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Bounty offered for beheadings of Bollywood director, actress 20 Nov 2017, 6:48 pm

Bounty offered for beheadings of Bollywood director, actressNEW DELHI (AP) — A member of India's Hindu nationalist ruling party offered 100 million rupees ($1.5 million) to anyone who beheads the lead actress and the director of an unreleased Bollywood film "Padmavati" rumored to depict a relationship between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler.


The Latest: Zimbabwe army says Mugabe working on 'solution' 20 Nov 2017, 12:49 pm

The Latest: Zimbabwe army says Mugabe working on 'solution'HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local):


Ex-Tulsa officer gets prison in daughter's boyfriend's death 20 Nov 2017, 12:48 pm

Ex-Tulsa officer gets prison in daughter's boyfriend's deathTULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white ex-Oklahoma police officer was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for the fatal off-duty shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend, after four trials spanning nearly a year, including three that resulted in hung juries.


Retired police officer with dementia accused of killing wife 20 Nov 2017, 12:13 pm

Retired police officer with dementia accused of killing wifeA retired police officer, who refused help to care for his dementia stricken wife, suffocated her in the bedroom of their bungalow, a court has heard. But Douglas Addison, 88, is not in the dock to answer the charges, because he too is suffering from dementia and has been deemed too ill to stand trial. Instead a jury at Exeter Crown Court is hearing a trial of facts to determine if Mr Addison committed the acts of which he is accused. Anna Vigers QC, prosecuting, said Mr Addison had rejected help for his frail wife, Avis, and turned away carers. The court heard the couple had been married for decades and walked around their village holdings hands. Mr Addison was described as a proud man who was smartly dressed, and had a military like appearance. Neighbour, Elizabeth Holland, a retired GP surgery practice nurse, described Mr and Mrs Addison as a "private couple" and said she had tried to get them some help, but he had been adamant it was not necessary. Miss Vigers said Mr Addison had been “overwhelmed with appalling consequences for his wife”. "It all simply became too much," she told the jury. Miss Vigers said 88-year-old Mrs Addison, known as Mary, was found suffocated in the bedroom of their bungalow in St Merryn, North Cornwall, in February. She went on: "Mr Addison is not here because he is not well. Sadly he is suffering now from dementia. This case is a tragic one." She said the couple were church goers who went to coffee mornings in their village. But as they got older they began to struggle and Mrs Addison was less capable of coping for herself, said the prosecutor. "Mr Addison made it clear he was not interested in such help," she explained. Mr Addison is not here because he is not well. Sadly he is suffering now from dementia. This case is a tragic one The court heard that when the couple’s GP visited them at home he had found Mr Addison “defensive and aggressive” towards his wife. In the weeks before her death, medical staff had noticed bruising to her head, chest and had feared Mrs Addison had suffered some abuse of neglect, the court heard. On the day of her death her GP and an adult carer had called at the bungalow and Mr Addison answered the door and said: "I was thinking about calling you. She is on the floor and she can't get up." The court head that the lifeless pensioner was propped against a radiator and had bruising on her face, neck and forearms. A post mortem examination recorded the main cause of death as suffocation, but she had also suffered multiple blunt force trauma. Mr Addison has denied murder and the trial of facts continues.


'We know where he went': Readers react to Manson death 20 Nov 2017, 12:05 pm

'We know where he went': Readers react to Manson deathCharles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after masterminding the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday night after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83.


German crisis brings headache for EU 20 Nov 2017, 11:26 am

German crisis brings headache for EUGermany's political crisis threatens to paralyse the EU, experts warn, robbing it of Chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership just as it wrestles with Brexit negotiations and ambitious French proposals for far-reaching reforms. The collapse of Merkel's efforts to form a ruling coalition in Berlin means Europe's biggest economy faces months without a proper government able to take bold decisions, undermining hopes of relaunching the EU after the shock of Brexit. The EU insisted on Monday that it was unconcerned by the upheaval in Berlin, but there is little doubt it brings fresh uncertainty to a European Union already grappling with the departure of one of its members, the crisis in Catalonia and the growing threat from Russia -- and casts a shadow over next month's summit on the future of the euro.


