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Fifteen Islamic State targets hit by U.S., allies since Wednesday: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military and its allies hit Islamic State forces with 15 air strikes in Iraq and Syria during a three-day period, the U.S. Central Command said on Friday.








Posted on 28 November 2014 | 3:06 pm

China probes ‘five networks’ of disgraced ex-security chief: People’s Daily

BEIJING (Reuters) – An investigation into China’s former domestic security chief is probing five different networks, the newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said on Friday, naming senior figures it said may have benefited from his alleged corruption.


Posted on 28 November 2014 | 3:03 pm

Two dead in Egypt violence and Islamist protests

CAIRO (Reuters) – Two people including an army general were killed and 25 were wounded on Friday in a drive-by shooting and clashes that erupted during Islamist protests around Egypt, security sources and health officials said.








Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:59 pm

Gunmen bomb and shoot at mosque worshippers in north Nigeria’s Kano

KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) – Gunmen exploded bombs and opened fire on worshippers gathered at the central mosque of north Nigeria’s biggest city, Kano, for Friday prayers, witnesses said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.


Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:55 pm

Pope urges solidarity to stop aggressors in Syria and Iraq

ANKARA (Reuters) – Pope Francis called for an end to all forms of fundamentalism on Friday and said fighting hunger and poverty, rather than military intervention alone, were key to stopping Islamist militants carrying out “grave persecutions” in Syria and Iraq.


Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:29 pm

Croatia PM cancels Belgrade trip over freeing of war crimes suspect

ZAGREB (Reuters) – Croatia’s prime minister said on Friday he had scrapped a planned trip to Serbia next month due to Belgrade’s failure to distance itself from comments made by a Serbian ultra-nationalist recently freed from a U.N. war crimes tribunal.


Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:07 pm

Namibia’s ruling party seen winning Africa’s first electronic vote

WINDHOEK (Reuters) – Namibians voted on Friday in Africa’s first electronic election that is expected see the SWAPO party to extend its 24-year rule as people in the mineral-rich country seek stability in the face of a global commodities downturn.


Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:06 pm

Offer Israeli Arabs money to move to Palestinian state: Lieberman

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman proposed on Friday that Arab citizens of Israel be offered financial incentives to leave the country and relocate to a future Palestinian state.








Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:04 pm

German support for sanctions on Russia rise, poll finds

BERLIN (Reuters) – The number of Germans supporting European Union economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis has risen in the last month and a large majority supports Chancellor Angela Merkel’s toughening stance, a poll on Friday found.


Posted on 28 November 2014 | 1:53 pm

Abu Dhabi crown prince in Qatar to seal reconciliation before summit

DUBAI (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi’s crown prince paid a brief visit to Qatar on Friday, official media said, to cement reconciliation between the two Gulf Arab states before a regional summit they are to hold in Doha next month.








Posted on 28 November 2014 | 1:43 pm

Struggle over Libya’s oil risks breaking up country: rival PM

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s self-proclaimed prime minister has warned that attempts by a rival government in the east to assert control over the oil industry could escalate the political conflict dividing the OPEC member state and force it to break in two.


Posted on 28 November 2014 | 1:40 pm

Jail term of over four years sought for German Islamic State suspect

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.


Posted on 28 November 2014 | 12:41 pm

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.








Posted on 28 November 2014 | 12:40 pm

Cameron tells EU: let us curb migrant welfare, or risk UK leaving

ROCESTER, England (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron hinted on Friday he might recommend a British exit from the European Union if it stops him restricting EU migrants’ access to UK welfare benefits, but said he was confident it would not come to that.


Posted on 28 November 2014 | 12:25 pm

India says no contact with 39 men held by Islamic State in Iraq

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has had no contact with 39 men missing in Iraq since June, but believes them to be alive, the foreign minister said on Friday, distancing herself from a report that suggested they had been killed by Islamic State militants.


Posted on 28 November 2014 | 12:11 pm

Japan military chief urges early ‘crisis management’ pact with China

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s highest-ranking military officer on Friday urged an early start to a “crisis management” mechanism with China amid conflicting claims to a group of tiny East China Sea islands.








Posted on 28 November 2014 | 12:05 pm

NATO unconcerned by Russian warships in English Channel

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A squadron of Russian warships entered the English Channel on Friday but a NATO official dismissed a Russian media report that they were there to conduct military exercises.








