Suicide attack kills at least eight in Afghanistan's east: officials
A suicide bomber struck in a crowd of people in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Thursday killing at least eight, officials said, in an attack that underscored worsening security. The bomber approached the crowd of dozens on foot in provincial capital Jalalabad as they were demonstrating in support of a local police commander who had been sacked and calling for his reinstatement, provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said. Both IS and the [...]
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President Trump Challenged a Coast Guard Member to an Arm Wrestle
President Donald Trump joked about beating a member of the U.S. Coast Guard in an arm wrestle during a Thanksgiving visit to a station in Riviera Beach, Florida, near the President's Mar-a-Lago club [...]
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Drug-maker Teva set for major layoffs in Israel, US: report
Pharmaceutical giant Teva is preparing to sack thousands of employees in Israel and the United States, including one quarter of its Israeli workforce, a business newspaper said Thursday. Israel-based Teva, the world's biggest manufacturer of generic drugs, will sack 25 percent of its 6,860 employees in Israel and more than 10 percent of its 10,000-strong workforce in the US, Calcalist daily said. Teva shares in the United States have taken a plunge this [...]
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‘Unwanted hugs', ‘missteps', ‘pursuing shared feelings' and ‘uncomfortable situation' – the entertainment world is offering a masterclass in rebranding sexual improprietyWhat a golden age of euphemism we are living through. Each night brings a snowfall of fresh allegations against powerful men; each morning a flurry of exquisitely sorrowful statements that can't bring themselves to say precisely what they are sorry about.Is anyone collating all these in a really expensive coffee table book yet, perhaps to [...]
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Three-year refurbishment will help tailor store to shoppers from China and south-east AsiaHarrods has begun the biggest redevelopment in the department store's 180-year history to increase its appeal to wealthy overseas shoppers flocking to Britain to exploit the weak pound. The boss of Harrods, which is owned by Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, said £200m will be spent redeveloping all of the shop's one million sq ft of retail space over the next three years. The [...]
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Dublin is on the stronger side in demanding a settlement of the border question before EU trade talks can beginIn the run-up to the next month's critical EU summit, when the 27 heads of government will decide whether to move to talks on the future relationship between the EU and Britain, Ireland has assumed centre stage. This should come as no surprise to anyone in the UK, as successive Irish governments have been telling them [...]
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Chef José Andrés Prepares 40,000 Thanksgiving Meals In Puerto Rico
As Americans give thanks this Thanksgiving, celebrity chef José Andrés is busy giving back, by preparing what he estimated as 40,000 Thanksgiving meals for Puerto Ricans. [...]
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This pious digimation of the Christmas story contains nothing to frighten the donkeys with its rote wisecracks and slavish devotion to the Pixar formulaSome films are fated to be no more than the sum of their production companies. This seasonal digimation is almost exactly what you might imagine from a collaboration between Sony's evangelical offshoot, Affirm Films, and Narnia deliverers Walden Media: it takes an idea with the potential for irreverent fun – retelling the [...]
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