• 95% of Tal Afar Freed from Daesh: Iraqi Military
95% of Tal Afar Freed from Daesh: Iraqi Military

The drive from Tal Afar to Syria is only two hours, and the city could be the location of ethnic and sectarian combat after IS forces are driven out, the BBC said. Remaining civilians were threatened with death by the militants, according to aid organisations and residents who managed to leave. The attacking troops are estimated to be around 50...

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  • Kushner promises to present peace plan within four months
Kushner promises to present peace plan within four months

US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace envoy and son-in-law Jared Kushner promised to present a peace plan within four months if the Palestinian Authority refrains from taking steps against Israel in global forums, a senior Palestinian source told the Israel Hayom newspaper on Sunday.

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  • U.S. service member missing after Black Hawk crash off Yemen coast
U.S. service member missing after Black Hawk crash off Yemen coast

A US military Black Hawk helicopter smashed off the southern shoreline of Yemen while preparing its team, abandoning one administration part missing, authorities said. The U.S. troops are limited to advisory and intelligence work, but they could be drawn into conflict in self-defense, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said earlier ...

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  • Clapper dishes on 'beautiful letter' Trump says he wrote him
Clapper dishes on 'beautiful letter' Trump says he wrote him

Sacked FBI chief James Comey is set to testify Thursday as the star witness in the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of alleged interference and whether Trump pressured him to halt a probe into an adviser's links to Russian Federation.

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  • Dhoni proves he's still India's man of crisis
Dhoni proves he's still India's man of crisis

The left-handed batsman was done in by a superb catch by former captain Angelo Mathews at short-fine leg. That decision was made by the board, and had caused upset in pockets of the team - not least for then-coach Graham Ford. The 100-run partnership between Bhuvi and Dhoni saved the game for India but this might not have happened if Mahendra Si...

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  • USA asks if Iran military sites to be checked under nuclear deal
USA asks if Iran military sites to be checked under nuclear deal

However, the agency is not allowed to see the whole picture of Tehran's nuclear program, Haley told reporters at United Nations headquarters in NY. "There were already issues in those locations, so are they including that in what they look at to make sure that those issues no longer remain?" she said.

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  • A Right-Wing 'Free Speech' Rally Planned for San Francisco Has Been Cancelled
A Right-Wing 'Free Speech' Rally Planned for San Francisco Has Been Cancelled

It has been two weeks since a vehicle ran into anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing Heather Heyer in the aftermath of a white nationalist "Unite the Right" rally. Late Friday, it remained unclear whether rally-goers would still show up in Crissy Field. A group known as Patriot Prayer Patriot is schedule to gather there l...

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  • Syria Urges UN to Stop Civilian Killings by US-led Coalition
Syria Urges UN to Stop Civilian Killings by US-led Coalition

Civilians still trapped in Raqqa are in grave danger from the intense artillery shelling and more limited airstrikes by the coalition forces, on the basis of coordinates provided by SDF forces fighting on the ground. On Tuesday, the US-backed fighters captured the a-Rasheed district of Raqqa's Old City, which Bali described to Syria Direct as "th...

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  • Bond Routs, Stock Surges: Jackson Hole Can Be Messy for Markets
Bond Routs, Stock Surges: Jackson Hole Can Be Messy for Markets

Those remarks follow a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen earlier in the day, when she said the financial system is safer now than it was at the time of the 2008 financial crisis. Forbes Leckie, a broker with OMF, said the swap market - particularly at the front end - has been stable lately as the market is now pricing in the first rate...

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  • Man arrested outside Buckingham Palace for allegedly assaulting police
Man arrested outside Buckingham Palace for allegedly assaulting police

According to London's Metropolitan Police Service, the individual, who was in possession of a knife, was incarcerated on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault on police. Buckingham Palace , which is encompassed by tall entryways, has seen past security breaks. He was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries and later taken into cu...

