D.Burton

18
Nov
Sardinia storms and flash floods kill at least nine

At least nine people have been killed as heavy storms and floods swept through the Italian island of Sardinia, local officials say. They say a number of people are missing after rivers burst their banks, sweeping cars away and causing a bridge to collapse. The worst-hit area appears to be in and around the north-eastern city of Olbia. Hundreds of people across the Mediterranean island were evacuated from their homes. "We're at maximum... [read news]

17
Nov
‘Thor: The Dark World’ proves victorious at box office for second week with $38.5 million

Content‘Thor: The Dark World’ beat ‘The Best Man Holiday’ at this weekend’s box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. Superhero sequel "Thor: The Dark World" hammered out another victory in its second weekend at U.S. and Canadian box offices, overcoming a strong performance from Christmas-themed romantic comedy "The Best Man Holiday." "Thor," from Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studios, hauled in $38.4 million in ticket... [read news]

17
Nov
Commander: U.S. to help train Libyan forces

Libya and its fledgling security forces, overwhelmed by militia violence and unrest since the overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi two years ago, are going to get some help from the U.S. military, a top American commander said. Adm. William McRaven, head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, said Saturday the United States will train 5,000 to 7,000 conventional troops as well as counterterrorism forces. Another U.S. official told CNN... [read news]

16
Nov
OPCW approves road map for Syria chemical weapons destruction

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says it has approved a road map to destroy Syria's chemical weapons by the middle of next year. A joint OPCW-United Nations team charged with overseeing the destruction of the weapons began inspecting sites in October. The U.N. Security Council resolution that authorized the mission set a deadline of mid-2014 for Syria to destroy its chemical weapons or face consequences. The OPCW's... [read news]

15
Nov
Typhoon Haiyan survivors flee Tacloban misery on navy ship to Cebu

Nearly 3,000 survivors of Typhoon Haiyan disembarked from a Philippines naval ship in Cebu Friday, carrying the few possessions they could take with them. Many cradled exhausted children; a few even carried dogs. Evacuees said they were relieved to have left Tacloban City, which they described as "dangerous" and even "hopeless." They said they could not get access to food or water and feared people were ransacking homes. "We have... [read news]

13
Nov
Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines defends aid response

The Philippine government says it is facing its biggest ever logistical challenge after Typhoon Haiyan, which affected as many as 11 million people. Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras said the government had been overwhelmed by the impact of Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record. The official death toll stands at more than 2,300, but local officials and aid workers say it could rise much higher. Mr Almendras said the government... [read news]

12
Nov
Lance Armstrong case 'done and dusted' says Wada president

Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong needs "something close to a miracle" for his lifetime suspension to be lifted, says the president of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Armstrong, 42, was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and has admitted taking banned substances. The American said he would co-operate with any doping inquiry but wants to be treated the same as other drug cheats. "As far as I'm concerned... [read news]

12
Nov
Rising Despair as Officials Struggle to Get Aid to Victims

An American aircraft carrier headed to the Philippines on Tuesday on an emergency mission to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan as the situation on the islands became increasingly desperate, with food and water supplies running low and bodies lying uncollected in the streets of at least one devastated city. The George Washington, which carries 5,000 sailors and more than 80 aircraft, left a port in Hong Kong that it had been visiting, its crew... [read news]

10
Nov
Assassin's Creed 4 development was 'nightmarish' on current-gen platforms, says Ubisoft developer

Development of Ubisoft's latest franchise offering Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag was reportedly more difficult on current-gen consoles than the game's development on next-gen platforms Xbox One and PlayStation 4, according to studio developer Gabe Graziani in a statement on Reddit noted by IGN. "Development on both [next gen] consoles was very smooth, since they are both very similar to PCs," he wrote on a forum thread. "Last generation... [read news]

10
Nov
Justin Bieber Kicked Out Of Hotel In Argentina (REPORT)

Justin Bieber was allegedly kicked out of a hotel in Argentina ... and he has his rowdy fans to thank for it. TMZ reports Bieber was booted from Hotel Faena in Buenos Aires because his fans, who have been camped outside all week, were damaging hotel property. Photos previously surfaced of Beliebers in Argentina getting rowdy and tearing down the barricades outside the pop star's hotel set up to control the crowds. Other hotels purportedly... [read news]


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