Number of migrants reaching Europe dips but 1 million in sight for year: U.N.
German Cabinet OKs military mission against IS in Syria
Network veteran, Nick News chief Linda Ellerbee retiring
NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Ellerbee, a veteran newswoman who wrote an irreverent best-seller about her time on television and built a second career at Nickelodeon explaining tough stories to youngsters, says that shes signing off the air for good.
China's Xi in Zimbabwe to sign power, infrastructure deals
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber to argue for new trial
Rudder problem, pilot actions led to Indonesia AirAsia crash
Explosion kills 3 children, wounds 12 in north Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police official says that an explosion has struck a group of children who were playing on the outskirts of a provincial capital in the countrys north, killing three boys and wounding 12 children, four
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Beijing smog: The difference a month makes
What a difference a month makes
Brazil's recession deepens in third quarter
Brazils economy shrank by 1.7% in the third quarter of the year deepening the countrys worst recession in 25 years.
Qatar 'shame' over labour reform
Amnesty International says Qatar has done almost nothing effective to end labour exploitation since winning the 2022 World Cup bid five years ago.
Turkey-Russia row: Presidential war of words
Tracking the presidential war of words between Turkey and Russia, following last weeks shooting down of a Russian war plane on Turkeys border with Syria.
Viewpoint: 'Why I chose an abortion'
Many people have certain expectations about the circumstances that lead women to have an abortion. Here one woman talks about her decision.
Ed Sheeran up for BBC Music award
Ed Sheeran, Sound of 2015 winners Years & Years and Adele are among the artists shortlisted for the BBC Music Awards.
Colombian forces kill top ELN rebel
A senior member of the ELN rebel group in Colombia, Jose Daniel Perez, is killed in fighting with the security forces in Santander province.
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Murder, arson, acid attacks: Planned Parenthood has long been a target
Between 1973, when the Supreme Court decided abortion should be legal throughout the United States, and 2003, abortion providers have been the targets of more than 300 acts of extreme violence, including arson, bombings, murders and butyric acid attacks.
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Last C-17 leaves Boeing factory
Thats it. There aint no more. After 24 years of flight, Boeing stopped making one of the biggest airplanes in the world on Sunday.
Defiant Japan to kill 300 whales
With a mission to kill 333 minke whales, Japan has sent its first whaling fleet to the Antarctic Ocean in more than one year.
Robbers in panda onesies hit store
Police are hunting for two men who carried out an armed robbery on a convenience store -- while wearing panda onesies.
Two surfers feared dead
The van of two missing Australian surfers has been found burned-out in Mazatlan, Mexico.
Did man feed son's body to pigs?
A Kansas man suspected of killing his 7-year-old son is in jail as investigators try to identify of human remains found on his property.
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California's top oil regulator quits amid controversy
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IS NEFERTITI THERE? Egypt nearly certain King Tut's tomb hides chamber
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Hayden steps out post-rehab
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German prosecutors investigate man with tattoo of death camp
German prosecutors say they are investigating whether a man violated the country’s prohibition of the public display of Nazi symbols by appearing at a swimming pool with a tattoo of what appeared to be the Auschwitz death camp on his
Trial for ranking French IS fighter in recruiting network
A ranking French member of the Islamic State group goes on trial in charges he ran a network to recruit fighters to Syria.
Gunmen kill 2 Pakistani military policemen in Karachi city
Police say gunmen riding on a motorcycle have opened fire on a vehicle carrying military police in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi, killing two officers before fleeing.
Search for Jewish tombs lost in WWII brings back heritage
There was no mistaking what the stone slab was, only the spot where it lay was somehow not fitting. Instead of marking a place of the departed, the tombstone served as a doormat to a henhouse in a small Czech
Rights groups say Nepal children at risk of disease, death
A shortage of medicine, fuel and other supplies has put millions of Nepalese children in danger of illness, malnourishment and even death, child rights groups warned.
Russia HIV infection bucks trends as World Aids Day marked
On a frigid evening on the outskirts of Moscow, two HIV-prevention activists unzip backpacks, pull out packs of hypodermic needles and start discretely approaching people leaving a nearby pharmacy with an offer that could save their lives.
Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinians after stabbing attempts
The Israeli military on Tuesday said it shot and killed two Palestinians who tried to carry out separate stabbing attacks in the West Bank.
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Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber to argue for new trial
BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court on Tuesday to seek a new trial for their client, who was sentenced to death in June for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people
Merkel cabinet backs German role in military campaign against IS
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkels cabinet approved plans on Tuesday for Germany to join the military campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria, a big step for the country, which had long resisted a direct role in the conflict.
Chicago to create police task force after officer charged with murder
(Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce a new police accountability task force on Tuesday, his office said, a week after a white Chicago police officer was charged with murdering a black teenager.
Obama urges Turkey to reduce tensions with Russia, stresses support
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama urged his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday to reduce tensions with Russia while stressing U.S. support for its NATO allys security.
Fewer refugees land in Europe in November due weather, smuggling crackdown: U.N.
GENEVA (Reuters) - An estimated 140,000 refugees and migrants reached Europe by sea in November, a big drop from October, although the numbers crossing remain very high, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.
Al Qaeda, Lebanon swap deal successfully completed: source
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A prisoner swap deal between the Nusra Front and the Lebanese authorities was successfully completed on Tuesday, after 16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen were released by the al Qaeda-linked group, a security source told Reuters.
