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11/27/2014 8:57 PM
13 dead in prison disturbance in Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s government said at least 13 prisoners died of drug overdoses after inmates stormed a prison infirmary during protests demanding better living conditions, though activists on Thursday questioned the official version and said the death toll could be far higher.

11/27/2014 7:07 AM
Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district
KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban fighters staged an attack today in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies — as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials.

11/27/2014 12:06 PM
E.U. piling pressure on Google
BRUSSELS — European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.

11/27/2014 10:23 AM
New Ukraine leaders called to fight corruption
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president set out a strongly reformist agenda during the inaugural session of parliament today, calling for the immediate overhaul of a justice system he said was corrupted from the top down.

11/27/2014 9:02 AM
British parties offer Scots new tax powers
LONDON  — Britain’s main political parties agreed today to grant Scotland new tax and spending powers to fulfill a promise of greater autonomy made as politicians scrambled to persuade Scots to reject independence in a recent referendum.

11/27/2014 8:54 AM
Former Putin aide on Interpol list
PARIS  — A Russian banker once close to Vladimir Putin is now on Interpol’s most-wanted list.

11/27/2014 7:00 AM
Red Cross seeks $1.68B for 2015
GENEVA — The International Committee of the Red Cross is asking donors for $1.68 billion next year to help people caught up in armed conflicts, its biggest request ever and 25 percent larger than the current budget.

11/26/2014 4:22 PM
Deforestation drops in Amazon
SAO PAULO — Deforestation in the Amazon rain forest dropped 18 percent over the past 12 months, falling to the second-lowest level in a quarter century, Brazil’s environment minister said today.

11/26/2014 3:42 PM
'Mad' Frankie Fraser dies at 90
LONDON — “Mad” Frankie Fraser, an old-school London criminal who spent more than 40 years in prison and became an underworld celebrity, has died. He was 90.

11/26/2014 3:16 PM
China charges Microsoft $137M
SEATTLE — Microsoft’s testy relationship with China just got a bit tougher.

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