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  • Greek police clash with protesters marking 1973 uprising

    November 17, 2018 9:43 PM 6

    About 15,000 people participated in the march held earlier to observe the 45th anniversary of the student rebellion. The precise number of deaths in the uprising is unknown. Estimates range from 18-40. While the event went off relatively trouble-free, government ministers and other marchers representing Greece’s ruling Syriza party had plastic bottles

  • Cyclone kills 33 in India with thousands in relief camps

    November 17, 2018 7:13 PM 7

    They were evacuated from areas in the path of Cyclone Gaja, which struck six districts of Tamil Nadu state on Friday with heavy rains and winds that reached 90 kilometres per hour (55 miles per hour). Relief workers found 13 bodies Friday and an additional 20 on Saturday, said Edappadi Palaniswami, the state’s top elected official. Most deaths were caused

  • Nevada Museum of Art to launch $1.5M space balloon amid criticism

    November 17, 2018 6:03 PM 6

    The “Orbital Reflector” project is the idea of Berlin-based artist Trevor Paglen, who said the project was “designed as a provocation.” “An opportunity to think about outer space, the geopolitics of the heavens, and the militarization of earth orbits,” he wrote in an essay. “It’s a project about public space, and a project about who gets to exercise

  • Vancouver lawyer who prosecuted Khmer Rouge leaders welcomes genocide verdict

    November 17, 2018 3:00 PM 7

    Lysak’s involvement in the tribunal was almost an accident. After practising commercial law in San Francisco for several years, he did some travelling and ended up in Cambodia in 2008 — just as the tribunal was getting underway. The tribunal’s lead international prosecutor at the time was Justice Canada lawyer Robert Petit and when Lysak asked the fellow

  • NASA accepts delivery of European module needed to power moonship

    November 16, 2018 7:15 PM 5

    The newly arrived powerhouse, or service module, will propel NASA’s Orion capsule to the moon during a test flight without passengers planned for 2020. A mega rocket under development by NASA, known as SLS for Space Launch System, will launch the combo. The European component “allows us to take people farther into space than we’ve ever gone before, so it is a really

  • 6 convicted for 2016 Istanbul airport attack that killed 45

    November 16, 2018 6:32 PM 6

    On June 28, 2016, three suspected militants armed with automatic weapons stormed Ataturk International Airport and opened fire. They eventually detonated suicide vests that killed them as well as more airport visitors. The attack was one of several in Turkey blamed on Daesh. The attackers were identified as Vadim Osmanav and Rakhim Bulgarov, while the third

  • Trump nominates handbag designer as envoy to South Africa

    November 15, 2018 7:05 PM 5

    Marks was born and raised in South Africa and is the CEO of the Lana Marks Collections design firm which caters to celebrities. She speaks Xhosa and Afrikaans and lives in Palm Beach, Florida. There has been no U.S. ambassador to South Africa since Trump’s election. The extended vacancy had led to criticism that the Trump administration was less committed

  • Italy’s bishops respond to long-ignored clergy sex abuse

    November 15, 2018 3:47 PM 3

    VATICAN CITY—Italy’s Catholic bishops are declaring a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse, as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed much of the world begins to take hold in a country where it was long ignored. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian bishops’ conference, said on Thursday that a national advisory

  • Woman’s death aboard Princess Cruises ship may be murder, reports say

    November 15, 2018 1:28 PM 6

    A 52-year-old American woman aboard a Princess Cruises ship sailing in the Caribbean died Tuesday in what authorities are treating as a possible murder case, according to several news outlets in the region. Aruba-based Diario reports the woman plunged from an upper deck of the 3,600-passenger Royal Princess onto a lifeboat after struggling with a man who was seen choking

  • Fox News will support CNN’s lawsuit against Trump over suspension of Jim Acosta’s press credentials

    November 14, 2018 5:29 PM 7

    “Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized,” Wallace said. “While we don’t condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the President and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people.” The suit filed Tuesday says the suspension of Acosta’s credentials