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Hong Kong police arrest student protest leaders

November 26, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities cleared more street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile district Wednesday, part of a two-day operation in which police arrested more... more »»

France suspends delivery of warship to Russia

November 25, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin. more »»

Gunmen seize jewels and hostage in Paris heist

November 25, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Two gunmen robbed a Cartier jewelry boutique in a tony and tourist-filled Paris neighborhood Tuesday, fled police in a chase across the Seine River, took a hostage — and then... more »»

Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems

November 25, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. more »»

Official: Afghan president orders military review

November 25, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan's defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night... more »»

24 died in Burkina Faso unrest that ousted leader

November 25, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A committee cataloging the damage done during protests that forced Burkina Faso's longtime president from power says 24 people were killed in the unrest. more »»

2 teen female bombers kill more than 40 in Nigeria

November 25, 2014

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs. more »»

8 shoes of Holocaust victims stolen in Poland

November 25, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities say that eight shoes that once belonged to Holocaust victims have been stolen from the former concentration camp Majdanek in Poland, now a state-run museum. more »»

Top US Jesuit defends Vatican sex prosecutor

November 25, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the Jesuits in the United States defended the Vatican's new sex crimes prosecutor Tuesday, saying he had virtually no role in the order's handling of a notorious... more »»

Cash cut to Ukraine rebel areas in risky strategy

November 25, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — For hours, small crowds in Donetsk huddle hopefully in the cold around cash machines that never get filled, as artillery rumbles in the distance. more »»

Black Friday shopping catches on in UK

November 25, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Halloween and Mother's Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Now Black Friday looks as though it may be the next big retail import from the United States. more »»

Iran leader approves further nuclear negotiations

November 25, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday gave his indirect approval for a continuation of talks over its disputed nuclear program, criticizing world powers who many frustrated Iranian... more »»

Activists: Syrian strikes kill 60 in IS-held city

November 25, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday on the de-facto capital of the extremist Islamic State group, killing at least 60 people, shattering shop... more »»

Pope to Europe: Accept immigrants, create jobs

November 25, 2014

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Pope Francis sought Thursday to inspire an old and "haggard" Europe to find its vigor and greatness once again, urging European governments to welcome migrants, care for... more »»

Yemen army frees 8 hostages, including foreigners

November 25, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's army freed eight hostages Tuesday in a raid on an al-Qaida militant hideout, the Supreme Security Committee said. more »»

Iran nuke talks face obstacles even with more time

November 25, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — The United States and Iran say a new deadline in nuclear talks could allow them to finally reach a deal. But Tehran's apparent reluctance to compromise may soon leave U.S. more »»

Chinese-built Ebola center dedicated in Liberia

November 25, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — China, one of the first countries to send aid to battle Ebola in West Africa, ramped up the assistance significantly Tuesday by opening a 100-bed treatment center in... more »»

Hundreds of migrants on crippled ship off Crete

November 25, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ships from Greece rushed to help after a crippled freighter crammed with hundreds of migrants floundered for hours Tuesday in gale-force winds and high waves in the... more »»

Apartment building collapses in Egypt, killing 19

November 25, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — An apartment building in Egypt's capital collapsed Tuesday, killing at least 19 people as rescuers and neighbors frantically dug through rubble with their hands to find survivors,... more »»

Muhammad Ali daughters promote 'I Am Ali' in UK

November 25, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Muhammad Ali's daughters are in London to promote the British release of the documentary "I Am Ali." They say the former boxing champion is still waiting to see it for the first time. more »»

Nigeria: 2 teen female suicide bombers kill 30

November 25, 2014

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Two teenage female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, according to... more »»


Bridge group to meet every Wednesday November 26, 2014

Beginning and intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 876-2661 or 876-0751. more »

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