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Up to 320000 Iraqi civilians may flee Mosul in coming weeks

Up to 320000 Iraqi civilians may flee Mosul in coming weeks

Brig. Gen. Abbas al-Juburi, a commander with the Iraqi Rapid Response Division, said the Islamic State is using civilians as human shields as they also use suicide bombers to hold off the advance of Iraqi forces. "They are mostly using auto bombs and that shows they are losing on the ground", Police Commander General Khalid al-Obedi told reporters. Iraq's defence ministry said in a statement a coalition air strike destroyed a command centre, killing Russian leader Abdul Kareem al-Rusi, head ...



India has four of the cheapest cities in the world

The cost of living in London has tumbled below that in Tokyo, Paris and NY after the Brexit vote and sits at its lowest level in two decades, a report has found. Australia and New Zealand are also pricing themselves out of the price bracket of budget-conscious travellers. The most expensive European cities are Zurich, Geneva, Paris, Copenhagen and Oslo.


Sturgeon ready to discuss the date of the referendum

Sturgeon ready to discuss the date of the referendum

He said: "The motion that the Scottish Parliament will vote upon was laid this morning and the dates which are within that are between the autumn of 2018 and spring 2019, which is precisely the proposal which the Prime Minister responded to last week".


Russian Federation strengthens presence in Kurdish-held Syria

Russian Federation strengthens presence in Kurdish-held Syria

It was reported in January that Mr Trump's administration had reportedly thrown out the pre-existing plans drawn up under his predecessor Barack Obama on how to remove Isis from Raqqa, asking the USA military's chiefs of staff to draw up new strategies for defeating the group, as well as the possibility of establishing safe zones for civilians in Syria.


European banks launder millions from Russian Federation

European banks launder millions from Russian Federation

RBS said: "We are committed to combating financial crime and money laundering in line with our regulations and have controls and safeguards in place to identify, assess, monitor and mitigate these risks". Also in 2012, Standard Chart was fined US$340 million by U.S. authorities over anti-money laundering and sanctions breaches, and it too has a monitor in place.


Second phase of 200MW solar park inaugurated in Dubai

Second phase of 200MW solar park inaugurated in Dubai

The 200 megawatt plant sprawls over 4.5 square kilometres (1.73 square miles) of desert and includes some 2.3 million photovoltaic panels. Capable of generating clean energy from 2.3 million photovoltaic solar panels, the 200MW solar project will help power 50,000 residences in Dubai while reducing 214,000t of Carbon dioxide emissions annually.