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IS trio killed in Syria 'included pair linked to Paris attacks'

The three were plotting attacks against Western targets at the time of the strike, the Pentagon said. The men were also linked to Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, Isis external operations commander, who was killed in August. The trio had been working in a network under another Islamic State terrorist plotter, Boubaker Al-Hakim, who was killed in a November airstrike, Cook said.

Israeli PM visits Azerbaijan, hails close ties

Israel's external connections with the world are now "flourishing unprecedentedly", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday. Azerbaijan is of strategic importance for Israel because of its geographic position and proximity to Iran.

Pokemon Go: Now you can get coffee and still catch 'em all

It appears that Pokemon GO is indeed set for its most important update to date within the next few days, as the official worldwide Pokemon account confirmed through Twitter that something very significant would happen in the mobile game on December 12.

2 blasts hit near Istanbul soccer stadium; 20 police wounded

The private NTV channel reported that the target of the first attack was a bus for riot police and said almost 40 wounded were taken to hospital. The flames went all the way up to the sky. The explosion took place around the area from which Bursaspor fans exited the stadium but the club has released a statement to confirm that none of their supporters remained in the vicinity.

Sofia Vergara reportedly sued by her own embryos

The lawsuit, filed in Louisiana, lists the two embryos - referred to as " Emma " and " Isabella " - as the plaintiffs rather than Vergara's ex. "If it is really a family that Loeb wants, he should hire a surrogate and an egg donor and create one without dragging Vergara through another unnecessary legal battle", Silverberg continued.

California natural disaster hits northern coastline with massive 6.8 magnitude tremor

There are no reports of damages or injuries. So far, there have been no reports of damage in the communities of Fortuna and Ferndale, Fortuna Police Lt. The Humboldt Bay Fire department in Eureka, California, had received no calls related to the quake off the state's coast, said Ashleigh Jordan, administrative assistant at the department.

Jill Stein Changes Course With New Suit Seeking PA Recount

President-elect Donald Trump slammed former Green Party Candidate Jill Stein's election recount efforts on social media Sunday. Green Party-backed voters dropped a state court case in Pennsylvania on Saturday after being ordered to post a $1 million bond.

Jaitley dares opposition to begin debate over demonetisation

In the Lok Sabha, miffed at unrelenting sloganeering by some members, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan warned of "harsh steps". Many opposition members raised the point demanding the presence of the Prime Minister in the House. He had expressed his anguish loudly in the House on Wednesday, just after it was adjourned for 15 minutes. When the Lok Sabha reassembled at noon after first adjournment, opposition members from Congress, TMC and Left continued their protest in the well, asking for a ...

Ohio House committee approves 20-week abortion ban

Ninety-one percent of counties in OH lack an abortion clinic. Asked if he thought the bill would survive a legal challenge, he said: "I think it has a better chance than it did before". The Heartbeat Law would outlaw an abortion after the detection of a fetal heart beat. He has not said what he will do. It takes a month to realize a period is late and two weeks can easily pass off as normal lateness.

Thousands mourn beloved leader Jayalalithaa in south India

According to rough estimates, around 10 lakh people gathered at Chennai's Marina Beach to have a last glimpse of their " Puratchi Thalaivi " (revolutionary leader) before a state funeral is accorded to the 68-year-old AIADMK chief. "Her contribution to the progress and development of Tamil Nadu will be long remembered". At one time it seemed she was on the road to recovery but that proved to be an illusion.

Innovation or monopoly? Panel looks at ATT-Time Warner deal

Stephenson cited AT&T's previous merger with DirecTV, which he said had clearly benefitted consumers. According to the Wall Street Journal , Stephenson and Bewkes positioned the deal as a way to increase competition with cable operators, as well as the power of Google and Facebook, which dominate online advertising and are pushing into video services.

Prosecutors to play confession in church shooting trial

Other evidence included police dash-cam video of Roof's arrest the next day in Shelby, N.C., where an unidentified woman tipped off cops after seeing him driving a black Hyundai. A final clip taken about 25 minutes after Roof leaves shows one of the shooting victims carried out on a stretcher. Tywanza, who had already been shot, stood up to protect Sheppard and ask Roof why he was killing these people.

Netanyahu rejects Hollande's offer to talk with Abbas in Paris

In November , a spokesman for Netanyahu's office explained Israel's rejection of the French peace initiative, saying it was based on Israel's belief that reaching an agreement "will only come through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority".

