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United States more than doubles bounty on IS leader

United States more than doubles bounty on IS leader

The State Department had previously offered 10 million dollars (£8m) for information that helps the USA determine the location of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, or arrest and convict him. "We encourage anyone with information about al-Baghdadi to contact the Rewards for Justice office via e-mail (no2daesh@rewards4justice.co), by phone (1-800-877-3927 in North America), or by mail (Rewards for Justice, Washington, D.C., 20520-0303, USA)".


Opposition legislators suspended from Telangana Assembly

Opposition legislators suspended from Telangana Assembly

The suspension of nine Congress and two TDP MLAs for the day came as the Opposition members entered the well of the House. Congress MLA M Bhatti Vikramarka told PTI that their suspension and the defection of Opposition members into TRS were against democracy.


Papua New Guinea quake causes small tsunami, no damage

Papua New Guinea quake causes small tsunami, no damage

The USGS said on its website that "some casualties and damage are possible and the impact should be relatively localized". The magnitude-7.9 quake struck 46 kilometres east of Taron in Papua New Guinea. Tremors in this part of the world are fairly common, and earlier this month a magnitude-7.8 quake also hit close to the Solomon Islands . The quake was deep, at 61 miles (103km).


West African leaders aim to enforce Gambian election upset

West African leaders aim to enforce Gambian election upset

Opposition leader Adama Barrow was declared the victor of the presidential ballot and Jammeh initially conceded defeat, only to reverse his decision a week later, condemning "unacceptable errors" by election authorities and calling for a new vote.


Coalition Airstrikes Destroy Air Defense Weapon In Syria

Coalition Airstrikes Destroy Air Defense Weapon In Syria

Before the IS group retook the city, it had been the focus of Russian and Syrian counter-Islamic State operations and not an area were the U.S. coalition was particularly active. At a news briefing Wednesday, the top US commander for Iraq and Syria, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, said Russian forces needed to secure the area again.