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The new Berliners: wild boars thrive in German capital

They have coarse bristles, huge heads with tiny eyes and protruding tusks and, occasionally, a really bad temper. Thousands of wild boars call Berlin home, where they dig up gardens, cause road accidents and rampage through neighbourhoods. Show More Summary

Peru recovers 79 pre-Hispanic textiles from Sweden

Peru has recovered 79 pre-Hispanic textiles that have been illegally located in Sweden since 1935, the ministry of culture said. In 1935, Swedish ambassador to Peru Sven Karrell acquired the fabrics hailing from the Nasca and Paracas...Show More Summary

Britain's iconic red phone boxes ring the changes

Facing extinction due to ubiquitous mobile phones, Britain's classic red telephone boxes are being saved from death row by ingenious conversions into all sorts of new uses. "It smells nice," a passer-by said while sniffing the waft of hot stew steaming out of one phone box in the heart of London. Show More Summary

Libya oasis town offers rare 'Safe House' for migrants

For migrants who escape torture and starvation at the hands of people traffickers, a "Safe House" in an oasis town offers a rare commodity in Libya: shelter and medical care. Bani Walid, on the edge of the desert 170 kilometres (110Show More Summary

Pangolin traffickers opening up new routes: study

Pangolin smugglers are constantly opening up new routes to evade law enforcement agencies, a study showed Friday, highlighting the challenge of tackling the trade in the world's most heavily trafficked mammal. While at least 20 tonnes...Show More Summary

Putin's ex-minister risks decade in jail over $2 mn 'bribe'

A Russian court is set to rule Friday in the high-profile trial of former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev, who is accused of taking a bribe from an oil boss close to President Vladimir Putin. Prosecutors have asked the Moscow court...Show More Summary

Catalan separatists, in uncharted waters, keep the faith

Voters like David Hornos drove separatist parties to success in Catalonia's last election in 2015, giving them an absolute majority of seats in the Spanish region's parliament for the first time. But even though the Catalan government...Show More Summary

Alleys are cool and quirky — and they may be part of the solution to affordable housing crisis

Over the course of generations, alleys have played host to horse stables, garages and slums of such squalor that a 1912 inventory deemed them “evil.” But now, the District’s alleys may be the next frontier in the city’s red-hot housing market.

Federal judge in SF under investigation over sexual misconduct allegations

A judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco is under a formal misconduct inquiry after several of his clerks accused him of inappropriate behavior, the court said Thursday. Ninth Circuit Chief...Show More Summary

Catalan demands anger voters in other Spanish regions

A long-running conflict between Madrid and Barcelona over Catalonia's independence drive is annoying voters in the rest of Spain who feel their concerns are being neglected. "I am sick of hearing about Catalonia. And what about the rest...Show More Summary

EU leaders split on Macron-inspired eurozone overhaul

EU leaders will wrangle over ways to forge a stronger eurozone on Friday, with hopes of sweeping reforms dashed by political limbo in Germany and waning interest. Meeting without departure-bound Britain, the bloc's 27 leaders have been...Show More Summary

EU to move Brexit talks forward after praise for May

EU leaders are expected to unlock the next stage of Brexit negotiations at a summit on Friday after applauding British Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce proposals. Her 27 counterparts are set to agree there has been sufficient progress...Show More Summary

Female UC Berkeley student was raped by male student, police say

A female student at UC Berkeley was raped by a male student in his dorm room on Oct. 28, UC Berkeley Police said Thursday. The woman and the man left a party together and then went to the man’s room in Unit 3 Housing on UC Berkeley’s campus, police said Thursday in an advisory email. Show More Summary

3 workers injured when restaurant under construction collapses in Santa Rosa

A fast food restaurant under construction collapsed in Santa Rosa on Thursday and injured three workers, Fire Department officials said. The collapse happened just before 12:30 p.m., at 2005 Cleveland Ave. in the northwestern part of...Show More Summary

Judge orders Derick Almena, Max Harris to trial for Ghost Ship deaths

Two men will face trial on 36 counts each of involuntary manslaughter in the Ghost Ship fire after an Alameda County Superior Court judge determined Thursday that there was sufficient evidence in the case. Prosecutors say Max Harris and Derick Almena created a firetrap at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland’s Fruitvale district. Show More Summary

How your old phone can feed those in need this summer

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

You can make a meal out of your old mobile phone this summer by recycling it. Industry-led recycler MobileMuster has teamed up for a second year with food charity OzHarvest for its Mobile for Meal campaign, where for every mobile recycled OzHarvest will deliver a meal to someone in need. Last summer, 60,000 meals were […]

Chile election likely to be decided by small margin

The winner of Chile's presidential run-off election on Sunday could be decided by a relatively small group of voters following a surge of left wing enthusiasm in Latin America's fifth-biggest economy. That groundswell, evident in the...Show More Summary

Three Canberra men arrested for drug trafficking

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Three Canberra men will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (15 December) on charges of drug trafficking after police located and seized a firearm, over $31,000, and over 1.3 kilos of illicit drugs. Approximately 1.3 kilograms of a substance suspected to be dibutylone, 39 grams of a substance suspected to be cocaine, and a small quantity […]

This lawmaker and new mom had a marathon hearing. So she pumped from the dais.

“As a new mom, I don’t want to recess my committee each time I need to pump.”

Metro audit shows Red Line defect similar to the one that caused deadly 2009 collision

A recent audit and emergency testing found deteriorating insulation on the electrical cables used as part of Metro’s signal system.

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