Renzi resigns after losing reforms referendum

A "yes" vote would strengthen Renzi's 2 ½-year-old government, giving it impetus to complete its five-year term and time to prepare for elections in 2018, while a "no" vote would favor early elections sometime next year. The 5-Stars are the chief rivals of Renzi's Democrats and are anxious to achieve national power for the first time. "We are watching the result in Italy with concern", Steinmeier, who is visiting Greece, told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in televised remarks.

IOC: Tokyo's huge cost could give wrong message

The private LA 2024 Bid Committee is led by Chairman Casey Wasserman, CEO Gene Sykes and Garcetti. That is what we mean by a 'New Games for a New Era.' This is a realistic Plan, with a responsible, realistic budget, that faithfully reflects the IOC's Olympic Agenda 2020 philosophy: credibility; sustainability; partnership.

Delhi: NGO alleges gangrape of United States tourist in a CP hotel

Soon after the Commissioner of Police received the email complaint, it was transferred to the Connaught Place police station for further investigation. The email says the victim left immediately for the U.S., traumatized by the incident. USA woman says gang-raped in India by guide, 4 others was posted in World of TheNews International - https://www.thenews.com.pk on December 03, 2016 and was last updated on December 03, 2016.

India looks forward to Trump addressing Pakistan's 'outstanding issues': Swarup

Tarar, in an interview with United States media, said that the Pakistani government reached out to Trump's transition team through him. "President-elect Trump has said that under Trump administration, the U.S. To build-up on the positive telephonic discussion between US President-elect and the prime minister, Pakistan is sending a high-level delegation to meet Trumps's transition team.

Trump transition: Recount efforts challenged in three USA states

A hearing is scheduled for Monday over whether a Stein's requested recount can begin in the state. Requests for recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania were initiated by the Green Party, which has said they are attempts to ensure the integrity of the USA voting system and not efforts to change the results of the November election.

Ethnic cleansing in South Sudan increasing, United Nations experts say

He warned that South Sudan's violence could soon spill over into Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia. "The stage is being set for a repeat of what happened in Rwanda and the global community is under an obligation to prevent it", said the Chairperson of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, Yasmin Sooka, said in a news release issued by to Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ( OHCHR ).

Parent disarmed student who brought guns to school

Investigators were hoping to serve search warrants on the boy's phones and social media accounts Friday to determine who he had been communicating with and whether there were any signs that he was planning Thursday's incident. High were on lockdown for almost three hours this morning, following an incident in a classroom where a student allegedly fired a shotgun. Ross said he believes that interjection delayed the boy long enough for his parents to move in and disarm the teen, according to ...

Moroccan TV airs makeup lessons for hiding beating marks

In the November 23 segment, a makeup artist talked to her viewers about the best brands and hues of foundation needed to cover up domestic violence marks on their face on channel 2M . The Change.org petition, which has gained over 1700 signatures so far, denounces what it suggests is "the message of normalization [of] violence against women".

UN Security Council mulls N.Korea sanctions

While North Korean coal exports to China have been in decline since 2013, they actually rose 13% over the same period last year - to 18.6 million tons as of October - following adoption of UNSCR 2270 this year. The UN has almost finished drafting a resolution for new sanctions against North Korea in connection with its nuclear program, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday .

House Dems Send Letter to Trump Asking Him to Replace Bannon

The letter also was signed by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Kansas City. "As the executive Chairman of Breitbart News, Mr. Bannon repeatedly and aggressively pushed stories that promote anti-Semistism, xenophobia, and racism", the letter said .

Some blacks applaud Castro legacy of racial equality

Science writer K.S. Ravi Kumar said an anti-imperialist leader, Fidel Castro, made the world turn towards Cuba through his policies on education and health. -Mexico border in Texas and go to Miami where Church World Service is based. In his official statement released Friday, Trudeau said he felt "deep sorrow" at the passing of the Cuban tyrant, responsible for thousands of firing squad executions , the internment of tens of thousands of "undesirables" in labor camps, and a ...

Iraqi forces assault 2 villages south of Mosul

Iraqi commanders have said USA -led coalition airstrikes have been essential in retaking territory. A curfew was briefly slapped on the city as security forces combed the area for any additional attackers. The future is unclear for the civilians left in the city. Barely more than a third of the 200,000 displaced that the United Nations had expected in the first few weeks of the offensive have fled their homes so far.

