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Kiev says Russia has 7,500 troops in Ukraine

The latest declarations from Ukraine's defence minister threaten to provoke fresh Russian anger as the government in the former Soviet state flags its allegiance to the West ever more clearly.<p>Russia denies providing military support to pro-Moscow separatists fighting Ukrainian forces in the east, …

37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake

TOKYO (AP) — Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central …

Nearly 800 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

Nearly 800 people have been rescued from boats in distress in the Mediterranean Sea in the last 48 hours, Italian and Libyan officials said.<p>The Italian coastguard said on Saturday that it rescued at least 520 people from five boats in Libyan waters late on Thursday, in response to distress signals …

German intelligence: Dozens of Germans killed fighting for 'IS' | DW | 23.11.2014

At least 60 Germans have died fighting alongside militants from the jihadist group "Islamic State" (IS) with at least nine being killed in suicide …

Kenya Bus Attack: Survivors Say Al-Shabaab Militants 'Blew Victims' Heads Off Just Like That'

Chilling accounts are emerging of the brutal execution of 28 non-Muslims by Somali Al-Shabaab Islamists who ambushed a bus in Kenya.<p>The militants …

Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held "anti-government, anti-establishment" views and …

Buffalo residents urged to prepare for flooding

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt.<p>Residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo should move valuables up from the basement, pack a bag and prepare for the possibility of evacuation as up to 7 feet of melting snow posed the threat of flooding, …

California tour bus crash kills at least 1, injures dozens

Authorities in northern California say a tour bus that had already crashed once Sunday drifted off a freeway and overturned, killing at least one person and injuring 30 others.<p>California Highway Patrol Officer Jeff Borgen told the Associated Press that the bus was traveling from Los Angeles to …

US police shoot dead boy carrying pellet gun

A 12-year-old boy shot by police after apparently grabbing what turned out to be a pellet gun died from his wounds on Sunday.<p>Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba said on Sunday that one officer fired twice after the boy pulled the weapon - which was lacking the orange safety indicator usually found on the …

Cape Verde: Volcano erupts on 'Fire Island'

1 killed, dozens injured in California bus crash

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus ran off a Northern California freeway and overturned Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring 30 — six of …

Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area's 7 feet of snow eased on Monday, but high winds became a …

Grand Jury Expected To Resume Ferguson Police Shooting Deliberations

FERGUSON, Mo., Nov 24 (Reuters) - A St. Louis-area grand jury was expected on Monday to resume deliberations over whether to bring charges against a white policeman who shot and killed a black teenager in a case that has triggered months of demonstrations and set the city on edge.<p>With no one …

Boy's fatal shooting by Cleveland police sparks call for replica guns to be marked

Tamar Rice killed by police while in possession of BB gun Lawmaker wants bright colouring to distinguish air guns<p>As Cleveland officials investigate a police shooting of a 12-year-old African American boy who was brandishing a fake gun at a Cleveland playground, one state lawmaker is calling for …

Turkey Traffic: 5 Charts Behind The Thanksgiving Travel Rush

Thanksgiving is right around the corner – are you ready for the holiday traffic?<p>About 46.3 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, according to AAA’s forecast. That’s 4.2% more travelers than last year, the highest growth rate since Independence …

This Is Who Decides Whether Your Flight Takes Off This Week

Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Andrew Hinderaker<p>Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for …

High School Students Plan Protest over Treatment of Alleged Rape Victims

Administrators and faculty at an Oklahoma high school are preparing for a protest Monday by students upset with the handling of an alleged rape.<p>In a …

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The Black Plague Is Spreading in Madagascar

The disease was once confined to rural villages but has now spread to the impoverished nation's capital.<p>For years, Madagascar has been one of the world's last remaining hotspots for the plague, a.k.a. the Black Death, a once-global epidemic that's now in the domain of world history teachers rather …

Scores killed in fresh 'Congo massacre'

About 100 people were killed last week in a fresh massacre in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo,<br>blamed by the government on Uganda rebels, members of parliament have said.<p>The carnage took place on Thursday near Beni in North Kivu province, where mainly Muslim Ugandan rebels have …

TSA discovers record number of guns in carry-ons

Here's a holiday travel tip for you: Don't try to board an airplane with a gun in your carry-on.<p>If that sounds like a ridiculously obvious piece of advice, then think again. It wasn't so obvious to the 1,931 travelers who were caught this year (through Nov. 17) trying to board planes with guns in …

Hong Kong: Arrests and scuffles as protest site cleared

Thousands line up to vote in Kashmir

Indian-administered Kashmir headed to the polls under tight security with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party eyeing power for the first time in the disputed Muslim-majority region.<p>More than one million residents are eligible to vote on Monday in the first stage of staggered …

North Koreans protest against UN resolution on human rights

Soldiers and citizens join a mass rally in the capital to denounce United Nations report, accusing the US of trying to overthrow the regime<p>North Korea held a mass rally in Pyongyang today to protest against a United Nations resolution condemning its human rights record.<p>Thousands of protesters in …

Ukraine reports new arrivals of Russian supplies for eastern rebels | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine leveled fresh charges on Tuesday that Russia was sending support to pro-Russian separatists in the east, saying that five columns of heavy equipment were seen crossing onto Ukrainian territory on Monday.<p>The latest accusations come amid a standstill in diplomatic efforts to …

Major storm expected to snarl Northeast holiday travel | CNN Travel

Morocco: 32 dead following floods

Thirty-two people are now known to have died in Morocco after floods triggered by heavy rain.<p>Many buses were swept away and trucks were overturned.<p>The resort city of Marrakech, highly popular with European tourists, was also affected. Many tour buses were briefly stranded.<p>Morocco’s interior …

Kenya police fire teargas at protest on security at president's office

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police used teargas to disperse demonstrators shouting “President, Stop the killings!” outside President Uhuru Kenyatta’s offices on Tuesday, in a protest over 28 people killed in a weekend attack claimed by Islamist militants.<p>A protester lies on top of wooden crosses, …

Raw: Deadly Building Collapse in Egypt

Protesters return to riot-scarred Ferguson streets

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters returned to the riot-scarred streets of Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after crowds looted businesses and set fire to …