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  • 'Baby Shark' devoured your brain. Your wallet is harder to swallow. 16 Nov 2019 22:44 By the time the confetti cannons burst, the toddlers were shouting in ecstasy, their eyes fixed on the superstars onstage. Ten costumed performers were delivering the climax of "Baby Shark Live!" — a 75-minute adaptation of a 2-minute music video …
  • Former SF Supervisor Avalos to challenge Safaí for District... 16 Nov 2019 22:04 John Avalos — who served as supervisor from 2009 to 2017 — filed papers to challenge Ahsha Safaí. John Avalos — who served as supervisor from 2009 to 2017 — filed papers to challenge Ahsha Safaí. Photo: Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle Photo: Santiago …
  • Why Kenyans have no equals on the roads 16 Nov 2019 21:11 April 28, 2019 Kenya's Brigid Kosgei in action during the women's elite race REUTERS There is concern though that focus in road races will affect Kenya’s show. With opportunities to earn a decent living on the track diminishing, Kenyan athletes …
  • Star’s extraordinary job exit we dream of 16 Nov 2019 20:31 Tony Jones left Channel 9’s sinking Today show this week in a blaze of glory, setting fire to what’s left of the joint and flipping the middle finger to his former colleagues as he went rogue and revealed to viewers he “got the arse”. What a spectacular …
  • Stock in Utah-based Overstock.com plummets as feds seek info on ex-CEO Patrick Byrne 16 Nov 2019 17:39 Share prices for Utah-based Overstock.com dipped to a seven-year low last week after the online retailer said federal investigators want information on current and former executives, including recently departed CEO Patrick Byrne, an eccentric millionaire …
  • A brief history of the United States' impeachment inquiries 16 Nov 2019 16:08 OPINION: Americans watched the first three days of impeachment hearings unfold this week, an historic event not seen since the winter of 1998 when Bill Clinton was impeached in connection with his affair with Monica Lewinsky. President Trump is the fourth …
  • Best NFL Week 11 picks against the spread: Patriots, Cardinals, Raiders all safe bets to cover 16 Nov 2019 13:52 A rip-roaring Week 10 of NFL betting, chock full of upsets and complete and utter stunners that sent seismic shockwaves through NFL betting markets is in the books, from Titans upsetting Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs to Matt Ryan showing up Drew Brees and …
  • William Barr: Democrats' investigations into Trump are political harassment meant to 'sabotage' his presidency 16 Nov 2019 13:40 WASHINGTON–Attorney General William Barr said Friday that President Donald Trump's political opponents have pursued a "scorched earth, no-holds-barred resistance" meant to "sabotage" his presidency. "The pursuit of scores of …
  • Bin Sun Wins PokerStars LIVE Asia Red Dragon Jeju Super High Roller 16 Nov 2019 11:03 November 16, 2019 Christian Zetzsche The 2019 PokerStars LIVE Asia Red Dragon Jeju festival has come to a thrilling conclusion in the early morning hours as Bin Sun topped a field of 91 entries in the ₩10,000,000 Super High Roller to claim the lion's …
  • A milestone in the television world 16 Nov 2019 09:33 Tshering Dorji With the launch of multi-service operator (MSO), Bhutan NetCom, television service providers in the country has initiated their first move towards digitalization. About 92 local cable operators (LCO) in the country came together to institute …
  • New clemency system could turn Rodney Reed’s 20 years of injustice into 20 days 16 Nov 2019 08:51 Sandra Reed, the mother of death row prisoner Rodney Reed, shows her continued support of her son by carrying this placard around the parking lot during a break in a hearing in Bastrop County District Court on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. –  Photo: Ralph …
  • Why Walgreens Boots Alliance Buyout Would Be Huge 16 Nov 2019 08:18 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 19: Customers walk out of a Walgreens store on June 19, 2012 in San ... [+] Francisco, California. U.S. based drug store chain Walgreens has announced a deal to purchase a 45 percent stake in European pharmacy retailer Alliance …
  • From the city to the sea: Melbourne's best summer walks, by those who walk them 16 Nov 2019 05:52 After Toorak they headed to the Westgate Bridge (“Ground Zero”) and the idea to walk every street in Melbourne was born. “When you walk along a street you’ve never been down, it’s like you’re on holiday and you are noticing everything,” he says. Melbourne’ …
