Hezbollah says ready to pull forces from Iraq after IS defeat

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:20 am Support Us Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Monday he was prepared to pull his forces from Iraq, after the Islamic State group lost control over its last urban stronghold in the country. In a televised address on Monday evening, Nasrallah said the Lebanese movement had… Read More

Trump says he’s declaring North Korea a terrorism sponsor

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:20 am Support Us Trump said the designation would trigger “further sanctions and penalties” and that it “supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime.” Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:20 am Support Us

In 1991, America Stopped Building the Ultimate Submarine Russia or China Still Can't Beat

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:20 am Support Us The extreme quietness of the Seawolf class gave the Navy the idea of modifying the last submarine, USS Jimmy Carter, to support clandestine operations. The MMP gives Carter the ability to send and recover Remotely Operated Vehicles/Unmanned Underwater Vehicles and SEALs and diving teams while submerged. The Seawolf-class submarines were envisioned as the best… Read More

As World Turns More Slowly, We Face Earthquake Boom, Scientists Warn

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:20 am Support Us More powerful earthquakes could rock the globe in 2018 because of infinitesimal changes in the speed of the Earth’s rotation, scientists warn. Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:20 am Support Us

AP source: Border patrol agent may have fallen

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:20 am Support Us DALLAS (AP) — A U.S. official with knowledge of the investigation into the death of a border patrol agent said Monday that the surviving agent who radioed in for help doesn’t remember what happened. Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:20… Read More

US ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:20 am Support Us The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake … Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017… Read More

Years into journey, transgender teen still finding himself

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — It’s been six years since Theo Ramos first cut himself in the school bathroom, six years since his parents and friends and teachers found out he wanted to be a boy instead of a girl, six years in transition. And his mother, 55-year-old Lori Ramos, has been at his side. “We’ve… Read More

Mugabe leaves legacy of economic ruin, upheaval in Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa’s most controversial and influential. Wily and ruthless, the 93-year-old Mugabe outmaneuvered his opponents for decades but was undone by his own miscalculation in his final weeks in power. He blundered when… Read More

Jurors weigh San Francisco pier killing 2 years after death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration. Jurors started deliberating Tuesday after prosecutors and defense attorneys argued whether Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was… Read More

US, Chinese soldiers find common ground in disaster drills

CAMP RILEA ARMED FORCES TRAINING CENTER, Ore. (AP) — A man lay on the grass, shivering beneath his bloodstained T-shirt as Chinese military doctors and U.S. Army medics hovered over him, applying a splint and an IV. Troops nearby prepared to evacuate the injured. On a pine-studded base along the Oregon coast, military units from… Read More

Group says siege drives 500 Yemen children into malnutrition

CAIRO (AP) — A New-York based relief group has urged an end to the continuing blockade that serves as a “collective punishment” of Yemenis and risks driving 500 children into malnutrition every week. The International Rescue Committee on Wednesday said the closure of Yemeni ports by the Saudi-led coalition as part of its fight against… Read More

UN envoy for Syria urges opposition to unite before talks

BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations envoy for Syria has urged Syrian opposition groups at the opening of a meeting hosted in the Saudi capital to come up with a united delegation for the Geneva talks later this month. Staffan de Mistura spoke Wednesday at the opening of the three-day meeting for the Syrian opposition… Read More

AP Balkans correspondent recalls encounters with Mladic

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When he was finally arrested after 16 years on the run, the balding old man hobbling with pain bore little resemblance to the robust, ruthless Bosnian Serb army commander whom I twice met during the bloody breakup of the former Yugoslavia. But yes, that was Gen. Ratko Mladic, “the Butcher of… Read More

Mladic timeline: From breakup of Yugoslavia to UN verdicts

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — United Nations judges will deliver their verdicts Nov. 22 in the trial of former Bosnian Serb military commander Gen. Ratko Mladic. Here is a timeline of events leading up to the historic judgment. ____ — June 1991: The breakup of the former Yugoslavia formally starts when Slovenia and Croatia declare… Read More

Trump speaks up for Moore, warns against his ‘liberal’ rival

WASHINGTON (AP) — Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore’s “liberal” rival. The president said he would announce next week whether he will campaign for Moore, who… Read More

Austria: Bitcoins stolen over public wireless network

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say cyber thieves transferred bitcoins worth more than 100,000 euros ($117,000) from a man’s account while he was logged in on a restaurant’s public wireless network. A police statement Wednesday says the bitcoins were moved to an “unknown, non-traceable account” after the unidentified 36-year old logged in southeast of the… Read More

