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Hundreds shuffle out of last IS redoubt in east Syria

Hundreds shuffle out of last IS redoubt in east SyriaHundreds of men, women and children trudged out of the Islamic State group’s last sliver of territory Thursday as US-backed Syrian fighters once again slowed their advance to crush the “caliphate”. All that remains of a once sprawling proto-state the jihadists declared in 2014 is a battered riverside camp in the village of Baghouz near the Iraqi border. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and warplanes of a US-led coalition backing them, have rained fire on the enclave since Sunday, blitzing thousands of IS members into surrender.



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Polish church admits clergy abused hundreds of children

Polish church admits clergy abused hundreds of childrenPoland’s powerful Catholic church on Thursday published a report admitting that nearly 400 of its clergy had sexually abused children and minors over the last three decades, reflecting findings published last month by a charity focused on abuse in the church. The Polish Bishops’ Conference said in its report that it found 382 clergy sexually abused a total of 624 victims, including 198 under 15 years of age and 184 adolescents between the ages of 15 and 18. The statistical report which covers the period between 1990 and 2018, did not include the names of perpetrators.



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Hundreds surrender in last Islamic State enclave as SDF advance

Hundreds surrender in last Islamic State enclave as SDF advanceAdnan Afrin, a commander in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said hundreds of people were emerging, adding to the many thousands who have streamed out of Baghouz in recent weeks. “They are coming out this way in case there are snipers or someone wants to attack.” SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali said some 1,300 jihadists and their families came out on Thursday. SDF fighters said they included foreigners.



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Hundreds leave IS-held area in Syria as fighting slows down

Hundreds leave IS-held area in Syria as fighting slows downBAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Hundreds of people, including Islamic State fighters, evacuated the extremist group's last foothold in eastern Syria on Monday, after U.S.-backed Syrian fighters again slowed their offensive to allow a way out of the tiny enclave.



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Robert Kraft, accused of soliciting prostitution, gave hundreds of millions to charitable causes

Robert Kraft, accused of soliciting prostitution, gave hundreds of millions to charitable causesThe $ 400 million Robert Kraft has contributed to a wide range of causes has earned him enormous goodwill in Boston and beyond.



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Venezuela: At least 100 soldiers 'flee to Colombia' as two killed and hundreds injured in humanitarian aid clashes

Venezuela: At least 100 soldiers 'flee to Colombia' as two killed and hundreds injured in humanitarian aid clashesAt least 100 Venezuelan soldiers have deserted the country, reports suggest, as Nicolas Maduro faces increasing public pressure to abandon his presidency. The defections came as Juan Guaido, the country’s opposition leader, called on security forces to abandon Mr Maduro and to allow humanitarian aid into the nation – amid violent clashes at the border that saw two people killed and one shipment burned. Some 104 soldiers have now fled across the border into Colombia, according to CNN en Español and the Agence France-Presse news agency.



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Trump urges Europe to 'take back' hundreds of captured IS fighters

Trump urges Europe to 'take back' hundreds of captured IS fightersU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States was asking European allies to “take back over 800″ Islamic State fighters captured in Syria and put them on trial. “The Caliphate is ready to fall,” he said in a Tweet. “The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them…” U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat.



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Brazil dam collapse: Hopes fade for hundreds missing as search suspended in Brumadinho

Brazil dam collapse: Hopes fade for hundreds missing as search suspended in BrumadinhoHopes are fading for hundreds of people still missing after a dam collapse at an iron ore mine in Brazil, after officials suspended the search for survivors amid fears a nearby dam was at risk of breaking as well. Rescue teams had been searching for survivors at the facility near the city of Brumadinho in Minas Gerais state following the collapse of a dam holding back mine waste, sending out waves of mud for several miles. Throughout Saturday, scores of families awaited word on their loved ones as Romeu Zema, governor of Minas Gerais, admitted that most recovery efforts would entail pulling out bodies.



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Hundreds missing in Brazil, 34 found dead, after Vale dam burst

Hundreds missing in Brazil, 34 found dead, after Vale dam burstThe dam ruptured on Friday, releasing a torrent of mining waste that slammed into Vale’s facilities and cut through a nearby community, leaving a roughly 150-meter-wide (500-foot-wide) wake of destruction stretching for miles (km). The Minas Gerais state fire department, which gave the latest confirmed death toll, also said 23 people had been sent to hospitals. Some 250 people remained missing, according to a list released by Vale.



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Brazil rescuers search for hundreds missing after mining dam burst

Brazil rescuers search for hundreds missing after mining dam burstBrazilian rescuers continued searching on Saturday for some 200 missing people after a tailings dam burst at an iron ore mine owned by Vale SA.



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