  • Mozambican Prophet Moyo accused of womanising? 16 Nov 2019 03:24 …Used church funds for  lobola? A Marondera based Prophet is accused of bedding two congregants, dumping them and marrying an outsider, a scenario which has prompted several church members to leave church. Prophet Wonderful Moyo, popularly known as Mystic …
  • Taylor Swift's former record label responds to star's 'blocked' songs claim 16 Nov 2019 01:37 Taylor Swift’s former record label has hit back at the star’s explosive claims they are refusing to let her perform tracks from her back catalogue at the American Music Awards.  The 29-year-old is due to be honoured at the event later this month and on …
  • The Crown review: Queen Olivia's reign is magnificent in series three 16 Nov 2019 01:37 The third series of Peter Morgan’s monarchy fantasy starts with an in-joke. It is 1964, the year after the Beatles’ first LP and the invention of sexual intercourse, and the Queen is contemplating her new profile. “A great many changes,” Her Majesty says, …

  • US President Donald Trump Begins Annual Physical Exam 16 Nov 2019 22:35 Washington: US President Donald Trump began his annual physical exam on Saturday, visiting the doctor several months ahead of schedule in anticipation of the busy 2020 election season, his spokeswoman said. The 73-year-old last saw the doctor for a routine …
  • Alliance Air Pune Flight Cancelled, Passengers Taken By Road From Nashik 16 Nov 2019 20:03 Alliance Air said the flight to Pune was cancelled due to a NOTAM for runway maintenance Pune: Alliance Air on Saturday cancelled its flight on Nashik-Pune route in view of NOTAM issued at Pune airport, an airline official said. In view of the cancellation …
  • News: Nobu Hotel Los Cabos takes brand into Mexico 16 Nov 2019 19:56 Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, co-founders of Nobu Hospitality, have celebrated the official launch of Nobu Hotel Los Cabos. The trio hosted a grand opening event and signature sake ceremony at the latest property to join the brand. …
  • Kerala Government Working Against Women: Trupti Desai On Sabarimala Row 16 Nov 2019 19:09 Trupti Desai said God doesn't "discriminate" between his devotees so the government shouldn't too Pune: Women's rights activist Trupti Desai on Saturday said that the Kerala government has refused to provide security to women of …
  • Bosnia's Vucjak camp: Migrants, a garbage dump — and a road to nowhere 16 Nov 2019 19:00 Winter is coming to Bihac in the northwest of Bosnia & Herzegovina, and hundreds of migrants are still living in unheated tents atop the nearby defunct Vucjak landfill. Many of them have scabies or body lice, or are suffering from hepatitis due to the …
  • Now, Rs 1,000 Reward For Tip-Off On Stubble Burning In Noida 16 Nov 2019 18:33 There have been reports of burning of waste, stubble in the area, an official said (Representational) Noida: People in Noida and Greater Noida can now send tip-offs to the district administration about stubble burning, inappropriate disposal or burning of …
  • Fewer Fines In Odd-Even 2019, Delhi Government Praises Citizen's Effort 16 Nov 2019 18:33 New Delhi: The third edition of the Odd-Even scheme, implemented between November 4 and 15 in the national capital, witnessed about 4,806 violators, fewer than the numbers during the first two editions of the road rationing system in 2016, with officials …
  • Gurgaon Boy, 16, Allegedly Ties Cousin To Bed, Rapes Her; Arrested 16 Nov 2019 18:33 Gurgaon: A 16-year-old boy tied up his cousin to bed and allegedly raped her in Gurgaon's Sector 51 area, police said on Saturday. The incident happened on Thursday, but was reported to the police on Friday after the 15-year-old girl fainted in school …
  • Delhi Rickshaw Puller Stabbed To Death By Man For Abusing His Parents 16 Nov 2019 18:33 The accused was identified as Neeraj, a resident of Swarna Park in Mundka, police said. New Delhi: A rickshaw puller was stabbed to death allegedly by a 22-year-old man for abusing his parents in Nangloi area, police said on Saturday. The accused was …
  • Dear World: A Collection of Messages Speaking Out to You 16 Nov 2019 18:09 Dear World: A Collection of Messages Speaking Out to You Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 8:44 PM CST Nov 15, 2019 Hide Transcript Show Transcript SOLEDAD: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, THEY SAY. BUT SOMETIMES A PICTURE …