Posted on 28 November 2014 | 11:28 am

Czechs raise security after ministers get poison by mail

PRAGUE (Reuters) – The Czech Interior Ministry will tighten security at government offices after unknown culprits sent envelopes with deadly doses of poison to two ministries in recent days, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said on Friday.


Posted on 28 November 2014 | 11:27 am

Exclusive: Obama plan to ‘Power Africa’ gets off to a dim start

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to “Power Africa” would double electricity output on the world’s poorest continent and bring “light where currently there is darkness”.








Posted on 28 November 2014 | 10:38 am

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.


Posted on 28 November 2014 | 9:40 am

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Gunmen bomb and shoot at mosque worshippers in north Nigeria’s Kano

KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) – Gunmen exploded bombs and opened fire on worshippers gathered at the central mosque of north Nigeria’s biggest city, Kano, for Friday prayers, witnesses said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. “These people have bombed the mosque. I am face to face with people screaming,” said Chijjani Usman, a local reporter who had gone to the mosque in the old city for prayers himself. …

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:48 pm

Italian man seriously wounded at West Bank protest

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, speaks with with Cyprus' Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides during their meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus. In a manifesto of his Yisrael Beitenu party published Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, Avigdor Lieberman says he favors ceding Arab majority areas in northern Israel to a future Palestinian state and providing economic incentives for Arab-Israelis — about 20 per cent of Israel's population — to encourage them to emigrate. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian hospital official says an Italian man marching in support of Palestinians in the northern West Bank has been shot and seriously wounded by Israeli forces.

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:45 pm

Cameron urges migrant curbs, warns on British EU exit

Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on immigration to factory workers at the JCB world headquarters in Rocester on November 28, 2014London (AFP) – Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday promised tough curbs on welfare for EU migrants to counter a surge in arrivals and warned European leaders that blocking them could put Britain's EU membership in doubt.

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:44 pm

Australia out of step with new climate momentum

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2014 file photo, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, right, looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama, third left, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, second left, talk prior to the start of the Welcome to Country ceremony by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people at the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U.S., China and other nations signal new momentum for action. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U.S., China and other nations signal new momentum for action.

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:43 pm

INSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism

In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo, fighters from the Free Syrian Army, left, and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), center, join forces to fight Islamic State group militants in Kobani, Syria. Here, Kurdish fighters backed by small numbers of Iraqi peshmerga forces and Syrian rebels, are battling what they see as an existential battle against the militants who swept into their town in mid-September as part of a summer blitz that saw the group seize large chunks of territory in Syria and neighboring Iraq. (AP Photo/Jake Simkin)KOBANI, Syria (AP) — Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic State extremists and the Syrian town's Kurdish defenders.

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:39 pm

Leading Lebanese poet Saeed Akl dies at 102

In this September, 1983 photo, Prominent Lebanese poet Saeed Akl gestures at his home, in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon’s state-run news agency says Saeed Akl, Lebanon’s leading poet whose fame once spread throughout the Arab world, has died. He was 102. The ultra-nationalist Akl wrote his poems in classical Arabic as well as Lebanese dialect which he used to refer to as “the Lebanese language.” (AP Photo/Stavro Jabra)BEIRUT (AP) — Saeed Akl, Lebanon's leading poet whose fame spread throughout the Arab world, has died, state media and officials said Friday. He was 102.

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:38 pm

Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy

People wait to cross a street in front of a Shell filling station with the electric indicator showing a liter of regular gas price, top, at 148 yen, or $1.25, per liter (554 yen, or $4.69 per gallon) in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. It is also a panacea as pump prices fall, giving individuals more disposable income and lowering costs for many businesses. Partly because of the shale oil boom in the U.S., the world is awash in oil but demand from major economies is weak so prices are falling. The latest slide was triggered by OPEC’s decision Thursday to leave its production target at 30 million barrels a day. Member nations of the cartel are worried they’ll lose market share if they lower production. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:38 pm

Bangladesh beats Zimbabwe by 21 runs in 4th ODI

Bangladesh’s Mahmudullah plays a shot during their fourth one-day international cricket match against Zimbabwe in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh was on the verge of sweeping Zimbabwe in the one-day international series after winning the fourth match by 21 runs on Friday.

