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Jaafari Tackles with Cavusoglu Turkish Troops Pullout from Iraq's Bashiqa Camp

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Cavusoglu noted that the issue of holding referendum on independence of the Kurdish autonomy should be solved within Iraq's territorial integrity. Kurds have been seeking an independent state since at least the end of World War One, when colonial powers divided up the Middle East and left Kurdish-populated territory split between modern-day Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria. Read More »

Rescued piglets served up as sausages

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Firefighters from Pewsey fire station attended the fire and rescued the livestock. And when the pigs were slaughtered, farmer Rachel Rivers said it was appropriate to give the firefighters some of the sausages to show her appreciation. The firefighters were grateful for their tasty thank you gift, which they put on the barbecue. The delighted firefighters said the sausages were "highly recommended". Read More »

Accountability good in government, says Jaitley on Suresh Prabhu's offer to quit

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He said , under the leadership of PM Modi he tried to overcome decades of neglect through systemic reforms in all areas leading to unprecedented investment and milestones. He took full responsibility for the two train accidents, which have taken place in last five days. Mittal has been replaced by Air India CMD Ashwini Lohani as the new chairman of the railway board. Read More »

Saudi-led airstrike kills 35 in Yemen's capital

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Since then, the Iranian-backed Houthis have been dislodged from most of the south, but remain in control of Sanaa and much of the north. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on the United States, Britain and France to stop their deliveries of bombs and other weapons to Saudi Arabia because of concerns over the civilian casualties. Read More »

US Preparing Harsh Measures Against Chinese Firms Assisting Pyongyang

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Kirakosyan claimed in an interview with TASS on August 22 that he never made any deals with North Korea, although he talked with Pyongyang at least five years ago about supplying Armenian wine and cigarettes. In July, US President Donald Trump said he was "very disappointed in China" over its failure to put pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile tests. Read More »

North Korean arms shipments en route to Syria…

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North Korea and Syria had reportedly been cooperating on efforts to fix and maintain Syria's arsenal of short-range Scud missiles and the country's air defense systems. However, diplomats and weapons inspectors suspect Syria may have secretly maintained or developed a new chemical weapons capability. In 2016, the council also blacklisted two KOMID representatives who were in Syria, Reuters reported. Read More »

Iraqi forces advance on center of Daesh-held Tal Afar

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Early in the morning, iraqi forces were grouped at the gates of the city before entering since several fronts in the city where, according to local officials, a thousand jihadists are cut off. Daesh's self-proclaimed "caliphate" collapsed last month when the Iraqi army recaptured the northern Mosul city after a nine-month campaign. It has also been made possible thanks to the training provided by the United States and their military support. Read More »

Alabama starts atop AP poll for 2nd straight year

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On that measure, Oklahoma has ended the season in the AP Top-10 11 times, seven times in the top five, including last season, and once (in 2000) as the nation's top-ranked team . 4, Washington is No. 8, Stanford is No. 14 and Washington State is No. 24. The Ducks are also not ranked in the preseason coaches poll . The Razorbacks open their season next Thursday in Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium against Florida A&M, which opens at home on Saturday against Texas Southern. Read More »

Dodgers to place Alex Wood on disabled list

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Tony Watson got the win against his former club to improve to 7-4 this season while Kenley Jansen notched his 34th save of the year by striking out the side in the 9th. He took swings on Tuesday, but the team is being cautious. He hasn't pitched since July 20. Alex Wood could be headed to the disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. Read More »

Cairo 'expresses regret' over United States decision to cut Egypt aid

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White House adviser Jared Kushner and visiting US officials were snubbed by the Foreign Ministry in Cairo on Wednesday in apparent protest over the Trump administration's move to cut and delay aid to Egypt . But President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi would meet the U.S. delegation led by Kushner later in the day as scheduled, Sisi's office said. The U.S. decision stems from concern over a new law in Egypt that effectively works, critics say, to silence government dissent by regulating ... Read More »

Army did not let me down: Colonel Purohit

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The apex court in its order on Monday said, "We set aside the order of Bombay High Court" while granting condition bail to Malegaon blast accused Purohit. Upon his release, Lt Colonel Purohit has proceeded for his army unit and will then reach his home in Pune. Purohit had moved India's top court after he was arrested in 2008. Read More »

