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Syrian rebel commander in Aleppo seriously wounded, rebels say

Army spokesman Brig. Gen. Samir Suleiman told The Associated Press in Aleppo that government forces would "continue fighting until they restore stability and security to all neighborhoods". "One of the pilots was found dead while the other couldn't be found yet", Xinhua news agency quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying in a statement.

Eric Dickerson: Rams would be better off without Jeff Fisher

Fisher, who entered the season in the final year of his deal, helped with the transition as the team moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles during the offseason. Fisher seems like he could remain the Rams coach for the foreseeable future. With a career record of 173-163-1, Fisher is three defeats shy of breaking Dan Reeves' all-time National Football League losses record.

IS attack breaches militiamen's defenses in northern Iraq

The massive operation to retake Mosul was officially launched on october 17, but after initially swift battlefield successes, the progress of Iraqi forces later slowed down in the face of fierce IS counterattacks and concerns over the safety of civilians still inside the city.

Six minors arrested for starting fire near Acre

Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday that 17 of 110 fires in the West Bank were so far determined to be arson, without providing further details. Almost three dozen people, most from the Palestinian territories, have been arrested on suspicion of arson since the outbreak of wildfires across the country.

Putin: We'll work with new United States administration

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is ready to work with the new USA administration on issues such as the Syrian conflict and the fight against terrorism. During his annual State of the Nation speech in Moscow, Mr Putin emphasised his eagerness to work with President-elect Donald Trump. "It's important to normalize and begin to develop bilateral relations on an equal and mutually beneficial basis", Putin said Thursday.

WMU Broncos win MAC Championship

The teams did not play each other during the 2016 regular season. It's true that Western Michigan hadn't won a MAC title since 1988, but when an opponent wears the burden of a championship drought that's two decades longer, it might show more fire, and the Bobcats very almost burned the Broncos.

Man United, Southampton into English League Cup semifinals

Jose Mourinho revealed that a half-time pep talk set Manchester United on their way to the EFL Cup semi-finals as they roared to a 4-1 triumph over West Ham at Old Trafford. Despite dominating the first half the hosts were level at the break, with former United youngster Ashley Fletcher equalising against the run of play, which left Mourinho's men in need of some words of encouragement.

Trevor Noah Expertly Skewers Conservative Tomi Lahren

She ends the response with "it's time to make America great again". As Lahren tweeted: "To my fans: Trevor Noah is not a douche or a jerk". "So because I don't agree with what he did, I should shut up because I'm white?" "Because I criticize a black person or I criticize the Black Lives Matter movement , that doesn't mean that I am anti-black".

Syrian regime aims to retake Aleppo before Trump becomes president

At least 21 civilians were killed in a wave of artillery fire in east Aleppo on Wednesday morning that struck a neighborhood crowded with people displaced from other parts of the city. The Castello Road, viewed by many in the media as the "only way" to deliver humanitarian aid to the Syrian city of Aleppo, has been liberated by the Syrian Army, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Asylum-seeker activists target Australian parliament

The group of about 40 activists shouted pro-refugee chants from the public viewing gallery of the House of Representatives as prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and other senior members of parliament sat for Question Time. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said one of Thursday's protesters was arrested earlier this month for climbing on the roof of his electorate office.

Columbus Police, FBI say OSU attacker 'may have' been inspired by ISIS

A Somali-born student who carried out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University may have been inspired by the Islamic State group and a former al-Qaida leader, investigators said Wednesday. A police officer quickly ended the attack by fatally shooting Artan, officials said. "And the officer engaged the suspect and fired shots and used deadly force to stop the threat".

Controversy in Russia over Holocaust ice dance

An Olympic figure skating champion who is the wife of Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman performed a dance based on the Holocaust film " Life Is Beautiful " - an act that horrified viewers overseas. The pair were performing on Ice Age , the Russian equivalent of Britain's Dancing On Ice , broadcast by the Kremlin-owned Channel One. The Holocaust in Nazi Germany has been a sore topic ever since, as it is one of the most sensitive and brutal events in the history of the world.

Syrian government presses on in Aleppo, thousands displaced

Observatory chief Rami Abdurrahman said he predicts death tolls will spiral in east Aleppo as the internal displacement creates more residential density. O'Brien, who is also the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. The true figure once those who have fled to government areas is included is likely to be much higher.

Muslim woman wears hijab, burkini in Minnesota pageant

The Miss Minnesota Pageant experienced two firsts with a contestant wearing a hijab and a burkini during its competition this weekend. Halima Aden , 19, modelled a series of outfits in the scholarship competition, all while keeping to her conservative Muslim dress.

Thousands Flee Eastern Aleppo As Syrian Regime Forces Advance

The city has been roughly divided since 2012 into a rebel-held east and a government-controlled west. According to both Russia's Defense Ministry and the United Kingdom -based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Syrian government troops have taken some 10 neighborhoods in east Aleppo in the past few days, the AP reports.

