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Iraqi forces close in on IS-held Tal Afar
6 hours ago

Iraqi forces close in on IS-held Tal Afar

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Iraqi forces closed in Monday on Tal Afar on the second day of an offensive against the last major bastion of the Islamic State group in the country’s north, after seizing several villages around the city.
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Finnish court identifies Turku stabbing suspect
7 hours ago

Finnish court identifies Turku stabbing suspect

By  • World

Court documents on Monday identified the suspect in last week’s stabbing spree in a Finnish city — being probed as the country’s first ever terror attack — as 18-year-old Abderrahman Mechkah.
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Beatles’ ‘Eleanor Rigby’ score expected to fetch $26,000 at auction
7 hours ago

Beatles’ ‘Eleanor Rigby’ score expected to fetch $26,000 at auction

By  • Business

The original handwritten score for the Beatles song “Eleanor Rigby” is to be sold at auction, alongside the deeds of the grave of the woman said to have been immortalised by the Fab Four.
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China urges halt to US-S.Korea military drills
8 hours ago

China urges halt to US-S.Korea military drills

By  • World

China on Monday renewed its call for the United States and South Korea to suspend joint military drills as the two nations began annual war games that have infuriated nuclear-armed Pyongyang.
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Police quash Quebec City anti-racism demo after clashes
9 hours ago

Police quash Quebec City anti-racism demo after clashes

By  • World

Clashes erupted Sunday between police and dozens of anti-racist activists on the sidelines of a pro-immigration rally in Quebec City, an AFP journalist witnessed, while a demonstration organized by extreme-right activists gained little traction.
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One dead after car hits people at Marseille bus stops
9 hours ago

One dead after car hits people at Marseille bus stops

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One person was killed and another seriously injured in the southern French city of Marseille on Monday after a car ploughed into people at two different bus stops, police sources, adding the suspected driver had been arrested.
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US business economists fret over Trump policy agenda
11 hours ago

US business economists fret over Trump policy agenda

By  • Business

US business economists worry about the prospects for President Donald Trump’s policy agenda, and the potential damage to the economy from his trade and immigration policies, according to a survey released on Monday.
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Australia’s Catholic church warns employees on gay marriage
11 hours ago

Australia’s Catholic church warns employees on gay marriage

By  • World

One of Australia’s top Catholics has warned the church’s thousands of employees it will only tolerate traditional views on marriage, as the country prepares for a vote on whether gay couples can wed.
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France’s Total to buy Maersk Oil for $7.45 billion
11 hours ago

France’s Total to buy Maersk Oil for $7.45 billion

By  • Business

French oil giant Total said on Monday that it would buy Maersk Oil, a unit of the Danish shipping giant A.P.Moller-Maersk, for $7.45 billion (6.35 billion euros). The company said the deal would make Total the second-largest operator in the North Sea, with substantial operations in Britain, Norway and Denmark.
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Sweden’s Stenson captures PGA Wyndham Championship
12 hours ago

Sweden’s Stenson captures PGA Wyndham Championship

By  • Sports

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson claimed his first title since winning the 2016 British Open, outdueling Ollie Schniederjans down the stretch on Sunday to win the USPGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship.
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