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Canadian sniper breaks record by killing IS fighter more than two miles away



News June 23, 2017


The bullet was fired from a high-rise building with a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle in Iraq, a military source told Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper.It took less than 10 seconds to travel 3,540 metres (2.19 miles) - approximately...

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Donald Trump picks Woody Johnson to be US ambassador to Britain



News June 23, 2017


The US President hinted earlier this year he had picked the owner of the New York Jets American football team to the prestigious diplomatic posting, known as ambassador to the Court of St James's.Speaking at a lunch in Washington ...

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Islamic State make a last stand in Mosul's Old City amid intense fighting



News June 22, 2017


An unexpected lightning strike by Iraqi special forces brought them to within metres of the iconic Al Nouri mosque.We joined them as they moved forward into the Old City proper.Their incursion was as unexpected as it was dangerous...

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Yellowstone grizzly bears to lose endangered species protections



News June 22, 2017


The move means hunts will be allowed from July.Grizzlies have been protected since 1975, when there were just 136 bears in and around Yellowstone, across all continental US states except Alaska.The US Fish and Wildlife Service has...

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Intense fighting in Mosul as Iraqi forces close in on Islamic State



News June 22, 2017


Officers are seen moving under heavy gunfire in the video as jihadists defend their remaining stronghold.Loud bursts of gunfire echoed through the Old City's maze of alleyways and narrow streets, with US-backed Iraqi forces using ...

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