Rabbi says it’s kosher to break Sabbath to shoot wildfire arsonists

An Israeli rabbi issued a ruling on Friday saying it was kosher to break the Sabbath to shoot Arab arsonists setting wildfires in the Holy Land.

Japan plans 130-petaflops China-beating number-crunching supercomputer

Japan is reportedly planning to build a 130-petaflops supercomputer costing $173 million (£131 million) that is due for completion next year.

Bulgaria to move rioting refugees to closed camps, start extraditions to Afghanistan – PM

On Thursday over 2,000 asylum seekers clashed with police at a migrant camp in Harmanli, southern Bulgaria, angry at being told they were not allowed to leave.

North Korea Radio Broadcasts Cryptic Numbers, Likely To Be Coded Messages For Spies In...

A state-run radio station in North Korea broadcast a series of cryptic numbers Friday, which could likely be a coded message for its agents in South Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported.

South Korean Political Crisis Hits President’s Approval Rating, Consumer Confidence

SEOUL, Nov 25 (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s approval rating fell to 4 percent amid a deepening political crisis, marking an all-time low for any democratically elected leader in the country, according to an opinion poll released on Friday.

Palestinians sent four firefighting teams to help put out Israeli wildfires

Israel has accepted an offer of help from the Palestinian authorities to tackle the wildfires that have engulfed large areas of central and northern parts of the country.

Catholic Church Finally Apologizes for Its Role in the Deaths of Over 800K During...

The Catholic Church in Rwanda has apologized for its role in the 1994 genocide, saying it regrets the actions of those who participated in the massacres.

Google warns journalists and professors: Your account is under attack

Google is warning prominent journalists and professors that nation-sponsored hackers have recently targeted their accounts, according to reports delivered in the past 24 hours over social media.

China to Issue Nationwide Smoking Ban in Public Places

SHANGHAI—China expects to issue a nationwide regulation banning smoking in public places before the end of the year, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

ISIS operatives planned an attack in France, officials say

PARIS — Five ISIS operatives were planning a terrorist attack in France next week, officials said Friday.

Holland wants to ban the Islamic veil

Dutch lawmakers have debated a partial ban on wearing full-face veils in public places, including schools, hospitals and on public transport. 

China: 6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Xinjiang province

An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck the Xinjiang province in north-western China at 10:24 pm local time on Friday.

Football sex abuse claims: More former players speak out – BBC News

Four ex-footballers have appeared together in an emotional interview to tell of their torment after being abused as children by a coach.

The number of young people who want to leave the UK has doubled since...

The morning after the UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June, no doubt many pro-EU Brits fantasised about moving abroad as they cried over their croissants and leftover Euros.

Brazilian students are occupying their high schools to protest against budget cuts

Students have seized control here and at hundreds of other schools across Brazil in a widespread rebellion against government budget cuts.

Mexican police find nine severed heads and 32 bodies in secret mass graves

Investigators searching clandestine graves have found 32 bodies and nine human heads in a municipality in southern Mexico where rival drug gangs have been engaged in a wave of extortion, kidnappings and turf battles, authorities said on Thursday.

SpaceX wins NASA contract to launch ocean-surveying satellite

SpaceX has won another contract from NASA to launch one of the agency’s Earth science satellites in less than five years.

Beijing warns against Taiwan ties as Singapore tries to free troop carriers in Hong...

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that Beijing was verifying reports that Hong Kong customs had seized nine Singapore troop carriers and other equipment in 12 containers being shipped from Taiwan after military exercises.