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Catalan parliament presses case for independence, more protests planned

Tuesday  18:30,   12 november 2019
reuters

Catalonia's parliament pressed its case for secession from Spain on Tuesday, two days after a national election, while French riot police fired tear gas at Catalan protesters to try to unblock a major border crossing. © Guy Smallman/Getty Images >>>

UN urges Lebanon to build gov't of "competence", banks close

Tuesday  18:30,   12 november 2019
reuters

The United Nations urged Lebanon on Tuesday to form a competent new government better able to seek international aid after weeks of protests against the ruling elite, warning the country was in a critical financial and economic situation. ©... >>>

Fear and sorrow in Gaza and Israel after another escalation

Tuesday  17:55,   12 november 2019
msn

Sirens wailed, residents ran to bomb shelters and both sides feared yet another war as an Israeli targeted strike killing an Islamic Jihad commander in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday sparked exchanges of fire. The dawn raid killed Islamic Jihad commander >>>

U.S. Drones Appear to Show Attacks on Civilians in Syria

Tuesday  17:55,   12 november 2019
online.wsj

U.S. military officials watched live drone feeds last month that appeared to show Turkish-backed Arab gunmen targeting civilians during their assault on Kurdish fighters in Syria, attacks the Americans reported to their commanders as possible war... >>>

Zimbabwe says 200 elephants have now died amid drought

Tuesday  17:30,   12 november 2019
msn

More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought, Zimbabwe's parks agency said on Tuesday, and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion. Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo... >>>

Tourists, Venetians slosh through flooded lagoon city

Tuesday  17:20,   12 november 2019
ap.org

Tourists and Venetians alike donned high boots and took to strategically placed raised walkways on Tuesday to slosh through the high water that has hit much of the lagoon city. Venice's tide forecast office said the water level peaked at 1.27... >>>

Winds fan ferocious fires in Australia's most populous state

Tuesday  17:20,   12 november 2019
ap.org

Ferocious wildfires were burning at emergency-level intensity across Australia's most populous state and into Sydney's suburbs on Tuesday as authorities warned most people in their paths that there was no longer time to flee. New South Wales >>>

Three actors stabbed on stage in Saudi capital

Tuesday  17:20,   12 november 2019
msn

A Yemeni man stabbed three actors at a performance in the Saudi capital, police said on Tuesday, in the first such attack since the ultra-conservative kingdom began easing decades-old restrictions on entertainment. The knife-wielding assailant... >>>

Many British Jews Are Uneasy About Labour's Jeremy Corbyn Winning Power

Tuesday  16:55,   12 november 2019
newsweek

The U.K. will hold an election in December and the new prime minister could be a man who's struggled to quell anti-Semitism in his party.The election is slated for December 12 and is yet another attempt by Parliament to break its gridlock on... >>>

Pastor Evan Mawarire says life after Mugabe is more brutal than ever in Zimbabwe

Tuesday  16:35,   12 november 2019
cnn

It's been just over two months since Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe died, and almost two years since he was ousted from office, but some Zimbabweans say life is tougher than ever. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function... >>>

UK Labour Party says it has experienced a 'large-scale cyber attack' on its digital platforms

Tuesday  15:50,   12 november 2019
cnn

The UK's main opposition party says it has experienced a "sophisticated and large-scale cyber attack" on its digital platforms.In a statement to CNN, a Labour Party spokesperson said the attack had "failed" because of the party's "robust... >>>

How a preacher sent gunmen into Burkina Faso's schools

Tuesday  14:35,   12 november 2019
reuters

How a preacher sent gunmen into Burkina Faso's schoolsResidents of this parched region in the Sahel - a vast band of thorny scrub beneath the Sahara Desert - remember applauding Ibrahim "Malam" Dicko as he denounced his country's Western-backed... >>>

Moldova's fledgling government brought down by no confidence vote

Tuesday  14:25,   12 november 2019
reuters

Moldova's fledgling government brought down by no confidence voteSandu had formed an uneasy coalition with the Russian-backed Socialist party. But relations broke down over a proposed reform to how the top prosecutor is... >>>

Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

Tuesday  13:45,   12 november 2019
msn

The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision welcomed by rights groups but likely to spark anger in Israel. The European Court of Justice said... >>>

Patek Philippe watch sells for record $31 million at auction

Tuesday  11:05,   12 november 2019
cnn

This Patek Philippe watch has become the most expensive timepiece ever to sell at auction.A watch by Swiss luxury brand Patek Philippe has sold for over $31 million, the highest price ever paid for a timepiece at... >>>