• Syria army says Turkey increases arms shipments to rebels

    The Syrian army said on Saturday that Turkey had recently increased supplies of weapons, ammunition and equipment to what it described as terrorists in Syria, and accused its northern neighbor of firing shells at Syrian army positions. "We have certain information that the Turkish government has…

  • Thousands of Israeli Arabs protest ban on Islamist group

    UMM EL-FAHEM, Israel (Reuters) - Thousands of Israeli Arabs protested on Saturday against the outlawing of a popular Islamist group that Israel says has played a central role in stoking a wave of Palestinian street attacks. Israel's government banned the Islamic Movement's northern branch on Nov…

  • Greek PM fails to get opposition backing on pension reform

    By Lefteris Papadimas and Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras failed to secure the backing of Greek opposition parties on Saturday for tough pension reforms the country has promised to submit by December under its international bailout. The leftist government has…

  • Facebook photo of duct-taped dog triggers police investigation

    Police and animal control in South Daytona have opened an animal cruelty investigation after a woman taped her dog's mouth shut to keep it from barking. South Daytona Lt. Daniel Dietrich said officers spoke to the woman’s son, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

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  • Modern-day Syria and 'Antigone': Syrian women find strength through acting

    For Syrian women, "Antigone" is more than an ancient Greek tragedy. In a production put on by Syrian refugee women – none of whom have ever acted professionally – the women have chosen the play as a way to represent their stories. Recommended: How well do you understand the conflict in Syria?

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  • Why Massachusetts wants to raise the smoking age to 21

    Needham, Mass., raised the age limit for buying cigarettes in 2005, and rates of high schoolers smoking dropped from 13 percent to 7 percent by 2010. By 2012, other communities saw the change and began to follow suit, Colleen Quinn reported for The Massachusetts legislature…

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  • Why Ben Carson is visiting Jordan

    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson doesn't have a lot of foreign policy experience, and he is responding with a post-Thanksgiving trip to the Middle East. Mr. Carson's foreign policy views have at times appeared underdeveloped or insensitive. Last week Carson compared ISIS to "rabid…

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  • Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.

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  • The Latest: Investigator: Noise heard in cockpit recording

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The latest on the crash of a Russian plane in Egypt that killed all 224 people onboard. (All times local.)

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  • Cable helps No. 3 Notre Dame beat UCLA 92-84 in overtime

    FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Madison Cable saves her best games for UCLA.

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  • Royal Sydney to again host Australian Open in 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Open will be played next year at Royal Sydney Golf Club, the 15th time the Rose Bay venue has hosted the country's national championship.

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  • Tyson Fury ends Wladimir Klitschko's heavyweight reign

    DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision to end the Ukrainian's 9 1/2-year reign as heavyweight champion on Saturday and take his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles.

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  • Norway's Aksel Lund Sinvdal wins Lake Louise downhill

    LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Aksel Lund Svindal made a triumphant return to World Cup downhill in a place that has been good to him, winning the first race of the season Saturday.

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  • Paris climate activists plan human chain on global day of action

    By Alister Doyle PARIS (Reuters) - Activists plan to join arms and form a "human chain" in Paris on Sunday to urge action on global warming, in a muted rally after attacks on the city by Islamic State, at the heart of worldwide protests on the eve of a U.N. climate summit in France. More than…

  • Twin suicide bombings kill at least 5 in north Cameroon

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Two female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a town in north Cameroon, killing at least five people and injuring 12 others, a military official said Saturday.

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  • EU hopes for Turkish help to slow migrants at summit

    By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Leaders of the European Union aim to sign an agreement with Turkey in Brussels on Sunday that offers Ankara cash and closer ties with the EU in return for Turkish help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe. Aware of a sense of desperation in Europe…

  • Five killed by female suicide bombers in north Cameroon: governor

    Yaoundé (AFP) - Five people were killed on Saturday in a double suicide attack by two women in the restive far north of Cameroon, the governor of the region said. "Two women blew themselves up at around 6:00 pm" (1700 GMT) in the town of Dabanga, the governor of the far northern region, Midjiyawa…

  • Cal to open 2016 season in Australia vs Hawaii

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California will open next season in Australia with a game against Hawaii.

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