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Syria monitor: 74 killed in 8 days of Aleppo rebel offensive

If the opposition forces pull out of the area it will be a big victory for President Bashar Assad in the five-year war, analysts say. At the same time, the USA -led coalition delivered 10 airstrikes near Mosul in northern Iraq over the last 24 hour...

FBI chief: No charges for Clinton after new emails reviewed

Comey made a statement in July that Clinton had not broken any laws when she mishandled her emails by sending them through a private server. Many emails are near duplicates with documents the department released after receiving 55,000 pages from Cl...

Marks & Spencer to shut United Kingdom stores in shop shake-up

The closures and broader property reorganisation are likely to result in a significant one-off charge, insiders said. Rowe's restructuring decisions are part of a wider strategy review aimed at convincing investors that he has a plan to transform M...

Obama caught in middle of unseemly spat over Clinton emails

Obama was recently in Columbus for the Ohio Democratic Party's state dinner and traveled to Cleveland for another Clinton rally . Between now and November 8 Obama will pay his third visit to Florida in as many weeks, plus make two trips to North C...

Tight security measures in Beirut ahead of presidential vote

Aoun was once in the vanguard of opposition to Syria's regime before an about-face that saw him join forces with Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite movement that has backed Assad's regime in the war. The unlikely spectrum of support for his candidacy inc...

Mosul Iraq battle: Shia militias aim to take Tal Afar

Jaafar al-Husseini, a spokesman for the Hezbollah Brigades, said his group and the other militias had advanced four miles toward Tal Afar , using anti-tank missiles to destroy three suicide auto bombs that were heading towards them. Al-Imraini, one ...

Happy Diwali Message from the PM

While I firmly believe that India is a country where people will use just about any excuse to celebrate, Diwali is more than a party, it is a meaningful holiday to Indians from all corners of the country, for all kinds of reasons. After the sunset ...

Trump hits 'corrupt' Hillary Clinton; Mrs

For her part, Clinton seemed more than willing to cede the spotlight to the First Lady, whose popularity among Democrats has soared since the Democratic National Convention and an impassioned speech she gave earlier this month at a New Hampshire ca...

Korean prosecutors turn up heat on President

Park's office said the president approved the resignations of five senior advisors, including presidential chief of staff and senior secretaries for policy coordination, civil affairs, political affairs and public relations. Choi over Ms. Park in rec...

Plan to ban irregular maritime arrivals' from Australia 'cruel', say advocates

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, leader of the Liberal Party, plans to introduce legislation to ban asylum seekers who arrive by boat from ever being allowed into Australia. Nearly 2,000 children have been put in immigration detention in A...

EU chief says trade deal with Canada still possible

Belgian politicians failed to break their deadlock over a planned EU-Canada free trade agreement on Wednesday, but agreed to resume talks on Thursday in a sign they may be nearing a consensus that would keep the deal alive. However, EU leaders soun...

Turkish-backed Syrian opposition captures Dabiq from IS

Wedged between Aleppo and Syria's northern border with Turkey, it has a population of just how many? thousand and few distinguishing features. In the recording Baghdadi brought up the idea of this epic final battle which based on a 1,400-year old p...

About turn in Syria: Turkish and Assad forces first clash near Aleppo

Turkey launched an invasion of northern Syria in August to attack both Kurdish forces and extremist group Islamic State, taking more than 900 square kilometres of territory. Ankara has demanded that the YPG not take part in the fight to retake Raqqa...

Anti-US Protest In Philippines Turns Violent

A few people were hit, but somehow managed to stay standing. Reyes said, as he spoke of the violent police dispersal of about 1,000 protesters, "There was absolutely no justification for it". The police also arrested 26 protesters. Protesters...

Iraqi forces battle IS in western town, far from Mosul

The White House envoy to the coalition battling IS insisted the militants' strategy was failing, saying there had been "no diversion whatsoever" of forces taking part in the Mosul operation, which is expected to take weeks, if not months. A similar a...

Two-month-old believed to be endangered

Pearson has brown hair and brown eyes. The couple drives a white 2000 Ford F-150 with NC license tag number PBJ-2697. "Pearson is white, stands about 5'4" tall, weighs 140 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. Hospital personnel had some conc...

Hockey: India eye semis spot in Asian Champions Trophy

India showed maturity and nerves of steel as they managed to clinch the tense match. It was a strong performance by India . The organisers at the ongoing Asian Champions Trophy are circulating statistics based on the FIH data, which seems to be a...

Somali pirates free 26 Asian sailors held

Mr Steed had gone to the Somali city of Galkayo to fetch the men, who had been held hostage for longer than any other crew except one. Sources close to the pirates told a VOA reporter in the region that hostages were released after their captors ...

