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Iraqi forces retake large Mosul district from Daesh

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Saadi said the fighting in Tenek was fierce and lasted a full week. With food and water becoming scarcer in parts of Mosul still under IS control, up to half a million people are believed to be trapped there, including 400,000 in the Old City alone, according to United Nations estimate. Read More »

Australia visa cut to hit Indian IT workers

The scheme will be replaced by two temporary visas that will impose tougher English language tests, stricter labour market testing, at least two years of work experience and a mandatory police check. These will come in a two categories, a two-year visa and a four-year one with more stringent requirements. Echoing US President Donald Trump's crackdown, Turnbull said the new regime "will be manifestly, rigorously, resolutely conducted in the national interest to put Australians and ... Read More »

Trade minister courts China for softwood as USA announces duties

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U.S. President Donald Trump has recently criticized Canada's lumber and dairy policies and threatened to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said U.S. The trade dispute arose as Canada moved to limit the ability of American farmers to sell ultra-filtered milk across the border. Read More »

Here's $83 Million Worth of Aston Martins Drifting and Doing Donuts

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The site is where Aston Martin will build its DBX starting in 2019. The first two are revealed to be the AM-RB 001 concept that will become the Valkyrie production vehicle and the DBX SUV concept, but the full removal of the third sheet is stopped short by the "boss" Andy Palmer arriving, with only a portion of the headlight revealed. Read More »

Justice Stephen Breyer's cellphone rings in court

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The unwanted interruption came at the start of Tuesday's arguments, according to multiple reports. Electronic devices are barred from the courtroom where the U.S. Katyal was scheduled to appear on behalf of drug-maker Bristol-Meyers Squibb, which has challenged a California court ruling that made it easier for residents of other states to join class-action suits. Read More »

North Korea live-fire drill on army anniversary, South Korea confirms

Yonhap News reported that Kim attended North Korea's largest-ever live-fire artillery exercise east of Pyongyang, prompting South Korea's defence ministry to monitor developments in the area. "North Korea is a big world problem and it's a problem that we have to finally solve", he said. McCain said Trump is "exploring all options" on North Korea. Read More »

Rep. MacArthur Has Gone Rogue In Health Law Negotiations, Fellow Moderates Accuse

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Representative Steve Chabot of OH said everyone is proceeding quietly so that nothing happens "to blow everything up". John McCain, R-Ariz., said that failing to do so is the GOP's fault. House conservatives seem to be coalescing behind a health plan that includes waivers that allow states to opt out of major regulations related to " essential health benefits " mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and that permit insurance companies to charge higher premiums for ... Read More »

Theresa May refuses to guarantee triple lock on pensions will continue

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Theresa May failed to guarantee that her Conservative government would keep the state pension triple-lock when she was grilled on the issue during Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) on Wednesday 26 April. In the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, raised the prospect of the triple lock being axed after 2020. "Will the prime minister give a clear and unambiguous commitment to maintaining the triple lock on the state pension?" the member for Moray asked. Read More »

Donald Trump backs down on Mexican border wall funding

Though a White House official told a CNN reporter that the money for the wall would indeed be included in the spending bill, there is doubt since Congress clearly can not agree and a government shutdown would be a massive political problem for Republicans. Read More »

Stroud Green explosion victim, 56, dies from injuries

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The man "retreated" into the property when officers arrived and police believe "an accelerant" was poured inside the property before the explosion a short time later. They said inquiries into the cause of the blast continued, adding it was not being treated as a terrorism-related incident. "Detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident". Read More »

Trump Goes on Twitter Rampage After Another Judge Shuts Him Down

But, as Politicoreported on Wednesday, Judge William Orrick , who handed down the ruling blocking Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities, isn't actually on the 9th Circuit court, as Trump suggested. As PolitiFact noted in February, after Fox News's Sean Hannity made a similar complaint, the Ninth Circuit does have the third-highest rate of reversals in the country. Read More »

Le Pen steps aside as party leader

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The National Front was founded by Ms Le Pen's now estranged father Jean-Marie. But a day after the country's first-round vote, from which Macron and Le Pen emerged as finalists, Le Pen announced that she would step down from her party to focus on her campaign. Read More »

Thai woman has no anger toward Facebook after girl's killing

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Wuttisan's suicide was not broadcast but his lifeless body was found beside his daughter. Meanwhile, no flagging or filtering seems to have triggered any response by Facebook, and apparently it took Thailand's ministry of digital economy contacting Facebook Tuesday afternoon before the video was removed. Read More »

Mayor holds news conference on removal of Liberty Place monument

They took down a statue originally erected to honor members of a white supremacist organization who fought against racial integration within the city's police force and state militia. The mayor's office said that in 1932, the city placed a plaque on the monument stating that the battle memorialized was meant to "overthrow of carpetbag government, ousting the usurpers", and "the national election of November 1876 recognized white supremacy in the South and gave us our state". Read More »

Trump veut chasser les ordinateurs européens des avions

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Alors que les compagnies aériennes qui relient en direct 8 pays musulmans aux Etats-Unis doivent se plier, depuis fin mars, à une injonction américaine interdisant à leurs passagers d'emporter en cabine tout appareil électronique d'une taille plus grande qu'un téléphone, la mesure pourrait s'élargir. Read More »

Ready to strike United States aircraft carrier, says North Korea

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Most North Koreans I spoke to denied there was any black market for dollars. Tensions surrounding North Korea , long on the rise, have risen sharply since Trump took office. The Rodong Sinmun newspaper compared the USS Carl Vinson to a "gross animal" and said a strike on the aircraft carrier would "show our military's force". Read More »

Chernobyl 31 years on: Gallery of a ghost town

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In a statement, President Higgins said Ireland was one of the first countries to respond to the disaster and paid tribute to Aid Roche's Chernobyl Children International group, which "has become one of the leading advocates for the support of children" affected by the disaster. Read More »

Berkeley college reverses cancellation of speech by controversial right-wing provocateur Ann Coulter

Coulter had accepted an invitation from two campus groups - the Berkeley College Republicans and BridgeUSA - to deliver a speech about immigration, the topic of one of her 12 New York Times best-selling books. Spencer Brown, a spokesman for the Young America's Foundation, which promotes conservative ideals, said in an email that Coulter's lecture would take place next week "whether Berkeley likes it or not". Read More »

Labour Concedes Second Brexit Referendum `Doesn't Hold Water'

Mr Starmer said the United Kingdom should be willing to forego striking its own trade deals with other countries in order to secure the best possible trading access with the EU. His comments came after shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer vowed to implement existing European Union laws guaranteeing worker rights and environmental standards as he set out Labour's policy on Brexit. Read More »

US Military Begins Moving THAAD Missile Defence To South Korea Site

But South Korea's ministry of national defense said that South Korea and the United States had been working "to secure the swift operational capability of the THAAD system against North Korea's nuclear and missile threat". Seoul held a large annual drill of its own Wednesday, involving some 100 artillery pieces, 90 armoured vehicles and 50 aircraft, as well as 2,000 South Korean and U.S. Read More »

Michael Flynn's Russian Federation payment likely broke disclosure laws, lawmakers say

The oversight panel wanted to see his application for security clearance before he joined the White House administration in January. "And there are repercussions for the violation of law". Former Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn spent 24 days as National Security Advisor to Donald Trump - setting the record for the shortest tenure in the post when he resigned following news reports proving he had lied about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . Read More »