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Iraq holding IS suspects in 'horrendous conditions' near Mosul

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Iraqi forces said on Tuesday that they recaptured Mosul's train station, once one of the country's main rail hubs and the latest in a series of key sites retaken from the Islamic State group. Rapid Response troops operating around the museum last week had already said it was hard for them to consolidate gains from raids without areas behind them fully secured. Read More »

Three Foreign Troops Wounded in Insider Attack

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Since October, 12 Americans have been killed in Afghanistan and five Americans are now being held hostage there. Gen. Dowlat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry said a person wearing an Afghan army uniform started shooting at the soldiers in the early afternoon. Read More »

Somali pirates release captured oil tanker, hostages: NGO

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Armed attackers seized the Aris 13 on Monday as it made its way from Djibouti to Mogadishu, the first hijacking of a large merchant vessel by Somali pirates since 2012. "The question wasn't really if an attack was going to happen, the question was when", said Steed. The ship had been anchored off Somalia's northern coast, known to be used by weapons smugglers and the extremist group al-Shabab. Read More »

'You have lost Turkey as friend', Erdogan tells Dutch PM

French President Francois Hollande and Germany s Angela Merkel on Thursday issued a joint statement denouncing as "unacceptable" Erdogan s remarks on Nazism and his aggressive statements against Berlin and other European Union nations. "You have to keep in mind that you can not design a game in this region in spite of Turkey", Soylu said. He also slammed the Dutch authority for imposing a flight ban on Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on the same day. Read More »

FSU vs. FGCU: Score and Twitter Reaction from March Madness 2017

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Brandon Goodwin led FGCU with 28 points and Zach Johnson added 17 points. "It's regular basketball to me", sophomore Dwayne Bacon said. East Tennessee State coach Steve Forbes and his Buccaneers team faced a major challenge in the opening round of Thursday's NCAA tournament , going up against No. Read More »

Conservative news site only media outlet on Tillerson's flight to Asia

In a letter to the staff of the department, Tillerson said that the move indicates a change of priorities for the agency, reflecting a " restatement " of US needs. Tillerson said the department was "coming off a historically high allocation of resources" adding that much could still be accomplished with "fewer dollars". Read More »

Cuonzo Martin resigns at Cal, offered position at Mizzou

After Martin received First Team All-Big Ten honors as a senior, the Atlanta Hawks drafted him in the second round of the 1995 NBA Draft. The Golden Bears lost to Cal State-Bakersfield in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday, giving Martin a 62-39 record in his three years. Read More »

Tillerson Used Email Alias as Exxon CEO to Talk Climate Change

Tillerson, whose middle name is Wayne, used the email alias and unimaginative faux porn name " Wayne Tracker " 2008-2015 to "send and receive materials regarding important matters", including climate change, CNN Money reports. Schneiderman made the claim in a letter Monday to Justice Barry Ostrager in NY state court in Manhattan, accusing Exxon of failing to turn over all relevant documents required by a court order. Read More »

Despite big talk, Trump makes modest border wall ask

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Trump is also expected to ask Congress to authorize additional money for the wall as part of a separate spending package for border security and military readiness. Kenneth Madsen, a geography professor at The Ohio State University, said the agency now appears open to both a concrete wall that would block pedestrians as well as other barriers - such as a fence - that might only stop vehicles. Read More »

Trump Calls for Review of 2025 CAFE Standards

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While the Trump administration has not flat-out said it wants to weaken the standards, the president campaigned on the promise of eliminating "job-killing" regulations. "These standards are costly for automakers and the American people", EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a statement . The company said its decision was not due to Trump's new policies. Read More »

Trump aide says Obama used 'microwaves' to spy

Speaking to press on Monday, Spicer said Trump doesn't believe it was Obama who "tapped 'trump's phone personally" but that the previous administration engaged in " surveillance and other activities". Trump made his accusations against his predecessor as president in a series of March 4 tweets in which he said he'd "just found out that Obama had my " wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory" in the presidential election. Read More »

Syria Children Killed, Forced to Fight In Record Numbers

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UNICEF reported 255 of the deaths came at or near a school and that about 850 children were recruited to fight in the civil war. Other aid groups, such as Save the Children, previously reported that millions of Syrian children could be living under a state of "toxic stress" due to the horrors of war, with fears that it could cause irreversible damage for an entire generation. Read More »

Dan Carter's French club Racing 92 merges with Stade Francais

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Ironically, Stade Francais' final match is against Racing on April 29. Paris - France's professional rugby leaders are to hold an emergency meeting Friday amid a strike threat by players over the controversial planned merger between Top 14 clubs Racing 92 and Stade Francais. Read More »

Electoral Race Between Populist and Right-Wing Incumbent Creates Uncertainty for Netherlands

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Wilders' one-page election manifesto included pledges to close borders to immigrants from Muslim nations, shutter mosques and ban the Quran, as well as to take the Netherlands out of the European Union. Compared to the prior election in 2012, it looks to be 5-7 percentage points higher or more. The Netherlands' main exit poll suggests Rutte's party won 31 seats in the 150-place legislature, 12 more than Wilders' party, which shared second place with two other parties . Read More »

