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World Media Iraq retakes Tal Afar centre from ISIS
Author: 0 Iraq retakes Tal Afar centre from ISIS

The Iraqi army also said on Thursday that they have seized five more villages on the eastern and southern outskirts of the city as part of the Tal Afar offensive , Reuters reported. The battle for Tal Afar could also escalate tensions between Iraq, its ethnic Kurdish minority, Turkey and Syria. IS still controls large areas in Syria and a handful of towns in Iraq.

World Media North Korea launches three missiles amid US-South Korea military drills
Author: 0 North Korea launches three missiles amid US-South Korea military drills

A spokesman for U.S. Pacific Command said three missiles were launched about 10 minutes apart, around 2200 UTC. The launches are being interpreted as a protest against the joint South Korea-U.S. Tensions had eased somewhat since a harsh exchange of words between Pyongyang and Washington after US President Donald Trump had warned Mr Kim he would face " fire and fury " if he threatened the US.

World Media Residents of flooded Texas nursing home from viral photo airlifted to safety
Author: 0 Residents of flooded Texas nursing home from viral photo airlifted to safety

The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, said Sunday at a news conference that the Lone Star State has activated 3,000 National and State Guard members to combat the severe flooding and damage that have resulted from the storm. A valiant plea to help seniors stuck in rising floodwaters in a nursing home caused by Hurricane Harvey was answered on Sunday. Instead, they recommend calling 911.

World Media Trump Says Canada, Mexico Being 'Very Difficult' on NAFTA
Author: 0 Trump Says Canada, Mexico Being 'Very Difficult' on NAFTA

It's Trump's latest comment in a long series of statements about the trade deal, which came to the forefront during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump says that both Canada and Mexico are both being "difficult". The ministry added that overcoming violent crime associated with cross-border drug trafficking is the responsibility of both nations, pointing to the high demand for drugs in the United States from Mexico and other countries.

World Media Lalu vows 'war' on BJP, defiant Sharad attends
Author: 0 Lalu vows 'war' on BJP, defiant Sharad attends

Asked about his party warning that participation in the rally would invite action against him, Sharad refused to make any comment saying " Kuch nahi bolna hain (I have nothing to say)". Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and MP, Tariq Anwar, was also present. Slamming Kumar on death of over 150 people in the disastrous Bihar floods , Lalu Yadav said that people did not die in floods, they were murdered as the flood was engineered.

World Media World badminton PV Sindhu wins the Silver Medal
Author: 0 World badminton PV Sindhu wins the Silver Medal

Sindhu put in a string of superlative displays on her way to a first bronze in 2013 in China. Okuhara's strategy of playing long rallies tested Saina's fitness to the core. However, Saina failed to gain any more points after that as the Japanese won the next four points to take the second game 21-17 and forced the game to a decider.

World Media Bangladesh sends back 70 Rohingyas to Myanmar despite violence
Author: 0 Bangladesh sends back 70 Rohingyas to Myanmar despite violence

On Saturday, the government directed the local administration to employ its best efforts to restrict the entry of fresh Rohingyas into the country saying not a single person will be allowed in the name of "humanity". The United Nations had pulled out non-essential staff from the area, said a spokesman, while Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with the Muslim minority in his weekly address in Rome.

World Media Texas Dog Preparing for Hurricane Harvey Becomes Local Hero
Author: 0 Texas Dog Preparing for Hurricane Harvey Becomes Local Hero

Local resident Tiele Dockens posted the photo of the dog with his dog food to Facebook on Saturday, where it had more than 20,000 shares. Otis was brought back to safety before his owner returned. The German Sheperd got loose on Friday night, just as the storm, was descending. Otis, an enterprising pup, was not going to let a simple hurricane get in the way of dinner time.

