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Iraq on track to retake Mosul this year, US general says Iraq on track to retake Mosul this year, US general says
- August 31, 2016

The US-led coalition fighting Daesh in Iraq and Syria for the past two years has for months framed the upcoming battle for Mosul as the defining fight against the extremists in Iraq. The U.S. -led coalition said it had launched more than 500 air strikes in support of Iraqi forces, almost as many as in last year's battle for the much larger city of Ramadi. (more...)
Five-Day-Old Twins Rescued From Mediterranean Along With 6500 Other Migrants Five-Day-Old Twins Rescued From Mediterranean Along With 6500 Other Migrants
- August 31, 2016

The rescue operations, which also involved European Union border agency Frontext and NGOs Proactiva Open Arms and Doctors Without Borders, took place some 20km from the Libyan town of Sabratha. Most of the migrants rescued this week came from sub-Saharan Africa. He said the migrants were crammed onto "particularly unseaworthy boats" and said if they had gone to "the high seas", they would have all "probably drowned". (more...)
Will Mylan really lower the price of the EpiPen?
- August 31, 2016

It had cost $100 in 2009. Democrat Elizabeth Warren and 19 other US senators voiced concern to the chief executive of Mylan NV about the high cost of its EpiPen on Tuesday, calling the device used in the case of life-threatening allergies "exorbitantly expensive". (more...)
Joe Biden Tells Scranton: Donald Trump 'Doesn't Care About the Middle Class' Joe Biden Tells Scranton: Donald Trump 'Doesn't Care About the Middle Class'
- August 31, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden took a major step in repairing relations between the United States and Serbia on Tuesday, expressing condolences for civilian victims of a US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation air campaign there in the 1990s. (more...)
Bills Trade For Linebacker McCray Bills Trade For Linebacker McCray
- August 31, 2016

Following Ragland's injury, the Bills signed veteran linebackers Brandon Spikes and David Hawthorne to add depth at the position. The Bills announced that Lerentee McCray, a 2013 undrafted free agent signing by the Denver Broncos, was acquired by the team for an undisclosed pick in 2018. (more...)
Airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in northwestern Yemen
- August 31, 2016

MSF said it has supported ABS hospital since July 2015 and treated 4611 patients there. A spokesman for Ban said he condemned the attack and urged parties "to prevent further violations of worldwide humanitarian law and human rights and do everything in their power to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure". (more...)
Rick Perry to appear on 'Dancing with the Stars'
- August 31, 2016

He has also made a series of other anti-gay remarks in recent years as he's spoken against same-sex marriage, against the end of Don't Ask Don't Tell, and took a lead role is trying to keep openly gay members out of the Boy Scouts of America. (more...)
US Reaches Goal Of Resettling 10000 Syrian Refugees
- August 31, 2016

The businessman has suggested the refugees coming to the US could be members of the terror organization ISIS. The Zaatari refugee camp, which is located close to the northern Jordanian city of Mafraq near the border with Syria. The resettlement program has emerged as an issue in the USA presidential campaign, with Republican nominee Donald Trump alleging displaced Syrians pose a potential security threat. (more...)
Kerry pushes Yemen peace plan Kerry pushes Yemen peace plan
- August 31, 2016

Scores of Houthi rebels were killed Saturday in Saudi-led attacks and clashes with pro-government forces across war-torn Yemen . On Friday, the Houthis rejected Kerry's call for the transfer of the group's ballistic missiles. The intervention helped loyalists push the rebels out of five southern provinces, including Aden, but the rebels still hold onto many regions, including the capital Sanaa. (more...)
Hurricane Watch issued for Florida Gulf Coast Hurricane Watch issued for Florida Gulf Coast
- August 31, 2016

The storm is expected to become a tropical storm and make the turn to the northeast over the Gulf Coast of Florida sometime on Thursday or Friday. A hurricane watch is now in effect for Florida from Anclote River to Indian Pass. The center of the depression should be near the Outer Banks this evening and overnight. Forecasters have said it's not expected to surpass tropical-storm strength. (more...)
Republicans Slam Clinton Campaign Ad Linking Trump With Neo-Nazis
- August 31, 2016

