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In the northern front, the army soldiers backed by global aircraft fought sporadic clashes during clearing operation to numerous 168-building residential compound of Hadbaa, which were freed in the advance which occurred for the time on Friday in the northern edges of the eastern side of Mosul, the statement said, adding that the clashes left some 10 militants killed and three booby-trapped vehicles destroyed.
  • Colorado congressman plans to challenge Trump's presidency

    Colorado congressman plans to challenge Trump's presidency

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    The only way to know who won the popular vote is run the entire election under the rules of most-votes-wins. If anything, the anti-democratic features of the 2016 presidential campaign are more serious than what occurred back in 2004. As the final tally was read, there were three separate outbursts from the visitor's gallery. "Trump's ascension to the presidency is completely illegitimate", said Ryan Clayton of Americans Take Action, who is promoting the effort.
  • Diana letters about William and Harry to be sold at auction

    Diana letters about William and Harry to be sold at auction

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    In one such never before seen letter by Princess Diana, she talks about Prince William in showering his little brother Harry with infinite amounts of kisses and hugs nearly all day every day, and his parents can barely even get their hands on their child by that point.
  • Wayne Rooney becomes Manchester United's joint-all time top scorer

    Wayne Rooney becomes Manchester United's joint-all time top scorer

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    Wayne Rooney equalled Bobby Charlton's Manchester United scoring record today when he registered his 249th goal for the club. United were in control and Rooney's desire to rack up a 250th goal was clear, just failing to direct home after Al Habsi spilled a Marouane Fellaini cross.
  • Former CIA Director Woolsey Leaves Trump Transition Team

    Former CIA Director Woolsey Leaves Trump Transition Team

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    Woolsey's resignation as a Trump senior adviser comes amid frustrations over the incoming administration's national security plans and Trump's public comments undermining the intelligence community. A major contributing factor for his departure, though, according to people close to Woolsey, is that he was not sufficiently involved in shaping the administration's intelligence vision and became uneasy about being part of a national security policy for which he was barely consulted.
  • Florida Attorney General Rumored To Get White House Job

    Florida Attorney General Rumored To Get White House Job

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    Bondi campaigned hard for Trump after the candidate she initially preferred, Jeb Bush, dropped out. A spokesman says he does not know the source of the rumors. The Trump Foundation check arrived just days after Bondi's office told a newspaper it was reviewing a lawsuit against Trump University filed by Schneiderman.
  • Dozens killed in likely tanker blast in Syria

    Dozens killed in likely tanker blast in Syria

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    The town is sandwiched between rival groups, including Kurdish fighters to the west and opposition groups to the east, supported by Turkey. The U.K. -based activist group says the explosion was caused by a fuel tanker rigged with a bomb, which went off outside a courthouse in the rebel-held town on Syria's border with Turkey.
  • SeaWorld killer whale Tilikum from Blackfish documentary dies

    SeaWorld killer whale Tilikum from Blackfish documentary dies

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    According to its website , SeaWorld oversees 29 killer whales across the world, and that included the controversial Tilikum up until he passed away Friday. Outside SeaWorld parks, the animals could "spend the rest of their lives in as natural a setting as possible, which, contrary to the company's greedy claims, is both reasonable and achievable", PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange said in a statement .
  • Charles Manson Is Reportedly Too Frail For Surgery

    Charles Manson Is Reportedly Too Frail For Surgery

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    Manson was supposed to have surgery for intestinal bleeding Thursday night, TMZ reported. Cult leader Charles Manson is too weak to undergo surgery after being rushed to hospital, according to reports in the US. "He has had over 100 violations since he was incarcerated, which has been a very long time", says a spokesperson for the California penal system. Five Manson Family members, including Manson himself, were sentenced to death on seven counts of murder for the Tate and LaBianca ...
  • Massive chunk of Antarctic ice shelf likely to break away soon

    Massive chunk of Antarctic ice shelf likely to break away soon

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    A glacier more than 80 times the size of Manhattan is on the brink of splintering from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf and floating off into the ocean. Forecast to be one of the largest separations of its kind, the frozen mass has an area of 5,000 square km (1,930sq miles). The remaining segment, Larsen C, is roughly the size of Maryland.
  • WikiLeaks floats creating database of Twitter users' personal data

