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Kurdish forces, Sunni and Shia militias, and Iraqi security forces have all joined to surround Islamic State fighters in the city and the hope is that Mosul will be the last urban war landscape in Iraq. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jaafari said Thursday that Iran has not deployed forces in Iraq's Mosul as the Iraqi forces are operating powerfully needless of any foreign forces.
  • Court blocks federal plan to extend overtime pay to many

    Court blocks federal plan to extend overtime pay to many

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    Business groups said the new rule changes would have eventually led to layoffs. Employees who receive salaries or wages below the eligibility level must be paid time and a half for all hours worked over 40 per week. With the new ruling, employees earning less than $47,476 would be eligible for mandatory overtime pay. Mazzant prevented the rule from going into effect December 1, giving employers a reprieve.
  • Trump win prods European diplomats to seek greater role

    Trump win prods European diplomats to seek greater role

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    The plan will be presented to the EU's Heads of State and Government at the next European Council in December 2016. This is in addition to the 69 Syrian companies and other entities that are subject to travel bans and asset freezes in the EU.
  • Malaysian reform group raided ahead of rally, 2 held

    Malaysian reform group raided ahead of rally, 2 held

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    For the second time in 15 months, leading reformist group Bersih has organised a demonstration to demand Najib resign and face justice over allegations that billions were looted from his brainchild investment fund, 1MDB. The head of Bersih was reportedly arrested just hours ahead of the rally. "I think we will have a larger turnout because of them", she said. He has aligned himself with the opposition, left ruling party Umno (United Malays National Organisation) and, along with a number of ...
  • Nigeria's Desire Oparanozie in fitness race for Ghana clash

    Nigeria's Desire Oparanozie in fitness race for Ghana clash

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    Nigeria's exhilarating performance against Mali has made them fearsome opponents, with Arsenal Ladies striker Asisat Oshoala winning the admiration of many with her impressive flicks and flair. "We are looking forward to the game tomorrow, the camp is calm and we are ready". Nigeria are at the group's summit on three points same as Ghana but on superior goals while the other members, Kenya and Mali are without any point after game one hostilities.
  • Toure makes surprise start for City

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    There was pure elation at Yaya Toure's goal-scoring return to action for Manchester City over the weekend. "I don't agree with Pep on this one but he's got a great record, so time will tell if he'll be right on the goalkeeping one, but certainly I think it's a mistake".
  • Syria: Aleppo family of 6 killed in 'chemical attack'

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    De Mistura said he discussed the escalating violence in Aleppo where government forces last Tuesday began a bid to retake the eastern rebel-held side of the city using air strikes, barrel bombs and artillery. An elected city council there oversees services and De Mistura said that while he recognised the government's need to maintain sovereignty, Aleppo should be treated as a special case.
  • Tsunami warning issued after quake off Fukushima in Japan

    Tsunami warning issued after quake off Fukushima in Japan

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    Japanese media reported that several small tsunamis hit the coast. In March 2011, a magnitude-9 quake and resulting tsunami struck the same region, claiming the lives of about 18,500 people and causing Japan's worst nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
  • Obama 'Not Optimistic' on Syria

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    In a statement this afternoon, the EU's humanitarian aid commissioner, Christos Stylianides condemned the ongoing bombardment of the city. This comes as the situation in Aleppo is flaring in a circle of violence, with the worldwide efforts being focused on convincing the Syrian government to bring its attack on the rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo to a halt and break a siege on that area.
  • Trump the dealmaker keeps any Cabinet decisions under wraps

    Trump the dealmaker keeps any Cabinet decisions under wraps

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    David McCormick, president of the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, also met with Trump at the president-elect's golf club in Bedminster , New Jersey. "What do we have to hide?" Romney, the unsuccessful 2012 Republican presidential nominee, was a leader of the Republican establishment movement that tried to block Trump from becoming the nominee this year.
  • Malaysia to axe grand prix after 2018

    Malaysia to axe grand prix after 2018

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    He also said that attendance at Formula 1 grands prix have been dropping not just in Malaysia, but around the world, adding that the failure of more Malaysian drivers to make it to the top-tier racing series has also contributed to dwindling interest in the sport over here.
  • Dennis Rodman charged with hit-and-run for freeway crash

    Dennis Rodman charged with hit-and-run for freeway crash

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    Rodman is accused of causing the crash by driving the wrong way, forcing another vehicle to swerve into a wall. The sedan's driver called 911. The collision story was quickly overtaken by the one where Rodman explained how his penis broke three different times.
  • J&K: BSF kills Pakistani intruder in RS Pura sector

    J&K: BSF kills Pakistani intruder in RS Pura sector

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    Pakistan has repeatedly protested against the border violations on the diplomatic level, while the Pakistan Army and Rangers have also been responding to the Indian firing and shelling in a befitting manner. Pakistani villagers living at the Line of Control between Pakistan-Indian Kashmir, Chakoti, build concrete house in Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.
  • China says it is caring for refugees from Myanmar fighting

    China says it is caring for refugees from Myanmar fighting

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    Some 29 people were reported injured, including nine policemen, two customs officers and 18 civilians, Xinhua reported, citing a news release issued by the Myanmar Information Committee of the State Counselor's Office. What differentiates Sunday's border spat from prior incidences is its potential to derail Myanmese Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi's push for peace between the country's new government and rebel groups.
  • Canada to phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030

