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Neil Cavuto Shreds Trump: 'You're The President... Why Don’t You Act Like It?'

Neil Cavuto Shreds Trump: 'You're The President... Why Don’t You Act Like It?'Check out Neil's latest Common Sense pic.twitter.com/4r7E6lEqFw—



11/20/2017 - 10:58 PM

 

The Presidential Turkey Pardon: An Awkward Thanksgiving Tradition

The Presidential Turkey Pardon: An Awkward Thanksgiving TraditionFrom Reagan to Trump, no president has been immune from awkward run-ins with the Thanksgiving turkey.



11/21/2017 - 06:41 AM

 

102-year-old Holocaust survivor who thought his entire family died meets nephew he didn't know existed

102-year-old Holocaust survivor who thought his entire family died meets nephew he didn't know existedA 102-year-old Polish man who believed his entire family had died in the Holocaust was reduced to tears this week when he met a nephew that he didn't know he had.



11/21/2017 - 12:26 PM

 

Whitefish Shuts Down Operations In Puerto Rico, Claims It's Owed $83 Million

Whitefish Shuts Down Operations In Puerto Rico, Claims It's Owed $83 MillionWhitefish Energy is halting work on Puerto Rico’s hurricane-ravaged electrical grid after claiming the U.S. territory owes the company $83 million.



11/21/2017 - 06:02 PM

 

Karina Vetrano murder : Man beat jogger so hard her teeth broke, court hears

Karina Vetrano murder : Man beat jogger so hard her teeth broke, court hearsCathie and Philip Vetrano heard the accused Chanel Lewis explain that he struck Karina Vetrano so hard that her teeth broke. In a pre-taped confession, Mr Lewis said he “lost it” and grabbed the 30-year-old from Queens as she ran past him through a marshy swamp along a bike path in Spring Creek Park. The confession was recorded back in February 2017 after Mr Lewis spent the night in a police precinct watching cartoons.



11/21/2017 - 06:13 AM

 

Zimbabwe's New Leaders Are None Other Than Mugabe's Former 'Enforcers'

Zimbabwe's New Leaders Are None Other Than Mugabe's Former 'Enforcers'Jubilant crowds filled the streets of Zimbabwe’s cities on Tuesday, after the country’s speaker of parliament announced that President Robert Mugabe had resigned after decades in power.



11/21/2017 - 03:42 PM

 

Elite Royal Navy rescue team sent as possible calls detected from missing Argentine submarine

Elite Royal Navy rescue team sent as possible calls detected from missing Argentine submarineThe Royal Navy has deployed its elite submarine rescue team to join the search for a missing Argentine submarine, after failed satellite calls thought to be from the vessel raised hopes the crew were still alive. HMS Protector also began scouring the South Atlantic as part of the international hunt for the missing vessel, and HMS Clyde was being diverted from South Georgia. Argentine officials said naval bases had detected seven incomplete satellite calls over the weekend attributed to the sub and were now trying to use them to pinpoint its location. The communication attempts "indicate that the crew is trying to re-establish contact, so we are working to locate the source of the emissions," the Argentine Navy said on its Twitter account, adding that the calls lasted between four and 36 seconds. An international team of ships and aircraft were braving heavy seas and high winds to search for the German-built ARA San Juan which has been lost since last week. Argentine navy loses contact with submarine carrying 44 01:08 The Royal Navy said it was flying the Submarine Parachute Assistance Group (SPAG) to the region to join the hunt. The highly trained team of medics, engineers and escape specialists is continuously on six hours notice to go anywhere in the world. Team members are parachute trained so that they can leap into the water at the scene if needed, but in this case will embark on HMS Protector. They carry inflatable boats and life rafts, medical equipment and communications gear which allows them to talk to trapped crews. Arrived on task in the search area in the early hours of this morning and have commenced sonar and visual search for #ARASanJuan as part of the ongoing multinational operation. Conditions remain challenging given current weather. pic.twitter.com/Sxgi9MZGo5— HMS_Protector (@protector_hms) November 19, 2017 The San Juan and its 44 crew last made contact on Wednesday when she was 267 miles off the coast in the Gulf of San Jorge. The latest possible calls were a sign for “cautious enthusiasm”, naval experts said, showing the crew may be alive, afloat and at a shallow enough depth to attempt to communicate. HMS Protector has begun sonar scans to hunt for the submarine Credit: MOD Claudio Rodriguez, whose brother Hernan is aboard the submarine, told a local television channel: "They've got to be afloat. Thank God. That gives us hope, because we knew that if they were down below, they would be screwed.” HMS Protector, the Royal Navy’s 5,000 ton ice patrol and survey ship, was diverted to join the search from a routine mission in the area and can bring its high definition sonar to bear on the search. Search and rescue mission for Argentinian submarine The hunt also includes help from Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and the United States. America on Sunday said it was sending a second P-8 Poseidon submarine hunting navy patrol plane to join the search. The US Navy has also dispatched two submarine rescue chambers that can dock onto stricken boats and ferry crew to the surface from hundreds of feet underwater. ARA San Juan submarine Credit: Argentine defence ministry/AFP The San Juan is a TR-1700 class submarine which had been returning from a routine mission to Ushuaia, near the southernmost tip of South America, to its base at Mar del Plata, about 250 miles south of Buenos Aires. Timeline | Submarine accidents Among those on board is Argentina's first female submarine officer, 35-year-old weapons officer Eliana Krawczyk. Rescuers are focusing on an ocean patch about 190 miles in diameter located about 270 miles from the coast of the southern province of Chubut.



11/22/2017 - 06:33 AM

 

Former Texas Cheerleader Killed When Driver Crashed Into Her Car While Using Breathalyzer: Cops

Former Texas Cheerleader Killed When Driver Crashed Into Her Car While Using Breathalyzer: CopsAfter teen was killed in a car crash in Arlington, Texas, police are investigating the other driver, who was using a court-ordered breathalyzing device



11/20/2017 - 06:51 PM

 

Years into journey, transgender teen still finding himself

Years into journey, transgender teen still finding himselfHOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — It's been six years since Theo Ramos first cut himself in the school bathroom, six years since his parents and friends and teachers found out he wanted to be a boy instead of a girl, six years in transition.



