Man shot dead after stabbing outside US embassy in Kenya
A man was shot and killed by Kenyan police outside the US embassy in the capital Nairobi on Thursday after stabbing an officer with a knife. "The man was shot after stabbing a GSU officer in the hand and left him with injuries," said local police chief Vitalis Otieno. The police officer involved in the shooting was a member of the paramilitary General Services Unit (GSU) deployed to guard the embassy.
With French camp razed, moved migrants try to adapt again
CALAIS, France (AP) ? Thousands of migrants dispersed this week from the now-torched camp they had called home in Calais are struggling to adapt to unfamiliar surroundings in towns and villages throughout France.
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Police advance slowly on oil pipeline protest camp
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) ? Armed soldiers and law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear and driving trucks, military Humvees and buses moved in Thursday to force Dakota Access pipeline protesters off private land where they had camped to block construction.
British data prompts global bond selloff; oil rises
By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Strong growth data out of Britain prompted the worst daily selloff in government bond for months and pushed yields on the world's benchmark bonds higher on Thursday, as expectations eased for a Bank of England interest rate cut. In the United States, equity losses led by Comcast and consumer discretionary stocks offset gains in the healthcare sector, while European stocks slid and the U.S. dollar advanced against the Swedish crown and Japanese yen. Official data showed that Britain's economy slowed only slightly in the three months after it voted to exit the European Union.
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Up to 900 jihadists killed in Mosul battle, US says
The United States said Thursday up to 900 Islamic State group jihadists have been killed in the offensive to retake Iraq's Mosul, as camps around the city filled with fleeing civilians. The offensive, launched on October 17, is seeing tens of thousands of Iraqi fighters advancing on Mosul from the south, east and north in a bid to retake the last major Iraqi city under IS control. General Joseph Votel, who heads the US military's Central Command, told AFP the offensive was inflicting a heavy toll on the jihadists.
Apple ramps up MacBook infused with touch controls
Apple on Thursday unveiled new MacBook Pro laptops infused with touch control features that people have become popular on smartphones. MacBook Pro models shown off at a special event at Apple's headquarters in Silicon Valley touted keyboards that had "Touch Bar" controls where function keys have traditionally been positioned. Touch Bar adapts to display controls most relevant to whatever application is being used, from email or typing text to video editing or music mixing, demonstrations showed.
Study predicts deserts in Spain if global warming continues
BERLIN (AP) ? Southern Spain will become desert and deciduous forests will vanish from much of the Mediterranean basin unless global warming is reined in sharply, according to a study released Thursday.
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