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US, S. Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill
US, S. Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill

The US, South Korea and Japan started joint exercises Monday to track missiles from North Korea, Seoul's military said, following the nuclear-armed Pyongyang's longest-range test launch to date. The trilateral drill comes less than two weeks after Pyongyang test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and declared it had achieved nuclear statehood, escalating global alarm over its weapons push. The two-day exercise -- the sixth since June last year -- kicked off in waters near the Korean peninsula and Japan, Seoul's defence ministry said.

Cory Booker Calls On Donald Trump To Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Cory Booker Calls On Donald Trump To Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is calling on President Donald Trump to resign over the more than a dozen sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Three arrested after synagogue attack in Sweden
Three arrested after synagogue attack in Sweden

Three people have been arrested in Sweden's second largest city of Gothenburg after allegedly throwing burning objects at a synagogue. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Lindsey Vonn withdraws from World Cup race due to injury
Lindsey Vonn withdraws from World Cup race due to injury

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) - After injuring her back in a World Cup race, Lindsey Vonn withdrew from another scheduled super-G on Sunday before the race was canceled due to fog.

Arrest of Rio drug kingpin brings fear of power grab - and further violence
Arrest of Rio drug kingpin brings fear of power grab - and further violence

Rogério da Silva was wanted for homicide, extortion and drug trafficking, and a $15,000 reward had been offered for his arrest. The high-profile arrest this week of Rio drug lord Rogério da Silva - known as Rogério 157 - was not celebrated in Rocinha, the favela he once fought to dominate.

Japanese man kills wife and priestess sister with sword in bizarre family feud: media

A Japanese man wielding a sword killed his sister, a Shinto priestess, on the grounds of a Tokyo shrine, then stabbed his wife to death before committing suicide, police and media said. Police declined to comment on a motive for Thursday's killings or the family feud. Shigenaga Tomioka, 56, attacked Nagako Tomioka, 58, chief priestess of the Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, as she got out of a car.

Donald Trump spends 'up to eight hours a day watching TV' - report
Donald Trump spends 'up to eight hours a day watching TV' - report

Donald Trump spends between four and eight hours a day watching TV, it has been reported. The New York Times, which said it spoke to a number of people close to the president, said he starts watching TV at about 5.30 am with CNN - a station he has frequently criticised. He then, the paper reported switches to "Fox and Friends" on the conservative station, Fox and Friends, which is rather more to his taste. Other presidential favourites include Fox primetime shows hosted by Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Jeanine Pirro. According to the paper one Mr Trump and White House technical support staff are allowed to touch the remote control. Reports of the president's voracious...

North Korea Renews 'Dotard' Insult For Donald Trump Over Jerusalem Move
North Korea Renews 'Dotard' Insult For Donald Trump Over Jerusalem Move

North Korea reignited its feud with President Donald Trump on Saturday.

FBI warned Trump aide Hope Hicks over emails from Russians: report
FBI warned Trump aide Hope Hicks over emails from Russians: report

The FBI found it necessary to deliver a special warning about Russian contacts to President Donald Trump's close aide Hope Hicks after Trump took office last January, the New York Times reported  on Friday. Federal Bureau of Investigation officials met with Hicks at least twice, the Times said, to warn her about multiple attempts made by Russian agents to contact her via email after the election and before the January 20 inauguration. "According to former officials, American intelligence and law enforcement agencies became alarmed by introductory emails that Ms Hicks received from Russian government addresses in the weeks after Mr Trump's election," the Times said. It said Ms...

The Latest: Ex-priest gets life in prison for 1960 killing
The Latest: Ex-priest gets life in prison for 1960 killing

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the murder trial of an ex-priest in the 1960 death of a Texas woman (all times local):

'Please don't kill me': Police officer cleared of murder after shooting a sobbing man as he crawled along a hotel corridor 
'Please don't kill me': Police officer cleared of murder after shooting a sobbing man as he crawled along a hotel corridor 

A former Arizona police officer has been acquitted of murder after he shot and killed an unarmed man outside his hotel room.   Philip Mitchell Brailsford, 27, shot Daniel Shaver in 2016 when he was responding to call that someone there was pointing a gun out of a window.   The shooting occurred in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa after officers ordered Mr Shaver to exit his hotel room, lay face-down in a hallway and refrain from making sudden movements.   Mr Shaver, a 26-year-old father-of-two, sobbed as he begged police not to shoot and was ordered to crawl toward officers.    Video of the shooting, which Shaver's family has referred to as an "execution", has finally been...

