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Idlib and Homs bombed as Russia launches major air campaign
- November 16, 2016

The defence ministry said the crash was as a result of "technical malfunction" during a training flight. "The pilot's health is in no danger". The MiG-29KUBR is a two seat aircraft, but it appears there was only one crewman aboard when it went down. (more...)
PM should apologise for mocking people standing in queues: Kejriwal PM should apologise for mocking people standing in queues: Kejriwal
- November 16, 2016

Kejriwal tabled a resolution in the Delhi Assembly in this regard during its one-day emergency session which lasted for two-and-a-half hours. "He also claimed that some of them had minimal activity in their accounts but the deposit growth soared instantly when crores were deposited in their bank accounts", said Kejriwal. (more...)
Turkey issues travel warning amid anti-Trump protests in US
- November 16, 2016

He also reminded Brussels that under the terms of Turkey's refugee deal with the EU, the union is set to provide €6 billion (US$6.45 billion) in aid over the course of several years. Sixteen out of 35 chapters of the accession talks have been opened. "The Turks are shocked after the failed coup d'etat, but they should not use it as an excuse to crush the legitimate opposition". (more...)
Modi in talks to calm Indian banknote chaos
- November 15, 2016

Addressing a huge rally, PM Modi said , "My justice is a little "karak" (strong)" - referring to the demonetisation move to uproot corruption. Congress also demonetised the 25 paise coin without asking anyone. "It is my tribute to him", said Modi. "In 1962, Ghazipur MP told Pandit Nehru about dire state of poor in Purvanchal, then Pandit ji formed a committee". (more...)
Facebook Didn't Use Its Fake News Fix Because It Was Too Afraid Facebook Didn't Use Its Fake News Fix Because It Was Too Afraid
- November 15, 2016

Facebook tells me that unbalanced clickbait demotion of right-wing stories wasn't why it wasn't released. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reiterated this perspective, writing "I believe we must be extremely cautious about becoming arbiters of truth ourselves". (more...)
Nancy Pelosi Rips Trump's Hire of 'White Nationalist' Bannon
- November 15, 2016

The American Jewish Committee issued this statement: "Of utmost concern is ensuring that policies proposed and put into place make good on President-elect Trump's Election Night promise, for the benefit of all citizens of our too-divided country, and address the central concerns of the American people and our allies around the world". (more...)
'Unwavering strength': Alabama immigrants, advocates vow to fight Trump policies 'Unwavering strength': Alabama immigrants, advocates vow to fight Trump policies
- November 14, 2016

WEBVTT These were Trump's words back in August.his sharp stance to build a wall on the border to Mexico .and deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Oliva says he was undocumented, but secured a U-Visa after cooperating with police after he was mugged. "Immigration reform and a work permit will not form part of the discussions in the months to come". (more...)
The Retail Holiday Bigger Than Black Friday
- November 14, 2016

That number handily topped the $14.32 billion worth of goods that Alibaba said it sold on its platform during Singles' Day previous year and dwarfed the sales performance of USA retail spending catalysts Cyber Monday and Black Friday. The 24-hour event, which is held every year on Nov 11, offers an insight into China's swing to online shopping, especially via smartphones. Sales on Alibaba platforms, including Tmall and Taobao, are tipped to exceed US$20 billion (RM85.9 billion) this year. (more...)
Spain, Italy cruise as Wales held in World Cup qualifiers Spain, Italy cruise as Wales held in World Cup qualifiers
- November 14, 2016

Ireland move to 10 points from a possible 12, while Serbia advance to eight and Wales to six. The most telling blow, though, was landed by Mitrovic four minutes from time and left Wales with plenty to do to get back on the road to Russian Federation. (more...)
How a Trump presidency would affect New Jersey How a Trump presidency would affect New Jersey
- November 14, 2016

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spoke with Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer Thursday morning, where he was predictably asked about everything from Trump's stunning win to his transition to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to the Bridgegate scandal. (more...)
Spain & Italy roll, Ireland leads its WCup qualifying group Spain & Italy roll, Ireland leads its WCup qualifying group
- November 14, 2016

That result kept them level on ten points with Spain , who eased past Macedonia by a scoreline of 4-0 thanks to an own goal by Darko Vokoski before second-half strikes by Vitolo, Arsenal's Nacho Monreal and Aritz Aduriz put the result beyond doubt. (more...)
McCrory Refuses To Concede In Tight North Carolina Governor Race
- November 14, 2016

Roy Cooper, the state's attorney general, declared victory after unofficial election results showed him leading the Republican incumbent by about 5,000 votes in the largest of the 12 US states that elected governors on Tuesday. Click or tap here to see all election results. Absentee ballots returned must be postmarked by November 8, and must arrive by 5:00 p.m. November 14h (November 18 for military and overseas). (more...)
Americans killed in blast at air base in Afghanistan
- November 14, 2016

