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Tiger Escapes From Zoo, Roams Streets of Paris
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 7:15 pm

Tiger Escapes From Zoo, Roams Streets of Paris  U.S. News & World ReportTiger shot after roaming Paris streets  BBC NewsCops kill tiger that escaped French circus and got into subway  New York PostTiger shot dead in Paris after escaping from circus  euronewsFull coverag […]

Black Friday 2017: A Run on Sneakers in LA, and a...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 6:58 pm

Black Friday 2017: A Run on Sneakers in LA, and a Frenzy Online  New York TimesBlack Friday deals net $640M in sales so far, mobile 60% of all traffic  TechCrunchFamily fun? How Black Friday became more about the 'sport' than the sales  NBCNews.comBlack Friday Is Far From Dead  BloombergFull coverag […]

Three dogs help injured woman survive Canadian...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 6:44 pm

Dog walker Annette Poitras was rescued this week after falling during a hike in the BC wilderness. […]

London police stand down after Oxford Circus...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 6:42 pm

London police stand down after Oxford Circus incident  CNNOxford Circus Station in London Reopens After Panicked Evacuation  New York TimesReports of gunshots spark panic in London, but police find nothing  Chicago TribuneOxford Street panic subsides after central London alert  The GuardianOxford Circus Tube incident: As it happened  BBC NewsFull coverag […]

Iran hits back over Saudi's prince's 'Hitler'...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 6:28 pm

Iran hits back over Saudi's prince's 'Hitler' comment  BBC NewsSaudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Is “Immature” and “Weak,” Iran Says in Latest War of Words  NewsweekSaudi Arabia's crown prince calls Iran's supreme leader 'new Hitler' of the Middle East  Fox NewsSaudi Crown Prince Labels Iran's Supreme Leader “The New Hitler”  ValueWalkInsider claims Saudi princes and billionaires 'tortured and insulted' following brutal crackdown  NEWS.com.auFull coverag […]

Iran hits back over Saudi's prince's 'Hitler'...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 6:27 pm

A war of words intensifies after the Saudi crown prince compares Iran's supreme leader to Hitler. […]

Egypt attack: More than 230 killed in Sinai mosque
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 6:12 pm

The gun and bomb assault in Sinai is the deadliest militant attack in Egypt's modern history. […]

Trump to meet with Senate Republicans ahead of...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 6:09 pm

Trump to meet with Senate Republicans ahead of crucial tax votes  Washington PostSenate vote on tax cut looms next week  The HillThe GOP Tax Plan Is Entering Its Make-or-Break Week  BloombergHouse and Senate tax bills would be a step forward  CNNFull coverag […]

North Korea replaces soldiers and digs trench at...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 6:06 pm

North Korea replaces soldiers and digs trench at defection site  CNNNorth Korea Nuclear Bomb Test May Have Killed Children in School Collapse  NewsweekNorth Korea digs DMZ trench after recent defection  BBC NewsNorth Korea's wounded defector 'nice guy' - surgeon  ReutersThe US invaded Iraq in 2003... will it be North Korea in 2018?  News24Full coverag […]

Uma Thurman Lashes Out at Harvey Weinstein: 'You...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 6:04 pm

Uma Thurman Lashes Out at Harvey Weinstein: 'You Don't Deserve a Bullet'  Us WeeklyUma Thurman To Harvey Weinstein: “I'm Glad It's Going Slowly, You Don't Deserve A Bullet… Stay Tuned”  DeadlineUma Thurman to Harvey Weinstein: "You Don't Deserve a Bullet"  Hollywood Reporter'The deadliest woman in the world': The Bride and Uma Thurman's revenge on Hollywood's men  Telegraph.co.ukUma Thurman Gets Emotional About Women Speaking Out On Sexual Harassment In Hollywood | Access Hollywood  Access HollywoodFull coverag […]

Tiger shot after roaming Paris streets
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm

A circus tiger escaped and briefly roamed an area near the Eiffel Tower in the French capital. […]

