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He said half of the militant-held territory in the city had been completely liberated. On Sunday, the Turkish army said that 22 pro-Ankara Syrian rebels were hit by a chemical gas attack from Islamic State group jihadists in northern Syria.
  • 'ISIS is broken' Victory close after 1000 terrorists killed in Mosul bloodbath

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    So far, the operation has claimed to have killed nearly 1,000 ISIS militants and to have broken the group's spirit in the city. "We are facing a humanitarian catastrophe". Prime Minister Hayder Abadi says that six months is the "maximum time cap" for occupying Mosul. In an interview on Monday with The AP, al-Abadi said the whole Islamic State organization is "collapsing" in the face of Iraq's armed forces.
  • Michigan to begin recount; legal fight moves to Pennsylvania

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    Six Wisconsin counties have finished recounting ballots cast in last month's presidential race, and the margin between victor Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has not changed. She also announced she had filed suit to have a Federal Court rule on whether there should be a recount in Pennsylvania . She's also pushing for a recount in MI and Pennsylvania .
  • Samsung gets a lifeline in legal fight with Apple

    Samsung gets a lifeline in legal fight with Apple

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    CNet revealed that according to the U.S. Supreme Court, Apple must pay Samsung damages as regards the part of the device that infringed the patents, and not on the whole product. They said they hoped lower courts "will again send a powerful signal that stealing isn't right". Back in 2012, a federal Jury in San Jose claims that Samsung has copied some of the Apple iPhones features and design which was patented by the company.
  • European Union fines 3 banks $520 million over market rigging

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    JPMorgan was hit with a almost $350 million fine for its alleged participation in a bank cartel to manipulate a key financial benchmark rate. Barclays avoided a €690m fine (£587m) by revealing the existence of the cartel, and Deutsche Bank, RBS and Société Générale received reduced fines of €1.04bn (£890m) after settling outside court in December 2013.
  • UK govt agrees under pressure to divulge Brexit plan details

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    Labour's shadow Brexit minister has warned Theresa May that she has "no mandate" to take the United Kingdom out of the single market and demanded that the United Kingdom government publish a plan for leaving the European Union. There's grumpiness on the Labour benches at how it was handled - angry conversations taking place, sources suggest - a sense among some that the front bench allowed themselves to be hoodwinked by the government's cunning plan.
  • By accident or design, Trump signals tougher China policy

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    Beijing might also benefit from Trump's closeness to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has cultivated a strategic relationship with China. With China holding about a trillion dollars in United States government debt, Washington would have little leverage in such talks, but the declaration would harm ties and boost the prospect of a trade war.
  • Rescuers comb Indonesia earthquake rubble for second day

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    The rescue effort involving thousands of search officials, villagers, soldiers and police is concentrated on Meureudu, a severely affected town in Pidie Jaya district near the epicentre. The Red Cross Indonesia has deployed emergency response teams and advertised bank accounts for donations. The Indonesian branch of the Red Cross said water trucks had already been sent as well as hygiene kits, tarpaulins and body bags.
  • Al Gore calls his meeting with Trump 'extremely interesting'

    Al Gore calls his meeting with Trump 'extremely interesting'

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    After their meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Monday, the climate change activist heaped praise on the daughter of the president-elect. Gore , who lost the 2000 presidential campaign to Republican George W. As he campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton earlier in 2016, Gore , who was vice president under Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, warned that Trump would steer the world toward "climate catastrophe" if elected.
  • Chennai: PM Modi pays tribute to Jayalalithaa; OPS, Sasikala break down

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    Even most of all the Dravidian leaders, including Periyar, Anna Durai and MGR, were all buried and we do not have a precedent of consigning their body to flames even after death. An army truck, which served as a hearse, took at least an hour to cover a three-km journey from Rajaji Hall to Marina Beach. "On behalf of the United States, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and the people of Tamil Nadu following her passing yesterday", American Ambassador ...
  • National Conference demands apology from CM Mehbooba Mufti for calling protesters criminials

