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The Latest: Belgian police detain 2 in Paris attacks probe

LONDON (AP) — The latest developments regarding the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria & Iraq: All times local. 11.05 a.m. Belgian police have raided five more houses…

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AirAsia crash investigation: What have we learned?

Mechanical problems & human confusion both contributed to Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501's crash into the Java Sea last December, which killed all 162 passengers & crew, investigators reported on Tuesday. …

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Brazil to sue dam spill mining companies for $5.2 bn

Brazil’s government said Friday it will sue mining giants BHP Billiton (NYSE: BBL – news) & Vale for $5.2 billion in clean-up costs & damages after the deadly collapse of…

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Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over. Gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers camping out for days ahead of the…

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Putin, Hollande agree to coordinate on IS fight but divisions remain

French President Francois Hollande & Russian leader Vladimir Putin agreed Thursday to coordinate strikes against Islamic State, yet differences over Syria's future hampered efforts to bring Russia into a wider…

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Feds plan new guidelines on toxic algae in lakes, rivers

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — New national guidelines are being developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect swimmers & kayakers from the growing threats posed by toxic algae in…

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Chinese gloat over Obama's turkey named Abe _ not Ah-bay

BEIJING (AP) — President Barack Obama's pardoning of a turkey named "Abe" this Thanksgiving has led some Chinese to gloat at the Japanese prime minister's expense. As part of a…

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Tunisia says suicide bomber carried out bus attack claimed by Islamic State

By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisian authorities said on Wednesday a suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with plastic explosive blew up a presidential guard bus a day earlier,…

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Google aims for China launch of Google Play app store next year: sources

By Paul Carsten & Yimou Lee BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Google, part of Alphabet Inc , aims to launch the China version of its Google Play smartphone app store next…

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Tehran slams 'Iranophobia' over UN rights criticism

Iran on Thursday accused countries backing a UN resolution criticizing its rights record of spreading "Iranophobia" & said they should instead focus on the threat from violent Islamic extremists. The…