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Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani to step down

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Massoud Barzani played a prominent role in creating an autonomous Kurdish state Iraqi Kurdish president Massoud Barzani is to step down as the region wrestles with Baghdad over independence. In a letter read to the Kurdish parliament, Mr Barzani said he would not seek ...

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Full trove of October 2017 JFK assassination documents (Part 1)

Nearly 2,900 documents pertaining to John F. Kennedy’s assassination were released Thursday evening. (-/AFP/Getty Images) Sunday, October 29, 2017, 7:05 AM The National Archives on Thursday released a fresh batch of documents surrounding the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy, a killing that left the nation in shock and ...

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How Facebook saved a dying mill town

Image copyright Alan Brandt A mill town with high unemployment has seen its fortunes changed by Facebook’s need for data servers. But will the town have to radically change to save itself? The people of Prineville live deep in a valley surrounded by dense forests. In the 1800s, it was ...

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HMS Vigilant: Nine sailors sacked after failing drugs tests

Image copyright PA Image caption HMS Vigilant is one of Britain’s four Vanguard-class submarines Nine sailors from a nuclear missile submarine have been dismissed from the Royal Navy after failing drugs tests, the Ministry of Defence has said. They had been serving aboard HMS Vigilant, which carries the Trident nuclear ...

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Catalonia independence: Spain strips police chiefs of powers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoth pro- and anti-independence groups came out onto the streets after the declaration The Spanish government has stripped Catalonia’s most senior police officials of their powers, hours after direct rule was imposed on the region. This is the first specific measure taken ...

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Brooklyn man gets 15 years for supporting ISIS

A Brooklyn man’s tearful regret for following ISIS failed to sway a judge, who sentenced him Friday to 15 years in federal prison for plotting terrorist acts. Abdurasul Juraboev, 27, said he rejected extremism and the ISIS snake oil peddlers he once listened to. He wiped away tears ...

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