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- November 27 2015 08:43: Even in Chavez's hometown, Venezuela 'revolution' ails before election - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
By Alexandra Ulmer SABANETA, Venezuela (Reuters) - In 2010, late socialist leader Hugo Chavez knelt down in the backyard of his childhood home in Venezuela's lush plains to plant an orange tree named 'revolution' as red-shirted supporters cheered and cameras flashed. During a song-and-dance commemoration of Chavez's birthday last year, his successor Nicolas Maduro sowed another orange tree in the same garden. "They have some sort of infestation," tour guide Ana Hidalgo said in the sun-doused yard behind Chavez's former house, whose walls are now laden with photos, quotes, and even his old hammock.
Latest U.S. News
- November 27 2015 08:51: Ice, snow and rain pound central U.S., at least 2 dead, 1 missing - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and another missing in Texas after being caught in high waters caused by a storm system that brought snow, ice and torrential rain to an area stretching from New Mexico to Illinois on Friday. The system is expected to dump as much as 8 inches (20 cm) of rain through the weekend in parts of North Texas, coat the Lubbock area in ice and drop up to a foot (30 cms) of snow in northern parts of New Mexico, the National Weather Service said.
Latest Business News
- November 27 2015 08:41: Dutch government to appeal EU ruling on Starbucks tax deal - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
The Dutch Finance Ministry said on Friday it will appeal against a European Commission ruling ordering it to recover up to 30 million euros ($31.8 million) in taxes from Starbucks. Antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager ordered the Netherlands in October to recover 20 million to 30 million euros ($23 million to $34 million) in back taxes from Starbucks, accusing the U.S. coffee shop chain of benefiting from an illegal tax deal. Starbucks has already said it would appeal the EU's decision.
Latest Tech News
- November 27 2015 08:50: Britons head online in hunt for Black Friday bargains - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
By James Davey and Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - Britons splashed out on "Black Friday" bargains on Friday but many opted to go online rather than head to the shops for an event imported from the United States that has become a key feature of the UK retail calendar. Researcher Conlumino is forecasting the event will generate UK sales, both in stores and online, of 1.6 billion pounds ($2.4 billion), up 20 percent on 2014. "There’s been plenty of anecdotal evidence around...to suggest that Black Friday, in terms of store-based retail, has been something of a damp squib in the UK this year," said Bryan Roberts of researcher Kantar Retail.
Latest Entertainment News
- November 27 2015 08:42: Singer-songwriter Lera Lynn breaks out from 'True Detective' - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer songwriter Lera Lynn looks nothing like the character she played on season two of HBO's crime noir series, "True Detective," who sang woeful drug ballads in a seedy dive bar.
Latest Sports News
- November 27 2015 08:42: Schwartzel surges into five-stroke lead at Dunhill event - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Charl Schwartzel continued his love affair with the Leopard Creek County Club as he surged into to a five-shot lead after the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Friday. The 18-hole course on the border of the Kruger National Park has wild animals roaming its fringes and crocodiles and hippos lazing in the water features. The 31-year-old South African, who has won three times at Leopard Creek, was out at 6.30am local time (0430GMT) to complete his first round with a birdie on the 18th after a thunderstorm suspended play late on Thursday.
Latest Science News
- November 27 2015 07:18: Debris from U.S. rocket recovered off coast of southwest England - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
Debris from a U.S. rocket, most likely the doomed SpaceX Falcon 9, has been recovered near the Isles of Scilly, off the coast of southwest England, the UK coastguard has said on Friday. It was covered in barnacles and was initially mistaken for a dead whale. Britain's Maritime and Coastguard Agency said in a statement that a piece of metal alloy was recovered with the help of a local boatman.
Latest Politics News
- November 27 2015 08:57: Erdogan dolls burned, buried as Russia fumes at Turkey - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
Moscow's fury over Ankara's downing of a Russian warplane on the Syrian border was on full display Friday as pro-government activists staged anti-Turkey rallies, even parading a life-size doll of its president in a coffin. In Crimea, a group of young people gathered around a hay effigy with the face of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set up on the main square of Simferopol. Activists in Moscow, belonging to a youth wing of the conservative Rodina party, put a life-size inflatable doll of Erdogan in a coffin and delivered it to the Turkish embassy.