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  • Facebook access hit by unspecified problems

    20 November 2018 8:19 PM 36

    Facebook said on Tuesday users were having trouble accessing the social network and its other applications such as Instagram, but did not explain the cause of the outages. It was the second instance in the past two weeks in which technical issues appeared to affect access to Facebook. The independent monitoring site Downdetector showed a map indicating

  • Airbnb to remove listings in West Bank settlements

    20 November 2018 6:08 AM 62

    Airbnb said on Monday it will remove from its rental listings settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, prompting Israel to threaten legal action against the US company. An evaluation by Airbnb "concluded that we should remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians"

  • WWII pilot killed in vintage airplane crash in Texas

    19 November 2018 8:02 PM 33

    A group that organises vintage fighter plane rides for veterans says a passenger who was killed when a World War II-era aircraft crashed in South Texas had been a WWII pilot. The P-51D Mustang was participating in a flyover on Saturday when it crashed in Fredericksburg, about 110km north of San Antonio. The pilot was also killed. Texas Department of Public

  • Husband accidentally shoots wife while cleaning his gun

    19 November 2018 3:00 PM 37

    A man, who was cleaning his gun, accidentally shot and killed his wife, according to local police. Eric Rosenbrock, 35, reportedly shot his wife, Ashley, 34, on Thursday 15 November at their home in Corinth, in the American state of New York, The Washington Post reports. "At approximately 22:30 ... Rosenbrock was performing maintenance on his legally

  • PIC: 'Picasso' found under tree in Romania appears to be hoax

    19 November 2018 12:15 PM 29

    A Romanian novelist who thought she had found a painting by Pablo Picasso stolen from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago seems to have been the victim of a prank. Mira Feticu said she found the picture – supposedly Picasso's Tete d'Arlequin – under a tree based on an anonymous tip and handed it to the Dutch embassy. Frank Westerman, a Dutch journalist

  • 6 killed, 5 wounded in corruption protests across Haiti

    19 November 2018 11:33 AM 27

    Police say six people have died and at least five were wounded during demonstrations across Haiti protesting allegations of embezzlement from a Venezuelan programme that provided the country with subsidised oil. President Jovenel Moise called for dialogue with opposition groups that are seeking his resignation for failing to investigate corruption

  • WATCH: Top World news videos you can't miss

    19 November 2018 6:01 AM 27

    US President Donald Trump calls CIA assessment for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi "very early and premature". The CIA reportedly blames Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of the journalist. US President Donald Trump said on Saturday the wildfire devastation in Paradise, California - the site of the state's deadliest wildfire - was "very

  • Man convicted of fraud now guilty of lying about identity

    17 November 2018 10:37 AM 43

    A man convicted in 2012 of stealing the identifies of 38 000 people as part of a massive credit card scheme is facing more prison time after a federal jury in North Dakota found him guilty of lying about his own identity. Michael Adeyemo was charged with obstruction of justice. Prosecutors say Adeyemo created a fictional version of himself and used that to successfully

  • WATCH: Russia's first Soyuz launch since mid-air rocket failure

    17 November 2018 10:22 AM 26

    A Russian Soyuz rocket with a cargo vessel blasted off in the first launch to the International Space Station (ISS) since a manned accident last month with two astronauts on board escaping unhurt. "The mission control centre has completed the work set out for the launch of the Progress MS-10 cargo vessel. The takeoff of the Soyuz-FG rocket is set for 1814 GMT," Russian

  • New Mexico woman sues hospital for resuscitating her

    17 November 2018 7:38 AM 36

    A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights. The Albuquerque Journal reports lawyers for Jamie Sams filed a lawsuit this week in New Mexico state district court against Santa Fe's Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. The lawsuit filed on behalf Sams, a writer known for books on spirituality