  • Lahore High Court Allows Nawaz Sharif To Travel To London For Treatment 16 Nov 2019 16:40 Lahore: Pakistan's ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is all set to leave for London after the Lahore High Court today allowed him to travel abroad for four weeks for medical treatment. The four-week duration can be extended further on his …
  • BJP's Manoj Tiwari Slams Arvind Kejriwal Over Rise In Delhi Air Pollution 16 Nov 2019 15:38 Supreme Court has pulled the Delhi government over the issue of air pollution: Manoj Tiwari New Delhi: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Saturday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for not doing enough to curb air pollution in the capital alleging …
  • "Lone Wolves Most Dangerous": Hong Kong's Ex-Chief Executive On Protests 16 Nov 2019 15:10 The protests which began over a proposed extradition law soon brought Hong Kong to a standstill Beijing: Hong Kong's former chief executive CY Leung has warned of "lone wolf" attacks even as China mulls over its strategy to deal with the …
  • 2 Sisters Arrested For Robbery In South Delhi After Police Scan CCTV Footage 16 Nov 2019 14:07 Delhi robbery: Lalita, 25, and Damini, 22, were arrested for stealing Rs 1 lakh. New Delhi: Two sisters from Madhya Pradesh were arrested on Saturday for allegedly stealing Rs one lakh in two separate incidents in South Delhi, police said. Lalita, 25, and …
  • Congress Workers, Police Clash At Counter Rally Against BJP In Kolkata 16 Nov 2019 14:07 Kolkata: The Congress workers engaged in a scuffle with the police on Saturday during a counter rally against BJP demonstration outside their party headquarters in Kolkata on the Rafale issue, police said. Earlier in the day, BJP youth activists held a …
  • Odisha Man Posts Obscene Pics Of Ex-Lover On Social Media, Arrested: Cops 16 Nov 2019 12:49 The accused was charged under relevant sections of IPC and IT Acts (Representational) Jajpur: A 28-year-old man from Odisha's Jajpur district was arrested for allegedly uploading photos and videos of a woman on social media along with vulgar comments, …
  • China Army In Hong Kong For 1st Time Since Pro-Democracy Protests Began 16 Nov 2019 12:28 People's Liberation Army troops stand guard inside Osborn Barracks in Hong Kong's Kowloon Tong Beijing: China on Saturday deployed its troops in Hong Kong for the first time since the unprecedented pro-democracy protests began in the former British …
  • US Congress Resolution Commends Dalai Lama For His Commitment To Global Peace 16 Nov 2019 12:28 Washington: A group of four influential US lawmakers has introduced a resolution in Congress commending the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama for his commitment to global peace and non-violence. The resolution, introduced in the House of …
  • 49-Year-Old New Zealand Woman Found Dead At Delhi Hotel 16 Nov 2019 11:26 The woman was found unconcious at the hotel in Paharganj on Saturday. New Delhi: A 49-year-old woman from New Zealand, who had come to India to get married, was found dead in a hotel in New Delhi's Paharganj on Saturday morning, the police said. The …
  • Heavy Snow Amid Morning Rush Hour Halts Traffic, Shuts Schools In Tehran 16 Nov 2019 11:05 Backed-up traffic forced municipality staff to clear the snow by hand, an official said Tehran: Heavy snowfall blanketed the streets of north Tehran on Saturday, causing traffic chaos and forcing the closure of schools, authorities in the Iranian capital …
  • Air Quality In Delhi, World's Most Polluted City, Still 'Severe': Report 16 Nov 2019 09:59 Delhi is the most polluted city in the world, according to reports by Skymet and IQ Air Visual New Delhi: A day after Delhi was declared the most polluted city in the world by private weather forecasting agency Skymet, air quality levels in the national …
  • Pakistan Air Traffic Controller Helps Jaipur-Muscat Flight After Pilot's Mayday Alert: Report 16 Nov 2019 09:38 Pilot of the Jaipur-Muscat flight alerted "Mayday" after plane lost alltitude suddenly (Representational) Islamabad: An air traffic controller from Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority reportedly saved a plane flying from Jaipur to Muscat, the …
