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Saudi Jets In Turkey To Attack Daesh Targets In Syria

ISTANBUL:  Turkey and Saudi Arabia could launch a ground operation against Daesh in Syria, the Turkish foreign minister said Saturday, adding the Kingdom was already sending jets to a Turkish base to attack the militants.

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Beijing Official Blames Hong Kong Riot On 'Radical Separatists', Chief Exec Says Most Were Jobless

Pic:AFPHONG KONG: A senior Beijing official on Sunday (Feb 14) blamed "radical separatists" for a riot that erupted in Hong Kong last week, the worst clashes the city has seen since mass pro-democracy protests, as the city's leader said most of the protesters were jobless.

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Turkey And Saudi Arabia Consider Ground Campaign In Syria Following Border Strikes

Pic:AFPThe Turkish military has hit Kurdish and Syrian regime targets as Ankara considered a ground assault with Saudi troops, further complicating efforts to end the war just days after the US and Russia agreed on a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria within a week.

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Injuries And Cliff Collapse After 'Severe' Earthquake Strikes Close To Christchurch

Supermarket workers clean up after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Wellington on July 21, 2013.

Several people have been injured and a cliff has collapsed into the sea on New Zealand’s South Island after a “severe” magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck close to Christchurch, which is still rebuilding following a devastating tremor in 2011.

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Obama to Nominate Scalia Replacement Over Republicans’ Objections

Pic:FileRANCHO MIRAGE, Calif: President Obama said Saturday that he planned to submit a nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, rebuffing Republicans who have called for him to leave the choice to the next president.

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Millions Die From Air Pollution, Mainly In China, India

Some 1.6 million people died of air pollution in China in 2013, while India saw 1.4 million deaths.WASHINGTON: Air pollution kills more than 5.5 million people around the world each year, with over half of those deaths occurring in fast-growing China and India, researchers said Friday.

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Woman's Body Found In Parking Lot Months After Death

Police said Jessie's car had tinted windows and a sunshade on the dashboard, making it difficult to see inside.LOS ANGELES: The body of a missing California woman has been found inside her car in the parking lot of a Walmart store -- months after she had died, police said.

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5.8-Magnitude Quake Hits New Zealand City: USGS

The latest quake was measured at 5.8 by the US Geological Survey at a shallow depth of about eight kilometres (five miles) and centred 17 kilometres west of the city.WELLINGTON: A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch Sunday, seismologists said, sending goods flying off shelves.

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Mark Zuckerberg Applauds Singapore PM Coding Skills

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong is one of the only world leaders who knows how to code.FACEBOOK founder Mark Zuckerberg applauded Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's coding skills when the two met at Facebook headquarters on Friday.

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