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Conjoined twins die in Yemen due to lack of medical equipment

Conjoined twins die in Yemen due to lack of medical equipmentConjoined twin boys born under blockade in Yemen nearly three weeks ago died on Saturday after attempts to secure a potentially life-saving evacuation failed.  In a statement carried by the Houthi-run Saba news, the health ministry said the twins’ deaths reflected the humanitarian situation Yemen's children are facing as a result of the war. The boys’ plight and the flurry of international media it generated has cast the politics of Yemen’s war and their human cost into stark relief. Abdelkhaleq and Abdelkarim were born in Houthi-controlled Sanaa, at a hospital so woefully underequipped after years of bombardment and blockade by the Saudi-led coalition that doctors could perform an MRI. The twins’ doctors had begged for them to be evacuated to a hospital equipped to give them life-saving treatment.  "They need to travel immediately. They will not be able to survive in Yemen under the social, political and economic circumstances in this country,” said Dr Faisal al-Balbali, the head of the neonatal unit at al-Thawra hospital in Sanaa. But Yemen’s airspace is controlled by the Saudi-led coalition and, following Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, no civilian flights have taken off from Sanaa since 2015. The only flights permitted in and out are those operated by the United Nations. Despite offers from a Saudi organisation, the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works, to provide the needed medical care, no way around the blockade was found. Yemen’s nearly four-year war has seen the country brought to the brink of starvation, its infrastructure destroyed, as Iran-backed Houthi rebels battle the Saudi-led coalition which aims to restore the government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who was ousted by the Houthis in 2014. UN-led peace talks re-started in December 2018 and aim to implement a ceasefire and military withdrawal in Red Sea port city Hodeidah, and to reopen Sanaa airport.



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U.S.-led coalition withdrawing equipment from Syria

U.S.-led coalition withdrawing equipment from SyriaPresident Donald Trump’s announcement last month that he had decided to withdraw the 2,000 U.S. troops there stunned allies who have joined Washington in the battle against Islamic State militants in Syria. Senior U.S. officials were shocked too, among them Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who quit in protest. U.S. Colonel Sean Ryan, a coalition spokesman, said the coalition “has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria.” “Out of concern for operational security, we will not discuss specific timelines, locations or troop movements,” Ryan said.



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Judge Denies Scott’s Request to Impound Broward Voting Equipment

Judge Denies Scott’s Request to Impound Broward Voting EquipmentA judge on Monday denied Florida Republican Senate nominee Rick Scott’s request that voting equipment in Broward County be impounded for security when not in use, proposing instead that three armed deputies be assigned to increase security at Broward election headquarters. During an emergency hearing in the lawsuit brought Sunday by Scott’s campaign, his lawyers asked Judge Jack Tuter to impound ballots and machines in Broward County, citing concerns about Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes’s handling of the count, given her past convictions for violating elections law and her office’s failures to report vote counts since last Tuesday’s election. Take away the concerns of the citizens, take away the concerns of the public that this election process will be protected,” said Scott attorney Jason Zimmerman.



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China summons U.S. ambassador to protest sanctions over Russia military equipment

China summons U.S. ambassador to protest sanctions over Russia military equipmentChinese Deputy Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang summoned Ambassador Terry Branstad to lodge “stern representations” and protest the sanctions, the foreign ministry said. Earlier, Chinese defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian said China’s decision to buy fighter jets and missile systems from Russia was a normal act of cooperation between sovereign countries, and the United States had “no right to interfere”. On Thursday, the U.S. State Department imposed sanctions on China’s Equipment Development Department (EED), the branch of the military responsible for weapons procurement, after it engaged in “significant transactions” with Rosoboronexport, Russia’s main arms exporter.



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Daily Digit: What are police doing with $6 billion worth of military equipment?

Daily Digit: What are police doing with $  6 billion worth of military equipment?While police use of military equipment has come under public scrutiny in recent years — particularly during the 2014 protests against police brutality in Ferguson, Mo. — the program remains active today.



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2019 Subaru Forester Gets More Room, More Standard Safety Equipment

2019 Subaru Forester Gets More Room, More Standard Safety EquipmentYear after year, the Subaru Forester has ranked among CR’s top-rated small SUVs and almost aces our surveys for reliability and owner satisfaction. But the rapid pace of competition means even se…



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All-New 2019 Nissan Altima Features New Tech, Safety Equipment

All-New 2019 Nissan Altima Features New Tech, Safety EquipmentNissan has completely redesigned the Altima, its long-popular midsized sedan, adding a number of major advancements that—on paper—bring it up to and beyond its competitors, including the Chevrole…



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Ukraine Claims To Have Seized Equipment Used By Russia In Cyberattack

Ukraine Claims To Have Seized Equipment Used By Russia In CyberattackUkrainian officials claim to have seized equipment used by agents of Russia to carry out cyberattacks against Ukraine and other countries.



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Ukraine says seized equipment used by Russia to launch malware attacks

Ukraine says seized equipment used by Russia to launch malware attacksUkraine’s state security service (SBU) seized equipment it said belonged to Russian agents in May and June to launch cyber attacks against Ukraine and other countries, the SBU said in a statement on Friday. “Law enforcement officers seized server equipment that was involved in the cyber attack system by Russian secret services,” the SBU said, adding that investigations were ongoing. A cyber attack that began in Ukraine spread around the world on Tuesday, knocking out thousands of machines, shutting down ports, factories and offices as it hit around 60 countries.



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Duterte says Philippines will stop taking second-hand U.S. military equipment

Duterte says Philippines will stop taking second-hand U.S. military equipmentPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised on Friday to buy brand-new military equipment to fight twin Maoist and Muslim rebellions, and no longer accept second-hand weapons from the United States. Over the last two weeks, some 3,000 security personnel have been battling about 400 pro-Islamic State militants who had taken over a southern city. The forces are using refurbished U.S. planes, armored vehicles and assault rifles.



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