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Egypt attack: Gunmen kill 235 in Sinai mosque
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

The gun and bomb assault in Sinai is the deadliest militant attack in Egypt's modern history.

Zimbabwe's new president Mnangagwa vows to 're-engage' with world
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

President Emmerson Mnangagwa vows sweeping changes, after the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe.

Argentina missing submarine: President pledges inquiry to 'know the truth'
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

President Mauricio Macri orders an inquiry to find out what happened to the 44 people on board.

Oscar Pistorius jail term for killing Reeva Steenkamp more than doubled
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

The family of murdered girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp say the ruling means she can now rest in peace.

Trudeau apologises for 'deep harm' of residential schools
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Indigenous children were separated from their families and forced to have a state-run education.

State Department won't send a high-level delegation to support Ivanka Trump's global summit trip, officials say
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Days ahead of what should be a major moment for Ivanka Trump on the world stage, CNN has learned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn't sending a high-level delegation to support her amid reports of tensions between Tillerson and the White House.

Ivanka Trump to deliver keynote address in India
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Ivanka Trump is India-bound, traveling to Hyderabad just after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tillerson under fire for turmoil at State Department
Posted on Friday November 17, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is facing a wave of withering bipartisan criticism that his effort to reform the State Department is instead spurring an exodus of talent that undermines American diplomacy and endangers the nation. CNN's Elise Labott reports.

State Dept spokeswoman: 'There's a morale issue in this building'
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert acknowledged Friday that that there is a morale problem in the agency and offered this advice to workers: "Don't give up."

Trump and Tillerson's tense relationship
Posted on Thursday October 05, 2017

Throughout Rex Tillerson's tenure, President Trump has repeatedly undercut his Secretary of State.

At least 235 killed in 'horrific' attack at Egypt mosque
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Photographs show more than a dozen bloodstained bodies lined up.

Mosque attackers unleashed a hail of gunfire on those kneeling in prayer: Witness
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

"The mosque is huge and it was all full of dead bodies," Ibrahim Shetewy said.

A look at the deadliest militant attacks in Egypt
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Egypt was hit by its deadliest ever militant attack, killing over 200 people.

Reports of gunfire spark stampede on busy London street
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Police are looking into what led people to flee the station.

Ambulance crew takes detour so dying woman can see the ocean for last time
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

The moment was captured in a moving photo.

Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald leaves rivalry game with gruesome injury
Posted on Saturday November 25, 2017

Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald suffered a severe injury to his right leg in the first quarter of the Bulldogs' rivalry game against Ole Miss Thursday night.

95-year-old 'Indiana Joan' investigated over collection
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Her collection of ancient artifacts, worth more than $750,000, includes a Roman dagger, Neolithic ax heads, a mummy mask, and a crucifix from the era of Jesus Christ—treasures unearthed in Egypt, Syria, Israel, and beyond.

The Latest: Trump denounces attack in Egypt
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:10 a.m.

Police help deliver baby boy at home on Thanksgiving Day
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

A Massachusetts family is giving thanks to two police officers who helped deliver their newest addition on Thanksgiving Day.

Authorities: Suspect killed his mom, girlfriend and himself
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Authorities in Pennsylvania say a man apparently shot and killed his mother and girlfriend before killing himself a short while later.

Michael Flynn, Oscar Pistorius, Black Friday: Your Friday Briefing
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Black Friday has become a phenomenon even in countries not marking a Thanksgiving holiday. These shoppers were competing to purchase television sets in São Paulo, Brazil.

New York Today: New York Today: Finding the Perfect Tree
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

The holiday season is here.

Militants Kill 235 in Attack on Sufi Mosque in Egypt
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

The worshipers at the mosque were Sufi Muslims, who practice a mystical form of Islam that some orthodox Muslims and Sunni extremists consider heretical.

Scene of Deadly Attack at Egypt Mosque
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

More than 200 were killed when Islamist militants detonated explosives and sprayed gunfire at a crowded Sufi mosque near Egypt’s Sinai coast.

A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Cooperate With Mueller
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Lawyers for Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, are said to have terminated an information-sharing agreement with the president’s legal team.

Militants kill more than 230 at Sinai mosque in Egypt's deadliest attack
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest such attack in Egypt's modern history, state media and witnesses said.

Pentagon likely to acknowledge 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria: U.S. officials
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, two U.S. officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for troops has under-reported the size of forces on the ground.

North Korea replaces soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in the defector's rescue.

Trump's lawyers say Trump SoHo exit undermines emoluments lawsuit
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. lawyers representing President Donald Trump on Friday said the Trump Organization's exit from a luxury hotel in lower Manhattan undermines a lawsuit in which rival hotels and restaurants are challenging his alleged illegal receipt of payments from foreign governments while in office.

