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World News 500 families flee Iraq's ISIL-held Tal Afar for Syria
Author: 0 500 families flee Iraq's ISIL-held Tal Afar for Syria

Gen. Najim al-Jubouri, commander of Nineveh's Operations Command, told reporters that he estimated there were between 1,500 and 2,000 IS militants left in Tal Afar . Tal Afar is one of the last bastions of IS control in Iraq. Tal Afar fell to Daesh in 2014. The U.S. -led coalition is providing air strikes and other support to Iraqi forces.

World News Macau death toll rises to nine as city struggles with typhoon aftermath
Author: 0 Macau death toll rises to nine as city struggles with typhoon aftermath

In response to Typhoon Hato , a deadly storm that hit southern China earlier this week, Facebook has made a decision to activate its Safety Check feature to let users in the area inform their friends and family they're okay. "We are quite anxious about Pakhar", Macau resident Ana Chio said. As flights and ferries began resuming in Hong Kong on Thursday, chaos and confusion gripped nearby Macau after one of the strongest typhoons on record - a maximum signal 10 storm - hit both ...

World News San Francisco 'Freedom Rally' Replaced By News Conference
Author: 0 San Francisco 'Freedom Rally' Replaced By News Conference

City officials had shut down the park and erected fencing around it Saturday morning. Although the rally was nixed, city leaders say they worry that unrest may still break out at the news conference. Meanwhile, groups including Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), Bay Area Resistance, and Democratic Socialists of America planned their own presser for 1:00 p.m.at the corner of Alamo Square; more anti-racist gatherings, marches, and dance parties are scheduled for locations around the city.

Author: 0 12 killed in IS attack on Kabul mosque (Second Lead)

However, the Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the Crisis Response Unit of the Afghan National Police arrived at the attack scene sharply after it happened. Shiites, a minority of around three million in overwhelmingly Sunni Afghanistan , have regularly been targeted by IS jihadists recently. The terror group also said it was behind a dual suicide blast at a mosque in the western city of Herat on August 1.

World News 2-day-old baby found in complex where pregnant woman went missing
Author: 0 2-day-old baby found in complex where pregnant woman went missing

One investigator with a shovel was seen walking in the back of the building. Nor Savanna's family nor Fargo police quickly returned messages looking for input on Thursday. Other residents in the apartment building said they heard unusual noises upstairs the afternoon Greywind went missing. Detectives were seen going door-to-door in the neighborhood to ask questions.

World News Trump gets in digs at both Arizona senators without naming names
Author: 0 Trump gets in digs at both Arizona senators without naming names

The president didn't mention McCain or Flake by name, but it was obvious whom his beef was with, and the Arizona crowd knew. "I think that is what Arizona's voters expect me to do". At 6:33am ET, Trump urged Senate Republicans to eliminate the filibuster on all legislation, which would allow lawmakers to pass any bill with a simple 51 percent majority.

World News Trump retweets freaky image of him 'eclipsing' Barack Obama
Author: 0 Trump retweets freaky image of him 'eclipsing' Barack Obama

The original caption reads "Best eclipse ever". Take a look at the original tweet here. "They just can't drive". In the anti-Semitic tweet, Travone was responding to a Sky News article titled "One in three Jews thinking of quitting UK" that analyzed a study done by the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism group.

World News Dera chief convicted in rape case, punishment on Aug 28
Author: 0 Dera chief convicted in rape case, punishment on Aug 28

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sakshi Maharaj on Friday appeared to back the thousands of followers of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh , when he said that the supporters are being ignored, and that only one person, who had filed the case, was against him.

Author: 0 China's Top Diplomat Defends Pakistan in Tillerson Call

Referring to the visit of the U.S. commander to South Waziristan, he said that they all appreciated the efforts of Pakistan and its achievements against the scourge of terrorism, adding the country was lauded for restoring peace in the area.

World News Samsung vice chair Lee Jae-yong sentenced to five years
Author: 0 Samsung vice chair Lee Jae-yong sentenced to five years

But Lee's defence team said that the payments were signed off without his knowledge. Driven by their belief of Park's innocence over a scandal that brought her down, many protesters, mostly older women and men, turned out for Lee, whose conviction, they believe, would nearly certainly mean a guilty verdict for Park in her trial.

World News Dera verdict: Indefinite curfew imposed in Sirsa, 3 villages
Author: 0 Dera verdict: Indefinite curfew imposed in Sirsa, 3 villages

The case was registered in the year 2002 against the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Raheem. While the police have barricaded many points in Panchkula to restrict entry of vehicles, a large number of followers were seen walking in groups to reach their destination.

