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Irish pilot union agrees to Ryanair talks ahead of planned strike

The union representing Ireland-based Ryanair pilots said on Sunday it had agreed to talk with the no-frills airline but warned that the meeting could be too late to avert a strike set for Wednesday. The Irish airline on Friday offered...Show More Summary

Firefighters optimistic with Thomas Fire as winds start to die down

Forecasters remained hopeful Sunday that strong wind gusts pushing a huge Southern California blaze would die down and allow firefighters a chance to aggressively battle the fire. The Thomas Fire, which began burning through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties on Dec. Show More Summary

British diplomat found dead in Beirut

Body of Rebecca Dykes is reportedly found by motorway in unclear circumstances A British diplomat who worked at the UK embassy in Beirut has been found dead. The body of Rebecca Dykes was reportedly found on the side of a motorway on Saturday. The circumstances surrounding her death were unclear. Continue reading...

Things To Do Today In London: Monday 18 December 2017

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Feminist Christmas parties, spooky ghost stories and a comedy 'Fk-Fest'

The fury of monster fire leaves residents no choice but to flee

Resident Darren Caesar stood off the shoulder of Highway 192 next to the Montecito Fire Station early Saturday and pointed to a long row of firetrucks and tankers parked nearby. “Look at how many firefighting assets they have. I trust that they can do everything they can to protect structures,”...

On a frosty morning, an annual census of the city’s birds

Volunteers gathered by the footbridge to Theodore Roosevelt Island on Saturday morning just as the sun was rising, tinting the Potomac River pink and golden, to take part in the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.

Thomas Fire continues to grow as strong, shifting winds bring new dangers

The massive Thomas Fire continued to grow Sunday morning even after an epic battle to protect homes along the Santa Barbara County coast Saturday proved successful despite intense winds. The third-largest fire in California history was burning a massive swath from Ventura to Santa Barbara, was...

Saakashvili supporters storm Kiev arts centre

Several hundred protesters led by former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili stormed Kiev's performing arts centre on Sunday, some hurling rocks, smoke bombs and firecrackers at the windows and doors. Police who surrounded the building...Show More Summary

Turkey accuses new Austria government of 'racist approaches'

Turkey on Sunday slammed the incoming Austrian government, a coalition between conservatives and the far-right, for "discrimination" and "racist approaches" after its programme pledged Vienna would not agree to Ankara joining the EU....Show More Summary

Macron birthday party in royal château riles French republicans

French President Emmanuel Macron's celebration of his 40th birthday at a former royal château has come under fire from both left and right this weekend.

Turkey hopes to open embassy in East Jerusalem, says Erdo?an

Turkish president announces intention days after leading calls for city to be recognised as capital of a Palestinian state Turkey intends to open an embassy in East Jerusalem, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has said, days after leading calls at a summit of Muslim leaders for the world to recognise it as the capital of a Palestinian state. Show More Summary

D.C. State Board of Education may call for another investigation of graduation standards

Public and charter schools will be reviewed amid allegations that Ballou High School graduated students who were often absent.

At Home: Affording a Home in Atlanta, November Market Snapshot & The New “It” Neighborhood in Town

Here’s the Salary Needed to Afford a Home in Atlanta [ABC] Atlanta Real Estate Market Snapshot – November 2017 [ARA] December Seasonal Gardening Calendar [Walter Reeves] This is the Cheapest State for Millennials to Buy Homes [domino] U.S. Housing Inventory Down More than 10 Percent [Atlanta Agent Magazine] This Decatur Townhouse Got a Bright, Colorful […]

French sailor François Gabart makes fastest solo circumnavigation

Journey around world took 42 days and 16 hours – six days faster than previous record The French sailor François Gabart has broken the record for sailing around the world alone, circumnavigating the planet in just 42 days and 16 hours. That is more than six days faster than the last record, set by his fellow Frenchman Thomas Coville last year. Continue reading...

Eleven police killed in attacks in Afghanistan

At least 11 Afghan policemen were killed on Sunday when Taliban fighters attacked two checkpoints in the volatile southern province of Helmand, authorities said. The assaults were the latest in a series of deadly attacks claimed by the Taliban on Afghan police and troops. Show More Summary

The African Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manifesto

What is the African Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manifesto? The African Manifesto on Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship is being co-created by young and old Africans from within the continent and the diaspora. It is our statement of how digital innovation and entrepreneurship can play a role in advancing our continent. Show More Summary

African Universities Innovation Accelerator

From ccHub: Despite the proliferation of universities across the African continent, research and knowledge from these institution barely influence how business is done and how governments make decisions. While faculty and students embarks...Show More Summary

Sunday Poll: Which of the 6 St. Louis Police Chief Candidates Would You Hire?

St. Louis will soon have a new chief of police. The six finalists include three from within the ranks and three from other cities: • Lt. Col. Lawrence O’Toole, 59, the interim chief, who has been with the St. Louis police department for 33 years. Mayor Lyda Krewson appointed him to...

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