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Syria's biggest city appears set to fall back into Assad's hands
- November 30, 2016

Residents said people in the area were desperately seeking refuge, as the Observatory reported heavy air raids throughout the day causing at least six deaths and dozens of injuries. "It is stinging cold, food is scarce and people are shaken in the streets", Mohammad Zein Khandaqani, a member of the Medical Council in Aleppo, told The Associated Press in a voice text message from east Aleppo. (more...)
16000 flee Aleppo homes after 'chilling' Assad onslaught 16000 flee Aleppo homes after 'chilling' Assad onslaught
- November 30, 2016

The opposition has steadily lost territory in recent months to government forces bolstered by a Russian military intervention that began in September past year. I do not share this opinion", Steinmeier said. Thousands of east Aleppo residents have moved to Jub al-Quba and other such neighborhoods fleeing a government advance on the rebel-held east. (more...)
Trump set to meet Petraeus, Romney, Corker
- November 30, 2016

A transition official told Fox's Ed Henry that some in Trump's inner circle want the former MA governor to apologize in order to be seriously considered for the secretary of State. "Because that's where all the sourcing comes from, the people closest to Donald Trump ". "It's not in his long-term interest or short-term interest", Rove said of Conway's comments. (more...)
Israel douses fires that forced mass evacuations
- November 29, 2016

Carter, who helped broker the 1978 Camp David Accords that brought peace between Israel and Egypt, argued the possibility of solidifying a two-state outcome between Israelis and Palestinians was dwindling because of continued settlement activity in the West Bank . (more...)
US students lag peers in East Asia, Russia in math, science US students lag peers in East Asia, Russia in math, science
- November 29, 2016

Carr, acting commissioner of NCES. The improved scores show that the efforts taken between 2007 and 2015 to improve competences in mathematics and science have left a positive mark. "It also highlights that primary schools in Northern Ireland have highly qualified principals and teachers who are committed to continued professional development". (more...)
What exactly does the UN Ambassador do in the federal government? What exactly does the UN Ambassador do in the federal government?
- November 28, 2016

Nimrata "Nikki" Haley (nee Randhawa) was a surprise choice for many as she has been critical of Trump in the recent past. "She will bring to the United Nations a strong track record of achievement from SC, and I know that the UK-US relationship will continue to go from strength to strength", he said . (more...)
Trump assails recount push, claims millions voted illegally
- November 28, 2016

Are illegal voters the reason for Hillary Clinton's staggering popular vote difference? Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, meanwhile, weighed in on the recount Sunday, too, calling the effort "ridiculously fantastical" and hinting that Trump could still pursue a criminal investigation into Clinton, even though Trump himself has said he won't. (more...)
Judge OKs 'Making a Murderer' Star's Release from Prison
- November 28, 2016

Dassey has intellectual deficits and was unfairly pushed into a confession during a controversial interrogation, and his defense was inadequate, supporters of his release argue. February 12, 2007: Avery's trial begins. The documentary left many viewers wondering if Avery had been set up for Halbach's murder. Dassey has until noon Tuesday to notify the probation office of his intended residential address. (more...)
Donald Trump claims in tweet he won popular vote
- November 28, 2016

Responding to President-elect Donald Trump's claim that Sec. Jones has also said the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was "fake". The state will officially certify Trump the victor Monday. The election is technically not decided until the electors vote and then their votes are counted by Congress days after the next session begins in the new year. (more...)
Russia sends missiles to Pacific islands claimed by Japan
- November 28, 2016

The deployment of Russian missile systems on the Kurile islands should not influence efforts to settle the long-running territorial dispute between Moscow and Tokyo over the islands, the Kremlin said on Wednesday. Gen. Igor Konashenkov struck back, saying that it's up to the Russian leadership to determine troops' locations. Russia's global news agency RIA reported that its source on the movement of the missiles was a senior Russian MP - the head of the defence committee in the ... (more...)
If Republicans Repeal Obamacare, Ryan Has Replacement Blueprint
- November 28, 2016

Trump intends to recreate a plan that will follow free-market principles in order to "broaden healthcare access, make healthcare more affordable and improve the quality of the care available to all Americans", according to his campaign website . (more...)
Child, mother file lawsuit in Chattanooga crash
- November 27, 2016

Hart added that the road was not on the bus' designated route, but he did not provide an explanation why the bus was there. Officials said five children were killed initially: a kindergartner, a first-grader and three fourth-grade students. (more...)
Shooting kills one in New Orleans French Quarter
- November 27, 2016

Thirty police officers were already in the area due to Bayou Classic college football game and responded quickly to the reports of the shooting. Last year, 26-year-old Brandon Robinson was shot in the abdomen after an altercation in the 300 block of Bourbon Street and died later at a local hospital. (more...)
Israeli military kills 4 IS militants in Syria after ambush
- November 27, 2016

As the civil conflict continues in Syria, nearby Israel is keeping a close eye on the fighting, especially from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. According to Haaretz, the attempt was carried out by an organization named "Shuhada al-Yarmouk" which has pledged allegiance to ISIS. (more...)
Penn State beats Michigan State to reach Big Ten title game Penn State beats Michigan State to reach Big Ten title game
- November 27, 2016

Mike Gesicki had another productive game for Penn State University in their 45-12 victory over Michigan State on Saturday. Please see our terms of service for more information. The Nittany Lions will square off with West Division representative Wisconsin (10-2, 7-2). "I don't think we were necessarily rooting for one team", the coach said. (more...)
Demonetisation: Mostly Noise, No Substance From Opposition, Says FM Arun Jaitley
- November 26, 2016

