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Libyan forces corner IS fighters in Sirte - Yahoo News UK


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Libyan forces corner IS fighters in Sirte
Yahoo News UK
Libya's pro-government forces on Monday cornered Islamic State group jihadists in their last holdouts in the city of Sirte, after heavy fighting that left dozens dead and wounded. The battle for IS's North African stronghold was launched more than ...
Libyan forces tighten noose on IS in SirteDaily Mail
Libyan forces say Islamic State beaten back in SirteReuters
Libyans take heavy casualties in final push on IS bastionMetroNews Canada
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 1:56 am

Longtime aide Huma Abedin like 'second daughter' to Hillary Clinton - The Globe and Mail


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Longtime aide Huma Abedin like 'second daughter' to Hillary Clinton
The Globe and Mail
Often called Hillary Clinton's second daughter, Huma Abedin is a deeply trusted aide who is rarely far apart from the Democratic presidential nominee. She's also a confidante subjected to a similar level of attention and scrutiny as her longtime boss ...
Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin to Separate After His Latest Sexting ScandalNew York Times
Donald Trump launches attack on Huma Abedin and her momGlobalnews.ca
Huma Abedin is Hillary Clinton's closest aide, and now she might be a liabilityLos Angeles Times
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 12:45 am

Chinese Jack the Ripper's bizarre fetish - NEWS.com.au


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Chinese Jack the Ripper's bizarre fetish
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THE Ganzu 'Ripper' invaded the nightmares of young Chinese women for decades. Many were too scared to leave their homes, terrified they could be the next victim of a serial killer described by authorities as “reclusive”, “patient” and with a deep ...
China's 'Jack the Ripper' has been arrestedGlobalnews.ca
China's 'Jack the Ripper' targeted women who wore redToronto Sun
Chinese 'Jack the Ripper' serial killer caughtBBC News
9news.com.au -Telegraph.co.uk -New York Times -Jezebel
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 12:26 am

IS Gaining Foothold in Yemen - Voice of America


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IS Gaining Foothold in Yemen
Voice of America
Fighters loyal to the government gather at the site of a suicide car bombing in Yemen's southern city of Aden, Yemen, Aug. 29, 2016. The bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in Aden has killed over 50 pro-government troops. Share. Share on ...
IS suicide attack in Yemen kills 54 government fightersToronto Star
Suicide bomber in Yemen kills 54 government fightersCBC.ca
Islamic State bombing latest blow to beleaguered YemenUSA TODAY
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 9:30 pm

Banning Religious Attire Will Only Create More Division In Society - Huffington Post Canada


Huffington Post Canada

Banning Religious Attire Will Only Create More Division In Society
Huffington Post Canada
If you're a non-Muslim woman going scuba diving you're best to avoid the beaches of France where you may be fined or arrested for wearing a full body swimsuit. You may be identified as a Muslim women sporting a burkini in which case you risk being ...
Here's why the 'burkini ban' is important, even though French secularists are bungling it so badlyLifesite
'Get out': France investigates restaurateur after tirade against Muslims caught on videoNational Post
The Real Stakes in the Burkini MessHuffington Post
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 8:40 pm

Legendary comic actor Gene Wilder dead at 83

Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder, star of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Mel Brooks comedies such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Silent Movie, is dead at 83, his family says.

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Posted: August 29, 2016, 7:45 pm

Zika outbreak: Disney World, Orlando theme parks offer free bug spray

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Orlando's major theme parks are now offering free bug repellent to visitors as concerns about mosquito-transmitted Zika virus mount in Florida.

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Posted: August 29, 2016, 7:13 pm

Homes rocked by Italy earthquake 'impossible' to return to

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CBC's Megan Williams joins a man picking up the pieces at his parents' home, which he says will be “impossible” to return to.

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Posted: August 29, 2016, 6:55 pm

2 arrested in Italy for looting quake-hit homes - CTV News


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2 arrested in Italy for looting quake-hit homes
CTV News
Italian police have arrested two people for allegedly looting quake-damaged homes. Police say officers riding motorcycles Monday to navigate rubble-strewn streets arrested a Romanian man and woman. The suspects were driving a car with German plates ...
Quake survivors erupt in anger at funeral plan; govt relentsMontreal Gazette
The Latest: Romania to repatriate 7 bodies of quake victimsBusiness Insider
Homes rocked by Italy earthquake 'impossible' to return toCBC.ca
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 6:21 pm

Kelowna Italian club plans fundraiser for Italy earthquake victims - Globalnews.ca


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Kelowna Italian club plans fundraiser for Italy earthquake victims
Globalnews.ca
Firefighters search through debris in Arquata, central Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Wednesday. Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three ...
Marconi Club Aims To Raise $50000 For Italy Earthquake Relief640 Toronto News
Eat pasta for ItalyCastanet.net
Prayers and collection in Glasgow for those affected by Italian earthquakeThe National
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 6:05 pm

New Apple iPhone unveiling expected next week

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Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco.

