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world Assad: The West's Reluctant Ally

Supporters of Mr. Assad say that the United States should ally with him and his main backer, Iran. They note that Iran’s proxies have already worked indirectly with American-backed forces to fight ISIS in Iraq, and that in Syria, those forces appear far better organized tha …

19 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Peruvian Potatoes Pack a Peck of Problems

A team of agricultural specialists and customs officers are manning their posts at JFK airport, making use of floppy-eared beagles to sniff out contraband and a massive industrial grinder to destroy it.

38 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Let us curb welfare for migrants or risk British EU exit: UK PM

Britain's continued membership of the European Union is contingent upon it being allowed to stop migrants from the bloc tapping into its relatively generous welfare system, Prime Minister David Cameron will warn on Friday.

39 minutes ago // BBC

world Adoption row council 'was biased'

A couple say a local authority set out to adopt their grandson despite the fact they wanted to care for him and his elder brother.

39 minutes ago // BBC

world Mental health deaths as beds cut

Seven mental health patients have killed themselves in England since 2012 after being told there were no hospital beds for them, the BBC learns.

40 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world After the death of Phillip Hughes, we have to ask: is sport too dangerous?

The death of the Australian cricketer is shocking - but the skill and thrill of facing down danger are essential to this and other games, argues Jim White

43 minutes ago // ABC

world Namibia Votes in Election Favoring Ruling Party

Namibia's ruling party, in power since 1990 independence, expected to win another election

48 minutes ago // ABC

world Japanese Paper Regrets Use of Term 'Sex Slaves'

Japan biggest paper apologies for use of 'sex slaves' to describe World War II 'comfort women'

57 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world UCLA pretty much does nothing right in 78-56 loss to North Carolina

There was one, and probably only one, positive for UCLA fans after the Bruins were crushed, 78-56, by North Carolina on Thursday. It certainly wasnt when Bryce Alford turned the ball over three straight times, or when Kevon Looney dribbled off his foot or when Isaac Hamilton threw a...

1 hour ago // BBC

world Namibia votes in first Africa e-poll

Namibians are voting to elect the country's new president and parliament - in what is the first electronic national election in Africa.

1 hour ago // VOA

world European Lawmakers Push to Break Up Google

The European Parliament is urging European anti-trust regulators to break up Google. The non-binding resolution passed Thursday, 384 to 174, as lawmakers try to prevent service providers bundling search engines with other commercial services. Analysts said although not mentioned specifically by name, the U.S. tech giant responsible for 90 percent of European Internet searches was the target. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she will review complaints made by severa

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Man Gets Prison Time For Living With Dead Body for Weeks

A central Florida man who lived for weeks with a decomposing body in his house was sentenced to five years in prison.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Shoppers carve out time on Thanksgiving for Black Friday deals

At 1:30 a.m. in the Thanksgiving morning chill, social worker Gaby Escobeda unfolded a lawn chair outside the Target store in Glendale, primed to buy a new big-screen TV.

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Will reforms boost India's economy?

India's third quarter GDP figures are due out on Friday - and could indicate whether the prime minister's recent reforms are bearing fruit.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Thanksgiving shoppers get a jump on Black Friday sales

Retail experts expect shoppers to spend about $2.5 billion on Thanksgiving, before Black Friday even begins

1 hour ago // ABC

world In Peru, Whip-Cracking Vigilantes Serve up Justice

In Peruvian provincial capital, police failures fuel whip-cracking citizens' justice patrols

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Texas Christian stays in Big 12 title hunt with 48-10 win over Texas

Trevone Boykin passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and No. 5 Texas Christian dominated Texas in a 48-10 victory Thursday night that kept alive its hope of pushing into the College Football Playoff.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Togos Opposition Calls for Mass Protest Friday

