sraeli Author David Grossman Wins the Man Booker International Prize — TIME

(LONDON) — Israeli author David Grossman has won the Man Booker International Prize for his novel A Horse Walks Into a Bar. The award was announced Wednesday in London. Grossman beat out five other finalists, including fellow Israeli author Amos Oz for the counterpart to Britain’s prestigious Booker Prize. Grossman’s novel is about a failing…

via Israeli Author David Grossman Wins the Man Booker International Prize — TIME

The Taliban Dismisses ISIS’ Claim of Capturing Osama Bin Laden’s Tora Bora Hideout — TIME

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The Islamic State group said its fighters have captured Osama bin Laden’s infamous Tora Bora mountain hideout in eastern Afghanistan but the Taliban on Thursday dismissed the claim, saying they were still in control of the cave complex that once housed the former al-Qaida leader. Earlier, IS released an audio recording, saying…

via The Taliban Dismisses ISIS’ Claim of Capturing Osama Bin Laden’s Tora Bora Hideout — TIME

North Korea Says U.S. Student Otto Warmbier Was Freed on ‘Humanitarian Grounds’ — TIME

(SEOUL) — North Korea said Thursday it released an American university student over “humanitarian” reasons in its first official comment since he was returned to his home state of Ohio in a coma. The state-run Korean Central News Agency said Otto Warmbier had been serving hard labor but didn’t comment on his medical condition or…

via North Korea Says U.S. Student Otto Warmbier Was Freed on ‘Humanitarian Grounds’ — TIME

No More Survivors Are Expected From London High-Rise Blaze, Fire Chief Says — TIME

(LONDON) — Firefighters extinguished the last of the flames in the devastating west London blaze as they searched for more victims Thursday, a day after the high-rise apartment building fire that killed at least 12 people. Entire families were missing, and the death toll is certain to rise. Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said authorities genuinely…

via No More Survivors Are Expected From London High-Rise Blaze, Fire Chief Says — TIME

Deli Clerk Injured After Being Attacked With Avocados — TIME

(NEW YORK) — A Bronx deli clerk has a broken jaw after two men hurled avocados at him during a dispute caught on security video. WNBC says the men also smashed watermelons and threw bunches of bananas before fleeing. The 21-year-old victim also suffered a severely bruised eye and underwent surgery on his jaw Friday.…

via Deli Clerk Injured After Being Attacked With Avocados — TIME

Southern Baptists Condemn ‘Alt-Right White Supremacy’ — TIME

At an annual convention, about 5,000 Southern Baptists voted to show their opposition to the “alt-right” Wednesday. The vote against the alt-right, a movement that has been tied to white supremacy, came after it was previously decided a similar legislation would not be voted on the day before, according to the Washington Post. Barrett Duke,…

via Southern Baptists Condemn ‘Alt-Right White Supremacy’ — TIME

The Best Late-Night Jokes About President Trump’s Birthday — TIME

President Donald Trump turned 71 years old on Wednesday, and nearly every late-night television host had something to say about it. On the Late Show, Stephen Colbert presented Trump with three different gifts. “I wanted to give Donald something very special,” Colbert said. “After all, as a late-night host, he’s given me so much.” Colbert…

via The Best Late-Night Jokes About President Trump’s Birthday — TIME

Gambia Volleyball Federation Concludes Referee Refresher Course — newfanzone

A two day volleyball referees course ended in Banjul on this weekend under the supervision of Gambia Volleyball Federation. Speaking at the closing ceremony Kalilu Bajo the Referees Committee Chairman thanked the trainer for a job well done. He emphasised the need for commitment from the trained referees and urged them to be united and […] […]

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‘At Least 100’ Dead Bodies Were Seen By People Fleeing the Besieged Philippine City of Marawi, Official Says — TIME

A Philippine politician said Thursday that people fleeing the besieged city of Marawi claim to have seen at least 100 corpses on their way out of the provincial capital that has been wracked by weeks of bloody battle. Reuters reports that Zia Alonto Adiong, an official in Lanao del Sur province, told reporters that between…

via ‘At Least 100’ Dead Bodies Were Seen By People Fleeing the Besieged Philippine City of Marawi, Official Says — TIME

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