• Thousands Flee As Iraqi Forces Advance On ISIL-Held Tal Afar
Thousands Flee As Iraqi Forces Advance On ISIL-Held Tal Afar

Tal Afar was cut off from the rest of Daesh-held territory in June. Iraqi pro-government fighters from Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd al-Shaabi) gather with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Tal Afar, Iraq , on August 22, 2017. By the second day, the troops and militiamen had reached the edge of the city. "My message to (IS): you (have) no o...

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  • Supreme Court granted bail to Colonel Purohit in 2008 Malegaon blast case
Supreme Court granted bail to Colonel Purohit in 2008 Malegaon blast case

Soon after the judgment, Purohit's wife Aparna broke down. "I am very happy". They said Lt. Colonel Purohit will be placed under same restrictions as an officer in "open arrest" and his movement will be confined to his residential accommodation and camp of his unit.

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  • United States seeks renegotiation of South Korean trade deal
United States seeks renegotiation of South Korean trade deal

South Korea proposed that experts from the two nations conduct a study on the effects of their trade pact and the cause of US trade deficits with South Korea. In the five years since its implementation, Korea's surplus with the U.S.in the trade of goods doubled from eleven.six billion dollars in 2011, to over 23 billion in 2016.

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  • German Police Seize 5000 'Trump-Shaped' Ecstasy Tablets
German Police Seize 5000 'Trump-Shaped' Ecstasy Tablets

Five thousand pills to be exact. A 51-year-old man and his 17-year-old son appeared in court in connection to the bust Sunday. The unidentified duo reportedly claimed they were driving towards the city of Hanover from the Netherlands, where police believe the drugs were produced .

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  • Potential pardon for ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio not on DOJ's plate
Potential pardon for ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio not on DOJ's plate

The Phoenix Police Department is putting plans in place to prevent any clashes between the two sides in the hopes that the event will remain peaceful, much like the anti-hate demonstrations over the weekend in Boston and Dallas. It's unclear what Trump will speak of during the rally, but his recent statements indicate he may use the occasion ...

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  • Rahul Gandhi hails Triple Talaq verdict; what the Congress VP said
Rahul Gandhi hails Triple Talaq verdict; what the Congress VP said

Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the women who fought against the practice in his Independence Day speech. Activists, politicians, clerics, celebrities, political outfits and NGOs, including the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) that was contending for the triple talaq , on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court verdict on ...

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  • U.S. military leaders: diplomacy preferred over military option
U.S. military leaders: diplomacy preferred over military option

Pacific Command (PACOM) Harry Harris Jr. and commander of U.S. Strategic Command John Hyten. Around 17,500 U.S. troops will participate in the drills - a cutback from past year. USFK chief Gen. Vincent K Brooks will be present at the press conference. Flanked by two Patriot missile batteries - another missile defense system created to shoot d...

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  • Tornado warning issued for Onondaga County, most of Central New York
Tornado warning issued for Onondaga County, most of Central New York

Tuesday, strong winds aloft, associated with a maximum in the jet stream, will be in place over the Ohio Valley and interior Northeast, while a potent late-August cold front sweeps through at the surface. (Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - The National Weather Service is putting the tri-state area on notice about the potential for severe weather Tuesday af...

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  • Qatar 'has not yet given permission for pilgrim flights'
Qatar 'has not yet given permission for pilgrim flights'

A fire broke out in a hotel in the Saudi city Makkah on Monday, sparking alarm among Haj pilgrims, an official said on Monday. Entry of Qatari citizens was facilitated after Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi Crown Prince, held a sudden meeting with Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani, a deposed Qatari royal at Jeddah.

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  • AIADMK factions' merge after 6 months; OPS-EPS seal deal with handshake
AIADMK factions' merge after 6 months; OPS-EPS seal deal with handshake

Mar 22: The Election Commission issues an interim order freezing the "two leaves" election symbol of AIADMK; says the two rival camps can not use the party symbol as well as its name for the by-poll. Meanwhile, both EPS and OPS factions seem to have hit a hurdle over the announcement of converting Veda Nilayam into a museum showcasing the life a...

