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Russia shows special forces in action in Syria

Mohammed Hassan al-Homsi, who runs the Palmyra News Network, said IS was steering away from northern Syria, where Turkey and the anti-IS global coalition have focused their fight. "Intense Russian raids since last night forced IS out of Palmyra, hours after the jihadists retook control of the city", said the Observatory's Rami Abdel Rahman.


Condemned Alabama man coughed, heaved during execution

Condemned Alabama man coughed, heaved during execution

When Smith as asked if he had any last words to say he simply replied "No mam". Ronald Smith, 45, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m. (0505 GMT) at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, where he was executed by lethal injection, a spokesman for the AlabamaDepartment of Corrections said .


Trump Appoints Walter White as DEA Head on Saturday Night Live

Trump Appoints Walter White as DEA Head on Saturday Night Live

It's been a few years since Breaking Bad left our screens, but Walter White returned this weekend to mock Donald Trump . For fans, the reprise (and the several references to the AMC hit peppered in amongst his lines) were a welcome twist on the now-standard Trump slams.


Goods and Services Tax Council meet inconclusive; April 1 target seems undoable

Goods and Services Tax Council meet inconclusive; April 1 target seems undoable

Nearly all the time on Sunday was spent in going over, clause by clause, of the voluminous GST draft legislations. "I have various options ready for discussion and as and when it is discussed we will place those options before the council", Jaitley said when asked whether the issue of dual control was discussed.


Garth Brooks in Talks to Play at Donald Trump's Inauguration

Garth Brooks in Talks to Play at Donald Trump's Inauguration

Sir Elton John was apparently Trump's first choice to perform at the inauguration - this despite the fact that John is neither American nor aligns with any of the Trump administration's social stances. Boris Ephysteyn, who's the communications director in charge of the inauguration, rubbished claims that it's proving next to impossible to book anyone for the event.



Dalung assures Super Falcons on entitlements

But comments from the minister of sports, Solomon Dalung made matters worst. The Super Falcons on Saturday, December 3 beat Cameroon to win their eighth AWCON title. Workers at both the federal and state level are gearing up for the Eid-El Maulud festival, but the Super Falcons say they will not vacate the Agura hotel in Abuja until their demand is looked into.