Saudi-led coalition halts Hodeidah assault as West presses for Yemen ceasefire: sources

ADEN/DUBAI (Reuters) – The Saudi-led coalition has ordered a halt in its offensive against Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah, three sources said on Thursday, in an apparent concession to Western pressure to end the war. Key Western allies including the United States have been urgently calling for a ceasefire ahead of renewed U.N.-led peace efforts. […]

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Jamal Khashoggi murder: Five suspects may face death penalty

Saud al-Mojeb told a news conference that Mr Khashoggi’s killers had set in motion plans for the murder on 29 September, three days before he was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. Speaking in Riyadh, the prosecutor said the highest-level official behind the killing is Saudi former deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al Assiri – who has been fired for […]

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Environment Canada warns of poor winter driving conditions as snow set to hit London

Environment Canada says snow is on the way for London and the surrounding areas. According to the national weather reporting agency, a deepening low pressure system is moving up along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States and will reach southern Ontario late Thursday afternoon, bringing 5 to 10 centimetres of snowfall. Parkhill, Komoka, Strathroy and Eastern and Western Middlesex […]

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New York City man plays the same numbers for 25 years, hits $343.9M Powerball

Robert Bailey poses for photographers during a news conference at the Resorts World Casino New York City. (Associated Press) A New York City man won $343.9 million last month, the largest prize in New York Lottery history, after playing the same numbers — in the same order — for the last 25 years. Robert Bailey, a retired postal worker, won […]

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Rome bans ‘slovenly eating’ and dressing up as a centurion

Rome bans ‘slovenly eating’ and dressing up as a centurion New rules announced by Rome’s mayor have made permanent already existing restrictions on alcohol, costumed ‘gladiators’ and eating near historical sites Capital’s police will also get expanded powers to ban people from certain areas Dog fouling, swimming in fountains and drinking outdoors after 10pm carry fines Pub crawls, dressing as […]

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Palestinian suspended for helping Israelis fix flat tire

Interested in Israel? A local Palestinian police chief has been suspended for helping Israeli soldiers fix a flat tire in the West Bank. Police spokesman Loae Izrekat said on Thursday that Col. Ahmad Abu al-Rub was suspended and referred to an “investigative committee.” Earlier this week, pictures emerged of the Hebron district chief helping Israelis change their jeep’s flat tire. […]

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