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Hagel Said to Be Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure - 15:07
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was asked to resign his post, officials said, as President Obama’s national security team has struggled to stay ahead of an onslaught of global crises.Negotiators Plan to Extend Iran Nuclear Talks by 7 Months - 14:38
Hours away from a deadline to complete an accord, American officials and negotiators expected to reconvene next month, a Western diplomat said.A Struggle for the Soul of Hong Kong’s Protest Movement - 12:33
Some demonstrators have grown impatient with the milder path and argue that only stronger action can win concessions from the Hong Kong government.Kunstmuseum Bern Obtains Trove From Gurlitt Collection - 12:23
In agreeing to take the gift of more than 1,000 works, the Kunstmuseum Bern said it would seek to set a new standard in handling Nazi-looted art.Lens Blog: Choosing to Look at ‘War Porn’ - 11:00
Some of the most gruesome images of war, Christoph Bangert argues, should not be hidden, but seen so viewers can get a full documenting of the costs of war.Sinosphere Blog: Beijing Considers How to Harness the Wind to Blow Away Pollution - 9:31
In a plan inspired by research on urban heat islands, city planners are looking at ways to create corridors that encourage wind flow through the Chinese capital.NATO Says 2 Service Members Killed in Afghanistan - 9:01
NATO says that two of its service members have been killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan.Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Goes to University of Texas - 8:00
Gabriel García Márquez’s archive has been acquired by the University of Texas and includes manuscripts, correspondence, photos and personal artifacts related to his important books.
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Defense Secretary Hagel, under pressure, submits resignation - 15:42
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday, bowing to pressure from the White House to step down after less than two years in the job in what could portend a broader shakeup among President Obama’s national security team.Read full article >>At deadline, Iran nuclear talks shift to efforts at keeping negotiations alive - 13:25
VIENNA — Nuclear talks with Iran will be extended for seven months after intense negotiations failed to reach a comprehensive accord but appeared to make encouraging headway, diplomats said Monday.
The new target of June 30 — set just hours before the expiration of a midnight Monday deadline — came after negotiators agreed to move toward the “basic principles” of an accord, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, whose nation is among the six nations in talks with Iran.Read full article...Fact Checker: Did George H.W. Bush really shield 1.5 million illegal immigrants? Nope. - 12:00
President George H.W. Bush “expanded the family fairness program to cover more than 1.5 million unauthorized spouses and children. This represented about 40 percent of the undocumented population at the time.”Read full article >>Cleveland police kill 12-year-old boy wielding BB gun that looked like a semi-automatic pistol - 10:02
On Saturday afternoon, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was sitting on a swing outside a recreation center in Cleveland, wearing a camouflage hat and hiding a BB gun in his waistband.
The boy was playing with the gun on the playground at Cudell Recreation Center, pulling it from his pants and pointing it at people, a man told a 911 dispatcher. The toy’s orange safety tip had apparently been removed, and the caller said the boy was “scaring the s— out of everyone.” He also noted that the boy was “probab...Hong Kong protesters denied entry into China - 9:30
HONG KONG — The young design student nervously picked at her noodles as she recounted being pulled aside last week at the Chinese-Hong Kong border.
