Syrian troops capture east Aleppo neighborhood from rebels

Syrian state media reported that government forces had liberated the Jabal Badro neighbourhood and entered Sakhour yesterday after taking control of the Masaken Hanano neighbourhood on Saturday. If the regime takes control of Sakhur, east Aleppo would be split in two from north to south, dealing a further blow to the armed opposition. An official from Jabha Shamiya, one of the biggest groups f... [Full Article...]

Australian ISIS recruiter believed alive after reports of his death

Australian ISIS recruiter believed alive after reports of his death Quoting a senior American official, the Times said that United States forces targeted Prakash earlier this year. The Australian-born citizen of Cambodian and Fijian parents converted from Buddhism in 2012, and traveled to Syria a year later. [Full Article...]

Trump calls recount a 'scam' but effort moves forward

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is ignoring questions about efforts to recount votes in the three battleground states, focusing instead on the latest additions to his administration. She has raised more than $5 million for the effort, which will now turn to MI and Pennsylvania, where there are deadlines in the coming week. The Clinton campaign joined the effort, despite Clinton ha... [Full Article...]

APC Candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu is Ondo Governor-elect

APC Candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu is Ondo Governor-elect A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State, Jimoh Ibrahim has allegedly written to congratulate Romiti Akeredolu‎, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the ongoing election in the state. The group noted some isolated incidents of misconduct by some security operatives, who it said were collecting envelopes from party agents. "Dibo ko sebe (vote and coll... [Full Article...]

China paper: Singapore's 'hypocrisy' could harm relations

China paper: Singapore's 'hypocrisy' could harm relations The Kaohsiung customs office said the ship carrying the vehicles and other military items used by Singapore's Armed Forces departed Kaohsiung on Tuesday last week. The situation is mired in intrigue and subtle sensitivities, with Singapore dispatching a team of military officers to Hong Kong, while the city gets its instructions from Beijing on the matter. [Full Article...]

Pakistan appoints new army chief

Pakistan appoints new army chief Lieutenant General Bajwa has served with a United Nations mission in Congo as a Brigade Commander, alongside former Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh, who was also there as a Division Commander. Of the five contenders for the top military post, Qamar Javed Bajwa stood at the fourth number in the seniority list. Pakistan has shown utmost restraint in the face of Indian belligerence and will ... [Full Article...]

Trump wants absolute control of S China Sea: Chinese academics

Trump wants absolute control of S China Sea: Chinese academics What will Trump presidency mean for Asia and China's regional role? The TPP, in addition to other free trade agreements the United States has in force, would allow the USA lower tariffs and barriers to free trade in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. [Full Article...]

Love scores 40, including 34 in 1st, James has triple-double

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love set an National Basketball Association record for points in a first quarter by scoring 34 on Wednesday against Portland. James moved past Guy Rodgers to move into the 17th spot among the NBA's all-time assist leaders and now leads the Eastern Conference with 9.3 dimes per contest. [Full Article...]

Iraqis advance in Mosul as bomb south of Baghdad kills 21

The militias have been converging on Tal Afar, an IS-held town west of Mosul that had a Shiite majority before falling to the extremists in 2014. In north of Mosul, the army's 16th Division and allied Sunni paramilitary units freed the villages of al-Abbasiyah, Ortta-Kharab and al-Salam, the JOC statement said. [Full Article...]

Pakistan need 369 runs to win second Test against New Zealand

Pakistan need 369 runs to win second Test against New Zealand New Zealand hasn't beaten Pakistan in a series in New Zealand since 1985. Unlike the rest of the Pakistan top order who were caught behind trying to slash outside the off stump, Azam waited for loose balls in an innings which lasted 277 minutes and he faced 196 deliveries. [Full Article...]

Trump aide steps up bid to block possible Romney nomination

Trump aide steps up bid to block possible Romney nomination The Wall Street Journal quoted "people familiar with the deliberations" as saying Trump is leaning toward Romney despite the former MA governor having called Trump a "conman" and a "fraud" during the campaign. "His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He's playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat". [Full Article...]

Uganda says 55 police, tribal insurgents killed in clashes

Violence has been simmering in the region all week, with four militants killed when they attacked a police post on Thursday, a police spokeswoman told AFP. "Several of our guards have been killed after the government gave an order to disband the royal guards immediately which is not easy", Clarence Bwambale, Rwenzururu kingdom spokesman, told the AFP news agency from the palace where he and the ... [Full Article...]

Clinton Campaign Joins Recount Efforts

Clinton Campaign Joins Recount Efforts Along with MI and Pennsylvania, Wisconsin played a key role on Election Day resulting in victory by GOP nominee Donald Trump. Some political analysts and computer programmers are calling foul and begging for a recount. In Wisconsin, Republican governor Scott Walker purged over 300,000 likely Democratic voters from the roles. Is US system a "disaster for democracy"? "This recount is just a way fo... [Full Article...]

Students complained about erratic driving before bus wreck

Students complained about erratic driving before bus wreck These complaints were followed by emails from the school's principal Brenda Adamson-Cothran to the district's Director of Transportation Ben Coulter, warning that Walker was driving the bus too fast. What's more? One student alleged that the driver asked students before the crash, "Are y'all ready to die?" Cranberry bogs in Washington state produce the nation's fifth largest harvest of the vibra... [Full Article...]

Israeli minister: Trump election is time to 'reset' policies

Trudeau refused to be drawn on what measures the United States would take should the bill become law, describing the question as "hypothetical". A committee of Israeli ministers adopted the two bills on Sunday, though they must still be approved by parliament. [Full Article...]

Turkish soldier killed in clashes with IS in northern Syria

Rami Abdurrahman, who runs the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the suicide attack occurred outside al-Bab, near a village called Waqqah. Last week, the Pentagon announced it was withdrawing special forces personnel detailed to the Turks' Euphrates Shield operation - highlighting the increasingly conflicting priorities between the United States and Turkey. [Full Article...]

Haley chosen for ambassador

Haley chosen for ambassador Haley released a statement Wednesday, announcing that she would accept the position. If Haley is confirmed by the Senate, she will be the first female and first non-white appointed to a cabinet-level position in the Trump administration. "Now we got a UN Ambassador we can say from our third grade class", said Kinard. Haley denounced several of his campaign comments and urged voters to "reject th... [Full Article...]

Clinton campaign: We are taking part in the recount

Clinton campaign: We are taking part in the recount Hillary Clinton's campaign broke its silence on general election recount efforts in three battleground states on Saturday- saying it will "participate" in the effort spearheaded by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Stein announced that she intends to mount a legal challenge to re-examine the vote totals in three states, including Wisconsin, that performed differently than polling suggested they ... [Full Article...]

Xhaka will prove his worth, says Wenger

It's hard to see Eddie Howe send his team out to do what the likes of Middlesbrough and Burnley did - sitting deep to frustrate an Arsenal side who find it tough to craft the openings they need. Olivier Giroud is fit and may get another start after being named in the starting XI against PSG , although Wenger was non-committal on any possible changes for Bournemouth. [Full Article...]

Police find body of missing boy with austism

Police find body of missing boy with austism They're devastated. Right now, I think, more than anything they need our prayers", said Lieutenant Onesimo Lopez. Police in Texas are desperately searching for a nine-year-old CT boy with autism who has been missing since Thanksgiving afternoon. [Full Article...]

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