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SYRIA: Artillery Shelling Reported in Northern Hama Town on Third Day of Ramadan May 29

Syrian activists in al-Lataminah, located in the rebel-held northern Hama province, said several artillery strikes hit the town, as well as the nearby Kafr Zita, on May 29, the third day of Ramadan. The town has been targeted multiple times since the May 6 de-escalation agreement was put into place. Meanwhile, SMART News Agency reported the delivery of over 300 Ramadan food baskets for the 750 families remaining in the town. Credit: Madhmoud Hamwy via Storyful
Tuesday, May 30, 2017/Author: Liz Hill/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Buddhists and Fishermen Face Off in China

Shanghai Buddhists are buying up live fish from the market and releasing them into the river to save their souls. Local fishermen are carping about the waste of good food. Photo: John Lyons/The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 30, 2017/Author: Liz Hill/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Indonesian island hit by 6.9 quake

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 has struck an area 130km southeast of the Indonesian city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi, the US Geological Survey reports.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017/Author: Liz Hill/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is defending an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications with Russia, as the Trump administration seeks to quell mounting questions over secret ties to the Kremlin.
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Tougher penalties for cowardly cop bashers

UNION officials want cop bashers to be dealt harsher punishments after officers were assaulted with steel bars and rocks and threatened with spears in separate weekend attacks.
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Get ready, it’s winter bargain time

NOW is the time for fashionable bargain hunters to revamp their winter wardrobe.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017/Author: Liz Hill/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Best soup recipes for winter

THERE is nothing more nourishing than a bowl of hot hearty soup on a cold winter’s day.
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ANIMALS: Squirrels’ First Encounter With Humans Is a Magical Moment to Behold May 21

While recently out in the park in Idaho, celebrating his mother?s birthday, Brad happened across four baby squirrels that popped up out of a hole near their picnic table. It seemed as though the squirrels had never seen humans before, but that didn?t halt their curiosity. Credit: Brad Byers via Storyful
Tuesday, May 30, 2017/Author: Liz Hill/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Suns set for Ablett boost

AFL: Suns chat from the Gold Coast.
Monday, May 29, 2017/Author: Liz Hill/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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FRANCE: Putin Arrives in Paris for Talks With Macron May 29

French President Emmanuel Macron met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Versailles on May 29. Macron said at the G7 in Sicily at the weekend that it was ?essential to talk to Russia? amid tensions between the countries stemming from Russia?s actions in Ukraine and Syria, and accusations of its interference in the French election campaign. An exhibition in honor of Peter the Great?s 1717 diplomatic visit to France was due to open at the Grand Trianon Palace at Versailles on May 30. Credit: Emmanuel Macron via Storyful
Monday, May 29, 2017/Author: Liz Hill/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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