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Could 2018 be the year of peace in Syria?

At the start of 2018, Syria is on many minds because of the millions either dead, wounded or made refugees. The outgoing year was a good year for President Bashar al-Assad, as forces recaptured major cities and large areas of rebel-held territory. The Russian resort of Sochi is due to host a new round of talks…

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New Year’s celebrations hailed as an ‘overwhelming success’ by police

Updated January 01, 2018 09:08:46 Video: Fireworks wow Sydney crowds (ABC News) Related Story: New Year's Eve fireworks spectacular wows Sydney crowds Related Story: Two injured after barge carrying fireworks catches fire More than 1 million Sydneysiders and visitors from around Australia and across the globe descended on the Harbour foreshore to ring in the…

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Robe to Recovery program provides welcome solace for veterans

Updated January 01, 2018 09:30:50 Video: Leith Bache returned to Australia after active service as a combat engineer with the Australian Army. (ABC News) Leith Bache was going through a pretty dark patch when the tiny seaside community of Robe stepped in. Years as a combat engineer in the Australian Army — serving in Malaysia,…

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Analysis | The most popular fact checks of 2017

Here are the 10 fact checks that most captivated — or angered — readers in 2017. (Meg Kelly/The Washington Post) Once again, we present a list of our most popular fact checks of the past year. In terms of reader interest, it was yet again a banner year for the Fact Checker. We had thought…

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Powerball rolls over to $440 million. Will you hit it rich in 2018?

Buy Photo The Powerball jackpot was huge for the New Year's Eve (eve) drawing. (Photo: Hillard Grossman/FLORIDA TODAY)Buy Photo It would have been a great way to start 2018! It's time to check your tickets for the Powerball drawing from Saturday night, Dec. 30, otherwise known as the "New Year's Eve (eve)" drawing.  The jackpot…

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Emotional sheriff names fallen officer – CNN Video

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America’s unyielding plague of gun violence

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There’s something different about these Iran protests

But another reason is that the drivers of these protests are from a segment of the population that has rarely figured into Iran's political developments in the past two decades -- those who never believed or have lost hope in the idea of real change through reform. Similarities between the current protests and the 2009…

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