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Shiite militias join the battle to take Mosul

An Iraqi soldier fires at Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant fighters in the town of Shura, about 20 miles south of Mosul, on Saturday. Iraqi troops approaching Mosul from the south advanced into Shura after a wave of airstrikes and artillery shelling against ISIL positions inside the town.

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IS killed at least 232 people near Mosul this week, says UN

John Dorrian, the Baghdad-based spokesman for the US -led Operation Inherent Resolve coalition. The jihadists are "effectively using tens of thousands of women, men and children as human shields", he said. Dorrian said the US-led coalition has dropped more than 2,500 munitions from warplanes, artillery pieces and rocket launchers during the operation, and destroyed 46 tunnels, 33 truck and auto bombs and hundreds of other vehicles and fighting positions since the offensive began on October 17.

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BSF retaliates fresh ceasefire violation from Pakistan

The attack came hours after the Border Security Force (BSF) said 15 Pakistani soldiers had been killed in retaliatory firing by the Indian troops after ceasefire violation along the global border in Jammu and Kashmir. The posts were destroyed in a massive fire assault in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara, said the Army's Northern Command. A militant was also killed in this operation.

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Britain urges France to protect Calais children

The operation to demolish the camp passed off peacefully for the most part, although tents and shelters were set on fire, reportedly by migrants, in a last act of defiance as their hopes of a new life in Britain evaporated. But the fate of unaccompanied minors - the cause of a bitter blame game between Paris and London - remained uncertain. "We were begging the French authorities to actually do something about the refugee children and nothing was done", she told the BBC on Thursday.

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Safety Tips for Those Trick-Or-Treating

For the last three years, two pedestrians have been killed each Halloween in the Las Vegas Valley, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing the traffic. Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street.

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Iraqi forces steamrolling into Mosul faster than expected

According to several reports , efforts by the Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are being helped by a USA -led coalition in the air and on the ground. Iraqi security forces on Wednesday continued fighting against the Islamic State (IS) militants in their all-out offensive to free the city of Mosul , while the Kurdish Peshmerga forces repelled an IS attack on the town of Sinjar and killed 47 militants, security sources said.

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Korea, U.S., Japan to discuss N.K. nuclear issue

He said: "They are under siege and they are very paranoid, so the notion of giving up their nuclear capability , whatever it is, is a non-starter with them". Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama, who hosted Thursday's talks , cited North Korea's recent tests showing the country's missile and nuclear capability had entered a new level of threat.

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Clinton absolutely ready for commander-in-chief: Michelle

Seeking to lash Hillary Clinton to her husband's sprawling post-presidential empire, Donald Trump accused the couple of turning to corruption to enrich themselves while in public service. Someone who is steady. "That's the strategy - to make this election so dirty and ugly that we don't want any part of it", she said. Two votes. And people knew people who didn't vote.

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Daesh bombers blow themselves up in Turkey's Gaziantep

According to the Washington-based Clarion Project that studies Islamic extremism, the Islamist group's interpretation of the prophecy rested on the capture of Dabiq , the arrival of U.S. "And many of its fighters joined ISIS for the sake of the Dabiq battle because they believe they are the righteous ones and that they will be victorious".

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Will UNESCO's resolution be canceled?

Jordan and Israel have a peace treaty and cooperate closely on security issues, but disagreements over policy at the holy site frequently lead to friction between the two countries. While Israelis were generally upset with the UNESCO resolution, some blamed the current Israeli government for it. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday expressed concern that U.S.

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Why Does The Pentagon Want CA Soldiers To Repay Enlistment Bonuses?

Davis says an audit more than five years in the making concluded last month that 1,100 soldiers improperly received bonuses for which they were ineligible. "We were in the Iraq and Afghanistan war at the time ". Percival no longer has to pay back his $20,000 bonus. In 2014, a former service member reached out to Military.com about having to repay a $10,000 bonus for leaving the Reserves to join the California National Guard as a police member for deployment to Iraq in 2009.

