Tuesday, November 22, 2016

World News Briefs -- November 22, 2016 (Evening Edition)

Reuters: Civilian victims of mortar, sniper fire pour into Mosul clinic

Iraqi military medics rushed a man whose mouth had been blown apart by mortar shrapnel into their temporary field clinic on the eastern edges of Mosul.

They bandaged the wound and gave him morphine as he gasped in pain, bleeding profusely onto a camp bed laid out in the courtyard of an abandoned home.

Seconds later, a boy with a large hole in his leg and one arm peppered with cuts from a shell blast was brought in on a stretcher. "That's already more than 30 people wounded today," a medic said. "And two dead."

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US aircraft carrier Eisenhower airstrikes top 1,000 against IS in Iraq and Syria.

US strike destroys bridge, restricts ISIS in Mosul: official.

UN: Mosul escapees number 68,000 since Iraqi forces started 'IS' offensive.

UN aid crosses Syrian frontlines for first time in weeks.

Syrian army pushes into rebel-held areas of Aleppo.

Aleppo siege is 'war of extermination', says injured doctor.

Russia's Lavrov, U.S.'s Kerry, in phone call, discuss Syria's Aleppo.

Turkey issues arrest warrant for Syrian Kurdish leader.

Half of US arms sent to Syrian Kurds go to Daesh militants - Erdogan.

Houthi missile arsenal holds a key to future Yemen peace.

Israel: Iran is smuggling weapons to Hezbollah on commercial flights.

Turkey withdraws bill after protests over child-sexual assault clause.

From soldiers to midwives, Turkey dismisses 15,000 more after coup bid.

Trump would 'love' to broker peace between Palestinians, Israel.


Russia sends missiles to Pacific islands claimed by Japan.

Fukushima: Japan lifts tsunami alert after 7.4 quake. Offshore quake causes tsunamis, nuclear worries in Japan.

Indian military: 3 soldiers killed in Kashmir. India blames Pakistan for deadly 'sneak attack' on soldiers in Kashmir.

Myanmar government faces new crisis as ethnic armies attack military.

Fighting in northeastern Myanmar puts China's army on alert.

North Korea pens nine-page letter to Donald Trump demanding ‘hostile nuclear threats’ must stop.

Vietnam abandons plan for first nuclear power plants.

Defectors: N. Korea would fall without capitalistic markets.


Libyan forces press forward against Islamic State in Sirte, urge civilians to leave.

Boko Haram launches three assaults in Cameroon within 24 hours.

Up to one million people cut off from aid by Boko Haram in Lake Chad: U.N..

Some 1,400 migrants rescued, eight bodies recovered: Italy coastguard. ICC to probe Libya migrant trafficking.

Egypt court overturns Mohamed Morsi's life sentence.

Currency drop hits Egypt's medicine supplies, angering public.

UN: HIV rate in young African women disturbingly high.

South African opposition says police promise to look into Zuma.

Zimbabwe war veterans in court for insulting Mugabe.


No special favors for Britain, EU lawmakers tell Brexit chief.

Alarm in Germany and Israel as U.S. white supremacists ride Trump wave. German intelligence service to monitor far-right "Reichsbuerger" movement.

Russia has right to defend against ‘aggressive’ NATO – Kremlin on Baltic missile placement. Kremlin says Russia has right to secure its borders in view of NATO’s military build-up. Russia rejects U.S. criticism of Kaliningrad missile deployment.

Ukraine detains two Russian soldiers near Crimea border. Russia: Ukraine's detention of soldiers on Crimea border was 'provocation'.

European lawmakers call for end to Turkey EU membership talks.

Cyprus reunification: leaders leave Switzerland without deal. Swiss talks break down in blow for Cyprus peace hopes.

Defense hawk Skvernelis to be new Lithuanian prime minister.

US issues travel advisory for Americans travelling in Europe.

UK dismisses Trump's calls for Farage ambassadorship.


House Republicans to Obama: Take no more action on Iran.

Donald Trump's first 100 days: A breakdown of his plan.

Trump assumes he will be running America for 8 years.

Trump team won't pursue charges against Hillary Clinton. Trump won't pursue Clinton probes on email, charity: aide indicates.

Democrats search for answers to stem a spreading Republican tide.

Colombia's FARC leaders arrive in Bogota ahead of peace signing.

Colombia's new peace deal with Farc rebels rejected by opposition. Colombia's FARC reject Uribe's offer to meet over peace accord.

Brazil corruption probe: Key suspect arrested in Spain.

Venezuela President Maduro threatens to sue JPMorgan.


Pentagon says al-Qaida figure killed in Syria airstrike.

France officials say "terrorist act" thwarted with arrest of 7.

Be ready for terrorist attacks in Europe during holiday season – State Dept. to US citizens.

Four suspected Al Qaeda members charged with plotting to assassinate late Saudi king: media.


How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday. Wall Street extends record streak; Dow ends above 19,000.

OPEC to debate oil output cut next week but Iraq, Iran hesitate.

Trump to withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership on first day in office.

Stocks mostly higher after hitting all-time highs; telecoms rise 2%.

Daimler chief removed after 'racist rant' in China.

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