Thick plumes of smoke billowed from the hospital after the commander of a joint operations center that oversees the Mosul campaign, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarellah, pronounced the site retaken by the army's 9th Division. Iraqi forces are optimistic they will defeat ISIS in Barid on Tuesday after first entering the neighbourhood on Monday. Daesh militants began to retreat of towns of the left coast of Sherqat towards al-Hawijah, as he expects the towns to be liberated soon, according to the ...
The incident took place shortly after 9pm near Shamuktala road station, which is about 32km from Alipurduar Railway Division headquarters. The Accident Relief Train reached the site of the accident at 10pm with railway doctors and relief materials.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin believes President-elect Donald Trump has the brains to quickly wrangle his Commander-in-Chief duties, citing his business dealings under the Trump Organization as evidence. Putin "was seriously impacted by the sanctions because it targeted his closest friends and now they think Trump is going to change that". Officials in the Obama administration accused Russian Federation of hacking Democratic party servers as a ploy to interfere with the election, which ...
The head of the electoral commission in Banjul , Alieu Momarr Njai, said that a few people imagined a defeat like that. It was " very unique " that Jammeh would accept defeat after controlling the Gambia for so long, Njai said. Human Rights Watch in a November 2 report detailed President Jammeh's crackdown on the political opposition , domination of state media, and the use of state resources for campaigning.
The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota told Reuters on Monday that he would like people who are not Sioux to leave the protest area near the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline. When a lengthy, needed and almost complete oil pipeline project suddenly got controversial due to late-coming national publicity and media-savvy activists, the U.S.
Samsung's $400m damages pay-out to Apple for copying the iPhone design has been overturned, with the US Supreme Court sending the ruling back for reassessment. Samsung trial in 2012 captivated Silicon Valley and the tech industry because it exposed the inner workings of two notoriously secretive companies. Apple just got its profits sliced by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).
UCLA, meanwhile, at 9-0, beat United Kingdom for a second straight year when the Wildcats were ranked No. 1. For the second consecutive season, the Wildcats (7-1) suffered their first defeat of the year at the hands of UCLA, this time by a 97-92 score.
Since 1979 , the government in Taiwan shifted diplomatic recognition of China to the communist government on the mainland. Stephen Yates , a national security official under President George W. Speaking to Sky News, former USA assistant secretary of state for public affairs James Rubin said Mr Trump "may have overplayed his hand". In a packed press briefing Monday, China's foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang suggested that Beijing had made its unhappiness directly known to ...
That alternate route would have bypassed the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty area - a large tract of land where the US government ensured hunting and fishing rights for Sioux Indian tribes in exchange for moving them to reservations in the late 19th century, when white settlers were moving into the Dakotas.
Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations , said the resolution would strip North Korea of more than $700 million in hard currency, dramatically reducing the money it can spend on nuclear and ballistic weapons. The U.S. and South Korea joined with China, Russia, Japan and North Korea in six-party talks aimed at curbing the North Korean nuclear weapons program in exchange for aid, but those negotiations broke down in 2009.
Government ministries, including foreign, unification and finance ministries, announced the country's unilateral sanctions after UN Security Council adopted tougher-than-ever resolution against the DPRK on Wednesday. That brings us to the final, sad irony in these years spent trying to "tighten the noose" around Kim Jong Un's neck and build a wall around the North Korean economy.
The move could remove some, but not all, potential conflicts of interest as the billionaire businessman takes office as president. A March 2016 report from the Government Accountability Office estimated the overall cost of the replacement program at $3.21 billion, including the purchase of two planes.
She told the annual congress of her Christian Democratic Union that it was legitimate to expect integration from newcomers whilst underlining her party's bid to ban the full face veil. "That was and is our, and my, declared political aim", she added. Angela said this while laying out her case for a fourth term as German chancellor on Tuesday.
PM Modi promised India's support for peace while also indirectly criticising Pakistan's role in the region. In an interview on Monday, he said that implementation of the National Action Plan is being fully implemented to eradicate the menace of terrorism from the country.
A strong natural disaster struck the northern tip of Indonesia's Sumatra Island Wednesday, leaving at least 18 dead, including seven children, and dozens trapped in the rubble. The district health office chief Said Abdullah said almost 200 injured had arrived since the quake , but many would not enter the hospital for fear of aftershocks.
Ned Price, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council , said Trump's conversation does not signal any change to long-standing USA policy - although some in Taiwan expressed hopes for strong US support from the incoming administration.
Sallie was originally convicted and sentenced to death in 1991, but the Georgia Supreme Court later ordered a new trial after it was disclosed that one of the defense attorneys had a conflict of interest. There's a one-year limit after the direct appeal is complete to file a post-conviction petition in federal court, but that clock pauses once a state petition is filed and stays paused until appeals on the state petition are completed.
Rebels withdrew from al-Shaar under heavy bombardment by pro-government forces to the Marjeh and Maadi neighborhoods, local media activist Mahmoud Raslan told The Associated Press . " Aleppo falls, but the war goes on", said one US official. As government forces looked poised to make one of the most significant gains of the almost 6-year war, tens of thousands of east Aleppo residents attempted to escape to other parts of the city.