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    WikiLeaks later said the idea is to "develop a metric to understand influence networks based on proximity graphs ", denying it is a doxing attempt. The database would reportedly include highly-sensitive information on hundreds of thousands of Twitter users' finances, employment, and family relationships.
  • More teachers on the way for School District 27

    More teachers on the way for School District 27

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    In a statement, the Ministry of Education said the funding is meant to be used "immediately", and is equivalent to compensation for approximately 1,100 teachers. "It's been nearly 15 years to the day since then minister of education Christy Clark first brought in the unconstitutional legislation", he said. "When you look at how the province has really changed over the last 15 years, we have nearly 70,000 fewer students, there have been changes where people are living around the province and ...
  • Five People Shot Dead By Gunman At Fort Lauderdale Airport Florida

    Five People Shot Dead By Gunman At Fort Lauderdale Airport Florida

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    Senior law-enforcement sources told the network that Santiago had a military ID on him although it has not yet been determined whether the identification belonged to him. "I am luckily on the plane and they said we are right now the safest people at the airport". Flights that were already within 50 miles of the airport were being allowed to land, but other scheduled flights will be delayed or diverted.
  • Israeli who shot prone Palestinian guilty of manslaughter

    Israeli who shot prone Palestinian guilty of manslaughter

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    Netanyahu, Bennett and others quickly called for a pardon of Azaria. Lawmakers voted 342-80 for the non-binding resolution that declares unwavering support for Israel and insists that the United States reject any future U.N. In a statement cited by the Ma'an News Agency, the P.A. said the trial was nothing more than an attempt by the Israeli government "to attract global reactions to this ugly crime through the farce of detaining and trying the killer soldier".
  • UK's May to visit Trump in weeks following inauguration

    UK's May to visit Trump in weeks following inauguration

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    The mission was part of Mrs May's efforts to build a relationship with the controversial tycoon ahead of his inauguration on January 20. Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, May's joint chiefs of staff, are understood to have travelled to NY and Washington last month after Trump triggered a rift with Number 10 by suggesting ex-UKIP chief Nigel Farage should be Britain's ambassador to the US.
  • Trump will reportedly ask Congress to fund Mexico wall

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    In doing so, the president-elect appears poised to break one of his core anti-immigrant campaign promises: that Trump would build a wall to "keep the Mexicans out", and that Mexico would pay for it. "But I can guarantee you one thing: He's not paying for the wall". Reports said that the Trump transition team had signaled to the Republicans in Congress to fund the border wall project through federal tax dollars and other appropriations as early as April.
  • At least 33 dead in prison riot in Brazil, state media says

    At least 33 dead in prison riot in Brazil, state media says

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    But Brazil's prisons are often scenes of deadly unrest. Authorities in Roraima state, on the border with Venezuela, said that they requested help from Brazil's federal government a couple of times to deal with its prison crisis but that no support was sent.
  • Japan's Abe Expects South Korea to Stick to Deal on Comfort Women

    Japan's Abe Expects South Korea to Stick to Deal on Comfort Women

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    Some 200,000 women and girls were forced into prostitution by the Imperial Japanese Army both before and throughout World War II. The women were repeatedly raped and often subjected to sexually transmitted diseases. The South Korean government, however, has taken no action on the Japanese demands. The 1.5m (5ft) tall bronze statue depicts a young woman sitting in a chair barefoot.
  • Talks to prevent Monday's major Tube strike have collapsed

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    General secretary Mick Cash said: 'Despite huge efforts by the union negotiating team, London Underground have failed to come up with any serious plans to tackle the staffing and safety crisis caused by the axing of almost 900 safety-critical station jobs.
  • Donald Trump says 'no further' releases from Guantanamo Bay prison

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    He was confirming a report in the New York Times, which quoted diplomatic sources as saying previous USA administrations, from both major political parties, have traditionally granted extensions to allow a few such ambassadors, particularly those with school-age children, to remain in place for weeks or months.
  • U.S. ambassador being yanked out of NZ as Trump takes hard line

    U.S. ambassador being yanked out of NZ as Trump takes hard line

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    The Senate needs to confirm U.S. envoys to other countries and the blanket order for the ambassadors leaves United States with no representatives in important countries like Germany, Canada, Britain for months, said New York Times . Diplomats in other countries told the newspaper that the Trump order has created chaos in their personal lives leaving them scrambling to get visas and living arrangements in countries where they are stationed so that their children can finish school.
  • Brazil to transfer gang leaders after prison massacre

