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Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle across U.S.

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 not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager. | Video

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Saudis block OPEC output cut, sending oil price plunging

VIENNA - Saudi Arabia blocked calls on Thursday from poorer members of the OPEC oil exporter group for production cuts to arrest a slide in global prices, sending benchmark crude plunging to a fresh four-year low. | Video

27 Nov 2014

Israel says foiled Hamas plans for Jerusalem attacks

JERUSALEM - Israel said on Thursday it had foiled plans by Islamist group Hamas to attack Israelis in Jerusalem's largest soccer stadium, other parts of the city and the occupied West Bank, though Hamas said it had no information on the allegations.

World, Israel 27 Nov 2014

Japan inflation slows in October, highlights challenge facing Abe

TOKYO - Japan's annual core consumer inflation slowed for a third straight month in October due to falling oil prices, highlighting the economic gloom facing Premier Shinzo Abe as he campaigns for a new mandate to implement his stalled recovery plan.

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Ukraine puts on parliamentary show of unity in message to Russia

KIEV - Ukraine's parliament approved Arseny Yatseniuk for a new term as prime minister on Thursday in a ceremony that countered reports of high-level disunity in a message to Russia over its backing of separatists in the country's east.

World, Russia 27 Nov 2014