Jayalalithaa first entered the public eye as a 13-year-old actress in the Tamil film industry . Her body was taken to the burial site in a glass casket as thousands followed the route of the procession, showering the hearse with flowers.
The Iranian President, who himself is expected to seek a second term next May, added that his country was not a threat to global peace and that the world was being misguided by Washington and Tel Aviv, according to Iranian state media IRNA.
In a recent interview , Valls had raised prospects of his taking part in the election after President Francois Hollande's declining popularity forced the ruling Socialist camp to seek a candidate able to get the wind back in their sails.
Merkel has angered many voters with her decision to open Germany's borders to migrants, mostly from war zones in the Middle East. In 2014, she had won the support of 96.7 per cent of party delegates, one of her best results. But popularity has been severely dented by growing anti-migrant sentiment in Germany following the arrival of around 1 million asylum seekers in the continuing refugee crisis.
Among the visitors was Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin G. Smith, of Frederick, Maryland, who planned the trip to the 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration events five years ago. "I was 6 years old on that Sunday when our family heard via radio that Pearl Harbor had been attacked", said the Shelbyville man. To the rest of us, may we never forget the lessons of that time and that war - lessons about what it means to come together in times of adversity and to join in a common goal for the common ...
At the Rajaji Hall, the serpentine queues were largely orderly. Many in Tamil Nadu believe that Jayalalithaa was introduced to politics by MGR, who, apart from being a renowned actor, director and producer, had served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for three terms.
The EU said it had fined JPMorgan Chase €337m (£287m), the French bank €114m (£97m) and London-based HSBC €33m (£28.1m). JPMorgan shares closed at $83.69 in New York Tuesday, up 0.52% on the session. "The Euribor rate on a specific date can make a huge difference to the cash flow in a bank". "They exchanged sensitive and confidential information about their trades and their strategy for trading", Vestager said, adding that the bankers often spoke in vulgar language.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group also reported the gains. Their rapid advance has left rebels reeling in their shrinking enclave in southeast Aleppo. Syria's foreign ministry said that it would not agree to any ceasefire without a guarantee of a rebel withdrawal. Syrian state news agency SANA confirmed that Syrian troops overran Shaar and several other districts on Tuesday.
She said the outcome in SC and other recent cases across the country doesn't portend well for chances of getting a conviction in two fatal police shooting cases where officers were indicted for murder this year in Georgia. Mistrial in Slager murder trial... Scott ran from a very minor traffic stop, and Slager had no knowledge why. "They have not received the credit they deserve in their calm leadership for the community", she said in a statement.
Civilians opting to remain in rebel-controlled east Aleppo fear regime forces will "squeeze them into a small area and inflict mass atrocities, as every rocket or airstrike can kill dozens of people", the citizen journalist told Syria Direct on Monday.
Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor also comes as Japan prepares to build a new relationship with Donald Trump, who will take over from President Barack Obama next month. In Hiroshima, Obama reiterated his commitment to pursuing a world without nuclear weapons, while avoiding any direct expression of remorse or apology for the United States nuclear bombings.
Her connect with the people, concern for wellbeing of the poor, the women and marginalised will always be a source of inspiration and be cherished for years, it said . In another incident, Palaniammal (62) of Thudiyalur, died of shock after watching the TV news in her house, they said. She was 68 at the time of her death and the demise has left her party, which virtually is a one-man outfit, in disarray.
On Turkey, Russia also sounded an apparent placatory note. "Putin is a smart and pragmatic statesman with whom we can work to some extent", one of them told Cyceon . The United States and the European Union have been critical of Russia's defense of the Assad government in Syria, instead of directing its firepower at the Islamic State.
The call with Taipei was the first by a USA president-elect or president with a Taiwan leader since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition to China from Taiwan in 1979, acknowledging Taiwan as part of "one China". "President-elect Trump is just shooting from the hip, trying to take phone calls of congratulatory messages from leaders around the world without consideration for the implications", said Bonnie Glaser, senior adviser for Asia at the Center for Strategic and ...
Mr Putin said when building relationships with other countries, Russian Federation would respect their interests. In September, Trump celebrated Putin for his "strong control" in Russian Federation. "It's important to normalize and develop our bilateral ties on an equal and mutually beneficial basis". He warned, for instance, that the U.S. and Russian Federation had a "shared responsibility" to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, a nod to Trump's suggestion that Japan and South Korea ...
Apaches have intervened shortly before to handle some hard targets". Iraqi women, who fled the fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, wash dishes at a public water tap, at a camp for internally displaced people, in Khazir, near Mosul , Iraq, Monday, Dec.
There was no word on whether US District Judge Richard Gergel has ruled on the Roof motion. After a two-sentence formal motion filed by his advisory lawyers , Roof hand-penned a note to the federal judge overseeing his case. Dylann Roof's first real test acting as his own attorney is coming as he faces off with prosecutors over pretrial motions in his federal death penalty trial over the killing of nine black parishioners at a SC church.