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Earl Thomas ruled out for Seahawks

Brace yourselves, it could be a nice season in the making for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers heading into the final five games. Seattle might turn the free-safety duties over to Steven Terrell, who filled in for Thomas last week, giving him the first start of his career.


In France, François Fillon wins conservative presidential primary

In France, François Fillon wins conservative presidential primary

Juppe also said he would support Fillon in the presidential election. With votes from four-fifths of 10,228 polling stations counted, Fillon, who went into Sunday's second-round runoff as firm favorite, had won over 67 percent of the vote in a head-to-head battle with another ex-prime minister, Alain Juppe.



Thousands flee Aleppo as Assad's forces move to split Syrian rebel stronghold

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that more than 4,000 civilians have fled to government-held parts of western Aleppo in the last 24 hours. The two leaders talked about the recent developments in war-torn Syria and efforts to find a solution to the humanitarian crisis in the Syrian city of Aleppo , according to a presidential source , who spoke to state-run Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.


China No. 1 close reconnaissance target for USA - think tank

China No. 1 close reconnaissance target for USA - think tank

China has become the No 1 target for the US' close reconnaissance in terms of frequency, scope and means. Rather than rely on the traditional "hub and spoke" model of USA engagement in Asia that focuses on bilateral relationships and alliances, the TPP is meant to support a more integrated and overlapping diplomatic and economic network - led by the United States - that connects like-minded countries in the region.


Pakistan Appoints New Army Chief

Pakistan Appoints New Army Chief

The general also helped to facilitate the Afghan peace process. General Sharif will become the first army chief in more than 20 years to step down at the end of his term. Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, has picked a new head of the country's military. But once appointed, General Sharif maintained the army's strong influence within Pakistani politics.


Armored vehicles seized in Hong Kong container terminal

Armored vehicles seized in Hong Kong container terminal

So why the sudden interception now, which Hong Kong government "sources" have willingly confirmed with the media, when this is presumably not the first time there has been such a transshipment of military equipment under the long-running Project Starlight? "I wish to reiterate that the Chinese government consistently and resolutely opposes any form of official exchanges, including military exchanges and cooperation, between countries with which we have diplomatic relations and the Taiwan ...