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Baby taken from Japanese politician in assembly

Saturday  09:05,   25 november 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

<p>A Japanese politician trying to prove a point about working mothers did just that when officials promptly removed her baby from a municipal assembly.</p>A Japanese politician trying to prove a point about working mothers did just that[...]

US backtracks on decision to close Palestinian office in DC

Saturday  03:35,   25 november 2017
Associated Press

The Trump administration is backtracking on its decision to order the Palestinians' office in Washington to close.Last week, U.S. officials said the Palestine Liberation Organization mission couldn't stay open because the Palestinians had[...]

Top US commander in Afghanistan: 'Still in a stalemate,' but gaining momentum

Saturday  03:35,   25 november 2017
The Hill

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said that the war in the country is "still in a stalemate," but that President Trump's new strategy provides momentum to the fight against the Taliban and other militant groups. "We are still in a[...]

3 UN peacekeepers, 1 Malian soldier killed in Mali

Saturday  01:53,   25 november 2017
CNN

Three UN peacekeepers and one Malian solider were killed in an attack in Mali, the United Nations mission there said Friday. The United Nations said several more people were injured, with some in critical condition. The United Nations did not say[...]

Why Putin’s Foes Deplore U.S. Fixation on Election Meddling

Saturday  01:53,   25 november 2017
The New York Times

“Enough already!” one critic of President Vladimir V. Putin said, worried that the accusations were helping the Kremlin polish the president’s image as a master strategist.More surprising, some of Mr. Putin’s biggest foes in Russia, notably[...]

Dying at home rather than in hospital, elderly Japanese "go to the afterlife quietly"

Saturday  01:52,   25 november 2017
Reuters

After he was diagnosed with leukaemia in July, Katsuo Saito decided not to treat it and opted for palliative care. He had a hard time finding a bed at a hospice or hospital, so he spent most of his remaining weeks at home. "There are about 20 people [...]

Leader of rebel-held Ukraine region resigns as infighting flares

Saturday  01:52,   25 november 2017
AFP

The leader of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine has resigned, the region's news agency said Friday, following a week of tensions between rival factions. "Igor Plotnitsky has submitted his resignation for health [...]

Pentagon likely to acknowledge 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria: U.S. officials

Friday  23:36,   24 november 2017
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[...]

Turkish FM: Trump agreed to stop arming Kurdish militia

Friday  22:35,   24 november 2017
CNN

President Donald Trump told the Turkish President that he will stop arming a Kurdish militia the Turkish government considers a terrorist organization, Turkey's foreign minister announced Friday. The decision would cut the flow of weapons from[...]

Cuba marks anniversary of Fidel death as post-Castro era nears

Friday  22:32,   24 november 2017
Reuters

<p>Cuba marks the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Saturday with a week of vigils nationwide, as the island embarks on a political cycle that will end 60 years of the Castro brothers' rule.</p>Cuba[...]

Iran hits back over Saudi 'Hitler' comment

Friday  22:31,   24 november 2017
BBC News

A war of words intensifies after the Saudi crown prince compares Iran's supreme leader to Hitler.In a war of words between the two regional rivals, Iran's foreign ministry said Prince Mohammed bin Salman should "ponder the fate" of regional[...]

Who are the Sufis associated with the mosque attacked in Egypt?

Friday  22:31,   24 november 2017
AFP

The mosque where Friday's massacre unfolded in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula had been widely associated with Sufi Muslims who have been attacked by the Islamic State group wherever the extremists operate. A Bedouin tribal leader told AFP the Rawda [...]

Tiger escapes from zoo, roams streets of Paris

Friday  22:31,   24 november 2017
Associated Press

Police in Paris say a tiger escaped from a circus in the city and roamed the streets of the French capital for "some time" before being killed.Police said that the big cat was "neutralized" by a staff member from the circus near a bridge[...]

London's Oxford Circus station evacuated; armed police on scene

Friday  19:23,   24 november 2017
Reuters

London's Oxford Circus underground station in the heart of the British capital's main shopping district was being evacuated on Friday evening and armed police were on the scene, a Reuters witness said. British Transport Police said its[...]

Hope fades as search for Argentine submarine enters 9th day

Friday  18:56,   24 november 2017
Reuters

Families of the 44 crew members of a missing Argentine submarine gave up hope and went home on Friday after a days-long wait at the sub's Mar del Plata naval base, saddened and angered by evidence that the vessel may have exploded. The submarine [...]