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Watch: Bereaved couple gets unforgettable wedding surprise

Company delivers a surprise gift to help couple celebrate, after bride's father and brother were murdered by terrorist.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

US soldiers arrive in Syria to back anti-ISIS Kurds

Team of 50 special forces arrive in Kobane, symbol of Kurdish resistance to ISIS, to train and 'organize' anti-jihadist forces.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Pope's stern warning on climate change

Pope Francis celebrated a historic Mass in Kenya on Thursday, a day declared a national public holiday as throngs of jubilant Catholics flocked to the ...

- CNN Top Stories - US

Flagmakers rush to meet demand as France prepares public show for Paris victims

Workers in flag-makers up and down France are making tens of thousands of stitches in time for Friday's great display of national pride. The…

- Euronews - FR

Accidental death of a career: columnist quits as murder comes back to bite him

An Italian journalist has resigned after the son of a man he ordered to be murdered was named editor of...

- The Times - UK

Where's death penalty in push for criminal justice overhaul?

WASHINGTON " Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners and confronting racial bias ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ | Zim's Mr Ugly must also be 'creative and stylish' - organiser

The judges of Zimbabwe's Mr Ugly competition are looking for someone 'creative and stylish' - not just plain ugly - and two-time winner William ...

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Check out The Times Business podcast

In this week's podcast, we discuss the fallout from George Osborne's autumn statement and spending review and ask what businesses,...

- The Times - UK

Pope: Failure at COP21 in Paris would be 'catastrophic'

Pope Francis has made a strong call to world leaders to agree on a binding agreement to fight global warming. Daniel Pelz reports from Nairobi, where ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Opposition activist's murder shakes Venezuela before election

CARACAS - Venezuela opened an investigation on Thursday into the murder of a local opposition leader days before a legislative election, stirring ...

- Reuters - US

Belgian PM Lowers Brussels Alert Level, Says Threat Still Serious

Lowering the maximum security alert level in Brussels, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said on Thursday that the threat of an attack in the city ...


Brussels security alert level lowered after 6 days at maximum level

The security alert level for Brussels was lowered Thursday after six days at the maximum level after the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, local ...

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Balky Bavarians: US Congress Demands Action on Nazi Looted Art

Are artworks looted by the Nazis from Jewish collectors still hanging in Bavarian museums? Twenty-nine members of the US Congress think so, and have ...

- Spiegel Online - DE

Putin says Russia is ready to cooperate with US-led coalition against Islamic State group

MOSCOW " Putin says Russia is ready to cooperate with US-led coalition against Islamic State group.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Obama Compares Syrian Refugees To America's Pilgrims In Thanksgiving Speech

"Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims," Obama said, urging compassion toward Syrian refugees amid ...

- VICE News - US

Video: War of words emerges between Russia and Turkey

Russia and Turkey are rattling off following this week's downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Israeli Troops Kill Two Palestinians As Government Mulls Response To Violence

Israeli military commanders and the Netanyahu government have sparred over the right strategy to end two months of stabbings, shootings, and car-based ...

- VICE News - US

Runway protesters cause chaos at Heathrow

Climate change activists caused traffic chaos around Heathrow yesterday after blocking a major road tunnel into the airport as part...

- The Times - UK | Russia takes revenge in Syria

Russia says its forces have wiped out Syrian rebel groups operating in the area where one of its jets was brought down.

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Venezuela opposition figure's killing was gangland hit: president

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday the shooting dead of an opposition leader appeared to be a gangland score-settling, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Pope to world leaders: 'Catastrophic' if special interests derail climate talks

Pope Francis warned Thursday that it would be "catastrophic" for world leaders to let special interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to ...

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I'm far from convinced by Cameron's plans for Syria

The Prime Minister has a plan for when the bombs drop. But what about after? In the House of Commons today, the Prime Minister set out a powerful case ...

- New Statesman - UK

Iran's Nuclear Report Won't Be Black and White, U.N. Official Says

A report by the United Nations atomic agency on Iran's past nuclear work is unlikely to draw a clear conclusion on whether Tehran had been working on ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

US and Allies Lead 27 Strikes Against Islamic State, Says US Military

The United States and its allies staged 27 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, the coalition leading the operations said in ...


Boy dies after exorcist tells parents to stop his insulin

A Japanese man who calls himself Dragon God' and claims to have magical healing powers has been accused of killing a...

