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IS car bombs, mortars slow down Iraqi advance on Mosul

US President Barack Obama said that the fight in Mosul will be a tough one but the Islamists "will be defeated in Mosul ". Smoke rises from Isis positions after an airstrike by coalition forces in Mosul . On Wednesday, Iraqi forces had reached the village of Bajwaniyah, about 30 kilometres (18 miles) south of Mosul . In mid-2014, Daesh captured Mosul - Iraq's second-largest city - before overrunning large swathes of territory in the country's northern and western regions.

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Nigeria's Buhari meets Chibok girls

The 21 Nigerian schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram militants last week after two-and-a-half years' captivity urgently need support to reintegrate into their communities where they risk abuse and rejection, aid groups and psychologists said on Tuesday.

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FBI records: Effort to reduce Clinton email classification

The two unnamed officials reported a quid pro quo arrangement with the State Department, under which the Federal Bureau of Investigation would back down on classifying the contents of an email from Clinton's private email server in exchange for an expanded Federal Bureau of Investigation role in Iraq .

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Volleyball: Clyde, Bellevue and SJCC all advance

North Eugene 0, Churchill 0: Kendall Smith had three saves for the Highlanders on their draw with the Lancers (3-4-4, 2-1-1). The Cardinals dispatched Midkota 25-7, 25-16, 25-14 in Carrington, improving to 29-0 overall and wrapping up District 5 play with a ideal 7-0 mark.

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Smoke alarms alert Appleton family to fire

When firefighters arrived on scene, they found that the incident was actually a residential fire and the call was upgraded. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze and keep flames contained to the basement. "Test your smoke alarms monthly and replace your smoke alarms after 10 years of use". Fire Prevention Week was observed last week, and in addition to Halifax County volunteers other volunteers were distributing free smoke alarms in Pittsylvania and Patrick counties, ...

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Philippine Police Van Rams Into Crowd of Anti-US Protesters

Footage showed protesters surrounding the van and hitting it with batons taken from police . "There was absolutely no justification for it", stated the diplomat Reyes about the dispersal of about 1,000 protesters. A Philippine police van rammed into protesters, leaving several bloodied, as an anti-U.S. rally turned violent. 40 policemen were hurt in the clash with the protesters he also accused of damaging four police vehicles.

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Trump Jr, Bernie Sanders Coming to Reno

Although Sanders is now acting as a surrogate for Clinton , it appears this hasn't been enough to sway many of his ardent supporters. But Sanders, the runner-up in the Democratic primaries, said he will arrive with a secondary goal in mind: to rally like-minded voters around implementing the Democratic platform adopted at the party's convention in Philadelphia in July.

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Putin dismisses U.S. threat of retaliation over alleged hacking

The Russian government has been officially accused by the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for organizing a hack on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in an effort to influence the presidential election in November.

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McCain suggests GOP would oppose Clinton Supreme Court picks

John McCain is sure that if Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wins, the Senate will continue to be an obstructionist mess. "I promise you. That being said, Sen. I will set aside the fact that McCain was a member of the 109th Congress's " Gang of 14 " senators who stood together publicly to limit Senate obstruction of judicial nominations - ultimately securing an up-or-down (successful) confirmation vote for current Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito - because the Democrats' ...

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Oakbay: Gordhan's court papers flawed

It refers to Gordhan's allegations as 'undiluted nonsense'. Oakbay, whose chief executive Nazeem Howa resigned for health reasons on Monday, said all 72 transactions were approved by the bank's processing them. "We will disclose these transactions in full, once the full analysis has been completed", the lawyers said. He stated that the fact that all transactions were approved was acknowledged in the attachment to Gordhan's application‎, in the form of a signed letter from South African ...

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Cooler weather could help effort to douse Colorado wildfire

Oscar Martinez, a district ranger with the U.S. Forest Service, said he hoped crews could fully contain the fire on Tuesday. The so-called Junkins fire has claimed 13,000 acres of land in Custer and Pueblo counties, according to CBS Denver.

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Trump's embrace of Putin 'unprecedented'

Trump says he has no business interests in Russian Federation. "Putin has no respect at all for Obama". Trump noted relations with Russian Federation are widely regarded as worse than at any time since the Cold War, with tensions over fighting ISIS in Syria, Eastern European independence, a rise in cyber breaches and accusations that Moscow is trying to influence the USA elections.

