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Backed forces claim capturing 1 of Syria's largest oil fields

Backed forces claim capturing 1 of Syria's largest oil fields The SDF have focused their operations in rural Deir el-Zour on the eastern side of the river, and have already seized a major natural gas field and other smaller oil fields. The Observatory for Human Rights said parts of the town remain contested. Al-Omar was taken without "significant damage" to the oil facilities there, according to a statement issued by Liliwe Abdullah, a spokesman for the SD... [Full Article...]

Two injured in Motorcycle crash in Bremer County

Two injured in Motorcycle crash in Bremer County When the driver exited on Bass Lake Road and turned to enter the ramp onto northbound I-494, the vehicle rolled. Robert Cintron-Vazquez, 21, of Dodge City, died after his auto rolled multiple times. The child who was in the auto was taken to the hospital. Two were cleared at the scene by a trauma doctor from North Memorial. State patrol says this was on the south bound lane of USA 63, north of... [Full Article...]

World Health Organization cancels Robert Mugabe ambassador role

World Health Organization cancels Robert Mugabe ambassador role The WHO late last week named the 93-year-old leader as its ambassador for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). As a result I have made a decision to rescind the appointment. It is my aim to build a worldwide movement for global health. Zimbabwean Foreign Minister Walter Muzembi accepted the move while insisting that WHO had "benefited tremendously" from having nominated Mugabe and the media buzz it... [Full Article...]

Iraqi PM slams United States call for Iranian militias to quit Iraq

Iraqi PM slams United States call for Iranian militias to quit Iraq The office of the Iraqi Prime Minister responded negatively to Tillerson's call as well. A senior USA official said Tillerson's remarks referred to militia fighters known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and the Quds Force, the foreign arm of Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). [Full Article...]

British diver John Craig tells off swim with shark off Western Australia

After his spear became stuck in a rock, his boat and his partner had drifted away, leaving him almost five miles out at sea surrounded by sharks . Many feel that divers have one of the best jobs in the world, interacting with the elusive marine animals, however, what one such diver faced in the deep waters of Australia will clue you in to how unsafe it can be. [Full Article...]

Brexit: UK business leaders demand swift transition deal

Brexit: UK business leaders demand swift transition deal A transition period can also be agreed as part of this second stage, but the detail of the future relationship can only be worked out once the United Kingdom has left. "And the full-blown Cabinet disagreements over how a transition period would work make it even less likely that a deal will be reached". Earlier this month, Sam Woods, a deputy governor at the Bank of England, warned that banks a... [Full Article...]

Mattis Confers With ASEAN Counterparts on Defense, Security Challenges

Mattis Confers With ASEAN Counterparts on Defense, Security Challenges The Defence Minister downplayed deep concern in Tokyo after North Korea weapons tests, including test firing missiles over Japan, as Pyongyang seeks to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States. The ministers also pledged to actively cooperate to support diplomatic-led efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue through maximum pressure on that nation, according ... [Full Article...]

Top General Swats Away Niger-Benghazi Comparisons

Top General Swats Away Niger-Benghazi Comparisons Dunford's description of the incident, however, underscored how long the mid-morning attack dragged on, and that it was many hours before the wounded and killed were evacuated. After a week of increasingly acidic exchanges between the the family of one soldier who died in the event and top officials at the White House - including the President - Gen. [Full Article...]

Rakesh Asthana is the new CBI special director

Rakesh Asthana is the new CBI special director Interestingly, when former director Ranjit Sinha brought in Archana Ramachandran as an Additional Director without the nod of the committee headed by the Central Vigilance Commission (as per protocol), the move was quashed by the Supreme Court. [Full Article...]

First lady, DeVos visiting West Bloomfield school

First lady, DeVos visiting West Bloomfield school During the trip, it was clear the kids thought the first lady was a rock star, rushing to take pictures with her during her visits to the classroom and later the school cafeteria. "I encourage you to find a new friend", the first lady told the children. But the First Lady has been complicit in Trump's bullying. All I can say is: Best of luck to the kiddos trying to survive a uniquely awful Mon... [Full Article...]

