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US Troops With Iraqi Special Forces Wear Black To Blend In

Reports on the numbers of civilian dead and wounded have varied but Mosul municipality chief, Abdul Sattar al-Habbo, who is supervising the rescue, said 240 bodies had been pulled from the rubble of collapsed buildings. Past year the coalition was very cautious about airstrikes in the urban environment, but it wants to up the tempo of the five-month offensive to re-take Mosul . Read More

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Iran's Rouhani arrives in Moscow

Iran's Rouhani arrives in Moscow

Russian Federation has sought to increase its economic foothold in Iran since Tehran and global powers reached an agreement in 2015 that placed restrictions on Iran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. "Some oil and gas fields have been suggested to Russian companies". The third phase was establishment of the new Russian government which led to a new stage in relations, President Rouhani said. Read More

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Canada to legalize cannabis for recreational use in 2018

Provinces would also control the price, along with how the drug is bought and sold, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), which first reported the plans. During his run for office, Prime Minister Trudeau made the legalization of marijuana part of his manifesto, highlighting that current laws weren't preventing the drug from falling into the wrong hands. Read More

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Firefighters battle major building fire in Oakland, California

Birmingham firefighters are battling four house fires in Ensley. He also said they have worked 25 arson fires so far this year. Large clusters of flames were replaced by billowing plumes of white smoke. Several people were rescued early Monday from a massive fire in West Oakland. They kept the fire contained to the one building, Logan said, but the fire still had not been declared under control at 8 a.m. Read More

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Religion emerges in secular French politics as presidential campaign heats up

Religion emerges in secular French politics as presidential campaign heats up

Asked on Franceinfo radio if Le Pen would meet Putin, her deputy, Florian Philippot, said: "I have no information about this but if she is to see him you will hear about it". In case the far-right presidential hopeful, who remains leader in the first round of election, faces The Republicans' party nominee Francois Fillon in the run-off, she is set to lose with 42 percent of votes against his 58 percent. Read More

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Three more Malaysians kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf saved - ESSCom

Three more Malaysians kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf saved - ESSCom

So, when he still had not returned home after some time, the children's questions (on their father's whereabouts and what had transpired), came more often. Abdul Rahim was received by his second child, Rasniyati, 40, and several other family members. "Our eyes were often covered and our hands tied...we were often moved from place to place at night in the jungles", he said in tears to reporters, here, today. Read More

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Oil nations may extend pact

OPEC's playbook now is 1) urging full compliance from all signatories to the deal, 2) using Saudis to signal they may be fed up with doing the extra heavy lifting for rogue members, and 3) talking prices up from time to time with messages that the supply-cut deal may need to be extended. Read More

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Leader Of GOP's House Hardliners: Still A 'Good Chance' Of Obamacare Repeal

Democrats did not win the presidency, the House or the Senate previous year, but never mind: Democrats are willing to work with Republicans, as long as Republicans go along with Democrats - on health care, tax reform and infrastructure. Mr. Trump repeatedly said that, if Obamacare were left in place, Democrats would come to him seeking repairs to the flawed health care law, under which costs have increased and choices decreased for many Americans. Read More

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Muslim woman photographed during Westminster Bridge attack speaks out against trolls

Muslim woman photographed during Westminster Bridge attack speaks out against trolls

She looks distressed and while her phone is in one hand, her left hand is pressed against her cheek. "I would like to thank Jamie Lorriman, the photographer who took the picture, for speaking to the media in my defence". He thinks that people can't really say if she was indifferent, based on the look on her face, she was clearly terrified. "The people who took on that picture are being rather selective", Lorriman told Australia's ABC , also referencing an additional photo in circulation. Read More

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Mexican companies building Trump Wall called traitors by Church

Building a wall along the almost 2,000-mile USA border with Mexico was estimated by congressional Republicans to cost $12 billion to $15 billion. The project was expected to cost upwards of $20 billion, Mexico has refused to pay for it and the White House only located $20 million in federal funding, according to leaked Department of Homeland Security documents. Read More

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Terrorism ruled out as one dies, 15 injured in shootout at nightclub

Terrorism ruled out as one dies, 15 injured in shootout at nightclub

They said there is only one reported shooter, although they initially said they were looking for two people. The most recent was February 28, when six people were shot at an apartment building in the Northside neighborhood. "We have had incidents here in the past, but this is the worst by far", said Williams. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was also at the scene. Read More

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Iraq probes reports of civilian deaths in Mosul: officer

The jihadist fighters now hold onto approximately a quarter of the city on the western bank of the River Tigris that cuts through Mosul from north to south. The urban warfare is extremely intense. The close-quarters combat could partly explain the increase in civilian deaths. We are often literally in the same house, on the roof, and [ISIS] is downstairs. Read More

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Australia braces for Cyclone Debbie impact: What travellers need to know

Australia braces for Cyclone Debbie impact: What travellers need to know

It also said that the cyclone was expected to intensify from a category two storm on Monday to a category four storm with wind gusts of up to 260 kilometers per hour when it crosses on to land from the Pacific Ocean. Cyclone Debbie has been swelling off the coast of Queensland for the last few days, under the watchful eye of meteorologists who predict it will have a " very destructive core " when it makes landfall early Tuesday morning. Read More

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Can Republicans really move on from healthcare?

