British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel "The Remains of the Day" and whose emotional uprooting from his native Japan has left an indelible stamp on his work, won the 2017 Nobel Literature Prize.
This is the second time Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been attacked by wild elephants in the area. Earlier two Rohingya — an elderly person and a child — were killed by elephants as they were sleeping in a makeshift shelter.
Ksenia Sobchak, the 35-year-old former host of a television reality show, has stunned Russians by declaring her bid to run in a March presidential election widely expected to extend Putin's rule to 2024.
The killing of four American special operations soldiers in Niger has highlighted the increasing role elite units are playing across Africa, where their mission is to counter the advances of a slew of jihadist movements, including al-Shabab in Somalia, ISIS affiliates in the Sahel region and Boko Haram in Nigeria.
More than 60 Rohingya refugees are feared dead after a boat carrying them from Myanmar capsized, leaving distraught relatives to hold burials on Friday in squalid Bangladesh camps which the Red Cross says are tipping into a health crisis.
Spearheading this drive for a free and feminist Catalan state is the Candidatura d’Unitat Popular (Popular Unity Candidacy), or CUP: an extreme left, separatist party reviled by Spanish unionists and often viewed wearily by more moderate Catalans.
About 154,000 people are eligible to renew. As of Thursday morning, many still had not applied — cost, the difficulty in getting legal help and fear of how the government will treat them are likely reasons.
The federal relief effort for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico has been criticized as slow and insufficient. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal personnel are on the ground, trying to help.