• Exclusive: U.S. increasing non-lethal military aid to Ukraine

    By Warren Strobel and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to increase non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine, including deliveries of the first Humvee vehicles, having decided for now not to provide weapons, U.S. officials said. The increase in non-lethal aid to…

  • Egypt arrests Brotherhood leader as crackdown intensifies

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police on Thursday detained Mohamed Ali Bishr, one of the few Muslim Brotherhood leaders to escape jail after last year's overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, extending a sweeping crackdown on political dissent. Bishr, a veteran politician who served as a…

  • Russia warns U.S. against arms to Ukraine as Biden due in Kiev

    By Thomas Grove and Richard Balmforth MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia warned the United States on Thursday against supplying arms to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, hours before U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden was due to arrive in Kiev. Ukraine accused President…

  • Kenya 'miracle healer' scandal hits deep faith in churches

    He is a self-styled modern-day prophet, a "miracle healer" who has attracted thousands to his Nairobi "church" with claims of being able to cure everything from childlessness to HIV/AIDS.

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  • Immigration 101: How Obama's move could echo through Washington

    When President Obama announces his move to shield up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation Thursday night, he will have flouted the dire warnings of Republicans.

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  • Is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dissolving into a religious war?

    The spiral of violence in Jerusalem that reached a shocking point this week with Tuesday's deadly attack by two Palestinians on a West Jerusalem synagogue is stoking fears that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is shifting into a religious war.

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  • A Thanksgiving lesson for Obama's immigration move

    Much can be debated about President Obama’s decision to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Will this encourage more illegal migration? Is he exceeding his powers? Will Americans lose jobs? Why split the country over such an emotional issue?

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  • Indian guru in deadly standoff due in court

    NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian guru at the center of a deadly standoff with police was set to appear in court Friday after he was arrested at his sprawling ashram for refusing to answer murder charges.

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  • Angry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tens of thousands marched in the capital Thursday demanding that authorities find 43 missing college students, seeking to pressure the government on a day normally reserved for the celebration of Mexico's 1910-17 Revolution.

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  • Elderly S. Korean gets 20 years in jail for arson

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An elderly dementia patient in South Korea was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday for setting a fire at a hospital for the elderly that killed 22 people.

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  • Japan PM's support at lowest ever as nation heads for election

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is at its lowest since he took office and more than a third of voters think his economic policies have failed, a survey showed on Friday, the day he is set to dissolve parliament and call a snap election. But more voters still say…

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  • Chinese journalist tried on state secrets charge

    BEIJING (AP) — A veteran journalist who is one of the best-known intellectuals to have been imprisoned for supporting the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy protests has gone on trial in closed-door proceedings in Beijing on new accusations of leaking state secrets.

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  • West Virginia runs past George Mason 91-65

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — At a glance there wasn't much that West Virginia didn't seem to do well in its opening game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

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  • Top Asian News at 3:30 a.m. GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea threatened Thursday to bolster its war capability and conduct a fourth nuclear test to cope with what it calls U.S. hostility that led to the approval of a landmark U.N. resolution on its human rights violations. A U.N. committee on Tuesday adopted the…

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  • South Africa wins toss, bats 1st in 4th ODI

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — South Africa captain A.B. de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat Friday in the fourth limited-overs international against Australia, chasing a win to save the series.

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  • Jordan arrests deputy head of Muslim Brotherhood for criticizing UAE

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan arrested the deputy head of the country's Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday for criticizing the UAE's move to designate the Islamist political movement and its local affiliates a terrorist group, official sources said. Zaki Bani Rushaid was detained…

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  • Egypt's Sisi says pardon for Al Jazeera journalists 'being discussed'

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested on Thursday he was considering pardoning journalists of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television station jailed in his country for nearly a year on charges of aiding a "terrorist organization". Human rights groups and Western…

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  • Cosby takes show to Bahamas amid trouble at home

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Bill Cosby has taken his comedy show on the road in the Bahamas as controversy surrounds him at home.

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  • Malaysian officer in New Zealand pleads not guilty

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A Malaysian military officer who was extradited to New Zealand pleaded not guilty to sexual assault charges Friday.

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