Tuesday, November 8, 2016

World News Briefs -- November 8, 2016

Daily Mail: America decides: Hillary casts her vote amid long lines at the polls after one of the most epic campaigns in history. Now all she and Donald can do is wait and pray . . .

* The most divisive, bitter and fascinating presidential election in living memory ends on Tuesday
* Tiny New Hampshire town of Dixville Notch voted in favor of Hillary 4-2 at midnight EST
* Long lines of people began gathering before polling stations opened on the East Coast on Tuesday morning
* Hillary Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, voted early Tuesday in Chappaqua, New York
* Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine and Donald Trump's son Eric also voted early Tuesday
* Donald Tump cast his vote at 11am on Tuesday, showing up to his polling place with wife Melania and daughter Ivanka
* Tracking polls show Trump with a lead of a few percentage points over Clinton in the final hours of the race

The most divisive, fascinating, embittering and dramatic presidential election campaign in recent memory came to an end in the wee hours of Tuesday. Now America votes.

More than 200 million people are eligible to cast ballots, finally deciding between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Trump, a billionaire first-time candidate whose political debut was initially seen as a circus act, bested 16 other Republicans for the right to face Clinton, who has lived and breathed campaigns and elections for more than 40 years.

On Tuesday morning most polling places on the East Coast were already reporting that voters were waiting over an hour to vote.

Hillary Clinton was one of the first in line on Tuesday morning as she and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, voted in Chappaqua, New York.

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Battle for Mosul: Peshmerga push into ISIL-held Bashiqa.

Mosul: Islamic State abducts hundreds of former ISF soldiers, retreats with thousands of civilians, UN says. Islamic State abducts more than 200 near Mosul, retreats with thousands: U.N..

With tunnels and guile, militants battle overwhelming force in Iraq.

Mosul battle: Experts probe IS mass grave at Hamam al-Alil. Islamic State brutality comes to light after military advance.

Syrian army says takes Aleppo area, rebels say battle continues.

Russia preparing renewed strikes on Syria's Aleppo 'in coming hours': Interfax.

Erdogan: Syrian Kurd forces used to take Raqqa 'naive'.

Ould Cheikh Ahmed: Yemen on 'brink of abyss'.

Saudi coalition says Yemen rebels blocked 34 aid ships.

Poll: 68 percent of Saudis prefer Hillary Clinton.


Afghans weigh in on US presidential candidates.

Human shields: Kabul blames Taliban for civilian deaths in US Kunduz airstrikes.

Myanmar's Rohingya brace for more attacks in Rakhine.

Court rules against Cambodia opposition in Facebook spat.

South Korea: Samsung offices raided in corruption probe.

Hong Kong: lawyers and activists march against Beijing 'meddling'.

Philippines court grants Ferdinand Marcos a hero's burial.

India scraps 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes overnight.


Pentagon: ISIS 'fighting to the death' in Libyan town.

Ansar Dine claims string of attacks across Mali.

DR Congo blast kills schoolgirl, injures peacekeepers.

No-confidence motion against South Africa's Zuma will fail: ANC.

South Sudan will face escalating food crisis in 2017, UN agriculture agency warns.

IMF chief to recommend $12 bn Egypt loan approval.

Africa hit worst by extreme weather in 2015.


Expats in Brussels on edge as voting begins in US elections.

"Regular guy" or "lady with her own opinion" - Putin about US presidential hopefuls.

Poroshenko believes Saakashvili opted in favor of Ukrainian opposition.

Merkel warns of possible Russian interference in German vote.

Hungary migrant ban narrowly fails in parliamentary vote.

Scottish government seeks to intervene in Brexit case.

France braces for power cuts in winter.

Harry confirms he HAS been dating Meghan for 'months': Prince releases extraordinary statement attacking 'sexist and racist abuse' of his 'girlfriend' and insists: 'It is not a game - it is her life'.


Americans pick between Clinton and Trump after nasty campaign. America chooses between Clinton and Trump for next president.

Clinton casts her ballot: 'It is the most humbling feeling'.

Trump casts vote in historic US election.

Puerto Rico voters choose new governor amid massive financial crisis that has left the island $70billion in debt and driven thousands to flee for mainland America.

Brazil federal government freezes Rio bank accounts.

New York police investigate Russian consulate death.

FBI under fire from all sides. FBI agents, lawmakers hammer Comey over Clinton emails inquiry.


French investigators name the alleged coordinator of the Paris and Brussels attacks.

German police arrest five in raid on 'IS network'.

Arab forces kill six Al Qaeda fighters in Yemen: security official.


Banks, brokers gird for Brexit-style tumult following Tuesday's election.

WTO panel to rule on US, China raw materials dispute.

Major banks brace for market turmoil after US election.

Iran, France's Total sign major gas deal.

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