Iraqi forces fight IS at Mosul University, take areas along Tigris

The battles in Mosul came as the CTS commandos, army troops and federal police launched on December 29 the second phase of a major offensive to free the eastern side of Mosul, locally known as the left bank of the Tigris River which bisects the city.... More..

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Lord Snowden Princess Margaret's former husband dies in latest Royal Family tragedy
by | Saturday, January 14, 2017

Lord Snowden Princess Margaret's former husband dies in latest Royal Family tragedy

Camera Press said in a short statement: "The Earl of Snowdon died peacefully at home on 13th January 2017". Buckingham Palace said that the queen , elder sister to Margaret who died in 2002, had been told o...More..

Whistler snowboarder captures on video how he survived avalanche with airbag backpack
by | Saturday, January 14, 2017

Whistler snowboarder captures on video how he survived avalanche with airbag backpack

He posted video of the avalanche to his Facebook page , and it has been viewed more than two million times since Wednesday. Mr Oye immediately activated his backpack - similar to a auto airbag - before a rap...More..

Emotional Obama sheds tears thanking Michelle in farewell speech
by | Friday, January 13, 2017

Emotional Obama sheds tears thanking Michelle in farewell speech

She made sure to let Fallon know that she is still going to fight for these causes after January 20. She explained that it was talking about the fears of children in America which made her become tearful at...More..

Bollywood celebs voice their opinion about BSF's jawan's controversial viral video
by | Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bollywood celebs voice their opinion about BSF's jawan's controversial viral video

On the video of poor food quality been served to BSF jawans , the BSF submitted a second report to the Home Ministry on Wednesday. The clips was widely shared on social media networks and even grabbed the atte...More..

Sainsbury's share price rallies as grocer gets Christmas boost
by | Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sainsbury's share price rallies as grocer gets Christmas boost

Elsewhere, total sales for Argos increased by 4.1 per cent and like-for-like sales up 4.0 per cent, while combined Sainsbury's and Argos like-for-like sales spiked by one per cent. "We start 2017 in confident...More..

Dairy Queen Closes Illinois Store After Owner Uses Slur
by | Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dairy Queen Closes Illinois Store After Owner Uses Slur

Ford speaking with Zion Mayor Al Hill outside the business. I reached out to Miss Ford to tell her that this does not represent the diverse community of Zion'. "We take this action very seriously and don't cond...More..

U.S. hits Russian Federation with new sanctions, Moscow calls it `inadequacy`
by | Thursday, January 12, 2017

U.S. hits Russian Federation with new sanctions, Moscow calls it `inadequacy`

The biggest name added to the list is that of Mr Alexander Bastrykin, who reports directly to Mr Putin and has carried out political investigations on his behalf. US President-elect Donald Trump has advocated...More..

Democratic congressman contests Alabama's Electoral College vote alleging Russian Federation interfered
by | Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Democratic congressman contests Alabama's Electoral College vote alleging Russian Federation interfered

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., rose to ask one final time if a single senator would join in the objections. A joint session of Congress could still opt to challenge the result and stop Donald Trump from beco...More..

by | Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Bill, Hillary Clinton cheered at Broadway performance of 'The Color Purple'

The crowd clapped for the couple, giving Hillary Clinton numerous standing ovations. "There's a lot of really awesome famous and notable people here today", The New York Times quoted actress Patrice Covi...More..

by | Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Iraq's Southern Oil Exports Hit Record Before OPEC Cuts

Meanwhile, the London's ICE Futures March brent crude dropped lower at 0.5% down by 27 cents at $56.91 per barrel. Negative dynamics returned to the market on January 9 reflecting a surge in exports from I...More..

by | Tuesday, January 10, 2017

McDonald's announces major deal to turnaround China fortunes

China, McDonald's says, has a working population that is larger than the US and Europe combined, but China's middle-class spending level is "a small fraction of those in more developed countries". This new co...More..

by | Monday, January 09, 2017

Team Canada has no reason to be ashamed

McAvoy made his mark on the stat sheet in Thursday's dramatic win, as Team USA's assistant captain recorded two points while also posting a plus-three rating and logging plenty of ice time on the blue line. Fou...More..

TMZ: Charles Manson has been hospitalized
by | Thursday, January 05, 2017

TMZ: Charles Manson has been hospitalized

His gang initially escaped suspicion but were later arrested for vandalism. Manson convinced them that he was the real Messiah and warned them that a black uprising would occur in the summer of 1969. His next...More..

Kerry Speech will Make Peace with the Palestinians Much Harder
by | Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Kerry Speech will Make Peace with the Palestinians Much Harder

I served seven terms in Congress, where support for Israel was a cornerstone issue for members of both parties. Furthermore, since the Palestinian side now includes Hamas and Fatah in a unity coalition - two en...More..

Warm and Wet Start to the New Year
by | Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Warm and Wet Start to the New Year

A slight chance of showers before 10 a.m., then a slight chance of showers after 4 p.m. We may be a late shower this evening and tonight , but it doesn't look like much, though that's about to change. Monday...More..

