• Kurdish militant killed in clashes with Turkish police: sources

    A Kurdish militant was killed on Friday in clashes with police in southeastern Turkey's biggest city of Diyarbakir, security sources said. Fighting erupted in the Bagcilar district of Diyarbakir after militants opened fire on a police vehicle, they said. Hundreds of people have been killed since…

  • Poland says pirates attacked Polish ship off Nigeria coast

    Poland's Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said on Friday that a Polish cargo ship under the Cyprus flag was attacked off the coast of Nigeria by pirates, who kidnapped five members of the crew, including the captain and officers. "The rest of the crew, 11 people, are still on the ship and…

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  • Suspects arrested in Berlin had links to Islamic State: paper

    Two people arrested in Berlin on Thursday had links to Islamic State, which may have been planning an attack in the western city of Dortmund, a German newspaper said on Friday, citing security sources. German police commando units arrested two men aged 28 and 46 on Thursday suspected of planning…

  • In Denver, duo forms unlikely alliance to counter gang violence

    Late on a Sunday morning, when other Denverites were at church or preparing to watch the Broncos, an entrepreneur and a former gang member huddled at a desk. When 40-something Trey Staples grinned at the thought of putting players in giant bubbles, he revealed a glimpse of the boy he was before he…

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  • Black Lives Matter protests were nonviolent, but certainly not calm

    Charles Preston wants to make one thing perfectly clear. Overnight Tuesday in Chicago and Minneapolis, there was widespread relief. Worries that protests against police might turn violent had brought a member of Congress out onto the pavement in Minneapolis and prompted a pleading press…

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  • Is Donald Trump really a 'fascist?'

    Is Donald Trump really “fascist”? It seems his recent nativist statements – including his apparent endorsement of a national registry for Muslims in the US, and support for the surveillance of mosques – have pushed Republicans who think Trump is unelectable over the edge. Recommended: What do…

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  • How Muslims are using social media to reclaim their faith

    When Marwa Balkar learned of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s support of a tracking database for Muslims, she decided she would not take his remarks lying down. “When I first heard Donald Trump’s comments, I wasn’t shocked because I feel like it was something Donald Trump would…

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  • Queen Elizabeth kicks off Commonwealth summit with climate focus

    Queen Elizabeth II opened the 2015 Commonwealth summit on Friday with a colourful ceremony attended by world leaders gathered for pressing talks on climate change. The monarch, dressed in an aqua blue coat with pink flowers adorning her trademark hat, was serenaded by a harp as she arrived to a…

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  • Kremlin says Turkey's Erdogan requests meeting with Putin in Paris

    Russia said on Friday that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had requested a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Paris on Nov. 30. "A proposal from the Turkish side about a meeting at the level of heads of state has been delivered to the president," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry…

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  • Governments take rose-tinted view of climate projections before summit

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Before a summit on climate change in Paris next week, many governments are citing scientific studies indicating that their plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions until 2030 will come within 0.7 degrees Celsius of an agreed 2C (3.6 Fahrenheit) target for limiting…

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  • The Latest: Dutch government gains deal for housing refugees

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:

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  • Queen Elizabeth II opens Commonwealth meeting in Malta

    VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II opened the Commonwealth summit Friday on the Mediterranean island of Malta — a meeting that this year will focus on climate change and the threat of extremist violence.

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    Queen Elizabeth II opened the Commonwealth summit Friday on the Mediterranean island of Malta _ a meeting that this year will focus on climate change and the threat of extremist violence. The 89-year-old British monarch praised the accomplishments of the Commonwealth during her address to the other…

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  • Australian Christmas tree sets record with 518,838 lights

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian has set a world record by illuminating a Christmas tree in the capital, Canberra, with 518,838 twinkling lights.

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  • Valbuena speaks out against Benzema in sex-tape scandal

    PARIS (AP) — Mathieu Valbuena has spoken out for the first time against France teammate Karim Benzema, who is facing charges of conspiracy to blackmail relating to an extortion scam that has rocked the national team.

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  • Polish cargo ship attacked off Nigeria; 5 abducted

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Five Polish seamen, including the captain and three officers, have been abducted from a ship on Nigerian waters, Poland's government said Friday. that

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  • Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8

    BEIRUT (AP) — A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people on Friday, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said.

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