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US Confirms Strike Near Syria's Idlib Following Reports of Mass Casualties. Middle East Get short URL WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US military can confirm it conducted an airstrike near Idlib in Syria on Thursday, CENTCOM spokesperson Andy Stephens told Sputnik.

US Confirms Strike Near Syria's Idlib Following Reports of Mass Casualties

“We can confirm that we conducted a strike in the area of Idlib earlier today,” Stephens stated. “Due to the recent time of this airstrike, I don't have any additional details. Please understand that we take every precaution to prevent and mitigate civilian casualties, so we take every allegation seriously.” Stephens added that additional information will be released when appropriate. Haaretz reported citing Syrian activists on Thursday that at least 35 people were killed in a rebel-held area as a result of an airstrike that hit a mosque.

The US-led coalition of 68 nations is conducting airstrikes, ground-based and rocket-propelled artillery fire against the Daesh in Syria and Iraq. Sputnik International. Hell Unleashed: Australia Battles Bushfires Amid Catastrophic Heatwave. Asia & Pacific Get short URL Australia is being scorched by a massive "heatwave from hell," as air temperature across the continent spiked to some 45 degrees Celsius, with the highest, 48.5 C, registered in the town of Tarcoola.

Hell Unleashed: Australia Battles Bushfires Amid Catastrophic Heatwave

As Sputnik reported Friday, the Australian fire service announced a nationwide fire ban and bushfire warning. They were right to do so, but they didn't prevent New South Wales from being engulfed in flame. According to media reports, there are more than 80 out of control bushfires ravaging the state at the moment. ​ The Bureau of Meteorology says the fires that started in the central region and are spreading northeast, producing hot, dry winds that also carry a lot of smoke. "This will produce widespread severe to catastrophic fire conditions in central and northern districts," the bureau said.

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Sputnik sur Twitter : "Magnitude 5.2 #earthquake rocks southeast Japan. Sputnik sur Twitter : "#GreekCrisis: #Syriza Central Committee members quitting over broken election promises. Sputnik sur Twitter : "Police detain over 40 demonstrators during #BeirutProtests – organizers. Sputnik sur Twitter : "OPINION: Eurozone weak, susceptible to problems in #GlobalEconomy #EconomicCrisis #BlackMonday. Sputnik sur Twitter : "Philippines armed forces eliminate 2 #AbuSayyaf extremists. Sputnik sur Twitter : "Georgia should repent of aggression – #SouthOssetia leader. Sputnik sur Twitter : "Minneapolis #police suspend prostitution stings after officers have sex with prostitutes. Sputnik sur Twitter : "Police detain over 40 demonstrators during #BeirutProtests – organizers. Sputnik sur Twitter : "#Cairo blast casualty toll rises to 27 – Health Ministry #terrorism"...

Sputnik sur Twitter : "MORE: #NorthKorea has not yet responded to the move – reports... Sputnik sur Twitter : "Philippines armed forces eliminate 2 #AbuSayyaf extremists. Sputnik sur Twitter : "OPINION: Eurozone weak, susceptible to problems in #GlobalEconomy #EconomicCrisis #BlackMonday. Anti-Mainstream News. Sputnick News — March 13, 2015 Anti-Islamic advert on Philidelphia bus.

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Click to enlarge A Federal Judge has ordered Pennsylvania buses and trains to display “Stop the Islamic Jew-Hatred” ads that call for ending US foreign aid to all Islamic countries. US District Judge Goldberg ruled the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) must allow the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) to post anti-Muslim advertisements, showing a photo of Hitler and an Islamic … Sputnick News — March 10, 2015 Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. Click to enlarge Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said that Moscow would respond to NATO military buildup near Russian border “in an adequate way.”

NATO military buildup near Russia’s border does not contribute to the restoration of trust in the Euroatlantic space, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. News Brief — March 4, 2015 U.S.S. Sputnick News.com — Dec 5, 2014 Artists conception of Chinese hypersonic vehicle. Sputnik sur Twitter : "Russia ready to take part in reconfiguration of Iran's #Arak #nuclear reactor. Sputnik sur Twitter : "Massive #fire erupts on #MoscowRiver after #oil spill (VIDEO) Sputnik sur Twitter : "Russia’s ‘#Batmobile’ tram outclasses Western analogues – German media. Sputnik sur Twitter : "#AllAlone: Only Israel, US Congress want Iran sanctions to remain - #Obama. Lavrov Urges to Refrain From Groundless Claims of Syrian Chemical Weapons. Politics Get short URL MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow calls for avoiding allegations regarding chemical weapons remaining in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday.

