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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."
Life returns to Syrian town after Islamic State ousted
Outside her home in a town of northeast Syria, 4-year-old Baydaa scribbles on a leaflet of religious rules left behind by the Islamic State group as they fled earlier this month.
Chicago police pressed first-degree murder charges against a gang member on Friday after a 9-year-old boy was lured into an alley and shot dead.
Gunman kills three at US family planning center
A gunman opened fire at a prominent family planning center in Colorado, killing three people and wounding several in a standoff that dragged on for five hours before he surrendered Friday.
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.
A major cholera outbreak in Tanzania has now infected nearly 10,000 people and killed 150, the World Health Organization said Friday, voicing concern that predicted flooding risked spreading the disease internationally.
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.
Up to 16,000 children have been forced to join the fighting in South Sudan since the start of this year, the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) said Friday.
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