World Media Killed in Protest After Indian Court Convicts Guru of Rape
Author: 0 Killed in Protest After Indian Court Convicts Guru of Rape

Singh tweeted on Thursday that he would be present in court for the judgment. Singh's Dera Sacha Sauda sect, whose headquarters are located in nearby Sirsa town, said it would appeal the verdict. When the guru left his ashram early Friday for the hearing, he was accompanied by a 100-vehicle convoy. Prior to his conviction on Friday, the state authorities in Haryana and neighbouring Punjab state had, in a bid to contain anticipated unrest, suspended Internet services to curb social ...

World Media Lebanese army says defeated ISIS on Syria-Lebanon border
Author: 0 Lebanese army says defeated ISIS on Syria-Lebanon border

The aim of negotiation is to force IS to withdraw from the border areas and determine the fate of the Lebanese soldiers who were kidnapped by the militants in Arsal battles three years ago, he said. "The remaining ISIS terrorists are completely confused and seek an escape or any settlement to exit the area which they have occupied after being besieged", he said in a statement reported by the Syrian Arab News Agency.

World Media Tillerson distances himself from Trump's Charlottesville response
Author: 0 Tillerson distances himself from Trump's Charlottesville response

Trump's response earned a condemnation from almost everyone who is not an outright white supremacist , including the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which stated that Trump's refusal to lay the blame exclusively at the feet of the self-identified white nationalists was a "failure at the highest political level".

World Media #DPLAttack: Militants giving stiff resistance to forces
Author: 0 #DPLAttack: Militants giving stiff resistance to forces

At least six police personnel and paramilitary troops also sustained injuries by the militants' indiscriminate firing during the clashes، the statement said. The camp houses hundreds of security personnel from the Jammu and Kashmir police and the Central Reserve Police Force. There were reports that two special police officials (SPOs) whose bodies were recovered from a building block, had been taken hostage by the militants.

Author: 0 Local Red Cross volunteers travel to Texas in wake of Hurricane Harvey

The two volunteers from the Pioneer valley are among the 12 disaster relief men and women from throughout MA. " New Yorkers first-hand know the damage Mother Nature can cause, and we stand shoulder to shoulder with Louisiana and Texas as they brace for Hurricane Harvey ".

Author: 0 UK's Labour backs staying in EU's single market after Brexit

Labour has changed its stance on a transition period after Brexit , supporting membership of the single market and customs union for up to five years after the United Kingdom leaves the EU. Instead, he said Labour remained open to "negotiating a new single market relationship" or "working up from a bespoke trade deal". Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's office confirmed that the proposals had been agreed with him and were official policy.

World Media GOP senator wants details on border wall construction
Author: 0 GOP senator wants details on border wall construction

And what promises have the Republicans in Congress managed to keep? But unfortunately, the Republican in the White House, one Donald J. Trump , is neither practical nor much of a politician. "And if we don't, the Republicans will never get anything passed". Many GOP lawmakers are proving lukewarm about the project proposal. "The fact is though, given the time of year it is and the rest of the appropriations we have to do, we are going to need more time to complete appropriations ...

World Media 14 civilians killed in Saudi coalition air strikes on Yemeni capital
Author: 0 14 civilians killed in Saudi coalition air strikes on Yemeni capital

Even if there were military targets, carrying out such an air strike when civilians were present would likely make it a disproportionate attack. A Yemeni man covered in blood stains reacts as people search for survivors in the debris of buildings hit in an airstrike in the residential southern district of Faj Attan in the capital Sana'a, August 25, 2017.

World Media Store that sold winning ticket plans to donate bonus to charities
Author: 0 Store that sold winning ticket plans to donate bonus to charities

Wanczyk quit her job on Thursday after learning she had won the prize. She says she chose numbers based on family birthdays. The couple's daughter, Marlee Wanczyk, told The Republican newspaper at the time of Sheremeta's arraignment that her father was a "wise-cracker" who enjoyed playing practical jokes.

World Media Cruises could be kept out of Galveston until Tuesday due to hurricane
Author: 0 Cruises could be kept out of Galveston until Tuesday due to hurricane

Peter Simons, interim director for the Port of Galveston , said officials are still trying to determine if it will be safe for ships to call on Galveston Sunday. They also have the option to cancel without a penalty and will receive a future cruise credit, the spokesperson said. We continue to actively monitor the storm and will update you tomorrow at 3:00PM CDT.