Raze, rebuild, repeat: why Japan knocks down its houses after 30 years

Unlike in other countries, Japanese homes become valueless over time – but as the population shrinks, can its cities finally learn to slow down and refurb? In the suburban neighbourhood of Midorigaoka, about an hour by train outside Kobe, Japan, all the houses were built by the same company in the same factory. Steel frames… Read More

Pixar’s John Lasseter taking leave citing ‘missteps’ and ‘unwanted hugs’

The head of Disney Animation will take a six-month sabbatical after stating he has unintentionally made staff members feel ‘disrespected or uncomfortable’ Disney Animation head John Lasseter will take a six-month leave of absence after confessing to unspecified “missteps”. In a company memo, obtained by the Hollywood Reporter, Lasseter writes that he has fallen short… Read More

Sí, seniors: the Chilean city with grand plans to be the best place to grow old

Promising supervised flats, nursing homes and levelled streets, Valdivia’s Gerontological Hub project is tackling Chile’s ageing crisis head-on. Can it offset the country’s shockingly low privatised pensions? UK and US ‘must learn from poor countries’ to solve ageing crisis Imagine a city that allows you to live your final years with grace and dignity. Where,… Read More

From the Archives: Turkey time

Yes, it’s time for giving thanks, gathering with friends and family, watching football and enjoying a turkey dinner. It’s also time for a collection of turkey photos from the Los Angeles Times Archive. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! — Scott Harrison An earlier version of this article was published… Full Story Here LA Times November 22,… Read More

UN Command Says North Korea Breached Armistice With Border Fire

North Korea breached the inter-Korean armistice agreement when its border guards fired across the military demarcation line with South Korea at a defecting soldier, according to the United Nations Command. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics November 22, 2017 2:20 am Support Us

Ramaphosa Is Leading South Africa’s ANC Race for Presidency

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading in the race to become the next leader of the ruling African National Congress with less than four weeks before the party’s elective conference, according to more than a dozen people familiar with the internal voting process. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics November 22, 2017 2:19 am… Read More

‘Move bus, get out the way!’

A cameraman is thwarted at the last moment after waiting 40 minutes to film a stadium demolition. Full Story Here BBC News- World November 22, 2017 2:19 am Support Us

Mugabe’s long career in pictures

A look at the career of Robert Mugabe, who has resigned as Zimbabwe’s president after 37 years in power. Full Story Here BBC Front Page November 22, 2017 2:19 am Support Us

Lebanon's Hariri returns to Beirut amid resignation saga

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:05 am Support Us BEIRUT (AP) — Saad Hariri returned to Lebanon late Tuesday for the first time since he stunned his country by announcing from Saudi Arabia that he was quitting as prime minister more than two weeks ago. Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22,… Read More

Ratko Mladic still a 'legend', says Bosnian Serb chief

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:05 am Support Us The Bosnian Serb political leader Milorad Dodik said he believed Ratko Mladic would remain “a legend” regardless of the verdict at his genocide trial on Wednesday. UN war crimes judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) are to hand… Read More

Jared Kushner is worried that Robert Mueller will 'get' Trump

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:05 am Support Us Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior aide, is reportedly worried that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into links between Russia and the presidential campaign, will “get” the US leader. Special counsel Robert Mueller is also leading an independent investigation into whether there… Read More

Ohio Man Threatened Historical Mass Shooting At Las Vegas Casino

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:05 am Support Us An Ohio man is facing federal charges after he allegedly threatened to stage a historic mass shooting at a Las Vegas casino where his estranged wife was employed at the time. Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:05 am Support Us

Watch This High Schooler Demand Answers From Her Congressman On DACA

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:05 am Support Us The sophomore at Port Richmond High School on New York’s Staten Island asked her congressman, Dan Donovan (R-NY), a hard-hitting question during a town hall forum on Sunday afternoon. Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:05 am Support Us

New Palestinian city rises with sleek homes, boutiques

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 2:05 am Support Us With wide boulevards, fashionable shopping and a Roman-style amphitheatre, the newly built Palestinian city of Rawabi is the culmination of a decades-long dream for developer Bashar al-Masri. It boasts an extreme sports centre and 15,000-seater amphitheatre hung with giant pictures of Arab and… Read More

