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Zimbabwe has 'insatiable desire' for Mugabe exit: ousted VP Zimbabwe has 'insatiable desire' for Mugabe exit: ousted VP
- November 21, 2017

Mnangagwa said he was aware parliament meant to impeach Mugabe and he supported the move. "Gushungo is not the type to be threatened off his position. Mnangagwa's statement came after the country's army chief Constantino Chiwenga said that progress had been made in talks towards an apparent deal over Mugabe's exit. (more...)
Firefighters battle blaze at block of flats in Hampstead, North London Firefighters battle blaze at block of flats in Hampstead, North London
- November 21, 2017

Twenty people had fled the building before the emergency crews arrived. Tulip Siddiq, the MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, tweeted: "Heartbreaking news from Hampstead overnight - my thoughts are with the victim and the fearless teams of fire fighters (sic) who worked through the night". (more...)
Police Say at Least 50 Dead in Nigeria Bombing Police Say at Least 50 Dead in Nigeria Bombing
- November 21, 2017

A boy about 17-year-old wearing a suicide vest entered the mosque along with other worshippers. The first explosion went off at a prayer ground, he said. He said only that there were "high casualties". Immediately after the morning prayers, the teenager set off the bomb. "This is obviously the work of Boko Haram". (more...)
Russian Federation confirms spike in radioactivity in the Urals Russian Federation confirms spike in radioactivity in the Urals
- November 21, 2017

The level of ruthenium-106, a radioactive isotope that does not occur naturally, had reached 986 times the normal level of pollution at a monitoring station about 20 miles from the Mayak nuclear facility, where in 1957 an explosion exposed at least 272,000 people to unsafe levels of radiation. (more...)
Brown: State, local tax deductions are vital to Houston Brown: State, local tax deductions are vital to Houston
- November 21, 2017

The Tax Policy Center, run by the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution, has estimated that the number of people itemizing deductions would drop by three-quarters. "How much they'll actually save depends on the tax rate", said Frank Sammartino, a senior fellow at the center. In reliably Republican Utah, 35 percent of taxpayers claimed the deduction for state and local taxes. (more...)
Salvation Army in need of pies for community holiday meals Salvation Army in need of pies for community holiday meals
- November 21, 2017

Applicants must bring their current photo ID, Birth Certificates or IDs for all children, proof of income, and proof of address. The registration will be held at The Salvation Army Medford Citadel Corps located at 304 Beatty St., Medford OR 97501. (more...)
India's ruling party leader threatens to chop off hands of Modi's critics India's ruling party leader threatens to chop off hands of Modi's critics
- November 21, 2017

Earlier this month, Rai on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a reincarnation of Swami Vivekananda. Aaj us paristhiti se uthkar wo desh ke PM bane hain - garib ka beta , uska swabhiman hona chahiye, ek ek vyakti ko iski izzat honi chahiye... (more...)
Grand Rapids police chief stays; doesn't get Florida job Grand Rapids police chief stays; doesn't get Florida job
- November 21, 2017

Punta Gorda chose Pamela R. Davis as their new chief. Davis is the director of the Professional Development and Training Academy for the Baltimore Police Department. According to local media , She'll replace former police chief Tom Lewis after he was sacked in August after an internal affairs investigation into the 2016 shooting death of a retired librarian during a community demonstration. (more...)
EasyJet shares up but FTSE 100 dips EasyJet shares up but FTSE 100 dips
- November 21, 2017

The dividend for the year was slashed 24% to 40.9 pence from 53.8 pence the year before. She joins the broadcaster on 8 January 2018. In outgoing CEO Carolyn McCall's last set of results, easyJet reported record passenger numbers after a tumultuous few months for the sector, with Monarch, Air Berlin and Alitalia all going into administration this year. (more...)
Former Tulsa officer convicted of manslaughter sentenced to 15 years Former Tulsa officer convicted of manslaughter sentenced to 15 years
- November 21, 2017

Kepler was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter in October and the jury recommended 15 years in prison. Kepler, 57, testified during his trial that he drove to Lake's house after a discussion about his daughter's love life turned heated. (more...)
Debate grows as stores choose to open on Thanksgiving Debate grows as stores choose to open on Thanksgiving
- November 21, 2017

