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We reached advanced stage in battle to liberate Mosul, says Abadi

In the same village, Isil reportedly tied six civilians to a vehicle by their hands and dragged them around, apparently because they were related to a tribal leader fighting alongside Iraqi government forces. When it conquered the towns surrounding Mosul , the group evicted the vast majority of the area's Christian population which had lived there for two centuries, and launched a campaign of genocide against the ancient Yazidi community, capturing thousands of women and girls who were sold ...

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UNESCO to vote on another Jerusalem resolution

Footage of the wedding was leaked to the press a few weeks after it took place, prompting condemnations from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said it showed "the true face of a group that constitutes a danger to Israeli society and to the security of Israel".

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Russian Federation ships 'will not refuel in Spain'

Britain is sending warships to watch a Russian aircraft carrier group and other vessels as they sail through the North Sea and the English Channel. Russia has withdrawn its request for its battleships to refuel in the Spanish city of Ceuta today, Russian and Spanish officials said Wednesday.

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Waste Management lifts outlook on higher volumes

HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 43,460 shares of the company's stock valued at $2,888,000 after buying an additional 219 shares in the last quarter. Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. The company has a market capitalization of $27.75 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.52 and a beta of 0.62. Waste Management makes up approx 0.44% of Wespac Advisors's portfolio.

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Brouwer Janachowski adds 3M Co (MMM) to its portfolio

Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a "buy" rating on shares of 3M in a research note on Sunday, July 10th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued a sell rating and issued a $168.00 target price on shares of 3M in a report on Tuesday, August 23rd. The Hedge Fund company now holds 20,717 shares of MMM which is valued at $3,515,261. The shares were sold at an average price of $178.39, for a total transaction of $299,516.81.

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No, British dentists will not humiliate refugees by forcibly examining their teeth

A Tory MP has called for migrants entering the United Kingdom classed as children to be given dental x-rays to prove their age. Under pressure from charities, religious leaders and French authorities, Britain has agreed to accept scores of children from the slum-like camp in Calais who have relatives in the country, along with 3,000 other vulnerable migrant children.

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Samsung to offer Galaxy Note8 upgrades to Korean Note7 buyers

The battery technology of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handset has been proven to be quite unstable after reports of overheating and explosion have surfaced on the Internet. However, it remains to be seen whether those who wanted to buy the Galaxy Note 7 will actually opt for the iPhone 7. Now, however, Samsung seems to have let it slip out that there will, in fact, be at least two models next year - the Note 8 and the Galaxy S8 .

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Suspected Syrian government air strike kills Turkey-backed rebels - Turkish army

Turkey says the Kurdish forces are linked to Turkey's outlawed Kurdish insurgents and the Turkish government considers both to be terrorist groups. Ankara's operation overran the IS stronghold of Jarabulus along the Turkish border on its first day, and went on to seize the symbolic town of Dabiq in mid-October.

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Hackers broke the internet today -- here's how

Hackers used internet-connected home devices, such as CCTV cameras and printers, to attack popular websites on Friday, security analysts say. FBI and US Department of Homeland security is also continuing with its own investigations. The company said it had resolved one attack launched yesterday morning, which disrupted operations for about two hours. As per AFP, a mysterious group called the New World Hackers is now claiming responsibility for the cyberattack through their Twitter account.

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Syria airstrikes kill 17, mostly children, outside school

Turkey's military has struck dozens of Islamic State and Kurdish YPG militia targets in Syria over the last 24 hours, depriving both groups of the ability to move around, the army said Monday, as its operation there entered a third month. "Such attacks will not stop us from combatting Daesh", Cavusoglu said, using an Arabic language acronym for the Islamic State group. The Idlib News network says the airstrikes hit as the children gathered outside a school complex in the village of Hass.

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Suspected Syrian government air strike kills Turkey-backed rebels

The PKK is proscribed as a terrorist organisation by the United States and the European Union but Washington believes the YPG is the most effective force against IS in Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that his country is determined to oust Syrian Kurdish forces from the town of Manbij in northern Syria soon.

