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Thousands of stranded Syrians flee border camp near Jordan

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:56
Syrian opposition activists and witnesses said Tuesday that several thousand Syrians stranded on the border with Jordan have fled one makeshift camp for another, running from shelling and nearby fighting between Syrian rebels and government forces.

Syria signs Aleppo power plant contract with Iran

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:45
Syria's government signed a contract with an Iranian company on Tuesday to import five gas-fired power plants to the war-battered city of Aleppo, in an early sign of the major role Tehran is expected to play in Syria's reconstruction.

Arab feud over Qatar boils over at Cairo meeting

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:41
A Qatari diplomat says "dogs" backed by "some regimes" are waging a media campaign against his country, a thinly veiled jab at Gulf countries that drew a sharp rebuke at an Arab League meeting.

UK engineers launch 'sewer war' against giant fat blob

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:38
British engineers say they have launched a "sewer war" against a giant fat blob clogging London's sewers.

Report: Egypt cuts military ties with North Korea

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:24
Egypt's defense minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, according to a report by South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

Lawmakers: 'Unreliable' VA mail data a symptom of larger issues

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:00
A House subcommittee criticized the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday for inaccurate and unreliable reporting of how much it spends on mail, which lawmakers contended is a sign of larger management issues at the agency.

After Irma, Florida's evacuees contemplate return trip

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:59
After Florida Gov. Rick Scott urged more than 6.5 million residents, one out of four of his constituents, to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma, a potential reverse migration from across the Southeast raises new worries of jammed roadways amid uncertain gasoline supplies, empty grocery store shelves, standing water and widespread power outages that in heavily damaged areas could last for weeks.

Europe leaders view devastated islands as locals struggle

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:55
France's president and the Dutch king visited Caribbean territories on Tuesday that were hammered by Hurricane Irma, trying to quell accusations by residents that European governments were unprepared, slow to react and sometimes even racist in their responses to the devastation.

Iraqi Kurdish leader defends independence vote

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:45
The leader of Iraq's Kurdish region defended an independence referendum planned for later this month during a visit Tuesday to the oil-rich Kirkuk province, the epicenter of a long-running dispute with the central government.

Irma kills 3 in South Carolina and 2 in Georgia

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:20
The remnants of Hurricane Irma forced Atlanta's international airport – the world's busiest passenger airport – to cancel nearly 200 flights early Tuesday. The storm also claimed three lives in South Carolina and two in Georgia.

'It's all gone:' Florida residents regroup after Irma passes

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:18
Florida residents got a first look of the destruction Irma caused as it swept over the state, leaving virtually no area of the peninsula untouched.

Rolls-Royce reveals autonomous naval vessel powered by artificial intelligence

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:02
Engineering giant Rolls-Royce plans to make an autonomous navy ship, powered by artificial intelligence, sophisticated sensors and advanced propulsion, for sale to militaries throughout the world.

Irma claims dozens of lives across Caribbean, United States

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:55
The scope and scale of misery caused by Irma continues to grow, including its human toll. Irma, at one point the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic, has claimed the lives of dozens of people across the Caribbean and southeastern United States.

18-month sentence for ex-Navy commander in 'Fat Leonard' scandal

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:35
A retired Navy officer who later became a high-ranking civilian defense employee at Camp Smith told a federal judge Monday it was “hubris, selfishness and a sense of entitlement” that led him to take part in a massive Navy corruption scandal.

Could the windshield-covering Barnacle replace the boot on parking scofflaws' cars?

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:20
The latest tool in the battle against parking scofflaws is a device that looks as harmless as SpongeBob SquarePants but sticks to an offender's car like a barnacle.

What Trump’s turn toward Dems could bring

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:42
For now, it’s produced the most compelling national political stories in recent memory, a golden gift to the media that Trump the protagonist loves and hates.

US Senate sits idle during ISIS’ reign of terror in Iraq

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:41
In the wake of Islamic State’s genocidal practices in Iraq, the plight of religious minorities on the plain of Nineveh continues unabated.

The deadliest period of a hurricane? After it’s over.

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:40
Many fatalities happen when victims chose to leave safe shelter after a storm.

Francis mixes his messages in Latin America

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:38
Within the tradition-laden confines of his mission, Pope Francis has done a great deal to bring the symbolic weight of his pastoral office to bear on some of the most urgent questions of his time.

Solemn addition made to Hampton war monument

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:33
Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. David Whitcher's name was added to Hampton's Global War on Terrorism memorial monument Monday in American Legion Post 35's annual ceremony honoring service members lost since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
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