Former Alabama judge says sexual misconduct allegations will be addressed ?€?when we get to the Senate?€? while sister says she believes he will win
?€?Don?€?t frighten the horses?€? was the plea to a rolling scrum of cameramen and reporters on Tuesday as the controversial Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore cast his vote in remote, rural Alabama.
Moore and his wife, Kayla, rode through woods on their horses Sassy and Sundance to a polling station in tiny Gallant on a chilly, grey December day. When they departed a few minutes later, an aide shouted anxiously: ?€?Get away with the cameras, everybody. You?€?re going to frighten the horses!?€?
Sea ice also melting at fastest past in 1,500 years, US government scientists find
?€?The Arctic is a very different place than it was even a decade ago?€? - author
Permafrost in the Arctic is thawing faster than ever, according to a new US government report that also found Arctic seawater is warming and sea ice is melting at the fastest pace in 1,500 years.
The annual report released on Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed slightly less warming in many measurements than a record hot 2016. But scientists remain concerned because the far northern region is warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe and has reached a level of warming that?€?s unprecedented in modern times.
Report says North Korean leader and other officials committed crimes with camps for political prisoners, citing evidence of systematic murder and torture
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and other officials should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity committed in the authoritarian nation?€?s camps for political prisoners, three renowned international jurists said Tuesday.
The jurists?€? report is based on testimony from defectors and experts on the camps, believed to hold between 80,000 and 130,000 inmates. It cites evidence of systematic murder, including infanticide, and torture, persecution of Christians, rape, forced abortions, starvation and overwork leading to ?€?countless deaths?€?.
Researchers asked 160 women to rate the attractiveness of headless male torsos and every single woman chose the stronger men over the weak
Some women may claim that chiselled abs and giant biceps are not what they are seeking in a man. But a scientific study suggests that if your female partner tells you this, she is probably just being kind.
The study, on the subject of male bodily attractiveness, has found that the most Herculean bodies were universally the most appealing, according to the 160 women doing the rating.
President sends ?€?ugly and suggestive?€? tweet about senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Gillibrand condemns Trump?€?s ?€?sexist smear?€? and says: ?€?I will not be silenced?€?
Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that the harassment accusations against him were a Democratic conspiracy as he lashed out at a prominent female senator with what she quickly dubbed a ?€?sexist smear?€?.
An Anglo-Spanish team of fossil hunters has found several perfectly preserved ticks amongst the remains of a feathered dinosaur nest
As if the dinosaurs didn?€?t have enough to look out for with volcanic eruptions, fearsome predators stalking the land and a huge, unstoppable asteroid hurtling across space to ruin their day.
Now scientists have found that the prehistoric beasts also had blood-sucking ticks to contend with, having spotted carcasses of the parasites lodged in 99million-year-old lumps of Burmese amber along with material left over from dinosaurs and their nests.
Company says it will book advertising revenue in countries where it is earned instead of through Dublin headquarters
Facebook has said it will start booking advertising revenue in countries where it is earned instead of re-routing it via Ireland, although the move is unlikely to result in it paying much more tax.
Corporate taxation has become a controversial topic in the wake of revelations of tax avoidance schemes by multinationals which have led to calls for companies to pay more tax, while the European Union has begun exploring options for taxing digital giants.
TVN SA judged to have ?€?propagated illegal behaviour?€? with report on demonstrations last year, raising fears for press freedom
Poland?€?s media regulator has fined a private broadcaster almost 1.5m z?oty (£310,000) for news coverage of anti-government protests outside parliament, on the basis that it ?€?propagated illegal activities and encouraged behaviour threatening security?€?.
US-owned TVN SA said it would appeal against the decision and defended the way in which TVN24, its news channel, covered demonstrations last December over government proposals to restrict media access to parliament.
Forty artworks by the street artist Banksy are up for auction in New York on 12 December. It?€?s the first time that an auction has been devoted exclusively to the artist, and the prints on sale cover his career from the earliest Rude Copper to his latest works from his Walled Off Hotel project in Jerusalem.
Swelled by creative émigrés in the 20th century, the city known for its good life now has an ageing population - and a lack of homes for the young
Dutch explorer Abel Tasman didn?€?t get a warm welcome in Golden Bay in December 1642 when, 375 years ago this week, he became the first European to make landfall in New Zealand. The craft he sent to shore to collect water was rammed by Maori waka, and four Dutchmen were killed. The islands remained unvisited by Europeans until Captain Cook?€?s expedition 130 years later; a half-century further on, the settlement of Nelson, 50km south of the bay, was up and running, becoming New Zealand?€?s second city after Christchurch by royal charter in 1858. Now a compact city of approximately 50,000 known for the good life (it has three neighbouring national parks), it?€?s also - as marked up on Botanical Hill - the country?€?s geographical dead centre.