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:38 pm

Top Asian News at 2:30 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 Wong is helping spearhead a mostly student-led protest movement that is pressing for greater democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:32 pm

Real Madrid slams Platini over Ballon d’Or

In this picture taken Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, fans run in the pitch next to Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, right, during an UEFA Champions League group B soccer match between Switzerland's FC Basel 1893 and Spain's Real Madrid CF in the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland. UEFA has charged Basel after fans got close to Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch during a Champions League match. Five spectators encroached on the pitch from different sections of the St-Jakob Park stadium in the 89th minute of Madrid's 1-0 win. (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron)MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid says UEFA President Michel Platini should not make public his personal views about who should be given the Ballon d'Or award.

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:29 pm

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French president cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea – Chron.com


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French president cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea
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French President Francois Hollande, left and his Guinean counterpart Alpha Conde review the honour guard, in Conakry, Guinea, Friday Nov 28, 2014. Hollande is visiting the Ebola stricken country during a seven-hour stop on his way to Dakar, Senegal.
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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 3:05 pm

David Cameron ‘sets off alarm bells’ in Brussels with immigration speech – Telegraph.co.uk


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David Cameron 'sets off alarm bells' in Brussels with immigration speech
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David Cameron was forced to pause his long-awaited speech on immigration after he was drowned out by an alarm at the factory where he had chosen to make the announcement. The Prime Minister joked that his immigration reforms had "set off alarm bells" …
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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 3:05 pm

French Lawmakers Debate Recognizing a Palestinian State – New York Times


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French Lawmakers Debate Recognizing a Palestinian State
New York Times
PARIS — French lawmakers on Friday debated a nonbinding motion to recognize a Palestinian state, following similar moves in other European nations amid increasing criticism and frustration over Israeli policies. The motion, initiated by the governing …
Eyeing deadline, France to back Palestinian state if peace talks failReuters
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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 3:02 pm

Two dead in Egypt violence and Islamist protests – Reuters


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Two dead in Egypt violence and Islamist protests
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Two people including an army general were killed and 25 were wounded on Friday in a drive-by shooting and clashes that erupted during Islamist protests around Egypt, security sources and health officials said. Police were out in force in …
Egypt police clash with Islamists: Two deadBBC News
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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 3:00 pm

East is east: A series of articles on the processes that led to the outbreak of … – Haaretz


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East is east: A series of articles on the processes that led to the outbreak of
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Palestinians pray as Israeli policemen stand guard during prayers on the second Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in East Jerusalem, July 11, 2014. Photo by Reuters. Text size. Comments (0). Print Page. Send to friend. Share on Facebook.
Italian man seriously wounded at West Bank protestSan Francisco Chronicle
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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:49 pm

Gunmen bomb and shoot at mosque worshippers in north Nigeria’s Kano – Reuters


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Gunmen bomb and shoot at mosque worshippers in north Nigeria's Kano
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KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) – Gunmen exploded bombs and opened fire on worshippers gathered at the central mosque of north Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, for Friday prayers, witnesses said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of the Islamist militant group Boko …
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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:48 pm

Pope Francis in Turkey urges help for Syria refugees – BBC News


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Pope Francis in Turkey urges help for Syria refugees
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Pope Francis has highlighted the plight of refugees from Syria and Iraq and condemned extremism at the start of a key visit to Turkey. In a speech in Ankara, he said the Middle East had "for too long been a theatre of fratricidal wars". The three-day trip comes …
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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:26 pm

Animals Sacrificed in Nepal to Bring Good Luck – ABC News


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Animals Sacrificed in Nepal to Bring Good Luck
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A festival believed to be the largest animal sacrifice ritual in the world began Friday in southern Nepal, where devotees believe the sacrifices bring good luck and a Hindu goddess will grant their wishes. In the fields outside a temple before dawn, a priest …
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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 12:40 pm

Mexico’s Peña Nieto outlines overhaul of local police forces – Los Angeles Times


Mexico's Peña Nieto outlines overhaul of local police forces
Los Angeles Times
Careening from one crisis to another, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday announced a sweeping overhaul of local police forces, a package of constitutional amendments aimed at better meting out justice and the creation of special economic …

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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:00 am

ISIS blocks Mosul mobile networks – The Daily Star


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ISIS blocks Mosul mobile networks
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File – In this June 23, 2014 photo, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. (AP Photo). Connect; Tweet; RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share.

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Posted on 27 November 2014 | 10:14 pm