• Second spherical of flu shot clinics held throughout Connecticut
Second spherical of flu shot clinics held throughout Connecticut

This year's flu season has now reached a level that we haven't seen since the 2009 swine flu pandemic, and we haven't yet reached the peak. The news follows warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Gov. Officials say it's the highest rate of hospitalization for this point of the season in recent flu outbreaks . Thos...

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  • Minister warns charities of funding cuts after Oxfam sex worker scandal
Minister warns charities of funding cuts after Oxfam sex worker scandal

Reuters could not independently verify the allegations contained in The Times report and was unable to reach any of the Oxfam staff who worked in Haiti. "What I'm apologising for is that nine Oxfam staff behaved in a way that was totally unacceptable and contrary to our values, and that led much more responsible staff to make decisions which are ...

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  • Turkey orders arrest of 17 pro-Kurdish leaders over criticising Syria offensive
Turkey orders arrest of 17 pro-Kurdish leaders over criticising Syria offensive

A Turkish army helicopter was shot down by Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters near the north Syrian town of Afrin, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, while the Turkish military said two soldiers on board the aircraft had died, without giving a reason for the crash.

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  • Sri Lanka ruling coalition has to reform: Champika
Sri Lanka ruling coalition has to reform: Champika

President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former President Mahinda Rajapakse were among those who voted early in the morning. Voting for the local government elections was the first to be conducted by the newly-established independent Election Commission as well as the police under the Independent Police Commission.

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  • Kelly offers to quit over aide
Kelly offers to quit over aide

Throughout Donald Trump's campaign and relentlessly chaotic presidency, the single constant presence at his side, outside of his family, has been the 29-year-old former Ralph Lauren model and White House communications director Hope Hicks .

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  • Donald Trump wishes disgraced aide Rob Porter well after domestic abuse allegations
Donald Trump wishes disgraced aide Rob Porter well after domestic abuse allegations

A White House official told NPR's Tamara Keith that Sorensen's position did not require a security clearance, but that his background check was ongoing . "Kelly told those in attendance to say that he took action to remove Porter within 40 minutes of learning that abuse allegations ... were credible", two anonymous sources in attendance relaye...

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  • Kim invites South Korean leader for talks in Pyongyang
Kim invites South Korean leader for talks in Pyongyang

But the North was welcomed with open arms to what South Korean President Moon Jae-in called "Olympic games of peace". The official said Pence and Moon did not discuss the North Koreans' invitation to Moon for a summit in Pyongyang, which would set the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in 10 years.

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  • India ties get fresh boost as Modi arrives in Abu Dhabi
India ties get fresh boost as Modi arrives in Abu Dhabi

Modi is now on his four-day Middle East tour, which includes visits to Palestine, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The visit, which came weeks after Modi hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , was seen as an Indian effort to balance its strengthening ties with the Jewish state.

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  • Trump Tries to Block Democratic Counter Memo on Russia Investigation
Trump Tries to Block Democratic Counter Memo on Russia Investigation

Biggs also suggested on Fox News that Democrats could have relied heavily on information from classified documents when creating the memo to force Trump to not be able to release it in full. "We haven't heard that sentiment yet about our memo, but again we don't want to be as reckless as they are and that's why ours was very, very carefully writt...

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  • Condolences pour in for Asma Jahangir
Condolences pour in for Asma Jahangir

Jahangir always raised her voice against human rights violations and was a staunch supporter of democracy. Four years later, she co-founded the Human Rights Commision of Pakistan and served as its Secretary General until 1993 when she was elevated as commission's chairperson.

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  • (Olympics) Joint Korean hockey coach wishes team came together sooner
(Olympics) Joint Korean hockey coach wishes team came together sooner

The recent detente, anchored by South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympic Games, came despite an acceleration in the North's weapons programme past year and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington. The emotion generated by the scene took many by surprise, especially younger South Koreans, who have largely seemed indifferent to the idea the t...

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  • Turkey's Afrin Operation Draws in Armenians, Azeris
Turkey's Afrin Operation Draws in Armenians, Azeris

Since then, it has been responsible for the deaths of more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians, including women and children. Consequently, there has been an escalation in military activity and violence in both Eastern Ghouta and Idlib in particular.

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  • Anadolu Agency: Turkish military, Free Syrian Army free another village
Anadolu Agency: Turkish military, Free Syrian Army free another village

Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says its military helicopter has been shot down in northern Syria during an operation against US-backed Kurdish forces. The Turkish officials said the two also agreed that efforts to create "observation posts" in Syria's Idlib province as part of a de-escalation agreement among Turkey, Russia and Iran should...