11/22/2017 - 11:58 AM

 

Katy Tur Has A 'Brutal Question' For Trump Over His Support For 'Accused Pedophile'

Katy Tur Has A 'Brutal Question' For Trump Over His Support For 'Accused Pedophile'NBC’s Katy Tur isn’t mincing words when it comes to President Donald Trump’s defense of Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday despite Moore’s alleged sexual misconduct.



11/21/2017 - 11:07 PM

 

Additional remains found of U.S. soldier killed in Niger

Additional remains found of U.S. soldier killed in NigerInvestigators found additional human remains in early November of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush last month in Niger along with three other U.S. soldiers, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The ambush drew attention to the little-known U.S. military presence in Niger, and it came under further scrutiny when President Donald Trump’s handling of condolence messages to the families of the dead U.S. soldiers was criticized by lawmakers in Washington. Investigators found the remains on Nov. 12 and military medical examiners have verified that the remains were Johnson's, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement.



11/21/2017 - 12:07 PM

 

19 Crazy Delicious Ways To Roast Sweet Potatoes

19 Crazy Delicious Ways To Roast Sweet Potatoes



11/21/2017 - 04:46 PM

 

CBS, PBS Cut Ties With Charlie Rose Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

CBS, PBS Cut Ties With Charlie Rose Following Sexual Misconduct AllegationsCBS has fired “This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose amid allegations he sexually harassed and groped multiple women.



11/21/2017 - 12:37 PM

 

Fox News Should Shut the Hell Up About NASA Faking the Moon Landing

Fox News Should Shut the Hell Up About NASA Faking the Moon LandingReaching new lows.



11/20/2017 - 02:30 PM

 

Ohio Man Threatened Historical Mass Shooting At Las Vegas Casino

Ohio Man Threatened Historical Mass Shooting At Las Vegas CasinoAn Ohio man is facing federal charges after he allegedly threatened to stage a historic mass shooting at a Las Vegas casino where his estranged wife was employed at the time.



11/20/2017 - 01:56 PM

 

These Are All The Politicians Recently Accused of Sexual Harassment

These Are All The Politicians Recently Accused of Sexual HarassmentSince the Harvey Weinstein story broke



11/21/2017 - 07:24 PM

 

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe finally resigns, sparking wild jubilation on the streets of Harare 

