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Syrian regime 'and their influencers' accused of preventing aid to Aleppo

Syrian regime 'and their influencers' accused of preventing aid to Aleppo

The government's advance on the ground has been accompanied by heavy bombardment, with air strikes, barrel bomb attacks and artillery fire pounding rebel-held neighbourhoods. More than 20,000 people have fled from there over the past 72 hours as Syrian forces continued to advance in the rebel-held part of the city, according to the Red Cross.


Presidential election recount set to begin in Wisconsin

Presidential election recount set to begin in Wisconsin

As deadlines loom in Pennsylvania and Michigan, Stein continued her push for battleground recounts on Monday. This petition seeks a statewide recount and inspection of voting machines. President-elect Donald Trump wins Michigan's 16 electoral votes, the secretary of state's office announced on Monday. The Wisconsin recount was estimated to cost about $3.9 million, while Stein paid $973,250 for the one in MI.


Mass Exodus From Aleppo's Rebel Stronghold As Regime Forces Close In

Mass Exodus From Aleppo's Rebel Stronghold As Regime Forces Close In

In reference to eastern Aleppo, Lavrov said his country will continue its support to the Syrian government until "Aleppo is cleared of terrorists". Government forces have retaken more than a third of the rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo since the weekend.



Police identify man dead in New Orleans shooting

One of the shooters, 22-year-old Trung Le, was sentenced to 60 years in that case. Police arrested two men at the scene for gun possession, but it's not clear if they were involved. The scene is reminiscent of the 2014 Bourbon Street melee that killed 21-year-old Hammond nursing student Brittany Thomas and injured nine others. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu described the shooting as senseless, tragic and "totally unacceptable", according to WSDU.


Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to be anointed king

Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to be anointed king

Royal devotees wait outside the Grand Palace with portraits of His Majesty the King and King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday. The crown prince had been expected to become the next king the day after his father's death, but Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha at the time said that he had asked to delay the official proclamation so he could mourn.



Net long-term UK immigration hovers at record levels

But this can be largely explained by the fact that processing and waiting times for many applications are now exceeding six months, said Barrett-Brown: "Since the referendum, the Home Office has been inundated by a surge in applications for permanent residence in the United Kingdom from European Union nationals living and working in the UK".