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Iraq launches offensive to recapture western Mosul

Iraqi forces have launched military operations to free western Mosul from so-called IS rebels. The forces will advance to the town of Albu Seyf, just beyond Mosul’s southern edge, on Sunday. The terrain in Mosul’s western districts could prove difficult for Iraqi forces as the narrower streets will rule out ...

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Trump attacks ‘dishonest media’ again at Florida rally

US President Donald Trump on Saturday launched a fresh attack on the media at a rally in the state of Florida. “They have their own agenda. And their agenda is not your agenda,” the president announced at an airport hangar in the city of Melbourne. He was criticising the recent ...

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Revamped immigration plan more precise, concise, Kelly says

US President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on immigration will be “more streamlined” than its predecessor, US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said, as the administration seeks a way to avoid the ensnaring of lawful US entrants that led to parts of the original edict being blocked by federal courts. ...

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European leaders praise US’s Tillerson on international debut

European leaders said they were reassured by what they saw from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after his international debut at the Group of 20 meeting in Bonn, saying the US was sending the right signal on confronting Russia and tackling conflict in Syria and Yemen. “Everybody knows, and the ...

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First sons Donald Jr., Eric preside at Trump Dubai golf opening

US President Donald Trump’s adult sons, who now manage his sprawling business empire, were guests of honour at the launch of a new luxury golf course in Dubai, the first opening of a Trump-branded property since Inauguration Day. Eric and Donald Jr. presided as the red carpet was rolled out ...

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3 arrested in attack on Kerala actress Bhavana

Three people have been arrested over their alleged role in the attack on popular Malayalam actress Bhavana. Police nabbed two suspects from a hideout in Coimbatore on Sunday, while her driver Martin was held on Saturday. Four more members of the gang are still absconding. Police investigations have linked them ...

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