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20 minute 55 second

US Designates Son Of Hezbollah Leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah A Terrorist

Washington: The US State Department on Tuesday designated Jawad Nasrallah, son of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, a terrorist and accused him of carrying out attacks against Israel in the West Bank.The department also blacklisted Al-Mujahidin Brigades (AMB), which it said had links to Hezbollah and had plotted a number of attacks against Israeli targets from a base in the Palestinian Territories."Today's designations seek to deny Nasrallah and AMB the resources to plan and carry out terrorist attacks," the State Department said in a statement. It said the actions denied Nasrallah and AMB access to the US financial...
31 minute 18 second

Caught on tape: the story behind Australian cricket's greatest fall

You know it’s serious when Mluleki Ntsabo isn’t smiling. The South African Broadcasting Corporation commentator is small in stature and huge in energy, beaming a high-wattage grin as he booms away in English on the main mics or Xhosa on the update line. But as I walked into the broadcast area on the third afternoon of the Cape Town Test in March 2018, he came bouncing round the doorway behind me like a rubber ball, rebounding off the far wall, his face stern as he rushed along. “Did you see?” he asked with urgency. “Cameron Bancroft has something on the...
44 minute 37 second

Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán is scapegoat, says defence lawyer

The lawyer representing accused Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán at his trial in New York has claimed his client was a "scapegoat". He said the real leader of the Sinaloa Cartel was Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, who was living openly in Mexico and had bribed the country's top politicians.President Enrique Peña Nieto and his predecessor Felipe Calderón issued statements denying this.Guzmán, 61, faces 17 charges and could be jailed for life if found guilty.He was arrested in January 2016 after escaping from prison through a tunnel five months earlier. Prosecutors say the Sinoala cartel is the biggest supplier...

45 minute 21 second

Boy With Cerebral Palsy Made To Lie In Muddy Creek, Used As Human Bridge

At first, 14-year-old Brett Corbett told his mom he was sent to the principal's office sopping wet because the kids dared him to swim in the creek behind the school, in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.But then the videos emerged and, with them, an appalling story of bullying.In one video displayed with this article, Corbett, a high school freshman with cerebral palsy, is seen standing in the middle of shallow, murky water while about 20 kids stare down at him from the top of a small hill. He lies down on his stomach, keeping his palms flat in the mud to...
49 minute 45 second

Australian paraplegic athlete forced to urinate in bottle because plane didn't have wheelchair

By Owen Jacques Darren Belling helped take Australia to its first Para-ice hockey World Championships, but his journey was book-ended by humiliation after being forced to urinate in a water bottle and later stranded in Brisbane while his wheelchair sat more than 12,000km away.The Sunshine Coast man travelled to Helsinki this month with the IceRoos, where they would compete for the first time on the world stage against Finland and China.The paraplegic athlete said while he was buzzing from the excitement of helping to pioneer the new sport for Australia, what he endured on the flights tainted the experience.The 53-year-old...
50 minute 35 second

PSG have not evolved enough to win the Champions League - Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe believes that the club is still heading in the right direction, though he admits that they are not yet at a level where they can realistically challenge for the Champions League. The French side were bought by Oryx Qatar Sports Investments‎ in 2011 and have been on a upward trajectory ever since, having won five of the last six Ligue 1 titles and looking odds on to dominate the domestic league again this season. But PSG have repeatedly come up short in Europe's top competition, where they fell at the round of 16 to Spanish...


1 hour 2 minute

Tributes flow for Yallourn power station worker who died after a workplace explosion

ABC Gippsland By Emma Field The man who died in an explosion at a power station in the Victoria's east has been described as "kind-hearted", popular and meticulous at his job. Graeme Edwards died from his injuries yesterday, after he was seriously burnt in an explosion at the Yallourn Power Station on Monday.The 54-year-old was flown to the Alfred Hospital with severe burns to his upper and lower body after a high-voltage circuit breaker exploded at the station.Mr Edwards, from Warragul, had worked at the power station for 33 years.Close friend Janine Bodley said her husband Brad Williamson had known...
1 hour 2 minute

Trump nominates Abizaid as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated retired four-star Army Gen. John Abizaid, who oversaw U.S. Central Command during the initial years of the Iraq War, to be ambassador to Saudi Arabia. U.S.-Saudi ties have been strained by the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which the kingdom has admitted. Trump has not yet decided on what retaliatory action to take and faces pressure from Congress and the government of Turkey. Khashoggi was killed Oct. 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and Turkish officials say high-level Saudi officials knew of a plot to assassinate him. Born in California,...
1 hour 3 minute

Natural disasters took heavy toll on Japan’s economy last quarter

TOKYO — The Japanese economy contracted during the three months through September as a series of natural disasters hurt exports and spending by tourists. The world’s third-largest economy shrank at an annualized pace of 1.2% in the third quarter of 2018 following a 3% expansion in the previous quarter, government data showed Wednesday. Economists polled by data provider Quick had forecast a 1.0% contraction. While many analysts expect the economy to return to growth in the October-December quarter, the longer-term outlook remains cloudy owing to potential spillover effects from the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Private consumption, which...
1 hour 8 minute

Diabetes cases on rise in Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Diabetes has emerged as a great threat to the people of Tamil Nadu, with a prevalence of 15-18 per cent in urban areas and 6-8 per cent in rural areas. This incidence is on a steady increase, and if the trend continues, the state will have the maximum number of diabetes patients in the country, doctors in the city said, as they observed World Diabetes Day. If India has the dubious distinction of being the diabetes capital of the world, with more than 72 million cases of diabetes recorded in the country in 2017, the day is not far...