It was supposed to be a routine trip for cheap material from China. Instead, she spent more than an hour being searched and interrogated by border guards, and was ultimately put on a bus back to Hong Kong. She was told she was a threat to national security.Read full article >>Greater St. Mark Family Church among those offering ‘safe place’ in Ferguson - 5:58
FERGUSON, Mo. — At Greater St. Mark Family Church, a brick and wood building a short drive from where Michael Brown was killed, the Rev. Tommie L. Pierson Sr., the pastor, paused and surveyed the congregation of 100. He had a complicated task. He wanted to inspire and uplift his flock in a familiar, fiery way, but he knew that he also was addressing the world.Read full article >>Watch Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham make an insane one-handed catch - 5:45
Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is making up for lost time after missing the beginning of the season recovering from a hamstring injury. Since playing his first NFL game in Week 5 on Oct. 5, Beckham really started to come on strong earlier this month. But it was a three-finger catch on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys that will make Beckham’s first year the stuff of legend.Read full article >>The 9 most fascinating numbers from national exit polls - 4:33
The best thing about elections — if you are a numbers nerd like me — is the massive amount of raw data about the American public and what they think, as well as the how and why of it. Yes, only about 36 percent of eligible voters cast ballots three weeks ago, but that amounts to almost 77 million people — a pretty great sample to sort through.Read full article >>
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CULTIVATING CLIMATE JUSTICE FROM THE FRONTLINES OF THE CRISIS: THE PHILIPPINES AND AUSTRALIA - 16:28
This is part 2 of a four-part article series "Cultivating Climate Justice" which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollution, waste and climate crises, working together for systems change. United across six continents, these grassroots groups are defending community rights to clean air, clean water, zero waste, environmental justice, and good jobs. They are all members of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, a network of over 800 organizations from 90...The Case for a More Proactive U.S. Public Diplomacy - 16:26
Much of American public diplomacy, like much of the rest of U.S. foreign policy, is reactive. When a crisis erupts, policymakers respond as best they can to limit the damage. In this social media era, they are often outpaced by those who are better prepared to use new communication tools to deliver their messages. This catch-up-to-events approach is how public diplomacy is being employed to undermine the appeal of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as it slashes it way through pa...Connie Nielsen On Why 50 Is So Awesome - 16:25
So glad to have Connie Nielsen here to help ease us into a healthy pre-holiday mode on Mind Your Body—and Connie sure does mind hers. We’re celebrating the premiere of her newest film, All Relative. The film’s logline tells us that “Things couldn’t be going better for Harry and Grace, a young New York City couple in love, until Grace’s mother turns Harry’s world upside down.” What happens next? You’ll have to see the movie, which opened today.49ers Beat Redskins Late In The Fourth - 16:24
Photo by 49ers Santa Clara, CA - Its obvious the Forty-Niners defense has improved since the return of Aldon Smith. San Francisco has been demolishing quarterbacks as well as their opponents the last two games. Today's 17-13 victory over the Washington Redskins is an example of guys going their job while having fun at the same time. A sack by Justin Smith allowed Ahmad Brooks to recover the fumble to secure the 49ers victory with seconds remaining on the clock. "When you got a guy like Al...The Value of a Toilet: Landlords See Benefit of Upgrading Latrines in Kenya - 16:23
By Wanjiku Njenga, Communications Officer, WSUP Kenya What is the value of a toilet? "Boma ni choo - a toilet defines a homestead!" says Nduta, 30, a landlord in Naivasha, Kenya. She is now seeing her tenants return, after they vacated her 13-unit property three months ago because of the poor state of their shared toilet. Nduta, who also lives on the plot, said, "The previous toilet was old. My parents built it in the nineties and it hadn't been improved since. The walls were made of plas...4 Keys To Living Longer And Better In Retirement - 16:22
In 1970, average life expectancy at birth in the U.S. was 71 years. In 2014, it is 79 years; and by 2050, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that average life expectancy will be 84 years. Today, according to the National Institute on Aging, there are over 40 million people in the U.S. aged 65 or older, accounting for about 13% of the total population. In 1900, there were just 3.1 million 65 or older Americans, or about 4.1% of the population.Life with Lyme - 16:19
A view into the life of Sarah Davenport as she struggles with late stage Lyme Disease. Photos & words by David Norbut On a crisp November morning I arrive to spend some time with Sarah. I am greeted first by Sparky, a tiny yet mighty rat terrier, donning a sweater with a lightening bolt emblazoned on his back. Seconds later, Sarah slowly comes to the door and welcomes me into her home with open arms and a slight smile. These days she spends most of her time in a makeshift bedroom that appe...The Question About My Transracial Family I'm Tired of Being Asked - 16:18
In honor of National Adoption Month, we're sharing the stories of adopted teens. Do you have a story to tell? Email email@example.com. When I was 6 months old, my parents adopted me from China and brought me home with them to Geneva, Switzerland. Shortly after, we moved to the United States and have lived there ever since. Throughout my life, people have always commented on how visually diverse my family is: my mother is Cuban, my father is Swedish and I am Chinese. When people see my ...
