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Saturday, November 28, 2015
A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday.
Land grabs are a serious problem in Kenya, says Pope Francis during visit
Pope Francis on Friday took aim at the injustice of land grabs by Kenya's powerful and wealthy individuals, acts that government probes have identified as a major source of conflict and ethnic tension in the country.
Turkey opposition journalists arrests draw protests
Over 1,000 protesters on Friday staged a demonstration outside the Istanbul premises of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper against the arrest of the paper's two journalists, accused of spying over a news report.
Palestinian rams Israel soldiers, shot dead
A Palestinian rammed a car into Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring five of them before being shot dead, the army said.
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.
'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
Pope visits poor and young in Kenya slum on Africa tour
Pope Francis won a rapturous welcome Friday as he visited a congested Kenyan slum to convey a message of solidarity with the poor and underprivileged, a highlight of his three-nation Africa tour.
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