Between 1994 and 2013, nearly half a million people around the world died due to earthquakes, with another 118.3 million affected. A further 250,000 deaths resulted from subsequent tsunamis - chiefly in 2004 in the Indian Ocean - and more than 700 from ash fall.
Earthquakes affect every continent, though certain areas - the Pacific border of South America, the western coast of North America and Mexico, Alaska, south-eastern Europe, New Zealand and much of Asia - are especially prone. Though rarer than floods, they can cause devastating damage and large numbers of casualties very quickly. The Haitian earthquake in January 2010 killed an estimated 230,000 people, injured 300,000 and displaced 1.5 million from their homes. It also caused around $8bn of destruction, and its impacts are still being felt today.
A sun-baked Niemeyer treasure, a decaying Montana schoolhouse and a scary manmade cave are just some of the striking pieces shortlisted for the 2017 Art of Building photography awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Building. The winner will be announced in January
Forbidden from striking, officers in Montreal?€?s 4,600-strong police force wore non-regulation colourful cargo pants, checkered clown trousers and animal-print leggings in their three-year fight over pensions. They won a 20% pay rise
At the intersection of Saint Catherine Street and Bishop Street in downtown Montreal, it was hard to miss the group of police officers, standing outside the station, watching for jaywalkers. But the first thing you noticed was not the badges or the guns, but their fluorescent camouflage-print trousers.
This was not the official uniform of Montreal?€?s 4,600-person strong police force, the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal, or SPVM. Since July 2014 most officers have worn colourful trousers in protest against stagnant pay and proposed cuts to their pensions, over which they had been locked in a lengthy dispute with city hall. They said that since they had no right to strike, wearing camo-print trousers was the only way to express their unhappiness.
?€?You want to talk about something that saves lives? It?€?s the access to energy around the globe,?€? Perry said, countering a woman worried about deadly hurricanes and a man whose hometown is being submerged by the rising Philippine Sea. ?€?I am proud to be a part of this industry. I am proud to be an American.?€?
Ian Tang, 20, had not been seen since walking home from a club in the early hours of Sunday in sub-zero conditions
Police searching for a missing 20-year-old student, who disappeared after leaving a nightclub in Norfolk on one of the coldest nights of the year, have found a body.
Ian Tang was last seen by friends at 2.30am on Sunday morning leaving the KA club in the town of North Walsham. He is said to have decided to walk home after a night out with friends, despite only wearing a T-shirt and jeans. The alarm was raised by his family when he failed to return home.
After decades of corruption, the president?€?s threat to ban rivals from elections was met with apathy. But only an honest vote can restore Venezuela?€?s democracy
Venezuelans have all the reasons in the world to be furious and to lose faith in democracy. Those that voted for Hugo Chávez 19 years ago were betrayed by a president that promised to end poverty and corruption. His government proved to be authoritarian and, at best, inefficient, while his successor, Nicolás Maduro, turned out to be a dictator who might one day stand trial for human rights violations.
Those that quickly saw the ?€?revolution?€? for the corrupt farce it was were oppressed and marginalised. After two decades of abuse it is understandable that they don?€?t believe in the government?€?s call to dialogue, don?€?t feel represented by the leaders of the opposition and don?€?t support elections.
Irrespective of a donor?€?s nationality, what are the effects of politicians hobnobbing with billionaires on the democratic process?
We need to be very careful about the political narrative emerging to explain Sam Dastyari?€?s downfall.
In Fairfax, Mark Kenny argues that, by resigning over his connections with billionaire Huang Xiangmo, Dastyari ?€?reinforced to Beijing, and to its wealthy business and political surrogates here, that Australia will safeguard its sovereignty as jealously as does China?€?.
A law paving the way for GM crops is aimed at tackling the acute food shortages faced by almost 11 million Ugandans, despite experts?€? fears over the technology
After an afternoon drizzle, Ephraim Muhereza carefully scouts his three-acre banana plantation in Gayaza, Wakiso district, plucking male buds from trees. This will stop his plants from catching the notorious banana bacterial wilt, which has destroyed many farms in Uganda.
?€?We have been told that to reduce the spread of the wilt. We have to cut them so that bees that visit them don?€?t spread the disease,?€? he says.
Entrepreneurial Bangladeshis in Cox?€?s Bazar are making more money than ever before thanks to the influx of desperate refugees from Myanmar
Nurul Afsar is one of the many entrepreneurial Bangladeshis who is thriving as a result of the human crisis on his doorstep. ?€?I am very happy,?€? says Afsar, 27. ?€?Everyone is profiting, every car, every vehicle. I know a bamboo seller who makes twice what he used to.?€?
Afsar, from nearby Ukhiya, drives Rohingya refugees in and around Kutupalong refugee camp on his blue motorbike taxi.
Residents near the world?€?s fourth largest hydroelectric power plant say the Belo Monte dam has made their houses prone to floods of waste water
A line on the wall of Carlos Alves Moraes?€? house shows the highwater mark of the flood which hit his neighbourhood in August. Houses near the lagoon are built on stilts to protect against seasonal rains, but now, because of the dam, they are prone to flooding throughout the year, he says.
