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IS 'blows up' Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul

IS 'blows up' Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul

The mosque in Mosul , Iraq where Islamic State founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate is believed to be destroyed . The tilting al-Hadba minaret in Mosul , Iraq, September 25, 1998. ...

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Record levels of refugees and displaced persons

Record levels of refugees and displaced persons

Syria had the second highest number of people listed as internally displaced a year ago, with just over 6 million. While people continued to flee in record numbers, the United Nations report noted...

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US Calls On China To Put More Pressure On North Korea

Trump reached an accord with China's leader Xi Jinping regarding North Korea when the two met in Florida. Warmbier's father Fred earlier told reporters that his son was lured to North Korea, a...

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IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

This image provided by U.S. CENTCOM shows al-Nuri mosque destroyed by the Islamic State group, in Mosul , Iraq, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The festival is due to begin in Iraq June 25 or 26. The mos...

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Early projections suggest Macron's REM party winning majority

The far-right National Front (FN) was seen third with 13.1-14 per cent. Turnout was low, interior ministry data showed. Despite the poor performance, Le Pen's control over the party remained too s...

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Russia Claims It Has Confirmed Death of ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi

Russia Claims It Has Confirmed Death of ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi

Lavrov comments came hours after the ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the ministry had no information on what may have happened to Baghdadi , TASS reported . Baghdadi is believed...

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North Korea warns against following 'psychopath' Trump

Sens. John McCain and Marco Rubio have called the distressing case a murder. Pundits interpret the message as a possibility Washington may act alone, as President Trump has said numerous times ...

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United States fighter jet shoots down 2nd Iranian-made drone over Syria

United States fighter jet shoots down 2nd Iranian-made drone over Syria

Australian warplanes will soon resume airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria after operations were suspended as a precaution because a USA fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane earlier th...

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Lalu to go with opposition parties on Presidential election

Nitish Kumar was among the leaders who met her and JD-U leaders took part in all meetings of the grouping. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is also JD (U) president, had praised Kovinds tenure...

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Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse

Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse

Welby ordered the report after Ball was convicted and imprisoned in 2015 for misconduct in public office and indecent assaults against teenagers and young men over a period of 20 years. "The Church co...

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Theresa May to unveil Brexit plans to EU leaders

Theresa May to unveil Brexit plans to EU leaders

Our aim is to have one week of negotiations every month. The Brexit Secretary had wanted trade talks to take place in parallel with negotiations on the divorce from Brussels but the United Kingdom...

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French government spokesman says MoDem exit from cabinet 'simplifies things'

Bayrou claimed Wednesday he had been the target of a smear campaign over allegations his party had misused European Parliament funds to pay for staff who actually worked in Paris. Territorial Cohesion...

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Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses

Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses

With an 0-4 record, Pelosi's colleagues are beginning to question whether more radical change is needed. "We need to have that discussion", Rep. Seth Moulton , a 38-year-old Democrat and Iraq War...

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US airport stabbing investigated as terror; Canadian charged

US airport stabbing investigated as terror; Canadian charged

This March 11, 2005 photo shows Jeff Neville in Goodrich, Mich. Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said the officer stabbed Wednesday, June 21, 2017 is Lt. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder tweet...

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U.S. says Russian Federation not behaving in threatening way in Syria

U.S. says Russian Federation not behaving in threatening way in Syria

In a statement, U.S. forces said the drone was shot at after it "displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces". "We continue to operate, making some adjustments for prudent measures", sai...

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Kvitova reaches first quarter-final of comeback

Kvitova reaches first quarter-final of comeback

Kvitova posted 25 winners against just 11 unforced errors to topple Broady, who collected six aces in a losing effort. "I think I just had to change a little bit tactically, and that worked in the...

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Woman apologises to hero imam for Finsbury mosque attack

The London Ambulance Service took nine people to three London hospitals. The van driver was pinned down by locals before being shielded from retaliatory violence by an imam and detained by polic...

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West Nile virus detected in West Virginia's Cabell County

The newly-observed mosquitoes belong to the Aedes aeqypti species, which can carry the zika virus , dengue fever and other ailments. "What this survey confirms is just how important it is that we h...

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UK Tory govt still working on supply deal

UK Tory govt still working on supply deal

However, DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has described the figures as "wild speculation" and "wide of the mark". The government ploughed on today with the Queen's Speech , the set piece in which it ...

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'Frictionless' border with Republic of Ireland gives DUP a rough ride

The chaos has weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and the government may have to delay the announcement of its policy plans to parliament. According to one of th...

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US military: ISIS destroyed historic mosque

US military: ISIS destroyed historic mosque

ISIS has destroyed a historic mosque in western Mosul, the USA military announced on Wednesday. "As our Iraqi Security Force partners closed in on the al-Nuri mosque, ISIS destroyed one of Mosul an...

