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The first two weeks of the battle for Mosul have unfolded largely according to schedule, although not necessarily exactly to plan, writes Michael Knights.
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Amin received his bachelor's degree in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An international human rights watchdog is calling on Southeast Asian leaders to take a stand against the Philippines’ war on drugs that has left thousands dead under
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese cabinet minister overseeing reconstruction of areas devastated by the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster resigned on Wednesday after saying it was better the di
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SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military started moving parts of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday amid high tensions over North Korea's m
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say China has launched its 2nd aircraft carrier and 1st domestically built.
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A police officer, Mr. Victor Ehiabhi, on Tuesday, narrated to a Federal High Court in Abuja, how he received a cash sum of N26m from the Office of the National Security Adviser on
HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man fell to his death from a cliff in Hood River, Oregon while attempting to elude police. Hood River Police Sgt. Don Cheli said in a news release Tuesday th
SYDNEY/WASHINGTON (Reuters)) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on May 4 in New York City as the two nations seek to repair a relationship strained
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Jide Ojo On April 10 and 11, 2017, a rainbow coalition of political heavyweights in Nigeria gathered in Abuja. Political party chairmen, present and past leadership of national and state assemblies, a
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defence system had been installed a day ...
School officials see the cameras as a way to improve student confidence and crowdsource the task of catching misbehaving pupils. Many students see live-streaming as an intrusion, prompting a broader
A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's attempt to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not co-operate with U.S.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Years before Susan Berman was executed in her home, she foretold her fate and named her best friend, New York real estate heir Robert Durst, as her assailant, a close friend testif
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as “national monu
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  Fabian Benjamin The article by Niyi Akinnaso in The PUNCH on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 titled as above makes an interesting reading. This followed quickly on the heel of a previous one titled, No
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