Iraqi commanders said around 40 per cent of eastern Mosul had been retaken from the extremists since an offensive to recapture the city began on October 17. "Basic services such as water, electricity, health, food are non-existent ", he said standing in an eastern suburb while mortars fired inside the city.
Franklin would not, however, venture into any sort of lobbying for a berth in the CFP. "Our focus is going to be on Wisconsin". Wisconsin is a physical, nearly old-fashioned, style team that wants to win with great offensive line play and a solid running game and this should look like a Big Ten game of old.
Committee chairman Kirby Hocutt said after the next-to-last rankings were announced Tuesday night, "Our mission and sole goal is to rank the four very best teams in college football for inclusion in the playoff". Junior halfback Curtis Samuel wrote an impressive chapter in the 113-year history of the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry at Ohio Stadium Saturday afternoon.
He is believed to be the first president or president-elect to speak to a Taiwanese leader since 1979 when the United States broke off relations in respect for the Chinese government. China and Taiwan both agree there is only one nation of China. Trump's transition team confirmed in a statement Friday afternoon that Trump spoke with Tsai.
If the votes are recounted, experts say, they are very unlikely to change the outcome of the election. An updated count Friday by state election officials shows Trump's lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton has shrunk to 49,000, from 71,000.
Before the game, the 41-year-old tweaked his knee and there were reports that Trevor Harris was going to start at QB. The Redblacks' victory over the heavily favored Stampeders also erased the disappointment of losing to the Edmonton Eskimos in last year's title showdown.
House of Representatives and Senate to extend sanctions against Iran runs counter to BARJAM ( JCPOA ) and the U.S.'s commitments under worldwide law on non-interference in domestic and global relations of other countries", read part of an announcement carried on the official website of the Foreign Ministry.
May be they would start using SG in their domestic matches."For Tendulkar, two pitches, two balls in two innings of amatch takes Curator preparing designer pitches out of the equation and also nullifies the toss factor". If we can do this, we will be prepared for any condition. With the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Anurag Thakur, seated in the front row, Tendulkar also suggested that cricket bosses needed to make the format of Test cricket more exciting to ...
The body of Paraguayan Gustavo Encina, who died in Monday's plane crash, arrives at Silvio Pettirossi airport in Luque, Paraguay on Friday. Chapecoense spokesman Andrei Copetti defended the team's decision, saying that more than 30 clubs had used the Bolivia-based company, LaMia airlines, including Argentina and Bolivia, and that the team itself had flown on its flights before.
These mountain lions have more reason to fear humans who have invaded their habitat and want to eliminate them for doing what they do best, hunt and kill. In August, the National Parks Service, UCLA, UC Davis, and Utah State University released a research paper that says there's a 99.7% chance that the Santa Monica mountain lions will go extinct is measures aren't taken within the next 50 years to boost their genetic diversity.
Cuba and the United States have been ideological foes since soon after the 1959 revolution that brought Castro to power. When Donald Trump described Fidel Castro as a "brutal dictator" on his Facebook page, he could not have imagined that his post would draw the sharpest reactions from a small State in distant India, in a language he perhaps has not even heard of.
Clinton aide Robby Mook zeroed in Thursday on letters sent in the waning days of the campaign by Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey about his agency's examination of Clinton's email accounts as dealing a death blow to her campaign.
In a statement , Wisma Putra said Malaysian Ambassador to Cuba, Khairi Omar joined in a ceremony held at the historic Revolution Square in Havana to pay tribute to the former Cuban president. While the post-Fidel era in Cuba de facto began years ago, his brother Raul and nephew Alejandro Castro Espin are among the family members who remain major power players, so the White House was keen to avoid undue offense.
According to news reports, only six of the 77 passengers on board survived the crash. Bolivian aviation officials announced they were indefinitely suspending the LaMia airlines after a recording of conversations between a pilot of the doomed flight and air traffic controllers, as well as the account of a surviving flight attendant, indicated the plane ran out of fuel.
The Wisconsin recount is underway. Earlier today, State Attorney General, Bill Schuette, filed a similar lawsuit to try and block the recount from happening. He contended the recount would be costly - Reuters reports that Schuette claims it will cost $5 million, and Stein has only contributed $787,000 so far - and also a big waste of time, since it likely wouldn't change the result.
Senators passed the bill unanimously, 99-0, two weeks after the House also approved the legislation by an overwhelming margin of 419-1. He further pointed to a possible appropriate reaction to the USA legislation by Iran and said the Islamic Republic has taken necessary precautions and is braced for the United States moves.
Francois Fillon , member of Les Republicains political party and 2017 presidential candidate, attends an event in Chantenay-Villedieu, France, Dec. 1, 2016. Hollande has steered his country during particularly tumultuous times marked by three major terrorist attacks in France and upheaval in the Middle East and Africa.
