Migrants wait for new homes as France prepares 'Jungle' demolition
By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France (Reuters) - Migrants pushed against police lines outside Calais' "Jungle" camp on Tuesday, waiting for processing as government workers prepared to move in to start clearing the sprawling shanty-town. Hundreds of camp dwellers, many carrying all their possessions in backpacks, waited for busses to take them on to temporary accommodation across France, as the start of a massive operation to demolish the site. Some kept warm around piles of burning rubbish in the camp, a filthy expanse that has become a symbol of Europe's failed migration policies as member states bicker over who should take in asylum-seekers and economic migrants.
Shabaab bomb attack in Kenya killed 12
A bomb blast at a guesthouse in northeast Kenya killed at least 12 people on Tuesday, in an attack claimed by Shabaab militants which last hit the area earlier this month. "We have found 12 bodies so far after we managed to access the building," a senior police officer told AFP. The Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militant group claimed the attack in a message broadcast by its Radio Andalus media organisation, claiming 15 were killed.
Pediatricians: Babies should sleep in same room as parents
The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents' bedroom at night for six months to a year in order to lessen the risk of sleep-related death. The new recommendations ...
Man on lam after attempted decapitations, violent rampage
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ? Authorities have been hunting for more than 24 hours for an Oklahoma man they say posted live videos to social media while running from police during a violent rampage that included shooting two police officers, armed car thefts and killing his aunt and uncle, apparently attempting to cut off their heads.
UK government wants to expand Heathrow airport, razing homes
LONDON (AP) ? Britain's government gave the go-ahead Tuesday to build a new runway at London's Heathrow airport despite concerns about air pollution, noise and the destruction of homes in the capital's densely populated western neighborhoods.
Caterpillar beats 3Q profit forecasts
Islamist militants kill 60 in Pakistan police attack
Pakistan on Tuesday mourned the killing of at least 60 people in a brutal gun and suicide bomb assault on a police academy, the deadliest attack on a security installation in the country's history. The attack on the Balochistan Police College, around 20 kilometres east of the provincial capital Quetta, began around 11:10 pm (1810 GMT) Monday, with gunfire continuing to ring out at the site for several hours. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister of Balochistan province, told reporters there had been three attackers.
Bollore executive says speed a factor in Cameroon accident, train not overloaded
Speed was one factor that contributed to the derailment of a Cameroon passenger train that killed scores and injured hundreds last week, a Bollore executive said on Tuesday. "What we can say is that the train, while approaching the station where it derailed (Eseka), was going at an abnormally high speed," Eric Melet, chairman of Bollore Africa Railways, told Reuters in an interview. The train, operated by Bollore's subsidiary Camrail, was running at about 80 km per hour (50 miles per hour) when approaching the train station, twice the average normal speed, Melet said.
Pentatonix to sing NFL Thursday Night Football opening song
Merck beats Street 3Q forecasts, hikes 2016 profit forecast
KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) ? Higher sales of vaccines and prescription medicines for cancer and other diseases helped Merck & Co. post a 20 percent jump in third-quarter profit, easily beating Wall Street expectations.