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  • Senior Islamic State figure killed in Mosul: sources

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Islamic State leader has been killed in an air strike in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, residents and a local medical source said on Thursday. Radwan Taleb al-Hamdouni, whom the sources described as the radical militant group's leader in Mosul, was killed with his driver…

    Reuters
  • Last British governor of Hong Kong says confront China on rights

    By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Countries should not be afraid to stand up to China over democratic rights in Hong Kong, the last British governor of the territory, Chris Patten, told a U.S. government commission on Thursday. Patten rejected Chinese charges that Hong Kong pro-democracy…

    Reuters
  • Molotov cocktails, clashes as thousands of Mexicans protest massacre

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Masked demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and shot fireworks at police near Mexico City's airport on Thursday as thousands protested President Enrique Pena Nieto's handling of the apparent massacre of 43 trainee school teachers. Police in riot gear faced down around 300…

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  • Kenya 'miracle healer' scandal hits deep faith in churches

    He is a self-styled modern-day prophet, a "miracle healer" who has attracted thousands to his Nairobi "church" with claims of being able to cure everything from childlessness to HIV/AIDS.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Immigration 101: How Obama's move could echo through Washington

    When President Obama announces his move to shield up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation Thursday night, he will have flouted the dire warnings of Republicans.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dissolving into a religious war?

    The spiral of violence in Jerusalem that reached a shocking point this week with Tuesday's deadly attack by two Palestinians on a West Jerusalem synagogue is stoking fears that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is shifting into a religious war.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • A Thanksgiving lesson for Obama's immigration move

    Much can be debated about President Obama’s decision to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Will this encourage more illegal migration? Is he exceeding his powers? Will Americans lose jobs? Why split the country over such an emotional issue?

    Christian Science Monitor
  • UKIP set for landmark poll win

    Rochester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) was set to claim its second seat in parliament, as votes were counted early Friday in the town of Rochester, potentially foreshadowing a political upheaval at next year's general election.

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  • Key UN peacekeeping review will be done from afar

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize winner who will lead the first major review of United Nations peacekeeping operations in 15 years said Thursday his panel likely will do it from afar.

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  • Top Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea threatened Thursday to bolster its war capability and conduct a fourth nuclear test to cope with what it calls U.S. hostility that led to the approval of a landmark U.N. resolution on its human rights violations. A U.N. committee on Tuesday adopted the…

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  • Square's point-of-sale service goes global

    LONDON (AP) — Financial services startup Square is taking aim at cash registers across the globe, making its point-of-sale software available internationally in English, Spanish, French and Japanese.

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  • UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show

    LONDON (AP) — In January, freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail.

    Associated Press45 mins ago
  • Senators get no clear answers on air bag safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding Takata air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe.

    Associated Press51 mins ago
  • Steady Boston College slips past New Mexico, 69-65

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the reasons Boston College coach Jim Christian likes playing in an early season tournaments is the gauge it provides about where his team is at mentally.

    Associated Press58 mins ago
  • U.S. to send new troops to Iraq even before Congress OKs funds

    By David Alexander and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of the 1,500 new U.S. troops authorized to advise and train Iraqi forces in their fight against Islamic State militants will deploy to the country in the next few weeks without waiting for Congress to fund the mission, the Pentagon…

    Reuters59 mins ago
  • UK Labour's Emily Thornberry quits over Rochester tweet: Sky News

    (Reuters) - Emily Thornberry, UK Labour party's spokeswoman on judicial affairs, has resigned from the shadow cabinet over a tweet she sent during a special election in the southeast English constituency of Rochester and Strood, according to Sky News. Emily Thornberry, who is the MP for Islington…

    Reuters
  • Key elements of Obama's actions on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday:

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  • US sends Guantanamo prisoners to Georgia, Slovakia

    MIAMI (AP) — Five prisoners have been released from Guantanamo Bay as part of a renewed effort to close the detention center at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba, officials said Thursday.

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