Here are today’s top stories.

White House says Trump sat with Putin, Macron and Merkel at lunch, discussed key issues

President Donald Trump discussed several key issues with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a lunch at Élysée Palace, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

In photos: World War I, then and now

Associated Press photographer Laurent Rebours recently visited sites across the former Western Front and took pictures, comparing the scenes now to what they look liked in 1918.

Alibaba Singles Day sales top $30 billion

Alibaba smashed its record for the online retail blitz known as Singles Day.

Democratic Republic of Congo’s worst Ebola crisis kills 200

Violent militant groups are preventing health workers from containing the escalating crisis, says the country’s minister of public health.

China’s stealth fighters show off missile payload

The Chinese air force saved the big guns for last at its biennial Zhuhai air show, flying its new stealth fighters with full missile loads Sunday for the first time in a public display.

US rocket startup delivers six satellites into orbit

A scrappy American rocket startup just set the bar in the red-hot market for companies that launch small satellites.

Verstappen fury after Hamilton wins in Brazil

Max Verstappen labeled Esteban Ocon an “idiot” and was accused of trying to punch the Frenchman in a post-race fracas after their collision cost him likely victory in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix won by Lewis Hamilton.

Gabon’s president ‘seriously ill’

Gabonese President Ali Bongo is seriously ill but on the mend, his spokesman says, ending weeks of official silence on his condition. Speculation has mounted on the health of President Bongo, 59, with some reports saying he suffered a stroke. He is being treated in Saudi Arabia, with the initial announcement last month saying he was suffering fatigue.

US fighter jet crashes into sea off Japan

A US Navy fighter jet has crashed in the Philippine Sea, south of the Japanese island of Okinawa. The F/A-18 Hornet was conducting routine operations when it “experienced a mechanical issue” that forced the two crew to eject, the US 7th Fleet said.

Burned to death because of a rumour on WhatsApp

Rumours of child abducto rs spread through WhatsApp in a small town in Mexico. The rumours were fake, but a mob burned two men to death before anyone checked .

‘I discovered my husband’s secret – can I forgive him?’

It’s disputed whether there is such a thing as sex addiction, as the BBC’s Sangita Myska explained a week ago . But she has interviewed many people whose lives have been severely affected by compulsive sexual behaviour – including one woman who discovered by chance, after 20 years of marriage, that her husband had a secret life.

Michael Cohen Takes A Shot At Trump With A Prayer For Michelle Obama

Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney to President Donald Trump who has since turned on his longtime employer, fired off a tweet on Sunday night praising Michelle Obama.

California Fires Rage At Both Ends Of State, Leaving At Least 25 Dead

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) – Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help identify the dead as the search went on for victims of the most destructive wildfire in California history. The overall death toll from the outbreak of fires at both ends of the state stood at 25 Sunday and appeared likely to rise.

Andrew Gillum Withdraws His Concession In Florida’s Governor Race

When Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum conceded Florida’s gubernatorial race to his Republican opponent on election night, he was going off the best information he had at his disposal. Quite a bit has changed since then. The margin of victory between him and former Rep.

Saudis Close to Crown Prince Discussed Assassinating Enemies a Year Before Khashoggi Killing

WASHINGTON – Top Saudi intelligence officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman asked a small group of businessmen last year about using private companies to assassinate Iranian enemies of the kingdom, according to three people familiar with the discussions.

Twitter Pelts Trump With Photos Of Obama In The Rain After He Ditches Cemetery Visit

Critics were stunned that President Donald Trump skipped a visit Saturday to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France – where U.S. war dead were being honored – because of rain. They zapped him with a a series of tweets showing Barack Obama in downpours honoring those who fought in wars in what was bound to be particularly galling to the president.

Watch Rocket Lab send its first commercial rocket to space

The private space race is heating up. U.S. and New Zealand spaceflight company Rocket Lab successfully completed its first commercial launch called “It’s Business Time” on Sunday, sending seven payloads to orbit. Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula at 4:50 p.m., shortly reaching orbit afterward.

Oculus co-founder reportedly claims he was ousted for his pro-Trump views

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey told CNBC in early October he couldn’t talk about his departure from Facebook, but said “that it wasn’t my choice to leave.” When he left the company in March 2017, there was speculation it was due to Luckey’s donation to a pro-Trump organization called Nimble America, a trolling group which spread memes against Hillary Clinton, as reported by The Daily Beast.

Two of the potential ‘Game of Thrones’ prequels are about the Targaryens

George RR Martin may not be writing any of the Game of Thrones prequel series, but he certainly has insider knowledge about the stories they’ll tell. And he just spilled the beans on two of them.

Please enjoy a photo of Emmanuel Macron crushing Donald Trump’s hand

French president Emmanuel Macron added another chapter to his ongoing handshake journey with Donald Trump on Saturday. It all started in May 2017, the first time the two leaders met. In the months leading up to their meeting, Trump had built up a reputation for being kind of a dick about his handshakes.