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‘Miss Universe’ and MSNBC host Thomas Roberts slams Russia for ‘demonizing’ LGBT people

US television host Thomas Roberts, who is in Moscow to present Miss Universe contest and is openly gay, has condemned Russia’s homophobic legislation in what he called dark times for the country. “The Russian laws obviously are a dark time and a dark chapter in LGBT history here,” Roberts told…

U.S. economy adds surprise 204,000 jobs in October

The US economy added a surprise 204,000 jobs in October despite the government shutdown, double what analysts forecast, the Labor Department reported Friday. With revisions that added 60,000 net new jobs to the previous two months’ numbers, the data painted a better picture than expected of job growth in the…

American hotel giant Marriott to pull out of Athens after 30-year run

American hotel giant Marriott International will pull out of Athens after a 30-year run, a local representative for the hotel said on Friday. “We had a 30-year contract which runs out on December 31. After discussions, both sides agreed not to renew,” Andreas Meletiou told AFP. “The hotel will continue…

High-profile Guantanamo prisoner Abu Zubaydah’s secret diaries leaked

Al Jazeera America published Thursday part of the secret personal diaries of one of Guantanamo’s most high-profile prisoners, with records of meetings with Al-Qaeda’s chieftains. The six volumes of Abu Zubaydah’s diaries, which span more than a decade from his student years to just before his March 2002 capture, were…

Poison ruled out as cause of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s death

Forensic experts who examined the remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda found no evidence he was poisoned to death during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, an official said Friday. “No relevant chemical agents that could be linked to Mr. Neruda’s death were found,” said Patricio Buso, director of Chile’s forensic…

At least three dead and millions terrified as monster Typhoon Haiyan whips through the Philippines

One of the most intense typhoons on record whipped the Philippines Friday, killing at least three people and terrifying millions as monster winds tore apart homes. Super Typhoon Haiyan smashed into coastal communities on the central island of Samar, about 600 kilometres (370 miles) southeast of Manila, before dawn on…

Iowa police kill son whose father only wanted to ‘teach him a lesson’

Police in Ames, Iowa began pursuing 19-year-old Tyler Comstock after his father, James, reported the van he was driving as stolen. By the time the chase ended, Tyler was dead, shot six times by Ames police officer Adam McPherson. But the van wasn’t stolen, according to James Comstock, it was…

Former BBC political editor John Cole dies

Former long-serving BBC political editor John Cole has died aged 85 after a long illness, his son Michael said on Friday. Cole, whose strong Ulster accent was even copied in a Spitting Image puppet, had a long career in newspapers before joining the BBC. “The Prime Minister is deeply saddened…

Croatians to vote on nationwide same-sex marriage ban

Croatian lawmakers voted Friday to hold a referendum on December 1 that would rule out same-sex marriage in the Roman Catholic country, despite strong objections from gay rights activists. The referendum on whether to amend the country’s constitution to define marriage as a “union between a woman and a man”…

North Korea warns of ‘merciless’ action to stop alleged kidnappings

North Korea on Friday warned of “merciless” action to stop the alleged abduction of its citizens by South Korean spy agents and activists. The North’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea mentioned South Korea’s spy agency chief Nam Jae-Joon by name as its “prime” target. The abduction involving South…

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