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World News for World Changers

Dec 21

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At Least 18 Iraqi Army Officers Killed in Ambush: Sources
(Reuters) At least 18 Iraqi military officers were killed in an ambush on Saturday in the Sunni Muslim-dominated province of Anbar, military sources said.

Thai Opposition Party to Boycott Election
(Reuters) Thailand’s opposition Democrat Party will boycott the election, its leader said on Saturday, a move that could deepen uncertainty amid anti-government protests seeking to topple the government.

Nigerian Islamists Attack Barracks in Volatile Northeast: Army
(Reuters) Fighters from Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist sect armed with anti-aircraft guns and grenade launchers attacked a barracks in the volatile northeast and battled soldiers for several hours, the military said.

India Transfers Diplomat to U.N. in Bid to Defuse Row With U.S.
(Reuters) India said on Saturday that it had transferred the diplomat at the center of a row with the United States to its U.N. delegation, a move that it hopes will give her protection from prosecution for visa fraud and underpaying a maid.

Video Raises Worries of Britons Fighting With Syria Militants
(Reuters) An Internet video surfaced this week depicting a masked man in Syria with a working-class British accent, urging British Muslims to travel there and join one of the most radical Islamist rebel militias fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

African Mediators Try to Avert Civil War in South Sudan
(Reuters) African mediators said they held “productive” talks on Friday with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, trying to prevent an almost week-long conflict plunging the world’s newest nation into an ethnic civil war.

Mexico’s President Signs Law to Reform Energy Market, Attract Investment
(Reuters) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday signed into law a radical reform of the country’s energy market, ending a 75-year oil and gas monopoly in the hope of attracting major investments to increase production.

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Near Gaza Border: Palestinians
(Reuters) Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian and wounded three others in three separate incidents of cross-border violence in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian officials said.

Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky a free man
MOSCOW (AP)—In a few breathtaking hours, one-time oil baron Mikhail Khodorkovsky went from being a prisoner locked away for a decade in the remote depths of northern Russia to being a free man in Berlin.

C. Africa violence fans flames of sectarian hatred  photo
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP)—After days of relative calm, sectarian violence once more exploded Friday in Central African Republic claiming at least 30 lives.

UK safety inspectors check all 52 London theaters
LONDON (AP)—Authorities inspected all 52 of London’s famed West End theaters Friday, trying to reassure theatergoers that the city’s elegant but aging venues are safe after chunks of plaster fell from the Apollo Theatre’s ceiling, injuring 79 people.


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