Can Republicans really move on from healthcare?

While equity in health insurance coverage still hasn't been achieved, since the passage of the ACA all racial groups have seen lower uninsured rates and some progress towards lowering the gap. In a healthy democracy, the poor and vulnerable are protected and covered, not dismissed in favor of the wealthy and powerful. The repeal and replacement of the ACA, as now proposed, will strip needed health benefits from vulnerable people - our family members, friends, and neighbors. Read More

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Cincinnati nightclub shooting leaves 1 dead, 14 injured

Cincinnati nightclub shooting leaves 1 dead, 14 injured

Kelly Martin, a spokeswoman for University of Cincinnati Medical Center, told ABC News that it admitted 8 people early this morning: 4 in stable condition, 3 in serious condition and 1 in critical condition . The attack was described as the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Chief Eliot Isaac said it was up to the nightclub to provide security inside the building. Read More

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After 'torching' teammates regularly, Luke Maye picks right time to deliver

Current stars De'Aaron Fox, Malik Monk and Bam Adebayo will likely join the 18 - 18! - players Calipari has ushered into the National Basketball Association after one season at Kentucky since he arrived in Lexington in 2009. It happened when he agreed to join the Tar Heels basketball team as a walkon so that coach Roy Williams could hold a couple of scholarships open for other players he was pursuing. Read More

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Donald Trump humiliated over health bill

Donald Trump humiliated over health bill

Its members, however, are Public Enemy No. 1 on Capitol Hill. With 237 seats in the House and five vacancies, twenty-two Republican votes against the legislation would block the plan from advancing to the Senate. Price was a member of the Republican caucus in the House from 2005 to 2017, where he led the charge against Obamacare. "All I can figure is instead of coming together as a party, our leadership must be trying to zero in and target specific individuals to change their vote instead ... Read More

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Paul Ryan's No Good Very Bad Day

Paul Ryan's No Good Very Bad Day

She added: "I want to be clear". "ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE", the president tweeted on March 25 . "How could you possibly misjudge this", Pirro said addressing Ryan. I did not talk to the president about the tweet. "Not only does the leadership lack the political will, it demonstrates a consistent inability to market conservative principles and policy", Mr. Read More

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Dems Take Aim at Trump Transparency With 'MAR-A-LAGO' Act

Dems Take Aim at Trump Transparency With 'MAR-A-LAGO' Act

As The Hill reported , it was "not immediately clear from pool reports who the president was planning to meet" during his afternoon at the Trump International Golf Club outside Washington, D.C., but it was pointed out by others that this is the eighth weekend in a row in which Trump has visited one of the luxury properties owned by his company. Read More

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2 policemen injured in militant attack on J&K minister Farooq Abdrabi's house

2 policemen injured in militant attack on J&K minister Farooq Abdrabi's house

In the absence of any concrete information, the police is struggling to track down another suspect who was still at large along with the service weapon. Police has launched a manhunt to nab the people after gathering information about the militants from the kins and neighbours. Reportedly, the two attackers tried ambushing a police party which included three officers of the rank of Superintendent of police. Read More

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Fencing of border with Afghanistan begins

Fencing of border with Afghanistan begins

Without elaborating, the Pakistan army chief said that "technical surveillance means" are also being deployed in addition to regular air surveillance to enhance the border security. He was also given a detailed briefing about border security arrangements, cross border terrorist threat and recent terrorist attacks from across on the Pakistani posts. Read More

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Bill English to meet with Chinese Premier

Bill English to meet with Chinese Premier

China's premier attended an Australian football game with the country's prime minister on Saturday, wrapping up a visit Down Under aimed at boosting bilateral ties and expanding trade between the two nations. The New Zealand government aims to increase the trade exchange with China to 30 billion New Zealand dollars by 2020. "We are tiny compared to them. Read More

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When UNC needed a hero, Luke Maye delivered

He hit the 3-pointer that broke a tie in the final seconds of the 2016 championship game and delivered the title to Villanova. THEO PINSON: I don't think there was much that was going to stop him that night. It was a terrific game. Monk said the Wildcats fought through the foul trouble as best they could. We've got another blue-blood matchup in the South, laden with talent and program history. Read More

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UN Security Council honors victims of London attack

UN Security Council honors victims of London attack

Mr Johnson said Londoners were "attacked in a cowardly and a despicable way" by Masood and noted how the multiple nationalities of the victims showed how "an attack on London is an attack on the world". "I think people will see the charisma of this ghastly pull that it has seemed to have exercised for the last few years on people from around the world is diminishing, fewer are actually travelling to that place to take up arms". Read More

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