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Iraqi forces push toward Mosul despite sometimes fierce Islamic State resistance

By Kareem Fahim<p>, Bureau chief<p>Loveday Morris<p>, Bureau chief<p>Iraqi forces continue their most ambitious fight against the Islamic State.<p>Iraqi forces continue their most ambitious fight against the Islamic State.<p>ASQUF, Iraq — A force comprising thousands of Kurdish and Iraqi army soldiers wrested …

Middle East

Suspect wrote 'bombs will be heard in the streets,' authorities say

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The suspect in Saturday's bombings in New York and New Jersey declared that "the sounds of bombs will be heard in the streets" and praised "Brother Osama Bin Laden" in a journal found on him when he was arrested, authorities said.<p>Ahmad Rahami was charged Tuesday with four counts in …

Extremism

NY, NJ bombings: Suspect charged with attempted murder of officers

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The man suspected in Saturday's bombings in New York and New Jersey was captured on Monday after a frantic manhunt and shootout.<p>Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after a shootout Monday with police in Linden, New …

Man Who Opened Fire on Tennessee Highway May Have Been Motivated by Police Shootings

A man who opened fire on a Tennessee highway early Friday morning, killing one person and injuring several others, may have been motivated by anger …

Iraq says Balad suicide blast is Isis attempt to stir up sectarian war

Shrine attack that killed at least 40 is a sign that Islamic State is trying to reignite Shia-Sunni fighting, officials say<p>Islamic State suicide bombers reportedly disguised as local militia tried to storm one of Iraq’s main Shia shrines in the most serious attack on a holy site since the …

Official: Airport attackers from Russia, Central Asia

ISTANBUL (AP) — As the death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose Thursday to 44, a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who …

Extremism

Istanbul Ataturk Airport Reopens After Deadly Turkey Terror Attack

Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport reopened on Wednesday morning, hours after a coordinated terror attack blamed on ISIS left dozens dead, scores wounded and blood streaked throughout the arrivals hall.<p>Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said three terrorists had arrived in a cab and carried out …

Omar Mateen described himself as 'Islamic soldier' in 911 calls to police

Full transcript of Orlando shooter’s calls during killing spree released after Paul Ryan accused FBI of ‘selective editing’ to downplay Isis allegiance<p>The Orlando LGBT nightclub killer described himself as an “Islamic soldier” out to avenge the US war on the Islamic State, according to his phone …

Paul Ryan

FBI Releases Full Transcript of 911 Calls from Orlando Massacre

The FBI reversed direction Monday and released the full transcript of the 911 call Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen made while in the midst of shooting-up the Pulse nightclub.<p>Just hours after FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ron Hopper had said he didn't want to "give credence to to …

Orlando shooter texted wife during attack, source says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Orlando shooter and his wife exchanged text messages during the Pulse nightclub rampage, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told CNN.<p>Around 4 a.m. on June 12, about two hours after he started the attack and while holed up in a bathroom, Omar Mateen texted his wife, …

Terrorism

Human Rights Campaign Takes on Gun Control After Orlando Shooting

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy group, is veering from its normal set of priorities and on Friday announced that it …

This Couple Killed in the Orlando Shooting Hoped to Get Married. Now They Will Have a Joint Funeral

A couple who was deeply in love when they were killed during a gunman’s shooting rampage inside an Orlando nightclub will have a joint funeral …

Gunman Omar Mateen Described as Belligerent, Racist and 'Toxic'

Investigators probing gunman Omar Mateen's massacre at least 49 people at a popular gay nightclub in Florida are trying to determine whether terrorism, homophobia or both pushed him over the edge.<p>A few key revelations about his past came to light hours after the 29-year-old was identified as the …

Pakistani woman burns daughter alive for eloping

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A woman in Pakistan burned her 17-year-old daughter alive on Wednesday to punish her for marrying against the family's …

Crime

Associated Press News

Families flee as battle for Falluja rages on

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suad had feared for so long that she would die. A mother in Falluja, Iraq, her city has been at the center of war for more than a dozen years and now it is the epicenter of a battle between ISIS and Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by the United States-led coalition.<p>The coalition's push to …

2016 Preakness Stakes: Two horses die in first four races of the day

It's a sour start to the day at Pimlico<p>The 141st Preakness Stakes got off on a sore note to start the day. Two horses in the first four races died on …

Islamic State advance near Turkish border, civilians trapped

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters captured territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border on Friday and inched closer to a town on a supply route for foreign-backed insurgents fighting the jihadists, a monitoring group said.<p>A general view shows a damaged street with sandbags used as …

Middle East

5 Hours of Edgar Allan Poe Stories Read by Vincent Price & Basil Rathbone

Record label Caedmon Audio specialized in spoken-word recordings, pairing great literary works with great actors. They got James Mason to read the …

EgyptAir Crash: Here's What Security Is Like at Paris Airport

PARIS — French authorities have tightened security at Paris airports since last year's attacks in the city with thousands of border police officers, custom personnel, soldiers and private guards patrolling daily in the three airports serving the French capital.<p>In addition to thousands of police, …

The Latest: French investigators question Paris airport crew

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the crash of EgyptAir flight 804 (all times local):<p>6:20 p.m.<p>A French judicial official says French aviation investigators …

EgyptAir flight data show smoke alerts before crash: Source

<b>(CNN) —</b> New clues emerged Friday about EgyptAir Flight 804, but there were no answers as to what caused the plane to go down in the Mediterranean Sea.<p>There were smoke alerts near the airliner cockpit early Thursday in the minutes before it crashed, according to flight data CNN obtained Friday from …

EgyptAir crash: Inquiry into why Flight MS804 vanished

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1243000/1243986_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534592813_520be35a47ba496f31aec5dd704ef602<p><b>A major investigation is under way after an EgyptAir passenger jet disappeared over the Mediterranean.</b><p>Flight MS804 was travelling from Paris to Cairo …

Airplanes

Blame it on Hollywood? Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone go ‘jobless’ in Bollywood?

<b>New Delhi: Everyone is proud of them and everyone is talking about them. Bollywood beauties Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra have landed big</b> …

Kangana Ranaut was lucky to emerge stronger. Jiah Khan was not

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>The common template of abuse that the two women faced from father-son Pancholi duo is too sinister to deny.<p>ART & …

Bollywood

How Bollywood is congratulating newly-wed Preity Zinta

Just as Urmila Matondkar tied the knot with Kashmir-based businessman Mohsin Akhtar, Preity Zinta said her “I dos” in a quiet ceremony all the way in …

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Don’t ask me about Malaika-Arbaaz’s split: Salim Khan

As divorce rumours continue to swirl around Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora, father Salim Khan refused to comment on their relationship.<p>By: | Mumbai …

EgyptAir Crash: What the Last 48 Hours of Doomed Flight 804 Reveal

The EgyptAir jet presumed to have plunged into the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday was flown frequently over the past week, records show.<p>The Airbus A320 crisscrossed from its home airport in Cairo to parts of Africa and Europe before making a stop in Paris on Wednesday afternoon.<p>That night it took …