Photo taken on November 30, 2016 shows the United Nations Security Council voting on resolution in response to Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) fifth nuclear test, at the UN headquarters in NY, the United States. Pyongyang is famous for building huge, socialist-style statues which it exports mainly to African countries. Samantha Power, the USA ambassador to the United Nations , said Wednesday that "the United States recognizes China in working closely with us".
The raucous rally in OH had all the hallmarks of a reunion tour: Trump took a veiled swipe at fellow Republicans. "It's not going to happen", Trump thundered. He even said last night "I've always brought people together", adding "I know you find that hard to believe". He said "we don't want another Nice, we don't want another Orlando and we don't like what is happening in Germany".
Chairwoman Choo Mi-ae of the main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea, Rep. Park Jie-won, acting head of the People's Party, and Chairwoman Sim Sang-jeong of the Justice Party met in the morning to discuss their response to Park's proposition.
A photo of Farook with his co-workers at the party is the last one taken of Syed Farook, just before he and his wife went on a rampage at the party - killing 14 people and injuring 22 more. A banner set up shortly after the terror attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino Calif., show a year's worth of wear on Thursday Dec. 1, 2016.
The Big Mac , which was sold for 45 cents at the time of its creation, famously contains two all-beef patties, plus a special sauce and lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions, on a sesame seed bun. Now the chain sells over half a billion Big Macs annually and the burger is known as McDonald's signature sandwich around the world. The rest is history: the Big Mac went on to become a symbol of American culture and capitalism, was accused of felling rainforests and contributed to unknown ...
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Huskies are 7.5-point favorites versus the Buffaloes after opening as a 6-point favorite. 8 CFP) much more thoroughly than MI did in September in the most convincing closing argument possible. The Huskies led the conference in scoring defense (17.8 points per game).
Her TV daughter, Maureen McCormick, tweeted , " Florence Henderson was a dear friend for so very many years & in my [heart] forever. It's such a gentle, innocent, sweet show, and I guess it proved there's always an audience for that", Henderson said in 1999.
German society was facing strong polarization and the political centre was facing " challenges from all sides ", she said . German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that she will run for a fourth term as chancellor in the next year's crucial national election.
Taiwan runs itself like a country, having its own ministries and national and foreign policies separate from China. Yet Tsai's office later said the call was arranged in advance by both sides. relationship". "President-elect Trump also congratulated President Tsai on becoming President of Taiwan earlier this year", the statement said. "It must be pointed out that there is only one China in the world, that Taiwan is an inseparable part of Chinese territory, and that the government of the ...
The centerpiece of the fresh sanctions is a cap on North Korea's coal exports that could choke off funding sources for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs if implemented to the full extent. In a statement, Geng said, "Resolution 2321 formulates new measures, showing the resolve of the Security Council, and also points out they must avoid creating adverse consequences for North Korean civilian and humanitarian needs, and are not meant to create negative effects on normal trade".
The official coronation of King Rama X is expected to be held after the royal cremation ceremony, possibly late next year, according to Prayut. "No matter who the king is, I hope that he will unite Thai hearts", said Saonuttaporn Guachim, a student at Chulalongkorn University.
Fillon, whose policies have been described as Thatcherite, is now likely to take on the French National Front's Marine Le Pen in next year's election, with current president François Hollande unlikely to run due to his rock-bottom levels of popularity.
One long note from a single juror told the judge that he or she can not in good conscience. But when the jury reentered the courtroom, the foreperson did not confirm that the jury would be unable to reach a unanimous verdict if they were given more time, saying instead that they felt more information about the law would have been helpful.
Michael Farzam , describes the " Famous " rapper's condition. The entertainer left UCLA Medical Center Wednesday after more than a week there, according to the Los Angeles Times . The source seems to believe that Kanye will indeed follow their advice due to his love for Kim and their two kids, three-year-old North and 11-month-old Saint.
Senators overwhelmingly approved Thursday a 10-year extension of tough economic sanctions against Iran they believe is needed to ensure Iran doesn't violate the terms of the recent worldwide accord to curb that country's nuclear program. Whatever Mr. Trump decides to do on the Iran deal, the overwhelming congressional votes extending the Iran sanctions indicate strong bipartisan concerns about the threat from Iran that probably will translate into bipartisan congressional support for a ...
Army later cofirmed to be a mere routine exercise. He said previous year the same exercise took place on November 19 to 21, 2015. "Concerned officials were informed in West Bengal. "Whatever the Army has done was part of a routine exercise. Even past year it was held on November 19 to 21", said Parrikar. Meanwhile, protesting Tripathi's reaction on the issue, Mamata Banerjee tweeted: "Governor is speaking in the voice of Central Government! It is highly deplorable".
Bale underwent surgery on his damaged ankle in London on Tuesday, which apparently revealed the injury to be greater than initially anticipated. "Our player Gareth Bale has undergone today successful surgery to fix damaged tendons in his right ankle", Real said in a statement.
During a refueling stop in the Amazon city of Manaus, the coffins were consolidated from three planes onto two, for logistical reasons. As the bodies were taken to the airport in Medellin on Friday, hundreds of people lined the road to pay their final respects.