World News Chris Hemsworth Urges Australians To Vote For Same-Sex Marriage
Author: 0 Chris Hemsworth Urges Australians To Vote For Same-Sex Marriage

Lai said. But it's not good enough. The poster, shared on the Facebook page of an unofficial campaign group called "Vote No Australia " on Saturday, referenced the lyrics of her 2015 hit "No". Other celebrities who have also thrown their support for same-sex marriage in the country include Miranda Tapsell, Matty "J" Johnson, Beau Ryan, Guy Sebastian, and Lisa Oldfield.

World News Kaepernick's supporters rally outside National Football League office
Author: 0 Kaepernick's supporters rally outside National Football League office

Jacksonville has enough talent offensively to win with Kaepernick. It led to the coaching staff benching him in favor of Blaine Gabbert , now the likely backup to Carson Palmer in Arizona. That isn't the case with Kaepernick. McCoy didn't change his stance when his former Eagles teammate Michael Vick was brought up as comparison, even though a distinction was made that Vick had been convicted of a crime.

World News My Take: Privacy a Fundamental Right but not absolute
Author: 0 My Take: Privacy a Fundamental Right but not absolute

Further upholding its decision regarding the right to privacy , the bench observed that privacy is intrinsic to the freedom of life and personal liberty, protected under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. Today's verdict does not comment on whether the government's demand for Aadhar to be linked to all financial transactions amounts to an infringement of privacy .

World News Navy 7th Fleet Commander Relieved of Command Following Pacific Collisions
Author: 0 Navy 7th Fleet Commander Relieved of Command Following Pacific Collisions

The remains found by the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) on Aug 22 are not those of a USS John S. McCain sailor, according to the United States Seventh Fleet. One of those missing sailors is a Triad High School graduate, Jacob Drake. Five sailors were injured during the collision , and the four who needed hospital treatment were released Wednesday and have returned to their duties.

World News DEVELOPING: Active Shooter in Charleston, SC
Author: 0 DEVELOPING: Active Shooter in Charleston, SC

The shooting was reported just after noon on King Street , Police spokesman Charles Francis said in a statement. Virginia's owner, John Aquino, told WCSC-TV he thought the gunman was a dishwasher who was sacked and came back to Virginia's to get revenge by shooting a male chef because he was angry at him.

World News Eight reported dead in Macau after Typhoon Hato
Author: 0 Eight reported dead in Macau after Typhoon Hato

Residents took to social media to complain about city-wide power and mobile phone network outages. Hundreds of flights were also canceled . Hurricane Hato dropped a tree and blew a window at a skyscraper in Hong Kong , blowing the broken glass into the streets below.

World News Thousands march in USA state one week after Charlottesville
Author: 0 Thousands march in USA state one week after Charlottesville

Organizers of Saturday's " Free Speech Rally " have publicly distanced themselves from the neo-Nazis, white supremacists and others who fomented violence in Charlottesville on August 12. Later, however, he tweeted , "I want to applaud the many protesters in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate". "We are strictly about free speech", the group said on its Facebook page .

World News US Expands North Korea Sanctions, Seeks to Seize Millions
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As a result, their U.S. assets are frozen and Americans are forbidden from doing business with them. Moscow has fired back at the latest round of United States sanctions targeting Russian interests, as Washington blacklisted one Russian company and four individuals for their alleged dealings with North Korea .

World News Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen hotel, killing at least 41
Author: 0 Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen hotel, killing at least 41

Around 30 months of war have killed more than 10,000 people, wounded 45,000 others, and displaced more than 11 percent of the country's 26 million people. United States officials have said they have tried to find ways to improve Saudi targeting. Saleh's supporters are planning a major rally in the capital on Thursday to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the founding of the General People's Congress, Saleh's political party that controlled the Middle East nation for more than three decades.

World News Portslade pupils earn praise for the GCSE performance
Author: 0 Portslade pupils earn praise for the GCSE performance

Daniel Thompson, 16, from Jarrow, also excelled - achieving a 6 in maths, a 8 in English language and 7 in English literature. . The new GCSE is meant to be more rigorous and better prepare pupils for work and further education. Kim Garland said: "We were told Grade 9s, which are higher than A*s, were going to be really elusive, so congratulations go to our students who gained these in English/Maths: Declan Martin, Millie Barstow, Jack Griffin, Taya Bithell, Michael Pitt, Sumiya Milton, ...

