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Iraqi Army Mistakenly Bombs Civilians In ISIL-Held City

At least 52 people - including many women and children - have been killed when air strikes by Iraqi forces mistakenly targeted civilians gathering in the ISIL-held western city of al-Qaim, military officials told Al Jazeera.

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Britain's Prince Harry Turns Trader For Charity Day

Pic: ReutersBritain's Prince Harry turned trader on Wednesday, taking calls alongside brokers at British interdealer ICAP for the company's annual charity day.

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Pope Warns Media Over 'Sin' Of Spreading Fake News, Smearing Politicians

Pic: ReutersVATICAN CITY: Media that focus on scandals and spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination with excrement, Pope Francis said in an interview published on Wednesday.

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Trump Picks WWE Boss Linda Mcmahon To Help Small Busines

WASHINGTON: US President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will nominate professional wrestling magnate and former Senate candidate Linda McMahon as his choice to head the Small Business Administration.

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Ohio Lawmakers Pass "Heartbeat" Abortion Legislation

Pic: ReutersCLEVELAND: Ohio lawmakers approved a bill that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks after conception, clearing the way for one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the United States if it becomes law.

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New Zealand Leadership Frontrunner Names Likely Finance Minister

Pic: ReutersNew Zealand Finance Minister Bill English, the front-runner to replace outgoing Prime Minister John Keys, said on Thursday he would name senior Cabinet minister Steven Joyce as his finance ministry replacement if he wins the top job.

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Nearly 100 Killed, Hundreds Hurt As Quake Strikes Aceh

JAKARTA: Nearly 100 people were killed and hundreds injured in Indonesia on Wednesday when a strong earthquake hit its Aceh province and rescuers used earth movers and bare hands to search for survivors in scores of toppled buildings.

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How Iran Closed The Mosul 'Horseshoe' And Changed Iraq War

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In the early days of the assault on Islamic State in Mosul, Iran successfully pressed Iraq to change its battle plan and seal off the city, an intervention which has since shaped the tortuous course of the conflict, sources briefed on the plan say.

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Rebels Seek Ceasefire With Syrian Army Closer To Retaking Aleppo

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Syrian rebels in besieged eastern Aleppo called on Wednesday for an immediate five-day ceasefire and the evacuation of civilians and wounded, but gave no indication they were ready to withdraw as demanded by Damascus and Moscow.

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Cuba Wants To Sign Accords With U.S. Before Obama Exit - Officials

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Cuba said on Wednesday it hoped to sign off on at least half a dozen agreements with the United States before businessman Donald Trump, who has threatened to derail detente between the former Cold War foes, becomes president on Jan. 20.

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