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe finally resigns, sparking wild jubilation on the streets of Harare Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe resigns Wild jubilation among MPs as speaker tells parliament  Comes one week after military coup Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa 'to be sworn in' How Mugabe brought Zimbabwe's economy to its knees Who are Robert Mugabe's indulged children?  ​ Mugabe denied his people freedom and prosperity Robert Mugabe's fall is an opportunity for Zimbabwe​ Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, bringing to an end 37 years in power which he began as a hero of the struggle against white rule and ended as the man blamed for reducing his country to despotism and economic misery.  The streets of Harare erupted in celebration after Mr Mugabe’s resignation was announced during a joint session of both houses of the Zimbabwean parliament that had gathered to launch impeachment proceedings on Tuesday afternoon.  "My decision to resign is voluntary on my part and arises from my concern for the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and my desire for a smooth, non-violent transfer of power," Mr Mugabe said in a letter read out by Jacob Mudenda, the speaker of parliament.  The move was cautiously welcomed by the West, with the UK and the US calling for a peaceful transition to democracy. Boris Johnson yesterday hinted that Zimbabwe could rejoin the Commonwealth, from which its membership was suspended in 2002 over a disputed vote, if free and fair elections were held. Mr Johnson said Mr Mugabe had been "a despot who impoverished his country". Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during a live broadcast at State House in Harare, Sunday, Nov, 19 Credit: AP Mr Mugabe’s resignation letter made no mention of who should replace him as president.  However, he is widely expected to be succeeded by Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former security chief who fled to South Africa after Mr Mugabe fired him as vice president on November 6.  Zanu-PF, the ruling party, installed Mr Mnangagwa as party leader after ousting Mr Mugabe from the same role on Saturday. He could be sworn in as president by Thursday, the party's chief whip said. Mr Mugabe’s resignation came a week after Zimbabwe’s military placed the 93-year old president under house arrest in a soft coup prompted by a power struggle within the ruling party involving Grace Mugabe, the first lady.  Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe parliament erupts in cheering and dancing 00:55 In a bid to preserve a veneer of legitimacy and avoid sanctions, the military and its allies in the ruling the Zanu PF party attempted to persuade Mr Mugabe to resign voluntarily by threatening to impeach him and mounting a massive public march in Harare to demonstrate he had lost public support.  The head of the Zimbabwean armed forces, who executed the coup,  cautioned against retribution in the wake of Mr Mugabe's resignation.  "Acts of vengeful retribution or trying to settle scores will be dealt with severely," Gen. Constantino Chiwenga.  Zimbabweans celebrate outside the parliament building immediately after hearing the news that President Robert Mugabe had resigned Credit:  Ben Curtis/ AP Mr Mugabe had initially refused to resign, and stunned Zimbabweans on Sunday night when he used a televised address, widely expected to be a resignation speech, to reassert his authority and announce he intended to preside over Zanu PF's December congress as usual. He faced further humiliation on Tuesday after almost no ministers showed up to a routine cabinet meeting he called at State House, his official Harare office. Later in the afternoon lawmakers from both houses of parliament gathered in a conference centre to debate a motion that called for him to be removed from power for shortcomings including falling asleep in meetings and allowing Mrs Mugabe to "usurp" presidential powers. The motion, which was tabled by Zanu PF and seconded by the Movement for Democratic Change, the main opposition party, was abandoned after Mr Mugabe's resignation letter arrived in parliament. Mr Mnangagwa had called on Mr Mugabe to heed the "insatiable" desire of the Zimbabwean public for change in a statement on Tuesday morning. "The people of Zimbabwe have spoken with one voice and it is my appeal to President Mugabe that he should take heed of this clarion call and resign forthwith so that the country can move forward and preserve his legacy," Mr Mnangagwa said in his statement. It was not immediately clear what Mr Mugabe or his wife Grace would do next. He was reported to have been trying to negotiate protections for himself and his family in the days since the coup.   6:54PM Army calls for restraint Zimbabwe army chief General Constantino Chiwenga has called  for "maximum restraint" and law and order to be upheld after Robert Mugabe's resignation sparked wild celebrations and plunged the country into uncertainty. "Against the backdrop of the latest developments in our country, your defence and security services would want to appeal to all Zimbabweans across the political divide to exercise maximum restraint and observe law and order to the fullest," Mr Chiwenga said at a press briefing. Demonstrators celebrating Mugabe's resignation reach to congratulate soldiers for their role Credit:  MIKE HUTCHINGS/ REUTERS Mr Chiwenga also warned people not to target old adversaries following the resignation of Mr Mugabe. "Acts of vengeful retribution or trying to settle scores will be dealt with severely," he said. The military have been largely welcomed onto the streets by protesters who see them as helping to facilitate Mr Mugabe's resignation. 6:50PM May says Britain ready to help Theresa May has said Britain is Zimbabwe's oldest friend and is here to help the former colony transition to a bright future. Following on from Boris Johnson's comments, the prime minister said Robert Mugabe's resignation on Tuesday gave Zimbabwe "an opportunity to forge a new path free of the oppression that characterised his rule". She added in a statement: "In recent days we have seen the desire of the Zimbabwean people for free and fair elections and the opportunity to rebuild the country's economy under a legitimate government. "As Zimbabwe's oldest friend we will do all we can to support this, working with our international and regional partners to help the country achieve the brighter future it so deserves." 6:24PM Johnson hails 'moment of hope' 'A moment of hope for Zimbabwe', Boris Johnson on Mugabe resignation 00:35 Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary, repeated comments he made last week saying that the end of Mr Mugabe's reign appeared to be a "moment of hope" for the people of Zimbabwe. He said in a Foreign and Commonwealth statement today: "I will not pretend to regret Mugabe’s downfall:  but this can now be a turning point, a moment of hope for this beautiful country, full of potential. The immediate priority is to ensure that Zimbabwe has a legitimate government, appointed through free and fair elections in accordance with the constitution. “That’s what the UK wants to see and together, with our international friends and partners in the region, we stand ready to support Zimbabwe in this goal.” 6:21PM New president to be sworn in 'within days' Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former security chief who was sacked during a power struggle with Mr Mugabe's wife Grace, is expected to be sworn in as president on Wednesday or Thursday, Reuters have reported. Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to take over as president Credit: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/ AP Zanu-PF's chief whip said Mr Mnangagwa - known as 'The Crocodile' - "will be in office within 48 hours"  and serve the rest of Mr Mugabe's term until elections in 2018. 6:12PM Q&A: What next for Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace?   Will they stay in Zimbabwe? It seems unlikely. Some in Mr Mugabe’s party have said he could stay, while military and political figures have attempted to play down the appearance of a coup.  Nick Managwana, head of Zanu-PF in London, told The Daily Telegraph recently that Mr Mugabe would be welcome to remain, saying: “Zimbabweans are not a vengeful people”.  However, staying would leave Mr Mugabe open to criminal charges and the jubilation on the streets of Harare, the capital, yesterday suggested little empathy from the public. An exile, either forced or self-imposed, is now expected.   Where could they go?  South Africa is the obvious destination, with the pair reportedly owning several properties in affluent suburbs in the country.  Their sons, Robert Junior and Chatunga, both known for their lavish  party lifestyles, have been spending time there in recent months. However doubt hangs over Mrs Mugabe’s legal standing in South Africa after she was alleged to have assaulted Gabrielle Engels, a 20-year-old Johannesburg woman.   Anywhere else?  