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Sunday, November 29, 2015
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."
Polish prosecutors said Friday they would not appeal a court decision not to extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to the United States to face sentencing for statutory rape.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
In response to IS, Hollande vows 'more songs'
French President Francois Hollande vowed Friday that France would respond to the "army of fanatics" which carried out the Paris attacks with more songs, concerts and shows, as the nation paused to pay homage to the victims.
Russia suspends Turks' visa-free privilege
Russia said on Friday it would suspend its visa-free regime for Turkish nationals from January, as Moscow retaliates for Ankara's downing of a Russian bomber.
'Resurrection plants' offer hope as climate turns hostile
As the race to adapt to climate change quickens, a South African scientist is leading global research into developing crops that mimic the extraordinary survival skills of "resurrection plants."
The Wachau, a picture-postcard river valley in Austria, makes a lot of wine. Soon it could be producing its own electricity too, and in a way that will not spoil the stunning views.
Freedom is a bike, for migrants crossing the Arctic border
Pedaling a bicycle through a freezing blizzard, Rehman finally crosses the border between Russia and Norway where he hopes to be given asylum, half a world away from his home in Pakistan.
Wolves have returned to a large national park on the northern outskirts of Warsaw, decades after they were wiped out in the area under a hunt launched by the communist authorities.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military's repeated warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane before it was shot down at the border with Syria -- audio that grows increasingly more agitated.
Russia said Thursday it would be looking to cut economic ties with Turkey and scrap investment projects in a matter of days in the aftermath of the Turkish downing of a Russian warplane.
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