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Mounting civilian casualties from fighting in eastern Mosul between Iraqi forces and Islamic State are overwhelming the capacity of the government and global aid groups, the United Nations said on Saturday. "After that, I never wanted to leave my house again", said Ms. The two officers insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
  • Japan and South Korea sign long-awaited intelligence-sharing deal

    Japan and South Korea sign long-awaited intelligence-sharing deal

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    South Korean protesters with a picture of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, stage a rally to oppose the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) between South Korea and Japan, in front of the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov.
  • 850 enjoyed pre-Thanksgiving meals at Springfield Rescue Mission

    850 enjoyed pre-Thanksgiving meals at Springfield Rescue Mission

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    Almost 500 volunteers are taking part in this year's event, preparation for which began at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Rockford Rescue Mission says they used the opportunity to bring the community and those who stay at the Rescue Mission together as a family, showering everyone with acceptance, compassion, and encouragement.
  • European Union vote on Turkish membership 'has no value': Erdogan

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    On the demand for freezing Turkey's 11-year-old European Union accession negotiations, the text says the assembly "commits to reviewing its position when the disproportionate measures under the state of emergency in Turkey are lifted". Erdogan told CNN he would approve reinstating the death penalty if lawmakers backed the measure in parliament. While many MEPs want Turkey's membership talks put on ice, top European Union diplomat Federica Mogherini has warned any end to the discussions ...
  • Hail Trump, hail victory!

    Hail Trump, hail victory!

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    In the video, Richard Spencer, a leader of the "alt-right" movement, told a conference of members that America belongs to white people, whom he described as "children of the sun". After most reporters had gone home, Spencer gave a speech in which he shouted "Hail Victory" - the English translation of "Sieg Heil" - and which attendees responded to by giving Nazi salutes.
  • Convincing electoral college to cast votes for Clinton

    Convincing electoral college to cast votes for Clinton

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    Among other states where the vote was close, only Florida could flip the election. The result still must be certified by the state at a meeting scheduled for Monday. But she trails there and in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by too many votes to trigger an automatic recount, said Richard Wolf with the USA Today newspaper.
  • 40 killed in accident at China power plant

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    The official Xinhua News Agency says an unknown number of other people remained beneath the debris at the site in Jiangxi province. More than 130 people were rushed to the hospital earlier this year after a toxic chemical leak in a plant in eastern China .
  • Frenchman finds 100kg of gold in house he inherited

    Frenchman finds 100kg of gold in house he inherited

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    The treasure included 5,000 gold pieces, two bars of 12kg and 37 ingots of 1kg each, Nicolas Fierfort, a local auctioneer who visited the house to value the furniture on sale, told Agence France Presse . The gold has already been sold to various French and worldwide buyers. Eventually, a massive pile of 23-pound gold bars stared the new homeowner in the face.
  • Teen armed with knife shot by officer in the Bronx

    Teen armed with knife shot by officer in the Bronx

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    The officers took the woman on a canvass and she pointed out Jones, Nikunen said. Police say officers were flagged down by a woman who said her brother was acting erratically. Shamel Jones lunged at police with a 12-inch knife. . One officer then fired a shot and struck Jones in the lower left back, Nikunen said. The unidentified man was taken to a hospital, where he's listed in critical condition.
  • Outrage as Marcos gets hero's burial in the Philippines

    Outrage as Marcos gets hero's burial in the Philippines

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    The private, last-minute event shocked many who opposed Marcos being buried in a place generally reserved for soldiers and national leaders, akin to Arlington National Cemetery in the United States. However, that decision was not final and executory up to 15 days or until motions for reconsideration are resolved. Cadagat also asked how anyone could ask the nation to move on with the burial of Marcos, when it has stoked the anger and rage of the victims of Martial Law.