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  • WORLD

    Student leaders face Hong Kong city elders in televised debate

    Student protest leaders on Tuesday debated Hong Kong officials on the future of democracy in this one-time British colony, the first time the two sides have confronted one another since street demonstrations erupted in late September.

  • WORLD

    US: 1 of 3 Americans released from North Korea

    American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held...

  • WORLD

    Islamic State fighters seize weapons meant for Kurds

    Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.

  • WORLD

    Mexico’s human rights chief faces charges he’s inept, cares little

    As Mexico’s national human rights ombudsman, Raul Plascencia Villanueva oversees a sizable corps of investigators who look into the atrocities and massacres that commonly put the country in the headlines.

  • WORLD

    Sitting on a gold mine: El Salvador dispute to be decided in D.C.

    Somewhere trapped in the earth below Francisco Pineda’s feet are an estimated 1.4 million ounces of gold, and he wants the ore to stay there. An Australian mining company wants to extract the metal. But it’s not up to Pineda, or OceanaGold Corp. It’s up to 3 judges, in Washington...

  • WORLD

    Total CEO dies in Moscow runway crash; plow driver drunk

    Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world’s biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk.

  • WORLD

    Sweden’s hunt for sub intruder sends Cold War echo across Baltic

    Sweden’s navy deployed hundreds of troops and vessels Monday in a search for “suspected foreign activity underwater” after reportedly intercepting a Russian-language distress signal coming from a submerged craft in Stockholm’s archipelago.

  • BUSINESS

    Oil CEO in sad toll of famed plane crash victims

    Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA whose silver handlebar earned him the nickname "Big Mustache," died late Monday at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, according to Russian investigators.

  • BUSINESS

    Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash

    Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk.

  • CELEBRITIES

    Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland

    Designer Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in his native Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamor and prestige to a largely poor country better known for baseball and beaches than elegant evening wear.

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