  • US Concern Over Prevailing Terror Hubs In Pakistan Worrisome: Report 16 Nov 2019 09:38 The think-tank report accused Islamabad of propping up "candidates affiliated with LeT". (File) Amsterdam: A European think-tank has said that despite several restrictions and warnings by global watchdogs, the United States's concern over …
  • Bill Gates Surpasses Jeff Bezos, Reclaims Richest Person On Earth Title 16 Nov 2019 09:38 Bill Gates became the richest person in the world again after Microsoft stock went up 48 per cent San Francisco: Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates officially surpassed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at world's richest person on Earth with a net worth of $ …
  • 2 Bank Staff Charged For Stealing Money From Dead Customer's Account 16 Nov 2019 09:09 Cases have been registered against them for conspiracy, forging documents and fraud. (Representational) Tiruchirappalli(TN): A case was registered on Saturday against two employees of a nationalised bank in Tiruchirappalli for allegedly swindling money to …
  • 3 Killed, 3 Injured In Cooking Plant Boiler Explosion In Bihar 16 Nov 2019 08:32 The three injured persons were admitted to the local primary health centre. Motihari: Three persons were killed and three others injured when the boiler of a plant exploded in Bihar's East Champaran district on Saturday, police said. The boiler of the …
  • Why India Should Be Concerned About Elections In Sri Lanka 16 Nov 2019 08:09 Gotabaya Rajapaksa (right) is the candidate for the opposition party Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna New Delhi/Hyderabad: Sri Lankans trickled into polling centres early on Saturday to choose a new president for the island-nation still struggling to …
  • In Row Over Fishing Settlement, Chennai May Lose Beach Where Turtles Nest 16 Nov 2019 07:37 Chennai Corporation has filed a police complaint alleging trespass and encroachment Chennai: Chennai may lose an ecologically sensitive beach to encroachers if authorities do not act immediately. An illegal residential layout, consisting of 100 concrete …
  • Delhi Weather: Delhi's Air Quality Remains 'Severe', Strong Winds Likely Today 16 Nov 2019 07:00 The air quality index shows that Delhi and its neighbouring cities are still in the 'severe' category New Delhi: The national capital witnessed a dip in pollution levels this morning, even as the air quality in the city remained in the "severe …
  • Want To See Taj Mahal Under Moon Light? New View Point Offers Just That 16 Nov 2019 07:00 Taj Mahal can now be enjoyed under moonlight from new view point. New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday opened a new viewpoint at Taj Mahal that will enable the tourists to enjoy a spectacular view of the iconic monument under the moonlight and …
  • Imran Khan Says "No Grudge" Against Nawaz Sharif 16 Nov 2019 06:34 Imran Khan claimed that the Sharif family was "playing politics" on Imran Khan's health Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he holds no grudge against Nawaz Sharif and the ailing former premiers health was more …
  • Australian Man Escapes From "Cunning" Crocodile By Sticking Thumb Into Its Eye 16 Nov 2019 06:34 Dickmann said he then pushed the croc away from him and it slid back into the water. (Representational) Cairns, Australia: An Australian wildlife ranger has recounted his terrifying escape from the clutches of a "particularly cunning" crocodile, …
  • Britain's Prince Andrew Has "No Recollection" Of Sex Accuser 16 Nov 2019 04:54 The BBC interview is the first time that Andrew has addressed questions over the Epstein controversy. London, United Kingdom: Britain's Prince Andrew has said he does not remember meeting Virginia Roberts, one of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein…
  • Israel Carries Out Fresh Strikes On Gaza After Rocket Fire: Army 16 Nov 2019 04:54 The army added that it was "currently striking Hamas terror targets" in Gaza. Gaza City: Israel carried out fresh strikes on Gaza targeting Hamas early Saturday after rockets were fired towards it from the Palestinian enclave, the army said, …
  • Femi Otedola and His N5 Billion Donation  16 Nov 2019 04:53 PENDULUM BY DELE MOMODU  Fellow Nigerians, let me say it has been a particularly hectic month for me. I have had to juggle a lot of things including pursuing my Fellowship, dealing with the business affairs of the Ovation Group, private media work, writing …
