’s Nadim Houry. Hundreds of civilians, including over 150 children, have been killed by homemade landmines in Syria’s Raqqa since its liberation from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, according ...

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Trudeau or not Trudeau: Can you pick out Canadian leader’s socks? (QUIZ)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is generating headlines worldwide for doing something which may seem casual but is almost certainly meticulously planned: wearing whimsical socks. The media savvy leader donned duck-emblazoned socks at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, where he took part in a panel discussion on the importance of education in empowering women and girls. Activist ...

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You can now pick up an iMac Pro in-store, for $4,999 and up

Apple’s super-powered iMac Pro hit the company’s online store just ahead of Christmas. Now those who’d prefer to pick one up in-person can do so by paying a visit to one of its various retail establishments. Availability was first spotted by MacRumors earlier today, and you can check it for yourself by entering your zip code over on the company’s ...

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End of an era: Russian Communists trade veteran leader for farm mogul as 2018 presidential pick

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 19:39 Edited time: 23 Dec, 2017 20:02 Russian communists have settled on a surprise pick for its 2018 presidential candidate. Pavel Grudinin, 57, a farm mogul running a so-called “island of socialism,” will replace the party’s evergreen leader, Gennady Zyuganov. It was widely expected that long-time leader Zyuganov, an ever-present who has only missed one ...

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Trump’s State Dept top legal advisor pick signals shift on Yemen

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 02:17 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2017 02:18 The Trump administration’s pick for top legal advisor at the State Department has acknowledged the US could be violating its own laws and international law by restricting delivery of humanitarian aid in Yemen. US statutes prohibiting American assistance to countries preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid may be ...

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Kleptocrat-owned media pick out perceived incrimination to target Russia – Keiser

“Oh my Gosh! Russia is involved!” The US media owned by the same kleptocrats who are hiding billions of dollars put out a story about Russian links exposed in the ‘Paradise Papers’ to deflect American watchers, said Max Keiser, host of RT’s Keiser Report. The so-called ‘Paradise Papers,’ financial files leaked on Sunday, exposed where the wealthiest are hiding their ...

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No czar for you: Trump’s drug control pick abdicates after opioid scandal

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 17:39 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 17:40 President Trump’s nominee to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Tom Marino, has withdrawn his name from consideration following whistleblower claims that he pushed a law that protects opioid drug distributors. “Rep. Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as ...

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Giants trade pick to Steelers for CB Ross Cockrell

Moments after the 53-man roster deadline passed, the Steelers announced they traded CB Ross Cockrell to the Giants for a conditional draft pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. It’s an unexpected move for the Giants, but not a surprising one given the concern for depth at cornerback with Eli Apple battling an ankle sprain, Michael Hunter Jr. in concussion protocol ...

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Florida senators bash Trump's pick for NASA administrator

President Trump’s announcement that he would be nominating an Oklahoma congressman as the next administrator of NASA has been criticized by both the Republican and Democratic senators from Florida. Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine, who currently serves on the Science, Space and Technology Committee, famously called for former President Barack Obama to apologize for allocating funding to climate change research. “I ...

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Florida senators bash Trump's pick for NASA administrator

President Trump announced he would be nominating an Oklahoma congressman as the next administrator of NASA in a decision that was criticized by both the Republican and Democratic senators from Florida. Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine, who currently serves on the Science, Space and Technology Committee, famously called for former President Barack Obama to apologize for allocating funding to climate change ...

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