It said "heavily armed assailants" were beaten back by consulate security staff, Afghan security forces and global troops based in Afghanistan as part of NATO's Resolute Support mission. Bagram Airfield, the largest United States military base in Afghanistan, is located in the Parwan Province. The blast shattered windows in nearby buildings, which caused numerous injuries connected to the attack. (more...)
Iranian commander criticized Trump over hharsh words against
- November 13, 2016

But the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump hasn't discussed in any depth beyond his promise at AIPAC's March conference that his "number-one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran ", may stand as an early litmus test for his relationship with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. (more...)
Long Island weather: Saturday's sunny with below-normal highs Long Island weather: Saturday's sunny with below-normal highs
- November 13, 2016

Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 40s. Tonight's low is forecast to be 49, and patchy fog will develop in some areas after 4 a.m. on Sunday morning. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 74. (more...)
Kurdish-led fighters marching against IS near Syria's Raqqa Kurdish-led fighters marching against IS near Syria's Raqqa
- November 13, 2016

An US-led coalition air strike has killed 20 civilians in a northern village of Daesh's de facto capital Raqqah in Syria, a Britain-based war monitoring group said. The SDF, which includes Kurdish, Arab, Syriac and Turkmen fighters, say they have committed 30,000 fighters to the offensive aiming to eventual recapture the city of Raqqa , which was announced on Sunday. (more...)
Train services back on track for Bedfordshire commuters Train services back on track for Bedfordshire commuters
- November 12, 2016

It's expected that all East Midlands Trains services will run as panned but there may be some changes for Thameslink passengers. Thameslink trains are suffering delays due to signalling problems resulting from damage to overhead wires at Luton on Tuesday. (more...)
Trump's aggressive campaign swing creeps past midnight Trump's aggressive campaign swing creeps past midnight
- November 12, 2016

A lone protester disrupted the last of five Donald Trump rallies as Sunday turned to Monday, heckling the Republican presidential nominee with his own vulgar language from an infamous 2005 open-mic recording. Donald Trump is accusing Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe of acting "illegally" to return voting rights to convicted felons who've served their sentences. (more...)
Kim Kardashian Considers Secretly Having a Baby Via Surrogate Kim Kardashian Considers Secretly Having a Baby Via Surrogate
- November 11, 2016

Meanwhile in the preceding episode, entitled "Lord of the Cougars", Kendall revealed that she suffers from a condition called sleep paralysis. "Kourtney and Khloe were real and open and didn't hold back during the intimate conversation". "She was just as shocked by Trump winning as her sisters, but she's much more pragmatic about it", the source shares. "They're giving her her space but are there for her whenever she needs". (more...)
Amber alert issued for Texas teen after mother and sister found dead Amber alert issued for Texas teen after mother and sister found dead
- November 11, 2016

She is described as a Caucasian girl with brown hair, green eyes standing at 5'1' and weighing 135 pounds. Jail records don't list an attorney to speak for Dobbs. Pictured is a current mug shot of Dobbs. Dobbs started dating Fritch after they met online and moved into the family's house, according to DeRamus. (more...)
France identifies suspected coordinator of Paris, Brussels attacks France identifies suspected coordinator of Paris, Brussels attacks
- November 11, 2016

French investigators were able to link him to the Paris attacks following the arrests of two suspected extremists, an Algerian and a Pakistani, detained in Austria last December. Belgium has since handed over Abrini to French authorities. There, he met Abdelhamid Abaaoud - the man who organized the Paris attacks, and was later killed in a shootout with police. (more...)
Trump Returns To Iowa Sunday With Big Lead in New Poll Trump Returns To Iowa Sunday With Big Lead in New Poll
- November 11, 2016

Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is at 6 percent, and the Green Party's Jill Stein is at 2 percent. The final Christopher Newport University poll has Hillary Clinton leading Trump by six points-48 to 42. They go Clinton by 51-43 percent, leaving it closer among the two-thirds yet to vote when these interviews were completed. Clinton held a 1-point lead in a McClatchy/Marist poll released Saturday, and a 2-point lead in a Fox News poll. (more...)
USA coalition air strike 'kills 20 civilians near Isis stronghold of Raqqa' USA coalition air strike 'kills 20 civilians near Isis stronghold of Raqqa'
- November 10, 2016

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which Washington is supporting in the assault, denied the civilian deaths. But the announcement lacked details on how the SDF, dominated by Kurds, plans to oust the militants from the city, home to almost 200,000 mostly Sunni Arabs and an estimated 5,000 ISIL fighters. (more...)
Iraqi Kurdish forces advance into IS-held town east of Mosul Iraqi Kurdish forces advance into IS-held town east of Mosul
- November 10, 2016