    Canada to phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030

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    The regulatory actions recently announced will put Canada on a path to move from 80% towards 90% non-emitting sources by 2030. - Close to three-quarters of the greenhouse gas emissions from the country's electricity sector, more than eight per cent of Canada's total emissions, come from coal-burning plants.
  • Trump battles back against charges of transition tumult

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    He's also asking Trump to cut ties with campaign CEO Steve Bannon . However, a well-known Republican moderate was pushed out of transition planning. Rogers led an investigation into the September 11, 2012, attacks by militants on USA facilities in Benghazi, Libya. But he was seen by many CIA officers as a political figure who, like former CIA director Leon Panetta (another former congressman), would have had the political influence to shield the agency from attack.
  • 'Sanctuary cities' vow to protect immigrants from Trump plan

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    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said , "We are not going to sacrifice a half a million people who live amongst us". His comments come in the face of the city's massive crime and murder rates. President Obama's own officials have spoken out against sanctuary city policies. It threatens to withhold law enforcement grant money from 10 sanctuary jurisdictions, including New York, Chicago, California and CT, if they don't change their policies.
  • Mayors of 'sanctuary cities' say they'll fight Trump's plans

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    Gabriel is one of millions of undocumented immigrants anxious about possible deportation . Students at Florida International University and dozens of other college campuses around the country staged similar actions Wednesday as part of an effort spearheaded by the immigrants rights group Cosecha to push schools to develop policies that would protect students from deportations and hardline immigration enforcement under a Trump presidency.
  • Korean prosecutors indict secretive confidante of Park

    Korean prosecutors indict secretive confidante of Park

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    Park, however, can not be indicted for criminal charges as the country's constitution bans a sitting president from being criminally indicted until a single, five-year term ends. The scandal has sent Park's public approval rating plunging to five percent-the lowest for any sitting South Korean president. Choi's father, a shadowy figure named Choi Tae-min who was a Buddhist monk, a religious cult leader and a Christian pastor at different times, emerged as the younger Park's mentor.
  • Airbnb expands through the launch of

    Airbnb expands through the launch of "Trips"

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    Trips could also make some of Florida's most interesting people the face of tourism for a new generation of visitors, putting a new spin on what travelers think of when they think of the Sunshine State. When asked why such an honor was bestowed upon Detour and Resy , Airbnb replied in a statement: "In Places , we want to bring cities to life beyond standard tourist attractions".
  • Obama to meet Australia, Canada leaders before return to US

    Obama to meet Australia, Canada leaders before return to US

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    Indonesia used the occasion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Lima , Peru , which kicked off on Saturday, to meet with its main industrial rival in Southeast Asia, Vietnam, on Friday to discuss the possibility of the two countries having the same wage standard for workers.
  • Trump Opponents Try To Beat Him At The Electoral College

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    The Electoral College was established as part of the U.S. Constitution through the 12th Amendment in 1804 to prevent deadlocks from keeping the nation leaderless in the event of a tie. The apportionment of state electors in numbers corresponding to each state's representation in Congress is an affront to the principle of one person, one vote.
  • Obama team trying to damage ties with Russia

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    President Barack Obama, right, attend a bilateral meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. Top Russian officials, meanwhile, have voiced open support for Trump, though the Kremlin has said officially it had no position on the candidates to succeed Obama.
  • Pope Francis closes the door on Jubilee year in Sunday mass

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    At a ceremony to induct new cardinals, Francis said, "We see, for example, how quickly those among us with the status of a stranger, an immigrant, or a refugee, become a threat, take on the status of an enemy". Visiting young women rescued from forced prostitution and meeting with a mother inconsolable over the loss of one of her newborn triplets are images from the Year of Mercy that Pope Francis said remain impressed on his heart.
  • Sara Netanyahu, Melania Trump have 'warm and heartfelt' phone conversation

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    Netanyahu campaigned against the U.S. -Iran nuclear deal; Trump called it "the stupidest deal of all time". Last week, Trump unveiled an Israel policy that expressed skepticism of a two-state solution between Israel and Palestinians and pushed for the U.S.to exceed its memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Israel.
  • Storm Angus SHOULD miss us - but it could be a close thing

    Storm Angus SHOULD miss us - but it could be a close thing

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    This brings an additional risk of localised surface water flooding. London will be just outside of the Amber wind warning area issued by the Met Office, but is covered by a yellow rainfall and wind warning. The weakest branches will possibly collapse during the first storm. "It is the first storm of the season, coming quite late at this time in November", the Press Association reported Partridge saying.
  • Troops pause in battle to take back Iraqi Christian city

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    Members of Shia militias, backed by the Iraqi government, abducted and killed scores of Sunni residents in a central Iraqi town and demolished their homes and shops during January 2016, reported Human Rights Watch. Amnesty gathered evidence of the alleged killings on a visit to villages south of Mosul in the al-Shura and al-Qayyara sub-districts. "Today, the team conducted an initial examination", said Mr Mohammed Taher al-Tamimi, an official from an Iraqi Cabinet office that he said is ...
  • China warns Trump against the free trade deals !

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    The RCEP and the TPP - which excludes China - were viewed as parallel, if competing pathways, to an eventual broader Asia-Pacific free trade zone. Addressing business leaders at APEC, President Enrique Pena Nieto refused to antagonize the incoming USA president even as he strongly defended trade between the two countries.