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By By JOSEPH WHITE | November 27, 2014 11:25 am
DC Olympic bid touts 'unity' over dysfunction
  • Pope condemns Islamic State violence
    Associated Press | November 27, 2014 10:48 am
    On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists.
  • Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea
    Associated Press | November 27, 2014 10:48 am
    Eight months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak, aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering deployments of international support to help quell a virus that has killed more than 1,200 people in the former French colony, officials and medical aid providers say.
  • Oil prices tank as OPEC leaves output unchanged
    Associated Press | November 27, 2014 10:30 am
    Oil companies saw their shares take a beating Thursday as crude prices slid to their lowest in over four years in the wake of OPEC's decision to maintain production levels even though prices have fallen sharply in recent weeks.
  • Slovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage
    Associated Press | November 27, 2014 10:07 am
    Slovakia will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage in the predominantly Roman Catholic country on Feb. 7, the president said Thursday.
  • Bahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules
    Associated Press | November 27, 2014 9:48 am
    On the first day new immigration rules took effect this month in the Bahamas, officers in green fatigues swept through poor sections of the capital filling two yellow school buses with dozens of people who couldn't document their right to be in the island chain.
  • Mubarak verdict due, but Egyptians' interest wanes
    Associated Press | November 27, 2014 9:42 am
    Amal Shaker's 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the "Friday of Rage," one of the bloodiest days of Egypt's 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nearly four years later, she is still waiting for justice.
  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted
    Associated Press | November 27, 2014 9:31 am
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.
  • Israel says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks
    Associated Press | November 27, 2014 9:12 am
    Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem.
  • 10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army
    Associated Press | November 27, 2014 9:12 am
    Heavily armed militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and four civilians were among the 10 dead, authorities said.
  • Original Alice manuscript to travel to US museums
    Associated Press | November 27, 2014 9:06 am
    Lewis Carroll's original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for "Alice in Wonderland" will travel to the U.S. to mark its 150th anniversary.
  • Mosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city
    Associated Press | November 27, 2014 8:54 am
    Militants from the Islamic State group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated Press on Thursday.
  • Swiss museum publishes list of Gurlitt works
    Associated Press | November 27, 2014 8:30 am
    The Swiss museum that inherited a trove of long-hidden art from late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt has published a preliminary list of his collection.
  • Belize charges man in Panama diplomat killing
    Associated Press | November 27, 2014 8:24 am
    Authorities in Belize have charged a 19-year-old man for the killing of a Panamanian diplomat.
  • UN: Peacekeepers had military uniforms for own use
    Associated Press | November 27, 2014 8:24 am
    U. N. peacekeepers who were detained for possessing Congolese military uniforms apparently bought them to wear while hunting back home, a spokesman for the force said Thursday.
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