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Outback Bowl gets Florida vs


Iowa also is.500 in bowl games, 14-14-1. Florida won 31-24 in 2005 and lost 37-17 in 2003. The most important part of this tradition is that depending on which team wins, if you go into Outback the day after the game, they'll give you whichever appetizer that the winning team had. Read More »

United States woman rape case: Delhi Police registers FIR


They also threatened her with dire consequences if she reported the matter to anybody. "An FIR has been registered", said Depender Pathak, Joint Commissioner of Police South-western range. "If she is unable to visit us, her statement can be recorded through video conferencing as well", the officer added. The email says the victim left immediately for the USA, traumatized by the incident. Read More »

15 children killed by Daesh snipers in Mosul

According to the OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani, ISIS has been installing rocket launchers and placing snipers on the rooftops of civilian homes, while also threatening to kill those who refuse to cooperate. Mosul's western side is more heavily populated, with smaller streets and older infrastructure, making it an even more hard battlefield. ISIL casualties in Mosul have been significant, Davis said, adding, "They have lost many of their best fighters in eastern Mosul ". Read More »

Russia warns Japan not to expect quick progress on islands


Prime Minister Abe has mounted a serious diplomatic initiative to have the Kuril Islands returned to Japanese sovereignty and is apparently hoping that the offer of friendship, technology and economic assistance might be sufficient to convince President Vladimir Putin to do just that, according to Julian Ryall, DW's correspondent in Tokyo. Read More »

Obama to sign Iran sanctions bill


US officials said the ISA's renewal would not infringe on the nuclear agreement, under which Iran agreed to limit its sensitive nuclear work in return for the lifting of financial sanctions that harmed the country's economy. Extending the ISA will not impose new sanctions on Iran, but allows for the "snapback" of sanctions should Iran violate the JCPOA. Iran has complained it has not received the full benefits of sanctions relief because of these other sanctions. Read More »

House Dems Send Letter to Trump Asking Him to Replace Bannon


The swift response of watchdog groups, religious activists, and progressives to the Bannon announcement has offered a powerful and needed indication that, though they may have been shocked by the election results, the opponents of Trumpism are far from giving up. Read More »

Syrian troops capture major Aleppo neighborhood

Hundreds of families have been displaced. The Observatory, which relies on a network of informants in the country to monitor the war, said that almost 10,000 civilians had fled east Aleppo overnight on Saturday - at least 6,000 to the Kurdish-controlled northern district of Sheikh Maksoud, with the rest fleeing to government-held areas. Read More »

NATO criticizes new Russian missiles near Poland, Lithuania


The S-400 Triumph air defence missile system engages aerial targets, including aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and ballistic and cruise missiles within a 400km range. Putin said smaller North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries would find it "next to impossible to resist pressure from a major North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leader such as the United States" to deploy missile systems or host new bases. Read More »

What happens to ISIS fighters when they are captured

The Iraqi forces are now involved in a crucial operation to retake the only urban area under Daesh control, namely the city of Mosul , which the terrorist group has declared its so-called headquarters in Iraq . An alliance of Iraqi forces, backed by US -led air power, have surrounded it and elite troops have seized eastern districts, but face deadly and determined resistance. Read More »

Gram Panchayat polls in Gujarat to be held on December 27

It was also held by BJP earlier. "Be it North East, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat. the BJP has performed very well". As per the final result declared by the Gujarat State Election Commission, BJP has registered victory in Vapi municipality of Valsad district by capturing 41 out of total 44 seats. Read More »

Taylor Set To Transform Womens Boxing


It what could've been one of the most one-sided fights ever, Taylor demolished Kopinska in under five minutes. It was a huge pressure week for me and thankfully I produced a good performance last night. The 21-year-old claimed a unanimous judges' decision win over Crews in a four-round super middleweight fight, after enjoying the most successful amateur career of any American woman. Read More »

Griezmann: I have a lot of respect for Ronaldo


Real Madrid's lead at the top of La Liga continues to grow as they edged past Sporting Gijon, whilst Barcelona were thoroughly outplayed in a 1-1 draw at Real Sociedad. Pochettino's Tottenham finished third in the Premier League last season after their title bid fell away over the final stretch, and the north London club are up among the frontrunners again this campaign. Read More »

China protests to Singapore over military ties to Taiwan


The armoured troop carriers were being shipped back to Singapore by a cargo vessel which stopped at Kwai Chung container terminal in Hong Kong on Wednesday. The APCs were on their way back from Taiwan to Singapore after a military exercise. The statement did not say where the vehicles had been shipped from, but Singapore's Straits Times newspaper said they were being sent to Singapore from Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan. Read More »