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Terror Attack In Pakistan Leaves 61 Dead

Security forces have been deployed at sensitive areas of Quetta , a day after Islamic State militants attacked the facility when most of the cadets rested and were caught off-guard. An emailed claim from the Pakistani Taliban, which shares close operational ties with the LeJ, backed that assertion. On Monday night, terrorists stormed the Police Training College in Quetta's suburbs and opened fire on the cadets and security personnel.

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Russia: Humanitarian corridors in Aleppo still open

Russian Federation has announced that it will extend its suspension of air strikes on besieged east Aleppo, but independent monitors as well as residents in the rebel-held area say that several parts of the divided city have been hit in recent days.

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Steven Woolfe and Mike Hookem reported to French police over Ukip altercation

Mr Hookem, Ukip MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, made the threat after Martin Schulz, the parliament's president, announced that French prosecutors would investigate his role in the scuffle that hospitalised Mr Woolfe. Woolfe has since quite UKIP, claiming the party is " ungovernable " without Nigel Farage as leader. The party's chairman Paul Oakden says "true facts of what took place" in the European Parliament will never be known.

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Modi asks officials to analyze World Bank Ease of Doing Business report

In its global country rankings of business efficiency, Doing Business 2017 awarded its coveted top spot to New Zealand, Singapore ranked second, followed by Denmark, Hong Kong SAR, China, Republic of Korea, Norway, United Kingdom, United States, Sweden; and former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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Iraqi forces within 5 miles of Mosul, officials say

Iraqi, Kurdish and other local forces will handle the battle for Mosul, al-Abadi said. "We don't have any problems". Carter is expected to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as well as other top officials. While some Syrian civilians returned to their villages around Mosul after they were liberated from ISIS control, around 550 families were taken hostage by the terror group.

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New sign-up season; new woes for Obama health law

More than half of the country will have two or fewer insurance plansto choose from on Obamacare exchanges. Health insurance rates under the Affordable Care Act will jump an average of 25 percent in Texas and almost 40 other states in 2017.

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Children among 17 killed in Syrian airstrike

It also says the death toll is likely to rise. Our correspondent says Idlib is one of the last strongholds of the Syrian opposition. The Istanbul-based National Coalition said Russian and regime warplanes "targeted children in their schools, deliberately and intentionally hitting civilians with high-explosive material".

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Fresh fighting in Aleppo as ceasefire ends without evacuations

Intense bombardment has reduced the rebel-held east of the city to ruins. The United Nations had hoped to use the "humanitarian pause" to evacuate seriously wounded people and possibly deliver aid. "The routes that such humanitarian aid can go through are being directly shelled", he said. A leading northern Syrian rebel coalition is warning civilians in Aleppo to stay away from government positions ahead of an expected offensive on the contested city.

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Children survived Australian theme park accident which killed their parents

Two children had a "miracle" escape when a raft flipped at an Australian theme park killing 4 adults, police said Wednesday, October 26, as claims emerged that safety concerns had been raised at Dreamworld previous year. "If we are going to be thankful for anything I am thankful for that". "We were standing on the bridge watching and the water had stopped". She said her family was repeatedly told to leave rides due to "operational issues", with the log ride broken and her children's ...

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Plane crashes after takeoff killing all five on board

Eyewitnesses told the Times of Malta the plane had taken off before turning on its side and going "straight down into the ground". An unmarked reconnaissance plane working for France's defence ministry crashed at Malta's global airport yesterday, killing all five people on board and sparking questions about what the privately-chartered plane was doing.

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Why Health Care Premiums Are Rising Under Obamacare

A new Kaiser Family Foundation Report finds premiums in some states, like Arizona, are expecting to see as much as a 145% jump , but in Florida, the jump will be a little tamer. Among HealthCare.gov users, 72% can get a $75 a month plan and 65% can get a $50 a month plan. You don't have to accept that match, but it could be a starting point for shopping.

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Fighting shakes Aleppo as ceasefire expires

After the humanitarian pause ran out at 1600 GMT (midnight, Singapore time) on Saturday (Oct 22), air strikes hit the opposition-controlled district of Sheikh Saeed, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported , however. Syrian state media and Russian authorities accused the rebels in the east of preventing civilians from leaving and of using them as "human shields", an accusation strongly denied by rebel leaders, who say most civilians aren't leaving because they mistrust the ...

