This month
News of this month:
Several dead after suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:01:14 +0100
QUETTA, Pakistan — Two suicide bombers attacked a church in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Sunday, killing eight people and wounding 42 others, officials said. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for the southwestern Baluchistan province, said hundreds of...
© New York Post
Philippines’ Duterte says he supports gay marriage
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:47:25 +0100
MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday expressed his support for same-sex unions, after previously declaring his opposition to gay marriage, in an about-face that may displease bishops in the mainly Roman Catholic country. Speaking...
© New York Post
$1bn B’Haram fund: Avoid Jonathan’s error, SERAP tells Buhari
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:35:03 +0100
Oladimeji Ramon  A human rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has advised President Muhammadu to be careful not to fall into the same error as his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, as regards the funding and management...
© The Punch
Pakistan Church Attacked by 2 Suicide Bombers
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:18:28 +0100
ISIS claimed responsibility for the assault in Quetta that left at least eight dead and 30 injured, raising concerns about the security of Christians in the country.
© The New York Times
‘Youthquake’ word of year, Oxford says
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:09:29 +0100
“Youthquake” has been crowned as Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year 2017, following a five-fold increase in usage.
© Hurriyet Daily News
UBS boss says bitcoins 'not money', urges regulators to act
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:00:01 +0100
The chairman of Swiss banking giant UBS said in an interview published Sunday that he does not consider the soaring cryp
© The Korea Herald
Stevie Van Zandt dishes on Bruce Springsteen's Broadway run
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0100
The star-filled premiere of Daniel Day Lewis' final flick “Phantom Thread” included guitarist Stevie Van Zandt and his wife Maureen.
© NY Daily News
Ask Farmer: What are centers saying at the line of scrimmage?
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions of the newspaper throughout the season. Email questions to: sam.farmer@latimes.com What are centers saying and doing...
© LA Times
From a 911 call, a friendship bloomed between Baltimore cop and widow, 98: 'All she wanted was somebody to talk to'
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0100
She was born in the segregated South, and over 98 years outlived those old ways, three husbands and many friends in Baltimore. In the end, few remained to visit Hazel Reed-Oden. There was a devoted handyman. A nurse. A pastor. Happenstance brought Reed-Oden...
© LA Times
La maison la plus chère du monde? Simple babiole pour un prince saoudien
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:58:16 +0100
Un château d’une valeur de 300 millions de dollars fait partie d’une liste d’acquisitions extravagantes d’un prince qui prend des mesures sévères contre les richesses mal acquises et prêche l’austérité dans son pays.
© The New York Times
43 workers injured after bus collides with trucking rig in Turkey’s Adana
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:58:13 +0100
Some 43 people were injured late on Dec. 16 when a bus carrying workers collided with a trucking rig in the southern province of Adana, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
© Hurriyet Daily News
Man (20s) dies in single-vehicle crash in Dublin
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:57:46 +0100
Man was pronounced dead at the scene at Adelaide Road in Glenageary
© The Irish Times
Insurgents in Yala torch bus bound for Bangkok
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:54:00 +0100
YALA: A double-decker bus heading from Betong district to Bangkok was torched by insurgents after they ordered 11 passengers, the driver and an attendant to leave the bus.
© Bangkok Post
Most important news of this month:
Cape Town teen dies on school trip to Vietnam
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:01:00 +0100
Shannen Rustin, a Grade 11 pupil from Westerford High School, collapsed and died after a trek in Sapa Valley in while on a history tour to Vietnam.
© Cape Times
Jang Keun-suk named honorary ambassador for PyeongChang Olympics
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 03:51:40 +0100
Star actor-singer Jang Keun-suk has been named honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and the host
© The Korea Herald
Kidnappers killed six victims – KWASU student abducted, freed
Sat, 02 Dec 2017 05:00:23 +0100
Success Nwogu, Ilorin A student of the Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin, Dorcas  Olanrewaju, who was kidnapped by suspected ritual killers on Thursday, has been freed. She said on Friday that out of 13 of them in the kidnappers’ den, six were...
© The Punch
Man who travelled on someone else’s passport avoids jail
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:05:11 +0100
Man flew to Italy but was caught on return at Dublin Airport
© The Irish Times
[Herald Interview] Education key to dealing with bitcoin craze
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:53:20 +0100
Following phenomenal bitcoin demand by retail investors in South Korea in the past few weeks, local cryptocurrency excha
© The Korea Herald
Sarah Huckabee Sanders puts ‘piegate’ to rest
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:10:35 +0100
Sanders turned up to the press corp potluck with four picture-perfect pies on Thursday.