Uttar Pradesh: Supporters declare CM Akhilesh Yadav Samajwadi Party national president
by | Monday, January 02, 2017

Uttar Pradesh: Supporters declare CM Akhilesh Yadav Samajwadi Party national president

Will he be able to retain the CM's chair? Mulayam had expelled the two for "indiscipline" on Friday evening. Singh reminded both of them that Uttar Pradesh shall be used as Kurukshetra by the Kaurvasthis ye...More..

by | Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Menorah light shines in ice

Hanukkah, one of the most important celebrations in the Jewish calendar, began this year at sundown on December 24, the first time in almost 40 years it has coincided with Christian festivities. But they probab...More..

Santa Monica synagogue found smeared with feces on Hanukkah
by | Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Santa Monica synagogue found smeared with feces on Hanukkah

Tenenbaum said that the fact that the building is a synagogue is obvious from the outside - there's an electric menorah displayed on the inside, and a sign wishing people a Happy Hanukkah. Santa Monica police s...More..

Fights break out at malls across the country, including in CT
by | Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Fights break out at malls across the country, including in CT

Hamilton Place, a mall in Chattanooga, Tenn., reported on Twitter that 20 fireworks were set off inside the mall at 4:45 p.m. Monday, "causing confusion". a fight in a food court, USA Today said. False re...More..

Romania President Rejects Muslim Woman as PM
by | Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Romania President Rejects Muslim Woman as PM

The winners of a general election two weeks ago, the PSD is furious with the president, giving a strong reaction at a news conference. "But if we conclude after a thorough analysis to suspend the President, I...More..

by | Wednesday, December 28, 2016

United States national gang rape case: Delhi police arrests four accused

The woman returned to the USA and registered an email complaint to New Delhi's police commissioner. The four men were arrested after the police received a complaint from a charity organisation based in the ...More..

First sitting Japanese leader slated to visit Pearl Harbor
by | Tuesday, December 27, 2016

First sitting Japanese leader slated to visit Pearl Harbor

It appears he will be the first to visit, with an American president, the memorial that honors sailors and Marines killed in the 1941 attack. Abe's top spokesperson, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, ha...More..

Russia: All causes for plane crash being eyed -- including terror
by | Monday, December 26, 2016

Russia: All causes for plane crash being eyed -- including terror

Around 9:45 a.m., local time, the Russian ministry said rescue teams discovered fragments of the plane less than a mile from the Sochi's coast along the Black Sea. Her foundation said that Glinka was accompanyi...More..

Daesh auto bombings kill at least 23 in east Mosul
by | Friday, December 23, 2016

Daesh auto bombings kill at least 23 in east Mosul

Nineteen people were killed and dozens wounded in such attacks from both warring sides, HRW said, adding that the numbers represent only " a fraction of the total " death toll. The UN denounced these attacks ...More..

Last Remaining Rebels and Civilians Await Aleppo Evacuation
by | Friday, December 23, 2016

Last Remaining Rebels and Civilians Await Aleppo Evacuation

Rebels and government forces blamed each other for the hold-up. On Tuesday, Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel wanted to help treat those who had been wounded in Aleppo . As the months o...More..

At least 140 buildings on fire in wind-swept blaze in Japan
by | Friday, December 23, 2016

At least 140 buildings on fire in wind-swept blaze in Japan

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kotaro Nogami said two people were slightly injured in the blaze. As of 3:30 p.m., the fire spread to at least 140 houses and buildings on strong winds, and continued to expand....More..

by | Friday, December 23, 2016

Zuma sends condolences to Russian Federation following assassination of ambassador to Turkey

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu was at the scene to supervise a police operation, Turkish television said . A Turkish policeman fatally shot Russia's ambassador to Turkey on Monday in front of a sho...More..

Wet and windy weather likely over United Kingdom for Christmas weekend
by | Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wet and windy weather likely over United Kingdom for Christmas weekend

A separate warning for wind is in place across western Scotland today with thundery outbreaks and gales forecast. Following in Storm Barbara's wake will be another stormy system bringing windy conditions an...More..

Australia inks mega deal to buy French subs
by | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Australia inks mega deal to buy French subs

The total cost of the 12 submarines, including separate agreements with USA and Australian contractors, will hit Aus$50 billion (US$37 billion). DCNS Australia celebrated the founding of its Australian headqu...More..

by | Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Truck plows into Berlin Christmas market, killing nine, injuring dozens

Wall Street Journal Berlin correspondent Zeke Turner reports that Berlin police have arrested one person, believed to be the driver, while another person who was in the truck died during the crash. "We are in...More..

by | Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Oil prices turn higher after shooting of Russian envoy lifts geopolitical fears

NEW YORK, Dec 19 ( Reuters ) - Oil prices were little changed on Monday, with little news to influence a market waiting to see whether US production from shale fields will grow enough to offset planned output c...More..

by | Tuesday, December 20, 2016

"Vicious" comment was a joke, says Donald Trump

This final thank you rally was full of Trumpian splendor: a 50-foot Christmas tree topped the stadium, with a podium flanked by red poinsettias and more Christmas trees that proclaimed "Merry Christmas USA", ...More..

by | Tuesday, December 20, 2016

And Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year Is …

On Monday morning, Merriam-Webster announced that its Word of the Year for 2016 is surreal , which is probably the most accurate and level-headed way to describe the events of the past 12 months in a single ...More..

by | Monday, December 19, 2016

Five killed in attacks on cops in Jordan

Government officials declined comment on local news reports that the attackers had taken hostages who were later freed. The shootings took place in Karak, a city and tourist destination known for one of the b...More..

