A small distance of five to six kilometers keeps Iraqi forces away from center city. The siege against Mosul will likely overlap with a campaign against Syria's Raqqa, U.S. But with its claim to run a "caliphate" losing credibility with every new loss of territory, IS has mounted a fierce and well-organised resistance in the fight for Mosul .
The utility is confirming the status of the idled Shimane nuclear power plant, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the epicenter. The temblor struck near the city of Kurayoshi, west of Osaka, the U.S. No tsunami warning was issued and no abnormalities were reported at nuclear power plants in the region. The meteorological agency says there is no danger from a tsunami .
They have called for massive nationwide protests on Wednesday - the first such rallies since hundreds of thousands of MUD supporters filled the streets of Caracas on September 1. "We will not permit a parliamentary coup of any kind", he told cheering supporters at a rally in Caracas , after jetting back from an global tour.
Mulayam strongly defended Amar Singh, a Samajwadi member of Parliament who is being blamed by the Akhilesh faction for the problems in the family. They said the future of the party lay in the hands of the 43-year-old son of Mulayam Singh.
The record has received glowing reviews from fans, including Arrow actor Colton Haynes, who tweeted: "Honestly, @ladygaga 's new album #Joanne is easily my favorite album of the year & I just listened to it". "We've been already planning it and thinking of all the different ways we can make this a special experience for the football fans", the "Mother Monster" said.
A five-member team led by senior BJP leader and former Union Minister for External Affairs and Finance Yashwant Sinha is arriving here on Tuesday to start Track-II diplomacy to resolve the over three month long unrest in the Valley. The aim is to share the pain and sufferings of the people. Asked if the Yashwant Sinha-led delegation had the government's backing, he said, "We can not stop something which is voluntary in nature, beyond that I can not comment".