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The London Metropolitan Police Service releases video footage of police cars being driven into suspected criminals on scooters. They say the tactic isn't new.

Officers can use their vehicles to knock moped thieves off their bikes, the Met Police has said.


Workers at Amazon distribution centers in Germany and Spain protest labour conditions in a strike coinciding with the Black Friday shopping peak.

Some of Amazon's workers in Europe are striking and protesting against what they call unfair work conditions, in a move meant to coincide with the Black Friday discounts

2018 Sri Lankan constitutional crisis

Lawmakers opposed to Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister win a vote for control of a new 13-member parliamentary main committee.

Sri Lankan lawmakers opposed to new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa took contro...

Khadim Hussain Rizvi

Khadim Hussain Rizvi, chief of Pakistani political party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), together with his party leaders, is arrested after TLP's refusal to postpone their call for a public rally planned for 25 November at Liaqat Bagh, Rawalpindi. Pakistan's Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry clarifies that the action has no connection with the Asia Bibi case.

Scores of leaders and workers arrested in crackdown against TLP in major cities.

Snow leopard

Margaash, an eight year old snow leopard, is shot dead by staff at Dudley Zoological Gardens, England after escaping its enclosure.

Dudley Zoo said the door to Margaash's enclosure had been left open through "keeper error".


Four Finnish tourists and a Zimbabwean pilot are killed when a Cessna S206 crashes in Masvingo Province, in southern Zimbabwe. Two Finnish business leaders were among the dead: Pekka Ojanpää, the CE of the maintenance services and circular economy company Lassila & Tikanoja, and Heikki Vappula, a director of the forestry company UPM.

Stock-listed firms confirmed Saturday evening that two top executives perished aboard the ill-fated flight on Friday.


Witnesses say that gunmen in pickup trucks attacked a police station in Tazirbu, southeast Libya. At least five people were killed and several civilians were abducted.

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) - A Libyan doctor and an eyewitness say armed men in pickup trucks have killed at least five people in an attack in the southeastern town of Tazirbu.Basit Alzway, a witness from Tazirbu, says Friday's attack targeted a police station and the casualties included policemen and civilians.He says the gunmen also kidnapped several citizens be...

War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

At least 26 Afghan security forces are killed and 50 are wounded by a suicide blast in a mosque inside an army base in Khost Province, Afghanistan.

2018 Orakzai bombing

An explosion kills at least 35 people and wounds at least 55 at a market in Kalaya, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northern Pakistan.

At least 25 killed and 55 wounded in blast that hit a busy market in a remote town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

2018 Karachi Chinese consulate attack

Four people are killed in an armed assault on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, Pakistan. Three attackers are also dead. The attack is claimed by the Balochistan Liberation Army.

Armed attackers attempted to storm the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi Friday morning, killing four people, authorities said.