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Source: The Guradian

Killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh changes dynamics of Yemen's civil war

06-Dec-2017

The killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former Yemeni president, removes the country’s most important political figure for four decades from a complex equation that has plunged the Arab world’s poorest nation into conflict and sparked the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

“Even when people want to play on the ground in Yemen from outside,” Baron said, “internal dynamics have a way of shifting in a way that nobody really expected.”

Source: The Guradian

Steelers-Bengals marred by worrying injuries on brutal, ugly night for NFL

06-Dec-2017

The Pittsburgh Steelers edged their AFC North rivals the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 on Monday night but the game was overshadowed by ugly moments of violence that did little to lessen the NFL’s reputation for brutality.

Earlier on Monday, one of the NFL’s biggest stars, Rob Gronkowski, was suspended one game for a late and illegal hit on an opponent who was lying on the ground.

Source: New York Times

Amazon’s Australian Launch Brings Excitement, Dread and Defiance

06-Dec-2017

For Australian businesses, Amazon’s international expansion — which now includes more than a dozen countries — has brought with it hasty pivots and familiar feelings of enthusiasm, doubt and existential dread.

Mr. O’Leary pointed out that at Amazon’s launch, the Australian marketplace had only a few hundred sellers — or third-party vendors — who are now listing their products on the site. Globally, the company has millions of sellers, a volume seen as key to Amazon’s formula of providing impossibly large assortments of products at ruthlessly competitive prices.

Source: NBC News

Poll: 31% of Republicans want a different presidential nominee in 2020

06-Dec-2017

President Donald Trump continues to enjoy robust support within the Republican Party, but about a third of his own political partisans still say they would prefer a different Republican at the top of the ticket in 2020, according to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute.

Among Republicans who didn’t back Trump’s primary run, 60 percent say they would prefer to replace him on the ballot for 2020, while just 34 percent want him to be the nominee.

Source: Washington Post

Arrests along Mexico border drop sharply under Trump, new statistics show

06-Dec-2017

The number people caught trying to sneak over the border from Mexico has fallen to the lowest level in 46 years, according to Homeland Security statistics released Tuesday that offer the first comprehensive look at how immigration enforcement is changing under the Trump administration.

The figures show a sharp drop in arrests immediately following President Trump’s election win, possibly reflecting the deterrent effect of his rhetoric on would-be border crossers, though starting in May the number of people taken into custody began increasing again.

Source: Fox News

Danny Masterson fired from Netflix series amid rape allegations

06-Dec-2017

Danny Masterson has been written out of the Netflix series “The Ranch” following multiple rape allegations against the actor.

"As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of 'The Ranch.' [Monday] was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him," a statement from Netflix read. Masterson will still be featured in the second half of Season 2 and parts of the third season that were already filmed.

Source: The Guradian

Selling this cherished Arctic landscape to the highest bidder is a grievous mistake

06-Dec-2017

Join the fight against this. • Trip Van Noppen is president of Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law organization. Part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the largest US wilderness, risks being transferred to the hands of the fossil fuel industry.

This attack on the refuge is nothing less than a sellout of one of our most cherished landscapes to the highest bidder, all for the short-sighted purpose of funding irresponsible tax breaks and subsidizing the oil and gas industry.

Source: Reuters

Electric charge: Glencore bets big on car battery metals

06-Dec-2017

Glencore (GLEN.L) has increased production of the metals used to make electric car batteries faster than its major mining rivals, according to an industry-wide analysis that shows the scale of a strategy that has big prospective risks and rewards.

Electric vehicle metals account for roughly 50 percent of Glencore’s core profit, more than double the proportion of its major listed competitors - BHP (BLT.L) (BHP.AX), Rio Tinto (RIO.L) (RIO.AX) and Anglo American (AAL.L).

Source: Global News

Donald Trump’s bank records reportedly subpoenaed by Robert Mueller

06-Dec-2017

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has asked Deutsche Bank for data on accounts held by President Donald Trump and his family, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday.

