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Lawyer detained for obstructing Brazil corruption probe

RIO DE JANEIRO " Brazilian police say they have detained a lawyer representing a key convict in the mushrooming corruption scandal at the state-run ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Soccer star Kompany: Politicians' failures led to Paris attacks

- CNN Top Stories - US

Radical Islamist groups claim deadly attacks in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has been rocked this year by a series of deadly attacks claimed by radical Islamist groups, raising concerns about growing extremism in the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

France, 2 Weeks After Paris Attacks, Observes National Day of Mourning

At an official ceremony, President François Hollande described the victims as 130 laughs that we won't hear anymore, 130 voices that went quiet ...

- New York Times - US

Pope Visits Nairobi Slum; Urges Africa's Governments To Help Those In Poverty

Pope Francis travels from Kenya to Uganda on Friday — the second stop on his trip to Africa. The pope began the day in a place world leaders more ...

- NPR - US

Gibraltar re-elects left-leaning government

MADRID " Voters on the disputed British colony of Gibraltar have re-elected Fabian Picardo's left-leaning coalition in parliamentary elections.Results ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Attorney defends alleged serial rapist cop by attacking the credibility of vulnerable black women

Four weeks into the trial of Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer charged with the sexual abuse or rape of 13 different women, the ...

- The Raw Story - US

Russia, Turkey clash over downed jet warnings

Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria yesterday to protect its jets operating there and pledged its air force would keep flying missions ...

- Buenos Aires Herald - AR

'Right Now They're Measuring Dicks, And That's Very Dangerous': The Putin Vs. Erdogan Strongman Contest

From sporting prowess to devout religious faith, the Russian and Turkish presidents are eerily similar. But the personality traits which once made ...

- VICE News - US

Queen Elizabeth II to open Commonwealth meeting in Malta

Queen Elizabeth II is set to open the Commonwealth heads of government meeting on the Mediterranean island of Malta. The summit is expected to deal ...

- The Hindu - IN

Turkish journalists' arrests draws protests home and abroad

ISTANBUL - Around 2,000 people protested on Friday over the arrest of two prominent journalists on charges of espionage and terrorist propaganda, a ...

- Reuters - US | 'Pets are family, domestic workers are employees' – News24 users respond to Malema

News24 users have expressed their views as to why some people may have medical insurance for their animals but not for their domestic workers.

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Germany frees two held for alleged 'act of violence' plot: police

German police said Friday they had released two men detained on suspicion of planning a 'serious act of violence' following raids in Berlin targeting ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Pope Calls Slum Conditions in Nairobi an Injustice

He visited Nairobi's Kangemi slum on Friday

- TIME Magazine - US

Strikes on IS headquarters kill 8, including 5 children

A new wave of air strikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international ...

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Ministro ruso del Exterior dice que Mosc suspender viajes sin visa con Turqua

MOSC " Ministro ruso del Exterior dice que Mosc suspender viajes sin visa con Turqua.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Kazakhstan Wants in on TAPI

Weekend reading: Turkmen, Turks and other Turkmen, and the Tajikistan internet.

- The Diplomat - US

Paris remembers attack victims amid international manhunt

French President Francois Hollande led a memorial service where the names of all 130 victims were read aloud


ISIL claims responsibility for Bangladesh mosque attack

Two suspects arrested after gunmen storm mosque and open fire on praying worshipers, killing one and wounding three.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Clinton winning support from union leaders , but many rank-and-file members drawn to Sanders

California nurse Katy Roemer remembers how at the height of the Ebola crisis last year, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders marched arm-in-arm with union ...

- The Raw Story - US

Pope brings message of hope

Pope Francis has denounced the conditions that slum-dwellers are forced to live in.

- The Australian - AU | DA pleased with Motsoeneng judgment

The DA is pleased it had won a judgment declaring the Communications Minister Faith Muthambi's appointment of suspended SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng ...

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Hollande, Putin agree to work more closely to combat IS in Syria

France and Russia will exchange intelligence on Islamic State and other rebel groups to improve the effectiveness of their aerial bombing campaigns in ...

