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Trump: Raqqa fall 'critical breakthrough', end of Islamic State in sight

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President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed the defeat of Islamic State fighters in their self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa as “a critical breakthrough” in a worldwide campaign against the militants Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters ride atop military vehicles as they celebrate victory in Raqqa, Syria, October 17, 2017 On Friday, the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) formally...

European Champions Cup: Leicester 54-29 Castres

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Ben Youngs scored his third try of the season in an entertaining evening at Welford RoadEuropean Champions Cup Pool 4 Leicester (35) 54Tries: May 2, Youngs, Veainu 3, Malouf Cons: G Ford 4 Pens: G Ford 3 Castres (3) 29 Try: Tulou, Smith 3 Con: Kockott 3 Pen: Kockott Leicester got their Champions Cup campaign back on track with a dazzling seven-try win over Castres Wing Jonny May crossed for his...

WHO 'rethinking' Mugabe ambassador post

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Director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was thinking again in light of the controversy caused by the announcement Rethinking the approach in light of WHO values Video:'We cannot understand Mugabe goodwill selection' But critics say Mr Mugabe's policy and his long record of alleged human rights abuses have had a disastrous impact on the health system - with medicine shortages and...

Manchester City 3-0 Burnley

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Aguero's first-half goal, a controversial penalty, was his 177th for the club and brought him level with Eric Brook's total, as well as sending City on their way to an 11th straight win, equalling another club record City boss Pep Guardiola gave Aguero a warm embrace when the Argentina striker came off to a standing ovation late on "He needs one more goal and it is going to happen sooner or later...

U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

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FILE PHOTO: US Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) located just outside Washington in Arlington, Virginia September 24, 2010 The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed via email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical...

Malta offers €1m reward over journalist killing

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Daphne Caruana Galizia died when the device exploded in her car as she drove from her home in Mosta on Monday However, her three sons have hit out at Malta's government In a Facebook post by Matthew Caruana Galizia, signed by his brothers Andrew and Paul, he said they had been under "unrelenting pressure" to endorse the reward "The people who for as long as we can remember sought to silence our...

Trump to release JFK files, subject to 'further information'

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Roses lie on a marker outside the home where President John F Kennedy was born 100 years ago on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts, US, May 29, 2017 “Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened,” Trump said in a tweet Kennedy was 46 and remains one of the most admired US presidents Thousands of...

Storm Brian: Gale-force winds and high seas hit UK coast

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The agency issued an orange warning - its second most severe alert - in seven Irish counties and advised motorists to take care, as trees weakened by Storm Ophelia could fall A race meeting at Fairyhouse was cancelled and the Cliffs of Moher tourist attraction in County Clare has been closed Natural Resources Wales said the coastline was likely to be "extremely dangerous this weekend" Image...

Spain to sack Catalan government in bid to end secessionist crisis

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Outlining the cabinet’s decision, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Catalonia, which accounts for a fifth of Spain’s economy, was already in worrying economic shape as a result of the regional government’s push for independence Spain’s upper house of parliament is scheduled to vote on the plan next Friday Rajoy said he did not intend to use the special powers for more than six months and he would...

Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after U.S. budget vote

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican US Senator Rand Paul said he was “all in” for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda The party’s lawmakers differ widely on what cuts to make and how to pay for them They are under intense pressure to succeed on...

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