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Top News: World

Thousands evacuated after WWII bomb found in French city

Rennes - Three thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the centre of the French city of Rennes Sunday while a huge British bomb from World War II was defused.

Boko Haram slaughters 48 fish vendors in northeast Nigeria

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram extremists ambushed and slaughtered 48 fish vendors near Nigeria's border with Chad, the head of their association said, the latest violence to hit the country's volatile northeast.

Netanyahu warns of 'grave mistake' if France recognises Palestine

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday that France's parliament would be making a "grave mistake" if it recognises a Palestinian state in a vote on December 2.

Housing is a right: Edmonton rally Special

The Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ECOHH) organized a rally on November 21 to proclaim housing as a right.

US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding replica gun

Washington - Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who was in a playground waving around what turned out to be a replica gun, officials and reports said Sunday.

No justice on 5 year anniversary of Maguindanao massacre

Manila - Saturday marked the fifth anniversary of a massacre where families have yet to see those responsible for the death of their lost ones, brought to justice. No prosecution, and no conviction has taken place in response to the mass murder in the Philippines

Italy's first female astronaut heads to ISS in Russian craft

Moscow - A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut safely blasted off Sunday to begin its journey to the International Space Station.

U.S. troops to stay in Poland, Baltics through 2015: General

Vilnius - U.S. troops will remain in Poland and the Baltic states through 2015 "to deter Russian aggression", the top US commander for Europe said on Sunday.

Suicide blast at Afghan volleyball game kills around 50

Khost - About 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the deadliest attack in the country since 2011.

Teenage cadets swear allegiance to Ukraine rebel state

Donetsk - Not long ago, the cadets at the military academy in east Ukraine's industrial hub of Donetsk swore allegiance to the Ukrainian flag.

U.S. writer slams Brazil's 'monuments of poverty'

Rio De Janeiro - With its bold Oscar Niemeyer-designed monuments, the city of Brasilia symbolizes Brazil's frenetic modernization of recent decades.

FARC warns army actions threaten general's release

Havana - FARC guerrillas warned Sunday that increased military activity was jeopardising the release of a Colombian general and other captives they have taken.

Israel cabinet votes to enshrine 'Jewish state' in law

Jerusalem - Israel's government Sunday endorsed a proposal to anchor in law the country's status as the national homeland of the Jewish people, drawing fire from critics who said it weakened democracy.

Suicide blast at Afghan volleyball game kills around 50

Khost - Around 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds gathered to watch a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.

Security stepped up ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision

Ferguson - St Louis police erected barricades and businesses were boarded up Sunday as the clock ticked down to a grand jury decision on whether to indict a white officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager.

Sex don't sell: U.K. stores to hide sex headlines to protect kids

Tesco and Waitrose, two of the leading supermarkets in the U.K., have changed their policy on displaying tabloids and magazines in their stores. The BBC reports that it comes after campaigning by groups not wanting children to see sexual content.

Albania opens Hoxha's top secret Cold War nuclear bunker to public

Tirana - The massive, top secret Cold War nuclear bunker of former Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha was opened to the public on Saturday, decades after it was built by the paranoid communist regime fearing an attack by the West that never came.

Putin mulling re-election bid in 2018

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin is considering running for a fourth Kremlin term in 2018, which would see him stay in power until 2024, the TASS news agency reported Sunday."Yes, the possibility exists of my standing as a candidate again.

Tunisia presidential runoff likely after 'historic' vote

Tunis - Tunisia's incumbent President Moncef Marzouki on Monday appeared set for a runoff vote against an anti-Islamist party ex-premier after the first free leadership vote since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring.
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