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World News Headlines - Yahoo News
World News Headlines - Yahoo News

Islamic State steps up counter-attacks as fighting edges closer to Mosul
By Maher Chmaytelli and Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD/BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State expanded its attacks on Monday against the army and Kurdish forces across Iraq, trying to relieve pressure on the militant group's defenses around Mosul, its last major urban stronghold in the country. About 80 Islamic State-held villages and towns have been retaken in the first week of the offensive, bringing Iraqi and Kurdish forces closer to the edge of the city itself - where the battle will be hardest fought. The Mosul campaign, which aims to crush the Iraqi half of Islamic State's declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria, may become the biggest battle yet in the 13 years of turmoil triggered by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, and could require a massive humanitarian relief operation.

Gunmen kill 48 in attack on police academy in Pakistani city of Quetta
By Gul Yusufzai and Mehreen Zahra-Malik QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least 48 people were killed and 75 wounded when gunman stormed a Pakistani police training academy in the southwestern city of Quetta, hospital officials said on Tuesday. "Forty eight bodies have been brought to the hospital," said Wasim Beg, senior doctor at Quetta's Civil Hospital. Most of the dead were police cadets.

Philippines' Duterte softens stance toward U.S. before Japan visit
By Linda Sieg and Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte softened his remarks about a "separation" from long-time ally the United States on the eve of a visit to Japan, a country worried about Manila's apparent pivot away from Washington and toward China. "The alliances are alive," Duterte told Japanese media in Manila on Monday, Kyodo News reported.

Yahoo Sports
Yahoo Sports

Foster shocks NFL by announcing retirement (Yahoo Sports)
Arian Foster made a sudden and surprising retirement announcement not even halfway through his first season with the Dolphins.

What can keep the Warriors from a title? (Yahoo Sports)
The Vertical’s Chris Mannix and Bobby Marks discuss the Warriors road back to the NBA Finals.

Fowler's special place in World Series history (Yahoo Sports)
The last time the Cubs were in the World Series, there were no black players in MLB. Dexter Fowler leads off in Game 1.

Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News

AT&T, Time Warner shares dip with worries about deal clearance
Wall Street signaled skepticism on Monday that AT&T Inc would secure the government approvals needed to carry out its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc, with shares of both companies falling as analysts scrutinized the deal. Time Warner shares were trading some 20 percent below the implied value of AT&T's $107.50 per share cash and stock offer, indicating investors doubt that the companies would be able to complete the transaction. The deal, announced on Saturday, would give AT&T control of cable TV channels HBO and CNN, film studio Warner Bros and other coveted assets and reshape the media landscape.

Twitter plans to cut about 300 jobs: Bloomberg
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc may cut 8 percent of its workforce or about 300 people, Bloomberg said on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. The job cuts could be announced before the company reports third-quarter earnings on Thursday, and the number of jobs affected could change, Bloomberg said. Last year, Twitter announced plans to lay off up to 336 employees, or about 8 percent of its workforce, a week after Jack Dorsey, its co-founder who had been serving as interim chief executive, took over as permanent CEO.

Asia shares track Wall St. higher, U.S. dollar firm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday while the dollar stood firm as upbeat U.S. earnings boosted Wall Street and factory surveys in the United States and Europe boasted their best readings so far this year.

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

How Clinton camp walks a fundraising tightrope
She promises to fight for campaign finance reform, but her campaign aggressively exploits current election law, hacked emails show.

Double-digit Obamacare rate hikes confirmed
Before subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan are expected to increase 25 percent on average.

Warren to Trump: 'Nasty women vote!'
At a rally for Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren mocks Donald Trump with his own words.

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