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Russian warships enter English Channel for drills: RIA Open in new window
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A squadron of Russian warships entered the English Channel on Friday to hold exercises, RIA news agency reported, the latest apparent show of military might since ties with the West plunged to Cold War lows over Ukraine.

2 Officers Killed, 107 Islamists Arrested in Egypt Open in new window
Source Icon ABC News
2 army officers killed, more than 100 Islamists arrested hours before protests

Sinosphere Blog: China Drafts Its First Domestic Violence Law, but Rights Advocates Say It Falls Short Open in new window
Source Icon The New York Times
Lawyers and women?s advocates welcomed the proposed national law, but said there were loopholes that would allow police officers to shirk taking action on those calls at their discretion.

Lowest ever winter deaths recorded Open in new window
Source Icon BBC World
The lowest-ever number of winter deaths were recorded last year, official figures for England and Wales show.

Ebola test results 'in 15 minutes' Open in new window
Source Icon BBC World
A rapid 15-minute blood test for Ebola which researchers say would increase the chances of survival from the virus, is to be trialled in Guinea.

A Right-Wing U.K. Party Mistook Westminster Cathedral for a Mosque Open in new window
Source Icon Time
Clearly a case of seeing Islamization where none exists

Support for Isis stronger in Arabic social media in Europe than in Syria Open in new window
Source Icon Guardian
Analysis of 2m online posts found those originating in Europe were more favourable to Isis than those from frontline of conflictViews of Isis in Arabic language social media and news articles Continue reading...

Views of Isis in Arabic language social media and news articles Open in new window
Source Icon Guardian
A study by Italian academics has tracked references to the militant group Isis in Arabic language social media posts and news articles from July to October. The analysis attempts to differentiate between positive and negative mentions of the group Continue reading...

North Korea brands US a human rights tundra after Ferguson protests Open in new window
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A week after UN resolution against Pyongyang, foreign ministry says ?extreme racial discrimination acts? openly practised in US Continue reading...

VIDEO: Can art and artist be separated? Open in new window
Source Icon BBC World
Can we judge an artwork purely on its own merits - be it a film, painting, play or sitcom - or do we inevitably take its creator's character into account?

Boris Johnson calls for drones to solve London congestion Open in new window
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Mayor urges financial technology sector to find solution to problem of growing number of online shopping delivery vans Continue reading...

The World?s Largest Animal Slaughter Festival Has Begun in Nepal Open in new window
Source Icon Time
The animal sacrifices are part of a festival for Gadhimai, a Hindu goddess

Syria denies targeting civilians, tells U.S. to criticize militants instead Open in new window
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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria rejected as fabricated U.S. accusations that its forces are targeting civilians with air strikes and said Washington would do better to criticize hardline Islamic State militants who have killed American citizens.

Azeris angry over Euro Games mascots Open in new window
Source Icon BBC World
The 2015 European Games mascots will be a pomegranate and a gazelle, but sports fans are unimpressed.

Hong Kong protest leader alleges police assault Open in new window
Source Icon CNN
Joshua Wong, the most prominent of Hong Kong's student protest leaders, alleged he was assaulted by police who used excessive force -- including repeatedly grabbing his genitals -- during his arrest at pro-democracy demonstrations.

The Best Pictures of the Week: Nov. 21 ? Nov. 28 Open in new window
Source Icon Time
From violent protests over the Ferguson shooting verdict and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s sudden resignation to the dismantling of India’s first aircraft carrier and Lionel Messi’s new goals record, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

China writer goes on trial for media censorship protest after long delay Open in new window
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HONG KONG (Reuters) - The long-awaited trial of a prominent Chinese writer and activist resumed in southern China on Friday, more than two months after his lawyers boycotted an earlier hearing with Beijing showing little sign of easing its clampdown against rights campaigners.

Indonesia president pulls plug on official partying Open in new window
Source Icon Guardian
Joko Widodo orders officials to eat local street food at meetings instead of fancy foreign fare as he continues curb on spending Continue reading...

Energy firms hit with £39m penalty Open in new window
Source Icon BBC World
Regulator Ofgem imposes record £28m penalty on power generator Drax, while InterGen faces an £11m payout, for missing energy saving obligations

Kids, Trapped For Hours Under 7 Feet of Snow, are Rescued Open in new window
NDTV
Rescuers dug with shovels and their hands to free a 9- and 11-year-old who were buried under a seven-foot snow mound in a parking lot in Newburgh, N.Y.



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