NWS 'reasonably confident' tornado touched down in SC

NWS 'reasonably confident' tornado touched down in SC The chances of having severe weather are slight, said Chris Rohrbach, a meteorologist at the Columbia office of the National Weather Service. The line is moving eastward at 40 to 45 miles per hour. During the tornado warnings , NWS was fairly confident based on debris signatures that there was a tornado on the ground. Two to 4 inches of rain has fallen over the past 6-8 hours with an additional 1... [Full Article...]

Brazil comes from behind to beat Germany in quarterfinals

Brazil comes from behind to beat Germany in quarterfinals Another chapter in the football (soccer) saga of Brazil versus Germany was written in Kolkata , India on Sunday, October 22nd. Brazil scored their victor as the ball rolled free for Paulinho, and not surprisingly, German coach Christian Wueck was furious at the post-match press conference, slamming his accreditation card onto the desk when he fielded the first question, which was about the refere... [Full Article...]

Algerian PM receives United Nations envoy to Western Sahara

Algerian PM receives United Nations envoy to Western Sahara He described the attack on Morocco as "insolent" adding that African leaders will soon meet in Addis Ababa to ask Messahel for explanations after the latter claimed that African heads of state told him that Moroccan banks are using cannabis money. [Full Article...]

No. 23 West Virginia survives frantic Baylor comeback bid

No. 23 West Virginia survives frantic Baylor comeback bid West Virginia (5-2, 3-1) then recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock for its first win in Waco. "This was so important", Mountaineers coach Nikki Izzo-Brown said. When true freshman Charlie Brewer came on the field in the fourth quarter, West Virginia led the Bears 38-13 and Baylor was headed for its seventh straight defeat. [Full Article...]

Singapore Airlines inks deal with Boeing worth 13.8 bln United States dollars

Singapore Airlines inks deal with Boeing worth 13.8 bln United States dollars Earlier this month, Boeing rolled out the first of the airline's 787-10s at its Final Assembly facility in SC. The deal had been announced previously, but Mr. SIA has more than 50 current-generation Boeing 777 aircraft in service. "Boeing and Singapore Airlines have been strong partners since the airline's first operations 70 years ago and we are thrilled to finalise their purchase of 20 777Xs... [Full Article...]

Trump Presents Medal of Honor to Vietnam Medic

Throughout that time, Rose was wounded in the back, leg and foot, where a finger-sized hole was blown. The helicopter crashed just a few hundred yards from the extraction point, injuring Rose and the others aboard. "This will enshrine him into the history of our nation", the president said. After Operation Tailwind, Rose continued to serve in the Army as an officer for over 20 years. [Full Article...]

State Dept revokes visa of top Putin critic Browder

State Dept revokes visa of top Putin critic Browder Customs and Border Protection, however, said that his permit was "manually approved" on October 18, and he remains eligible to travel to the U.S. "In fact, it is worse than that". "William Browder's ESTA remains valid for travel to the United States". After it was enacted, Mr. Putin stopped American adoptions of Russian children in retaliation. [Full Article...]

Modi government at the Centre imposed the Gabbar Singh Tax - Rahul

Modi government at the Centre imposed the Gabbar Singh Tax - Rahul On November 8, Modi ji says that "these Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes, I did not like it, so from 12 at night, I am going to scrap it". "He hit the axe, and for the first two-three days he could not understand what happened", he said adding that Modi realised his mistake a week later. [Full Article...]

Raqqa: US coalition 'wiped city off Earth', Russia says

Raqqa: US coalition 'wiped city off Earth', Russia says Russian Federation has accused the U.S. of trying to wipe Raqqa "off the face of the earth" and has compared its bombing campaign to that of the Allied forces in Dresden, Germany at the end of the Second World War. The Kremlin also claimed that the West "is rapidly operating now to deliver aid to Raqqa in order to hide their crimes". The US-led coalition said it had adhered to strict targeting p... [Full Article...]

New Zealand PM-elect announces 28-member Cabinet

New Zealand PM-elect announces 28-member Cabinet Ms Ardern said she would lobby for changes to the agreement at next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam. "We are retaining our policy on the tax cuts and our policy on the families package". New Zealand First leader Winston Peters backed Ardern to rule on Thursday after 12 days of negotiations, even though her Labour Party finished second in the September 23 election when... [Full Article...]


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