Peshmerga soldiers wait and watch behind fortified position while explosion goes off down the road. NEAR NAWARAN, Iraq — Behind fortified hills on the outskirts of a town called Nawaran, just over 16 miles northeast of Mosul, hundreds of Iraqi Kurdish forces, known as the peshmerga, were encamped as the fight against the Islamic State raged on Thursday. Since the battle for Mosul began earlier in the week, peshmerga forces have been persistent in recapturing their targeted towns, closing in toward the center of the city.
Donald Trump Jr. speaks during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July. This week, amid warnings of voter fraud and refusal to agree to accept the outcome of the election unless he is the winner, Donald Trump seemed to have finally shifted national attention away from the leaked 2005 recording of his lewd remarks about women and the accusations of sexual assault and misconduct that have followed in its wake. “Obviously, he’s not happy about that,” Trump Jr. said of his father’s language on the tape, which sparked a small stream of revoked endorsements from prominent Republicans followed by a wave of sexual assault and misconduct allegations after it was released to the public earlier this month.
If you’re mechanically inclined, and have a knack for going hands-on, likelihood is you see the world a little differently than most folks. Fiddling, wrenching, knocking it down and putting it back together—that comes natural, whether “it” is an old turntable
From intricately detailed portraits of a pack of wild dogs to a tender picture of a mother cheetah and her cubs, these paintings are the work of talented artist Leon Fouche.Leon is also a photographer and has captured images of animals, including Africa
The banker, Rurik Jutting, entered a plea of not guilty to two murder charges that were read out at the High Court, with prosecutors rejecting his attempt to plead guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter. Jutting is charged with the murders of Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih, whose bodies were found in his upscale apartment near the Asian financial center's Wan Chai red-light district, in a case expected to highlight the Asian financial hub's inequality and privileged lifestyle of its wealthy expat elite. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president has proposed revising the country's Constitution to change the current single five-year presidential system.
French authorities will on Monday begin moving thousands of people out of the notorious Calais Jungle before demolishing the camp that has served as a launchpad for attempts to sneak into Britain. A major three-day operation is planned to clear the sprawling shanty town near Calais port -- a symbol of Europe’s failure to resolve its migrant crisis -- of its estimated 6,000-8,000 occupants. More than 1,200 police officers will be deployed to prevent any unrest as the migrants are directed to buses that will take them to temporary shelters nationwide where they can seek asylum.
A light aircraft conducting a French surveillance mission over the Mediterranean crashed on take-off in Malta on Monday, killing all five people on board, Maltese authorities said. The twin-prop Fairchild Metroliner crashed near the runway of the island's main airport at about 7:20 a.m. (0520 GMT), sending smoke billowing into the sky, closing Malta International Airport for several hours in what was the country's worst peacetime air incident. The flight was part of a customs operation the French have been conducting for the last five months, tracking human trafficking and drugs smuggling, the Maltese government said.
Before Circuit of the Americas, before Indianapolis, Phoenix, and Detroit, Formula 1 ran wild in the streets of Long Beach. Dubbed the U.S. Grand Prix West to differentiate from the Watkins Glen race in New York, the Los Angeles event was a sensory feast
Colombia's commercial carrier Avianca on Saturday briefly suspended flights to and from Venezuela after a Venezuelan fighter jet caused a diplomatic incident by approaching one of its planes, the company said. The warplane briefly approached the airliner flying from Madrid to Bogota on Friday, prompting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to order an investigation. The incident took place Friday night, when Avianca's Boeing Dreamliner carrying 150 passengers detected the Venezuelan warplane "at close range," where it remained four minutes, the Colombian government said on Saturday.
Fighting returned to Syria's Aleppo Sunday after a cease-fire to allow rebels and civilians to leave the city's besieged eastern districts expired with no evacuations. Jaish al-Fatah commander Ali Abu Adi al-Aloush told the Qasioun News Agency that "zero hour has drawn near," and that militants and kamikaze fighters had begun moving toward Aleppo. A second northern Syrian rebel coalition meanwhile warned civilians in Aleppo to stay away from government positions around the contested city.
In the past few weeks, a conflict between Ankara and Baghdad over Turkey’s role in the liberation of Mosul has precipitated an alarming burst of Turkish irredentism. On two separate occasions, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the Treaty of Lausanne, which created the borders of modern Turkey, for leaving the country too small.
Each week we uncover the most interesting and informative articles around, here are 10 of the coolest stories in Science this week. Roman battlefield uncovered: Sling stones and other projectiles were found outside an ancient wall in Jerusalem, which
Police in China's central city of Wuhan said they have detained a person for spreading rumors in what a state-run newspaper said was a video purportedly showing a demonstration involving workers at Wuhan Iron and Steel (Wugang). Police in Wuhan's Qingshan District said that a person, surnamed Rong, was placed under administrative detention on Friday for five days, for allegedly spreading rumors about Wuhan Iron & Steel. Qingshan district police on Sunday posted the information on Weibo, the micro-blogging service.
