Soccer to mark 30th anniversary of Bradford disaster
LONDON (Reuters) - The 30th anniversary of the fire at Bradford City's soccer ground, which killed 56 people in May 1985 will be commemorated by the Premier League and Football League next year.






Senate to vote on two controversial Obama ‘ambassadonors’ Dec. 1
The Senate will vote Dec. 1 on whether to confirm a pair of big-time donors to President Barack Obama's reelection campaign as ambassadors to Argentina and Hungary. It could be Noah Bryson Mamet's and Colleen Bell's last chance — their odds become vanishingly small when the GOP takes over in January.

Russia's poor feel sanctions
On the streets of St. Petersburg people are turning to charity for their only hot meal. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.

Controversial Washington ex-mayor Marion Barry dies

Former Washington mayor Marion Barry, who left office in disgrace and went to prison on drug charges only to return for a fourth term, has died at a Washington hospital, aged 78Former Washington mayor Marion Barry, who left office in disgrace and went to prison on drug charges only to return for a fourth term, has died aged 78. US President Barack Obama was among those paying tribute to Barry on Sunday, calling him "a fixture in DC politics for decades" and praising him for his role in the civil rights movement. The Washington Post, citing hospital officials in the US capital, said the mayor was in cardiac arrest when he arrived and could not be revived. Barry, the Mississippi-born son of a sharecropper, dominated local politics in Washington for many years starting in the mid-1970s despite repeated scandals and multiple arrests.


Water wonders: World's best fountains
People never cease to find amazing ways to make water more incredible than it already is. Here are 15 examples.

Over 25 killed in attack on Nigerian fishing community
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - More than 25 people, mostly fishermen, have been shot dead in a remote community in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, the heartland of Islamist group Boko Haram, police and witnesses said on Sunday.






Biden, Erdogan seek to find common ground on Syria crisis

US Vice President Joe Biden (L) pose with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Beylerbeyi Palace on November 22, 2014 in IstanbulUS Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul in a bid to ease strains over the Syria crisis and persuade Turkey to step up its support for the coalition against Islamic State (IS) jihadists. The trip to Istanbul by Biden, the highest ranking US official to visit Turkey since Erdogan was elected president after over a decade as prime minister, came amid unusual tensions in the traditionally strong relationship between the two NATO allies.


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