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Russia Announces Suspension of Air Raids Against Aleppo, in Syria Russia Announces Suspension of Air Raids Against Aleppo, in Syria
- October 24, 2016

Shoigu further said that the halt in fighting would also guarantee the safety of sick and wounded people who are being evacuated from the city. Syrian rebels have rejected Russia's offer of a withdrawal of fighters from Aleppo after Moscow announced a halt in air raids which it said was created to allow insurgents to leave and to separate moderate fighters from extremist militants. (more...)
Rain keeps wildfire from spreading in Nevada Rain keeps wildfire from spreading in Nevada
- October 24, 2016

Other neighborhoods were permitted but told they might have to evacuate again during the weekend. But hundreds of homes remain under evacuation orders. Friday, evacuations were put in place for the area. It spread rapidly thanks to winds gusting at more than 70 miles per hour. The fire is zero percent contained, and authorities are investigating its cause. (more...)
Duterte says he can't sever PH ties with United States Duterte says he can't sever PH ties with United States
- October 24, 2016

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State is travelling to Manila this weekend on a pre-planned trip where he will meet with counterparts to assess the situation. Many Filipinos are also perplexed. He alleged that the European Union threatened to cut aid to the Philippines if he fails to account for those killed in his war against drugs. (more...)
Bible Bashing: Trump and Clinton Clash at Catholic White Tie Dinner Bible Bashing: Trump and Clinton Clash at Catholic White Tie Dinner
- October 24, 2016

The dinner is a roast, where presidential candidates poke fun at each other and celebrate the unifying power of democracy. But Trump (especially) and Clinton sometimes crossed that line. "She got kicked off the Watergate Commission". "I very politely replied, 'Let me talk to you about that after I get into office'". Trump: "And even tonight, with all of the heated back and forth, between my opponent and me at the debate last night, we have proven that we can actually be civil to ... (more...)
Minneapolis cops followed procedure in Clark shooting, probe finds Minneapolis cops followed procedure in Clark shooting, probe finds
- October 24, 2016

Clark was shot in the head on November 15 in a confrontation with Officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze on the city's north side. In March, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman did not charge the officers because evidence showed Clark was not handcuffed and that he reached for an officer's gun. (more...)
Duterte: Filipinos may be able to return to disputed shoal
- October 24, 2016

His remarks were met with applause, but Duterte was not more specific. When you say severance of ties, you cut the diplomatic relations. In a joint statement issued by China's official Xinhua news agency, China and the Philippines said it was important to address differences in the South China Sea "without resorting to the threat or use of force". (more...)
Syrian Kurd commander say Turkey still attacking Syrian Kurd commander say Turkey still attacking
- October 24, 2016

It said the raids killed between 160 and 200 YPG militants. The US considers the group, known as the People's Protection Units or YPG, to be the most effective force in the fight against ISIS in Syria. He added that the United Nations. The statement referenced a prior government decree that said rebels who lay down their arms would receive "amnesty" along with an opportunity to be transferred with their families to other parts of the country under rebel control. (more...)
He Latest: UN says more than 4000 have fled Iraq's Mosul
- October 24, 2016

Russian Federation has welcomed the USA -backed Iraqi forces' push to dislodge the IS from Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. Journalist Ahmet Haceroglu of Turkmeneli TV was shot dead by a militant sniper Friday, while covering the IS assault on Kirkuk. (more...)
United Nations rights council sets up probe into Aleppo violence
- October 24, 2016

Syrian state media and Russian authorities have accused rebels in the east of preventing civilians from leaving and using them as "human shields". In remarks televised Saturday, Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin's key spokesman, dismissed long-standing calls for Assad's departure. (more...)
Syrian rebels caution civilians in Aleppo about offensive Syrian rebels caution civilians in Aleppo about offensive
- October 24, 2016

Moscow had extended the unilateral "humanitarian pause" into a third day until 1600 GMT Saturday, but announced no further renewal of the truce despite a United Nations request for longer to evacuate wounded civilians. More than 300,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011 with anti-government protests. But on Friday, a United Nations spokesman said evacuations had been delayed because of security concerns. (more...)
Militants fight back in western Iraqi town
- October 24, 2016

