• Newport County 3-0 Luton Town

    72:55 Medy Elito (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 72:55 Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town). 71:56 Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Andrew Hughes. 69:26 Foul by Alex Rodman (Newport County)....
  • Kosovo police crack down on opposition

    Kosovo police crack down on opposition

    Image copyright AFP Image caption More than 80 members of the Self-Determination Party were arrested Police in Kosovo have arrested a prominent opposition MP and 86 members of his party after he addressed a large...
  • Can ‘boring’ Man Utd win the title?

    Can ‘boring’ Man Utd win the title?

    Manchester United missed the chance to go top of the Premier League after another colourless display from Louis van Gaal’s side earned a point at Leicester City on Saturday. United remain in third place behind...
  • Iranian women’s fight for freedom

    Iranian women’s fight for freedom

    Image copyright My Stealthy Freedom Image caption Women in Iran are taking photos of themselves without headscarves as part of an online campaign by journalist Masih Alinejad. Iran is better known for its religious conservatism...

Headline News

  • Colorado shooting suspect said ‘no more baby parts’: reports

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and killing three people said “no more baby parts” while he was being arrested, NBC News and other media reported on Saturday, citing unnamed law enforcement sources. The utterance would appear to be a reference to the controversy surrounding the organization’s health services, which include abortion, and its role in delivering fetal tissue to medical researchers. It could hint at a possible motive for the rampage, though NBC reported that sources said investigators still did not know for certain what motivated the gunman. Authorities have not discussed a motive for the attack at the Colorado Springs clinic, which left a police officer and two civilians dead and nine people wounded. The suspect, identified as Robert Lewis Dear, 57, was taken into custody at the Planned Parenthood clinic and jailed ahead of a court appearance scheduled for Monday. It was …

    November 28, 2015 8:47 pm


  • Ben Carson meets Syrian refugees, opposes them coming to U.S.

    WASHINGTON Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who last week compared Syrian refugees to “rabid dogs,” met with refugees in Jordan on Saturday and urged the U.S. government to do more to help but did not endorse bringing them to the United States. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who has faced scrutiny over his foreign policy credentials, visited the Zaatari camp for refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war, and said he also spoke with medical personnel, humanitarian workers and government officials. Journalists were not invited to join Carson, one of the leading contenders for the Republican nomination in the November 2016 presidential election. He arrived in Jordan on Friday. His campaign released a statement and posted photographs on its website showing Carson meeting with refugees, including a black-and-white image showing him placing his hand atop the head of a baby apparently sleeping in a bed. In the statement, Carson praised Jordan’s efforts to help the refugees. “But Jordan …

    November 28, 2015 6:26 pm


  • These 6 American stocks can handle the stronger dollar and higher rates

    The U.S. dollar is on steroids, and it’s not getting off them any time soon. Sounds great for America, but it’s a problem for stocks, and it’s one of the reasons Goldman Sachs thinks the market will barely budge in 2016. The strong dollar can pressure stocks in two ways: It makes American products more expensive overseas, so big U.S. multinationals have a tough time competing. And what international profit they do make is worth less when converted into dollars. The dollar has been on a tear thanks to the relatively good U.S. economy and increasing signs the Federal Reserve will finally raise interest rates. The greenback is rapidly approaching parity with the euro. (One euro is currently worth $1.06.) Goldman has advised clients to buy large U.S. companies that generate the vast majority of their sales at home. “Divergent monetary policies (Fed tightening vs. ECB and BOJ easing) will strengthen the U.S. dollar and …

    November 28, 2015 7:06 pm


  • Newport County 3-0 Luton Town

    72:55 Medy Elito (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 72:55 Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town). 71:56 Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Andrew Hughes. 69:26 Foul by Alex Rodman (Newport County). 69:26 Danny Green (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 66:32 Substitution Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Nathan Doyle replaces Cameron McGeehan. 66:18 Substitution Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Josh McQuoid. 62:57 Goal scored Goal! Goal! Newport County 1, Luton Town 0. Oliver McBurnie (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tommy O’Sullivan. 62:49 Medy Elito (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 62:49 Foul by Olly Lee (Luton Town). 57:27 Substitution Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Oliver McBurnie replaces Zak Ansah. 57:13 Substitution Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Tommy O’Sullivan replaces Yan Klukowski. 56:29 Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb. 56:09 Attempt blocked. Danny …

    November 28, 2015 8:47 pm

World News

  • Kosovo police crack down on opposition

    Image copyright AFP Image caption More than 80 members of the Self-Determination Party were arrested Police in Kosovo have arrested a prominent opposition MP and 86 members of his party after he addressed a large anti-government protest. Armed officers clashed with supporters of the main opposition party, who tried to prevent the arrest of their leader Albin Kurti, in the capital Pristina. Mr Kurti has led a series of protests in parliament against agreements made with Serbia. Opposition MPs have paralysed the work of parliament for weeks. Prosecutors said in a statement that police had acted upon their order as Mr Kurti was suspected of committing three offences, including “endangering public order and the illegal use of weapons.” Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Kurti was arrested at his party’s headquarters in Pristina Image copyright AP Image caption Organisers say around 35,000 people participated in the protest Image copyright AFP Image caption Supporters of the …

