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ISIS Shows Alleged Civilian Casualties of 'American Airstrike' in Mosul

Convoys of Iraqi Humvees snaked through the sprawling university compound in eastern Mosul, pausing for artillery and airstrikes to clear snipers perched within classrooms, dormitories and behind the trees that line the campus streets. Last month, battles in Mosul had been slowed as extremist militants used locals as human shields, resorted to suicide auto bombs and made mortar and sniper attacks in stiff resistance.

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"Don't underestimate" Donald Trump - President Obama

Meanwhile, 55 percent of American voters said they approved of the job President Barack Obama is doing, his best approval rating in seven years. Trump's transition approval could hobble his incoming administration as they seek to quickly implement his agenda.

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SpaceX returns to space and nails re-entry landing

SpaceX reportedly told The Journal it now "has over $1 billion of cash and no debt" and, as company representatives have previously told Business Insider, 70 planned launches that amount to roughly $10 billion in projected revenue. The company makes rockets at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California, and has contracts to launch commercial satellites as well as fly missions for NASA and the USA military.

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Daughter reunited with family 18 years after being kidnapped, Madison mom reacts

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tweeted that it received a tip that broke the case last year, and on Thursday night DNA evidence confirmed that the 18-year-old was indeed Mobley. Williams declined to say whether Mobley will reunite with her family. "I know now he heard my prayers", her grandmother, Velma Aiken told the Daily News after FaceTiming with her newly found grandchild.

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Six more charged over Kim Kardashian robbery

There were initial reports that the chauffeur who drove Kim around Paris during her visit to the city in September and October a year ago was also involved and leaking information to the group, but he has been released . As of Friday, Parisian authorities have charged 10 different suspects in the case. But in the latest teaser video for the upcoming season of their family's reality show, Kardashian can be seen getting emotional as she opened up to her sisters about the robbery event.

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France to host meeting on revival of Israel-Palestine peace talks

Embassy from Tel Aviv, where it has been for 68 years, to Jerusalem, all but enshrining the city as Israel's capital despite worldwide objections. Pope Francis on Saturday received Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shortly before the opening of a Palestinian embassy in the Vatican City, the Vatican confirmed.

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Princess Margaret's Former Husband Lord Snowdon Dies at 86

Princess Margaret died in 2002. Born Anthony Armstrong-Jones, he was made the Earl of Snowdon in 1961 and was given a life peerage in 1999. Over the course of their marriage, the couple had two children, David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley, and Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, but Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon had a tempestuous relationship, which ended in divorce in 1978, an event that caused quite the scandal.

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Whistler snowboarder survives avalanche thanks to inflatable backpack

He managed to escape unscathed, if a bit shaken, from the incident. Just as the avalanche starts, Oye engages his special backpack , which inflates an airbag and helps him float to the top. "But it was a bit scary". There are a variety of airbag backpacks and avalanche beacons available for fans of snow adventures. It automatically deflates afterward, leaving a pocket of air in the snow if the user is buried.

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Swanger: Free tuition proposal bold

Cuomo, with US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Comptroller Bill Thompson, unveiled the 1st signature proposal of his 2017 agenda: making college tuition-free for New York's middle-class families at all SUNY and CUNY two- and four-year colleges.

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Boy, 12, Pointed Gun at Girl's Head Demanding Chicken Nugget

The incident happened on the subway at Lexington Avenue and 103rd Street around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday. Undaunted, the girl smacked away his gun, told the boy to leave her alone and then boarded the train. Her classmate was arrested and charged as a juvenile, police said. The girl, who is 13 years old, was not injured, but she didn't give up her chicken nuggets either.

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Cyprus talks: Turkish troops will remain on island, vows Erdo─čan

The terms were a cornerstone of planned new governance arrangements. Focus of disagreement at the Geneva talks, widely regarded as the best opportunity in decades of forging a settlement, was the dispute over security guarantees for the two communities.

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Le Pen sighted at Trump Tower ahead of French elections

And yet Le Pen's visit fits into a recurring pattern of the Trump transition period: a foreign populist leader somehow appearing at Trump's headquarters before the president-elect has met with the actual leaders of the countries concerned. Ms Le Pen has herself referred to her trip as "private". " We don't communicate about private visits ". He lives in Trump Tower, has links to a number of right-wing European parties and says he is an adviser to the Trump team, according to Politico .

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Asia backing England for 2030 World Cup

According to John Williams, "We will just have to wait and see what the qualifying format will be like". The 60 year old Verbeek, who is a veteran of three World Cups as a coach, said , "With the chances of Oman rising, it is even more important to keep on improving the youth [development] system in the country during the coming years.

