August 20, 2017 2:55 pm

Lebanon's battle against IS comes as the jihadist group faces assaults in both neighbouring Syria and Iraq, where the government early Sunday announced an offensive on the group's bastion of Tal Afar.

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August 20, 2017 2:52 pm

Tal Afar is located 70 kilometres (43 miles) west of Mosul, where US-backed government forces ended jihadist rule in July after a months-long battle. In June 2014, IS jihadists overran Tal Afar, a Shiite enclave in the predominantly Sunni province of Nineveh, on the road between Mosul and Syria.

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August 20, 2017 5:37 pm

The convicts had hatched the plot to kill Hasina in 2000 by planting a high-powered explosive device at an open ground at her village home in southwestern Gopalganj where she was scheduled to address a public rally. HuJI chief Mufti Hannan was found to be the mastermind of the plot.

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August 20, 2017 2:22 pm

Malcolm Turnbull said while sites would be better protected, developers had to incorporate safety features into new projects on the drawing board.

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August 20, 2017 2:17 pm

Hassan Rouhani indicated a week ago that Iran was ready to walk out on the nuclear deal if the United States continued to apply fresh sanctions.

August 20, 2017 1:42 pm

The newly installed cameras will provide real-time monitoring and provide a record of events as evidence. If anyone is found to be vandalising the wall, they will be banned from visiting again, reported to the police and fined.

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August 20, 2017 1:33 pm

Thirteen people were killed on Thursday afternoon in the popular Las Ramblas area of Barcelona, Spain, when a white van zigzagged at high speed down the busy avenue thronged with tourists, knocking down pedestrians.

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August 21, 2017 9:29 am

While Bannon's White House exit is anything but unwelcome, political analysts feel that it is unlikely to alter the Trump administration in high-profile ways.

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August 20, 2017 1:30 pm

\Andisha said the new Afghan embassy will be his country's biggest embassy in the world which also reflect Afghanistan's quest for good relations with Pakistan. He also thanked China's help in the construction.

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August 20, 2017 1:24 pm

Al-Jaaf pointed out that although such figures of IDPs returning to Mosul were not very significant compared with those who were forced to leave their homes; it was a "good start" to encourage the ministry to offer aid to increase the number of citizens returning home.

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August 20, 2017 1:03 pm

A man, who apparently stabbed passersby on the street at random, was shot dead by police. The attack happened at about 11.20 a.m. The injured were taken to hospital and two of them were in a critical condition, the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency reported.

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August 20, 2017 12:52 pm

Head of Israel's Mossad national intelligence agency Yossi Cohen warned last week against "Iranian expansion" into the regions that the Islamic State has relinquished in the Middle East. "The areas where IS presence is decreasing, Iran is working to fill the void," Cohen said.

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August 20, 2017 1:40 pm

"In his discussions with Pakistani leaders, he emphasised that all parties must work to ensure that Pakistani soil is not used to plan or conduct terrorist attacks against its neighbours," the US Embassy here said in a statement.

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August 20, 2017 11:40 am

Indonesia appears to have taken particular offense because the guidebook was distributed to VIPs at Saturday's opening ceremony in Kuala Lumpur for the 29th Southeast Asian Games and only its flag was shown incorrectly. Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi said the error was "very painful."

August 20, 2017 10:33 am

Mnuchin, along with other members of the cabinet, stood beside the president at a Tuesday news conference as Trump blamed violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend on not just white nationalist rally organizers but also counter-protesters.

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August 21, 2017 6:31 am

In totality it will cross from Oregon into Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and, finally, South Carolina, also passing over tiny slivers of Montana and Iowa.

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August 20, 2017 10:05 am

Two of the men are already in custody and awaiting trial on suspicion of plotting bomb attacks in Australia's second largest city last year, while a third – a 29-year-old Melbourne man – was arrested late on Saturday.

