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  1. Iraqi forces have retaken the last IS-held town in the countryFri, 17 Nov 2017 13:27:32 GMT
    Iraqi forces backed by the US-led coalition have retaken the last town in the country held by the Islamic State group, more than three years after the militants stormed nearly a third of Iraqi territory, officials said. At dawn, Iraqi military units and local tribal fighters pushed into the western neighbourhoods of Rawah in western Anbar province, and after just five hours of fighting they retook the town, according to Brigadier General Yahya Rasool. More...
  2. Zimbabwe military says progress in talks for Mugabe's exitFri, 17 Nov 2017 08:36:35 GMT
    Soldiers sit on a military vehicle parked on a street in Harare, Zimbabwe, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. People across the country are starting another day of uncertainty amid quiet talks to resolve the country's political turmoil and the likely end of President Robert Mugabe's decades-long rule. More...
  3. Workers inside the massive underground cemetery in JerusalemFri, 17 Nov 2017 08:36:34 GMT
    A beehive-like structure built deep underground in Jerusalem is providing an innovative solution for the holy city's chronic shortage of burial space. Tunnels stretching more than half mile in length beneath Jerusalem's main cemetery have been carefully excavated over the past two years to make room for some 22,000 graves - enough space to meet the city's needs for the next decade. More...
  4. Sudan cutting trade and military ties to North Korea, says USFri, 17 Nov 2017 08:36:33 GMT
    State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Sudan is taking the step due to the "critical threat" posed by the North's nuclear programme. She said the United States welcomed the decision, which was announced after a visit to Khartoum by Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan. More...
  5. Keystone pipeline leaks over 200K gallons of oil in South DakotaFri, 17 Nov 2017 04:05:54 GMT
    TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline has been shut down after it leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators reported Thursday. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak south of a pump station in Marshall County, TransCanada said in a statement. More...
  6. British judge with EU mission in Kosovo quits amid - serious allegations'Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:24:38 GMT
    A European Union mission that monitors Kosovo's justice says a British judge who served with the initiative is under investigation for unspecified "serious allegations against him". The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, or EULEX, said a team overseen by the EU's highest court is investigating Malcolm Simmons. More...
  7. Singer Sarah Connolly - nearly' cried after kind Prince Charles wordsThu, 16 Nov 2017 18:48:29 GMT
    Dame Sarah Connolly from Stroud is made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. More...
  8. Susan Deacon, pictured receiving her CBE in 2017, has been appionted...Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:42 GMT
    Susan Deacon, pictured receiving her CBE in 2017, has been appionted as the new chair of the Scottish Police Authority Ms Deacon replaces Andrew Flanagan in the Scottish Police Authority role, and will be in post for four years. Mr Flanagan announced his intention to resign in June amid ongoing controversy over his conduct and wider issues surrounding transparency and governance at the organisation. More...
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  1. Mugabe makes post-coup appearance but where's 'Gucci Grace'?Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:40:00 GMT
    Mugabe's public appearance was also notable because there were was no sign of his wife the woman some experts say is at the root of the attempted coup. More...
  2. A Panama tower carries Trump's name and ties to organized crimeFri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMT
    The Trump Organization licensed its name to a luxury condo tower in Panama riddled with ties to drug money and international organized crime. More...
  3. Why reversal of the elephant trophy ban comes at an odd timeFri, 17 Nov 2017 19:02:00 GMT
    Wildlife advocates were critical of the timing of the decision, which applies to Zimbabwe, a country currently in political upheaval. More...
  4. North Korea soldier's 10-inch parasite hints at desperate dietFri, 17 Nov 2017 11:45:00 GMT
    Huge parasites and corn kernels in the stomach of a North Korean defector confirm fears about the country's desperate food and hygiene situation. More...
  5. Russia again vetoes UN resolution on Syria chemical weapons inquirySat, 18 Nov 2017 00:25:00 GMT
    Russia on Friday vetoed a resolution that would have briefly extended an inquiry into who was behind chemical weapons used in Syria. More...
  6. Baby elephants get second chance at Kenyan nurseryFri, 17 Nov 2017 18:52:00 GMT
    At risk of extinction in as little as 10 years, African conservation groups work to protect one of the continent's most precious animals. More...
  7. Climate talks close with Trump standing aloneFri, 17 Nov 2017 09:01:00 GMT
    Two weeks of climate talks end in Bonn, Germany, with no breakthroughs but no new roadblocks to fulfilling the 2015 Paris climate accord. More...
  8. Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syria chemical weapons inquiryThu, 16 Nov 2017 22:23:00 GMT
    Russia vetoed a U.S.-backed resolution to extend an inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapon attacks in Syria. President Trump had urged passage. More...
  9. UK man found guilty of knowingly spreading HIVThu, 16 Nov 2017 22:16:00 GMT
    Daryll Rowe, 27, intentionally infected five men with HIV and attempted to infect five others, a U.K. court ruled. More...
  10. Gay Times editor fired over anti-Semitic, anti-transgender tweetsThu, 16 Nov 2017 20:48:00 GMT
    Josh Rivers was removed from his position after offensive tweets emerged containing anti-Semitic, anti-trans, racist and misogynistic comments. More...