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The Galveston County Daily News : World

November 26, 2014

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In Britain, US turkey dinner is big for business

LONDON (AP) — Plump turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts.

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Once maligned, Iran's Jews find greater acceptance
Posted: November 26, 2014

YAZD, Iran (AP) — More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic — until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes.

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Germany to require 30 pct women in top boardrooms
Posted: November 26, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's coalition government wants major companies to have at least 30 percent women on its supervisory boards.

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Official: Gunmen kill 4 polio workers in Pakistan
Posted: November 26, 2014

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials said.

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Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 5:00 am

HONG KONG (AP) — Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony.

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EU proposes $380 billion investment plan
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 5:00 am

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive Commission on Wednesday proposed a 315-billion euro ($380 billion) investment plan to boost the bloc's flagging economy, with some 21 billion euros in seed money coming from EU institutions.

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Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 5:00 am

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek navy frigate was towing a crippled freighter with hundreds of migrants on board through gale-force winds and high waves to safety on the southern island of Crete on Wednesday, a day after it suffered engine failure in international waters.

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Benin says Lassa fever kills 9, no Ebola found
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 5:00 am

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — The Healthy Ministry in Benin says nine people have died from Lassa fever, a viral disease common in West Africa with symptoms similar to Ebola.

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UN appeals for $405M for Afghanistan aid in 2015
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 5:00 am

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations has appealed for $405 million to cover the humanitarian needs of the people in Afghanistan in 2015.

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