On-Duty 'Attack' Leaves One U.S. Border Agent Dead, Another Injured 20 Nov 2017, 11:26 am

On-Duty 'Attack' Leaves One U.S. Border Agent Dead, Another InjuredA U.S. border agent has died following what government officials described as an “attack” in West Texas on Sunday morning that left a second agent seriously injured.


2018 Yamaha XSR700 – First Ride 20 Nov 2017, 11:14 am

2018 Yamaha XSR700 – First Ride2018 Yamaha XSR700 – First Ride Thrilling parallel twin finally arrives in North American market The Yamaha XSR700 is not new. The 689cc twin has been thrilling the hearts of European riders since 2015, but for some reason Yamaha didn't choose to release it


Priceline.com giving away over $1 million in Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals 20 Nov 2017, 11:09 am

Priceline.com giving away over $1 million in Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel dealsThanksgiving travel can be just as stressful as it can be exciting.


Ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili challenges Ukraine government 20 Nov 2017, 10:59 am

Ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili challenges Ukraine governmentIn a new challenge to the Ukrainian leadership, opposition leader Mikhail Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, said Monday that Ukraine needs a new Cabinet and he's ready to lead it.


Mexico-US border: Tearful reunions and a wedding 20 Nov 2017, 10:46 am

Mexico-US border: Tearful reunions and a weddingOn November 18th, border patrol guards opened a gate along the U.S.-Mexico border to allow selected families to reunite as a part of  'Opening the Door of Hope'.


Writer Calls On Women Of Color 'To Divest From Lena Dunham' After Controversy 20 Nov 2017, 10:13 am

Writer Calls On Women Of Color 'To Divest From Lena Dunham' After ControversyLena Dunham, the creator and star of HBO’s “Girls,” generated widespread controversy last week after issuing and then walking back a statement defending Murray Miller, a writer and producer on the show whom actress Aurora Perrineau said raped her when she was 17 and he was in his 30s.


Roche stock up $12 billion on cancer, hemophilia trials; rivals hit 20 Nov 2017, 10:06 am

Roche stock up $12 billion on cancer, hemophilia trials; rivals hitBy John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche shares were lifted on Monday by two trial wins for its new cancer and hemophilia drugs, potential blockbusters that the Swiss drugmaker is counting on to offset shrinking revenue from older medicines. Along with Roche's multiple sclerosis medicine Ocrevus, the drugs are pillars of Chief Executive Severin Schwan's plan to offset the patent expiry of top-sellers Rituxan, Avastin and Herceptin which account for $20 billion in annual sales. Roche said Tecentriq had cut the risk of lung cancer worsening when mixed with other treatments, while hemophilia agent Hemlibra had reduced bleeds in a new group of patients.


Here's Exactly How a Nutritionist Approaches Thanksgiving 20 Nov 2017, 10:00 am

Here's Exactly How a Nutritionist Approaches ThanksgivingA typical Thanksgiving dinner may be 2,000 calories or more, but it should only be one meal! One day of overeating doesn't cause weight gain. For many people, Thanksgiving is the start of the annual "eating season," which includes lots of parties, decadent food gifts and lots of Christmas cookies and Hanukkah latkes.


People Are Freaking Out Over K-Pop Band BTS' Performance At The AMAs 20 Nov 2017, 9:55 am

People Are Freaking Out Over K-Pop Band BTS' Performance At The AMAsIf you didn’t know about K-pop sensation BTS before, you do now.


Georgia nurses laugh as 89-year-old WWII veteran dies gasping for air in video 20 Nov 2017, 9:20 am

Georgia nurses laugh as 89-year-old WWII veteran dies gasping for air in videoHidden footage from 2014 shows the disturbing moment a group of nurses laughed as a World War II veteran repeatedly called for help and died.


Off-duty police officer shoots armed robbers dead while holding baby in other arm 20 Nov 2017, 9:02 am

Off-duty police officer shoots armed robbers dead while holding baby in other armAn off-duty military police officer shot dead two armed robbers while holding his child in one arm when the pair tried to hold up a pharmacy, CCTV footage shows. Sergeant Rafael Souza had walked into the business 40km outside the city of São Paulo, Brazil, with his wife and child to buy medicine when the two men burst in wearing hoods and wielding guns. One of the men - Jefferson Alves, 24 - then reportedly pointed his weapon at Mr Souza, who drew his pistol and is seen on camera shooting the attacker at close range.