Roy Moore's claim that America was 'great' during slavery resurfaces, sparking huge backlash
Roy Moore's claim that America was 'great' during slavery resurfaces, sparking huge backlash

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has sparked outrage among many on the left once again after his comments on slavery from a campaign event earlier this year resurfaced this week.

Kylie Jenner Shows Off 20-Foot Christmas Tree - Is It Inspired by Her Baby
Kylie Jenner Shows Off 20-Foot Christmas Tree - Is It Inspired by Her Baby's Sex?

The beauty mogul gave her fans a look at her giant white Christmas tree on Instagram Thursday

Doubts about Washington hinder North Korea deal: Lavrov
Doubts about Washington hinder North Korea deal: Lavrov

Uncertainty about the US administration is weighing on efforts to ease the nuclear crisis with North Korea, which would be willing to negotiate with the United States, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday. The question is "how to convince North Korea that a deal won't be rejected in a year or two by a new American administration," Lavrov told journalists, according to a translation of his remarks on the sidelines of a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). "North Korea needs security guarantees, especially when Washington is about to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal," he said.

Zimbabwe court postpones U.S. citizen
Zimbabwe court postpones U.S. citizen's subversion case to January

A Zimbabwean court has postponed to Jan. 4 the trial of a U.S. citizen accused of attempting to undermine the authority of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's government. Martha O'Donovan, 25, who is currently free on bail, denies the charges which centre on a Twitter post the state says she wrote in October calling 93-year-old Mugabe a "selfish and sick man". Mugabe resigned a few weeks later in the wake of a de facto military coup and was succeeded by Emmerson Mnangagwa, who Mugabe had sacked as his deputy only a week before.

Jake Tapper: Trump Attacks FBI Only When His Side Is Threatened
Jake Tapper: Trump Attacks FBI Only When His Side Is Threatened

President Donald Trump has dramatically different opinions about the FBI - depending on who's being investigated, noted CNN anchor Jake Tapper.

Nearly 200,000 people flee homes as fifth wildfire erupts in California
Nearly 200,000 people flee homes as fifth wildfire erupts in California

Almost 200,000 people have been forced from their homes by wildfires rampaging through California as firefighters on Thursday raced to tackle another new blaze. The number of evacuees almost quadrupled as a fifth fire broke out to the north of San Diego. Fire crews are struggling to contain the blazes which are being fanned by the region's Santa Ana winds, which could yet reach hurricane force. The hot, dry winds blow in from the California desert, and the state CAL Fire agency warned that gusty condition and low humidity would exacerbate the danger throughout the weekend. The blazes destroyed hundreds of home and forced many schools around Los Angeles to close. #RedFlagWarnings in effect...

Reports: New wildfires erupt in Southern California, force more rounds of evacuations
Reports: New wildfires erupt in Southern California, force more rounds of evacuations

Several large wildfires have forced hundreds of thousands from their homes in Southern California and persistent Santa Ana winds will challenge firefighters looking to contain the blazes.

Bitcoin blows past $16,000, alarm bells ring louder
Bitcoin blows past $16,000, alarm bells ring louder

By Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high well above $16,000 on Thursday after climbing some 67 percent over one week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst. The largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange struggled to keep up with record traffic as the price surged, with an upcoming launch of the first bitcoin futures contract further fueling investor interest. Proponents say bitcoin is a good medium of exchange and a way to store value, much like a precious metal.

6 students at New York college arrested in hazing probe
6 students at New York college arrested in hazing probe

BROCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) - Members of an unrecognized fraternity at a state college tortured a rat as part of illegal hazing that occurred inside the group's house, according to police who announced charges against nine men on Thursday.

'A Racist Shouldn't Represent You': How Doug Jones' Allies Target Black Voters On Facebook

WASHINGTON ― A super PAC backing Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate in Alabama's special Senate election, is targeting Facebook ads at African-American voters in an effort to boost turnout for the Dec. 12 election.

Appliance Hack: How to Spray-Paint a Slow Cooker
Appliance Hack: How to Spray-Paint a Slow Cooker

Whether you were gifted a crockpot in a pattern you don't love, or you inherited an older appliance from your grandmother, a quick coat of high-heat spray paint can make it look modern.

The Story of Human Migration Out of Africa Just Got Rewritten
The Story of Human Migration Out of Africa Just Got Rewritten

Some of our ancestors jumped the gun.

Donald Trump Jr. Gets Blasted For His Al Franken Hot Take. Mike Huckabee Too.
Donald Trump Jr. Gets Blasted For His Al Franken Hot Take. Mike Huckabee Too.

Al Franken's decision to resign from the Senate in light of numerous sexual misconduct allegations may have given women hope that their voices are being heard.

