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Sarin or similar used in Idlib: watchdog

Sarin or similar used in Idlib: watchdog

Syria was obligated to give up its chemical weapons arsenal in 2013 under the terms of a deal agreed between the USA and Russian Federation following a deadly chemical weapons attack in Damascus earlier that year. The Syrian government has relocated the majority of its combat planes to protect them from potential USA strikes, two United States defense officials told CNN Wednesday.


Irish woman screams 'Go back to India' at Asians on train

Irish woman screams 'Go back to India' at Asians on train

She messaged the Irish Rail account during the trip, saying the woman had been making abusive comments for ten minutes. "The guy then said to her "you don't have to say it like that you can just say please move your bag". A spokeswoman for Irish Rail said a customer alerted them to the incident using Twitter . "People should be able to travel on our services without abuse of any kind", he said.


No reason to believe gays abused in Chechnya

No reason to believe gays abused in Chechnya

The reports, however, have been taken seriously by the United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights and prominent global organizations, which have urged the Russian government to investigate. Some of the torture methods used included intense beatings and electric shocks administered in front of one another. "Ahmed" told CNN his family would likely kill him if they found out he was gay.


Ivanka Trump's fight to trademark her first name is raising some eyebrows

Ivanka Trump's fight to trademark her first name is raising some eyebrows

The scenario underscores the difficulties for the First Daughter to separate business from politics in her new position at the White House. Online commerce tracker Slice Intelligence, for example, reported last month that USA sales of Ivanka products on Amazon were up 332 percent in January and February compared to a year prior.


Sign Petition Against Religious-Owned Maternity Hospital

Sign Petition Against Religious-Owned Maternity Hospital

Yesterday's announcement that the Sisters of Charity will have ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital in south Dublin has caused widespread shock and disgust . Opposition parties have claimed there could be a conflict between medical decisions, the possibility of new abortion legislation, and the new owners' Catholic values.