In August, the pope, who appears to be in good health, told reporters that he expected "to return to the house of the father" (God) in two or three years. -Reuters
Alisher Usmanov has transferred his holdings in mobile operator Megafon and iron ore producer Metalloinvest to Russian entities. -Reuters
Passengers on the American Flight 280 departing from Seoul, South Korea, experienced an extreme case of turbulence that left 14 injured. -Stomp
It was the third rocket attack since the end in August of the 50-day Gaza war. -AFP
The Islamists, fighting to create a caliphate in northern Nigeria, captured several key towns, facing almost no military resistance and raising fears that Yola would also fall into rebel hands. -AFP
Ekrem Dumanli, the editor-in-chief of the Zaman daily, was to be freed but Samanyolu TV (STV) chief Hidayet Karaca was placed under arrest. -AFP
Trafficking is also a major issue in Nepal, where thousands of children are smuggled to India, Bangladesh and the UAE every year to work. -AFP
The threat was made in a video AFP obtained from a Salafist cleric, Wissam al-Masri, who is mediating the release of 25 police and soldiers held by ISIS and the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda, the Al-...
Countries where the trials are planned - Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal - should receive and review the additional information by the end of January. -Reuters
He was sentenced for allegedly defrauding French cosmetics company Yves Rocher of more than half a million dollars. -AFP

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