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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 ...  Visit website

U.N. probing alleged Eritrea rights abuses blamed for migrant exodus

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations has begun to investigate suspected human rights abuses in Eritrea blamed for an exodus of migrants from the Horn ...  Visit website

Somali leader sees Islamist rebels out of towns by year-end

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Somalia's president said on Thursday a military campaign would push Islamist al Shabaab fighters out of all towns and major territories by ...  Visit website

Iran's Supreme Leader frees pioneering Iranian 'Blogfather': media

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday pardoned Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison for spreading propaganda, insulting ...  Visit website

Iran nuclear talks deadline may be extended to March: officials

VIENNA (Reuters) - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp disagreements ...  Visit website

Former minister-in-exile to take top job in independent Kosovo

PRISTINA (Reuters) - A former minister-in-exile during Kosovo's 1990srebellion against Serbian rule is poised to become the state's next prime minister, a senior party ally ...  Visit website

US sends Guantanamo prisoners to Georgia, Slovakia

MIAMI (AP) — Five prisoners have been released from Guantanamo Bay as part of a renewed effort to close the detention center on the U.S. ...  Visit website

Mexico City braces for large demonstrations

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City is bracing for demonstrations as caravans of students and family members of 43 missing college students converge on the ...  Visit website

Slain beauty queen, sister buried in Honduras

GUALJOCO, Honduras (AP) — Grieving family members laid to rest a Honduran beauty queen and her sister amid drenching rains Thursday, pleading for divine justice ...  Visit website

UAE official says groups may appeal against inclusion on terror list

DUBAI (Reuters) - Groups placed on a terrorism list by the United Arab Emirates can appeal against the designation if their "approach has changed", a ...  Visit website

Swiss museum to decide future of Gurlitt art trove

BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum and German officials plan to announce Monday what will happen to a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to ...  Visit website

Bruised Venezuelan opposition may make headway in 2015

CARACAS (Reuters) - For a much-touted "re-launch" of Venezuela's opposition, the turnout was poor: only a few hundred activists joined a rally led by the ...  Visit website

U.S. supply ships collide in Indian Ocean, minor damage

RIYADH (Reuters) - Two U.S. supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden in the Indian Ocean early on Thursday, but no crew members were ...  Visit website

Swedish appeal court upholds Assange detention order

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish appeals court rejected on Thursday an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke a detention order over allegations of ...  Visit website

US sends Guantanamo prisoners to Georgia, Slovakia

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. has released five prisoners from Guantanamo as part of the effort to close the detention center on the Navy base ...  Visit website

Exclusive: U.S. to allow people from nations hit by Ebola to stay temporarily

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary protected status to people from the three West African countries most affected by Ebola ...  Visit website

Putin says Russia must guard against 'color revolutions'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Moscow must do all it can to prevent extremism and stop "color revolutions" from reaching Russia. ...  Visit website

Egypt arrests Brotherhood leader as crackdown intensifies

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police on Thursday arrested Mohamed Ali Bishr, one of the few Muslim Brotherhood leaders to escape jail after last year's overthrow ...  Visit website

NATO has scrambled jets 400 times: Stoltenberg

AMARI Estonia (Reuters) - NATO war planes have had to scramble 400 times this year in response to an increase in Russian air activity around ...  Visit website

Slain beauty queen, sister buried in Honduras

GUALJOCO, Honduras (AP) — Grieving family members laid to rest a Honduran beauty queen and her sister amid drenching rains Thursday, pleading for divine justice ...  Visit website

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