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Snowstorm blankets mid-Atlantic U.S., at least seven dead in Midwest

Snowstorm blankets mid-Atlantic U.S., at least seven dead in MidwestA massive winter storm rolled eastward to the mid-Atlantic United States on Sunday after dropping more than a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest and killing at least 7 people in highway accidents on Saturday. The weather system, which started as rain from Mexico but has since turned into snow, is forecast to affect an 1,800-mile (2,900 km) swath of the United States from Colorado to the mid-Atlantic. Millions of Americans in ten states and Washington, D.C. were under a winter storm warning or advisory on Sunday.



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UAE reopens Damascus embassy after seven years

UAE reopens Damascus embassy after seven yearsThe United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Damascus Thursday, the latest sign of efforts to bring the Syrian government back into the Arab fold. The UAE broke ties with Syria in February 2012, as the repression of nationwide protests demanding regime change was escalating into a devastating war. An acting charge d’affaires has already started working, an Emirati statement said, stressing that the UAE was “keen to put relations back on their normal track”.



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At least seven officials killed in Sudan helicopter crash: news agency

At least seven officials killed in Sudan helicopter crash: news agencyAt least seven local government officials were killed in a helicopter crash in Sudan’s eastern al-Qadarif state on Sunday, state news agency SUNA reported. The state’s governor and three security officials were among the dead. A number of people were also injured in the incident, SUNA said.



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Israeli fire kills seven during Gaza raid targeting Hamas commander: Hamas

Israeli fire kills seven during Gaza raid targeting Hamas commander: HamasIsraeli forces killed seven Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in an undercover raid targeting a Hamas commander and air strikes that provided cover for the troops to escape back into Israel by car, Hamas said. The Israeli incursion and air attacks drew rocket fire from the Hamas-controlled enclave, with sirens sounding in Israeli communities along the border. The violence prompted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a visit to Paris, where he had been gathering with world leaders for a World War One commemoration.



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US indicts seven Russian military intel agents in global hacking conspiracy

US indicts seven Russian military intel agents in global hacking conspiracyThe US Justice Department Thursday indicted seven agents of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency as part of a joint crackdown with Western allies on a series of major hacking plots attributed to Moscow. The indictments were announced as Dutch security services said they had thwarted a cyber attack on the global chemical weapons watchdog, the OPCW — expelling four Russian agents — and after Britain and Australia blamed the GRU for plots that notably targeted the US Democratic Party and global sports bodies. John Demers, US Assistant Attorney General for National Security, confirmed the seven agents were indicted in connection to the attack on the OPCW, on football’s governing body FIFA and the US and global anti-doping agencies, and on the US nuclear energy company Westinghouse among others.



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US charges seven Russian intelligence officers linked to global cyber hack of doping agencies and other organisations

US charges seven Russian intelligence officers linked to global cyber hack of doping agencies and other organisationsThe US Department of Justice has charged seven Russian military intelligence officers with hacking anti-doping agencies and other organisations. An indictment announced in Washington on Thursday said Russia’s military intelligence agency, known as the GRU, targeted the hacking victims because they had publicly supported a ban on Russian athletes in international sports competitions and because they had condemned Russia’s state-sponsored athlete doping program. Prosecutors said the Russians also targeted a Pennsylvania-based nuclear energy company and an international organisation that was investigating chemical weapons in Syria and the poisoning of a former GRU officer.



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Palestinians say seven killed as Israeli troops fire on Gaza protest

Palestinians say seven killed as Israeli troops fire on Gaza protestIsraeli soldiers shot dead seven Palestinians, including two boys, who were among people who thronged to the fortified Gaza Strip border.



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Indonesia teen rescued after seven weeks adrift at sea

Indonesia teen rescued after seven weeks adrift at seaAn Indonesian teenager survived seven weeks adrift at sea after his tiny fishing trap lost its moorings and ended up some 2,500 kilometres (1,500 miles) away in waters near the Pacific island of Guam, his family said Monday. Aldi Novel Adilang’s harrowing tale began in mid-July when the 18-year-old was working solo on a fishing hut anchored about 125 kilometres (77 miles) off Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. The floating fishing trap, known as a rompong, had no engine or paddles and was anchored to the seabed with a long rope, but heavy winds knocked it off its moorings and sent Adilang out to sea, local media said.



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Man arrested after seven wounded in Paris knife attack

Man arrested after seven wounded in Paris knife attackFrench police detained a man who wounded seven people in a knife attack in central Paris late on Sunday, police and judicial sources said Monday.



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Rescuers Rush to Unearth Survivors in Northern Japan After Earthquake Kills Seven

Rescuers Rush to Unearth Survivors in Northern Japan After Earthquake Kills SevenThe magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido at 3:08 a.m.



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