Daily Archive: December 31, 2017

Dec
31

Congo forces kill at least 7 in anti-government protests

Congo forces kill at least 7 in anti-government protestsKINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese security forces killed at least seven people and at least one policeman died amid violence as more than a thousand people demonstrated in the capital against President Kabila's refusal to step down from power, the United Nations mission in Congo and police said Sunday.


Dec
31

A Decorated Soldier Died While Trying to Rescue His Neighbors from the Bronx Apartment Fire

A Decorated Soldier Died While Trying to Rescue His Neighbors from the Bronx Apartment FireHe reportedly saved multiple people


Dec
31

Witnesses: Residents prevented much worse attack in Egypt

Witnesses: Residents prevented much worse attack in EgyptCAIRO (AP) — Witnesses to an attack outside a Coptic Christian church in Egypt that left nine people dead said it was residents and worshippers, not police, who kept the death toll from soaring even higher. One man in particular — a 53-year-old resident who pounced on the gunman as he was reloading his automatic rifle — likely saved dozens of lives.


Dec
31

Iran's Rouhani rejects violence but vows 'space for criticism'

Iran's Rouhani rejects violence but vows 'space for criticism'Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that government bodies must provide “space for criticism” as he sought to head off days of unrest, but warned protesters that violence was unacceptable. “Criticism is different to violence and destroying public property,” he said in a cabinet meeting, according to the state broadcaster. “Government bodies should provide space for legal criticism and protest,” Rouhani said in his first public comments since the protests began on Thursday.


Dec
31

Hammond relying on household debt to hit targets, says McDonnell

Labour frontbencher says millions of families are seeing earnings squeezed so that chancellor can pretend to meet targets

John McDonnell has accused the government of relying on millions of British families going further into debt in order to meet Treasury targets.

The shadow chancellor said families were set to borrow £445bn by the end of the parliament. He also highlighted official figures showing the ratio between household debt and income had reached a five-year high, with forecasts suggesting it will hit 150% by 2022.

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