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Iraqi forces backed by the worldwide coalition have been fighting to drive out the IS from western Mosul , but several neighbourhoods, including the densely-populated old city centre, are still under the group's control. About 700,000 people, or a third of the pre-war city's population, have already fled, seeking refuge either with friends and relatives or in camps or neighbouring towns and cities.
  • National Basketball Association mock draft 2017: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball lead fresh faces

    National Basketball Association mock draft 2017: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball lead fresh faces

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    The Celtics won the lottery Tuesday night to continue another awesome basketball springtime in Boston, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago. This year's pick in the 2017 NBA Draft should be a solid wingman to combine with Embiid, Simmons, Saric and the rest of the 76ers roster. The Suns ended up moving up a spot from seven to six getting the chance to draft super bust William Bedford, a man who I had to Wikipedia to find out who he was.
  • How Portland Is Reacting To Friday's Stabbing Attack

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    The attacks came on a light rail train on the first day of Ramadan, the holiest time of year for Muslims. Christian allegedly killed two of the men by slashing them in the neck, Rick Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, and severely wounded the third, Micah David-Cole Fletcher.
  • Palestinian prisoners Continue Hunger Strike, life of Dozens at Danger

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    The hunger strike is a way of "bringing prisoners closer to their basic rights and demands and preventing the occupation from harming the dignity of the Palestinian prisoners", he said in a statement. They come as the 50th anniversary nears of Israel's seizure of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including east Jerusalem, in the Six-Day War. Not all of the details of the Saturday deal were immediately clear.
  • British authorities believe most involved in Manchester bombing are in custody

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    In a raid of Abedi's home, police found a huge amount of explosive chemicals, which they believe were used to assemble a second bomb or possibly more. Ian Hopkins, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, said it was "very clear" that Abedi was one one member of a broader cell. Abedi had recently returned from Libya, where his father and younger brother were arrested by a militia on Wednesday .
  • Jared Kushner defended by Trump amid 'secret Russian Federation line' questions

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    Donald Trump has come out in support of his son-in-law Jared Kushner , following reports the aide tried to set up a secret communication line with Moscow. US President Donald Trump has accused media outlets of "fabricating" much of the news they publish about the White House and inventing anonymous sources on which the reports are ostensibly based.
  • Alligator found in bottom of Florida pool

    Alligator found in bottom of Florida pool

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    The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office received a call about the "unwanted guest" at a home in the Plantation neighborhood. The gator is estimated to be around seven to eight feet long. "Hey this is Florida and man has taken over the animals territory". No one was injured during the incident and the gator is healthy, officers said.
  • Korea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan

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    The missile flew towards the Sea of Japan and "correctly hit a planned target point with a deviation of seven meters". Suga, the Japanese cabinet secretary, told reporters that the missile fell about 300 kilometers (190 miles) north of the Oki islands in southwestern Japan and 500 kilometers (310 miles) west of Sado island in central Japan .
  • PM and Jeremy Corbyn face separate TV grillings by Jeremy Paxman

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    Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson has dismissed the party's fall in support in opinion polls as something that "always happens" in election campaigns. Mr Corbyn, questioned if the United Kingdom was right to allow the parents of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi into the country given what is now known about him, said: "If they had a case for humanitarian protection or for asylum on the basis of being under threat of social, religious or political persecution, yes.
  • Labour and Lib Dem 'butterfly effect' could upset Tory march to victory

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    The Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi had been known to MI5 for five years but Ms Rudd rejected the suggestion that it may have missed an opportunity to apprehend him. "She is a prime minister that has seemed to flawless the art of the U-turn", Sturgeon said. And meantime, the much-maligned Corbyn has been running what many British pols this week told me they consider a near-flawless campaign.