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· Ukraine reports new arrivals of Russian supplies for eastern rebels

A woman touches a portrait of her husband in Kiev, on a banner with portraits of Ukrainian servicemen killed in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists in eastern UkraineKIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine leveled fresh charges on Tuesday that Russia was sending support to pro-Russian separatists in the east, saying that five columns of heavy equipment were seen crossing onto Ukrainian territory on Monday. The latest accusations come amid a standstill in diplomatic efforts to end the six-month conflict in the east in which the United Nations says more than 4,300 people have been killed. Separately, the Kiev military said one soldier was killed and five others injured in the past 24 hours as a fragile ceasefire declared on Sept. 5 continued to come under pressure. ...


· Colombia FARC free two soldiers, vow to release general by weekend

Handout photo shows Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos speaking during a national address in BogotaBy Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian Marxist rebels released two captives on Tuesday and vowed to free a kidnapped army general by the weekend in a move that may lead to the resumption of suspended peace talks which aim to end five decades of war. President Juan Manuel Santos halted two-year-old negotiations in Havana after the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) seized five hostages, threatening to derail efforts to end a war that has killed more than 200,000 people since 1964. ...


· Street clashes break out as Hong Kong clears part of protest zone

Pro-democracy protesters clash with riot police at Mongkok shopping district in Hong KongBy Venus Wu and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong riot police arrested 80 pro-democracy protesters on Tuesday in running clashes after several thousand demonstrators erected street barricades following clearance of part of a protest hotspot. Several thousand police were deployed after a court ordered the reopening of a blocked street in the working-class district of Mong Kok, scene of some of the most violent confrontations in the two-month long "Occupy Central" civil disobedience campaign. ...


· Syrian government air strikes kill 63 in Raqqa: monitoring group

Smoke rises after what activists said were airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Assad in Raqqa, which is controlled by the Islamic StateBEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 63 people, half of them civilians, were killed when Syrian war planes struck the northeastern city of Raqqa on Tuesday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war in Syria. Syrian government officials were not immediately available for comment. Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Britain-based Observatory, said 10 war planes struck at least 10 times in Raqqa, a stronghold of the ultra-hardline group Islamic State. ...


· Argentina's Fernandez, back on job after infection, vows to fight hedge funds

Argentina's President Fernandez de Kirchner gestures as she attends the annual meeting of Argentina's Construction Chamber in Buenos AiresBUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez returned to the public stage in fighting form on Tuesday after a three-week break due to an infection, declaring in a speech to businessmen she would not be held ransom by hedge funds suing the country. The 61-year-old, two-term president who has had various health problems in recent years was discharged from hospital on Nov. 9 after treatment for bacterial infection of the colon and ordered by her doctors to rest. ...


· China looms over South Asian summit in the Himalayas

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi watches a guard of honour upon his arrival for the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in KathmanduBy Frank Jack Daniel NEW DELHI (Reuters) - When eight South Asian leaders gather for a summit in Kathmandu on Wednesday, they will meet in a conference center donated by China to its cash-strapped Himalayan neighbor Nepal 27 years ago. In the decades since it built the modernist brick and glass hall, China has massively stepped up its presence in South Asia, supplying ports, power stations and weapons. ...


· Tsarnaev lawyers lose bid for info in '11 slayings

FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A federal judge on Tuesday Nov. 25, 2014, has turned down a request from Tsarnaev's lawyers seeking evidence about his older brother's possible participation in a 2011 triple killing. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to order prosecutors to turn over evidence about his older brother's possible participation in a 2011 triple killing.


· England ponder centre options in unchanged 23 for Australia

England's Head Coach Stuart Lancaster stands on the pitch before a Test match at Twickenham Stadium, southwest of London, on November 8, 2014London (AFP) - England coach Stuart Lancaster named Tuesday an unchanged 23 to play Australia at Twickenham on Saturday but said he was still considering whom to start in midfield.