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  • Local Analyst Explains President Trump's Threat of Government Shutdown
Local Analyst Explains President Trump's Threat of Government Shutdown

If a new bill is not passed, the Government will shut down on October 1. "Could have been so easy-now a mess!" Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has previously indicated he would prefer a " clean " bill on the debt ceiling that would not have to be tied to any spending changes.

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  • Trump lauds chief of staff reported to establish White House control system
Trump lauds chief of staff reported to establish White House control system

Trump didn't listen to his chief of staff and senior aides the week before, either, when he took questions at Trump Tower from reporters on Charlottesville against their gut instincts. Democrats are insisting that funding for the controversial barrier is not included in a bill to keep the government running past the September 30 deadline.

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  • Bihar Flood: Lalu Yadav terms as 'man-made' deluge
Bihar Flood: Lalu Yadav terms as 'man-made' deluge

Retorting to the allegations by the opposition that former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh announced relief fund of Rs 1100 crore to support a similar situation, the deputy CM asserted that Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family have never supported the cause and failed to announce relief funds for flood victims.

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  • Saudi-led Coalition Killed 42 Civilians in Yemen in Past Week
Saudi-led Coalition Killed 42 Civilians in Yemen in Past Week

Witnesses said that there had been no warnings prior to any of these attacks. Ali Al-Asimi, a senior security official in Sanaa, blamed a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia for the attack on the Arhab district. The United Nations' human rights office is calling on Yemeni authorities to investigate the deaths of dozens of civilians, mostly f...

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  • Sebastian Gorka Is Out as Trump Aide
Sebastian Gorka Is Out as Trump Aide

Sebastian Gorka , a fringe rightwing figure with questionable foreign policy and security credentials, is no longer working for the Trump administration, a White House official said on August 25, the Guardian reported . Whether Gorka resigned or was sacked is unclear, NBC News reported. However, according to Ms Bloom, Mr Gorka's de...

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  • Store that sold winning ticket plans to donate bonus to charities
Store that sold winning ticket plans to donate bonus to charities

Lottery officials were beaming Thursday when Mavis Wanczyk, a 53-year-old hospital worker from Chicopee, emerged as the sole victor of the $ 758 million jackpot - the largest ever won with a single ticket. "He says, 'Sign that ticket now, '" she told reporters Thursday. Wanczyk divorced her husband, Bill Wanczyk, 20 years ago. Mavis Wanczyk, 5...

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  • Thousands of Cruise Ship Passengers Stranded by Hurricane Harvey
Thousands of Cruise Ship Passengers Stranded by Hurricane Harvey

Galveston Port officials said Friday that the cruise ships might not be able to dock in Galveston until Tuesday or Wednesday, but Simons said Saturday afternoon that he was "a little more optimistic". Guests who sail will receive a pro-rated refund of their cruise fare for missed days and refund of any pre-purchased Carnival Adventures for canc...

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  • Twitter Tracker: Why POTUS Unloaded on a Senator From Tennessee
Twitter Tracker: Why POTUS Unloaded on a Senator From Tennessee

During the 2016 presidential election, Corker worked as a foreign policy adviser to Trump , and is now the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. On Wednesday, CNN revealed that "congressional investigators have unearthed an email from a top Trump aide that referenced a previously unreported effort to arrange a meeting previous ye...

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  • White House directs DOD on trans ban
White House directs DOD on trans ban

The policy change would go into effect July 1, 2017, and also authorized the Department of Defense as well as the Department of Homeland Security to fund sex-reassignment surgery. A flurry of White House meetings ensued, with participation by representatives of the Defense Department, to translate Mr. Trump's announcement into guidance that could...

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  • Georgia Democrats slam Trump's pardon of 'sadist' Arpaio
Georgia Democrats slam Trump's pardon of 'sadist' Arpaio

The contempt conviction is a misdemeanor offense that could have put the former sheriff behind bars for up to six months, the New York Times reported. Two different federal judges found , respectively, that the "constitutional violations" committed by Arpaio's office were "broad in scope, involve its highest ranking command staff, and flow into ...

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