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Global Media Iraqi forces face tough battle to clear out ISIL from Tal Afar
Author: 0 Iraqi forces face tough battle to clear out ISIL from Tal Afar

The announcement comes after US -backed Iraqi forces launched an operation to retake the northwestern town on August 20. IS, which seized almost a third of Iraq in 2014 in a stunning defeat for the army, now controls just 10 percent of the country, according to the US-led worldwide coalition against the Jihadists.

Global Media Didier Deschamps delight at thumping France win over Holland
Author: 0 Didier Deschamps delight at thumping France win over Holland

France were not finished there, with Griezmann setting up Lemar for an easy finish for his second of the night (88') before Mbappé, on as a substitute, completed the victory at the death. In the group's third match, Hungary beat Latvia 3-1 to keep their extremely slim hopes of reaching the World Cup alive. Belgium moved six points clear at the top of Group H as they hammered Gibraltar 9-0 despite playing 50 minutes with 10 men after Axel Witsel was sent off.

Global Media Shekau still elusive, as Army announces death of 5 Boko Haram commanders
Author: 0 Shekau still elusive, as Army announces death of 5 Boko Haram commanders

As of July, food security actors had reached approximately 2 million people with agricultural livelihood support in northeastern Nigeria's Adawama, Borno, and Yobe states since January, according to the Food Security Sector Working Group― the coordinating body for food security activities in Nigeria, comprising United Nations agencies, nongovernmental organization (NGOs), and other stakeholders.

Global Media Seeking floor test, TN Opposition to meet Prez today
Author: 0 Seeking floor test, TN Opposition to meet Prez today

The delegation comprising MPs of DMK, Congress , CPI and CPM met Kovind in the wake of AIADMK MLAs owing allegiance to TTV Dhinakaran faction withdrawing support to the chief minister. After the rebellion, Palaniswami government was reduced to a minority with the support of 113 MLAs. "The President has agreed to meet us at 11AM (on Thursday)".

Global Media Instagram now lets you share portrait and landscape shots in galleries
Author: 0 Instagram now lets you share portrait and landscape shots in galleries

The new feature is meant to improve how you share photos and videos, drifting away from the previous restriction of 1:1 aspect ratio for multimedia content. You can now edit tagged people after you've posted and, on iOS, you can save these posts as drafts if you aren't quite ready to share them. Instagram is still capping the maximum number of photos in an album to 10.

Global Media Pentagon admits thousands more troops are in Afghanistan than previously disclosed
Author: 0 Pentagon admits thousands more troops are in Afghanistan than previously disclosed

The new accounting practices will still only represent an approximation of how many troops are on the ground, and could be off by hundreds as some units overlap during rotations in and out of the country. Officials have suggested that about 4,000 additional troops will join the fight in Afghanistan. Earlier this month, Mr. Mattis told reporters that he wanted to have a firm grasp of the full extent of USA military involvement in Afghanistan before signing off on a troop increase.

Global Media Japan become third team to qualify for World Cup
Author: 0 Japan become third team to qualify for World Cup

Japan became the fourth team to qualify for Russian Federation 2018 after the host nation, Brazil and Iran, and manager Vahid Halilhodzic was relieved to finish the job having started the final round of qualifiers with a home defeat to the United Arab Emirates.

Global Media Led Airstrike Blocks IS Fighters Headed for Iraqi Border Region
Author: 0 Led Airstrike Blocks IS Fighters Headed for Iraqi Border Region

It is not clear how the standoff will be resolved. The commander in the pro-Syrian government military alliance said the location for the convoy to move into IS-held territory had been changed from Humeima in the southeast to Sukhna, further north, and that part of the deal was already moving forward.

Global Media Japan troops seek record funds on missile defense against NK
Author: 0 Japan troops seek record funds on missile defense against NK

Tokyo and London also pledged to work with the worldwide community to strictly implement the United Nations Security Council's sanctions on North Korea with a view to bring about its denuclearization, according to the statement. A former British ambassador says the Japanese are "far too polite" to tell Theresa May they think Brexit is insane. She three times refused to say whether Britain could use its cyber capabilities to take on North Korea , as she repeatedly avoided questions ...

Global Media Stage set for Cabinet reshuffle, Rajiv Pratap Rudy on his way out
Author: 0 Stage set for Cabinet reshuffle, Rajiv Pratap Rudy on his way out

The possibly last major reshuffle before the 2019 national election is expected before Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves on Sunday for a Brics summit in China. The BJP chief will also be camping in Mathura from September 1-3 to attend the RSS meeting, which will be attended by all the 40 affiliate wings. Jaitley today said he does not expect to continue holding dual charge of Finance and Defence for very long.