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Posted: August 29, 2016, 5:44 pm

Ice Road Truckers driver Darrell Ward killed in plane crash

Darrell Ward

A plane crash in western Montana has killed a star of the History channel reality show Ice Road Truckers and another man.

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Posted: August 29, 2016, 5:43 pm

‘We want our rights under the law’

EAST Timor’s former president Xanana Gusmao said his nation will not rest until it gains full maritime rights in a landmark case underway in The Hague.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 4:58 pm

IS-claimed attack kills 18 in Iraq oasis town - Daily Mail


Daily Mail

IS-claimed attack kills 18 in Iraq oasis town
Daily Mail
Attackers armed with suicide vests, rifles and grenades killed 18 people in the Iraqi oasis town of Ain al-Tamer, many of them guests at a wedding party, officials said Monday. The attack, a rare occurrence in this region southwest of Baghdad, was ...
ISIS claims responsibility for deadly wedding blast in IraqCNN
UPDATED: ISIS claims responsibility for Karbala suicide attackRudaw
Islamic State claims suicide bombing at Iraqi weddingReuters Canada
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 4:39 pm

Weiner dumped amid new sex scandal

ANTHONY Weiner’s wife is finally leaving the scandal-prone ex-​US ​congressman after he was caught sexting while in bed with his son.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 4:12 pm

Zika outbreak: Singapore steps up prevention as cases rise to 56

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Singapore, a major regional financial centre and busy transit hub, maintains a constant vigil against the mosquito-borne dengue virus

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Posted: August 29, 2016, 4:00 pm

Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin to separate after sexting revelation

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​Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says she is separating from husband Anthony Weiner after another sexting revelation involving the former U.S. congressman.

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Posted: August 29, 2016, 3:47 pm

Bacteria with worrisome superbug genes found in U.S.

Bacteria

New Jersey researchers said they had identified perhaps the first strain of E. Coli bacteria in the United States with mobile genes that make it resistant to two types of antibiotics now considered last-line defenses against superbugs.

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Posted: August 29, 2016, 3:23 pm

Freak lightning kills 300 reindeer

MORE than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting at a nature park in central Norway. WARNING: Distressing pictures.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 3:03 pm

Guilty man dead right after sentencing

THIS is Jason Binkiewicz moments before he was sentenced to 13 years. It’s also the last picture taken of him alive.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 2:59 pm

‘Vampire’ had sex with girl in church

A 22-YEAR-OLD man has avoided jail after having sex with a girl, 14, and drinking her blood in a church stairwell in a sick vampire role-playing game.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 2:50 pm

Bali murder: Cops search for motive

SARA Connor’s ex-husband will hear more about how she’s been coping in jail, as an investigation continues into the murder of a Bali police officer.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 1:58 pm

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff appears at impeachment trial

Brazil Rousseff Impeachment

Suspended president Dilma Rousseff appears before Brazil's Senate to defend herself against charges of breaking budget laws in an impeachment trial that is expected to remove her from office this week.

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Posted: August 29, 2016, 1:49 pm

Deadly lightning kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

Norway Reindeer Killed

More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in central Norway.

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Posted: August 29, 2016, 1:45 pm

EpiPen maker to launch cheaper, generic version in U.S.

EpiPen

Mylan to launch generic EpiPen in U.S. at half the price of original.

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Posted: August 29, 2016, 1:19 pm

Explosion in Brussels blamed on arsonists

ADDITION Belgium-Crime Lab Attack

Arsonists set fire to Belgium's National Institute of Criminology in Brussels, causing an explosion but no casualties, a Brussels prosecutor said.

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Posted: August 29, 2016, 10:33 am

3 Canadians charged with smuggling $30M in cocaine on cruise ship in Australia

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Three Canadian cruise ship passengers are charged with drug smuggling after Sydney police allegedly find 95 kilograms of cocaine in their cabin luggage.

