• Iraq hospital brimming with Mosul civilian, army casualties
Iraq hospital brimming with Mosul civilian, army casualties

To the west, Iraqi forces under cover of coalition airstrikes retook the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah in Anbar province. Of the five bridges spanning the river, only one remains functional, therefore limiting the movement of goods and people within the city, including ISIS militants.

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  • US Election: Judge orders MI officials to begin recount on Monday
US Election: Judge orders MI officials to begin recount on Monday

At a news conference on Monday across the street from Trump Tower in Manhattan, Stein said every dollar she raised for the recount was going to an account for that objective. Stein is trying to force recounts in three states. The Stein filings have presented no evidence of tampering with the vote in Pennsylvania . Stein has insisted the recount ...

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  • The EU competition watchdog just fined three banks €485m over Euribor rigging
The EU competition watchdog just fined three banks €485m over Euribor rigging

The banks "colluded on euro interest rate derivative pricing elements, and exchanged sensitive information, in breach of EU antitrust rules", the European Commission said in a statement. JPMorgan Chase was fined 337.2 million euros and Credit Agricole 114.7 million euros for five-month involvements in the cartel. European Union antitrust commissi...

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  • Pakistan plane that crashed killing 48 'not cleared to fly'
Pakistan plane that crashed killing 48 'not cleared to fly'

Other reports suggested the ATR had suffered engine problems immediately prior to the crash. Missing Pakistani Air Plane Found... The pilots gave a Mayday call before disappearing. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his "deep grief and sorrow" over the crash. Pakistan International Airlines aircraft with 48 passengers and crew me...

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  • British MPs to vote on May's Brexit timetable
British MPs to vote on May's Brexit timetable

But the Brexit Secretary, David Davis, who will respond to Labour's demands in the debate for the Government, will face calls from MPs for a firm pledge that the Government will reveal its plan. "The government now has a blank cheque, and I think that's a good thing", he told Sky News. "Asking for a plan setting out the objectives is not to seek ...

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  • China Lodges Protests after Trump's Phone call with Taiwan President
China Lodges Protests after Trump's Phone call with Taiwan President

Foreign policy experts interviewed by TODAY have noted that it may be too early to draw firm conclusions on whether the protocol-bending phone call between United States' President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen was a diplomatic gaffe or a careful policy recalibration by Mr Trump's transition team on the cross-strait issue...

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  • Wedding party among Indonesia quake victims
Wedding party among Indonesia quake victims

Major General Tatang Sulaiman, chief of the army in Aceh province, said at least 97 people had died while four others were pulled from the rubble alive. "But that didn't work, because they either got complacent or the people didn't have enough money, so going forward, we have to monitor this strictly".

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  • Donald Trump meets with Al Gore on climate change
Donald Trump meets with Al Gore on climate change

In addition to seeing Trump, he also met briefly with the Republican's daughter, Ivanka, who attended a series of high-level meetings since her father won the November 8 election. "It was a honest search for areas of common ground", Gore told reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower. Mr Abe met Mr Trump in NY last month, soon after his electio...

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  • RIP Amma: Why J Jayalalithaa was buried instead of being cremated
RIP Amma: Why J Jayalalithaa was buried instead of being cremated

The mortal remains of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa was buried beside her mentor M.G. Ramachandran's burial at Marina Beach on Tuesday evening with full state honours. No state transport corporation buses plied on Tuesday and millions stayed indoors. Meanwhile Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe in a condolence message noted that...

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  • Mehbooba slams Farooq Abdullah for backing Hurriyat plans
Mehbooba slams Farooq Abdullah for backing Hurriyat plans

We have struggled before and wasted our whole life on this ( Kashmir movement). "We have fought every time for the interests of this state". "He (Farooq Abdullah) should unambiguously declare his way of "resistance" regarding the future of the State".

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  • Bernard Cazeneuve Named France's New Prime Minister
Bernard Cazeneuve Named France's New Prime Minister

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls attends a news conference to announce that he is a candidate for January's Socialist presidential primary at the town hall in Evry, near Paris , France, December 5, 2016. "It seems to me that he (Valls) can not embody the future of the left", Hamon said. Last week Mr Hollande said he would bow out of the presi...

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  • Syria rebels, Russian Federation hold Aleppo talks in Ankara
Syria rebels, Russian Federation hold Aleppo talks in Ankara

Turkish forces are pressing on with a three month operation inside war-torn Syria in support of anti-Assad forces, while Russian Federation is the chief ally of the Syrian president in the conflict that has claimed more than 300,000 lives since 2011.

