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Iraqi Forces Enter City on Syrian Border in Final Anti-Daesh Offensive

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Iraqi forces have entered al-Qaim, one of the last remaining territories in the country still held by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants, the Joint Operations Command said on Friday. It is considered an important oil-rich city. Those losses include Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul, which it lost in July, and Raqqa, the group's one-time de facto capital in northern Syria , which it lost last month. Read More »

Australia refuses NZ offer on Manus Island refugees

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Former NZ Labour leader Andrew Little, who Ms Ardern replaced, has previously cast doubt on the benefits the country's role in Iraq and had vowed to bring the troops home. "It is something I have made clear domestically and its something I think the population would like to pursue to make sure we are protecting New Zealand's domestic best interests", Ms Ardern said. Read More »

Deadly storm in Vietnam days before Trump visit

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More than 30,000 people, including foreign tourists, were evacuated from the area ahead of the storm. Fairly strong winds on Saturday morning destroyed or damaged several welcome gates and billboards on the key roads along My Son beach in central Da Nang city, which will host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Week from November 6-11. Read More »

Breeders' Cup 2017 results: Forever Unbridled wins Distaff at Del Mar

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It was three more lengths back to the 3-year-old filly Paradise Woods , followed by Elate, Mopotism, last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies victor Champagne Room , Romantic Vision and Stellar Wind . Heading into the final turn Velazquez, who was concerned about the short Del Mar stretch, decided to make his move with Forever Unbridled. "And I've been watching her all year when she's been running with somebody else, so I kind of know her very well from the first time I rode her". Read More »

Gun Runner Wins the Breeders' Cup Classic

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Gun Runner ridden by Florent Geroux (#5) wins the Breeders' Cup Classic on day two of the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championship at Del Mar Race Track on November 4, 2017 in Del Mar, California. "He's so much better than that". Collected and West Coast, two of trainer Bob Baffert's quartet of Classic starters, gave him little consolation, although they earned a combined $1.56 million. Read More »

Jonathan Rea breaks World Superbike points record

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Should Davies and Sykes score the same points over the two races at Losail, Davies will secure second place in the championship by virtue of having taken the most race wins over the season, seven versus two over the 2017 season. Xavi Fores (Barni Racing Ducati) ensured he would be the best privateer of the year with a fifth place today, beating Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) by over five seconds. Read More »

Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE) Sentiment Up in Q2 2017

The firm has "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, May 5. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on Duke Realty Corporation from $29.00 to $31.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Read More »

Some families celebrate second adoption at Scott County Courthouse

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In the interest of full disclosure, I should state that my wife and I are in the early stages of the adoption process and would personally benefit from the tax credit. Pro-life organizations and lawmakers are pushing back against the repeal of the adoption tax credit in the GOP tax reform bill that was unveiled Thursday. Read More »

Know your opponent: Texas Tech

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This might've been the best game of Saturday's noon ET shift. . Tech answered back when King rushed in a 25-yard touchdown, making the score 10-7 with Kansas State in the lead and 9:40 left in the first half. With the opening possession in overtime, Thompson picked up where he left off in regulation, connecting with Pringle on an 8-yard touchdown pass. Delton completed 13 of 20 pass attempts for a career-high 167 yards with a touchdown and interception before he was replaced by Thompson in ... Read More »

Putin, Trump May Meet at APEC Summit Next Week

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The North's growing missile arsenal threatens the capitals Trump will visit during his 11-day tour, which begins in Japan on Sunday. Trump told Fox News this week that it was possible he would meet Putin during his Asia trip. Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his former business associate Rick Gates were charged with failing to disclose overseas payments from the pro-Kremlin Ukrainian Party of Regions and conspiring to launder money. Read More »

Jail time for disrespecting Chinese anthem

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China's parliament formally extended a law banning disrespect of the national anthem on November 4 to cover Hong Kong , a move that critics have said undermined the Chinese-ruled city's autonomy and freedoms, Reuters reported. The legislature moved to apply the less expansive to Hong Kong and Macau - semi-autonomous regions in China with their own legal systems - in response to soccer fans in those areas who regularly boo as the anthem is played. Read More »

Maha: Police arrest detective who blackmailed senior bureaucrat

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Mopalwar informed the police that Mangle had called him on 23 October to Kharegaon toll plaza on Nashik Highway and the police promptly swung into action and cemented a strategy to nab the extortionist. Mangle said to have mediated the divorce of Mopalwar and his ex-wife and later used his personal relationship to extort money from both. Two wrongs do not make a right and we hope that justice is done in this case. Read More »

Santa Monica Party Bus Shooting: Full Story & Details

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A group of people on board one party bus opened fire on the occupants of a different bus at about 1am near Ocean and Colorado avenues. By a stroke of luck, the shooting occurred near the Santa Monica police station and the bus being attacked turned into the station's lot; officers nearby on the Santa Monica Pier also responded as they heard the shots being fired. Read More »

Off-duty officer killed while sitting in vehicle

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Both were taken to the hospital, where Mason died from his injuries. Officers arrived on the scene just after 12:45 a.m. and found Mason and the woman suffering from gunshot wounds. police officer. She was taken to the doctor's facility for treatment. Baltimore police said they have launched an investigation into the shooting and the shooter remains unknown. Read More »

US Senator Rand Paul assaulted at his home in Kentucky

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Bowling Green) was assaulted at his home in Kentucky on Friday, according to multiple published sources. According to the release, Boucher was arrested by Trooper Bartley Weaver and charged with assaulting Paul, a Republican who has been Kentucky's junior senator since 2011. Read More »

