• Army brigadier general shot dead in Cairo suburb: sources

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An army brigadier general was shot dead by unknown assailants in the Cairo district of Gesr al-Suez, security sources said on Friday. The officer was killed and two others wounded when gunmen opened fire in a parking garage before fleeing the scene, the state news agency MENA…

  • Jail term of over four years sought for German Islamic State suspect

    By Jonathan Gould FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A state prosecutor on Friday demanded a prison term of over four years for a 20-year-old German man accused of fighting with Islamic State insurgents in Syria, in the first trial of its kind in Germany. The defendant, identified only as Kreshnik B., who was…

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  • Syria denies targeting civilians, tells U.S. to criticize militants instead

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria rejected as "fabricated" U.S. accusations that its forces are targeting civilians with air strikes and said Washington would do better to criticize hardline Islamic State militants who have killed American citizens. The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it was…

  • Push for Palestinian statehood grows in Europe as France begins debate

    As France’s National Assembly began debating a non-binding vote on recognizing a state of Palestine Friday, lawmakers joined three other democratic chambers and one European leader who have done the same in less than six weeks.

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  • Will Taiwan shift from 'blue' to 'green'? Taichung mayor is bellwether race

    Former Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui made a rare campaign appearance at a fruit orchard here on behalf of a man he first met as a student protester during a constitutional crisis more than two decades ago.

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  • Thanksgiving football TV schedule: Lions vs. Bears, Cowboys vs. Eagles, Seahawks vs. 49ers

    Welcome to another Thanksgiving Thursday on the National Football League schedule, and three games that could help to shape the upcoming playoffs.

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  • Turkey wars in Washington: Obama pardons, Boehner brines

    Lots of gobbling in Washington on Wednesday. At the White House, President Obama did the traditional thing and pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey. Actually, two birds were involved – one named “Mac” and the other named “Cheese.” 

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • General strike shuts down services across Greece

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Services across Greece shut down Wednesday as unions staged a 24-hour general strike and held peaceful demonstrations to protest further austerity cuts in the cash-strapped country.

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  • Sri Lanka candidate vows to protect incumbent

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's opposition presidential candidate vowed Friday not to support any international prosecution of incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa for alleged war crimes.

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  • Leading Lebanese poet Saeed Akl dies at 102

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state-run news agency says Saeed Akl, Lebanon's leading poet whose fame once spread throughout the Arab world, has died. He was 102.

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  • French president visits Ebola-stricken Guinea

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has arrived in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard by Ebola.

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  • Toni Kroos on shortlist for World XI selection

    ZURICH (AP) — Germany trio Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil and Bastian Schweinsteiger are among 15 nominees for the three-man midfield in the 2014 FIFA FIFPro World XI.

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  • Israel FM supports paying Arabs to leave

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's hard-line foreign minister says he supports paying Arab citizens to leave the country.

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  • Ireland rugby great Jack Kyle dies at age 88

    DUBLIN (AP) — Jack Kyle, the Ireland flyhalf widely considered as one of the greatest rugby players of all time, has died. He was 88.

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  • Cameroon frees Central African rebel chief Miskine for hostages

    BANGUI (Reuters) - Cameroonian authorities have freed a rebel leader from Central African Republic two days after a group of 26 hostages including a Polish Catholic priest were released by his faction, a spokesman for rebel group FDPC said on Friday. "General Abdoulaye Miskine left a Yaounde prison…

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  • Hanyu shaky in return from injury at NHK Trophy

    OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu fell twice in his short program Friday at the NHK Trophy and finished fifth in his comeback from injuries after a collision in warmups at the Cup of China.

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  • Top Asian News at 12:30 p.m. GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities' plans to launch a "national education" curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city's youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party. Now, at 18, Joshua…

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