World News State department expands travel warnings for Mexico
Author: 0 State department expands travel warnings for Mexico

Officials added that there's no evidence that USA citizens are being targeted exclusively based on their nationality, however. The alert also warns specifically of carjacking, kidnapping, and highway robbery. The department also extended a total ban on personal travel by USA government personnel to the violence-wracked state of Guerrero . The department warned that the state has seen an increase in homicides and turf battles between criminal groups in areas frequented by US citizens, ...

World News New global, low-fare airline comes to CVG airport
Author: 0 New global, low-fare airline comes to CVG airport

A release says service will be available four days a week with flights to Keflavik available from $99 one way. Flights to Keflavík International Airport in Iceland are $99. "Our goal is to help make global travel truly a possibility for everyone". The airline already flies from Iceland to Toronto and Montreal. "WOW Air is one of the fastest growing, low-priced transatlantic carriers".

World News Mom fights 4-year-old son's ban from school over hair length
Author: 0 Mom fights 4-year-old son's ban from school over hair length

Oates plans on meeting with Barber Hill's district board on September 1 to defend her son. You might also be interested in. . "I will not cut his hair". Oates posted a video of her talking to a school administrator on Facebook . Faye Abunijmeh says her son Habib was growing his hair long to give it to cancer patients.

World News Jerry Seinfeld to make Netflix debut
Author: 0 Jerry Seinfeld to make Netflix debut

As part of a deal, two of Seinfeld's stand-up specials will have their premieres on the online streaming platform. The deal, which will also see old episodes of " Comedians moving from Crackle" to Netflix , kicks off later this year. Netflix Comedy has shared some of the material from Seinfeld's set along with a few of his oldest handwritten jokes on its Instagram profile . Others include Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Louis C.K., Amy Schumer, Kevin James, Sarah Silverman and Tracy ...

World News North Korea hits out at Aust over war games
Author: 0 North Korea hits out at Aust over war games

The exercise involves 17,500 American troops and 50,000 South Korean soldiers, according to the US military command in South Korea and Seoul's Defence Ministry. They were not deployed in the exercises past year. The U.S. has reduced the number of its participating service members to 17,500 from 25,000, according to the Pentagon.

World News Donald Trump stares directly into the sun as aide yells
Author: 0 Donald Trump stares directly into the sun as aide yells "Don't look!"

The event has been closely monitored and many events are being organized in United States and Canada for people to watch the Solar Eclipse. President Donald Trump , First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron look up at the partial solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House in Washington , DC, on August 21, 2017 .

World News Triple Talaq verdict: Centre won't rush to enact a new law
Author: 0 Triple Talaq verdict: Centre won't rush to enact a new law

The National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW) also welcomed the verdict as a crucial step towards women's equality and justice as enshrined in the Constitution. BJP President Amit Shah has welcomed the Supreme Court verdict. Well, the order comes in response to petitions from seven Muslim women who had been divorced through triple talaq .

World News OH judge shot in front of Jefferson County courthouse
Author: 0 OH judge shot in front of Jefferson County courthouse

Bruzzese hears general and domestic relations cases as one of two judges serving in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court. Mavromatis said Bruzzese was Lifeflighted to a Pittsburgh-area hospital in stable condition. The suspect's body could be seen lying next to a vehicle at a neighboring bank drive-thru. It's unclear how many shots the probation officer fired.

World News Donald Trump Looked Directly at the Eclipse, of Course
Author: 0 Donald Trump Looked Directly at the Eclipse, of Course

But remember that Trump has quite the genes: In 2015, his doctor wrote a letter saying that "if elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency". Trump turned away as soon as someone yelled, "Don't look". The solar eclipse was over from coast to coast in 90 minutes. Solar glasses are a must for anyone who wants to view the eclipse.

World News Submarine Owner Says Missing Journalist 'Buried At Sea'
Author: 0 Submarine Owner Says Missing Journalist 'Buried At Sea'

The case is not open to the public to protect further investigation, police said. When Wall did not come home, her boyfriend contacted the police and reported her missing. She had reported from all over the world, including from North Korea, Sri Lanka and the Marshall Islands. A DANISH Inventor has sensationally claimed a Swedish journalist died in a mysterious "accident" on his submarine and that he dumped her body overboard.

