November 25th @ 11:11 PM GMT
Yahoo! A Brazilian judge froze Friday some $300 million in assets owned by a former Rio de Janeiro state governor, five of his aides and French tire-maker Michelin over illegal tax breaks. Judge Neusa Larsen ordered the freeze in the wake of a Rio court decision in October ordering the parties to reimburse the government in the amount of illegal tax breaks received beginning in 2010. At the time, Sergio Cabral was governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro. (World)
November 27th @ 5:43 PM GMT
Yahoo! Thousands of civilians have fled rebel-held east Aleppo after government forces, determined to retake all of Syria's second city, seized its largest rebel-controlled district and advanced into two other areas. The capture on Saturday of Masaken Hanano -- which had been the biggest rebel-held district of Aleppo -- was a major breakthrough in a 13-day regime offensive to retake the entire city. On Sunday, regime forces also took control of two neighbouring areas, Jabal Badra and Baadeen, the... (World)
November 27th @ 12:35 PM GMT
Yahoo! Swiss voters have rejected a plan to force their government to accelerate the country's exit from nuclear energy. (World)
November 26th @ 1:39 AM GMT
CBS News Fatal crashes caused by distracted drivers are rising, and the government has a new set of guidelines to curb that trend (Technology)
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)
November 28th @ 6:53 PM GMT
Reuters The Syrian army and its allies announced the capture of a large swath of eastern Aleppo from rebels on Monday in an accelerating attack that threatens to crush the opposition in its most important urban stronghold. (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 6:12 PM GMT
NPR They're opposed to a government decision to void the country's largest-denomination bank notes. The government says the move is designed to combat corruption and target the black market. (World)
November 28th @ 2:02 PM GMT
NPR Rebels have held the eastern side of Aleppo for years. Now pro-government troops have retaken some key neighborhoods. Thousands of civilians are fleeing the fighting. (World)
November 28th @ 3:14 PM GMT
Reuters The Syrian army and its allies announced the capture of a swathe of eastern Aleppo from rebels on Monday in an accelerating attack that threatens to crush the opposition in its most important urban stronghold. (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 2:31 AM GMT
Yahoo! China's government has announced plans to build a $2 billion film studio, in the latest example of a national push to expand its cultural influence. (Entertainment)
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