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Kenya: Several killed in violent clashes as opposition leader returns

Saturday 23:41 GMT

Violent clashes in Nairobi have left at least five people dead when live ammunition was fired into crowds of opposition supporters.

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Scores of people were wounded and at least five people killed on Friday in confrontations between Kenyan police and supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga as he returned from an overseas trip.

Source: Washington Post

Trump often condemns Democrats, defends Republicans on harassment allegations

Saturday 20:57 GMT

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday pushed back against the idea that Trump treats Democrats differently from Republicans, pointing to Trump’s comments of concern over the Moore allegations.

Liz Mair, a Republican communications consultant who has been critical of the president, said Friday that Trump appears to be trying to egg on Democrats to react and, in the process, muddy distinctions between allegations against him and others accused of wrongdoing.

Source: NBC News

How the Weinstein scandal could change life for fugitive Polanski

Sunday 09:56 GMT

The protest gained the attention of French media — something unlikely before the Weinstein scandal in a country where the high regard for Polanski's work has been unwavering.

The scandal around allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein appears to have changed the attitudes of some in France, where the Oscar-winning director of "Chinatown" and "The Pianist" was born and currently resides.

Source: DW

Israel's president denies pardon for manslaughter soldier Elor Azaria

Monday 20:57 GMT

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has denied a request to pardon Elor Azaria, who is currently serving an 18-month prison sentence.

A statement from the office of Israel's president Reuven Rivlin confirmed on Sunday that he denied the request by Elor Azaria (pictured above, middle) because it would harm the "resilience" of Israel's military. "The president believes ... that an additional reduction in punishment would undermine the strength of the military, its values, and of the state of Israel," part of the statement read.

Source: CBS News

Kate Steinle trial: Jurors to weigh in on pier shooting that left woman dead

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

Jurors will consider those arguments Tuesday as the trial against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate wraps up, more than two years after the killing of Kate Steinle by a man who had been deported five times and wanted for a sixth deportation, sparking a national debate over immigration.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Lawyers painted the Mexican man on trial for killing a woman along a San Francisco pier as either a sick individual who brought a gun to the tourist spot in order to harm someone, or as a hapless homeless person who picked up an object he didn't know was a firearm until it went off accidentally.

Source: Common Domain

Iran earthquake survivors, sleeping on rubble, ask for help

Thursday 17:18 GMT

In a western Iranian town devastated by this week's powerful earthquake, families are sleeping on the rubble of their homes and were fashioning reed shelters to offer protection from the elements on Wednesday, saying authorities haven't delivered enough tents ahead of the fast-approaching winter.

Icy rains will be coming soon to Sarpol-e-Zahab, hard hit by Sunday's 7.3 magnitude earthquake, which killed more than 530 people and injured thousands.

Source: CBS News

Consumer groups warn of potentially dangerous toys

Wednesday 20:58 GMT

Holiday shoppers beware, consumer advocates are warning: Danger lurks in U.S. toy aisles, where dolls and robots can be used as spies and unlabeled potential choking hazards are disguised as "Disney Princess Punchball Balloons." "My Friend Cayla," a popular talking doll, uses a hidden microphone and an unsecured Bluetooth connection that can allow anyone within range to spy on your family and talk back to your child, said Kara Cook-Schultz, one of the authors of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group's annual "Trouble in Toyland" report.

Source: Common Domain

California lawmakers upset that wildfire money is left out of White House's disaster aid request

Monday 23:50 GMT

Yet none of the $44 billion that the White House requested of Congress on Friday for supplemental disaster aid includes funding to rebuild California after the fires — which killed 43 people and destroyed nearly 9,000 structures — a move that’s sparked an outcry from Thompson and his fellow lawmakers.

Last month, Congress approved a $36.5-billion disaster aid package, which included $576.5 million for wildfire suppression in California and the West.

Source: The Week

The unspoken truth about counseling

Thursday 19:07 GMT

Often researchers and practitioners of counseling argue that randomized control trials are too rigid and don't truly reflect what happens in counseling practice.

A study that evaluated data from U.K. counseling services, found that, in a sample of 26,527 people with depression, 53 percent did not make any reliable and clinically significant improvement in their symptoms after receiving a course of counseling.