Remembering everyone who ever shared your Thanksgiving feast

Imagine the Thanksgiving table of your life. It’s a long table, populated by all the people who have ever sat down with you at a Thanksgiving meal. It’s a heavy table, groaning with every great and awful Thanksgiving dish you’ve ever eaten or avoided. Here’s to you, green-bean-mushroom-soup-and-potato-chip… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune November 22,… Read More

David Cassidy, Singer and ‘Partridge Family’ Teen Idol, Dead at 67 – RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comDavid Cassidy, Singer and ‘Partridge Family’ Teen Idol, Dead at 67RollingStone.comDavid Cassidy, the teen idol star of ‘The Partridge Family,’ died Tuesday after being hospitalized for liver and kidney failure. Credit: Alamy. By Daniel Kreps. 7 hours ago. More News. David Cassidy Reveals Struggles With Dementia David Cassidy: Don’t …David Cassidy, star of The Partridge… Read More

Outdated, malfunctioning detection equipment can be worse than useless for the Border Patrol. – National Review

National ReviewOutdated, malfunctioning detection equipment can be worse than useless for the Border Patrol.National ReviewThe circumstances of U.S. Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez’s death this week remain murkier than the Rio Grande. Agent Martinez succumbed to critical head injuries early Sunday morning. An unnamed partner, who came to Martinez’s aid after he …Border Patrol faces deepening… Read More

Plane Carrying 11 Crew And Passengers Crashes In Philippine Sea, Navy Says – NPR

NPRPlane Carrying 11 Crew And Passengers Crashes In Philippine Sea, Navy SaysNPRThe Navy says an airplane carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed in the Philippine Sea southeast of Okinawa, Japan. “Personnel recovery” is underway, the Navy says, but there was no immediate word on possible survivors. In a brief statement, the …US Navy plane carrying… Read More

Sheriff admits to sending sexually explicit photo in uniform

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The president of the Maine Sheriff’s Association has been ousted after a sexually explicit photograph of the sheriff in his office while in uniform surfaced. WGME-TV reports Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant confirmed the explicit photo was him Tuesday. Gallant says he sent the photo to a woman he didn’t want… Read More

German business groups say country needs new government soon

BERLIN (AP) — The heads of two influential German business lobby group say the country needs a new government soon in order to tackle important issues facing the economy. Talks on forming a four-party coalition collapsed late Sunday; Chancellor Angela Merkel has signaled she’s willing to keep negotiating with other parties or lead hers into… Read More

New US sanctions target North Korean, Chinese companies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue. The Treasury Department also designated a North Korean corporation involved in exporting workers overseas. The… Read More

Search underway for crew of capsized fishing ship off Palau

TOKYO (AP) — A search is underway for two Japanese and five Indonesian crew members after their fishing ship was found capsized about 400 kilometers (250 miles) from the Pacific island of Palau. Planes and ships from the U.S., Japan and Palau are taking part in the search for the Japanese-flagged Gyotoku Maru No. 1,… Read More

New Mexico mom arrested after kids test positive for meth

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico mother is facing child abuse charges after her two children tested positive for methamphetamine. Las Cruces police say 27-year-old Marissa Gomez was arrested last week in Silver City following an investigation that was spurred by a welfare check conducted on the two children in early October. Gomez… Read More

3 indicted in slaying, mutilation of Albuquerque man

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three people have been indicted for murder and other crimes in the killing and mutilation of an Albuquerque man. Prosecutors say Chase Smotherman and Mariah Ferry face charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy, kidnapping and evidence tampering. The Albuquerque Journal reported Tuesday a third person, Mitchell Overhand, has been charged with evidence… Read More

Registered sex offender imprisoned 15 years for molestation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of molesting children on the Warm Springs and Yakama Native American reservations has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that 59-year-old Ernest Colin Selam was sentenced on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact and aggravated sexual abuse. At the time of… Read More

US Navy says aircraft with 11 aboard crashed into Pacific

TOKYO (AP) — An aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean Wednesday while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, the Navy said. The Japan-based 7th Fleet said in a statement that the search and rescue operation was launched from the carrier. “Personnel recovery is underway and their… Read More

UN judges set to pass judgment in trial of Ratko Mladic

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations’ Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is set to pass judgment Wednesday on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, who is accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes during Bosnia’s devastating 1992-95 war. Mladic, who faces 11 counts, stands accused of commanding forces responsible for… Read More

