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Pretoria faces blackout over debts

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:33
South Africa's capital could have electricity cut off over unpaid utility bills.
Categories: BBC World News

3 Malaysian Muslims win court bid to cross-dress

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:31
Three Malaysian Muslim transgenders on Friday won a landmark court ruling against a religious law banning them from cross-dressing in what activists called a victory for human rights in a conservative Southeast Asian nation.

Gay marriage on way back to US Supreme Court

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:31
A month after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule on gay marriage, the issue is headed its way again.

Kitchen fire forces residents from West Philadelphia apartments

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:22

Kitchen fire forces residents from West Philadelphia apartmentsA kitchen blaze forced several residents from an apartment building in West Philadelphia early Friday morning.


South Korea Sets Independent Inquiry Into Ferry Disaster

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:21
South Korean legislators passed a bill initiating the inquiry into the sinking of the ferry Sewol in April, which killed 304 people.

Inquiry into alleged rape victim case

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:20
An investigation is launched into why a woman with bipolar disorder was prosecuted over an alleged false rape claim - and then killed herself.
Categories: BBC World News

Jerusalem Unrest Underscores Need for Peace Talks: EU's Mogherini

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:17
The EU's new foreign affairs chief said on Friday that a surge of violence in Jerusalem made it all the more critical that Israel and the Palestinians return to negotiations quickly.






Jihadists 'using cruise ships'

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:17
Would-be jihadists have been travelling on cruise ships to reach conflict areas in the Middle East, bypassing airline checks, Interpol says.
Categories: BBC World News

Lollapalooza to take place in Berlin

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:17
The first European edition of US music festival Lollapalooza is to be held in the German capital next year, organisers announce.
Categories: BBC World News

Obama huddles with newly empowered Republicans

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:16

President Obama has lunch with congressional leaders.

       

S. Korea parliament OKs disbanding of coast guard

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:16
South Korea's National Assembly on Friday approved plans to disband the coast guard in the wake of criticism over its failure to rescue hundreds of passengers during the sinking of a ferry in April.

Former FBI negotiator lands 6-figure book deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:16
A former FBI hostage negotiator has a six-figure deal with an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers for a book entitled "Killer Deals."

India plane hits buffalo on take-off

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:13
An Indian aircraft is grounded after it hit a stray buffalo during take-off from the western city of Surat, but nobody on board was injured.
Categories: BBC World News

The 9 most breathtaking drone videos on the web

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:10

Drones may be threatening, but they can also produce some stunning videos.

       

Ebola survivors speak of suffering, service, faith

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:08

Doctors Kent Brantly and Rick Sacra shared what got them through the worst of their fight.

       

3 men carjacked, kidnapped and robbed in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:08

3 men carjacked, kidnapped and robbed in LoganThree suspects are on the run after police say they carjacked, kidnapped and robbed three men in Philadelphia's Logan section.


Shakib joins 100 and 10-wicket list

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:06
Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan becomes only the third player in history to take 10 wickets and score a century in a Test.
Categories: BBC World News

US official: Top bomb-maker hit in Syria strikes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:01
American airstrikes overnight in Syria targeted a cell of al-Qaida militants, hitting and possibly killing a top bomb-maker in the group, two senior U.S. officials said Thursday, amid widespread reports that other rebel factions were also hit.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:00

 President Barack Obama, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner. (AP Photo, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:00

 President Barack Obama, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner. (AP Photo, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: