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The army recaptured eastern Mosul in January and is now fighting to retake control of the western part of the city. The mosque has dominated Mosul's skyline for centuries and is pictured on Iraq's 10,000 dinar bank note. The militant group flew its black flag from the famous minaret and the building became the centre of IS activities. IS has demolished dozens of historic and archaeological sites in and around Mosul , saying they promoted idolatry.
  • Thousands Gather To Pay Their Respects To Otto Warmbier

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    Sentenced to hard labor early a year ago for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, Warmbier was medically evacuated to the United States in a coma last week after almost 18 months in captivity. He was arrested for allegedly stealing a political sign from a restricted area and sentenced two months later to 15 years of hard labor. The extent to which Beijing can influence Pyongyang is key in trying to defuse the North Korean crisis, and Tillerson's remarks came the day after ...
  • Jeh Johnson testimony proves no collusion with Russian Federation

    Jeh Johnson testimony proves no collusion with Russian Federation

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    Trump's tweets , particularly his use of the word "if" while describing Russian interference, appear to cast wider doubt over whether or not he believes Russia tried to sway the election. "It's all a big Dem scam and excuse for losing the election!", Trump added. And for once, we seemed to get a clear answer on why the Obama administration didn't give details about the hacks publicly until late past year.
  • Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests in Chicago, across US

    Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests in Chicago, across US

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    Three people were arrested. The demonstrations were held in more than two dozen USA cities, including Seattle , New York, Chicago and San Bernardino, California. It says it condemns bias against religious groups and is "proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with peaceful Western Muslims as well as peaceful Muslims worldwide".
  • Otto Warmbier's hometown prepares for his funeral

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    Trump wrote on Twitter.It was unclear whether his remark represented a significant shift in his thinking in the US effort to stop North Korea's nuclear program and its test-launching of missiles or a hardening in USA policy toward China.China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing had made "unremitting efforts" to resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula, not as a result of external pressure but because China was a responsible member of the global community and resolving nuclear ...
  • Opposition parties meet to decide on Presidential candidate

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    Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday declared previous Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar as their presidential candidate. "The Opposition's nominee for President's post Meira Kumar is more capable and popular than the NDA candidate", she said moments after the UPA announced Kumar's candidature.
  • Republican wins pricey $79m Georgia race

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    Spending on the race reached at least US$57 million (S$79 million), almost twice the last record, said the Centre for Responsive Politics, a watchdog. "But I am honored by the support". And I will work just as hard to earn your confidence in the weeks and months ahead'. With Jon Ossoff's loss to Karen Handel for the U.S.
  • Dem says 'we can do better' than GOP health plan

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    As a draft of the Senate GOP's healthcare bill went public Thursday , protesters assembled in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office to stage a "die in." In a series of tweets , Governor Andrew Cuomo called the legislation a "ultra-conservative assault on New Yorkers".
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel says EU future more important than Brexit talks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says EU future more important than Brexit talks

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    UK Brexit Secretary David Davis said that the Brexit talks had gotten off to a "promising start" even though it has become obvious that Britain conceded to the EU's preferred order. Britain's political instability has caused concerns in European capitals hoping to get the negotiations over with quickly and cleanly, as has May's oft-repeated threat to walk away from the talks without a deal if necessary.
  • Egyptian-American Muslim Teen Killed in 'Road Rage Incident' in US

    Egyptian-American Muslim Teen Killed in 'Road Rage Incident' in US

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    On Sunday, the body of Nabra Hassanen , a 17-year-old Muslim teen, was found in a pond in Fairfax County. According to statements from police and the mosque, Hassanen and her friends were walking back to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque from a McDonald's in the Sterling area between 3 and 4 a.m.