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Nigerian Schoolgirls Reunite With Families After Release By Boko Haram

Nigerian Schoolgirls Reunite With Families After Release By Boko Haram

In an emotional ceremony in the capital Abuja, one of the girls said they had survived for 40 days without food and narrowly escaped death at least once. "But think about it, are we going to kill the children?" The Islamic State-allied splinter group said the rest of the kidnapped Chibok girls were with the part of Boko Haram under the control of figurehead Abubakar Shekau , according to Mr Shehu. Read More

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Turkish military presence in Bashiqa 'to continue': PM

Turkey sent troops into the northern part of the country a year ago to combat "terrorist organizations" which Reuters asserts is likely to mean USA -backed Kurdish fighters as well as the Islamic State. Turkey remained defiant with prime minister Binali Yildirim vowing on Thursday to maintain Turkish troop presence "no matter what Baghdad says". The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Thursday requested "the UN Security Council to convene an urgent meeting to discuss" Turkey's violations of it's ... Read More

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Philippines tells USA no joint patrols in South China Sea

A big issue appears to be USA arms sales, with Duterte complaining that the United States is trying to sell him warplanes they don't need, and had refused to sell them certain other things, forcing them to turn to China. Although the Philippines was proclaimed independent from America on July 4, 1946, Yasay said the US still held onto the "invisible chains" that reined towards dependency and submission, with Filipinos not capable of gaining true independence and freedom. Read More

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22 die in major fire at private hospital in Odisha

22 die in major fire at private hospital in Odisha

As per initial reports, short-circuit was believed to have caused fire. The fire reportedly broke out in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital and, as most of these patients can not move on their own, the hospital authorities have deployed all available manpower to shift them as fast as possible without disturbing them too much. Read More

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Iraqi, Kurdish forces move east, south of Mosul

Mosul's importance in the so-called caliphate makes the battle to reclaim the city unlike any other battle between the Iraqi forces, backed by the USA -led coalition on one side and the terror group on the other. "The force leading liberation operations is the courageous Iraqi army with the national police and they are the ones that will enter Mosul, not others", Abadi said, in reference to Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias that will not be involved in the operation. Read More

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US detects what it says is failed North Korean missile launch

US detects what it says is failed North Korean missile launch

On June 22, Pyongyang launched a Musudan medium-range missile, flying some 400 km after reaching as high as 1,413.6 km. North Korea tried but failed to fire an intermediate-range missile, USA and South Korean officials said Sunday. "The United States is committed to our alliance with the Republic of Korea", Haney said. We have the technology, ' Lee Yong Pil, a top North Korean official, told NBC News in an exclusive. Read More

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United Kingdom 'facing £18bn divorce bill for Brexit'

Opening a debate on the issue in the House of Commons, Labour's Brexit spokesman, Keir Starmer, said that although the British people voted to leave the European Union, they did not vote on the exit terms. The powers enable decisions to be made without a vote of Parliament and cover matters as grave as declaring war or as basic as issuing passports. The pound was worth US$1.2227 at around 1400 GMT after falling to a 31-year low of US$1.1840 last week. Read More

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How She Secretly Returned To Twitter

How She Secretly Returned To Twitter

This means she has two more gigs to complete and the insider has said they will let her choose when she wants to reschedule without losing any money as they want to remain on good terms with the reality star. 'My client travels a lot, she will probably have to come to France. Following the complaint that the American star has brought in a court in NY, the site that accused her of faking a burglary published an article containing an apology and refutation. Read More

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Pentagon: ISIS arming small drones with explosives

ISIS has nothing like the United States' sophisticated drone arsenal, and instead uses commercially available small drones - like the DJI Phantom , popular with hobby drone pilots. The official said it was not clear whether the explosion was triggered when the soldiers opened the device or the timer set off the bomb. As recently as last summer the Pentagon requested an extra $20 million in funding to fight drones. Read More

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Delegitimise all terrorist groups operating on your soil: US tells Pak

He said that highlighting Kashmir issue, particularly the grave human rights situation, was part of Pakistan's ongoing efforts to raise the matter at all bilateral and worldwide forums and the voice was reaching all corners of the world. "India is in constant and continuous violation of UNSC Resolutions on Kashmir and the UN Charter", he added. Toner said the U.S. position on Kashmir remains the same, which is that the two countries should work out a solution between them. Read More

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In Gujarat, Kejriwal says Amit Shah trying to scuttle rally

The AAP supremo will also meet Gujarat PAAS convenors during this visit to Ahmedabad and Surat. But this is not my rally. This is not my rally but it is the rally of people of Gujarat. Arvind Kejriwal will meet family members of Patidar youths, who were killed in the quota stir violence past year, during his Gujarat tour beginning Friday, a move dubbed as "casteist politics" and "stunt" by ruling BJP. Read More

