The Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, said the area they cordoned off measures around 38 square miles.
Warplanes targeted the opposition neighborhoods of the city’s eastern neighborhoods Saturday evening, residents and rebels said.
In France, at least, the timing is seen as significant, as relations between Paris and Moscow have reached historic lows.
News of the rescues came amid reports that clashes broke out elsewhere in Europe at the infamous “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais, France.
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Scientists studying the habits found that the primates produce stone flakes similar to the flakes used as cutting tools by early humans.
Followers of a Pennsylvania-based cleric say the Turkish government is using a July coup attempt as a pretext to falsely accuse them.
It’s part of the new round of regulations announced by the Obama administration as part of its efforts to normalize relations with Cuba.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meanwhile met with Iraq’s prime minister and commanders in Baghdad to discuss the offensive to retake
Officials are awaiting data gleaned from IS computer hard drives, cellphones, and recruiting files after Iraqi forces advance into the city.
China’s president will press his demands for top-down obedience at an annual meeting of the Communist Party’s Central Committee in Beijing.
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As it was being attacked in Mosul, the Islamic State group assaulted the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.
NASA photos captured a black spot on the red planet where the lander was supposed to have touched down.
One day after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a “separation” from the U.S., he backpedaled on the statement.
Some say the honor should go to a real woman — and one that isn’t wearing what resembles a Playboy-bunny outfit.
About 20,000 people died of rabies in 2014, and in the state of Kerala, more than 100,000 incidents of dog bites were reported last year.
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Oklahoma and two other states say they have denied a request by Russian officials to be present at polling places on Election Day.
The first U.S. combat death since the operation began was the result of a roadside bomb explosion north of the Islamic State-held city.
Moscow billed its brief, unilateral cease-fire as a good-will gesture.
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Rodrigo Duterte’s remarks came after his nation and China agreed to resume dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute.
The men were convicted — tens of thousands of them — of crimes like buggery, gross indecency and loitering with intent.
Turkish military confirmed its warplanes had carried out 26 air strikes and that it had killed between 160 and 200 fighters.
In front of horrified crowds, the van suddenly charged backward then sprinted forward twice over a space of about 60 feet.
KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan soldier opened fire on a group of Americans at a military depot near Kabul on Wednesday, killing two and
With the offensive in its third day, Iraqi forces advancing from the south and east are fighting to retake the towns leading to the city.
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The plan included the withdrawal of troops in four additional areas in the conflicted Donbass region.
The storm, which has sustained winds of 140 miles per hour and gusts of up to 195 mph, made landfall shortly before midnight.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security returns up to 200 Honduran nationals a day to the Central American nation.
Iraqi officials said the advance had halted indefinitely.
Temporary “humanitarian pause” announced by Moscow will allow civilians and militants to leave rebel-held parts of the city
After years of shortages, shelves are once again full of food, but many cannot afford to buy the goods.
Though Zika has been present on the island of Java for decades, the 145 million people might have developed immunity to it.
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The healthy pups that resulted from these sci-fi pregnancies provide hope that similar techniques might one day aid human reproduction.
By the end of the day, Kurdish forces had retaken some 80 square miles, according to the president of Iraq’s Kurdistan region.
Meanwhile, the violence continued. Airstrikes on rebel-held areas in the province of Aleppo on Monday killed at least 36 people.
“Small pockets” of insurgents are moving toward the Paloch oilfield and could be planning to attack production facilities, an official said.
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The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees issued an appeal for an additional $61 million to provide tents, winter items for those displaced.
Cheryl Mills is a longtime Clinton loyalist who is likely to play a significant role in any future Clinton White House.
The fight to root the extremists from the northern city is the country’s toughest battle since American troops left nearly five years ago.
Seoul strongly condemned the launch as a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions that bans any ballistic activities by Pyongyang.
While the close allies said diplomacy was their primary focus, the tone was viewed as tougher than Saturday’s message from John Kerry.
They were kidnapped 2½ years ago and freed in the first negotiated release organized by the government and the extremist group.
Born in 1849 in the province of Cordoba, Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero is one of the most famous Catholics in Argentina.
A group of American warships in the Red Sea on Saturday night “had indications of a possible inbound missile threat.”