• Iraqi PM welcomes freeing of last IS-held town
Iraqi PM welcomes freeing of last IS-held town

Iraqi forces said they have recaptured the last town in the country still held by the Islamic State group on Friday, hours after launching the offensive. Later that year the United States began a campaign of airstrikes against the militants that fueled Iraqi territorial gains, allowing the military to retake Mosul in July this year.

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  • Lamborghini Gives Pope Francis a Huracan
Lamborghini Gives Pope Francis a Huracan

The tendency was clearly apparent when you compared healthcare cover between countries and continents, the pope said, adding that it was also visible within more wealthy countries, "where access to healthcare risks being more dependent on individuals' economic resources than on their actual need for treatment".

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  • Jared Kushner Forgets Yet Another Russian Contact
Jared Kushner Forgets Yet Another Russian Contact

In the letter, Grassley and Feinstein write that there are "several documents that are known to exist" that were not provided by Kushner or his lawyer to the Senate committee investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election . "If, as you suggest, Mr. Kushner was unaware of, for example, any attempts at Russian interference in the 2016 pr...

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  • Malaysians injured in Singapore MRT train crash
Malaysians injured in Singapore MRT train crash

The second train initially stopped at the correct distance of 10.7 metre behind the first one. Both LTA and SMRT are investigating the incident, it said. It said in a statement that a train stopped at the Joo Koon station heading westwards towards Tuas Link station. In a Facebook post, SMRT said that "23 passengers and 2 SMRT staff sustained ligh...

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  • Bihar court orders filing of FIR against Farooq Abdullah over PoK remark
Bihar court orders filing of FIR against Farooq Abdullah over PoK remark

It has been 70 years and they ( New Delhi ) could not get it. "Both India and Pakistan must sit together with the people of both parts of Kashmir and work out internal autonomy for both parts within the existing borders", Abdullah had said.

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  • Three Years In, Modi Remains Very Popular
Three Years In, Modi Remains Very Popular

The Pew survey results come against the backdrop of criticism of the way the Narendra Modi govt has been handling the Indian economy, especially in light of reforms such as demonetisation and GST. What is the reason behind PM Modi's mass support? In the aftermath of PM Modi's decision to demonetise higher currency left the economy battered a...

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  • Owen Farrell returns to England team
Owen Farrell returns to England team

Cheika has picked the strongest side available, but the good news for England is that the Wallabies are without two of their best players - Israel Folau and David Pocock, who have both been permitted to miss the tour to Europe. Maro Itoje, also rested against Argentina, must settle for a bench spot, while Joe Launchbury is selected as Courtney ...

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  • Iranian Olympian is auctioning his gold medal to help victims of quake
Iranian Olympian is auctioning his gold medal to help victims of quake

However, it has lifted some sanctions in the past to help with Iranian natural disaster relief, most notably in 2003 when a magnitude 6.6 quake killed 26,000 people in Bam. Many houses in rural parts of the province are made of mud bricks and are known to crumble easily in quake-prone Iran. Ahoora Niazi, who lives in Sarpol-e Zahab in Kermanshah ...

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  • Blaze damages spire of Khanqah-e-Moula shrine in Srinagar
Blaze damages spire of Khanqah-e-Moula shrine in Srinagar

The fire, reports said, was caused by short-circuit. "It coincided with major lightning in the night". Mehbooba said with the joint efforts of the local administration and the people of the area, the fire at the shrine complex was not let to spread.

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  • VW to invest $11.8bn in energy vehicles for Chinese market
VW to invest $11.8bn in energy vehicles for Chinese market

In addition, Tesla is negotiating to build a plant in China. Volkswagen shares, which have largely recovered from the diesel-cheating crisis, rose 1.2 per cent to 158.40 euros at 9:05 am in Frankfurt trading. Just last week, Ford announced that they are also looking to participate in the e-car race with a massive $753 million announcement for the...

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  • Twitter announces new guidelines and begins verification purge
Twitter announces new guidelines and begins verification purge

It said: "We are conducting an initial review of verified accounts and will remove verification from accounts whose behaviour does not fall within these new guidelines ". Whilst many of those supporters agreed with him others were less sympathetic. But the following day, the verification was gone. Far-right activist Laura Loomer repeatedly ...

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  • Should we care if Chris Pyne likes gay porn?
Should we care if Chris Pyne likes gay porn?

Liberal senator Eric Abetz said the hack of the minister's "social media account" was a "matter of grave concern". "It's a good reminder to us all, quite frankly". "Need full investigation and report in case is foreign agent trying to influence elections". An Australian government minister has said hackers are responsible for a "like" on his Tw...

