Tuesday, November 8, 2016

World News Briefs -- November 8, 2016 (Evening Edition)

New York Times: Presidential Election Live: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Vote, but a Changing Electorate Will Decide

Election Day is here at last. America is set to decide between Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump.

But the long, unusual and often ugly 2016 presidential campaign has been about the country’s changing demographics and the shifting coalitions of the two major parties as much as about the two main candidates.

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Civilians flee in fear as forces advance on IS Syria bastion.

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.

Turkey, Syrian Kurds at loggerheads over Raqqa offensive.

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.


Election Day surprise? North Korea said to be planning missile launch.

Obama’s ‘failed regime’ will enter the ‘cesspool of history,’ says North Korea.

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 drug war turns a teeming jail into a haven.

Philippines court grants Ferdinand Marcos a hero's burial.

China's new cybersecurity bill alarms human rights experts.

India scraps 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes overnight. India's central bank chief sees no disruption with phasing out of high value banknotes.


Prospect of offshore oil a mixed blessing for Somalia.

Mini African summit in Addis Ababa on Libyan crisis.

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

Leaks indicate US support for Libya's Haftar.

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.


NATO allies in Eastern Europe closely watching US election

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.

UK top court likely to rule on parliament's Brexit role in New Year.

Scottish government seeks to intervene in Brexit case.

France braces for power cuts in winter.

London police guilty of 'serious failings' over VIP child sex cases.

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'.


Finally, it's Clinton or Trump: Long race ends, voters pick.

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.

Canada's Trudeau to visit Cuba, 40 years after father's historic trip.

Brazil federal government freezes Rio bank accounts.

Mexico drug lord Chapo appeals extradition to US: lawyer.

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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