Maryland to join states challenging revised Trump travel ban

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They also contend that it will cause the states to lose tax revenue and "undermine our sovereign interest in maintaining the separation between church and state, in upholding our non-discrimination policies and in remaining a welcoming place for immigrants and refugees". Read More »

Trump's Middle East envoy meets Palestinian President

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On the settlement issue, the statement said the US and Israel held discussions in hopes of finding an approach "that is consistent with the goal of advancing peace and security". One of the most heated issues between Israel and the Palestinians is the former's building of settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, territory the Palestinians want for their own future state along with the Gaza Strip. Read More »

Hit-and-run bus driver kills 38 in Haiti

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The Blue Sky bus line, a private company offering long-distance routes, is an upscale option for travel in Haiti with modern, air-conditioned coaches. "The head of state conveys, on behalf of the whole government, his honest condolences to the families and those close to the victims", the statement read. Read More »

Impeached South Korean president slammed for abandoning her 9 dogs

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Park, whose power had been suspended in a parliamentary impeachment vote in December, was formally removed from office Friday after the court dismissed her from the top post. "We will decide tomorrow when to summon former President Park and inform her", an official of a special prosecutors team handling the investigation told reporters. Read More »

Supreme Court directs floor test on March 16

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Amid reports that one independent MLA Ashab uddin, a Bengali politician who won the Jiriban seat, has been "kidnapped" by BJP with help of airport security officials in Imphal , the BJP has now said one Congress MLA T Shyamkumar and Trinamool Congress' lone legislator Tongbram Robindro has offered to back the party's bid to form government. Read More »

Parrikar likely to resign as India's defence minister

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Singh said the Congress party is in touch with "the non-BJP MLAs to form the government". Goa Governor Mridula Sinha administered the oath of office to Parrikar at the Raj Bhavan here. The allocation of portfolios would be done after the floor test on Thursday, Parrikar said. "The Congress Party complains a bit too much". The BJP's claim should have been considered only if the Congress pleaded inability or failed the floor test. Read More »

SMU beats Cincinnati 71-56 for AAC championship

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Coach-in-waiting Tim Jankovich was quickly thrust into the position. "What a great tournament". Despite all of this adversity, the Mustangs won 30 games, a program record, with just seven scholarship players. Sunday's loss to SMU was the worst margin they've experienced all season. On the season, SMU basketball is averaging 74.6 points, 38.5 rebounds and 16.4 assists per game. Read More »

Carlos the Jackal back in court for deadly Paris grenade attack

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It took place before Ramirez Sanchez was dubbed "the Jackal". With attention in France now focused on the threat of Islamist attacks, "the trial in Paris will reach back to a time when Europe was repeatedly targeted by ruthless groups sympathetic to the Palestinian cause", says The Guardian . Read More »

Iraqi troops tighten their grip around ISIS in Mosul

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ISIS thugs holding the Iraqi city of Mosul hostage have been warned they are days away from being wiped out by advancing coalition liberators. Saadi said CTS forces were battling IS inside the Mosul al-Jadida and Al-Aghawat areas in west Mosul on March 12. Read More »

Alabama jobless rate one of worst in U.S. at 6

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Charlotte's rate: 5.8 percent in January, 5 percent in December and 5.6 percent a year ago. Yet the Hoosier private sector lost jobs for the second consecutive month, down 2,200 jobs in January after a loss of 6,000 in December. Unemployment went down in ME in January. "This is another good sign for the local job market", said Tatiana Bailey, director of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Economic Forum. Read More »

Syria calls for retreat of Turkish troops

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The main Syrian Kurdish force fighting Islamic State militants in northern Syria said Friday that it has enough fighters to take the extremists' de facto capital of Raqqa with the help of the USA -led coalition - remarks that reflect a veiled warning to Ankara and also to rival, Turkey-backed opposition forces making headway toward the city. Read More »

How the President Returned to Nigeria

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Immediately after the exchange of pleasantries the president and his men moved to the First Lady Conference Hall where they held a meeting. Earlier in his remarks during the meeting, Osinbajo thanked Buhari for the confidence reposed in him by handing over the reins of governance to him in the capacity of Acting President. Read More »

Jewish Community Centre evacuated after second bomb threat in 1 week

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Sohinki said the JCC is grateful for the community's support but would not provide further details, citing the police investigation. More than 130 threats have been made in the USA alone since January. "As New Yorkers, we will not be intimidated and we will not stand by silently as some seek to sow hate and division". Cuomo said he would direct state police to investigate the bomb threats in conjunction with federal officials. Read More »

Donald Trump 'BANS British tourists from White House tours'

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Not surprisingly, more men view the first lady favorably than women, 58% to 46%, Fox News reported. Meanwhile, former Secretary of State and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who took on Donald Trump during the presidential election, suffered the lowest approval rating of any recent first lady among the party with just 34 percent of support in 1994. Read More »

