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Ferguson hopes for calm

FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) ― Residents sought a return to normal Thursday as business owners boarded up windows and cleared away debris following unrest over a grand jury decision’s not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old.Protesters continu...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:35

Attack targets U.K. Embassy car in Afghanistan, killing 5

Afghan security forces inspect a British Embassy vehicle which was targeted in a suicide attack in Kabul on Thursday. (AP-Yonhap)KABUL (AP) ― A suicide bomber attacked a British Embassy vehicle in th...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:27

H.K. police arrest protesters, 7 officers

HONG KONG (AP) ― Hong Kong police arrested 11 more people in a second night of scuffles with demonstrators angry at having their 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile neighborhood shut...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:27

Thai elections may be delayed until mid-2016

BANGKOK (AFP) ― Thailand’s Finance Minister Sommai Phasee has said elections in the junta-ruled kingdom could be delayed until mid-2016, days after military officials ruled out lifting martial law any time soon.Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha had previously said his government hoped to ...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:27

Russia ready to attack Ukraine: NATO

KIEV (AP) ― Russia still has enough troops along Ukraine’s border to mount a major incursion, NATO’s top commander said Wednesday, and Moscow is using its military might to affect political develop...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:26

Ferguson crisis troubles Obama’s careful race stance

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― President Barack Obama’s election as the United States’ first black leader raised hopes that his presidency would serve as a platform for work to bridge the country’s still dangerous racial divides. But, as his cautious response to clashes between protesters and poli...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:26

Ebola vaccine safe in first-stage testing

WASHINGTON (AP) ― An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.The vaccine is designed to spur the immune system’s production of anti-Ebola antibodies, and people developed t...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:26

‘Russia seen risking junk status’

Russian ruble banknotes. (Bloomberg)Russia has limited room for tapping one of its sovereign wealth funds before jeopardizing its investment-grade debt rating, according to Standard & Poor’s.“If mon...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:20

Alibaba plans to invest more in India

NEW DELHI (AFP) ― E-commerce giant Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma promised Wednesday to invest more in India where online sales are soaring, predicting that the Internet will transform the country’s fut...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:20

Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity

WASHINGTON (AP) ― Reading about Harry Potter’s adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people’s actions and intentions.In a...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:15

Brazen, beloved Lebanese singer, actress Sabah dies

BEIRUT (AP) ― Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the limelight d...

Updated : 2014.11.27 20:54

Tom Hanks, wife to host Christmas tree lighting

Tom Hanks. (Bloomberg)WASHINGTON (AP) ― Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, will host this year’s National Christmas Tree lighting in President’s Park near the White House.The National Par...

Updated : 2014.11.27 20:53

‘Homeland’ actor honored by royal fan

Damian Lewis performs in a scene from “Homeland.” (Bloomberg)LONDON (AFP) ― Prince William revealed Wednesday that he and his wife Kate are fans of hit U.S. television series “Homeland” as he awa...

Updated : 2014.11.27 20:53

Notorious London gangster Fraser dies

LONDON (AFP) ― An infamous London gangster known as “Mad” Frankie Fraser has died in hospital aged 90, a former associate said on Wednesday.In his 1960s heyday, Fraser was known as an enforcer who ...

Updated : 2014.11.27 20:52

Top U.N. aid official Amos to step down

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) ― The top U.N. official for humanitarian aid, Valerie Amos, who oversaw international relief efforts in Syria and other trouble spots, announced Wednesday she is stepping down.Am...

Updated : 2014.11.27 20:46