News Headlines - 16 September 2017

Jets strike U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria

U.S.-backed militias in Syria said they came under attack on Saturday from Russian jets and Syrian government forces in Deir al-Zor province, a flashpoint in an increasingly complex battlefield.

Support for German SPD slumps to lowest this year: poll

Support for Germany’s center-left Social Democrats (SPD) has slumped to its lowest level this year just 10 days before an election in which conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel looks set win a fourth term, a poll showed on Thursday.

World's oldest person dies - Moss Brown passes away at MoBay medical facility | Jamaica Gleaner

Violet Moss Brown, who had the enviable distinction of being the world's oldest person for just over five months, is dead. She died at a medical facility in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday afternoon, three days after she was controversially removed from her Duanvale home, in Trelawny, where she resided with her grandchildren and other family members.

Fanged creature found on Texas beach after Hurricane Harvey - BBC News

A mysterious fanged sea creature that washed up on a beach in Texas following Hurricane Harvey has been identified... The fangtooth snake-eel, also known as a "tusky" eel, is usually found in waters between 30 and 90 metres deep in the western Atlantic ocean.

I.O.C. Investigation of Russian Doping Might Soon Yield Penalties - The New York Times

The first group of Russian athletes suspected of being part of the country’s sophisticated doping program at the 2014 Sochi Games may soon face the prospect of banishment from the Olympics, an official leading an investigation for the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.








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