U.S., Afghan forces strike opium factories to curb Taliban funds 20 Nov 2017, 8:48 am

U.S., Afghan forces strike opium factories to curb Taliban fundsBy Girish Gupta KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. and Afghan forces have launched joint attacks on Taliban opium factories to try to curb the insurgent group's economic lifeline, officials from both countries said on Monday. U.S. Army General John Nicholson showed videos at a press conference of targeted aerial strikes against what he described as Taliban drug factories. "Last night we conducted strikes in northern Helmand to hit the Taliban where it hurts, in their narcotics financing," said Nicholson, flanked by Afghan Army Lieutenant General Mohammad Sharif Yaftali.


Argentina navy says sub reported problem in final call 20 Nov 2017, 8:32 am

Argentina navy says sub reported problem in final callArgentina's navy revealed Monday that a submarine missing for five days reported a mechanical breakdown in its final communication, and that weekend signals did not come from the vessel, dimming hopes for its 44 crew members. It was therefore asked to change course and go to Mar del Plata," said Gabriel Galeazzi, the head of the naval base in the northeastern city, located 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Buenos Aires. Enrique Balbi, a spokesman for the navy, meanwhile told a press conference in the capital that seven signals received by naval bases over the weekend were not attempted distress calls from the submarine, as previously hoped.


'We are heavily armed': Florida church uses warning signs to protect congregation 20 Nov 2017, 8:12 am

'We are heavily armed': Florida church uses warning signs to protect congregationA church in Florida has put up a sign warning those who might to enter with an eye to do harm that the congregation is “heavily armed”.


North Korean foreign minister heads to Cuba 20 Nov 2017, 7:55 am

North Korean foreign minister heads to CubaBy Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - North Korea’s foreign minister will arrive in Cuba on Monday, in search of support amid unprecedented pressure from the United States and the international community to cease its nuclear weapons and missile programs. The Cuban foreign ministry, in a brief note on its web page, said Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho would meet with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez, among other unspecified activities.


In 1956, Russia Came Close to Starting a Nuclear War against Israel, Britain and France 20 Nov 2017, 7:20 am

In 1956, Russia Came Close to Starting a Nuclear War against Israel, Britain and FranceEden resigned as prime minister, while the British resigned themselves to no longer acting as an imperial power. The West Germans noted that the Soviets had threatened to attack Western Europe, and the United States had not protested. Israel grudgingly withdrew, and began preparing for the next war (which would come in 1967).


Sarah Palin claims she doesn't suffer sexual harassment because she 'packs' a gun 20 Nov 2017, 7:13 am

Sarah Palin claims she doesn't suffer sexual harassment because she 'packs' a gunAmerican politician Sarah Palin has said she doesn’t suffer sexual harassment because she “packs” a gun. The one-time Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States claimed that men probably don’t “mess” with her because she carries a weapon. In an interview with MSNBC, Ms Palin was pressed on the issue of sexual misconduct and asked whether she had experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.


US military in Japan under alcohol ban after accident 20 Nov 2017, 7:04 am

US military in Japan under alcohol ban after accidentUS Forces in Japan banned all personnel from consuming alcohol after a drink-driving accident on the island of Okinawa where anti-base sentiment runs high.


Family sues owners and staff after five-year-old boy crushed to death in rotating restaurant 20 Nov 2017, 6:33 am

Family sues owners and staff after five-year-old boy crushed to death in rotating restaurantThe family of a five-year-old boy who was crushed to death after he became trapped by a rotating restaurant floor is suing the restaurant and hotel chain. Charles Holt was killed in April after he became trapped between a wall and a wooden booth at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel’s Sun Dial restaurant in Atlanta. Marriott International, which owns the hotel, did not immediately respond to The Independent for comment.


Zarrab trial in U.S. is a 'clear plot against Turkey', government says 20 Nov 2017, 6:01 am

Zarrab trial in U.S. is a 'clear plot against Turkey', government saysA U.S. court case against a wealthy Turkish gold trader is a "clear plot against Turkey" that lacks any legal basis, Ankara's government spokesman said on Monday, ratcheting up rhetoric ahead of a trial that has strained diplomatic relations. Bekir Bozdag also told a news conference that the U.S. case was aimed at harming economic relations between Turkey, Iran and Russia. "The Zarrab case is a clear plot against Turkey, a political case and lacking any legal basis," Bozdag told a news conference following a cabinet meeting.