The retailer will open its doors at 12:01 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and offer deals throughout the day. Go digital. Rather than shuffling through dozens of paper circulars searching for the best Black Friday deals, join millions of others by using a free shopping app. (more...)
Argentine navy says sounds detected aren't from missing sub Argentine navy says sounds detected aren't from missing sub
- November 21, 2017

Among them is Argentina's first female submarine officer, 35-year-old weapons officer Eliana Krawczyk. The search area, off the Patagonia coast, is notorious for strong storms. Although the diesel-electric submarine had enough food, oxygen and water to last 90 days on the ocean surface, submerged it's oxygen would last on seven days. (more...)
Offices Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday Offices Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday
- November 21, 2017

Friday refuse and Friday Week 3 recycling collections will take place on Monday. All Friday trash will be picked up as regularly scheduled. Normal pickup will resume on Monday. Harlem city offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. Schools in the Fairfield-Suisun School District, the Travis School District, the Vacaville School District, the Dixon School District, the Vallejo City School District and the Benicia School District are closed for the week in observance of the holiday. (more...)
Lena Dunham apologizes after defending 'Girls' writer accused of sexual assault Lena Dunham apologizes after defending 'Girls' writer accused of sexual assault
- November 21, 2017

Miller “vehemently” denied the claims and Dunham and Girls producer Jenni Konner issued a statement standing by Miller, who also served as a writer, and calling the allegation “one of the 3% of assault cases that are misreported every year.”. (more...)
Billionaire Soros Accuses Hungarian Officials of Anti-Muslim Moves
- November 21, 2017

Orban has previously described Western liberalism as "spiritual suicide" for Central Europeans. He rejected the seven statements in a "national consultation" conducted by Orban's government, which claim he wants to settle a million migrants a year in Europe, force them to resettle among European Union countries and pay them each thousands of euros. (more...)
Russia's Lavrov In Yerevan after Talks in Baku
- November 21, 2017

Of course, we touched upon the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. "It is necessary to deal with the resolution of the Karabakh conflict, especially that the main directions in which it is necessary to register progress have already been outlined", Lavrov said. (more...)
Putin hosts Syria's Assad ahead of trilateral talks with Turkey, Iran Putin hosts Syria's Assad ahead of trilateral talks with Turkey, Iran
- November 21, 2017

The Russian intervention has turned the war in favour of Assad. Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad for talks at which the two men agreed that the focus in the Syrian conflict was now switching from military operations to the search for a political solution. (more...)
Gujarat polls: Patidars upset; NCP says will contest all 182 seats Gujarat polls: Patidars upset; NCP says will contest all 182 seats
- November 21, 2017

Patel said that NCP was earlier prepared to contest from 100 seats in the state, but would now put up more. "The Congress has declared candidate from one of the seats where we have a sitting MLA". This is an insult to us", he said. The Congress had named Patidars in its first list, apart from eight OBCs, 12 Kolis and seven dalits. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will field candidates from over 100 seats in the Assembly elections after it failed to reach an agreement over ... (more...)
JK: Three LeT Pakistani terrorists neutralised in Handwara JK: Three LeT Pakistani terrorists neutralised in Handwara
- November 21, 2017

Though a civilian was also injured in the encounter, the security forces were able to take down two LeT commanders as well. The gun-battle broke out after security forces cordoned off Magam area in Handwara following specific information about the presence of the terrorists. (more...)
Terrorist killed in J&K's Pulwama, operation on Terrorist killed in J&K's Pulwama, operation on
- November 21, 2017

Reports said that thousands of people raising pro freedom and anti India slogans participated in the last rites Adil Ahmad Chopan. Further details are awaited. Pertinently, the slain militant had managed to escape from encounter site in May this year when top militant commander Sabzar Ahmed Bhat and his close aide Faizan Ahmed were killed at Saimoh village of the town. (more...)
Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces impeachment after military takeover Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces impeachment after military takeover
- November 21, 2017

