Taliban kill five in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound
KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city center in the evening, officials and witnesses said.






Queen of Crime Writing PD James Dies Aged 94
Mystery novelist PD James, creator of sensitive sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, dies aged 94

New US police shooting in spotlight, calm in Ferguson

This screen grab from a surveillance video released by the Cleveland Police Department on November 26, 2014 shows Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy, who was shot by a Cleveland police officer at a recreation centerA video showing Cleveland police shooting dead a black youth raised new questions about US police treatment of young African Americans, as calm returned to the flashpoint town of Ferguson on the Thanksgiving holiday. Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, had seen sometimes violent protests since Monday's explosive decision by a Missouri grand jury not to charge a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teen in August. The decision revived long-standing questions about how police, especially white officers, interact with African Americans -- questions asked again after the weekend shooting in Cleveland of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.


Mali and rebels fail to reach deal in third round of talks
BAMAKO (Reuters) - A third round of talks between the Malian government and mostly Tuareg rebel groups, held in Algiers, broke up on Thursday without an agreement, officials for both sides said, although mediators remained optimistic about a future deal.






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10 works of art that shocked the world
As the Turner Prize turns 30 years old, we look at the formula for controversy and what the work we hate says about our society.

Full holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies

President Barack Obama shakes hands with a parton as he and his family distribute food at "Bread For The City" Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Washington, as part of an annual Thanksgiving tradition of participation in a service event. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service.


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