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One killed, dozens injured in West Bank bus crash
Magen David Adom Rescue services said that all the passengers were evacuated to a Jerusalem hospital, aside from five who were still trapped inside the vehicle.

Israeli troops shoot dead 2 Palestinians in separate West Bank incidents
Yehya Taha reportedly died in a Ramallah hospital of bullet wounds to the head after army raid; Police say second man shot dead after attempting stabbing attack near Tapuah Junction.

Another Israeli top cop questioned over sex crimes
High-raking police officer investigated following complaint filed by female subordinate; nature and severity of alleged offences are still unknown.

'Ban Hebrew in Italian synagogues, Arabic in mosques,' says Berlusconi ally
Ally of former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi and possible right-wing candidate for Milan mayor says only Italian should be used for sermons in mosques, synagogues.


Obama 'deeply disturbed' by Chicago police shooting video

Demonstrators argue with police officers during a protest in response to the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in ChicagoThe president speaks out about the deadly shooting of a black teen by a Chicago policeman.

Don't erase Woodrow Wilson. Expose him.

There is no 'specific, credible' threat against the U.S. Does that mean everything?s fine?

There have been no concrete plots against the U.S. after the Paris attacks, officials say.

Chicago calm a day after release of video of police shooting teenager

Protestors including Lamon Reccord, 16, confront police during a demonstration in response to the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The white Chicago policeman charged with murdering a black teenager he shot 16 times spent his first full day in custody on Wednesday in a jail hospital ward, as calm prevailed in a city braced for civil unrest over new video footage of the slaying. Protests were mostly small and peaceful on Tuesday and Wednesday following the release of a graphic clip showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being gunned down in the middle of a street on Oct. 20, 2014, as he was walking away from police who had confronted him. The tape, recorded from a dashboard-mounted camera in one of several patrol cars arriving on the scene, was made public on Tuesday under court order hours after the officer who fired the fatal volley of gunshots, Jason Van Dyke, was charged with first-degree murder.

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Russia and Turkey refuse to back down in row over jet downing

Russia's Defence Ministry handout photo shows pilots of Russian Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet preparing before flight at Hmeymim air base near Latakia in SyriaBy Nick Tattersall and Vladimir Soldatkin ISTANBUL/NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia (Reuters) - Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria on Wednesday to protect its jets operating there and pledged its air force would keep flying missions near Turkish air space, sounding a defiant note after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet. The downing of the jet on Tuesday was one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a NATO member and Russia for half a century, and further complicated international efforts to battle Islamic State militants in Syria. President Tayyip Erdogan made no apology, saying his nation had simply been defending its own security and the "rights of our brothers in Syria".

Ten people, including Rosneft workers, killed in helicopter crash in Siberia
Ten people on board a Mi-8 helicopter, including employees of Russia's state oil company Rosneft, died when the aircraft crashed in the Krasnoyarsk region in Siberia on Thursday, regional transport prosecutors said. The civilian helicopter was carrying workers to an oil production site at Vankor, an oilfield belonging to Rosneft. "Causes of the incident are being investigated," Rosneft said in the statement.

Dutch court rules that migrants' right to food, shelter not unconditional

A stranded Iranian woman embraces her daughter as hundreds of migrants line up during food distribution at the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of IdomeniA Dutch high court on Thursday upheld a government policy of withholding food and shelter to rejected asylum-seekers who refuse to be repatriated, giving legal backing to one of Europe's toughest immigration policies. The Raad van State or Council of State, which reviews the legality of government decisions, found that the new policy of conservative Prime Minister Mark Rutte does not contravene the European Convention on Human Rights. A rejected asylum seeker does not have the right to appeal to the European Social Charter, it said.

North, South Korea meet in fresh bid to improve ties after standoff

South Korean soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint on the Grand Unification Bridge which leads to the truce village Panmunjom, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in PajuThe talks at the border truce village of Panmunjom come after the two sides signed an agreement in which Pyongyang expressed regret over landmine blasts near the border that wounded two South Korean soldiers. The talks are a fresh attempt at dialogue between the rivals, which have all-but cut off ties since 2010, when a South Korean navy ship was destroyed by a torpedo that Seoul said was fired from a North Korean submarine. Pyongyang denies any role.