The Hilary Clinton Campaign's new video advertisement linking Donald Trump with White supremacists and neo-Nazis has evoked strong criticism by the GOP presidential candidate and top Republican leaders. And Thursday, he reiterated the comments in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, saying Clinton was a bigot and her policies backed up the assertion (he did not provide specifics). (more...)
Venezuelan police jail prominent activist in pre-dawn raid
- August 31, 2016

The 32-year-old Ceballos was the leader of a wave of anti-government protests in San Cristobal that rocked Venezuela in early 2014, leading to more than 40 deaths. A successful "yes" vote this year would cut short Maduro's term and trigger a new election. Viteri, who arrived in Venezuela on Thursday, had met with opposition leaders in the Venezuelan National Assembly and members of the main opposition coalition. (more...)
Daish claims Aden attack that killed 60: Amaq agency
- August 31, 2016

He says, in one attack, it killed five Saudis and two Yemenis as they were driving past. An MSF spokesperson said the hospital received at least 45 bodies and more than 60 wounded people. Since the fighting intensified in March 2015, missile and rocket attacks across Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia, which is leading a USA -backed coalition against the Houthis, have been common. (more...)
UN says 10000 civilians killed, wounded in Yemen conflict
- August 31, 2016

Four months later they forced the resignation of Hadi, who now operates an internationally recognized government, backed by a Saudi-led military coalition, out of Aden . More than half of the country's population-26 million-is in need of food aid. Troops retook other towns across Abyan but have been met by fierce resistance in a key al-Qaeda stronghold, Al-Mahfid, a town which lies further east, security sources said. (more...)
Sara Connor meets boyfriend on Bali beach Sara Connor meets boyfriend on Bali beach
- August 31, 2016

Sara Connor, from Byron Bay, and David Taylor, both dressed in orange prison outfits bearing the words "Denpasar police detainee", arrived in two separate small armoured personnel carriers at about 5am escorted by dozens of police. He said the suspects allegedly destroyed evidence and took belongings from the policeman's body. The Denpasar police chief said the 45-year-old Byron Bay woman had disagreed with some of the re-enactment, but police say they based the reconstruction on the ... (more...)
Romanian PM Heads to Italy for Quake Funeral
- August 31, 2016

Of the 292 confirmed dead, 231 were found in Amatrice, which was left in ruins. 'To Europe, we say that we will spend whatever it takes, ' said Renzi, speaking in an interview to national broadcaster Rai later in the day. Like the last time, the group plans to get in touch with authorities on the ground in Italy to find out what specific projects are needed, then apply its own research and scrutiny before sending the money, Di Ianni said. (more...)
Navy Fires Warning Shots as Iran Performs 'High-Speed Intercepts'
- August 31, 2016

Just one day after video emerged of Iranian ships swarming and harassing the USS Nitze , Business Insider has confirmed a separate incident on Wednesday involving the USS Squall , a coastal-patrol ship, in the northern Arabian Gulf. Despite the Nitze's close proximity to off-shore oil rigs, the ship altered course to move away from the approaching Iranian vessels and avoid a potential collision. (more...)
Knox Leads in Washington Monthly Service Rankings Knox Leads in Washington Monthly Service Rankings
- August 31, 2016

The school ranked No. 41 overall in the nation out of more than 300 universities surveyed by the magazine. Carey, guest editor of Washington Monthly's college guide, directs the education policy program at New America, a think tank and civic enterprise in Washington, D.C. (more...)
North Korea deputy ambassador in United Kingdom defects to South North Korea deputy ambassador in United Kingdom defects to South
- August 31, 2016

He is one of the highest-level North Korean officials to defect to South Korea. The South Korean Unification Ministry this week announced the defection, saying Thae had cited disillusionment with the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a yearning for South Korea's democracy, and the future of his children as his reasons for defecting. (more...)
10000th Syrian Refugee to Arrive in US Monday
- August 31, 2016

We have good medical care. The governors cited concerns that the groups admitted might include terrorist cells, despite the rigorous screening process refugees are forced to undergo. General Assembly in September. The president's directive hit a snag after the deadly attacks in Paris last November. The latest numbers from the U.S. (more...)