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 @ 9:19 PM GMT
Yahoo! Celebration turned to somber reflection and church services Sunday as Cuban-Americans in Miami largely stayed off the streets following a raucous daylong party in which thousands marked the death of Fidel Castro. (Top Stories)
November 26th @ 5:59 AM GMT
Yahoo! Tropical storm Otto killed at least nine people and forced thousands to evacuate when it battered Nicaragua and Costa Rica with hurricane-force winds and torrential rains, before moving out into the Pacific Ocean. Otto smashed into southeastern Nicaragua on Thursday as a category 2 hurricane, but weakened rapidly and became a tropical storm by early Friday as it drifted deeper into the Pacific, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. In Costa Rica, the national emergency commission (... (World)
November 28th @ 6:43 PM GMT
Yahoo! Hundreds of thousands of Cubans swarmed Havana's iconic Revolution Square in a tearful and nostalgic tribute to Fidel Castro on Monday, kicking off a week-long farewell to the divisive Cold War icon. Long lines of mourners entered the towering monument to independence hero Jose Marti, filing past a black-and-white picture of ''El Comandante'' as a young, black-bearded revolutionary carrying a rifle. The memorial began with a salvo of 21 cannon shots from a colonial fort overlooking Hav... (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 6:33 PM GMT
CBS News Some Cuban-Americans living in Miami describe Fidel Castro's death as a light at the end of the tunnel. Thousands of people filled Calle Ocho, the heart of Miami's Little Havana, to celebrate over the weekend. David Begnaud reports. (U.S. News)
November 27th @ 6:57 PM GMT
NPR The Consumer Product Safety Commission grabbed the spotlight in recalls of hoverboard scooters and Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phones. It's a tiny agency with a vast oversight of thousands of products. (Business)
November 28th @ 10:41 AM GMT
Yahoo! The leader of Malaysian pro-democracy group Bersih and critic of Prime Minister Najib Razak was released on Monday after ten days in detention under a widely criticized security law. Maria Chin Abdullah was arrested the day before a protest rally organized by the group saw thousands of Malaysians marching in the capital to demand Najib's resignation over his alleged involvement in a multi-billion dollar financial scandal. Najib has denied wrongdoing. (World)
November 27th @ 7:46 PM GMT
Yahoo! YouTuber Hevesh5 spends four days setting up a colorful 3D structure using thousands of dominoes; then she topples them dramatically. (Business)
November 25th @ 2:27 PM GMT
Yahoo! A Russian propaganda apparatus was successful in spreading fake or false news stories during the recent US election, Washington Post reports. The findings come from a new, unpublished report provided to the Post that found more than 200 websites responsible for publishing Russian propaganda during the election cycle. The campaign reportedly included the use of thousands of botnets, a network of websites and social media accounts, and a team of people paid to push conspiracy theories online. (Technology)
November 25th @ 11:24 AM GMT
Yahoo! Thousands of Filipinos, including more than a dozen nude students, protested Friday against the hasty burial of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a heroes' cemetery, in a growing political storm that's lashing the president who allowed the entombment. (World)
Sources