Global Media Pence Visits Storm-Ravaged Texas: 'When One Hurts, We All Hurt'
Author: 0 Pence Visits Storm-Ravaged Texas: 'When One Hurts, We All Hurt'

Pence said he wanted Texans to know that President Trump and the American people "are with you". "We will pray regardless of what faith or church background you may have", Abbott said. The visit came just two days after President Trump visited Corpus Christi and Austin, meeting with state and local officials but forgoing any tour of damage or in-person meetings with those now homeless because of Harvey.

Global Media Trump says Canada being 'very difficult' in NAFTA negotiations
Author: 0 Trump says Canada being 'very difficult' in NAFTA negotiations

Various U.S. economic sectors, including agriculture and auto manufacturing, have benefited considerably from NAFTA and have expressed concern to the Trump administration about a prospective demise of the trade deal. 'But believe me, if we have to close down our government, we're building that wall, ' Trump told supporters. During the presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly assailed NAFTA, which went into effect on January 1, 1994, greatly easing trade barriers between the United States, ...

Global Media Trump Administration Selects Contractors For Border Wall Prototypes
Author: 0 Trump Administration Selects Contractors For Border Wall Prototypes

Yates & Sons of Philadelphia. More than 200 companies are believed to have submitted designs for the proposed border wall. On Friday, in an announcement of the dismissal of the protest, CBP did note that once contracts are awarded, companies will have another opportunity to protest, which could add further delays.

Global Media At least 18 dead in India building collapse following monsoon
Author: 0 At least 18 dead in India building collapse following monsoon

Ambulances, fire brigade vehicles and National Disaster Response Force personnel have also been deployed. A police official said the explosion of gas cylinders in the building's... In a bad incident, a five-storey building collapsed near JJ Junction in Pakmodia street of south Mumbai's Bhendi Bazar this morning. Another 25 people are feared trapped in the debris.

Author: 0 Most American Voters Believe President Trump Is 'Tearing the Country Apart'

Understand that and keep going forward". Some cast their votes to make an anti-Clinton statement, others said they were hoping Trump would keep his campaign promises and support blue collar workers. Of the five Trump voters in the group, all but one had at least a college degree. Trump has frequently lambasted the press as "fake news" and dismissed journalists as " truly bad people " after being criticized for failing to condemn white supremacists at the violent rally inCharlottesville, ...

Global Media Boy Bye: Milwaukee County Sheriff and Trump Cheerleader David Clarke Resigns
Author: 0 Boy Bye: Milwaukee County Sheriff and Trump Cheerleader David Clarke Resigns

While Clarke's misdirection of county law enforcement personnel to intimidate a civilian head-shaker has brought the heat down on him most recently, the episode hardly tops the list of the sheriff's scandals. In a particularly egregious case , jailers allowed a man with mental health problems to die of dehydration after allegedly cutting off the inmate's water for a week.

Global Media Vancouver fire staff head to Texas amid Harvey floods
Author: 0 Vancouver fire staff head to Texas amid Harvey floods

They have needs and they've called out and said yes we will still need people out to assist. Similar rescue groups from across the country, including from Ohio, Utah and Colorado, have been sent to help in Texas. On Wednesday, emergency officials in Lancaster were training to be deployed as well. Fourteen Fairfax County firefighters, all specialists in swift water rescues, are working to bring victims of the Texas flooding to safety.

Global Media Gary Vair: The wall is Mexico's problem
Author: 0 Gary Vair: The wall is Mexico's problem

Last week, President Donald Trump told a raucous crowd of supporters in Phoenix that he was willing to shut down the federal government next month if Congress doesn't approve funding for a border wall he'd long promised Mexico would pay for.

Global Media USA orders Russian Federation to close San Francisco consulate
Author: 0 USA orders Russian Federation to close San Francisco consulate

The Trump administration retaliated Thursday against Russia's expulsion of US diplomats ordering the Russian consulate in San Francisco closed and reducing the number of Russians in the Washington, D.C., embassy and consulate in NY. It says Moscow will react after studying the US decision. "It is our hope that the Russians will recognize that since they were the ones who started the discussion on parity", the administration official said, that "we're responding and complying with what they ...

Global Media Ex-Thai PM Thaksin breaks silence on Twitter
Author: 0 Ex-Thai PM Thaksin breaks silence on Twitter

But instead she was a no-show, with junta and party sources saying she had fled overseas. If convicted she faced up to 10 years in prison. Aides say Yingluck left Thailand after getting information that she would be given a heavy sentence.

