• Mosul operation could take more than a year, senior USA general says
Mosul operation could take more than a year, senior USA general says

Turkey's allies point to the Iraqi government's strong ties to Ankara's regional rival, Iran, which has no known military forces in the country but sponsors several powerful militias. "We destroyed the bombs with tanks", Sgt. Maj. "For us, there was no food for three days", said Rabah Hassan Yusef, who escaped the village with his wife and three ...

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  • Syria First Lady says she refused offer to leave the country
Syria First Lady says she refused offer to leave the country

The comments were part of the British-born Assad's first interview with global media since Syria's revolt erupted in 2011 with demands for her husband Bashar's ouster. "I was offered the opportunity to leave Syria or rather to run from Syria ", she told Russian State TV. Syria's conflict has killed more than 300,000 people and displaced ha...

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  • United Nations urges arms embargo on South Sudan
United Nations urges arms embargo on South Sudan

South Sudan's army is deploying more forces around the country's largest still operational oilfield after at least 56 people died in fresh fighting, Defense Minister Kuol Manyang Juuk said. The fighting initially ended with a peace deal signed in 2015, but violations have been frequent, and heavy fighting broke out again in July. The global commu...

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  • Trump attacked at debate 'when he should have been apologizing,' Clinton says
Trump attacked at debate 'when he should have been apologizing,' Clinton says

She is scheduled to headline a rally at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. The second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton broke a Twitter record with more than 17 million related tweets sent last night.

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  • Another woman says Trump sexually assaulted her years ago
Another woman says Trump sexually assaulted her years ago

Donald Trump's campaign said that the cousin of one of the women who has accused him of an unwanted sexual advance is " shocked and bewildered " by her account. "I was sitting alone by myself and then I went wah to somebody", Trump said at his Greensboro rally, motioning to his side as he attempted to re-enact Anderson's account of his ...

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  • Ethiopia PM seeks to 'reform electoral system' after protests
Ethiopia PM seeks to 'reform electoral system' after protests

Mr Getachew told journalists in the Ethiopian, capital, Addis Ababa , that "all kinds of elements in the Egyptian political establishment" are involved but they were "not necessarily directly linked with the Egyptian government", the AP news agency quotes him as saying.

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  • Year Old Shot Dead by Police in Benton, Ark
Year Old Shot Dead by Police in Benton, Ark

The unnamed officer was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by Michigan State Police, according to a Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety news release. Michigan State Police Detective 1st Lt. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday morning. That's just three blocks from Benton Harbor High School. He did not have informatio...

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  • Four found dead in home on Sydney's Northern Beaches
Four found dead in home on Sydney's Northern Beaches

The bodies of 44-year-old father Fernando Manrique , 43-year-old mother Maria Lutz , their 11-year-old daughter Elisa and 10-year-old son Martin were discovered in their Davidson home on Monday after police forced entry to the house.

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  • Tesla and Panasonic Sign Non-Binding Letter of Intent
Tesla and Panasonic Sign Non-Binding Letter of Intent

U.S. electric automaker Tesla said it plans to start working with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp on solar energy. " Panasonic PV cells and modules boast industry-leading power generation performance, and achieve high quality and reliability", said Shuuji Okayama, vice-president of the Eco-Solutions Company of Panasonic .

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  • Yemen president agrees to 72-hour truce
Yemen president agrees to 72-hour truce

Kerry said they were freed as part of complicated diplomatic arrangement that included airlifts for Yemenis wounded by an airstrike this past week carried out by a Saudi-led coalition. "There should be a ceasefire that the United Nations should lead the way in calling for that", Johnson said. Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir (left...

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  • American footballer turned Christian author killed in auto accident
American footballer turned Christian author killed in auto accident

A year later, he was awarded the Most Inspirational Player award from the Jets team president, which would later be renamed the Dennis Byrd Award. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said Dennis Byrd was killed and two minors were injured in the collision . He suffered partial paralysis after hitting a teammate during a 1992 game and shatter...

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  • At least 23 die in hospital fire in eastern India
At least 23 die in hospital fire in eastern India

According to unconfirmed reports, seven people are feared dead in the fire. The fire broke out due to an electrical short circuit, fire officials said. Twin City Police Commissioner Y B Khurania and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Bhubaneswar) Satyabrata Bhoi are present on the spot supervising rescue operations.

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  • Inside Boris Johnson's secret pro-EU article
Inside Boris Johnson's secret pro-EU article

The two Conservative Party politicians, friends and rivals since their young days at Eton and Oxford University, fell out in spectacular fashion when Johnson championed the Brexit campaign against Cameron's wishes. " This is a market on our doorstep, ready for further exploitation by British firms ", Johnson wrote. Why are we so determined to turn...

