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Here's the weekend edition for Saturday, March 23rd, 2019.

US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants in the...

Trump says he's bucking Treasury, reversing NKorea sanctions

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he has reversed his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, with his press secretary expl

'Gagged' Thai media fights for a voice as elections loom

Restrictive laws have hobbled Thai media since General Prayuth Chan-ocha took control of the government in 2014.

Beyond the HeadlinesImportant stories from below the fold.

Pressure on Iran, Hezbollah is working, Pompeo says on visit to Lebanon

U.S. sanctions on Iran and Hezbollah are working, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday on a visit to Beirut, calling on Lebanon to stand up to the Shi’ite group that is also a popular political party in Lebanon.

Anne McLellan says she’s keeping an open mind as she reviews role of attorney-general, justice minister

McLellan, who was appointed as the Prime Minister’s special adviser in the wake of the SNC-Lavalin affair, said the dual role has been handled ‘comfortably’ throughout Canada’s his

Last ISIS Village in Syria Falls, and a Caliphate Crumbles

American-backed forces took the last remnant of territory under Islamic State rule in Syria, but signs of the group’s resurgence are already visible.

Kashmir: The forgotten victims of an endless war

Odd surprise, lots of top NBA talent left in NCAA Tournament

Robert Kraft Awaits Your Judgment

Science and TechnologyBehind the scenes of our daily lives.

To rival Amazon, UPS enters healthcare—with doorstep nurse delivery

A test is set to launch this year, but UPS mum on which vaccines it will deliver.

Clippy briefly resurrected as Teams add-on, brutally taken down by brand police

Microsoft apparently hates fun.

Jordan Peele’s Us should cement his status as a master of modern horror

Peele wrote, produced, directed this film about a family confronting evil doppelgängers.

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Questions and AnswersWhat are people asking about today?

Newfoundland’s reckoning: Will the province crumble under its debt load?

Newfoundland is Canada’s oldest province – and by some measures, its most indebted. It adds up to a precarious situation, with implications for the entire country

What will be the outcome of Trump's Golan Heights tweet?

US president says it is time to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the occupied territory. Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in 1967. In a tweet on Thursday, US President Donald Trump seem

How do UK Muslims feel after series of Islamophobic attacks?

After New Zealand massacre and string of Birmingham mosque attacks, UK Muslims remain concerned over community's safety.

Nepal: CK Raut joins mainstream politics averting conflict?

CK Raut, who had been campaigning for the secession of Madhes region, has signed a deal with the government.

BusinessMoving finance and global economics today.

Humana turns to game theory for new Medicare pricing as insurers juggle Trump rebate uncertainty

The game theory comes in with the timing of when new rules might be adopted. Executives note the deadline for filing 2020 plans is in early June.

Cramer Remix: Apple could decline, no matter what new products it announces on Monday

Jim Cramer explains why the Apple bears could come out of hibernation after its big announcement on Monday

Take Five: Take it easy, central banks - World markets themes for the week ahead

Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. <a href="

SportsHeadlines from international leagues and competitions.

UCF's Fall: 'I won't allow' Zion to posterize me

Tacko Fall, UCF's 7-foot-6 center, said he "won't allow" Duke star Zion Williamson to "put me on one of his highlight tapes" in Sunday's second-round NCAA tournament game.

MSU players defend Izzo after screaming incident

Several Michigan State players came to Tom Izzo's defense on Friday, after the coach's animated screaming at freshman forward Aaron Henry garnered a negative public reaction.

Raheem Sterling: England hat-trick 'what dreams are made of'

Raheem Sterling's hat-trick in England's win over the Czech Republic shows he has "turned full circle" with the national team, says manager Gareth Southgate.

EntertainmentNews from the world of music, TV and cinema.

Cruel Intentions: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair look back on playing frenemies

Unlike their characters in the '90s classic, Gellar and Blair are good friends.

Why Christina Anstead's Second Chance at Love Is Better Than Any House Flip

It was the separation and divorce that had HGTV fans flipping out. All the way back in December 2016, Tarek El Moussa and his wife announced they would be going their separate ways

Why Aidy Bryant Felt Shrill Was Her Story to Tell, and How It Empowered Her on SNL

By now, you should have had time to watch all of Hulu's Shrill. And maybe even watch it a second time. And maybe a third. It's such a quick watch--six episodes, each under half an.