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What You Need to Know About Vote Recounts

Magney said the commission still will require Stein to pay $3.5 million by Tuesday and she'll be on the hook for any additional costs. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla called Trump's allegations "unsubstantiated" and "absurd" and said in a statement Sunday that "his reckless tweets are inappropriate and unbecoming of a President-elect".



Assad says Aleppo battle changes course of war

TRT World's Simon McGregor-Wood gives more information. "The decision to liberate all of Syria has been taken, and that includes Aleppo", Syrian President Bashar Assad told the state newspaper al-Watan. "These patients and civilians had been trapped in the area for days because of heavy clashes nearby and as the front line kept drawing closer", said ICRC Syria delegation head Marianne Gasser.


QuickQuotes: Viola Desmond on the new $10

QuickQuotes: Viola Desmond on the new $10

A Canadian civil rights activist who was jailed and convicted for challenging racial segregation in the 1940s has been chosen to be the country's first woman to appear on a banknote. Instead, she sat in the whites-only section on the main floor, before being arrested and charged. Desmond died in 1965 and in 2010 she was a posthumously pardoned.



Tsunami warnings are cancelled after big Pacific earthquake

There were reports of some power outages in the Solomon Islands, although there were no immediate reports of widespread damage or injuries from the quake. A preliminary-magnitude 6.9 aftershock struck near the Solomon Islands early Saturday morning, the day after a 7.7 natural disaster hit the same area, the U.S.



Senior Russian officer dies from wounds in Syria's Aleppo

Syria and Russian Federation, which supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, have said they want rebels to leave Aleppo and will not consider a ceasefire unless that happens. The official said there was now "no American position, apart from the Russian agenda: the Russians want the fighters out and they (the Americans) are ready to coordinate over that", said the Turkey-based official, citing indirect contacts with US officials overnight.


Turkish jets hit IS targets in Syria

Turkish jets hit IS targets in Syria

Most of the attacks in the Syria campaign have been blamed on the IS extremists. Turkish-backed rebels launched an assault on city of al-Bab in northern Syria held by the Islamic State (IS) militants on Friday, opposition fighters said, and Turkish warplanes hit dozens of Islamist militants targets in support of the offensive.