Iraqi forces push toward Mosul, Shiite militias join battle

The Iraqi security forces on Sunday retook control of 11 villages from the Islamic State (IS) group around the group's stronghold of Mosul, as major anti-IS offensive continued to seize more ground around the city, a security source said, Xinhua repo... More..

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by | Monday, October 31, 2016

United Kingdom government promises Nissan tariff-free European Union deal post-Brexit

A source told Reuters the government promised extra support to Nissan in a written assurance that Brexit would not hit the competitiveness of the Sunderland plant, which built almost a third of Britain's 1.6 mi...More..

by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

Obama says health consumers need to shop around

A new analysis by the Associated Press and Avalere Health finds that Obamacare consumers will have fewer choices next year than at any time in the health law's history. "If the plan is unaffordable at the rat...More..

Syrian rebels unleash new Aleppo offensive
by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

Syrian rebels unleash new Aleppo offensive

Syria's rebel groups including the powerful Ahrar al-Sham faction and former al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front fired waves of rockets into government- held western Aleppo . Russia's military has since s...More..

Putin rejects claims of Russian interference in US election
by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

Putin rejects claims of Russian interference in US election

Trump "is, of course, extravagant", Putin added . "He represents part of USA society that's exhausted of having the elite in power for decades", Putin said . "You would think that the election debates would c...More..

Arsenal's Giroud and Sanchez blow away Sunderland
by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

Arsenal's Giroud and Sanchez blow away Sunderland

Next up for Arsenal in the Premier League is a match against arch-rivals Tottenham at the Emirates. Alexis Sanchez put the Gunners ahead when he got in front of defender Lamine Kone to head in Alex Oxlade-C...More..

U.S. says coalition laying groundwork to retake Raqqa from IS
by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

U.S. says coalition laying groundwork to retake Raqqa from IS

The top US military commander in Iraq said that Kurdish YPG militia fighters will be a part of the force to isolate the city. Drawing the new route of Operation Euphrates Shield in Syria, President Erdoğa...More..

Clocks go back tomorrow morning - enjoy your extra hour in bed
by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

Clocks go back tomorrow morning - enjoy your extra hour in bed

Finland joins most of Europe in the time transfer, with the United Kingdom making the switch at 1 am Greenwich Mean Time, also known as UTC - Coordinated Universal Time. It will not be until March 26, 2017 when...More..

Clinton rallies with Mrs. Obama as Trump alleges corruption
by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

Clinton rallies with Mrs. Obama as Trump alleges corruption

When the presidential candidates polling numbers go low, her popularity goes much higher. "If Hillary doesn't win this election, that will be on us", she said. Obama's appearances could be crucial after the F...More..

Bill Clinton Wilmington stop part of large NC bus tour
by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

Bill Clinton Wilmington stop part of large NC bus tour

Chelsea is expected to campaign about the importance of early voting and encourage residents to support Hillary and other democrats up and down the ballot. There were some union workers in the crowd, and bi...More..

President Obama Reminds Us FLOTUS Has No 'Patience' to Run for President
by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

President Obama Reminds Us FLOTUS Has No 'Patience' to Run for President

And when her time in the White House was ending, Clinton began plotting her return to Washington . "The more emails WikiLeaks releases, the more the lines between the Clinton Foundation , the secretary of...More..

Pervaiz Rasheed directed to resign from Information Ministry
by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

Pervaiz Rasheed directed to resign from Information Ministry

A statement issued by the Prime Minister's office said: "Evidence available so far pints to a lapse on part of the information minister, who has been directed to step down from the office to enable holding of a...More..

Firing in Karachi Shia gathering kills five
by | Sunday, October 30, 2016

Firing in Karachi Shia gathering kills five

The injured and the dead were immediately taken to the nearby Abbasi Shaheed hospital. Eyewitnesses report that no police official was deployed for the security of the majlis , and that the police arrived 40...More..

by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

ISIS 'executes' 232 near Mosul

Dorrian said the Iraq forces are "still largely on-plan". The Islamic State group appears to be using tens of thousands of civilians in and around Mosul as "human shields", the United Nations' human rights of...More..

by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

Marco Rubio won't say if Trump would keep country safe

Rubio responded, "Again, the military's what keeps us safe, and we have to rebuild our military". Remember, Rubio criticized Trump in the primaries as being someone so risky that America can not trust him ...More..

Italy Hit By Another Two Powerful Earthquakes
by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

Italy Hit By Another Two Powerful Earthquakes

Two months after a quake killed almost 300 people in the country's tremor-prone centre, two powerful shocks ripped through the mountainous, sparsely-populated region of Marche on Wednesday evening. The quakes s...More..

by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

Mourinho: Mkhitaryan will be a success at United, eventually

The Armenia worldwide, who hasn't featured for United since he was hauled off at half-time in the 2-1 derby defeat to Manchester City on September 10, has been hotly tipped to leave Manchester United in January...More..

