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  • Donald Trump’s Warning for Women

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  • Death toll soars as Haiti digs out from Hurricane Matthew

    JEREMIE, Haiti — People across southwest Haiti were digging through the wreckage of their homes Friday, salvaging what they could of their meagre possessions after devastating Hurricane Matthew killed hundreds of people in the impoverished country. The central government’s official death toll stood at nearly 300, but an official...
  • Security forces free Albu Rathe’ area, kill dozens of ISIS militants

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  • Writer Jordan Hattar charged With Insulting Islam Is Killed as Extremism Boils Over in Jordan

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  • ISIS suspected of mustard attack against US and Iraqi troops

    Washington (CNN) ISIS is suspected of firing a shell with mustard agent that landed at the Qayyara air base in Iraq Tuesday where US and Iraqi troops are operating, according to several US officials. The shell was categorized by officials as either a rocket or artillery shell. After it landed...
  • President Obama’s 9/11 memorial remarks include a veiled criticism of Donald Trump

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