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Thousands protest at U.S. Embassy in London over Ferguson case

Thousands protested in London on Wednesday in sympathy with demonstrations across the U.S. over the killing of a black teenager by a white police officer. The decision not to prosecute the officer for shooting dead unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked anger and racially charged unrest in cities ...

Nov 27, 2014

Ebola vaccine from Glaxo passes early safety test

An experimental Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline caused no serious side effects and produced an immune response in all 20 healthy volunteers who received it in an early-stage clinical trial, scientists reported on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The trial, which ...

Obama defends legal authority — to pardon turkeys

Nov 27, 2014

Obama defends legal authority — to pardon turkeys

President Barack Obama is defending his legal authority to take executive actions — to spare a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys. Obama joked that his annual turkey pardon will be his “most talked about executive action this month.” Last week, the president issued a series ...

Nov 27, 2014

Romney tops Republican poll for '16, seen having edge on Clinton

Mitt Romney, the Republican Party’s unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The former Massachusetts governor would have a slight edge over potential Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham ...

Syria regime raids on Islamic State's main stronghold kill 95

Nov 27, 2014

Syria regime raids on Islamic State's main stronghold kill 95

Syrian regime airstrikes on the Islamic State group stronghold Raqqa have killed at least 95 people, while a delegation from President Bashar aAssad’s government held talks Wednesday with key ally Russia. The bombing Tuesday was the deadliest by Assad’s air force in Raqqa since ...

Nov 27, 2014

Iraqi forces battle Islamic State jihadists in Ramadi, Kirkuk

Iraqi security forces and allied tribesmen were battling Wednesday to defend the governor’s office in Anbar province capital Ramadi from an attack by the Islamic State jihadist group, officers said. Kurdish peshmerga forces also engaged in hours of heavy fighting in Kirkuk province in ...

Woolly mammoth skeleton fetches £189,000 at U.K. auction

Nov 27, 2014

Woolly mammoth skeleton fetches £189,000 at U.K. auction

The skeleton of an Ice Age woolly mammoth fetched £189,000 ($300,000, €239.000) at auction Wednesday as it went under the hammer in Britain with a host of other rare or extinct species. The 5.5-meter-long skeleton made up of more than 150 bones lay in ...

Wintry weather sparks Thanksgiving travel havoc in U.S.

Nov 27, 2014

Wintry weather sparks Thanksgiving travel havoc in U.S.

More than 3,000 flights were scrubbed or delayed Wednesday in the U.S. Northeast as a winter storm delivered freezing rain and snow ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, one of the year’s biggest travel weekends. A wintry mix was falling in Boston, Philadelphia, New York ...

Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem

Nov 27, 2014

Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem

Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in Jerusalem in the face of the city’s worst wave of violence in nearly a decade. Police have been flying surveillance balloons over the city’s eastern sector and Old City — the ...

Nov 27, 2014

Sierra Leone seeks U.S. military help to fight Ebola

Sierra Leone appealed to the United States on Wednesday to send military aid to help it battle Ebola as it falls behind its West African neighbors Guinea and Liberia in the fight against the virus. The worst recorded Ebola outbreak has killed at least ...