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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Transplant gives new face, scalp to burned firefighter
A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of his neck, a New York hospital announced Monday.
Canada withdrew on Monday its appeal to the high court of a decision that struck down a popular ban on the niqab and swayed the outcome of recent legislative elections.
President Barack Obama on Monday firmly rejected calls for a shift in U.S. strategy against the Islamic State following the Paris attacks, saying Republicans who want to send ground troops into the volatile region are "talking as if they're tough" .....
As the hunt for the perpetrators of the attacks in Paris continues, U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump said Monday that he is uniquely qualified to be commander-in-chief because he has an "instinct" for sensing threats.
Fear, beauty at foot of Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano
Since it awoke in August from a 138-year slumber, Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano has become one of the most-watched in the world, holding wary locals and fascinated scientists in thrall.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Brazil far-right protesters call for military coup
Several hundred far-right protesters in the Brazilian capital Sunday called for a military coup against unpopular leftist President Dilma Rousseff.
Mexico has extradited top drug trafficker Cesar Gastelum Serrano to the United States, where he is accused of running a network that smuggles tons of cocaine into the US via Central America, authorities said Sunday.
Tuition-free online University of the People draws immigrant students
Colombian-born Nathaly Ordonez had practically given up on the idea of attending college after learning her family's visas had expired, leaving her saddled with immigration woes as soon as she graduated from her New Jersey high school.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Clinton urges war on Islamic State, not Muslims
White House hopeful Hillary Clinton called for global unity to crush the Islamic State group, as the carnage in Paris took center stage at Saturday's Democratic U.S. presidential debate.
Protest of Mormon LGBT policy draws hundreds
Several hundred people with roots in the Mormon faith gathered in Salt Lake City on Saturday to renounce the church's new policies targeting gays and their children in an event that marked the latest illustration of the fervor the rule changes have caused.
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