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Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change

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After a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the “valve turner” protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa: key dates

Harare (AFP) - Emmerson Mnangagwa, who will be inaugurated on Friday as Zimbabwe's next president, is a political veteran and party hardliner who for decades worked closely with Robert Mugabe.

First House Dem Calls On Rep. Conyers To Resign

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) became the first Democrat in Congress to call on Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to resign from Congress in light of recent sexual harassment allegations.

Air China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing and Pyongyang

TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Air China Ltd has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over its nuclear weapons and missile programs. Show More Summary

ARA San Juan latest: Argentina says sound detected in missing submarine search consistent with explosion

A sound detected in the search for a missing submarine carrying 44 people is “consistent with an explosion”, Argentine officials have said. The abnormal sound was detected in the South Atlantic ocean around the time the Argentine navy submarine sent its last communication last week. Show More Summary

U.S. wants PLO's Washington office to stay open -State Dept

The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could trigger its closure, the State Department said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Woman who stole 'Make America Great Again' cap from fellow student could be jailed for up to a year

Riverside Country District Attorney's Office has filed a charge of theft against University of California student Edith Macias, after she was allegedly filmed brandishing the red hat and condemning racism. Ms Macias said the message on the hat represented genocide. It was never f great, never," she says in the footage captured by fellow student Matthew Vitale.

Notorious gang 'behead man' near Washington

An ultra-violent Latino street gang that President Donald Trump has vowed to wipe out beheaded a man and cut out his heart before burying him in a park near the US capital, reports said Wednesday. The victim, who has not yet been identified,...Show More Summary

'Godless' Is The Western Women Have Been Waiting For

Just when you thought 2017 was winding down, a band of bad-mouthing, gun-wielding, whip-smart women have appeared on the horizon, ready to take down a gang of unlawful men.

America's last iron lung users on their lives spent inside obsolete ventilators

A handful of polio survivors who have spent decades inside so-called iron lungs, have spoken of their existence trapped in ageing machines that have been all but disappeared. “There are only two or three of us left,” said 70-year-old Paul Alexander.

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe finally resigns, sparking wild jubilation on the streets of Harare 

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe resigns Wild jubilation among MPs as speaker tells parliament  Comes one week after military coup Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa 'to be sworn in' How Mugabe brought Zimbabwe's economy...Show More Summary

Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold, in surprise reversal

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri walked back his resignation on Wednesday after weeks of intensive international diplomacy aimed at restoring the delicate political balance that has kept the country from being pulled apart by regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Mexico suffers deadliest month on record, 2017 set to be worst year

By Noe Torres MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - There were more murders in October in Mexico than in any month over at least 20 years, according to official data, in the latest grim milestone in 2017, a year on course to register the highest homicide tally since modern records began. Show More Summary

Seth Meyers: 'Wanna-Be Dictator' Trump Gets Into The Feud We've Been Waiting For

Seth Meyers ruthlessly mocked President Donald Trump on Monday night for feuding with LaVar Ball, the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players arrested in China on shoplifting charges.

Malia Obama's Harvard boyfriend revealed to be British student Rory Farquharson who was head boy at Rugby School

Malia Obama's boyfriend has been revealed to be a former British public schoolboy who met the former first daughter at Harvard University.  Rory Farquharson, a former head boy at the prestigious Rugby School, was linked to Barack...Show More Summary

Air China suspends flights to North Korea

Air China has suspended flights to North Korea, further limiting the secretive state's links with the outside world, but the company said Wednesday it was a business decision. The suspension comes shortly after US President Donald Trump visited Beijing and pressed his counterpart Xi Jinping to do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear programme. Show More Summary

A North Korean Defector's Dramatic Dash Across the Border Was Captured on Video

North Korean soldiers fired about 40 rounds at the defector, who remains hospitalized

4 children, 2 adults killed in rural northern Illinois fire

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — Four children and two adults from the same family died in a house fire early Tuesday in rural northern Illinois, according to the local sheriff.

Philippines' Duterte cancels communist peace talks

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has cancelled all future peace talks with communist rebels waging one of Asia's longest insurgencies, in a blow to efforts to end the half century-long conflict. The Communist Party of the Philippines...Show More Summary

Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile' to snap up the top job

Nicknamed "the Crocodile" for his ruthlessness, Emmerson Mnangagwa who will take over as Zimbabwe's next president, is a hardliner with ties to the military who could prove as authoritarian as his mentor Robert Mugabe. It was his political...Show More Summary

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