World News Falwell Jr: Trump had 'inside information' on crowd
Author: 0 Falwell Jr: Trump had 'inside information' on crowd

National Public Radio reported on Sunday that a number of Liberty University graduates were preparing to return their diplomas to protest his support for Trump. "President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAssange meets US congressman, vows to prove Russian Federation did not leak him documents A history lesson on the Confederacy for President Trump GOP senator: Trump hasn't "changed much" since campaign MORE does not have a racist bone in his body", Falwell said Monday morning on "Fox ...

World News Hurricane forecasters watching 3 spots in Atlantic, Harvey likely to restrengthen
Author: 0 Hurricane forecasters watching 3 spots in Atlantic, Harvey likely to restrengthen

But it has the potential to regenerate, according to the National Hurricane Center , and could make it into the southern Gulf's Bay of Campeche later this week. Conditions are not expected to be conducive to development over the next couple of days... but could become slightly more conducive as it approaches the northern Bahamas or Florida but the middle of next week.

World News Americans Maintain Three Point Lead After Saturday Morning Foursomes
Author: 0 Americans Maintain Three Point Lead After Saturday Morning Foursomes

Leading 5½-2½ after inflicting a first-ever whitewash on Europe in the opening day's fourballs, Juli Inkster's side maintained their lead after splitting the Saturday morning foursomes matches. For the 15 holes they played, Kerr and Thompson were six-under-par, a score the European's just couldn't match and ensured a flawless start for Team USA .

World News Verizon announces creation of network core for public safety
Author: 0 Verizon announces creation of network core for public safety

The network won't rely on federal subsidies and won't require states to contribute to its infrastructure development, Verizon said. Verizon indicated the move comes at the behest of public safety agencies. In its formal announcement of the plans on August 16, Verizon said it would make priority access and preemption available to public safety "when necessary and at no charge".

World News President Trump issues intent to elevate US Cyber Command
Author: 0 President Trump issues intent to elevate US Cyber Command

Meanwhile, the world has received a wakeup call from not one, but two massive ransomware attacks , and in the USA investigators continue to dig into Russian influence on the 2016 election via hacked emails . The decision by Trump signals a recognition of the increasing importance of cyberspace operations to the American military. The NSA, however, has a great deal of expertise, and officials acknowledged that it will take some time for a more independent Cyber Command to get up to speed.

World News Cyber Hackers Beware, US Elevates Military Command of Cyber Threats
Author: 0 Cyber Hackers Beware, US Elevates Military Command of Cyber Threats

President Donald Trump just increased the power and independence of the government's cyber warfare command, emphasizing the importance of cyberspace efforts in the US military. "It takes the same expertise to infiltrate for offensive purposes or intelligence until the last step, so that was the logic behind lumping them together with the NSA", says Julian Sanchez, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute who studies national security and intelligence surveillance.

World News Trump Undecided On Committing More US Troops To Afghanistan
Author: 0 Trump Undecided On Committing More US Troops To Afghanistan

White House strategist Steve Bannon, who previously pushed for replacing USA troops with private contractors, was not at the briefing. However, she did not say or indicate if any decisions were taken. USA generals have described the conflict as a "stalemate". Mattis has said he would commit to troop level adjustments after the administration agrees on a coherent strategy for Afghanistan and the broader region, including Pakistan's dealings with terrorist groups.

World News Buhari's health Has Improved Tremendously-Speaker, Yakuba Dogara Says
Author: 0 Buhari's health Has Improved Tremendously-Speaker, Yakuba Dogara Says

Some of them, who spoke with NAN in Lokoja, said that Buhari's return was a testimony to the fact that God answers prayers. Mr. Buhari will speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 a.m. Buhari was elected President of Nigeria, Africa's largest economy and top oil producer, in 2015. He's not the first Nigerian leader to leave the country during his tenure.

World News At Least Five Dead in India Train Derailment
Author: 0 At Least Five Dead in India Train Derailment

The train was the Kalinga-Utkal Express, which connects the Hindu holy city of Haridwar with the temple town of Puri, in the eastern state of Orissa. Local volunteers helped police free passengers trapped in the wreckage. "Scores of people have been safely evacuated from the coaches", fire and emergency officer Naresh Kumar told AFP. "I am personally monitoring the situation".

World News Kissimmee Police officers fatally shot
Author: 0 Kissimmee Police officers fatally shot

Earlier reports that both officers had died were corrected in the police brief, early Saturday morning. O'Dell said Baxter died and Howard was in grave condition. President Trump tweeted out his condolences to the officers in Kissimmee. It has been a risky year for law enforcement in Central Florida . There was no indication that the two shootings were related.

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