The stereo cycles of Sicily: Palermo teens pump up the velo – in pictures

Bici Palermo Tuning – a group of teenagers from the Sicilian capital – spend anything up to €1,300 customising their bikes with car batteries and multiple speakers to develop thunderous sound systems. The police are not impressed Continue reading… Full Story Here Guardian.CO.UK-TOP Stories November 22, 2017 2:05 am Support Us

Berlusconi Comeback Reaches Human Rights Judges

Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi took his comeback bid to the European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday as his lawyers fought to make him eligible for next year’s Italian election. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics November 22, 2017 2:05 am Support Us

Hariri Marks Lebanon Independence as Foreign Powers Loom Large

Prime Minister Saad Hariri returned to Lebanon after a near-three-week absence to tackle a crisis triggered by his shock resignation from Saudi Arabia, a decision that has thrust his fragile country to the fore of an escalating showdown between the kingdom and Iran. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics November 22, 2017 2:05 am Support Us

Dramatic pursuit

It seems extraordinary a defector could survive such an escape, but the footage provides rare insight. Full Story Here BBC News- World November 22, 2017 2:05 am Support Us

President Trump and accusations of sexual misconduct: The complete list

There are at least 13 women who have accused the president of sexual misconduct. Many of the accusations surfaced after the release of a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape of Trump speaking graphically about kissing and groping women uninvited. Here’s the complete list, with their evidence. Full Story Here Washington Post November 22, 2017 1:50 am… Read More

Meghan McCain and Ben Domenech Are Married

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 1:50 am Support Us The conservative co-host of ABC’s The View, 33, who is the daughter of Senator John McCain, wed conservative pundit Ben Domenech, 35, just before sunset at the bride’s family ranch in Sedona, Arizona, a rep for McCain tells PEOPLE exclusively Full Story Here… Read More

US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 1:50 am Support Us US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said. “In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an air strike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp… Read More

Police: Woman confessed to putting babies in concrete in 90s

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 1:50 am Support Us TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she confessed to putting four newborns in concrete-filled buckets two decades ago and having been filled with guilt over not caring for her babies. Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22,… Read More

Woman Says Al Franken Groped Her During 2010 Photo Op

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 1:50 am Support Us Another woman has come forward with an assault allegation against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 1:50 am Support Us

Iran, Lebanon reject Arab League criticism as tensions mount

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 1:50 am Support Us TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday rejected a harsh statement by Arab League foreign ministers condemning the Islamic Republic and its proxy Hezbollah, saying the tirade was “full of lies” and the product of Saudi “pressure and propaganda.” Full Story Here Yahoo… Read More

Charlie Rose Accused Of Sexually Harassing And Groping Women

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 1:50 am Support Us Talk show host Charlie Rose has been accused of sexual misconduct by eight women, The Washington Post reported Monday. Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 1:50 am Support Us

A Timeline Of Charles Manson’s Path To Infamy

Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 1:50 am Support Us Charles Manson has been called many things over the years. Full Story Here Yahoo News November 22, 2017 1:50 am Support Us

Layoffs part of evolution, says NBC Sports Chicago boss

Recent job eliminations at NBC Sports Chicago weren’t about cutting costs, according to man who oversees it and its sister regional sports networks. Cubs reporter Patrick Mooney, and White Sox reporter Dan Hayes were among channel staffers whose jobs were eliminated last week, and Blackhawks beat… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune November 22, 2017 1:50… Read More

Punta Arenas in the spotlight: Chile’s oil-rich gateway city to the Antarctic

It once hosted Captain Scott and serves as a jumping-off point for expeditions to the icy wastes to the south. Global investment lies ahead – and better housing for the city’s indigenous population When Robert Scott’s frozen remains were recovered 105 years ago this week, Antarctic exploration was a European-only affair. Now it’s a bustling… Read More

Aid workers and sexual harassment: share your experiences

As allegations of abuse come to light concerning the UN and charities, we want to hear your stories of working in the humanitarian sector Allegations of sexual harassment and abuse have hit Hollywood and politicians, and the #MeToo movement has gathered momentum. Now, international charities and humanitarian agencies are coming under scrutiny. Last week, Save… Read More

Hammond’s dilemma: fiscal Phil’s safest option is to be boring Phil

The maths of a hung parliament, austerity fatigue and powerful critics add up to a toxic budget mix, leaving chancellor stuck For Philip Hammond it is hard to see Wednesday 22 November as anything other than a lose-lose moment. In this budget – his first financial statement since the Conservatives were stripped of their majority… Read More