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Duterte signs order creating task force on media killings

The region is home to almost 10 percent of the world's smokers and while most countries have partial smoking bans in place, enforcement is often lax.The Philippines ban will also cover "vaping" or the use of electronic cigarettes.For tobacco companies, already under pressure from tobacco tax hikes under the previous government, that's bad news."A smoking ban could see any further recovery in the sales dynamics in the market stall", Owen Bennett, equity analyst at Jefferies International, said ... Read More

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Guterres 'superb choice' as next UNSG: Ban Ki-Moon

Churkin said Guterres has "many strong qualities" to lead the UN. A UNSC vote is expected Thursday; the candidacy then goes to the General Assembly for final approval. The 193-member UN General Assembly will hold a vote to officially invest Guterres as Secretary General . "In the early days of the process , an eastern European or a woman, we were told, was what many in the United Nations wanted". Read More

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German officials demand answers after suspect kills self

Saxony's state justice ministry said Jaber Albakr, a 22-year-old Syrian refugee was found dead on Wednesday. He eluded Saxony state police on Saturday as they prepared to raid the Chemnitz apartment where he had been staying. Albakr had offered them money to let him go, they later said. Germany's domestic intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen said his service had received information that Bakr "initially wanted to target trains in Germany before finally deciding on one of Berlin's ... Read More

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Scattered showers, cooler temperatures predicted as the weekend approaches

Scattered showers, cooler temperatures predicted as the weekend approaches

A few hundredths of an inch are expected for rainfall totals across the state. Skies clear out to end the week. For Friday and Saturday , an approaching cool front will help trigger a few showers. Once we reach midnight, cloud cover will roll in ahead of a cold front. Temperatures are mild near 70. Mostly sunny skies are predicted for Wednesday , with a high near 65. Read More

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Workington MP lands Labour front bench job

Workington MP lands Labour front bench job

Shadow global trade secretary Barry Gardiner said it was "difficult to believe" Mr Corbyn did not inform Mr Cryer. I don't believe in nationalising industry. But Mr Corbyn last night said it only "appeared" Russian Federation was guilty of a war crime. But just hours before Mr Corbyn was due to address the first meeting of the parliamentary Labour party [PLP] since he secured his decisive leadership victory over challenger Owen Smith an opinion poll gave the Conservatives a substantial ... Read More

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White House: Obama to attend Shimon Peres funeral in Jerusalem

In that role, Peres had bagged the Oslo Peace Accords wherein he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 with Rabin and Yasser Arafat. "As a young Israeli defense official, Shimon Peres secured arms and technology deals that laid the foundation blocks for his fledgling country's military might", The Christian Science Monitor's Joshua Mitnick wrote in a retrospective published Wednesday. Read More

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Is Tom Brady better now than 10 years ago? He…

Yet he recognized how much better it can be. "I'm going to work throughout the week in practice and see how it goes". Their mentality is just different with him around and they play with greater confidence. A for-real article on Cleveland .com poses the question: " Are Browns QBs at more risk of injury than QBs on other teams? " and takes a look at stats for quarterback sacks, hits, injuries and changes. Read More

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Married! Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth Tie the Knot

Married! Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth Tie the Knot

Even Stevens alum, Shia LaBeouf is now officially off the market! Mia Goth and Shia LeBeouf have reportedly tied the knot in typical Las Vegas style. LaBeouf, 30, met Goth, 23, on the set of the Lars von Trier film Nymphomaniac: Volume II in 2012. He then proceeds to cry as they recite their vows, which end with the bedazzled-bodysuit-wearing Las Vegas showman asking: "Do you both agree to adopt each other's hound dogs?" In the footage, LaBeouf was heard telling Goth he didn't ... Read More

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Shailene Woodley arrested for criminal trespassing

Shailene Woodley arrested for criminal trespassing

An officer told her that she was being arrested for trespassing. Shailene then asked the officer why she is being arrested, when she claims that - out of the reported 100 protestors - "no-one else is". "Riot police are arriving at this peaceful protest where people are praying." "We are grateful to the State of Wisconsin for providing additional law enforcement officers to support Morton County's response to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests", N.D. Read More

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S. Korean military on high alert as N. Korea marks party anniversary

S. Korean military on high alert as N. Korea marks party anniversary

For this year's anniversary, however, the North Korean leadership probably sensed additional provocations would compel China to approve ever-tougher United Nations sanctions. "South Korea is considering sanctions that are much tougher than those taken in March", he said, referring to the measures taken to punish North Korea for its fourth nuclear test and the launch of a long-range rocket at the beginning of the year. Read More

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