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Sunday, November 29, 2015
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.
Hundreds gather in Cuba in frustration at Ecuador visa rule
Hundreds of angry Cubans confronted police and Ecuadoran embassy officials in an unusual display of public discontent on Friday after the surprise announcement of a new visa requirement aimed at choking off this year's historic overland emigration of Cubans across more than 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles) of South and Central America to the U.S. border with Mexico.
Parents of 43 students who disappeared last year camped out Thursday near Mexico's presidential residence demanding a new investigation into their missing children, who investigators say were killed by drug traffickers.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Activist sentenced to 6 years in jail by mainland
A court in southern mainland China sentenced a leading activist who organized rallies for media freedom to six years in prison Friday in what his lawyer described as an unfair trial with an extra criminal charge added at the last minute.
U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump denies that he mocked a reporter with a disability in a speech, despite appearing to imitate mannerisms of the "poor guy" and make fun of him.
Canada's Liberal government announced on Thursday a US$75 million (CA$100 million) contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help fleeing Syrians, fulfilling a campaign promise from its recent federal election.
Miss Canada lashes out at Beijing after pageant snub over activism
A Canadian beauty queen lashed out at Beijing Friday, saying she was barred from boarding a flight from Hong Kong to mainland China to compete in a pageant because of her human rights activism.
White House on lockdown after man jumps fence
A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as U.S. President Barack Obama and his family celebrated Thanksgiving.
U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday urged Americans to open their hearts to refugees in his Thanksgiving message to the nation, likening them to the pilgrims the holiday celebrates.
Heavy security for NYC Thanksgiving parade
Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number of police officers patrolled the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, while St. Louis in Missouri resumed its annual parade, canceled last year amid protests over Michael Brown's death.
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