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F1: Lewis Hamilton wins 2nd world title - 23/11
After eight years and eight agonizing months of intense competition, Lewis Hamilton is once again the Formula One world champion.Israel revives controversial policies - 22/11
Israel has revived its controversial demolition policy in the wake of several recent terror attacks. Israel says it may save lives. Palestinians say it's cruel and unusual punishment.Cop arrested in Mexican students case - 23/11
A top local police official in Mexico was arrested in connection with the disappearance of 43 college students, authorities said.A small Syrian boy and his flute - 6:18
CNN photojournalist Joe Duran follows a young Syrian refugee boy trying to survive in the bustling city of Istanbul.See Batman if he lived in 1500s - 14:10
Why the killing of elephants must stop - 23/11
The global effort to stop the slaughter of elephants received a major boost when Angelina Jolie announced recently that she will direct and produce a feature film about my efforts to stop the poaching of elephants in Kenya in the 1990s.Why Putin thinks it's still 1985 - 23/11
The first frosts of winter have already dusted the spectacular city of St. Petersburg with a powder of glistening ice. The air outside feels sharp and crisp. Russians hurry along the elegant boulevards, wrapped up tight against the biting cold. Russia's winter, its annual deep freeze, has begun.Gergen: Obama's dangerous move - 21/11
There is something deeply troubling about President Obama's decision to grant legal safe haven to unauthorized immigrants by executive order.
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Apple's latest (RED) campaign pushes to end age of AIDS - 23/11
Corporations work to 'help people live longer.'Grand jury evidence may not be released after all - 23/11
Judicial official says judge has not agreed to release evidence, as prosecutor claimed.More weather misery on horizon for beleaguered Buffalo - 23/11
Areas that were hit with up to 7 feet of snow could see temps in the 60s Monday.Woman claims officer offered to fix ticket for sex - 23/11
Parking enforcement officer arrested, suspended after encounter at meter.Police identify gunman, Florida deputy killed in shootout - 23/11
Suspect in ambush was a man known for his anti-government views.Fort Sam Houston lockdown lifted; man in custody - 23/11
Fort's military police handling the lockdown, sheriff's department saysAnother house in Detroit art installment burns - 23/11
Blaze hits Taxi House, the 12th house in 18 months to burn in two-block art project.Boy with replica gun fatally shot by Cleveland police - 23/11
911 caller had said the gun was 'probably fake.'
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'Time is right' for new terror powers - 15:22
The police and security services should get new powers to defend the UK from a terror threat "perhaps greater than it has ever been", the home secretary says.US defence secretary 'to step down' - 16:23
Chuck Hagel will resign as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.Google case over web abuse settled - 16:38
The case of a businessman who wants to stop malicious web postings about him appearing in Google searches is settled at the High Court.BT and Telefonica in talks over O2 - 12:31
Telecoms giant BT is in talks with Telefonica about buying the O2 mobile network from the Spanish firm.Prince William to visit China in 2015 - 16:09
The Duke of Cambridge is to visit China in 2015 after an invitation from the Chinese government, the BBC understands.Iran nuclear talks deadline extended - 16:26
The deadline for an Iran nuclear deal is extended to the end of June after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.NHS staff stage four-hour strike - 13:40
Nurses, midwives, ambulance staff and other NHS workers in England and Northern Ireland have staged a four-hour strike over a pay dispute.'Abuse risk' for 132 city children - 16:30
A report finds a "serious child sexual exploitation problem" in Birmingham, with 132 young people in the city suffering or vulnerable to abuse.
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Iran nuclear talks: deadline extended to June 2015 – live - 16:33
Rolling coverage as Iran and world powers push back midnight deadline on final day of talks to strike deal over Tehran’s nuclear programme and the lifting of sanctions
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British foreign secretary Philip Hammond has left Palais Coburg in Vienna, where the talks have been taking place; Stuart Hughes, the BBC’s senior world affairs producer, snapped this picture. John Kerry’s press conference has been further delayed.