Police Fire Pepper Spray In Intense Standoff With Protesters At Trump Rally

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He hinted that he may pull the USA out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at some point. And he essentially threatened a government shutdown to force Congress to pay for a border wall which he had once promised Mexico would fund. "And now - see, I haven't mentioned any names - so now everybody's happy", said Trump. Jeff Flake without using his specific name, calling him "your other senator who is weak on borders and weak on crime". Read More »

Prominent theater director detained in Moscow

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A district court in Moscow is set to decide after 0900 GMT whether Serebrennikov, who heads the Gogol Centre theatre and has staged works at the legendary Bolshoi, will be put behind bars for the duration of the case. The actor Yevgeny V. Mironov passed a letter vouching for Mr. Serebrennikov to President Vladimir V. Putin when the Russian leader pinned a state award to his jacket. Read More »

Netanyahu To Meet With Putin Amid Concerns Over Iran's Syria Presence

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Following the announcement of the ceasefire Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said: "I can guarantee that we have done everything and the U.S. side has done everything to ensure that Israel's security interests within this framework are fully taken into account."Following the announcement of the Southern Syria ceasefire in early July, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said: "I can guarantee that we have done everything and the USA side has done everything to ensure that Israel's ... Read More »

No Filipinos hurt in M4.0 Italy quake

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The older boys were passed bottles of water while rescuers tried to reach them. The boys' father, Alessandro, was on the terrace when the quake struck and their mother, Alessandra, who is seven months pregnant, was in the bath with the three children playing on the floor below, Italian media reported. Read More »

Ex-Manipur chief minister Rishang Keishing passes away at 98

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Born to Rungdi Keishing and Mungshingla Keishing on October 25, 1918 at Bungpa Khunou, Ukhrul district, Rishang Keishing married Khatingla Keishing on April 15, 1950. "My thoughts are with the family and well-wishers of Mr. Rishang Keishing in this sad hour", the Prime Minister said. "Rishang Keishing was a people's man and a pragmatic leader". Read More »

Solar eclipse thrills crowds in US

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Staring at the Sun: eclipse watchers in Menan, Idaho. "It's pretty cool. I'm sort of surprised by the temperature change". In Carbondale, one of the best places to watch the eclipse in IL, where viewers will see 100 percent totality, there is also a chance for a pop up shower or storm during the eclipse. Read More »

Teenager dancing on 'Macarena' detained by Saudi Police

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It is still not known whether charges would be formally levelled against him. While the footage first appeared online in 2016, it was later removed and didn't resurface online until last week, the Middle East Eye reports . As he starts dancing to the tune of the famous 90s hit song in the middle of the crosswalk, five lanes of cars stopped at traffic light. Abdallah al-Shahani, who was later released, was caught on camera performing the dance at a music festival in the city of Taif in ... Read More »

North Korea's Latest Propaganda Puts Trump In Cemetery

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Kim instructed the institute to produce more solid-fuel rocket engines and rocket warhead tips, urging a modernization of the institute by expanding its production capacity. A report about Kim's visit to a chemical institute came not long after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to make a peace overture to Pyongyang, welcoming what he called the recent restraint shown by the reclusive North. Read More »

Bihar Floods: Death toll rises to 341

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As many as 2,688 villages are still inundated. Over 20 lakh people have been hit by the current spell of floods in 24 districts of the state. On Wednesday, ANI tweeted out that river Rapti at Bansi in Siddharthnagar district of Uttar Pradesh is now flowing in "high flood situation". Read More »

Australia's Top Olympian, Qantas CEO Urge Support for Same-Sex Marriage

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But Labor says the Prime Minister should go further and condemn the anti-same-sex marriage posters and pamphlets, some of which are being circulated by neo-Nazis. The prime minister warned that arguing it was illegitimate to "debate equality", as the broadcaster Em Rusciano suggested, would undermine the case for same-sex marriage. Read More »

Spanish High Court sends two Barcelona attack suspects to jail

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Spain charged the four men today with murder, terrorism and weapons possession at a closed-door hearing in Madrid's heavily guarded National Court , the Evening Standard reports. Houli Chemlal faces an additional charge of dealing with explosives. Four men arrested last week for their alleged involvement in the planning or execution of attacks in and near Barcelona that killed 15 people are testifying in Spain's National Court before a judge. Read More »