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The first two weeks of the battle for Mosul have unfolded largely according to schedule, although not necessarily exactly to plan, writes Michael Knights.
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Colombia's leftist FARC rebels announced Monday they will launch as a political party on September 1, as the group transitions into civilian life as part of a historic peace agreement.
Former U.S. Army medic Donnie Bumanglag, in a series of Canadian Press interviews and in a podcast he co-hosts, said he doesn't regret saving Omar Kh
WEST GLACIER, Mont. - Glacier National Park officials say a tourist who was taking photographs of the scenery fell into a creek, was swept into a culvert and plunged 100 ......
Police hunting two men after they were overheard discussing an explosive device on a Vienna metro
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. - There's a new way to ride the rails in Rhode Island: by pedaling a rail bike beside picturesque Narragansett Bay. Rail Explorers opened in Portsmouth in April as ...
RIO DE JANEIRO - Former Brazil goalkeeper Waldir Peres, a member of three World Cup teams, died on Sunday at the age of 66 after a heart attack. His death ...
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DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia State Police trooper shot and wounded a woman who pointed a gun at officers. Police say the shooting happened after officers responded Sunday night
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Prosecutors say there's insufficient evidence to file sexual assault charges against Michael Irvin, a former football star for the Dallas Cowboys and the University of Miami.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Turkey’s president on Monday urged Qatar and Arab countries isolating it to negotiate an end to the crisis dividing them as he wrapped up a two-day Gulf tou
(Reuters) - Private equity firm KKR & Co has agreed to buy WebMD Health Corp in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion, bringing a slew of popular online health information websites under one umbrella.
If anyone tells you a 401(k) loan is a cheap way to borrow, they are both right and very, very wrong. 401(k) loan interest rates are low. But the way many Americans repay them spells disaster. If you
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police accuse a New Hampshire woman of kidnapping a man’s baby girl from his vehicle after he stopped and offered her a ride. Police say the man was driving in Rocheste
On Saturday afternoon, four workers who were working overtime died after they were trapped underground at the mine.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A representative for Hilary Duff calls a burglary at the star’s Beverly Hills home “a scary and upsetting situation.” Publicist Erica Gerard says Duff is thankf
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's justice ministry froze some of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's bank accounts, the ministry and her legal team said on Monday, in relation to a $1 billion fin
Eight people died during the weekend in road crashes the Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services said on Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) — The leader of the U.S. manufacturer of the panels outside a London apartment tower where at least 80 people died in a fire says his company quit selling them for high-rises because i
The "incredible" life of former anti-apartheid activist and veteran media liaison officer Ronnie Mamoepa must be celebrated.
A 10th person has died after being discovered in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Document: Immigrant says people took turns to breathe through hole in wall of tractor-trailer in which bodies were found.
The bodies were discovered in the sweltering trailer of a big rig in a Walmart parking lot early Sunday.              
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer has sparked the posting of at least two fake street signs warning people of “easily startled”
The sight of an enormous whale created a panicky situation on the bank filled with tourists. 
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man is hospitalized in stable condition after police shot him following a standoff. The Danville Police Department says in a statement a woman called 911 Sunday repo
The food giant denies using false marketing for Shredz, a fruit bar critics compare to confectionary.
A suspect believed to be part of a gang terrorising a community in the Deda area in Kwazulu-Natal, appeared in the Maphumulo Magistrates' Court.
Political parties have moved to full swing in garnering votes for the upcoming by-election in ward 32 in Msunduzi Municipality.
ASUNCION (Reuters) - Two men and two women were shot dead early on Monday as they sat in front of a discotheque in the Paraguayan border town of Pedro Juan Caballero, an attack that police said appear
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Driver of Texas tractor-trailer charged with transporting immigrants in US illegally resulting in deaths of 10 people.
Austrian police say they are looking for two suspects they say were overheard last week by other Vienna subway passengers discussing in Arabic setting off a bomb
MADRID - Lawmakers in Spain's Balearic Islands have banned spectators under age 18, alcohol and the killing or harming of animals at regional bullfights. A majority of left-wing deputies in the .....
NEW YORK - KKR is buying health information website WebMD in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion. WebMD Health Corp. announced in February that it was looking at its strategic ...

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