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  • Mosul's Poor Struggling to Get food, ISIS Killing Civilians who Don't Cooperate
Mosul's Poor Struggling to Get food, ISIS Killing Civilians who Don't Cooperate

Back in September Mr Trump, during the election campaign, had stated that he would "take the oil" from Iraq as a form of "reimbursement" for USA help. Mosul , some 400 km north of Iraqi capital of Baghdad, has been under the IS control since June 2014, when Iraqi government forces abandoned their weapons and fled, enabling IS militants to take co...

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  • 'Faithless' First Republican elector announces he WILL NOT vote for 'dangerous' Trump
'Faithless' First Republican elector announces he WILL NOT vote for 'dangerous' Trump

Paramedic Christopher Suprun says Trump "shows daily he is not qualified for the office". "Fifteen years ago, I swore an oath to defend my country and Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic", Suprun concluded. If the magic number of electors turn to someone else or abstain from voting on December 19, the election will be kic...

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  • Iraq's government ferrying relief supplies to Mosul
Iraq's government ferrying relief supplies to Mosul

A high-ranking terrorist with the Islamic State, the so-called ISIS "oil minister" Abu Izzam, was killed by Iraqi counter-terrorism forces east of Mosul on Monday, Fars news agency reports , quoting the anti-terrorism forces commander Wahab al-Saedi.

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  • Kremlin says Erdogan explained his comments on Syria to Putin
Kremlin says Erdogan explained his comments on Syria to Putin

U.N. Humanitarian aid chief, Jan Egeland, said Thursday at least 27,000 people have fled from eastern to western Aleppo or nearby Kurdish-held areas since Saturday, when Syrian forces advanced into rebel areas and airstrikes continued. Earlier, Russia demanded an explanation from Turkey over Erdogan remarks. "We have coordination aimed at avoid...

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  • Donald Trump's gift to Carrier Corp
Donald Trump's gift to Carrier Corp

But the president-elect also sent a message to every large US corporation that wants taxpayer-funded incentives , which is to say all of them: Threaten to leave the USA and the administration will rush to the negotiating table. Carrier has also promised to invest $16 million in improving and is expanding its Indianapolis factory. Carrier's plant...

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  • Threat called in against Los Angeles Red Line commuter rail system
Threat called in against Los Angeles Red Line commuter rail system

They were alerted about a "specific" threat against the Red Line commuter railway system, which led to increased security. "This one, we had to move quickly on", he said. Law enforcement officials alerted the public to the threat at the news conference, saying it had been passed on to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by authorities in anot...

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  • Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9
Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9

Friday night's event featured musician Golden Donna's 100% Silk West Coast tour. The site was an artist workspace that doubled as an illegal dwelling for a rotating cast of a dozen or more residents, those who lived there or visited often said.

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  • Trump clever, will understand new responsibilities - Putin
Trump clever, will understand new responsibilities - Putin

Donald Trump believes he will have a very good relationship with Putin [Image by Zach Gibson/Getty Images]"I think I would have a very, very good relationship with Putin, and I think I would have a very, very good relationship with Russian Federation".

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  • Hillary Clinton team sees recount effort as waste of resources
Hillary Clinton team sees recount effort as waste of resources

Trump tweeted on Sunday that he would have won the popular vote if millions of people didn't vote "illegally", but failing to offer any evidence to support his claim. In this recent election the successful Republican candidate, Donald Trump, won the minimum required 270 electoral votes, but lost the popular vote by some two million or more ...

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  • AIDS Day focus on transgender health care
AIDS Day focus on transgender health care

Thursday was the 29th world aids day . It was a sold out event for World AIDS Day in Sarasota. She says one baby in Leon County was born this year with HIV. "Millions of people with HIV are still missing out on life-saving treatment, which can also prevent HIV transmission to others", World Health Organization (WHO)-General Margaret Chan, MD...

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  • Social media: Tributes pour in for Chapecoense after plane crash
Social media: Tributes pour in for Chapecoense after plane crash

Brazil legend Pele , considered by many to be one of the greatest players of all time, said: "The Brazilian football family is in mourning". The chartered plane crashed after declaring an emergency and experiencing an electrical failure around 10 p.m.

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  • Haim Saban: Keith Ellison 'is clearly an anti-Semite and anti-Israel individual'
Haim Saban: Keith Ellison 'is clearly an anti-Semite and anti-Israel individual'

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Republican Jewish Coalition described Ellison's record in a statement Thursday as "disturbing". "The audio released was selectively edited and taken out of context by an individual the Southern Poverty Law Center has called an 'anti-Muslim extremist, '" he said , referring to Steven Emerson , who has claimed the ...