Tensions soar as Indian fire hits bus in Kashmir, killing 10


India had blamed Pakistani militants for a raid on its army base in Uri that killed 19 Indian Army soldiers on September 9. The Adviser strongly condemned the "reprehensible attack on the civilian bus in the Neelum Valley on November 23 in complete violation of the 2003 ceasefire understanding and worldwide law, especially the global humanitarian law", the statement said . Read More »

CT boy who went missing in Texas found dead


Police in Texas are desperately searching for a nine-year-old CT boy with autism who has been missing since Thanksgiving afternoon. Pearland police are asking the public to help find a missing 9-year-old autistic boy. Officials ask for prayers for his family and advised additional information would be released later on. They were visiting the boy's uncle, former Houston Rockets player Marcus Camby. Read More »

Bangladesh continues pushing Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar

John McKissick, a United Nations refugee agency official based in Bangladesh, said the Rohingya are "the most oppressed people in the world". Cradling his two-year-old son, he said military men killed at least 300 men in the village market and gang-raped dozens of women before setting fire to around 300 houses, Muslim-owned shops and the mosque where he served as imam. Read More »

Australians critically ill after rare thunderstorm asthma


But occasionally there are incidents of thunderstorm asthma that are sparked but large storms, like a cool change in spring, that can cause significant breathing problems to people who do not have the condition. Mr Omar Majoulled, 18, died two days before what would have been his high school graduation. Thunderstorm asthma happens when an asthma attack is triggered by local storms. Read More »

Colombia signs revised peace deal with FARC rebels


President Santos signed an initial peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia on September 26 in an elaborate ceremony attended by several heads of state, but voters rejected the deal a week later in a referendum by a razor-thin margin of just 57,000 out of 13 million ballots cast. Read More »

INEC: Ondo election must hold because we are fully prepared


The convener said not less than 20 political parties had already signified interest in the postponement of the election, adding that going ahead with it would raise suspicion, which could lead to stiff reactions. "We are not unaware of the partisan insinuation of bias in the nomination of candidates by one of the political parties", he said. "They have also sworn to an oath of neutrality", he said, assuring that INEC was committed to delivering a transparent election. Read More »

Pelosi to Face Little-Known Challenger as Democrats Rue Election


Ryan, a a seven-term lawmaker who represents Youngstown, wrote to his colleagues that "Democrats must not let this opportunity for change pass by without a fight". "The NRCC offers its full support to Nancy Pelosi as she attempts to fend off this challenge to her failed leadership from within the ranks of her own party". Read More »

Australia closer to refugee deal with United States

Whether or not a connection exists, skepticism surrounds the likelihood of a Trump administration honoring an agreement to take in refugees from Australia's holding facilities, many of whom are Muslims from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Read More »

Farage first United Kingdom politician to meet Trump


He said: "If I am called of course I will help - I am interested in doing the best for the country. He contrasted this with what he said would be Mr Trump's pro-UK views: "What was interesting was that Trump said we'd be at the front of the queue". Read More »

Thousands expected at Malaysian anti-government rally despite arrests


There will be an election and people can make their choice and we will abide by the decision of the rakyat (people). The group, which is supported by many civic organizations and opposition parties, has vowed to proceed with Saturday's rally in Kuala Lumpur despite a police ban and fears of clashes with a pro-government group. Read More »

Israeli President Rivlin visits Taj Mahal


Modi told Rivlin that India was happy to host an Israeli president in almost 20 years. Praising the Indian government, Rivlin said more such collaborations would be made to strengthen ties between the two countries. He told President Mukherjee that the two countries should intensify co-operation in combating radicalisation and extremism, apart from encouraging the global community to act tough against terror networks. Read More »

Nigel Farage Will Not be Donald Trump Intermediary: Downing Street

That's exactly the kind of reaction they hope to produce. Downing Street has reportedly rejected claims that Farage will be used as an intermediary between the British government and Trump. Downing Street has rubbished claims that UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been touted as a potential envoy between Britain and the United States in the wake of Donald Trump's election as president. Read More »

Paul Ryan: He And Trump Will Have Good Working Relationship


The Wisconsin Republican had clashed with Trump at times throughout the primary and general election season, but ultimately endorsed him and stuck with it. Ryan and Trump's discussion will likely be more focused on Congress and what Republicans can achieve with an ally in the White House for the first time in eight years. Read More »

Kevin Durant scores 39, dismantles old Oklahoma City team

The Golden State Warriors were untroubled by the Oklahoma City Thunder as Kevin Durant starred against his old team. Durant connected on seven of 11 3-point attempts en route to a season-best 39 points, helping the Warriors outscore the Thunder 42-30 from beyond the arc en route to their fourth consecutive win after a season-opening loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Read More »

Elbowing each other all the way, Trump, Clinton near finish

Clinton urged voters to embrace a "hopeful, inclusive, bighearted America", while Trump called for support to "beat the corrupt system". Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump campaigned into the early hours of Tuesday in a last pitch to US voters as the final minutes of this presidential campaign tick away. Read More »