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On February 19, Iraqi forces started an onslaught to dislodge Islamic State from the western section of Mosul, nearly a month after they had driven the militants from the eastern side of the city. Some Iraqi commanders say they'll retake the entire city within weeks. "We did not have food and hunger and unemployment were rife", said one elderly resident of Mansour district.
  • Canadian Judge Resigns After Furor Over 'Knees Together' Remarks In Rape Case

    Canadian Judge Resigns After Furor Over 'Knees Together' Remarks In Rape Case

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    The Canadian Judicial Council opened an investigation in November 2015, after a group of law professors filed complaints against Camp. " The statements made by Justice Camp during the trial and in his decision, the values implicit in those statements and the way in which he conducted himself are so antithetical to the contemporary values of our judicial system with respect to the manner in which complainants in sexual assault cases should be treated that, in our view, confidence in the ...
  • Canada: PM Justin Trudeau gets award at Houston energy conference

    Canada: PM Justin Trudeau gets award at Houston energy conference

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    On Wednesday, International Women's Day, social media celebrated women. "Really, I expected more", wrote one Instagram user. "There will come a day, far off but inevitable at some point, when traditional energy sources will no longer be needed", said Trudeau, who has positioned Canada as a leader in clean energy technologies such as carbon capture, and batteries for electric cars.
  • This Guy Got Pulled Over, So He Juggled to Prove His Sobriety

    This Guy Got Pulled Over, So He Juggled to Prove His Sobriety

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    The officer asked the student what was in his pocket and the student told him it was a ball because he was a magician. "And it's a magic prop". "This is going to sound weird, but I'm a magician", Puckett replies. College Student Juggles His Way Out Of DUI Stop ... University of Central Arkansas student Blayk Puckett got pulled over late Friday night for driving under the speed limit.
  • Marsh heads home from India

    Marsh heads home from India

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    Marcus Stoinis has been called up to the Australian squad that play India in the third of the four match Test series at Ranchi. "At the end of the day it's unlucky for Mitch and we move to whoever the next person who comes in (is)". But selectors were wooed by his unbeaten knock of 146 at Eden Park during Australia's ODI tour of New Zealand last month. Lehmann noted the up-and-down fortunes of the left-armer Mitchell Starc in Bengaluru, but said the tourists needed to accept that his ...
  • Trump Budget Proposes Major Cuts to Coast Guard

    Trump Budget Proposes Major Cuts to Coast Guard

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    But, critics say, building it at the expense of sea or air security would be counterproductive. The proposal "is ignorant of what constitutes national security", said former Coast Guard commandant Adm. "The budget shared by OMB, which explicitly targets the Coast Guard, TSA and FEMA, will weaken security and undermine all of the progress that was made over the last 4-years to recapitalize Coast Guard cutters, rescue boats, and icebreakers".
  • Initial probe rules out navys role in Indian fishermans

    Initial probe rules out navys role in Indian fishermans

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    According to local reports, another fisherman was also injured in the attack, which came all of a sudden because the Sri Lankan Navy did not fire a warning shot, said the fishermen. In a statement, Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka said, "the initial investigations had indicated that the Sri Lankan navy was not involved". Party workers belonging to the Thamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi climbed a cellphone tower in protest.
  • USA military deploys THAAD anti-missile defence system in South Korea

    USA military deploys THAAD anti-missile defence system in South Korea

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    China warned the USA and South Korea on Tuesday (March 7) after the United States started to deploy the first elements of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea. Seoul said its armed forces were "closely monitoring the North's military for further provocations and maintaining military readiness". A THAAD deployment in South Korea was already in the works before North Korea's latest missile test, they added, noting the timeline for the system's presence in the ...
  • MH370: Families launch campaign to raise $20m for new search

    MH370: Families launch campaign to raise $20m for new search

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    Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, went missing on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, almost three years ago, on March 8, 2014. Families of those on board the flight have chose to launch an independent search. Australian woman Danica Weeks, whose her husband Paul was onboard the flight, said families were still struggling three years on. They had failed to discover any signs of the plane and the families have now resorted to fundraising as the third anniversary of the tragedy ...
  • Logan Tops the Box Office with a New March Record

    Logan Tops the Box Office with a New March Record

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    It may be tied to the X-Men franchise, but that doesn't mean it needs to be joined at the hip. Hugh Jackman first portrayed the role of Wolverine in the 2000 movie X-Men which also marked his acting debut. The actor revealed earlier this year he's retiring from playing the character as he feels it's the right time to bow out. " Logan is someone who is most scared of intimacy, and so he wants to be alone and do things for himself".
  • New wave of bomb threats at Jewish organizations

    New wave of bomb threats at Jewish organizations

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    Federal authorities arrested a former journalist, Juan Thompson, 31, in St. Louis last week on a cyberstalking charge in connection with some of the threats. O'Neill encouraged New Yorkers to call police if they see anything out of the ordinary at synagogues, Jewish community centers or Jewish organizations.
  • Deputy AG nominee won't commit to naming special prosecutor in Russian Federation probe

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    Asked about any of his own contacts with Russian officials, Rosenstein said he had not knowingly had any such interactions, though he did acknowledge that as USA attorney, he has had meetings with visiting lawyers from overseas. "I've thought about this - I was in Vermont over the weekend and I spent a lot of time going over it", Leahy said. As the Justice Department's second-in-command, Rosenstein would assume control of any investigation that Sessions recused himself from.
  • Country's largest tricolour hoisted

