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Iraqi troops launch fresh Mosul push, retake town

Iraqi troops launch a fresh push against areas held by Daesh terrorists around Mosul as special forces join the offensive to retake the Takfiri group’s last major stronghold in Iraq. Government troops advanced on the town of Bartallah, located less than 20 kilometers east of Mosul, on Thursday after capturing a string of villages nearby. Prime ...

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Russia’s Aleppo ceasefire begins but clashes erupt

ALEPPO, Syria (AFP) – A “humanitarian pause” took effect Thursday in the Syrian army’s Russian-backed assault on rebel-held areas of Aleppo but it was quickly tested by fighting on a corridor opened for civilians to flee. The army said it was opening eight corridors to provide safe passage for those ...

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Yemen truce begins amid pressure on Saudis

A fresh ceasefire has gone into effect in Yemen, which started a minute before midnight on Wednesday, and will continue for 72 hours. The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said all parties to the conflict have agreed that the initial time period is subject to renewal and could be ...

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Leader urges authorities not to back down against US

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Iranian authorities not to back down in the face of the United States’ ever-increasing demands. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks on Wednesday in a meeting with a group of top university students and members of Iran’s National Elites ...

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Eminem re-emerges to savage Donald Trump

NEW YORK (AFP) – Rap superstar Eminem re-emerged Wednesday with a loaded lyrical attack on Donald Trump, in a nearly eight-minute song in which he also identifies with the Black Lives Matter cause. The top-selling rapper of all time, Eminem has been relatively quiet in the past several years but ...

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Scarlett Johansson to run Paris popcorn shop

PARIS: (AFP) – It isn t – until you think about it – an obvious career move for a movie star. Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson is opening a popcorn shop. Not just any old popcorn joint but a gourmet one in Paris, the gastronomic capital of the world, where she spends ...

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Anderson set to miss first India Test

CHITTAGONG: Eng­land’s record-breaking bowler Jimmy Anderson, who has already been ruled out of the current tour of Bangladesh, will miss next month’s first Test against India, captain Alastair Cook said on Wednesday. “I don’t think he’ll be there for the start. He might be ready to do some training, but ...

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‘I dreamt of an martial art academy as a child’

Imran Ali, 35, established the first martial arts training academy in the garrison city by the name of Sholian Tai Chi Kung Fu Academy where he trains children and youngsters in Karate, Kung-fu, boxing and gymnastics. He says he did so because he could not join an academy to train ...

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