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Viewpoint: Battle for western Mosul will be toughest yet

bbc - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:13
Losing its most cherished prize will present IS with an existential challenge, says Renad Mansour.
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Transatlantic pass

bbc - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:11
Toronto Wolfpack will become the first transatlantic sports team when they take on Siddal in the Challenge Cup on Saturday.
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Opinion: Will Trump weather Russiagate?

cnn - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:11
Julian Zelizer says some Washington scandals have fizzled while others have resulted in big change. It's too early to tell where this one will wind up, he says.
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‘Erdogan assassination plot’ suspects go on trial in Turkey

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:07

The trial opened Monday for almost 50 suspects accused of plotting to assassinate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a luxury Aegean hotel on the night of the botched July 15 coup. Forty-four suspects, mainly soldiers, are under arrest, while three others still on the run are being tried in absentia at the court in […]

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Extreme race on frozen lake not for faint-hearted

bbc - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:59
An endurance skating and cycling race has been held on Lake Baikal in the Irkutsk region of Russia.
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All of Japan’s big cities plan bigger budgets for fiscal 2017

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:44

All 20 major cities across Japan have drafted budgets bigger than last year due to the transfer of revenue from prefectural governments for teacher pay. The revenue shift is part of power decentralization by the central government. Starting with fiscal 2017, which gets underway April 1, salaries for elementary and junior high teachers in major […]

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Video appears to show Kim Jong Nam attacked

cnn - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:32
Arrests have been made following the death of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader.
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YouTube ditches unskippable 30-second ads

bbc - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:30
The video-sharing website will focus on shorter and skippable advertisements.
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Opinion: Donald Trump and the psychology of blame

cnn - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:22
In eighth grade, I ran for student council president. The candidates all had to speak in the auditorium to the entire student body. An opponent went first, and promised to have soda come out of the water fountains throughout the school. The audience applauded wildly. When I spoke, I argued that his plan would not work -- that the school administration would certainly oppose it.
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Hitler's phone sold for $243,000

cnn - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:15
Adolf Hitler's telephone was sold at auction in the United States on Sunday for $243,000. The winning bid was made by phone but the name of the bidder has not been released.
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What's in the Oscar nominees' swag bags

cnn - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:14
Don't call it an Oscars gift bag.
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28 hospitals selected as foreigner-friendly

kyodonews - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:12
TOKYO - A total of 28 hospitals in Japan have been registered on the government-backed list of medical insti...
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"Final Fantasy" recognized as most prolific roll-playing game

kyodonews - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:12
TOKYO - Square Enix Co. said Monday its video game series "Final Fantasy" has been recognized by Guinness Wo...
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Man dies after rushing security at Honolulu Airport

cnn - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:09
A man forced his way into a secure area at Honolulu International Airport and died after he was detained, the Hawaii Department of Transportation said.
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McCain: Dictators 'get started by suppressing free press'

cnn - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:07
Sen. John McCain slammed President Donald Trump's attacks on the media this week by noting dictators "get started by suppressing free press."
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Senate looking into Russia interference in election

cnn - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:05
The Senate Intelligence Committee is asking more than a dozen agencies, organizations and individuals to preserve communications related to the panel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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Buttigieg picks up 9 mayors' endorsements in DNC race

cnn - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:00
Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has picked up the endorsements of nine of his counterparts around the nation, including the chief executives of New Orleans, Austin, Texas and Santa Fe, New Mexico, in his bid to chair the Democratic National Committee.
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