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Monday, November 30, 2015
From lashes to death: Artist caught in the tangles of Saudi Arabian law
en Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh was tried last year on blasphemy-related charges, the Saudi judges overseeing the case rejected the prosecution's request for a death sentence for apostasy. Instead, he was sentenced to 800 lashes and four years in prison over a book of poetry he wrote and for allegedly having illicit relations with women.
Canada mine digs up gold, Mexico town digs up bodies
The Mexican villagers found the latest clandestine grave among bushes off a dirt path, a short drive from a Canadian-owned gold mine in the country's gang-plagued south.
The tall trees, animal cries and deep shadows would make you think you're in Brazil's Amazon jungle, in fact the leafy paradise Tome-Acu is the work of farmers.
Theater stays hopeful in the mud, tears of Calais 'Jungle'
It's approaching 7 p.m. and some among the crowd at the entrance to "the Jungle" in Calais are growing tired of the spectacle.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Burkina votes for new president after year of upheaval
Burkina Faso elects a new president and parliament Sunday hoping to turn the page on a year of turmoil during which the west African nation's people ousted a veteran ruler and repelled a military coup.
Pope Francis honors Ugandan martyrs
Vast crowds of Ugandans greeted Pope Francis on Saturday as he honored Christians martyred for the faith on the second leg of a landmark trip to Africa, which he dubbed "the continent of hope."
Life returns to Syrian town after Islamic State ousted
Outside her home in a town of northeast Syria, 4-year-old Baydaa scribbles on a leaflet of religious rules left behind by the Islamic State group as they fled earlier this month.
Chicago police pressed first-degree murder charges against a gang member on Friday after a 9-year-old boy was lured into an alley and shot dead.
Gunman kills three at US family planning center
A gunman opened fire at a prominent family planning center in Colorado, killing three people and wounding several in a standoff that dragged on for five hours before he surrendered Friday.
Thousands protest police shooting in Chicago
Thousands of protesters blocked traffic and barred shoppers from entering stores during the Black Friday sales extravaganza to demand justice for a black teen killed by a Chicago police officer.
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