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Syria civil war: Last major IS town Albu Kamal 'captured'

Syria civil war: Last major IS town Albu Kamal 'captured'

Baghdadi took control of what was then known as the Islamic State of Iraq in 2010 after the death of its former leader. Syrian troops, fighting alongside various pro-government and Iran-backed militias, have claimed a series of major victories in a rapidly closing pocket that comprises ISIS's final stretch of territory in the Middle East.



Pro-independence rallies grind Catalonia to a halt

In the northern town of Girona, protesters bypassed police controls to enter the main railway station. Groups of protesters carried Catalan flags and called for the release of their jailed leaders. Junqueras is already in custody on charges of sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds. Puigdemont, who faces the same charges, is now in self-imposed exile in Belgium and has said he would oppose extradition.


US Judge Issues Gag Order in Criminal Case Against Manafort, Gates

US Judge Issues Gag Order in Criminal Case Against Manafort, Gates

District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the order was necessary to ensure that potential jurors are not prejudiced by statements or slogans lawyers on both sides may try to advance through the press. Manafort and long-time deputy Rick Gates were indicted October 27 for money laundering and failing to properly disclose to the USA work they did on behalf of a pro-Russian government in Ukraine.


United States mocks Syria joining climate deal

United States mocks Syria joining climate deal

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad joins US President Donald Trump in being omitted from the list of around 100 leaders invited to Paris to strengthen the historic pact to curb global warming, clinched in 2013. A few years ago, in the run-up to another climate change conference, in Copenhagen, in 2009, India had promised to reduce its emission intensity by 20 to 25 per cent from 2005 levels by the year 2020.


Former President Barack Obama Shows Up for Jury Duty

Former President Barack Obama Shows Up for Jury Duty

Obama left his home in the Kenwood neighborhood just before 9:30 a.m. for the Daley Center, where his vehicle was parked in a secure garage under the building, a source told the Chicago Tribune . Obama is not the first former president to receive a notice for jury duty. Back in 2015, former president George W. Bush reported for jury duty in Dallas.


India's Kom rejoices at fifth Asian Gold

India's Kom rejoices at fifth Asian Gold

This was Mary Kom's first global gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games and her first medal in over a year. However the resembled completely equally with agility and accuracy, While the Mary Kom got for her ringcraft, which added some excellent footwork to out the Hyang Mi at crucial junctures.