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The Biggest Battle Against ISIS In Iraq Has Begun And This Is What You Need To Know

As Iraqi and Kurdish troops, buoyed by US special forces, launch their offensive on Mosul, the question is: Can the same military that lost Mosul to ISIS win it back?<p>BAGHDAD — Soldiers cheered and honked the horns of their Humvees as their convoy rolled north on the highway out of Baghdad. One …

Army Gen. Joseph Votel, Top U.S. Commander, Makes Secret Visit to Syria

NORTHERN SYRIA — On a secret trip to Syria, the new commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Saturday he felt a moral obligation to enter a war zone to check on his troops and make his own assessment of progress in organizing local Arab and Kurd fighters for what has been a slow campaign to …

Middle East

Al-Qaeda affiliates are threatening West Africa’s most peaceful cities

DAKAR, Senegal — In a city where nightclubs and mosques coexist peacefully, Islamist violence long felt like a foreign problem — something residents watched on news clips from the Middle East or other parts of ­Africa.<p>“We just didn’t worry very much about it,” said Abdullaye Diene, the deputy imam …

Africa

Russia confirms ninth soldier killed in Syria

A Russian soldier has died from wounds sustained during combat in Syria, in the ninth military fatality since Vladimir Putin launched an intervention in the country’s civil war in September.<p>Anton Yerygin, a 31 year old signaller from Voronezh, was seriously wounded after coming under fire in Homs …

Crime

Republican party storm of discontent rumbles on over Donald Trump

Senior figures including two ex-presidents have snubbed tycoon despite presumptive nomination, but he has so far brushed it off<p>Donald Trump has been confronted with deep discontent among senior members of his own party, including two former presidents, just days after becoming the presumptive …

Government
Corruption

Assad reportedly struck an ominous deal with ISIS to recapture Palmyra

Sky News reported that the documents came from a Free Syrian Army group comprised of ISIS defectors originally from Raqqa, ISIS' de facto capital in Syria.<p>"Withdraw all heavy artillery and anti-aircraft machine guns from in and around Palmyra to Raqqa province," read one document that was dated …

Middle East

Solar Impulse aircraft lands in Phoenix, Arizona

Solar Impulse has arrived in Phoenix, Arizona after successfully completing the tenth leg of its record-breaking bid to circle the globe.<p>The solar-powered plane had left Mountain View, California, some 16 hours earlier, travelling just over 1,100 kilometres.<p>The zero-fuel aircraft will now make its …

Hillary Clinton apologizes for coal comments in West Virginia

<b>Williamson, West Virginia (CNN) —</b> As Hillary Clinton's motorcade rolled down the rainy, windy roads that head into this small West Virginia town Monday, the former secretary of state's campaign knew she was driving into hostile territory.<p>And she was right.<p>Clinton's two-day swing through Appalachia …

Government

U.S. cruise ship pulls into Havana on historic Cuba voyage

HAVANA (Reuters) - Hundreds of tourists and a handful of emotional Cuban-Americans arrived on the first U.S. cruise ship to sail to Havana in decades on Monday, spilling onto the cobbled streets of the old city where they were warmly greeted by residents.<p>It was another first for the two countries …

Cuba

Top U.S. intelligence official: ISIS has cells in UK, Germany, and Italy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> America's top intelligence official, James Clapper, said Monday that ISIS has clandestine cells in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, comments that come as President Barack Obama concludes an overseas visit where he asked Europe to contribute more to the fight against …

North Africa
Surveillance

Prosecutor: Hundreds of pot plants grown where 8 were killed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four days after the calculated killings of eight people in rural Ohio, a prosecutor revealed Monday that marijuana was found at some of the crime scenes, including a grow-house sheltering hundreds of plants.<p>"It wasn't just somebody sitting pots in the window," Pike County …

Crime

U.S. sends F-22 warplanes to Romania

<b>Mihail Kogalniceanu Airport, Romania (CNN) —</b> Two of the world's most advanced warplanes have touched down in Romania for the first time, near the shores of the Black Sea and just a short hop from Ukraine, the Crimean Peninsula and Russia.<p>The United States sent the F-22 Raptors to southeastern …

Military

Snowden Leaks Advanced Encryption by 7 Years, U.S. Spy Chief Says

You can thank Edward Snowden, the ex-National Security Agency contractor who leaked a cache of state spy secrets in 2013, for the increased use of …

Privacy

America's Largest City Is Failing Its Young People

New York City is worried about millennials -- for good reason.<p>The city comptroller, Scott Stringer, put out a report on Monday that paints a rather bleak picture of the city economy since the Great Recession. And no group has it worse than New York's 1 million millennials (defined here as those …

Demographics

Turkish official: US deploying rocket launchers near Syria

ISTANBUL (AP) — The United States will deploy a rocket launcher system in southeastern Turkey across the border from Syria, officials said Tuesday.<p>U.S. Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten, deputy commander for the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, said that the mobile, long-range rocket …

Middle East

Ohio shootings: What we know

<b>(CNN) —</b> Heartless. Well-planned. Mysterious. And terrifying.<p>The execution-style murders of eight members of the same family in rural Pike County, Ohio, has set residents on edge and sent investigators into overdrive as they try to find out who killed the Rhoden family members, and why.<p>Adding to the …

Crime

'We could destroy you,' Obama warns 'erratic' North Korean leader

President Barack Obama delivered a stern warning to North Korea on Tuesday, reminding its “erratic” and “irresponsible” leader that America’s nuclear arsenal could “destroy” his country.<p>Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, claimed to have tested a submarine-launched missile last Saturday. A …

North Korea

Isil jihadists accused of new gas attacks on Kurds near Mosul

Islamic State jihadists have renewed attacks with chemical weapons on Kurdish positions in northern Iraq, sending a warning in advance of allies' plans to attack Mosul.<p>Iraqi Kurdish forces, known as the Peshmerga, say they have been hit twice in one week by what appeared to be chlorine gas, most …

U.S. suicides have soared since 1999, CDC report says

Driven by stark increases in the numbers of white women and Native Americans who are taking their own lives, suicide rates in the United States jumped 24% in the years between 1999 and 2014, a new government report says.<p>Following a slow-but-steady rise in suicides from 1999, the yearly increase …

Sociology

Common medicines tied to changes in the brain

Drugs commonly used for such problems as colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure and heart disease have long been linked to cognitive impairment and dementia. Now researchers have some fresh evidence that may help explain the connection.<p>The drugs, known as anticholinergics, stop a …

Biomedicine

U.S. soldier helps foil plot to blow up school in Denmark

<b>(CNN) —</b> A U.S. Army captain working in Iraq helped foil a terrorist plot to blow up a school in Denmark, according to a U.S. defense official.<p>Capt. Bradley Grimm provided "actionable intelligence" gleaned from captured documents in Iraq about foreign fighters from Denmark that included information …

U.S. Army
Latin America

Student dies after fight at Delaware high school

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 16-year-old girl died Thursday after fighting with other girls in a bathroom at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Delaware, authorities said.<p>"There was an altercation that initially started between two people, and my understanding is that additional individuals joined in …

High School