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January 15, 2019 6:34 PM Jewish groups condemn Rashida Tlaib over ties to radical pro-Hezbollah, anti-Israel activist

Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been condemned after hosting a private celebratory dinner on Saturday featuring anti-Israel activists who praised terror group Hezbollah and Palestinian terrorists, said Israel has no right to exist and called for Israeli “Zionist terrorist” Jews to return to Europe. Over the weekend, Tlaib came under fire for her ties to radical 1480

January 8, 2019 8:25 AM 6 militants killed in US air strike in Somalia, US says

FILE 2011: Hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. (AP) Six Islamist militants were killed by a U.S. military airstrike in Somalia, an official confirmed Tuesday morning. The operation was carried out on Sunday in the vicinity of Dheerow Sanle, in the lower 243

January 8, 2019 2:11 AM Sick baby boy named after Shohei Ohtani receives visit from Angels star

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani paid a visit over the weekend to an ailing baby boy in Japan who bears his name. Shohei Kawasaki, born in June 2017, has dilated cardiomyopathy, which causes shortness of breath and problems with the heart muscle. Ultimately, he will need a heart transplant to alleviate the issue. A group trying to raise money for the surgery 77

January 7, 2019 9:56 PM Mugger targets female UFC fighter, ends up in the hospital

When a would-be thief saw 26-year-old Polyana Viana waiting for a taxi on Saturday outside her Rio de Janeiro apartment, he apparently concluded she was easy prey. He asked her what time it was, she reportedly said, before trying to bully her into giving him her cellphone. He also told her he had a gun. She quickly sized up the situation – it’s second 92

January 7, 2019 8:10 PM White House says Trump position unchanged as Syria withdrawal plans slow

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House sought to make the case on Monday that President Donald Trump had not changed his position on withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, a day after his national security adviser outlined conditions for a withdrawal that could take months. Trump’s abrupt announcement last month that he was bringing home the roughly 2,000 troops 87

January 6, 2019 6:05 AM With US leaving, rival powers seek to move into Syria's east

FILE -- In this April 4, 2018 file photo, a U.S. soldier stands in a newly installed position near the front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. The planned U.S. troop withdrawal opens a void in the north and east of Syria, and the conflicts and rivalries among all the powers 84

January 3, 2019 6:18 PM US airstrike kills 10 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia, military says

FILE - The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab continues to control large parts of the country’s southern and central regions and carry out deadly bombings against high-profile targets in the capital, Mogadishu. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File) The U.S. military launched its first airstrikes of 2019 in Somalia, picking up where it left off at year’s end. The U.S. military's 72

December 28, 2018 11:17 AM The Latest: Kurdish official says Syria has not taken Manbij

This photo released on the Facebook page of the Military Council of Manbij City, shows U.S. troops based around the Syrian town of Manbij speaking with residents, in northern Syria, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (The Military Council of Manbij City via AP) A senior Syrian Kurdish official says Syrian government troops have arrived at the front lines of the flash-point 86

December 25, 2018 12:35 PM Turkey 'determined' to drive out Syrian Kurdish forces

ISTANBUL – Turkey said Tuesday it is working with the United States to coordinate the withdrawal of American forces but remains "determined" to clear U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters from northeastern Syria. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters that "if Turkey says it will enter, it will," in comments carried by private DHA news agency. For weeks 89

December 21, 2018 5:55 PM Karate start-up league to hold 10 events worldwide next year

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Karate Combat, a full contact karate league, will hold 10 events across four continents next year as part of a campaign to bring the ancient martial art into the mainstream, it said on Friday. The New York-based league will hold its first fight of the year on Jan. 24 in Los Angeles, where Spain’s Igor de Castaneda will face the Dominican 83