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Iraqi forces press into heart of IS-controlled Tal Afar

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US Army Colonel Ryan Dillon said Iraqi forces had retaken much territory from the extremist group since the operation began early Sunday , though they have not yet pushed into the town itself. Iraqi troops, supported by the forces of a US-led worldwide coalition, routed IS fighters in Mosul in July following a gruelling nine-month fight. Mattis said pockets of resistance remained in west Mosul, including sleeper cells, and attention would be turned after they were cleared. Read More »

Malaysian navy finds body in search for 10 missing U.S. sailors

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After yesterday's incident, Singapore sent three tugboats and four navy and police coastguard vessels, neighboring Malaysia deployed eight ships and was set to send out aircraft, while USA aircraft were also involved. Divers involved in the search come from the US Navy's Ship Repair Facility in Yokosuka, Japan and Commander Logistics Group Western Pacific and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Read More »

Solar eclipse viewing forecast for St. Louis

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Weather conditions during Monday's solar eclipse are predicted to be hot and humid. Thicker clouds over New Mexico have has some showers, and some of those showers will blow over our southern areas this morning, including Trinidad. An approaching low pressure system will increases chances for showers and thunderstorms Tuesday , with showers lingering into Wednesday , the service says. Read More »

Govt's decision to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity disgraceful - COSATU

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Zimbabwean and South African airlines resumed operations yesterday after a diplomatic standoff between the neighbouring countries grounded flights for nearly two days from Friday evening. The rumours that Ms Mugabe is about to be let off the hook have caused uproar among South Africans, who have become exhausted of seeing politically connected people escape justice because of whom they know. Read More »

Golf Fans Travel Great Distances for Solheim Cup

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ET. Matthew echoed her captain, though, when she said the visitors had been far from down-hearted by this week's result against a strong United States side. "I know that Juli got a hard time for picking me, but I told her I could do it", Creamer said. "And they played some awesome golf". "I am just so thankful". Read More »

Hear Big Ben bong for the last time until 2021

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But it is the bell within the tower that is referred to as Big Ben . "If we have to miss Big Ben in reality for a while so the work can be done, well, it's something we have to go through", he told LBC Radio. As part of the latest renovation, the clock is to be dismantled, with each cog examined and restored, the glass repaired and the hands removed and refurbished. Read More »

President Trump to address troops Monday night on path forward in Afghanistan

Ousted White House strategic adviser Steve Bannon supported hiring private mercenaries rather than sending in more US troops, as Mattis and others have urged. It doesn't matter how they dress Trump up or what setting they put him in; he will never be a competent president. "It is a South Asia strategy; it is not just an Afghanistan strategy", Mattis told reporters . Read More »

1 police officer killed, 3 wounded in Florida shootings

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Earlier Police Chief Jeff O'Dell said Everett Glenn Miller , 45, had been charged with first-degree murder in Baxter's killing. "Please keep @ kissimmeepolice in your prayers tonight", the Orlando Police Department said. About five minutes later a shooting was reported, and other officers responding to the scene found the wounded policemen. They are all safe, according to the sheriff's office. Read More »

CIA chief: 'Nothing imminent' in US-North Korea standoff

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The CIA chief described Mr Kim as "rational" and responsive to "adverse circumstances". Trump tweeted Friday that the military is "locked and loaded" and that North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un would "truly regret it" if he attacks the US territory of Guam. Read More »

Two dead and six injured in Finland knife attack

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The Finnish National Bureau of Investigation took over from the Turku police department, and the security intelligence police are also involved in the investigation. Police have asked people to avoid the part of town where the stabbing attack has taken place . Police warned people to be on alert at train stations and airports, while Turku's local government opened a crisis line for people in need of emergency help. Read More »

The president of South Korea has a strong message for Trump

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During his visit, Dunford also met Fan Changlong, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission, who urged the U.S. to rule out military intervention in North Korea . " The red line would be North Korea completing its ICBM and mounting it with a nuclear warhead and weaponising it", he added. In 2012, the allies revised their ballistic missile guidelines extending Seoul's missile range limit from 300 kilometers to 800 km amid the North's advancing nuclear and ballistic missile ... Read More »

United Kingdom position paper calls for no hard border after Brexit

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The Sinn Fein party, which wants a referendum on ending British rule in Northern Ireland and uniting the island under the Irish flag, said it doubted an open border could be delivered. Britain on Tuesday gave its most detailed indication yet of how its future trade with the European Union might work after Brexit, laying out proposals to replace membership in the bloc's customs union with new mechanisms created to allow "frictionless" trade to continue. Read More »

Latest On Hurricane Gert… High Surf Advisory In Effect

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The National Hurricane Center is forecasting a 40 percent chance of two storms developing by late week. There's also a third tropical wave that moved offshore of west Africa's coast on Wednesday . The storm is expected to begin weakening in the next day or so as it moves further into the northern Atlantic. And then there's Gert, the strongest hurricane of 2017, which continued its tour of the open Atlantic. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte warns of shooting of advocates

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Caramat told a news conference that police conducted 66 simultaneous raids in the province and the drug suspects clashed with police resulting in the killings of 32 drug suspects. "Some quarters of the society are questioning why that many ended up dead, but all we can say is that we don't have any control of the situation", Caramat added. Read More »

Protesters descend on Trump Tower as president returns home

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The president is expected to land at John F. Kennedy International Airport around 7 p.m. Monday. The president's trips to his Manhattan residency since assuming the White House, as well as his months spent inside of Trump Tower after winning the 2016 presidential election, have already cost the city over $56 million, according to Bloomberg's interactive analysis . Read More »

As Donald Trump unnerves Asia, China sees an opening

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The forced sharing of intellectual property with Chinese firms has been a long-standing concern of the USA business community. The two leaders affirmed North Korea must stop "its provocative and escalatory behavior", the White House said in a statement. Read More »

