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UK fighters in Syria 'not mercenaries'
Sunday, 23 November 2014 21:33
24 November 2014Last updated at 02:56

The BBC spoke to Jamie Read to ask why he is fighting in Syria

A British man fighting with Kurdish troops against Islamic State militants in Syria says he is not a mercenary.

Jamie Read, from North Lanarkshire, and James Hughes, a former British soldier, are reported to be among 15 Westerners with the YPG militia group.

Democrats and Republicans sparred Sunday over whether President Obama violated the Constitution by using his executive power to change U.S. immigration law, with Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz calling the president’s actions “stunning and sad.”

Obama on Thursday announced that he would suspend deportation for roughly 5 million illegal immigrants, garnering support from much of his base and outrage from critics -- including two elected officials who are mounting separate legal challenges to the president’s executive actions.

A man was killed Sunday shortly after 8 p.m. at North Claiborne Avenue and Saint Anthony Street in the 7th Ward, police said.

NOPD is investigating.

BusinessDesk

Monday, 3 November 2014, 12:27 pm
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NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may fall as greenback risesahead of jobs report

By Tina Morrison

Nov. 3(BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar may decline as theUS dollar continues to trend higher leading into a key jobsreport, amid a slew of economic indicators and central bankmeetings.

The kiwi will probably trade between 76 US centsand 79.80 cents this week, according to a BusinessDesksurvey of 11 traders, strategists and brokers.

Giving back great pleasure
Sunday, 23 November 2014 21:23

When New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon has events in which he gives back to the community, one of the things he likes most, he said, is seeing the children’s smiles.

However, on Sunday at the Fischer Housing Development Community Center, Gordon wasn’t prepared for this expression of gratitude, as 11-year-old Ronja’ Watson volunteered to do the opening prayer.

“Thank you, God, for people to do stuff like this that’ll help people who are struggling,” Watson said.

By Wayne Cole

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets were broadly higher on Monday as the prospect of further policy stimulus in China and Europe whetted risk appetites while sending the euro skidding.

The single currency was near 28-month lows having shed 1.2 percent on Friday when European Central Bank President Mario Draghi surprised by declaring his commitment to fighting deflation.

That came hot on the heels of an unexpected cut in interest rates from the People's Bank of China, and sources told Reuters Beijing was ready to ease further to head off slowing inflation.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Grocery stores will be full this week as people stock up for their Thanksgiving celebration.

However, each bag of groceries may cost you a little more. According to a food economist at Purdue University, higher food prices and even rising utility rates could mean a slightly pricier holiday meal. That creates a bigger challenge for those who rely on the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

"We're seeing more seniors who are dealing with fixed incomes, having to buy prescription medicines and having to make that choice between food and medicine.

Former Newman and LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. is taking the NFL by storm.

The New York Giants rookie grabbed headlines earlier this season with his

The New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. grabbed headlines earlier this season with his one-handed grabs during warmups, but this time Beckham Jr.

Chicago’s Fire Department has rescued at least two people trapped in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed Sunday in the city’s Washington Park neighborhood.

The building, located in the 5800 block of South Calumet Avenue, collapsed after an explosion around 7 p.m. local time, Larry Langford, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman, told the Chicago Tribune.

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The city’s fire department on Twitter said it rescued two people from the rubble and are calling it a “search and rescue” operation.

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