Mr. Kurien said it was clarified by Leader of the House Arun Jaitley that the Prime Minister would come and intervene in the debate. When the Upper House convened after lunch and Modi was absent, the government tried to reassure lawmakers that he would eventually return for the debate. (more...)
Profile of Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa Profile of Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa
- November 26, 2016

Bajwais to replace the former army chief - General Raheel Sharif - who will retire on November 29. The generals are from the PMA's 62nd long course. Pakistan's defence minister Khawaja Asif has confirmed that Bajwa was appointed as COAS and Zubair Hayat as Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC). (more...)
Merkel's center-left rivals face pressure to name challenger Merkel's center-left rivals face pressure to name challenger
- November 25, 2016

She announced she would stand again after meeting party leaders at CDU headquarters on Sunday, the BBC reported . Ms Merkel said she expected strong challenges from the left and right fringes of society as Germany has become more polarised. (more...)
UN calls on countries to work with ICC, rather than withdraw UN calls on countries to work with ICC, rather than withdraw
- November 25, 2016

President of Russia Vladimir Putin withdrew the country from the International Criminal Court (ICC) on November 16. I might follow. Why? President Rodrigo Duterte today described the ICC as "useless" as he expressed frustration over the West's allegations of extrajudicial killings and its failure to understand his crackdown on narcotics which has involved the killing of thousands of people since July 1. (more...)
Farage Predicts UK Political Earthquake If Brexit Slowed
- November 25, 2016

Farage was gifted a platter of gold-paper-wrapped Ferrero Rocher chocolates, a play on a 1990s commercial involving the chocolates in the residence of the British ambassador. But I did have 20 years in business before getting involved with politics, I do know how to cut deals, I do have the support, amazingly, of the president-elect, and I do know a number of his team, some of whom I've known for years". (more...)
Iraq truck bomb blast kills 80 people at petrol station
- November 25, 2016

The attack came two days after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi applauded the security forces for protecting the millions of Shi'ites who have flowed through southern Iraq in recent days for what many consider the world's largest religious pilgrimage, larger even than the hajj in Saudi Arabia. (more...)
Bangladesh to send back Rohingya fleeing Myanmar unrest
- November 25, 2016

Bangladesh's government complained Friday about an influx of Rohingya Muslims from neighboring Myanmar, following reports that hundreds have crossed the border as they flee killings and the burning of homes in Rakhine state. Police on Wednesday detained 70 Rohingya, including women and children, who they say they will send back across the border. Earlier this week, Human Rights Watch released satellite images which it said showed that hundreds of homes had been razed in Rohingya villages ... (more...)
More Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh as violence spreads in Myanmar
- November 25, 2016

In an urgently called meeting of foreign envoys in Dhaka, foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali sought worldwide support to resolve the longstanding challenge including the current crisis situation involving the Rohingyas, the minority Muslim community in Buddhist majority Rakhine. (more...)
We will help peace, Israel 'ray of hope'
- November 24, 2016

In an interview with Israel's Army Radio, Jason's Greenblatt , co-chairman of the Trump campaign's Israel Advisory Committee, said: "It is certainly not Mr. Israeli right-wingers have hailed TrumpĀ“s win as an opportunity to consolidate control over the occupied West Bank. Days after winning the USA presidential election, the Republican victor said that "as a deal maker, I'd like to do... (more...)
Australia-US migrant deal: Refugees in detention camps offered US resettlement
- November 24, 2016

The roughly 370 detainees now in Australia for medical care are included in the arrangement if they have been deemed genuine refugees. Mr Turnbull said women, children and families on Nauru would be the priority in a process, but he would not confirm the number of refugees that would be settled as part of the agreement. (more...)
Kremlin accuses Obama team of trying to damage ties with Russian Federation Kremlin accuses Obama team of trying to damage ties with Russian Federation
- November 24, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump spoke on the phone on Monday evening and agreed on the need to normalise ties between Washington and Moscow, the Kremlin said. "If you're not serious about the job, then you probably won't be there very long because it will expose problems", Obama said. They discussed a "range of issues including the threats and challenges facing the United States and Russian Federation, strategic economic issues and the historical U.S. (more...)
Murray tops Djokovic in season finale to claim year-end No. 1 ranking Murray tops Djokovic in season finale to claim year-end No. 1 ranking
- November 24, 2016

Andy Murray reached the final of the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time after edging a nail-biting epic against Milos Raonic on Saturday. Their last meeting was in Paris in the final of the 2016 French Open where Djokovic triumphed 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. (more...)
Merkel aims to 'serve people of Germany' as 4th term looms Merkel aims to 'serve people of Germany' as 4th term looms
- November 24, 2016

Polls also suggest support for her bloc has stabilized as measures to curtail the influx of refugees and ease the return of those whose applications for asylum are rejected take effect. European allies blame her for earlier stoking popular unrest by insisting on the need to cut public spending during the continent's debt crisis. While her party has lost support, the CDU still leads in all national polls. (more...)
Obama in Greece: American Democracy Bigger Than 1 Person Obama in Greece: American Democracy Bigger Than 1 Person
- November 24, 2016

After Germany , Obama will travel to Peru for the last stop on his trip. President Obama is on one final diplomatic mission in Europe. Obama also used his speech to thank the Greek people for their compassion to the Middle Eastern migrants arriving on their shores. (more...)
Trump taps Gov. Nikki Haley for ambassador to UN Trump taps Gov. Nikki Haley for ambassador to UN
- November 24, 2016

As part of the Cabinet, Haley would have more opportunity to shape USA policies, rather than simply defend the administration's positions. NPR State Department correspondent Michele Kelemen reports the position was elevated to Cabinet rank by President George W. (more...)