A suicide car bomber killed at least three intelligence officers in an attack on a security convoy on patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday evening, officials said. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Paktia province, which also left 19 civilians wounded and several nearby stores partially destroyed, according to Mohammad Halim Fidayee, the provincial governor. The attack comes as Afghan government representatives and the Taliban have made progress in peace talks underway in Qatar, following a three-month impasse, and this week agreed on rules and procedures for the negotiations.
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Hundreds of Armenians blocked streets in the capital Yerevan late on Thursday and called for the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan over a ceasefire deal that locked in Azeri territorial gains in Nagorno-Karabakh last month. Pashinyan has rejected the calls to resign over what his opponents say was his disastrous handling of a six-week conflict between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces over the Nagorno-Karabkh enclave and surrounding areas.
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Protesters in the central Indian city of Bhopal formed a human chain on Thursday to demand justice for people suffering cancer, blindness, respiratory, immune and neurological problems from the world's worst industrial disaster 36 years ago. Thousands of survivors have said they, their children and grandchildren are struggling with chronic health problems as a result of the leak and toxic waste left behind and face hefty medical bills at a time when the pandemic is making their health even more fragile. Dow Chemical, which now owns Union Carbide, has denied liability, saying it bought the company a decade after Union Carbide settled its liabilities to the Indian government in 1989 by paying $470 million.
Bezuidenhout, who claimed the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club by four shots on Sunday, shot a five under par 67 to share the lead with three other South Africans, Matthias Schwab of Austria and the Italian Aron Zemmer. The home players are Dean Burmester, Jacques Kruyswijk and Ruan Korb, who hit six birdies in seven holes to take the lead before a bogey on his second last hole.
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Italy's regions on Thursday hit out at the government over its latest curbs to control the coronavirus, saying they were not consulted over measures that were too hard on families and did not compensate hard-hit businesses. Under a decree approved late on Wednesday, Italians will not be able to move between the country's 20 regions from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6 except for work, medical reasons or emergencies. On Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day they cannot even leave their towns.
A resident of Puerto Rico captured aerial footage of the Arecibo Observatory after the telescope’s 900-ton receiver platform fell onto the reflector dish more than 400 feet below on December 1.Carlos G Saavedra Padin recorded this footage while on a helicopter and posted it to Twitter.Padin told Storyful he took the helicopter ride to see the condition of the observatory after photos of the damage were leaked.The National Science Foundation (NSF) reported the instrument platform of the Arecibo Observatory telescope, the second-largest single-dish radio telescope in the world according to space.com, fell at some point in the early morning hours.No injuries were reported on the date of the collapse. Credit: @CarlosG_2003 via Storyful
Technology has stepped up its game when it comes to dealing with various production challenges brought on by COVID-19. Given the two-week quarantine requirements for entering Canada, not all producers and writers are able (or willing) to travel to set anymore. Instead, they connect via services such as Evercast, which allow execs to remotely view […]
British skipper Sam Davies was the latest competitor in the Vendee Globe race to run into trouble after hitting an 'unidentified floating object' around the Cape of Good Hope, she explained on Thursday.
Famine-like conditions have re-appeared in parts of Yemen and almost half the population is experiencing high levels of food insecurity, new United Nations data showed on Thursday, with aid agencies warning time is running out to prevent mass starvation. Around 45% of Yemen's population is facing high levels of acute food insecurity, according to the U.N.'s Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis.
A fire station in Leicestershire, England, is getting into the holiday spirit with an adorable miniature fire engine decked out in Christmas decorations.The tiny truck, called the Mini Fire Engine, was created by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service’s Wigston Fire Station to help raise money for local children’s charities.“Throughout the year we offer rides at events and in December we go around the streets with Santa,” the station told Storyful. Credit: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service – Wigston Fire Station via Storyful
A new study has shown that there are sex-based differences in how we respond to the coronavirus.
Cris Collinsworth, a commentator for NBC Sports, has apologized for a remark he made about female NFL fans during a Wednesday night football game. During the NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, Collinsworth says he was "blown away" by questions asked by female football fans in Pittsburgh. "Everybody's a fan. In particular, […]
More than a hundred blocks north of Manhattan's shuttered theater district but on that same famed thoroughfare, an actor recently read his lines from a huge stage. Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays was performing multiple roles for a high-tech “A Christmas Carol” that was being filmed for streaming this month at the empty 3,000-seat United Palace. “Because it’s such a roll-up-your-sleeves business, theater people figure it out,” said Tony Award-winning producer Hunter Arnold, while watching Mays onstage.
The United Kingdom's total death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 60,000 on Thursday, by the government's preferred measure of deaths within 28 days of a positive test. Until August, the United Kingdom was tallying its official COVID-19 death toll by a different measure, namely all deaths where the disease was mentioned on the death certificate. In terms of cases, a total of 14,879 new cases were reported across the United Kingdom on Thursday, taking the total over the past seven days to 100,857, down 17% compared with the previous seven-day period.
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