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  • Jurors at Sen. Bob Menendez trial report deadlock
Jurors at Sen. Bob Menendez trial report deadlock

Whether Menendez has been significantly politically damaged by the trial is unclear. After the hung jury , Menendez's political adviser, Mike Soliman, said "all things indicate" the senator will run for re-election and an announcement will probably be made in the coming weeks.

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  • Trump urges United Nations council to renew Syria chemical arms inquiry
Trump urges United Nations council to renew Syria chemical arms inquiry

Russian Federation has vetoed a US-drafted resolution calling for the renewal of an worldwide inquiry into chemical attacks in Syria. The mandate of the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism expires on November 17. "We are engaging with them", he said. The British broadcaster BBC, which is far from being a foreign agent in the United States, co...

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  • Fort Bend County sheriff searching for driver with anti-Trump message
Fort Bend County sheriff searching for driver with anti-Trump message

Nehls later responded to his Facebook post with a photo of the Texas criminal code that outlined potential laws the decal could violate. But what caused outrage was Nehls statement that per the station's prosecutor "she would accept disorderly conduct charges regarding it".

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  • USA senator Al Franken apologises after accusation of groping
USA senator Al Franken apologises after accusation of groping

In the detailed essay posted to the KABC website , Tweeden described how she went overseas to perform for the troops with Franken. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Ethics Committee should review complaints against Democratic Sen.

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  • Trump Administration Lifts Ban on Importing Elephant Trophies from Africa
Trump Administration Lifts Ban on Importing Elephant Trophies from Africa

Fish and Wildlife Service wrote in a statement that sport hunting can contribute to conservation efforts . The agency's statement said : "Legal, well-regulated sport hunting as part of a sound management program can benefit the conservation of certain species by providing incentives to local communities to conserve the species and by putting ...

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  • Germany's Merkel dodges coal deadline at climate talks
Germany's Merkel dodges coal deadline at climate talks

Coal is responsible for more than 40 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions. Mexico, France, Finland, New Zealand, Italy and an African country, are expected to sign up on Thursday, as well as at least 20 other entities including US states, Canadian provinces and businesses.

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  • Hillary Clinton Calls DOJ Investigation Threats An 'Abuse Of Power'
Hillary Clinton Calls DOJ Investigation Threats An 'Abuse Of Power'

The right says the Obama-era Uranium One deal and its ties to the Clintons are a smoking gun. Some Republicans, including President Donald Trump , have decided the sale of Uranium One while Clinton was head of the State Department is the real Russia story and have claimed there was some type of link between the sale of the company to Russi...

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  • Bipartisan Group of Senators Unveil Gun Legislation
Bipartisan Group of Senators Unveil Gun Legislation

Instead it would require every federal agency, within a year, to create a plan to do better job of handing over records to the federal background check system. Air Force didn't submit it to the background check system. And the National Shooting Sports Foundation has also endorsed, clearing the way for the Senate to move ahead.

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  • Settling £450m debt could help to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Settling £450m debt could help to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Prime Minister Theresa May's government is under intense pressure to secure Zaghari-Ratcliffe's release, in part because Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made remarks that Iran said justified her conviction. The debt was paid to a bank account controlled by the High Court in 2002 but has not been released due to sanctions on the Islamic Republic, th...

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  • Cambodia's top court orders dissolution of main opposition party in treason case
Cambodia's top court orders dissolution of main opposition party in treason case

The court is widely expected to rule in favor of Prime Minister Hun Sen's request that his only viable political rival be quashed, effectively rendering Cambodia a one-party state . Current opposition leader, Kem Sokha, has been imprisoned since September, charged with trying to topple the government with USA support, which Washington has said is ...

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  • Baltimore police detective remains on life support after being shot in head
Baltimore police detective remains on life support after being shot in head

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis on Wednesday described what happened after the detective was following up on a homicide investigation. A Baltimore police officer was shot Wednesday evening, the second police officer to be shot in Baltimore so far this month after an off-duty D.C.

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  • Israel will not allow Iranian bases in Syria, insists Lieberman
Israel will not allow Iranian bases in Syria, insists Lieberman

Israel has increasingly been making public alliance with Saudi Arabia following the inauguration of Donald Trump as United States president earlier this year. The report was denied by Saudi Arabia. "It is precisely what I think concerning Iran and the need to deal with it in the region and the need to stop its program of expansion", he added.

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  • Rose McGowan Turns Herself in for Felony Cocaine Warrant
Rose McGowan Turns Herself in for Felony Cocaine Warrant

On Tuesday night she handed herself over to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office in Virginia and was discharged on a $5,000 secured bond. According to a police report, the wallet later tested positive for illegal drugs. She said: "I knew I was being followed and that I wasn't safe". "There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia", she tweeted...

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