• Holocaust survivors worldwide celebrate Hanukkah
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    Holocaust survivors worldwide celebrate Hanukkah

    BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of Holocaust survivors participated in the third candle lighting of Hanukkah in Berlin, Jerusalem and New York on Thursday — part of a tribute to survivors worldwide that was organized by the Jewish Claims Conference.

  • Leadership of New York Times passes to next-generation Sulzberger
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    Leadership of New York Times passes to next-generation Sulzberger

    The New York Times on Thursday named a new publisher in 37-year-old A.G. Sulzberger, a fifth-generation descendant of Times leaders whose internal report on innovation has guided a newspaper known as "The Gray Lady" into the digital era. The younger Sulzberger will also join the board at a

  • Mix of old and new faces chasing Olympic short track berths
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    Mix of old and new faces chasing Olympic short track berths

    KEARNS, Utah (AP) — J.R. Celski and Katherine Reutter-Adamek are favorites heading into the U.S. short track speedskating trials. They're both trying to make one more Olympic team in careers that have been interrupted and, in Reutter-Adamek's case, cut short by injuries.

  • Rio prosecutors launch probe into soccer final violence
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    Rio prosecutors launch probe into soccer final violence

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro launched an investigation Thursday into the fan violence surrounding the Copa Sudamericana final between local club Flamengo and Argentine team Independiente.

  • 4 children killed in bus-train collision in southern France
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    4 children killed in bus-train collision in southern France

    A regional train hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring 11 other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. Photos from the ...

  • Justine Damond shooting: prosecutor blames investigators over delay
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    Justine Damond shooting: prosecutor blames investigators over delay

    Justine Damond was dressed in her pyjamas when she was shot by Mohamed Noor after she called 911 just before midnight on 15 July. A US county attorney handling the police shooting of Australian Justine Damond has blamed investigators for the delay in the decision on whether to press charges against

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    Mexico ups benchmark lending rate ¼-point to 7.25 percent

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's central bank is raising its benchmark interest rate a quarter point to 7.25 percent to try to rein in inflation that continues to outpace targets.

  • Homegrown attacks rising worry in U.S. as Islamic State weakens abroad
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    Homegrown attacks rising worry in U.S. as Islamic State weakens abroad

    The online video's message was clear: Supporters of Islamic State who could not travel overseas to join the militant group should carry out attacks wherever they were in the United States or Europe. Bangladeshi immigrant Akayed Ullah, 27, followed those instructions on Monday when he tried to set

  • Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal
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    Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is buying the Murdoch family's Fox movie and television studios and some cable and international TV businesses for about $52.4 billion, as the home of Mickey Mouse tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.

  • Poland's new PM sees punishment from Brussels coming
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    Poland's new PM sees punishment from Brussels coming

    Poland's new prime minister said on Thursday he expected the European Commission to launch an unprecedented punishment procedure against Warsaw next week after months of wrangling over the rule of law. Several thousand people gathered in Poland's largest towns on Thursday evening to protest

  • Opponents of refugee quotas give money to bolster EU borders
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    Opponents of refugee quotas give money to bolster EU borders

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia announced Thursday that they plan to spend around 35 million euros ($41 million) to beef up European Union borders as they come under pressure for refusing to accept refugee quotas.

  • Bird, Taurasi headline US women's hoops national team pool
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    Bird, Taurasi headline US women's hoops national team pool

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are back for another run with the U.S. women's basketball team.

  • Cards' Piscotty dealt to A's after mother diagnosed with ALS
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    Cards' Piscotty dealt to A's after mother diagnosed with ALS

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty has been traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for two infield prospects, allowing the outfielder to be near his family's home in Pleasanton, California, following his mother's diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease.

  • In first, U.S. presents its evidence of Iran weaponry from Yemen
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    In first, U.S. presents its evidence of Iran weaponry from Yemen

    The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia in Yemen, describing it as conclusive evidence that Tehran was violating U.N. resolutions. The arms included charred remnants of what the Pentagon said was

  • US stock indexes veer lower in afternoon trade; oil rises
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    US stock indexes veer lower in afternoon trade; oil rises

    U.S. stocks indexes veered lower in late-afternoon trading Thursday, giving up early gains. Health care companies and banks accounted for most of the losses, outweighing gains among retailers and technology ...

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    Top Asian News 8:28 p.m. GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces. The group, known by its French acronym MSF, said in a statement made available Thursday

  • The Latest: Trump supports Disney's 21st Century Fox deal
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    The Latest: Trump supports Disney's 21st Century Fox deal

    The Latest on Disney's deal for large part of Fox (all times local) 12:20 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump supports Disney's purchase of much of 21st Century Fox. White House press secretary ...

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    US firm: Hackers interfered with industrial facility

    LONDON (AP) — A U.S. cybersecurity firm says that hackers disrupted the operations at an industrial facility using malicious software which interfered with safety equipment.

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    As tensions ease, China keeps building on disputed islands

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions over China's island-building in the South China Sea may have eased in the past year, but Beijing has kept busy.

  • EU extends sanctions against Russia over Ukraine
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    EU extends sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia because of the stalled peace process in Ukraine.

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    Putin acknowledges construction delay at World Cup venue

    Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has acknowledged construction delays at one of the stadiums to be used for the 2018 Football World Cup. During his annual press conference at the WTC congress center in Moscow on Thursday, Vladimir Putin referred to problems with Samara Cosmos Arena

  • Morning mail: Murdoch seals $66bn Disney deal
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    Morning mail: Murdoch seals $66bn Disney deal

    Rupert Murdoch: ‘Are we retreating? Good morning, this is Graham Russell bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 15 December. Rupert Murdoch has sold $66bn worth of 21st Century Fox’s assets and a 39% stake in Sky to Disney, in a deal that will transform his media empire – and the fortunes

  • The Latest: French prime minister: cause of crash unknown
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    The Latest: French prime minister: cause of crash unknown

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a collision between a train and a school bus in southern France (all times local):

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    LAFC signs Uruguayan teen Diego Rossi as designated player

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uruguayan teenager Diego Rossi has joined Los Angeles Football Club as a designated player.

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    LA Galaxy acquire Norwegian defender Jorgen Skjelvik

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Norwegian defender Jorgen Skjelvik has joined the LA Galaxy on a free transfer.