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  • The Latest: French Parliament debates Syria airstrikes

    The latest on the war in Syria, including Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local: 6:30 p.m. France's lower house of Parliament is debating whether to extend airstrikes against Islamic State ...

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  • Shock, tears and shame for families of Paris attackers

    It was the day after the Paris attacks and the brother of one of the suicide bombers had been glued to his TV for close to 24 hours. In total the November 13 assaults on Paris left 130 people dead, including 90 at the Bataclan, with 350 wounded, as gunmen and suicide bombers targeted the concert…

  • Indian surrogates feel hurt by gov't ban on foreign clients

    NEW DELHI (AP) — For thousands of childless couples the world over, India has been the go-to destination to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents, thanks to its well-trained doctors, well-appointed fertility clinics and vast numbers of poor women willing to serve as surrogate mothers.

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  • People who eat more yogurt have smaller waists

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - A review of previous studies suggests that people who eat yogurt have lower body weight, less body fat and smaller waists - but it’s not clear if the yogurt is the reason. “Studies that look specifically at weight loss are very limited,” said coauthor Irene…

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  • Pakistan female fighter pilot dies in jet crash

    One of Pakistan's few female fighter jet pilots was killed in a training crash Tuesday, the air force said in a statement, adding that she was the first of its women pilots to "embrace martyrdom". Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar and Squadron Leader Saqib Abbasi were flying a training mission on an…

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    French airstrikes in Syria (18 photos)

    Warplanes took off Monday from France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, newly deployed to the eastern Mediterranean, for operations over areas held by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, military sources said.Rafale jets loaded with bombs were catapulted from the carrier's flight deck…

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  • Migrants build society in French camp they call 'the jungle'

    CALAIS, France (AP) — Outside, acrid smoke from wood fires stings the eye, the stench of uncollected garbage and neglected toilets assaults the nose, and an autumn wind chills the bone. But inside Mimi Amanuel's immaculate wood-framed shack, the nightmare life of Calais' migrant camp cannot…

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  • Vanishing China execs a vexatious mystery for HK market

    HONG KONG (AP) — The chairman of the Hong Kong arm of one of China's biggest securities companies goes missing. The head of another firm resurfaces after months incommunicado. An executive at a film studio is detained for allegedly taking bribes.

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    Man Dead After Being Hit in Head by Skateboarder in Act of Self-Defense at Santa Ana Starbucks: Witnesses

    A young man used a skateboard to fatally strike another man who was harassing him and other customers at a Santa Ana Starbucks on Tuesday, according to accounts from witnesses and police. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

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  • Embezzled utility payments leave some Oklahomans in the dark

    Some residents of a southern Oklahoma town were without electricity on Tuesday because of an embezzlement scandal that has played havoc with municipal finances and left power bills unpaid. According to an audit released by Oklahoma’s State Auditor and Inspector, the former treasurer of Ryan,…

  • Exploding e-cigarette victim might never walk again

    Cordero Caples, a 29-year-old college student from Colorado Springs, sustained heavy injuries after an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) exploded in his face. The man was in surgery for most of the day Sunday, having suffered a fractured vertebrae, facial fractures, and teeth damage on Friday,…

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  • Parched Emirates relies on sea as groundwater runs out

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As skyscrapers and gleaming towers rose with lightning speed across the United Arab Emirates over the past two decades, the Gulf nation's thirst for water grew at an enormous rate — so much so that today, it threatens to dry up all of the country's groundwater…

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  • Jailed Addict Needs Release From His Low Self-Esteem

    DEAR ABBY: I'm 23 years old and currently in the county jail. I'm gay and also an addict, having battled a heroin addiction for the past five years.I managed to stay clean for almost two years. During that time I enrolled in college, got engaged, regained the respect of my family and started to…

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  • Carson joins Trump in claiming US Muslims cheered 9/11

    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson followed rival Donald Trump's lead Monday in saying he too saw a video of Arab Americans cheering as New York's twin towers collapsed on September 11, 2001. Within days of the 9/11 attacks, police, fact-checkers and US media had debunked the rumors that…

  • Woman admits killing cousin, reporting fake abduction to 911

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 20-year-old upstate New York woman admitted Tuesday that she strangled a 5-year-old cousin who had been in her parents' care and discarded his body along a road before calling in a false report that two masked intruders took him from their home.

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  • Syrian army source: rebels make heavy use of TOW missiles

    By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Syrian military source said rebels are making heavy use of U.S.-made anti-tank missiles paid for by Saudi Arabia and supplied via Turkey in recent weeks and the weapons are having an impact on the battlefield. The so-called TOW missile is the most potent weapon in…

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    Man fatally struck with a skateboard after Starbucks attack

    A California man has died after he was fatally struck with a skateboard. Reports say witnesses claim the man, who appeared to be under the influence of something, harassed customers outside a Santa Ana Starbucks before a man inside the store struck him in the head with a skateboard.

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