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Syria force nets 400 jihadists trying to flee enclave

Syria force nets 400 jihadists trying to flee enclaveKurdish-led forces in eastern Syria captured around 400 Islamic State group jihadists as they attempted to slip out of their besieged enclave of Baghouz, a senior officer said Wednesday. The Syrian Democratic Forces intercepted a large group trying to escape from the village, the last tiny patch of territory under IS control, the officer said. “Four hundred IS fighters tried to flee Baghouz” on Tuesday night, the SDF official said on condition of anonymity.



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Iran's Rouhani accuses U.S. of trying to change clerical establishment

Iran's Rouhani accuses U.S. of trying to change clerical establishmentIranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Wednesday of plotting to use economic pressure to overthrow the Islamic republic’s clerical establishment, and ruled out the possibility of talks with Washington. “Iran is in economic and psychological war with America and its allies. U.S.-Iranian tensions resurged after President Donald Trump pulled Washington out of world powers’ 2015 agreement with Iran that curbed its disputed nuclear activity.



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Europe snow: Two die in French Alps trying to control avalanche as three German cross-country skiers killed

Europe snow: Two die in French Alps trying to control avalanche as three German cross-country skiers killedTwo ski resort workers have been killed in Morillon, a French Alps destination popular with Britons, by explosives they were using to spark an avalanche to keep the slopes safe for skiers. Their deaths came as three German cross-country skiers died and a fourth was reported missing following an avalanche in western Austria. The incident in Morillon occurred at around 8:30 am local time on Sunday as the workers were preparing the explosives at a height of 1,800 meters in the family resort in the Haut-Giffre valley. Police said it had been confirmed that they were killed by the explosion and did not die after being caught up in the avalanche the blast set off. They had been sent out to do their job in the Lanches sector of the resortbefore the ski slopes were opened to the public, after a night of heavy snowfall. Skiers had been warned that the risk of avalanche was at four on a scale of one to five. Setting off explosives, often dynamite, is a common technique used in ski resorts to spark avalanches that might otherwise happen when slopes are packed with skiers. Various methods are used, with some involving ski workers skiing to a spot above where experts believe the avalanche may take place, placing explosives there and later detonating them remotely. “The specialist pisteurs who are involved in securing the trails and roads from avalanches with explosive devices go through extensive training,” said Henry Schniewind from Henry’s Avalanche Talk, a website which offers advice and training for off-piste skiers. “Their job involves hazards from avalanche danger that most of us are aware of; the danger from explosives seems less apparent. Today’s tragedy is a reminder to us all about how brave these men and women are,” he told The Daily Telegraph. It was not immediately clear which avalanche control method was being used by the workers in Morillon, where a 21-year-old skier was killed by a falling tree earlier this month. The mountain gendarme unit from the town of Chamonix has been tasked with the investigation into their deaths and has sent officers to the scene, where they will work with rescue workers from the resorts of Flaine and Araches. The deaths reported in Austria were those of two men aged 32 and 36 and a third aged 56, all German cross-country skiers, who were found on Saturday evening, while a 28-year-old man still missing. The avalanche that killed them came after several days of heavy snowfall which saw the army called in to secure roads and buildings and help with a number of evacuations.



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Trump aide trying to allay Israeli concerns on Syria pullout

Trump aide trying to allay Israeli concerns on Syria pulloutTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The White House has sent national security adviser John Bolton on a mission to allay Israel's concerns about President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.



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Two Migrants Were Discovered Inside Mattresses Trying to Cross the Spanish Border

Two Migrants Were Discovered Inside Mattresses Trying to Cross the Spanish BorderPolice found the two young African men at a border crossing from Morocco to Melilla



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Good Samaritans Rewarded With $100 After Trying to Help Homeless Man

Good Samaritans Rewarded With $  100 After Trying to Help Homeless ManYouTuber Brian Breach gave anyone who offered to help him $ 100.



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No 'perp walk' for Kevin Spacey? He's trying to avoid his arraignment on sex-crime charge

No 'perp walk' for Kevin Spacey? He's trying to avoid his arraignment on sex-crime chargeWill Kevin Spacey avoid showing up for his arraignment on a sex-crime charge on Nantucket? Not if the district attorney has anything to say about it.



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Retired Marine takes down gunman trying to rob his bar in Pennsylvania

Retired Marine takes down gunman trying to rob his bar in PennsylvaniaVeteran seen on surveillance footage grabbing the suspect's gun.



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Bank apologizes for calling police on black man who was trying to cash his paycheck

Bank apologizes for calling police on black man who was trying to cash his paycheckA man attempted to cash a check from a new employer at a Cleveland area bank. Police got involved after the bank had trouble verifying the check.



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Woman, friend slashed after trying to pet dog on NYC bus

Woman, friend slashed after trying to pet dog on NYC busPolice say a woman slashed a fellow bus rider in the face after she tried to pet her dog.



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