Emmerson Mnangagwa: Who is the man known as the...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 5:58 pm

Emmerson Mnangagwa has achieved a long-held ambition to become Zimbabwe's president. But who is he? […]

Egypt: Hundreds dead as mosque attackers gun down...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 5:58 pm

Egypt: Hundreds dead as mosque attackers gun down worshippers  CNN235 Killed in Egypt Mosque Attack, State Media Says  TIMEEgypt Suffers Worst Attack as 235 Killed in Assault on Mosque  BloombergIslamic State–Sinai Province: What is the ISIS-linked terrorist group?  USA TODAYEgypt mosque attack leaves at least 235 dead in Sinai Peninsula  NBCNews.comFull coverag […]

More than 200 killed as Egypt militants attack...
Posted by Omar Medhat, Nabih Bulos, Alexandra Zavis on November 24, 2017 at 5:55 pm

At least 235 people were killed and scores more injured when gunmen stormed a mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives and firing on worshipers in what was believed to be the deadliest attack of its kind ever in Egypt. There was no immediate claim of responsibility... […]

Turkey Says Trump Promised to Halt US Arming of...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Turkey Says Trump Promised to Halt US Arming of Syrian Kurds  BloombergTurkey claims Trump agreed to stop arming Syrian Kurds  The HillTrump will stop arming Syrian Kurdish fighters  New York PostFull coverag […]

Why Trump should be nervous, but not panicking,...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Why Trump should be nervous, but not panicking, after Michael Flynn's lawyers cut off communication  Washington PostFlynn may be moving to cooperate with Mueller's Russia probe  ABC NewsHow Paul Manafort is connected to the Trump, Russia investigation  Fox NewsMichael Flynn, Oscar Pistorius, Black Friday: Your Friday Briefing  New York TimesRobert Mueller is holding all the cards. He has the latitude to play them when he chooses  gulfnews.comFull coverag […]

Al Franken still hasn't denied grabbing women
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Al Franken still hasn't denied grabbing women  Washington PostSen. Al Franken apologizes for making some women 'feel badly'  USA TODAYAl Franken makes a new apology amid sexual-harassment allegations  Business InsiderAl Franken vows to regain Minnesota's trust after harassment allegations  NOLA.comTwo More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching  HuffPostFull coverag […]

Zimbabwe's new president Mnangagwa vows to...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 5:23 pm

President Emmerson Mnangagwa vows sweeping changes, after the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe. […]

Five Ukraine troops die in heavy fighting with...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 5:12 pm

There has been a serious escalation of fighting in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine. […]

Argentina missing submarine: Still no sign of ARA...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 4:07 pm

"We would like to have better news," the navy's spokesman tells reporters as there is no trace. […]

Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa: Mugabe 'a father...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Zimbabwe's new president paid tribute to his predecessor and promised to rebuild the country. […]

Germany coalition: Merkel and SPD to meet in new...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Germany's chancellor is to meet her ex-coalition partners, who have refused to renew their alliance. […]

Shocking sexual abuse allegations at a...
Posted by Jonathan Kaiman on November 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Several parents have accused a Beijing kindergarten of drugging and sexually abusing their children, causing an upswell of anger on Chinese social media and prompting an investigation into abuse at kindergartens nationwide. Children at a school run by the Beijing-based, New York-listed RYB Education... […]

Flies more germ-laden than suspected
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Flies' disease-carrying potential may be greater than previously thought, say US researchers. […]

Suspect caught after trooper is slain during...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 3:26 pm

Suspect caught after trooper is slain during traffic stop on Thanksgiving  New York PostSuspect arrested after Texas DPS trooper and father of 3 killed on Thanksgiving  KTRK-TVTexas trooper slain on Thanksgiving was father of three, 15-year veteran of force  Chron.comFull coverag […]

Accused Mumbai attack mastermind freed from house...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 3:11 pm

