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It comes as France remains under a state of emergency after a series of terrorist attacks, including the November 2015 massacre in Paris and a truck attack in Nice last summer. Belgacem's brother and a cousin were also released. "My son has never been a terrorist. He never prayed, and he drank". " I've screwed up with a police officer".
  • Nagas to end Manipur blockade

    Nagas to end Manipur blockade

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    UNC, the Centre and the BJP-led Manipur government had held the tripartite talk in Senapati on Sunday. The meeting also decided that the Manipur government will unconditionally release the arrested UNC leaders and all the cases related to economic blockade against the Naga tribes leaders and students leaders will be closed.
  • Syrian army fires at Israeli warplanes

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    The Syrian statement, in line with typical anti-Western rhetoric from Damascus, said the "blatant aggression" was an attempt by Israel to support "terrorist gangs" of the ISIL group inside Syria and "deflect from the victories" of the Syrian army in the country's civil war, which this week entered its seventh year.
  • [Update] Somali pirates release oil tanker and crew

    [Update] Somali pirates release oil tanker and crew

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    He said Sri Lankan authorities were in touch with U.S. naval forces and the shipping company for negotiations with the pirates. Somali pirates on Thursday handed over an oil tanker and eight Sri Lankan hostages captured just days ago, the Oceans Beyond Piracy NGO told AFP, bringing to a close the first such attack since 2012.
  • Syrian rebels, families leave last opposition stronghold in Homs

    Syrian rebels, families leave last opposition stronghold in Homs

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    Earlier this week, he that said rebels who laid down their weapons and made a decision to stay in al-Waer could be eligible for government amnesty, as declared earlier. Last month, a United Nations convoy was seized by gunmen who diverted the assistance to a government-held area. "This agreement was reached only under the patronage of the Russian side.
  • Houthi missile attack kills dozens in Yemen mosque

    Houthi missile attack kills dozens in Yemen mosque

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    The Houthis said they had shot down a helicopter gunship in the same area a day earlier, without providing evidence. The Saudi-led and USA -backed coalition began striking the rebels and their allies in March 2015, hoping to drive the Houthis from the capital, Sanaa, and restore the internationally recognized government.
  • IJR's Erin McPike Is Traveling With Secretary Tillerson on Asia Trip

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    The IJR had said in its own statement that the State Department had moved last week to offer one of the outlet's reporters, Erin McPike, a place aboard Mr. The nine-sentence letter, emailed to State employees as Tillerson was traveling in Asia, came shortly after the administration released a blueprint of plans to cut more than $ 10 billion , or 28 percent, out of the core budget for the State Department and the U.S.
  • Cuonzo Martin hired as Missouri basketball coach

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    He led the Bears to the Missouri Valley Conference title his last season. Martin has coached the University of California Golden Bears for the last three seasons and is 62-39 in that time. He becomes the 19th coach in program history. Martin's deal is believed to be a seven year deal, worth $21 million. That's a substantial, long-term contract for a coach without a deep tournament run on his resume, but it's also the only way Mizzou could get a coach of Martin's stature.
  • Flynn Got $56250 From Russian TV, Cyber Firm, Documents Show

    Flynn Got $56250 From Russian TV, Cyber Firm, Documents Show

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    When I asked Flynn about his 2015 Moscow trip, he said "I didn't take any $ from Russian Federation". Now, the New York Times has detailed Flynn's payments for these speeches , which he made to RT (essentially the Russian government's propaganda channel), a cybersecurity firm holding ties to Russian intelligence, and Volga-Dnepr Airlines, which provides charter airline service in Russia.
  • NY AG: Tillerson Used Fake Name To Talk Climate Change

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    To date, Jeffers said , Exxon has turned over to the New York AG's office over 2.5 million pages of documents and is ready to respond to the alias email letter in a filing with the overseeing court. Jeffers said in statement viewed by CNN Money. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used a secret pen name of Wayne Tracker at Exxon, the Wall Street Journal reveals .
  • Trump to ask Congress for initial $4 billion for border wall

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    In the first week of his presidency, Trump signed an executive order calling for the "immediate" construction of a border wall and also vowed "100 percent repayment" from Mexico. He added: "It's really an issue that we feel strongly about in the Democratic Caucus". But the request threatens to shutter the entire federal government.
  • 2016 was deadliest yet for children in Syria

    2016 was deadliest yet for children in Syria

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    The report goes on to details the many problems for aid agencies trying to reach children in these situations, as well as new statistics, such as the fact that over 6 million Syrian children are now dependant on humanitarian aid for survival.
  • Stade players set to strike over merger with Racing

    Stade players set to strike over merger with Racing

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    Players' union chief Robins Tchale-Watchou, a former Stade Francais player now at Montpellier, said the presidents of the two clubs owed explanations to the players. Amid their very understandable anger, the Stade players have gone on strike, and as a result, are refusing to train and play this weekend's game against Castres.
  • Netherlands to Vote in Parliamentary Elections Today

    Netherlands to Vote in Parliamentary Elections Today

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    Rutte's party leads the latest Peilingwijzer poll of polls , provided by Leiden University, but Wilders and his party are in a close second above the other 26 parties on the ballot. The school election is organized by Pro Demos, an independent organization that informs the public about Dutch democracy. SBS Europe Correspondent Brett Mason is in the Netherlands at PM Mark Rutte's election night party as the first exit polls come in.
  • SA Govt turns to batteries to power state

    SA Govt turns to batteries to power state

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    Announcing the battery project, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill said the plan is to "take charge of South Australia's energy future starts now, and we mean it". The new funds bring the state's total commitment to energy storage to A$25m. Also not pleased is Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg. "He [Malcolm Turnbull] has given us a guarantee that gas will be made available to meet demand, but there's no discussion with regard to the price that that supply will be at", he said.