    Brazil to transfer gang leaders after prison massacre

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    Fifty-six inmates were killed. The prisoners had nearly no demands and their only request was not to be mistreated by the police when they came in, Fontes said to the local radio network Tiradentes when describing the negotiations to end the riot.
  • Black Lives Matter read more

    Black Lives Matter read more

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    Still, Nasheed delved into a freakish Twitter rant to support the black attackers and accuse the rest of America of supporting white supremacy. Video screenshot of mentally disabled man being tortured by four Black Chicago teens. Whereas some folks using the #BLMhashtag are doing so to show photos like the below one of the torture victim, others are calling foul against the #BLMkidnapping hashtag by immediately conflating the crime in Chicago with the Black Lives Matter movement, simply ...
  • SC Rejects Sasikala Pushpa's Plea for Investigation on Jayalalithaa's Death

    SC Rejects Sasikala Pushpa's Plea for Investigation on Jayalalithaa's Death

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    A bench, comprising Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and RF Nariman, however, dismissed the petition on the grounds that she had filed it as a case of violation of her fundamental rights. Apart from Sasikala Pushpa and Tamil Nadu Telugu Yuva Sakthi, RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy in a TV interview also sought an investigation into the specifics of Jayalalithaa's treatment.
  • South Africa in driver's seat against S/Lanka

    South Africa in driver's seat against S/Lanka

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    South Africa's dominance in the game was set up on Day 2 when Quinton de Kock scored his third test century and Philander and Kagiso Rabada shared eight wickets to bowl Sri Lanka out for 110. Du Plessis admitted the home team had been shocked by the announcement that fast bowler Kyle Abbott had quit the national team in order to play county cricket for Hampshire in England.
  • Onyango, Uganda Cranes best in Africa in 2016 — CAF

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    This at the GLO CAF annual football Awards in Abuja, Nigeria. Iwobi was one of the breakout stars of the Premier League in 2016, and is odds-on favourite to win the Youth Player of the Year ahead of other nominees. Onyango is competing for the best Africa based player award with fellow Mamelodi Sundowns team-mate Khama Billiat and TP Mazembe's Rainford Kalaba.
  • Yemeni detainees land in Saudi Arabia after transfer from Guantanamo

    Yemeni detainees land in Saudi Arabia after transfer from Guantanamo

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    The Saudi Press Agency identified the four prisoners who landed at King Khalid International Airport as Muhammad Rajab Abu Ghanem, Salem Ahmad Kanad, Abdullah Yahya Al-Shibli and Muhammad Ali Bawazir. It was unclear whether the four detainees who arrived in Saudi Arabia on Thursday would be released immediately. The US Congress blocked his closure plans, but with regular transfers only about 40 prisoners will remain if the last releases go ahead.
  • Philippines' Duterte Open to Joint Maritime Drills With Russia

    Philippines' Duterte Open to Joint Maritime Drills With Russia

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    The Russian anti-submarine ship Admiral Tributs and sea tanker Boris Butomato are now in its five-day visit in the country. Apart from indicating that Russian Federation stood ready to help the Philippines combat piracy and terrorism, Agence France-Presse quoted Mikhailov as saying that Russian Federation was "very sure" that in the future, joint exercises focused on these areas would be carried out with varying degrees of complexity.
  • Police investigating live-streamed 'hate crime'

    Police investigating live-streamed 'hate crime'

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    One individual shouts , "Fuck Donald Trump" and "Fuck white people" during the video , which is approximately 30 minutes long. Investigators said the bound man was mentally disabled, and had been taken by the suspects for a period of 24 to 48 hours.
  • Bin Laden's Millennial Son Designated a Terrorist by U.S.

    Bin Laden's Millennial Son Designated a Terrorist by U.S.

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    Bin Laden was made an official member of al-Qaida in 2014 after escaping the attack that killed his father and other family members in 2011. In this image made from video broadcast by the Qatari-based satellite television station Al-Jazeera Wednesday, Nov.
  • Apple won't get easy concessions from government

    Apple won't get easy concessions from government

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    Apple Inc. might have looked towards India as an alternative as iPhone production costs in China increase, but that does not entail that it guaranteed any special concessions there as it could set the wrong precedent for other companies, according to a government source.