U.S. online sales surge, shoppers throng stores on Thanksgiving evening
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

(Reuters) - U.S. shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday.

Trump uses Egypt attack to plug border wall, immigration restrictions
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

President often uses terror attacks to promote disputed immigration restrictions

     
 
 

'Let Malia live': Chelsea Clinton, Common, more rush to Malia Obama's defense on Twitter
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Twitter pleaded for people to leave Malia Obama alone after a video of the former first daughter appearing to smoke circulated.

     
 
 

No. 2 Miami (Fla.) shocked by Pittsburgh dealing blow to College Football Playoff hopes
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Miami looked on track to reach the ACC championship game unbeaten. Instead the Hurricanes will face Clemson with one loss after being upset by Pittsburgh.

     
 
 

Katie Cassidy shares father David Cassidy's last words: 'So much wasted time'
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Daughter Katie Cassidy shared the former teen idol's heartfelt last words before his death Tuesday.

     
 
 

Billy Baldwin: Trump's a '5th-degree black belt when it comes to sexual impropriety'
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Actor Billy Baldwin (yes, he's Alec's brother) also says Trump showed up uninvited to party and hit on his wife, singer Chynna Phillips.

     
 
 

As deaths mount, federal gun database scrutinized
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Senator says Texas church shooter should have been barred from getting a weapon -- but that's just one case that has fallen through the cracks

At least 235 killed in Egypt mosque attack
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Militants set off explosives and spray worshippers with gunfire in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt

Busy London station reopens after "shots fired" scare
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

British police gave the all-clear after responding to reports of a shooting

Risking life to save lives in Syria
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

A Chicago surgeon puts his life on the line to save victims of Syria's civil war in hospitals targeted by the regime

Celebrities support teen killer, cite trafficking abuse
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Egypt mosque attack: death toll raised to 235
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Scores more wounded after al-Rawdah mosque in north Sinai targeted in attack marking major escalation in battle with insurgents

At least 235 people have been killed and scores more injured in a bomb and gun assault on a mosque in Egypt’s north Sinai, in the deadliest attack in the country in recent memory.

A bomb ripped through the mosque as Friday prayers were finishing, before militants in four off-road vehicles approached and opened fire on worshippers, a military source told the Guardian. Some witnesses said they had seen around 20 attackers.

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Emmerson Mnangagwa promises 'free and fair' elections in Zimbabwe
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Former vice-president vows to tackle corruption and reimburse farmers as he is sworn in to replace Robert Mugabe

Profile: who is the ‘Crocodile’ taking power in Zimbabwe?
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Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as the third president of Zimbabwe since the country gained independence in 1980, taking the oath of office in front of 70,000 people in Harare’s main sports stadium.

Mnangagwa raised a loud cheer when he pledged that “free and fair elections” would be held next year as scheduled and that the “people’s voice would be heard”.

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Ireland left on edge of turmoil just when steadiness is needed most
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Fianna Fáil’s threat to coalition’s future could weaken Ireland’s position as it goes into a critical phase of Brexit negotiations.

The timing of Ireland’s Fianna Fáil party’s decision to pull the trigger on the coalition government couldn’t be worse in terms of the nation’s post-Brexit future – and many will agree that it shows Westminster politicians do not have the monopoly on putting personal ambitions before country.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin insists he does not want a general election and will save the government if it gets its scalp – the resignation of the taoiseach’s deputy, Frances Fitzgerald.

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Trump lawyers believe Flynn poised to cooperate in Russia inquiry – reports
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Former national security adviser’s lawyers have reportedly halted talks with Trump’s team, pointing to possible deal with special counsel Robert Mueller

Lawyers for Donald Trump believe the former national security adviser Michael Flynn is on the verge of “flipping” and cooperating with investigators into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia, according to reports.

Related: 'Women are pissed': Trump protest turns to action – and surge in female candidates

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South African court doubles Oscar Pistorius's prison sentence
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

State argued athlete’s original sentence of six years for murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was ‘shockingly lenient’

A South African appeal court has more than doubled the former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s prison sentence for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

The supreme court of appeal (SCA) increased Pistorius’s sentence from six years in prison to 13 years and five months.

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Why 'Star Wars Battlefront II' Is Creating Such A Big Debate In The Gaming World
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Star Wars Battlefront II has created a massive debate within the world of gaming about in-game purchases, and now officials in Belgium and a representative from Hawaii are likening its in-game economy to gambling. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Allegra Frank of the video game news site Polygon about the game's controversial "loot-crate" system.

