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· Turkish foreign ministry advises against all non-urgent travel to Russia

Turkish President Erdogan makes a speech during his meeting with mukhtars at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, TurkeyTurkey's foreign ministry on Saturday advised people to postpone all non-urgent travel to Russia, the latest move in an escalating row between Moscow and Ankara over a Russian jet downed by Turkey on Tuesday. NATO member Turkey's foreign ministry said in a statement that following difficulties faced by Turkish visitors and residents in Russia, it advised Turks to postpone all non-urgent travel.

· Suspected jihadists kill three at U.N. base in north Mali
By Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO (Reuters) - The United Nations said unknown attackers fired rockets at a U.N. peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali on Saturday, killing three people inside, in the latest sign that the West African country's Islamist insurgency is intensifying. French troops and the 10,000-strong U.N. force are struggling to stabilize the former French colony where Islamist militants attacked a hotel in the capital on Nov. 20 and killed 20 people, in their bloodiest attack yet in the country's south. Desert-based jihadists regularly launch rockets and missiles at northern U.N. bases, especially around full moon when the lighter nights make it easier to target the camps, although it is rare for the missiles to land inside the camp.
· North Korea tested submarine-launched missile, but launch failed: report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at the KPA's (Korean People's Army) 7th military education conventionNorth Korea appeared to conduct a submarine-launched ballistic missile test on Saturday but it ended in failure with no indication that the missile successfully ejected from the vessel and took off, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. The test, if confirmed, follows a test-launch in May of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), which Pyongyang boasted as a success but has not been independently verified. "There is no identification of a missile taking flight and only fragments of a safety cover was observed so it's highly likely that the launch was a misfire," a South Korean government source was quoted as saying by Yonhap.

· Syrian army advances against Islamic State east of Aleppo: Syria state TV

A man drives a motorcycle near a site hit by what residents said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Darat Izza, in Aleppo provinceThe Syrian army captured territory from Islamic State east of Aleppo including several kilometers (miles) of highway linking the city with the jihadists' de facto capital of Raqqa, Syrian state TV reported on Saturday. The areas reported captured are east of the Kweires, air base seized from Islamic State control on Nov. 10 in one of several offensives being waged by the Syrian army with support from Russian air strikes, Iranian forces, and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters. A headline flashed on state TV said the army had captured the two villages of Kaskis and Akula and wide areas of agricultural land, seizing tunnels and fortifications built by the jihadists, and were demining areas mined by the group.

· Pope Francis visits Ugandan shrine amid gay rights debate

Pope Francis arrives at the Catholic martyrs' shrine in Namugongo to lead a mass near the Uganda capital of KampalaBy Philip Pullella and Edith Honan NAMUGONGO, Uganda (Reuters) - Pope Francis traveled to Uganda's holiest shrine on Saturday, paying tribute to 19th century Christian martyrs killed for their faith, including for protecting young boys in the royal court from abuse by the king. Francis, on the second leg of his first African tour, said Mass for tens of thousands of people huddled on muddy hillsides surrounding the soaring modern shrine made of iron and cone-shaped to resemble a hut of the Baganda tribe. Twenty-five Anglicans and 22 Catholic converts where killed during the persecutions, mostly by being burned to death, between 1884 and 1887 on the orders of King Buganda Mwanga II. The most famous of the Catholic converts and martyrs was Charles Lwanga, a prefect in the royal court who was in charge of the boy pages and was killed because he tried to protect the children from the sexual advances of the king.

· Gunmen kill four Egypt security personnel south of Cairo: sources
Gunmen killed four security personnel in an attack at a police checkpoint in Saqqara, near some of Egypt's historic pyramid sites, the Interior Ministry and three security sources said on Saturday. One security source said the two attackers were riding a motor bike when they opened fire using machine guns at a police checkpoint in Saqqara, 22 miles south of Cairo. The interior ministry said in a statement that security forces are scanning the area of the attack in search of the gunmen.
· Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.
· The Latest: Pope arrives to address rally of Ugandan youths

Pope Francis reaches out to kiss a baby carried by an aide from the crowd, after leading a Holy Mass for the Martyrs of Uganda at the area of the Catholic Sanctuary in the Namugongo area of Kampala, Uganda Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Pope Francis is in Uganda on his first-ever trip to Africa, a six-day pilgrimage that has already taken him to Kenya and then onwards to the Central African Republic. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)

· AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

FILE --In this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, a woman reads a ballot, inside a polling station for women only during the second phase of the parliamentary elections, in Qalyoubiya governorate, north of Cairo Egypt. Egyptians in nearly half the country, including the capital Cairo, are voting in the second stage of parliamentary elections that will produce the country's first legislature since a chamber dominated by Islamists was dissolved by a court ruling in 2012. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)This week in the Middle East, Egyptians went to the polls in the second round of parliamentary elections, with turnout reaching nearly 30 percent, considerably less than for votes held immediately after the 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

· NZ takes 94-run lead as wickets tumble in day-night test

Australia's Nathan Lyon, right, attempts a sweep in front of New Zealand's BJ Watling during their cricket test in Adelaide, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. This match is the sport's first ever day-night test. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Another 13 wickets tumbled as bowlers again dominated with the pink ball in the first day-night cricket test on Saturday, leaving a teetering New Zealand with a 94-run lead and the Decision Review System clearly in the spotlight.

