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A New Zealand police video of cops performing the latest "running man" Internet craze has gone viral, attracting millions of hits and prompting a response in kind from the New York Police Department. The running man challenge is a social media craze in which people video themselves dancing to the 1990s hit My Boo by the Ghost Town DJs, and challenge others to do the same. The 37-second video of North Island police performing the dance in an Auckland carpark was posted Tuesday on the force's Facebook page www.facebook.com/NZPoliceRecruitment.
By Stephen Kalin MAKHMOUR, Iraq (Reuters) - For Iraqis living in the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, news is dwindling about the U.S.-backed army massing to the south for an assault on the city that could begin this year. Soon after Iraqi forces established a foothold in the Makhmour area in February, about 60 km (40 miles) from the northern city, the jihadists began restricting access to television for its 1 million-strong population, according to residents. With limited and erratic access to internet and mobile networks, civilians in Mosul have depended on satellite TV for their primary source of news from the outside world since Islamic State captured the city two years ago.
Ratings agency Moody's said on Wednesday the suspension of financial assistance to Mozambique and discovery of hidden debt hit its assessments of the government's financial strength and was also a credit negative for the country. The World Bank is delaying approval of further development loans pending a debt sustainability analysis to be conducted with the IMF.