BRICS to work together against terror
by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

BRICS to work together against terror

In our land terrorism pose a risky threat peace, stability, security and development. India can, however, take some consolation from the fact that the Goa Declaration mentioned the responsibility of countries...More..

by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

FAA reports minor injuries in Chicago plane fire

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Keith Holloway says the board will conduct an investigation into the incident, with investigators expected to arrive on the scene Friday evening. He described pass...More..

Ferrer saves match point, beats Troicki in Vienna quarters
by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

Ferrer saves match point, beats Troicki in Vienna quarters

Isner crumbled in a one-sided opening set which lasted just 27 minutes. Murray will next take on American John Isner in the quarters. The top seed in Austria was given an early taste of 6ft 10in Isner's gre...More..

Flynn Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

Flynn Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Rounding out the Big Ten's Academic All-District contingent is Nebraska senior midfielder Caroline Flynn, who was recognized from District 7 as she pursues a degree in communication studies. Her seven assists r...More..

Canadian oil producer Cenovus posts quarterly loss
by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

Canadian oil producer Cenovus posts quarterly loss

Suncor Energy Inc . (USA) (NYSE:SU) has risen 8.94% since March 24, 2016 and is uptrending. Other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 6.3%. ...More..

EU, Canada trade deal salvaged after Belgian drama
by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

EU, Canada trade deal salvaged after Belgian drama

Regional parliament president Andre Antoine said: "Europe must also pass by Wallonia". The EU needed unanimity among all its 28 members and Belgium needed the backing of all its regions to approve the pact. G...More..

Closing Arguments Delayed in Bridge Trial Over Legal Issue
by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

Closing Arguments Delayed in Bridge Trial Over Legal Issue

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A former staffer and former appointee of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were so eager to aid his rising political career in 2013 that they concocted a plan to create gridlock at...More..

Dollar, bond yields stand tall on enhanced Fed rate hike prospects
by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

Dollar, bond yields stand tall on enhanced Fed rate hike prospects

The markets' focus was now turned toward third quarter US gross domestic product data due out later in the global session. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal estimate that third-quarter growth accel...More..

How to get the most candy on Halloween (without resorting to extortion)
by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

How to get the most candy on Halloween (without resorting to extortion)

Enter and exit driveways and alleyways slowly and carefully. Parents should know where registered sex offenders live to avoid placing children in a risky situation. Choose face paint and makeup whenever pos...More..

National Geographic's Famed 'Afghan Girl' Still in Pakistan Custody
by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

National Geographic's Famed 'Afghan Girl' Still in Pakistan Custody

In 1984, National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry took the haunting image of Sharbat Gula, then aged about 12, at Nasir Bagh refugee camp on the edge of Peshawar. She faces up to 14 years in prison if con...More..

by | Saturday, October 29, 2016

Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive

Eastern Aleppo has been under government siege since July. It is the very group the USA has tried to untangle from the fighters it supports. "We will liberate Aleppo from terrorists and unify the city", Mr Mu...More..

by | Friday, October 28, 2016

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte defends his touchline conduct

Probably the last fixture Jose Mourinho wanted following the 4-0 thrashing by Chelsea last weekend was another Manchester derby. "You know the history of the paparazzi, for the hotel and the brand that sponso...More..

by | Friday, October 28, 2016

Canada minister hails Belgian breakthrough on trade deal

The deal was meant to be signed today (Oct. 27) by all 28 European Union members and Canada, but got delayed when Wallonia's Socialist Party political leader and minister-president, Paul Magnette, refused to ...More..

by | Friday, October 28, 2016

Los Angeles mass shooting kills 3, wounding 12

Police took into custody two " persons of interest " - a man and a woman - but still were looking for other suspects Saturday afternoon. Other patrons returned fire and several occupants were caught in the cros...More..

Women in Iceland Leave Work 14% Early to Protest Gender Wage Gap
by | Friday, October 28, 2016

Women in Iceland Leave Work 14% Early to Protest Gender Wage Gap

Thousands of Icelandic women gathered in Reykjaviks main square to demonstrate against wage inequality, despite the country topping global gender equality rankings. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clint...More..

Obama shortens 98 inmates' sentences, bringing total to 862
by | Friday, October 28, 2016

Obama shortens 98 inmates' sentences, bringing total to 862

President Barack Obama sharply disputed Donald Trump's claim that the United States election system is rigged, saying the Republican presidential nominee should "stop whining."He's already whining before the ga...More..

Alleged Trump Hollywood star smasher freed
by | Friday, October 28, 2016

Alleged Trump Hollywood star smasher freed

It's not yet known whether he has a lawyer. The original idea was to then put the star up for auction to raise money to donate to the women who have come forward with sexual assault allegations against Donald T...More..

