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Campaign commander Lieutenant-General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah was quoted by Iraqi television as saying troops had entered the Al-Salam Hospital, less than a mile (1.5 kilometres) from the Tigris River running through the city centre. The bombardment by Iraqi air support and the USA -led coalition appeared heavier than previous operations in the area. "We're in despair", a resident living in Intisar told Reuters .
  • Amber Alert canceled for 12-year-old Safford girl

    Amber Alert canceled for 12-year-old Safford girl

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    The girl's father and stepmother hadn't given permission to Halamek or anyone else to take the girl anywhere, McCormies said. McCormies said previously that it appeared from communications between the girl and Halamek that she trusted him and reached out to him before she didn't go to school Monday.
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    Fidel Castro, who stepped down in 2006 after falling ill, kept his name off public sites during his near half-century in power because he said he wanted to avoid the development of a personality cult. A caravan of automobiles decorated with flowers and Cuban flags with members of the Colombian movement of solidarity with the island rendered tribute today to Fidel Castro in Bogota.
  • Two Police Officers, One Firefighter Hurt at Massive MA Blaze

    Two Police Officers, One Firefighter Hurt at Massive MA Blaze

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    The building later collapsed, WCVB reported . He was also remembering another devastating fire, exactly 17 years earlier. The State Fire Marshal's Office said most of the buildings affected are three-story homes. "The wind started blowing the flames across the street and houses across the street caught on fire", Dana Fuller said. "We had a house to live in".
  • Colombia And FARC To Sign Peace Deal 2.0

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    Opponents say Mr Santos has pushed through a deal that is only cosmetically different from the one that was rejected in the referendum. About 800 people were invited to Thursday's ceremony in Colon Theatre rather than the 2,500 who attended the previous ceremony in the port city of Cartagena.
  • Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll Rises

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    Sutopo Nugroho of Indonesia's national disaster management agency, said a state of emergency had been declared in Aceh, which sits on the northern tip of Sumatra island. Another four or five were still believed to be buried, but it was not known if they were dead or alive. The International Organization for Migration sent an assessment team to Aceh.
  • Cuba's strides under Castro offset by decades of repression

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    Pavon says, although he still has hope his family in Cuba will see change in the future- he doesn't believe it will come anytime soon. "Despite huge pressure, he stayed true to his principles until the very end - an icon of the non-aligned movement", Najib wrote on Facebook, reported Bernama.
  • MI recount expands, Pennsylvania sets federal hearing

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    A federal judge in Detroit has called a hearing for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to consider whether Michigan's presidential recount should continue after an unfavorable ruling by a state appeals court. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker find the recount expenses "hard to justify" when considering Trump's margin of victory in the election. U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond in Philadelphia on Tuesday scheduled a hearing Friday on the request for a recount .
  • US Supreme Court rules in favor of Samsung in smartphone patent suit

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    On the other side, sportswear manufacturer Adidas and jewelry maker Tiffany & Co. said allowing Apple to recover all the profits Samsung earned would discourage "design pirates" and protect companies that invest in creative designs. "The parties ask us to go further and resolve whether, for each of the design patents at issue here, the relevant article of manufacture is the smartphone, or a particular smartphone component ", Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in the opinion.
  • Islamic State group shifts defenses to east Mosul : Coalition commander

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    The army says it's now aiming to retake bridges along the Tigris - and overwhelm the militants along multiple fronts. Daesh has been fighting Turkish-backed opposition groups in Syria and US-backed forces in Iraq. Firefighters try to extinguish oil wells set alight by fleeing IS extremists as they battle to hold on to Iraq's second largest city. As an explanation for the slow advance into the city, top coalition commanders have cited the necessity to avoid "collateral damage" and minimize ...