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    Mosul Battle: Kurdish Forces Push Into IS-Held Bashiqa

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    Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces are battling Islamic State militants inside a town north-east of the city of Mosul. Hundreds of Peshmerga fighters, backed by artillery and US-led coalition air strikes, advanced on Bashiqa from three directions on Monday morning. By the early afternoon, they had taken control of about half of the town, according to…

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    Brexit Must Happen On Time, Theresa May Insists

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    Theresa May has said she is “clear” she expects to start talks on leaving the EU as planned by the end of March. The prime minister also played down the chances of an early general election, saying the next one “should” take place as scheduled in 2020. The government is appealing against the High Court’s…

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    US Election 2016: Trump Team Tries To Ease Global Concern

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    Donald Trump’s campaign team has sought to allay negative views expressed overseas towards their candidate, a day before the US goes to the polls. Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told the BBC such antipathy “doesn’t reflect why Donald Trump is running and who he would be on the global stage”. She also attacked Hillary Clinton’s “unremarkable…

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    Respect Brexit Choice, David Davis Tells Mps

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    The UK’s referendum decision to leave the European Union “must be respected and delivered”, Brexit Secretary David Davis has told MPs. The government had a “duty to ensure” that happened, he added, saying that Parliament would help it “find the best way forward” on the issue. The High Court has ruled that MPs and peers…

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    Hillary Clinton Emails: How FBI Verdict Affects US Election

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    It was much ado about nothing, but it certainly amounted to something. While FBI Director James Comey, in effect, said “never mind” with regards to Hillary Clinton’s emails, for the past two weeks the story has dominated the political conversation, and Democrats have paid a price. While Mrs Clinton’s standings in the polls have stabilised…

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