    Country's largest tricolour hoisted

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    According to Indian media reports , Pakistan has accuse its neighbour of spying with the use of a 110 metres high flag which can be seen from a distance in Lahore. It is near the Attari-Wagah global border with Pakistan, which is also a major tourist spot to witness the flag lowering ceremony daily. Earlier, there was plan to hoist the flag on January 26 but due to some technical reason it was delayed.
  • Call for Wider Mother and Baby Home Inquiry

    Call for Wider Mother and Baby Home Inquiry

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    However, previous reports have highlighted the high levels of infant mortality in the homes due to disease and other natural causes. "It was the fifth biggest of the mother and baby homes. Through her research, she found that numerous children died in the home and were probably buried in a septic tank. Catherine Corless was working on a local history project when she began researching the St Mary's Mother and Baby Home, a maternity home for unmarried mothers and their children, and obtained ...
  • Alexis Sanchez may leave Arsenal after been dropped against Kops

    Alexis Sanchez may leave Arsenal after been dropped against Kops

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    The Chilean has looked frustrated over the past few weeks and his starting on the bench against Liverpool only appears to have worsened the situation. Sanchez had displayed incredible form during his successful stint at Barcelona and he also proved his mettle after joining the Gunners. It is the roller coaster of the Premier League.
  • Mother killed in Warwick fire identified

    Mother killed in Warwick fire identified

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    The fire was reported around 12:45 a.m. on Richmond Road. "Our community has suffered a great loss", Warwick Town Coordinator David Young told reporters. State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey said the names and ages of the victims would be released after formal identification by the state fire marshal and notification of next of kin.
  • Concession on Tawang can resolve India-China border dispute, says former diplomat

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    Reacting to Beijing's statement, New Delhi said that the Tibetan spiritual leader will be making a religious trip to Arunachal Pradesh in April, and India being free, it won't be stopping him from travelling to any part of the country. The foreign ministry was also asked to comment on views expressed by Dai Bingguo, former Chinese negotiator in the border talks with India, in a recent interview.
  • Fillon sorry for French presidency scandal

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    In her first interview yesterday since the allegations broke of almost €900,000 (S$1.35 million) in pay, Mrs Penelope Fillon told Le Journal Du Dimanche that she had carried out "a lot of different tasks" for her husband during his lengthy political career.
  • Erdogan compares German policy of blocking rallies of Turks to Nazis acts

    Erdogan compares German policy of blocking rallies of Turks to Nazis acts

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    Police in the German city of Cologne said Sunday (March 5) they were boosting security around a campaign appearance by Turkey's economy minister, although there were no reported demonstrations planned. Erdogan's remarks - he is a man admired by many for his rhetorical flourishes - could win support among many of those who see Turkey threatened by militant attacks and abandoned by putative allies.
  • Sweden Re-Activates Draft Amid Fears Over Russia, NATO Increased Militarism

    Sweden Re-Activates Draft Amid Fears Over Russia, NATO Increased Militarism

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    Sweden will choose its conscription candidates from a pool of some 13,000 people born in the Scandinavian country in 1999, Marinette Nyh Radebo, speaking for the defense ministry, told BBC News. Conscription was introduced in Sweden in 1901, but had gradually wound down and was formally cancelled 109 years later. Swedish military expenditure has fallen from 2.5 per cent of GDP in 1991, around the time the Soviet Union collapsed, to 1.1 per cent of GDP in 2015, data from the Stockholm ...
  • Geneva talks 'outlined the way forward' for Syrian settlement - Russian envoy

    Geneva talks 'outlined the way forward' for Syrian settlement - Russian envoy

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    Syria's government wants to add a fourth on counter-terrorism. As the text was still being finalized, the opposition met de Mistura to ensure the process would focus squarely on "political transition", Western diplomats said. Zakharova said Russian Federation was determined to press ahead with the separate track of peace talks in Kazakhstan and was ready to include new participants in those talks, including those from the Syrian opposition who would behave constructively.
  • Syrian rebels shoot down regime war plane

    Syrian rebels shoot down regime war plane

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    Activists said that after being shot, the warplane continued to fly toward the Syrian-Turkish borders, adding that the plane may have crashed over the Turkmen Mountains in Syria's Latakia province. The extremists have captured and executed several Syrian and Russian pilots after their planes were brought down. "There are still attempts by people to cross on foot and we intervene in that".
  • Additional tombstones found damaged at Jewish cemetery

    Additional tombstones found damaged at Jewish cemetery

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    Soon after a Jewish cemetery was found vandalized in Rochester, New York in the third such incident in two weeks, local Muslims were on the scene helping clean up the damage, in another sign of an interfaith alliance that's been forged between two communities both targeted by a spike in hate crimes.
  • Spiritual leader of group behind cafe attack nabbed

    Spiritual leader of group behind cafe attack nabbed

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    CTTC unit officials in October previous year said that Maulana Kashem had been under their surveillance. According to the bdnews24 media outlet, Kashem was detained on Thursday night in the country's capital Dhaka. Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabrata Sikder passed the order after Zahangir Alam, an inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit and also the investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court with a 10-day remand prayer.
  • Competing rallies scheduled Saturday at state capitol

    Competing rallies scheduled Saturday at state capitol

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    Tancredo, like numerous speakers, used the term "deplorables" as a term of pride and endearment for Trump supporters. Anti-Trump protests have been held at the Statehouse. rally, where a man who identified himself as a registered Democrat told the gathering he was frustrated with the worldwide women's marches the day after Trump's inauguration.