Mel Gibson: Weinstein scandal is a ‘precursor to change’

Star, dogged by claims of racist and misogynistic behaviour, says he welcomes ‘light being thrown where there were shadows’ Mel Gibson has spoken out about the sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood, saying the wave of accusations against Harvey Weinstein have been “painful” but will lead to change in the industry. The actor and Oscar-winning director,… Read More

Mladic Faces Genocide Verdict in Yugoslav Tribunal’s Final Trial

A UN tribunal will rule Wednesday on former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, whose charges include genocide, as the court nears the end of its work punishing those who committed war crimes during the collapse of Yugoslavia. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics November 22, 2017 1:49 am Support Us

Meg Whitman to Step Down as HP Enterprise CEO

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. said CEO Meg Whitman is stepping down after six years at the company. Bloomberg’s Megan Murphy reports on “What’d You Miss?” (Source: Bloomberg) Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics November 22, 2017 1:49 am Support Us

FCC Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for Telecoms – New York Times

New York TimesFCC Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for TelecomsNew York TimesThe Federal Communications Commission released a plan on Tuesday to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for internet service companies to charge users more to see certain content and to curb access …FCC’s next step on… Read More

Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier’s escape across border – CNN

CNNDramatic video shows North Korean soldier’s escape across borderCNN(CNN) Dramatic video showing a North Korean soldier fleeing across the border into South Korea while being shot at by his former comrades was released by the United Nations Command Wednesday. The video’s release marks the first time the …Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run… Read More

Google plans to ‘de-rank’ Russia Today and Sputnik to combat misinformation

Alphabet chief executive Eric Schmidt says Google and other tech companies must act against state-run Russian news agencies to stop spread of falsehoods Eric Schmidt, the chief executive of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has said the search engine is preparing to take action against state-run Russian news agencies, including Russia Today and Sputnik, which are… Read More

Iranian charged with Game of Thrones hack

Behzad Mesri is accused of leaking details of unaired episodes and demanding a $6m ransom from HBO. Full Story Here BBC Front Page November 22, 2017 1:35 am Support Us

Sevilla 3-3 Liverpool

Liverpool concede a late equaliser as Sevilla fight back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 in the Champions League. Full Story Here BBC Front Page November 22, 2017 1:35 am Support Us

1970s teen idol who starred in ‘The Partridge Family’ dies at 67

At the height of his popularity, David Cassidy commanded a rabid fan base that drew comparisons to those of Elvis Presley and the Beatles. His likeness was emblazoned on posters, coloring books and lunchboxes, as the band he led on a TV sitcom — the Partridge Family — became one of the decade’s defining pop… Read More

US Navy plane carrying 11 crashes into ocean near Okinawa – Washington Post

Washington PostUS Navy plane carrying 11 crashes into ocean near OkinawaWashington PostTOKYO — A U.S. Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa on Wednesday afternoon, the Seventh Fleet said. The aircraft was traveling to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, which is currently operating …US Navy Says Aircraft With… Read More

Aid given in cash improves health and spurs school attendance, say researchers

Cash handouts bring major benefits to world’s poorest people, allowing them to live with greater dignity, claims international study Foreign aid in the form of cash transfers with no strings attached can improve health and increase school attendance, a study has found. Earlier this year, Downing Street was forced to defend the use of controversial… Read More

After the liberation of Mosul, an orgy of killing

In the dying days of the battle of Mosul, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad followed Iraqi soldiers during the last push against Isis. But following their victory, a new wave of savagery was unleashed One hot and sticky evening in July, in the dying days of the battle for Mosul, a group of Iraqi army officers sat for… Read More

Argentina’s navy says fresh noises are not from missing submarine

Sounds detected during search for ARA San Juan came from ‘biological source’ Search enters critical phase amid concern oxygen running out Argentina’s navy has said sounds detected from the bottom of the ocean are not from the submarine which has been missing in rough seas for five days with 44 crew on board. Spokesman Enrique… Read More

U.S. Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes into the Pacific Ocean

The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. The Japan-based 7th Fleet says in a statement that the search and rescue operation has been launched from the carrier. It says the ship was… Full Story… Read More

Trump speaks up for Moore, warns against his ‘liberal’ rival

WASHINGTON (AP) — Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival…. Full Story Here AP- Latest Politics November 22, 2017 1:20 am Support Us