10 Things That Good Houseguests Never Ever Do 20 Nov 2017, 4:45 am

10 Things That Good Houseguests Never Ever DoIt’s houseguest season, with friends and relatives gathering for varying lengths of time under one roof.


Anti-LGBTQ politician 'looked for gay meet-ups on Craigslist' 20 Nov 2017, 3:02 am

Anti-LGBTQ politician 'looked for gay meet-ups on Craigslist'The anti-LGBTQ politician from Ohio who resigned after being outed as a gay man reportedly looked for sex on Craigslist. Wes Goodman was known for pushing anti-LGBT legislation and described himself as a Christian conservative with family values. As reported by Cleveland.com, the married politician sent sexually suggestive messages to conservative colleagues he met on Capitol Hill.


Diana Ross' Grandson Stole The Show During Her AMA Performance 20 Nov 2017, 2:54 am

Diana Ross' Grandson Stole The Show During Her AMA PerformanceAnother star was born Sunday night when Diana Ross turned her American Music Awards performance into a family affair.


Christina Aguilera Performs Touching Tribute To Whitney Houston At AMAs 20 Nov 2017, 1:55 am

Christina Aguilera Performs Touching Tribute To Whitney Houston At AMAsChristina Aguilera took the stage Sunday night to pay tribute to Whitney Houston at the 2017 American Music Awards.


Twenty Chinese Uighurs use blankets to escape Thai cell 20 Nov 2017, 1:32 am

Twenty Chinese Uighurs use blankets to escape Thai cellTwenty ethnic Uighur Muslims from China broke out of a detention center near the Thai-Malaysia border, Thai officials said on Monday, after digging holes in the wall and using blankets as ladders. The 20 were part of the last remaining group of more than 200 Uighurs who were detained in 2014. Members of the group identified themselves as Turkish citizens and asked to be sent to Turkey but more than 100 were forcibly returned to China in July 2015, a move that sparked international condemnation, including from rights groups who feared they could face torture in China.


7.0 quake off New Caledonia sparks tsunami alert but no damage 19 Nov 2017, 11:09 pm

7.0 quake off New Caledonia sparks tsunami alert but no damageA powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia on Monday, triggering a brief tsunami warning and evacuation alert but causing no significant damage, local officials said. The US Geological Survey said the shallow tremor hit approximately 82 kilometres east of the lightly populated Loyalty Islands at around 09:45 am (2245 GMT). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially issued an alert saying areas within 300 kilometres (180 miles) could be affected, including Vanuatu and New Caledonia, whose capital Noumea sits some 250 kilometres east of the epicentre.


Clinton Says Russian Disinformation, GOP Voter Suppression 'Likely' Cost Her Wisconsin 19 Nov 2017, 9:24 pm

Clinton Says Russian Disinformation, GOP Voter Suppression 'Likely' Cost Her WisconsinHillary Clinton believes that GOP efforts to keep voters from the polls and a “weaponized” disinformation campaign by the Russians “likely” cost her Wisconsin during the presidential election.


An American Journalist Is Facing A Felony Trial This Week -- In The United States 19 Nov 2017, 8:29 pm

An American Journalist Is Facing A Felony Trial This Week -- In The United StatesEditor’s note: Taking a cue from Slate, this article describes an American news story — the virtually unprecedented prosecution of nearly 200 protesters on felony charges — using language the American media typically reserves for news stories written about more repressive countries.


M7 earthquake triggers tsunami warnings for New Caledonia and Vanuatu 19 Nov 2017, 7:13 pm

