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More than 500,000 Americans homeless: US government report

Over 500,000 people, including more than 140,000 children, were homeless in the United States in 2015 due to few affordable housing and a sluggish economic recovery across much of the country, according to a government new study. The study released on Thursday by the US Department of Housing and Urban ...

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Basij forces stage military drill in Iran

Dozens of battalions from the Iranian Basij (volunteer) forces attended a large-scale war game, codenamed ‘Ela Beit ul-Muqaddas’ (Towards al-Quds), held near the holy city of Qom. According to Tasnim news agency, the main stage of the military exercise kicked off on Friday morning with the participation of 120 Basij ...

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Saudi attack kills 20 fishermen in northwest Yemen

At least 20 Yemeni fishermen have been killed in Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes in coastal areas, a report says. Yemen’s al-Masirah TV said on Thursday that the fishermen were killed after Saudi warplanes pounded their boats off the coast of Zaqar Island and near Hanish Island in al-Hudaydah Province. The report said several others were ...

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UN slams Daesh terrorists over execution of two hostages

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has strongly condemned the killing of a Chinese and a Norwegian citizen by the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group, saying that the perpetrators must be brought to justice. In a statement on Thursday, the UNSC described the execution of Chinese Fan Jinghui and Norwegian Ole ...

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Syrian army gains more grounds in Latakia

The Syrian army has managed to recapture a number of strategic areas from the Takfiri Daesh group in the western province of Latakia. Syrian army forces established control over several areas in the northeastern countryside of Latakia on Thursday. A military source said that the Syrian forces had earlier advanced towards the hills in ...

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Gunmen attack hotel in Mali, hold hostages

Unknown gunmen have attacked a hotel in the Malian capital, Bamako, and taken a number of people hostage. Some 170 people are held hostage by a gunmen at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako. “The Rezidor Hotel Group… is aware of the hostage-taking that is ongoing at the property today, 20th November ...

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