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Hellish conditions engulf east Aleppo, while life goes on in the west.

Families in Aleppo flee their destroyed homes

“People are fleeing from one neighborhood to another" seeking treatment and shelter, he said in a phone interview as bomb blasts from Syrian government and Russian jets pounding the rebel stronghold can be heard exploding in the background. "We lack everything: medications, food, water and fuel.”

Just a few miles from the hellish conditions in east Aleppo lies another world. Most residents of west Aleppo have remained loyal to the regime of President Bashar Assad and life goes on normally even as Syria's long and bloody civil war rages around them. People can shop at markets, go to work and walk to school. I think more should be done to put an end to the violence that is tearing a nation and millions of peoples lives apart.

With the Dallas Cowboys needing one good drive to extend or win the game on Sunday night, it was baffling that their most dynamic playmaker this season – Ezekiel Elliott -- watched from the sideline. Elliott wasn’t injured. Yet the Cowboys subbed Elliott for third-down back Lance Dunbar for both of their final two possessions before flaming out with a 10-7 loss to the New York Giants.

“Lance Dunbar has been in some of those two-minute situations for us and that’s been a role that he’s played,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett explained. “Zeke has done that as well, but we just felt that Lance, in those situations was pretty good so we gave him those opportunities.”

Nike decides to leave the Golf industry on Aug 3rd 2016

Nike’s decision to leave the golf equipment business comes at a time when interest in golf has declined in the United States, according to The Washington Post. The National Golf Foundation reported that the number of golfers who played at least one round a year went from 30 million in 2005 to 24 million in 2015 – the lowest since the mid-1990s. Nike had to let thousands of employees go when they made the decision to leave the golf industry.

Aleppo evacuations: From one war zone to another

2 girls walk down a street of rubble and broken buildings

Evacuations began for hundreds of civilians and rebels from Syria's eastern Aleppo on Thursday, but for many, fleeing their homes means leaving one war zone for another.

Most of the civilians will be taken to rebel-controlled area in the neighboring province of Idlib, one of the few remaining footholds rebel groups still have in the country and most likely the regime's next target for recapture. Rebel fighters were also being allowed to move there.

By Thursday evening about 1,000 civilians, including 300 children and 28 wounded, had been evacuated from Aleppo, the International Committee of the Red Cross announced on Twitter. Evacuations are expected to continue throughout the night and into Friday, according to Syrian state TV.

Trump appoints Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson, Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus: These are just a few of the men filling major roles in President-elect Donald Trump's administration.But some Cabinet and other West Wing positions remain unfilled. He has yet to name a director of national intelligence, secretary of agriculture, secretary of veterans affairs and trade representative.

Trump must choose all his Cabinet members and appointments by his Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration and he will eventually need to fill about 4,000 positions in the government.

A California college student and professor who he recorded criticizing Trump during the class have both fallen under fire amid threats of expulsion and legal action. It is the latest in string of incidences involving teachers expressing their views on President-elect Donald Trump in the classroom.

MISSING: 1 black Iphone 5. (With a purple case)

Last seen: In the gyms at Vandenberge Middle School

Reward: A backhand to the face for taking my phone

On Saturday, 12/17/16 at a house basketball game, I took off my sweatpants because I had to play in the next game. But when I came back my pants were missing, including my Iphone 5. I looked for about 20 minutes, turning up every article of clothing and asking everyone on my team before I gave up :( It is still missing, if you have any info on its whereabouts please let me know immediately.

YouTube star Adam Saleh 'kicked off' Delta Air Lines flight

A YouTube star's video about his removal from a Delta Air Lines flight has gone viral across social media.

Adam Saleh told the BBC he was asked to get off the London-New York flight on Wednesday after speaking to his mother in Arabic on the phone.

He said a fellow passenger had expressed feeling uncomfortable.Delta Air Lines confirmed that two customers were removed after a "disturbance" and said it would investigate the report.

The incident is said to have taken place while the plane was still at Heathrow airport, and also involved Mr Saleh's friend.Mr Saleh said: "This lady screamed, 'what is he saying?' and said she felt uncomfortable."The captain came and asked what happened."I was so disgusted I took a video as I was being asked to leave," he added. 'I just froze'

US airline Delta released a statement on its website saying "more than 20 customers" expressed their discomfort. It is unclear whether they were referring to the Arabic speaking, or the disturbance that followed.

"We take all allegations of discrimination seriously and we are gathering all of the facts before jumping to any conclusion," the statement said.It continued, "Maintaining a safe, comfortable and orderly onboard environment is paramount for every flight and requires the co-operation of all of our customers."

Mr Saleh said he later boarded a different flight with a different company."Once we were off the [Delta Airlines] plane, we were told it was because we were being loud. You don't just kick someone off for being loud!" said Mr Saleh.Mr Saleh's friend, Slim Albaher, who was also escorted off the plane, said: "I just froze. It was like something you'd only see in the movies."

Aleppo back under government control

The Syrian army has retaken control of the besieged city of Aleppo, following the evacuation of the last group of civilians and rebels, a statement says. A UN official said earlier that more than 34,000 people had been removed since last Thursday.

The evacuees have been taken to rebel-held territory in the countryside west of Aleppo and in Idlib province. This is a major victory for President Bashar al-Assad, whose campaign was aided by Russian air strikes.

What next for the evacuees?

The evacuation of the opposition-held part of eastern Aleppo was part of a deal brokered by Russia and Iran. In return, residents of the government-controlled towns of Foah and Kefraya in Idlib province, besieged by rebels, would also be removed. In a statement on Syrian TV, the army announced the "return of security to Aleppo".

"This victory represents a strategic change and a turning point in the war against terrorism on the one hand and a crushing blow to the terrorists' project and their supporters on the other hand," it said. The government usually refers to the rebels as "terrorists". Ahmed Qorra Ali, part of the rebel group Ahrar al-Sham, told AFP that "the last convoy has left the rebel-controlled area".


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