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MEP Mike Hookem gives his side of the Ukip altercation

Woolfe - the front-runner to be UKIP's next leader - suffered seizures and lost consciousness after the clash Thursday morning during a meeting of party lawmakers at the legislative building in Strasbourg, France. Mr Woolfe yesterday declared his candidacy in the leadership election and is already being touted as the front-runner with backing from UKIP's biggest donor Arron Banks and Nigel Farage, who is now acting as interim leader.

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25 killed in Brazil prison riot

Some 100 relatives of inmates were briefly held hostage before armed police stormed the prison. The hostages - mostly women - were released after special operations forces entered the prison at night. There are an estimated 1,400 inmates in the prison, which has an official capacity of 740. Joana Moura, head of a union of penal workers in Roraima, said: "There is no security equipment, there are not enough personnel for the tasks, and the agents are working beyond their limits".

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Turkish-Backed Syrian Opposition Captures Dabiq From IS

ISIS have been mocked after announcing it has "postponed the apocalypse of Dabiq " as the town was recaptured by rebel fighters. In August, Turkey launched Operation Euphrates Shield to remove Daesh elements from the areas along the border between Turkey and Syria.

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Explosion at chemical plant in Germany: Several missing

Several others received light injuries and six people remain missing as of press time. The fire is still burning but now under control, according to a local police statement. "Work on a pipeline led to an explosion with secondary fires", a spokesperson for BASF said. It is one of the world's biggest manifacturers of chemicals in the world.

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U.S. high school graduation rate reaches new record

The White House said the graduation rate has increased by about 4 percentage points since the 2010-11 school year. "You're an example of a school doing it the right way", Obama told the students at Benjamin Banneker, where the graduation rate is 100 percent.

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Putin to Kremlin journalists: US is watching you

Asked about the sale of Mi 35 attack helicopters to Pakistan, Chemezov said that Russian Federation has "not delivered any modern aircraft or any military aircraft to Pakistan". Three major defence related pacts were signed at the Summit as Moscow hopes to continue as India's pre-eminent defence supplier. "And somebody running to be president of the United States shouldn't be encouraging another nation to cyber-hack the U.S.", he added, alluding to a remark made this summer by the ...

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Truck plunges off San Diego bridge, killing 4 in crowd below

The California Highway Patrol said Sepolio lost control of a GMC pickup truck with Texas license plates while driving onto the bridge, struck a guardrail and plunged about 60 feet onto a vendor booth set up for a motorcycle festival at Chicano Park .

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Navy man arrested after truck fatally crushes 4

Four people are killed, another nine injured, two seriously when a pick-up truck flies off the on-ramp to the west-bound Coronado Bridge. ❯❯ Click the Icon below to share this post. He was being treated for serious injuries at a University of California at San Diego hospital. There's people down below, bodies - just innocent people that are just down here having a good time and now they're gone.

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Emails show concern over Bill Clinton's Wall Street speech

For the eighth day in a row, Wikileaks released hundreds of purportedly hacked emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's account. A purported email from Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says the Clintons, "won't forget", what friends do for them.

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Truck Goes off San Diego Bridge Into Crowd Below; 4 Killed

The truck Richard Sepolio was in just missed the stage where a rockabilly band was set up and playing to land on the booth and kill the four people . The man suffered major trauma and is being treated at a hospital. Chuck Kaye of the San Diego Police Department said. Sanchez said the truck struck a guardrail on the bridge and plummeted 60 feet below.

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AP Top 25: Michigan Up To No. 3 As Ohio State Holds At No. 2

Ohio State and MI are marching toward a regular-season finale on November 26 that could rank among the biggest games in the history of the storied rivalry. 9 after beating Kansas, 49-7. - No. 20 Western Michigan jumped four after shutting out Akron. TCU and Oklahoma State are the two other conference teams that began the 2016 season among the nation's top 25, but both have subsequently fallen out of the rankings.

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'I cry and pray': Keeping vigil amid North Carolina floods

Christians in Haiti are giving thanks to the Lord despite the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew. Pat McCrory said, telling reporters: "I can not emphasize enough to stay away from the water". Department spokesman Mike Rusher said he would not speculate as to whether coal ash was discharged until a team can investigate. More than two dozen people have died in the US from the storm and its aftermath.

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Email: Clinton campaign sought to cancel Wall Street speech

It was also noted that getting Wilson on side could mean a big donation: " If she draws him out it produces a seven figure return ", Ross wrote . Podesta has said a Federal Bureau of Investigation's inquiry into the intrusion of his email files is part of a wider FBI probe into Russia's suspected role in the hacking of many other Democratic Party emails, a charge that Moscow denies.