Global Media Police charge man in terror incident near Buckingham Palace
Author: 0 Police charge man in terror incident near Buckingham Palace

Choudhury will appear in court later on Thursday. A Scotland Yard spokesman said: 'Detectives from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command have charged a man in connection with an incident on Constitution Hill on Friday, 25 August. "Their vigilance, courage and the swiftness of their response demonstrates how our officers are protecting the public at this time". The Metropolitan Police said they believe he was acting alone.

Global Media 'Dreamers' anxious as Trump DACA decision looms
Author: 0 'Dreamers' anxious as Trump DACA decision looms

Immigration hawks have long argued the booming illegal alien population-estimated between 12 to 30 million-and high levels of legal immigration, where the USA admits more than one million a year, contribute to the displacement of American workers and wage stagnation.

Author: 0 Hurricane Harvey looks enormous from the International Space Station

It also allows the center to focus on the highest priority mission activities, including the landing of three International Space Station crew members this weekend in Kazakhstan. "Here's a prayer for family, friends & everyone in Hurricane Harvey's path.stay safe", astronaut Jack Fischer, who is now in the ISS, posted photos of the storm when he orbited over the hurricane.

Global Media Hurricane Harvey rain likely to reach Upstate NY after all
Author: 0 Hurricane Harvey rain likely to reach Upstate NY after all

Look for another overcast day with only a slight chance of an isolated sprinkle or two highs near 84 and east winds around 5 miles per hour. The three coastal counties are also under a coastal flood advisory through Thursday as tides could be one to two feet above normal.

Global Media Iraqi PM declares Tal Afar 'fully liberated' from IS
Author: 0 Iraqi PM declares Tal Afar 'fully liberated' from IS

It comes weeks after Iraqi forces backed by a US-led coalition ousted IS from second city Mosul, three years after the jihadists declared a self-styled "caliphate" straddling Iraq and war-torn Syria. He described Daesh's attacks in the past few hours, as "qualitative" and attributed this to the "close narrowing of its forces from all axes, and the continuous advance towards the centre of Ayadiya".

Global Media Million Muslims performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Million Muslims performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia

In 2017, as 1.7 million Muslims descend onto to Mecca for this year's Hajj , for many Black Muslims, it is a reminder of the struggles that date back five decades still prove hard to overcome today. The rites of the hajj , however, begin in Mecca, the site of Islam's holiest place of worship. Noura Sulieman, a pilgrim from the Philippines , said she had been to the Hajj several times before and was praying for her family.

Global Media Pyongyang halved actual missile range in latest test: Seoul
Author: 0 Pyongyang halved actual missile range in latest test: Seoul

In July Pyongyang carried out its first two successful tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), apparently bringing much of the United States mainland within range. The council, which was created at the end of 2013, consists of Abe and key ministers. This July 27, 2017 picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 29, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un signing documents for test launch of an intercontinental ballistic ...

Global Media Switzerland President Doris Leuthard grand welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Author: 0 Switzerland President Doris Leuthard grand welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

The Swiss embassy said, "With regard to tax issues, Switzerland and India signed on November 22, 2016, a joint declaration on the introduction of the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) in tax matters on a reciprocal basis. PM Modi also discussed various regional and global issues of mutual interest with Doris. The visit of Swiss President to India assumes high significance as India is looking for its entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the 48-nation nuclear club, of which ...

Global Media Iraq reopens Karameh border as Isis threat recedes
Author: 0 Iraq reopens Karameh border as Isis threat recedes

Over the past year, the Iraqi army has regained control of most of the towns in the desert province of Anbar. Khashan also thinks that Jordan agreed to reopen its border crossing with Iraq "in conjunction with both the US and Saudi Arabia", and that the move "marks a significant improvement of ties between Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and [possibly] Iran".

Global Media Mumbai Floods: Missing Doctor found dead in worli
Author: 0 Mumbai Floods: Missing Doctor found dead in worli

Rescuers have located and identified the body of renowned gastroenterologist Deepak Amarapurkar, who went missing on Tuesday evening after falling into an open manhole during the Mumbai deluge, officials said on Thursday. A search mission was launched by several Mumbai doctors, with several messages being forwarded on social media and WhatsApp. Yesterday, Dr Amarapurkar's colleague, Dr Prashant Kerkar, surgical oncologist from Bombay Hospital, told mid-day, "We had lunch in the hospital ...

Global Media Centre's stand on marital rape and why it should be supported
Author: 0 Centre's stand on marital rape and why it should be supported

The NGO says it represents men who are victims of alleged misuse of gender laws. This exception has most recently found a defence by the central government, who contended that it "may destabilise the institution of marriage apart from being an easy tool for harassing the husbands".