READ MORE: Special counsel Mueller subpoenas a dozen Donald Trump campaign officials: report. Separately, Deutsche Bank has lent Trump up to $170 million for the Old Post Office, a historic Washington property where he has opened a hotel.

Source: Common Domain

I finally understand why male politicians have been able to sexually harass women with impunity

06-Dec-2017

The #MeToo campaign on social media and a flood of investigative stories have given women the courage to speak up, which has forced employers to step up.

Convened by Democratic Assemblywoman Laura Friedman, who chairs the Rules Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Prevention, the nearly six-hour hearing established that the California Legislature has a very detailed sexual harassment policy that does almost nothing to protect women.

Source: New York Times

California Today: The Tax Bill’s ‘Spiraling Consequences’

06-Dec-2017

As Republicans in Washington work to combine their tax bills into one, economists and tax specialists on the West Coast are adding up the ways that the changes could hurt California.

The House bill called for the elimination of the tax credit for electric vehicles, a potentially big blow for Tesla, which has large manufacturing facilities in California. Under the Senate bill, single filers earning $160,000 to around $200,000, of whom there are many in coastal California, would see their top marginal tax rate increase to 32 percent from 28 percent.

Source: Fox News

Jimmy Kimmel's infant son has successful second heart surgery

06-Dec-2017

Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel’s 7-month-old son, Billy, underwent a successful second round of surgery on Monday.

ABC announced the upcoming surgery in a statement, and said Kimmel would take time off from his show to be with his family. Celebrities such as Chris Pratt, Tracee Ellis Ross, Neil Patrick Harris and Melissa McCarthy will be filling in for Kimmel over the next few days.

Source: Common Domain

The Most Effectively Managed U.S. Companies—and How They Got That Way

06-Dec-2017

Those are among the many insights revealed in the inaugural Management Top 250, a landmark ranking marking the first time the ideals and teachings of the late business guru Peter Drucker have been used to analyze and compare the performance of major U.S. companies.

Amazon is on top, followed by Apple and Alphabet, in a landmark ranking, the Drucker Institute’s Management Top 250

Source: DW

Syrian children in Turkey forced to work rather than study

06-Dec-2017

Read more: EU money can't push Syrian schoolkids over Turkey's language barrier . The law is unambiguous: Child labor is forbidden in Turkey.

Sometimes the teachers visit families at home and persuade the parents to send their children to lessons, at least a few days a week, to give them a stab at a better future, and to give them a chance — for a while — to be what they are: children. More than 70 children aged between four and 18 attend the little Syrian school each day.

Source: Reuters

Q&A: Designer Rachel Roy learned to bend so she will not break

06-Dec-2017

Going from a California teen working in a clothing store to making dresses for Michelle Obama has been quite the trajectory for fashion designer Rachel Roy.

Roy, 43, launched her self-titled brand in 2004 after working as creative director of Rocawear, where she met and married the line’s cofounder Damon Dash, whom she divorced in 2009. She was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2007, formed a joint venture with Jones Apparel Group in 2008 and has been selling an affordable line of sportswear, shoes and accessories under her label at Macy’s since 2009.

Source: NBC News

These Heisman Trophy finalists could make college football history

Saturday 16:22 GMT
Source: BBC

Avocado injuries a thing of the past?

Thursday 21:51 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Walmart cashier’s act of kindness leaves foster parent in tears

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Anonymous customer buys 58 meals in honor of Las Vegas shooting victims

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: Global News

Here’s what the new mortgage rules will do to home prices in 2018: Royal LePage

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Here’s Why YouTube’s Streaming Music Could Be a Huge Deal

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: NBC News

China remembers 142K killed in massacre, offers 'friendship' to Japan

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Global News

Trump directs NASA to send Americans to the Moon, lay foundations for Mars mission

Tuesday 16:24 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Hong Kong Home Prices Expected to Soar in 2018

Tuesday 19:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Apple Acquires Shazam and Its Song-Recognition App

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Why Apple bought Shazam, the music-recognition app that’s been declining in popularity

Tuesday 22:49 GMT

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