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Saturday, November 04, 2017

Saudi Arabia says it has intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, after a loud explosion was heard near Riyadh airport on Saturday evening. The missile was destroyed over the capital and fragments landed in the airport area, officials quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency said. A TV channel linked to Houthi rebels in Yemen said the missile was fired at the King Khalid International Airport.


Friday, November 03, 2017

Cat lovers will be thrilled to know that New Zealand's new prime minister is one of their own. Meet "First Cat" Paddles, the beloved pet now serving as right paw feline to Jacinda Ardern, the country's newly-elected and youngest-ever leader for 150 years. Ms Ardern, who leads the Labour Party, has risen through the ranks of left-wing politics since entering parliament in 2008 at the age of 28.


(BBC) The Syrian army has retaken Deir al-Zour, the last major stronghold of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, state TV says. Other reports said the Syrian army and its allies were clearing the last pockets of resistance from IS. IS had held most of the city since 2014. It was important because of its proximity to the border with Iraq.
Meanwhile Iraqi forces have entered one of the last towns under IS control on the other side of the border.


Thursday, November 02, 2017

(BBC) US President Donald Trump has repeated calls for the suspect in the New York truck attack to get the death penalty.

Repeating his initial call tweeted overnight for Mr Saipov to be executed, Mr Trump added: "Should move fast. DEATH PENALTY!"

However, some legal commentators suggest that Mr Trump's comments could be seen as prejudicial to a trial.


Saturday, October 28, 2017

A Marshfield man is behind bars after police say he was locked inside a beer cooler at a convenience store, had several drinks, and then fled. Jeremy Van Ert, 38, was charged with retail theft and is currently behind bars on a probation hold. According to the police report, Van Ert drank an 18 ounce bottle of Icehouse Beer and three cans of Four Loko. He also fell over a stack of 30 pack Busch Light Cans.


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More on Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's youngest woman leader:

www.bbc.com

"Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country's youngest prime minister since 1856."

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