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2015 Nov 14
In Spain some 10,000 personnel of the Civl Guard marched in Madrid demanding better employment conditions and workers’ rights.
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2015 Nov 14
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that French policy had contributed to the "spread of terrorism" that culminated in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group which killed 128 people in Paris.
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2015 Nov 14
Syria's al Qaeda offshoot, the Nusra Front, said it had captured three Lebanese Hezbollah fighters in northern Syria.
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2015 Nov 14
Turkish security forces killed 4 suspected IS militants near the Syrian border in the southeastern province of Gaziantep.
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2015 Nov 14
In Baltimore, Ma., the number of homicides for the year reached 305.
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2016 Nov 14
Gwen Ifill (b.1955), PBS journalist, died of cancer. She and Judy Woodruff were named co-anchors of the PBS “NewsHour” in 2013.
Links: USA, Journalism     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Nov 14
The Int’l. Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said in a report that US forces in Afghanistan may have committed the war crime of torture when interrogating detainees, opening the possibility of Americans being prosecuted even though their country is not a member of the court. The report added that CIA operatives may have subjected at least 27 detainees in Afghanistan, Poland, Romania and Lithuania to "torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity and/or rape" between December 2002 and March 2008.
Links: Romania, USA, Poland, Lithuania, Afghan, ICC     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Nov 14
In Iraq suicide bombers targeted Fallujah and Karbala killing at least 6 people in each city.
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2016 Nov 14
In southern Libya senior al-Qaida leader Abu Talha al-Hassnawi was reportedly killed in a late-night drone strike that hit his home in Sabha. He was previously said to have been a leading member of al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria.
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2016 Nov 14
Some 135 people were drowned or lost when a dinghy sank off the coast of Libya.
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2016 Nov 14
Malaysian opposition lawmaker Rafizi Ramli was sentenced to 18 months in jail for releasing one page of a classified document on the 1MDB controversial state investment fund.
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2016 Nov 14
Pakistan’s military said Indian troops fired on its soldiers in Kashmir killing seven and prompting return fire.
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2016 Nov 14
In northern Syria Turkish warplanes struck Islamic State positions near al-Bab as Syrian-backed opposition fighters inched closer to the town. Air strikes and shelling killed at least three people.
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2016 Nov 14
South Korea-based Samsung said it would pay $8 billion for Harman, a firm in Stamford, Conn., that makes internet connected audio, information and security systems for cars. The deal was the largest for Samsung to date.
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2017 Nov 14
Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting were on a plane back to Los Angeles. Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were detained in Hangzhou last week for questioning following allegations of shoplifting.
Links: USA, China, California, Basketball, Robbery     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2017 Nov 14
In northern California Kevin Janson Neal killed four people and wounded ten others before he was shot dead by law enforcement officers in Tehama County.
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2017 Nov 14
Florida police searched for a possible serial killer after a fourth person was shot dead in the Seminole heights neighborhood of Tampa. A 10-day spree last month left three people dead.
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2017 Nov 14
A Miami judge sentenced Michael Hegarty of Ireland to 18 months in US prison for the international smuggling of a cup carved from the horn of an endangered rhinoceros.
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2017 Nov 14
In NYC former Argentine marketing executive Alejandro Burzaco told a jury that soccer official Julio Grondona (d.2014) claimed in several conversations that he was owed millions of dollars for his 2010 vote as a member of FIFA's executive committee that helped Qatar land the soccer's most prestigious tournament.
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2017 Nov 14
New York state said more than 160 of its utility workers and nearly 100 utility vehicles have arrived in Puerto Rico to help the US territory restore its power grid in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
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2017 Nov 14
In Afghanistan as many as 70 police officers and five soldiers were killed in a series of attacks overnight by Taliban who reportedly used night vision technology on at least 15 police posts in Kandahar province near the Helmand province border.
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2017 Nov 14
Brazil's statistics agency said there were 2.79 million births in 2016, a 5 percent decrease from the year prior. The birth rate has fallen by its fastest rate in nearly three decades after the Zika and microcephaly crisis of 2016.
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2017 Nov 14
Brazil’s government said Germany and Britain will provide a combined $153 million to expand programs to fight climate change and deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.
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2017 Nov 14
Britain's competition regulator said it has given the green light to supermarket giant Tesco's £3.7-billion takeover of wholesaler Booker.
