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Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mounts

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was ...

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Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mounts

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was ...

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North Korea says U.S. student’s death a ‘mystery to us as well’

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as ...

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North Korea says U.S. student’s death a ‘mystery to us as well’

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as ...

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If Baghdadi death confirmed, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were army officers under late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Reuters: Top ...

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Baghdadi death near 100 percent certain: Interfax quotes Russian senator

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The likelihood that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100 percent, Interfax news agency quoted the head of the defense committee in Russia’s upper parliamentary house as saying on Friday. Reuters: ...

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Coroner examining death of U.S. student released by North Korea

(Reuters) – Preliminary findings from the autopsy of a University of Virginia student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months will be released on Tuesday or Wednesday, the office of the Ohio coroner performing the examination said. ...

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UK to hold inquiry into London apartment block fire as death toll rises to 17

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday promised a public inquiry into a fire that gutted a 24-floor apartment block killing at least 17 people, as the government faced questions about how such a devastating blaze could ...

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Sheriff deputy in Texas, husband faces murder charges in choke death

(Reuters) – A sheriff deputy in the Houston area and her husband were indicted on Thursday with the choking death of a 24-year-old man during a fight outside a Denny’s restaurant last month, a prosecutor said. Reuters: U.S.

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Trump says Obamacare in ‘death spiral,’ urges Congress to act

CINCINNATI (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Obamacare healthcare system is in a “death spiral” and must be reformed soon, a day after insurer Anthem Inc announced it would withdraw from the Ohio healthcare insurance ...

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