Friday, November 4, 2016

World News Briefs -- November 4, 2016

BBC: Mosul battle: Iraqi army fights its way into new suburb

Iraqi government forces have battled their way into another suburb of Mosul, the northern city held for more two years by the Islamic State (IS) group.

Troops broke through IS defences and reached the eastern district of al-Zahra, which they say is now 90% under their control.

Special forces have been fighting the jihadists in the streets and alleys.

Meanwhile, the UN says there is growing evidence of IS atrocities in and around Mosul.

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Iraqi forces push deeper into eastern Mosul.

Syria: 'Final truce chance' for Aleppo rebels begins. Temporary ceasefire goes into effect in Syria's Aleppo.

Jordan shooting: Three US military trainers killed at al-Jafr air base. Three US troops killed in shooting at Jordan airbase.

Home of Yemen's rebels struggles after strikes' devastation.

Turkey arrests pro-Kurdish party leaders amid claims of internet shutdown. EU ‘extremely worried’ by Turkish arrests of pro-Kurdish politicians, leaders.

Turkey condemned over Kurdish lawmaker arrests, as car bomb kills nine.

Bugging devices found at Iran nuclear talks hotel, say Swiss officials.


Angry mourners bury victims of air strike in Afghanistan. Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai denounces deadly NATO airstrikes .

Indonesia protest: Jakarta anti-governor rally turns violent. Islamists march in Indonesian capital, demanding Christian Governor be jailed.

Will he survive the presidency? Duterte says 'maybe not'. Philippines' Duterte says drugs flow slows, vents at U.S. and Soros.

Myanmar freedom of speech under threat amid Rakhine violence: monitors.

Myanmar journalist says she was fired over story on military rape allegations.

South Korea's Park denies following cult as scandal continues.

North Korea revels in the South's political crisis.

Pakistan to deport 'green-eyed girl' back to Afghanistan.


Somali militants intensify attacks, death count doubles: experts.

Famine looms in South Sudan as war threatens harvest: WFP.

Second Egyptian general killed in Sinai in as many weeks: sources.

Tribal leader who negotiated Libyan oil port takeover hurt in blast: officials.

Egypt arrests militants, links them to Muslim Brotherhood.

Tunisian PM sacks minister over criticism of Saudi Arabian Islam.

Kenya deports South Sudan rebel leader's spokesman.

Drug-resistant TB rates in west Africa much higher than previously thought.

Hack attacks cut internet access in Liberia.


British PM May confident of Brexit plans, reassures EU leaders.

Denmark's 'migrant confiscation law' yields little cash.

Swiss court upholds refusal of permit for Islamic kindergarten.

Paris police start evicting 3,000+ refugees from Stalingrad camp. French police clear thousands from Paris migrant camp. Thousands of refugees forced from camp in Paris.

Greek PM Tsipras expected to reshuffle cabinet by Saturday: sources.

Hundreds of fake limbs dumped outside Russian embassy.

From one Vladimir to another: Putin unveils huge statue in Moscow.

Sting to reopen Paris's Bataclan before attack anniversary.


Clinton, Trump take campaign fight to Ohio, Pennsylvania.

U.S. officials warn of Russian mischief in election and beyond.

US nonfarm payrolls total 161,000 in Oct, vs 175,000 jobs expected.

Venezuela: Maduro rejects early vote as truce crumbles.

Colombia delivers another Brexit boost to Theresa May as president Manuel Santos says his country is ready to open trade talks with UK.

Hurricane survivors' lives in limbo as Haiti tries again to hold vote.

Chile protesters burn buses over pensions.

Edward Snowden calls Canada police spying a 'radical attack' on journalists.


UMD Poll: US voters agree crushing ISIS is No. 1 national security priority.

Sources: U.S. intel warning of possible al Qaeda attacks in U.S. Monday.

Al Qaeda quietly maintains its relevance.


US election fears stalking global markets.

BMW logs record quarterly profit on strong sales.

Golden Globes firm bought by China film giant Dalian Wanda.

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