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2017 Nov 14
French prosecutors said HSBC Private Bank, a Swiss unit of banking giant HSBC, has agreed to pay 300 million euros ($352 million) to avoid going to trial in France for enabling tax fraud.
Links: France, Switzerland, Taxes, Banking, Fraud     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2017 Nov 14
Airbnb said hosts in central Paris can now only rent out their homes for up to 120 nights a year, a new cap introduced to comply with city regulations.
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2017 Nov 14
Greece declared a state of emergency on the island of Symi after a sudden downpour swept cars into the sea, damaged homes and cut off electricity and water supplies.
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2017 Nov 14
Hundreds of Hong Kong soccer fans booed and jeered the Chinese national anthem at an Asia Cup qualifier match in defiance of Communist Party rulers in Beijing.
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2017 Nov 14
Iranian officials called off rescue operations, saying there was little chance of finding more survivors from the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that shook parts of western Iran on Nov 12, killing at least 530 people.
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2017 Nov 14
The Italian diocese of Como defended its decision to ordain a seminarian accused in a book and an investigative TV report of having engaged in gay sex with a fellow teenager while both studied at the Vatican's youth seminary.
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2017 Nov 14
In Kuwait Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, as a crisis that has split Qatar from its Gulf neighbors entered its sixth month.
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2017 Nov 14
In the Netherlands Human rights lawyers presented evidence to International Criminal Court prosecutors alleging that forces loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, a key player in Libya's ongoing power struggle, are responsible for crimes including murder, torture and persecution.
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2017 Nov 14
A Pakistani anti-corruption court issued an arrest warrant for Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after the veteran politician failed to turn up for several court hearings.
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2017 Nov 14
Pakistani police arrested dozens of members of a hard-line Islamist party that has blocked a main entrance to Islamabad since last week, in the latest confrontation between religious activists and authorities. Supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan party blame minister Zahid Hamid for changes to an electoral oath that it says amounts to blasphemy.
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2017 Nov 14
It was reported that Pakistan’s white-backed vulture is facing extinction. Its population has been devastated by the use of industrial drugs to breed the cattle whose carcasses they traditionally feed on. Diclofenac, used as a painkiller by livestock breeders, was banned in neighboring India in 2006 after it was also blamed for destroying the vulture population there.
Links: Pakistan, Pharma, Birds     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2017 Nov 14
Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela departed on his first official visit to China after establishing diplomatic ties with the country five months ago.
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2017 Nov 14
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte attacked Canada's Justin Trudeau at the end of a summit of Asian and Western nations for raising questions about his war on drugs, a topic skirted by other leaders, including US President Donald Trump.
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2017 Nov 14
Russia's top domestic security agency detained 69 suspected members of an outlawed Islamic group during a raid near Moscow.
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2017 Nov 14
Human Rights Watch said Russian authorities have intensified a crackdown on Crimean Tatars in an apparent bid to silence dissent on the Black Sea Peninsula.
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2017 Nov 14
A Serbian court issued suspended prison sentences for four suspects and acquitted three others who were tried in the 2008 torching of the US embassy in Belgrade after a rally against Kosovo's declaration of independence.
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2017 Nov 14
In Somalia the United States military carried out an air strike against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgency that wants to topple the U.N.-backed government. Several militants were reported killed.
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2017 Nov 14
A judge of South Sudan's Supreme Court resigned, saying a lack of independence from the executive had turned the judiciary into a "mockery" and complaining of poor working conditions. All of South Sudan's judges went on a five-month strike in May over poor pay.
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2017 Nov 14
Tanzania offered a reward of 10 million shillings ($4,500) for the arrest of a former chief accountant of its anti-graft watchdog, part of a new drive to root out corruption. Former chief accountant, Godfrey Gugai, was on the run after his assets were frozen in May as part of a graft investigation.
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2017 Nov 14
At the Vatican the scandal-marred Legion of Christ Roman Catholic religious order admitted it had offshore companies in Caribbean tax havens, but said none was used for illegal activities. The Legion said it closed and liquidated all offshore corporations, and currently doesn't have any money deposited offshore.
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2017 Nov 14
Rebel authorities in Yemen said that a Saudi-led air strike had destroyed a navigation station at Sanaa international airport, which is critical to receiving already limited aid shipments.
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2017 Nov 14
Zimbabwe was on edge as armored personnel carriers were seen outside the capital a day after the army commander threatened to "step in" to calm political tensions over the president's firing of his deputy.
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