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Al-Nujaifi, a Sunni Arab native of Mosul which is the capital of Ninawa, allegedly assisted Turkish troops to establish a military base in Iraq past year, a controversy that has resurfaced as Iraqi and Kurdish forces are locked in an offensive to evict Daesh from its stronghold of Mosul.
  • Nintendo will reveal the NX tomorrow

    Nintendo will reveal the NX tomorrow

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    In an email, Nintendo stated that the trailer "will serve as Nintendo's preliminary announcement of information regarding the platform". "It has to be sufficiently different from Wii U and deliver on Nintendo's promise of a completely new concept device".
  • Clinton proposes new tax break for parents of young children

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    The net result is that the individual managers who work for the private equity and hedge funds that take advantage of carried interest pay favorable tax rates on that portion of the money they receive for their work, even though other Wall Street professionals doing similar work have salary and bonus income taxed at ordinary rates.
  • Ethiopia government unveils rules for state of emergency

    Ethiopia government unveils rules for state of emergency

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    People are also barred from contacting individuals and groups that the state has labelled terrorists and from watching media channels including Oromia Media Network and Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio. "The regime has always promised things to satisfy the global community, but never implements them", noted Merera Gudina , leader of the Oromo People's Congress .
  • Nations Clinch Landmark Pact To Fight Climate Change

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    The 200 member countries of the Montreal Protocol met this week and agreed on a landmark deal to reduce emissions of powerful greenhouse gases (GHG), hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, which can be 10,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.
  • Former Alberta leader dies in air crash, tributes pour in

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    They revealed his daughter's father-in-law Ken Gellatly was one of the other passengers killed in the crash. "To lose two family members at once is unbelievably painful", the family said before asking for privacy. "When you work in public service and public life, there is one thing you go in and out with, and that is your integrity", he said. He deeply loved Alberta.
  • Turkish President Tells Iraq PM To 'Know His Place'

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    Turkey has had forces deployed in northern Iraq since the 1990s in areas that are part of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, which also now controls the area near Mosul where the Turkish troops are deployed. "This threat [FETO] is not only common to Turkey", he said. "Turkey's army hasn't lost enough of its quality to take orders from you", Erdogan said in response to Iraqi calls for the troop's withdrawal.
  • South Africa's Gupta-owned Oakbay says Gordhan affidavit flawed

    South Africa's Gupta-owned Oakbay says Gordhan affidavit flawed

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    It further said: "None of the transactions related to Oakbay or the family, which are over a five-year period, were flagged to the FIC [Financial Intelligence Centre] as suspicious". In a statement, the company dismissed Gordhan's application as "undiluted nonsense" and said it would provide evidence to clear suspicions about each of the 72 transactions.
  • Killer clown sightings in United Kingdom trigger police warning

    Killer clown sightings in United Kingdom trigger police warning

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    Six to eight young people were also said to have jumped out of bushes wearing clown costumes to scare people at Chapel Street, Appleby. "Kent is not the only county seeing this trend and while some might find it amusing, the act of frightening or threatening others may be enough to warrant criminal offences under the Public Order Act".
  • Canada Has a Message for the US: You're Already Great

    Canada Has a Message for the US: You're Already Great

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    We've got that country to thank for Drake, ice hockey, instant replay, the athletic cup, basketball (James Naismith was Canadian-American) and the paint roller, among other things. President Barack Obama teased him on that visit about the frequency with which Americans threaten to decamp for Canada: "Typically it turns out fine".
  • Aleppo bombing halted for 8 hours only, opposition rejects withdrawal

    Aleppo bombing halted for 8 hours only, opposition rejects withdrawal

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    Hamadeh's coffin was covered with the group's yellow flag and was placed next to another fighter killed in Syria, Jalal al-Afi. Mr Laerke said the United Nations was not told in advance of the Russian announcement. Raids in the eastern neighbourhoods of Aleppo have stopped since the Russian announcement, but air strikes are still being conducted in the broader Aleppo region, the Britain-based monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday.
  • Hurricane Matthew less intense, still a threat

    Hurricane Matthew less intense, still a threat

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    Flooding is a big concern from coastal Georgia through the eastern Carolinas. After killing hundreds in Haiti and other Caribbean nations, Matthew's frightening power led to the deaths of four people in Florida. Charleston's curfew starts at midnight. And 8 to 14 inches of rain could bring some street flooding. Residents are asked to use extreme caution and heed the warning announcement from the Glynn County Government, to follow previously announced curfews and precautionary measures for ...
  • Group of kidnapped Chinook girls freed

    Group of kidnapped Chinook girls freed

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    He reportedly told Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone, " These 21 released girls are supposed to be tale bearers to tell the Nigerian government that this faction of Boko Haram has 83 more Chibok schoolgirls ". "Some of them came back with babies, but think about it, are we going to kill the children?" Dozens of Nigerian girls, kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamic militants in April 2014, have been reunited with their families.
  • EVERYBODY RELAX - the great Marmite price war has been resolved

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    The GMB union said it was concerned that Unilever was exploiting the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, and that loss of supermarket contracts would ultimately cause its workers and shoppers to suffer the consequences by pulling up prices. Tesco Ireland would not comment but it is understood the dispute is affecting its 142 Irish stores also. Tesco weren't insane about that idea, and swiftly moved to list all Unilever products on its site as "unavailable".
  • 11 dead in Vietnam floods

    11 dead in Vietnam floods

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    Typhoon Haima could strengthen over the next few days, carrying torrential rains to Taitung, Hualien and Pingtung counties due to an interaction between the typhoon and southeasterly winds, former Central Weather Bureau director-general Daniel Wu (吳德榮) said yesterday.
  • What's behind Duterte's pause of US-Philippines military cooperation?

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    Addressing the USA directly, he said: " For as long as I am there, do not treat us like a doormat because you'll be sorry for it ". Lorenzana said he has been ordered by Duterte to travel to Beijing and Moscow to discuss defence procurement from the two countries which are opposed to United States security policy.
  • Ex-army chief: Iraq, Turkey should coordinate on Mosul

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    IRAQ'S government called on the United Nations security council yesterday to help kick Turkish troops out of the country's north. Tensions between Baghdad and Ankara have risen with expectations of an offensive by USA -backed Iraqi forces to retake Mosul, the last major Iraqi city under ISIS control, captured by the militants two years ago.
  • Browns lose to Titans; fall to 0-6 on the season

    Browns lose to Titans; fall to 0-6 on the season

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    Parker's second onside attempt was recovered by Andre Johnson and the game was over. And they had eight injured starters who didn't face the Titans, including cornerback Joe Haden , who sat out with a groin injury after being listed as questionable entering the weekend.
  • A look at the women making allegations against Trump

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    I pushed his chest to put space between us and I said "Come on man, get real". Now the owner of a California restaurant, Ms Zervos spoke about the incident at a news conference on Friday alongside civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred . Stoynoff wrote in an article published on the magazine's website that Trump was giving her a tour of his Mar-a-Lago mansion when he said he wanted to show her a special room.
  • Tamil Nadu: Rajinikanth visits Apollo Hospital to meet Jayalalithaa

    Tamil Nadu: Rajinikanth visits Apollo Hospital to meet Jayalalithaa

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    Apollo Hospital has released a number of statements over the last few weeks, saying Jayalalithaa is making gradual progress and is being constantly monitored by "intensivists and other consultants in the expert panel". Meanwhile, two people from Coimbatore were arrested on Thursday for spreading rumours about Jayalalithaa's health. Indicating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi might to visit Chennai to see Jayalalithaa , senior BJP leader and Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan said ...