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  • Turkish Troops Killed As Helicopter Downed: Prime Minister Binali Yildirim
Turkish Troops Killed As Helicopter Downed: Prime Minister Binali Yildirim

Meanwhile, at least 1,141 People's Protection Units (YPG) militants have been "neutralized" since the beginning of Turkey's "Operation Olive Branch" in Syria's Afrin, the Turkish General Staff said also on February 10. At least 17 Turkish military personnel have been killed in the three-week offensive to clear Afrin of the Kurdish YPG militia. "We ...

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  • Turkish T129 attack helicopter shot down in Afrin
Turkish T129 attack helicopter shot down in Afrin

Erdogan's remarks came at a ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's provincial meeting in Istanbul. He did not mention any casualties. However, Anadolu Agency earlier reported that the helicopter crashed in the southern Turkish province of Hatay.

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  • Pence wrapping up Olympic visit to South Korea
Pence wrapping up Olympic visit to South Korea

Moon responded in a noncommittal way, saying that he wanted to "create the environment for that to be able to happen". U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean leadership traded insults as tensions rose. North Korea is calling for the exercises, which involve rehearsing attacks on the regime, to be canceled outright. Moon invited North Ko...

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  • North Korea's Kim invites S Korean leader to Pyongyang
North Korea's Kim invites S Korean leader to Pyongyang

She was joined in the meeting by Kim Yong Nam, another influential North Korean official, and wore a pin with the images of her father and grandfather - the North's previous leaders. Moon is pursuing denuclearization of the peninsula through inter-Korea dialogue and using the worldwide sports event to promote this policy. Kim Jong Un's sister...

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  • Turkish president says helicopter downed in Syria
Turkish president says helicopter downed in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says one of the country's military helicopters has been shot down near the border with Syria . The Turkish military said in a statement that two soldiers were killed when its attack helicopter crashed and was destroyed about 1 p.m.

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  • Russian Federation slams 'criminal' US-led strikes in Syria
Russian Federation slams 'criminal' US-led strikes in Syria

Syrian state television reported that the coalition had caused "dozens of dead and wounded" by bombing pro-government forces. "The U.S. -led coalition released a statement saying that the airstrikes on February 7 were carried out in "self-defense" after 'an unprovoked attack" by Syrian pro-regime forces.

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  • Chances for rain, thunderstorms throughout Sunday afternoon
Chances for rain, thunderstorms throughout Sunday afternoon

Thursday night will be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s. Moderate to heavy rain moves into the area around midnight and will stick with us for pretty much the entire overnight period. However, the chance for rain appears lower for Wednesday through Friday . Grab that rain gear and keep it handy! Tuesday night will be mostly cloudy wit...

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  • North Korea's over-the-top cheerleaders cause a stir in Pyeongchang
North Korea's over-the-top cheerleaders cause a stir in Pyeongchang

AP reports from South Korea that a historic moment happened even before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had officially begun. They entered behind a white flag emblazoned with a map of the Korean peninsula. Pence is in Tokyo on his way to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but added that North Korea's joint delegation with South Korea would n...

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  • Reigning Gold Medalist Drops Out Of Winter Olympics After Brain Injury
Reigning Gold Medalist Drops Out Of Winter Olympics After Brain Injury

In this year's Games, the two rival nations joined to form a united Koreas team, leaving many dreaming of a world where they are not feuding. The South Korean president met with a delegation of North Koreans who were in the country for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics .

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  • Kerry associate played middleman for Hillary agents' smut and dossier's Christopher Steele
Kerry associate played middleman for Hillary agents' smut and dossier's Christopher Steele

Two Republican senators, Chuck Grassley and... There were weeks of delay in getting the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department to perform the redactions they insisted on. Steele's work, but that these Clinton associates were contemporaneously feeding Mr. Steele allegations raises additional concerns about his credibility ", Grass...

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  • Major Senate Budget Deal
Major Senate Budget Deal

The day before what would have been another shutdown , Republicans and Democrats struck a 2-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that upon passage will segue into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) promised DACA debate.

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  • Trump says Democratic intelligence memo is 'very political' and needs redaction
Trump says Democratic intelligence memo is 'very political' and needs redaction

White House counsel Donald McGahn wrote in a statement released Friday night that the Democratic memo would "create especially significant concerns for the national security and law enforcement interests". "The rationale for releasing the Nunes memo, transparency, vanishes when it could show information that's harmful to him". Democratic Senator ...

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