A Togolese opposition official has said he does not wish for a Burkina Faso-style popular uprising in Togo. But Codjo Delava, Secretary General of the main opposition National Alliance for Change ANC party, said if President Faure Gnassingbe continues to refuse to implement political reforms that will lead to a presidential term limit and free and fair elections, then a Burkina Faso-style popular uprising might happen. Im not hoping it can happen. But there is a chance it can happen.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Mexico president announces fresh anti-crime crackdown in wake of students' disappearance

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.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world A voyeuristic trip through Russia with Yandex.Maps in pictures

Photographer Daniill Maksyokov was planning a country break with a panoramic online map when he became intrigued by the bystanders in the shots. He set about looking for typical everyday scenes across the country and shared the results with The Calvert Journal Conti

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Japan biggest paper apologies for use of 'sex slaves' to describe World War II 'comfort women'

Japan's biggest newspaper has apologized for using the term "sex slaves" in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Namibia's ruling party, in power since 1990 independence, expected to win another election

The southern African nation of Namibia is voting in parliamentary and presidential elections expected to deliver a comfortable win for the ruling party, which has been in power since independence in 1990.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Volcano in southern Japan blasting magma in first eruption in 22 years, disrupting flights

A volcano in southern Japan is blasting out chunks of magma in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Police attend 'Black Friday' crowds

Crowd surge fears at four supermarkets in London spark calls to police as shoppers hunt for bargains on the peak shopping day imported from America.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Thanksgiving night a quiet one as National Guard watches over Ferguson

Members of the Missouri National Guard were positioned late Thursday night outside strip malls and department stores along a 2-mile span of West Florissant Avenue, but there were no demonstrators in sight, continuing what has been a largely peaceful Thanksgiving for this area after days of...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Plow accidentally traps 2 New York boys for hours in snow mound

When the two boys didn't come back home by their 10 p.m. curfew Wednesday night, their family knew something was wrong.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Seahawks Had the Appetite in Thanksgiving Win Over 49ers

The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks dominated the San Francisco 49ers, 19-3, in a battle of the NFC West.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Brisbane's massive storm damage shown in incredible aerial footage video

Remarkable aerial footage captured by Queensland police shows the extent of the storm which lashed Brisbane on Thursday. Huge fig trees can be seen ripped in two by the thunderstorm, branded the biggest to hit the city in more than 30 years Continue reading...

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Brisbane's massive storm damage from the air video

Remarkable aerial footage captured by Queensland police shows the extent of the storm which lashed Brisbane on Thursday. Huge fig trees can be seen ripped in two by the thunderstorm, branded the biggest to hit the city in more than 30 years Continue reading...

2 hours ago // Time

world Record U.K. Divorce Settlement Set with $530 Million Payout

The eye-popping payout includes $493 million in cash plus a home in Connecticut

2 hours ago // Reuters

world Let us curb welfare for migrants or risk British EU exit: UK's Cameron

LONDON Reuters - Britain's continued membership of the European Union is contingent upon it being allowed to stop migrants from the bloc tapping into its relatively generous welfare system, Prime Minister David Cameron will warn on Friday.

2 hours ago // Reuters

world Extra trespass charges for Germans who face caning for Singapore graffiti

SINGAPORE Reuters - Two Germans, who could face jail and caning in Singapore for breaking into a train depot and spray-painting graffiti on a carriage, have been charged with two extra counts of trespassing, a court heard on Friday.

2 hours ago // Los Angeles Times

world Water main break shuts down Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu

A water main break created a sinkhole on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, causing a full closure of the thoroughfare, authorities said late Thursday.

2 hours ago // The Guardian

world Ebola: 17 Australian health workers deployed to Sierra Leone

Medical team to work for private company in British-built facility and will be subject to 21 days in quarantine upon their return Continue reading...

2 hours ago // The Times of India

world Conflicting policies erode US standing in Mideast

American and Syrian warplanes screamed over the Syrian city of Raqqa in separate raids this week, ostensibly against the same target, the Islamic State militants in control there.

2 hours ago // ABC

world Indonesian, 2 Filipinos Convicted in 2002 Bombing

Philippine court convicts Indonesian, 2 Filipino extremists in deadly 2002 mall bombing