Singapore is one option. Mr Mugabe, 93, has been a regular visitor for health treatment since first going for help with an eye problem in 2011. Mr Mugabe’s daughter Bona  also did her master’s management degree in Singapore while Mrs Mugabe’s shopping sprees there have hit the headlines.  Dubai, where Mr Mugabe is said to own a ten-bedroom mansion, Mexico and even the Seychelles have also been named in speculation about where the pair could end up.   Will he face criminal charges? This could be a political as much as a legal decision. Despite the hatred with which Mr Mugabe is held in some quarters of Zimbabwe, he remains the father of the revolution to others.  Will the new administration want to go through public trials that could drag on for years after an effective coup that they have been pains to paint as legal?  Much could depend on the political opposition and whether now they have achieved the primary goal of ousting Mr Mugabe they will push for charges.    What about his money?  Mr Mugabe is said to enjoy a billion-dollar fortune and his wife “Gucci” Grace has become a figure of ridicule for her lavish spending habits.  However any attempt to claw back assets that some suspect Mr Mugabe and his family have been siphoning off from the state for years could prove difficult.  Their property empire, which includes a £4 million South African mansion revealed by The Daily Telegraph earlier this year, could be the obvious focal point of any financial backlash. 6:04PM US calls for free and fair elections The US has called for free and fair elections and unwavering respect for the rule of law following what it called the "historic moment". "Tonight marks a historic moment for Zimbabwe," the embassy in Harare said in a statement. "Whatever short-term arrangements the government may establish, the path forward must lead to free, fair and inclusive elections." Tonight marks an historic moment for Zimbabwe. pic.twitter.com/OewjfvsonJ— U.S. Embassy Harare (@usembassyharare) November 21, 2017   5:58PM Africa's longest-serving leader? President Mugabe may have had a little over 37 years  at the helm when he stood down, but he was only Africa's second longest-serving leader, behind Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who has been in power since August 1979. President Obiang Nguema still hangs on. But now taking Mr Mugabe's place behind him is President Paul Biya of Cameroon , who has 35 years under his belt. He became president on November 6, 1982, after serving seven years as prime minister. In third place is Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who has spent 33 years in office, but not in one go. He first served from 1979 to 1992 and then came back to run the country in 1997 at the end of a civil war. Mr Sassou Nguesso was re-elected in March 2016. 5:42PM Jubilation as night falls and news spreads Telegraph correspondent Peta Thornycroft, in Harare, says news of Mr Mugabe's resignation came to people on the streets via Facebook Live video feeds. The news spread as the sun began to set, leading to people "jumping, shouting, hooting, ululating embracing, sobbing, laughing and screaming" as the street lights flickered on. "We are in the streets. We can’t stay inside, we have to celebrate the whole night by dancing and screaming," one mother of two said. “I want to see him in leg irons,” shouted another man, referring to former president.   5:26PM Portrait smashed AFP reports: At the Rainbow Towers conference centre where the resignation notice was read out to a meeting of lawmakers discussing Mr Mugabe's impeachment, a framed portrait of the president was ripped from the wall, torn apart and stamped to pieces by a cheering crowd. Men danced, women sang and many were in tears, brandishing national flags and often praising General Constantino Chiwenga - the man who led the army takeover - as the news began to sink in. Images taken inside the conference centre where parliament was sitting show people removing pictures of Mr Mugabe Credit:  JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP "We were reduced to worthless people under Mugabe," Yeukai Magwari, 33, a vendor dancing with a group of uniformed domestic maids in the Avondale neighbourhood of the capital. "From now on we don't want to see our elderly men and women sleeping in queues outside banks, and people reduced to being destitute after going to college." 5:24PM VIDEO: Celebrations on the streets of Harare Zimbabweans celebrate across Harare 00:40   5:16PM Who is the 'Crocodile', Emmerson Mnangagwa?  Associated Press reports: Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and now poised to take over as the country's president within hours, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, the newly resigned President Robert Mugabe. Mr Mnangagwa served for decades as Mugabe's enforcer - a role that gave him a reputation for being astute, ruthless and effective at manipulating the levers of power. Among the population, he is more feared than popular, but he has strategically fostered a loyal support base within the military and security forces. A leading government figure since Zimbabwe's independence in 1980, he became vice president in 2014 and is so widely known as the "Crocodile" that his supporters are called Team Lacoste for the brand's crocodile logo. The 75-year-old "is smart and skillful, but will he be a panacea for Zimbabwe's problems? Will he bring good governance and economic management? We'll have to watch this space," said Piers Pigou, southern Africa expert for the International Crisis Group. Mr Mugabe unwittingly set in motion the events that led to his own downfall, firing his vice president on Nov. 6. Mr Mnangagwa fled the country to avoid arrest while issuing a ringing statement saying he would return to lead Zimbabwe. "Let us bury our differences and rebuild a new and prosperous Zimbabwe, a country that is tolerant to divergent views, a country that respects opinions of others, a country that does note isolate itself from the rest of the world because of one stubborn individual who believes he is entitled to rule this country until death," he said in the Nov. 8 statement. He has not been seen in public. But shortly after Mr Mugabe's resignation was announced, ruling party chief whip Lovemore Matuke told The Associated Press that he would take over as the country's leader within 48 hours, saying Mnangagwa "is not far from here." In an interview with The Associated Press years ago, Mr Mnangagwa was terse and stone-faced, backing up his reputation for saying little but acting decisively. Party insiders say that he can be charming and has friends of all colors. Mr Mnangagwa joined the fight against white minority rule in Rhodesia while still a teen in the 1960s. In 1963, he received military training in Egypt and China. As one of the earliest guerrilla fighters against Ian Smith's Rhodesian regime, he was captured, tortured and convicted of blowing up a locomotive in 1965. Sentenced to death by hanging, he was found to be under 21, and his punishment was commuted to 10 years in prison. He was jailed with other prominent nationalists including Mr Mugabe. While imprisoned, Mr Mnangagwa studied through a correspondence school. After his release in 1975, he went to Zambia, where he completed a law degree and started practicing. Soon he went to newly independent Marxist Mozambique, where he became Mr Mugabe's assistant and bodyguard. In 1979, he accompanied Mr Mugabe to the Lancaster House talks in London that led to the end of Rhodesia and the birth of Zimbabwe. "Our relationship has over the years blossomed beyond that of master and servant to father and son," Mr Mnangagwa wrote this month of his relationship with Mr Mugabe. When Zimbabwe achieved independence in 1980, Mr Mnangagwa was appointed minister of security. He directed the merger of the Rhodesian army with Mr Mugabe's guerrilla forces and the forces of rival nationalist leader Joshua Nkomo. Ever since, he has kept close ties with the military and security forces. In 1983, Mr Mugabe launched a brutal campaign against Nkomo's supporters that became known as the Matabeleland massacres for the deaths of 10,000 to 20,000 Ndebele people in Zimbabwe's southern provinces. Mr Mnangagwa was widely blamed for planning the campaign of the army's North Korean-trained Fifth Brigade on their deadly mission into the Matabeleland provinces. Mr Mnangagwa denies this. In recent years, Mr Mnangagwa has promoted himself as an experienced leader who will bring stability to Zimbabwe. But his promises to return Zimbabwe to democracy and prosperity are viewed with skepticism by many experts. "He has successfully managed a palace coup that leaves ZANU-PF and the military in charge. He's been Mugabe's bag man for decades," said Zimbabwean author and commentator Peter Godwin. "I have low expectations about what he will achieve as president. I hope I will be proved wrong." 