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The Paris Attacks Were Planned In Plain Sight

The Wall Street Journal | Benjamin Hart | November 27, 2015 | World
Three days before the attacks that ripped through Paris, Djazira Boulanger handed the keys to her row house, across the street from a kindergarten, to a guest who had booked it over the website His name was Brahim Abdeslam.

When The Mountains Started Exploding: Devastation In Coal Country (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | November 27, 2015 | Impact
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Pope In Africa Criticizes Fanaticism And Corruption, Makes Appeal For Refugees

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | November 27, 2015 | World
NAIROBI, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged young Kenyans on Friday not to yield to the sweet lure of corruption, and urged them to help those tempted by "fanatical" ideologies. The pope made his appeal in unprepared remarks at his last event in the...

World Leaders Build Momentum For Paris Climate Talks

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | November 27, 2015 | World
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M.I.A. References Refugee Crisis In New Video For 'Borders'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | November 27, 2015 | Entertainment
In the music video for her new song "Borders," M.I.A. tackles the refugee crisis, referencing the global situation our world faces today through her imagery and lyrics. In the self-directed video, the 40-year-old rapper takes the journey of a migrant as she performs in front of...

Sources: Ringleader Of Paris Attacks Planned More Strikes

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | November 27, 2015 | World
PARIS, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The ringleader behind the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris had plans to strike Jewish targets and to disrupt schools and the transport system in France, according to sourcesclose to the investigation. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian national of...

Girl Can't Get Personalized Nutella Jar Because Her Name Is Isis

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | November 27, 2015 | Weird News
As if being a little girl named “Isis” in this day and age isn't hard enough, now even Nutella has a problem with her name. The Australian 5-year-old’s aunt tried to buy five personalized jars of the chocolate-hazelnut spread for her nephew Odhinn and her niece Isis at...

Suspected Boko Haram Bombing Hits Shiite Procession

AP | Mehreen Kasana | November 27, 2015 | World
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated himself in the middle of a procession of hundreds of moderate Shiite Muslims, and organizers say he killed at least 15 people. Aliyu Yusuf Kakaki, spokesman for the Shiite community in Kano, told The Associated Press...

Belgium Charges Man With Involvement In 'Terrorist Attacks'

AP | Benjamin Hart | November 27, 2015 | World
Belgian authorities have charged a man with involvement in "terrorist attacks" as investigations continue into the massacre in Paris two weeks ago. The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement on Friday that the unidentified man was "charged with terrorist attacks and taking part in the activities of a terrorist...

2 Palestinians Shot Dead After Ramming Cars Into Israeli Troops

AP | Charlotte Alfred | November 27, 2015 | World
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians after they rammed their cars into soldiers in separate attacks in the West Bank on Friday as the country's defense minister urged Israelis to brace themselves for more violence, saying he cannot see an end to the...

ISIS Affiliate Claims Bangladesh Mosque Attack

AP | Charlotte Alfred | November 27, 2015 | World
NEW DELHI (AP) -- An Islamic State group affiliate in Bangladesh said Friday it was behind an attack on a Shiite mosque in the country's north that killed one man and wounded three others. A statement posted on IS-affiliated Twitter accounts from Islamic State -...

Poland Won't Extradite Roman Polanski To The United States

AP | Benjamin Hart | November 27, 2015 | Entertainment
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland will not extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. in an almost 40-year-old case after prosecutors declined to challenge a court ruling against it. Prosecutors in Krakow, who had sought the extradition on behalf of the U.S., said Friday they found the court's refusal...

Ben Carson Will Reportedly Visit Refugee Camp In Jordan

Reuters | Alana Horowitz Satlin | November 27, 2015 | Politics
  WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is traveling to Jordan on Friday to visit Syrian refugees at a United Nations-run camp, according to media reports. Carson, a top-tier candidate in public opinion polls, has faced increased scrutiny over his foreign policy credentials amid comments...

Top Politician Says Russia Has 'Right To Military Response' To Felled Plane

Reuters | Alana Horowitz Satlin | November 27, 2015 | World
BUCHAREST, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Russia has the right to make a military response after the downing of a Russian warplane earlier this week by NATO member Turkey, lower house speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Friday. Speaking in an interview with Romanian television station...

Erdogan Warns Russia Not To 'Play With Fire'

Reuters | Alana Horowitz Satlin | November 27, 2015 | World
ISTANBUL, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia not to "play with fire" on Friday, but added he did not want to harm relations with Moscow, comments that look more likely to inflame than quell the dispute over a downed Russian bomber this week....

Boy Writes Heartbreaking Letter Asking Santa To Find The Man Who Shot Him

Lee Moran | November 27, 2015 | Crime
A young boy in England is begging Santa Claus to help cops track down the gunman who shot him and his mom outside their home. Seven-year-old Christian Hickey wrote the heartbreaking request to Saint Nick in a letter shared Friday on Facebook by Greater Manchester...

France Holds Private Memorial Ceremony For Paris Attack Victims

Alana Horowitz Satlin | November 27, 2015 | World
Intoning the names of 130 dead, a subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning. Windows were draped with French flags in an uncharacteristic display of patriotism, but the locked-down courtyard ceremony at the...

Christmas Card Ban For Government Officials In Tanzania

Lee Moran | November 27, 2015 | Weird News
DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Tanzanian officials will not be allowed to send out the usual government printed Christmas and New Year cards this year as part of belt-tightening measures by the new president. John Magufuli has implemented a series of austerity steps since...

Siberian Tiger Befriends Lunch After Fearless Goat Shows Him Who's Boss

Dominique Mosbergen | November 27, 2015 | Weird News
He was supposed to be a meal, but a feisty goat became a pal of his predator instead. Earlier this week, Timur the goat was sent into the enclosure of a Siberian tiger -- also known as an Amur tiger -- living in Russia’s Primorsky Safari Park. Dmitry Mezentsev, the park’s director, told RIA Novosti that Timur was meant to be food for the hungry predator. “Year-round, we feed the tigers live prey twice a week,” he told the news outlet, adding that the Amur tiger had killed many goats, including large goats, in the past. But this week, when Timur trotted into the tiger's enclosure, something unexpected happened. “The goat was very brave. He flashed his horns or retaliated every time the Amur attacked,” Mezentsev told RIA. “The wary tiger was confused by this, and he decided not to mess with the goat.” In footage of the extraordinary encounter, Timur is seen chasing the big cat around the enclosure. In a blog post, the park explained that Timur had shooed the tiger away from his usual sleeping spot, and the plucky goat had been sleeping there ever since. The Amur tiger, on the other hand, has been relegated to sleeping on the shelter's roof. Remarkably, despite the initial confrontation between the two animals, the park says there seems to be no animosity between them. Instead, the tiger and goat appear to have developed a close friendship.  “Timur follows the Amur everywhere, and the tiger quietly tolerates it." Mezentsev told RIA. "The goat even worries when the tiger disappears from sight, and will start looking for him.” As NBC News notes, Timur the goat is named after a courageous boy from a popular children’s book from the Soviet era. “It’s a worthy name for such a fearless animal,” the park told NBC.  Also on...

French Army Enlistments Skyrocket In Response To Terror Attack

Chloe Angyal | November 26, 2015 | World
PARIS — The attacks by militants tied to the Islamic State less than two weeks ago in Paris have awakened a patriotic fervor in France not seen in decades.
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