World News World News from en 60 Marine convicted of killing Filipino transgender woman U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton declared guilty of strangling woman in hotel after meeting her at a disco Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:12:19 -0600 World - Pope Francis visits mosque in war-torn African nation "Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters," pontiff says in well received, if not necessarily heeded plea for peace Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:53:47 -0600 World - Syria’s al-Qaida Branch Releases Captive Lebanese Soldiers The release was part of a swap that included Lebanon setting free a number of prisoners Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:01:52 -0600 TIME Sinosphere: Amid Smog Wave, an Artist Molds a Potent Symbol of Beijing’s Pollution Armed with a vacuum and red clay, “Brother Nut” sucked up dust from around the capital’s landmarks to create a solid brick of condensed pollution. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:00:58 -0600,%20an%20Artist%20Molds%20a%20Potent%20Symbol%20of%20Beijing%E2%80%99s%20Pollution NYT > World VW says 'around 50' witnesses have come forward in internal probe Around 50 employees of German auto giant Volkswagen have come forward to testify in the group's internal probe into a massive pollution-cheating scandal, a spokesman said on Tuesday. VW has launched an internal investigation into its biggest-ever scandal after the carmaker was forced to admit in September that it had ... Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:59:59 -0600'around%2050'%20witnesses%20have%20come%20forward%20in%20internal%20probe World News Headlines - Yahoo News Pirelli calendar wins praise for feminist makeover Topless women out, female luminaries in: the latest edition of the famously titillating Pirelli calendar presented in London by US photographer Annie Leibovitz has won praise for its feminist makeover. The Huffington Post's UK edition called the images "inspiring" and "stunning", while the Daily Telegraph said the calendar had "swapped ... Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:58:00 -0600 World News Headlines - Yahoo News Aid reaches S.Sudan war zone but famine risk remains: UN Aid workers in war-torn South Sudan have reached one of the worst hit areas where thousands are feared dying of starvation, the United Nations said Tuesday, but warned conditions may yet worsen. Two teams of aid workers reached the town of Leer in southern Unity state, the UN said, scene ... Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:54:31 -0600 World News Headlines - Yahoo News U.S. Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipino A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel in the Philippines while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country. Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was ... Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:53:00 -0600 Nation & World - Chicago Tribune Rudder problem, pilot actions led to Indonesia AirAsia crash JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A rudder control system problem that had occurred 23 times in the previous 12 months coupled with the pilots' response led to last year's crash of an AirAsia plane that killed all 162 people on board, Indonesian investigators said Tuesday. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:42:22 -0600,%20pilot%20actions%20led%20to%20Indonesia%20AirAsia%20crash World News Headlines - Yahoo News Obama urges Turkey, Russia to set tension aside, focus on IS PARIS (AP) — Aiming to head off a rift between major Mideast players, President Barack Obama urged Turkey and Russia on Tuesday to set aside tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and focus on the common priority of defeating the Islamic State group. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:39:51 -0600,%20Russia%20to%20set%20tension%20aside,%20focus%20on%20IS World News Headlines - Yahoo News Obama Urges Turkey and Russia to Set Aside Differences and Focus on ISIS Tensions between Turkey and Russia have erupted into diplomatic crisis since Turkey shot down a Russian jet Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:34:29 -0600 TIME Lebanon Begins Prisoner Exchange With Qaeda Affiliate in Syria The Lebanese government was said to be releasing 13 prisoners, including several women and children in exchange for 16 Lebanese soldiers held by the Nusra Front. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:32:46 -0600 NYT > World France to give Africa 2 bn euros for green energy Le Bourget (France) (AFP) - France will give African countries two billion euros ($2.1 billion) over the next four years to develop renewable energy and replace climate-harming fossil fuels, President Francois Hollande said Tuesday. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:31:58 -0600 World News Headlines - Yahoo News Statoil dumps stake in European gas pipeline Daniel J. GraeberMILAN, Italy, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Italian energy company Snam said it bought Statoil's stake in the planned Trans Adriatic gas pipeline, billed as a near-panacea for European diversification. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:28:59 -0600 Latest News - Turkey PM urges Russia to give up 'baseless' claims on IS trade Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday called on Russia to re-establish dialogue channels instead of making "baseless accusations" of an alleged oil trade between Ankara and Islamic State (IS) jihadists. "We should sit at the table and discuss what to do instead of making baseless accusations," Davutoglu told reporters ... Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:27:24 -0600'baseless'%20claims%20on%20IS%20trade World News Headlines - Yahoo News