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Suicide attack at Afghanistan volleyball tournament condemned

Olympics officials called a suicide bombing at the Kabul game that killed at least 45 "cowardly"

All answers downvoted to oblivion in Reddit AMA with FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn

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All answers downvoted to oblivion in Reddit AMA with FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn
Thor Benson Mignon Clyburn, one of the five commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission, tried and failed at doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) Friday.

U.S. tells Iran to consider extending nuclear negotiations

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The move marks the first formal recognition by Washington that a deal on Iran's nuclear program won't be reached by the midnight Monday deadline

Low voter turnout could erode Japan PM Abe's call for fresh mandate

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters, puzzled as to why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election now and unimpressed by opposition alternatives, may shun a Dec. 14 election in record numbers.

Hitler painting sells for $162,000

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Hitler painting sells for $162,000
Adolf Hitler is believed to have painted the image of Munich's old city hall around 1914, about two decades before he became the Nazi dictator.Adolf Hitler is believed to have painted the image of Munich's old city hall around 1914, about two decades before he became the Nazi dictator.


Fire kills horses trapped in boarding stable

Heavy smoke and flames were seen coming from the stable, which was used to house show animals and thoroughbreds

Man in cop ambush harbored resentment of government

Authorities said the Florida man who fatally shot one officer and wounded another had threatened law enforcement in the past

Affluence a factor into mental care of Adam Lanza?

A report released by Connecticut officials suggests that the social status of Adam Lanza's parents may have added to neglect of his mental problems

Pacquiao to Mayweather: Enough is enough, let's fight

Filipino boxing champ, fresh off his latest victory, calls out the undefeated "Money" machine to help stage richest fight in history

Pacquaio to Mayweather: Enough is enough, let's fight

Filipino boxing champ, fresh off his latest victory, calls out the undefeated "Money" machine to help stage richest fight in history
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ABC, SBS cuts: one in 10 to lose jobs, regional offices closed – live coverage

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Sweeping cuts across the ABC, including 400 jobs, and entire radio and TV programs, after Coalition budget cuts to the national broadcasters Continue reading...

The 2014 American Music awards – live!

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Taylor Swift is getting a special award, Pitbull is presenting, One Direction are playing, Iggy Azalea is up for six gongs ... join us as ... more

Jacqui Lambie resigns from Palmer United party – politics live

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Senator has quit the Palmer United party after Clive Palmer accused her of being a plant to wreck his fledgling party. Follow the day’s events ... more

AC/DC – Rock or Bust first listen review – 'If this is to be their last album, they haven't disgraced themselves'

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(Sony/Columbia)The 16th AC/DC studio album should, really, have been a lap of honour. Their last, 2008’s Black Ice, entered the charts at No 1 in ... more

Taliban peace talks a threat to women’s rights in Afghanistan, Oxfam warns

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As London conference looms, aid agency calls on international community to ensure rights of Afghan women are not rolled back• Britain urged to give unstinting ... more
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Switzerland Wins Davis Cup Final

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Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 as Switzerland won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead.

MH17 Debris Leaves Rebel Area of Ukraine

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A train carrying the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 left a separatist-controlled area of Eastern Ukraine bound for the government-controlled city of Kharkiv, Interfax ... more

Portugal Ex-Prime Minister Detained

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Portugal’s former prime minister, José Sócrates, spent a second night in detention after a criminal court judge questioned him in an investigation of suspected tax ... more

Poland's Ruling Party Wins Most Seats in Regional Assemblies

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Poland’s national election committee said Saturday night that the ruling party won the most seats in regional assemblies even though it came second in the ... more

Europe Takes Stronger Measures, Albeit Symbolic, to Condemn Israeli Policies

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Europe Takes Stronger Measures, Albeit Symbolic, to Condemn Israeli Policies
After years of growing frustration, European politicians are embracing symbolic steps to support a Palestinian state.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Dhaka's Unruly Campus Partisans

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Surely there is a way to respect, celebrate and maintain the spirit of the past.