Outspoken Miss World Canada denied entry to China
BEIJING (AP) ? A friend of Miss World Canada says the outspoken contestant has been barred from entering China to take part in this year's pageant in the southern island province of Hainan.

APNewsBreak: Casey Kasem's widow sued for wrongful death

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2003, file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Three of Kasem's children sued their father's widow, Jean Kasem, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, for wrongful death, elder abuse and intentional infliction of emotional distress, claiming her actions shortened the popular radio personality's life. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Three of the radio personality Casey Kasem's children and his brother sued his widow on Wednesday, claiming her actions led to his death in 2014.

'Tokyo Story' star Setsuko Hara, muse of Ozu, dies at 95

Japanese actress Setsuko Hara and actor Chishu Ryu, seen in a scene of the iconic 1953 movie 'Tokyo Story', directed by Yosujiro OzuThe Japanese actress who starred in famed director Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story" and a host of other classic films has died aged 95 -- with the news only emerging nearly three months after her passing. The death of Setsuko Hara dominated Japanese front pages on Thursday, with headlines lauding her as a "legendary" performer and the "Eternal Madonna". Hara had been in hospital since mid-August and her death on September 5 from pneumonia was not immediately made public "as she wished no fuss be made", her 75-year-old nephew told Kyodo News agency.

Actor Paul Walker's father sues Porsche over fatal crash

FILE - In this April 29, 2011, file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie "Fast and Furious 5," in Rome. Walker's father sued Porsche on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, for wrongful death, claiming the Porsche sports car he was riding in was defective and lacked safety features that might have saved his life during a 2013 crash in Valencia, Calif. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Paul Walker's father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the "Fast & Furious" star.


Euro on shaky ground as ECB easing talk mounts, stocks up

Wads of euro banknotes are stacked at the GSA company's headquarters in ViennaThe euro slipped back towards seven-month lows, bond yields fell and European shares gained on Thursday as talk of aggressive stimulus from the European Central Bank next week grows. The euro remained under pressure a day after euro zone central bank officials told Reuters that they are considering options such as staggered charges on banks hoarding cash and buying more debt ahead of next week's ECB meeting. "Ultimately, I think the ECB will be aggressive and that divergence in policy with the United States must imply a weaker euro," said Chris Scicluna, head of economic research at Daiwa Capital Markets in London.

Big banks accused of interest rate-swap fixing in U.S. class action suit

Goldman Sachs sign is seen above floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in the Manhattan borough of New YorkNEW YORK (IFR/Reuters) - A class action lawsuit, filed Wednesday, accuses 10 of Wall Street?s biggest banks and two trading platforms of conspiring to limit competition in the $320 trillion market for interest rate swaps. The class action lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, accuses Goldman Sachs Group , Bank of America Merrill Lynch , JPMorgan Chase , Citigroup , Credit Suisse Group , Barclays Plc , BNP Paribas SA , UBS , Deutsche Bank AG , and the Royal Bank of Scotland of colluding to prevent the trading of interest rate swaps on electronic exchanges, like the ones on which stocks are traded.

VW's Audi suspends two engineers in emissions probe

The Audi powerplant is reflected in an Audi in BrusselsVolkswagen's luxury flagship Audi has suspended two engineers after its larger diesel engines were found evading emissions limits in the United States, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said in a newspaper interview published on Thursday. Volkswagen (VW) and Audi notified U.S. authorities last Thursday that about 85,000 vehicles with 3.0 liter V6 diesel engines were fitted with emissions-control equipment that was not disclosed to U.S. regulators.