M7 earthquake triggers tsunami warnings for New Caledonia and VanuatuAn undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunami waves towards New Caledonia and Vanuatu. The quake, initially reported as magnitude 7.3, struck 51 miles east of the Loyalty Islands and was the second major tremor in the same area in less than 24 hours and the third in the past month. Monday's quake struck at 9.43 am local time (2243 Sunday GMT) at a shallow depth of six miles, east of the remote Loyalty Islands, the United States Geological Survey said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said small tsunami waves were observed in New Caledonia and Vanuatu, but later said the danger had largely passed. Waves may have reached up to one metre (three feet) above the high tide level in parts of New Caledonia and smaller in Vanuatu, the PTWC said. "Minor sea level fluctuations...may continue over the next few hours," a statement from the agency said. "Government agencies responsible for threatened coastal areas should take action to inform and instruct any coastal populations populations at risk," the PTWC said in an alert. Nervous residents reported feeling several tremors throughout the night before the quake hit. "Parked cars were shaking and everyone went outside," one official from Mare in the Loyalty Islands told AFP. "I thought I was going to faint, I was very afraid and I rushed out of my building," said a resident of central Noumea. A Tsunami threat is forecasted to hit the Southern islands and parts of Central islands. Waves of 0.30 meters to 0.5 meters are likely to hit the coastlines of TAFEA, SHEFA and MALAMPA and possibly SANMA provinces. People from these provinces should take precautionary measures.— Dan McGarry (@dailypostdan) November 20, 2017 Wayan Rigault, communications manager at Hotel Nengone Village on the island of Mare, said there was no immediate damage, but guests were on alert for a formal evacuation warning. "We are a little bit scared, we have had an earthquake last night and today it was quite a big one," he said.  Vanuatu's National Disaster Management Office advised people in southern provinces to evacuate coastal areas for higher ground. New Caledonia's civil security agency said it was still compiling data, and was not planning to evacuate immediately. Authorities in Australia and New Zealand said there were no tsunami threats to either of those countries. 


EU's top diplomat 'encouraged' by Rohingya talks with Suu Kyi 19 Nov 2017, 6:37 pm

EU's top diplomat 'encouraged' by Rohingya talks with Suu KyiThe EU's foreign policy chief on Monday hailed "extremely encouraging" talks with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya crisis, welcoming steps towards the repatriation of Muslims driven into Bangladesh. Federica Mogherini joined a stream of diplomats to meet Suu Kyi in recent days as efforts intensify to resolve a crisis that has pushed 620,000 members of the Muslim minority into Bangladesh. China has made a "three-phrase" proposal to resolve the crisis -- involving a ceasefire, refugee repatriation and poverty alleviation -- with a Beijing foreign ministry spokesman on Monday saying its plan had won approval of leaders in both Bangladesh and Myanmar.


Thousands March On National Mall To Demand Puerto Rico Disaster Relief 19 Nov 2017, 6:01 pm

Thousands March On National Mall To Demand Puerto Rico Disaster ReliefThousands gathered Sunday on the National Mall in Washington to demand the federal government increase its commitment to disaster relief on hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Participants met in front of the U.S. Capitol in the morning before marching to the Lincoln Memorial, where speakers delivered remarks amid a sea of Puerto Rican flags. Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose parents were both born in Puerto Rico, called on federal agencies to increase their aid and security to the more than 3.4 million Puerto Rico residents affected.


Video Shows New Yorkers Rushing To Free People Trapped Under Scaffolding 19 Nov 2017, 4:20 pm

Video Shows New Yorkers Rushing To Free People Trapped Under ScaffoldingDozens of New Yorkers jumped into action after a scaffolding collapse in lower Manhattan Sunday morning left several people trapped, but fortunately with only minor injuries. Video taken just before noon and posted on Twitter shows people scrambling to remove piles of boards and metal sheets after strong winds toppled the structure onto the sidewalk. New video, seconds after scaffolding collapsed in #nyc at Broadway and Prince .


Democrats Select Candidate To Replace GOP Congressman Who Resigned Over Abortion 19 Nov 2017, 3:49 pm

Democrats Select Candidate To Replace GOP Congressman Who Resigned Over AbortionDemocrats on Sunday picked Conor Lamb to run for the congressional seat vacated by former Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), who resigned last month after it was revealed that he’d urged a woman he was having an affair with to have an abortion.


Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action 19 Nov 2017, 3:14 pm

Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little actionCAIRO (AP) — In a resolution long on criticism but short on concrete steps, Arab foreign ministers who met in Cairo Sunday delivered a tirade of criticism against Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, saying Tehran was destabilizing the region.