Has The Black Friday Madness Been Tamed?
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

NPR's Sonari Glinton has been out observing the state of retail sales in Los Angeles on Black Friday. He tells NPR's Elise Hu what he's discovered in the huge after Thanksgiving sales.

German Government Trying To Bring Back Children Who Ended Up With ISIS
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

The German Foreign Ministry is trying to negotiate the return of German children who ended up with ISIS through no fault of their own. Some of the children were taken to Iraq and Syria by their German parents, while others were born there.

Iraqi Authorities Trying To Deal With A Complicated Legacy Of ISIS Fighters
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Many foreign ISIS families are in the process of being moved to Baghdad as Iraq works to persuade countries like Russia and Turkey, to take back foreign wives and children of ISIS fighters.

How People Are Grappling With Art From 'Monstrous Men'
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

After filmmakers, actors, or musicians are accused of sexual assault or other misdeeds, how should we think about their work? NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with author Claire Dederer, who considers the question in an essay for The Paris Review: "What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?"

At least 235 killed during Friday prayers at mosque in Egypt
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Images from inside the building showed dozens of bodies wrapped in blood-soaked cloth lined up on the floor of a mosque in North Sinai.

Flynn's legal team cuts ties to Trump lawyers
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

A member of Trump's legal team said that "no one should draw the conclusion that this means anything about General Flynn cooperating against the president."

Airplane mode: An odd and unsettling era in air travel
Posted on Tuesday September 26, 2017

Elbow-to-elbow seating, oversized comfort pets, midcabin standoffs — and passengers armed with their smartphones.

Should we regulate Facebook? Some lawmakers say yes.
Posted on Thursday November 23, 2017

There are new calls in Congress for stronger federal regulation of Facebook, possibly requiring greater transparency and disclosures for digital political ads.

Thousands around the U.S. won't be getting a good deal on Black Friday
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

To make the season more generous, support worker-led movements to transform the low-wage economy.

Egypt hunts for killers after mosque attack leaves at least 235 dead
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

  1. Egypt hunts for killers after mosque attack leaves at least 235 dead  CNN
  2. Militants kill more than 230 at Sinai mosque in Egypt's deadliest attack  Reuters
  3. 235 Killed in Egypt Mosque Attack, State Media Says  TIME
  4. How parts of Egypt's rugged Sinai peninsula have become a terrorist hot spot  Washington Post
  5. Egypt mosque attack leaves at least 235 dead in Sinai Peninsula  NBCNews.com
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Why Trump should be nervous, but not panicking, after Michael Flynn's lawyers cut off communication
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

  1. Why Trump should be nervous, but not panicking, after Michael Flynn's lawyers cut off communication  Washington Post
  2. Obama ethics czar: Flynn 'surely will roll over' on Kushner in Mueller probe  The Hill
  3. Flynn Cooperating With Prosecutors Could Be Dangerous for Trump  Bloomberg
  4. Michael Flynn, Oscar Pistorius, Black Friday: Your Friday Briefing  New York Times
  5. Robert Mueller is holding all the cards. He has the latitude to play them when he chooses  gulfnews.com
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The Latest: Oxford Circus subway station reopens after alert
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

  1. The Latest: Oxford Circus subway station reopens after alert  Washington Post
  2. The Daily Mail's Erroneous Tweet On London Shooting Report Sparks Anger  HuffPost
  3. Oxford Circus tube station reopens following reports of gunfire  Fox News
  4. Oxford Circus Tube station: Tube stations reopen after alert  BBC News
  5. 85 minutes of panic after security scare at London's Oxford Circus  The Sydney Morning Herald
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Iran hits back over Saudi's prince's 'Hitler' comment
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

  1. Iran hits back over Saudi's prince's 'Hitler' comment  BBC News
  2. Saudi Arabia's crown prince calls Iran's supreme leader 'new Hitler' of the Middle East  Fox News
  3. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Is “Immature” and “Weak,” Iran Says in Latest War of Words  Newsweek
  4. The global spread of a culture of integrity  Christian Science Monitor
  5. Saudi Crown Prince Labels Iran's Supreme Leader “The New Hitler”  ValueWalk
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What we've learned about the North Korean soldier whose daring escape was caught on video
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

  1. What we've learned about the North Korean soldier whose daring escape was caught on video  Washington Post
  2. North Korea replaces soldiers and digs trench at defection site  CNN
  3. When Will North Korea's Kim Jong Un Launch His Next Nuclear Test?  Newsweek
  4. Trump's 'maximum pressure campaign' against Kim  The Straits Times
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