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Preliminary-magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes in Gulf of California west of Mexico's Sinaloa state

Preliminary-magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes in Gulf of California west of Mexico's Sinaloa stateA preliminary-magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck this morning in the Gulf of California, just west of Mexico's Sinaloa state.



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Major Earthquake Strikes Southern Peru

Major Earthquake Strikes Southern PeruA magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck off the coast of southern Peru early Sunday morning, leaving at least one dead and injuring dozens of others, authorities said.



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Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina Congressional Map As Unconstitutional

Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina Congressional Map As UnconstitutionalA three-court panel of federal judges in North Carolina struck down North Carolina’s congressional map Tuesday, saying it went so far to benefit Republicans that it violated the U.S. Constitution.



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Turkey summons ambassadors over Syria's Idlib strikes: sources

Turkey summons ambassadors over Syria's Idlib strikes: sourcesTurkey’s foreign ministry on Tuesday summoned the Russian and Iranian ambassadors to Ankara after accusing the Syrian regime of stepping up its offensive on key rebel-held areas, according to Turkish diplomatic sources. The strikes targeted moderate opposition forces in Idlib province near the Turkish border, according to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who warned it could torpedo talks aimed at ending the war. “Regime forces are striking moderate opposition with the pretext of fighting against Al-Nusra (Front),” Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by the official Anadolu news agency, referring to the former Al-Qaeda affiliate.



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Israeli air strikes, rockets hit Syria: Syrian army

Israeli air strikes, rockets hit Syria: Syrian armyThe Israeli army overnight carried out air strikes and fired rockets at targets in Syria, causing damage near a military position, the Syrian army said in a statement on Tuesday. Israel’s army has carried out several attacks on the Syrian army and its ally Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah since the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011. The Israeli air force carried out strikes on the Qutayfeh area northeast of Damascus, causing the Syrian army to retaliate and “hit one of its planes”, the Syrian army said.



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Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria rebel enclave: monitor

Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria rebel enclave: monitorRegime and Russian air strikes on a rebel-held enclave near the Syrian capital killed at least 17 civilians on Saturday, a war monitor said. Eastern Ghouta, one of the last remaining opposition strongholds in the country, is the target of near-daily air raids. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday’s deadliest strikes had hit the Hammuriyeh district, killing 12 civilians including four children.



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US military will accept transgender recruits after court strikes down Trump ban, says Department of Defence

US military will accept transgender recruits after court strikes down Trump ban, says Department of DefenceTransgender recruits can soon begin applying to the US military after Donald Trump’s efforts to block them were struck down. “The DoD is prepared to comply with the court order to access transgender applicants for military service 1 January,” a Department of Defence spokesperson said. Earlier this year, Mr Trump announced his intention to block transgender people from openly serving, reversing Barack Obama’s move to lift a prohibition.



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Truck strikes pedestrians, vehicle in San Francisco, injuring seven

Truck strikes pedestrians, vehicle in San Francisco, injuring seven(Reuters) – At least seven people suffered injuries when a truck hit pedestrians and another vehicle in San Francisco on Monday, an incident that police said was not related to terrorism, authorities and local media reported. ABC7 television reported that a box truck had made an illegal left turn when it struck two pedestrians, a parked car and a Mazda sedan with a family of five inside it. The San Francisco Fire Department said on Twitter that one pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries and another was seriously injured.



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'Fight against Isil not over yet' warns British general who says some jihadists managing to escape strikes

'Fight against Isil not over yet' warns British general who says some jihadists managing to escape strikesThe fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is not over, a British general has warned, saying its remaining fighters in Syria have been able to move to areas they are unable to target. Major General Felix Gedney, the deputy commander of strategy and support for the international coalition against Isil, said the Syrian government is not doing enough to stop the militants from moving through its territory. “They seem to be moving with impunity through regime-held territory, showing that the regime is clearly either unwilling or unable to defeat Daesh within their borders,” Maj Gen Gedney told Pentagon reporters, using the Arabic acronym for the group. He said it was the responsibility of the Syrian regime to fight Isil. “We can only defeat [it] in the areas that our partner forces control,” he said. A Syrian pro-government member watches as smoke rises from buildings following an air strike by government forces in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor Credit: AFP The US-led coalition does not bomb areas controlled by the Bashar al-Assad government, fearing a confrontation with its backer Russia in the crowded skies over Syria. The coalition has estimated there are somewhere between 1,000-2,000 Isil jihadists – some of whom thought to be foreign – left fighting around the desert between the Iraqi and Syrian border. US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have driven Isil from the eastern side of the Euphrates RIver but claim they are encountering fleeing fighters on a routine basis. They said they have observed the jihadists travelling westward, across the Euphrates into territory controlled by Syrian troops. Over the past month, there were two reported incidents of groups of terrorists also crossing from regime-controlled area into coalition-controlled areas of southern Syria. Despite their diminishing numbers, Isil fighters have still managed in recent weeks to launch attacks around their former stronghold of Deir Ezzor. Members of Isil preparing the beheadings of at least 15 men described as Syrian troops Credit: al-Furqan “The Syrian regime has failed to demonstrate its ability to prevent the resurgence of (Isil) on their own soil,” Maj Gen Gedney complained. He said declarations of victory, by Syria and Russia, have been premature. While Iraqi Security Forces and SDF have secured major successes, the coalition said on Thursday that more work remains to ensure the enduring defeat of Isil. The group is still attempting to re-establish regional networks and remains a local, regional and global threat. Maj Gen Gedney also warned that as Isil lost control of the territory it held in Syria and Iraq, it will try to “vanish” into the population before transforming itself into a more traditional insurgency. Isil “will attempt to mount some form of insurgency, we believe. It is an adaptive and patient enemy,” he said. “We know they may attempt to work in smaller cells, and they most certainly will continue attempting their acts of terror.” Extrajudicial execution of suspected Isil fighters in Mosul  Jim Mattis, US Defense Secretary, has said the US military will fight Isil in Syria “as long as they want to fight." He said the their longer-term objective would be to prevent the return of an "ISIS 2.0." Maj Gen Gedney emphasised that, at present, the “decisive part” of the campaign is “the non-military lines of effort,” particularly, “the immediate stabilisation that will show the people of Iraq and Syria that they’re better off under their legitimate governments than they are under IS.”



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136 killed in Saudi-led strikes on Yemen in just 10 days: UN

136 killed in Saudi-led strikes on Yemen in just 10 days: UNAt least 136 civilians have been killed over 10 days of Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen this month, the United Nations said Tuesday, with the organisation’s human rights chief decrying an “inferno” on the ground. The UN human rights office said it had tallied 136 civilians killed and another 87 injured in the strikes on Sanaa, Saada, Al Hudaydah, Marib and Taez governorates between December 6 and 16. “We are deeply concerned by the recent surge in civilian casualties in Yemen as a result of intensified air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition,” spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva.



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