• Final Battle Against Islamic State Caliphate ‘to be Over Soon’
Final Battle Against Islamic State Caliphate ‘to be Over Soon’

The capture of Baghouz and nearby areas would mark the end of a devastating four-year global campaign to end the extremist group's hold on territory in Syria and Iraq, their so-called "caliphate" that at the height of the militant group's power in 2014 ruled over an area the size of the United Kingdom.

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  • California man swept away by flood trying to reach kids
California man swept away by flood trying to reach kids

The river crested at 45.31 feet Wednesday night, Sonoma County Emergency Operations Center spokesman Barry Dugan said. The Russian River in the wine country north of San Francisco reached its highest level in 25 years Wednesday night and Sonoma County officials say it won't return to its banks until late Thursday.

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  • House Judiciary Committee Chairman: It’s ‘very clear’ Trump committed obstruction of justice
House Judiciary Committee Chairman: It’s ‘very clear’ Trump committed obstruction of justice

When asked if he believed Trump was guilty of obstruction of justice, Nadler responded that "Yes I do". Congressman Jerry Nadler has affirmed that he believes President Donald Trump has "obstructed justice". "No, we have to do the investigations and get all of this". He emerged empty-handed from a high-profile summit with North Korea leader...

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  • Massive Russian Cargo Ship Crashes into South Korean Bridge
Massive Russian Cargo Ship Crashes into South Korean Bridge

The South Korean Coastguard recorded a blood alcohol value of 0.086 per cent in the captain, according to Yonhap . The Seagrand also reportedly hit a cruise ship moored at a nearby port an hour before the crash. It's unclear whether the captain was at the helm of the Seagrand when it rammed into the bridge. No injuries were reported, but t...

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  • Feds green-light formal extradition process for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou
Feds green-light formal extradition process for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou

An appearance has been scheduled at the B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday morning to confirm the authority to proceed has been issued, and to set a date for the hearing itself. Several Canadians have been detained overseas, and a B.C. man convicted of drug charges saw his prison sentence changed to death during a one-day retrial .

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  • Wing Commander Abhinandan says Pakistani Army treating him with respect
Wing Commander Abhinandan says Pakistani Army treating him with respect

Pakistan was under intense pressure from the USA, the UAE and Saudi Arabia to de-escalate the tensions with India in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack and release the Indian pilot . By the evening, there were reports that mortar fire had been exchanged between Indian and Pakistani troops across the disputed boundary line in Kashmir.

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  • No mediators needed to resolve Pak-India conflict: Indian ambassador to Russian Federation
No mediators needed to resolve Pak-India conflict: Indian ambassador to Russian Federation

Indian paramilitary officers salute during the wreath laying ceremony of two slain paramilitary troopers at the Central Reserve Police Force headquarters in Srinagar on March 2, 2019, following a gunfight at Babagund village of Handwara in Kashmir's Kupwara district.

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  • Pakistan says its jets crossed LoC to undertake strikes in India
Pakistan says its jets crossed LoC to undertake strikes in India

One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground while two in the area. Hours later, Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority said it shut Pakistani airspace to all commercial flights on Wednesday, without elaborating or indicating when the flights might resume.

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  • Hyderabad airport bans entry of visitors amidst tensions between India and Pakistan
Hyderabad airport bans entry of visitors amidst tensions between India and Pakistan

On Thursday Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said the pilot's release was a " peace gesture " to India . An Indian pilot released by Pakistan went back to India Friday night through Wagah border crossing near Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore , Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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  • Venezuelan minister floats idea of Trump-Maduro talks
Venezuelan minister floats idea of Trump-Maduro talks

US Vice President Mike Pence on Monday met Guaido and Colombian President Ivan Duque in Bogota for an emergency summit to focus on the Venezuelan crisis. Guaido crossed into Colombia on Saturday in preparation for efforts to move aid over the border to Venezuela. "What is needed are actions that promote transition and the holding of free, transpa...