Global Media Sen. Feinstein issues clarification after saying Trump 'can be a good president'
Author: 0 Sen. Feinstein issues clarification after saying Trump 'can be a good president'

Feinstein is up for relection next year, but declined to discuss her own plans at the same event in San Francisco. "You can not placate the KKK", she said. I've been strongly critical of President Trump when I disagree on policy and with his behavior. It's a notion that would seem completely absurd to many Democrats, but it's one that Feinstein gave voice to on Tuesday night at an event in San Francisco.

Author: 0 Mattis contradicts Trump, says 'still room for diplomatic solution' with North Korea

For the first time, North Korea's official news agency KCNA admitted deliberately firing a ballistic missile across Japan. Hours later, Defence Secretary Mattis said that the U.S. Mr. Tillerson had said last Tuesday the brief hiatus in missile tests by Pyongyang was the signal America was looking for. Tuesday's test, one of the most provocative ever from the reclusive state, came as US and South Korean forces conduct annual military exercises on the peninsula, to which North Korea ...

Global Media Pervez Musharraf declared fugitive in Benazir Bhutto assassination case
Author: 0 Pervez Musharraf declared fugitive in Benazir Bhutto assassination case

The court has even acquitted five other suspects. Benazir Bhutto , a two-time prime minister, was killed in a gun and bomb attack in Rawalpindi's Liaquat Bagh during an election campaign rally on December 27, 2007. During Wednesday's hearing, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) prosecutor Chaudhry Azhar said then PPP leader Babar Awan was in Bhutto's backup vehicle, which was under the control of party leader Farhatullah Babar.

Global Media Pakistan court convicts 2 policemen in Bhutto's murder case
Author: 0 Pakistan court convicts 2 policemen in Bhutto's murder case

As per the judgement announced by the ATC Judge Muhammad Asghar Khan at Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail, former City Police Officer (CPO) Saud Aziz and former Superintendent of Police (SP) Khurram Shahzad were awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment each for spoiling the evidence.

Global Media Horrific: There's a 9-yr-old girl missing in France since Sunday
Author: 0 Horrific: There's a 9-yr-old girl missing in France since Sunday

Maelys de Araujo was last seen in a playroom in the village hall in the small town of Chambery, southeastern France. Police launched a full-scale hunt after Maelys was declared formally missing for 48 hours. Nearby woodland, a river and sewers have been searched by police, firefighters and volunteers. The man arrested was "near the wedding venue" when she disappeared and his accounts of his whereabouts had inconsistencies, according to a source close to the police probe.

Global Media Production Resumes at Hyundai's Factories in China
Author: 0 Production Resumes at Hyundai's Factories in China

The automaker has seen a massive drop in sales in China so far this year. He didn't say whether other suppliers were involved. She said a fifth factory in China has not yet started production. the union can aid the company's development", he said. One industry insider said, "Hyundai has suffered weak sales in China, and BAIC demanded that Hyundai get its parts suppliers to cut components prices by 20 percent to maintain profitability".

Global Media Rescue groups, law enforcement work to save animals displaced by Harvey
Author: 0 Rescue groups, law enforcement work to save animals displaced by Harvey

Animal rescue groups outside of Texas also swooped in to take some of those displaced animals and temporarily shelter them on dry land in states like California. Some of the animal stories have happy endings. But David Scherff, who saved countless humans with his boat, has no idea whether his beloved white bulldog survived the waters.

Global Media Frankfurt evacuation sees 70000 out to defuse WWII bomb
Author: 0 Frankfurt evacuation sees 70000 out to defuse WWII bomb

The city police are presently keeping a close eye on the bomb location named as HC 4000 and have affirmed that now there is no danger. "The explosive ordnance disposal team plans to detonate the ordnance at 6 pm (11.30 pm Indian Standard Time) on Wednesday", said senior maritime operations officer at HM Coastguard Ieuan Williams.

Global Media Mueller, New York Chief Prosecutor Join Forces in Manafort Probe
Author: 0 Mueller, New York Chief Prosecutor Join Forces in Manafort Probe

The investigation is part of a sprawling probe into Trump's presidential campaign and its possible links to Russian Federation. The cooperation "could potentially provide Mueller with additional leverage to get Manafort to cooperate in the larger investigation into Trump's campaign, as Trump does not have pardon power over state crimes", Politico reported .

Global Media Moon, Abe to Pressure N. Korea to Extreme Level
Author: 0 Moon, Abe to Pressure N. Korea to Extreme Level

May told Abe that Britain "stood shoulder to shoulder with Japan in the face of North Korean aggression" and vowed to look deeper into additional sanctions should things not calm down, the prime minister's spokesperson said. But laying the ground work for such an agreement would mean a political victory for the British prime minister, as she has often argued that after Brexit, the UK would be able to establish free trade deals with large nations like Japan and the United States.

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