Monthly Archives: November 2017

Zimbabwe’s new leader appoints Cabinet; ruling party favored

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed a new Cabinet that includes ruling party loyalists as well as figures linked to the military, whose takeover helped oust former leader Robert Mugabe. Continue reading

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US exporting dirty fuel to already pollution-choked India

U.S. oil refineries that are unable to sell a dirty fuel waste product at home are exporting vast quantities of it to India instead. Continue reading

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Judge withdraws from case of Ohio man who plotted US attacks

A federal judge has excused himself from the case of an Ohio man who admitted he plotted to kill military members in the U.S. Judge James Graham filed the notice of recusal in federal court Wednesday without explanation in the case of defendant Abdirah… Continue reading

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Manafort reaches $11 million bail agreement with Mueller’s office

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has reached an $11 million bail agreement on Thursday with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office after being indicted in late October, court documents said. Continue reading

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Tesla builds world’s biggest battery in Australian Outback

The world’s biggest lithium-ion battery has plugged into an Australian state grid, delivering on a promise by Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk. Continue reading

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Fired FAU professor who questions Sandy Hook shooting testifies in court for old job

A fired Florida Atlantic University professor who once said the Sandy Hook massacre was staged by the government to promote gun control appeared in court on Thursday, claiming he was unlawfully dismissed from his position. Continue reading

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Doctors taken aback by unconscious patient’s ‘do not resuscitate’ tattoo

University of Miami doctors faced a vexing ethical dilemma when paramedics wheeled an unconscious elderly man with a “Do Not Resuscitate” chest tattoo into emergency room, according to a case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Continue reading

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Venezuelan negotiations resume as financial pressures mount

Venezuela’s socialist government and its opposition will seek Friday to jumpstart negotiations on resolving the country’s economic and political crisis, pressured by international sanctions and a looming presidential election. Continue reading

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North Korea’s latest ICBM has potential to reach Washington, Seoul says

North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile fired this week could have the ability of reaching targets as far as 8,100 miles away putting Washington within reach, South Korean officials said Friday. Continue reading

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10 killed in fire in north China port city

Authorities say 10 people have died in a fire in a mixed residential-office building in a northern Chinese port city where scores were killed in an explosion two years ago. Continue reading

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Pope to greet Rohingya refugees at Bangladesh peace prayer

Pope Francis is ordaining 16 priests during a Mass in Bangladesh, the start of a busy day that will also bring him face-to-face with Rohingya Muslims refugees from Myanmar. Continue reading

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Japan inflation ticks up, jobless rate at 2.8 pct in October

Japan reports its core inflation rate rose 0.8 percent in October, a slight increase from the month before, while the jobless rate remained steady at a very low 2.8 percent. Continue reading

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Seoul: N. Korea’s new missile could reach Washington

South Korea says the most powerful missile that North Korea tested this week missile is potentially capable of striking targets as far as 13,000 kilometers (8,100 miles), which would put Washington within reach. Continue reading

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Strong quake jolts sparsely populated Iran; no damage

Iran’s state TV is reporting a magnitude 6.1 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated area in the country’s southeast. Continue reading

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Kate Steinle’s accused killer found not guilty of murder, to be deported

Jurors have found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty of killing Kate Steinle on Pier 14 in San Francisco in July 2015 in the trial that sparked a national debate over illegal immigration. Continue reading

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Japan emperor to abdicate on April 30, 2019

Japan’s Emperor Akihito plans to abdicate on April 30, 2019, at age 85 in the first such abdication from the Chrysanthemum Throne in about 200 years, the government said Friday. Continue reading

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New York City model, 26, found dead with throat slit in Jamaica, report says

A model from New York City was reportedly found dead earlier this week in a small town on the island of Jamaica. Continue reading

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Pennsylvania man’s loudspeaker broadcast of ‘Taps’ ends

A Pennsylvania man whose nightly broadcast of taps through loudspeakers led to lawsuit threats and complaints from his neighbors played the recording for the last time Thursday night. Continue reading

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi visiting China amid crackdown criticism

Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi is visiting friendly neighbor China as international criticism over Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingya Muslims grows. Continue reading

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Trump pressured Senate Intel, GOP to end Russia investigation, report says

President Trump exhorted Senate Republican leaders, including the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, to bring its investigation into Russian activities during last year’s election to a swift conclusion, The New York Times reported late Thur… Continue reading

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