· Johaug wins 5K cross-country skiing World Cup race

Therese Johaug of Norway skis to win the women's free Cross Country 5km competition at the FIS World Cup Ruka Nordic 2015 event in Kuusamo, Finland, on Saturday Nov. 28, 2015. (Martti Kainulainen, Lehtikuva via AP) FINLAND OUTKUUSAMO, Finland (AP) — Therese Johaug of Norway dominated the women's 5-kilometer freestyle race Saturday at the opening cross-country skiing World Cup meet of the season.

· Kenya police: 2 Kenyans arrested for spying for Iran
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's police chief says two Kenyans in police custody have admitted assisting the Iranian state intelligence to plot attacks on western targets in Kenya.
· Morocco arrests Turks suspected of Islamic State links
Moroccan police have arrested three people on suspicion of hacking telecommunications equipment, including two Turkish nationals who are suspected of having ties to Islamic State, the Interior Ministry said. "The two Turkish nationals were involved in hacking telephone communications of a Moroccan operator, using developed technical equipment," it said late on Friday. "The investigation showed that the two Turkish are supporters of the Islamic State organization ... and one of them had stayed in a camp in Hama's province (Syria) where he was trained in handling weapons and took part in battles against the Syrian army," the statement added.
· Macedonian police enter Greece after migrants throw rocks

Macedonian army build a border fence to prevent illegal crossings by migrants, in the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Macedonia toughened rules for crossings earlier this month, in the wake of the deadly Paris attacks, restricting access to citizens from countries typically granted asylum in Europe, including Syria and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:

· Eitberger leads German 1-2 finish at World Cup luge opener

Germany's Dajana Eitberger speeds down the course during her first run at the women's luge World Cup race in Igls, Austria, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)IGLS, Austria (AP) — Dajana Eitberger earned her first World Cup victory Saturday, leading Natalie Geisenberger for a German 1-2 finish at the luge season-opener on the 1976 Olympic track.

· Mortar attack on UN base in north Mali kills 3, injures 20
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A mortar attack on a United Nations base in northern Mali's Kidal early Saturday killed at least three people, including two U.N. peacekeepers and a contractor, said the mission spokesman.
· Gaffer tape and 500 euros: running guns to the heart of Europe

File photo of rifles displayed in the exhibition hall of the "Zastava Arms" weapons factory in the Serbian town of KragujevacBy Aleksandar Vasovic and Gabriela Baczynska BELGRADE/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Need a Kalashnikov in Belgium? The main militant threat in Europe has long been the bomb. The source of all the weapons used in the Paris attack is unclear but at least some were reported on Saturday to have come from a batch made in Belgrade in the late 1980s.

· Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks

A police officer patrols outside the venue of the United Nations Climate Change Conference Conference in Le Bourget, outside Paris, Friday Nov. 27, 2015. The conference with more than 100 heads of state is scheduled to start on Nov.30. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande was meeting with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming. Officials announced that nearly 1,000 individuals have been banned from entering France amid preparations for the conference and post-attack high security.

· Germany's Merkel urges strict, binding goals to tackle climate change

German Chancellor Merkel addresses a session of the German lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in BerlinGermany's chancellor gave a qualified welcome on Saturday to China's pledge to tackle rising temperatures ahead of a global climate conference but she called for more ambitious goals to cut greenhouse emissions. In her weekly internet podcast on Saturday, Angela Merkel also underscored the long-term importance of coal-fired power for Germany, a country that remains one of the globe's biggest economies and exporters. "It is remarkable that China ... has given a timeframe for reduction of 2030," said Merkel.

· Macedonia erects fence on Greek border to control migrant flow

The Macedonian army is building a border fence on its border with Greece on November 28, 2015Macedonia started building a fence on its border with Greece on Saturday to better control the influx of migrants passing through the Balkan country, an AFP photographer at the frontier said. The extent of the barrier was not yet known, but the photographer said the army was using heavy machinery to build a 2.5-metre-high (8-foot) fence near the crossing point used by migrants at Gevgelija. The source said the crossing from Greece to non-EU member Macedonia would remain open and that the fence was aimed at ensuring migrants did not try to slip across at other spots.

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