November 24th, 2017

World News

Zimbabwe’s new president Mnangagwa vows job creation

By Christopher Torchia And Farai Mutsaka, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2017

HARARE, Zimbabwe – New Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed he will work to improve the economy to reduce unemployment and return the country to prosperity. “Our economic policy will be directed for job, job, job creation,” said Mnangagwa to cheers from the crowd of 60,000. Zimbabwe is currently plagued with an unemployment rate estimated ... Read More »

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Egypt militants attack mosque in Sinai, casualties reported

By Ashraf Sweilam, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2017

EL-ARISH, Egypt – Egyptian security officials say militants have attacked a mosque in the volatile Sinai Peninsula, leaving dozens of casualties. The three police officers say the extremists attacked the al-Rawdah mosque in the town of Bir al-Abd, 40 km (25 miles) from the North Sinai provincial capital of el-Arish. They say men in four ... Read More »

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Cheering Zimbabweans greet country’s new leader Mnangagwa

By Christopher Torchia And Farai Mutsaka, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2017

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Exuberant Zimbabweans greeted the swearing-in Friday of new President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who takes power after an extraordinary series of events that ousted the world’s oldest head of state. Mnangagwa, fired earlier this month as vice-president, will lead after the resignation of 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, who succumbed to pressure to quit from the ... Read More »

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UofL graduate student named Mitchell scholar

By The Associated Press on November 24th, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A University of Louisville graduate student has been named a George J. Mitchell scholar. The school says in a statement that music student James May is one of 12 students across the nation – and the first at UofL – to be selected for the Ireland postgraduate study that includes tuition, accommodations, ... Read More »

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Firefighters help rescue dog from tunnel dug by tortoise

By The Associated Press on November 24th, 2017

CHANDLER, Ariz. – A dog wouldn’t come out after chasing a cat into a tunnel dug by a giant tortoise in the back yard of a home in a Phoenix suburb, so homeowner Toby Passmore called for help. Chandler firefighters responded Wednesday with people and shovels and, with the help of a city backhoe, began ... Read More »

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Cheering Zimbabweans prepare to greet country’s new leader

By Christopher Torchia And Farai Mutsaka, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2017

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Exuberant Zimbabweans converged on a stadium for the presidential inauguration Friday of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who will become the country’s second leader since independence from white minority rule in 1980. Mnangagwa, fired earlier this month as vice-president, is poised to lead after the resignation of 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, who succumbed to pressure to ... Read More »

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Zimbabweans preparing to greet country’s new leader

By Christopher Torchia And Farai Mutsaka, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2017

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Zimbabweans converged on a stadium ahead of the presidential inauguration Friday of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who will become the country’s second leader since independence from white minority rule in 1980. Mnangagwa, fired earlier this month as vice-president, is poised to lead after the resignation of 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, who succumbed to pressure to ... Read More »

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A whale’s tale: Longest painting in North America restored

By Jennifer McDermott, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2017

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – A museum has restored the longest painting in North America so it can share the story of American whaling with the public. The quarter-mile-long (0.4-kilometre-long) panorama toured the U.S. after it was completed in 1848. A section was featured at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. But the panorama deteriorated after ... Read More »

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Pakistan releases US-wanted militant suspect on court order

By The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2017

LAHORE, Pakistan – Pakistani authorities acting on a court order have released a U.S.-wanted militant who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai attack. Hafiz Saeed, who has been designated a terrorist by the U.S. Justice Department and has a $10 million bounty on his head, was released before dawn Friday. Saeed’s ... Read More »

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Fund for helpful homeless man raises more than $275,000

By The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A fund set up to raise money for a homeless man who helped a woman when her car ran out of gas in Philadelphia has collected more than $275,000. The GoFundMe campaign was started by Bordentown, New Jersey, resident Kate McClure this month after she was stuck along Interstate 95 and Johnny Bobbitt ... Read More »

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Papua New Guinea officials remove last refugees from camp

By Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2017

CANBERRA, Australia – Papua New Guinea authorities said Friday they had relocated the last asylum seekers who had refused for three weeks to leave a closed immigration camp for fear they would face violence in the alternative accommodations. Police Chief Superintendent Dominic Kakas said police and immigration officials removed all 378 men from the male-only ... Read More »

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