Simon Tisdall, t...Documentary photographer Giles Duley at the Barbican – video - 16:31
Documentary photographer and photojournalist Giles Duley speaks about Legacy of War, a photographic project looking at long-term impacts of conflicts around the world. Giles Duley was one of the speakers at the Observer Ideas festival 2014 at the Barbican in central London, part of Guardian Live, our series of events, debates, interviews and festivals exclusively for Guardian members. Find out about future Guardian Live events here Continue reading...Calling budding Olympians: London school to pick pupils based on rowing ability - 16:30
Mossbourne academy in Hackney believed to be first UK state school to use rowing prowess as an admissions criterion
A renowned inner-city state school has added fresh fuel to the debate over pupil admissions by introducing selection according to students’ aptitude for rowing.
Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney, north-east London, is inviting applications for up to 10 extra places in year nine based on pupils’ potential to become elite rowers. It is believed to be the first state school in ...Greek unemployment could cause 'social crisis' – business live - 16:28
All the latest business and economics news, as the International Labour Organisation issues a new report on the Greek jobless crisis.
- Latest: ILO demands new strategy to fight Greek unemployment
- Earlier: German business climate improves
- Global business confidence hits five-year low since 2009
- Spanish 10-year yields hit record low below 2%
Markets may have been rallying partly on ECB president Mario Draghi suggesting the central bank will act to combat deflation and boost the flagging e...Giant truck jumps over Formula One car – video - 16:25
Watch the moment a giant truck jumps 83ft over a moving F1 Lotus car. The stunt is executed by professional stunt drivers Mike Ryan and Martin Ivanov, who have been in various Bond and Fast and Furious films. The stunt was preformed as part of an advert for EMC technology Continue reading...William Shatner explores new worlds of self-publishing and Kickstarter - 16:22
Star Trek’s Captain Kirk turns to crowd-funding to finance new book on how to reinvent yourself after 50
He has battled the Klingons and boldly gone where no man has gone before as Captain James T Kirk of the USS Enterprise, but now William Shatner is taking on a new mission: conquering the world of self-publishing with his new book, a guide to reinventing yourself for the over-fifties.
Shatner has turned to Kickstarter to raise the $50,000 (£32,000) he needs to release Catch Me Up, and just a...Channel 4 film features paedophile confessing attraction to children - 16:20
The Paedophile Next Door depicts man admitting attraction, but never having committed a crime, to highlight issue of abuse
A self-confessed paedophile is to out himself in a Channel 4 documentary to ask for more help for people sexually attracted to children in a bid to stop them becoming criminals.
The Paedophile Next Door will feature 39-year-old Eddie admitting openly on camera that he has been sexually attracted to girls as young as four since he was in his 20s, but insisting has never comm...Imax was made for visual blockbusters like Interstellar – Taken 3, not so much - 16:14
While Imax cinemas are ideal for movies shot on a grand scale, seeing less ambitious films in the format holds little appeal
About four years ago – before people started to voice doubts about paying above the odds to develop a crippling headache while watching a murky blockbuster play out through a scratched-up pair of sunglasses – I wrote a piece arguing that Imax, and not 3D, would actually be the future of cinema.
With every passing year, that statement looks more accurate. Back in 2011, the...