The troops are suffering casualties as the militants target them with suicide auto bombs and booby traps in close-quarters fighting along the city's narrow streets. According to Yahoo News, Iraqi forces were able watch live drone footage depicting a team of Islamic State militant fighters regrouping near the front lines of the battle, with the Iraqi side being aided by United States forces. (more...)
Is Former President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos a Hero? Is Former President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos a Hero?
- November 10, 2016

At a brief press conference before flaying off to Thailand and Malaysia, Duterte maintained that his order to bury Marcos at the Libingan , literally the "Cemetery of Heroes", was based on what the law says, that "soldiers and ex-presidents, 'yung namatay , doon ka ililibing (those who have died, you will be buried there)". (more...)
How the Hell Were the Polls So Wrong About Donald Trump? How the Hell Were the Polls So Wrong About Donald Trump?
- November 10, 2016

As of this writing, she leads Donald Trump by about 35,000 votes nationally, a margin that will likely climb as more votes from heavily populated, Democratic-leaning states are added. Trump collected enough of the 270 state-by-state electoral votes needed to win a four-year term that starts on January 20, taking battleground states where presidential elections are traditionally decided, U.S. (more...)
Transcript: Donald Trump Speaks At Victory Rally
- November 10, 2016

While everyone has heard and seen his wife Melania Trump ( his third wife), who are the others who are part of the First Family? Sixth President John Quincy Adam's wife, Louisa, was born in England. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures to supporters as he leaves the stage with his wife Melania. Although Ivanka and her family were up waiting for the final results for most of the night she looked relaxed and surprisingly well-rested as she headed to Trump Tower. (more...)
After Election Results, Canadian Immigration Site Crashes
- November 10, 2016

Visits to New Zealand Now website from US citizens rose 80% . The 1994 accord, which binds Canada, Mexico and the United States, unites 530 million consumers and represents more than one-quarter of global GDP. But there's little evidence that many Americans followed through with their threat. Canada's immigration website isn't alone in experiencing this as New Zealand is also reportedly seeing a spike in interest in immigration . (more...)
This is a major setback to parallel black money economy: Jaitley This is a major setback to parallel black money economy: Jaitley
- November 10, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi created a flutter late on Tuesday night when he abolished 1000- and 500-rupee banknotes in a move that he said will drain out illicit cash from the economy and stamp out the "disease" of corruption. # Since our Govt has come to power, we have taken a number of measures to embolden our economy. Reduction in parallel economy would increase the size of formal economy, Jaitley said. (more...)
Why I will not be voting in this Presidential election Why I will not be voting in this Presidential election
- November 09, 2016

The scattered problems mostly involved the sort of glitches that arise in every election, including discrepancies in the voter rolls, with no immediate indication of a snag big enough to meaningfully alter the overall vote count. In the presidential race, high-profile candidates stopped in the state up until the eve of Election Day. Shane Poindexter, 40, a warehouse manager and registered Democrat from Oklahoma City was among the early voters and said he cast his presidential ballot for ... (more...)
Other Voices: The Case for Hillary Clinton for President
- November 09, 2016

Clinton will be in Grand Rapids Monday and Trump in Sterling Heights Sunday . "She will work", and "will not just tweet", Obama emphasised in his speech referring to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. You can also view results from past elections. The first lady was flanked by Bill and Chelsea Clinton as she declared, "This election is on us". (more...)
Tiny NH towns release 1st voting results
- November 09, 2016

North Carolina, one of the first states to report results on Tuesday night, might provide clues to the outcome . The GOP nominee says at a Manchester, New Hampshire, rally that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady called him today to say he'd voted for him. (more...)
China, South Korea suspend defense talks amid United States missile defense deployment China, South Korea suspend defense talks amid United States missile defense deployment
- November 09, 2016

The Musudan missile has an estimated range of 3,500 miles and can reach the USA territory of Guam, which supports allied military activities in South Korea. North Korea has recently carried out its fifth nuclear weapon test and received negative reactions worldwide, especially from South Korea and Japan. (more...)
Rival Cyprus leaders talk land in Switzerland
- November 09, 2016

Sources said that Ban also presented the most hard topics and where there is the most difference between both sides, which are the property and territory issues . What's the big deal with reunifying this tiny island where relative calm has reigned for 42 years? Second, it would unlock cooperation between not-so-friendly neighbors on pumping out huge gas deposits from beneath the eastern Mediterranean seabed. (more...)
In Closing Ads, Trump Goes Dark While Clinton Goes Cozy In Closing Ads, Trump Goes Dark While Clinton Goes Cozy
- November 08, 2016

The two-minute video is also generous with footage of his crowded rallies. Nevertheless, there seems scant evidence that Trump is personally anti-Semitic, and some to the contrary. First, and in contrast to nearly every article I've read about the ad, suggesting that Jews were somehow featured, the Jews in the ad only appear for a total of about four seconds in a two-minute ad. (more...)