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A protester marches though Macy's store in support of the late Michael Brown in New York November 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Ferguson police block cleanup brigade from entering damaged area

29 November 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Police on Friday blocked a cleanup brigade from entering a thoroughfare in Ferguson, Missouri, where businesses were damaged in this week's racially charged rioting, as protests erupted outside retail stores in New York and other cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Cameroon frees Central African rebel chief in exchange for hostages

29 November 2014

BRAZZAVILLE/BANGUI (Reuters) - Cameroon has freed a rebel leader from Central African Republic after a group of 26 hostages including a priest were released by his faction, Congo Republic's president and a rebel spokesman said on Friday.

Three foreign workers kidnapped in Nigeria's delta region

29 November 2014

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Three expatriate construction workers were kidnapped on Friday in Nigeria's Bayelsa state in the delta region, a security forces spokesman said.

Supporters of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cheer at soldiers during a demonstration against the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups at Tahrir Square in Cairo November 28, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Three dead in attack and Islamist protests in Egypt

29 November 2014

CAIRO (Reuters) - Three people including an army general were killed and at least 26 wounded on Friday in a drive-by shooting and violence that erupted at Islamist protests around Egypt, security sources and health officials said.

Pro-democracy protesters fall on the ground as they are chased by riot police at Mong Kok shopping district in Hong Kong early November 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Street clashes erupt as Hong Kong police crack down on protesters

29 November 2014

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy activists clashed with police in running scuffles in the gritty district of Mong Kok early on Saturday in a bid to reclaim part of one of the largest and most volatile protest sites in Hong Kong.

Pope Francis and Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan walk in front of honor guard at the presidential palace in Ankara November 28, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope condemns 'barbaric violence' of Islamic State

29 November 2014

ANKARA (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Friday fighting hunger and poverty, rather than military intervention alone, were key to stopping Islamist militants carrying out "barbaric violence" in Syria and Iraq.

Russian submarine test-launches Bulava intercontinental missile

29 November 2014

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Friday successfully tested its new submarine-launched Bulava intercontinental missile, designed to carry nuclear warheads, the defence ministry said in a statement.

Namibia's ruling party seen winning Africa's first electronic vote

29 November 2014

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibians voted on Friday in Africa's first electronic election that is expected see the SWAPO party extend its 24-year rule with people in the mineral-rich country seeking stability in the face of a global commodities downturn.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls attends the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

France to rank cars for pollution, wants to phase out diesel fuel

29 November 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - France wants to gradually phase out the use of diesel fuel for private passenger transport and will put in place a system to identify the most polluting vehicles, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Friday.

Bombs, gunfire kill 35 at crowded mosque in Nigeria's Kano

29 November 2014

KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the central mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano, killing at least 35 people on Friday, witnesses and police said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants.

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