5:10PM Civil society calls for national dialogue Zimbabwe's Platform for Concerned Citizens, a civil society group,  is calling for a far-reaching national dialogue involving all political parties to help plot a new course for the country after the resignation of Robert Mugabe. "A National Transitional Authority must be the final outcome of a national dialogue," the PCC said in a statement. "We have informed both the government and the military of our view." 4:58PM 'Men breakdancing, women singing, children in tears' AFP reports from Harare: Car horns blared and cheering crowds raced through the streets of the Zimbabwean capital Harare Tuesday as news spread that President Robert Mugabe had resigned after 37 years in power. The announcement came after days of building pressure on the 93-year-old authoritarian leader, who was feared by many of his citizens through his long and often repressive rule. "We are just so happy that things are finally going to change," Togo Ndhlalambi, 32, a hairdresser, told AFP. "We woke up every morning waiting for this day. This country has been through tough times." After a week of political turmoil, Zimbabweans reacted with shock and unfettered joy. "I am so happy that Mugabe is gone, 37 years under a dictatorship is not a joke," said Tinashe Chakanetsa, 18. "I am hoping for a new Zimbabwe ruled by the people and not by one person. "We need leaders who are selected by the people and not rulers. I am looking forward to get a job after our economy recovers." Massive crowds gathered within minutes of the shock announcement to parliament. Men were breakdancing, women were singing and children were in tears, all brandishing national flags and praising General Constantino Chiwenga - the man who led the army takeover - as the news began to sink in. "It's shocking, that guy is powerful, very powerful," said Barber Wright Chirombe, one of those who joined the euphoric street celebrations. 4:55PM Zimbabweans take to the streets in Johannesburg  News agencies are reporting that Zimbabweans living in South Africa are taking to the streets in parts of central Johannesburg to celebrate.  Around three million Zimbabweans have emigrated from their home country to South Africa in search of work following Zimbabwe's economic collapse. #MugabeResigns Celebrations downtown Johannesburg as the news of Robert Mugabe resigning as President broke. pic.twitter.com/Jw0njuU7Wd— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) November 21, 2017   4:50PM An incredible moment, caught on camera  More pics now coming in from Zimbabwe's parliament. A moment which will go down in history...  Parliament erupts after the announcement  Credit: JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP MP's jumped up and cried out in jubilation  Credit:  JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/ AFP MPs danced and started singing Credit: JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP   4:39PM May: 'An opportunity to forge a new path free from oppression'  Prime Minister Theresa May says Zimbabwe has "an opportunity to forge a new path free of the oppression that characterised his rule". She says Britain would do "all we can" to support "the desire of the Zimbabwean people for free and fair elections and the opportunity to rebuild the country's economy under a legitimate government". 4:37PM 'No one is invincible in life'  Telegraph correspondent Peta Thornycroft, in Harare, reports that she can hear the sounds of "jubilation, chanting, singing, shrieking, horns blaring". Gloria Chimini, 45, a stenographer at the parliament of Zimbabwe who had such a busy day helping move the infrastructure the parliament to the Zimbabwe International Conference Centre, could not stop whooping and crying:  “Oh,my God, Oh my God. I am so happy…now I just don’t care about anything because he is gone.” Innocent Manase, 28, a Harare lawyer told the Telegraph: "No one is invincible in life. Let’s not make a mistake of forgiving his past wrongs. This must serve as an example to future presidents that you don’t take people for granted.” Malvern Grant, a visitor from South Africa, on business in Harare, showed up at the temporary parliament to have a look:  “I am happy that the dictator has gone... All the best to Zimbabwe and Africa. you make us proud. Now, (president) Zuma, you are next.” 4:32PM First pictures are coming in of the celebrations...   People and soldiers celebrate after the resignation of Zimbabwe's president on November 21, in Harare Credit:  MARCO LONGARI/AFP Zimbabweans celebrate in Harare, Tuesday, Nov, 21 Credit: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP   4:30PM Mnangagwa 'to take over in 48 hours' A Zimbabwe ruling party official tells The Associated Press that recently fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa will take over as the country's leader within 48 hours. Ruling party chief whip Lovemore Matuke says Mr Mnangagwa, who fled the country after his firing, "is not far from here." The official spoke to the AP immediately after the Parliament speaker announced Mugabe's immediate resignation during impeachment proceedings. Mr Matuke says they look forward to Mr Mugabe doing the handover of power "so that Mnangagwa moves with speed to work for the country." 4:28PM VIDEO: The moment Mugabe's resignation was announced Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe parliament erupts in cheering and dancing 00:55 4:27PM 'Future of democracy is really problematic' Brian Raftopoulos, Zimbabwe’s veteran political academic, says that while people are cheering now, there is good reason to be concerned about what the future holds: Even the processes put in place from last week indicated it was just a matter of time before Mugabe’s resignation or removal would become a reality. I must admit I thought this man would die in power, because of the power structures he built around himself. I am very concerned about what is coming next. People are over enthusiastic about Mugabe going,  when the future of democratic politics in Zimbabwe is really problematic.  The legacy of the manner in which this was done,  and the centrality of the military,  will see them as arbiters and I fear this will have negative implications for the future.    4:22PM No mention yet who is leading the country... The resignation letter written by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe that was read out by the speaker of the country's parliament made no mention of who he was leaving in charge of the country. The speaker added that he was working on legal issues to make sure a new leader was in place by the end of Wednesday. It is widely expected that Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former security chief known as The Crocodile who fled the country after he was sacked as Mr Mugabe's deputy, will take over.  4:13PM UK Ambassador to the UN: 'The people of Zimbabwe have an opportunity not seen in decades" The people of Zimbabwe have an opportunity not seen in decades: to take charge of their own fates. #MugabeResignation#Zimbabwe— Matthew Rycroft (@MatthewRycroft1) November 21, 2017   4:11PM 'There'll never be anyone like Mugabe' Mugabe government minister Jonathan Moyo, who was purged from the ruling ZANU-PF party along with the president, pays tribute: There'll never be anyone like Cde RG Mugabe. I'm grateful for the opportunity to have served my country under & with him. I'm proud that I stood with & by this iconic leader during the trying moments of the last days of his Presidency. Democracy requires politics to lead the gun!— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) November 21, 2017   4:08PM Car horns and wild cheering in Harare streets  Our correspondent in Harare, Peta Thornycroft, says Harare is "erupting" with excitement. Cars began honking horns and people cheered in the streets, as the news spread like wildfire across the capital, with thousands pouring out to celebrate. "We are just so happy that things are finally going to change," Togo Ndhlalambi, 32, a hairdresser, said. "We woke up every morning waiting for this day. This country has been through tough times." Some people are holding posters of Zimbabwean army chief Constantino Chiwenga and former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking this month triggered the military takeover that forced Mugabe to resign.    4:02PM Mugabe resigned to 'allow a smooth transfer of power' Speaker Jacob Mudenda read out Robert Mugabe's resignation letter to the parliament. "I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation... with immediate effect," said speaker Mudenda, reading the letter. The letter said Mr Mugabe was tendering his resignation to "allow a smooth transfer of power". The letter was read out in a cheering, dancing Parliament. 3:58PM Zimbabwe's parliament erupts in cheers as speaker announces Mugabe's resignation Zimbabwe's parliament has erupted in cheers as the speaker announces the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. The speaker stopped impeachment proceedings to say they had received a letter from Mr Mugabe with the resignation "with immediate effect." It is an extraordinary end for the world's oldest head of state after 37 years in power. Timeline Robert Mugabe as leader of Zimbabwe  



