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world Mali arrests 2 over attack on luxury hotel in Bamako

Malian special forces have arrested two men over last weeks attack on a luxury hotel in the capital, according to a statement distributed Friday morning, as the government provided a breakdown by nationality of the 20 people killed in the attack.

5 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world German court orders ancient Olmec figures returned to Mexico

A Munich civil court says it has ordered a Costa Rican art dealer living in Germany to return two ancient wooden figures to Mexico after determining they were improperly obtained and exported.

6 minutes ago // UPI

world Two arrested in attack on Mali luxury hotel

Amy R. ConnollyBAMAKO, Mali, Nov. 27 UPI -- Two men linked to a cellphone found at the scene of the militant attack on a Mali hotel that left 19 dead were arrested Friday.

10 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Pope Criticizes 'New Colonialism' During Slum Visit

Pope Francis on a visit to a slum in Nairobi said those living in such communities are victims of new forms of colonialism by rich countries and said the urban poor have a sacred right to have their basic needs met.

11 minutes ago // ABC

world Algerian Military Court Convicts Ex-Counterespionage Chief

Algeria's ex-counterespionage chief sentenced to 5 years in prison by military tribunal

11 minutes ago // ABC

world The Latest: Davis Cup Final in Belgium Sees Tight Security

The Latest: Davis Cup final goes on in Belgian city of Ghent amid tight security; sniffer dogs

11 minutes ago // CBS

world 1st arrests after bloody attack on Mali luxury hotel

2 men held in hope of learning "motivations of the perpetrators of the sordid terrorist attack" on Radisson Blu in Bamako

12 minutes ago // Reuters

world Berlin police release men suspected of planning attack

BERLIN Reuters - Berlin police said they had released two men on Friday who were suspected of planning an attack and had been arrested on Thursday evening in connection with a search at an Islamic cultural center in the German capital.

12 minutes ago // ABC

world The Latest: Pope Francis Leaves Kenya Bound for Uganda

The Latest: Pope Francis leaves Kenya bound for Uganda, 2nd leg of his Africa trip

16 minutes ago // ABC

world Spanish Town Hall Takes Steps to Probe Franco Crimes

Pamplona becomes 1st town hall to takes steps to probe dictator Franco's alleged crimes

17 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Slovakian Shop Believed to Be Gun Source in French Terror Attacks

A store in Slovakia was a source for weapons that European security officials say were used by jihadists in at least two terror attacks earlier this year, a troubling sign of how easily guns can travel across the continents borders.

17 minutes ago // VOA

world After Terrorist Attacks, Support in France for Refugees Fades

The bracelet on his wrist reads: Proud to be Syrian. For Aleppo native Anas Sharr, its a daily, defiant reminder of the war-shattered country he fled a few months ago. Home these days is a comfortable, low-slung recreational center outside Paris that abuts a lake and woods. Soon Sharr will be moving once again to a grim high-rise where he will share a bathroom and kitchen with a half-dozen other refugees. They welcomed us, they showed us good hospitality and helped us a lot

19 minutes ago // VOA

world Number of Child Brides to Soar in Africa, Say Rights Groups

The 14-year-old girl had just arrived home from school when her family told her to swap her school uniform for traditional wedding robes. While she had been sitting in her seventh grade classroom in South Africa, her male relatives had received a $570 bride price for her from a man she'd never met who was twice her age. As is the case with many child brides, beatings and rape were common in her new marital home. After a number of failed escape attempts, she finally made it over a fence and ran

21 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world 2 Palestinians killed after attacking Israeli troops

Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians after they rammed their cars into soldiers in separate attacks in the West Bank on Friday as the countrys defense minister urged Israelis to brace themselves for more violence, saying he cannot see an end to the near-daily Palestinian attacks.

21 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Romania OKs visit by Russian official under EU travel ban

Romanias foreign ministry has defended a visit by a Russian legislator who is on a European Union sanctions list, saying restrictions do not apply for international meetings.

21 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Indonesia says Australia forced back asylum seekers

Indonesia says Australian officials destroyed a boat carrying asylum seekers and then pushed them back out to sea in another vessel.

25 minutes ago // ABC

world German Court Orders Ancient Olmec Figures Returned to Mexico

German court orders art dealer to return ancient Olmec figures to Mexico

25 minutes ago // BBC

world Turkey-Russia war of words over jet

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismisses President Putin's criticism of his country's move to shoot down a Russian plane as "unacceptable".