Islamic Extremist Mole Found in German Intel Agency

A German citizen employed by Germany's domestic intelligence agency has been arrested on accusations that he made Islamist declarations on the internet and revealed internal agency material, the agency said on Tuesday. The BfV said the man, a German, had previously "behaved inconspicuously during his employment process, training and in his area of responsibility".

Penultimate college playoff rankings leave questions to be answered

The only question is which Big Ten team goes through it. Let's look at the top stories. MI at 10-2 has victories against both Penn State and Wisconsin. Both Michigan and the Big Ten champion make the playoff. They have MI ranked ahead of both Wisconsin and Penn State but could that change when one wins the Big Ten championship? The Tigers can likely clinch a spot in the College Football Playoff with a victory over Virginia Tech in the ACC title game on Saturday.

Two Turkish soldiers missing in Syria

We entered there to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror", the president said . It did not give any further details. IS claimed via its news agency that its militants had captured two Turkish soldiers in al-Dana village near al-Bab in northern Syria.

No Note Ban Impact as BJP Wins Maharashtra 'Mini Assembly' Polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said BJP's performance in Parliamentary, Assembly and local polls across India over the past few days illustrates that people want all-round progress and will not tolerate corruption and misgovernance. "I thank the people", he said. In the 230 taluka panchayats where the Congress controlled only 37 earlier, it had improved its tally to 132 while in comparison BJP's rule stood reduced from 193 earlier to merely 73 taluka panchayats.

Rebels' hold on eastern Aleppo collapses as troops move in

If, or as is it seems now likely when, Free Aleppo falls to regime forces, what will befall these civilians? State television said the army had captured the key Suleiman al-Halabi pumping station, which controls water supplies to government-held west Aleppo and has periodically been shut by rebels.

With fires under control, Israel turns to recovery efforts

Over 1.5 million tons of fire retardant materials and liquids have been used since Saturday night. Carter's controversial 2006 book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" designated Israel an apartheid state "with two peoples occupying the same land, but completely separated from each other, with Israelis totally dominant and suppressing violence by depriving Palestinians of their basic human rights".

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.

Paul Nuttall succeeds Nigel Farage as new Ukip leader

Mr Nuttall - a 39-year-old former history lecturer from Liverpool - has served as party chairman and latterly as deputy leader to Mr Farage, whose popularity since the referendum has threatened to eclipse UKIP's political objective. The 40-second snippet, posted on the party's Facebook page on 28 November, has already racked up over 300,000 views. He has always been considered a potential new leader for Ukip .

Officials investigating Ohio State attack as an act of terror

Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali-born attacker, who was fatally shot dead by policemen for launching a gruesome attack on Ohio State University students, had left an anti-US Facebook post that was quickly taken down by the authorities.

Shilpa Shetty judges book by its cover; gets trolled

With Shilpa Shetty admitting that she has never read any of these books, she hopes that her error will pass over soon. Animal Farm is actually a political satire written about the 1917 Russian Revolution. Twitter users quickly picked up on the faux pas and began coming up with hundreds of alternative suggestions under the hashtag #ShilpaShettyReviews .

Senior Actress Trolled for Her Silly Interpretation

Mumbai, Nov29 :Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra is in the news, for her faux pas on book reviews. There has been no response to either the hashtag or the criticism of her from Shilpa Shetty, who is now a judge on talent show Super Dancer .

Police Chief Predicted Terrorists' Plans: Duterte's Security Team Bombed In Ambush

An injured member of the Philippine Presidential Security Group (PSG) in an ambush is rushed to a barrack for treatment, November 29, 2016. The defence secretary said he would advise the president to cancel his visit. "We will assess the situation so we can give the best advise for the security of the President", Aquino said. Ponio said the incident may be a diversionary tactic by the Maute group, an Islamist militant organization based in Mindanao now facing a military offensive after ...

Unusually late TS Otto takes aim at Central America

Colon experienced Otto's impact while it was still a tropical storm, but by late Tuesday afternoon, the storm was elevated to a Category 1 hurricane. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Limon Costa Rica to Bluefields, Nicaragua. Heavy rains from the storm were blamed for three deaths in Panama, and officials in Costa Rica ordered the evacuation of 4,000 people from its Caribbean coast.

Jill Stein Files for Vote Recount in Wisconsin

He received around 1,500 votes in Wisconsin. Republicans are blasting Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's plans to seek a recount in Wisconsin. The presidential election this month involved almost twice as many voters. Some absentee ballots don't get counted on election day because they were damaged or had extra marks on them.

Trump chooses racial conciliator in UN pick Nikki Haley

Our country faces enormous challenges here at home and internationally. Trump met with Haley on Thursday at Trump Tower in NY as part of the round of meetings the president-elect has held. "Governor Haley embodies the American Dream". She won her gubernatorial bid in 2010 on a platform of reform, receiving the endorsement of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, a former Republican vice presidential nominee and darling of the party's Tea Party wing.