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Syria suspends Aleppo evacuations, blaming rebels

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Here time became history. In addition to Aleppo, he has won back insurgent strongholds near Damascus this year. An official with an Aleppo rebel group said the first convoy had crossed out of the eastern district, but later said it was only half way along the road out of the besieged rebel enclave where it had stopped. Read More »

UofL suspends co-offensive coordinator over Wake Forest incident

Galloway is suspended immediately and won't be able to be with the team as they prepare for the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on December 31. That game was scoreless until Wake Forest won in double overtime, by the way. The Atlantic Coast Conference said it's looking into Wake Forest's findings and will discuss what actions should be taken next. "Formations that we had never run, alignments, even some of it was even some empty sets we had never run before, but some of it was even sets we had ... Read More »

Japan tops China as largest holder of US Treasury debt

Treasuries, while China's holdings declined to $1.115 trillion, dropping $41.3 billion. Its holdings have fallen by about $17.3 billion from a year earlier. The United States has a new creditor-in-chief. Some Chinese government economists have put the minimum prudent level of reserves at somewhere between $1.62 trillion to $2 trillion. Read More »

Four years after Nirbhaya gang rape, mother's hope for justice dwindles

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The 20-year-old woman hailing from Noida was on the look out for a job. Police was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times that the victim was waiting for a bus outside AIIMS when the accused offered her a lift. She alleged that she ran towards the main road, signaled the patrolling team to stop. "The woman's statement was then recorded and her medical examination was conducted". Read More »

Angel Tree Gifts Brighten Christmas for 1500 Kids

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Individuals, businesses, church groups, civic organizations, class projects and families adopted Angels from the Angel Trees, and purchased gifts and other items and turned them in to The Salvation Army, where they were arranged and grouped according to families and needs expressed. Read More »

Parliament's Winter session on verge of washout

Congress Leader of the House Mallikarjun Kharge also said that his party was ready to participate in a debate. Mahajan, while speaking at the book release function, observed that MPs, as representatives of people, are expected to raise the issues concerning the public on the floor of the House. Read More »

With one day left, Parliament's Winter session on verge of washout

He also said that the way BJP leaders were claiming that the CBI "will nail the culprits in two months" was not good for the agency investigating the AgustaWestland copter deal. The whole concentration of the Opposition was on demonetsation. Later, addressing presspersons, Mr. Ananth Kumar said Mr. Gandhi was the "mastermind behind the gagging of Parliament", as he squarely blamed the Opposition for disrupting both Houses of Parliament. Read More »

Clinton says Putin's 'personal beef' with her prompted election hacks

USA intelligence officials believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin himself played a role in the plot, in which hackers broke into Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign databases, stole embarrassing emails and leaked them to whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks, including one memo that suggested that the DNC gave Clinton debate questions ahead of the forum. Read More »

Rahul accuses Modi of 'corruption'

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If Rahul Gandhi is not allowed to speak inside the house, than he should speak outside and disclose the information he has about Modi ji. NewsX's Athar Khan debates the issue with Bhartendra Singh (MP, BJP), Madhav Nalapat (Sunday Guardian), Adhir Ranjan Choudhary (Congress), Mohua Moitra (TMC), MB Rajesh (CPIM) and Jay Panda (BJD). Read More »

Ohio Governor vetoes 'heartbeat' abortion ban, signs 20-week legislation

That bill, as well as a second, overlapping bill to prohibit abortions on pain-capable unborn babies after 20 weeks, are headed to Gov. John Kasich's desk. "The 20-week abortion ban callously disregards the unique circumstances that surround a woman's pregnancy". Supporters of abortion rights, including Ohio's association of physicians, had pleaded with Mr Kasich to veto both bills. Read More »

2.9 percent jobless rate in Mass. lowest since start of 2001

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Workforce participation: The state's labor force participation rate - the total number of residents 16 or older who worked or were unemployed and actively sought work in the last four weeks - is 64.7 percent. The Australian economy added 39,100 jobs in November to 11,973,200, far surpassing forecasts for a gain of 17,500 following the addition of 9,800 jobs in the previous month. Read More »

Gordon D'Arcy leads criticism of Dylan Hartley's six week ban

Hartley's previous poor record counted against him - with the new ban he totals 60 weeks in suspensions - when the Independent Disciplinary Commission came to consider their punishment. But the choice proved inspired after 13 wins this year. "I think Dylan's got credit in the bank", Ritchie told BBC Sport. 'His demeanor and all the things he has done mean that I think we should support Dylan'. Read More »