Sindhu fumes at 'rude' airline staff

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She added, "When the air hostess Ms ashima tried to advise him to behave properly with the passenger (me) but to my surprise he behaved very rudely with her". She ended the tweet with the "folded hands" emoji, making it clear that she had no interest discussing the subject further. "We then placed the over-sized baggage in the cargo hold and was handed over to Ms Sindhu on arrival", IndiGo said in its statement. Read More »

Saudis intercept 'ballistic missile' northeast of Riyadh: state media

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The military raid targeted a missile base, killing Iranian experts and leaders linked to Houthi and ousted Saleh's militia, reported Yemeni media. He also stressed the commitment of the coalition to fully implement the provisions of global humanitarian law, especially in the protection of civilians and the application of the highest standards of targeting. Read More »

Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker arrested in death of his wife

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Someone from the hotel called police shortly after the officer was flagged down to report a "ruckus" in the room. On Friday, he was charged with kidnapping his son from school last month. McCLanahan has been charged with first-degree felony child kidnapping and first-degree murder. Keri McClanahan reportedly fled from her husband multiple times since and had recently gone to Utah, the Tribune reported. Read More »

Trump seeks Saudi move for Aramco IPO with NYSE

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President Donald Trump has made a pitch to Saudi Arabia to float the world's biggest oil company in the US. Important to the United States! The sale of around five percent of Aramco next year is a centerpiece of Vision 2030 , an ambitious reform plan to diversify the Saudi economy beyond oil which is championed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Read More »

Mallinckrodt to acquire Ocera Therapeutics

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Do you own shares of Ocera Therapeutics, Inc . $3.50's average target is 107.10% above currents $1.69 stock price. According to analysts Ocera Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OCRX)'s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $-0.23 and can go high up to $-0.23. Read More »

4 dead, several injured as boiler explodes at NTPC plant in UP

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NTPC said flue gases and steam were released in the blast, which occurred in a 500-MW coal-fired unit that was commissioned in March and had been operating on a trial basis at the plant since September. In addition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also approved an ex-gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of the deceased, the PMO said on Twitter. Read More »

Iran marks 1979 US Embassy takeover with 'Down With America' signs

The medium-range missile is liquid-fueled, with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,243 miles), according to the semiofficial Fars News agency, which says it can reach as far as Israel. Trump's decision did not undo the agreement, which European countries and Iran continue to support , but allows Congress to decide whether to reimpose certain sanctions against the Islamic Republic . Read More »

George HW Bush on Trump: 'I Don't Like Him'

Bush's concern over being " the last Republican president". George W. Bush, the 43rd president, says he voted for neither Clinton nor Trump. "And I'm not too excited about him being a leader". "If you're angry with the powers that be you're angry with the so-called establishment, "Bush said, "and there's nothing more established than having a father and brother that have been president". Read More »

Republican Sen. Bob Corker blasts Trump for pressuring DOJ

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Trump's efforts to meddle with the DOJ are especially brazen given that part of Mueller's investigation is examining whether Trump obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey while Comey was overseeing an investigation into the Trump campaign for possible collusion with Russian Federation. Read More »

Tory MP Charlie Elphicke suspended and referred to police following 'serious allegations'

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Elphicke, 46, has held his Kent seat since 2010, and was government whip between 2015 and 2016. I don't know. All I know is that I would not deliberately do that, do what's alleged. Following the resignation of Sir Micheal Fallon as defence secretary earlier this week, after allegations of sexual abuse in Parliament, and the investigation of Labour MPs Clive Lewis and Kevin Hopkins raises further tension. Read More »

Himachal polls: PM Modi to address election rally in Kangra shortly

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Addressinng an election meeting in Chambi in Shahpur assembly constituency in Kangra district, Modi said the Congress' mindset was as harmful to Indian democracy as a termite "is to the wood it comes in contact with it". "If people are angry today, it is due to its (Congress's) own deeds". "You have a chance again". "No senior Congress leaders came here to campaign". Read More »

Charges for suspected Walmart shooting expected on Monday

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A Colorado sheet metal worker could face multiple charges, including attempted murder, in addition to first-degree murder charges related to the shooting deaths of three people inside a Walmart, a prosecutor said Friday. The defense Lawyer Emily Fleischmann asked the judge, that police continue to have control over the inside of the Walmart, so her legal team could perform its own investigation of the crime scene. Read More »

3 killed, 10 injured in stampede in E

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On the eve of Kartik Purnima, thousands of devotees gathered at the Simaran Ghat in Bihar's Begusarai district to take the holy dip in Ganga river. "We are trying to ascertain the cause behind the stampede", Kumar said. "It appears they died of suffocation after being stuck on a narrow lane that was being used by a large number of pilgrims for going to and returning from the ghat", he told HT. Read More »

Liberia court orders temporary halt to runoff election prep

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The chairman of the IEC Jerome Korkoya had expressed pessimism about the run-off going ahead given Brumnskine's petition. Weah, who played for a string of European clubs notably Paris St Germain and AC Milan, was due to go head to head next week against Joseph Boakai, the current vice president. Read More »

Amber Alert issued for boy allegedly abducted by father near Fort Tejon

His son is 2-month-old Jefferson Gomes. The suspect was described as Jeffrey Michael Gomes, 42, a Hispanic male standing 6 feet tall, weighing 207 pounds. He grabbed the boy and took off in a white 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck, with California license plate No. 02390P1. He's also believed to be armed and risky, according to police. Read More »