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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland City Council voted unanimously Monday night to kill a plan to use a proposed marine terminal to transport Utah coal to Asia, calling such shipments public health and safety hazards. Backers argued the project would bring needed jobs to an impoverished part of town.
Amriyat al-Fallujah (Iraq) (AFP) - When her five-year-old son asked her to kill him because he was too hungry, Umm Issam knew she would never come back to Fallujah if she was able to leave. Iraqi forces on Sunday wrapped up operations in Fallujah and declared the area free of jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group after a month-long operation. After more than two years under the tyrannic rule of IS and months of a siege that starved the population, Umm Issa, 42, said she thought she could never be happy in Fallujah again.