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For 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

November 27, 2014

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children,... more »»

Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

November 27, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. more »»

OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

November 27, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC oil ministers have decided to keep their present output target at 30 million barrels a day, despite an oversupply of crude and plunging prices. more »»

Afghan police: Explosions and gunfire rock Kabul

November 27, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say that a loud explosion has been heard in the Afghan capital Kabul, followed by gunfire.

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New Ukraine parliament called to fight corruption

November 27, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president set out a strongly reformist agenda during the inaugural session of parliament Thursday, calling for the immediate overhaul of a justice system he said wa... more »»

Amsterdam warns of dangerous drugs after 3 deaths

November 27, 2014

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Health authorities in Amsterdam are warning of dangerous drugs being sold to tourists after three British men died in the past month after snorting heroin they may have believed... more »»

Israel says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks

November 27, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem. more »»

For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

November 27, 2014

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — More than 700 people, most fleeing Syria, were disembarking Thursday on the Greek island of Crete after a harrowing journey on a smuggling ship that which broke down in... more »»

New breed of French protester: sheep

November 27, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Disgruntled farmers have brought their sheep to the Eiffel Tower to protest wolf attacks, and what they call the government's anti-farmer environmental policies. more »»

General strike shuts down services across Greece

November 27, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with... more »»

Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

November 27, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government says 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses and a further 145 are being treated for intoxication after inmates stormed an infirmary amid... more »»

Red Cross seeks $1.68 billion for 2015

November 27, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross is asking donors for $1. more »»

OPEC unity tested by low prices, oil glut

November 27, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices are plunging — and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much about it. more »»

Pope visits Turkey amid Christian-Muslim tensions

November 27, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — When a pope last visited Turkey — Benedict XVI in 2006 — Muslim-Catholic tensions were so high that the Vatican added a stop at Istanbul's famed Blue Mosque at the last minute... more »»

British national among 5 killed in Afghan bombing

November 27, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says a British national is among five people who were killed in a suicide attack on an embassy vehicle in the capital Kabul. more »»

Mining boom at stake, Greenland votes amid turmoil

November 27, 2014

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Greenland's hopes of a mining boom are shrouded in uncertainty as voters on the ice-capped Arctic island decide Friday who will replace a local government that collapse... more »»

Ship with 700 migrants safely towed to Greek coast

November 27, 2014

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — More than 700 people, mostly refugees from Syria, began disembarking Thursday on the Greek island of Crete after a harrowing journey on a smuggling ship that broke down i... more »»

Syrian troops kill 30 rebels near Damascus

November 27, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government forces have killed at least 30 rebels in an ambush in the suburbs of Damascus where troops and allied gunmen have been on the offensive for weeks,... more »»

With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes

November 27, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts — everything from cars to feed for... more »»

India: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists

November 27, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — An investigation into the deaths of two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers concluded that the two actually committed suicide, news reports... more »»

Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada

November 27, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. more »»


Algona Rotary Turkey Trot November 27, 2014

Get some exercise before you consume all those calories!! What: 5k or 1 mile fun run/walk When: Thanksgiving morning, 8:00 am registration, 8:30 am start – No rain date Where: Algona Veteran’s Park Shelter House Registration Fee: Registration is a free-will donation to the Kossuth County... more »

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