Pimco, others sue Citigroup over billions in mortgage debt losses

A Citibank ATM is seen in Los AngelesAccording to a complaint filed Tuesday night in a New York state court in Manhattan, Citigroup breached its duties as trustee for the 25 private-label trusts dating from 2004 to 2007 by ignoring "pervasive and systemic deficiencies" in how the underlying loans were underwritten or being serviced. The investors said Citigroup looked askance at the loans' "abysmal performance" out of fear it might "jeopardize its close business relationships" with loan servicers including Wells Fargo & Co and JPMorgan Chase & Co, or prompt them to retaliate over its own problem loans.

 CBC Technology & Science

Century-old mystery fossil identified - as Canada's 1st dimetrodon
Bathygnathus borealis

A fossil dug up in P.E.I. in 1854 has finally been identified ? as the first and only dimetrodon ever found in Canada.

RCMP commissioner wants warrantless access to online subscriber info
RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson warrantless subscriber info 20151125

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says the police force needs warrantless access to Internet subscriber information to keep pace with child predators and other online criminals.

Polar bear injured by radio collar part of U of A study, Environment Canada says
Polar bear radio collar

Researchers from the University of Alberta are responsible for fitting a polar bear with a radio collar that appears to have injured the animal, an Environment Canada scientist says.

5 great things Einstein's general theory of relativity gave us
Albert Einstein

What would science fiction be without wormholes and warp speed? As Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity turns 100, here are five ways it has made the universe ? in reality and in science fiction ? a more interesting place.

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American Sniper

Based on his memoir of the same name, this military biopic centers on legendary sniper Chris Kyle, who amassed a record number of kills on the battlefield during his 10-year career as a Navy SEAL.

The Imitation Game

Chronicling mathematical wizard Alan Turing's key role in Britain's successful effort to crack Germany's Enigma code during World War II, this historical biopic also recounts how his groundbreaking work helped launch the computer age.


Undone by a broken marriage and her mother's death, Cheryl Strayed has been on a years-long reckless tear, fueled by addiction and despair. In a bid to save her life, she decides to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail -- alone and with no experience.

Still Alice

When 50-year-old linguistics professor Alice Howland begins having trouble remembering words, her symptoms ultimately lead to a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's -- which forces Alice and her family to make radical changes in their lives.


This inspiring tale of survival is based on the real-life experiences of Louis Zamperini, an American pilot held by the Japanese during World War II. After his plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean, Zamperini spends 47 days adrift before his capture.


From director Christopher Nolan comes this futuristic cosmic odyssey, which follows a band of space explorers who surmount the limits of interstellar travel, using a recently discovered wormhole to pass between dimensions.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Seeing untapped potential in a wayward teenager, veteran secret agent Harry Hart recruits the young delinquent and schools him in the skills that will ultimately transform him into a superspy.

Taken 3

In the final installment of the hit action franchise, former CIA operative Bryan Mills is framed for murder and must use his covert skills to keep himself alive while trying to prove his innocence.

The Judge

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

Jupiter Ascending

Impoverished young Jupiter Jones struggles to make ends meet. But when a genetically engineered hunter from another planet tracks her down, she learns she's been predestined to change the fate of the universe.

 Jewish World

The chicken whisperer: Meet the LA rabbi who gives thanks to his chickens before killing them
Conservative Rabbi Gabriel Botnick couldn?t find kosher, local and ethical meat, so he decided to take up the knife himself, and this Thanksgiving, he will be giving thanks to his first turkey.

Met Council's Rapfogel transferred to minimum security prison in Manhattan
The ex-CEO, sentenced last year to prison for stealing $9 million from the NYC Council on Jewish Poverty, may later be able to spend some evenings at his home on the Lower East Side.

French MP, academic to publish Anne Frank diary online despite bid to extend copyright
A Swiss foundation seeks to add Frank's father, Otto, as a co-author, which would extend the copyright to 2050.

'Ban Hebrew in Italian synagogues, Arabic in mosques,' says Berlusconi ally
Ally of former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi and possible right-wing candidate for Milan mayor says only Italian should be used for sermons in mosques, synagogues.

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