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19 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Michelle Obama welcomes huge White House Christmas tree video

Michelle Obama welcomes the 2015 White House Christmas tree in Washington on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. This years official tree is a nearly 19-foot high Pennsylvania fir brought to the White House portico on a horse-drawn carriage. Such trees have been provided by the National Christmas Tree Association since 1966 Continue reading...

20 minutes ago // CBS

world Thanksgiving White House fence jumper to be arraigned Friday

The man, draped in an American flag, jumped the fence of the White House on Thursday while the Obamas were there

20 minutes ago // BBC

world Police injured in Colorado shooting

Three officers have been injured in an "active shooter" incident in US city of Colorado Springs, police say.

22 minutes ago // CBS

world Tom Brady responds to hospitalized fan's final wish

NFL star sends message to woman who sister says would "likely not be coming home" from hospital

24 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Iranian media is revealing that scores of the countrys fighters are dying in Syria

More Iranian soldiers and militiamen are dying in the civil war fighting alongside Russia to save Assad.

27 minutes ago // CBS

world Bike messenger hailed for helping homeless newborn

Mystery hero jumps into action after homeless woman gives birth on busy San Francisco street corner

27 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Three officers injured in shooting at Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood

Police spokeswoman says shooter contained Customers at nearby shopping center told to shelter in placeThree officers were injured while responding to a shooting incident near a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Friday, police told reporters.The shooter had been contained but the situation had not yet been stabilized, Colorado Springs police lieutenant Catherine Buckley told the Associated Press.

27 minutes ago // NPR

world Police Respond To Calls Of 'Active Shooter' Situation In Colorado Springs

Police are responding to calls of a shooting situation at a building with doctors' offices, including a Planned Parenthood clinic.

35 minutes ago // ABC

world Full Episode: GMA 11/27/15: Technology Could Slow the Rush of Black Friday Shoppers

White House Lawn Locked Down Over Fence Jumper; Donald Trump Accused of Mocking Reporter with Disability

36 minutes ago // Reuters

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

ISTANBUL/MOSCOW Reuters - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia on Friday not to "play with fire", citing reports Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia, while Moscow said it would suspend visa-free travel with Turkey.

39 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Maldives police break up protest for ex-presidents release

Maldives police on Friday broke up an opposition protest demanding the release of the countrys former president, other jailed politicians and activists.

42 minutes ago // VOA

world Burkina Faso Heads to Elections Sunday

Politicians in Burkina Faso are in the homestretch ahead of general elections Sunday, when the country will choose a new president and parliament. The elections come just over a year after mass protests ousted longtime leader Blaise Compaore. The resulting transition has been tumultuous at times, with elections postponed last month after a failed coup. "A first-round knockout," shouts an entertainer in a double-decker truck. The truck, filled with orange-dressed supporters waving posters for

42 minutes ago // CNN

world Can we avoid climate apocalypse?

It's probably the most important number you've never heard of: 2 degrees Celsius.

42 minutes ago // BBC

world England sneak win to take T20 series

England wrap up victory in the T20 series against Pakistan after a tight three-run victory in Dubai.

45 minutes ago // CNN

world Winter off to a frigid start in China's capital

Autumn officially may still have several weeks left on the calendar, but Beijing residents feel like they've been thrown into the depths of winter.

45 minutes ago // CNN

world World's largest brand plans expansion

Unilever has been successful in penetrating low income markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, and is now expanding its manufacturing footprint.

46 minutes ago // CNN

world Pope faces challenge in Uganda, where gays are under attack

Pope Francis seemed to soften the Catholic church's tone on homosexuality in 2013. Those sentiments won't be popular in Uganda when he visits on Friday.

47 minutes ago // CNN

world Pope Francis visits Kenyan slum, lashes out at nation's elite

Pope Francis waded into the heart of one of Kenya's largest shantytowns, spreading a message of love and lashing out at the elite in a neighborhood that feels largely disenfranchised.

47 minutes ago // CNN

world Turkish Prime Minister strikes conciliatory tone following downing of Russian jet.

Another key player is stepping into the blustery confrontation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

48 minutes ago // CNN

world ISIS says it's behind deadly Shiite mosque attack in Bangladesh

ISIS says it's behind a deadly attack on a Shiite mosque in Bangladesh -- a claim that, if true, shows the terrorist group's reach into the South Asian nation.

48 minutes ago // CNN

world Dozens arrested in Tunisian presidential guard bombing

Dozens of people have been arrested in Tunisia in connection with this week's bombing of a bus carrying members of the Tunisian presidential guard, the Interior Ministry said.

48 minutes ago // CNN

world Mali arrests 2 suspects in hotel terror attack

Malian forces arrested two men linked to a cell phone found at the scene of a deadly hotel attack by militants last week, authorities said Friday.

48 minutes ago // CNN

world Dear Santa: 'Catch man who shot me'

Manchester boy writes to Santa, asking him to catch attackers who shot him in the leg.

51 minutes ago // ABC

world Nairobi Schoolchildren Dance for Pope Francis

Catholic school kids filled Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi to see Pope Francis.

54 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world In Haiti, No. 2 presidential candidate undecided on runoff

Campaign season for the final round of Haitis elections has started, but the second-place finisher in the presidential vote has not yet announced whether he will participate in the runoff.

54 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world 8 killed in Mexico, including 2 police in town on US border

Mexican authorities say attackers have killed four members of a civilian police patrol in the turbulent southern state of Guerrero. Two official policemen and two gunmen have also died in the border town of Rio Bravo.

55 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Hungary: 2 suspects hoped to execute government members

Hungarian officials say two suspects detained last week after weapons were found in their car sought to execute members of the government.

55 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Drowned Syrian boys aunt says family will settle in Canada

The aunt of a Syrian boy whose lifeless body was photographed on a Turkish beach says she hopes her family members will be in Canada by Christmas.

56 minutes ago // USA Today

world Thousands line up for Pope's visit to Uganda

Francis' six-day visit to Africa began in Kenya amid tight security and ends Sunday.

58 minutes ago // CBS

world Death row inmate fights for hip-replacement surgery

Robert Foley, convicted of killing six people, wants Kentucky to pay for $50,000 surgery

58 minutes ago // ABC

world Maldives Police Break up Protest for Ex-President's Release

Maldives police break up protest seeking release of jailed ex-president

59 minutes ago // Newsvine

world U.K. Child Sex Abuse Inquiry to Probe VIP, Political Allegations

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. By Reuters

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Venezuela lashes U.S., opposition amid blame over activist's slaying

CARACAS Reuters - Venezuela's government on Friday blasted the United States for linking an activist's murder to upcoming legislative elections and said it would sue an opposition leader who blamed the ruling Socialist Party.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Man who jumped over White House fence charged with unlawful entry

Secret service arrested 22-year-old Joseph Caputo immediatelyCourt appearance ends with provision for psychiatric evaluationThe US secret service said on Friday a man who jumped the White House fence while draped in an American flag on Thanksgiving had been charged with unlawful entry.The intrusion prompted both a lockdown of the White House as the first family

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world NCA internal inquiry 'will not undermine earlier cases'

National Crime Agency reviews procedures after being labelled incompetent following the collapse of two major operationsThe National Crime Agency claims there is little prospect of completed cases being quashed despite having to launch a review into its use of warrants and production orders following the collapse of major trials. Related:

1 hour ago // BBC

world England snatch win to take T20 series

England wrap up victory in the T20 series against Pakistan after a tight three-run victory in Dubai.