11/21/2017 - 02:42 PM

 

Wes Goodman: Anti-LGBT Republican politician 'caught having sex with man in his office' facing 30 sexual misconduct accusations

Wes Goodman: Anti-LGBT Republican politician 'caught having sex with man in his office' facing 30 sexual misconduct accusationsAn anti-LGBT Republican politician who was allegedly caught having sex with a man in his office is facing more than 30 accusations of sexual misconduct. Wes Goodman, a state legislator for Ohio, has already been forced to resign after a witness to the reported extramarital affair told the Ohio House Chief of Staff. Mr Goodman, who routinely promotes “family values”, is married to a woman who is an assistant director of an annual abortion rally known as March for Life.



11/22/2017 - 04:43 AM

 

Catholic School Statue Covered Up For Being Too Gross And Weird

Catholic School Statue Covered Up For Being Too Gross And WeirdA Catholic school in Australia has covered up a statue of a saint giving a loaf of bread to a boy after complaints that it was too suggestive.



11/22/2017 - 02:49 AM

 

Putin Says Russia Will End its Military Operation in Syria After Surprise Talks With Assad

Putin Says Russia Will End its Military Operation in Syria After Surprise Talks With AssadRussia is about to end its military operation in Syria that tipped the scales in the devastating war in favor of government forces, President Vladimir Putin said at surprise talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad.



11/21/2017 - 05:33 AM

 

Venezuela arrests six top executives from PDVSA's US subsidiary Citgo

Venezuela arrests six top executives from PDVSA's US subsidiary CitgoVenezuela on Tuesday arrested the acting president and five other top executives in charge of Citgo, the US refinery subsidiary of troubled state oil company PDVSA, on corruption charges. "Six senior executives have been arrested," said chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab, adding that the charges included embezzlement, bid rigging, money laundering and criminal association. The Citgo chief, Jose Angel Pereira, was arrested in Caracas.



11/21/2017 - 04:57 PM

 

"I remember feeling really scared that he could be around any corner, because we weren’t sure exactly where he was."

"I remember feeling really scared that he could be around any corner, because we weren’t sure exactly where he was."Chelsea Sobolik had just come off a double shift at a Red Robin restaurant when she decided, at the last minute, to join a group of friends for a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado. After the shooting, Sobolik took a year off to rest and recover, something that would not have been possible without Red Robin’s Giving Fund ― a charitable donation her colleagues made with every check to support workers during tough times. Between this fund, the free mental health care she received from the Aurora Mental Health Center and help from her family and friends, Sobolik feels grateful for all the support that has helped her cope, but she considers recovery a lifelong process.



11/21/2017 - 02:09 PM

 

AP source: Border patrol agent may have fallen

AP source: Border patrol agent may have fallenDALLAS (AP) — A U.S. official with knowledge of the investigation into the death of a border patrol agent said Monday that the surviving agent who radioed in for help doesn't remember what happened.



11/20/2017 - 10:16 PM

 

15 Twists On Shepherd's Pie Your Winter Dinner Rotation Is Missing

15 Twists On Shepherd's Pie Your Winter Dinner Rotation Is Missing



11/22/2017 - 10:16 AM

 

A Timeline Of Charles Manson’s Path To Infamy

A Timeline Of Charles Manson’s Path To InfamyCharles Manson has been called many things over the years.



11/20/2017 - 05:47 PM

 

Hariri back in Lebanon for first time since quitting as PM

Hariri back in Lebanon for first time since quitting as PMSaad al-Hariri returned to Beirut on Tuesday for the first time since he resigned as Lebanon's prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia and plunged his country into political crisis. Hariri's sudden resignation on Nov. 4 thrust Lebanon to the forefront of regional tussle between the Sunni monarchy of Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Islamist Iran, whose powerful Lebanese ally Hezbollah is part of the government. Hariri was greeted by members of the security forces as he disembarked from a jet at Beirut airport, live footage of his arrival showed.



11/21/2017 - 05:20 PM

 

Evangelical Christian leader 'helped cover up alleged sexual assault by anti-LGBT politician'

Evangelical Christian leader 'helped cover up alleged sexual assault by anti-LGBT politician'The leader of an anti-LGBT evangelical activist group has been accused of helping to cover up sexual assault allegations against a Republican politician. Wes Goodman, the Republican state legislator for Ohio who pushed for "family values", resigned last week after being caught having sex with a man in his office. Mr Goodman has also been accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man at a conference in 2015, allegedly unzipping his trousers and fondling him in a hotel room early in the morning.



11/21/2017 - 04:19 AM

 

Obama Wishes Joe Biden A Happy Birthday With An Adorable Meme

Obama Wishes Joe Biden A Happy Birthday With An Adorable MemeJoe Biden may be another year older, but these memes never get old.



11/20/2017 - 04:04 PM

 

Sarah Sanders Asks Press To Say What They're Thankful For Before Questions

Sarah Sanders Asks Press To Say What They're Thankful For Before QuestionsThe Thanksgiving holiday spirit took a bit of a strident twist during Monday’s press briefing by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.



11/20/2017 - 08:13 PM

 

Turkish lira hits record low against dollar

Turkish lira hits record low against dollarThe embattled Turkish lira hit record lows against the dollar on Tuesday as investors took fright over an impending trial in the United States and changes to banking regulations. The Turkish lira lost over one percent in value to trade at 3.97 to the dollar late morning, testing the never-before-reached 4.0 ceiling, before rallying slightly to 3.95 in the early evening. The latest drop followed the delay on Monday of a scheduled trial in the United States of Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab and Mehmet Hakan Atilla, the deputy chief executive of Turkish lender Halkbank, accused of defying US sanctions on Iran.