27 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Black Friday Deals: What to Buy and Where to Get It

Which Black Friday deals are actually worthwhile? NBC's TODAY examined this year's trends to help you get the most bang for your buck.

28 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Li-fi 100 times faster than wi-fi'

Li-fi, a faster way to deliver internet access, has been tested in a real-life, working office in Tallinn, Estonia.

29 minutes ago // Reuters

world UK child sex abuse inquiry to probe VIP, political allegations

LONDON Reuters - A major British inquiry into decades of child sex abuse will investigate allegations involving "people of prominence" and politicians as well as the Catholic and Anglican Churches, councils and schools, its head said on Friday.

35 minutes ago // New York Times

world Turkey Seeks to Ease Tensions Over Shooting Down of Russian Jet

Ankara said airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria had been suspended as it sought a solution, possibly at the Paris climate talks next week.

36 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Pope: land grabs a serious problem in Kenya

Pope Francis on Friday took aim at the injustice of land grabs by Kenyas powerful and wealthy individuals, acts that government probes have identified as a major source of conflict and ethnic tension in the country.

37 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Central, eastern Europe protest Russian gas pipeline project

Slovakias economy minister says his country will join forces with other Central and Eastern members of the European Union to protest a recent deal to expand a pipeline that delivers natural gas directly from Russia to Germany.

37 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world The Latest: Turkish president hopes to meet Putin soon

The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.

37 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world UNICEF: AIDS leading cause of death for African teenagers

The United Nations agency for children says AIDS is now the leading cause of death for African teenagers and the second most common killer for adolescents across the globe.

38 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Manchester Christmas markets evacuated in bomb scare

19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of malicious communication after police were told a package had been left in Albert SquarePolice evacuated Manchesters Christmas markets on Friday morning after a bomb scare.The markets in Albert Square were cordoned off while security checks were made after a man claimed a package had been left there. Police with sniffer dogs were seen

39 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Foxtons founder defeats court bid to block mega-basement extension

French government, who have embassy next door to Jon Hunts London house, will now have to pay costs of over 100,000The founder of the Foxtons estate agency group has defeated a court bid from the French government to block a mega-basement extension he is building to house his vintage car collection. Jon Hunt, whose property in Palace Gardens Terrace in London

40 minutes ago // VOA

world Chinese Activist Sentenced to 6 Years for Protesting Censorship

China has sentenced three human rights activists to harsh prison terms for participating in an anti-censorship protest in 2013. The attorney for the three, Zhang Lei, told VOA that he is "shocked and angered" by the verdict, which gave a sentence of six years to activist Guo Feixiong. Zhang said the court added an extra criminal charge to his client's case just moments before Friday's trial started. "The way the court has unilaterally imposed new criminal charges on the defendant is unhear

42 minutes ago // Time

world Palestinian Killed after West Bank Attack on Israeli Troops

He rammed his car into a group of Israelis in the West Bank

44 minutes ago // Reuters

world Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia not to 'play with fire'

ISTANBUL Reuters - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday warned Russia not to "play with fire" in a dispute over the downing of a Russian warplane this week, but added he did not want to harm relations with Moscow.

44 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Black Friday: latest news and the best deals as sales get off to calm start - live

The Black Friday sales have got off to a calm start in stores but some websites are crashing as retailers are struggling to keep up with demand. We bring you a round-up of the news and keep you posted on the best bargains out there 12.47pm GMT Here is our news story on Black Friday so far, including some comments from shoppers who braved the cold to queue for the open

45 minutes ago // Reuters

world Polish ship attacked off Nigeria coast, five sailors held, Poland says

WARSAW Reuters - Five Polish sailors are being held by kidnappers after a cargo ship belonging to a Polish company was attacked off the Nigerian coast, an incident Poland says highlights the need to review safety procedures of vessels operating in the area.

45 minutes ago // ABC

world 2 Palestinians Killed After Attacking Israeli Troops

2 Palestinians killed after attacking Israeli troops; minister says no end in sight on attacks

47 minutes ago // ABC

world Romania OKs Visit by Russian Official Under EU Travel Ban

Romania OKs visit by Russian official under EU travel ban, saying he's attending int'l meeting

52 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8

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.