15-year-old boy charged after Wisconsin mall shooting that injured 8

In a petition for juvenile delinquency, the teen faces eight felony counts of first-degree reckless injury, and one misdemeanour count of possessing a firearm while under 18, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

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Man who led Charlottesville rally planning denied concealed gun permit: court records

Jason Kessler, who led the planning of the August 2017 Unite the Right event that exploded into deadly violence, filed to obtain the permit in September, The Daily Progress reported.

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Azerbaijani leader promises ‘life will return’ to region ceded by Armenia

Nagorno-Karabakh lies within Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since a separatist war there ended in 1994.

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French Senate urges Paris to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as independent republic

No country recognizes the region, which Armenia and Azerbaijan have been at odds over for decades, as independent.

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Secret Jewish wedding in New York drew thousands of unmasked guests

Authorities nixed a 10,000-person wedding at the synagogue, so the community held their next mega-wedding in secret.

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American Thanksgiving feared to become coronavirus superspreader event

The coronavirus pandemic continues to spiral out of control in the U.S., with the nation averaging 172,000 new cases per day, hospitalizations reaching all-time highs and the death rate totalling more than a quarter-million people.

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Israel’s Gaza blockade has devastated Hamas-ruled territory’s economy, UN agency says

The Israeli measures, along with restrictions by neighbouring Egypt, have tightly controlled the movement of people and goods in and out of the territory.

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Push to end domestic violence — worsened by coronavirus — draws rallies around the world

Protests from France to Ukraine were held on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to draw attention to domestic violence in what is an uphill struggle to protect millions of women killed or abused every year by their partners and close relatives.

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Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn

In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, Trump said it is his “Great Honor” to pardon Flynn.

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Mystery of the coronavirus origin: Experts still seeking answers

New research suggests the novel coronavirus was circulating in Italy in September before first cases were reported in China. Here is what we know far.

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