China appeals to Trump to avoid 'trade war'

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Such an investigation easily could last a year. In an editorial Monday, the China Daily , a mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, linked Trump's trade announcement against China to his disappointment over China's purported failure to rein in North Korea. Read More »

Drivers cheat death when vehicle plunges seven stories onto SUV

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The impact of the crash sent the BMW bouncing off the back of the Tahoe before it comes to a rest on its roof. The BMW hits the rear of the Tahoe and rolls upside down. Bystanders reportedly helped the driver until paramedics arrived. She was seriously injured in the crash. Last September, 23-year-old William O'Connor 's Toyota 4Runner fell from the garage's top level while O'Connor was on his way to nearby Gold's Gym. Read More »

Powerball winning numbers drawn, jackpot at $307M

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The odds of winning the $50,000 prize are 1;913,130. Strong ticket sales led to an increased drawing amount for both lottery games. Hit the red subscribe button to get updates whenever you visit YouTube. That's more than they spend on movies, video games, music, sports tickets and books - combined. The Mega Million odds are slightly better - only 1 in 259 million. Read More »

U.S. expresses willingness to cooperate with Russian Federation

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Lavrov said Moscow is ready for normalized relations if the United States "pulls back from confrontation". Japan's foreign minister said "heated discussions" took place about North Korea's missile tests and South China Sea disputes at a security forum on Monday, and most countries believed United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang should be fully implemented. Read More »

READ: 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting Joint Communique

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The minister went on to express her hope that China would continue to play the constructive role it had so far played to conclude the CoC negotiations. Wang Yi said the climate in 2017 between states that have claims to the sea region had improved and was more conducive to peace. Within ASEAN, however, there is a view sympathetic to China, which has ignored the ruling. Read More »

Regional diplomats reject Venezuela's assembly

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Filled with Maduro supporters, it is expected to eventually take the place of the opposition-led National Assembly in a move that critics fear will erode democracy, and is expected to rewrite the Constitution at Maduro's behest. Ortega has called the Constituent Assembly's election illegal, and said she would continue to be attorney general. Opposition members refused to participate in the election for delegates to the constitutional assembly but have thus far been divided on taking part in ... Read More »

Pennsylvania reports year's first human case of West Nile

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The Vector Control District plans to collect adult mosquitoes with traps in the area where the crow was discovered. Collin County health officials alerted Frisco staff Monday about the case in the 75035 zip code, adding the patient did not report any travel history outside of the United States. Read More »

Trump Says US Will Meet North Korean Threats With 'Fire and Fury'

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President Donald Trump and his U.N. team, including Ambassador Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , have been pushing hard for weeks to build a consensus on sanctions against the pariah, rogue communist nation. It's frighteningly relevant now, as Trump levels threats against North Korea . Over the weekend, the U.N. Security Council voted 15-0 to impose harsh new sanctions against North Korea, largely for the two intercontinental missile launches - one of which nearly hit a ... Read More »

Ohio State Fair Ride Accident Cause Listed By Manufacturer

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Authorities investigate the Fire Ball amusement ride after the ride malfunctioned injuring several people at the Ohio State Fair . A Sunday statement from the company also cited a decision by the ride's manufacturer to call on operators around the world to shut down similar rides until they can determine what happened. Read More »

Hiroshima anniversary highlights contrasting nuclear views

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Three days later, the USA dropped a second atomic bomb on another Japanese city, Nagasaki, effectively ending World War II. It is the only country to have ever come under nuclear attack. Nuclear weapons are useless for national security, and possessing them does nothing more than endanger humanity. "Humankind must never commit such an act, " he added, urging nuclear states, as well as Japan, to join the United Nations nuclear weapons ban treaty adopted in July. Read More »

Weekend is cooler and more comfortable

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High temperatures will struggle to even reach the lower 70s. We'll see that cold front make a run for our area tomorrow, but should stall out right around the I-20 corridor, and allowing for a little more rain for the weekend. Friday Night .mostly cloudy. Small rain chance. Highs will be around 90. "Low to mid 80s expected for highs Saturday for most places". Northeast winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. Read More »

Justice Announces Switch to GOP During Trump Rally

He added that the Democrats are trying to " cheat " voters out of leadership they want with a story that he called " demeaning to our country and demeaning to our Constitution ". "Like most, I didn't see it coming and have a hard time understanding why and why now", Bates said. "I just felt it was in the best interest of everybody". Read More »

6 in preseason Coaches Poll

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The Buckeyes picked up five first-place votes. Florida State leads the way among Sunshine State teams , sitting at No. 3. No surprises in the top five: Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State, Southern California and Clemson. He will have a core of young talent on defense, including 10 returning starters and greater depth. Rounding out the top 10 were Penn State, Washington, Oklahoma , Michigan and Wisconsin. Read More »

Man Allegedly Held Girlfriend, 2 Kids Captive for 2 Years

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When deputies got to the home, they met Moore who appeared to be reluctant to let them inside. Spotsylvania deputies made a house call on Saturday afternoon, where they said they found Moore with the three others. Law enforcement officers now believe the two children had never been permitted to attend school. Kariem Ali Muhammad Moore, 43, was arrested and charged with three felony counts of abduction and felony assault and battery, the sheriff's office said. Read More »

Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russia, issues a statement with concerns

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It was disclosed to the proper parties, which is how the New York Times found out about it to begin with. It later emerged that during that fateful meeting in June past year, Mr Trump Jr , Mr Trump's son-in-law, Mr Jared Kushner, and then campaign manager Paul Manafort met a Russian government attorney who an intermediary claimed had incriminating information about Mr Trump's rival, Ms Hillary Clinton . Read More »