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Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the U.S. ambassador's residence during a news conference with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after their meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Ankara, Turkey. Pence says the U.S. and Turkey have agreed to a cease-fire in Syria. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The Associated Press
October 17, 2019 - 3:44 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a cease-fire in the Turks' deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey's position and aims in the weeklong conflict. The deal includes a...
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October 17, 2019 - 3:10 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Banksy has opened a new online store but in order to make a purchase, customers must first explain why art matters. Gross Domestic Product, the "homewares brand from Banksy," laid out a registration system on the shop's site, explaining that people can pick only a single item and must...
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October 17, 2019 - 1:09 pm
(SYDNEY) -- Sightings of the Tasmanian tiger, a large carnivorous marsupial thought to be extinct since 1936, have been reported as recently as three months ago, according to the Australian government. The details of eight supposed sightings of the animal, also known as the thylacine, in recent...
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October 17, 2019 - 12:54 pm
(WASHINGTON) — Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria between its forces and their allied rebels and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds, Vice President Mike Pence announced. Pence met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Thursday to push for a ceasefire. Erdogan had repeatedly rejected the...
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October 17, 2019 - 11:57 am
(LAHORE, Pakistan) -- Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, put a spotlight on children and family Thursday as they wrap up their five-day tour of Pakistan. William and Kate, the parents of three young children, traveled to Lahore and visited SOS Children's Villages, an...
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October 17, 2019 - 10:36 am
(PARIS) -- A surprising species of unicellular being that's neither plant nor animal will be unveiled at the Paris Zoo for the first time on Saturday. The curious single cell biological wonder -- called "the blob" -- has a bright yellow color and is capable of complex behavior, including sensing...
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October 17, 2019 - 9:31 am
(LONDON) — Dramatic scenes played out at a busy London subway station Thursday morning, as climate change protesters and commuters clashed during rush hour. Video footage from London's Canning Town station shows activists from the group Extinction Rebellion protesting on top of a stationary train...
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October 17, 2019 - 6:53 am
(NEW YORK) -- Hevrin Khalaf, a 35-year-old Kurdish-Syrian politician and the general secretary of the Syria Future Party, which aimed to transition the government should strongman President Bashar al-Assad be ousted, was riding in a vehicle on the M4 highway in Syria when she was apparently...
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October 17, 2019 - 5:12 am
(LONDON) -- The United Kingdom and European Union have agreed on a new Brexit deal, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday morning. "We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control," he posted on Twitter, "now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other...
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ABC News
October 16, 2019 - 8:15 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump admonished the president of Turkey in a surreal personal letter sent last week in which he threatened to be "responsible for destroying the Turkish economy" and said his fellow leader should not be "a tough guy" or a "fool." The letter was first reported by...
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