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US arranging charter flight to evacuate diplomats out of China amid coronavirus outbreak, official says

Saturday a US official said that the US govrnment government is arranging a charter flight to evacuate diplomats from the Chinese city that has become ground zero for a new deadly strain of coronavirus.

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ICE deportation raids underway in New York City, ‘number of jurisdictions,’ official says

Late Saturday nationwide crackdown to apprehend thousands of illegal immigrants across the country began in the nation’s largest city and several other places, according to an official.

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Bombers Who Carried Out Attacks In Sri Lanka Were ‘Well-Educated,’ Official Says

A husband and wife. A pair of brothers from a wealthy, upper-class family. A man with a law degree. Another who studied in the United Kingdom and did postgraduate work in Australia, before coming home to settle down in his native Sri Lanka.

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Russian fighter jet comes within 20 feet of US Navy aircraft, official says

Tuesday an armed Russian fighter jet flew alarmingly close to a U.S. Navy reconnaissance aircraft flying in the Black Sea just one day before Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Washington. Continue reading →

US conveys ‘regret’ for anti-ISIS strike that killed Syrian forces, official says

Saturday the Obama administration expressed its “regret” for an airstrike that mistakenly killed Syrian forces, a senior administration official told Fox News, as the U.S. awaited a response from the Assad regime.

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Four Iranian vessels ‘harass’ US Navy ship in Strait of Hormuz, official says

Tuesday 4 ships belonging to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) “harassed” an American destroyer in the Strait of Hormuz a U.S. Navy official confirmed to Fox News. The official said the Iranian ships carried out a “high-speed intercept,” with two of the vessels coming within 300 yards of the USS Nitze.

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Afghan Taliban leader ‘likely’ killed in US airstrike, official says

A U.S. airstrike targeting Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansour on Saturday “likely” killed him and a second combatant. Obama authorized the strike which took place at about 6 a.m. ET in a remote area along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, near the town of Ahmad Wal, the official said.

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Russia’s ban on flights to Egypt after deadly crash will last months, official says

A Russian ban on all flights to Egypt in the wake of a Russian plane crash will last for at least several months, President Vladimir Putin’s chief of staff announced Tuesday. Sergei Ivanov said it would be impossible to radically revise Egypt’s security system in a short time, according to Russian news reports. Ivanov spoke during a trip to Finland.

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