Duterte did not really mean 'separation' from United States, say Philippine officials

The Philippines have served as a strategic partner that facilitates American forward deployment in the Asia Pacific region. "We will maintain relations with the West but we desire stronger integration with our neighbors", they said. Philippine Pres...

Assad: Aleppo must be 'cleaned' of terrorists

A mistaken attack by coalition airpower that killed dozens of Syrian troops, as well as fresh airstrikes in Aleppo and Idlib, have. The comment sparked a quick reaction from the Kremlin, with a spokesman saying any action would be welcome provide...

US election: Michelle Obama - Clinton's not-so-secret weapon

President Barack Obama said if there was any rigging, it would be to the disadvantage of the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as numerous battle ground states have Republican Governors. "Right now, the wind is at our back's in Ohio", C...

UN fears more cholera in Haiti after storm, says protests slowing relief

Thousands in North Carolina affected by Hurricane Matthew damage and flooding can take advantage of free virtual doctor visits. A federal judge who ordered the voter registration deadline extended in one Georgia county that evacuated for Hurrican...

JNU Student Missing : SIT formed to investigate the missing of Najeeb Ahmed

Najeeb Ahmed went missing on October 15 night from a university hostel after a brawl with the BJP-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members. After Sloganeering and demonstration the students blocked the gates of the building. ...

McCrory offers reward in GOP firebombing

In the wake of a firebomb attack on a Republican office in Orange County this past weekend, State Rep. Allen McNeill didn't hesitate when deciding to go through with his fundraiser scheduled for Monday night. "Until an investigation is undertaken, ...

Georgia student body slammed 3 times by teacher, had leg amputated

His mother lost her job with a temporary agency because she spent so much time with her son as he was treated for his injuries, Tucker said. Tucker said school officials initially told the boy they would call an ambulance but decided against it lat...

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Team Israel suffers first loss in World Baseball Classic

Israel is now 1-1 in the second round of the 16-team quadrennial tournament and 4-1 overall. Gregorius got his final RBI on a sacrifice fly in the eighth. He has been used at DH fo...

Turkey-Netherlands row shows no sign of ebbing

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the decision, saying the ban was reminiscent of Nazism and pledged to retaliate. "I understand they are angry, but this is of...

Chinese president to meet with Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to host his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping at his Florida Mar-a-Lago resort next month. However, a senior administration officia...

BJP scores massive victory in Uttar Pradesh; leaders thank PM Modi

It seems the voters turn on the Congress in places where Rahul spearheads the party's poll campaign. Many in the party feel the leadership is in a flux amid continued uncertainty o...

Akhilesh Yadav submits his resignation to UP Governor Ram Naik

While most Samajwadi Party leaders were having a bad day in the office, there was one man who stood tall. After months of power-struggle on January 1 with help of his uncle Prof Ra...

Another legal challenge to revised Trump travel ban

A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order halting Trump's initial travel ban order after Washington state and Minnesota sued. The reason for his hesitatio...

Donald Tusk re-elected as European Council head

Donald Tusk has done a good job. The 27 remaining European Union states are now preparing a joint declaration to mark later this month the 60th anniversary of a founding trea...

Trump taps Bush administration lawyer and Cruz friend as Solicitor General

Francisco now serves as the administration's acting solicitor general , the National Law Journal reports. Francisco is but one of many Jones Day partners to make his way in...

Turkey, Russia, and U.S. draw chart to oust IS out of Syria

Therefore, the US-led coalition stationed forces in Manbij to send a message to all forces to keep their focus on ISIS. Photos of McGurk's visit to Kobani surfaced on social media ...

Poachers Killed A Rhino At A Paris Zoo And Stole Its Horn

But the poachers appear to have been disturbed as his second - partially sawn - horn was left behind. Poachers broke into a French zoo and murdered a beloved white rhinoceros, ch...

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Gayatri Prajapati rape case: Woman's lawyer says witnesses being threatened

Gayatri Prajapati rape case: Woman's lawyer says witnesses being threatened

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has written to Akhilesh Yadav asking why the chief minister has retained rape-accused minister Gayatri Prajapati in his cabinet. Raids have been con...

Turkey summons German ambassador over rally ban

Turkey summons German ambassador over rally ban

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said today he would speak with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by telephone amid a row over rallies cancelled in Germany ahead of a vote ne...

Headstones found toppled at another Jewish cemetery

Headstones found toppled at another Jewish cemetery

Hikind said he has spoken with the New York Police Department on scene, but officials with the cemetery said that there was no vandalism, and that perhaps the damage was caused by ...

Oil Price Climbs As OPEC Members Stick To Production Cut

Oil Price Climbs As OPEC Members Stick To Production Cut

However, government efforts to appease the militants seem to be working, and earlier this week, an official from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said that the country...

Trump to host Germany's Merkel at the White House

For her part, Merkel announced that the German contribution to the economic development of Tunisia will be increased by 15.8 million USA dollars. Germany is interested in creati...