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Jet slides off taxiway near Cincinnati, nation's capital under siege as winter storm roars east

Jet slides off taxiway near Cincinnati, nation's capital under siege as winter storm roars eastA jet slid off a taxiway in Cincinnati and power outages climbed in North Carolina as a deadly winter storm roared east.



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UAE reopens embassy in Syrian capital closed in 2011

UAE reopens embassy in Syrian capital closed in 2011BEIRUT (AP) — The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Syria's capital on Thursday for the first time in seven years, a reflection of improved relations between President Bashar Assad and some of his Arab foes as the war winds down.



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Death toll from attack in Afghan capital climbs to 40

Death toll from attack in Afghan capital climbs to 40KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from an attack in the Afghan capital has climbed to 40, the Health Ministry said Tuesday, as police and rescue workers combed through the smoldering public welfare building where the gunmen held out for eight hours against security forces.



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Report: Israeli attack near Syrian capital wounds 3 soldiers

Report: Israeli attack near Syrian capital wounds 3 soldiersBEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus late Tuesday, hitting an arms depot and wounding three soldiers, Syrian state media reported, saying that most of the missiles were shot down by air defense units.



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Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of IsraelAustralia now recognises west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved. Canberra became one of just a few governments around the world to follow US President Donald Trump’s lead and recognise the contested city as Israel’s capital, but Morrison also committed to recognising a future state of Palestine with east Jerusalem as its capital. “Australia now recognises west Jerusalem — being the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government — is the capital of Israel,” Morrison said in a speech in Sydney.



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Malaysia's Mahathir says no rights to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Malaysia's Mahathir says no rights to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capitalMalaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday criticized Australia’s move to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying countries had “no rights” to do so. Australia’s move follows U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in May, which infuriated Palestinians and the wider Islamic world and upset Western allies. “Jerusalem should remain as it is now and not the capital of Israel,” Mahathir told Reuters on the sidelines of an event in Bangkok.



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Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, embassy not moving yet

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, embassy not moving yetAustralia formally recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday. Israel described the move as a step in the right direction. Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said the announcement was born of Australian “petty domestic politics.” “Australia now recognizes west Jerusalem, being the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government, is the capital of Israel,” Morrison said.



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JetBlue inaugurates route from Boston to Cuba's capital

JetBlue inaugurates route from Boston to Cuba's capitalHAVANA (AP) — A JetBlue flight from Boston landed in Havana on Saturday, as the U.S. airline expanded its routes to Cuba despite a drop in American visitors amid tensions between the countries.



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Goodbye, Columbus Day: Ohio Capital Will Not Observe Namesake's Holiday

Goodbye, Columbus Day: Ohio Capital Will Not Observe Namesake's HolidayColumbus, Ohio is saying goodbye to Columbus Day.



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In first, US capital may employ levee against Hurricane Florence

In first, US capital may employ levee against Hurricane FlorenceIt is an unremarkable wall a stone’s throw from the White House, barely noticed by tourists and locals alike. “With Florence coming in and her path still uncertain, and depending on how much rain we get given that the system is already saturated, we’ll continue to monitor” water levels, Litterst said.



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