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Syrian Army Advances in Aleppo, Two Thousand Civilians Evacuated

Capturing eastern Aleppo would be the biggest victory for President Bashar al-Assad since the start of the uprising against him in 2011, restoring his control over the whole city apart from a Kurdish-held area that has not fought against him.

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Iraqi forces retake six villages from IS around Mosul

Mosul is the last major prize in Iraq for the diverse and sometimes rival forces involved in the anti-IS effort, but the jihadists have offered stiffer resistance than elsewhere. Iraqi forces have been advancing slowly across eastern Mosul neighbourhoods in recent weeks, encouraging residents to hunker down in their homes. Early in the month, hundreds of the CTS commandos and Iraqi army made a significant progress at the eastern side of Mosul and managed to recapture more than 10 districts ...

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Trump's Flag-Burning Tweet Brings Back 1980s-Era Controversy

President-elect Donald Trump's call to punish people who burn the American flag through imprisonment or revoking their USA citizenship isn't sitting well in the White House. While flag burning is a protected act of free speech under the Constitution, the majority of Americans believe it should be illegal. Asked by New York Times Chief Executive Officer Mark Thompson in the meeting with the paper's journalists and executives whether he respected the First Amendment, Trump was ...

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Trump tweet on flag burning contradicts Supreme Court ruling

When asked about Trump suggesting people could lose their citizenship over burning a flag, McCain reiterated that he would not comment. Trump has a follow-up meeting Tuesday with the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, who has become a symbol of the internal divisions agitating the transition team.

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Canadian PM OKs pipeline to Pacific Coast

Kinder Morgan petitioned the federal Canadian government to expand the existing west-bound Trans Mountain pipeline network to triple its capacity to around 890,000 barrels of oil per day. "If I thought this project was unsafe for the B.C. coast, I would reject it", he said. "I - along with the tens of thousands of residents, local First Nations, and other Metro Vancouver cities who told the federal government a resounding "no" to this project - will keep speaking out against this pipeline ...

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Syrian forces press on in Aleppo, as attacks kill civilians

It has been divided in roughly two for the past four years, with the government controlling the west and rebels the east. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a British-based monitoring group, said the insurgents retained a third of Sheikh Saeed.

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Magnitude-7.4 quake likely an aftershock from five years ago

The quake struck near Fukushima at about 06:00 a.m. local time (21:00 GMT) Monday triggering a tsunami warning with possible waves 3 meters (9.8 feet). "Please flee immediately", the male voice said, with great urgency. The highest one, 1.4 meters (4.6 feet) in height, reached Sendai Bay about two hours after the quake.

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Syrian forces continue advance on eastern Aleppo

Ammar Sakkar, a spokesman for the Fastaqim brigade, said the rebels would continue to fight. Hundreds of civilians are reported killed in the past fortnight and thousands displaced by attacks over the weekend. He also called the humanitarian situation "chilling". "The conditions are terrifying" said 28-year-old Modar Sakho, a nurse in eastern Aleppo. The Syrian regime and its backer Russian Federation, both want to complete the operation before Trump takes power .

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Colin Kaepernick clarifies remarks on Fidel Castro

A Miami Herald reporter whose parents emigrated from Cuba grilled Kaepernick last week for wearing the shirt. While Kaepernick criticized Castro, he mentioned what he considered positives about the dictator's regime. Asked if he was anxious that his message was being lost in some of those choices, Kaepernick demurred. "He doesn't have any knowledge about the true Castro", Gisele Rantalainen said.

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Imran's PTI begins submitting fresh evidence in SC against Sharif family

Hearing a case pertaining to the alleged offshore wealth of Sharif's family in London, the apex court said the family had not presented documents for companies it had mentioned. Sharif and his family have dismissed the allegations of money laundering and denied any wrongdoing but the opposition is demanding an independent probe.

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Toll rises to 142 in Kanpur train derailment

The Patna-Indore Express train, linking the central Indian city of Indore to the city of Patna to its northeast, completes its 1,360-kilometre (845-mile) journey in 27 hours. He described the accident as "unfortunate" and asked railway officials to ensure fool-proof system in train operation to achieve zero-accident target.