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Emperor's New Clothes: Money Lacking for Facade of Berlin's New Palace - 21/11
Construction on Berlin's new city palace is continuing apace, but organizers lack the money necessary for the structure's Baroque facade. Even worse, the Berlin city-state may back out of the project.Students of Death: Euthanasia Doctors Seek Existential Answers at Auschwitz - 21/11
A group of Belgium's leading practitioners of euthanasia recently visited the Auschwitz concentration camp memorial to learn more about death and humanity. The trip proved to be just as controversial for the doctors as it did insightful.Dr. Web: German Medical Start-Ups Aim to Digitalize Healthcare - 20/11
A new cluster of start-ups in Germany is seeking to exploit the digital revolution that is gripping the medical sector. In the future, we are likely to use apps that can measure our heartbeat or analyze potential skin conditions to augment normal healthcare.Teeth and Bones: Mass Abduction Reveals a Decaying Mexican State - 20/11
Most murders don't even make the front page in Mexico anymore. But the recent abduction of 43 students has infuriated the country. The story has exposed the tight relationship between politics, law enforcement and organized crime. And it shows how weak the state has become.Hashtags and Holy War: Islamic State Tweets Its Way to Success - 19/11
In an interview, Ali Soufan, the former FBI agent who was a key figure in the arrest of the mastermind behind al-Qaida's 9/11 attacks, discusses Islamic State's massively successful social media strategy and serious errors made in the war against terror.The 'Caliphate's' Colonies: Islamic State's Gradual Expansion into North Africa - 18/11
Chaos, disillusionment and oppression provide the perfect conditions for Islamic State. Currently, the Islamist extremists are expanding from Syria and Iraq into North Africa. Several local groups have pledged their allegiance.Stripping Neighbors of Money: Pressure Mounts for EU Crackdown on Tax Havens - 18/11
Corporations pay low taxes in Luxembourg. As prime minister, Jean-Claude Juncker carried partial blame for this policy. Politicians in Brussels have maneuvered to save him from the scandal, but the case has cast light on Europe's tax-dumping problem.Putin's Reach: Merkel Concerned about Russian Influence in the Balkans - 17/11
Berlin has begun to see Moscow as an adversary rather than as a potential partner. The German government is concerned about efforts by Russian President Vladimir Putin to increase his influence in the Balkans. Stopping him, however, could prove difficult.
Hagel resigning as Defense secretary - 23:05
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama's party in the midterm elections.Iran nuclear talks to be extended until July - 22:01
Nuclear negotiators have failed to meet a Monday deadline for a deal that would ease international concerns about Iran's atomic program and are poised to extend the negotiations for a comprehensive agreement until July 2015, diplomats said.Recharge your phone in 30 seconds? Israeli firm says it can - 21:41
An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries.Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision - 21:14
The weekend passed without a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, about whether to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, fueling speculation about the timing as protesters demand justice.Liberia free of Ebola by Christmas, says president - 21:02
Liberia's president on Monday urged her countrymen to double their efforts to reach the government's goal of having zero new Ebola cases by Dec. 25, a target some experts have described as highly ambitious.Kenyan experts root for better anti-terror intelligence - 20:58
The horrific terror attack that claimed 28 civilians in Kenya's Mandera County on Saturday is a confirmation the east African nation remains a soft target for militants from neighboring Somalia.French, British banks press EU to revise bank reform plans - 19:40
French and British banks are urging the European Commission to reconsider plans to isolate high-risk trading activities at big banks, warning the move could discourage lending to struggling economies.Iran nuclear talks expected to reconvene next month - 19:20
Iran and six world powers are expected to adjourn nuclear negotiations on Monday and reconvene next month after the latest round of talks failed to clinch a final deal, a source close to the talks said.
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Hagel resigns as Defense Secretary, official says - 16:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, the first major cabinet change after Obama's Democrats were routed in mid-term elections three weeks ago.Iran nuclear talks extended seven months after failing to meet deadline - 16:19
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six powers failed for a second time this year on Monday to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and gave themselves seven more months to overcome the deadlock that has prevented them from clinching an historic deal.U.S., allies conduct 24 strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria: CENTCOM - 16:13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies have conducted two dozen strikes against Islamic State militants since Friday, launching nine strikes in Syria and 15 strikes in Iraq, according to U.S. Central Command.UK faces biggest terrorism threat in its history: minister - 16:03
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history and has foiled around 40 major plots since suicide bombers attacked London in 2005, Home Secretary Theresa May said on Monday.War-weary Darfuris see grim future with or without U.N. peacekeepers - 15:22
TABIT, Sudan (Reuters) - Caught in a forgotten war between rebels and government forces and beset by bandits who roam the lawless roads, villagers in Darfur say their lives can scarcely get any worse if Sudan insists on international peacekeepers leaving their region.Three more Ukrainian soldiers killed: Kiev military - 15:17
KIEV (Reuters) - Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in the past 24 hours in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the east despite a ceasefire in place since early September, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Monday.EU lawmakers to vote on Google break-up motion on Thursday - 14:42
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers will likely vote on Thursday on a motion proposing the break-up of Google and other Internet technology companies, increasing political pressure on the bloc’s antitrust regulators to take a stronger line on the group.Iran nuclear talks set to resume next month after missing deadline - 14:30
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers are expected to break off negotiations on Monday and meet again next month after missing a deadline to clinch a final deal to resolve their 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, diplomatic sources said.
