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Author: 0 Top Iraq commander announces 'liberation' of east Mosul

Army units are fighting Daesh in a collection of northeastern districts the militants remain holed up in, the military says. U.S. advisers have also taken a more active role in the campaign in recent weeks, venturing closer to the front to support Iraqi forces, though USA personnel "remain behind the forward line of [Iraqi] troops".

Author: 0 China Shines in Davos, US Official Says Trump Is Misunderstood

But in fact, for the past couple of years China has been intervening in markets to prop up its currency, not push it lower. The China Daily quoted worldwide relations analyst Jin Yong as saying the time is right for China to step up and boost global confidence, given the uncertainties caused by the leadership transition in the USA and divisions in Europe.

Author: 0 Wisconsinites part of thousands going to Women's March after Inauguration

It started out as a spontaneous reaction to the election results and has morphed into a rally cry for women who have felt castrated individually and now have a place to connect with others. Every US state is holding at least one march . After the debate, a number of women, including Crooks, contacted the New York Times and alleged Trump had made unwanted advances.

Author: 0 Gambia President Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down

Gambia's Supreme Court does not have enough judges to hear the case before May. Senegalese President Macky Sall agreed on Saturday to host Barrow until his inauguration on Thursday when he will be escorted by some African leaders to the event.

Author: 0 Palestine opens embassy in Vatican, hopes others will follow Pope Francis' example

In December 2016, the United Nations security council adopted a resolution that reaffirms the illegality of Israeli settlements built within occupied Palestinian territories. The country said it has particular reservations about an global conference that is against the wishes of the Israelis. Both countries did not send representatives to the conference.

Author: 0 Australia criticises Japan after whaling photos released

This is the first documented killing since the International Court of Justice deemed Japan's Antarctic whaling illegal back in 2014. It comes two days after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Sydney to bolster defence ties with Australia.

Author: 0 Samsung executive interrogated for 22 hours in bribery probe

After his sleepless night, Mr Lee went directly to Samsung headquarters in Seoul's upscale Seocho district, a few kilometres from the special prosecutors' office, a Samsung spokesman said. "There is nothing further that I can say in that regard". "Only the final decision is left to be made, but we are gauging various factors", another official was quoting by Yonhap News Agency as saying.

World News Forces In Mosul Make Gains Along Tigris River
Author: 0 Forces In Mosul Make Gains Along Tigris River

IS fighters overran Mosul in the summer of 2014, announcing from there their self-styled "caliphate" after taking a large swath of Iraq and Syria in a lightning surge. This follows a milestone earlier this week when Iraqi Counter-Terrorism forces reached the east bank of the Tigris River in Mosul for the first time since the kick-off of the large scale military operation to reclaim the city started on October 17, 2016.

World News Lord Snowdon dies aged 86
Author: 0 Lord Snowdon dies aged 86

Camera Press said in a short statement: "The Earl of Snowdon died peacefully at home on 13th January 2017". Buckingham Palace has confirmed that The Queen is aware of Lord Snowdon's death. Princess Margaret died on February 9, 2002 at the age of 71. Queen Elizabeth denied Princess Margaret's request to marry the divorced Group Captain.

World News Caught in an avalanche
Author: 0 Caught in an avalanche

The inflatable backpack reacts similarly to a vehicle airbag, and ABC reports that it was a gift from family and friends on Oye's most recent visit home. Marlene said she has seen her grandson pull all kinds of insane stunts, but was still shook up when she saw the footage. "I love him and his whole family loves him and take it easy and can't wait to see you again", he said.

Author: 0 Supreme Court Refuses To Reconsider Jallikattu Ban Before Pongal

As the clock ticks down to the last few days for the Pongal festival, a fresh jolt was issued to the Tamil Nadu government's efforts to get the apex court's approval for Jallikattu. Jallikattu, organised to celebrate Pongal, has not been held in Tamil Nadu for the last two years. "What I feel is that we should request the Supreme Court to give its judgement, then the government can take any step".

