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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Brussels schools reopen,  threat alert still in place
After a four-day shutdown prompted by a threat alert across Brussels, schools are reopening their doors with the help of beefed up security, including police armed with machine guns.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday urged the European Union to limit the number of migrants it allows into the bloc, following heightened security concerns after the Paris attacks.
Hospital in Afghanistan said to be misidentified before being bombed
The crew of a U.S. warplane that attacked a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Afghanistan last month, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, misidentified the target, believing it to be a government compound taken over by the Taliban, according to an investigation report obtained Wednesday.
The Afghan army launched an operation Wednesday to rescue 18 hostages captured by the Taliban after their helicopter crash-landed in the north, as the private firm operating the aircraft said it was shot down.
Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, closes airspace
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated further on Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas hoping to rely on supplies from other countries and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbor.
Britain's highest court rejects Malaysia massacre appeal
Britain's highest court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by relatives of 24 rubber plantation workers killed by British troops in Malaysia in 1948 for a public inquiry into the shootings.
Obama honors Streisand, Spielberg, Berra and others
U.S. President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including giants of the entertainment industry such as Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg, baseball legends Willie Mays and Yogi Berra, and politicians and activists, including a Japanese-American civil rights leader.
Migrants build society in camp they call 'the jungle'
Outside, acrid smoke from wood fires stings the eye, the stench of uncollected garbage and neglected toilets assaults the nose, and an autumn wind chills the bone. But inside Mimi Amanuel's immaculate wood-framed shack, the nightmare life of Calais' migrant camp cannot overpower a woman's dreams.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has banned female genital mutilation, branding the practice as outdated and not a requirement of Islam, the information ministry announced Tuesday.
Marathon bombing survivors brace for movies
Less than three years after bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, two movies, a play and an HBO documentary are in the works, causing decidedly mixed feelings among some of those most touched by the tragedy.
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