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Pope brings unity message to CAR

Pontiff urges citizens to "avoid the temptation of fear of others", in last leg of his three-nation Africa tour.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Kenyan police say gunshots in Kenyan campus a mock exercise

Police in Kenya conducted a mock security exercise at a campus in Kenya's capital on Monday that sparked panic over a feared attack. "It was a mock ...

- Yahoo! News - US

New clues in the hunt for Nefertiti's tomb

- CNN Top Stories - US

Indonesia 'ghost villages' eerie vestiges of volcano's power

Over 30,000 had to evacuate after a 7-km area around Mount Sinabung was declared too dangerous to inhabit.

- The Hindu - IN

Saudi developer secures funds to complete world's tallest tower

The Saudi developer behind plans for the world's tallest building said Sunday it had secured financing to complete the record-breaking project.Kingdom ...


Hamburg says 'No' to 2024 Olympics

Residents of the German city of Hamburg vote against hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in a referendum.

- BBC - UK

Miner BHP commits to Brazil clean-up as huge lawsuit looms

BHP Billiton renewed Monday its commitment to do all it can to help following the deadly collapse of a waste water dam in Brazil, with the mining ...


Paris On Alert As World Leaders Gather For Climate Conference

Heads of state are in Paris to attend the opening of the U.N. climate change conference on Monday. It's a huge security challenge for a city still ...

- NPR - US

Myanmar military releases 53 underage recruits: U.N.

By Timothy Mclaughlin YANGON - Myanmar's military released 53 children and young people from service on Monday as part of an effort to rid its ranks ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The Colorado Shooting Comes Amid an 'Alarming' Escalation of Anti-Abortion Violence

Zoë CarpenterThreats and attacks on clinics and abortion providers have risen dramatically since an undercover video sting aimed at Planned ...

- The Nation - US

After woman's brush with death, doctor warns about the danger of glittery hair ties

It's official: Nothing in this world — not even a glittery hair tie — is safe. Audree Kopp of Louisville, Kentucky, never thought twice about ...

- The Week - US

Funeral for Russian royal who died in Aussie trailer park

CANBERRA, Australia " Leonid Gurevich Kulikovsky, the reclusive great-grandson of Russian Tsar Alexander III, had a funeral on Monday in the northern ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Key sticking points in UN climate talks

PARIS " Some 180 countries have already presented plans to cut or rein in their climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions.That's a huge step forward ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Key Sticking Points in UN Climate Talks

Some 180 countries have already presented plans to cut or rein in their climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions.


Indian Man Killed in Road Accident in New Jersey

A 23-year-old Indian man was killed when a van struck his car on the side of a highway in New Jersey, an accident that also claimed the lives of two ...


Hazardous smog blankets Beijing as climate talks kick off in Paris

China has issued the highest pollution alert of the year, as dangerous smog that is more than 20 times healthy limits engulfs Beijing. The alert comes ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

After 79 years of hurt ... Britain on top

- CNN Top Stories - US | Lorgat: Night Test closer for SA

The Proteas seem very likely to make a Gabba debut next year in the day-night Test cricket format, writes Rob Houwing.

- - ZA

Pope: Christians and Muslims are brothers

Pope Francis visits a mosque in the capital of the Central African Republic, and calls for religious harmony in a country divided along religious ...

- BBC - UK

Fights against climate change, terrorism linked: Hollande

More than 150 world leaders arrived at United Nations climate change talks in Paris armed with promises and accompanied by high expectations as they ...

- Times Of India - IN

Israel Convicts 2 Youths in 2014 Killing of Palestinian Teen

A Jerusalem court on Monday convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing last year of 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir, while ...

- International NY Times - US

With peace near, debates grows over Colombia's draft

SACHICA, Colombia " The army truck pulled up at 4 p.m. on a Sunday as Omar Rodriguez, in a baseball cap and torn jeans, walked to a bus stop in his ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ | Prince Harry and Archbishop Tutu start their week with a cup of tea

Prince Harry met with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town to chat about the Tutu Legacy Foundation.

- - ZA

Emaciated polar bear sparks warming debate

A photo of an emaciated polar bear has sparked debate over global warming. CNN's Jennifer Gray explains the impact global warming is having on the ...

- CNN Top Stories - US

Greek PM in Turkey Twitter outburst

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras attacks his Turkish counterpart on Twitter following the downing of a Russian plane, prompting an admonishing reply.