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Sena to announce its stand on NDA prez nominee tomorrow

Sena to announce its stand on NDA prez nominee tomorrow

Addressing a press conference after the meeting, Mr. Thackeray said all the party legislators and MPs will support Ram Nath Kovind , nearly clearing his way to Raisina Hill. "In turn, I suggested him...

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Otto Warmbier's hometown prepares for his funeral

The college senior died Monday , just seven days after he was sent home from North Korea in a coma. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Monday that Washington holds North Korea "accounta...

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ISIS militants destroy 12th century al-Nuri mosque in Iraq's Mosul

The al-Nuri mosque, which is also known as Mosul's Great Mosque, is where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made a rare public appearance, declaring a so-called Islamic caliphate in the summer of 2014, s...

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Moon Wants to Bring N.Korea to Negotiating Table 'This Year'

Warmbier ", he said, adding that at least 10 Americans were freed from North Korea under Obama. But the United States officials said it will be at least a year before they can evaluate whether the Nor...

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France, Germany will divide European Union regulation after United Kingdom leaves, magazine says

France, Germany will divide European Union regulation after United Kingdom leaves, magazine says

Bloomberg reported the firm is to begin preparations this month to form a hub in the German city, despite the prospect of a "softer" Brexit after Theresa May failed to win a majority in the snap gen...

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No autopsy for US student detained by N. Korea

The Trump administration has prioritized the short term - preventing North Korea from developing a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can strike the USA mainland. Tensions ha...

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Government confident of deal with Northern Ireland's DUP - Hammond

The speech is a list of laws that the British government plans to bring forward in the coming year. Corbyn also called for clarity on whether US President Donald Trump would visit Britain af...

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Wall Street Weighs What Georgia Results Mean for GOP Agenda

Wall Street Weighs What Georgia Results Mean for GOP Agenda

Ossoff, who outraised his opponent by a margin of over 6 to 1 , was endorsed by Georgia Congressman John Lewis, a Democrat well-known for his stance on gun control, then publicly sparred with H...

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Russian Federation criticizes Donald Trump's Cuba policy, calls it: 'Cold War rhetoric'

While tourism to Cuba is banned by USA law, the Obama administration had been allowing people to travel to Cuba as part of "people to people" educational trips for visitors, a popular classificati...

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Man Tasered Outside Regent's Park Mosque Was Carrying Shoehorn

There were fears he was carrying a baseball bat, but it later transpired that the "item" was a shoe horn. "We as a family have always believed that the actions of one person can not be a reflection ...

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Bihar CM extends support to NDA's prez candidate Ram Nath Kovind

He has also been a member of Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh. "Let us see what comes out of the meeting", he said. JDU's spokesperson KC Tyagi had said the JDU would not attend the Opposition mee...

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JDU supports NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind

Meira Kumar met Congress President Sonia Gandhi at her residence on Wednesday. Asked about the JD (S) stand, Ali told The Indian Express: "We have not yet decided anything". Earlier, when the all-pa...

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Warmbier's death looms over US-China talks on North Korea today

Moon said in an interview with CBS television broadcast Tuesday that Warmbier's death showed "we must now have the perception that North Korea is an irrational regime", but talks are still neces...

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S. Korea says N. Korea drones 'grave provocation'

Preliminary autopsy findings had been expected later on Tuesday or on Wednesday. A number of experts, including Christopher Hill, have also suggested the US demand a full inquiry from Pyongyang over t...

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The Government Still Uses Floppy Disks - Trump Wants To Change That

Specifically, the government wants to modernize its technology by leveraging the creativity of the private sector. Apple CEO Tim Cook , Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent company Alp...

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Prince Philip taken to hospital as precautionary measure

Philip appeared to be in fine spirits when he attended the first day of Royal Ascot yesterday along with the Queen, Prince Charles , Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. He has suffered a ...

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Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over U.S. student who died

Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over U.S. student who died

Warmbier died in OH yesterday [Macau time], days after being released by North Korea. Justin Weber told The Associated Press that a news conference is expected later to provide more information. Th...

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Where is this wave of anti-Trump backlash we were promised?

Where is this wave of anti-Trump backlash we were promised?

Georgia's seat was vacated by Republican Tom Price before he took a job in the Trump administration as Secretary Health and Human Services. "'Karen, if you can win, it says to every 8-year-old ...

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UK acquires apartments for tenants displaced by tower fire

Another wrote , " Adele is at now at Grenfell Tower asking if anyone needs help that was affected by the fire", while a third added, "The fact that Adele has gone to Grenfell tower and not said ...

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