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  • Woman raises money for homeless man who helped her

    22 November 2017 6:23 PM 14

    Philadelphia - A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of petrol in Philadelphia is raising money to help him. Kate McClure was heading to Philadelphia to visit a friend last month when she ran out of petrol on Interstate 95. The Florence Township woman pulled over and began to worry until a homeless man approached her. The man, whose

  • Flooding in western Saudi Arabia forces schools to shut

    21 November 2017 6:43 PM 20

    Riyadh - Saudi authorities have closed schools and universities after flooding in the kingdom's second-largest city, Jiddah, and the country's Red Sea coastal regions. Videos shared on Twitter and other social media sites on Tuesday show people stranded in tunnels and roads with cars engulfed by floodwater. Schools have also been closed in the areas

  • Lebanon premier heading to Egypt amid political tensions

    21 November 2017 4:20 PM 20

    Paris - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri left France on Tuesday for Egypt, a French official said, as Lebanon awaits his return and clarity about his political future. But first, Hariri went for what appeared to be a morning jog. He left his residence in a high-end Paris neighbourhood wearing a sweatshirt, running shoes and shorts - despite the 9 C temperature

  • Russia bans pork, beef imports from Brazil

    21 November 2017 6:12 AM 22

    Moscow - Russia has decided to suspend imports of pork and beef from Brazil from December 1 after traces of banned feed additives were detected in the meat, says the country's agricultural safety watchdog. Russia's Rosselkhoznadzor agency said in a statement that ractopamine and other "growth hormones" had been detected in Brazilian meat imports

  • Man nabbed after shooting at girlfriend's car

    21 November 2017 3:37 AM 26

    Sutton - Police in New Hampshire have arrested a man suspected of firing multiple shots at his girlfriend's car on Interstate 89 hours after they told residents to lock their homes and a school district cancelled classes. WMUR-TV reports 40-year-old Elijah Gross was found in Sutton on Monday. olice said they received calls from residents about a hitchhiker

  • Thousands celebrate Rio's gay pride parade

    20 November 2017 3:47 AM 30

    Rio de Janeiro - Thousands of revellers have danced on Copacabana beach to celebrate Rio de Janeiro's annual gay pride parade, despite deep funding cuts by the city. Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella offered no city funding this year, but organisers say they were able to finance festivities with the support of private sector businesses and organisations

  • Dozens of prisoners freed from Taliban jail

    19 November 2017 8:04 PM 24

    Kandahar - Dozens of prisoners were freed by Afghan special forces during a raid on a Taliban jail in southern Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday. During the operation, up to 30 civilians and police were rescued from the prison in Helmand province, where the militants have a large presence. Among those released were four teenagers, said Helmand police

  • New leader for Macron's party as honeymoon fades

    19 November 2017 6:20 AM 26

    Lyon - Emmanuel Macron's party named Christophe Castaner as new leader on Saturday as the French president faces the first rebellious grumblings in the 19-month-old movement that swept him to power. Castaner, a smooth-talking, ultra-loyal government spokesperson, takes the helm of Republic on the Move (LREM) six months after Macron won the presidency

  • 3 more bodies found in deadly Greek flood

    18 November 2017 5:02 PM 27

    Athens - Greek authorities say three more people have been found dead from a flash flood that hit a district west of Athens, raising the total death toll to 19. The fire department says the body of a man was on Saturday found on a factory's premises near the suburb of Mandra, 25km northwest of the Greek capital. The body has still not been retrieved

  • Spain saves 500 migrants crossing Mediterranean

    18 November 2017 3:01 PM 24

    Madrid - Spanish authorities say around 500 migrants have been saved by rescue boats as they attempted the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa. Francisco Bernabe, the Spanish representative in the region of Murcia, says 461 migrants arrived at the southern port of Cartagena on Saturday after being pulled off of 44 different boats