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- 2017-11-21 18:39:05Z
BEIRUT (AP) - Saad Hariri returned to Lebanon late Tuesday for the first time since he stunned his country by announcing from Saudi Arabia that he was quitting as prime minister more than two weeks ago.
Whitefish Energy is halting work on Puerto Rico's hurricane-ravaged electrical grid after claiming the U.S. territory owes the company $83 million.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend - who celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary on Sept. 14 - are expecting their second child, she shared on social media Tuesday, hilariously captioning the announcement video, "It's John's!"
Saad al-Hariri returned to Beirut on Tuesday for the first time since he resigned as Lebanon's prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia and plunged his country into political crisis. Hariri's sudden resignation on Nov. 4 thrust Lebanon to the forefront of regional tussle between the Sunni monarchy of Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Islamist Iran, whose powerful Lebanese ally Hezbollah is part of the government. Hariri was greeted by members of the security forces as he disembarked from a jet at Beirut airport, live footage of his arrival showed.
An Alabama police chief has been suspended after posting on social media what he described as "jokes" about sexual assault accusations that are dominating the state's race for a U.S. Senate seat.
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) - Tips from informants helped lead law enforcement to the man accused of fatally shooting a rookie police officer, and the suspect's mother is accused of helping him evade arrest during a four-day manhunt, officials said Tuesday.
A few years ago I belonged to the group of people who thought that working for Charlie Rose represented the holy grail of journalism.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - As Wes Goodman built a political career around values including "committed natural marriage," the 33-year-old Republican was secretly engaging in sexual encounters with men online, via cellphone and, on one significant occasion, in his state office.
The Bosnian Serb political leader Milorad Dodik said he believed Ratko Mladic would remain "a legend" regardless of the verdict at his genocide trial on Wednesday. UN war crimes judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) are to hand down their long-awaited judgement on "The Butcher of Bosnia" in The Hague. Despite the multiple charges against him, which include genocide, Mladic remains a hero to many in Serbia.
When actress Natalie Portman heard the mounting allegations of sexual assault and misconduct in Hollywood, she said she considered herself lucky that she has never been personally assaulted.
Lisa Hamp was in the same building as the gunman on the day of the Virginia Tech shooting. She and her classmates pushed against the door of the room to keep him from entering. Last fall, we were talking, and we were like, "Are you going to the 10-year anniversary?" And I said, "I haven't been to one since my senior year, which was the first anniversary, but I'd love to go because now I'm recognizing all this power from recovery and healing.
Chelsea Sobolik had just come off a double shift at a Red Robin restaurant when she decided, at the last minute, to join a group of friends for a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado. After the shooting, Sobolik took a year off to rest and recover, something that would not have been possible without Red Robin's Giving Fund ― a charitable donation her colleagues made with every check to support workers during tough times. Between this fund, the free mental health care she received from the Aurora Mental Health Center and help from her family and friends, Sobolik feels grateful for all the support that has helped her cope, but she considers recovery a lifelong...
Sarah Silverman has some things to say about Trump voters she's encountered while traveling for work ― and they're all positive!
In 2011, Angie's* male colleague at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History brought her into an isolated hallway and grabbed her butt without her consent.
US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an air strike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, November 21 at approximately 10:30 am local Somalia time (0730 GMT), killing more than 100 militants," the US Africa Command said in a statement.
A 102-year-old Polish man who believed his entire family had died in the Holocaust was reduced to tears this week when he met a nephew that he didn't know he had.
Megyn Kelly says women everywhere are in the middle of an "empowerment revolution" and there's only one way forward: Keep speaking out.
Armed men seized the capital of a Russia-backed separatist republic in eastern Ukraine amid a power struggle between two top officials. The takeover of Luhansk on Tuesday followed a decision by Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the breakaway Luhansk People's Republic, to fire interior minister Igor Kornet the night before. Luhansk state television showed masked men with assault rifles and heavy machine guns blocking the entrances of administrative buildings and streets in the centre of Luhansk on Tuesday, reportedly on the orders of the interior ministry. One of them wore the blue uniform the interior ministry's Berkut unit, a police force specialising in putting down riots. The...
Every family has its own Thanksgiving traditions, including special dishes, table decor and group activities.
Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's authoritarian president, agreed to step down on Tuesday, according to the speaker of parliament.
By Walter Bianchi MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - Rescuers searching for an Argentine navy submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic nearly a week ago with 44 crew aboard were expected to be able to pick up the pace on Tuesday as fierce weather abated. Storms and high winds have limited the search for the ARA San Juan in the past several days. Luckily, from today onwards the intensity of the wind and the height of the sea will begin to fall," navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told reporters.
If it's ever been a distant dream of yours to wind up in a tiny and beautiful mountain village, consider this. The Swiss town of Albinen, located in the scenic canton of Valais, wants to pay people 25,000 Swiss francs (£18,900) each to move there. The council will soon be voting on the new initiative, which aims to repopulate a community that has dwindled to just 240 residents, reports The Local. Under the scheme, each new adult resident will be paid the fee, with an additional 10,000 Swiss francs (£7,600) per child. For a family of four, that's more than £53,000. Most of the previous residents who have left the village have been families with children, according to Swiss news agency ATS,...
