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  • Two civilians killed in shelling in east Ukraine rebel city

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - A 12-year-old boy and a 55-year-old woman were killed by shelling in the eastern Ukrainian separatist stronghold of Donetsk on Thursday, the city administration reported, despite a Sept. 5 ceasefire deal. According to UN data an average of 13 soldiers, rebels, and…

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  • In Syria, desperate residents see little hope in U.N. Aleppo truce plan

    BEIRUT/GAZIANTEP, Turkey (Reuters) - As winter sets in along the front lines of Aleppo, residents are desperate for the sort of relief United Nations officials hope a new ceasefire push will soon bring to the war-battered Syrian city. The plan, led by the U.N. peace envoy to Syria, Staffan de…

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  • At least 133 killed in tribal clashes in Sudan: tribe leader

    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - At least 133 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between two groups belonging to an Arab tribe in Sudan's West Kordofan state, a tribal leader said on Thursday. The clashes between Awlad Omran and Al-Ziyoud groups of the Arab Mesiria tribe began with a…

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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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  • Why US is mum on special ops raid that rescued hostages in Yemen

    There are two good reasons the cover-of-night, US-led commando raid that rescued eight Al Qaeda hostages in Yemen Tuesday received none of the fanfare and public back-slapping of previous successful counterterror operations.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Heavy snow, sleet, rain muck up Thanksgiving travel: Where will it be worst?

    Millions of travelers hit the roads and skies Wednesday for the annual pilgrimage to grandma’s house – or wherever they planned to give thanks and feast on Thursday. But for many in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, the journey is shaping up to be a doozy, with rain,…

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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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  • France warns African leaders against trying to keep power

    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande warned African leaders on Thursday against trying to modify constitutions to stay in power and said they should learn from the forced departure of Burkina Faso's president Blaise Compaore. Hollande, who heads to Senegal on Friday for a summit of…

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  • Canada sending medics to West Africa to fight Ebola

    Canada will send 40 military medics to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, officials said Thursday while also encouraging Canadian health care workers to join the fight. Health Minister Rona Ambrose said an estimated 350 international care workers and specialists are needed at Ebola…

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  • Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's tax agency is charging HSBC with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts.

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  • Mexico leader announces anti-crime crackdown

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan on Thursday that would give Congress the power to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs, and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police.

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  • Top Asian News at 9:00 p.m. GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing…

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  • Taliban kill five in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound

    By Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city center in the evening, officials and witnesses said. The suicide attack on the car in…

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  • Can man-of-the-people Widodo micromanage 240 million Indonesians?

    By Fransiska Nangoy and Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) - From flying economy class to making surprise visits to street markets and poor neighbourhoods, the leadership style of new Indonesian President Joko Widodo is proving very different to his predecessors, who were often seen as stiff and…

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  • Hackers force message on websites via US firm

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites.

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  • Factbox: Mexican president's law and order proposals after massacre

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday outlined a number of reforms aimed at strengthening law and order at the federal and local level in the wake of an apparent massacre of 43 student-teachers. Here is a summary of his main proposals: - A constitutional reform…

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  • Everton, Napoli qualify in Europa League

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Everton and Napoli were among five teams to qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League after the fifth round of group games on Thursday.

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