Court Approves German Automaker's $15 Billion Settlement, Buybacks To
by | Thursday, October 27, 2016

Court Approves German Automaker's $15 Billion Settlement, Buybacks To

Under the settlement first announced in June, Volkswagen agreed to spend up to $10.033 billion on the buybacks and owner compensation and $4.7 billion on programs to offset excess emissions and boost zero-emi...More..

by | Thursday, October 27, 2016

Scattering Ashes a Big No-No, Says Vatican

They also said they should deny a Christian funeral to a person who requested their ashes be scattered for reasons unrelated to their faith. The Vatican has said that Catholics who want to be cremated can not...More..

by | Thursday, October 27, 2016

May admits there will be 'difficult moments' in Brexit talks

During a discussion of plans the other leaders made without her at a summit of the EU-27 last month, she spoke up to say that Britain should not be excluded from decisions while it remained a member. Her remark...More..

Russia: Russian, Syrian planes halting airstrikes on Aleppo
by | Thursday, October 27, 2016

Russia: Russian, Syrian planes halting airstrikes on Aleppo

More than 430 people have been killed in bombardment of the eastern half since the assault on Aleppo was announced on September 22, the Observatory said. Erdogan told a group of academicians on Tuesday that T...More..

Back Lib Dems against Goldsmith - Labour MPs
by | Thursday, October 27, 2016

Back Lib Dems against Goldsmith - Labour MPs

LABOUR has indicated it will fight against Zac Goldsmith in the Richmond Park by-election despite calls from leading Jeremy Corbyn supporters to form an alliance with the Lib Dems. "Such a decision must not be ...More..

by | Thursday, October 27, 2016

Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter

Mrs Obama, speaking at a Mrs Clinton rally in New Hampshire, said Mr Trump's "obscene" comments had shaken her "to my core". "Hillary is so corrupt she got kicked off the Watergate commission. Trump sailed ...More..

EU chief says trade deal with Canada still possible
by | Thursday, October 27, 2016

EU chief says trade deal with Canada still possible

The 28-nation European Union can only sign the agreement if it has unanimity among its 28 member states and Belgium can only approve it is all its regional executives back it. Andre Antoine, the head of the Wa...More..

Another Victoria Police shooting, this time in Dandenong
by | Thursday, October 27, 2016

Another Victoria Police shooting, this time in Dandenong

Earlier that morning, another officer fired a gun after a woman allegedly shot at police executing a search warrant for drugs at nearby Keysborough. "Unfortunately, they've had to resort to using their firear...More..

Kerry, Lavrov agree to resume talks on Syria
by | Thursday, October 27, 2016

Kerry, Lavrov agree to resume talks on Syria

The Observatory reported this week that at least 358 civilians have been killed in eastern Aleppo since a United States and Russian-brokered truce broke down on September 19. Assad added that Turkey's actions...More..

Toyota to recall 5.8mn cars in Japan, Europe over Takata airbags
by | Thursday, October 27, 2016

Toyota to recall 5.8mn cars in Japan, Europe over Takata airbags

The latest recall covers four models with faulty driver air bag inflators: The Hilux pickup, and the Corolla, Etios and Yaris cars. The action also extends to Central and South America, Africa, the Near and M...More..

Trump says Clinton policy on Syria would lead to World War Three
by | Thursday, October 27, 2016

Trump says Clinton policy on Syria would lead to World War Three

He also doubted Clinton's ability to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Since the breakdown of US-Russian talks on the fate of Syria, Russia has pulled out of a nuclear non-proliferation agree...More..

by | Thursday, October 27, 2016

United States writer Paul Beatty wins Man Booker prize for The Sellout

There were heated debates about whether one book (David Szalay's story collection, All That Man Is ) could be called a novel at all. Victor of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for the novel, " The Sellout ", Paul ...More..

Iraqi troops resume drive toward Mosul
by | Thursday, October 27, 2016

Iraqi troops resume drive toward Mosul

After meeting with Turkey's leaders, Carter had announced an "agreement in principle" for Turkey to have a role in the operation. Carter stressed at the time that any final decision would be up to the Iraqis, w...More..

BS Yeddyurappa acquitted in Bellary mining case
by | Thursday, October 27, 2016

BS Yeddyurappa acquitted in Bellary mining case

Attacking the BJP-led central government, the Congress leader said: "Currently, the institutions meant to investigate and furnish evidence are failing miserably in their task". The CBI had taken over the case i...More..

by | Thursday, October 27, 2016

Turkish army: Suspected Syrian government airstrike kills Turkey-backed rebels

Turkey's incursion into Syria, launched two months ago to drive Islamic State militants from its border and prevent Kurdish fighters from gaining ground in their wake, has complicated an already messy battlefie...More..

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's best jokes at Al Smith dinner
by | Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's best jokes at Al Smith dinner

A crack about his wife Melania plagiarizing parts of Michelle Obama's 2008 Democratic National Convention speech at this year's Republican convention was also well-received. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan previous...More..