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US-backed force enters Syria's Raqa from south: monitor US-backed fighters pierced jihadist-held Raqa from the south for the first time on Sunday, crossing the Euphrates River to enter a new part of the Syrian city, a monitor said. The Syrian Democratic Forces have spent months closing in on the Islamic State
Yahoo! News | Jul 2, 2017 10:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Iraq forces retake hospital near Mosul's Old City Iraqi forces have recaptured a hospital and other medical facilities in west Mosul, further isolating Islamic State group holdouts in the Old City, officers said. The country's security forces are in the final stages of the gruelling battle to retake seco
Yahoo! News | Jul 2, 2017 08:27 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Pope dismisses doctrine chief in turbulent week for Vatican Pope Francis has dismissed the church's chief of doctrine, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller -- one of the most powerful cardinals at the Vatican -- and appointed a Spanish archbishop to the role, the Vatican said Saturday. German conservative Mueller, 69, who ser
Yahoo! News | Jul 1, 2017 11:51 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pilot said engine failed before fiery freeway crash LOS ANGELES (AP) The pilot of a small plane told air traffic controllers he had lost an engine before the aircraft crashed on a busy freeway near a Southern California airport and exploded into flames, injuring the pilot and his fianc.
Yahoo! News | Jul 1, 2017 06:28 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Gunman who ambushed police left note, prayer, trail of rage BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) The military veteran who killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last summer left behind a suicide note, a prayer from an Islamic holy book and an online trail of his rage against police.
Yahoo! News | Jun 30, 2017 8:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Maddow: Trump Untroubled Harming Presidency Rachel Maddow explains that because Donald Trump does not own or value the presidency, the harm his offensive behavior does to the office and the U.S. generally for political gain is not something he cares about.
Yahoo! News | Jun 30, 2017 6:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
China Landslide: at Least 15 Dead, 140 Buried in Sichuan Mountain Village After days of torrential rains, nearly 300 million cubic feet of rock and soil equivalent to some 3,000 Olympic-sized pools covered the village and a hotel in the worst landslide to hit the region since 2008.
Yahoo! News | Jun 24, 2017 3:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bomb in shopping centre kills three in Bogota, Colombia A strong explosion from a bomb rocked one of the busiest shopping centres in Colombia's capital yesterday, killing three people, including a 23-year-old French woman, and injuring nine others, authorities said. Witnesses told of...
New Zealand Herald | Jun 18, 2017 02:16 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Key figures in trial of officer who killed Philando Castile MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A Minnesota police officer was acquitted Friday in the killing of a black motorist that drew widespread attention when video of the shooting's aftermath was streamed live on Facebook.
Yahoo! News | Jun 16, 2017 10:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
BurgerFuel 'smack and cheese' Pablo Escobar advert offends Latin Americans BurgerFuel's latest campaign has come under fire from members of the Latin American community who say the advertising perpetuates negative stereotypes and capitalises on the drug war. Advertising for the new Smack and Cheese burger...
New Zealand Herald | Jun 15, 2017 12:24 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend