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Iraqi forces recapture new neighborhood from IS militants

After retaking east Mosul, Iraqi forces set their sights on the far side of the Tigris River, which divides the city. The spokesman for the Joint Operation Command in Iraq said Sunday that the Islamic State attacked government troops in western Mosul with a type of gas, the second such attack in as many days.



Are universities complicit in muzzling free speech?

The University of California, Berkeley has reinvited Ann Coulter to give a speech on campus after uninviting her Wednesday over "security threats". She fired off a series of angry tweets on Wednesday, writing, "FAKE NEWS!" The location will be disclosed once campus officials have finalized the details with the Coulter organization and the two student organizations that invited her, the Berkeley College Republicans and BridgeUSA.



U.S. 'not looking for fight' with North Korea

Trump repeated a past comment that he had told Xi in Florida that China would make much better deal on trade with the United States "if you get rid of this menace or do something about this menace of North Korea". Mr Johnson insisted Britain would stand beside President Trump in his hardline stance against Pyongyang, while the Foreign Secretary also urged China to use its influence to "restrain" Jong-un.


GM Says Its Plant In Venezuela Was Illegally Seized By The Government

GM Says Its Plant In Venezuela Was Illegally Seized By The Government

General Motors became the latest company to have a factory and other asset seized by the government of Venezuela, and according to commentators, the Detroit automaker faced an uphill battle for damages recovery. "We know there are groups interested in selling the world a country in chaos", Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami said on Wednesday after the murder.



Sanders, Perez to rally Democrats in Las Vegas on Saturday

What's the thinking behind the itinerary on this tour? Q. Is this a step in the right direction? The moderate wing of the party - derisively termed "liberals" by those further left - is loath to give over power to the progressive insurgency, which holds up Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's loss as proof Democrats needs to fundamentally remake - and elevate - their economic message.


Heartbreaking pictures of injured children after devastating Aleppo vehicle bomb

Heartbreaking pictures of injured children after devastating Aleppo vehicle bomb

The blast hit a convoy of buses Saturday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which reported the higher death toll. The evacuations were taking place under a deal between Syria's government and rebels that is also seeing residents and rebels transported out of Madaya and Zabadani, towns near Damascus which are surrounded by pro-government forces.