CNN Student News – October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016 International officials call for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen, the Iraqi air force warns residents of Mosul about an upcoming battle, and the Great Barrier Reef shows signs of poor health. After we cover those stories, we’re kicking off a series that examines America’s heroin epidemic, beginning with a look at how […]

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Battle for Mosul begins: Iraqi and Kurdish forces launch assault on Isis stronghold

Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi orders military offensive to recapture city that has been under Islamic State control since June 2014 A long-awaited offensive to seize back the Iraqi city of Mosul after two years of Isis control has begun, the countrys prime minister has announced. In an address on state television, Iraqs Haider al-Abadi […]

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Nigerian families reunited with 21 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram

Parents travel from Chibok to capital Abuja where girls have received medical attention and counselling after release in deal with Islamic State-affiliated faction For two and a half years they waited, with hopes kept alive by rumours of negotiations, an international campaign and their own deep faith. On Sunday a group of Nigerian families were […]

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Wikileaks: Clinton avoided criticism of Wall Street in Goldman Sachs speeches

Alleged transcripts show Clinton said she worked closely with Wall Street as a senator and the jury is still out on whether Dodd-Frank reforms were needed Hillary Clinton avoided direct criticism of Wall Street as she examined the causes and responses to the 2008 financial crisis during a series of paid speeches to Goldman Sachs, […]

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Republican headquarters in North Carolina hit with ‘flammable substance’

A building in Orange County, North Carolina, was struck with a flammable material thrown through a front window of the building, local authorities said A local Republican Party office in North Carolina was damaged by fire and someone spray-painted an anti-GOP slogan referring to Nazi Republicans on a nearby wall, authorities said on Sunday. A […]

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Margaret Atwood: All dystopias are telling you is to make sure youve got a lot of canned goods and a gun

As her reimagined version of Shakespeares Tempest is released, the acclaimed author of The Handmaids Tale and Maddaddam talks about how the world of 2016 is starting to look alarmingly like something from one of her books On Thursday, just as Iamsaying goodbye to Margaret Atwood at the end of our interview, Iget a text […]

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Ken Loach: If youre not angry, what kind of person are you?

Hes been a thorn in the establishments side since Cathy Come Home and Kes. At 80, hes made his angriest film yet I, Daniel Blake, Paul Laverty met while doing their research: the young lad with nothing in his fridge who hadnt eaten properly for three days; the woman ashamed of attending food banks; the […]

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NFL teams recreate games with toys following league ban on highlights

NFL teams have shot back at the leagues ban on franchises posting game highlights to social media by recreating Sundays games using toys NFL teams have shot back at the leagues ban on franchises posting highlights to social media by recreating Sundays games using toys. #FlyEaglesFly October 16, 2016 pic.twitter.com/RjRt9DVlpB has denied the move is […]

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Jordan Henderson: Liverpool ready for whatever Manchester United throw at us

Jordan Henderson tells Andy Hunter he is still stung by memories of Jos Mourinhos smash-and-grab win with Chelsea in 2014 but says Liverpool are ready for Manchester United There has been no attempt at Liverpool these past few days to dilute the biggest contest in English club football. It will never be a normal game […]

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NFL wrap: Dolphins shock Steelers while Brady and Beckham excel

The Miami Dolphins left Ben Roethlisberger limping, and the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers didnt look much better The Miami Dolphins left Ben Roethlisberger limping, and the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers didnt look much better. Roethlisberger missed one series because of a left knee injury and was held to 189 yards passing, and Miami […]

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