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Syria force battles into last jihadist pocket

Syria force battles into last jihadist pocketKurdish-led forces battled jihadists defending their last village on Saturday as operations were relaunched to flush out the Islamic State group from eastern Syria after several days of humanitarian evacuations. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces pushed into Baghouz, a tiny hamlet near the Iraqi border where IS fighters have been making a desperate last stand. An official for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which forms the backbone of the SDF, on Saturday said they had breached the jihadists’ perimeter.



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Manafort’s Mystery Lender Battles Mueller to Remain Shrouded

Manafort’s Mystery Lender Battles Mueller to Remain ShroudedIn what has become a curious sideshow to Manafort’s sprawling legal battles, an obscure Nevada lender says it has a right to be paid back without Mueller asking too many questions. The lender offered to identify the money’s source to Mueller if he promised to keep it confidential, according to a court filing on Monday. Mueller refused.



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Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern Syria

Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern SyriaBEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants cornered in their last foothold in eastern Syria fought back with suicide car bombs, snipers and booby traps Monday, slowing Kurdish fighters advancing under the cover of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish news agencies and a Syrian war monitor said.



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How long will the federal shutdown last? Here are lessons from previous budget battles.

How long will the federal shutdown last? Here are lessons from previous budget battles.The government shutdown, which is moving into its second week, is not the longest in history. Here's how some past budget fights have played out.



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Nation's first charter school strike ends, but could portend more battles on choice

Nation's first charter school strike ends, but could portend more battles on choiceThe strike affected only about 7,500 of Chicago's 371,000 public school students. But it was closely followed by labor leaders and charter advocates around the country.



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Netanyahu battles to save weakened ruling coalition

Netanyahu battles to save weakened ruling coalitionIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party denied Friday that he had decided to call a snap election, as he battled to keep the government afloat after his defence minister quit over a Gaza ceasefire. Netanyahu’s ruling coalition was left with a single seat majority in parliament after the walkout on Wednesday by Avigdor Lieberman and his hawkish Yisrael Beitenu party. Netanyahu held crunch talks on Friday with his other main right-wing rival, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, whose religious nationalist Jewish Home party has threatened also to quit unless he is given Lieberman’s job.



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8 combatants, 6 civilians die in Kashmir battles, clashes

8 combatants, 6 civilians die in Kashmir battles, clashesSRINAGAR, India (AP) — Three local rebels were killed in a gunbattle with Indian government forces in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, and six civilians were killed in an explosion at the site after the fighting was over, officials and residents said.



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Trump says he is 'comfortable' as president despite political battles

Trump says he is 'comfortable' as president despite political battles“It was a little surreal to say I’m the president of the United States, but I think that’s true with everybody,” Trump told the CBS television news program “60 Minutes.” “Even my friends, they don’t call me Donald, they call me Mr. President. The interview, in which Trump proved as eager as ever for verbal jousting on a range of issues, showed no sign he had any intention of abandoning his freewheeling, in-your-face persona as president. Trump would not say whether he intended to return to the contentious policy of separating immigrant children from their families at the border, but gave no ground on what he saw as the need for tough policy.



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Indonesia battles fake news after quake-tsunami disaster

Indonesia battles fake news after quake-tsunami disasterIndonesia has cracked down on “fake news” about its deadly quake-tsunami disaster, with police arresting nine people for spreading hoaxes in a bid to prevent further panic spreading among survivors. Another Facebook post used a photo of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami aftermath to depict what it claimed was a scene from the seaside city of Palu. Setyo Wasisto, Indonesia’s national police spokesman, told Kompas TV on Thursday that nine people had been arrested on suspicion of spreading false news.



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Gaza fisherman battles poverty with plastic bottle boat

Gaza fisherman battles poverty with plastic bottle boatWith hundreds of empty plastic bottles collected from the shores of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, fisherman Muath Abu Zeid has turned litter into a floating source of income. The Palestinian father-of-four used glue and old nets to bind the bottles into a small fishing boat that he hopes will help him support his family. A broad slab of wood lashed to the top serves as a seat, allowing the Abu Zeid to row a few hundred meters out from shore — far enough to go fishing.



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