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  • Jia Jia, world's oldest-ever panda in captivity, dies at 38
Jia Jia, world's oldest-ever panda in captivity, dies at 38

Pandas normally live to around 20 years of age in the wild, and 25 in captivity. She had been spending less time awake and showing no interest in food or fluids for the past few days. Three other pandas still live at Ocean Park 30-year-old An An, and Ying Ying and Le Le, both 11. Back then, she was in pretty good health for her age, despite some ...

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  • Crews try to keep massive northern Nevada wildfire at bay
Crews try to keep massive northern Nevada wildfire at bay

Brian Sandoval declared a state of emergency as hundreds of firefighters battled the most risky fire, which was still threatening hundreds of structures in the Washoe Valley along U.S. The fire started behind Franktown Road off Old Highway 395. It spread rapidly thanks to winds gusting at more than 70 miles per hour. But Moore says air support is...

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  • 4 dead after truck plunges off San Diego-Coronado Bridge into crowd
4 dead after truck plunges off San Diego-Coronado Bridge into crowd

The truck driver lost control as he drove onto the bridge, hitting a guardrail before crashing to the ground. ❯❯ Click the Icon below to share this post. Andy Mendez, who was at the park, said he was sitting next to the booth the truck landed on and had been chatting with the people inside just prior to the crash.

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  • Trump severs ties with OH GOP chairman
Trump severs ties with OH GOP chairman

Borges, who many say is seeking to become Republican National Committee chairman if Trump goes down November 8, has appeared on CNN and Fox News and has talked to several OH news outlets in the week since the emergence of a 2005 video of Trump crudely describing his sexual exploitation of women.

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  • Nawaz Sharif to 'highlight Kashmir' in Azerbaijan
Nawaz Sharif to 'highlight Kashmir' in Azerbaijan

Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan and Azerbaijan are two brotherly countries. Nawaz called for all regional and global issues to be resolved through dialogue and peaceful means and within the worldwide laws."Our mutual support on the issue of Kashmir testifies to the close understanding of our two countries".

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  • Omaha native one of 17 new cardinals named by Pope Francis
Omaha native one of 17 new cardinals named by Pope Francis

Peter's Square". One of their main roles is to vote to elect a new pope after an existing one has died or resigned. When Pope Francis places the red hat on 13 new cardinals from five continents and 11 countries on November 19, he will have created 44 of the 120 electors that have the right to vote in a conclave to choose his successor.

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  • Bank of England's Forbes: inflation could overshoot target
Bank of England's Forbes: inflation could overshoot target "sharp"

THE price of a weekly shop is expected to rise amid growing Brexit uncertainty with some families already struggling to put food on the table, it has been claimed. "I've been going to these meetings for 20 years, and this last meeting I went to is the one in which politics and geopolitics was discussed more than ever", she said.

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  • Dawn digs heels for its journalist
Dawn digs heels for its journalist

The travel ban was in response to an October 6 news story by Almeida regarding tensions between the civilian government and military authorities, which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's office said was misleading and violated national security.

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  • Viral video not linked to disappearance of Wisconsin girl, 15, police say
Viral video not linked to disappearance of Wisconsin girl, 15, police say

Still, it went viral over the summer with 1 million views and Internet users tried to debunk it or even make connections to Kayla's case. "To me it looked a lot like her", Sprenger said . Apparently, the film was made by amateaur actors who have since removed the video from Youtube . " The clothing could be a big possibility ", she added.

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  • No surgical strikes were held in previous years: Manohar Parrikar
No surgical strikes were held in previous years: Manohar Parrikar

He, however, added: "A major share of the credit goes to the Prime Minister". Mumbai/Nagpur: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar speaking at the MET 2016 (Materials Engineering Technology) conference in Mumbai. The Government should be cheered for that decision", he said. The enemy was bleeding us through a thousand cuts... He also said that the st...

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  • Police say 'all aspects' of Reno crash probed
Police say 'all aspects' of Reno crash probed

Soto said he couldn't comment on whether the driver or passenger felt threatened by the crowd and declined to comment on whether it was being treated as a hate crime. This turned into an argument and the pickup eventually drove through the group of protesters. Apparently the driver had been taunting the protesters and threatening them with his vehi...

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  • Truck bomb kills 18 in southeast Turkey
Truck bomb kills 18 in southeast Turkey

The bomb exploded at about 9.45 a.m. local time outside a police station in the Semdinli district of Hakkari Province - about 77 kilometers (48 miles) from the Iraqi border, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Since then, PKK extremist attacks have martyred more than 600 security personnel and also claimed the lives of numerous civilians, i...

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