US-backed forces celebrate fall of ISIS ‘capital’ of Raqqa

US-backed forces celebrate fall of ISIS 'capital' of Raqqa

U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the northern city that once was the heart of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) self-styled caliphate, dealing a major defeat to the extremist group that has seen its territory shrink ever smaller since summer.

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North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.”

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Trump speech violated Iran nuclear deal, says foreign minister Zarif

Trump speech violated Iran nuclear deal, says foreign minister Zarif

US President Donald Trump’s speech outlining an aggressive new strategy against Iran violated Tehran’s nuclear agreement with world powers, said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

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California fires kill 31, deadliest in state’s history

California fires kill 31, deadliest in state's history

The death toll from the raging California wildfires rose to 31 on Thursday as body recovery teams used cadaver dogs to locate victims, making it the deadliest series of blazes in the state’s history. The fires, which began on Sunday, have swept through California’s wine country, leaving thousands of people homeless and burning over 190,000 acres (76,000 hectares) of land.

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US, South Korea practice bombing targets near North Korea

US, South Korea practice bombing targets near North Korea

The US has flown two supersonic heavy bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force against Pyongyang, staging the first night-time joint aviation exercises with Japan and South Korea.

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