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Avalanche hits Indian army post in Himalayas, 6 killed

Monday  23:55,   18 november 2019
msn

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An avalanche hit an Indian army post Monday on a Himalayan glacier in the disputed Kashmir region, killing four soldiers and their two civilian porters, the army said. The avalanche happened at height of more than 5,485 meters >>>

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon is highest since 2008

Monday  23:30,   18 november 2019
cbsnews

The rainforest lost 3,769 square miles of its vegetation over the last yearThe rainforest lost 3,769 square miles of its vegetation between August 2018 and July 2019, INPE said — a 30% increase from the year-to-year rate prior and an 11-year... >>>

Can Boris Johnson be hurt by the accusations of American ‘special’ friend Jennifer Arcuri?

Monday  22:55,   18 november 2019
washingtonpost

Amid U.K. election campaign, businesswoman says Johnson is treating her like a ‘fleeting one-night stand.’Jennifer Arcuri has been coy about defining her relationship with Johnson when he was London mayor and married to his second wife. Pressed... >>>

Pompeo announces reversal of longstanding US policy on Israeli settlements

Monday  22:25,   18 november 2019
cnn

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced a major reversal of the US' longstanding policy on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, rejecting a 1978 State Department legal opinion that deemed the settlements "inconsistent... >>>

China Defends Crackdown on Muslims, and Strongly Criticizes Times Article

Monday  21:55,   18 november 2019
nytimes

BEIJING — The Chinese government on Monday portrayed the country’s crackdown in the western region of Xinjiang as a great success against terrorism, trying to counter renewed international criticism prompted by a New York Times article detailing the >>>

Freed Russian Spy Maria Butina Offered Post in Russian Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee

Monday  19:46,   18 november 2019
newsweek

Butina served 18 months in a Florida prison for trying to infiltrate the NRA and build ties with high-ranking U.S. conservatives.Maria Butina was freed in October from a Florida prison for trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association... >>>

At embattled Hong Kong university, a dramatic escape

Monday  19:45,   18 november 2019
reuters

At embattled Hong Kong university, a dramatic escape >>>

Snow, flooding, mudslides in Austria kill 1, injure 2

Monday  18:30,   18 november 2019
ap.org

A man died and two people were injured as parts of Austria dealt with masses of snow, the threat of avalanches and flooding by swelling rivers and lakes on Monday. An 80-year-old man died when his home was hit by a mudslide in... >>>

WikiLeaks founder Assange has unsuitable computer in jail, court told

Monday  16:25,   18 november 2019
reuters

WikiLeaks founder Assange has unsuitable computer in jail, court toldAssange, 48, who spent seven years holed up in Ecuador’s embassy before he was dragged out in April, is wanted in the United States to face 18 counts including conspiring to hack... >>>

Russia hands back captured naval ships to Ukraine before summit

Monday  16:25,   18 november 2019
reuters

Russia on Monday handed back three naval ships it captured last year to Ukraine, something Kiev wanted to happen before a four-way peace summit on eastern Ukraine next month in Paris. © Reuters/STRINGER Seized Ukrainian naval ships are towed by... >>>

Photos of the Day

Monday  14:50,   18 november 2019
reuters

Our top photos from the last 24... >>>

They have different causes and aims but mass protests from Iran to Hong Kong accelerate

Monday  14:05,   18 november 2019
usatoday

Mass protests around the world that have broken out, for different reasons, in recent months. On Sunday, Iran imposed a near total Internet blackout.The global protests – in Bolivia, Chile, Spain and elsewhere – are not connected and have different... >>>

North Korea 'no longer interested' in summits with US: KCNA

Monday  14:05,   18 november 2019
msn

North Korea is "no longer interested" in summits with the US unless Washington offers new concessions in their nuclear negotiations, Pyongyang said Monday, hours after Donald Trump hinted at the prospect. "You should act quickly, get the deal... >>>

'Stolen' Banksy statue could fetch $1.3m at auction

Monday  13:25,   18 november 2019
cnn

British artist Andy Link is contesting the sale of a "stolen" Banksy statue, which could sell at a Sotheby's auction for £1m.Banksy's "The Drinker" is described by auction house Sotheby's as a "subversive recreation" of Auguste Rodin's "The... >>>

Iran Intel Leak: Main Takeaways From Secret Cables

Monday  13:25,   18 november 2019
nytimes

Information from a trove of secret Iranian intelligence cables was published simultaneously by The Intercept and The New York Times on Monday. The trove consists of roughly 700 pages of reports and cables written mainly in 2014 and 2015 by... >>>