- BBC - UK

Leave No Prisoners of War Behind—Even in Space?

Michael Peck Security, Americas Some analysts are preparing for a hostage scenario straight out of "James Bond." The U.S. military devotes a great ...

- The National Interest - US

PSY set to release 1st album since smash hit 'Gangnam Style'

SEOUL, South Korea " South Korean rapper PSY, who is set to release his first album since becoming an international sensation more than three years ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Republicans just can't quit the forever war

In the gruesome, bloodstained years after 9/11, it seemed like the United States learned a painful lesson: There are limits to American military ...

- The Week - US

Japan Whaling Fleet Set to leave for Antarctic

Japan's whaling fleet leaves on Tuesday for the Antarctic for a three-month, scaled-down hunt, the government said, despite protests from opponents ...


Medicines Do Not Degrade Faster in Space

Medicines do not appear to degrade faster in the zero-gravity atmosphere on the International Space Station and this does not differ from what is ...

- NDTV - IN | Boy, 7, finally speaks weeks after hearing mom's murder

A 7-year-old boy, who has not uttered a word since he heard his father allegedly stabbing his mother to death three weeks ago, has finally spoken a ...

- - ZA

Leftists block Catalan leader's bid to head regional govt

MADRID " Efforts by the acting president of Spain's powerful northeastern Catalonia region to form a pro-independence regional government have been ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Chips, electronic devices boost Japan's factory output

Japan's factory output expanded again in October, data showed Monday, boosted by production of memory chips and electronic devices, in a rare bright ...


Iraqi military tells civilians of IS-held city to leave

BAGHDAD — Iraq's military command has told civilians in the Islamic State-held Ramadi to leave the city, a sign that an operation may soon be ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Nepal leaders, ethnic protesters resume talks to end crisis

KATHMANDU, Nepal " Nepal's top political leaders met Monday with representatives of the Madhesi ethnic group who are protesting against the new ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Japan-India Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Deal May Come Before the New Year

Tokyo and New Delhi may complete four-year-long negotiations on the sale of Japan's US-2 surveillance aircraft to India.

- The Diplomat - US

Pope Francis appeals for reconciliation during Central African Republic visit

Pope Francis has called for reconciliation, as he visits the divided Central African Republic - a nation racked by bloodshed between Muslims ...

- Euronews - FR

World leaders open climate-rescue summit in Paris

World leaders opened an historic summit in the French capital on Monday aimed at ending decades of political gridlock and forging an elusive agreement ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Itineraries: Dip in Tourism After Most Attacks Is Short-Lived, Study Says

An analysis of the impact of terrorist attacks on travel and tourism suggests that the long-term effect is more muted than after a natural disaster.

- New York Times - US

Obama Arrives in Le Bourget for Climate Talks

President François Hollande of France greeted Mr. Obama after they paid a late-night visit to the concert hall in Paris where dozens were killed Nov. ...

- New York Times - US

Fighting in Congo between army and rebels kills at least 30

KINSHASA - At least 30 people including a U.N. peacekeeper were killed in clashes pitting the army and U.N. troops against Ugandan rebels in ...

- Reuters - US

World leaders gather in Paris for UN climate talks

Negotiations over two weeks involving nearly 50 nations and 25,000 official delegates aim to limit global warming to 2C.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Vatican leaks trial to hear first testimony

VATICAN CITY — A Spanish monsignor, a pair of Italian journalists and two others are defending themselves at a Vatican trial for the leak of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

North Dakota rig count flirts with historic low

Daniel J. GraeberBISMARCK, N.D., Nov. 30 -- North Dakota rig activity indicates the No. 2 oil producer in the nation is still flirting with an ...

- UPI - US

Emaciated polar bear sparks climate change debate

A photo of an emaciated polar bear has sparked debate over global warming. CNN's Jennifer Gray explains the impact global warming is having on the ...

- CNN Top Stories - US

Frustration after Tunisia border shut over deadly blast

Petrol prices spiked, shops closed and trucks that plied the desert to Libya have vanished since Tunisia shut the border following a deadly bus ...

- Yahoo! News - US

MK Magal resigns from the Knesset

After third woman comes forward to accuse Jewish Home MK of kissing her against her will, he resigns.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Murray clinches first Davis title since 1936

- CNN Top Stories - US