• Obama invites Trump to meet, congratulates him on victory
Obama invites Trump to meet, congratulates him on victory

President Obama said he and successor-in-waiting Donald Trump had an "excellent conversation" Thursday as the intense rivals who largely defined the volatile 2016 election discussed the hand-off of the White House. Though Barack said America was "rooting" for Trump, his advisers and aides looked devastated. He added that, in smaller and even "obs...

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  • Syrian Kurds push ahead in their offensive toward Raqqa
Syrian Kurds push ahead in their offensive toward Raqqa

Turkey's foreign minister says the United States has promised Ankara that USA -backed Syrian Kurdish forces will only be involved in a siege of the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa but would not enter the city itself. Gen. Stephen Townsend said. In Iraq, an official said Tuesday that Kurdish peshmerga fighters had seized the town of Bashiqa near...

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  • Mosul Today: Iraqi Kurdish forces advance, mass grave found
Mosul Today: Iraqi Kurdish forces advance, mass grave found

An Iraqi woman who had fled the fighting is pleading with the soldiers as her son is being questioned by the Iraqi army 9th armoured division at an operating base adjacent to the Al-Intissar neighbourhood of Mosul on November 7, 2016. Smoke rose from the town throughout the day, with large explosions sending dark clouds into the sky. Both sid...

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  • Marcos can be buried as a hero
Marcos can be buried as a hero

IFUGAO Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr. expressed his extreme disappointment over the Supreme Court ruling allowing the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Despite the track record of his regime, in 2016 the Marcos name still draws followers. The President said he had talked to Marcos' son and namesake, ...

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  • British Transport Police Say Tram Derails, 'A Number' Hurt
British Transport Police Say Tram Derails, 'A Number' Hurt

The London Fire Brigade was called to the incident. Officials confirmed emergency crews are working to remove the two people who remain trapped in the wreckage of the vehicle. One anxious husband told how his wife had phoned him to say she "couldn't get up" or move on the tram. Resident Hannah Collier tweeted that she "heard a massive crash" ...

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  • Long lines at Oklahoma polls for 2016 election
Long lines at Oklahoma polls for 2016 election

All kind of people may be "watching" the polls today: political parties, candidates, watchdog groups. Meanwhile, Pat Shaddox in Tulsa said he voted for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in protest of both Clinton and Trump , calling both major party candidates "evil".

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  • Operation Thank You: Honoring our veterans
Operation Thank You: Honoring our veterans

A ceremony honoring the World War II veterans was held at the American and Chinese World War II Memorial Monument in front of the Monterey Park City Hall in Los Angeles on Saturday. Along with the formal ceremony, Friday will also be peppered with Veterans Day events put on by local schools. "And songs are just downright Americana".

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  • Iraqi experts probe mass grave site found near IS-held Mosul
Iraqi experts probe mass grave site found near IS-held Mosul

The Joint Operations Command said that "Iraqi forces found. 100 bodies of citizens with their heads cut off" at the college, and that specialised teams would investigate. A former English teacher from Hamam al-Alil, Riyad Ahmed, meanwhile said he had seen IS militants dragging civilians to a makeshift jail near his home and then sending them in t...

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  • Charlie adam unhappy with scott brown's scotland comeback
Charlie adam unhappy with scott brown's scotland comeback

Strachan's side will need all the inspiration they can get in London. Manager Gordon Strachan's future came under scrutiny after Scotland collected one point from their double-header against Lithuania and Slovakia last month but McCann claims top spot is not out of the question for his country.

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  • Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga win big at MTV EMAs
Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga win big at MTV EMAs

Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga were among the early winners at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday (06Nov16). The social media star thanked everyone at the ceremony and wished his mum a happy birthday. Although, Billie wasn't just pandering to the Europeans in the audience, because he followed it up with "But most of all, it's nice to be out of...

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  • Clinton email case handling brings tumultuous time for FBI
Clinton email case handling brings tumultuous time for FBI

The FBI has cleared Hillary Clinton in its reopened investigation into classified materials in her personal emails while Secretary of State. Comey has already said that investigators found classified emails on Clinton's server, and that although Clinton and her aides had been "extremely careless" in their handling of classified information, the...

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  • No evidence of crime in Clinton emails
No evidence of crime in Clinton emails

As the campaign's final weekend drew to a close, more than 41 million Americans had already cast their ballots in early voting. Team Trump is making a play for traditionally blue states with his appeal to working class voters disaffected by trade deals, such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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  • Democrat Tim Kaine to campaign Monday in Charlotte, Wilmington
Democrat Tim Kaine to campaign Monday in Charlotte, Wilmington

In the past week, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and GOP nominee Donald Trump have made multiple stops throughout Florida. Clinton spent her Saturday campaigning across the state in Pembroke Pines. Kaine, who said at one point Clinton "doesn't like to brag about herself", took the opportunity to put in a good word on her behalf about her decade...

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  • Rebels stay put as 10-hour ceasefire in Aleppo ends
Rebels stay put as 10-hour ceasefire in Aleppo ends

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said neither rebels nor civilians left the city during the ceasefire that was unilaterally observed by both Russian Federation and Syria. But there were reports of airstrikes on the city's edge and in rural areas. However activists say no-one left the area and government and Russian forces are ex...

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  • India, Pakistan trade border fire in Kashmir, 6 killed
India, Pakistan trade border fire in Kashmir, 6 killed

Faced with the massive retaliation by the BSF, the Pakistan Rangers have now started feeling the heat. Mother of Indian woman Rajinder Kaur, who was killed in Pakistani shelling, wails during her funeral at Khour village in Ramgarh sector, Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Tuesday, Nov.1, 2016.

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  • Missing South Carolina woman found
Missing South Carolina woman found "chained like a dog" in small container

A woman who had been missing for two months has been found alive after being held captive and chained inside a metal storage container in SC. Sheriff Wright said Todd Kohlhepp , a registered sex offender following a 1987 kidnapping conviction in Arizona was arrested in connection with the incident.

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  • Phil Schiller Claims MacBook Pro Limited To 16GB Over Battery Life Concerns
Phil Schiller Claims MacBook Pro Limited To 16GB Over Battery Life Concerns

However, although the first Optane-based drives are due to ship to customers by the end of this year, they likely won't arrive in any new products until next year. But fortunately, there's some heartening news on the cost front courtesy of the rumor mill, which insists that price cuts are planned for the second half of 2017 alongside a hardware...

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  • Lawyer hopes for acquittal in Nevada standoff
Lawyer hopes for acquittal in Nevada standoff

It just doesn't happen". Ammon and Ryan Bundy were charged in Nevada along with their father, rancher Cliven Bundy, for an armed standoff with government officials there in 2014 that also drew national attention. But sympathizers who believe such resistance to the government is justified could feel emboldened by the verdict, which might invite mo...

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  • Iraqi forces push toward Mosul, Shiite militias join battle
Iraqi forces push toward Mosul, Shiite militias join battle

Jihadi tactics have so far included dozens of suicide vehicle bombs, and booby-trapped towns criss-crossed with underground attack and escape tunnels. Iraqi forces launched a massive operation to retake militant-held Mosul last week. Iraqi Shia militias launched an offensive on Saturday towards the west of Mosul, the last stronghold of the Daes...

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  • Broncos defensive coordinator upended, carted off field
Broncos defensive coordinator upended, carted off field

Midway through the second quarter, Chargers running back Melvin Gordon went out of bounds after an interception and knocked Phillips to the ground, where he remained as trainers attended to him. He pointed his index finger in the air as he was being taken to the locker room. Linebackers Coach Reggie Herring took over the defensive play-calling du...

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