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More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other U.S. cities

FERGUSON, Mo. - National Guard troops and police aimed to head off a third night of violence on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri, as more than 400 people have been arrested in the St. Louis suburb and around the United States in civil unrest after a white policeman was cleared in the killing of an unarmed black teenager. | Video

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Russian troops giving 'backbone' to Ukraine rebels: NATO commander

KIEV - Russian forces are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the backbone of separatist rebels fighting the Kiev government, NATO's top military commander said on Wednesday after talks with Ukrainian leaders. | Video

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Cleveland video shows police shot boy within seconds

CLEVELAND - Cleveland officials on Wednesday released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy that shows him pointing a pellet gun around a park before police arrive and shoot him within two seconds.

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Exclusive: Poor and besieged, Myanmar's Rakhine join Rohingya exodus

MAUNGDAW, Myanmar - For years, tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslim boat people have fled this remote corner of western Myanmar for nearby countries. But another huge exodus has grabbed far fewer headlines. | Video

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Hong Kong riot police clear protest site, arrest student leaders

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police on Wednesday cleared one of the largest protest sites that have choked the city for months, arresting scores of pro-democracy activists in a blow to those hoping to wrest greater political freedom from authorities in Beijing. | Video

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East Coast storm hampers Thanksgiving travel

NEW YORK - A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. travel.