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'He united the NSW Liberals' - 12:04
Barry O'Farrell's colleagues have said he will be missed in Parliament after he confirmed he will not recontest his seat at next year's election.Family linked to school threats, death plots - 12:00
Teen who flew Islamic State flag out of a car window the third member of his family to come under the gaze of authorities.ABC staff to face 'Survivor' test - 12:50
Mark Scott has faced a grilling on 7.30 after announcing staff cuts.Not the economy that matters most - 14:00
Fairfax Ipsos poll found one in four NSW voters ranked one policy area as most important.Murder-accused 'feared dwarfism' - 8:39
Woman told a friend she would 'rather throw her baby in the bin than deal with all this'.What's topping our Christmas lists - 4:27
Retailers are rejoicing with Australian consumers expected to spend $30b this festive season.ABC chief putting 'churnalism first' - 14:15
Comment: The focus on leading the digital race will come at the expense of quality.Why no one cares about privacy - 23/11
Comment: 'Who cares if they look at my email? I've got nothing to hide' is the view of many of us.
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Floods kill at least 32 in southern Morocco - 15:39
Days of unusually heavy rains pounded Morocco's south and unleashed deadly floods that killed 32 people, the interior ministry said on Monday.Iran nuclear talks to be extended until July - 15:21
Nuclear negotiators have failed to meet a Monday deadline for a deal that would ease international concerns about Iran's atomic programme and are poised to extend the negotiations for a comprehensive agreement until July 2015, diplomats said.Iraqi troops retake 2 towns in eastern province - 15:13
Iraqi authorities say Iraqi troops backed by Shia militias have retaken two towns seized previously by militants in an eastern province.Doctor working in Sierra Leone is Italy's first Ebola case - 14:54
An Italian doctor has contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and is being flown back to Rome for specialist treatment, the health ministry said on Monday.UK unveils tough new anti-terror bill - 14:31
The UK government on Monday unveiled tough new measures, including a ban on insurance companies covering the cost of terrorist ransoms and stripping teenage jihadists of their passport, to counter the growing threat of terrorism.Kenyan forces gun down 100 militants post deadly bus attack - 8:09
Kenyan security forces have gunned down at least 100 militants a day after Al Shabab militants launched a deadly attack on a Kenyan bus, officials said.Suicide attack toll at least 50: Afghan official - 7:59
An Afghan official says the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a volleyball tournament has risen to at least 50, with more than 60 wounded.Afghan official: Suicide attack toll at least 50 - 7:59
An Afghan official says the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a volleyball tournament has risen to at least 50, with more than 60 wounded.
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Together, apart and afraid: living in Jerusalem - 16:27
The two young Jerusalem shop assistants wear similar clothes and makeup. Only their names tell them apart as Israeli and Palestinian. But they know that talking about events outside might test their friendship.
Avital and Iman spend their days chatting at a budget clothes shop in west Jerusalem. They look almost identical, dressed from the store's "winter collection" and wearing their dark, straightened hair the same way.
But months of violence in the Holy City, including a spate of deadly Pale...Madagascar working to contain plague outbreak as 40 die - 16:26
Madagascar said Monday it is trying to contain an outbreak of plague -- similar to the Black Death that swept Medieval Europe -- that has killed 40 people and is spreading to the capital Antananarivo.
Two people have been infected in Antananarivo, one of them dying, and health workers have mounted a pest control campaign through slum areas around the city, the World Health Organization says.
The health ministry's secretary general, Philemon Tafangy, said "two hundred households have been disinf...Tanzania president vows never to expel Maasai - 16:17
Tanzania's president has vowed never to evict the Maasai people from their traditional lands, which activists claimed were threatened by plans for a hunting reserve for the wealthy.
