November 28th @ 5:04 PM GMT
AP As Melania Trump prepares to move into the White House, the future first lady's native Slovenia is offering to serve as a mediator between her husband and Russian President Vladimir Putin (World)
November 28th @ 5:02 PM GMT
Yahoo! By Benson Rioba HOUMA BAY, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the scorching sun, Alphonce Abok keeps an eye on his fields of watermelons growing near the banks of the Sound River, one of the major channels feeding into Lake Victoria. I hope with enough water this time around I will harvest my watermelons, said the farmer from western Kenya. In July, however, he purchased a solar-powered irrigation pump that he now hopes will give him a much more reliable harvest. (World)
November 28th @ 5:00 PM GMT
Yahoo! Clashes between the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab and villagers in a central Somali town have left 10 people dead and dozens wounded, say local residents. (World)
November 28th @ 4:59 PM GMT
Yahoo! Pope Francis has confirmed plans to make a 2018 trip to Ireland, a Roman Catholic country devastated by the clerical sex abuse scandal, where same-sex marriages are legal and a constitutional ban on abortion is being questioned. (World)
November 28th @ 4:58 PM GMT
Yahoo! England back Elliot Daly was given a three-week ban Monday after being sent off for what officials deemed a ''reckless'' tackle on Argentina's Leonardo Senatore at Twickenham. Saturday's match, which England eventually won 27-14 despite being down to 14 men for the bulk of the contest, was just five minutes old when Daly was shown a red card by French referee Pascal Gauzere for taking out Senatore when the Pumas No 8 was in mid-air. Daly, best known as a centre but playing on the wing... (World)
November 28th @ 4:58 PM GMT
Yahoo! Galvanized by a 21-gun salute that thundered across Havana, tens of thousands of Cubans paid final respects on Monday to Fidel Castro, who led a leftist revolution, ruled for half a century and resisted the United States throughout the Cold War. Castro died on Friday at the age of 90, a decade after stepping down due to poor health and ceding power to his brother Raul Castro. While he had been retired as an active leader, his death removed any impediment on his brother to pursue deeper rela... (World)
November 28th @ 4:57 PM GMT
Yahoo! The Islamic State sniper was a good shot. The challenge the men faced on Sunday - of dealing with a sole sharpshooter in an area the army entered weeks ago - shows how difficult the battle to recapture Mosul is becoming, with Islamic State deploying snipers and suicide car bombs, and using civilians as human shields to bog down Iraqi forces. The unit from Iraq's 9th Armoured Division had occupied the home in eastern Mosul's Intisar neighborhood just two or three days ago as they make incr... (World)
November 28th @ 4:57 PM GMT
Yahoo! Iraq is at risk of partition and the worst sectarian bloodletting since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion if Shi'ite paramilitary units get involved in the fight against Islamic State for Mosul, a senior Sunni Iraqi politician said on Monday. Iran-backed, Shiite-led Popular Mobilization forces, or Hashid Shaabi in Arabic, who are supported by the Shi'ite-led Baghdad government want to play a bigger role in the offensive to regain Islamic State's last major city stronghold in Iraq. ''Everyone ... (World)
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 @ 4:55 PM GMT
Yahoo! Tiger Woods has gone through two back surgeries since he last played a golf tournament 15 months ago. He had another back surgery that knocked him out of the Masters for the first time in 2014. He had four knee surgeries before that. (World)
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