11/21/2017 - 09:44 AM

 

Power struggle shakes breakaway republic in eastern Ukraine as armed men seize Luhansk

Power struggle shakes breakaway republic in eastern Ukraine as armed men seize LuhanskArmed men seized the capital of a Russia-backed separatist republic in eastern Ukraine amid a power struggle between two top officials.  The takeover of Luhansk on Tuesday followed a decision by Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the breakaway Luhansk People's Republic, to fire interior minister Igor Kornet the night before. Luhansk state television showed masked men with assault rifles and heavy machine guns blocking the entrances of administrative buildings and streets in the centre of Luhansk on Tuesday, reportedly on the orders of the interior ministry. One of them wore the blue uniform the interior ministry's Berkut unit, a police force specialising in putting down riots. The armed men had ignored Plotnitsky's command to leave, Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported. A video on Tuesday evening showed what appeared to be dozens of military vehicles entering Luhansk from the direction of the neighbouring Donetsk separatist republic, although a Donetsk official denied it was intervening. Igor Plotnitsky, head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic, salutes during Victory Day military parade. Credit: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters In a video on Tuesday Kornet said he wanted to “dispel rumours” of his dismissal and said his forces had captured Ukrainian saboteurs who were attempting terrorist attacks in the republic. He also claimed that Plotnitsky's chief of staff and the head of the security service had been implicated in a coup attempt last year and arrested on Plotnitsky's orders, along with the general director of the state television company. But Plotnitsky later said in a statement on his website that Kornet had indeed been fired and the actions of interior ministry forces “crossed all acceptable lines”. He said the “attempts of certain people to remain in power” were futile and “will be completely neutralised in the near future”. The outcome of the power struggle remained unclear on Tuesday. Novaya Gazeta reported that the republic's state security ministry, military headquarters and people's militia were “not participating in the conflict between Plotnitsky and Kornet”.  Interior minister Igor Kornet visits a penal colony near Luhansk in 2016. Credit: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters Separatists seized control of much of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions in April 2014 following the establishment of a pro-Western government in Kiev and Russia's annexation of Crimea. The ensuing conflict between the rebels, who have received military assistance from neighbouring Russia, and government forces has claimed more than 10,000 lives.  A ceasefire agreed in Minsk in 2015 has been regularly violated, and a Ukrainian soldier died in a mortar strike on Monday. Several top separatist commanders have been assassinated since the start of the conflict.    



11/21/2017 - 11:31 AM

 

Police: Woman confessed to putting babies in concrete in 90s

Police: Woman confessed to putting babies in concrete in 90sTOKYO (AP) — A Japanese woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she confessed to putting four newborns in concrete-filled buckets two decades ago and having been filled with guilt over not caring for her babies.



11/21/2017 - 02:10 AM

 

Donald Trump’s Pricey New Christmas Hat Gets Exactly The Reception You’d Expect

Donald Trump’s Pricey New Christmas Hat Gets Exactly The Reception You’d ExpectThis time, he’s selling a Christmas version of his famous lid, with “Make American Great Again” covered in embroidered lights on the front and “Merry Christmas” on the back.



11/21/2017 - 03:48 AM

 

15 Tweets That Accurately Describe Thanksgiving After Marriage

15 Tweets That Accurately Describe Thanksgiving After MarriageStressful attempts to split the holiday between two families, kitchen calamities and uncomfortable conversations with in-laws: Welcome to Thanksgiving as a married couple!



11/20/2017 - 02:30 PM

 

U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law

U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers lawBy Jason Szep and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by Reuters. A confidential State Department “dissent” memo, which Reuters was first to report on, said Tillerson breached the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he decided in June to exclude Iraq, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from a U.S. list of offenders in the use of child soldiers.



11/21/2017 - 05:05 PM

 

Pardon Turkeys Arrive at the White House

Pardon Turkeys Arrive at the White HousePardon Turkeys Arrive at the White House



11/20/2017 - 02:41 PM

 

Megyn Kelly: It's Time To 'Get Comfortable' Holding Powerful Men Accountable

Megyn Kelly: It's Time To 'Get Comfortable' Holding Powerful Men AccountableMegyn Kelly says women everywhere are in the middle of an “empowerment revolution” and there’s only one way forward: Keep speaking out.



11/21/2017 - 12:09 PM

 

"They said, I’m sorry, because you weren’t physically injured, you can’t go to the private events."

"They said, I’m sorry, because you weren’t physically injured, you can’t go to the private events."Lisa Hamp was in the same building as the gunman on the day of the Virginia Tech shooting. She and her classmates pushed against the door of the room to keep him from entering. Last fall, we were talking, and we were like, “Are you going to the 10-year anniversary?” And I said, “I haven’t been to one since my senior year, which was the first anniversary, but I’d love to go because now I’m recognizing all this power from recovery and healing.



11/21/2017 - 02:10 PM

 

US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters

US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fightersUS forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an air strike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, November 21 at approximately 10:30 am local Somalia time (0730 GMT), killing more than 100 militants," the US Africa Command said in a statement.



11/21/2017 - 12:35 PM

 

Six Syrian men arrested across Germany on suspicion of Isil 'Christmas market' plot

Six Syrian men arrested across Germany on suspicion of Isil 'Christmas market' plotSix Syrian men were arrested in raids across Germany on Tuesday morning on suspicion of planning a terror attack on behalf of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil). According to unconfirmed reports, the target of the planned attack was a traditional Christmas market which opens in the western city of Essen next week. The men all entered Germany as asylum seekers, and are believed to have known each other in Syria before travelling to Europe. Authorities were alerted to the suspects by other asylum seekers who recognised them as jihadists who had fought for Isil in Syria, Welt newspaper reported. Officials have yet to comment on the target of the planned attack. A statement by prosecutors said the men were “planning an attack with weapons or explosives on a public target in Germany”.  The scene of carnage after a truck ploughed through the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin in December 2016 Credit: EPA The plot had not yet advanced beyond the planning stage, prosecutors said. The arrested men are aged between 20 and 28. Four of them entered Germany as asylum seekers in September 2014, before Angela Merkel opened the country’s borders in her controversial refugee policy, while the other two arrived in 2015. The arrests come 11 months after Anis Amri, a rejected Tunisian asylum-seeker, killed 12 people and injured more than 50 when he drove a stolen lorry into a packed Christmas market in Berlin. Germany recent terror attacks Cities across Germany have ordered new security measures for Christmas markets this year, including concrete bollards to prevent a repeat of the lorry attack. Details of the new plot were not clear on Tuesday morning, but it appears from prosecutors’ statements the arrested men were planning to use a different means of attack. The suspects were held in a series of coordinated raids in the cities of Essen, Kassel, Hannover and Leipzig. More than 500 police officers took part in the operation.



