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ANKARA -- "TSK (Turkish Armed Forces) and U.S. personnel started their first joint land patrol within the scope of safe zone facility activities in the north of Syria and east of the Euphrates with the participation of land vehicles and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) on the Syrian side in the south of Akcakale (district of Turkey)," Turkish Defense Ministry tweeted.

The ministry said that Turkey and the United States on Sunday kicked off joint land patrol in the safe zone in northern Syria.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- "The Mid-Autumn Festival is a time to celebrate our community, our family and coming together, and this incredible parade along with the vendors and the festival here is an opportunity for us to enjoy the incredible historic Chinatown in San Francisco," said San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Saturday.

Breed congratulated tens of thousands of locals and visitors who had come together in the Chinatown to share their love and good luck with each other on the special day that has long been celebrated in Asia.

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WASHINGTON -- "They were coming to the United States tonight. Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great great soldiers, and 11 other people. I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations," U.S. President Donald Trump said.

Trump made the remarks in one of a series of tweets on Saturday evening. He said that he had cancelled secret meetings with the Taliban leaders and Afghan president after the car bomb on Thursday.

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HAVANA -- There are "new U.S. sanctions against Cuba. (They are using) lies as excuses to tighten up the embargo (against Cuba). Because they failed in Venezuela, they are viciously lashing out at Cuba. We will resist and we shall overcome," Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel tweeted Saturday.

Washington on Friday initiated new sanctions which cap the amount of money Cuban Americans can send to family members on the island and restrict financial transactions done through third countries. Enditem

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