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Syrian troops say they control 98 percent of eastern Aleppo

The Observatory said government forces continued their bombing of the remaining rebel areas on Monday, including airstrikes on Bustan al-Qasr, near the government-controlled western part of Aleppo , and al-Fardous. The approximately 8,000 rebels - among them al-Qaeda affiliated fighters - and 250,000 civilians of the area have been cut off from reinforcements, aid and food supplies since August.


Gambia president-elect demands Jammeh step down 'now'

Gambia president-elect demands Jammeh step down 'now'

Jammeh had quickly conceded defeat to Barrow after a presidential election on December 1. The Gambia Electoral Commission chairman, Alieu Momar Njie, has warned incumbent President, Yahya Jammeh, against his bid to overturn the election result.



Two Byron officers shot serving warrant, suspect dead

The two officers who were shot both work at Byron Police Department and were taken to the hospital. Both are expected to recover. "They knocked on the back door and announced their presence and that they were performing a search warrant", Ricketson said.


Syrian forces take more east Aleppo districts

Syrian forces take more east Aleppo districts

On Thursday the army, backed by fighters from Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, was continuing to advance, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Washington's approach would still be "listen carefully to what the Russians say but scrutinize their actions", he added. Rebels and pro-government forces fought street-to-street in the city's southern Saif al-Dawleh and al-Zabadiyeh neighborhoods, according to footage provided by Syrian military media and audio provided by local ...


India, Indonesia to jointly combat terror

India, Indonesia to jointly combat terror

The issue of South China Sea figured prominently in the talks between Modi and Widodo. Referring to the South China Sea dispute, in which Indonesia is a party, the two leaders called for resolving the issue through peaceful means and in accordance with the universally recognised principles of worldwide law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).


Conte fury at points loss threat

Conte fury at points loss threat

Blues manager Conte entirely rejected the notion though, insisting he has been at pains for Chelsea to clean up their act: "Are you joking?" Conte was incredulous when confronted with the prospect in the aftermath of his team's ninth Premier League win in succession, and pointed out it had been Ag├╝ero's challenge - the Argentina forward is now sitting out a four-match ban - which had sparked the fracas in Manchester.