• Syrian army advances against Islamic State east of Aleppo: Syria state TV

    The Syrian army captured territory from Islamic State east of Aleppo including several kilometers (miles) of highway linking the city with the jihadists' de facto capital of Raqqa, Syrian state TV reported on Saturday. The areas reported captured are east of the Kweires, air base seized from…

  • Turkish foreign ministry advises against all non-urgent travel to Russia

    Turkey's foreign ministry on Saturday advised people to postpone all non-urgent travel to Russia, the latest move in an escalating row between Moscow and Ankara over a Russian jet downed by Turkey on Tuesday. NATO member Turkey's foreign ministry said in a statement that following difficulties…

  • North Korea tested submarine-launched missile, but launch failed: report

    North Korea appeared to conduct a submarine-launched ballistic missile test on Saturday but it ended in failure with no indication that the missile successfully ejected from the vessel and took off, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. The test, if confirmed, follows a test-launch in May of…

  • After Paris attacks, the message Obama wants climate summit to send

    President Obama had already planned to visit Paris next week to press for a far-reaching outcome in the international climate talks set to open there Monday. “What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a…

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  • Readers write: keep guns in US military; water scarcity needs solutions

    Regarding the Nov. 9 Briefing, “Why the US protects private guns”: The National Rifle Association uses the misleading term “the right to bear arms,” setting the agenda for any discussion on having a comprehensive system of gun control. Regarding the Nov. 9 online article “World Bank: Global…

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  • Islamic State as international threat; how to respond to terror; West waited too long in Syria; a new partnership with Russia; ending Africa's drought

    “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke for all Canadians when he said our hearts go out to the people of France in a dark and terrible time. “The Islamic State is no longer a regional problem, confined to its ‘caliphate’ in Iraq and Syria.

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  • Chicago protests test expanding power of new civil rights movement

    Up to 2,000 people protesting police violence hit the streets of Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” district on the busiest shopping day of the year, taking another step forward for a social justice movement emboldened by its impact on everything from college campuses to city halls. Some protesters…

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  • Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.

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  • The Latest: Investigator: Noise heard in cockpit recording

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The latest on the crash of a Russian plane in Egypt that killed all 224 people onboard. (All times local.)

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  • Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks

    French President Francois Hollande met with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming _ with emphasis on helping developing countries adapt to a changing world.

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  • The Latest: Macedonia starts erecting fence on Greek border

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

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  • Rosberg on pole again for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Abu Dhabi (AFP) - Nico Rosberg snatched his sixth straight pole position with a dramatic last-gasp lap in Saturday's twilight qualifying session for Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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  • Carson after camp tour: Absorb Syrian refugees in Mideast

    AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday, after visiting a camp for Syrian refugees, that the displaced should be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries, with the international community sending aid and "encouragement" to the host nations.

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  • Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.

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  • Protest in London as Syria air strikes vote looms

    Around 4,000 people joined a protest in London Saturday against Britain potentially joining air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. Parliament is expected to vote on the issue next week after Prime Minister David Cameron pushed MPs to back the move in the wake of this month's…

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  • Rosberg takes pole for Abu Dhabi GP, ahead of Hamilton

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nico Rosberg extended his streak of pole positions to six when he edged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Saturday's qualifying session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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  • Iran unveils upgraded model for oil contracts

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year and said U.S. companies would be welcome to participate.

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