© NY Daily News
Op-Ed Contributor: The G.O.P.’s Legislative Lemons
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:21:59 +0100
It’s not just the tax cut or A.C.A. repeal: If the public opposes a law, you can bet the Republicans support it. Why?
© The New York Times
Moon, Xi seek to mend fences
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:42:14 +0100
President Moon Jae-in on Thursday called for stronger ties with China, stressing the need to move on from the recent dif
© The Korea Herald
Amendment to withdraw cash from IRAs needs restrictions
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:19:41 +0100
Yes, Senator Inhofe, allowing Americans to dip into their retirement accounts at a reduced tax rate would help the economy and give the Treasury a windfall. But, no, that idea didn’t originate from the radio show host who you are crediting. I got a...
© New York Post
NDA cadets drop uniforms with Fulanimen, disappear –Residents
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:51:21 +0100
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Nigerian Army has said it will investigate an allegation that some cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna State, sneak out of the camp and drop their uniforms with Fulani residents. The army announced this on its Twitter...
© The Punch
$250m unremitted fund: Reps threaten oil firms with arrest warrants
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:18:59 +0100
The House of Representatives Committee on Oil and Gas, on Wednesday,  threatened to issue warrant of arrest on Managing Directors of 10 oil firms, if they failed to appear before it on Thursday to account for unremitted $250m to the Federal Government’s...
© The Punch
[PyeongChang 2018] N. Korea tensions won't affect PyeongChang Olympics: Rep. Royce
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:48:33 +0100
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ed Royce, a ranking US lawmaker deeply involved in North Korean affairs, said Monday he does not beli
© The Korea Herald
Ghost of Justice Scalia looms as Supreme Court debates religion and civil rights law
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0100
The ghost of Justice Antonin Scalia often hangs over the Supreme Court, perhaps never more so than as the justices struggle with the case of the Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage. Scalia often spoke of his strong...
© LA Times
Get to know Durban's metro police
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:30:00 +0100
The boys in blue will be out in full force for the first Metro Police Day to be held in the country since the inception of the metros in July 2000.
© Cape Times
Council rejects Johnny Ronan plan for underground office
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:46:44 +0100
Developer’s subterranean garden plan would set ‘undesirable precedent’ in Dublin
© The Irish Times
For tenants on the edge, paying the rent often takes more than half their income
Sun, 03 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Even before their latest rent increase, Barbie Thompson and her husband, Juan, could barely afford the Rancho Santa Margarita apartment where they raised two children. The company that paid her around $13 an hour to distribute samples at Costco often...
© LA Times
[Eli Lake] The upside of giving up on North Korea
Sun, 03 Dec 2017 09:36:43 +0100
Ambassador Nikki Haley’s remarks this week at the United Nations after North Korea’s latest missile test sounded like wh
© The Korea Herald
Judge bars Starbucks from closing 77 failing Teavana stores
Sat, 02 Dec 2017 04:01:44 +0100
An Indiana judge has temporarily barred Starbucks from closing 77 failing Teavana stores in Simon Property Group malls because the real estate giant was less able to handle the financial pain. Starbucks said in July it planned to shutter its 379-store...
© New York Post
People with HIV in Ireland continue to face a stigma - President
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 22:38:03 +0100
Number of new HIV cases recorded ‘concerning’, says President Higgins
© The Irish Times
Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's friend gets Board of Election gig
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:47:53 +0100
A pal of City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is set to be installed on the city’s Board of Elections.
© NY Daily News
Polish climbers set to attempt K2 in winter
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:31:13 +0100
Eleven Polish mountain climbers are completing preparations for a bold attempt to conquer K2, the world’s second-highest summit, which has never been scaled in winter.
© The News
OECD keeps 2018 forecast on track, seeing modest but ‘synchronized’ economic growth
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:31:14 +0100
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on Tuesday maintained its global economic growth forecast for 2018 as the expansion, though modest, becomes more “synchronized” ...
© Japan Times
Chargers await decision on Nick Novak's health, ponder adding another kicker to roster
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 02:55:00 +0100
The Chargers need to trust Nick Novak. They need to trust him to line up and knock the football through the yellow uprights. They need to trust him to handle kickoff duties. They need to trust that he’ll come through when it matters most. And, this...
© LA Times
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