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  • Russia's Lavrov says hard to solve peace treaty issue with Japan
Russia's Lavrov says hard to solve peace treaty issue with Japan

Earlier this year, the US and South Korea unveiled plans to deploy THAAD [Terminal High Altitude Area Defense] antimissiles by the end of 2017. China strongly objects to the move, saying it would compromise its own capabilities. However, Russia and Japan do have some common positions on the issue, he added. Lavrov said he told Kishida that deploy...

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  • Brotherly solidarity: William backs Harry's call for privacy
Brotherly solidarity: William backs Harry's call for privacy

Unlike Harry, William did not make any public announcements about his relationship status at any time other than on one occasion, when his staff were forced to deny that he was in a relationship with his friend Jecca Craig. "But the past week has seen a line crossed", with Markle subjected "to a wave of abuse and harassment" including "the raci...

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  • Cubans hold commemoration for Fidel Castro
Cubans hold commemoration for Fidel Castro

Chants of "Viva Fidel!" and "united, the people will never be defeated!" rang out across the square. "We are here to pay tribute to a great giant, here is Venezuela, here is the Bolivarian Revolution to tell them we are still standing, we are still together, today more than ever with Fidel", said Maduro after his arrival in Havana .

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  • El-Zakzacky: Shiites jubilate over court judgment
El-Zakzacky: Shiites jubilate over court judgment

The judge said the State Security Service would pay each of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife $78,984 in compensation for the violation of their rights by being held in unlawful custody for almost a year. Justice Gabriel Kolawole also awarded N50 million as damages to El-Zakzaky and urged the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to build a new acco...

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  • 10 suspects identified in sex-abuse case in British soccer
10 suspects identified in sex-abuse case in British soccer

He told English media, "Wayne Rooney is the England captain, I said that at the beginning", but added "I've only selected him to start in two of the four matches". There was a gentle reminder, however, that England's players need to act responsibly and change their off-field culture if the team is to challenge for major titles.

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  • Why is Trump dropping the case against Hillary Clinton?
Why is Trump dropping the case against Hillary Clinton?

The Times said that before the give-and-take on issues, the president-elect complained about some of the newspaper's coverage of him, saying "I think I've been treated very rough". He also, under repeated questioning, denounced the so-called alt-right, after leaders of the movement met in Washington at the weekend and celebrated his victory with N...

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  • First flight from Charlotte to Cuba takes off
First flight from Charlotte to Cuba takes off

Just two months after beginning service between the US and Cuba Fort Worth based American Airlines has announced it will cut almost 25 percent of its flights to the island nation starting in mid-February. For more than 20 years, United has offered the Newark/New York City region the most flights to the most destinations around the world. "I had t...

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  • Almost 3000 killed in Iraq in November, UN says
Almost 3000 killed in Iraq in November, UN says

An offensive to drive Islamic State militants out of their last major city stronghold in Iraq was launched last month and more than 70,000 civilians are said to have fled the city. A fresh warning has been issued by the United Nations lately about humanitarian crisis in eastern part of Iraqi city Mosul where the government army backed by USA troops...

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  • States where Trump claims 'serious voter fraud' took place deny 'unfounded' allegation
States where Trump claims 'serious voter fraud' took place deny 'unfounded' allegation

The state's recount policy is to count every ballot by hand. The developments underscored the unprecedented nature of the recount, set to begin Thursday and end by 8 p.m. The White House said that there is no evidence to support the alleged "election fraud" claimed by President-elect Donald Trump, who on the weekend said that "millions" of peop...

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  • Bilic: West Ham striker Fletcher has 'everything'
Bilic: West Ham striker Fletcher has 'everything'

Schweinsteiger, 32, had been frozen out of the United squad by Jose Mourinho after he took over from former boss Louis van Gaal in the summer. Mourinho was absent from the dugout for the match after being handed a one-game touchline ban hours before kickoff, a punishment being sent to the stands against West Ham in a Premier League fixture at the...

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  • Going Viral: Trevor Noah Grills Republican For Her Views on Trump
Going Viral: Trevor Noah Grills Republican For Her Views on Trump

When the audience booed her down or applauded a Noah one-liner, she smiled pleasantly, insistently making her points and never transforming into the angry caricature of a right-wing talking head that perhaps Daily Show fans are used to.

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