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Mosul Iraq battle: IS accused of shooting civilians

The campaign has been progressing slowly, mostly because of the presence inside Mosul of some 1 million civilians, preventing the Iraqi forces and their allies in a US -held coalition from using overwhelming firepower. "This is like a snake, if you hit it in the middle or the tail, it's no use". "I think it is in the interest of the United States and Iraq to keep this relationship", al-Abadi told the Associated Press. Read More »

Jayalalithaa is no more, Apollo Hospitals confirms


The chief minister, who has been in Apollo since September 22, had suffered the cardiac arrest on Sunday evening. The rumours gained currency when AIDMK, Jayalalithaa's party lowered its flag to half-mast at its headquarters briefly but after the clarification from the hospital, it was hoisted again. Read More »

OPEC Deal Could Trigger Drilling Boom In U.S. Shale

OPEC members are shooting for higher oil prices. Traders said prices were weighed down by concerns over the implementation of the deal under which OPEC members were joined by non-OPEC Russia for the first time in 15 years in announcing coordinated production cuts by a combined 1.5 million barrels per day. Read More »

How Donald Trump got Carrier to stay

During the election campaign he frequently threatened United States firms that his administration will slap a 35 per cent import tariff on manufacturers who move jobs offshore. In introducing Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said "we're here to say thanks" for the election results. And carrier's parent company is still planning to shutter another IN factory, and send another 700 jobs across the border. Read More »

Syrian rebels lose more ground in Aleppo: monitor


At least seven plumes of smoke were seen rising from rebel-held areas of the city on Saturday morning as the sound of jets could be heard overhead, a Reuters witness in the government-held western Aleppo said. Worldwide leaders are scrambling to find a political solution to Syria's brutal war that has raged for more than five years. "We will continue fighting until we restore stability and security to all neighbourhoods" of Aleppo , the brigadier said. Read More »

World Skaters wearing Holocaust costumes perform on Russian television, spark outrage


While in the camp, the father tells his son everything happening to and around them is a game and that if the boy remains unsighted by a guard he will get a real tank. Navka's ice skating routine was reportedly given a ideal score by judges. Navka posted a series of pictures of the routine on her Instagram account, where critics lashed out at the figure skater and demanded an apology. Read More »

Trump tweets threaten US companies that move abroad


BBC reports that Putin was quoted in an interview today with Russia's NTV channel, saying the following. He added that "if he is a smart man, that means that he will fairly soon become aware of a different level of responsibility". "We are ready to cooperate with the new USA administration". "We have a shared responsibility to ensure global security". Trump's chummy relationship with the former Cold War rival stoked fears that the Kremlin swayed the US election with a series of hacks ... Read More »

Iran condemns US senate vote to extend sanctions

Ghasemi was not specific about what action would be taken. Iran's most powerful authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in November any extension of sanctions would breach the nuclear deal and threatened retaliation. I think it's completely appropriate that we continue the sanctions architecture". "In order to have snap-backs, you have to have the sanctions regime in place". Read More »

People throng Apollo after news of deterioration in Jayalalithaa's health


Such an Amazing Leading of Masses is going through such struggle and right now, every leader in the country and people are praying for the recovery from the cardiac arrest. Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, who has additional charge of the state, returned from Mumbai and visited the hospital to enquire about her condition. Read More »

Mahesh Shah, Who Declared Rs 13860 Crore Under IDS, Goes Missing

Besides, an inquiry was ordered on the family of four - Abdul Razzaque M. Sayed, his son Mohammed Arif Abdul Razzaque Sayed, his wife Rukhsana Abdul Razzaque Sayed, and his sister Noorjahan Mohammed Sayed - residents of Mumbai's Bandra who filed a total declaration of Rs 2,00,000 crore, according to the Finance Ministry statement. Read More »

Tropical Storm Otto Grows, Likely to Land in Central America


The storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (121 km/h) and is expected to approach the coasts of Costa Rica and Nicaragua on Thursday, the Miami-based agency said. Hurricane season officially ends on November 30, and while the month of November can have named storms, the season is generally winding down. Hurricane warnings have been issued for parts of both countries. Read More »

Horror crash kills 75 from Brazil club


Sao Paulo, who have won six national titles, also said Chapecoense should be exempt from relegation to Brazilian football's second tier for the next three seasons as they attempt to rebuild the club. The Brazilian Football Confederation has called for seven days of mourning. Brazil and Barcelona star Neymar has led tributes to the victims and survivors of the plane crash involving Chapecoense. Read More »

Olympic figure skating champion embroiled in "holocaust on ice" controversy

The dancing pair donned striped pajamas with yellow Star of David patches during the ice-dancing routine. They danced on the song Beautiful That Way by Israeli singer Achinoam "Noa" Nini, soundtrack of the Academy-Award-winning Italian film " Life Is Beautiful " in which a Jewish father pretends to his son that the family's internment is just a game. Read More »

UN Security Council tightens sanctions on North Korea

Samantha Power said the Obama administration is realistic about the limits of the sanctions' impact. Still, she hailed the resolution for imposing "unprecedented costs" on the regime for repeatedly violating the council's embargo on nuclear weapons. Read More »

