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Payless reportedly eyes bankruptcy filing next week

Bloomberg News is reporting that the discount footwear chain Payless ShoeSource is preparing to file for bankruptcy.


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David Rockefeller, last of generation in family, dies at 101

David Rockefeller was the last of his generation in a famous American family that taught its children that wealth brings great responsibility. Even as children, he and his siblings had to set aside portions of their allowances for charitable giving.

VIDEO: Iraqi soldier uses Humvee to block suicide bomber and save comrades

A video being shared on social media shows an aerial view of an Islamic State suicide bomber enroute to attacking a group of Iraqi soldiers, when the soldier reverses his Humvee to block the attacker's path.

Iraqi soldiers are seen retreating on foot, when the suicide bomber is seen approaching rapidly.

The Humvee then reverses to block the car, stopping it from engaging his comrades.

The car then explodes, damaging the Humvee. It is unlikely that the soldier survived. 

Tunisia worried, divided over returning extremists

As the extremists suffer one battlefield defeat after another, Tunisia is being torn by a furious debate over what to do with returnees from among the 3,000 to 6,000 who left - and how to determine what threat they pose.

"These are people who were indoctrinated. These are people who left and who destroyed their Tunisian passports and who announced that they belonged to the nation of Daesh," or IS, protest movement leader Boutheina Chihi Ezzine said.

HELL HAS NO VIRGINS: ISIS bomber in Iraq is of Jamaican origin — report

The Agence France-Presse news agency reported that he’s of Jamaican origin, while The Times of London quoted family members as saying that the terrorist bomber is a British citizen, who had been detained at Guantanamo Bay, a US-run prison on the Caribbean island of Cuba.

Trump gov't worried about Trinidad as a breeding ground for ISIS – New York Times

According to an article in today’s New York Times entitled “Trying to Stanch Trinidad’s Flow of Young Recruits to ISIS,” the country is trying to stop young Trinidadian Muslims going to Syria to join ISIS.

T&T cited as terrorist exporter in New York Times article

An article published Tuesday by journalist Frances Robles says the T&T government is “scrambling” to shut down a stream of T&T nationals to Syria to join terrorist group, the Islamic State.

VIDEO: Iraqi and Kurdish forces launch new offensive

The Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, said they launched a dawn offensive on Sunday on two fronts to the northeast of Mosul, near the town of Bashiqa.

Major General Haider Fadhil, of Iraq's special forces, said they had also launched an assault on Bashiqa, surrounding it and seizing parts of the town.

He said the Kurds had captured two villages near Bashiqa and a small Shiite shrine in the area.

VIDEO: Peshmerga forces capture ISIS tunnels

Badana in northeastern Iraq was liberated after Iraqi military and the country's Kurdish forces launched operations to the south and east of militant-held Mosul early Monday morning.

IS fighters are thought to have started building tunnels in the areas they've captured so that they could move around without being seen from above, especially following the launch of an air campaign against them by the US-led coalition forces.

Turkey vows to 'cleanse' border of IS after deadly attack

The attack came amid recent gains by Syrian Kurdish militia forces against the extremists in neighboring Syria.

The bombing Saturday in the southern city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, killed at least 54 people - many of them children. Nearly 70 others were wounded in the attack, the deadliest in Turkey this year.