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Tamil Nadu : Karunanidhi ill, DMK requests people not to visit him

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi has fallen ill after developing an allergy to a medicine he had been taking regularly, said a release from the party on Tuesday. It added that doctors had advised him rest for a few more days. The Raj Bhavan, Chennai , had also issued a press release recently. Meanwhile, special prayers are being offered across Tamil Nadu for the speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa.

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Philippine, Japanese leaders sign military, economic deals

Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after talking to his Philippine counterpart on Sunday, is confident the two countries can " work through " a period of confusion caused by Duterte's remarks the State Department said . Japanese officials have said they would not seek to intervene directly in his feud with Washington but would make the case for the importance of the United States to security in the region.

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French authorities declare the Calais migrant camp empty

Charities criticised the decision to proceed with demolition while there were still children unaccounted for in the camp, with Save the Children and Unicef calling it "unacceptable". They were divided into groups of families, minors, vulnerable or ill people and people travelling alone, before being loaded on dozens of buses under a heavy police presence.

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Xi leaves for Cambodia, Bangladesh, BRICS summit

The visit is a part of a larger tour through India, Cambodia and Bangladesh during which Xi will attend the 8th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit to be held in Goa, India, from 15 to 16 October. The mass circulation Prothom Alo published an article written by Xi in a Chinese newspaper with the title "A Golden Success of Bangladesh-China Cooperation".

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Cryus Mistry's Email Blames Ratan Tata For 'Constant Interference'

After maintaining a stoic silence since October 24, when he was booted out as chairman by the board of directors at Tata Sons, Mistry has now made a scathing attack on the leadership of the 148-year-old group. "Tata Sons had to either continue with losses or restructure their businesses", said the analyst. Going against charitable trusts and focusing only on cash cows was the major mistake done by Cyrus Mistry, observe senior trustees and officials at Tata Group.

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Turkey sends aid convoy to Erbil amid anti-ISIL op

He added that the mission of the umbrella group will be to "cut off and prevent the escape of [ISIS] toward Syria and fully isolate Mosul from Syria". Iraqi army units are deployed to the south and east, while Kurdish fighters are attacking from the east and the north of the city where 5,000 to 6,000 jihadists are dug in, according to Iraqi military estimates.

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Dashcam Footage Captures Fiery Plane Crash in Malta

Witnesses said the military plane from Luxembourg crashed near the runway soon after take-off and subsequently burst into flames. The twin-prop Fairchild Metroliner exploded into a huge ball of flame and smoke shortly after takeoff Monday morning.

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HIT & RUN: Woman critical after being run down by auto after argument

Police say the man was then confronted by officers and shot, but suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the BMW refused to get out of his auto so the man continued running along Stud Road. One woman said her vehicle had been broken into seven times. Earlier on Wednesday, police came under gunfire during a drug raid at a home in nearby Keysborough.

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Company asks pipeline protesters to leave North Dakota land

Jackson has been campaigning for Hillary Clinton, but says he is diverting to North Dakota "because their case is that precious to me". If approved, DAPL pipeline-which is backed by Enbridge-would transport at least 470,000 barrels of crude oil daily from North Dakota's Bakken fields to IL, crossing beneath the Standing Rock Sioux reservation's main drinking water source and cutting through the community's burial grounds.

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France says Mosul operation Mosul will be won

QAYYARA/BAGHDAD, Iraq Islamic State fighters on Wednesday kept up their fierce defense of the southern approaches to Mosul which has held up Iraqi troops on the southern front and forced an elite army unit east of the city to put its more rapid advance on hold.

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Spurs spoil Durant's Warriors debut in 129-100 rout

The breakout star, though, was Simmons. While the Warriors were routed, new addition Durant was solid in his debut with 27 points and Curry added 26 points. Although Curry and Durant dropped 18 and 14 points, respectively, in the first half, the Warriors committed nine turnovers and shot 4-of-19 from three as they fell behind by 18 at halftime.

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Iraqi forces evacuate 1000 civilians from Mosul front lines

The city's future is uncertain and Turkey is concerned that the PKK could take advantage of the security vacuum and use northern parts of Iraq, including Mosul and Sinjar, as bases. Elsewhere, in the al-Zour area of the eastern province of Diyala, Iraqi army soldiers have discovered a number of missiles, mortar rounds and an explosive belt belonging to Daesh members.


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