At least six people have died and travelers have been left stranded while trying to get home after Thanksgiving as storms swept across the US. In Missouri, three people died when their vehicles were involved in road accidents. The bodies of two young children have been found in central Arizona after a vehicle was swept away while attempting to cross a swollen creek.
Crying foul over timing, President Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of scheduling this week’s impeachment hearing to undercut him during his trip abroad for a NATO leaders’ meeting playing out at a crucial moment for the 70-year-old military alliance. Trump, who arrived in London late Monday for two days of meetings, called the trip “one of the most important journeys that we make as president.”
Hindu worshippers have begun killing thousands of buffalo in what is reputed to be the world’s biggest animal sacrifice, held every five years in a remote corner of Nepal, despite efforts to end the bloodshed. The Gadhimai festival began in the early hours of Tuesday amid tight security, with the ceremonial slaughter of a goat, rat, chicken, pig and a pigeon.
The Trump administration is threatening to slap import taxes on $2.4bn worth of French goods in retaliation for the country’s new digital services tax. The US says the tax penalizes firms like Google, Amazon and Facebook, and is proposing to hit back with tariffs of up to 100% on products including cheese, champagne and handbags. The digital tax is designed to prevent tech firms from dodging taxes.
A tiger has embarked on the ‘longest walk ever’ in India after it traveled 807 miles in search of prey or a mate, surviving by killing wild pigs and cattle along the way. The two-and-a-half year-old male left its home in June after being fitted with a radio collar just months before. The tiger, named C1, had been kept at a wildlife sanctuary in the western state of Maharashtra.