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August 20, 2017 10:05 am

The Japanese Defence Ministry was mulling increasing the number of soldiers in its cyber defence unit from the current 110 to 1,000, and a new working group to study cyber warfare techniques will also be established, according to media reports last month.

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August 20, 2017 10:05 am

Opinions differ largely by party, the poll also found, with 82 per cent Democrats saying the US should not and 63 per cent of Republicans saying the US should threaten with military action, Xinhua news agency reported.

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August 20, 2017 9:18 am

Yuma's location along the US-Mexico border touches on one of President Donald Trump's signature issues: his call for putting up a border wall to stem illegal immigration from Mexico.

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August 20, 2017 9:13 am

The summit is being held in the backdrop of border tensions between India and China over the standoff at the Doklam area in the Sikkim section which has now entered the third month.

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August 20, 2017 8:25 am

Britain's Brexit department said on Sunday it would issue two formal position papers this week along with a batch of proposals for discussions on future relations ahead of the next round of negotiations scheduled for later this month.

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August 20, 2017 8:25 am

Police searched a flat in Ripoll on Friday in their hunt for people connected to the attacks, the ninth raid so far on homes in the town nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees near the French border.

August 20, 2017 8:17 am

Organizers of the event, which had been billed as a "Free Speech Rally,'' had publicly distanced themselves from the neo-Nazis, white supremacists and others who fomented violence in Charlottesville on August12.

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August 20, 2017 8:04 am

In interviews in multiple cities this weekend, Americans who voted for Donald Trump said Steve Bannon's departure on Friday was the removal of an unnecessary distraction for the Trump presidency

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August 20, 2017 8:00 am

After a Navy historian unearthed new information in 2016 about the warship's last movements that pointed to a new search area, a team led by Paul Allen, a Microsoft Corp co-founder, spent months searching in a 600-square-mile patch of ocean.

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August 20, 2017 7:40 am

Police believe the house in Alcanar was being used to plan one or several large-scale attacks in Barcelona, possibly using a large number of butane gas canisters stored there.

August 20, 2017 7:31 am

During a patrol late Friday of a neighborhood with a history of drug activity, Baxter was "checking out'' three people, including Miller, when the officer got into a scuffle with Miller. Howard, his sergeant, responded as backup. The officers didn't have an opportunity to return fire.

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August 20, 2017 7:20 am

Police estimated that as many as 40,000 people packed into the streets around the nation's oldest park. Officials had spent a week planning security for the event, mobilizing 500 police officers, including many on bikes, and placing barricades and large white dump trucks on streets along the park.

August 20, 2017 7:08 am

The city is surrounded by Iraqi government troops and Shi'ite volunteers in the south, and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in the north. About 2,000 battle-hardened militants remain in the city, according to US and Iraqi military commanders.

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August 20, 2017 1:01 am

The suspect arrested following the attack on Friday after being shot in the leg by police in the city of Turku had arrived in Finland last year, police said.

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August 21, 2017 6:36 am

Monday's event will be the first total solar eclipse spanning the entire continental United States since 1918 and the first visible anywhere in the lower 48 states in 38 years. The next one over North America is due in just seven years, in April 2024

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August 19, 2017 11:45 pm

Erdogan had a day earlier caused consternation in Berlin by urging ethnic Turks in Germany to vote against both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition in the September 24 legislative elections.

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August 19, 2017 10:49 pm

At least 500 police officers, many on bicycles, aim to keep the expected crowd of a few hundred people at the "Free Speech" rally separate from thousands attending a counter-protest by people who believe the event could become a platform for racist propaganda.

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August 19, 2017 10:31 pm

The announcement came after television producer Norman Lear, singer Lionel Richie and dancer Carmen de Lavallade said they would not attend the White House reception that was set to take place prior to the December 3 annual gala event.

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August 19, 2017 10:29 pm

There has been no announcement from the government of an alcohol ban. The merchants did not give their names, reflecting concern about the authoritarian country's intolerance of criticism.