Two Palestinian assailants shot dead in West Bank stabbing attempts: Israel
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli security forces shot dead two knife-wielding Palestinian assailants on Tuesday in the occupied West Bank, Israeli authorities said, as a wave of Palestinian stabbings, car rammings and shootings entered its third month.
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Rudder problem, pilot actions led to AirAsia crash that killed 162
Pilot improperly tried to reset malfunctioning control system in Indonesia crash last year.       
Reports: Ariz. college shooting suspect sober, victims were not
One person was killed and three others injured during the October shooting at Northern Arizona University.       
Prevent a moral hangover: Five holiday party dos and don'ts
With your calendar full of holiday parties, it’s time for an etiquette refresher so you don’t spend the rest of the New Year regretting acti...    
Britain's Prince Charles calls for forest protection
Britains Prince Charles called for more action to protect the worlds forests from predatory corporations.       
U.S. Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipino
Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton killed Jennifer Laude after learning she was a transgender woman.       
5 things you need to know Tuesday
The biggest, most buzzworthy news to start your morning.       
#GivingTuesday inspires post-Black Friday philanthropy
After money spending on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, its a day devoted to charity and philanthropic efforts.     
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KNOW IT ALL: Tuesday's Top 7 Stories at NBC News
From presidential contenders to big holiday spenders, see the stories were following today.
Baby Dies as Shotgun Goes Off in Living Room
A baby was fatally shot when a shotgun belonging to his mothers boyfriend went off in their living room, police said.
ISIS Chief's Ex-Wife Freed in Swap With Al Qaeda
The ex-wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was among 13 Islamists released in exchange for Lebanese captives, it was reported Tuesday.
Producer Who Worked on 'X-Men,' 'Avengers' Vanishes
Eric Kohler, 27, was last seen leaving work last Tuesday in his new Range Rover.
U.S. Marine Jailed for Killing Transgender Sex Worker
A U.S. Marine was convicted Tuesday of killing a Filipino last year in a hotel after discovering she was a transgender woman.
Women Senators Back Clinton — With One Notable Absence
There were 13 chairs lined up on stage behind Hillary Clintons podium here Monday night, one for each Democratic female Senator — except one.
New York Ex-Speaker Guilty in Federal Corruption Trial
Former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted Monday in a $5 million corruption case.
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Tighter Lid on Records Threatens to Weaken Government Watchdogs
Investigations are being hampered by a dispute between the White House and its own watchdogs over the shrinking access of inspectors general to confidential files.
Paris Slowly Coming to Terms With a New Vulnerability
The city wants to get past the lost tourism and uncertainties that followed the Nov. 13 attacks. But as candles burn low and bouquets wilt, a certain shock lingers.
Your Friday Mini Crossword
Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.
Open Season Is Seen in Gene Editing of Animals
New techniques have made previously impossible goals fast and cheap enough for many to find worth pursuing.
Your Friday Briefing: Black Friday, Brussels, Pope Francis
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
New York Today: New York Today: The Real Deal
Shopping alternatives, weekend weather and some rugby.
Safety Lapses and Deaths Amid a Building Boom in New York
An increase in fatalities and injuries has mostly affected undocumented immigrant laborers and far exceeds the rate of new construction.
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Syria’s al-Qaida Branch Releases Captive Lebanese Soldiers
The release was part of a swap that included Lebanon setting free a number of prisoners
Obama Urges Turkey and Russia to Set Aside Differences and Focus on ISIS
Tensions between Turkey and Russia have erupted into diplomatic crisis since Turkey shot down a Russian jet
Israeli Troops Kill 2 Palestinians After Stabbing Attempts
In the recent spate of violence, 19 and at least 100 Palestinians have been killed
Read the Story That First Explained AIDS to TIME Readers
World AIDS Day is Dec. 1
How to Clean Up Your Messy iPhone Photo Library
A few tricks than can make a world of difference
China to Have Over 800,000 Lung Cancer Patients a Year by 2020, State Media Says
Air pollution is expected to replace smoking as the diseases primary cause
U.S. Marine Found Guilty of Killing Transgender Filipina
Joseph Scott Pemberton was sentenced to 6-12 years in jail
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North Valley Stream accident leaves 1 dead, police say
Nassau County police are investigating a fatal accident that happened early Tuesday morning in North Valley Stream.
North Hempstead tackles threat from monofilament fishing line
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Donald Trump: I should charge CNN for next debate appearance
MACON, Ga. -- Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump joked Monday that he may charge CNN for appearing in the next GOP primary debate -- but probably wont because hed be called a chicken.
Good Morning LI: It's National Eat a Red Apple Day!
Good Morning LI: Its National Eat a Red Apple Day!
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.'s former Westbury home in contract
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Family of missing woman sues real estate heir Robert Durst
The mother and sisters of Kathleen Durst, a former New Hyde Park resident who disappeared in 1982, filed a lawsuit Monday asking for more than $100 million from the real estate heir they believe killed her.
Holiday tipping: 10 people to remember on Long Island
Its hard enough finding that perfect gift for your loved ones. Now, add the stress of guessing who to tip and how much. Ready to give up? Dont be. Heres a list of 10 people you might like to tip,
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