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Syrian Rebels Say Washington Tells Them It Won't Intervene In Southern Syria

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AMMAN: Washington told the main Syrian rebel factions they should not expect military support to help them resist a major government offensive to regain opposition-held parts of southern Syria bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

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Trump Adviser Kushner Says Will Publish Mideast Plan 'Soon': Newspaper

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JERUSALEM: Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, said that he is “ready to work” with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

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Singapore PM's Brother To Relinquish Top Aviation Post

SINGAPORE: The younger brother of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will relinquish his post as head of the country's civil aviation authority, the transport ministry said on Thursday.

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Firefighters Quell Big Blaze Near London's Euston Train Station

LONDON: A large fire in a pub near London’s Euston train station was brought under control on Friday evening and there were no reports of casualties, the British capital’s fire brigade said.

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Thai Men Scramble To Save Dog Being Strangled By Huge Python

KUALA LUMPUR: A harrowing incident in a jungle clearing in Thailand has demonstrated that MAN is dog’s best friend.

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No Drugs, No Alcohol In Anthony Bourdain's Body When He Died - Prosecutor

PARIS: U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who killed himself in a French hotel room earlier this month, had no narcotics or alcohol in his body when he died, a local prosecutor said on Friday.

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UN Women Condemns Harassment Of Russian Women During World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Brazilian office of UN Women released videos on Friday condemning the sexual harassment of Brazilian tourists against Russian women in the FIFA World Cup, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Kate Spade's Heartbroken Father Dies Night Before Designer's Funeral

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NEW YORK -- The father of US fashion designer Kate Spade died a night before her funeral in Kansas City, Missouri, the family said in a statement, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Washington “Indefinitely” Delays 2 More Military Exercises With Seoul

The US continues to wind down the scope of its military activity on North Korea’s doorstep, with the Pentagon announcing on Friday it was “indefinitely” suspending two joint training programs with Seoul.

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US To Send 215 Caskets To North Korea, Get Back Remains Of Soldiers Killed In Korean War

SEOUL -- The US military plans to send 215 empty caskets to North Korea via the inter-Korean border on Saturday to get back the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War, South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted a South Korean military official as saying.

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