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Walker proposes in-state tuition cut for UW System

But some UW System leaders say Walker's proposal puts them in a hard spot in terms of funding after the last biennial budget's major cuts. The UW-System has asked for a $42.5 million increase in state funding. "It is our hope that the governor and Legislature will not only fully fund the proposed tuition reduction but also provide additional investment in the UW System in line with the modest request made by the Board of Regents, which is critical if we are to continue providing an ...

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Man gets $128 ticket for idling auto in driveway

He said he had gone into his house for five minutes before returning to his auto to find the ticket. Likely thinking nothing of the decision, Taylor was certainly surprised when he walked back out into the cold to find a ticket for $128 tucked under his windshield, penalizing him for leaving his vehicle unattended.

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Services scheduled for father, daughter who died in Lake Erie plane crash

The search for debris from a missing plane that took off last month from Burke Lakefront Airport is expected to resume Wednesday morning. Divers are back in the water at the search site today. A medical examiner said Tuesday that DNA was used to identify the remains found Friday, but no other information was released. A University of Wisconsin-Madison freshman is among the six missing people According to University officials, Megan Casey, 19, of Powell, Ohio, had been attending the ...

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City announces closings for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. gave when he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. The weekend-long celebration kicks off on Friday , January 13 , 2017 and ends on January 16 , 2017 with events including the MLK Celebration Fair, the MLK Candlelight Ceremony, the MLK Awards Gala, and the Annual MLK Day Parade.

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Allegiant Airlines coming to Louisville

Louisville International Airport now houses five airlines - American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, OneJet, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines, according to the airport's website . Allegiant Air will soon fly to another sunny destination from Springfield-Branson National Airport. Both destinations will begin service in May. Though the San Diego flights last for less than six weeks, the IAA called the announcement a "great tee-up for what could be ahead".

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Here's What To Expect At Obama's Farewell Address

He was always heavily involved in writing his biggest speeches, and his team of young speechwriters spent as much time with him as did more senior staff. His final address as president, in the city where he launched his political career, is his last chance to try to define what his presidency meant for America.

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Man charged with shooting United States diplomat in Mexico

Local media identified him as Christopher Ashcraft, whose profile on social networking sites listed him as a consular officer in Guadalajara since 2016. The Mexican authorities are now on a hunt for the gunman who had shot and injured a US consular official at the city of Guadalajara situated in the western region of Mexico.

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Pennsylvania Woman and Boyfriend Charged With Dismembering Daughter in Rape Fantasy

The murder occurred in July, but the pair stored the teen's body in their home for almost four months before allegedly cutting it up and disposing of the remains. It follows the arrest of Packer's boyfriend Jacob Sullivan, 44, on suspicion of rape and murder after he reportedly stated to several workers at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health that he was responsible for killing Grace and that Packer had been his accomplice.

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McCain, Graham call for greater sanctions against Russian Federation

On Fox News Sunday, Trump's incoming chief of staff ReincePreibus explained that Trump "accepts the fact that this particular case was entities in Russian Federation", but he did not reference whether Trump believes that Putin directed these hacks.

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Mosul battle: Iraqi government forces reach Tigris river

The city is the last major center in Iraq still controlled by "IS". Once the Iraqi forces reach the river it would be reportedly hard for the jihadists to defend Mosul . Gen Saadi said warplanes from the US-led coalition killed dozens of IS militants who were using the hill as a position to fire from. The Islamic State claimed the attack in an online statement, saying it had targeted a "gathering of Shi'ites".

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Mark Hamill Is Dubbing Trump Tweets as the Joker

Hamill, who has voiced the diabolical villain since the early 1990s, uploaded the 30-second reading of Trump's New Year's Eve message to Twitter on Saturday. Hamill replied that he love to because "nobody writes better super-villain dialogue than (Trump)". Soon after, Hamill himself tweeted to the Oswalts, "As soon as I figure out how to tweet soundbites, I'd LOVE to".

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Israeli diplomat threatens to kill United Kingdom minister, MPs

Shai Masot, a political officer at the London embassy, was recorded by al-Jazeera speaking in a clearly undiplomatic manner about a number of British MPs, including Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, who he called " an idiot ". Strizzolo spoke of her influence in helping Halfon become a minister, prompting the embassy staffer to ask her "can you do the opposite stuff as well?" The Foreign Office has said the Israeli embassy has apologised for the incident and it considered the matter "closed".