  • Ford v Ferrari: Secrets behind the stunning cars (and crashes) 16 Nov 2019 04:42 By Hannah Elliott Ford v Ferrari—the $97 million film that chronicles the fight between Carroll Shelby’s Ford GT40 team and Enzo Ferrari’s Scuderia Ferrari for dominance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans car race in 1966—is best enjoyed loud. Way loud. That’s how …
  • As Sabarimala Opens Today, Kerala Government's Reminder: 10 Points 16 Nov 2019 04:26 The temple board has echoed the state government's views. Thiruvananthapuram:  As the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala opens today for the 41-day annual pilgrimage season, the Kerala government has clarified that the shrine is "no place for activism…
  • INTERVIEW | Katy Perry ready to roar in Mumbai for OnePlus Music festival 16 Nov 2019 03:26 Express News Service It was 2012 when India saw American singer-songwriter Katy Perry performing for the first time. She sang hit tracks like Firework and California Gurls from her album Teenage Dream at the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League ( …
  • A New Browser Gives Legal Access To Facebook, YouTube, Twitter In China 16 Nov 2019 03:21 Kuniao users must register their phone numbers to access the browser. (Representational image) Beijing: Many international social media websites are banned in China, and using special software called a virtual private network (VPN) to access them can …
  • China-Friendly Rajapaksas Eye Comeback In Sri Lanka Presidential Election 16 Nov 2019 03:21 The Rajapaksas are adored by Sri Lanka's Sinhalese majority for ending 37-year civil war. Colombo: Sri Lankans voted Saturday for a new president in what could mark a comeback for the Rajapaksa clan, lauded by supporters for crushing the Tamil Tigers …
  • Gunmen Fire On Buses Carrying Sri Lanka Voters, No Casualties 16 Nov 2019 03:21 There were no immediate reports of casualties, said a police official. (Representational) Colombo: Gunmen opened fire on a convoy of buses carrying minority Muslim voters in northwest Sri Lanka on Saturday, hours before polling in presidential elections …
  • "Zero Evidence" Of Wrongdoing By Trump In Impeachment Hearing: White House 16 Nov 2019 03:21 White House said there was "zero evidence" of any wrongdoing by President Donald Trump. Washington: The White House on Friday said "zero evidence" of any wrongdoing by President Donald Trump was presented at the impeachment hearing by a …
  • Section 144 Imposed In Hyderabad Ahead Of Strike Call By Transport Staff 16 Nov 2019 02:50 The JAC of employees decided to keep aside the demand as the government showed no sign to soften stand Hyderabad: In the wake of "Bus Roko" call given by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the striking employees of the Telangana State Road …
  • ECR widening: NHAI plans to axe 5,000 trees 16 Nov 2019 01:53 Express News Service CHENNAI: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will axe around 5,000 fully grown trees and 637 mangroves for the proposed East Coast Road (ECR) widening between Mamallapuram and Marakkanam.  The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) …
  • Remote Islands Closing To Tourists Next Spring In The Name Of Overtourism 16 Nov 2019 01:39 The Faroe Islands will host 100 volunteer positions for the second Closed for Maintenance weekend It's not every day that a tourism board tells the traveling public to stay away from the destination it works to promote. But Visit Faroe Islands is doing …
  • Miffed With Transfer To Another Police Station, UP Cop Runs 65 Kms Non-Stop 16 Nov 2019 00:12 The sub-inspector Vijay Pratap is presently in hospital and recovering. Etawah, Uttar Pradesh: After being transferred from the Police Lines police station to the one in Bithauli, an Uttar Pradesh police sub-inspector (SI) took to register his protest …
  • Have The Right To Speak, Freedom Of Speech: Trump On Witness Intimidation 15 Nov 2019 23:43 Donald Trump watched the second-day public hearing on impeachment by the Congressional Committee. Washington: Amid the ongoing impeachment hearings against him by a Democrats-dominated Congressional panel, US President Donald Trump has asserted that he has …
  • Was Planned...Motive? Don't Have It Yet: Police On US School Shooting 15 Nov 2019 23:43 The victims--a boy and a girl died while another three students were wounded: Cops Los Angeles: California detectives struggled Friday to attribute a motive to a school shooting carried out by a boy scout with no obvious alarm bells in his background for …

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