Accused Mumbai attack mastermind freed from house arrest in Pakistan  CNNUS Asks Pakistan to Arrest Freed Cleric, Charge Him with Terrorism  Voice of AmericaUS Criticizes Pakistan for Freeing Alleged Mumbai Mastermind  BloombergHafiz Saeed release: Pakistan moving from state sponsor of terror to state run by terrorists  Hindustan TimesFull coverag […]

Parents allege children were drugged and molested...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Parents allege children were drugged and molested at Chinese kindergarten  CNNParents say children drugged, 'pierced by needles' and molested at Chinese kindergarten  USA TODAYParents say elite nursery school drugged kids, sexually molested them  New York PostNetizens outraged after RYB kindergarten says it has gone to police about some 'false accusations'  ShanghaiistFull coverag […]

N Korean defector having kidnap nightmares, says...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm

His surgeon talks about his recovery from getting shot while racing across the border to South Korea. […]

'Indiana Joan': 95-year-old accused of looting...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 12:19 pm

The Australian woman is facing an investigation over her collection of Middle Eastern artefacts. […]

Thanksgiving night fight shuts down Alabama's...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Thanksgiving night fight shuts down Alabama's largest mall 40 minutes early  AL.comThanksgiving night fights shut down Alabama mall, shoe reportedly hit baby  USA TODAYBrawl, false gunfire reports close Alabama mall early ahead of Black Friday  CBS NewsFull coverag […]

Oxford Circus: police stood down after incident...
Posted by Haroon Siddique on November 24, 2017 at 6:54 pm

Met police say there is ‘no evidence of shots fired or casualties’ after earlier reports of gunfire at tube station 6.54pm GMTThis blog will be closing now. Here is a summary of tonight’s events: 6.40pm GMTThe singer and songwriter, Olly Murs, who has 7.8m Twitter followers, was among those who tweeted that there had been gunshots and is taking a lot of stick as a result. He was not the only one tweeting about gunshots by any stretch of the imagination and he clearly believed there had been shots fired - as did the numerous people who called the police - but it shows how quickly misinformation can spread, especially when someone has such a large social media following. […]

Would-be Obama assassin identified by cat hairs,...
Posted by Edward Helmore on November 24, 2017 at 6:52 pm

Fur on an explosive package was matched to cats owned by Julia Poff, accused of attempted postal attacks on former president and Texas governorThe person behind a plot to harm and possibly kill Barack Obama was identified, authorities said, when tiny cat hairs found on an explosive package were matched to cats owned by a 46-year-old Texas woman.Legal documents filed in a Houston court this week detail the case against Julia Poff, who is accused of mailing homemade packages to the then president and to the Texas governor, Greg Abbott, in October 2016. Continue reading... […]

Ireland set for December election if crisis not...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 6:47 pm

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday he would not seek the resignation of his deputy prime minister, as sought by the party propping up his government, and would be forced to call an election if that demand was not withdrawn by Tuesday. […]

Florence court puts foot down over Michelangelo's...
Posted by Robert Booth on November 24, 2017 at 6:40 pm

Civil court orders tour firm to remove images of famous nude from marketing used to sell expensive tickets to museumHis are the most famous curves in Florence and adorn everything from aprons to fridge magnets, but images of Michelangelo’s David can only now be used with official authorisation, a court in Italy has ruled.The 16th century marble statue is the star attraction at the Galleria dell’Accademia, which took legal action against a tour company that used an image of the Biblical nude in marketing for €45 (£40) tours of the art museum which normally costs €8 to enter. Continue reading... […]

Irene, the south-London pensioner who sent sewing...
Posted by Letters on November 24, 2017 at 6:40 pm

One day an official black limousine arrived at the door and it was Sally Mugabe herself who had come to see her friend Irene and to collect the latest batch of machinesAs we reach the close of the Mugabe era in the life of Zimbabwe, I would like to share a story about Robert Mugabe’s first wife, Sally, who was loved by the people and is still thought of as the founding mother of the nation. Her early death in 1992 from kidney failure was one of the factors that marked a turning point in the life of the country. Sally is also remembered with affection by a friend of mine and an old friend of hers, an elderly lady now living in a care home in Croydon. Irene Owens, who is now 98, lived […]

