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PM: Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Tal Afar from IS | ABC News
ABC News | August 20, 2017
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Aabadi says operation to retake town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, from the Islamic State group begins
Patriots find leftover Super Bowl confetti on sideline in Houston | ESPN
ESPN | August 19, 2017
Patriots find leftover Super Bowl confetti on sideline in Houston
Philippine church leader urges end to drug killings | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
Manila Cardinal Luis Tagle challenges dozens of killings by police last week saying 'stop wasting human lives'.
Joe Girardi to go with Dellin Betances or David Robertson in 9th | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
BOSTON -- Aroldis Chapman is out as the New York Yankees' closer. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before Saturday night's game with the Boston Red Sox that the hard-throwing lefty, who gave up two runs in a non-save appearance in Friday's 9-6 loss to Boston, is being taken out of that role to work through some location issues. Chapman will be used "at any point" for now, Girardi said, though he stopped short of naming his replacement. Instead, ...
Raisman: scandal marred USA Gymnastics needs sweeping change | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Olympic gold medal winner Aly Raisman says USA Gymnastics needs to massive changes in wake of sexual abuse scandal
Venezuela 'congress in resistance' rejects new assembly | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
The opposition won control of congress in 2015, but the Supreme Court has tossed out every law it passed.
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies | ABC News
ABC News | August 20, 2017
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health has died
Indonesia in flag flap with Malaysia at Games | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
Southeast Asian Games organisers print Indonesia flag upside down in guidebook, sparking anger on social media.
Train derails in northern India, killing at least 23 | ABC News
ABC News | August 20, 2017
Fourteen coaches of a passenger train have derailed in northern India, killing 23 people and injuring at least 81
Muguruza upsets No. 1 Pliskova, reaches Cincinnati final | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Garbine Muguruza reaches Western & Southern Open final with a 6-3, 6-2 upset over defending champion Karolina Pliskova
Rick Steves: How to survive a European road trip | USA Today
USA Today | August 19, 2017
Horror stories about driving in Europe abound. They're fun to tell, but driving is really only a problem for those who make it one.        
Mariota, ball-hungry D show Titans have tools to contend in AFC | ESPN
ESPN | August 19, 2017
Mariota, ball-hungry D show Titans have tools to contend in AFC
MLB umpires wear wristbands to protest 'abusive' treatment | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Major League Baseball umpires are wearing white wristbands during games to protest what their union says is "abusive player behavior" after Detroit's Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended for his recent verbal tirade against ump Angel Hernandez
Stenson takes 1-stroke lead after 3rd round at Wyndham | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Henrik Stenson shot a 4-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead in the Wyndham Championship
Why does Europe continue to be a 'terrorist' target? | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 19, 2017
As Spain mourns, security has been heightened as police continue their search for clues after two deadly attacks.
Jaguars waiting on QB decision to 'see how this thing goes' | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone is waiting to make a QB decision to "see how this thing goes."
Happ's bat, Quintana's arm lead Cubs over Blue Jays 4-3 | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Rookie Ian Happ hit his 18th home run, Jose Quintana pitched six effective innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 to keep up their success against AL opponents
Malta 'denies' Defend Europe anti-migrant boat | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 19, 2017
Aid groups applaud Maltese government, saying snub sends 'a clear message against the politics of hate and extremism'.
Dodgers make deal for Mets OF Curtis Granderson | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson from the New York Mets for cash considerations and a player to be named later, the teams announced Friday. Granderson, 36, will join the Dodgers amid his fourth season with the Mets and 14th overall, after four seasons with the New York Yankees and six with the Detroit Tigers, who chose him in the third round of the 2002 draft out of the University of Illinois at Chicago.? &...
Serpico, others from NYPD, rally in support of Kaepernick | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Dozens of current and former members of the New York Police Department and others rallied Saturday in support of Colin Kaepernick
No sweat: Liukin creates upbeat approach at USA Gymnastics | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Valeri Liukin, new coach of the U.S. women's gymnastics program, wants to create success in more relaxed atmosphere
The Latest: Human tower is built to honor Barcelona victims | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
More than 20 people, including small children, have staged a human tower event among the crowds visiting the attack site on Barcelona's Ramblas promenade in homage to the victims
Boston crowd of anti-racists dwarfs 'free-speech' rally | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 19, 2017
Around 15,000 decry racism and neo-Nazis, forcing 'free-speech' event attended by a few conservatives to end abruptly.
Zimbabwe blocks flights amid Grace Mugabe scandal | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 19, 2017
Harare authorities say state-owned S African Airways planes were halted for failing to comply with civil aviation rules.
Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
Warship that delivered key components for atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima was torpedoed in 1945, killing 900 sailors.
Israel kills Palestinian teen after 'stabbing attempt' | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 19, 2017
Palestinian health ministry confirms 17-year-old killed at military checkpoint in occupied West Bank.
Thousands flee ahead of Tal Afar ground invasion | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 19, 2017
Refugees face harsh conditions as they are stopped by authorities while trying to flee at the height summer, NGO says.
Grace Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe despite assault claim | ABC News
ABC News | August 20, 2017
Zimbabwean state media say the wife of President Robert Mugabe has returned home from South Africa despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg
'Maarik al-Tawaiha was no murderer' family say | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 19, 2017
Parents of a 39-year-old Jordanian soldier who killed three US military trainers seek to have him exonerated.
Nigeria's ailing president returns after 3 months away | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Nigeria's president returns to country after more than 3 months in London for mystery illness
Buhari returns after lengthy UK medical treatment | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 19, 2017
President to address nation following more than three months of absence spent in London for an undisclosed ailment.
DR Congo landslide death toll climbs to 200 | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 19, 2017
Dozens missing and houses destroyed in northeast Tora village after heavy rain triggered mudslide earlier this week.
Trump's NAFTA talks: What's at stake? | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 19, 2017
We ask why President Donald Trump wants NAFTA renegotiated and look at the implications for Mexico, Canada and the US.
Uttar Pradesh train derailment kills several passengers | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 19, 2017
PM Modi sends condolences as at 23 killed and scores injured after train connecting Haridwar and Puri comes off tracks.
JAY-Z finally opens up about infamous Met Gala fight with Solange | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
The rapper said about Solange, "We've had one disagreement."
Boy missing as many countries mourn Barcelona attack victims | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
An Italian father, an American groom, and a Portuguese grandmother were but a few of the more than 100 people from around the world killed or injured in Barcelona's attacks
Eating the sun: How solar eclipses changed from terrible omen to tourist draw | CBC
CBC | August 19, 2017
Now people flock to see the sun's light swallowed by the moon, but solar eclipses were long viewed with terror and awe — until humans learned to see them coming.
Broadway ticket-buying now easier for fans, not re-sellers | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Some upcoming Broadway productions are turning to a new online verification system for ticket-buying that aims to keep more tickets in the hands of fans, not ticket re-sellers or brokers.
Americans up 3 points, Kerr sets US record in Solheim Cup | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Cristie Kerr helps U.S. take 7 ½ to 4 ½ lead over Europe in Solheim Cup; sets record for points by an American
Venezuela congress defies push to take over its powers | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Venezuela's congress is meeting in defiance of what opposition leaders consider an autocratic push by allies of President Nicolas Maduro to usurp the legislature's powers