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By Michael Georgy QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State launched a major attack on the city of Kirkuk on Friday as Iraqi and Kurdish forces pursued operations to seize territory around Mosul in preparation for an offensive on the jihadists' last major stronghold in Iraq. Islamic State's assault on Kirkuk, which lies in an oil- producing region, killed 18 members of the security forces and workers at a power station outside the city, including two Iranians, a hospital source said. Kirkuk is located east of Hawija, a pocket still under control of Islamic State that lies between Baghdad and Mosul.
Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes rejected an $80 billion offer from Twenty-First Century Fox Inc in 2014 but sources said Friday that it had no plans to renew its bid. A deal between AT&T and Time Warner could be announced as early as on Monday, the sources said. Time Warner was not immediately available for comment.
Two of the most well-known names in vacuum cleaners have ended a two-year legal battle over just how much their products suck. Dyson, the British technology company known for its upscale vacuums, and SharkNinja ...