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Trump Contradicts Top Aide, Says Border Wall Stance Has Not 'Evolved'

John Kelly

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said his concept of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico “has never changed or evolved,” contradicting comments made by his chief of staff.

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Egypt, Ethiopia Leaders Say Nile Dam Must Not Ruin Relations

Grand Reinassance Dam

CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged on Thursday not to let differences over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile river ruin relations with Addis Ababa.

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Turkey Seeks Russian Approval For Air Campaign Against Afrin

ANKARA - Turkey dispatched its military chief to Moscow on Thursday, seeking approval for an air campaign in Syria’s Kurdish-controlled Afrin region, although Damascus warned it could shoot down any Turkish planes in its skies.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa Announces Election In Four To Five Months

Emmerson Mnangwa

HARARE - Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, a newspaper on Thursday quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time since independence the southern African state will conduct a vote that does not involve Robert Mugabe.

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Syrians Displaced By Idlib Assault Take Shelter Near Turkey

KELBIT CAMP, Syria - When fighting drove Bahr Diab from his home in southern Idlib last month, it was the fourth time he and his family had been displaced since the start of Syria’s seemingly endless conflict.

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Palestinian Young Man Killed By Israeli In Jenin

Ahmed Nasr Jarar

RAMALLAH – A Palestinian youth was shot dead early Thursday by Israeli occupation forces fire in Wad Burqin area west of Jenin in the northern part of the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

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Polar Front To Bring Rain, Snow As Of Thursday Midnight

AMMAN -- Cold and cloudy conditions are forecast to continue on Thursday with scattered showers in the northern areas, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said.

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[VIDEO] Man In Romania Stopping Savage Dog Has Testicle Ripped Off

A good Samaritan had his testicle ripped off by a dog after trying to stop it attacking a young woman who ran away from the scene with her clothes ripped.

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Plane With 6 On Board Disappears From Radar In The Bahamas

Three of the people who were onboard: Maggie Adderley, Tino Russell and a woman identified only as Nique.

NASSAU, Bahamas — Authorities lost track of a small plane with six people on board Wednesday as it traveled between two islands in the Bahamas and searchers later found a debris field, suggesting the aircraft may have crashed into the ocean, officials said.

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Bus Catches Fire In Kazakhstan, Killing 52: Interior Ministry

ALMATY - Fifty-two people were killed after a bus they were traveling in caught fire in Kazakhstan’s north-western Aktau region, the country’s interior ministry said on Thursday.

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