Like many people, 23-year-old Emily DiVito was multitasking while watching last week's presidential debate, with a little studying and a little Twitter-surfing. What's more, the moment gave DiVito, a former avid supporter of Clinton's primary rival Bernie Sanders, a feeling of solidarity with Clinton — a "moment of connectivity," as she put it. The candidate who so badly needed to close the gender gap instead saw his "nasty woman" remark — accompanied by a wagging index finger — become a feminist battle cry, a galvanizing moment for Clinton and an exclamation point to a campaign dominated by gender.
A Hong Kong court Monday heard how British banker Rurik Jutting tortured one of his victims for three days as the trial opened into the killings of two Indonesian women at his upscale apartment. The court heard Jutting filmed both women on his iPhone and jurors were warned by judge Michael Stuart-Moore that the footage was "very shocking indeed". Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih, both in their 20s, were found dead in Jutting's flat in the early hours of November 1, 2014, after he called police.
A neighbor told Mike Diesel, who eventually rescued the dog, that he witnessed the family move out and leave the dog. “A neighbor that witnessed the family move out a while ago said they came back once for belongings and not Boo unfortunately,” Diesel, founder of the Detroit Youth and Dog Rescue, told InsideEdition.com. The neighbor reportedly said he’d been feeding Boo for a week and had contacted every dog rescue in the area, but no one would take the homeless dog.
Hackers yesterday attacked Dyn, a major DNS service, with an absolutely massive DDoS attack that swiftly took a number of popular services, including Twitter, PayPal and Spotify, offline. While DDoS attacks are nothing new in and of themselves, there are two aspects to yesterday's widespread assault on the Internet that are particularly intriguing. One, the scale and effectiveness of yesterday's DDoS attack was impressive and brutal.
A suspect armed with an AK-47 shot and injured two police officers and is suspected in the shooting deaths of two others. When a gentleman came out without AK 47 and just opened fire on everybody. One officer's been shot notebook and other officer were shot in the leg.
A ceasefire in the Syrian army's Russian-backed assault on rebel-held Aleppo appeared to expire Saturday with the UN saying it had been unable to evacuate anyone from the ravaged city. Moscow had extended the unilateral "humanitarian pause" into a third day until 1600 GMT on Saturday, but announced no further renewal of the truce despite a UN request for longer to evacuate wounded civilians. Neither residents nor rebels in the opposition-held part of the city heeded calls from Syria's army and Moscow to leave, after weeks of devastating bombardment and a three-month government siege.
The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman's claim of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity says she was "startled" when the woman seemed to back off her story following its publication. The writer, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, continued her testimony Saturday in a court case over the article. University administrator Nicole Eramo has sued the magazine for $7.8 million, claiming the article made her its "chief villain" and was defamatory.
By Manuel Mogato and Enrico Dela Cruz MANILA (Reuters) - The most senior U.S. diplomat for Asia assured the Philippines on Monday that Washington remained its "trusted" ally and that it supported Manila's blossoming ties with China. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel however warned that growing concern about drug-related killings in the Southeast Asian country was "bad for business". Russel was the first high-level visitor from Washington after President Rodrigo Duterte provoked alarm last week by announcing his country's "separation" from the United States and realignment with China while on a visit to Beijing.
Native Americans who were part of a little-known Mormon program from 1947 to the mid-1990s share much of the same story. Year after year, missionaries or other members of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints approached these families and invited their children into Mormon foster homes. As part of the Mormon Indian Student Placement Program, Native American children would live with Mormon families during the school year, an experience designed to “provide educational, spiritual, social, and cultural opportunities in non-Indian community life,” according to the Church.
Record numbers of Latinos have registered to vote this year, giving them unprecedented power to influence the US presidential election on November 8. Pundits have long described the Latino vote as a "sleeping giant" because turnout in the community has historically been low. In his final televised debate with his rival on Wednesday, Democrat Hillary Clinton, he warned about "some bad hombres here," unleashing a flood of Internet outrage and mocking memes.
A once-rising star in Pennsylvania politics will learn Monday whether she is heading to prison over a feud that led the state attorney general to leak grand jury materials to the press and lie about it under oath. Democrat Kathleen Kane, 50, argues that the loss of her career, law license and reputation is punishment enough. Kane "repeatedly misused her official authority to advance her personal vendettas," Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, a fellow Democrat, wrote in a sentencing memo last week.
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee from Mauritania who wrote a best-selling book about his experiences said Saturday he forgives those who tortured and detained him without trial for 14 years. Mohamedou Ould Slahi arrived home in west Africa on October 17, bringing the prison's remaining population down to 60 as the United States accelerates releases from the facility. After reciting a Koranic verse about forgiveness, Slahi added he hoped that "the whole world can live from now on in peace," thanking those who helped secure his release from Guantanamo.