World

Iraqi Kurdish forces advance on IS-held town east of Mosul

Iraqi Kurdish forces advance on IS-held town east of Mosul

ISIS captured Tikrit during its lightning blitz across Iraq in the summer of 2014. Government forces on Saturday also gained control of Hammam al-Alil, about 15 km (10 miles) south of Mosul on the Tigris river, despite fierce resistance, the army said.


China's Xi Reaffirms US Relations in Talk With Trump

China's Xi Reaffirms US Relations in Talk With Trump

He accused China of doing 'the greatest theft in the history of the world.' An editorial came in a state-run newspaper right after Trump spoke to Chinese president Xi Jinping . On the campaign trail, Trump promised to bring American jobs back to the U.S. To do so, candidate Trump promised to implement a 45 percent tariff on foreign goods.



Legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen dies at 82

Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen passed away on Thursday Nov. 10. "I was writing novels, putting books of poems together", Cohen reminisced in a 1988 BBC interview filmed in his Hydra hilltop house. Cohen's latest album came out less than a month ago; reviewer Tom Moon wrote that You Want It Darker was a solemn album of elegies that "unfold with a slow, stately, church-ritual order; when you're moving toward this thick dark, every step is measured".


New Delhi schools closed 3 days because of smog

New Delhi schools closed 3 days because of smog

Although Delhi's pollution levels invariably rise during the winter months, this last week was particularly bad because of Diwali, an annual festival that involves lighting fireworks in the city for two straight days. Under the odd-even scheme, implemented twice earlier, vehicles with odd registration number would alone ply on odd dates and those with even registration number on even dates.



Syrian army and allies make gains in Aleppo

The experts "found evidence of chemical weapon use by terrorists against the civilian population and Syrian servicemen" in the form of unexploded shells bearing chlorine and white phosphorus in the city's 1070 district, it said. "I've had an opposite view of many people regarding Syria", Trump said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal published Friday. Speaking in Geneva, Ms Egeland said the last time people inside east Aleppo received any humanitarian aid was in the beginning of July.



The 'Man from UNCLE' Star Robert Vaughn Has Died

Vaughn passed away with his family around him". Vaughn was survived by his wife, Linda (nee Staab), whom he met and married London in 1974. Vaughn, the debonair crime-fighter of television's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." in the 1960s, died Friday, Nov.