First lady: White House needs 'grown-up' in times of crisis
by | Monday, December 19, 2016

First lady: White House needs 'grown-up' in times of crisis

Michelle Obama had kept a fairly low profile prior to early 2008 and has spent the past eight years championing progressive initiatives focused on pushing the healthy food movement forward. And I have to tell ...More..

Pakistan whips up frenzy over alleged changes in Indus Waters Treaty
by | Monday, December 19, 2016

Pakistan whips up frenzy over alleged changes in Indus Waters Treaty

Indian experts such as Brahma Chellaney call the 1960 treaty "The Great Water Folly - one of the major strategic problems bequeathed to future Indian generations by the Nehruvian era". Pleasantries may be excha...More..

by | Monday, December 19, 2016

Alec Baldwin's Trump a Witless 'Manchurian Candidate' on 'Saturday Night Live'

During the sketch, Putin repeatedly flatters Trump and leaves a gift of an elf, a surveillance device, which he places next to the Internet router. "You don't expect Tom Brady to tell the ref, 'Hey, let me tr...More..

by | Monday, December 19, 2016

Actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor dead at 99, reports say

The pair married in 1986, making it her longest marriage. The Naked Gun 2 1/2 actress was well known for her high profile relationships. At her peak, Gabor was one of the most famous women in the world. Acc...More..

Papua New Guinea quake causes small tsunami, no damage
by | Sunday, December 18, 2016

Papua New Guinea quake causes small tsunami, no damage

As per the Tsunami Warning Centre, the fear of tsunami waves during the next few hours loom large over coasts of Pohnpei, Indonesia, Chuuk, Solomon Islands, Kosrae, Nauru, and Vanuatu. "But it was far enough aw...More..

Obama vows to send 'clear message' to Putin, warns Trump
by | Sunday, December 18, 2016

Obama vows to send 'clear message' to Putin, warns Trump

The White House has grown increasingly hostile to Mr. Trump and his team for rejecting the administration's argument that Russian Federation hacked into Democratic campaign emails and tried to help defeat Hilla...More..

Nick Chubb, Sony Michel say they'll be back for senior year
by | Saturday, December 17, 2016

Nick Chubb, Sony Michel say they'll be back for senior year

Both Chubb and Michel were limited by injuries coming into this season, which for the former was multiple torn knee ligaments suffered a year ago. In addition to Chubb and Michel, which was certainly a huge s...More..

by | Saturday, December 17, 2016

Trump taps Israel envoy, eyes moving embassy to Jerusalem

He has previously suggested that Trump would support Israel annexing parts of the West Bank, anathema to longstanding American policy. Also voicing anger were liberal Jewish and pro-peace organizations such...More..

by | Saturday, December 17, 2016

Philippines won't confront China on weapons in disputed sea

A Chinese navy vessel has seized an unmanned United States underwater drone that was in worldwide waters. Chinese state media called Trump "as ignorant as a child". The drone had surfaced and sent out a signal ...More..

CDC Cautions Pregnant Women About Zika in Brownsville, Texas
by | Saturday, December 17, 2016

CDC Cautions Pregnant Women About Zika in Brownsville, Texas

She is chief of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Twenty-six of the fetuses or babies, or 6 percent, had at least one birth d...More..

BJP veteran LK Advani anguished by constant Parliament ruckus, wishes to resign
by | Friday, December 16, 2016

BJP veteran LK Advani anguished by constant Parliament ruckus, wishes to resign

Both the Government and the Opposition traded charges at each other. Members of both the opposition and treasury benches indulged in recrimination over demonetisation, corruption and other issues. Going a ste...More..

Gunmen loot Rs 11 lakh from bank in Kashmir's Pulwama
by | Friday, December 16, 2016

Gunmen loot Rs 11 lakh from bank in Kashmir's Pulwama

Four gunmen entered the Ratnipora branch of the J&K Bank Ltd in Pulwama and looted about 11 lakh money. "One local militant, Arif Dar, is a resident of Lelhar", said Superintendent of Police (Pulwama) Rayees ...More..

by | Thursday, December 15, 2016

Garuda Indonesia launches India flights

In the talks yesterday between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the findings of the Eminent Persons Group, comprising experts from both sides, were discussed. The two countries...More..

by | Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Understand the Electoral College -- Gabe Pope

The Electoral College voters could supersede the popular vote if necessary. But that's the kind of stuff that happens more in an Ocean's Eleven movie than in reality, so unless we're actually living in a heis...More..

West African leaders in Gambia to urge peaceful transition
by | Wednesday, December 14, 2016

West African leaders in Gambia to urge peaceful transition

A military officer looked on. He declared Gambia an Islamic Republic previous year and in October announced its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. The lawyers said, "Whenever there is an intent...More..

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