Catherine Zeta-Jones Gushes Over Michael Douglas In Anniversary Instagram Post 19 Nov 2017, 12:46 pm

Catherine Zeta-Jones Gushes Over Michael Douglas In Anniversary Instagram PostCatherine Zeta-Jones wished her "best friend" and husband, Michael Douglas, a happy wedding anniversary


Elite Royal Navy rescue team sent as possible calls detected from missing Argentine submarine 19 Nov 2017, 12:05 pm

Elite Royal Navy rescue team sent as possible calls detected from missing Argentine submarineThe Royal Navy has deployed its elite submarine rescue team to join the search for a missing Argentine submarine, after failed satellite calls thought to be from the vessel raised hopes the crew were still alive. HMS Protector also began scouring the South Atlantic as part of the international hunt for the missing vessel, and HMS Clyde was being diverted from South Georgia. Argentine officials said naval bases had detected seven incomplete satellite calls over the weekend attributed to the sub and were now trying to use them to pinpoint its location. The communication attempts "indicate that the crew is trying to re-establish contact, so we are working to locate the source of the emissions," the Argentine Navy said on its Twitter account, adding that the calls lasted between four and 36 seconds. An international team of ships and aircraft were braving heavy seas and high winds to search for the German-built ARA San Juan which has been lost since last week. ARA San Juan seen leaving the port of Buenos Aires Credit:  REUTERS The Royal Navy said it was flying the Submarine Parachute Assistance Group (SPAG) to the region to join the hunt. The highly trained team of medics, engineers and escape specialists is continuously on six hours notice to go anywhere in the world. Team members are parachute trained so that they can leap into the water at the scene if needed, but in this case will embark on HMS Protector. They carry inflatable boats and life rafts, medical equipment and communications gear which allows them to talk to trapped crews. Arrived on task in the search area in the early hours of this morning and have commenced sonar and visual search for #ARASanJuan as part of the ongoing multinational operation. Conditions remain challenging given current weather. pic.twitter.com/Sxgi9MZGo5— HMS_Protector (@protector_hms) November 19, 2017 The San Juan and its 44 crew last made contact on Wednesday when she was 267 miles off the coast in the Gulf of San Jorge. The latest possible calls were a sign for “cautious enthusiasm”, naval experts said, showing the crew may be alive, afloat and at a shallow enough depth to attempt to communicate. HMS Protector has begun sonar scans to hunt for the submarine Credit: MOD Claudio Rodriguez, whose brother Hernan is aboard the submarine, told a local television channel: "They've got to be afloat. Thank God. That gives us hope, because we knew that if they were down below, they would be screwed.” HMS Protector, the Royal Navy’s 5,000 ton ice patrol and survey ship, was diverted to join the search from a routine mission in the area and can bring its high definition sonar to bear on the search. Search and rescue mission for Argentinian submarine The hunt also includes help from Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and the United States. America on Sunday said it was sending a second P-8 Poseidon submarine hunting navy patrol plane to join the search. The US Navy has also dispatched two submarine rescue chambers that can dock onto stricken boats and ferry crew to the surface from hundreds of feet underwater. ARA San Juan submarine Credit: Argentine defence ministry/AFP The San Juan is a TR-1700 class submarine which had been returning from a routine mission to Ushuaia, near the southernmost tip of South America, to its base at Mar del Plata, about 250 miles south of Buenos Aires. Among those on board is Argentina's first female submarine officer, 35-year-old weapons officer Eliana Krawczyk. Rescuers are focusing on an ocean patch about 190 miles in diameter located about 270 miles from the coast of the southern province of Chubut.


Three Major Alabama Newspapers Urge Voters To 'Reject' Roy Moore 19 Nov 2017, 11:47 am

Three Major Alabama Newspapers Urge Voters To 'Reject' Roy MooreThree of Alabama’s largest newspapers owned by the same company on Sunday urged voters to “stand for decency” and “reject” Alabama Republican Roy Moore in the state’s Dec. 12 Senate special election.


Kenya's Odinga calls for international help in deadly crisis 19 Nov 2017, 10:15 am

Kenya's Odinga calls for international help in deadly crisisNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga called Sunday for "international intervention" in the country's election crisis, saying at least 31 supporters have been killed by police and militia since his return from an overseas trip on Friday.


