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Hope of saving Argentine submarine crew dims after news of explosion

Thursday 21:50 GMT

Argentina’s navy announced Thursday that a sound detected during the search for a missing submarine apparently came from an explosion — an ominous development that prompted relatives of the 44 crew members to burst into tears.

AP writer Julie Watson in San Diego and Mayra Pertossi and Debora Rey in Buenos Aires and AP video journalist Paul Byrne in Mar del Plata contributed to this report.

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Angela Merkel's German coalition crisis greatly exaggerated

Thursday 17:17 GMT

It's interesting to recall what he told the German parliament on Tuesday in the wake of the breakdown in talks to form a new government coalition.

Johannes Kahrs of the left-wing Social Democrats, who together with Merkel's conservatives formed the grand coalition that still runs Germany, seconds that sentiment.

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Michigan man found wandering near DMZ is deported, South Korean officials confirm

Thursday 14:31 GMT

South Korean authorities have deported an American man caught wandering last week near the highly fortified border with North Korea, officials here confirmed Wednesday.

Details about Lowrance’s travels, his detention and subsequent deportation proceedings have largely remained secret, with South Korean officials declining public comment, citing their strict privacy rules. Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, also citing privacy considerations for American citizens overseas, have said only that they were aware of the case and that they offered “appropriate consular services.”

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Source: Global News

Zimbabwe’s incoming leader warns public against ‘vengeful retribution’

Thursday 21:52 GMT

As Zimbabwe prepares to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, questions remain on the future of Robert Mugabe, who ruled for 37 years, and the wife who just days ago was poised to succeed him.

Mugabe’s resignation has been met with wild celebrations by people thrilled to be rid of a leader whose early promise was overtaken by economic collapse, government dysfunction and human rights violations.

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Source: Global News

ANALYSIS: Donald Trump only believes the truths that suit him

Thursday 20:56 GMT

In the eyes of U.S. President Donald Trump, an American basketball player caught shoplifting in China is a “very big deal,” but accusations of sexual assault against teenage girls by an Alabama Senate candidate don’t mean much. “Well, he denies it,” said Trump of Republican Roy Moore, adding “and by the way he totally denies it.”

‘If we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast’: Republican senator. When he thinks a negative story about someone else is good for him he will personally hype it up.

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Source: ABC News

North Korean soldier who defected to the South loves watching music videos and movies

Thursday 21:51 GMT

The North Korean solider who was captured on video defecting to the South earlier this month is enjoying watching South Korean music videos and the American movie "Transformers 3," his doctor says.

Oh is "not going to die," Lee Cook-jong, the lead surgeon who operated on the defected soldier, said at a press conference Wednesday. The United Nations Command in control of the border between the two Koreas released dramatic video footage that shows Oh speeding south in a Jeep, before getting out and running from North Korean soldiers who open fire on him.

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Source: NBC News

Should Uber believe the hackers who say they deleted stolen data?

Thursday 20:56 GMT

Uber quietly paid hackers $100,000 late last year to delete personal data the cyber criminals had stolen from 57 million riders and drivers - and the rideshare giant said it feels "assured" the hackers kept their word.

However, according to data shared online by HackerOne, the platform Uber uses to facilitate its program, the company's highest bounty is in the $4,000 to $10,000 range - a far cry from the $100,000 ransom the rideshare giant forked over.

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Source: Global News

Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic convicted of genocide, sentenced to life

Thursday 09:03 GMT

The United Nations’ Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicted Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic on Wednesday of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities during Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war.

UN war crimes tribunal convicts Bosnian Serb officer of genocide in Srebrenica massacre. A three-judge panel at the court formally known as the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia convicted Mladic of 10 of 11 counts in a dramatic climax to a groundbreaking effort to seek justice for the wars in the former Yugoslavia.

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Source: Washington Post

Disney animation guru John Lasseter takes leave after sexual misconduct allegations

Thursday 03:22 GMT

In a new sexual misconduct scandal that could shake the economics of Hollywood in unprecedented ways, Disney said Tuesday that animation chief John Lasseter would be taking a six-month leave of absence starting immediately.

Lasseter wrote in the memo that the leave “will give me the opportunity to start taking better care of myself, to recharge and be inspired, and ultimately return with the insight and perspective I need to be the leader you deserve.”

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Source: Huffington Post

Myanmar Reaches Deal To Bring Rohingya Muslims Home

Thursday 21:49 GMT

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an accord on Thursday over terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, a government official said, amid concern that Myanmar’s powerful army could prove obstructive.

Rights groups have accused the military in mostly Buddhist Myanmar of carrying out mass rape and other atrocities during a counter-insurgency operation launched in late August in retaliation for attacks by Rohingya militants in Rakhine State.

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Source: Fox News

GOP committees, Moore remain at odds as Alabama election nears

Thursday 20:58 GMT

The two GOP committees have pulled their support from Moore, and recently told The Associated Press they won’t be reconsidering.

Despite President Trump's recent support of Roy Moore, the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee say they are standing behind their decision to cut ties to Alabama Senate candidate. The two GOP committees have pulled their support from Moore, and recently told The Associated Press they won’t be reconsidering.

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Source: BBC

Mladic guilty of genocide over Bosnia

Thursday 10:53 GMT

Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been found guilty of genocide for some of the worst atrocities of the 1990s Bosnian war.

He was convicted of the massacre of more than 7,000 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995 and the siege of Sarajevo in which more than 10,000 people died. The 74-year-old was removed from the courtroom shortly before the long-awaited sentence was read, after shouting at the judges.

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Source: Reuters

FCC chief plans to ditch U.S. 'net neutrality' rules

Thursday 09:57 GMT

The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to repeal landmark 2015 rules that prohibited internet service providers from impeding consumer access to web content in a move that promises to recast the digital landscape.

FCC chief Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump in January, said the commission will vote at a Dec. 14 meeting on his plan to rescind the so-called net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that treated internet service providers like public utilities.

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Source: Washington Post

‘John Conyers Jr. must go,’ says Detroit Free Press. ‘It looks an awful lot like hush money’

Thursday 09:02 GMT

But the congressman’s hometown newspaper, the Detroit Free Press, did not hold back, publishing an editorial online late Tuesday that urged the senior Democratic lawmaker to step down immediately.

The Detroit Free Press described Conyers as “an undisputed hero of the civil rights movement” and “a steadfast voice for social justice and equality.” It recalled his crucial roles in voting rights, health care reform and the establishment of a federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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Source: CBS News

Gayle King appears on "Late Show with Stephen Colbert"

Thursday 04:17 GMT

Gayle King of "CBS This Morning" appeared on the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Tuesday, a previously scheduled appearance that ended up landing on the same day CBS fired her co-host Charlie Rose over allegations of sexual misconduct. King initially was slated to talk about Oprah Winfrey's "Favorite Things" — she serves as editor-at-large for "O Magazine" — but as Colbert noted "this turned out to be a different day for you."


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte