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IS launches overnight attack against Iraqi troops in Mosul

Rudaw cameras captured fighting in Mosul neighborhoods, where the dead bodies of ISIS fighters still lay in a house where the militants had been holed up. There are already 300 USA troops authorized for the Syria effort, and some 5,000 in Iraq. Carter told an global security conference in Bahrain that the battle for Mosul and for the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the extremists' self-described caliphate, would be crucial for defeating the group, which has claimed attacks ... Read More »

Dutch Detain Man With Rifle, Ammo, Image of IS Flag at Home


Four boxes of highly explosive illegal fireworks were also found, along with mobile phones and 1,600 euros (£1,340) in cash. The man appeared before an investigating judge on Friday and was ordered held for two more weeks. Local media say the suspect, whose identity was not released, is Dutch. Reuters also reported that an image of the flag of jihadist group Islamic State was found as well. Read More »

Police investigating racist graffiti in Giants player's home

This is not the first incident at Whitlock's residence. The police are investigating this as an act of vandalism. Police and the FBI are investigating a break-in and racist graffiti scrawled on the wall at the Moonachie home of an injured New York Giants player. Read More »

Pokemon GO for Android receives another minor update


However, after all, the commotion and reports, Niantic promised that they're going to do something about it. Niantic seems to be working with partners in order to revive the Pokemon Go playerbase, and the addition of a new crop of Pokemon might just do the trick. Read More »

Twin bomb blasts near market in northeast Nigerian city

Survivor Ahmadu Gulak said the blasts hit simultaneously at opposite ends of a grains and vegetables market. Boko Haram has used scores of women and girls in suicide bombings, prompting suspicions that some are among the many thousands that they have kidnapped over the years. Read More »

Car blast kills 6 at police station in Somalia's capital

In a written statement, the foreign ministry said "Turkey will continue to stand by the brotherly Somali people and continue its efforts on building stability and welfare in the country". There was no immediate claim of responsibility though the Al Shabaab militant group has been carrying out a series of deadly attacks in Somalia. Gunfire could be heard from the police complex shortly after the explosion. Read More »

US Considers Plan Giving Fliers Option to Make Wi-Fi Calls


If you've ever thought to yourself, "Man, I'd really love to have someone jabbering on their phone during my flight to Hawaii", you're in luck. When the DOT explored the matter in 2014, they found that the idea of other passengers gabbing on cellphones on flights mostly just pissed people off. Read More »

South Korea's president likely to be impeached in Friday vote


Park, who is the country's first female president, will also go down in history as the first democratically elected South Korean president to be impeached, if the court passes the motion. The Constitutional Court later restored Roh to power, rejecting charges of abuse of power and mismanagement. November 4: Park in her second apology over the scandal expresses remorse and reaches out for sympathy, but denies that she was involved in any legal wrongdoing. Read More »

Federal judge weighs whether to end Michigan recount

The move is intended as a way to quickly stop the recount if the judge rules before the board meets again Thursday morning. Goldsmith said there no real evidence of foul play and there's no valid reason to continue the recount. 5, 2016. U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond scheduled the hearing for Friday. "His efforts to suppress the vote count is a stunning about-face, even by Trump's own standards". Read More »

World Vision says hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake

The epicentre of the latest tremor, which hit at 6.10am local time on Friday (7.10pm GMT), was located 55 miles west of Kirakira, a provincial capital in the Solomons, according to the US Geological Survey. Tsunami warnings for several Pacific islands, including Hawaii, were canceled Friday after authorities determined the natural disaster didn't pose a broad tsunami threat. Read More »

Donald Trump's team dismisses report on Russian hacking


He even called Putin a " more effective leader " than President Barack Obama. Many Democrats believe the embarrassing disclosures in emails stolen from Democratic Party officials and a Hillary Clinton campaign aide's account benefited Republican Donald Trump. Read More »

Taiwan First Phone Conversation What Will Become of China relations?


Trump's tweets cast doubts on the next USA administration's ability to provide that wisdom and steadiness. However, Trump followed this by saying he would nominate Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, a long-standing friend of Beijing, as the next USA ambassador to China, a move which that country's state news agency said was a positive sign for ties. Read More »

My speech on demonetisation will cause an natural disaster, says Rahul


Seeking to turn the tables on Gandhi, Naidu, at a press conference in Bengaluru , referred to the "inaction" (during the UPA regime) on alleged scams relating to allocation of 2G, 3G and coal and CWG, and said, "So, keeping silent or helping those (guilty) people, and not taking action was a wise thing?" "Ye Hindustan ki history ka sabse bada scam hai...main Lok Sabha mein bolna chahta hoon". Read More »

2 explosions heard near Istanbul soccer stadium; 20 wounded

Besiktas released a statement condemning "the terrorists.who attacked our heroic security forces, who provided security for both our supporters and those of our visitors Bursaspor ". "We condemn violence and hatred". ISIS is suspected in a June attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport that left 44 people dead, and an explosion at an August wedding in Gaziantep, not far from the border with Syria, that killed at least 54 people. Read More »

Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court

Diamond. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has spearheaded a recount effort in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, states where Trump won narrowly over Clinton. In a 2-1 decision Tuesday, the court upheld a decision by a Detroit federal judge who on Monday ordered the recount to start immediately instead of waiting until mid-week. Read More »