World News Michelle Obama wrote the sweetest thank you note to Barack on TV
Author: 0 Michelle Obama wrote the sweetest thank you note to Barack on TV

In the farewell address, the President thanked his wife for taking on "a role you didn't ask for and made it your own with grace and with grit and with style and with good humor". Little did the guests know, she was just behind the curtain and would come out to personally respond to her supporter's commendations. "I will continue to stay involved in these issues as long as I live", she said.

Author: 0 BSF dubs soldier's video as an act of 'indiscipline'

The disclosure also comes a day after constable Yadav was transferred from the LoC and BSF disclosed that he has a history of disciplinary actions being taken against him. Meanwhile, a war of words broke out on Tuesday between the Border Security Force and one of its personnel who alleged in a series of viral videos that troops were served inedible food and rations was often siphoned off.

Author: 0 Sainsbury's Stock Surges on Modest Sales Growth, but Challenges Remain

The supermarket giant beat analyst expectations of a fall in sales, they predicted a 0.8 per cent decline. Mr Coupe said the supermarket saw record trading during Christmas week, with more than 30m customer transactions and more than £1bn of sales across the group.

World News Illinois Dairy Queen owner loses franchise after admitting to racial tirade
Author: 0 Illinois Dairy Queen owner loses franchise after admitting to racial tirade

Ford, who is biracial, said she had asked the store owner for a $5 refund after not receiving all the food that she ordered, according to the Tribune. "He took out his flip phone and he said he would take a picture and put it on Facebook because he wants to show the world what kind of n-- he has to deal with", Ford continued.

Author: 0 Afghanistan: 30 dead, 80 injured in blasts near Afghan parliament

Officials said a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Darul Aman area, and that was followed nearly immediately by a vehicle bomber in an apparently coordinated operation. During this latest terror attack on the Afghanistan parliament, employees were targeted and there might be causalities as per security officials present at the location.

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton Gets Standing Ovation at 'The Color Purple'

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives on Capitol Hill for the leadership portrait unveiling ceremony for Senate Minority Leader Sen. The one-time candidate appeared to don a flower-print dress for this afternoon's matinee. She was seen at the final performance of The Color Purple on Broadway with her husband Bill Clinton.

Author: 0 WTI crude oil futures settle at $51.96/barrel

The amount of Iran's oil held on tankers at sea has dropped to 16.4 million barrels from 29.6 at the beginning of October. Before that sharp drop, the level had barely changed in 2016; it was 29.7 million barrels at the start of previous year, the data showed.

Author: 0 McDonald's offloads majority interest in China franchise in $2.1bn deal

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE:MCD) has agreed to sell the bulk of its China and Hong Kong business for up to $2.1 billion in a 20-year deal. The Oak Brook, Ill. McDonald's says "menu innovation" and using digital technology are priorities for the new Chinese business. Franchising allows it to take a slice of sales while cutting operating costs.

Author: 0 U.S. beats Canada for gold in WJC thriller

The fourth U.S. shooter, Tyler Terry, an Anaheim Ducks prospect scored, through the legs of Hart. He had his chances, but there would be no fairy-tale ending for Anthony Cirelli this time around. "This is a special group who will forever walk together". It also recalled Canadian Jonathan Toews' three shootout goals in the 2007 World Junior Championship semifinal, which knocked the USA out of contention.

World News Australia romp to victory over Pakistan for series sweep
Author: 0 Australia romp to victory over Pakistan for series sweep

Limited-overs cricket will be the immediate focus for Smith and several of his teammates, but the four-Test series starting in India next month is also on the horizon. Australia had lost the opening two Tests of its series against the Proteas and after the heavy innings defeat in Hobart when Smith admitted he was "embarrassed" by the performance, selectors took action.

Author: 0 Annotated version of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' was a 2016 German best-seller

Andreas Wirsching has said that he is in favor of what he calls "clever" teachers using his publishing company's academic edition of " Mein Kampf " while teaching in the classroom. "The task of an annotated critical edition is to render the debate objective and to put forward a serious alternative, a counter-text to the uncritical and unfiltered dissemination of Hitler's propaganda, lies, half-truths and vicious tirades".

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