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Iraqi special forces seize more Islamic State-held neighbourhoods in Mosul

The stakes are high for the Iraqi government and its US backers as they orchestrate a massive, multipronged attack on a large, densely populated city that has been under extremist control for 2 1/2 years. ISIS militants are also now forcing civilians to join the battle lines with guns and bombs, with the threat that they will be killed if they resist. Local sources said a suicide bomber detonated a booby-trapped tanker, blowing himself up and killing at least 24 civilians, including women ...



Prince William stands by Prince Harry, Meghan Markle relationship

The perils of sharing a stage with socialist idealists at this particular moment in world history hit Prince Harry this weekend, as he was railroaded into publicly observing a silent tribute in remembrance of recently deceased Cuban leader Fidel Castro.



Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches 8

However, it is understood the death occurred in the intensive care unit at one of the hospitals in the Eastern Health network. And a further 12 patients were in hospitals with less serious respiratory and related conditions. The seemingly freak affliction known as thunderstorm asthma is caused by the high level of rye grass pollen in the atmosphere when a storm hits. A leading emergency physician has called for hospitals to review their response to the emergency, following reports of ...


Cubans line streets as Fidel Castro's ashes begin journey

Cubans line streets as Fidel Castro's ashes begin journey

According to the Ecuadorian leader, today the peoples of Latin America are united as never before. "I think the question for the president is, in terms of making policy, are we going to be rooted in that past, or are we going to look to the future?" Cuba used to be the colony of the Spanish Empire for centuries, until 1898, when as a result of the Spanish-American War, it came under the U.S.


Calls for ceasefire, massive displacement in Syria's Aleppo

Calls for ceasefire, massive displacement in Syria's Aleppo

Syrian state media says a town northeast of the capital Damascus has been cleared of rebel fighters after an agreement with the government, and an opposition monitor estimates that almost 2,000 gunmen and their family members have left. Cavusoglu said the failure to find a political solution in Syria will breed more extremists. Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier also called for "temporary truces" in Syria to allow for a humanitarian corridor.


Court orders release of Nigerian Shia chief, wife

Court orders release of Nigerian Shia chief, wife

Justice Gabriel Kolawole , delivering a joint judgment in the two rights enforcement suits filed by the two applicants, ordered that the government should provide a befitting accommodation for the applicants, their family members and followers who used to live with them before they were arrested.