End game for IS in Mosul?

Amid warnings of  potential humanitarian crisis, Iraqi and Kurdish forces, with support from the US, Britain and France, are converging on the second city of Mosul in northern Iraq, in what could prove to be a decisive battle with IS occupying forces.

Follow updates at The Guardian here.



Preparations are under way for Wednesday’s final US Presidential debate.

In Britain’s very own political maneuverings, meanwhile, a “death spiral”…





New UK inflation figures are released this morning.





NFL ratings are falling.

In baseball – where ratings are growing amid an exciting playoff period – the Cleveland Indians are one win away from the World Series after they became the first team in MLB history to win a postseason game without having any pitcher record more than five outs.

And they had another victory in the land of their opponents…

After yesterday’s parade honoring Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic teams, a similar event will be held today in London.







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