· Aguero scores 3, Man City beats Bayern 3-2

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his sides third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Tim Goode) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVEMANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick — including two late goals — to inspire Manchester City to a 3-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich on Tuesday, reviving the English champions' chances of reaching the Champions League's knockout stage.


· British executive risks jail on return to Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A British executive charged in an alleged World Cup ticket-scalping scheme could be sent back to jail if he returns to Brazil.
· Messi hat trick shatters goalscoring record

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates scoring his side's 4th goal during a Champions League Group F soccer match between APOEL and FC Barcelona at GSP stadium, in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)Lionel Messi netted a hat trick to shatter the Champions League goalscoring record as Barcelona won 4-0 at APOEL on Tuesday, while Sergio Aguero also bagged three goals as Manchester City snatched a 3-2 victory over 10-man Bayern Munich.


· Top Asian News at 11:30 p.m. GMT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan's defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night raids banned by his predecessor. The move appears aimed at revamping the military for the fight against the Taliban amid new indications that U.S. and international forces will play a greater role than initially envisaged after the 13-year U.S.-led combat mission formally ends next month.
· U.S. General Breedlove to hold talks in Ukraine on Wednesday
By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A top U.S. military commander, General Philip Breedlove, will visit Ukraine on Wednesday for talks with senior political and military leaders, a spokesman said. Breedlove, who is head of U.S. European Command as well as NATO's top military commander, will be visiting Kiev in his U.S. capacity, the spokesman said. "He is scheduled to meet with senior political and military leaders ... to discuss the security situation in eastern Ukraine, support from the U.S. and reforms planned in the defence sector," he said. The U.S. ...
· Cavani and Ibrahimovic on target as PSG wins 3-1

PSG's Edinson Cavani, center, celebrates his opening goal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, right, Ezequiel Lavezzi, left, and other teammates during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Ajax at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS (AP) — Edinson Cavani scored twice and Zlatan Ibrahimovic got his first club goal for nearly three months as Paris Saint-Germain overcame a second-half wobble to beat Ajax 3-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday.


· Elon comes back to edge Morgan State 74-73
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Luke Eddy made the game-winner with 6 seconds left to lift Elon to a 74-73 victory over Morgan State on Tuesday in the Mayan Division of the Cancun Challenge.
· Sporting beats Maribor 3-1 in Champions League

Sporting's goalkeeper Rui Patricio, left, makes a save after a shot by Maribor's Aleksander Rajcevic, right, during a Champions League Group G soccer match between Sporting and Maribor at Sporting's Alvalade stadium, in Lisbon, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Sporting Lisbon moved into the second qualifying spot in Champions League Group G with a 3-1 win over Maribor on Tuesday that put the Slovenian club out of the tournament.


· Argentina president returns after illness

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez greets the public after she arrives at the Argentine Chamber of Construction annual convention in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Fernandez appeared for the first time in public after more than 20 days, after recovering of a bacterial infection. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's president has made her first public appearance since being hospitalized more than three weeks ago for a bacterial infection of the colon.


· Batsman Hughes in critical condition after surgery

In this Dec. 14, 2012 file photo, Australia's Phil Hughes ducks under a bouncer from Sri Lanka's Shaminda Eranga on the first day of their cricket test match at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Test hopeful Hughes has been taken to a Sydney hospital after being struck on the head while batting during a domestic first-class match on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)SYDNEY (AP) — Australia batsman Phil Hughes had emergency surgery and remains in a critical condition in a Sydney hospital after he was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic first-class cricket match.


· Bilbao wins 1-0 at Shakhtar in Champions League

Fans of Athletic Bilbao celebrate the victory of their team during the Champions League Group H soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and FC Shakhtar Donetsk in Lviv, Western Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavlo Palamarchuk)LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Athletic Bilbao beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday after the group's other result had already put the hosts through to the knockout stage.


· HSBC to pay $12.5 million to settle SEC charge
WASHINGTON (AP) — HSBC will pay $12.5 million to settle regulators' charges that its private-banking business based in Switzerland violated U.S. securities laws.

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