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  • Two civilians killed in shelling in east Ukraine rebel city

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - A 12-year-old boy and a 55-year-old woman were killed by shelling in the eastern Ukrainian separatist stronghold of Donetsk on Thursday, the city administration reported, despite a Sept. 5 ceasefire deal. According to UN data an average of 13 soldiers, rebels, and…

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  • Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion via Swiss accounts

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina has charged HSBC with aiding more than 4,000 clients to evade taxes by stashing their money in secret Swiss bank accounts, the country's AFIP tax authority said on Thursday. AFIP said it received the information on the secret accounts from France, which last week…

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  • In Syria, desperate residents see little hope in U.N. Aleppo truce plan

    BEIRUT/GAZIANTEP, Turkey (Reuters) - As winter sets in along the front lines of Aleppo, residents are desperate for the sort of relief United Nations officials hope a new ceasefire push will soon bring to the war-battered Syrian city. The plan, led by the U.N. peace envoy to Syria, Staffan de…

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  • Thanksgiving football TV schedule: Lions vs. Bears, Cowboys vs. Eagles, Seahawks vs. 49ers

    Welcome to another Thanksgiving Thursday on the National Football League schedule, and three games that could help to shape the upcoming playoffs.

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  • Turkey wars in Washington: Obama pardons, Boehner brines

    Lots of gobbling in Washington on Wednesday. At the White House, President Obama did the traditional thing and pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey. Actually, two birds were involved – one named “Mac” and the other named “Cheese.” 

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  • Why US is mum on special ops raid that rescued hostages in Yemen

    There are two good reasons the cover-of-night, US-led commando raid that rescued eight Al Qaeda hostages in Yemen Tuesday received none of the fanfare and public back-slapping of previous successful counterterror operations.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Heavy snow, sleet, rain muck up Thanksgiving travel: Where will it be worst?

    Millions of travelers hit the roads and skies Wednesday for the annual pilgrimage to grandma’s house – or wherever they planned to give thanks and feast on Thursday. But for many in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, the journey is shaping up to be a doozy, with rain,…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • How To Potty Train in 3 Days

    Advice & Top Tips On How To Make Potty Training Fun For Toddlers

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  • General strike shuts down services across Greece

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Services across Greece shut down Wednesday as unions staged a 24-hour general strike and held peaceful demonstrations to protest further austerity cuts in the cash-strapped country.

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  • Mexico president vows police reform in bid to quell massacre anger

    By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday vowed to simplify Mexico's chaotic police structure and stop collusion between officials and drug gangs as he tried to defuse anger over the apparent massacre of 43 students in September. Pena Nieto is under…

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  • Hackers force message on websites via US firm

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites.

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  • Storm cuts power, lifts roofs in Australian city

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Brisbane, Australia's third largest city, has been lashed by the worst storm in decades, with wind, rain and hail lifting roofs, cutting power lines, flooding streets and injuring a dozen people.

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  • Lava from Cape Verde volcano threatens to engulf town

    PRAIA (Reuters) - Molten lava from a volcano in the Cape Verde archipelago slid towards the town of Cha das Caldeiras on Thursday, threatening to destroy it and a nearby village four days after an initial eruption. Television images showed a huge lake of steaming black lava just meters away from…

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  • Mexico president announces anti-crime crackdown

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police.

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  • Pope to urge tolerance in Turkey visit as Middle East wars rage

    By Nick Tattersall and Ece Toksabay ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Pope Francis begins a visit to Turkey on Friday with the delicate mission of strengthening ties with Muslim leaders while condemning violence against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East. His three-day trip comes as Islamic…

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  • Top Asian News at 10:00 p.m. GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing…

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  • Landre suspended for 7 matches for violent tackle

    PARIS (AP) — Lens defender Loick Landre has been suspended for seven matches by the French league for a violent tackle on Lorient midfielder Valentin Lavigne at the weekend.

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  • Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts.

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  • Venezuela opposition leader will appear in court

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Maria Corina Machado said Thursday she will continue working toward a peaceful change of Venezuela's government even as she complies with an order to face charges of plotting to kill the president.

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