    November 28, 2015 8:47 pm


  • JK Rowling recalls ‘amazing’ moment she met her idol Morrissey

    JK Rowling has said that she wishes she could go back to her 16-year-old self, “who’s lying there in the dark with the joss sticks, listening to Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”, and tell her that one day she will meet Morrissey – and that the Smiths singer will know who she is. The novelist, who has sold over 450m copies of her Harry Potter books and whose almost 6m followers on Twitter regularly fall into paroxysms of delight when she responds to them personally, was speaking to Lauren Laverne for Saturday’s Weekend magazine. Rowling told Laverne that she understood why the Harry Potter book “still means so much” to adults in their 20s, “because I know how much it meant to me to meet Morrissey”. ‘We were looking at each other, getting nearer and nearer’ … Rowling on meeting Morrissey in Harvey Nichols. Photograph: Rex Shutterstock Their encounter occurred in Harvey Nichols, revealed the …

    November 28, 2015 6:46 pm


  • New gene map reveals cancer’s Achilles heel

    Scientists have mapped out the genes that keep our cells alive, creating a long-awaited foothold for understanding how our genome works and which genes are crucial in disease like cancer. A team of Toronto researchers, led by Professor Jason Moffat from the University of Toronto’s Donnelly Centre, with a contribution from Stephane Angers from the Faculty of Pharmacy, have switched off, one by one, almost 18,000 genes — 90 per cent of the entire human genome — to find the genes that are essential for cell survival. The data, published in Cell on November 25, revealed a “core” set of more than 1,500 essential genes. This lays the foundation for reaching the long-standing goal in biomedical research of pinpointing a role for every single gene in the genome. By turning genes off in five different cancer cell lines, including brain, retinal, ovarian, and two kinds of colorectal cancer cells, the team uncovered that each tumour …

    November 28, 2015 5:26 pm


  • Guinea’s last Ebola case, a baby girl, leaves hospital

    DAKAR A one-month-old baby girl who was Guinea’s last reported Ebola case left hospital on Saturday, delighting medical staff and putting the country on course to be declared free of the deadly virus. Guinea will become officially Ebola-free after 42 days if no new cases are reported following the recovery of baby Nubia — thought to be the first baby to survive after being born to an infected mother. An Ebola outbreak has killed about 11,300 people mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since it began two years ago. Liberia is now the only country with confirmed cases after the virus re-emerged for a third time. “This is a very happy day for us,” Laurence Sailly, head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres'(MSF) emergency team in Guinea, told Reuters on Saturday. “It was very moving for us and the family to be able to touch her without gloves.” Family members and medical staff played …

    November 28, 2015 6:06 pm


  • Marie Holmes: Powerball Lottery Winner Donates $680K To Childhood Church

    Marie Holmes, winner of $188 million in the Powerball jackpot last February, made a generous contribution to the church that she’s attended since she was a little girl. This is a good bit of news after the embattled jackpot winner from North Carolina was in the headlines all year for other reasons. The 27-year-old single mother from Brunswick County is donating $680,000 to Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. The money will go a long way in helping the church pay for overdue repairs and renovations, WRAL reports.. Holmes’ aunt, Carmel Wheaton, said five generations of the family have attended Pleasant Hill, which is a 130-year-old church in Brunswick County; it’s located between Shallotte and Ocean Isle. The congregation has about 400 members and the majority are predominantly African-Americans. Holmes won $188 million and took the lump sum of $127 million. By the time taxes were deducted, she netted $88 million in her wallet. Upon Marie …

    November 28, 2015 7:46 pm


  • Confronting bullies on the world stage: How to deal with Russia and China

                                                      A bully is someone who exploits weakness; identifies the meek and mild; and does not pick on strength.  A bully will cull the meek or mild from the herd, isolate them, and force their own will for self-centered reasons.  If confronted from a position of strength; or confidence; or firmness; or a staunch, formidable defense, a bully will back down.  Over the last few years, it is safe to say, President Vladimir Putin, has been such a bully in Crimea, Ukraine and now Syria.  The events of this past week, clearly demonstrate Russia is playing by its own rules in Syria.  That SU-24 was not striking ISIS targets.  It was tasked to support Mr. Putin’s personal agenda of continued support to the Assad regime.  Flying into Turkish airspace cost them …

    November 27, 2015 4:39 pm

Odd News

  • Man scales Colosseum to protest Rome Holy Year crackdown

    ROME A man climbed onto an outside ledge of Rome’s Colosseum on Friday and shouted in protest at a new decree restricting sightseeing tours, rickshaw rides and centurion impersonators as part of a public order crackdown in the city. Italy’s capital is imposing extra security measures and sprucing up parks and piazzas as it gears up to host the Roman Catholic Holy Year, or “Jubilee”, that could draw millions of tourists and pilgrims. A policeman said the protester, a manager at a guided tour company, had reached the outer edge of the 2,000 year-old amphitheatre from inside, apparently through the main entrance. The fact someone had evaded security at one of Italy’ most-visited sites and police were powerless to intervene caused concern about whether the city is ready for the Jubilee, or up to the task of protecting its citizens from the risk of attacks like the ones that killed 130 people in Paris two …

    November 27, 2015 9:38 am