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Though Assad appears to have survived the insurgency, his forces continue to bomb and besiege opposition pockets around the country, including in Eastern Ghouta and Idlib . The United States has spoken of six suspected cases of chemical attack over the past month. The war, which began with a crackdown on protests against Assad's government, has killed hundreds of thousands of people and driven millions for their homes.
  • Kim Jong Un sends influential sister to Olympics

    Kim Jong Un sends influential sister to Olympics

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    Pence delivered his remarks shortly before departing for Seoul , where he will be welcomed by the South Korean President Moon Jae-in and will attend the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games on Friday. His presence, along with Kim Jong Un's sister, had caused some observers to hope for a diplomatic breakthrough while the two North Koreans are in close proximity to their US and South Korean counterparts.
  • Super Bowl scores fewest TV viewers since 2009

    Super Bowl scores fewest TV viewers since 2009

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    However, it must be noted that Super Bowl 2018's ratings hit a 10-year low. NBC's coverage of Super Bowl LII briefly went dark for almost 30 seconds on Sunday night. A new episode of family drama "This is Us", which followed the Super Bowl, brought in 27 million viewers, the most-watched scripted show on NBC in more than 13 years.
  • United Nations investigating reports of chlorine attacks on civilians in Syria

    United Nations investigating reports of chlorine attacks on civilians in Syria

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    Washington, which previous year launched cruise missiles on a regime airfield in retaliation for a nerve agent attack in Khan Sheikhun that killed scores of people, has threatened more military action. Hundreds of families, many of whom have already been displaced and left living in tents, have come under increasing fire and have been left with nowhere left to turn, it added.
  • Number of sex assaults at West Point almost doubled a year ago

    Number of sex assaults at West Point almost doubled a year ago

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    The report also said that late in the academic year, the military found significant evidence of mismanagement and unprofessionalism at the sexual assault prevention office at the Air Force Academy. The full report goes on to say there has been an increased rate of unwanted sexual contact at all three military service academies during that year.
  • Sister of North Korean leader to come to South for Olympics

    Sister of North Korean leader to come to South for Olympics

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    As North Korea's march toward obtaining nuclear-tipped missiles capable of reaching the USA has exceeded the American government's estimates, the Trump administration has worked to rally the global community to embrace tougher economic sanctions and isolation of the North.
  • House GOP works to avert shutdown

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    The agreement provides increases in defense spending sought by Republicans and more money for domestic programs championed by Democrats . He called it "the best thing we've done" for the middle class and the economy. Asked about the debt ceiling parameters, the Senate's No. 2 Republican , Sen. According to Politico , the White House is likely to back it anyway.
  • North Korea holds military parade on eve of Games: Seoul

    North Korea holds military parade on eve of Games: Seoul

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    On Wednesday, Pence announced Washington would soon impose the "toughest" sanctions yet against the "rogue regime" in North Korea . "There's no confirmed cases and that's the most important thing here, that when the athletes come to Korea they demonstrate their performance after a few years of training", said Kim.
  • North Korea's orchestra is the hottest ticket at the Winter Games

    North Korea's orchestra is the hottest ticket at the Winter Games

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    South Korean authorities have embarked on a major diplomatic push to ensure the games will be known as a "peace Olympics". Pence will travel on to South Korea today for meetings with President Moon Jae-in, where he will promote President Donald Trump's administration's campaign of "maximum pressure" against the North, as the South pursues a diplomatic opening around the Winter Olympics.
  • South Africa's Zuma ready to quit if conditions met says news service

    South Africa's Zuma ready to quit if conditions met says news service

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    The deputy president further said that he and Zuma would report to the ruling party and the country in the coming days. Zuma's second five-year term is scheduled to end with elections in 2019, but many ruling party members want Ramaphosa to take over as soon as possible so that the party can try to recover the trust of voters alienated by the president's scandals.