11/21/2017 - 06:48 AM

 

The Latest: Moore campaign fires back against media, accuser

The Latest: Moore campaign fires back against media, accuserWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (all times local):



11/20/2017 - 08:38 PM

 

In 1991, America Stopped Building the Ultimate Submarine Russia or China Still Can't Beat

In 1991, America Stopped Building the Ultimate Submarine Russia or China Still Can't BeatThe extreme quietness of the Seawolf class gave the Navy the idea of modifying the last submarine, USS Jimmy Carter, to support clandestine operations. The MMP gives Carter the ability to send and recover Remotely Operated Vehicles/Unmanned Underwater Vehicles and SEALs and diving teams while submerged. The Seawolf-class submarines were envisioned as the best submarines ever built.



11/21/2017 - 07:25 AM

 

12 Ways To Eat Sushi You Haven't Thought Of Yet

12 Ways To Eat Sushi You Haven't Thought Of Yet



11/21/2017 - 08:02 PM

 

Military Staff Removed From White House After 'Incident' On Trump's Asia Trip: Report

Military Staff Removed From White House After 'Incident' On Trump's Asia Trip: ReportThree members of a White House team staffed by military personnel have been removed from their positions after being accused of improper contact with foreign women during President Donald Trump’s recent trip through Asia, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.



11/21/2017 - 11:14 PM

 

As World Turns More Slowly, We Face Earthquake Boom, Scientists Warn

As World Turns More Slowly, We Face Earthquake Boom, Scientists WarnMore powerful earthquakes could rock the globe in 2018 because of infinitesimal changes in the speed of the Earth’s rotation, scientists warn.



11/21/2017 - 12:15 AM

 

Woman Gets Prison After Boyfriend Dies From Meth-Laden Kiss

Woman Gets Prison After Boyfriend Dies From Meth-Laden KissShe passed seven tiny balloons filled with methamphetamine into his mouth



11/21/2017 - 09:49 PM

 

Allegations Against Al Franken Could Cost Democrats A Progressive Fighter In The Senate

Allegations Against Al Franken Could Cost Democrats A Progressive Fighter In The SenateWASHINGTON ― The allegations of sexual harassment against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)



11/20/2017 - 06:36 PM

 

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on FridayBy MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday, marking a new era for the country ruled by Robert Mugabe from independence nearly four decades ago until his swift downfall this week. The ruling ZANU-PF party has nominated Mnangagwa to fill the vacancy left by Mugabe on Tuesday and he will be sworn in on Friday, said Jacob Mudenda, the speaker of parliament. Mugabe sacked Mnangagwa as vice president two weeks ago to smooth a path to the succession for his wife Grace, who is much younger than the 93-year-old leader.



11/22/2017 - 10:56 AM

 

This idyllic Swiss village wants to pay you more than £50,000 to move there

This idyllic Swiss village wants to pay you more than £50,000 to move thereIf it’s ever been a distant dream of yours to wind up in a tiny and beautiful mountain village, consider this. The Swiss town of Albinen, located in the scenic canton of Valais, wants to pay people 25,000 Swiss francs (£18,900) each to move there. The council will soon be voting on the new initiative, which aims to repopulate a community that has dwindled to just 240 residents, reports The Local. Under the scheme, each new adult resident will be paid the fee, with an additional 10,000 Swiss francs (£7,600) per child. For a family of four, that’s more than £53,000. Most of the previous residents who have left the village have been families with children, according to Swiss news agency ATS, with the last three departures leading to the closure of Albinen’s school. It should be noted, however, that this was never exactly a thriving neighbourhood. Its highest ever number of inhabitants on record was 380, back in 1900. What’s the catch? There are certain conditions attached to the proposed offer. New residents must be under the age of 45, and are required to build or purchase a property to live in full time, not used as a holiday home, worth at least 200,000 Swiss francs (£151,900). You’ll also have to remain in residence there for at least 10 years, or forfeit the fee. Officials hope that Albinen’s flailing economy will benefit from an influx of new homeowners through taxes, building contracts and the purchase of local produce. Switzerland has a high level of immigration from EU countries What does Albinen have to offer? Six square miles of Alpine land makes up the municipality of Albinen, huddled at an altitude of 4,300 ft in the south-west of Switzerland and dwarfed by its surrounding mountains.   Most of Albinen is farmland and forest, with its settled area of buildings and roads accounting for little over three per cent of it. Only 240 residents live here, surrounded by forest and farmland Credit: Wikipedia Commons Xenos There's little going on in the town's centre, save for its narrow cobbled turns, centuries-old houses, a church and a shop. And you’ll need to learn German, the region’s first language.  But hop in the car and it's less than four miles to Leukerbad, home to one of Europe's largest medical wellness, beauty and thermal baths complex. Charlie Chaplin, Tolstoy and Goethe were among those who travelled to the village to bathe in the calcium- and sulphate-rich thermal waters.  Switzerland tours Prefer to live in Italy? This is far from the first time a shrinking town in Europe has offered to pay people to move there, most commonly in Italy. Just last month, the Italian town of Candela in Puglia announced it would hand out up to €2,000 (£1,792) for new residents. They must live permanently in the village, rent a house, and have a salary of at least €7,500 (£6,723). Earlier this year, Italy also said it was giving away 103 of its historic buildings for free, with one catch - all takers will need to commit to transforming the properties into tourist facilities including hotels, restaurants or spas.



11/21/2017 - 10:27 AM

 

Jurors weigh San Francisco pier killing 2 years after death

Jurors weigh San Francisco pier killing 2 years after deathSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration.



11/22/2017 - 03:21 AM

 

 

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