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Ukraine’s Facebook revolution, 1 year later

People place flowers at a memorial for people killed in clashes with security forces in Kiev’s Independence Square, Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Ukraine marked the first anniversary of demonstrations known as Euromaidan which where were sparked by then President Viktor...
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Israel to demolish homes of synagogue attackers

The Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound is seen in Jerusalem’s old city Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Tensions in the region have spiked in recent weeks, largely over the disputed holy site in Jerusalem sacred to both Muslims and Jews. (AP Photo/Sebastian...
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UN: Deaths keep rising in Ukraine, now over 4,300

Gianni Magazzeni, Chief of the America, Europe, and Central Asia Branch of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR, l a speaks during a news conference about the Launch of the new OHCHR report on the human rights situation in Ukraine, at the European...
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Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebels

A pro-Russian rebel patrols an illegal coal mining warehouse in Torez, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. As battle raged in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine, cargo trains piled high with coal thundered along rail tracks to keep heating and power going to households in...

Egypt president considering pardon of journalists

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Thursday that a presidential pardon is “being examined” for the three Al-Jazeera journalists who were handed heavy prison terms in a court ruling that raised international outrage. El-Sissi told...
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Slain beauty queen, sister buried in Honduras

Keyling Enamorado, a friend of slain beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, cries on Maria’s coffin in Santa Barbara, Honduras, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Grieving family members laid to rest the Honduran beauty queen and her sister, Sofia, after the women were shot to death in...

Boko Haram said to kill about 45 people in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in an attack on a village. Muhammed Gava of the Nigeria Vigilante Group said the assault occurred Wednesday in Azaya Kura village in...
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Israeli mayor’s ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Itamar Shimoni, Israeli mayor of the costal city of Ashkelon, visits a kindergarten in Ashkelen, Israel, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Shimoni has suspended Israeli Arab laborers from work, renovating bomb shelters at local day-care centers. The move drew widespread criticism on...
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Somali-American who helped Mogadishu govt killed

This photo taken Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 and provided by the family of Abdullahi Ali Anshur, 60, shows the Somali-American from Minnesota at his office in Mogadishu, Somalia. Gunmen shot and killed Abdullahi Ali Anshur, an engineer from Minnesota who had left a well-paying job in...
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Amid Ebola cases, Mali braces borders and beyond

In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, a Mali soldier, center, controls a crowd of people during a visit by their president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, at the border village of Kouremale, Mali, between Mali and Guinea. On Mali’s dusty border with Ebola-stricken Guinea,...