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Green Party requests vote recount in Pennsylvania

President-elect Donald Trump's electoral-vote total reached 306 after Michigan's results were certified and the state was awarded to him. "Anytime you have a 10-day period, 10, 12 day period to do a statewide recount, there's a lot of things that hopefully will not go wrong".

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Jail, loss of citizenship for flag-burners

Trump on that", Duffy said Tuesday on CNN's " New Day ". Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., left, looks on as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a national security meeting with advisors at Trump Tower, Friday, Oct.

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Zika still a TT emergency

Salama said based on now available information it appears that most women infected during pregnancy will not give birth to a baby with Zika-induced microcephaly - a condition in which a baby's head is smaller than normal. "This is certainly the first detailed description of these kinds of cases", said Dr. Ganeshwaran Mochida, a pediatric neurologist at Boston Children's Hospital.

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Punjab jailbreak: Khalistani militant chief Harminder Mintoo arrested near Delhi

The police and security agencies launched a manhunt to nab the prisoners. Another man, allegedly one of the gunmen who helped them escape from Nabha jail, was also arrested earlier in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district. Police sources said it was a case of mistaken identity. "Another vehicle had been found abandoned on Sunday in Solumajra in Kaithal and is suspected to have been used by prisoners who escaped from the Nabha jail".

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Three killed as deadly wildfires ravage Tennessee tourist town

Troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol continue to canvas the area. GATLINBURG, Tennessee (CNN ) - Three people died in raging wildfires in Sevier County, Tennessee, that scorched roughly 15,000 acres, showered residents with embers and forced tourists to evacuate from resort communities.

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$1.43 billion 'accidentally' transferred into taxi driver's bank account

But what will he do if he gets Rs 9,806 crore overnight? "I had opened the account under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)". The RBI had long back cautioned that opening of bank accounts without proper documentation may encourage tax evaders to make use of the poor to launder their ill-gotten wealth.

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Coalition to Start 48-Hour Cease-Fire in Yemen

The UN says more than 7,000 people have been killed and almost 37,000 wounded in Yemen since the Arab coalition launched a military campaign in March 2015 in support of the internationally recognised Hadi government against the Houthis .

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Chattanooga school bus crash victims remain in hospital

The police department has not yet released the age of the sixth victim. A Tennessee school bus that crashed and killed six children and injured dozens more was not traveling on its designated route at the time. The driver is charged with reckless driving as police say speed was likely a heavy factor in the crash. Garret confirmed that six students remain hospitalized, but he would not comment on their condition citing patient and family privacy.

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China blasts Singapore's military cooperation with Taiwan

The Global Times, which is run by the communist party, said in an editorial Tuesday that Singapore was "careless" with the armoured vehicles, adding the incident reflected a failure to take seriously China's displeasure over its military relationship with Taiwan.

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Jose Mourinho Hit With THIRD FA Charge Of The Season

Mark Clattenburg sent off Mourinho for verbal misconduct in the draw with Burnley at Old Trafford and the current charge falls well inside the 12-month period during which the Football Association can take previous incidents into account. "Andy has had a good recovery and has been training with us", Bilic said. We've mentioned Mourinho's two red cards, but United's players aren't exactly squeaky clean either.

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Iraqi leader predicts Islamic State collapse in Mosul

Iraq is at risk of partition and the worst sectarian bloodletting since the 2003 US -led invasion if Shi'ite paramilitary units get involved in the fight against Islamic State for Mosul, a senior Sunni Iraqi politician said on Monday. IS has been firing an average of 100 mortars daily on their positions, the spokesman, Jaafar al-Husseini. "Ten militants were killed in the strike, which also caused a chain of explosions that killed 14 civilians nearby", he said.

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Protesters rally for minimum wage increase

The protests called for the federal minimum wage, now $7.25 per hour, to be raised to $15 per hour. They collected and delivered 17,000 verified signatures to city hall in the failed attempt to get a $15 minimum wage referendum on the November ballot.

