Pakistan to appoint former spy chief as new head of army

CNN World News - Thu, 11/24/2022 - 01:37
Pakistan on Thursday named former spy chief Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir as chief of the South Asian country's army, ending weeks of speculation over an appointment that comes amid intense debate around the military's influence on public life.
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Ukraine war: Most of Kyiv spends night without power after missiles

BBC World News - Thu, 11/24/2022 - 01:35
Russian attacks on infrastructure are depriving Ukrainians of heat and water as winter sets in.
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Drugs: India police say rats ate 200kg of seized cannabis

BBC World News - Thu, 11/24/2022 - 00:02
Police in India have blamed rats for destroying nearly 200kg of seized cannabis in police stations.
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Gone in 9 minutes: How a Celtic gold heist unfolded in Germany

NPR - Thu, 11/24/2022 - 00:00
Coins of the Celtic Treasure are on display at the local Celtic and Roman Museum in Manching, Germany, May 31, 2006. A senior official said Wednesday that organized crime groups were likely behind the theft of a huge horde of ancient gold coins stolen from a museum in southern Germany this week.

Thieves who broke into a southern German museum and stole hundreds of ancient gold coins got in and out in nine minutes without raising the alarm, officials said Wednesda

(Image credit: Frank Maechler/AP)

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From prisoner to prime minister, Malaysia's Anwar had long ride to top

NPR - Wed, 11/23/2022 - 23:06
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim shows his inked finger to the media after voting at a polling station in Seberang Perai, Penang state, Malaysia on Nov. 19, 2022.

Malaysia's king on Thursday named reformist opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim as the country's prime minister, ending days of uncertainty after divisive general elections produced a hung Parliament.

(Image credit: Vincent Thian/AP)

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China's Covid cases hit record as dissent grows over tough restrictions

CNN World News - Wed, 11/23/2022 - 22:58
China on Thursday reported a record number of daily Covid infections, as a nationwide surge in cases heaps pressure on the country's increasingly unpopular zero-tolerance approach to the virus.
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China Covid: Record number of cases as virus surges nationwide

BBC World News - Wed, 11/23/2022 - 22:06
Cases are increasing across the country with the virus now present in 31 different provinces.
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Mumbai: India measles outbreak claims 12 children

BBC World News - Wed, 11/23/2022 - 22:06
Officials say a slow vaccination drive amid the Covid pandemic led to a sharp rise in measles infections.
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Calais migrants: French rescuers failed to help sinking boat

BBC World News - Wed, 11/23/2022 - 22:01
Desperate calls made to French rescuers suggest they told drowning migrants to call the UK for help.
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Anwar Ibrahim appointed new Malaysia leader, palace says

CNN World News - Wed, 11/23/2022 - 21:54
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was appointed prime minister on Thursday, the sultan's palace said, and will be sworn in at 5 p.m. local time.
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Anwar Ibrahim named Malaysian PM after post-election crisis

BBC World News - Wed, 11/23/2022 - 21:50
After a decades-long quest to become premier, Mr Anwar has finally risen to the top job.
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Foxconn: iPhone maker apologises after huge protests at China plant

BBC World News - Wed, 11/23/2022 - 21:33
It comes after protests broke out at the world's largest iPhone factory over pay and work conditions.
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Indonesia quake: Five-year-old rescued after two days trapped in rubble

BBC World News - Wed, 11/23/2022 - 21:09
Azka Maulana Malik was pulled from the rubble of his family home in Cianjur, West Java.
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Brazil court rejects Bolsonaro party complaint over vote

BBC World News - Wed, 11/23/2022 - 20:02
A court fines the far-right leader's party and calls its complaint "bad faith".
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Brazilian court rejects election challenge from outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro

CNN World News - Wed, 11/23/2022 - 19:25
The head of Brazil's electoral court on Wednesday rejected Jair Bolsonaro's petition to annul ballots from this year's presidential vote, calling the outgoing President's allegation that some voting machines had malfunctioned "ludicrous and illicit" and "ostensibly conspiratorial toward the democratic rule of law."
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Sarah Palin defeated by Mary Peltola in Alaska comeback bid

BBC World News - Wed, 11/23/2022 - 18:19
The Republican suffers her second loss in three months to Mary Peltola, the first Alaskan Native elected to Congress.
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Alessandro Michele is stepping down as Gucci's creative director

NPR - Wed, 11/23/2022 - 18:13
 Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in May 2019 in New York City.

Alessandro Michele is stepping down as Gucci's creative director, the company announced Wednesday. Michele, who has been with Gucci for 20 years, entered the role in 2015.

(Image credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/)

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Thanksgiving: The giant balloons taking over New York City

BBC World News - Wed, 11/23/2022 - 17:44
American spectators enjoy the preparations for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.
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Gold coin proves 'fake' Roman emperor was real

BBC World News - Wed, 11/23/2022 - 16:47
The coin bearing the name of Sponsian was considered apocryphal and had been locked away in a museum cupboard.
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Bullfighting ban proposal goes before French MPs

BBC World News - Wed, 11/23/2022 - 16:35
It is the first time such a bill has reached the National Assembly, but it faces an uphill battle.
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