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Iraqi Forces Take Back 'Majority' of Old City of Mosul

Iraqi Forces Take Back 'Majority' of Old City of Mosul

In Syria, the ISIS-held capital of Raqqa, is virtually encircled by a US-backed, Kurdish-led coalition. Al-Assadi today signed a statement made on June 22 by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi that "within a few days" Mosul will be declared free territory.


Assad said to visit Iranian-run chemical weapons center

Assad said to visit Iranian-run chemical weapons center

The United States says it has detected potential preparations for a chemical attack at Syria's Shayrat airfield, which was used in April to launch a chemical attack that killed more than 80 people in Khan Sheikhoun. US-led coalition air strikes killed almost 60 people at a Syrian prison run by the Islamic State group, a monitor said Tuesday , as Washington insisted the jihadists remain its only target.



5-year-old boy identified as victim in London inferno

Coroner's officer Eric Sword told the hearing Isaac's preliminary cause of death had been given as "inhalation of fire fumes". Britain's prime minister on Tuesday ordered an investigation into cladding and insulation on high-rise towers across the country, as authorities struggled to contain the risk from construction materials that leave tall structures vulnerable to catastrophic fires.


PM Narendra Modi invites Donald Trump, his family to India

PM Narendra Modi invites Donald Trump, his family to India

During the delegation-level meeting, the two leaders touched upon various topics ranging from purchase of military equipment to the bilateral relations between the two nations. There was no mention of fault lines between the White House and New Delhi on the Paris climate accord, which Trump announced this month the United States would withdraw from but which India and China have supported.



European court refuses to intervene over sick British baby

He has been on a life support machine at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London . His doctors in the United Kingdom - and a legal guardian - wanted to remove him from life support, arguing that keeping him alive would only prolong his suffering without any chance of improvement.


Hillsborough families to learn today if police will be charged

Hillsborough families to learn today if police will be charged

The disaster began with as hundreds of Liverpool fans began streaming towards towards the stadium and the Leppings Lane stand allocated to them. Panic ensued and many fans were crushed to death. South Yorkshire Police chief constable Stephen Watson said: "Decisions concerning the bringing of criminal charges are rightly for the CPS". Norman Bettison , another former officer with South Yorkshire Police, has been charged with four counts of misconduct in public office over allegations ...