The offensive to recapture Mosul began a week ago, with Peshmerga forces closing in from the north and east while Iraqi government forces approach the city from the south. Carter's visit comes two days after a US service member, who worked with Iraqi special forces as an explosives-disposal specialist, was killed outside Mosul, the fourth death since the USA began military operations in the region in August 2014, AP reported. (more...)
Iraqi Kurds launch new advance north-east of Mosul
- October 24, 2016

They are facing a much smaller enemy, with about 6,000 Isis fighters thought to be holed up in Mosul. In Kirkuk, meanwhile, some fighting continued a day after the Islamic State assault on the city, some 100 miles southeast of Mosul . A million people could be displaced, sparking an unprecedented humanitarian emergency in a country where more than three million people have already been forced from their homes since the start of 2014. (more...)
Coalition air raid kills 3 Yemen loyalists 'by mistake' Coalition air raid kills 3 Yemen loyalists 'by mistake'
- October 24, 2016

Davis said the commander of the USS Mason , an Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyer, believed the initial missile was a threat to his ship or to the USS Ponce, an amphibious warship accompanying the USS Mason . The attack left several Yemenis and passengers wounded. A U.S. defence official added, "In the first instance, USS Mason employed onboard defensive measures, although it is unclear whether this led to the missile striking the water or whether it would have struck ... (more...)
Scottish business "scenario planning" for independence over Brexit, minister confirms
- October 24, 2016

Sturgeon told her conference: "There are many no voters now looking at the Brexit vote with real dismay and wondering if independence might be the best option for Scotland after all". It's SNP conference season, and Nicola Sturgeon is riding high - or at least wants you to think she is. The First Minister added: "The difference between the Scottish and Westminster governments is this - they are retreating to the fringes of Europe". (more...)
Hillary Clinton can be a great American president: Barack Obama
- October 24, 2016

Beginning Sunday, Trump will make a seven-stop tour in the Sunshine State, the nation's most crucial swing state, in an attempt to win the presidency in November. "Only way. We got to do it big". Trump, he said, has nothing to offer but "anger and grievance and blame". "That is risky", Obama said. "That is unsafe because when you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people's minds about the legitimacy of our elections, that undermines our democracy". (more...)
Maharashtra CM gets Raj Thackeray's 'permission' for ADHM
- October 24, 2016

Johar has agreed to put a special mention in the beginning of the film paying homage to martyrs, a move to assuage sentiments in the country triggered by the terror attack on an army base in Uri that claimed the lives of 19 security personnel. (more...)
Penn State football's defense deals Ohio State its first loss
- October 24, 2016

Penn State's sideline lost its collective mind, led by coach James Franklin , as the Lions went ahead 24-21. Hurts passed for two scores and rushed for one and defensive end Jonathan Allen scored on a 29-yard fumble return for Alabama. From there, Haley did the rest, outrunning a slew of Buckeyes into the end zone, improbably giving PSU the lead. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Ohio State is the clear favorite on the road, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -19.5 points against the ... (more...)
ICC laws inconsistent with ours - SA government
- October 24, 2016

In an interview with the SABC, ICC prosecutor Fatou B. Bensouda said there are several arrest warrants for African leaders, not only Al-Bashir, however, the ICC is having difficulty making the arrests without the cooperation of states. The departures will take effect one year after the UN Secretary General receives a formal " Instrument of Withdrawal " from the departing country. Numerous African leaders, including Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta, have ... (more...)
Iraq pushes into town near Mosul Iraq pushes into town near Mosul
- October 24, 2016

During a visit to Turkey on Friday, Carter had signalled conditional support for a possible Turkish role in the campaign, and said there was an agreement in principle that could allow for eventual Turkish participation. U.S. officials said Daesh set the sulphur plant ablaze on Thursday during fighting around al-Mishraq, south of Mosul. Iraqi forces are now around 15 kilometers (nine miles) from Mosul. (more...)
Russian military ships seen off the Sussex coast Russian military ships seen off the Sussex coast
- October 24, 2016

Among the Russian warships photographed sailing off Ramsgate, Kent, were the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and the Kirov class battlecruiser Peter the Great. He said: "When these ships near our waters we will man-mark them every step of the way". Syrian forces, backed by Russian air power, have agreed a humanitarian truce in Aleppo but Cabinet minister Priti Patel said the temporary truce was "woefully inadequate". (more...)