World Media Buckingham Palace; Man was Arrested as He Injured Officers
Author: 0 Buckingham Palace; Man was Arrested as He Injured Officers

There are no other reported injuries". "Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command are now investigating the incident", police said. Meanwhile, a 30-year-old Belgian of Somali origin died after running at soldiers on patrol with a knife in an attack near Brussel's central pedestrian zone.

World Media Supreme Court verdict renders pending triple talaq cases invalid
Author: 0 Supreme Court verdict renders pending triple talaq cases invalid

It allowed any Muslim man to legally divorce his wife by stating the word talaq (the Arabic word for "divorce") three times in verbal, written, or more recently electronic form. But it can unequivocally be said that they must have breathed a sigh of relief with the practice having been held contrary to the Indian Constitution.

World Media Trump officially nixes transgender United States military service
Author: 0 Trump officially nixes transgender United States military service

The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps are part of the Department of Defense . His memorandum also bans the Department of Defense from providing medical resources for transgender individuals already serving in the military. In a tweet last month, Trump said the federal government "will not accept or allow" transgender individuals to serve "in any capacity" in the military.

World Media McCain, others slam Trump over Arpaio pardon
Author: 0 McCain, others slam Trump over Arpaio pardon

In a statement , CAIR said: "The unconscionable pardon of Joe Arpaio once again sends the troubling message that Mr. Trump sees himself not as president of the United States, but as the leader of a resurgent racist movement within our nation".

World Media Religious conservative leaders defend Trump's response to Charlottesville violence
Author: 0 Religious conservative leaders defend Trump's response to Charlottesville violence

In what amounted to a 77-minute presidential therapy session in front of thousands of supporters, Trump pulled out copies of three of his own speeches and rehashed what he'd said about white supremacists' gathering around a Robert E. It was a remarkable real-time glimpse into the inner frustrations of a sitting President, who apparently believes he is being persecuted by accurate media coverage of his conduct and can never get a break from critics.

Author: 0 Terrorists attack Shiite mosque in Kabul; 2 killed

Photo Afghan security forces outside a mosque in Kabul where suicide attackers struck on Friday. Worshippers had gathered for Friday prayers when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the mosque . It is thought that another two or three militants entered the mosque and exchanged fire with police. Shiites, a minority of about three million in overwhelmingly Sunni Afghanistan, have been targeted regularly by ISIL.

World Media President Macron spends €26000 on makeup
Author: 0 President Macron spends €26000 on makeup

President Emmanuel Macron's office has confirmed a report that the French leader spent 26,000 euros ($30,695) on makeup during his first three months in power, and says it's trying to find a cheaper alternative. It is not clear how much Macron spends on his hair. Hollande's hair care costs were high, with his hairdresser getting a salary of almost €10,000 euros a month.

World Media Islamic State Militants Holding 20000 Civilians as Human Shields in Raqqa
Author: 0 Islamic State Militants Holding 20000 Civilians as Human Shields in Raqqa

It urged the USA and other anti-IS coalition members to be more transparent about information on their airstrikes and review the effectiveness of their civilian casualty prevention and mitigation processes. "The thing that has really got us troubled is how confident the United States, Britain and the rest of the coalition is with this situation", said Woods, of Airwars .

World Media Round up of GCSE results across St Albans
Author: 0 Round up of GCSE results across St Albans

Across the United Kingdom, 66.3 per cent of students achieved between A* and C grades, with a new system being introduced for the first time, meaning that English, Maths and Science exams were graded from 1-9 rather than from G-A*. St Thomas the Apostle College, in Hollydale Road, Nunhead, said it was delighted with their set of GCSE results. Jonathan Gillespie, headmaster of St Albans School, commented: "I am delighted with this year's excellent GCSE results and congratulate our pupils ...