• No quick fix for latest 'wave of terror': Israel's Netanyahu

    By Jeffrey Heller and Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday there was no quick fix for a spate of Palestinian "lone-wolf" attacks that the Jewish state has faced in recent days. Four people, including an Israeli soldier, were stabbed and…

  • Pope Francis, anti-nuclear activists among Nobel Peace Prize contenders

    By Gwladys Fouche and Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Pope Francis and a line-up of anti-nuclear campaigners headed lists of favorites to win the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize on the eve of Friday's announcement. The Geneva-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was named as a…

  • Three bridegrooms among 25 killed in Yemen rocket strike: residents

    SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) - Three brothers waiting to get married were killed in a rocket attack alongside at least 22 other people in southwest Yemen on Thursday, residents and medics said. Local people told Reuters jets from a Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen was probably…

  • Why the government has so little data on police violence

    Since last summer, after a police officer shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., the use of lethal force by law enforcement has become a topic of intense debate. Recommended: Can you pass the written police officer exam? “You can get online today and figure out how many tickets were…

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  • No limits? Rwandan ruling shows how African leaders can stay in power

    Rumors that Rwandan President Paul Kagame may seek a third term in office first started in 2013. Before then, Mr. Kagame had openly and routinely discussed his retirement in 2017, when his second, seven-year term ends. Then the state-controlled media began to talk up the prospects of a third…

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  • Temsutula Imsong picked up a broom and bucket and cleaned up a riverbank

    For years, India has been engaged in expensive “Saving the Ganga” projects. Now a young Indian woman, with a tribe of even younger volunteers, has founded a cleanup movement that, while still small, promises big results. Temsutula Imsong grew up as one of seven children in the northeastern Indian…

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  • Will climate change ruin Thanksgiving?

    Everything from rising sea levels in Vanuatu to worsening air quality in India to the endangerment of polar bears, sea turtles, and giant pandas around the world has been attributed to climate change. Recommended: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? Morton, Illinois, which grows…

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  • Pro-Compaore politician arrested in Burkina over failed coup

    Burkina Faso authorities on Thursday arrested the deputy of deposed leader Blaise Compaore's party, as part of a probe into a failed bid to overthrow the interim government, a security source told AFP. Achille Tapsoba, vice-president of the Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP) party, is the…

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  • Analysts: Court ruling fuels bid to impeach Brazil president

    SAO PAULO (AP) — President Dilma Rousseff's ability to govern Brazil has been dealt a serious blow by a federal audit court ruling that her government violated accounting practices and financial laws last year, a decision that could fuel efforts to impeach her, analysts said Thursday.

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  • France beats Armenia 4-0 in friendly match

    NICE, France (AP) — Karim Benzema ended a one-year scoring drought with his national team in style, netting two goals and setting up another as France beat Armenia 4-0 in a friendly match on Thursday.

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  • Celtics end European tour with 111-96 win at Real Madrid

    MADRID (AP) — Avery Bradley scored 17 points and the Boston Celtics ended their two-game European tour with a 111-96 victory over Real Madrid on Thursday night.

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  • Top Asian News at 9:30 p.m. GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With the international media, foreign guests and ethnic Koreans from around the region descending on their capital, North Koreans are being mobilized en masse to put the finishing touches on one of the few things their country wants the whole world to see — a lavish…

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  • 12 suspects in Madagascar mob lynching face hard labour for life

    Madagascar's state prosecutor on Thursday sought the maximum sentence of hard labour for life for 12 suspects on trial for the lynching of two Europeans and a local man in 2013. On the morning of October 3, 2013, French tourist Sebastien Judalet and Franco-Italian resident Roberto Gianfalla were…

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  • Northern Ireland qualifies for its first Euros

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland qualified for its first European Championship on Thursday following a 3-1 win over Greece.

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  • Guatemala mudslide death toll climbs to 221: official

    Guatemala City (AFP) - Rescuers have recovered 221 bodies from the remains of a village near the Guatemalan capital that was buried under a landslide one week ago, an emergency official said Thursday.

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  • France train attack hero stabbed in California

    One of three Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a Paris-bound train was stabbed in his home state of California -- apparently after coming to a woman's rescue, authorities said Thursday. Airman Spencer Stone, 23, was stabbed in Sacramento after he got into a fight with a group of men…

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  • Declassified US docs reveal Pinochet ordered killing in US

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Newly declassified U.S. intelligence documents that came to light Thursday reveal that Gen. Augusto Pinochet directly ordered the 1976 assassination of a Chilean diplomat in Washington.

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