November 28th @ 4:56 PM GMT
Yahoo! Syrian government forces seized a swathe of what was once rebel territory in Aleppo Monday, in one of the most dramatic shifts in the country's 5-1/2-year long war. The divided northern city has paid dearly in lives and wealth as one of the war's central theaters. In the past two weeks alone, over 250 civilians have been killed under the government's intense bombardment of the city's rebel-held eastern zones. A photo of 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh, who was rescued in August from the rubbl... (World)
August 31st @ 7:47 PM GMT
E! Online But that goes without saying, given that the actor willingly signed up to participate in his very own Comedy Central Roast. In the latest promo (Entertainment)
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November 26th @ 9:02 PM GMT
CNN Police have detained 23 people on suspicion of arson in connection with wildfires that swept across central and northern Israel this week, said police spokeswoman Luba Samri. (World)
November 27th @ 3:22 PM GMT
Yahoo! Dutch officials have culled 190,000 ducks on a central Netherlands farm where inspectors have confirmed the presence of a highly infectuous strain of bird flu, officials and local media said Sunday. The outbreak was detected at a farm in Biddinghuizen, about 70 kilometres (43 miles) west of Amsterdam, where about 180,000 ducks were put down together with another 10,000 within a one kilometre radius, the Dutch food and safety watchdog NVWA said. ''There are three other poultry farms within... (World)
November 25th @ 8:17 PM GMT
Yahoo! Tropical Storm Otto killed at least nine people in Costa Rica and then headed into the Pacific Ocean Friday after making landfall as the southernmost hurricane on record to hit Central America. (World)
November 27th @ 6:16 AM GMT
Yahoo! Hirotake Ooka does not do anything by half. With most parcels of land in this dry corner of south central France passed down from father to son, Ooka had to carve his vineyards out of a wooded hillside, before planting his syrah vines in the granite soil. (World)
November 28th @ 2:52 PM GMT
Reuters Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a buyout fund that agreed to acquire U.S.-based chip maker Lattice Semiconductor Corp for $1.3 billion earlier this month, is funded partly by cash originating from China's central government and also has indirect links to its space program, Chinese corporate filings show. (Technology)
November 26th @ 9:59 AM GMT
Yahoo! Hundreds of thousands rallied in central Seoul on Saturday for a fifth week of protests against President Park Geun-hye, in the largest ongoing series of demonstrations in the country since the 1987 movement to democratize South Korea. Prosecutors investigating the case have indicted her friend, Choi Soon-sil, and are seeking to question the president about her role in the scandal. (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 11:21 AM GMT
Yahoo! Ailing Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena said on Monday it is facing potential legal claims for a total of more than 8 billion euros ($8.5 billion) in a series of civil lawsuits. The bank, which is seeking to raise 5 billion euros through the debt swap and a share sale, said the potential negative impact of an inspection of its loan portfolio currently being conducted by the European Central Bank was not included in its recently presented business plan. The bank said the ECB could ask ... (Business)
November 25th @ 11:36 AM GMT
Yahoo! At least 31 people were killed on Friday when two passenger trains collided in Iran's north-central province of Semnan and the death toll is likely to rise, the provincial governor said. A spokesman for Iran's Red Crescent, Mostafa Mortazavi, told the semi-official Fars news agency that firefighters were trying to control the blaze. ''The death toll has reached 31 and we are expecting this number to increase,'' Semnan Governor Mohammad Reza Khabbaz told Fars. (World)
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