Slack told reporters that Britain "would appeal for everyone to refrain from violence and hope to see a peaceful and swift resolution to the situation". Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa, reporting from Harare after Mugabe's speech, said "a lot of people are surprised" he did not step down "after all this pressure". (more...)
UGA's Roquan Smith a Butkus Award finalist UGA's Roquan Smith a Butkus Award finalist
- November 21, 2017

In 1985, the Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando, Florida created the award in the College football and NFL Hall of Famer's name. Last year, Alabama linebacker Rueben Foster won the award. T.J. Edwards. The Badgers second leading tackler has 60 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, 6 pass breakups and four interceptions. In addition to Edmunds, Clemson's Dorian O'Daniel is a finalist. (more...)
Korea conducts rare inspection of key military organ: spy agency Korea conducts rare inspection of key military organ: spy agency
- November 21, 2017

Analysts had expected that Song would press North Korean officials on the nuclear standoff, but did not expect any breakthroughs. But his trip was being watched closely because it came on the heels of U.S. When the North sent an envoy to Beijing after its own party congress a year ago, the official met Xi. Koh also said the North Korean strongman, as head of the rogue state, is being cautious of the message the meeting with Song could send to the global community. (more...)
Blaze near Auburn Hills fueled by gas main Blaze near Auburn Hills fueled by gas main
- November 21, 2017

Emergency crews in Orion Township, Mich., ordered evacuations late Monday night as a raging fire fed by a gas line sent flames shooting into the air. Firefighters are working with utility crews in a controlled burn situation at the scene after shutting off the high-pressure gas line. (more...)
One in three backpackers face 'wage theft' One in three backpackers face 'wage theft'
- November 21, 2017

The study found 86 per cent of global students and backpackers earning up to $15 per hour believe that many, most or all other people on their visa are paid less than the basic national minimum wage. The majority (75-81 per cent) of Chinese, Taiwanese and Vietnamese participants earned $17 per hour or less, compared with 35-41 per cent of American , Irish and British participants. (more...)
Wes: Cold start Tuesday with isolated showers to the east Wes: Cold start Tuesday with isolated showers to the east
- November 21, 2017

Temperatures are usually in the low 50s, but this week highs will top out in the upper 50s and low 60s for the Portland metro area. High temperatures on Wednesday will climb into the middle 60s. Its impact will be much more pronounced on our temperatures. Wednesday will also be mostly sunny in the metro area with a high in the lower 40s, the weather service said. (more...)
Beijing orders safety checks after apartment block fire kills 19 Beijing orders safety checks after apartment block fire kills 19
- November 21, 2017

It took more than 30 fire engines containing 14 firefighting teams more than three hours to extinguish the fire. "We must take actions and protect people's lives and safeguard the safety and stability of the capital", Cai said, according to Xinhua . (more...)
White House: Opioid epidemic cost about $504B in 2015 White House: Opioid epidemic cost about $504B in 2015
- November 21, 2017

The CEA said they plan to issue more reports on the epidemic. Risky opioid use could lead to using other drugs, such as heroin or fentanyl. The half a trillion total is a sharp increase from a study released past year that estimated the cost of the opioid epidemic in 2013 at $79 billion. (more...)
Create awareness among school kids on Blue Whale game: SC to states Create awareness among school kids on Blue Whale game: SC to states
- November 21, 2017

The court also directed the Chief Secretaries of all states and Union Human Resources Ministry to take necessary steps in this regard. Appearing before a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, attorney general KK Venugopal contended that the Centre had conducted many brain-storming sessions with scientists, information techonology experts, internet and social media companies but the solution of the problem remained elusive. (more...)
Obama Wishes Joe Biden A Happy Birthday With An Adorable Meme Obama Wishes Joe Biden A Happy Birthday With An Adorable Meme
- November 21, 2017

So ardent was the bromance between former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden that the "barackandjoe" Twitter account is a thing. Obama's followers were quick retweet, like and respond to the meme. "Your service has been a great gift to the country, and your friendship and brotherhood are a great gift to me", Biden wrote at the time. Biden's wife, Dr Jill Biden, also gave her husband a shout-out on social media, describing him as "the man who still takes my breath away". (more...)

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