• IS leader confident in victory, in first message about Mosul battle
IS leader confident in victory, in first message about Mosul battle

The leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Thursday ordered suicide bombers to attack western cities as Iraqi forces close in on Mosul. People watch as safety workers try to extinguish fire from a burning oil field in Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Nov.

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  • Court says Canada spy agency illegally kept data
Court says Canada spy agency illegally kept data

Although judges have previously criticised the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, or CSIS, for a lack of openness about its operations, the ruling was particularly uncompromising. Sifting through metadata can help CSIS identify patterns of movement, communication, behaviours, significant trends and links that are otherwise not discernable, h...

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  • Turkey: Leaders and 10 Lawmakers of Pro-Kurdish Party Arrested
Turkey: Leaders and 10 Lawmakers of Pro-Kurdish Party Arrested

Television footage showed people walking amid broken glass and other debris from a building where windows were blown out. Authorities imposed a temporary news blackout after the explosion , barring reports that could lead to public "fear, panic or chaos" and images showing the explosion and its aftermath.

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  • Families moved out of Calais migrant camp, leaving it empty
Families moved out of Calais migrant camp, leaving it empty

French authorities bused all unaccompanied children - 1,616 of them - out of Calais' sprawling migrant slum on Wednesday, taking them to special processing centers in one of the final steps to empty the notorious camp in the English Channel city.

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  • Duterte says he'll consider sticking with US weapons
Duterte says he'll consider sticking with US weapons

Duterte's tirades against the former colonial power are routine during his speeches and he said on Wednesday he once believed in Washington, but had since lost respect for what is the Philippines' biggest ally. Police spokesman Dionardo Carlos said the Philippines had yet to be notified about the sale being stopped. The Communist Party of the Phi...

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  • Iraqi special forces hold positions after entering Isis-held Mosul
Iraqi special forces hold positions after entering Isis-held Mosul

Six of the militants were killed inside a tunnel in the newly-recaptured Gogjali neighborhood, while the other two were shot dead as they advanced on troops, Lt. Al-Baghdadi also called on Islamic State fighters to invade Turkey, according to a Reuters report . The embattled leader, who didn't indicate his location, said Shiite Muslims are w...

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  • Iran's supreme leader criticizes US presidential candidates
Iran's supreme leader criticizes US presidential candidates

Iranian state television aired two of the three US presidential debates live. He has been steadfast in refusing to negotiate directly with the United States, even during the momentous deliberations leading to the nuclear deal signed a year ago.

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  • Philippine leader's meeting with Japan emperor canceled
Philippine leader's meeting with Japan emperor canceled

The U.S. now has troops at five different military bases in the Philippines , but Duterte has been talking about parting ways with the U.S., a longtime ally and former colonial ruler, BBC noted. Duterte, who made the announcement in Japan, also said he was willing to scrap defence pacts with the USA if necessary. Duterte's predecessor, Benigno A...

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  • Pakistani police detain 1500 in crackdown on opposition
Pakistani police detain 1500 in crackdown on opposition

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani police Wednesday released almost 2,000 opposition party supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who were detained ahead of planned anti-government protests, a government spokesman said. The arrests followed intermittent clashes over the weekend between Khan's supporters and riot police in the capital that ...

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  • Filipino mayor among 10 dead in clash with anti-drug police
Filipino mayor among 10 dead in clash with anti-drug police

He was among 10 others killed in the shootout and was on President Rodrigo Duterte's list of officials allegedly involved in illegal trade of drugs. All were responses to criticisms of his bloody war on drugs, that has seen thousands of alleged drug dealers and users killed by police and vigilante groups.

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  • Texas official Sid Miller uses C-word for Hillary Clinton on Twitter
Texas official Sid Miller uses C-word for Hillary Clinton on Twitter

Miller's camp initially blamed the tweet on a hacker but later backtracked, saying that an unnamed campaign staffer mistakenly sent the offensive message. Now, I don't care who you are. Clinton once derided Trump supporters as a "basket of deplorables". Governor Greg Abbott released a statement on the matter saying, "The language is reprehens...

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  • John Oliver explains the massive school segregation problem all over the US
John Oliver explains the massive school segregation problem all over the US

As Oliver explains, racial imbalance in schools has been a prevailing issue across the country, despite the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that is supposed to do away with institutions that are mandatorily segregated. The comedian points to several local governments, like that of Boston, that have made valiant efforts at racial integration such as settin...

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  • Iraqi forces pause at edge of Mosul, weather cuts visibility
Iraqi forces pause at edge of Mosul, weather cuts visibility

Salam al-Obeidi, a member of the special forces operation in Bazwaya . As the sun went down, a sandstorm blew in, reducing visibility to only 100 metres. Most of the more than 7,000 coalition military personnel in Iraq are in advisory or training roles, but there are also those carrying out artillery strikes, as well as special forces personnel wh...

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  • Device to feature an nearly bezel-less OLED display?
Device to feature an nearly bezel-less OLED display?

Thus, Samsung has pulled up their socks more tighter than ever as it gears up with their next flagship smartphone Galaxy S8 to fall in the boots of " Samsung Galaxy S" series. After the unfortunate debacle concerning their previous phablet model, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, rumors began spreading about the South Korean tech company possibly...

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  • UN mission in South Sudan criticized over July attacks
UN mission in South Sudan criticized over July attacks

About a dozen aid workers and United Nations staff housed at the Terrain hotel compound were attacked by South Sudanese soldiers on 11 July. The U.N. Joint Operations Center made multiple requests to peacekeeping contingents, including troops from China and Ethiopia, to send a rapid reaction force to the hotel.

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  • Election Act bribery charges for two Liberals
Election Act bribery charges for two Liberals

Thibeault was interviewed by the OPP in connection with two investigations, one into possible criminal wrongdoing by key Liberals to persuade Olivier to step aside so Wynne could appoint a star candidate. Earlier on Monday, Wynne said she didn't know of any developments in the case. These new charges would come with theoretical maximum punishments ...

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  • Miroslav Klose officially retires from football
Miroslav Klose officially retires from football

He is also Germany's record scorer with 71 goals. The German FA (DFB) confirmed his retirement on Tuesday and said he would join Germany's coaching staff with immediate effect, as a part of a trainee programme. "I am very grateful to Jogi Loew and (DFB director) Hansi Flick for this opportunity and chance to sharpen my practical skills". In...

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  • Sid Miller tweets, deletes vulgar Clinton comment
Sid Miller tweets, deletes vulgar Clinton comment

Except in the place of Clinton's name, it had a vulgarity, often referred to as the "c-word". Sid Miller, a Republican state legislator who's the GOP nominee to be the Texas Agriculture Commissioner, seems like an all around aww shucks kind of guy at first.

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  • Iraqi Army takes control of official Mosul TV station
Iraqi Army takes control of official Mosul TV station

The Kokjeli district is administratively part of Mosul city, which Daesh overran - along with large swathes of northern and western Iraq - in mid-2014. The ISIL extremist group is "forcibly transferring some 25,000 civilians towards locations in and around Mosul", a spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

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  • Venezuela Opposition Calls Off Protest, Delays Political Trial
Venezuela Opposition Calls Off Protest, Delays Political Trial

Congress has no impeachment powers, but had summoned Maduro to a political trial Tuesday. "What is the alternative to dialogue?" The opposition has been trying to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office through a recall referendum. Maduro, who is struggling to control shortages of consumer goods and soaring prices in an unraveling economy, sa...

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