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Tsunami warnings are cancelled after big Pacific earthquake

Tsunami warnings are cancelled after big Pacific earthquake

There were reports of some power outages in the Solomon Islands, although there were no immediate reports of widespread damage or injuries from the quake. A preliminary-magnitude 6.9 aftershock struck near the Solomon Islands early Saturday morning, the day after a 7.7 natural disaster hit the same area, the U.S.



Senior Russian officer dies from wounds in Syria's Aleppo

Syria and Russian Federation, which supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, have said they want rebels to leave Aleppo and will not consider a ceasefire unless that happens. The official said there was now "no American position, apart from the Russian agenda: the Russians want the fighters out and they (the Americans) are ready to coordinate over that", said the Turkey-based official, citing indirect contacts with US officials overnight.


Turkish jets hit IS targets in Syria

Turkish jets hit IS targets in Syria

Most of the attacks in the Syria campaign have been blamed on the IS extremists. Turkish-backed rebels launched an assault on city of al-Bab in northern Syria held by the Islamic State (IS) militants on Friday, opposition fighters said, and Turkish warplanes hit dozens of Islamist militants targets in support of the offensive.



Madagali Bomb blast: Death toll increases to 56, 177 injured

Boko Haram Takfiri militants have been blamed for the attack on the edge of the group's Sambisa Forest stronghold, which the Nigerian military has been bombing ahead of ground assaults. Market trader Habu Ahmad said the blasts happened around 9.30am. President Buhari restates that "putting an end to this senseless loss of innocent lives remains a top priority of this administration" adding that, "over the past few weeks, the Nigerian military have made significant advancements in an ...


Intense Syrian bombing of besieged Aleppo, troops advance

Intense Syrian bombing of besieged Aleppo, troops advance

After Sunday night's advances, hundreds of families "fled to the central districts of opposition-held east Aleppo ", said Fouad al-Halaby, a citizen journalist also from a-Maissair. "The initiative which Lavrov and Kerry discussed two days ago has a chance to succeed because it would lead to an effective end to the Aleppo tragedy, which has lasted for several years".


Ohio passes second, less restrictive, abortion bill

Ohio passes second, less restrictive, abortion bill

As reported by Forbes , similar bills have failed, as they rightly should. Although Kasich opposes abortion, he has previously expressed concern that the law would be ruled unconstitutional by federal courts. The Ohio House has approved a bill that would prohibit local municipalities from setting minimum wages higher than the state level. Politicians have no right to dictate OH women's personal medical decisions.