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Protests in Ferguson dwindle, mass arrests at California rallies

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FERGUSON, Mo. - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision to clear a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. | Video

Top News, World 9:22pm IST

Explosion, gunfire heard in diplomatic quarter of Afghan capital

KABUL - An explosion shook houses in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital on Thursday evening and was followed by heavy gunfire that could still be heard an hour later, according to Reuters witnesses and security officials.

South Asia, World 9:35pm IST

Hong Kong student leaders banned from Mong Kok protest site

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HONG KONG - Two Hong Kong student leaders were banned from a large area in Mong Kok as a condition of bail on Thursday after they were arrested during scuffles as police cleared one of the largest protest sites that have choked the city for weeks.

5:38pm IST

Suicide bomber kills five in attack on British embassy car in Kabul - officials

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KABUL - A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing five people including one Briton, officials said. | Video

South Asia, World, Top News 9:08pm IST

Iran Supreme Leader says not opposed to extension of nuclear talks

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DUBAI - Iran's supreme leader made clear on Thursday he backed extended nuclear talks with world powers, shoring up Tehran's negotiating team against attacks by his hardline acolytes for failing to secure a deal that could have meant major relief from sanctions.

7:11pm IST

Dinner with Suu Kyi? - No thanks, say Myanmar military

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YANGON, November 27 - Myanmar's military turned down a dinner invitation from opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, lawmakers said on Thursday, after the Nobel laureate sought a meeting to build ties ahead of a proposed summit on changing the constitution.

9:18pm IST

Prince William to make first UK royal visit to China in 30 years

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LONDON - Prince William will go to China early next year in the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday.

6:31pm IST

Number of Ebola cases nears 16,000 as Sierra Leone loses ground - WHO

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GENEVA - The death toll in the world's worst Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries by Nov. 23, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. | Video

Top News, World 11:20pm IST

Majority of Russians believe their troops are not fighting in Ukraine - poll

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MOSCOW - A majority of Russians believe their country's troops are not fighting in eastern Ukraine but nearly half would be glad if it turned out they were, an opinion poll showed on Thursday.

6:55pm IST

UK edges towards federalism with Scotland powers deal

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LONDON - Britain agreed to further dismantle its highly centralised system of government on Thursday, striking a political deal to grant Scotland new tax-raising powers in a move critics fear could trigger the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom.

6:41pm IST