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January 13, 2019 11:20 AM 'Yellow vest' protesters vandalize more than half of France's speed cameras, official says

French officials said members of the “yellow vest” protest movement vandalized or destroyed more than half of the country’s speed camera network, which were seen by some as a cynical revenue-generating measure aimed at the middle and lower classes. Speaking to the BBC, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said 60 percent – or about 3,200 – of the speed 163

January 5, 2019 5:55 PM 6 school children, bus driver die in road accident in India

NEW DELHI – Police say six school children and their bus driver have been killed as the vehicle rolled down a gorge on a hilly road in northern India. Police officer Rohit Malpani says another 12 children have been hospitalized with injuries as the school bus skidded off the road in Himachal Pradesh state on Saturday. Malpani said three students in age-group 115

January 5, 2019 12:23 PM 'Bribe' offer to cardboard traffic cop results in two men facing charges: report

Two men face charges after allegedly pretending to bribe a cardboard cutout of a traffic cop in Sri Lanka. (Vavuniya Police) Sri Lankan police are apparently no stiffs. Authorities in the island nation just south of India recently arrested two men after a video on Facebook showed them allegedly pretending to bribe a life-size cardboard cutout of a traffic 142

January 4, 2019 11:37 PM How the shutdown is messing with your great American vacation

Marnie Hunter and Katia Hetter, CNN • Updated 4th January 2019 The partial government shutdown in the United States raises all sorts of questions for travelers on topics from aviation safety and security to passports and national parks. Although National Park Service sites across the country have been closed during previous government shutdowns, many have initially 124

January 4, 2019 4:29 AM Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike southern Thailand

Thai people sleep at an evacuation center in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thailand, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Thai weather authorities are warning that a tropical storm will bring heavy rain and high seas to southern Thailand and its famed beach resorts. (AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch) NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand – Rain, winds and surging seawater are striking 108

January 2, 2019 9:21 AM Water advocate, injured, aims for 100 marathons in 100 days

JOHANNESBURG – Mina Guli, an Australian activist seeking to highlight global water shortages and encourage people to conserve, is struggling to complete 100 marathons in 100 days across the world. Now in South Africa, 48-year-old Guli is more than half-way through the punishing project, but she's injured and a spokeswoman said Wednesday that the advocate 104

December 29, 2018 6:52 PM Dutch mounted police break up 'yellow vest' protest in The Hague

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Dutch police on horseback broke up a protest on Saturday by “yellow vest” demonstrators who threw rocks and fireworks at them, a statement said. The police statement said the mounted officers “carried out several charges” to end the demonstration in The Hague, which had not been approved by authorities and had turned violent 97

December 28, 2018 2:09 PM Shot in the back: the dangers of being an opposition candidate in Bangladesh

NOAKHALI, Bangladesh (Reuters) - At a library inside a small district court in southeastern Bangladesh, barrister Mahabub Uddin Khokon stood up to take off his coat and scrunched his white shirt up to his shoulders to reveal a back covered in bandages over several shotgun pellet wounds. Settling back into an office chair, the 62-year-old smiled. “You see, my fight 110

December 27, 2018 4:07 PM Magnitude 4.9 aftershock strikes near site of Alaska quake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A magnitude 4.9 aftershock has shaken an area of south central Alaska near where a powerful temblor jolted the region last month. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred at 5:21 a.m. Thursday and was centered 10.5 miles (17 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage. The Alaska Earthquake Center tweets that the aftershock was closer 86

December 27, 2018 10:06 AM Congolese soldiers fire in air to disperse election protesters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Soldiers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Beni fired in the air on Thursday to disperse people protesting outside the electoral commission’s office about their exclusion from Sunday’s presidential vote, a witness told Reuters. Dozens of people had taken to the streets of Beni, where they have barricaded roads and burned 100