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Attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 16 civilians

Attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 16 civilians

Another suicide attacker on foot blew himself up among residents of the eastern neighborhood of Mashtal as they were preparing for next week's Ashoura rituals, which commemorate the 7th century death of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and an iconic Shiite martyr.



US suspends contacts with Russia on Syria

He cited US sanctions on Moscow over its annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine and NATO's deployment of forces near Russian borders. Kirby also said that the US would be withdrawing personnel it had meant to deploy to a joint US-Russia coordination cell, but would continue to work with Russia to deconflict missions the Russians carried out in Syria with those the US-led coalition launches.


Margot Robbie backs same-sex marriage in Australia on SNL

Margot Robbie backs same-sex marriage in Australia on SNL

She demonstrated her comedic chops on SNL with a hilarious opening monologue, in which she fact-checked herself, and through various impersonations, including a notable one as Ivanka Trump . McKinnon said that MGM gave her opioid injections between her toes, just so she would keep her mouth shut in between takes, and her hilarious anecdotes nearly sent Robbie busting a gut from laughing.


Pope Francis calls gender identity classes in schools 'war against marriage'

Pope Francis calls gender identity classes in schools 'war against marriage'

People must be accompanied as Jesus accompanies them, when a person who has this condition arrives before Jesus, Jesus surely doesn't tell them 'go away because you are homosexual'. "Life is life and you must take things as they come". Let's go party. No, that no, but in every case I accept it, I accompany it, I study it, I discern it and I integrate it.



Hungary votes on government's rejection of EU refugee quotas

Opinion polls suggest strong support for a rejection among those who say they will vote. Along with other ex-Communist countries in Eastern Europe, Hungary opposes a policy that would require all European Union countries to take in some of the hundreds of thousands of people seeking asylum in the bloc after arriving past year.



Indian cabinet approves purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets

It finally made a decision to scrap that tender and announced it will buy 36 Rafale jets directly from France under a government-to-government deal during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Paris previous year. The fighter plane will be equipped with Meteor, a beyond-visual range air-to-air missile expected to considerably advance IAF's capability in aerial combat.