Peshmerga soldiers wait and watch behind fortified position while explosion goes off down the road. NEAR NAWARAN, Iraq — Behind fortified hills on the outskirts of a town called Nawaran, just over 16 miles northeast of Mosul, hundreds of Iraqi Kurdish forces, known as the peshmerga, were encamped as the fight against the Islamic State raged on Thursday. Since the battle for Mosul began earlier in the week, peshmerga forces have been persistent in recapturing their targeted towns, closing in toward the center of the city.
Donald Trump listens to a park ranger while on a tour at Gettysburg National Military Park. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP) In the same place where Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most iconic speeches in American history, Donald Trump unveiled his “100-day
Before Circuit of the Americas, before Indianapolis, Phoenix, and Detroit, Formula 1 ran wild in the streets of Long Beach. Dubbed the U.S. Grand Prix West to differentiate from the Watkins Glen race in New York, the Los Angeles event was a sensory feast
More than 100 mostly barefoot inmates overpowered guards on Saturday and escaped from a lockup in central Haiti, officials said. Judge Henry Claude Louis-Jean said the prison break occurred in Arcahaie, a coastal town about 30 miles north of Haiti's capital. It wasn't immediately clear how many of the escaped inmates in Arcahaie were convicted of serious crimes and how many were awaiting trial.
With only hours to go before workers begin to demolish France's "Jungle" migrant camp Monday, officials are racing to process as many young people as possible to be transferred to Britain. As a result, the pace is brisk at the camp outside Calais: young migrants are shown into a shipping container where British Home Office officials have set up shop, their photos are taken quickly, and they then undergo a short interview to decide their fate. "We have conducted 600 interviews in all, and this week 194 minors will have left Calais for Britain," said Pierre Henry, the head of France Terre D'Asile (FTDA), a charity involved in helping process the children on behalf of the French government.
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Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world's best known websites on Friday, a stunning breach of global internet stability. The attacks struck Twitter, Paypal, Spotify and other customers of an infrastructure company in New Hampshire called Dyn, which acts as a switchboard for internet traffic. The attackers used hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices that had previously been infected with a malicious code that allowed them to cause outages that began in the Eastern United States and then spread to other parts of the country and Europe.
If you’re mechanically inclined, and have a knack for going hands-on, likelihood is you see the world a little differently than most folks. Fiddling, wrenching, knocking it down and putting it back together—that comes natural, whether “it” is an old turntable
A neighbor told Mike Diesel, who eventually rescued the dog, that he witnessed the family move out and leave the dog. “A neighbor that witnessed the family move out a while ago said they came back once for belongings and not Boo unfortunately,” Diesel, founder of the Detroit Youth and Dog Rescue, told InsideEdition.com. The neighbor reportedly said he’d been feeding Boo for a week and had contacted every dog rescue in the area, but no one would take the homeless dog.
Late on Thursday, federal prosecutors signaled their intention to charge former NSA contractor Harold T. Martin with violating The Espionage Act after authorities discovered that he took upwards of 50 TB of classified data from the NSA to his home. While the precise details regarding the stolen data remain murky, the New York Times a few weeks ago claimed that it may have included "highly classified computer codes developed to hack into the networks of foreign governments” like China, North Korea and Iran. Interestingly enough, Martin's arrest a few weeks ago came on the heels of the leak involving NSA hacking tools.
In the past few weeks, a conflict between Ankara and Baghdad over Turkey’s role in the liberation of Mosul has precipitated an alarming burst of Turkish irredentism. On two separate occasions, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the Treaty of Lausanne, which created the borders of modern Turkey, for leaving the country too small.
From intricately detailed portraits of a pack of wild dogs to a tender picture of a mother cheetah and her cubs, these paintings are the work of talented artist Leon Fouche.Leon is also a photographer and has captured images of animals, including Africa
The first woman to climb Mount Everest didn't stop there. Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei, who died Thursday at 77, devoted her adult life to scaling peaks, climbing the tallest mountains in more than 70 countries.
Record numbers of Latinos have registered to vote this year, giving them unprecedented power to influence the US presidential election on November 8. Pundits have long described the Latino vote as a "sleeping giant" because turnout in the community has historically been low. In his final televised debate with his rival on Wednesday, Democrat Hillary Clinton, he warned about "some bad hombres here," unleashing a flood of Internet outrage and mocking memes.