Hunter mutilated in bear attack has face rebuilt in pioneering surgery  19 Nov 2017, 7:35 am

Hunter mutilated in bear attack has face rebuilt in pioneering surgery A hunter left disfigured from a near-fatal bear attack has had his face rebuilt after undergoing months of surgeries. Lee Brooke’s nose and moustache were “ripped off” his face during the grizzly attack during a hunting trip in Wyoming in October last year. The 60-year-old told FOX 31 he came across an elk he had shot the day before on his excursion, but quickly realised a bear had already claimed the kill. He turned to leave when the bear suddenly attacked, knocking him unconscious. When he woke he found the aggressive animal standing over him. Mr Brooke recalled the shock of seeing his “nose and moustache laid out on the ground”, adding: “Now I knew what was wrong with my face.” He underwent months of surgeries  Credit: FOX31 Denver (KDVR-TV) He explained: “I felt her sniffing my cheek. I felt her whiskers. “I should’ve bled to death right there. I should’ve at least drowned on my blood.” With blood in his eyes blurring his vision, he managed to reach for a steak knife in his pocket, later joking: “I don’t know that I would have been brave enough to stab her if I could see her. “I had to lean in to stab her in the head. So I was [that] close to her nose.” He spent around an hour alone in the woods before help arrived, recalling: “I said ‘Lord I could do with a little help about now!’” His brother-in-law, George Neal, eventually found him and remembered seeing Lee’s torn-off nose and upper lip on the ground. He grabbed the body parts and stuffed them in Lee's pocket before calling 911. He said the bear “ripped his face right off”. A wild bear (not pictured) attacked him in Wyoming Credit: AP Mr Brooke underwent months of reconstructive surgery at the Swedish Medical Center’s Burn and Reconstructive Unit in Colorado. Dr Benson Pulikkottil and Dr Lily Daniali removed a fibula and a flap of skin from his leg, then used the bone and skin to rebuild his face. Doctors will eventually reconstruct his nose, possibly even using a part of his own nose they managed to preserve. “They were so confident and compassionate and communicated really well back and forth,” said Mr Brooke. “Everybody was phenomenal. They built me up and never let me down. They’re the best of the best.” Woman’s yoga session interrupted by bear licking her neck  


Israeli Jews hold rare prayers at West Bank holy site 19 Nov 2017, 5:13 am

Israeli Jews hold rare prayers at West Bank holy siteHundreds of Israeli Jews held a rare prayers session by a mosque in a Palestinian village on the occupied West Bank early Sunday, an AFP photographer said. The Israeli army accompanied busses carrying over 300 ultra-Orthodox men, mostly from the Breslov Hassidic sect, to Younis mosque in Halhul, north of Hebron, where according to Jewish tradition biblical prophets Gad and Nathan are buried. A military spokeswoman said the army and police forces accompanying the worshippers were attacked by Palestinians hurling "rocks and firebombs", with the forces responding with riot dispersal means to "prevent further escalation".


Lee Harvey Oswald's killer Jack Ruby told FBI informant to 'watch the fireworks' hours before JFK's assasination 19 Nov 2017, 5:01 am

Lee Harvey Oswald's killer Jack Ruby told FBI informant to 'watch the fireworks' hours before JFK's assasinationJack Ruby told an FBI informant to “watch the fireworks” on the day President John F Kennedy was assassinated, the latest release of JFK files reveals. Ruby, who went on to shoot and mortally wound Lee Harvey Oswald two days later, made the comments hours before the President was killed in Dallas, Texas. Although the President was assassinated on 22 November 1963, the interaction between Ruby and the FBI informant, identified as Bob Vanderslice, was not officially relayed to the FBI until March 1977.


Americans aged 18-34 most likely to oppose assault weapons ban, poll finds 19 Nov 2017, 4:00 am

Americans aged 18-34 most likely to oppose assault weapons ban, poll findsThe previous national federal ban on assault weapons lapsed more than a decade ago, and Congress has not renewed it. Resistance to a ban on military-style assault weapons is strongest among millennials, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released this week. It’s a finding that experts said might be driven by the popularity of first-person shooter video games such as Call of Duty and the increasing prominence of military-style guns in the consumer market.


Robert Costa Talks About the Chances For the Republican Tax Bill 19 Nov 2017, 3:18 am

Robert Costa Talks About the Chances For the Republican Tax BillPOST GAME: Robert Costa and Ali Vitali discuss the odds for the GOP's tax bill, and the impact of allegations of sexual assault on the Republican party.


U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order 19 Nov 2017, 2:00 am

U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike orderThe top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons. Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada that he had given a lot of thought to what he would say if he received such an order. "I think some people think we're stupid," Hyten said in response to a question about such a scenario.


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