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Egyptian village where mosque was attacked had been warned

Egyptian village where mosque was attacked had been warnedCAIRO (AP) — Elders of a village in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula where militants killed 305 people in a mosque had been warned by Islamic State operatives to stop collaborating with security forces and to suspend rituals associated with Islam's mystical Sufi movement, security officials and residents said Sunday.



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Sorrow and admiration in Mugabe's home village

Sorrow and admiration in Mugabe's home villageResidents in the Zimbabwean village where Robert Mugabe was born, got married and has a house say he was a great leader — but they express sorrowful acceptance rather than anger at his ousting. Kutama, 55 miles (90 kilometres) west of the capital Harare, has been a heartland of deeply personal support for Mugabe for decades, benefiting from his patronage and much-criticised land reforms. “When I heard the news (of his exit) and seeing what was now happening in the country, and things not going right, I thought, ‘Well everything has to end, he has to rest’,” Johannes Chikanya, Mugabe’s second cousin and a close childhood friend, told AFP.



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Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESASetting up a permanent village on the moon is the first step towards exploring Mars, the European Space Agency said Thursday as plans to reach and colonise the Red Planet gathered pace. At an annual gathering of 4,000 global space experts in Adelaide, the ESA said the Moon was the “right place to be” as humans expand economic activities beyond low-Earth orbit, even while Mars remained the “ultimate destination”. “We have been living in low-Earth orbit for the last 17 years on board a space station and we are on our journey to Mars for the first human mission,” ESA’s Piero Messina told AFP at the congress.



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This Tiny Florida Island Village Is Pulling Together In Irma's Aftermath

This Tiny Florida Island Village Is Pulling Together In Irma's AftermathGOODLAND, Fla. - As Florida begins to recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma, residents of some small communities want the public to know that it’s not only large cities like Miami or Tampa that were hit hard by the storm. “We’re less than a dot on the map,” Kelly Kirk told HuffPost. Kirk and her parents are the owners of Kirk Fish Company, a retail and wholesale seafood company in Goodland, which has about 400 year-round residents. “So it’s easy to look at big cities that are highly populated and see that, and it’s not as easy to see us down here,” she added.



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Coming to you from a Cairo village: Egypt's first minicar

Coming to you from a Cairo village: Egypt's first minicarKERDASA, Egypt (AP) — In Egypt, where many suffer under economic hardship, 35-year-old entrepreneur Ahmed Saeed el-Feki has been working hard to make something of himself. He has launched his own business building a minicar in a country that relies heavily on imports of small automobiles.



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Iraqi forces recapture village south of Mosul from Islamic State: police

Iraqi forces recapture village south of Mosul from Islamic State: policeIraqi forces on Thursday regained control over Imam Gharbi, a village south of Mosul, from Islamic State militants who had seized it as their defense of their stronghold in the city crumbled, Iraqi police said. The action formed part of the next phase of the U.S.-backed government’s campaign to drive Islamic State from Iraq and dismantle their self-proclaimed caliphate. Police Colonel Kareem Aboud said government forces took full control of Imam Gharbi at dawn.



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Islamic State tightens grip on village near Mosul after defeat

Islamic State tightens grip on village near Mosul after defeatBy Ghazwan Hassan TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) – Islamic State has captured most of a village south of Mosul despite losing control of its stronghold in the city, an Iraqi army officer and residents said, deploying guerrilla-style tactics as its self-proclaimed caliphate crumbles. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over Islamic State in Mosul on Monday, marking the biggest defeat for the hardline Sunni group since its lightning sweep through northern Iraq three years ago. Islamic State launched its attack on Imam Gharbi last week, in the kind of strike it is expected to deploy now as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces regain control over cities the group captured during its shock 2014 offensive.



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15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village

15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese villageBy Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) – Fifteen people were killed in a landslide in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Saturday and about 100 were believed to be still buried in the debris and feared dead, state media said. The landslide swept over more than 60 homes as dawn broke in Xinmo, a remote village in north Sichuan province. Rubble slid 800 meters (half a mile) down a steep slope to block a 2 km stretch of river and 1.6 km of road, official state news agency Xinhua said.



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China Landslide: at Least 15 Dead, 140 Buried in Sichuan Mountain Village

China Landslide: at Least 15 Dead, 140 Buried in Sichuan Mountain VillageAfter days of torrential rains, nearly 300 million cubic feet of rock and soil — equivalent to some 3,000 Olympic-sized pools —covered the village and a hotel in the worst landslide to hit the region since 2008.



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Ex-captive of Islamic State sheds tears on return to village in northern Iraq

Ex-captive of Islamic State sheds tears on return to village in northern IraqBy Isabel Coles KOJO, Iraq (Reuters) – Nadia Murad made an emotional return on Thursday to the Yazidi village in northern Iraq where she was captured and sold as a slave by Islamic State three years ago. On her return, Murad went to see her house and emerged clutching some clothing left there since 2014. A Yazidi fighter said it belonged to Murad’s mother, who was killed during the purge because she was considered too old to be taken as a slave.



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