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Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga clash with police in Nairobi, Kenya

Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:37

Two people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters cheering a convoy carrying opposition leader Raila Odinga in Nairobi.


Woman Dubbed 'Hamburglar' Turns Herself In for Alleged McDonald's Theft

Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:23

Video of the suspect crawling through a McDonald's drive-thru went viral earlier this week.


How the U.S. Military Could Soon Have a New Way to Crush North Korea's ICBMs

Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:28

A US military upgraded Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, or EKV, a kinetic-force weapon that slams into its targets, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time during a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system several months ago. The Missile Defense Agency's first-ever successful intercept of an ICBM target using a Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, using the kinetic force of an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) to destroy the target, is paving the way toward advanced future kill vehicles able to discern and attack multiple approaching threats, industry and Pentagon officials said.


Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in N.Korea

Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:13

Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades. At a briefing on Wednesday, lead surgeon Lee Cook-jong displayed photos showing dozens of flesh-coloured parasites - including one 27 cm (10.6 in) long - removed from the wounded soldier's digestive tract during a series of surgeries to save his life. The parasites, along with kernels of corn in his stomach, may confirm what many experts and previous defectors have described about the food and hygiene situation for many North Koreans.


BTV brings local TV to your phone and desktop for free

Macworld - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:00
There's a new way to watch local TV on your PC or smartphone—for free. Didja, a Silicon Valley-based company, is taking over-the-air TV channels and packaging them for streaming to a smartphone app.

Trevor Noah Asks: #YouToo, Al? Blames All Men

Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:26

“The Daily Show’s” Trevor Noah was particularly disappointed at the latest revelation concerning a groper-in-high-places.


Erdogan says Turkey must clear Syria's Afrin of YPG militia

Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:09

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey needed to clear the Afrin region of northwest Syria of Kurdish YPG militia fighters, who have been in the forefront of the battle there against Islamic State insurgents. Erdogan, speaking in Ankara to officials from the ruling AK Party, also expressed disappointment with the United States, which backs the YPG. Ankara views the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has fought a decades-long insurgency in Turkey and is designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union.


The Absolute Worst Excuses Ever For Calling In Sick

Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:46

CareerBuilder’s annual survey, which covered a 12-month period ending in September, found that 40 percent of workers had claimed to be sick when they actually weren’t, and 38 percent of employers had checked up on workers who called in sick.


Tesla Unveils World's Fastest Production Car In Surprise Announcement

Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:34

Tesla on Thursday night unveiled its electric semi truck, but the massive new vehicle was overshadowed by what it was hauling inside. 


Iran says 'biased' French policy stoking Mideast crises

Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:16

Iran said on Friday that "biased" French policy was stoking crises in the Middle East after Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused it of "hegemonic" ambitions in the region. "Unfortunately it seems that France has a biased and partisan approach to the crises in the region and this approach, whether intentionally or not, is even contributing to turning potential crises into real ones," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said. Le Drian made his comments in Iran's arch rival Saudi Arabia on Thursday during a visit aimed at resolving a crisis sparked by the shock resignation earlier this month of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a staunch critic of Iran.


Palestinian rams car into Israeli civilians, is shot: army

Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:04

A Palestinian rammed his car into two Israeli civilians in the occupied West Bank Friday before trying to stab soldiers and being shot, the Israeli army said. In a statement the army said the attacker drove his car into the two Israelis near the Gush Etzion junction in the southern West Bank, leaving them both injured. A spokeswoman for the hospital said the Palestinian was 17 and in critical condition.


Jim Bakker Claims 'Merry Christmas' Was Outlawed

Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 01:41

Disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker claims the phrase “Merry Christmas” had been banned by the government.


Millions of People May Die if Saudi Arabia Doesn't Allow Aid to Enter Yemen Immediately

Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:51

A humanitarian crisis is rapidly deepening in Yemen, where millions of aid-reliant people have been cut off from assistance since Saudi Arabia closed the country’s ports on Nov. 5.


Gunman ran victims off road, chased them on foot

Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:15

Michelle McFadyen was driving to the store with her husband when the couple strayed into the path of a shooting rampage in their small Northern California town.


Experts: Puerto Rico may struggle for more than a decade

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 23:45

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico could face more than a decade of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Hurricane Maria, experts said on Thursday.


Venezuela's Ousted Chief Prosecutor Says President Nicolas Maduro Is Responsible for 8,000 Murders

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:53

Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into President Nicolas Maduro and four other senior officials for alleged crimes against humanity.


Ivanka Trump warned to stay quiet after speaking out about sexual assault allegations

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:02

First daughter Ivanka Trump's harsh statement about Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore drew some backlash from Breitbart this week.


China's Belt and Road Initiative Is Stoking Tensions with India

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:07

If Beijing maintains its current approach of BRI implementation, it will push New Delhi to balance against increasing Chinese power. The Chinese Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) into its constitution at the 19th National Congress in October. This move signaled the depth of the Chinese commitment to its massive infrastructure investment plan and ostensibly prompted last week’s quadrilateral meeting between senior officials from the United States, Japan, India, and Australia on the future of a “free and open Indo-Pacific.” India’s participation in the dialogue is yet another signal that China’s method of implementing the BRI is driving a wedge between these neighbors and creating an opportunity for the United States to strengthen its ties with New Delhi.


School cancels Muslim speaker after teacher organising presentation receives threats

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:03

A teacher at Northeastern Middle School in Bristol, Connecticut, had invited a local Muslim woman to speak about her faith and sent a note to parents informing them of the event. The letter, which was posted online, introduced the speaker as a New York City native who resided in Connecticut and had founded an organisation devoted to “empowerment of Muslim women”. In a statement to NBC, Bristol Public Schools superintendent Susan Kalt Moreau said despite the cancellation “there was an outpouring of support for bringing a speaker in to support our curriculum which includes religions of the world”.


Russia's Next Big Nuclear Missile Submarine Launches Tomorrow

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:59

Russia’s first Project 995A Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) is set to be launched on November 17 in Severodvinsk. The vessel, called Prince Vladimir (Князь Владимир—transliterated as Knyaz Vladimir) is an improved version of the original Project 955 SSBN, three of which have been completed for the Russian Navy. Compared to the three older Project 995 boats, Prince Vladimir has a better acoustical stealth, better electronics and improved living spaces for the crew.


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