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Sweden ranked as best country in the world for immigrants

Sweden ranked as best country in the world for immigrants

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July 10 (UPI) -- Sweden has been ranked as the world's best country to be an immigrant, according to a new survey.The U.S. News survey ranked the best countries for immigrants by assessing international perceptions of a country, immigration policies and economic data. Sweden came out on top, followed by Canada, Switzerland, Australia and Germany in the top five.The U.S. ranked number seven on the list, with Norway slightly ahead at number six.More than 21,000 people participated in the survey and were asked questions about economic stability, job market and income equality. U.S. News also based the score how much in remittances immigrants are able to send to their country of origin, what percentage of the population are immigrants and the United nations assessment of integration for immigr...
'Liberated' – How the battle for Mosul unfolded

'Liberated' – How the battle for Mosul unfolded

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A huge operation, involving more than 100,000 Iraqi troops, federal police, Shia and Sunni militias, was launched in October 2016 to recapture the country's second-largest city.Mosul had been under Islamic State control since 2014, when it was used as the base by leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi to declare a caliphate across Iraq and Syria.Here is a timeline of the operation to recapture Mosul:4-10 June 2014 Fall of Mosul Image:2014: Islamic State militants stand guard at a checkpoint after capturing MosulMilitants from Islamic State began their attack on Mosul on 4 June 2014, after the death of the group's military leader Abu Abdulrahman al Bilawi near the city on the previous day.Initially, convoys of pick-up trucks carrying four IS militants entered the city, shooting their way t...
Iraq's PM declares victory over IS in Mosul

Iraq's PM declares victory over IS in Mosul

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi has declared that the city of Mosul has been "liberated" from Islamic State.Dressed in a black uniform, similar to the type worn by Iraqi special forces, he arrived at the city's airfield and greeted army officers.Mr Abadi's office said: "The commander in chief of the armed forces Haider al Abadi arrived in the liberated city of Mosul and congratulated the heroic fighters and Iraqi people for the great victory."However, there has not yet been an official statement that the entire city - the second biggest in Iraq - has been retaken.:: The Battle for Mosul: How fight for the city unfoldedImage:Haider al Abadi congratulated Iraqi forces on the 'great victory'IS still holds less than one square kilometre of the city and is using human shields, suicide bomb...
North Korea warns US over practice bomb run

North Korea warns US over practice bomb run

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North Korea has accused Washington of pushing the peninsula to the "tipping point" of nuclear war after a practice bombing run by two US planes.Pyongyang branded the drill a "dangerous military provocation" in a region it dubbed the "world's biggest tinderbox".Image:The practice bomb run by US planes has been condemned by PyongyangThe show of force comes amid growing tensions on the peninsula after the nuclear-armed North launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile that some experts believe could be capable of reaching Alaska, and parts of the US West Coast.The US exercise, designed to "sternly respond" to potential missile launches by the North, saw the bombers drop the inactive weapons on a training range in South Korea.South Korean and American fighter jets also took part in t...