IS claims coalition airstrike disables fourth Mosul bridge

The development means Mosul, the last stronghold of Daesh terrorist group, has now been completely isolated. A major operation by Iraqi Armed Forces, Kurdish peshmerga fighters and other militias backed by an global coalition was launched on October 17, after the Iraqi government resolved to regain control of Mosul. [Full Article...]

Huge quake strikes off El Salvador

Huge quake strikes off El Salvador Nicaragua, meanwhile, was already under alert after Hurricane Otto made landfall on the country's Caribbean coast. At the same time USGS reports about an 7.0 quake 149 km South South West of Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. A huge natural disaster has struck off the Pacific Coast of Central America shaking the region and triggering a tsunami warning. An alert has been issued for a 186 mile st... [Full Article...]

£23bn fund to boost productivity

Go here for a full transcript and details of the Chancellor's speech. In the March budget, the Office for Budget Responsibility - an independent body that supplies forecasts to the Treasury - had predicted the economy would grow 2 percent this year, 2.2 percent in 2017, and 2.1 percent in 2018. [Full Article...]

Countdown to Cyber Monday across Cumbria

That's $50 lower than most predicted, even without the gift card. In fact, they begin in 3 days and I promise if you follow me, I will get them all to you in stock and early! The Bentonville-based retailer's online deals will start at 12:01 a.m. [Full Article...]

Trump tells supporters to stop harassment

Trump emphasized that securing the border is his very first immigration priority, but he also promised to deport people living in the country illegally who had committed crimes beyond their immigration offenses. Trump also alluded to President Obama's executive actions, which allowed so-called "dreamers", people brought across the border as kids and some of their parents, to stay in the USA with... [Full Article...]

Turkey dismisses 15000 over alleged links to failed coup

The decree also announced the closing of 375 institutions, 18 charities and nine media outlets. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned North Atlantic Treaty Organisation against sheltering "terrorist" soldiers after Turkish officers in the military alliance's command reportedly sought asylum in the wake of the abortive mid-July coup. [Full Article...]

Congress leads protest march to PM's residence against demonetization

Congress leads protest march to PM's residence against demonetization Kurien said he understood the demand that the Prime Minister should intervene or reply to the debate, but "your demand that he should be here is not possible". Nearly the entire opposition put up a united front against demonetisation on Wednesday paralysing Parliament's functioning over the mode of discussion on the issue and the Prime Minister's presence during debates on the issue. [Full Article...]

Top Aide Implies Trump Won't Pursue Further Investigation Of Hillary Clinton

The only reason Trump "won" is because of the Electoral College. The man charged with readying the Environmental Protection Agency for the Trump administration, Myron Ebell, is a renowned climate contrarian who regularly attacks the consensus of mainstream science that global warming is a crisis that must be addressed immediately. [Full Article...]

Iraqi Forces Push on Against IS in Eastern Mosul

Iraqi Forces Push on Against IS in Eastern Mosul Iraqi troops have advanced against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) fighters toward the centre of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city. Most gains have been made by the Special Forces operating in the section of Mosul east of the Tigris River. The campaign is being assisted by airstrikes from the USA -led military coalition. [Full Article...]

In Aleppo, another day of deadly relentless bombardments

In Aleppo, another day of deadly relentless bombardments Hundreds of people have been killed since Tuesday in a concerted push by the government and its allies to quash resistance in the rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo to reestablish control over Syria's biggest pre-war city. "This was completely rejected". Rebel forces have steadily lost ground since regime ally Russian Federation intervened to bolster Assad's government previous year. [Full Article...]

Iraqi Special Forces Pause in Mosul Push Due to Poor Weather

Iraqi Special Forces Pause in Mosul Push Due to Poor Weather The militants have been steadily retreating from areas around Mosul into the city since the battle started on October 17, with air and ground support from a USA -led coalition. IS seized Mosul along with swathes of other territory in June 2014, but Iraqi forces have since regained much of the areas they lost two years before, and the city is now the country's last major population centre still in ... [Full Article...]

Trump aide: No plan to pursue charges against Clinton

Trump aide: No plan to pursue charges against Clinton He told her face-to-face at a presidential debate that if he won the presidency, she'd "be in jail". "I think Hillary Clinton still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don't find her to be honest or trustworthy but if Donald Trump can help her heal then perhaps that's a good thing". [Full Article...]

South Africa's ANCYL rejects proposed minimum wage

South Africa's ANCYL rejects proposed minimum wage Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the national minimum wage proposal on Sunday at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac). "While R3,500 is a move from what government and business were proposing from NEDLAC, it still falls short of what the federation put on the table", COSATU spokesperson Sizwe Pumla said. [Full Article...]

Pacific summit closes with call to work for free trade

Pacific summit closes with call to work for free trade Yao Yunzhu of the Chinese Academy of Military Sciences put it this way: "For China, territory is the vital national interest, and for the USA, the credibility of its defense commitment to allies is key to its regional security architecture". [Full Article...]

Sonia confident of Congress returning to power

Sonia confident of Congress returning to power Every era in politics or history has its own problems, its own leaders and its own opposition, says Sonia. She also said that she would not have been in politics had she not been with Indira Gandhi. Asked about the Emergency, she said if Indira Gandhi had not felt extremely uncomfortable with it at some stage, she would not have called for election. [Full Article...]

Woman Who Faked Pregnancy Arrested In Kidnapping Of Wichita Infant

However, he did not elaborate on their relationship. Abarca-Nogueda's boyfriend found her on Thursday in her apartment, shot to death, Ojile said. Three other people in the home in Dallas were taken down to a police station for questioning after Sesmas' arrest. [Full Article...]

Malaysian reform group office raided ahead of rally, 2 held

Other groups marched through to the city. Bersih supporters wear yellow T-shirts. Police banned the rallies by Bersih's yellow-shirt supporters and Jamal's red-shirt group. "The reason why people are on the streets is not just about asking him [Najib] to resign, but it is also about changing the system", Azmi Sharom, a law professor at the University of Malaysia, said. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's uneven effort to 'drain the swamp'

Donald Trump's uneven effort to 'drain the swamp' It proposes a constitutional amendment to impose term limits that would arguably strengthen lobbyists , by giving them longer Beltway tenures than elected officials (and that, not surprisingly, is a non-starter on Capitol Hill). They also believe the rules could even discourage potential candidates from seeking jobs in the administration. Would appointees sign a binding contract of some kind? A c... [Full Article...]

Trump battles back against charges of transition tumult

Trump battles back against charges of transition tumult A protester walks along the sidewalk across the street from Trump Tower where President-elect Donald Trump continued meetings with members of his transition team, Wednesday, Nov. Almost two weeks after the election win, federal agencies are still waiting for the "landing parties" from the Trump campaign to arrive so that a seamless transition can take place. [Full Article...]

Greek, Turkish Cypriots join peace demo as talks continue

Women walk in front of barrels that blocke a road that divides the Greek and Turkish Cypriots controlled areas in the divided capital Nicosia, on the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus , Sunday, Nov. Outgoing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was hoping to leave the solution to the Cyprus conflict as part of his legacy. The Greek Cypriot side and the Turkish Cypriot side have not achieved th... [Full Article...]

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