    National Conference demands apology from CM Mehbooba Mufti for calling protesters criminials

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    He justified the present protest movement and said, "We have given our entire lives for this movement". Each and every word that Farooq Abdullah uttered - much to the chagrin of the nation- was self-explanatory. But one day both the countries will have to resolve their issues through dialogue. "It is in the agreement between India and Pakistan which Indira Gandhi as Prime Minister of India and Zulfikar Bhutto as Prime Minister of Pakistan signed that Kashmir issue would be resolved through ...
  • Cazeneuve is France's new prime minister as Valls steps down

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    Mr Valls will face other contenders in the Socialist primary next month. In a cabinet reshuffle in 2014, Cazeneuve, then a deputy minister in charge of budget, was nominated interior minister to replace Valls who was named chief of the Socialist government.
  • Lavrov denies Russia, Syria role in Turkish deaths

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    On Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Ankara's operation in Syria is aimed at combating Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists and other armed terrorist groups. "If there is no political solution in Syria, if there is no national unity, if its territorial integrity is not ensured, you may clear it of Daesh today, but tomorrow another organization will appear", Cavusoglu said using an Arabic acronym for IS.
  • Battle for Mosul: 1000 ISIS Terrorists Killed

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    Prime Minister Hayder Abadi says that six months is the "maximum time cap" for occupying Mosul . (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). Sheep blackened by the soot of oil fires set by Islamic State militants graze in Qayara, south of Mosul , Iraq, Monday, Nov.
  • 'Guv speaking in the voice of Central govt'

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    Accusing the Centre of "deploying the Army" along a highway toll plaza at the second Hooghly Bridge, about 500 metres from the Secretariat "Nabanna" in neighbouring Howrah district, Banerjee had not left her office till next morning and stayed put for almost 36 hours.
  • European Banks Under Pressure as Italian Referendum Looms

    European Banks Under Pressure as Italian Referendum Looms

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    The ECB is ready temporarily to step up purchases of Italian government bonds if the result of Sunday's referendum sharply drives up borrowing costs for the euro zone's largest debtor, central bank sources told Reuters . "This won't change if Renzi resigns as it is more of an institutional position than a personal one". Polls have shown the "yes" and "no" camps nearly neck-and-neck, with many voters still undecided.
  • Texas elector won't vote for Trump

    Texas elector won't vote for Trump

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    But while in the modern era this ceremonial occasion has been a formality that reiterates the results of statewide votes, it seems to be at least technically possible that electors could instead defy their states and vote for whomever they choose.
  • Iraq's government ferrying relief supplies to Mosul

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    A high-ranking terrorist with the Islamic State, the so-called ISIS "oil minister" Abu Izzam, was killed by Iraqi counter-terrorism forces east of Mosul on Monday, Fars news agency reports , quoting the anti-terrorism forces commander Wahab al-Saedi.
  • Erdogan says Syria operation against 'terror groups' only

    Erdogan says Syria operation against 'terror groups' only

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    We know that Assad is responsible of killing 600,000 people. Both presidents also reportedly emphasized the importance of normalizing ties between them, ties which were badly strained over a year ago when Turkey shot down a Russian bomber over its border with Syria.
  • Donald Trump Threatens US Companies in Latest Twitter Diatribe

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    Last week , Trump announced he had negotiated a deal to keep 1,000 of 1,400 jobs at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis instead of losing them to Mexico. Carrier Corp., the maker of air conditioners that was persuaded by President-elect Donald Trump to abort plans to close a USA factory, is increasing prices to stay competitive as higher costs weigh on the industry.
  • L.A. Ramping Up Security After Threat To Universal City Metro Station

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    The FBI, the Los Angeles police and sheriff's departments say they will step up security on the metro system, with an increase in uniformed and undercover officers on duty. Garcetti says he himself will ride the subway line on Tuesday. Law enforcement officials said the threat had been relayed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by a law enforcement agency in another country, where the threat had originated.