Source: DW

Ocean acidification: climate change's evil twin

Wednesday 02:28 GMT

A recent report shows rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere are about to make the world's oceans uninhabitable for many sea creatures, threatening entire ocean ecosystems.

Now, perhaps the biggest threat is one of the most insidious effects of the carbon we pump into the atmosphere – ocean acidification. Ulf Riebesell at the GEOMAR center for ocean research in Kiel explains that oceans absorb up to quarter of carbon emissions.

Source: ABC News

Warship's collision with Japanese tug boat the latest mishap for Navy's 7th Fleet

Sunday 14:30 GMT

A U.S. warship collided with a Japanese commercial tug boat in Japan's Sagami Bay on Saturday, marking the fifth time this year that a ship in the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet in the Pacific has been involved in a crash.

The U.S. guided-missile destroyer sustained minimal damage, and there were no reported injuries on either vessel, according to a press release from the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet. The Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into the USS Benfold during a towing exercise.

Source: Fox News

Geraldo Rivera: Charles Manson was a charismatic snake charmer, an articulate, eco-friendly homicidal maniac

Tuesday 12:43 GMT

More popular than Che or Mao, Charlie was a charismatic snake charmer, an articulate, eco-friendly homicidal maniac who was part Jim Jones and part Adolph Hitler.

Personally, I feel no mercy for the low-life whose enduringly perverse popularity was testimony to something dark in America’s psyche.

Source: Washington Post

Federal aid claims jump tenfold in 2017, after series of record-breaking natural disasters

Sunday 17:16 GMT

The number of Americans registered for federal disaster aid jumped tenfold this year, costing billions of dollars in additional emergency funding as the nation nears the end of a historically calamitous year.

Or about 1.4 percent of the population — have registered so far this year for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In 2016, 480,000 sought aid, and fewer than 180,000 people registered for disaster assistance in each of the three previous years.

Source: Fox News

Japan bolstering defenses against North Korea threat, Abe says

Saturday 07:02 GMT

As tensions continue to escalate in East Asia, Japan is bolstering defense measures in response to what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called his nation's most serious security threat since World War II.

President Donald Trump recently held meetings with Abe and Xi, as well as Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, during his first official Asian tour, where the North Korea threat was a key topic of discussion.

Source: The Guradian

Hollywood awards season rolls on despite harassment claims: 'No one's falling apart over this'

Saturday 07:02 GMT

The industry will project the image of Hollywood magic despite cascading allegations and revelations of assault, harassment and bullying, said Sasha Stone, founder and editor of the website Awards Daily.

No one disputes that this will be an awards season like no other, with harassment revelations gusting through marketing strategies, nominations and podium speeches. Kevin Spacey’s disgrace and the allegations against Hoffman, for instance, have already upended plans to promote their respective performances in All the Money in the World and The Meyerowitz Stories.

Source: Washington Post

What is pumpkin pie without its crust A one-pan, stress-free dessert.

Sunday 20:01 GMT
Source: DW

Pioneer to pensioner: Calvin Klein turns 75

Sunday 20:02 GMT
Source: Fox News

Florida church warns at every door 'we are heavily armed'

Sunday 20:01 GMT
Source: CBS News

San Francisco's leaning tower of lawsuits

Tuesday 00:37 GMT
Source: CBS News

The 12-year-old prodigy whose "first language" is Mozart

Tuesday 00:37 GMT
Source: CBS News

Whisky from the Land of the Rising Sun

Sunday 17:17 GMT
Source: Fox News

Woman with body-length birthmark uses ‘sexy’ selfie to promote awareness

Sunday 17:17 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Hacking the free throw: the science behind the most practiced shot in sports

Wednesday 23:46 GMT
Source: DW

Freiburg murder trial: Truck driver admits attacking woman jogger

Wednesday 23:46 GMT
Source: CBS News

2 Minnesota lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct will resign

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: Global News

Suicide bomber kills 50 in Nigeria, marking region’s deadliest attack this year

Wednesday 05:11 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Accused Manhattan terrorist will face murder and terrorism charges in a New York courtroom

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: CBS News

2 convicted of murder, arson for blaze that killed firefighter

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: CBS News

A Vioxx comeback A startup eyes the drug for hemophilia

Wednesday 08:06 GMT

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