New regime in Zimbabwe hands back land to evicted white farmer
New regime in Zimbabwe hands back land to evicted white farmer

The Zimbabwe government is overseeing the return of a white farmer to land that was seized from him at gunpoint, in what it hailed as a sign of the new president's "inclusiveness". Rob Smart, 71, whooped with joy this week when he was told that he can return to his farm in eastern Zimbabwe - the only home he has ever known. He and his family, including his young grandchildren and many of their workers, were evicted at gunpoint from their farm in the east of the country nearly six months ago by several gangs loyal to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Former president Robert Mugabe, 93. was forced to resign last month after 37 years in power after a coup d'etat, in which he was...

US warns Russia over Ukraine at OSCE meeting
US warns Russia over Ukraine at OSCE meeting

The United States warned Russia on Thursday that its ties with the West can never recover until it pulls its forces out of Ukraine, as OSCE foreign ministers met in Vienna. Diplomats had hoped that meetings on the sidelines of the 57-nation body would make progress on agreeing terms for a UN peacekeeping force for war-torn Ukraine. Tillerson met Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov behind closed doors, but when they had addressed the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) council earlier in the day, they traded allegations about interference in Ukraine and there appeared little room for compromise.

Qualcomm CEO sees
Qualcomm CEO sees 'no path to value' in Broadcom tie-up

The comments came days after Singapore-based Broadcom escalated its efforts on a $130 billion bid by proposing a slate of directors to unseat the Qualcomm board of directors. Mollenkopf, speaking at an event hosted by The Economic Club of Washington, said that "we always have discussions" on potential tie-ups but that Qualcomm's future is well-positioned as an independent company. Mollenkopf maintained that Qualcomm, the leading global supplier of smartphone chips, is well-positioned for emerging technologies for connected devices and 5G, or the fifth generation of wireless networks.

Kristi Noem Says Her Story Shows How The Estate Tax Hurts Families. Not Quite.
Kristi Noem Says Her Story Shows How The Estate Tax Hurts Families. Not Quite.

Kristi Noem has repeatedly told the story about how the federal estate tax hurt her family's business after her father died in a farming accident in 1994.

Rupert Murdoch's winery scorched as California wildfire rips through Bel-Air
Rupert Murdoch's winery scorched as California wildfire rips through Bel-Air

A wildfire has ripped through one of Los Angeles's wealthiest neighbourhoods and scorched part of a winery owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch. The so-called Skirball fire is one of multiple wildfires that flared across southern California this week, forcing thousands to flee and smothering cities in smoke which is expected to last several more days. Firefighters backed by helicopters were unable to stop flames reaching Murdoch's estate, a 2.8 hectare property he bought for $28.8m in 2013 after spotting an advert in the property section of the Wall Street Journal, which he owns.

The Latest: California fire grows and worst may be coming
The Latest: California fire grows and worst may be coming

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local):

The Latest: Los Angeles fire reaches Rupert Murdoch winery
The Latest: Los Angeles fire reaches Rupert Murdoch winery

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local):

More Than 180 Protesters Arrested At Rally For Dreamers As Congress Drags Its Feet
More Than 180 Protesters Arrested At Rally For Dreamers As Congress Drags Its Feet

WASHINGTON ― More than 180 people, including two Democratic House members, were arrested Wednesday in an act of civil disobedience on the U.S. Capitol steps, while demanding that lawmakers inside the building take swift action to help young undocumented immigrants.

House Votes Down Trump Impeachment Resolution
House Votes Down Trump Impeachment Resolution

WASHINGTON ― Fifty-eight House Democrats voted to advance the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, in direct defiance of the pleas of House Democratic leaders earlier in the day.

Family Devastated as $871,000 Home They Bought 5 Days Ago Burns to the Ground in California Wildfire
Family Devastated as $871,000 Home They Bought 5 Days Ago Burns to the Ground in California Wildfire

Christie and Mark Evans were preparing to move in with their young son when the house was leveled by the inferno.

The Latest: Senator says Franken expected to resign Thursday
The Latest: Senator says Franken expected to resign Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Sen. Al Franken and sexual misconduct allegations (all times local):

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Trump's error on Jerusalem is a disaster for the Arab world … and the US too | Rashid Khalidi

Palestinians in Rafah protest on 6 December against US plans to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Every time it seems Donald Trump cannot outdo himself, he does it again. Now he has announced that his administration will recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing nearly seven decades of American policy.

