World News | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=505 World News 2014-11-27T07:27:02Z World News Taliban kill five in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound By Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city center in the evening, officials and witnesses said. The suicide attack on the car in the east of the Afghan capital killed two embassy workers, one Briton and one Afghan, and wounded more than 30 others nearby, officials said. A second blast, at a compound run by a contractor for the U.S. ... Northeast Nigeria bus station blast kills 40 people: sources YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing 40 people including five soldiers, witnesses and a security source on the scene said. The security source and witness Abubakar Adamu, a mechanic who narrowly avoided being blown up himself, said the blast set several buses on fire at the Marabi-Mubi junction, in a part of the country plagued by violence linked to the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency. "There were bodies everywhere on the ground," Adamu said. ... Mexico president vows police reform in bid to quell massacre anger By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday vowed to simplify Mexico's chaotic police structure and stop collusion between officials and drug gangs as he tried to defuse anger over the apparent massacre of 43 students in September. Pena Nieto is under growing pressure from protesters to end impunity and brutality by security forces since the trainee teachers were abducted by corrupt police and handed over to a local drug gang in the southwestern city of Iguala on Sept. 26. ... Two civilians killed in shelling in east Ukraine rebel city DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - A 12-year-old boy and a 55-year-old woman were killed by shelling in the eastern Ukrainian separatist stronghold of Donetsk on Thursday, the city administration reported, despite a Sept. 5 ceasefire deal. According to UN data an average of 13 soldiers, rebels, and civilians have died every day since a formal ceasefire was agreed by Ukraine, Russia and the rebels, with Ukrainian government forces and the separatists accusing each other of violating the terms of the truce. ... UK PM Cameron to set out curbs on EU migrants ahead of election By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will set out plans on Friday to limit immigration from the European Union as he seeks to woo disgruntled voters less than six months ahead of a national election. With polls showing immigration is voters' top concern, Cameron is under pressure to take a tougher line on the issue. Many of his Conservative lawmakers fear the rise in popularity of the anti-EU UK Independence Party, which this month won its second seat in parliament, threatens their re-election chances. ... Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion via Swiss accounts BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina has charged HSBC with aiding more than 4,000 clients to evade taxes by stashing their money in secret Swiss bank accounts, the country's AFIP tax authority said on Thursday. AFIP said it received the information on the secret accounts from France, which last week placed HSBC's Swiss private banking arm under formal investigation for possibly aiding tax evasion. ... UK's Cameron vows benefits ban to curb EU migration London (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will promise to ban migrants from the European Union claiming welfare for their first four years in a drive to slash immigration, in a Friday speech. No. 1 South Carolina tops Wisconsin 67-44 FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Tina Roy scored 11 points and Jatarie White added 10 and No. 1 South Carolina beat Wisconsin 67-44 on Thursday in the Junkanoo Jam. Top Asian News at 12:00 a.m. GMT KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies — as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials. The attack came hours after a suicide car-bomber struck a British embassy vehicle, killing five people including a British citizen. Fugitive New Zealand killer deported from Brazil WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A convicted killer and pedophile from New Zealand who fled to Brazil while on temporary release from prison was deported Friday from the South American country. Pele says 'nothing serious' with him SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele said Thursday he is not seriously ill, easing fears that his health deteriorated while being treated for a urinary tract infection. Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle across U.S. By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager. Protests also dwindled elsewhere in the United States as the Thanksgiving Day holiday and wintry weather kept many indoors. ... Europa League game halted after 3 pitch invasions LONDON (AP) — The Europa League game between Tottenham and Partizan Belgrade was briefly suspended near the end of the first half on Thursday following an apparently orchestrated series of pitch invasions that led to three people being arrested. Wife awarded $530 million in record British divorce London (AFP) - The estranged wife of a London financier was awarded £337 million ($530 million, 425 million euros) on Thursday in one of the biggest divorce settlements seen in a British court. Spurs advance in Europa League after game halted MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Tottenham was among nine teams to qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League on Thursday after beating Partizan Belgrade 1-0 in a match that was briefly suspended because of three separate pitch invasions. Protesters wounded by gunfire in northeast Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian authorities on Thursday were investigating a street protest that turned violent in a northeastern town close to the country's border with the Dominican Republic. Much at stake as England, Australia resume rivalry There's far more at stake than just bragging rights between two long-time rivals in the rugby test between England and Australia on Saturday. Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts. Sooners top Butler 59-46 for Atlantis title berth PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger knows the Sooners' offense will start to click better as the season goes along. Mexico president announces anti-crime crackdown MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police. Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government said at least 13 prisoners died of drug overdoses after inmates stormed a prison infirmary during protests demanding better living conditions, though activists on Thursday questioned the official version and said the death toll could be far higher. Storm cuts power, lifts roofs in Australian city BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Brisbane, Australia's third largest city, was lashed by its worst storm in decades, with wind, rain and hail lifting roofs, cutting power lines, flooding streets and injuring a dozen people, officials said. Hackers force message on websites via US firm LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites. Lava from Cape Verde volcano threatens to engulf town PRAIA (Reuters) - Molten lava from a volcano in the Cape Verde archipelago slid towards the town of Cha das Caldeiras on Thursday, threatening to destroy it and a nearby village four days after an initial eruption. Television images showed a huge lake of steaming black lava just meters away from houses in the village of Portela. The village is close to Cha das Caldeiras, whose 1,200-strong population has been evacuated to emergency shelters. The eruption on the island of Fogo -- whose name means fire -- is the first since 1995 and the largest since 1951. ... Pope to urge tolerance in Turkey visit as Middle East wars rage By Nick Tattersall and Ece Toksabay ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Pope Francis begins a visit to Turkey on Friday with the delicate mission of strengthening ties with Muslim leaders while condemning violence against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East. His three-day trip comes as Islamic State insurgents have captured swathes of Iraq and Syria just over Turkey's southern borders, declaring an Islamic caliphate and killing or driving out Shi'ite Muslims, Christians and others who do not share their ultra-radical brand of Sunni Islam. ... Supermodel Naomi Campbell launches Ebola fashion pop-up London (AFP) - British supermodel Naomi Campbell launched a pop-up fashion shop in east London to raise awareness of the spread of Ebola on Thursday. Landre suspended for 7 matches for violent tackle PARIS (AP) — Lens defender Loick Landre has been suspended for seven matches by the French league for a violent tackle on Lorient midfielder Valentin Lavigne at the weekend. Venezuela opposition leader will appear in court CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Maria Corina Machado said Thursday she will continue working toward a peaceful change of Venezuela's government even as she complies with an order to face charges of plotting to kill the president. Riviera rains leave at least 1 dead in flooding PARIS (AP) — Torrential rains along the French Riviera have inundated homes and roads, leaving at least one person dead and three missing. Netherlands beats Italy 2-1 to reach 1st World Cup VERONA, Italy (AP) — The Netherlands beat Italy 2-1 Thursday as a brace from 18-year-old Vivianne Miedema helped the Dutch qualify for the women's World Cup for the first time. Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty GENEVA (AP) — After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that the body said could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually. 5 investigated in FIFA WCup bid corruption probe GENEVA (AP) — Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. France warns African leaders against trying to keep power PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande warned African leaders on Thursday against trying to modify constitutions to stay in power and said they should learn from the forced departure of Burkina Faso's president Blaise Compaore. Hollande, who heads to Senegal on Friday for a summit of French-speaking nations, including from West Africa, is trying to balance managing Paris' regional interests, its colonial past, but also its desire to push for greater democracy. ... Canada sending medics to West Africa to fight Ebola Canada will send 40 military medics to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, officials said Thursday while also encouraging Canadian health care workers to join the fight. Health Minister Rona Ambrose said an estimated 350 international care workers and specialists are needed at Ebola treatment centers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. "We're asking health care workers to join the fight," she said. Ambrose announced Can$20.9 million (US$18.4 million) for treatment efforts, including training for Canadian medical staff who would deploy to West Africa on how to deal with infectious diseases. Taliban kill five in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound By Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city centre in the evening, officials and witnesses said. The suicide attack on the car in the east of the Afghan capital killed two embassy workers, one Briton and one Afghan, and wounded more than 30 others nearby, officials said. A second blast, at a compound run by a contractor for the U.S. ... Can man-of-the-people Widodo micromanage 240 million Indonesians? By Fransiska Nangoy and Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) - From flying economy class to making surprise visits to street markets and poor neighbourhoods, the leadership style of new Indonesian President Joko Widodo is proving very different to his predecessors, who were often seen as stiff and aloof. On a recent visit to cocoa plantations in eastern Sulawesi, Widodo squatted on the ground to chat with farmers about boosting their output. Excited onlookers scrambled up trees to get a better look at the president in his casual clothes and sneakers. ... At least 133 killed in tribal clashes in Sudan: tribe leader KHARTOUM (Reuters) - At least 133 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between two groups belonging to an Arab tribe in Sudan's West Kordofan state, a tribal leader said on Thursday. The clashes between Awlad Omran and Al-Ziyoud groups of the Arab Mesiria tribe began with a dispute over land, Mukhtar Babo Nimr, the leader of the tribe, told Reuters by phone. "They used guns and heavy weapons in the fighting in the Kwak area of the state of West Kordofan," he added. Government officials were not immediately available for comment. ... Factbox: Mexican president's law and order proposals after massacre MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday outlined a number of reforms aimed at strengthening law and order at the federal and local level in the wake of an apparent massacre of 43 student-teachers. Here is a summary of his main proposals: - A constitutional reform to expedite a law against organized crime in municipalities. - An initiative to redefine and clarify powers held by different authorities within the penal system. ... WRHL 2014-11-28T00:27:02Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=505