Fire extinguished at NY hospital building under construction

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Kimmel Pavilion , an 830,000 sq ft tower that is scheduled to open in 2018, according to NBC New York . The fire started on the 5th floor of the new building. According to reports from the scene, the blaze broke out on a fifth-floor roof of a building that is now under construction . See photos here: NYU moved patients from areas impacted by smoke to other areas within the hospital. Read More »

Lok Sabha disrupted, adjourned for the day

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It led to a huge uproar from opposition members. The Lok Sabha witnessed a shouting match between the ruling and opposition parties on Wednesday, with Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge getting angry at Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. When Kharge protested, the Speaker said the Congress leader's remarks would not go on record. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the house at that time. Read More »

Top GOP leaders back congressional probes of Russian Federation hacking

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On NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, Pence added, "I think there's more and more evidence that implicates Russian Federation, and there should be serious consequences". "To profess not to know at this point is willful misrepresentation", a senior US intelligence official in October told NBC News . But they had conflicting views about the specific goals of the subterfuge... Read More »

Trump's business message doesn't include daughter Ivanka

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Trump's transition team also requested a list of "which programs within DOE are essential to meeting the goals of President Obama's Climate Action Plan". The full governmental involvement of President Barack Obama's signature program, "My Brother's Keeper", which is created to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, will likely come to an official end at the conclusion of his presidency. Read More »

Attacks in Turkey linked with Syria policy

Turkish state media said late on Thursday that Ankara had sent 300 Turkish commandos to northern Syria as a reinforcement. Turkish forces on the ground have hit 109 ISIL-related targets in northern Syria, with the Turkish Air Force hitting 29 targets in the al-Bab, Tadif and Zarzur regions on December 11 and early December 12. Read More »

Snow Grounds Hundreds Of Chicago Flights

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Overall, more than 1200 flights were cancelled in and out of O'Hare airport, and almost 200 from Midway, according to the Flightaware tracking service. In Kirtland, Ohio, east of Cleveland, almost 33 inches of snow had fallen as of Saturday morning. Meanwhile, a Delta flight arriving from Buffalo, New York, slid off the runway at Detroit's Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Read More »

ISIL 'recaptures' Palmyra from Syrian forces

In the government's first official admission that Palmyra had fallen once again to the militants, Ikhbariyah TV quoted Governor Talal Barazi as saying the army had pulled out of the city. "Eleven battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, 31 cars with heavy machine guns, and over 300 militants were destroyed". "As for Palmyra, the whole worldwide community would stand by it against IS". Read More »

Saudi woman arrested after tweeting photo of herself without a hijab

Malak al-Shehri was arrested after a formal complaint was filed against her with the religious police of the country. The reports sugests that the woman posted the picture of herself standing next to a popular Riyadh cafe but without wearing the Islamic headscarf, which is quite necessary for the city like Ryadh. Read More »

Cairo Coptic church bombing kills at least 25

A bomb exploded at St Mark's Coptic Cathedral, the headquarters of the Coptic Orthodox church, while many women and children were praying during a Sunday service. The crowd pushed out three prominent television presenters seen as sympathetic to el-Sisi - chanting, "Leave!" They called for the resignation of the interior minister, Magdy Abdel Ghaffar. Read More »

Saara Aalto's fiancee Meri pops up on X Factor after being 'hidden'

However, some people on social media think the festive track would sound even better if Ed was singing it himself. All the live show performers joined him on stage to celebrate with Matt. "You are now part of that chapter". Runner-up Saara thanked everyone for their support. Saara Aalto fans were certain she would win, and as such were incredibly disappointed and very quick to speculate the reasons why Matt Terry took the crown instead. Read More »

Syrian rebels pull back further as military gains in Aleppo

Air strikes pounded the remaining opposition-controlled districts of Aleppo through the night and into the early morning Monday, the Britain-based Observatory said . Kerry denied any change of plans and Washington itself accused Moscow of stalling after Russian Federation and China blocked a UN Security Council resolution on Monday calling for a seven-day ceasefire. Read More »

France's Le Pen calls for end of education for illegal migrants

Far-right leader and candidate for next spring presidential elections Marine le Pen, right speaks with Santa Claus caracter during a visit at Champs Elysees Christmas market in Paris, Thursday, Dec. When asked to clarify, Le Pen told reporters from AFP that she was specifically referring to illegal, undocumented immigrants, not foreigners in general, and added that foreigners living in France who do not pay taxes should contribute to the costs of public education instead. Read More »

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter in Iraq for talks on Mosul

The unannounced visit on Sunday came as Iraqi security forces have been slowed in their almost two-month-old offensive against IS, which has occupied Mosul for more than two years. On Saturday, Carter spoke at the Manama Dialogue, a regional security summit hosted in the capital of the Gulf state of Bahrain. There are already 300 USA troops authorized for the Syria effort, and some 5,000 in Iraq. Read More »