?€?We spent 17 days in August living here with our feet under water,?€? he says.
MPs warn foreign secretary against pursuing investment in country with poor record on corruption and human rights, ahead of controversial London summit
Boris Johnson has come under fire over Britain?€?s stance on trading with Sudan ahead of a controversial forum due to take place in London on Tuesday.
A group of MPs have signed a letter to the foreign secretary warning the government against pursuing investment in a country rife with corruption and where the president is wanted for human rights violations.
Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drainpipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa and Asia, report reveals
Hospitals are detaining hundreds of thousands of people against their will every year - many of them mothers and their newborn babies - simply because they are too poor to pay their medical bills, a study has found.
The practice, which is widespread across parts of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, sees patients chained to drainpipes, starved and abused, and forced to perform sexual acts in exchange for cash to pay off their bills, according to the paper published by Chatham House this week.
We immigrants are stereotyped as either overachievers or bad hombres. That has to change - and a clean Dream Act has to be passed
I arrived in the United States when I was seven. My mother worked in a garment factory and my father delivered restaurant supplies. Together, they pinched pennies to pay for daily expenses.
Towards the end of middle school I decided to cut school with some of my new friends. I left in the morning with my schoolbag filled to the top, and came home to find my mother furiously sobbing on her bed. The school had called her to signal my absence.
Pushing the judicial system to the right has been the objective of every Republican president since Ronald Reagan. Now Trump is doing it
Donald Trump has nominated an unprecedented number of judges to federal courts since his appointment. These are making steady progress through the Senate confirmation process and yet they have escaped the sort of scrutiny that Trump normally attracts. This is unfortunate, because the impact of Trump?€?s court picks will be profound, and will help reshape American society for years to come.
Of the nearly 60 judges he has nominated, only one is black, one is Hispanic and three are women. The rest are white men. All of these people are conservatives who will be interpreting and helping (re)write the law for decades.
Any company serious about addressing sexual harassment in the workplace should care about the women?€?s leadership gap. And this is one way to fix it
While the gruesome details vary - massages in hotel rooms, the button under the desk, men literally just showing their penises in the office - every #MeToo story has something in common: powerful men working in industries with very few women in top leadership positions.
Experts say trains and commuter rail lines remain comparatively vulnerable to attack - but it?€?s unlikely that passengers would accept airport-style screenings
Every weekday, nearly 5.7 million people move through New York City?€?s subway system, commuting through 472 subway stations and across 662 miles of track.
Monday?€?s attempted bomb attack struck at the heart of the commuter network in the Monday morning rush hour. Officials said the bomb detonated in a subway passageway in midtown Manhattan, between Port Authority bus terminal, which itself serves 65 million passengers each year, and the Times Square subway station at 42nd Street.
?€?Don?€?t frighten the horses?€? was the plea to a rolling scrum of cameramen and reporters on Tuesday as the controversial Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore cast his vote in remote, rural Alabama. The former judge is battling with the Democrat Doug Jones for the vacant Senate seat in Alabama while facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct.
An explosion at Austria?€?s main gas pipeline hub has killed one person and injured 18 others. Two air ambulances were sent to the facility in Baumgarten, the Austria Press Agency reported. The subsequent fire was contained by midmorning and the facility shut down, said the operator Gas Connect. Deliveries to Austria?€?s southern and south-eastern borders will be affected until further notice
A group of women who have accused Donald Trump of sexually inappropriate behaviour demanded that Congress open an investigation on Monday. The three women - Samantha Holvey, Rachel Crooks and Jessica Leeds - first came forward during the 2016 presidential election but say they hope politicians from across the political divide will now take action in the wake of public support for the #MeToo movement
This new Tongan island is the first of its type to be formed from the ash of a 2014 volcanic eruption in the south Pacific and could exist for decades, according to a study released by Nasa. The new land mass, unofficially named Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha?€?apai, reaches a height of 120 metres and was originally only predicted to last months. Instead, Nasa now believes it will remain for between six and 30 years, making it the first island of this type to persist in the modern satellite era. The island has also given researchers insights into similar features in other parts of the solar system, including Mars
Surveillance video appears to show the moment of a bombing on the New York subway on Monday. Authorities say a man inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped into the subway system and set the device off at rush hour.
Kayla Moore tells a crowd at a rally for her husband, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, that the 'fake news' has been suggesting that they 'don't care for Jews'. She says that is not true, citing the fact she has a Jewish attorney as evidence. 'One of our attorneys is a Jew, we have very close friends that are Jewish and rabbis.'
Four people were reported to have been injured in an explosion in the Manhattan area of the city on Monday. The incident happened at around 7.20am local time in a passageway between the 42nd Street Times Square station and the New York Port Authority
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Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets. The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!