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Somali pirate says 26 Asian sailors freed after 4 yearsMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) ? A Somali pirate says 26 sailors who were held hostage for over four years have been released after ransom was paid.
Iraqi PM declines Turkish offer to help in Mosul battleBy Phil Stewart BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declined on Saturday an offer from Turkey to take part in the battle to drive Islamic State militants from Mosul, a decision that could rile Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Mosul was once part of the Ottoman empire and Turkey sees the city as firmly within its sphere of influence. Ankara has been locked in a row with Iraq's central government over the presence of Turkish troops at the Bashiqa camp near Mosul.
Somali pirates free 26 Asian sailors held since 2012By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian sailors held captive in a small fishing village for more than four years since their ship was hijacked in the Indian Ocean, government officials and a maritime expert said on Saturday. The mayor of Galkayo in northern Somalia had earlier said the crew was set to arrive in Kenya on Saturday afternoon. Steed said one member of the crew had died during the hijacking while two succumbed to illness.
Police find new 'suspicious item' in probe of subway alertLONDON (AP) ? Counterterrorism police investigating a suspicious package discovered on a London subway train say they have found another suspicious item in a property 200 miles (320 kilometers) away.
Arsenal, Spurs fire blanks in pursuit of Man City
North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur were both held to goalless draws on Saturday, handing Manchester City the initiative in the nascent Premier League title race. Spurs drew 0-0 at Bournemouth, before Arsenal were held at home by promoted Middlesbrough, nudging Arsene Wenger's side a point above previous leaders City, who host Southampton on Sunday. Elsewhere, Ahmed Musa, Shinji Okazaki and Christian Fuchs were all on target as champions Leicester City ended a three-game winless run by crushing Crystal Palace 3-1.
Ambitious China appoint Lippi
World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi was named China's new boss on Saturday at a time when the country's ambitions to become a footballing powerhouse have rarely looked more remote. The appointment of the Italian -- one of the world's most decorated football coaches -- comes with China all but out of contention for the 2018 World Cup in Russia following embarrassing qualification losses to Syria and Uzbekistan. The 68-year-old Lippi, who steered Chinese top-flight side Guangzhou Evergrande to three consecutive domestic league titles from 2012, takes over following the resignation of Gao Hongbo.
Iraqi army drives Islamic State from Christian region near Mosul
By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Stephen Kalin QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi army troops on Saturday stormed into a Christian region that has been under Islamic State control since 2014 as part of U.S.-backed operations to clear the entrances to Mosul, the militants' last major city stronghold in Iraq. The advance took place as U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter met Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad to evaluate the campaign that began on Monday with air and ground support from the U.S-led coalition. A military statement said Iraqi units entered the center of Qaraqosh, a mainly Christian town about 20 km (13 miles) southeast of Mosul, and were carrying out mop-up operations across the town.
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The Latest: Germany urges Russia to press Assad on AleppoBEIRUT (AP) ? Turkey's president says the country will be expanding its operations in north Syria, including entering the cities of al-Bab, Manbij and Raqqa.