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South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capitalSouth Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt as president urges calm; anger has turned deadly
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This image released by the Thiqa News Agency, burned motorcycles and car that damaged after a suicide attacker blew his small pick-up truck outside a security office in Sousian village, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) north of al-Bab, Syria, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. A car bombing north of a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed several people, mostly civilians who had gathered trying to go back home, Turkey's news agency and Syrian activists said. (Thiqa News Agency, via AP)
The Latest: Day 2 of UN-hosted Syria peace talks in GenevaThe Latest: UN envoy for Syria kicks off second day of meetings in Geneva with Syrian government, opposition
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A police officer checks his phone inside the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, police said Friday. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed outcast North Korean scionThe poison used to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader at a crowded air terminal in Malaysia was the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent, police said, as they began a sweep of the airport for any traces of the deadly toxin
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Italy's Sofia Goggia fails to complete an alpine ski, women's World Cup combined race, in Crans Montana, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
US ski team pulls out of combined race after crashesThe U.S. ski team, including overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn, pulled out of the combined race Friday because of dangerous conditions on the course
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FILE - This is a Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 file photo of People as they  walk past one of the headquarters buildings showing the logo of the Royal Bank of Scotland in London. Royal Bank of Scotland has posted nine consecutive years of losses after the taxpayer-owned group set aside another 4 billion pounds ($5 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2016 to cover the costs of misconduct during the financial crisis and targeted a return to profitability in 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant/File)
Royal Bank of Scotland has lost money for 9 straight yearsRoyal Bank of Scotland's fourth-quarter loss jumped 62 percent as it set aside more than 4 billion pounds ($5 billion) to cover the costs of misconduct during the financial crisis and targeted a return to profitability in 2018
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In this Dec.17, 2011 file photo, women look at veils on display at an exhibition hall for the Muslim World Fair in Le Bourget, outside Paris. Le Pen's refusal to don a white headscarf ahead of a meeting this week with Lebanon's grand mufti, underscored how serious she is about enacting a stringent dress code that would risk stigmatizing France's large Muslim population anew and force the nation's Jews to give up one of their own cherished customs. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during a Parliament session about bailout negotiations in Athens, Friday, Feb. 24, 2107. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says an agreement with European creditors under which the country will make further reforms in 2019 is a positive one and will mark an end to austerity. Tsipras' left-led coalition government, trailing in polls, has been at pains to paint a positive picture of the deal for austerity-weary Greeks hammered by seven years of a financial crisis that has wiped a quarter off the economy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Greece's Tsipras says the era of austerity is overPrime Minister Alexis Tsipras paints a positive picture of future reforms Greece has agreed to take after its current third international bailout ends, insisting they mark an end to austerity
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Car bomb kills 2 soldiers, wounds 3 others in AfghanistanAn Afghan official says a suicide car bomb has killed at least two soldiers and wounded three others in southern Helmand province
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 7, 2016 file photo Leicester City team manager Claudio Ranieri has the crown of the trophy placed on his head by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel as they celebrate becoming the English Premier League soccer champions at King Power stadium in Leicester, England. Leicester City announced Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 that they have sacked manager Claudio Ranieri less than a year after their incredible run to the Premier League title. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
Player power strikes again as Ranieri unseated at LeicesterClaudio Ranieri has become the latest manager to be toppled by player power after losing his job as manager of English champion Leicester
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  • Man Beat, Fatally Shot Dog That Bit Toddler: Animal Services

    A man allegedly beat and fatally shot a dog after it bit a 19-month-old toddler in Virginia, according to Loudoun County Animal Services. Animal Services began the investigation Jan. 17 after requesting rabies testing on the dog to ensure the toddler was not exposed after the bite at 28-year-old Thomas M. Hockett's Purcellville home. NBC Washington, Thu, Feb 23 2017 @ 02:49 PM
  • Assembly amends description of - dangerous dog'

    Both the House and Senate have unanimously approved a bill that would change the legal description of a "dangerous dog" and possibly put fewer animals on a state registry. HB 2381 cleared the Senate, 40-0, on Tuesday after winning approval in the House on Feb. 6. The bill now goes to Gov. Terry McAuliffe for his signature. WRIC-TV Richmond, Wed, Feb 22 2017 @ 03:48 PM
  • Loudoun Countya s multi-million dollar ERP problems continue

    The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors' finance committee on Tuesday walked back a $533,200 expenditure for a single person to lead the county's latest implementation of its problematic enterprise resource planning project. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 23 2017 @ 03:57 PM
  • new Loudoun Co. vineyard wins top Va. wine award

    The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards won this year's Governor's Cup award from the Virginia Wineries Association, the first Loudoun County vineyard to win the award. The Barns at Hamilton Station owners Andrew and Maryann Fialdini, former government employees, opened their vineyard in Hamilton in 2012, just north of Leesburg. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Feb 22 2017 @ 03:29 PM
  • new Va. student charged with filming undressed classmates

    A student at Freedom High School in Chantilly, Virginia, is charged as a juvenile with five felonies after investigators say he recorded video of other students while they were undressed. The five counts of illegally filming people under the age of 18 include two cases of "upskirting," and more charges may be coming. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 07:46 PM
  • Sterling dance instructor charged with child sex crimes

    A Sterling man and dance instructor is behind bars at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center after being charged with sexual assault of a minor. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 01:25 PM
  • Freedom High School student charged with unlawful filming, a upskirtinga

    A Chantilly 16-year-old was charged Friday with unlawfully filming his classmates in various stages of undress at Freedom High School. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 05:20 PM
  • County declines to answer six questions related to Short Hill site

    How much power will the ATT Short Hill underground facility on Short Hill Mountain consume? Does the facility pose a fire risk to its neighbors and will the local fire department have access to the site in case of an emergency? Those questions and several others submitted by concerned western Loudoun residents living below the underground facility ... (more) Loudoun Times, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 02:46 PM
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