Chinese authorities said they detained 13 people over the collapse of scaffolding at a power plant construction site that killed 74 workers in one of China’s most serious industrial accidents in years.
Shoppers were on the hunt for deals and were at the stores for entertainment Friday as malls opened for what is still one of the busiest days of the year, even as the start of the holiday season edges ever earlier.
About 300 opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline demonstrated on Thanksgiving Day in the North Dakota city of Mandan, about 50 miles north from where demonstrators have camped out for months to protest the construction of the four-state pipeline.
The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy, say independent researchers who tracked the operation.
Hurricane Otto weakened rapidly as it moved across southern Nicaragua on Thursday after making landfall on that country’s Caribbean coast as a dangerous Category 2 storm. It was the southernmost hurricane on record to hit Central America.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a revised peace agreement with the country’s largest rebel movement on Thursday, making a second attempt within months to end a half century of hostilities.
A wildfire roared through parts of Israel’s third-largest city Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to leave their homes as the country’s leaders raised the possibility that Arab assailants had intentionally set the blaze.