Afghanistan Quietly Lifts Ban on Night Raids

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The government of President Ashraf Ghani has cleared the way for special forces raids, blocked by former President Hamid Karzai, to resume in 2015.

Rescuers Pull Survivors From Collapsed Houses After Earthquake in Japan

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Rescuers Pull Survivors From Collapsed Houses After Earthquake in Japan
The earthquake in central Japan near the city of Nagano injured at least 40 people, damaged dozens of buildings and forced hundreds into emergency shelters.

Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens of People at Volleyball Match in Afghanistan

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The bomber set off his explosives in a crowd gathered to watch a regional volleyball tournament in Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan.

China Said to Be Building Airstrip-Capable Area in Disputed Waters

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A report from IHS Jane’s Defence says the operation is designed to coerce other countries to relinquish territorial claims in the South China Sea.

The Saturday Profile: Extolling Moderation in Order to Confront Politics in Cuba

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The Saturday Profile: Extolling Moderation in Order to Confront Politics in Cuba
Two former journalists have created a space in Havana where dissidents, communists, artists, exiles and intellectuals alike can discuss national issues.

Clashes Erupt Over Missing Mexican Students

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Relatives of the 43 missing students led thousands through Mexico City in mostly peaceful marches that ended in clashes as the police tried to stop ... more

World Briefing: Colombia: Accused as Cocaine Kingpin, Man Pleads Guilty to Charges in New York

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Daniel Barrera, 47, faces life in prison after pleading guilty in federal court in Manhattan to a charge that he conspired to manufacture and import ... more

Cartagena Journal: A Hammer Comes Down in Colombia on an Honor for Britain

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Cartagena Journal: A Hammer Comes Down in Colombia on an Honor for Britain
An activist took things into his own hands after a historical marker commemorating the death of British and American troops was unveiled in a ceremony ... more

World Briefing: Colombia: Agreement Is Reached to Release General Held by Rebels

published Wed, Nov 19 2014 19:03 GMT
The country’s largest rebel group has agreed to free a captured army general and four other captives, officials said Wednesday.

Sudan and Rebels in Darfur Region Begin Peace Talks

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Sudan and Rebels in Darfur Region Begin Peace Talks
The conflict in the region in western Sudan started in 2003, when rebels there accused the central government in Khartoum of discrimination, negligence and marginalization.

Israeli Cabinet Backs Nationality Bill That Risks Wider Rift With Arab Minority

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Israeli Cabinet Backs Nationality Bill That Risks Wider Rift With Arab Minority
The draft legislation emphasizes Israel’s Jewish character above its democratic nature, proposing to define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, a move opposed ... more

International Education: Bringing Education to African Girls

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International Education: Bringing Education to African Girls
The World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar, has awarded its 2014 prize to a British educator for helping millions of young girls in ... more

Iran Nuclear Negotiators, Facing Deadline and Differences, Weigh Extending Talks

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Western and Iranian officials said on Sunday that with issues still unresolved on an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program, they might consider prolonging the ... more

Lawyer Who Represented Bin Laden Kin Is Sentenced in Tax Case

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Lawyer Who Represented Bin Laden Kin Is Sentenced in Tax Case
Stanley L. Cohen, who defended a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden against terrorism charges, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday for impeding ... more

U.S. tells Iran to consider extending nuclear negotiations

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The move marks the first formal recognition by Washington that a deal on Iran's nuclear program won't be reached by the midnight Monday deadline

Low voter turnout could erode Japan PM Abe's call for fresh mandate

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters, puzzled as to why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election now and unimpressed by opposition alternatives, may shun ... more

​Lindsey Graham: House Benghazi report "full of crap"

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GOP senator says his Republican colleagues in the House "doing a lousy job policing their own" after report on wrongdoing in the 2012 terror attack

Anxious Ferguson waits for grand jury's decision

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FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - After a fourth straight night of low-level protests in Ferguson, Missouri, anxious residents still did not know on Sunday when a ... more

Flooding could follow heavy snow in western New York

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BUFFALO (Reuters) - Emergency workers filled thousands of sandbags on Sunday as the area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures ... more