- Buenos Aires Herald - AR

Russia rules out anti-ISIS coalition with the West

Putin says after meeting France's Hollande that the West 'isn't yet ready' to work in a single coalition against ISIS.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

How a normal day ended in tragedy for Palestinian teens

Two girls were shot after attacking a man in Jerusalem, in an incident that has devastated and baffled their families.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Pope urges young Kenyans not to sucum to 'sugar of corruption'

Scrapping a prepared script, Pope Francis addressed a packed Nairobi stadium with the down-to-earth and spontaneous style that has endeared him to ...

- Buenos Aires Herald - AR

Macri taps Jorge Triaca as Labour Minister

President-elect Mauricio Macri announced lawmaker Jorge Triaca will be the next Labour Minister. A few other key names were unveiled.

- Buenos Aires Herald - AR | Gas firm deal 'fishy'

The EFF has revealed that a former director of Rhino Oil and Gas Exploration is the chairperson of Denel and a legal adviser to Communications ...

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France remembers Paris attack victims

The names of the dead were read out at the ceremony.         


Putin, Hollande agree to share intelligence against Islamic State

Amy R. ConnollyMOSCOW, Nov. 27 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande agreed Thursday to share intelligence ...

- UPI - US

Dear Pope Francis, As You Visit Uganda, Here's What You Should Know

The pope arrives in the country on Friday. Commentators James Kassaga Arinaitwe and Viviane Rutabingwa give him a crash course in the country's ...

- NPR - US

Philippine government seeks Marcos rare art, sells jewelry

Amy R. ConnollyMANILA, Nov. 27 -- The Philippine government plans to turn to the Internet and social media to locate rare paintings once owned by ...

- UPI - US

Central, eastern Europe protest Russian gas pipeline project

PRAGUE " Slovakia's economy minister says his country will join forces with other Central and Eastern members of the European Union to protest a ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

World's largest brand plans expansion

Unilever has been successful in penetrating low income markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, and is now expanding its manufacturing footprint.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Russia has right to military response after jet downing: Naryshkin

Russia has the right to make a military response after the downing of a Russian jet earlier this week by NATO member Turkey, lower house speaker ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Polish cargo ship attacked off Nigeria; 5 abducted

WARSAW, Poland " Armed attackers abducted five Polish seamen, including the captain and three officers, from a cargo ship on Nigerian waters, Poland's ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

NATO Could Play a De-escalating Role in the Russia-Turkey Confrontation

27 November 2015 Dr Beyza UnalResearch Fellow, Nuclear Weapons Policy, International Security Department The Alliance must explore its options for ...

- Chatham House - UK | WWF backs govt decision to appeal rhino horn ruling

The World Wide Fund for Nature says a high court ruling permitting domestic trade of rhino horn would encourage poaching.

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Arabia executions: Kingdom to behead 50 men convicted of terrorism offences despite threat of Shia revolt

Impervious to international opinion, the desert kingdom is poised to execute more than 50 people, three of whom were under 18 when their alleged crime ...

- Times Of India - IN

Russia seeks economic revenge against Turkey after its plane is shot down

Russia threatened economic retaliation against Turkey on Thursday and said it was still awaiting a reasonable explanation for the shooting down of its ...

- Times Of India - IN

UN: 2 killed in border town between South Sudan and Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan " The U.N. says a 4-year-old girl and an Ethiopian peacekeeper were killed and three others wounded in an attack on Thursday in the ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Turkey tries to ease Russia tensions after plane downed

- CNN Top Stories - US

Two Palestinians killed after ramming cars into Israeli soldiers

Incidents in West Bank latest in wave of violence that began two months ago

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Turkey jails journalists for 'revealing state secrets'

Two journalists detained after story alleging intelligence officers oversaw trucks with weapons destined for Syria.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Romania OKs visit by Russian official under EU travel ban

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania's foreign ministry has defended a visit by a Russian legislator who is on a European Union sanctions list, saying ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Macri plays dangerous game with peso

If there’s one point president-elect Mauricio Macri has been crystal clear about, it’s that he hates all the rules and restrictions ...

- Buenos Aires Herald - AR

The attack on Les Bleus was an attack on the soul of France - that's why Euro 2016 must go ahead

As a continent reels politically from the refugee crisis and emotionally from the Paris attacks, football must find a new, confident voice. After the ...

- New Statesman - UK

Central, eastern Europe protest Russian gas pipeline project

PRAGUE — Slovakia's economy minister says his country will join forces with other Central and Eastern members of the European Union to protest a ...

- Yahoo! News - US