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Russian mercenaries fight shadowy battle in gas-rich Mozambique

(CNN)A deployment of Russian guns-for-hire, with links to the Kremlin, has sustained casualties in its fight against Islamist militants in Mozambique, multiple sources have told CNN. Prigozhin has routinely denied any connection to Wagner. Tracking Putin’s shadow army In early November, ISIS claimed its “Central African Province” had killed eight Mozambican soldiers. That was followed by reports of a clash on the border with Tanzania, close to international infrastructure being developed for exporting LNG supplies. Just how far ISIS is really connected to the insurgency is unclear. Emilia Columbo, a…

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Mom who nearly died after giving birth shares moment she met newborn son: ‘Luka and I needed each other’

The moment Luka, who was having trouble breathing on his own, met his mom, who was headed for a high-risk potentially life-saving surgery. (SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital) “Luka and I needed each other, and we needed to meet each other,” Sharee McCoy, who suffered massive blood loss after Luka’s birth, said. “She could potentially have saved both of us,” speaking of the nurse who brought mother and son together. NEWBORNS DRESSED AS THANKSGIVING DINNER, SIDES IN TEXAS HOSPITAL PHOTO SHOOT Luka, who was born at 31 weeks gestation and…

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Thousands in Hong Kong praise Trump with ‘Thanksgiving’ rally as more protests loom

We really appreciate the effort made by Americans, says one protester, as city braces for another weekend of protest Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong, some draped in American flags, have staged a Thanksgiving rally in the heart of the city after the approval by Donald Trump of human rights legislation aimed at protecting them. The rationale for us having this rally is to show our gratitude and thank the US Congress and also president Trump for passing the bill, said 23-year-old Sunny Cheung, a member of the student group…

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Microsoft Teams gets Yammer integration, secure private channels and more

You’re forgiven if you thought Yammer — Microsoft’s proto-Slack, not quite real-time chat application — was dead. It’s actually still alive (and well) — and still serves a purpose as a slower-moving social network-like channel for company and team-wide announcements. Today, Microsoft announced that, among other updates, it will offer a Yammer integration in Teams, its Slack competitor. Yammer in Teams will live in the left-hand sidebar. With this, Microsoft’s two main enterprise communications platforms are finally growing together and will give users the option to use Teams for fast-moving…

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3 Islamic State-inspired militants sentenced for Christmas 2016 plot in Australia

In this composite image of Hamza Abbas, left, Ahmed Mohamed and Abdullah Chaarani, right, arrive at the Supreme Court of Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Mohamed, Chaarani and Abbas were given lengthy prison sentences over preparing a mass attack around Christmas 2016 involving explosives and knives at Federation Square, a popular downtown restaurant and entertainment precinct in Melbourne. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

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Kohl’s Is Selling $7 Slow Cookers & $26 Carry-On Luggage For Black Friday

Robert Alexander/Archive Photos/Getty Images Kohl’s Black Friday Ad Previews Major Deals On Everything You Love By Collette Reitz Nov 1, 2019 If you thought you’d get a breather between Halloween and Black Friday, think again. Kohl’s Black Friday ad is already out, and it’s time to plan your holiday shopping. The department store’s 66-page Black Friday ad is stuffed with deals on coveted kitchen appliances, electronics, fashion, home decor, bedding, and more. If you want it, Kohl’s has a Black Friday deal on it. Kohl’s announced its Black Friday deals…

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You Dont Have To Text That Toxic Person To Wish Them A Happy Thanksgiving

Holly Riordan Updated November 28, 2019 By Thought Catalog You don’t have to reunite with the toxic people in your world just because the holidays are here. If someone makes you feel shitty about yourself, then you shouldn’t reach out to them. You shouldn’t attend their holiday party. You shouldn’t put yourself in an uncomfortable position just to seem  It doesn’t matter if you feel bad about leaving them hanging on a holiday you used to spend together. It doesn’t matter whether they’re the one who texts you first and…

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Here’s Where To Get Black Friday Deals Online To Skip The Crowds This Year

Bloomberg/Bloomberg/Getty Images Do Black Friday 2019 Deals Apply Online? There’s Good News For Holiday Shoppers By Lara Walsh Nov 21, 2019 The biggest day in retail is just around the corner, and you might be weighing the pros and cons of an early wake-up call. If you’d rather do your Black Friday shopping from the comfort of your couch, you’re in luck, thanks to a handful of online Black Friday deals. From Kohl’s to Best Buy, there are plenty of retailers that are making it so easy to avoid the…

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What Are You Thankful For? Weekly Horoscopes November 25-29 | Betches

Not only is it Thanksgiving week, but we’ve officially entered into Sagittarius season. This season is all about being open, trying new things, and going with the goddamn flow. Basically, eat whatever is presented to you at the Thanksgiving table, unless it’s one of those weird 1950s “salads” with jello in it. Some things are not worth the new experience. cryptocurrency business. Just be sure he doesn’t convince you to actually invest. He’s definitely using the money for weed. Gemini Ow-ow! You’re feeling sexy this week, Gemini, and what’s sexier…

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