Each week we uncover the most interesting and informative articles around, here are 10 of the coolest stories in Science this week. Roman battlefield uncovered: Sling stones and other projectiles were found outside an ancient wall in Jerusalem, which
A senior Egyptian military official was shot dead on Saturday outside his home on the outskirts of Cairo, security sources and his wife said Gunmen opened fire on Brigadier General Adel Rajaaie, an armoured division commander who had served in troubled northern Sinai, as he left his home in Obour city to go to work, his wife told Reuters. A newly-emerged militant group calling itself Louwaa el Thawra, or the Revolution Brigade, claimed responsibility for the attack on a Twitter account that was suspended shortly after the claim. Rajaaie, 52, is the most senior military official to be assassinated since the toppling of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in mid-2013 by general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Colombia's commercial carrier Avianca on Saturday briefly suspended flights to and from Venezuela after a Venezuelan fighter jet caused a diplomatic incident by approaching one of its planes, the company said. The warplane briefly approached the airliner flying from Madrid to Bogota on Friday, prompting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to order an investigation. The incident took place Friday night, when Avianca's Boeing Dreamliner carrying 150 passengers detected the Venezuelan warplane "at close range," where it remained four minutes, the Colombian government said on Saturday.
Twitter wasn't working and neither was Netflix. Spotify was down, too. And anyone visiting Amazon, PayPal, or Reddit probably encountered trouble on the web.For much of the day Friday, the internet's core infrastructure was under a massive attack, shutting
Police officers were searching cars and boats for escaped prisoners on Sunday after recapturing at least a dozen of the 172 inmates who overpowered guards and fled from a lockup in central Haiti, the prison's director said. The prison break occurred Saturday in Arcahaie, a coastal town about 30 miles north of Haiti's capital. Haitian National Police officers set up numerous checkpoints along roads to search vehicles.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday the choice offered to voters in the U.S. presidential election was between "bad and worse" and that harsh exchanges in the debates pointed to a lack of morality in America, Tehran's arch adversary. "America claims it has more than 200 years of democracy, and they have had 50 presidential elections, but there is no morality in that country," Rouhani said in a speech, carried live by state television. "You saw the presidential debates, how they talk..., how they accuse and mock (each other)," Rouhani told a crowd gathered at a stadium during his visit to the central city of Arak.
The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Hellmann’s 500 is on Sunday. Not only because the stakes are high (this is the cutoff for The Chase, the series’ playoff-style knockout), but because it’s this year’s second race at Talladega Superspeedway. Like when Ron Bouchard, a no-name rookie, upset superspeedway megastars Darrell Waltrip and Terry Labonte.
Supporters of a former Guantanamo prisoner who has been unhappy living in Uruguay said Saturday that another country has offered to accept him. The group "Vigil for Dhiab" said in a Facebook page that the offer prompted Abu Wa'el Dhiab, a native of Syria, to drop a lengthy hunger strike to press his demands. Uruguayan officials did not respond to requests for comment on Saturday.
Private rooms at the pope's summer residence in Castel Gandolfo will open to the public from Saturday at the request of Pope Francis, who has never holidayed there in more than three years as pontiff. The Argentine has refused the traditional trappings of the papacy from the start, declining to move into the sumptuous papal apartment in the Vatican and plumping instead to live in a hotel inside the tiny city state. Francis's decision will allow visitors access to the bedroom where more than 15 popes have slept over the centuries, furnished with a gilded bed and two bedside tables in wood and marble.
Now that AT&T has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner, consumers could soon be getting both their cell phone service and the next installment of “Game of Thrones” from the same gigantic company. AT&T called the deal “a perfect match of two companies with complementary strengths” when it announced the deal Saturday, but consumer groups are expressing concern, saying the new media colossus could limit consumer choice and spur more industry consolidation. “The argument that ‘bigger is better’ rarely rings true for consumers," said Laura MacCleery, vice president of policy and mobilization for Consumer Reports.
ABC News' Martha Raddatz reports on the battle to take back Mosul from ISIS.