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Retaking Mosul: Iraq's most complex anti-IS operation

Retaking Mosul: Iraq's most complex anti-IS operation

Iraqi forces have been massing around the city in recent days, including elite special forces that are expected to lead the charge into the city, as well as Kurdish forces, Sunni tribal fighters, federal police and Shiite militia forces. Weeks later the head of the extremist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announced the formation of a self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria from the pulpit of a Mosul mosque.



Europe's comet chaser Rosetta concludes 12-year mission

The view is slightly blurry - Sierks said his team still has to sharpen the images - but the gravelly surface of the comet is clearly visible. The mission was "inspiring to many, was historic, was pioneering and it revolutionized how we understand comets and the solar system".


Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) Now Covered by KeyCorp

Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) Now Covered by KeyCorp

Analysts taken into consideration by Zacks Research have a current mean target price of $86.312 on shares of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Dollar General's fundamentals have historically remained consistent, with 26 consecutive years of positive same-store sales, the firm said.


Kerry says Syria meeting produces ideas, not agreements

Kerry says Syria meeting produces ideas, not agreements

The gathering in London came amid mounting worldwide frustration with the 5½ year conflict, which has killed as many as a half-million people, sparked Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War II and enabled Islamic State militants to emerge as a global terror threat.


Experimental European space lander to begin descent to Mars

Experimental European space lander to begin descent to Mars

The last time the European Space Agency (ESA) tried, the British-built Beagle 2 disappeared without a trace after separating from the Mars Express mothership in December 2003. The high-stakes operation comes almost 13 years after European ambitions were dealt a blow when its first scout to Mars disappeared on landing. Schiaparelli should reach the atmosphere at an altitude of 121 km and a speed of almost 21,000 kilometres (13,000 miles) per hour.


Weather: Back to the warm

Weather: Back to the warm

After a chilly start tomorrow morning, temperatures will rebound nicely, into the lower 60s during the afternoon under brilliant sunshine. It will be slightly warmer Sunday . The low level moisture may be sufficient for a few storms along the boundary but at this point, our chances will remain for only southern OK Wednesday .