SYRIA SEIZES 75 PER­CENT OF ALEPPO

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Syr­ian gov­ern­ment forces and al­lied mili­tias cap­tured Aleppo’s cen­trally lo­cated al-Shaar neigh­bor­hood from rebels Tues­day, se­cur­ing nearly three­quar­ters of the be­sieged en­clave less than two weeks af­ter launch­ing a ground of­fen­sive, ac­cord­ing to the Syr­ian mil­i­tary.

The Syr­ian gov­ern­ment and its ally Rus­sia mean­while re­jected a cease-fire for the war-torn city, keep­ing up the mil­i­tary of­fen­sive amid rebel re­treats and mas­sive dis­place­ment.

Snow geese deaths from mine pit num­ber in the thou­sands B

butte, mont.» Sev­eral thou­sand snow geese died af­ter a snow­storm forced tens of thou­sands of the mi­gra­tory birds to take refuge in the acidic, metal-laden waters of an old open pit mine in Mon­tana last week.

Wit­nesses said the pit looked like “700 acres of white birds,” on Nov. 28. Since then, em­ploy­ees of MR and Arco have used spot­lights, noise mak­ers and other ef­forts to haze the birds off the wa­ter and try to pre­vent oth­ers from land­ing.

Aide says Trump sold all of his stock in June

B washington» Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump sold all of his stocks in June as he plunged into the gen­eral elec­tion cam­paign, his tran­si­tion team an­nounced Tues­day.

His ad­vis­ers pro­vided no proof of the trans­ac­tions and would not ex­plain the ap­par­ent sell-off.

The an­nounce­ment comes amid swirling ques­tions about po­ten­tial con­flicts of in­ter­est be­tween Trump’s ex­pan­sive fi­nan­cial hold­ings and the de­ci­sions that will reach his desk as pres­i­dent.

Some de­tails of Trump’s fi­nances are un­known, given that he never re­leased his tax re­turns dur­ing the pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, break­ing decades of prece­dent.

Earth­quake rocks In­done­sia’s Aceh prov­ince; at least 25 dead. A strong

un­der­sea earth­quake rocked In­done­sia’s Aceh prov­ince early Wed­nes­day, killing at least 25 peo­ple and caus­ing dozens of build­ings to col­lapse. In the Pi­die Jaya district, hun­dreds of peo­ple have been in­jured and more than 40 build­ings, in­clud­ing mosques, stores and homes, were flat­tened.

Utah to spend $138,000 to re­store out­law’s cabin

B cir­cleville, utah» State of­fi­cials are go­ing to re­store a de­cay­ing wood

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