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A look at victims, assailants in Jerusalem attack

This undated combination of photos released by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs shows Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, left, and Rabbi Moshe Twersky. The two were among the four victims of an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 by two Palestinians who...
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UN push against North Korea on rights moves ahead

Choe Myong Nam, a North Korean official in charge of U.N. affairs and human rights, listens during a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly human rights committee, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. An attempt to weaken a United Nations move to refer North Korea to the International Criminal...

Scientists ‘confident’ comet lander will wake up

The combination image of several partially enlarged photographs released by the European Space Agency, ESA, Monday Nov. 17, 2014 shows the journey of Rosetta’s Philae lander as it approached and then rebounded from its first touchdown on Co...
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Europeans have prominent role in beheading video

Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins addresses the media in Paris, France, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. A Paris prosecutor says that a French 22-year-old convert to radical Islam appears in a video showing a beheaded American aid worker and the deaths of Syrian soldiers. Molins identified...

Report: 51 killed in Congo police sweep vs. gangs

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Human Rights Watch says in a new report that police in Congo’s capital conducted dozens of extrajudicial killings in a three-month crackdown against organized crime gangs. The rights group says “Operation Likofi” launched last...
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Colombia halts peace talks after general is taken

This Aug. 15, 2014 photo released by Colombia’s Army press office shows Colombian Army Gen. Ruben Dario Alzate in Colombia. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos suspended peace talks with the South American nation’s largest rebel group after Alzate was taken captive...
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Russian president denies he fled summit pressure

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, right, is welcomed by Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott upon arrival for the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Putin faced a chorus of criticism Saturday at a world leaders’ summit, where the...

Iraq officials: bombs kill 5 across Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — Police officials say a series of car bombs in Baghdad have killed at least five people and wounded nearly 20. The first blast took place near a police patrol in the suburb of Radwaniya, southwest of Baghdad, killing two policemen and wounding five. Police...
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Nigerian army says it has regained town of Chibok

FILE-In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, a man poses with a sign in front of police officers in riot gear during a demonstration calling on the government to rescue the kidnapped girls of the government secondary school in Chibok, in Abuja, Nigeria. The Nigerian...