"There has never been, nor will there ever be any plan by the government of Tanzania to evict the Maasai people from their ancestral land," President Jakaya Kikwete said in a message on Twitter on Sunday.
Tanzania last week dismissed as false the claims by global activist group Avaaz it had ambitions to turn 1,500 ...Iran nuclear talks deadline extended - 16:17
The deadline for nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers has been extended until June 30, 2015, after diplomats meeting in Vienna failed to meet a Monday deadline to reach a comprehensive deal.Morocco flash floods toll climbs to at least 28 dead - 16:07
The death toll from three days of what residents described as the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades has climbed to at least 28, authorities said on Monday.
The storms since Saturday caused flash floods in much of the south at the foot of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, but a weather alert was finally called off on Monday afternoon.
Rescue teams recovered 11 bodies from high waters near Talmaadart river in the Guelmim region, which bore the brunt of the storms, adding to an earlier de...US stocks open higher on good German data - 16:07
US stocks opened higher Monday, adding to Friday's records after data showed a rise in German business confidence.
Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,852.96, up 42.90 points (0.24 percent).
The broad-based S&P 500 gained 6.54 (0.32 percent) to 2,070.04, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose 17.39 (0.37 percent) to 4,730.36.
Both the Dow and S&P 500 closed at record highs Friday.
Germany's Ifo business climate index rose to 104.7 points in November from...BT says in talks to buy back O2 mobile phone unit - 16:07
British telecoms giant BT said Monday it was in "preliminary" talks to buy back its former domestic mobile phone division O2 from Spanish peer Telefonica.
BT added in a statement that it had been approached by shareholders from two operators -- O2 and an unnamed group -- with a view to buying their UK mobile business.
The other operator was understood to be EE, according to sources close to the matter. EE is a joint venture between Orange of France and Deutsche Telekom of Germany.
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Drought is the latest natural disaster to hit Latin America, where the weather is growing ever more volatile as the effects of climate change take hold. The region is hosting this year's UN climate conference in Peruvian capital of Lima from December 1 to 12. VIDEOGRAPHIC
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Lithuania agrees to supply Ukraine with military aid, Poroshenko says - 16:37
Lithuania has decided to provide limited military aid to Ukraine following a meeting between Presidents Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania in Kiev. The move aims to bolster military cooperation between the two states.‘Vile and abusive’: Deal sees Google block trolling of UK businessman - 15:47
Google has reached a settlement with a UK businessman after he took the company to court over malicious web postings about him appeared in its search results.Homegrown: Chile's marijuana moms break law, desperate to rid epileptic kids of pain - 15:42
Some 100 frantic Chilean parents are knowingly breaking the law by growing marijuana as an absolute last resort to keep their epileptic children from enduring excruciating pain. It’s not legal, but they don’t see another way, as the government is no help.‘Against nature’: Erdogan's gender inequality comments at women's rights conference spark outrage - 15:32
Turkey’s president says men and women cannot be equal, and that feminists don’t understand motherhood. Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused widespread offence with his comments at a conference on women’s rights in Ankara.Not Jumping for Joy: Ukraine, a year later - 15:28
Just over a year ago, thousands of Ukrainians took to Kiev's main square, angry at oligarchs and corruption. But instead of “Europe” and prosperity, they got a coup, more oligarchy, and war.US Defense Sec. stepping down under pressure - media reports - 15:23
US President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, senior administration officials have said, a number of US news outlets reported.Libya owes UK £14mn for scrapped military training scheme - 15:05
The Libyan government owes the UK £14 million for an aborted training program aimed at helping the depleted post-Gaddafi army to recover. The program was abandoned after recruits sexually attacked locals near their Cambridgeshire barracks.Ice hockey legend, father of Soviet Red Machine, dies at 84 - 14:40
Legendary ice hockey player and coach Viktor Tikhonov has died at the age of 84. The founder of famous Red Machine - the invincible Soviet hockey team - he brought his country dozens of gold medals, including three Olympic ones.