Kim Jong Nam's Son Reportedly Found-on YouTube

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He claims he is with his mother and sister and that the family has gone into hiding after his father's killing last month. In Tuesday's video, the man believed to be Han Sol ends his message saying: "We hope this gets better soon ". The head of the Citizen's Coalition for the Human Rights of Abductees and North Korean Refugees in Seoul, Do Hee-youn, verified the identity of the man in the video. Read More »

England vs Scotland, Six Nations

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Still, no matter what the result, and it is always a wonderful day out, it should be acknowledged that the revival of Scotland's national rugby team in the last five years is a wonder to behold. Steve Bramley's verdict: Scotland ended a decade of hurt against Wales a fortnight ago and will fancy their chances of upsetting Six Nations champions England 2/9 (Sky Bet, BetVictor, Betway) on Saturday. Read More »

Pope Francis says church could consider married priests

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To remedy what he called an "enormous problem", the Pope said he might weigh allowing married men to become ordained. According to CNN , " viri probati " means tested men, or very faithful and virtuous married men. "The last word is clear", he said, referring to an apostolic letter written in 1994 by now-canonized Pope John Paul II, which said women were ineligible because Jesus' apostles were only men. Read More »

Canada judge resigns over sexual assault case remarks

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Camp asked the alleged victim at one point in the trial. "Why couldn't you just keep your knees together?" However the panel ruled that these efforts were insufficient, noting that even during the complaint review process the judge referred repeatedly to the sexual assault survivor - who was 19-years-old and homeless at the time of the assault - as " the accused ", something he had also done during the original trial. Read More »

UCA Student Juggles to Prove Sobriety to Police

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Sgt. McKay was so impressed he even let Puckett off with a warning. "It's a comedy, magic and juggling show". University of Central Arkansas police pulled over 21-year-old Blayk Puckett last week in Conway, about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock. Read More »

Police responding to axe attack at Dusseldorf train station

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The outlet quoted a transit agent describing the scene after a man leaped out of a auto and went on the attack. According to German security services, there are about 10,000 radical Islamists in the country, of whom 1,600 have suspected links to terror groups. Read More »

Mitchell Marsh returns home with shoulder injury

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With the series levelled at 1-1, Australia will take on the hosts in the third Test in Ranchi from March 16. "Whether we go with Usman Khawaja or Glenn Maxwell or whoever is selected, we'll wait and see". I was really happy with the way he played the second innings in Pune. "At the end of the day it's unlucky for Mitch and we move to whoever the next person who comes in (is)". Read More »

Trump budget would gut Coast Guard

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Loy, a senior counselor at The Cohen Group, a Washington-based consulting firm, said it appeared Trump's budget office was experiencing a "learning curve" as they work to fulfill campaign promises without increasing government spending. Duncan Hunter (R) of California, one of Trump's earliest backers, in an opinion piece for Fox News. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had said the estimated cost of the wall was between $12 billion and $15 billion. Read More »

China urges U.S., N Korea to avoid 'head-on collision'

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US and South Korean officials said they do not believe they were intercontinental ballistic missiles, but it shows the North is making advances toward its goal of producing an ICBM capable of hitting the West Coast of the U.S. South Korea's military said the missiles were unlikely to have been intercontinental ballistic missiles which could reach the United States, but flew on average 1,000 km (600 miles) and reached a height of 260 km (160 miles). Read More »

Flight MH370 victims' families plan private search for airplane

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But the Australian Govement has already vetoed the idea. Ms Gomes said that through online fundraising and corporate donations, families hope to raise at least $15 million to pursue the search in the new area recommended by the experts. Jacquita Gomes, whose husband was a flight attendant on the plane, said families have no choice but to take matters into their own hands by raising the money. Read More »

Another wave of threats force Jewish centers across the USA to evacuate

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One arrest was made last week , when a former journalist was charged in St. Louis with using fake email accounts to threaten to bomb Jewish sites while posing as his ex-girlfriend. An anonymous caller to the East Midwood Jewish Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday threatened to spray its synagogue with pig's blood, according to the New York Police Department. Read More »

Jeff Sessions Defends Confirmation Testimony About Russia

Sessions announced March 2 that he will recuse himself from any investigation related to the 2016 presidential election and possible Russian involvement. Rosenstein's independence, Grassley said, "is beyond reproach". "In retrospect, I should have slowed down and said I did meet one Russian official a couple of times". Read More »

Ireland: Discovery of baby remains raises questions

The remains of babies, ranging from newborn to three-years-old, have been found in the sewers of a former Church-run home for unmarried mothers in Ireland , the government said . She said she became dismayed when there did not seem to be much interest in her findings. The suspicions of a local historian in Tuam, Ireland , Catherine Corless, prompted the investigation into the mass grave of babies and young children, in 2014. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez row reports "completely false" - Arsene Wenger

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Arsene Wenger's side will take on Bayern at the Emirates Stadium in the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday evening. "I haven't decided yet", he said . Alexis Sanchez now takes home a wage packet of £130,000 per week at Arsenal and Foottheball sources reveal that the Gunners bosses have offered him a new deal worth an extra £50,000 a week. Read More »