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  • Judge shot in ambush outside courthouse; 1 suspect killed, officials say
Judge shot in ambush outside courthouse; 1 suspect killed, officials say

The suspect gunman was shot dead by a probation officer who returned fire. Police took into custody a second man believed to have been in a vehicle with the suspected shooter, according to WKYC-TV. It's unclear how many shots the probation officer fired. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation at the OH attorney general's office is investigating t...

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  • Did Sasikala leave Bengaluru prison in civilian clothes? Roopa's video proves so
Did Sasikala leave Bengaluru prison in civilian clothes? Roopa's video proves so

The CCTV cameras had been installed to check the activities at the entry gate of the women prisoners barrack, and it captured on camera, Sasikala leaving the women's barrack and walking to "B" gate through Outer Circle road, to the interview room.

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  • Video shows Chinese and Indian soldiers' clash in Ladakh, it's authenticity unconfirmed
Video shows Chinese and Indian soldiers' clash in Ladakh, it's authenticity unconfirmed

The visuals show that a stone pelting incident took place at Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh, where Chinese soldiers are seen throwing stones and bashing at Indo-Tibetan border personnel (ITBP) with iron rods. "There is an existing mechanism named India-China Expert-Level mechanism which was started in 2006 to share hydrological data during the floo...

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  • Eclipse-watching? You may see clouds instead
Eclipse-watching? You may see clouds instead

We may also see a reduction in cloud cover as well, the reason being that the Sun heats the surface and causes warm air to rise, but with only part of the sun visible, there will be a shortage of radiation! In the central US, a few clouds and some scattered showers could mar the view in portions of Nebraska and Missouri, but a complete washout is...

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  • Putin Names Longtime Diplomat Antonov As Ambassador To US
Putin Names Longtime Diplomat Antonov As Ambassador To US

The announcement came while the U.S. Embassy in Russia suspended issuing non-immigrant visas to Russian citizens. A statement on the Kremlin's website posted Monday afternoon said Antonov was appointed by presidential decree. That step could affect hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists. In Russia's convoluted civilian rank system, he was th...

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  • Annika Sorenstam rules out continuing as Europe´s Solheim Cup captain
Annika Sorenstam rules out continuing as Europe´s Solheim Cup captain

After building a 10 1/2-5 1/2 points lead over the first two day of competition, the Americans needed to earn just 3 1/2 points in the singles matches on Sunday to retain the cup and post back-to-back victories in this event for the first time since 2007 and 2009.

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  • South Africa reportedly to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity
South Africa reportedly to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

Nkoana-Mashabane on Sunday said she had "agonised" over her decision to grant Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity following claims she assaulted a South African model in Sandton last week. The minority rights lobby group is preparing papers to challenge the decision by the department of global relations and cooperation (Dirco...

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  • London's Big Ben to fall silent for four years
London's Big Ben to fall silent for four years

Officially named the Elizabeth Tower in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, the structure is one of London's most famous landmarks. The pair, who both tried to stop the bongs being stopped, went outside Parliament today to watch Big Ben's last chimes before it stopped for four years.

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  • United States to suspend visa operations in Russian Federation
United States to suspend visa operations in Russian Federation

Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin said U.S. diplomatic institutions in Russia must cut more than 700 staff members by September, in a measure widely seen as retaliation for the U.S. Moscow's counter-measures call for the U.S. to reduce the total number of employees at its missions in Russian Federation by 755 to 455, on par with num...

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  • Turku stabbing suspect identified as 18-year-old, Abderrahman Mechkah
Turku stabbing suspect identified as 18-year-old, Abderrahman Mechkah

But the Finnish intelligence agency SUPO said Turku police had received a tip early this year that Mechkah "appeared.to have been radicalised and showed interest in extremist ideologies". No group has yet claimed responsibility for Friday's attack, though police are investigating possible links to Thursday's deadly van attack by suspected Islam...

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