- The Times - UK

'Hard to see what good the attacks in Syria have done'

On the day Germany announced plans to begin reconnaissance flights in Syria, David Cameron asked parliament to expand Britain's mission. The European ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE | Pitch or poor Proteas? It's both

A combo of sub-standard conditions and naivety of some of their troops have SA teetering on the brink of series defeat, says Rob Houwing.

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Mali says arrests two suspects linked to Bamako hotel attack

BAMAKO - Mali's security ministry arrested two people suspected of links to an attack on a luxury hotel in the country's capital that killed 20 ...

- Reuters - US

Belgium lowers security alert level in Brussels -Belga

BRUSSELS  - Belgium lowered the security threat level in Brussels on Thursday after nearly a week on maximum alert following the Islamic State ...

- GMA News - PH

US Knew Flight Path of Plane Downed by Turkey: Vladimir Putin

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had given prior information to the United States of the flight path of the plane downed by ...

- NDTV - IN | SA's disabled trapped in cycles of poverty

A staggering 80 percent of people living with disabilities globally live in poverty, according to the Department of Social Development.

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Israeli forces kill three Palestinians in West Bank clashes; Netanyahu strategy debated

JERUSALEM - Military commanders and the Netanyahu government argued over the right strategy to end two months of stabbings and shootings on Thursday ...

- Reuters - US

Turkey and Russia - online outrage

After a Russian fighter jet was shot down by Turkey's air force, the two country's governments are locked in a war of words. Things are similar ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

60th IPRM meeting takes place in Ergneti

On 26th November 2015, the 60th meeting under the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism took place in Ergneti, co-facilitated by Kęstutis ...


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- The Times - UK

Prince Charles Warns of 'Perfect Storm' Should Paris Climate Talks Flop

Prince Charles warned Thursday that if international leaders fail to clinch a deal on climate change at talks in Paris next week, it would leave ...


'Human error' to blame in hospital raid, US admits

A deadly air strike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital was "caused primarily by human error", the United States commander in Afghanistan said ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

"Is it ever worth getting back with an ex?": Love surgery on Radio 1

The Surgery with Gemma and Dr Radha took its young listeners beyond the posturing of love. Is it ever worth getting back with an ex? This was one of ...

- New Statesman - UK | Pope: Blood diamonds fuel terrorism

Pope Francis has urged global action against illegal trafficking of blood diamonds, ivory and other natural resources, saying it causes political ...

- - ZA

Pope Francis Warns Against Special Interests Derailing Climate Talks

Francis has made ecological concerns a hallmark of his nearly 3-year-old papacy

- TIME Magazine - US | SA firms funding shorter-term as economy falters

South African companies are becoming reluctant to raise long-term funding as the country's economic outlook deteriorates, according to Standard Bank ...

- - ZA

Dutch PM backs Ukraine-EU accord as key for stability

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Thursday defended an EU cooperation deal with Ukraine as vital for European stability only months before a ...

- Yahoo! News - US | Jeffreys Bay cop shot dead after heated row with husband

An off-duty policewoman from Jeffreys Bay has been shot dead, allegedly by her security guard husband, police say. The husband's body was also found ...

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Greek students sell sex for food

It used to be that central and eastern European women dominated Greece's prostitution industry, but six years of crippling financial...

- The Times - UK

Russia targets Turkish economy over downed warplane

Russia on Thursday pledged broad retaliatory measures against Turkey's economy in revenge for the downing of one of its warplanes, as recriminations ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Little Red Book 'was no joke for us'

A Chinese author who spent part of her childhood in a labour camp during the Cultural Revolution has described how it...

- The Times - UK

China's Xi Jinping announces landmark military reforms

Elizabeth ShimBEIJING, Nov. 26 -- Xi Jinping said he is planning new command systems to integrate and increase the efficiency of China's military, ...

- UPI - US

Kenya says ready to leave global court over case against VP

BRUSSELS - Kenya said on Thursday it was ready to quit the International Criminal Court if it did not get assurances about the handling of the trial ...

- Reuters - US

Mahane Yehuda stabber to complain against officer

16-year-old who together with 14-year-old stalked and stabbed elderly man says she will file complaint against officer who shot her.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Why a group of Brunel students walked out on Katie Hopkins instead of no-platforming her

"We silently walked out because Ms Hopkins has the right to speak, but we also have the right to express our discontent." Earlier this week, columnist ...

- New Statesman - UK