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  • London mayor urges Brexit delay to break divorce deal deadlock
London mayor urges Brexit delay to break divorce deal deadlock

Recalling that there was "very little time left" before the 29 March deadline, Barnier said it was time for the British Government and Parliament to assume their responsibilities and the consequences of the choices they have made. In a statement, Mr Grayling said: "The agreement with Eurotunnel secures the Government's additional freight capaci...

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  • George Eustice quits over Brexit delay to be free to criticise Government
George Eustice quits over Brexit delay to be free to criticise Government

But EU leaders and officials have suggested an extension to Article 50 is not guaranteed, and may only be granted if there is evidence the UK's position has changed in negotiations over the terms of the divorce. Attorney General Geoffrey Cox about potential tweaks or additions to reassure pro-Brexit British lawmakers that the border "backstop" is o...

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  • Pakistan hands captured Indian pilot back to India
Pakistan hands captured Indian pilot back to India

Earlier Friday, Indian television reported that at at least two Indian police officers and two soldiers were killed by militants in the Kupward district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, with two terrorists also said to be eliminated in the shootout.

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  • Democrats planning new lines of investigation into Russian Federation claims
Democrats planning new lines of investigation into Russian Federation claims

On Thursday, Elijah Cummings , the head of the House Oversight Committee that grilled Michael Cohen Wednesday, announced that he meant to speak with the president's eldest son and daughter, after Cohen claimed that both Donald Trump Jr.

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  • Lawmakers call Otto Warmbier's treatment
Lawmakers call Otto Warmbier's treatment "unforgivable" after Trump defends Kim

She noted Trump and Kim walked away with no common definition of what would constitute denuclearization - on which the two sides still lack a common definition - or a roadmap for future talks or a timeline by which they aim to strike a deal.

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  • Pakistan will release Indian pilot Friday as 'peace gesture'
Pakistan will release Indian pilot Friday as 'peace gesture'

Air Canada is resuming flights to northern India today after Pakistan announced it would reopen its airspace Friday despite ongoing tensions between the two nuclear powers. The first indication that Abhinandan might be released came from US President Donald Trump who told reporters in Hanoi that he expected "reasonably attractive news from Pakist...

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  • Firefighters rescue fat rat found stuck in sewer grate
Firefighters rescue fat rat found stuck in sewer grate

Animal rescuer Michael Sehr was dispatched following a call from a passer-by but initially found no way to lift the cover of the manhole and push the rat out from the other side. "Even animals that are hated by many people deserve respect", Mr Sehr added. The local animal rescue crew, Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar, recruited a group of volunte...

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  • Senior BJP leader admits Modis aggression against Pakistan will help win seats
Senior BJP leader admits Modis aggression against Pakistan will help win seats

Months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) and Shrimoni Akali Dal (SAD) reached the seat-sharing agreement. BJP workers need to tell people the benefits of a strong government, he added. "We stand as one nation, action taken by our government is to safeguard our nation & ensure safety of our citizens, not to win a...

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  • Wilson-Raybould vs Trudeau: What political interference looks like
Wilson-Raybould vs Trudeau: What political interference looks like

A guilty verdict on corruption for SNC-Lavalin would mean the massive engineering-construction firm would be barred from bidding on federal procurement contracts for 10 years. In a speech to the Empire Club of Canada, Wilson-Raybould's successor as justice minister and attorney general, David Lametti, said her testimony was an extraordinary symbol ...

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  • Trump, Kim to meet at Hanoi French Quarter hotel
Trump, Kim to meet at Hanoi French Quarter hotel

The White House said Trump would meet Kim at Hanoi's French-colonial-era Metropole Hotel at 6:30 p.m. and have a 20-minute one-on-one conversation before a dinner scheduled to last just over an hour and a half. North Korea's economy is considered to be sluggish due largely to worldwide economic sanctions aimed at preventing Pyongyang from pursuin...

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