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13 Venezuela prisoners dead of drug overdoses amid protests

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At least 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses after inmates at an overcrowded prison in Venezuela stormed an infirmary during protests demanding better living conditions, officials reported.  



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Tobago police arrest alleged cocaine courier

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PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Police in Trinidad & Tobago have arrested an alleged drug mule as he was attempting to board a flight destined for London. 



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Explosions, gunfire strike Afghan capital after car, compound bombed

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KABUL (Reuters) - Kabul was hit by explosions and gunfire for a third time on Thursday, after a British embassy vehicle was bombed in the morning and a foreign compound in the diplomatic quarter was attacked in the evening, according to officials and witnesses. The Taliban...(more) 




Mexico president vows to reform police, battle organized crime

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Thursday he would propose constitutional changes to simplify the country's chaotic policing structure following the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers. Pena Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters to end...(more) 



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Focus on helmets in cricket after death of Hughes

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As the world of cricket reels from the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, it's hard to imagine that less than 40 years ago the first player to wear a full helmet during a cricket test match was booed by the crowd...(more) 



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Politico’s normal, awful story on EPA’s new air rule

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Tuesday night, the top story on Politico.com was headlined, “‘The most expensive regulation ever.’” It is unremarkable in that it follows the same template as a thousand pieces like it, with quotes from both sides on all the right beats and no big factual errors....(more) 




New tiny hamster video shows Thanksgiving dinner

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In the latest offering of hamsters eating like humans, there is now a Thanksgiving video of rodents eating turkeys.  



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NATO wrestles with new fast-reaction force prompted by Ukraine crisis

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By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO's planned new fast-reaction force, centerpiece of its response to Russia's annexation of Crimea, is proving harder to set up than expected because of shortages of vital equipment and arguments over funding, diplomats say. NATO leaders meeting in Wales in...(more) 



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Tanzania PM sidesteps calls to quit over graft claims

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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's prime minister on Thursday sidestepped calls from a parliamentary committee to resign over accusations that he had approved illegal payments to a private power company. Tanzania has discovered massive gas reserves off its coast, but the energy sector has long...(more) 



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Northeast Nigeria bus station blast kills 40 people: sources

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YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing 40 people including five soldiers, witnesses and a security source on the scene said. The security source and witness Abubakar Adamu, a mechanic who...(more) 



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London shares flat as energy losses offset travel firm gains

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London (AFP) - London shares closed flat on Thursday as losses in the energy sector offset gains in travel company shares after OPEC opted to maintain oil output levels amid a glut, dealers said. 



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Judge: British minister did call policemen 'plebs'

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LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court has weighed in on a big scandal over one small word, saying a government minister probably did throw the "politically toxic" insult "plebs" at policemen. 



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