Militants kill more than 230 at mosque in Egypt's...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 6:39 pm

CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest such attack of Egypt's modern history, state media and witnesses said. […]

Iraqi inquiry needed into Mosul killings | Letters
Posted by Letters on November 24, 2017 at 6:39 pm

Kate Allen of Amnesty International says the cold-blooded killings of captives and civilians reported by the Guardian’s Ghaith Abdul-Ahad must be investigatedGhaith Abdul-Ahad’s extremely disturbing report on Iraqi government soldiers torturing and cold-bloodedly killing captives after this year’s battle for Mosul should be urgently acted on (After the liberation of Mosul, an orgy of killing, 22 November). The authorities in Baghdad should establish an independent, impartial inquiry into all aspects of the conduct of its troops and allied forces – including United States and United Kingdom ones – during this cataclysmically bloody assault.Deliberately killing […]

Panic on London's Oxford Street after reports of...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 6:36 pm

LONDON (Reuters) - Panic erupted among Christmas shopping crowds on London's Oxford Street on Friday evening as armed officers raced to respond to reports of shots being fired in the area but police said later they had found no evidence of gunfire or casualties. […]

Trump lawyers believe Flynn poised to cooperate...
Posted by David Smith in Washington on November 24, 2017 at 6:27 pm

Former national security adviser’s lawyers have reportedly halted talks with Trump’s team, pointing to possible deal with special counsel Robert MuellerLawyers for Donald Trump believe the former national security adviser Michael Flynn is on the verge of “flipping” and cooperating with investigators into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia, according to reports. Related: 'Women are pissed': Trump protest turns to action – and surge in female candidates Continue reading... […]

Irish government set to fall weeks before Brexit...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 6:23 pm

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's minority government looked set to collapse on Friday after the party propping it up submitted a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister, weeks before a summit on Britain's plans to leave the European Union. […]

Nasr Hariri to head Syrian opposition at Geneva...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 6:23 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) - Syrian opposition representatives selected Nasr Hariri to head a negotiating team at an upcoming round of U.N.-backed peace talks in Geneva, spokesman Ahmad Ramadan told Reuters on Friday. […]

Honduran president makes contentious bid for...
Posted by Nina Lakhani on November 24, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Polls put Juan Orlando Hernández ahead in election campaign held under shadow of alleged corruption and crimeAllegations of election fraud, tyranny, drug trafficking and interference by communist provocateurs will cast a long shadow over Hondurans when they head to the polls on Sunday for a vote that threatens to plunge the volatile Central American country into fresh political turmoil.Juan Orlando Hernández, the pro-business, pro-militarisation president representing the rightwing National party, is using a contentious 2016 court ruling to justify his bid for a second term in power, despite the constitution prohibiting re-election of sitting or former leaders. Continue […]

Cuba marks anniversary of Fidel death as...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 6:01 pm

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba marks the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Saturday with a week of vigils nationwide, as the island embarks on a political cycle that will end 60 years of the Castro brothers' rule. […]

Judy El-Bushra obituary
Posted by Magid El-Bushra on November 24, 2017 at 5:57 pm

My mother, Judy El-Bushra, who has died aged 73, was a bright star in the world of feminism, action research and development in east and central Africa and the Horn of Africa. Her long and varied work in gender and conflict studies has helped underpin peacebuilding in those regions. She worked on issues including community-based HIV/Aids response, micro-finance and pastoralism.Her approach was to challenge assumptions such as “women are peace-loving” and “men are violent”, and recognise that women and men, girls and boys live with gender identities which are relational, and which are all subject to, and agents of, power relations. She firmly believed that violent […]

Police arrest Kosovo opposition leader for...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 5:44 pm

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo police arrested three lawmakers on Friday, including the popular main opposition leader whom they handcuffed in the street, after the three failed to appear in court on charges of releasing tear gas in parliament in 2015 and 2016. […]