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Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations

Harvard announces that they will not renew law professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr.'s appointment as dean of Winthrop House after he joined the defense of Harvey Weinstein. He remains a regular professor.

A Harvard faculty member who decided to represent Harvey Weinstein at his rape trial is losing his position as head of a student house at the college.

Solomon Islands

Efforts begin in Solomon Islands to refloat a ship after an oil spill in what the government says will be a "very difficult operation."

Efforts will begin on Saturday in Solomon Islands to refloat a wrecked ship at the centre of an environmental disaster.

North Korea–United States relations

A North Korean merchant ship loaded with coal, seized by the United States in the East China Sea for suspected sanctions violation, arrives in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A North Korean cargo ship seized by the U.S. because of suspicion it was used to violate international sanctions arrived Saturday at the capital of this American...

Insurgency in Balochistan

In Gwadar, three insurgents attack a luxury hotel, as a result of the attack, four hotel employees, a soldier and all three attackers have been killed. The Baloch Liberation Army, an ethnic Baloch separatist group fighting for independence for Balochistan province, claimed responsibility for the attack saying that four fighters were involved.

The three attackers were also killed in Saturday's siege at the Pearl-Continental in Gwadar.

Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)

Houthi forces begin to withdraw from several Yemeni ports, including Al Hudaydah, As-Salif and Ras Isa. The withdrawal is part of a UN-brokered ceasefire deal that aims to end the blockade of Yemen.

Houthi rebels are withdrawing from three ports in line with a ceasefire deal that was agreed to in December. But the Saudi-backed Yemeni government has dismissed the pullout from Hodeida as a "show."