Lavrov Urges to Refrain From Groundless Claims of Syrian Chemical Weapons

"Sometimes there are publications that something undeclared [chemical weapon] could remain in Syria. They are all being checked. In regard to this matter, it is necessary to avoid any unfounded accusations, and to present only the facts that confirm these fears," Lavrov told Rossiya-1 television. "I guarantee that all of these facts will be rechecked, and we have every reason to believe that the Syrian government will continue to work closely with us", Lavrov said. On Friday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on establishing the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) to identify and bring to justice individuals and organizations responsible for chemical weapon attacks in Syria. The Russian foreign minister said that Washington continued to insist it could not recognize the Assad regime. Sputnik sur Twitter : "Sweden's #NATO champions 'forget to warn people of #nuclear apocalypse' #nuclearweapons.

Sputnik sur Twitter : "US deploys six #F16 jets to Turkey as part of anti-#ISIL campaign. 2008 Georgian Attack on S Ossetia a Dry Run for Ukraine War – Journalist. Europe Get short URL On August 8, 2008, the Georgian military launched a full-scale offensive against South Ossetia, killing many civilians and Russian peacekeepers, while triggering a 5-day conflict.

2008 Georgian Attack on S Ossetia a Dry Run for Ukraine War – Journalist

Yet Russia was condemned in the Western media for starting the hostilities. “The whole thing was premeditated by the Georgians in collaboration with Western intelligence agencies… I think the Russian intelligence knew that something was afoot and they were prepared so that when Saakashvili began the aggression it was dealt with firmly and quickly and the war was over fairly quickly,” Martin Summers said.

The West felt it had to justify what had happened, but it really couldn’t. A few months after the war in South Ossetia, Western public opinion had started to shift with the media and politicians now saying that it was Georgia that had started the conflict. Sputnik sur Twitter : "#AllAlone: Only Israel, US Congress want Iran sanctions to remain - #Obama. Sputnik sur Twitter : "#NATO uses German soldiers to intimidate Russia – Austrian magazine.

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Cassandra Fairbanks sur Twitter : "BREAKING: Family of Eric Garner Settles with New York City for $5.9 Million... Cassandra Fairbanks sur Twitter : "Ex-Baltimore Cop Plans Blackface Fundraiser For Officers In #FreddieGray Murder Case My latest. Student-Tripping Texas Cop Suspended Indefinitely (VIDEO) Get short URL Officer George Bermudez of the Georgetown Police Department was caught tripping a male student, attempting to trip a female student and pushing two other female students as they rushed onto the field following their win.

Student-Tripping Texas Cop Suspended Indefinitely (VIDEO)

The officer was suspended without pay for 40 days in June, but was on paid suspension from April 22 until early June when his punishment was decided. “There is no doubt in my mind that your actions were excessive, unwarranted and executed with extremely poor judgment given the circumstances,” Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero stated in his report prior to Bermudez’ initial suspension. “There was no riot. There was no fight. The report concluded that Bermudez had used excessive force and failed to follow department policy by not filing a use of force report. In September, Bermudez sued the department claiming that two other Georgetown police violated the use of force policy worse than he did, and received lesser or no punishments.

Germany Shows Dominance in Europe During Greek Crisis – Official. Politics Get short URL MOSCOW (Sputnik) — During the ongoing Greek economic crisis, Germany has displayed its dominant position within the European Union, Spanish member of the Audit Committee of Greek debt Sergi Cutillas told Sputnik Wednesday.

Germany Shows Dominance in Europe During Greek Crisis – Official

Germany “has made it clear that democracy does not matter [in the European Union],” Cutillas said, adding that Berlin's ultimate goal is “to establish dominance over France.” According to Cutillas, Germany, being an export superpower, has benefited the most from the European Union, because admitting countries with “less powerful” economies to the bloc made the common currency “a litter cheaper,” thus facilitating exports. Germany "is benefiting from its role as creditor and its exporting role," Cutillas said. Sputnik sur Twitter : "BREAKING: #Greferendum: 59.7% vote against creditors' proposals, while 40.3% say 'Yes'