Friday, November 29, 2019

World News Briefs -- November 2019

The Guardian: London Bridge terror incident: suspect shot dead by police after five injured

Officers say circumstances are unclear but incident being treated as if terrorism-related

Police have shot a suspect after five people were injured in a stabbing incident near London Bridge.

The Metropolitan police said the circumstances were unclear but that the incident was being treated “as though it is terror-related”.

Police said they were called to a stabbing at premises near the bridge shortly before 2pm on Friday.

Graphic footage posted on social media showed armed officers apparently pulling civilians off a person lying on the ground on the bridge before firing at him from close range.

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Iraqi forces kill multiple rioters, pushing death toll to almost 370 since protests began.

Iraq's prime minister to step down amid protests.

PM resignation is 'only first step', say Iraqi protesters.

Iraqis shatter taboos in rage at Iran, but bloodshed may follow.

Yemen's Houthi rebels say they shot down Saudi Apache helicopter.

Iran continues dismantling JCPOA nuclear restrictions.

Palestinian teen shot dead by Israel in southern Gaza Strip.


Taliban ready to restart peace talks after Trump visit, official says.

Hong Kong police end unversity siege. Hong Kong set for fresh weekend protests as police end university siege.

Japan, South Korea to hold high-level trade talks.

UK, NZ send medics to Samoa as measles outbreak kills 42.

Papua New Guinea budget reveals Canberra is spending $440m to keep China at bay.

India economic slowdown to exacerbate hunger crisis.

K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon sentenced to prison for rape.


Guinea temporarily frees jailed opposition leaders.

Sudan's rulers repeal Omar al-Bashir-era law regulating women's behaviour and dissolve former ruling party. Sudan crisis: Women praise end of strict public order law.

'Frustratingly slow' vote count in Namibia after extended polling.

South Africa's Zuma loses bid to appeal against corruption trial.

Leading cartoonist detained in Algeria.

Eight detained in Gabon anti-corruption crackdown.

East Africa struggles with heavy rains as thousands displaced.

Polio outbreaks in Africa caused by mutation of strain in vaccine.


Boris Johnson and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage replaced with blocks of melting ice at climate debate.

General election 2019: Boris Johnson warns Donald Trump against election endorsement.

Paris and Berlin at odds, but talk of rupture overblown.

German parliament passes record budget.

Malta PM says no immunity granted for suspect in journalist killing.

Macron-Stoltenberg meeting: French president defends 'wake-up call' for NATO.

NATO moves towards spending goal sought by Trump, Spain lags.

Albania PM's future daughter-in-law is among dozens of people killed in earthquake, as politician's son reveals 'the closest person to me was found under the rubble'.


Trump returns to Florida after whirlwind Afghanistan trip.

'Black Friday' becoming a shadow of its former self in US.

Exclusive: U.S. weighs new regulations to further restrict Huawei suppliers - sources.

US vows to 'reinforce' sanctions, accuses Venezuela and Cuba of stirring regional 'strife'.

'No invasion since 1914' - Mexico bristles at U.S. terror designation plan.

Chile announces $20 billion injection to stop economic crash.

Union calls another Colombia strike as protest turnout falls.


British police shoot dead knife man at London Bridge, declare terrorism incident.

French army denies IS claim for deadly Mali crash that killed 13 soldiers.

My life as a female ISIS law enforcer: Jihadi bride reveals how women had nails pulled out with pliers for wearing nail polish while pregnant 'sinners' were tortured until they miscarried in horrifying account.


Daimler to cut thousands of jobs worldwide by 2022.

Aramco says IPO oversubscribed for individual investors.

Dyson to move global HQ to historic Singapore building.

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