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Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'gives first message in more than a year' as Iraqi troops prepare for final assault on Mosul

Isil released an audio message on Thursday morning apparently of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi calling for his fighters not to retreat in Mosul, as Iraqi forces prepared to reclaim the city in a final assault.<p>If confirmed, it would be the first time the Isil leader had been heard from since he was thought …

Wife of Concert Pianist Vadym Kholodenko Ruled Not Fit to Stand Trial for Daughters' Deaths

U.S. news<p>The estranged wife of acclaimed concert pianist Vadym Kholodenko has been ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial for allegedly killing the couple’s two young daughters by smothering them with pillows.<p>Sofya Tsygankova has been ordered committed by a Texas judge to a state mental health …

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U.S. Pressure Threatens Fast-Growing Drone Industry In Taiwan

Taiwan voiced support this month for a U.S.-led declaration that would limit sales of unmanned aerial vehicles for military use, and Washington said thanks for the nod. Diplomatically isolated Taiwan wants to be seen as a cooperative government, explaining the foreign ministry’s statement of …