A World Without Merkel

After the collapse of coalition talks, the German chancellor is looking weaker than ever. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics November 22, 2017 1:20 am Support Us

Trump’s Staying in Syria, Where America’s Enemies Hold the Cards

It’s usually the victors who convene peace conferences, to cement their gains, and that’s what Russia and Iran are trying to do in Syria. The wild card in their calculations is Donald Trump’s America. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics November 22, 2017 1:20 am Support Us

Poland Resumes Work on Judicial Overhaul at Center of EU Row

Poland’s ruling party will resume work on an overhaul of the nation’s judiciary that’s triggered an unprecedented threat of sanctions by the European Union and protests from groups who say the government is sliding toward authoritarianism. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics November 22, 2017 1:20 am Support Us

New Era for Zimbabwe as Mugabe Resigns as President

Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe, ending his 37-year rule and sparking scenes of wild celebrations throughout the capital. Bloomberg’s Arabile Gumede reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe.” (Source: Bloomberg) Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics November 22, 2017 1:20 am Support Us

Trump all but endorses Roy Moore despite sexual assault allegations

Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore’s “liberal” rival. The president said he would… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune November 22, 2017 1:05 am Support… Read More

Cook County Board approves budget with 321 layoffs

Six weeks after repealing the controversial soda tax, the Cook County Board on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a scaled-back $5.2 billion budget for next year that will lay off 321 employees. Dozens of employees lined up in the board room before the vote, testifying for about 90 minutes about… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune… Read More

Border Patrol faces deepening mystery surrounding agent’s death – CBS News

CBS NewsBorder Patrol faces deepening mystery surrounding agent’s deathCBS NewsLast Updated Nov 21, 2017 4:50 PM EST. The U.S. Border Patrol is investigating the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of one agent and serious injury of another. Agent Rogelio Martinez died Sunday from injuries sustained in the line of duty.Border Patrol agent may have fallen… Read More

Woman Stole $300,000 Worth of Airline Miles From Former Employer, Police Say

(MERRIMACK, N.H.) — Police in New Hampshire have accused a woman of stealing over $300,000 worth of airline miles from a former employer’s account. Thirty-six-year-old Tiffany Tomaselli, of Manchester, was charged Saturday with theft by unauthorized taking and other offenses after she turned herself in to police. Tomaselli was released on $5,000 bond. It wasn’t… Read More

The night Barbuda died: how Hurricane Irma created a Caribbean ghost town

Two and a half months after Barbuda was battered by 185mph winds, the island remains ruined and largely uninhabitated. Now locals are questioning if people will ever return Walking the streets of the small Caribbean island of Barbuda on a Friday afternoon, you are likely to see more goats than humans. Dogs, cats and horses,… Read More

Cycling downhill: has Copenhagen hit peak bike?

The share of trips taken by bike in Denmark’s capital has fallen. With ever more cars on the road and a new metro line about to open, can Copenhagen reach its target to have half of all journeys made by bike? It’s 8am on a rainy weekday morning on Copenhagen’s Nørrebrogade street and the stream… Read More

No British judge on world court for first time in its 71-year history

Indian candidate fills 15th and final place on bench of international court of justice after UK withdraws its pick for post The UK will not have a judge on the bench of the international court of justice for the first time in its 71-year history after the British candidate withdrew following an acrimonious competition. Minutes… Read More

Collapse of German coalition talks underlines Merkel’s weaknesses

The FDP’s Lindner has been painted as the villain but the chancellor must bear some responsibility for other parties’ reluctance to work with her CDU After exploratory talks to form Germany’s next government collapsed in dramatic fashion shortly before midnight on Sunday, the culprit was quickly found: Christian Lindner, the cocksure leader of the pro-business… Read More

Dashcam video shows plane crash-landing in Florida – video

Two police dashcam videos captured the moment a small plane crash-landed on a busy Florida road. Pinellas County Sheriff’s office said officers were responding to a call on the North Keene Road in Clearwater when they saw the single-engine Rockwell Commander 112 flying low before crashing into the road. The 61-year-old pilot and 55-year-old passenger… Read More

Olympic champion Gabby Douglas says team doctor abused her

Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor. Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and a three-time gold medalist, wrote in an Instagram post Tuesday night that she waited so long to reveal the abuse by Larry Nassar… Full Story Here LA Times… Read More

Anger over mystery

The Thai army says the young cadet died of heart failure – but his family found that his organs were missing. Full Story Here BBC News- World November 22, 2017 1:04 am Support Us

