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Iraqi forces launch offensive to drive IS from western Mosul

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HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a major air-and-ground offensive Sunday to retake western Mosul from Islamic St... Full Story

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  • TV footage appears to show deliberate attack on North Korean

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Security camera footage obtained by Japanese television appears to show a careful and deliberate attack last week on the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, while Malaysia said Monday it had recalled its ambassador to North Korea amid rising tensions between th nations.

  • Iraqi forces launch offensive to drive IS from western Mosul
    Iraqi forces launch offensive to drive IS from western Mosul

    HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a major air-and-ground offensive Sunday to retake western Mosul from Islamic State militants and drive the extremist group from its last major urban bastion in Iraq.

  • Daunting urban terrain as Iraqis push into western Mosul
    Daunting urban terrain as Iraqis push into western Mosul

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces have launched the push for Mosul's militant-held western half just over four months after the operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group officially began.

  • Prosecutors say malnutrition killing inmates in Haiti jails
    Prosecutors say malnutrition killing inmates in Haiti jails

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dozens of emaciated men with sunken cheeks and protruding ribs lie silently in an infirmary at Haiti's largest prison, most too weak to stand. The corpse of an inmate who died miserably of malnutrition is shrouded beneath a plastic tarp.

  • Trump says remark about Sweden referred to something on TV
    Trump says remark about Sweden referred to something on TV

    HELSINKI (AP) — Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. The American president now says he was referring to something he saw on television.

  • Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador's presidential vote
    Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador's presidential vote

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it was uncertain late Sunday whether he would get enough votes to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival.

  • Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan
    Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he plans to make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whether the totals should be based on military requirements rather than pre-set limits.

  • Italy's Renzi resigns as party chief, seeks renewed mandate
    Italy's Renzi resigns as party chief, seeks renewed mandate

    ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi resigned on Sunday as leader of his fractious Democratic Party in a bid to win a fresh, stronger mandate before parliamentary elections which populist political forces hope will propel them into national power for the first time.

  • On frozen fields, North Korean farmers prep for battle ahead
    On frozen fields, North Korean farmers prep for battle ahead

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Plug your noses and ready your "Juche fertilizer." It's time to prep the frozen fields in North Korea.

  • Roaming telescope brings Kenyan kids views of night sky
    Roaming telescope brings Kenyan kids views of night sky

    MOLO, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of schoolchildren in Kenya are getting a rare opportunity to look at the stars.

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