Friday, November 4, 2016

World News Briefs -- November 4, 2016 (Evening edition)

Reuters: Rebel-held zone of Syria's Aleppo braces for renewed bombardment

Syrian rebels and civilians showed no sign of leaving the besieged opposition-held sector of Aleppo on Friday, despite a Russian deadline to resume bombing Syria's largest city at nightfall after a 17-day pause.

The rebels' own shelling of residential parts of government-held western Aleppo has meanwhile killed dozens in the past week as insurgent groups staged a counter-attack from outside the city aimed at breaking the siege on areas they control.

The government sent ambulances and buses to bring people out of the besieged zone as it has done at other times during the pause, but there was still no sign that anybody would leave.

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Iraqi forces push deeper into eastern Mosul. Heavy fighting as Iraqi troops drive deeper into Mosul.

Tears and joy as families fleeing Mosul reunite with relatives.

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.

U.S. concerned about Turkey's arrests of Kurdish leaders: White House.

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


U.S. acts to block North Korea access to financial system.

China could ban lawmakers from Hong Kong parliament as crisis escalates.

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.


UN urges restraint in Kinshasa as opposition rally banned.

Foreign help building Eritrea bases violates embargo: U.N. experts.

Mali election campaign underway after years of delays.

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.

Benin authorities charge politician over cocaine haul.

Hack attacks cut internet access in Liberia.


Cyprus's president says hopes to bridge chasm in peace talks next week.

Prank call mystery surrounds Ukraine president.

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 sharply different views on U.S. jobs growth. Clinton, Trump target two different Americas in final push.

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.

Magnitude 6.4 quake shakes central Chile; no damage, injuries reported.

Millions flood Chicago streets for Cubs victory parade.


Abu Bakr al Baghdadi’s ‘grand jihad’ against the world.

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.


S&P 500 losing streak extends to ninth straight day.

US election fears stalking global markets.

Exclusive: Saudis could raise oil output again as sparring with Iran returns - sources.

BMW logs record quarterly profit on strong sales.

Golden Globes firm bought by China film giant Dalian Wanda.

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