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Insisting that the USA and the coalition must not halt the current campaign until the Iraqis successfully retake Mosul from the militants, Carter said the need for a continued coalition presence after that objective is complete. Carter did not say how long he believed the USA should remain in Iraq to ensure ISIL does not reestablish itself after losing all of the territory it occupied in Iraq.
  • Italy heads to the polls with Renzi's future at stake

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    The referendum is essentially about proposals to concentrate power in the government's hands, by curtailing veto rights of parliament and regions. Italians are heading to the polls in a referendum which could have significant ramifications for the whole of Europe.
  • Terrorists take refuge in Pakistan: Afghan president

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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shook hands with Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz at a banquet he had hosted for the participants of the Heart of Asia conference at Radisson Blu Hotel in Amritsar . Ties with India have deteriorated further in recent months after a series of attacks on Indian military bases in the disputed region of Kashmir, which New Delhi says have either been carried out by militants sneaking in from Pakistan or orchestrated by groups based there.
  • Trump selects Elaine Chao as next Secretary of Transportation

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    Bush. President-elect Donald Trump's selection of Elaine Chao as the next USA secretary of transportation drew praise today from several rail industry leaders and organizations. Suggesting that Chao's nomination could have support among Democrats, incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., praised her "long history of service to our country".
  • European Union votes on Turkey's membership

    European Union votes on Turkey's membership

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    The European Parliament has voted in favor of a freeze of membership talks with Turkey over Ankara's heavy-handed crackdown following a failed coup in mid-July. "I reject attempts by Turkey to politically blackmail us and any threat to incite another immigration wave", Sobotka said. He made specific reference to Turkey's main border crossing with European Union member Bulgaria.
  • India, Afghanistan urge action against Pakistan-backed terror

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday held bilateral talks on a range of key issues including cross-border terrorism and chose to strengthen counter-terror cooperation between the two countries. Joint Secretary in the MEA Gopal and Afghan Envoy Shaida M Abdali held a joint press conference to speak about India and Afghanistan's views on terrorism and the role of the Heart of Asia conference in tackling the menace.
  • Missing California mom found safe in Yolo County

    Missing California mom found safe in Yolo County

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    Papini was found nearly 150 miles from where she had last been seen . "Her husband reported her missing after he came home from work and found that she hadn't picked up their children from daycare". Throughout the days when the woman was missing the police conducted both ground and aerial searches, during this time her family and friends raised funds for search-and-rescue efforts, garnered more than $49,000.
  • Held Mosul completely cut off after airstrike

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    On Wednesday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi charged Hashd al-Sha'abi with the task of liberating the nearby town of Tal Afar which lies on a key road used by Daesh terrorists to move back and force to Syria. The exodus from Tal Afar , 60 km (40 miles) west of Mosul, is causing concern among humanitarian organisations as some of the fleeing civilians are heading deeper into insurgents' territory, where aid can not be sent to them, provincial officials said.
  • Fire at California loft party kills at least nine

    Fire at California loft party kills at least nine

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    City officials had safety concerns about the converted warehouse known as the Oakland Ghost Ship in the weeks leading up to a deadly fire that raged through the artist's collective Friday, leaving nine dead and two dozen missing in the charred remains.
  • Sherri Papini Reveals Details of Kidnappers, Harrowing Ordeal

    Sherri Papini Reveals Details of Kidnappers, Harrowing Ordeal

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    He didn't get into details of 'where or what 'was branded for the "integrity of the investigation". Authorities have not said where they believe Sherri Papini was held during her disappearance, nor have they discussed possible motives. Bosenko also said it was not clear whether Papini knew her abductors. He said the brand was a "message" rather than a symbol. He told the " Good Morning America " news show in a statement that the bridge of her nose was also broken and her emaciated body was ...