Top US News: Taylor Swift Wins Album Of The Year, Missile Attack In Syria Condemned, Tornadoes Wreak Havoc Over Florida

Top US News: Taylor Swift Wins Album Of The Year, Missile Attack In Syria Condemned, Tornadoes Wreak Havoc Over Florida
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US Condemns Missile Attack In Syria


The missile attacks in Syria were condemned in the “strongest terms” by White House national security adviser Susan Rice. Meanwhile, Turkey accused Russia of perpetrating an “obvious war crime” following a missile attack in northern Syria, which killed several people.

As many as 50 people were killed after missiles struck five medical facilities and two schools in areas dominated by rebels. In the town of Azaz, the last rebel held town before the Turkish border, 14 people were killed, as reported by Reuters. This prompted Turkey to warn the Kurdish militia of the “harshest reaction” if they tried to seize a town close to the border.

Missile strikes also occurred in Marat Numan, a town in the province of Idlib. Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said the attacks were intended to target Islamic State-held areas.

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Tornadoes Strike Florida, Mississippi; Record High Temperatures In Arizona, California

More than a dozen homes were destroyed and a school was damaged when tornadoes struck Florida’s Panhandle and Mississippi on Monday, Miami Herald reports.

Record-breaking low temperatures were experienced, as extreme weather conditions brought along snow, sleet and heavy rain. Three twisters were reported in Florida and Mississippi. Damage could also be seen in Escambia County, which included downed power lines and trees and severe damage to several homes. On other hand, Arizona and California experienced temperatures reaching as high as 80s and 90s.

Taylor Swift Bags Album Of The Year, Lamar Shines With 5 Grammys

Taylor Swift walked away with album of the year for “1989” at the 58th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Inquirer reports. The pop mega sensation beat Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Alabama Shakes and Weeknd.

In addition, Swift bagged the best pop vocal album and best music video for “Bad Blood.” Alabama Shakes were awarded with the best alternative music album for “Sound & Colour,” and the rock song and performance for “Don’t Wanna Fight.” Nevertheless, it was Lamar who stole the show with five Grammys to his name, including best rap album for “To Pimp a Butterfly,” rap performance, rap song, rap/sung performance and music video.

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