Plane food has a reputation for being bland, but two pieces of shrink-wrapped fruit served with a plastic knife and fork? New lows have surely been reached. British journalist Steve Hogarty shared an image of his sad offering last week, having asked for a vegetarian meal on a flight with Avianca, Colombia's national airline. The vegetarian meal on this flight is an apple and a pear wrapped in clingfilm, served with a knife and fork. pic.twitter.com/CT7hypCylb- Steve Hogarty (@misterbrilliant) November 17, 2017 The duration of the flight is not known (let's hope it wasn't long haul) but a rep for Avianca responded to his tweet, claiming "this is not our standard" and vowing to...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has once again slammed Iran's presence in Syria, this time claiming that Tehran has a plan to base aircraft in the country, dock its submarines on Syria's Mediterranean coast and directly threaten Israeli waters. "They want to bring their air force there, right next to Israel," Netanyahu declared in November 2017.
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Assad meets with Putin, new Ukraine drone, South Korea and japan welcome Trump NK sanctions
BEIRUT (AP) - His nation is a smoldering ruin, much of it held by rival armed factions, domestic or foreign. Half the population is displaced, hundreds of thousands have died and much of the West regards him as a tyrant and human rights abuser. But Syrian President Bashar Assad appears to have survived the war and is likely to hold onto power for the foreseeable future.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday rejected allegations by a rights group that troops engaged in looting during the bloody battle against Islamic State followers in the southern city of Marawi. Duterte also assured soldiers he would protect their interests following allegations by Amnesty International that they had committed abuses during the five-month battle in Marawi that left over a thousand people dead. "Those (allegations) of stealing in Marawi, I don't believe it.
Don't let your older or younger siblings fool you: When it comes to birth order, the middle child position is where you want to be.
TONIGHT: @SenWarren and @StephenAtHome examine how their lives have changed since @realDonaldTrump took office a year ago... Wait.
This time, he's selling a Christmas version of his famous lid, with "Make American Great Again" covered in embroidered lights on the front and "Merry Christmas" on the back.
By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's move to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it will ramp up pressure on the reclusive regime to get rid of its nuclear weapons. The designation, announced on Monday, allows the United States to impose more sanctions on North Korea, which is pursuing nuclear weapons and missile programs in defiance of U.N. Security Council sanctions.
KEHRORE PAKKA, Pakistan (AP) - Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her 9-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she begins to speak, she stops, swallows hard, wipes her tears and begins again.
TOKYO (AP) - A Japanese woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she confessed to putting four newborns in concrete-filled buckets two decades ago and having been filled with guilt over not caring for her babies.
LaVar Ball suggested President Donald Trump stay in his lane Monday night during an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.
With wide boulevards, fashionable shopping and a Roman-style amphitheatre, the newly built Palestinian city of Rawabi is the culmination of a decades-long dream for developer Bashar al-Masri. It boasts an extreme sports centre and 15,000-seater amphitheatre hung with giant pictures of Arab and Western entertainment stars, while a cinema and winery are set to be built.
Valerie pulls a pair of blue shorts and a small white shirt out of a plastic bag. It's the school uniform of her eight-year-old son Nathanael, who was kidnapped on his way to class in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The capital of the troubled North Kivu province in the east of the vast African country has seen a surge in children being kidnapped, tortured, and sometimes even killed.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lawyers painted the Mexican man on trial for killing a woman along a San Francisco pier as either a sick individual who brought a gun to the tourist spot in order to harm someone, or as a hapless homeless person who picked up an object he didn't know was a firearm until it went off accidentally.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (all times local):
Russia's modernized fleet of strategic bombers, including new production versions of the Tupolev Tu-160M2 Blackjack, will afford the Kremlin a much more responsive global conventional strike capability. Right now, Russia relies primarily on its Kalibr cruise missile equipped submarines to launch long-range precision conventional strikes.
Television host and journalist Charlie Rose apologized for his "inappropriate behavior" after eight women accused him of sexual harassment in a Washington Post report Monday.
By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's leftist presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed on Monday to boost infrastructure spending but guard economic stability, while his team reiterated that ongoing NAFTA talks should be put off until after next year's election. Lopez Obrador, the front-runner in most polls ahead of the July vote, unveiled a platform that envisioned an austere government to root out corruption and redirect spending to public works and social programs without new taxes or raising the debt-to-GDP ratio. "Let's be very clear, we are not inspired by any foreign governments, neither Maduro nor Trump," said Lopez Obrador, referring to Venezuelan...
After teen was killed in a car crash in Arlington, Texas, police are investigating the other driver, who was using a court-ordered breathalyzing device
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Chinese model Ming Xi took a tumble on the runway but still rose above the mishap.
Authorities safely removed it from the sand.