• 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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  • 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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  • Image of Asia: New officers join India's air force

    In this photo by Aijaz Rahi, an Indian air force graduate is tossed in the air by his colleagues after their passing out parade ceremony in Bangalore, India. A total of 121 officers, including 45 women, who completed their initial 74 weeks of training were inducted into the air force at Friday's…

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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 1:00 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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  • Namibia votes in election favoring ruling party

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The southern African nation of Namibia on Friday voted in parliamentary and presidential elections expected to deliver a comfortable win for the ruling party, which has been in power since independence in 1990.

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  • German football president to run for FIFA post

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German Football Federation says its president will run for a seat on FIFA's policy-making executive committee.

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  • French Parliament debates recognizing Palestine

    PARIS (AP) — France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate.

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