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Army tries to reopen roads as Lebanon remains paralyzed

BEIRUT - Security forces are trying to persuade protesters to reopen roads across Lebanon through peaceful means but will not use force if they refuse, a security source said on Tuesday as the country remained paralyzed by anti-government demonstrations. Aim… [+2876 chars]

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Iraq trolls U.S. Syria withdrawal, tells American troops they can’t stay

US President Donald Trump’s Syria withdrawal hit a snag in northern Iraq as the country indicated that US troops only have permission to transit, temporarily, into norther Iraq before leaving. Convoys of Americans leaving Syria were spotted in the Kurdistan R… [+2955 chars]

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Turkey to resume northern Syria operation if U.S. does not keep promises

ANKARA - Kurdish forces are continuing to withdraw in northeast Syria but Turkey will resume its military assault there once a U.S.-brokered ceasefire expires on Tuesday if promises given by Washington are not kept, President Tayyip Erdogan said. A five-day … [+3449 chars]

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Turkey replaces four more pro-Kurdish mayors as crackdown widens

ISTANBUL - Turkey has replaced four mayors from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) with state officials, the offices of two provincial governors said on Tuesday, part of a widening crackdown on local councils controlled by the party. Ankara accu… [+2039 chars]

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Rabbi Nissim Karelitz passes away aged 93

The respected and revered ultra-Orthodox rabbi and arbiter of Jewish law Rabbi Nissim Karelitz passed away Monday night aged 93. Many thousands, if not tens of thousands, of mourners are expected to line the streets of Bnei Brak where he lived on Tuesday af… [+3135 chars]

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Meir Shamgar, modern father of legal system – funeral today

Meir Shamgar, who served as the Supreme Court's president, the attorney-general and the IDF military advocate general, will be laid to rest on Tuesday with eulogies from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, top legal officials and famil… [+4164 chars]

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Jewish, Kurdish NGOs to launch crowdfunding, PR campaign to help Kurds

The International Legal Forum has organized a group of Jewish and Kurdish non-profits to aid the Kurdish people. On Wednesday, the group will launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise a minimum of $100,000 to provide medical supplies, food, water, blankets and … [+3047 chars]

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Imam: Canadian candidates are filthy non-Muslims, support Zionism

A Canadian Imam released a sermon before the Canadian elections in which he reminded his audience that all of the candidates are "filthy non-Muslims" who approve of Zionism and homosexuality, according to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (… [+1076 chars]

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Chef who asked for kiss after All-Ireland win awarded €17,500 for unfair dismissal

A chef who was sacked and accused of sexual harassment after asking a female colleague for a kiss when Dublin won the All Ireland has been awarded compensation of 17,500 for unfair dismissal. The avid GAA supporter told the Workplace Relations Commission (WR… [+2520 chars]

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The opioid legal battles rage on around the country

Between the lines: "Monday's settlement, lawyers involved say, can't be directly extrapolated into what a larger deal might look like, since the pressure of an imminent trial often leads to larger payouts," the Wall Street Journal's Sara Randazzo reports. Dr… [+1202 chars]

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Fine Gael to seek Dáil statements on voting controversy

Fine Gael is going to try to seek statements in the Dáil today from Fianna Fáil TDs over the controversy surrounding Dáil votes in recent days. However, Fianna Fáil has in turn called on the Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty to clarify how she vo… [+563 chars]

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Japanese Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

TOKYO (AP) — Three booming cheers of "Banzai!" rang out Tuesday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo as Naruhito formally declared his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne as the nation's 126th...

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Worries grow over the Fed's efforts to fix funding issues: 'This is all likely to get much worse'

Wall Street is getting worried that the Federal Reserve's aggressive efforts to control short-term borrowing rates have run into some potholes, with more danger ahead. The central bank has been working feverishly to address issues that popped up more than a … [+6095 chars]

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Bus network redesign will increase Dublin services by 22%

Bus services in the capital will increase by 22 per cent under a proposed network redesign which was published on Tuesday. The plan - full details of which are on busconnects.ie - was produced by the National Transport Authority, Dublin Bus and Jarrett Walke… [+596 chars]

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Channing Tatum And Jessie J Responded To Jenna Dewan's Claims That She Was "Blindsided" By Their Relationship With Cute Selfies

instagram.comShe wrote: "I was learning things about my ex most people wouldn't have to face and over the internet, as it was happening. There I was, on a plane, alone, finding out about his new relationship. I was blindsided."

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Recent Match Report - Namibia vs Scotland, ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier, 19th Match, Group A | ESPNcricinfo.com

Namibia 159 for 6 (Smit 43, Erasmus 37, Davey 2-29) beat Scotland 135 for 8 (MacLeod 39, Frylinck 2-15) by 24 runs With captain Kyle Coetzer sitting out still feeling the effects of dehydration after a draining half-century in Monday's win over Papua New Gui… [+2676 chars]

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Dallas tornado: Baby girl born by candlelight in laundry room of Bump Birthing Center during storm

A baby girl made her entrance into this world one week after her due date amid the sound of blaring tornado sirens and the soft glow of candlelight. CBS DFW reports the Bump Birthing Center, which had lost power during the storm, welcomed the newborn in their… [+1259 chars]

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World's loudest bird has a mating call above the human pain threshold

Posted October 22, 2019 21:36:47 A tiny white bird in the northern Amazon has taken over the title of the world's loudest bird after scientists recorded its mating call hitting sound levels above the human pain threshold. Key points: <ul><li>The white b… [+3286 chars]

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The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Better Medicare Alliance - Trump's impeachment plea to Republicans | TheHill

Welcome to The Hills Morning Report. Happy Tuesday! Our newsletter gets you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the up-early co-creators. Find us @asimendinger and @… [+24234 chars]

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