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Syria conflict could spark world war between Russian Federation and US, Turkey warns

Shoigu today called on countries that "have influence on armed groups in eastern Aleppo " to convince group leaders to cease hostilities and leave the city. Russian Federation on Monday announced an eight-hour pause in attacks on the north Syrian city of Aleppo to allow aid to be delivered and civilians to leave, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

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Saudi-led raids on Yemen prison kill 38: new toll

The air strikes came as Hadi, who lives in exile in Saudi Arabia, on Saturday rejected the latest United Nations peace proposal, even refusing to receive it as he met a mediator in Riyadh. Yemenis inspect the site of a suicide auto bombing claimed by the Islamic State group on 269 August 2016 at an army recruitment centre in the southern Yemeni city of Aden .

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Foul-mouthed leader vows to stop swearing

Of the more than 3,700 suspects killed in Mr. Duterte's war on drugs, more than 1,600 died during police operations, a toll that has drawn global concern about extrajudicial killings. "There will be a metamorphosis". It did not take long for Mr Duterte to break the promise. He has repeatedly levelled tirades against US President Obama, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, opposition politicians and human rights advocates, while heaping praise on Chinese and Russian leaders.

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American Airlines Flight 383 catches fire

The Boeing 767 was bound for Miami with 161 passengers and a crew of nine. Flames and heavy black smoke poured from the side of an American Airlines jet that aborted takeoff and caught fire on the runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Friday, forcing crew and passengers to evacuate.

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Germany checking if fatal Hamburg stabbing was IS-related

A spokesman for the prosecutor's office told the German news agency dpa that the prosecutor is looking into the case following a statement by the IS-run Aamaq news agency on Saturday saying "a soldier of the Islamic State" stabbed two people in Hamburg on October 16.

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Newcastle pledges to help rehome Calais jungle refugees

Authorities have begun processing and evicting refugees; destruction of the camp is slated to begin Tuesday. The latest groups of refugee children to arrive in the United Kingdom from the camp have kept hidden behind a screen, with campaigners insisting this was to protect them rather than to hide their age - a subject which has been the focus of much debate in recent days.

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Putin in talks on Mosul with Turkish, Iraqi leaders

Lt Gen Qassim al-Maliki, the commander of the Iraqi army's 9th armored division, told CNN that his forces were closing in on the outskirts of Mosul on Wednesday after liberating 13 villages. IS militants captured Mosul in a lightning advance in the summer of 2014, but he extremist group has suffered a string of defeats over the past year, and Mosul is its last major urban bastion in Iraq.

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US challenges China's imports of N Korean coal amid UN sanctions

The deputy foreign ministers who held talks in Tokyo made clear that North Korea now poses a new level of threat and requires broader worldwide pressure and tougher sanctions. A high-ranking South Korean official, who spoke on condition of anonymity with South Korean correspondents in Washington Thursday, gave his opinion, saying Clapper's remarks are quite different from the Obama administration's stance.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't have a warrant yet to review Abedin emails

The concert provided some visual counter-programming to the latest email revelations weighing on Democrat nominee's race to win the White House ahead of the 8 November election. "No charge of wrongdoing. No indication this is even about Hillary". Mr Podesta said that 24 hours from Mr Comey's revelation, there was no real explanation for why he had chose to send that letter.

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Iraqi Shi'ite Militia Say Offensive Toward Tal Afar Has Started

Iraqi paramilitary forces launched an operation on Saturday to cut the Islamic State group´s supply lines between its Mosul bastion and neighbouring Syria, opening a new front in the almost two-week-old offensive. He said the USA -led coalition has stepped up airstrikes against the militants, and is carrying out three times as many as it did during previous campaigns to drive IS from other Iraqi cities.

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Rebels claim control over western suburb of Aleppo

Fighting was continuing in the area near a military academy, it said , but had no immediate toll. This comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin declared yesterday that the resumption of airstrikes in Aleppo was now unnecessary. Separately, the Iranian and Syrian foreign ministers were meeting in Moscow with their Russian counterpart to discuss the war. The Syrian foreign minister, Walid al-Moallem, met with Sergey V.

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Asda card machine crash causes checkout queues across the UK

Another shopper, writing on Twitter as Charstuart97, said the Asda store in Reading had been closed and posted a picture from inside her auto where she said she could not leave the auto park due to queues of vehicles. "Chip and pin wasn't working, then the cash machine only had £20 notes then the tills shut off completely". Asda bosses have tweeted to say they are aware of the issue and are working to fix it "asap".

