At least 133 killed in tribal clashes in Sudan: tribe leader
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - At least 133 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between two groups belonging to an Arab tribe in Sudan's West Kordofan state, a tribal leader said on Thursday.

Qaeda militants 'moved US hostage ahead of Yemen raid'

Yemeni special forces took part in the raid in the southeastern province of HadramawtAl-Qaeda militants holding an American journalist in Yemen moved him and two other foreign hostages just days before a raid to free him, a Yemeni defence ministry website said. The journalist as well as a British national and a South African are among several hostages held by Al-Qaeda in the violence-wracked country, according to the ministry's news website. On Tuesday, Yemeni special forces, said to have been backed by US commandos, raided an Al-Qaeda hideout in Hajr As-Saghir, in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, to free the captives. The ministry website reported late Wednesday that hours before the raid the militants moved the American journalist, the Briton and the South African.

China's private education love affair
In China it's known as gaokao -- the college entrance exams -- and for most young people it dictates the course of a life.

Ex-bodyguard details abuse
Kim Jong Il's former bodyguard was sent to a political prison camp, but lived to tell the tale. Paula Hancocks reports.

How Chuck Hagel's Resignation Might Affect ISIS Fight

How Chuck Hagel's Resignation Might Affect ISIS FightChuck Hagel’s departure as Defense Secretary will probably have a minimal impact on the administration’s three part strategy to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria that is expected to take years. Hagel had raised questions about the strategy’s lack of focus on the Syrian regime of Bashar al Assad, but not about the president’s decision that American troops sent to Iraq will not serve as combat troops.Online supporters of the Islamic terror group ISIS have taken to Twitter to cheer the resignation of Chuck Hagel, claiming it was ISIS that forced him out. ...

Two boys survive hours buried by snow plow - WKRC TV Cincinnati

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Two boys survive hours buried by snow plow
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NEWBURGH, N.Y. (WKRC) -- Two boys were lucky to survive after being buried by a snow plow for hours. The nine and eleven year old boys were playing in a parking lot in the town of Newburgh on Wednesday. The family says the two kids were building a ...
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UK consumer morale holds steady in November - GfK
LONDON (Reuters) - British consumer morale held steady in November in the face of slipping confidence about the economy's prospects over the next 12 months, a survey by polling company GfK showed on Friday.

Pope in Turkey to boost religious ties
Pope Francis will meet with Turkey's leaders Friday on the first day of a rare papal visit to the predominantly Muslim country.