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After 2-year wait, some adopted children reach US from Congo

After a wrenching delay of more than two years, a few American families celebrated on U.S. territory Wednesday with children adopted from Congo who were finally granted long-stalled exit permits.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 November 2015

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Missouri protests embolden student leaders on other campuses

 

BOSTON (AP) — In the ouster of the University of Missouri's president, leaders of student groups on other campuses dealing with racial strife see an opening to press their own university administrators for better treatment of black students.

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Missouri student accused of posting threats against blacks

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The racial tension at the heart of the protests that led two top University of Missouri administrators to resign remained at the Columbia campus with the arrest of a white college student suspected of posting online threats to shoot black students and faculty.

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Amid offensive, Iraqi Kurds cut Islamic State supply line

 

SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Supported by U.S.-led airstrikes, Kurdish Iraqi troops on Thursday seized part of a highway that is used as a vital supply line for the Islamic State group, a key initial step in a major offensive to retake the strategic town of Sinjar from the militants.

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Global push for end to Syria war seen as most serious yet

BEIRUT (AP) — The international community is mounting its most serious effort yet to end the nearly 5-year-old Syrian war, rallying around a second round of talks in Vienna this weekend amid the emergence of a Russian proposal that calls for early elections.

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Suu Kyi's party on verge of landslide win in Myanmar polls

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party was on the verge of a formal victory Thursday, as continuing results from Myanmar's historic polls pointed to a landslide win for the pro-democracy crusader and a resounding rejection of military rule.

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EU free travel zone in danger as nations fence out migrants

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — European leaders scrambled Thursday to keep their passport-free travel zone from collapsing, after Germany, Sweden and Slovenia acted on their own to tighten borders or erect fences to slow the relentless influx of people marching into Europe.

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Obama awarding Medal of Honor to Army captain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is awarding the nation's highest military honor to a former Army captain who tackled a suicide bomber while serving in Afghanistan.

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