Middle East

Syria army announces halt in fighting in parts of Eastern Ghouta

A cessation of hostilities is declared in parts of Eastern Ghouta after a Russia-led initiative. BBC News – Middle East

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This city is a tinderbox — and the US is building a drone base near it

For centuries, Agadez has profited from its role as a transit hub at the edge of the Sahara. Today its main cargo is human: Migrants, being smuggled to Libya. – RSS Channel – Regions – Africa

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Entertainment Video

Jim Henson’s career is highlighted in a permanent new exhibit

Vistors will get a close up look at puppets from Fraggle Rock, The Muppets and Sesame Street and more. Rough Cut (no reporter narration) Reuters Video: Entertainment

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EU antitrust regulators say probing possible German car cartel

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators are investigating allegations of a cartel among a group of German carmakers, the European Commission said on Saturday, a measure that could result in hefty fines for the companies. Reuters: Business News

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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome set to clinch fourth yellow jersey

Britain’s Chris Froome effectively seals his fourth Tour de France win after finishing third on the penultimate stage of the race in Marseille. BBC News – UK

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Linkin Park cancels tour after frontman’s death

Linkin Park has canceled its upcoming tour just days after the death of the band’s frontman, Chester Bennington. – RSS Channel – Entertainment

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Politics Video

Exclusive: Trump admin planning sweeping immigration raids

U.S. immigration agents are planning nationwide raids next week to arrest teenage immigrants suspected of gang involvement as President Trump makes good on his promise to crack down on illegal immigration. Reuters Video: Politics

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Israeli forces raid home of Palestinian attacker, arrest brother

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli security forces on Saturday raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis and restricted movement for Palestinians from his West Bank village, the military said. Reuters: World News

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Man with motor neurone disease climbs Snowdon in wheelchair

Jason Liversidge, who has motor neurone disease, now plans to abseil off the Humber Bridge. BBC News – Health

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The Russians at the Trump Tower meeting

The group of Soviet-born individuals that top Trump campaign officials met last summer include a cast of characters accused of tactics that read like a Cold War spy novel — including allegations of secret lobbying campaigns and links to money laundering investigations and counterintelligence. – RSS Channel – Regions …

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