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- 2017-06-20 15:14:25Z
"I just said kind of quite nervously, 'Well, that's the last we'll see of you.'"
Iraqi authorities have dropped leaflets over Mosul warning civilians to stay inside and are telling jihadists to "surrender or die" after launching an assault to retake the Old City. Iraqi forces launched an assault on Sunday to recapture the Old City, the last district of Mosul still held by the Islamic State group after a months-long offensive. Commanders say the jihadists are putting up fierce resistance and there are concerns for the more than 100,000 civilians believed to remain inside the Old City.
Bahrain has ordered Qatari troops serving with a coalition fighting the Islamic State group to leave its territory, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Sunday. The soldiers, part of the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) which is headquartered in Bahrain, had been asked to leave the coalition and may depart within the next 48 hours, the source told AFP. "The Bahrainis told the US general in command of the base that Qatari soldiers must leave," the source said on condition of anonymity.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a pastor from Grand Junction who has been reported missing in New Mexico was searching for a famous hidden treasure, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports.
Jana Duggar is the last adult Duggar daughter still single.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Polish officials are hailing an upcoming visit by Donald Trump, with Poland's defense minister calling it a "huge success" for the government and another official celebrating the unexpectedness of a U.S. president stopping in Warsaw before Paris, London or Berlin.
U.S. soldiers were ambushed by an ally on Saturday.
Smartphone users - which, at this point, is pretty much everyone - already have enough to worry about when it comes to hackers, malicious apps, and malware invading their phones, but in China, some iPhone users found out their worst enemy was actually the folks selling them their devices in the first place. Chinese officials have now arrested 22 Apple distributors after discovering that they were selling off sensitive user data they found on a secure Apple database. The crooks apparently collected over $7.3 million (over 50 million yuan) from selling the information before being caught. The thieves reportedly accessed the internal Apple database and collected user information that...
According to GeekBench 4 Benchmarks, the 2017 MacBook is 20 percent faster than the 2016 model.
An Australian Islamic council has called for taxpayer-funded "safe spaces" so young Muslims can express "inflammatory" views without fear in a move slammed Thursday as troubling and wrong. News of the request comes just days after a fatal shootout in Melbourne claimed by the Islamic State group, which is being treated as a terrorist incident. In a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into freedom of religion, the Islamic Council of Victoria demanded funding for federal counter-terrorism and anti-extremism programmes be diverted to create the refuges.
Mexico's ruling party narrowly held onto the governorship of the country's largest state Sunday, according to preliminary election results, but a fiery leftist hoping to ride the race to the presidency cried foul. The election in the state of Mexico, President Enrique Pena Nieto's home state, was closely watched as a bellwether ahead of presidential polls next year. It was a must-win race for Pena Nieto and the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which had to fend off a fierce challenge from an upstart leftist party, the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), and its founder, presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
The head of the SITE intelligence group says the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for Saturday's London attacks.
An experimental cancer medicine called larotrectinib has shown promise treating a diverse range of cancers in people young and old, researchers said at a major cancer conference in the United States. The treatment targets a genetic abnormality which is often found in rare cancers -- including salivary gland cancer, juvenile breast cancer, and a soft tissue cancer known as infantile fibrosarcoma -- which are particularly difficult to treat. This abnormality also occurs in about 0.5 percent to one percent of many common cancers.
No, it's not the pink version that was leaked earlier this week. It's a Galaxy S8 version made for pirates. The Galaxy S8 is a tremendous success for Samsung, selling even better than the previous model. But that doesn't mean that Samsung doesn't have more marketing tricks to sell even more units this year. A Galaxy S8 Pirates of the Caribbean Special Edition is such a trick. This isn't the first time Samsung partnered with movie studios to launch special edition handsets, so it's definitely not surprising to see Samsung target one of the blockbuster movies of the year for the handset. But unfortunately for you, you can't buy it just yet. As GizmoChina explains, the special edition...
Kabul city was on lockdown Saturday with armed checkpoints and armoured vehicles patrolling the streets to prevent a repeat of protests that spiralled into street clashes, leaving at least four people dead. Hundreds of demonstrators calling for President Ashraf Ghani to step down clashed with police on Friday, prompting officials to beat them back with live rounds in the air, tear gas and water cannon. The protesters were voicing anger over a truck bombing on Wednesday in Kabul's diplomatic quarter that killed 90 people and wounded hundreds, the deadliest attack in the city since 2001.
N'Djamena (AFP) - French forces operating in northern Mali said Friday that they had taken "out of action" around 20 militants in operations against jihadist groups this week. "The Barkhane force carried out a new operation in the Serma forest...taking around 20 terrorists out of action," Barkhane said in a statement. Barkhane added that a series of operations carried out with Mali and Burkina Faso forces since the end of April, along with air and land surveillance of local activity had "produced intelligence on operations by armed terrorist groups in the region".
A panel of academics and scientists analyzed what withdrawing the United States from the landmark global agreement means for the planet, businesses and the world's poor.
Sure, we'll have five fresh roundups next week that highlight each day's best paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free. But there's still one more post to enjoy this week, and you had better check it out now before these limited-time sales end. These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now - obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word "get," it is no longer free. The...
Venezuela's Supreme Court threatened Thursday to jail senior opposition leader Henrique Capriles if he lets anti-government protesters block roads in the state he governs. In its latest swipe at embattled President Nicolas Maduro's opponents, the high court ordered Capriles to take "all actions" possible to stop protesters from shutting down roads in the northern state of Miranda. It warned Capriles, who narrowly lost the 2013 presidential election to Maduro, would face six to 15 months of prison if he failed to comply.
The United States and China are discussing next steps in response to North Korea's missile tests and could reach a decision on new sanctions this week, Washington's UN envoy Nikki Haley said Tuesday. China is pushing Pyongyang through back channels to change its behavior and discussing with the United States the timing of a possible new sanctions resolution, Haley told reporters.
By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile controlled by a precision guidance system and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, the North's official KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday. The missile launched on Monday was equipped with an advanced automated pre-launch sequence compared with previous versions of the "Hwasong" rockets, North Korea's name for its Scud-class missiles, KCNA said. The North's test launch of a short-range ballistic missile landed in the sea off its east coast and was the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying international pressure and...