Jennifer Lopez set for NBC's 'Bye Bye Birdie Live!' in 2017NEW YORK (AP) ? Say hello to Jennifer Lopez in NBC's forthcoming "Bye Bye Birdie."
Zimbabwe dam levels at record lows after drought
Zimbabwe's dam levels have fallen to 42 percent following a devastating drought that has left millions in need of food aid and local councils rationing water, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday. An El Nino weather pattern, which ended in May, triggered drought conditions across the southern African region that hit the staple, maize, and other crops and dented economic growth. Mnangagwa said the last time Zimbabwe experienced such a severe drought was in 1992, adding that the biggest dam in the south of the country was only 9 percent full.
Uber drivers in UK should get paid vacation, tribunal saysLONDON (AP) ? Uber drivers in Britain should get paid vacation days and guaranteed minimum wage, a tribunal said Friday in a ruling that the company will appeal.
UN has reports IS using 1,000s as 'human shields' in Mosul
Saudi Arabia says Yemen rebels fired missile toward MeccaDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ? Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies fired a ballistic missile deep into Saudi Arabia, an overnight strike that they said on Friday had targeted an international airport while the kingdom claimed that it flew toward the holy Muslim city of Mecca.
US economic growth accelerates to 2.9% in 3rd quarter
US economic growth accelerated to a 2.9 percent annual rate in the third quarter, boosted by a big jump in exports and solid consumer spending, the Commerce Department reported Friday. In this initial estimate of gross domestic product, the Commerce Department also credited personal consumption for the positive result. "These data likely overstate growth significantly," Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics said.
Prison for hacker who stole celebrities' nude photos, videosHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) ? A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison for hacking into the email and online accounts of several female celebrities and stealing private information, including nude photos and videos.
Vote on Ivory Coast's new constitution may not heal old wounds
By Joe Bavier ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara hopes Sunday's referendum on a new constitution will finally turn the page on years of crisis and bloodshed. Most of his audience were Gbagbo supporters whose refusal to accept Ouattara's 2010 election win sparked a war that killed over 3,000.
US Senate candidate Kirk mocks rival's family military past
Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has raised his Democratic rival's immigrant background and mocked her family's history of military service, saying he had forgotten the congresswoman's "parents ...
ICC's toughest trial: Africa vs. 'Infamous Caucasian Court'
By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa and Burundi's decision to quit the International Criminal Court (ICC) and an attack by Gambia against its supposed 'Caucasian' justice are likely to embolden other African states to leave the world's only permanent war crimes tribunal. With South Africa - a continental heavyweight and key backer of the ICC in the late 1990s - making clear it could no longer tolerate the court's denial of immunity to sitting leaders, the departure gates have been flung open. All eyes are now on Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, the ICC's chief tormentor who made history in 2013 by becoming the first sitting head of state to appear before the court, on charges of crimes against humanity.