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Supreme Court to Hear Transgender School Bathroom Case

A month after the 4th Circuit decision, the U.S. Education Department issued that guidance to the rest of the nation's public schools. But then G.G. A date for oral arguments at the Supreme Court hasn't been scheduled yet. He said, "If you told me two years ago that the Supreme Court was going to have to approve whether I could use the school restroom , I would have thought you were joking".

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Concerns over child refugees still in 'Calais Jungle'

But scores of migrants were left behind, some of whom slept in the biting cold, huddled together in sleeping bags. "The centre was closed, and no officials present". He added that London had committed to reviewing all other cases where it was "in the child's interest" to settle across the Channel. Video and photos published by Refugee Info Bus showed diggers and bulldozers moving into the camps on Thursday morning.

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Pakistan police arrest more than 100 opposition activists

The beleaguered government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has also blocked Islamabad-Peshawar motorway which received ire of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak over cutting-off the province from rest of the country. Khan's party is one of the five petitioners requested the court look into the scandal. The leaked records revealed that Sharif's children, Hasan, Hussain and Maryam, not only owned offshore companies, but also real estate properties in London.

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Italy PM vows to rebuild quake-damaged buildings

He said: "We will rebuild everything: the houses, the churches and the businesses". Marco Rinaldi, the mayor of the nearby village of Ussita, nevertheless said there was severe destruction in his area. Benedict and the town hall. The quakes came two months after nearly 300 people were killed in the region by a quake that levelled several small towns.

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Trudeau to travel to Brussels to sign Canada-EU trade deal Sunday

In the EU-Canada trade, CETA is said to abolish 99% of the current tariffs, according to EU figures. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will finally travel to Brussels this weekend to sign the Canada-EU free trade deal known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA.

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Mark Thompson: Mark Thompson cited for marijuana possession

The college football odds for the game have the Gators favored by better than a touchdown to pick up the win in this rivalry contest. Florida's been inconsistent this season, and catching them in some mistakes would go a long way to giving the 'Dawgs a shot in this one.

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Coronado Bridge Crash Victims Identified

La Puenta resident Iris Jimenez, 29, said she was friends with two of the victims and described them as "very nice people". Police cover the bodies of people killed when a pick-up truck landed on them after it flew off a San Diego overpass.

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Shia militias appear to be menace in Mosul offensive

The International Organisation for Migration said Saturday that 17,520 people have been displaced since the beginning of the operation, but that figure is expected to increase dramatically as Iraqi forces close in on Mosul. Military sources stated that the reports suggesting that 8,000 to 10,000-strong PMF militia are going to attack Tal Afar are being leaked to the press on goal, and these groups are 75 to 100 kilometers away from the town.

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What they are saying about the hacked memo on 'Bill Clinton Inc.'

Even Band in the memo refers to "the unorthodox nature of our roles". During a 2011 trip to London representing her family's foundation, she got wind that people close to her father, Bill Clinton , had been lobbying members of Parliament for their own consulting clients, telling the officials they were calling "on behalf of President Clinton".

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Hollande urges Britain 'to do its part,' take in stranded Calais children

Prefect Fabienne Buccio said the migrants are coming from other parts of France to the camp but also from other countries. The French lawmakers called on Rudd and the British government to "immediately" take in stranded minors who want to rejoin relatives in the UK.

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EU Foreign Policy Chief Discusses Syria With Iranian FM During Tehran Visit

Iran has called on the world to seriously fight against terrorism without setting any preconditions. The report also argues that signing a decree on emergency situation against Iran by President Barack Obama, barring Iran from United States dollars transactions and continuing ban on cooperation of major worldwide banks with Tehran , a USA court order on turning over of $ 2.8 million worth of Iran's assets to terror victims, delay on licensing aircraft purchase, sanctions related to the ...

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Bill Clinton visits Blair County, stumps for Hillary

Former president Bill Clinton campaigned across the state in three stops on Saturday. First-time voter Julian Pierre grabbed a selfie with the former president and says he's exhausted of the email controversy. Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper also spoke before the former president, highlighting the potentially pivotal role Ohio voters could play the election.


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