Investigation to begin into Colombia plane crash


A plane carrying players from Brazilian football team Chapecoense has crashed in Colombia, killing 71 people. They included six employees from the Brazilian affiliate of Fox Sports television. Brazil has begun three days of official mourning; minute silences have been held in football grounds around the world. The Chapecoense Real football team was on the way to participate in the South American Cup final against Atletico Nacional in a game set for Wednesday. Read More »

Islamic State 'soldier' behind OH attack, Amaq says: SITE

Artan was killed by a member of the university's police force who first yelled for Artan to drop his knife, then shot him when he refused to comply. An Ohio State University police officer was lauded for quickly stopping a student who drove his vehicle into pedestrians and began stabbing them. Read More »

Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico to invest $1.3 billion in Mexico

But others have pointed out that Walmart (NYSE:WMT) isn't moving jobs to Mexico from the US. This new investment actually means building new distribution centers, and upgrading the already existing ones. The agreement was to keep half of the 2.100 IN jobs from shifting down to Mexico . President-elect Donald Trump might get livid with this piece of news. Read More »

Norwegian Air Will Offer Even More Cheap Flights Next Year


Late Friday, the US Department of Transportation finalized its decision to grant Norwegian Air International approval to operate flights into the US. The new bases will be located in NY and the Boston area, the airline said. Introductory fares to Europe may be priced as low as $69 one-way, including taxes, he said. "This case is among the most novel and complex ever undertaken by the Department", The DOT said in its final ruling on the matter. Read More »

Shut-eye goal against Swansea among Eriksen's favourites


Italian sides Juventus and Inter Milan are both rumoured to be interested in taking Sissoko, while PSG and Sevilla have also previously expressed an interest in the French worldwide. Son Heung-min (right) of Tottenham Hotspur fires a volley during a match against Swansea City in London on Saturday. Eriksen rounded off a convincing win with goals in the 70th minute and then in injury time for fifth-placed Tottenham . Read More »

Syrian army suspends combat operations in Aleppo - Lavrov

The Aleppo assault has prompted a mass exodus of residents, with the Observatory saying at least 80,000 have now fled their homes. But for supporters of President Assad, full control of Aleppo is just a matter of time. Ryabkov said the Kerry-Lavrov talks were extensive but said a final deal has not been worked out yet. At the global level, Russian Federation and China have blocked UN Security Council resolutions created to halt the fighting, while Lavrov has appealed, so far in vain, to ... Read More »

Populist lawmaker Wilders convicted of anti-Moroccan chants

His party is leading in polls ahead of the country's upcoming general election in March. Excluding the party from coalition talks after March's elections might leave no alternative to an unwieldy multi-party government. If elected as the country's new prime minister, Wilders has among other things vowed to confiscate Korans, close mosques and Islamic schools, shut Dutch borders and ban migrants from Islamic countries. Read More »

New Kiwi PM Bill English to be 'stable and predictable'


Two other ministers announced that they would challenge English for the leadership in a vote by party lawmakers on December 12, but both withdrew after it became clear that English had sufficient support to win. Bill English looks certain to be New Zealand's next prime minister. "If I become the leader that will be the case". Mr English, who is also Finance Minister, said he won't become premier until the party caucus formally endorses him on Dec 12. Read More »

Colorado electors try to overturn voting requirement

In late November a Republican in Texas resigned from his role as an elector because he could not "in good conscience vote for Donald Trump". The Electoral College scheme, he added, "will only serve to further divide our nation, when unity is what we need". Read More »

Moment of reckoning for S. Korean business elite

Huh Chang-soo, chair of GS Group , told lawmakers that in South Korea it is hard for business leaders to refuse the government's requests. After a meeting with scandal-ridden Park Geun Hye, right-wing Saenuri party parliamentary leader Chung Jin Suk said that the president was ready to accept an earlier offer, since withdrawn, to let her resign in April. Read More »

England opt to bat in Mumbai Test


Jennings, the son of South African former wicketkeeper and coach Ray, wasn't part of the original touring party for the five-match series and was only called up from the
England Lions squad in the United Arab Emirates. Kohli made a valiant effort and got his fingertips to an edge from Moeen, then on 13, off Umesh but failed to hang on. That stymied England's run accumulation to an extent, but Stokes and Butler prevented further damage with an unconquered 39-run sixth-wicket partnesrhip. Read More »

Airstrike kills at least 20 in Syria

Rebel groups in Aleppo, Syria are refusing to withdraw or surrender as the forces of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad continue to push into areas of Aleppo . Elsewhere in Syria, activists reported a series of airstrikes in the opposition-held town of Kafranbel, some 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Aleppo . Read More »

Merkel seeks new term as leader of German conservatives


Angela Merkel repeated calls for a burka ban in Germany, telling a convention of her conservative CDU party on Tuesday "a full veil is inappropriate in our country". Polls show a solid lead for the conservatives, though their support is well short of the 41.5% they won in Germany's 2013 election. She is expected to toughen up the party's stance on migrants in the wake of a string of election successes by the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. Read More »

British parliament set to back PM May's Brexit timetable

The 23 Labour MPs who voted against the Government amendment to give backing to the March timetable included three shadow ministers - Tulip Siddiq , Catherine West and Daniel Zeichner. "We need to know, first of all, what the perspective would be for this new partnership and only then would we be able to decide on the usefulness of such a transitional period". Read More »