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Posted: August 29, 2016, 9:21 am

You’re about to see this pasta everywhere

THERE’S never been a better reason to eat pasta. This dish is popping up on menus everywhere and it’s all for a beautiful reason.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 9:16 am

Italians worry quake-struck town will be abandoned, lost forever

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People in the Italian town of San Giovanni di Accumoli, where a deadly earthquake struck earlier this week, mourn those killed and contemplate the possibility the town may be abandoned forever.

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Posted: August 29, 2016, 9:00 am

Teen raped, shot, fed to gators

A TEENAGER who vanished in 2009 was repeatedly raped in a gang “stash house” for several days has met a gruesome death.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 8:48 am

Kidnapped Aussie aid worker released

THE family of kidnapped aid worker Kerry Jane Wilson say they are “over the moon” she has been released following confirmation from authorities.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 8:41 am

Suicide bomber in Yemen kills 54 government fighters

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A suicide car bombing claimed by ISIS in Yemen's southern city of Aden kills at least 54 pro-government recruits.

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Posted: August 29, 2016, 8:03 am

‘Zorro’ with plastic sword shuts down LAX

A MAN wearing a Zorro costume was detained after passengers were seen running from LA Airport yelling, “Get out ... run!”
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 7:54 am

Ticket to ride

The Facebook group where passengers cast a humorous eye on the behaviour of tram conductors.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 12:49 am

Man 'put acid' in Australian sex club lubricant

A 62-year-old man is arrested after allegedly filling a lubricant dispenser with hydrochloric acid at a gay club in Sydney.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 11:54 pm

Colombia Farc rebels announce definitive ceasefire

The main leftist rebel group in Colombia, the Farc, announces a definitive ceasefire from midnight, ending one of the world's longest insurgencies.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 11:54 pm

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel dies at 66 of heart attack

The Mexican singer Juan Gabriel dies of a heart attack at his home in California, days after performing at a concert in Los Angeles.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 11:26 pm

Kazakhstan's 'Game of Thrones' to launch

Kazakhstan is preparing to launch its own version of the popular TV series Game of Thrones.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 11:10 pm

Migrant crisis: How to stay sane in a refugee camp

A camp psychologist at the Kara Tepe refugee camp in Greece explains how refugees there take care of their mental health.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 11:06 pm

The displaced Nigerians facing death from hunger

Aid agencies are warning of a growing humanitarian crisis in north-eastern Nigeria, where more than two million people have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 11:06 pm

'Bare branches'

Xiong Jigen, 43, is one of many men inside China's remote "bachelor village', where bad roads and few women make it hard to find a wife.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 10:24 pm

Iraq asks Saudi Arabia to remove ambassador

The Iraqi government asks for the Saudi ambassador to Baghdad to be replaced over comments he made about Iran's involvement in Iraq.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 10:10 pm

Nasa ends year-long Mars simulation on Hawaii

A team of six people complete a Nasa-funded Mars simulation in Hawaii, after living in a dome in near isolation for a year.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 9:23 pm

Heavy casualties as Libyan forces advance on IS in Sirte

At least 34 fighters loyal to Libya's unity government are killed as militia push into the last areas of the coastal city of Sirte held by so-called Islamic State.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 8:39 pm

Brexit may send EU 'down the drain' - German vice chancellor

Germany's vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel says the EU could go "down the drain" if Brexit is handled badly and that the UK cannot keep the "nice things" without any responsibility.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 7:43 pm

Italy earthquake: Braving aftershocks to say 'I do'

They had been planning the perfect wedding for more than a year. The dress, the suit and the venue were all reserved.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 7:43 pm

Paris restaurant 'refuses to serve Muslim women'

A video showing a French restaurateur apparently calling all Muslims terrorists and refusing to serve two Muslim women sparks anger and calls for protests.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 7:06 pm

Syria war: Turkey kills 25 people in latest round of air strikes

Turkey says it has killed 25 militants near Jarablus in Syria, while a monitoring group reports 35 civilian deaths in same area.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 4:43 pm

Iran arrests nuclear deal negotiator on spying charge

Iranian authorities say they arrested a man on suspicion of spying during the landmark nuclear deal negotiations with the West.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 3:22 pm

Fifty senior Republican national security officials have signed a letter against Donald Trump’s pursuit of the presidency.

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Fifty senior Republican national security officials have signed a letter against Donald Trump’s pursuit of the presidency. “We are convinced that he would be a dangerous president and would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being,” the letter stated. Some of the individuals who signed the letter include Michael V. Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA; John D. Negroponte, first director of national intelligence; and Robert B. Zoellick, former deputy secretary of state. – NYT

You can read the full letter here, as well as Donald Trump’s officialresponse.

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