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Algerian Stars Rescue Leicester, Swansea Win Nine-Goal Thriller

But in their defence, Palace were ahead after 19 minutes, as Swansea's aerial struggles were exposed against the powerful Benteke. Victory also moved Swansea off the bottom of the table at Sunderland's expense, and Bradley said: "I have been on both sides of games like that, so I understand how Palace feel".

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Syrian army seizes key Aleppo area from rebels: Observatory

The Russian Defense Ministry said Monday that regime forces had captured more than 12 districts inside Aleppo accounting for 40% of rebel territory. The International Committee of the Red Cross said up to 20,000 people have fled the offensive in the past 72 hours.

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OPEC split on production cut as Russian Federation skips meeting

A press conference is expected to follow the meeting at 3pm United Kingdom time. "It will mean that we take a big cut and a big hit from our current production and from our forecast for 2017". OPEC countries will meet in Vienna on 30 November with the objective to cut oil production by approximately one million barrels a day from the current production of 33.82 million bpd.

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Oil prices fall on doubts over OPEC production cut decision

The rises were prompted by an Iraqi delegate to the meeting saying that an agreement would be reached, according to reports by Reuters . "I think the sentiment generally is optimistic and positive". Disagreements between Iran and its regional rival, Saudi Arabia , had blocked earlier attempts to reach a deal. Oil prices jumped more than 8 per cent on Wednesday to a five-week high as some of the world's largest oil producers agreed to curb oil output for the first time since 2008 in a ...

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South Korea's President 'Willing To Resign,' But It's Not That Simple

Hundreds of thousands of people marched the streets of South Korea in recent weeks calling for Park's ouster, the latest of which was on November 26, Saturday, in Seoul . Rep. Lee Jung-hyun, party chairman and ranking aide to President Park, had earlier said that he will step down early next year and give way to a new leadership, in a reluctant response to growing pressure for resignation.

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Syrian army regains full control of northeast Aleppo

The Civil Defense said in a message posted on its Telegram account that dozens more people had been wounded in the artillery attack it said had hit people displaced from eastern Aleppo. The UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said he was "extremely concerned" about the fate of civilians, adding that new displacements were likely.

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Trump tweets that millions voted illegally

The Post's fact-checker said the president-elect's contention "is a bogus claim with no documented proof". "As an empirical matter, we don't have the kinds of reports of voter fraud that appear to be discussed by President-elect Trump ", Buonamano said.

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First commercial US-Havana flight lands in ramped-up travel

While he had been retired as an active leader, his death removed any impediment on his brother to pursue deeper relations with Washington if US President-elect Donald Trump warms to the idea of improved ties. Leaders and heads of state from around the world Tuesday night remembered the prominent personality of the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro and the legacy he left to humanity.

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Brits could pay to stay European Union citizens — BREXIT BOMBSHELL

Your browser doesn't recognise available video formats. 'Fight for the rights of the 48 per cent'"I like the idea that people who are European citizens and saying they want to keep it have the possibility of doing so". He told The Times: "The truth is that Brussels will try every trick in the book to stop us leaving". Another supporter of Brexit, Mo McDonald-Robertson, said outside parliament: "I think they are just putting up lots of obstacles at the moment".

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Carrier says it has deal with Trump to keep jobs in Indiana

The company confirmed its plan on Twitter. Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Trump tweeted that he was "working hard" to get the air-conditioning manufacturer Carrier to keep their plant in IN instead of moving over 1,400 jobs to Mexico.

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British serial killer jailed as police investigate 58 deaths

Port gave no reaction as he was found guilty of the four murders after jurors deliberated for more than 28 hours. On that occasion, Port told British Transport Police that he had simply found the victim slumped over at the train station. United Kingdom police are reviewing the chemsex-related deaths of 58 other men, previously dismissed as drug overdoses, amid fears some may be linked to Port.

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Iraqi Forces Cut Off IS Group Stronghold of Mosul From Syria

US forces backing an Iraqi army campaign against Islamic State in Mosul carried out an air strike on a bridge spanning the Tigris river, restricting militant movements between western and eastern parts of the city, a USA official said on Tuesday.


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