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U.S. troops remain in Syria despite warnings from Turkey

International | Turkish forces move into northern Syria with air attack destroying ancient Hittite temple
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/29/18, 12:49 pm

SYRIA: The United States has no plans to withdraw troops stationed near Manbij despite warnings from Turkey, which has staged a cross-border offensive into nearby Ain Dara in northern Syria. Indiscriminate shelling by Turkish air forces destroyed the Ain Dara archaeological site dating to 1300 B.C., including a Hittite temple.

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Turkey crosses into Syria, challenging U.S. forces

International | Plus the latest news from Israel, Afghanistan, South Korea, India, and the Philippines
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/22/18, 12:18 pm

TURKEY launched a ground offensive against a Kurdish enclave in Syria and against forces supported by the United States.

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Associated Press/Photo by Earl Recamunda

Mount Mayon eruption sends residents back to shelters

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/22/18, 11:36 am

Thousands of villagers in the central Philippines returned to emergency shelters Monday as the country’s most active volcano spewed heated lava fragments, ash, and smoke following a loud explosion. Mount Mayon’s eruption shot 2 to 3 miles into the sky, darkening nearby villages. Deadly debris from the crater billowed nearly 2 miles down the southern plank of Mayon toward a no-entry zone. Volcanic ash fell in about a dozen towns in Albay province and in nearby Camarines Sur province.

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