1 hour 8 minute

Android Pie for the Samsung Galaxy S8-series and Note8 is on its way

While still not officially confirmed, there is growing evidence that the Galaxy S8, S8+ and the Galaxy Note8 will be getting Samsung's Android Pie-based One UI soon. Especially after the three handsets just passed the WiFi Alliance's certification process. Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note8 The screenshots above are taken straight from the WiFi Alliance website and list handsets with model numbers SM-G9500, SM-G9550 and SM-N9500 which are all Chinese variants of the Galaxy S8, S8+ and the Galaxy Note8, respectively. Unfortunately, the listings don't reveal anything out of the ordinary - it just states that these smartphones are running Android...
1 hour 10 minute

Deal: Save $70 on Apple Watch Series 3 + extra band bundle at Walmart

Before the Black Friday shopping fever takes hold on you, we have some interesting early deals that might interest you. It's true that many retailers have already revealed many of the products that will be part of their massive Black Friday sale, but some of the deals may not be as good as the early ones.So, if you're in the market for a new Apple Watch Series 3, Walmart has a decent deal on a bundle, which will save you around $70. The US retailer offers the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS (38mm) and an additional extra band for just...

1 hour 11 minute

Wi-Fi certification shows that Samsung might update Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition to Android 9 Pie

Hey Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition owners, how bowled over would you be if your phone was updated to Android 9 Pie? Well, it could happen. According to SamMobile, seven Galaxy handsets have recently received new Wi-Fi certifications from the U.S. based Wi-Fi Alliance. The certifications were new, dated November 12, 2018, and showed all seven phones running on Android 9.0.The seven models listed by the Wi-Fi Alliance included these handsets:Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9+Samsung Galaxy S8Samsung Galaxy S8+Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan EditionSamsung Galaxy Note 8Samsung Galaxy Note 9Samsung plans on offering beta versions of the Android Pie...
1 hour 12 minute

California's Camp Fire has melted cars and reduced bodies to bone — these images show the horror of the state's deadliest fire ever

A Cal Fire firefighter outside a burning home in Magalia, California on November 9, 2018. California is in flames to the north and south as the deadly Camp and Woolsey fires rage on. Both wildfires lit up on Thursday, and have been stoked by dry, windy conditions. The Woolsey Fire has destroyed parts of Malibu and other areas on the outskirts of Los Angeles, while the Camp Fire ravaged the town of Paradise, which is north of Sacramento. That fire has killed at least 42 people — more people than any fire in state history. Investigators think some sparking power...
1 hour 12 minute

The wedding brides without a dress

"Disgusted and desperately disappointed," is how Vicky Morgan sums up her feelings about bridal chain Berketex Bride's collapse.Its Leicester shop was the only wedding shop she'd been to after she fell in love with the first dress she tried on. She had already paid off £1,400 of the £2,000 price tag for the dress for her wedding day next July.Now the 29-year-old is one of about 300 brides left without a dress for their big day due to the chain's collapse. "I fell in love with that dress. It was the one for me," she says. Vicky says she booked...
1 hour 14 minute

Christmas ad spending 'to hit new high'

Spending by retailers on Christmas advertising in 2018 is set to hit a new high of £6.4bn, an industry body said.According to the Advertising Association, spending on Christmas ads has risen nearly 50% in eight years.It argues that advertising has become more important for shop owners trying to lure shoppers from online rivals.A host of big retailers have already unveiled their Christmas commercials, including Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and most of the major supermarkets.More than a quarter of all ad spending takes place in the Christmas period. "Advertisers are increasing their investments in Christmas advertising year-on-year, because they know Christmas...


1 hour 18 minute

CIA considered potential truth serum to force terror suspects to talk

WASHINGTON — Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce anxiety, was "possibly worth a try." But in the end, the CIA decided not to ask government lawyers to approve its use.The existence of the drug research program — dubbed "Project Medication" — is disclosed in a once-classified report that was provided to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) under a judge's...
1 hour 19 minute

The Inbetweeners to reunite for one-off anniversary show

The cast of The Inbetweeners are getting back together again to celebrate 10 years since the sitcom first aired.Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas will feature in a two-hour celebration show.It will include a selection of classic clips, behind-the-scenes footage and contributions from famous fans.The Inbetweeners ran for three series on E4 and also spawned two feature-length films.It was critically and commercially successful, winning a Bafta TV award and a British Comedy Award. The show followed four sixth-form students as they navigated through life at Rudge Park Comprehensive.Bird played Will McKenzie, a school newcomer who befriended shy...