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Possible Islamic State Chemical Weapons Attack In Mosul

Possible Islamic State Chemical Weapons Attack In Mosul

Iraqi forces captured the eastern side of Mosul in January after 100 days of fighting and launched their attack on the districts that lie west of the Tigris river last month. Since launching an offensive on February 19 Iraqi soldiers have seized much of western Mosul but their pace has slowed as bad weather has muddied streets and made air support more hard. Read More

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U.S. to slow processing of visas for high-skilled workers

Standard applications take between three and six months for a response. By temporarily suspending premium processing, the agency said it will be able to process long-pending petitions, which it has now been unable to process due to the high volume of incoming petitions and the significant surge in premium processing requests over the past few years. Read More

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Search continues at Moama for missing boy in Murray River

Search continues at Moama for missing boy in Murray River

The woman's eldest boy, 9, survived after a dog intervened and attacked her. The body of a five-year-old boy has been found in the Murray River. The 27-year-old woman handed herself over to police in Echuca, on the NSW-Victoria border, on Thursday night, allegedly confessing her guilt, and telling police of her "intention to kill both children". Read More

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Survivor Says Pope Too Easy on Abusive Priests, Quits Commission

Survivor Says Pope Too Easy on Abusive Priests, Quits Commission

In a huge setback for the pope, Collins on Wednesday announced she had resigned from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors established by the pontiff in 2013 to counter abuse in the church. With no survivors actively serving on the panel, Winter-Green said the commission now needs to take a hard look at its composition. "I think it will take some time to really look at the composition of this commission and forge a path ahead", said Winter-Green, a native New Zealander who ... Read More

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Indian woman cremated alive after hospital wrongly declares her dead, family claims

Indian woman cremated alive after hospital wrongly declares her dead, family claims

Doctors said that she died from "cardiorespiratory arrest and acute respiratory distress syndrome", a type of respiratory lung failure that causes fluid to build up in the lungs. Rachna had gone missing from her house in Bulandshahr on December 13 previous year. Later, we got to know that she was living with Devesh. It is believed she left the family home to marry Chaudhary, who now claims he is being "framed" by her family. Read More

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Northern Ireland election puts power-sharing in the balance

Northern Ireland election puts power-sharing in the balance

The SDLP's Patsy McGlone was elected in third position, followed by Sinn Fein's Linda Dillon - all four were elected on first preference votes at the first count. She recently defended her actions by insisting gay people don't really want to get married anyway. Euronews spoke to James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland about the potential consequences of a United Kingdom exit for relations between Northern Ireland and its southern neighbour, Ireland. Read More

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Mexican Lawmaker Climbs Border Fence To Show Absurdity Of Trump's Wall

Mexican Lawmaker Climbs Border Fence To Show Absurdity Of Trump's Wall

He claims he ascended the fence himself (though observers note there's zero proof he did it without help) and says his point was to show how "simple" it would be to make the full leap into the U.S. In addition to the video, Guerra also tweeted out photos of himself. "This is to be able to improve the relationship and stop the migrant flow, and return to friendly relations that produce jobs, that translate into good economic terms and development for both countries", Guerra said. Read More

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Widow of fallen Navy SEAL receives standing ovation during Trump's speech

All those present in the Capitol stood and clapped while Owens' widow cried, clasped her hands and looked toward the heavens - mouthing the words "thank you" - in a poignant moment. Fox News' Chris Wallace said that Trump truly became president with that speech. "By the way", Trump told Owens, according to the White House, "I'm going to be giving this speech in February". Read More

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USA forces conduct more than 20 airstrikes on al Qaeda in Yemen

The overnight strikes "will degrade the AQAP's ability to coordinate external terror attacks and limit their ability to use territory seized from the legitimate government of Yemen as a safe space for terror plotting", Navy Capt. But there have been recent reports questioning whether any useful intelligence was gathered from the raid. There are three separate investigations of the raid underway, according to the Pentagon. Read More

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European lawmakers back visa call for U.S. citizens

European lawmakers back visa call for U.S. citizens

A European Parliament statement said the EU Commission was legally obliged to temporarily reintroduce the new visa rules because of its reciprocity policy. are met. Croatian citizens must have the same rights when they travel to the United States as other European citizens", Croatia's European MET Tonino Picula commented. Read More

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Kremlin 'Waiting' For Indications About Trump's Policies On Russia

What Russian cyber-activity and other active measures were directed against the United States and its allies? What was the USA government's response to these Russian active measures and what do we need to do to protect ourselves and our allies in the future? Coats, who sat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, faced probing questions from his former colleagues during his official confirmation hearing to become the nation's fifth director of national intelligence, charged with ... Read More

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Orlando nightclub shooter's wife to be released on bail

The massacre, the worst mass shooting in modern American history, has been classified as an act of terror by federal authorities. In their motion, prosecutors said there is a presumption in the law for Salman to be held in jail since the crime involves terrorism, and that prosecutors need not show anything more than an indictment to back up their request. Read More

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Both sides committed war crimes in Syrian conflict

Both sides committed war crimes in Syrian conflict

The report, which was released Wednesday, said Syrian helicopters employed a banned weapon, toxic chlorine bombs, on Aleppo " throughout 2016 ", causing hundreds of causalities. The last rebel fighters were evacuated from Aleppo in late December of previous year. "Some of these agreements amount to forced displacement". As defeat neared, some armed opposition groups shot civilians to prevent them from leaving, effectively using them as human shields - a war crime - while government forces ... Read More

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Caledon Seniors Centre serves up pancake brunch for Shrove Tuesday

Lent was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Christians went to confession and were "ridden" of their sins. Whatever you're topping your pancakes with this Shrove Tuesday, we hope you have a flippin' wonderful one. This is how pancake day began. There are numerous ways to make pancakes - after all, the day originates from using up what is left in your cupboard When is Pancake Day in 2017? "We use buttermilk in the recipe which makes them nice and thick, and the ... Read More

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Church's 'drive thru' Ash Wednesday still a hit

Church's 'drive thru' Ash Wednesday still a hit

Keaveney said the parish was surprised by the number of people who stopped while on their way to work, school and morning appointments. Cheryl Duffy, faculty adviser for Us4U, said Fort Hays made a decision to demonstrate Glitter Ash to show the campus community there are Christians who are accepting and welcoming of people in the LGBTQ community. Read More

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Syria strikes rattle peace talks

Despite the announcement of a ceasefire, a weekend of bombings and air strikes in Syria has rattled the talks that began in Geneva last week. Earlier in the day, the Astana platform members met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov in Geneva . Read More

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Brexit fallout leaves BMW considering alternatives for Mini plant

This has caused uncertainty about currency and where to build cars. Most Minis are made at the company's Oxford plant, one of the biggest such facilities in the country, but the electric version of the vehicle could be made in Germany. Current plans are reportedly for BMW execs to begin talks with the United Kingdom government in the coming week. BMW prepares to bring the electric Mini to market in 2019. Read More

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Churches Take Ash Wednesday To The Streets In Chattanooga

John's Episcopal for the full Ash Wednesday experience", he said. "If you go and look at the Glitter Ash promotional page that Parity put together, there is no mention of sin at all", Walton relays. The ashes smudged on one's forehead serve as a public mark of faith, unlike getting Communion or praying, which are more private practices, he said. It marks the start of a 40-day period which is an allusion to the separation of Jesus in the desert to fast and pray. Read More

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