Large fire visible in northern part of Calais 'Jungle': Reuters witnessPARIS (Reuters) - A large fire was visible in the northern part of the Calais "Jungle" on Tuesday, on a scale beyond those that can be seen on any day at the migrant camp, according to a Reuters reporter at the scene. Black smoke rose from the fire as it burned on the second day of the French authorities' operation to clear the camp of an its thousands of inhabitants and resettle them elsewhere. The operation has been largely peaceful so far. (Reporting by Matthias Blamont; Writing by Andrew Callus; Editing by Michel Rose)
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.
Philippines' Duterte tells worried foreign businesses to go
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged foreign businesses in the Philippines worried about his deadly drug war to "pack up and leave", as he launched another anti-American tirade before flying to Japan to attract investments. Duterte voiced outrage at comments made the previous day by the top US envoy to Asia that his fiery rhetoric and crime war, which has claimed about 3,700 lives in four months, were bad for business. "These Americans are really crazy," Duterte said, as he held up a newspaper with headlines reporting criticism from US assistant secretary of state Daniel Russel.
GM earnings soar on US, China auto sales
Strong US and China car sales and a drop in costs for the faulty ignitions recall helped General Motors double profits in the third quarter, the Detroit automaker reported Tuesday. Sales in the two key markets helped offset ongoing slumps in Europe, South America and elsewhere, with unit sales up 3.8 percent from a year ago to 2.42 million cars and trucks in the quarter, helped by a 17.3 percent jump in China. The company meanwhile warned that its hopes for a return to stability in Europe were at risk to fallout from Britain's vote to pull out of the European Union, including the weak pound.
Researchers link virus to Alaska birds with deformed beaks
Biologist Colleen Handel saw her first black-capped chickadee with the heartrending disorder in 1998. The tiny birds showed up at birdfeeders in Alaska's largest city with freakishly long beaks. Some beaks ...
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Crews start dismantling French camp while migrants remain
CALAIS, France (AP) ? Crews in hard hats and orange jumpsuits on Tuesday started dismantling a makeshift camp in France that has become a symbol of Europe's migrant crisis while thousands of people remained there waiting to be relocated.
Albania's constitutional court suspends law key to EU hopesTIRANA, Albania (AP) ? Albania's Constitutional Court has suspended a law that requires the vetting of the personal and professional backgrounds of judges and prosecutors, key to judicial reforms needed to convince the European Union to launch membership negotiations.
Demolition work begins in Calais 'Jungle': AFP
Paris (AFP) - Workers escorted by scores of French police officers moved into the "Jungle" camp in Calais on Tuesday, demolishing shacks and tents emptied of migrants being bussed to centres around France.