Thai pro-democracy protesters warn of possible…

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand, undeterred by arrest warrants and the possibility of violent attacks, are staging another rally, poking fun at their critics and warning of the possibility of a military coup

U.S. agency opens probe into 115k Tesla vehicles

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday said it had opened an investigation into around 115,000 Tesla vehicles over a front suspension safety issue. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

Pope Speaks on COVID, and What 'Changed the Way I…

When Pope Francis was 21, he became very sick with a flu that had him gasping for breath and totally dependent on his caretakers. He eventually recovered, but that illness "changed the way I saw life," and it now serves as an important reminder to him that only by taking...

Sweden requires more info to reopen 1994 ferry…

Swedish authorities said Friday they need more information before deciding whether to reopen the case of a 1994 ferry sinking in the Baltic that killed 852 people, in one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime disasters at sea

This cellist is filling empty museums with music

Cellist Camille Thomas isn't allowed to play to live audiences at the moment. And museums have been void of audiences for months. So she's filling the empty spaces with her music instead.

Butler Who Leaked Pope's Papers Dies

Paolo Gabriele said he loved Pope Benedict XVI "as a son loves a father"—and he leaked the pope's papers to the media "out of visceral love for the church of Christ and for its visible head on Earth." The Vatican says Gabriele, the pope's former butler, has died at...

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New cardinals quarantine in pope's hotel ahead of…

The Vatican’s Santa Marta hotel was built to sequester cardinals during papal elections

Lufthansa to make first CO2 neutral flight

Lufthansa will become the first airline to operate a CO2 neutral cargo flight this coming weekend. It will be using so-called Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) or biofuel for the flight. Adam Reed reports.

The Premier Tried to Speak. Then Came the Pig Guts

It's not out of the ordinary for fights to break out in Taiwan's parliament, but Friday's brawl was more stomach-turning than usual. As Premier Su Tseng-chang tried to answer questions during a session of the Legislative Yuan, punches flew and members of the Kuomintang (KMT) opposition party flung pig guts...

British bike maker pedals on, with Brexit deal up…

The team at Brompton Bicycle Ltd

Nations press on with AstraZeneca vaccine amid…

Britain asked its regulator on Friday to assess AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for a possible rollout, while the Philippines and Thailand secured millions of doses, giving the shot a vote of confidence after experts raised questions about trial data. Emer McCarthy reports.

French Cops Suspended After 'Unspeakable' Video…

A lawyer for a music producer in Paris says her client might be in jail if there wasn't video of his arrest. Instead, three police officers were suspended after security camera video of them beating the Black man inside his studio was released, CNN reports. The man, Michel Zecler, said...

Lawmakers throw pig guts, punches on Taiwan…

Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef

UAE demolishes towers in 10 seconds

The UAE demolished Abu Dhabi's Mina Plaza towers on Friday (November 27), successfully bringing down 144 floors spread over 4 towers in a 10-second controlled explosion.

Ireland Declares Santa an Essential Worker

With 29 days to go until Christmas, Ireland has reassured worried children that COVID restrictions won't stop Santa Claus. Simon Coveny, the country's minister for foreign affairs, confirmed Thursday that Santa's travels will be classed as "essential travel for essential purpose," the Irish Times reports. Santa is "exempt from the...

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Students in Burkina Faso fear extremists more…

Children returning to school in Burkina Faso’s volatile Sahel region have to practice safety drills to prepare for potential jihadist attacks that have ravaged the West African nation, killing more than 2,000 people this year

Alleged police beating of Black man angers French

French authorities have suspended police officers accused of beating and racially abusing a Black man in Paris. Video purporting to show the incident has caused an outcry. Lucy Fielder reports.

Defector Crossed DMZ Undetected Thanks to Loose…

The latest defection from North Korea is a worry for South Koreans—and not because they fear an onslaught of gymnasts leaping over the border. The defector, who showed up on the South Korean side of the heavily fortified DMZ earlier this month, managed to get past a border equipped...

Ethiopian PM rejects Tigray conflict talks in AU…

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has again ruled out dialogue with the leaders of the defiant Tigray region but said he was willing to speak to representatives “operating legally” there during his meeting

Iranian envoy faces trial over foiled EU bomb plot

An Iranian diplomat and three other Iranians went on trial in Belgium on Friday accused of planning to bomb a meeting of an exiled opposition group in France in 2018, the first time an EU country has put an Iranian official on trial for terrorism. Olivia Chan reports.

Man's 'Life as a Devil' Stopped by 40-Year Prison…

"Thank you for stopping my life as a devil that I could not stop." So said Cho Ju-bin to reporters after his March arrest. The South Korean 24-year-old was on Thursday sentenced to 40 years for his role as mastermind of a scheme in which prosecutors say 74 victims, 16...

Indian police agree to allow protesting farmers…

Thousands of angry Indian farmers have been allowed to enter the capital to protest against new farming laws after they clashed with police who had blocked them at the outskirts of the city

Tasmanian families reunite after months apart

Residents from Australia's second-largest state of Victoria, once the country's COVID-19 hotspot, were allowed to re-enter Tasmania on Friday (November 27), reuniting families who had been apart for months.

'Zombie' COVID-Infected Mink Re-Emerging From…

Denmark is culling millions of minks to stop a dangerous mutated form of the coronavirus from spreading to humans , but some of those minks don't seem to want to stay in the ground. As USA Today reports, minks infected with the mutated COVID-19 strain are re-emerging after being buried in...

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Academic detained in Iran for 2 years returns to…

British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has arrived back in Australia and will soon reunite with her family after more than two years in an Iranian prison

Protesting Indian farmers clash with police

Thousands of protesting Indian farmers scuffled with police on Friday during a march to the capital, Delhi, against new laws liberalizing procurement that they say will leave them vulnerable to big companies.

'What on Earth Is Going On' With Australia's…

"What on earth is going on?" That's the question shark experts have been asking about Australia, which on Sunday suffered its 8th fatal shark attack . The only deadlier year on record was 1929 and its nine shark-related deaths. And most years don't come close, with the annual average over the...