Donald Trump claims in tweet he won popular vote

One expert cited in the article later clarified that it was more likely the polls were "systematically wrong" rather than the election was hacked. Because of the numbers (below) if Stein fails to file in all three states for a recount, there is no way for Clinton to win. Trump's transition team did not return requests for comment Sunday afternoon.

No US "presidential delegation" to Castro memorial

A mass rally honoring the late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has filled Revolution Square in Havana . And you may have heard that he was such a good player that years before the Cuban revolution, he tried out for the New York Yankees in Havana .

BJP claims demonetisation victory after results in Maha, Gujarat local polls

The BJP retained its hold in Vapi municipality of Valsad district, winning 41 of the total 44 seats. Be it the Northeast, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat. While BJP projected development as its main plank, during the campaign Fadnavis hailed the demonetisation move as a major attack on black money. "Both, the surgical strike after Uri and demonetisation have worked", he said.

Syria conflict: Aleppo defeat 'not the end for rebels'

Syria's deputy foreign minister, Faisal Mekdad, on Monday, denounced accusations by "western" countries that it has used chemical weapons in the conflict as "a campaign of lies". The government has made steady gains in Aleppo since Russian Federation intervened to bolster President Assad in September a year ago. German law allows prosecutions under the principle of universal jurisdiction, under which countries can pursue foreigners for crimes committed overseas.

Shilpa Shetty goofs up a book's name and Twitterati loses its cool!

They have also been responsible for trending hashtag #shilpashettyreviews , in which users suggest other literary misapprehensions which could be attributed to the actor. Shetty won fame when she was subjected to allegedly racist taunts on Britain's "Celebrity Big Brother" reality television series. Vishal Purohit said: " Fifty Shades of Grey is an fantastic coloring book".

Trump backers feel 'betrayed' by Romney consideration

Romney has supposed from Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who is heading the transition efforts. Trump is not expected to name any additional Cabinet picks over the holiday weekend, but has made some preliminary selections in the few weeks since the election.

Twitterati Troll Shilpa Shetty For Misinterpreting George Orwell's 'Animal Farm'

Her PR agent was quick to respond by saying, "Well, you see, it's not our client Shilpa Shetty's fault; when we Googled books on caring for animals and farming, the first book that showed up was Animal Farm , and that is why this mistake happened".

Mamata dares Modi to declare his bank account details

Last week, AAP leaders, in a press conference, had alleged that acres of land were bought by Mr. Shah in Bihar a few days before the demonetisation announcement on November 8. It's being discussed in the Winter session of the Parliament+, and yesterday, the Opposition stalled proceedings for the eighth consecutive day. Supporting Modi's take on demonetization, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said, "The PM described the move as a fight against black money and said it is for the ...

Ohio State University: Student praised terrorist before knife attack

Shortly after, an Ohio State officer said shots were fired, which police later determined were fired by officers. Authorities identified Abdul Razak Ali Artan as the Somali-born Ohio State University student who plowed his vehicle. Ohio Gov. John Kasich joined the school president and police chief in commending Horujko at a press conference Monday afternoon. Ohio State is one of the largest universities in the nation, with almost 60,000 students.

Chrissy Teigen would be Kim Kardashain's 'surrogate in a second'

I loved it. Yes. Chrissy, after all, knows all about the wonders of science, as she and her hubby John Legend, 38, got pregnant with their first daughter Luna, 7 months, via IVF. Hey, it's Chrissy Teigen - it's not like there could be any other possible outcome. Whilst Kim's mother Kris Jenner bluntly added: "You could bleed to death ".

Modi addresses people, thanks bank and post office employees

Prime Minister Modi said that a soldier wrote a letter to him expressing his happiness as he received numerous messages from people. Around 50,000 people have been deployed to refit the ATMs and the banks are working in a mission mode to lift the new currency notes and deliver them to their branches and ATMs, Patel said.

JK Rowling send Harry Potter ebooks to young girl trapped in Aleppo

A young seven year old Harry Potter fan, who was recently befriended by author JK Rowling, has claimed that her home in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo has been destroyed by bombing. They have tweeted about the steady stream of bombing, sent pleas to end the conflict to politicians, and shared short videos of Bana and her brothers drawing, playing and praying.

Syrian forces enter eastern Aleppo to take key district

The capture on Saturday of Masaken Hanano - which had been the biggest rebel-held district of Aleppo - was a major breakthrough in a 13-day regime offensive to retake the entire city. Fifteen people were killed during air strikes and shelling of government forces on two villages west of Aleppo. Retaliatory rocket fire by the rebels has killed 18 civilians in the government-held west, 10 of them children, the Observatory reported.

Clinton's popular vote lead hits two million

Campaign chairman John Podesta was sent to tell the Clinton crowd in Manhattan's Javits Center to go home but assured them that every vote would be counted . "I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans", Clinton, 69, said November 9 about President-elect Trump, 70. Yes, there have been so-called "faithless electors", and there very well may be again.

Fillon found 'more convincing' than Juppe in final primary debate

Juppe is set to get 83 percent of the votes of left-wing voters and 66 percent of votes of centrist party sympathisers, the poll said . After officials in Moscow, including president Vladimir Putin , praised Fillon in the wake of the primary's first round, Juppe quipped that he was "surprised that, for the first time , the Russian leader chooses his candidate".

Why China Won't Devalue Yuan To Boost Exports

China's policy-makers have been wise to avoid reckless interventions to shore up the yuan against the dollar, which would have wasted large amounts of foreign exchange reserves and compromised the market mechanism, Lian said. The US dollar has been rallying since the US election in early November with traders taking the view that Donald Trump's reflationary fiscal policies will see US economic growth and inflation accelerate in his term as president.

Myanmar pursuing 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya

The violence is the most serious since hundreds were killed in communal clashes in Rakhine in 2012, and poses the biggest test yet for the eight-month-old administration of Nobel Peace Prize victor Aung San Suu Kyi. "Bangladesh still stands firm on refusing to open the border along Myanmar". Begum, now staying at the Kutupalong camp in southern Bangladesh, told CNN several women in her village were raped by regime soldiers.

Gang rape, torture claims as Rohingya flee Myanmar

The bloodshed is the most serious since hundreds were killed in communal clashes in Rakhine in 2012, exposing the lack of oversight of the military by Suu Kyi's seven-month-old administration. Myanmar's military and the government have rejected allegations by residents and rights groups that soldiers have raped Rohingya women, burnt houses and killed civilians during the military operation in Rakhine.

Trump to 'deport up to three million immigrants'

Donald Trump said that he will keep his campaign promise to build a wall along the United States border with Mexico. " There could be some fencing ", Trump says in his first primetime interview since being elected president last week. 9, 2016. Trump's campaign is arguably one of the most controversial in recent history, while he acknowledged pride in his victory, he admitted he regrets some of the statements made against his opponent Hillary Clinton.

Fed up with EU, Erdogan says Turkey could join Shanghai bloc

But I don't know how. The dismissals are allowed under the state of emergency, which was extended by another three months in October, and was originally imposed in the wake of the coup. The case in the Ankara Fourth High Criminal Court stems from an investigation initiated before the failed coup and therefore does not include charges related to it.

PM Modi violating Constitution by avoiding Parliament: Yechury

The Opposition parties will launch a country wide protest "Aakrosh Diwas" on November 28 over the BJP-led NDA regime's demonetisation move. The pandemonium saw the house being adjourned for the day. But the Congress and TMC members continued with their protest. CPI MP D Raja said that the opposition parties will hold meetings every day to discuss their next step.

Farage 'flattered' by Trump suggestion he become ambassador

In the Commons, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson reiterated Downing Street's position that there was "no vacancy". "I would do anything to help our national interest and to help cement ties with the incoming Anglophile administration", Farage said.

Pelosi to Face Little-Known Challenger as Democrats Rue Election

The Ohio Democrat, however, said he will only serve as House minority leader if a minimum of two-thirds of the party caucus supports him in November 30's secret ballot vote. "Since her relegation to the minority, Pelosi has repeatedly assured reporters, cycle after cycle, that a Democrat majority is right around the corner, only to be soundly defeated each time".

German Chancellor Merkel's to seek fourth term

The populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has won over voters with proposals involving dual citizenship restrictions, a burqa ban, more police and speedy deportations. "On Syria, of course looking at Aleppo, we were united in our condemnation of the atrocities that are taking place there", May told reporters, standing alongside Merkel after Obama had departed.

London mayor Sadiq Khan demands £2.5m VW 'dieselgate' compensation

SADIQ KHAN confirmed some Tube and bus fares in the capital will be frozen until 2020. The Mayor only controls fares on TfL services so Travelcards remain set to rise with inflation. "From January 2017 all @TfL fares will be frozen for the next four years". "Sadiq Khan's manifesto specifically said that Londoners won't pay a penny more for their travel in 2020 than they do today".