The Latest: Los Angeles mayor: Fire burns at least 4 homes
The Latest: Los Angeles mayor: Fire burns at least 4 homes

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New blaze ignites near LA as fierce California wildfires rage
New blaze ignites near LA as fierce California wildfires rage

One day after the "Thomas" fire broke out -- devastating 65,000 acres (26,300 hectares) and forcing 27,000 people to flee -- high winds caused another wave of wildfires to erupt overnight, including one in Los Angeles' affluent Bel-Air neighborhood that gridlocked heavy traffic as ash and smoke churned over the smoldering hillside. The "Skirball" fire ignited before 5 a.m. (1300 GMT) and quickly engulfed some 50 acres, with forecasters predicting the 25-mile-per-hour winds could cause further spreading, threatening multi-million dollar homes and the acclaimed Getty Center museum. Just north in Ventura County the Thomas blaze continued unabated, after erupting in the hills of oak and...

Yet Another New Wildfire Is Blazing in Los Angeles, This Time Near Bel Air
Yet Another New Wildfire Is Blazing in Los Angeles, This Time Near Bel Air

Hundreds of homes burned in the area during the famous Bel Air Fire of 1961

James McAvoy Got Buff And People On Twitter Really Like It
James McAvoy Got Buff And People On Twitter Really Like It

Twitter is thirsty for a nice, tall glass of James McAvoy.

Ford Motor Company (F), Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Making a Deal

Ford Motor Co (NYSE: F) has taken a lot of heat from investors for arriving late to the game with driverless and electric vehicle technology. Now, however, a new partnership with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ( BABA) suggests Ford is open to new ideas when it comes to the future of auto sales. This week, Ford and Alibaba are expected to finalize a deal emphasizing online auto sales in China and a direct-to-consumer "auto vending machine" concept.

Reports: 4th major wildfire erupts in Southern California, threatens Los Angeles community of Bel Air
Reports: 4th major wildfire erupts in Southern California, threatens Los Angeles community of Bel Air

Several large wildfires have forced hundreds of thousands from their homes in Southern California and persistent Santa Ana winds will challenge firefighters looking to contain the blazes.

Protests Erupt As Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As Israeli Capital
Protests Erupt As Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

Palestinians took to the streets on Wednesday to protest President Donald Trump's expected decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested city.

London mayor: Britain must apologise for colonial-era massacre
London mayor: Britain must apologise for colonial-era massacre

London's first Asian-origin mayor Sadiq Khan said the British government should apologise for a colonial-era massacre in India as he visited the site on Wednesday. The 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, in which British troops opened fire on thousands of unarmed protesters in the city of Amritsar, remains an enduring scar of British colonial rule over the subcontinent.

Obama blamed for Libyan slave trade as shocking video goes viral
Obama blamed for Libyan slave trade as shocking video goes viral

Former President Barack Obama has come under criticism after a series of videos showing men and women being sold in a renewed slave trade have gone viral in recent weeks.

Striking aerial photos show severity of California wildfires
Striking aerial photos show severity of California wildfires

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared a state of emergency in the city Tuesday as several wildfires continued to rage across the region. Blazes in Santa Clarita, Santa Ana and Ventura County claimed tens of thousands of acres between them and filled the southern Californian skies with smoke - so much smoke in fact, they left trails visible from space. SEE ALSO: Surreal scenes of devastation across Southern California from unrelenting wildfires NASA's striking satellite image, above, gives a good feel for the scope of the smoke, as did pictures posted by meteorologists on Twitter Tuesday. Incredible amount of smoke being picked up on satellite right now from the wildfires in...

Could America's Old Battleships Sink the Navy's New 'Stealth' Destroyers?
Could America's Old Battleships Sink the Navy's New 'Stealth' Destroyers?

No one has ever hit an Iowa class battleship with 150 6" shells over the course of 30 minutes. Undoubtedly, Wisconsin's armor would provide a great deal of protection from 6" shells armed with fragmentation (rather than armor piercing) warheads. The Wisconsin is armored against 16"/45 shells, which are much heavier and have much greater penetrating power than the land attack munitions fired by Zumwalt.

Dramatic Video Shows Raging Southern California Wildfires Spreading
Dramatic Video Shows Raging Southern California Wildfires Spreading

More than 12,000 homes are threatened by raging wildfires across Southern California, authorities said, as dramatic new video showed one of the latest fires overtaking the hills just north of the Los Angeles International Airport.

Pope Francis: 3 Ways to Find Happiness this Holiday Season
Pope Francis: 3 Ways to Find Happiness this Holiday Season

Wisdom on how to live a more peaceful life

The Latest: California wildfires continue to grow
The Latest: California wildfires continue to grow

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