‘Free’: Zimbabwe’s day of celebration

Celebrations continued into the night after Robert Mugabe’s 37-year reign as president came to an end. Full Story Here BBC News- World November 22, 2017 1:04 am Support Us

‘Butcher of Bosnia’

Ratko Mladic, accused of orchestrating the worst atrocities in post-war Europe, is to hear his fate. Full Story Here BBC News- World November 22, 2017 1:04 am Support Us

Graduate with 2:1 sues Oxford for £1m

Faiz Siddiqui wants £1m in damages from the university because of “inadequate” teaching. Full Story Here BBC Front Page November 22, 2017 1:04 am Support Us

Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell react to Charlie Rose allegations

Hours after nearly a dozen women accused veteran journalist Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct, his co-anchors Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell addressed the situation on “C Full Story Here ABC News- Top Stories November 22, 2017 1:04 am Support Us

Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom

North Korea clearly violated the 1953 armistice agreement that ended the Korean War when its border guards shot after, and one ran after, a North Korean soldier as he made a daring dash for freedom last week, the commander of U.S. Forces in Korea said Wednesday. His full escape – including the… Full Story Here… Read More

How Trump is building a border wall that no one can see – Washington Post

Washington PostHow Trump is building a border wall that no one can seeWashington PostPresident Trump’s vision of a “big, beautiful” wall along the Mexican border may never be realized, and almost certainly not as a 2,000-mile physical structure spanning sea to sea. But in a systematic and less visible way, his administration is …Given 18… Read More

White House military personnel removed amid investigation into contacts with foreign women during Trump’s Asia trip – Washington Post

Washington PostWhite House military personnel removed amid investigation into contacts with foreign women during Trump’s Asia tripWashington PostThree military personnel have been reassigned from their White House jobs amid allegations that they had improper contact with foreign women while traveling with President Trump on his recent trip to Asia, according to officials familiar with the… Read More

Who wins and loses in Trump’s tax plan?

Congress has yet to settle on a final draft of a tax-cut bill but if you’re rich, a corporation or your name is Donald Trump you could be in luck Over the Thanksgiving break Congress will have time to start digesting Donald Trump’s plans to implement the largest tax overhaul in a generation. It already… Read More

Aftermath of mosque bombing in Nigeria – video

Footage from Nigerian TV shows the site of a bomb blast in a mosque in Adamawa state, eastern Nigeria, which killed at least 50 people on Tuesday. Adamawa borders Borno state, where terrorist group Boko Haram is based. The group has not claimed responsibility for the bombing• Warning: contains graphic scenes • Nigeria mosque attack:… Read More

Trade in Dead Sea Scrolls awash with suspected forgeries, experts warn

Two experts say a significant number of fragments bought in multimillion-dollar trade are suspected fakes A multimillion-dollar trade in fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls fuelled by a surge in interest from wealthy evangelicals in the US includes a significant number of suspected forgeries, two prominent experts have said. Continue reading… Full Story Here Guardian.CO.UK-TOP… Read More

Zimbabwe’s strange crisis is a very modern kind of coup

Historically, African takeovers have been seismic and violent, but now participants are more wary of international opinion It looked like a coup from a movie: a convoy of armoured vehicles, the president under house arrest, and the general on the nation’s screens talking of “restoring stability” in the small hours of the morning. But since… Read More

North Korean defector’s daring escape caught on video

Footage shows regime soldiers pursuing and shooting at their compatriot, who was hit at least five times as he ran for his life across the border Dramatic footage has emerged showing a North Korean military defector fleeing across the border to South Korea as he is pursued and shot at by his compatriots before being… Read More

For the Record

German president: In the Nov. 21 Section A, the caption for a photo with a story about German politics identified a man as German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The man was not Steinmeier. Della Reese: In the Nov. 21 California section, the obituary of singer/actress Della Reese omitted the… Full Story Here LA Times November 22,… Read More

What is the case against Ratko Mladic?

We look at the main charges against Ratko Mladic, a general known as the “Butcher of Bosnia”. Full Story Here BBC Front Page November 22, 2017 12:49 am Support Us

2 adults, 4 children dead after fire engulfs home in Ogle County near Dixon

Four children and two adults from the same family died in a house fire early Tuesday in rural northern Illinois, according to the local sheriff. Authorities received a 911 call just after midnight reporting smoke in the basement of a home outside Dixon in the unincorporated community of Lost Nation,… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune… Read More