Dense fog in Haryana, Punjab: rail, road traffic hit


Over 70 trains were running behind schedule and at least 12 were rescheduled. Four domestic flights from Delhi delayed due to fog. As many as six flights were diverted and 16 were cancelled to nearby airports on account of "other reasons", officials said while maintaining no diversions or cancellations took place due to foggy conditions. Read More »

Mosul residents fear cold and hunger of winter siege

Iraqi army soldiers have managed to liberate four villages north of the strategic city of Mosul as government forces, backed by fighters from Popular Mobilization Units and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, press ahead with an operation to expel Daesh terrorists from the area . Read More »

Trump's lead in Pennsylvania is shrinking - and Philly recount not in yet

Republican legal efforts are underway to stop the recounting of USA presidential ballots in three states where President-elect Donald Trump scored narrow victories last month. Donald Trump's campaign filed an objection with MI state officials on Thursday, which at minimum delayed the recount there. But according to the Associated Press , the MI board of elections deadlocked on Trump's request to throw out the recount , which means the recount will likely begin Wednesday unless ... Read More »

25 unaccounted for after fatal warehouse fire

Authorities told KTVU-TV about 50 people were in the building when the fire started. The Alameda County Sheriff's Coroner's Bureau has been called to the scene. Fire officials said that party had as many as 70 people were inside the warehouse when the blaze started. . The event's Facebook page said the event, that featured seven acts, was to be held in a secret location in the east of Oakland, that was announced only on the day it was held, according to BBC. Read More »

McDonald's Big Mac Founder -Jim Delligatti Dies at 98

News stories displayed here appear in our category for Business and are licensed via a specific agreement between and The Associated Press , the world's oldest and largest news organization. Delligatti actually went rogue while making the Big Mac . But Mr Delligatti revealed in 2006 that bosses were initially unimpressed by his invention before it became a global success. Read More »

Heart of Asia conference begins with focus on tackling terror

Pakistan's government under domestic pressure from sending a delegation to Amritsar Summit has made a decision to send just a two-member team headed by advisor to prime minister Nawaz Sharif, former foreign secretary Sartaj Aziz . Basit was asked whether Pakistan was anxious about being cornered by Afghanistan and India at the conference on account of both countries holding Pakistan responsible for the "cross-border terrorism" they face. Read More »

Michigan Recount Process to Resume Next Week After Brief Halt

Mr Trump's supporters had moved to prevent or halt election recounts in MI and Pennsylvania as well as Wisconsin , which was the only state where a recount is under way. They also said in their objection that Stein waited until the last minute to file her recount petition Wednesday, making it impossible to finish by a December 13 deadline. Read More »

Even after demonetisation, BJP leading towards victory march in council polls


The mid-term polls were held after the Gujarat government superseded the panchayat board on June 20, as the Congress failed to pass the budget for the taluka panchayat thrice. While conceding defeat, a Congress spokesperson said the party will work harder to serve the people of the state. Political observers said the gamble of having direct polls to municipal council presidents post had paid off for BJP. Read More »

From legal secretary to High Court Chief Justice


She finished her high school certificate part-time, then took a job as a legal clerk while completing a law degree at night. Susan Kiefel is Australia's first female High Court Chief Justice. That was Susan Kiefel's advice to a group of students, as cited by a legal colleague who welcomed the judge to the High Court bench in Sydney in 2007. Read More »

Palace greets new Thailand monarch

As is stipulated by protocol, following an invitation from the Thai parliament, Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn accepted, formalizing the accession. The much loved King Bhumibol, 88, was the world's longest-reigning monarch and had reigned since June 9, 1946. Read More »

New app turns ordinary dollar bill into the White House


On the bright side, you won't have to spend it. Today, The White House released a new app , 1600, that lets you virtually experience a year in the life of The White House just by scanning your one dollar bill. Whether the app actually succeeds in that endeavor remains to be seen, but regardless of that, this is an excellent example of how one can combine technology with education and entertainment. Read More »

Jovenel Moise apparently wins presidential vote


Electoral observers, however, said the vote had been acceptable. If the preliminary results withstand challenges by three of his closest rivals in coming weeks, Moise earned the presidency with 55 percent of the votes in a field of 27 candidates. Read More »

Sleigh All Day With Beyoncé's New Holiday Merch


And don't act like you ain't going to buy. And those pockets are ideal for stowing away some mistletoe for your ride-or-die. And shopping for said fan is about to get a lot easier now that the Beyonce shop is open on her website . Ah, 'tis truly a Christmas miracle... For those who live in places that never see snow, she's also made you a crop top with lemons in a stocking and " I Came to Sleigh " on the back. Read More »

Protesters against Aussie refugee treatment delay Parliament


Protesters who forced a suspension of yesterday's Question Time have again breached security at Parliament House. Most Coalition MPs left immediately while Labor and the crossbenchers remained. The daily Question Time began at 2pm. They say their latest action is a continuation of Thursday's interruption of the House of Representatives. "The public has always entered across the forecourt and through the front doors and they will continue to do so". Read More »