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Obama signs order expanding Afghanistan role

US President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorising a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The decision ensures a direct role for American tr

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Royal honour for Gates

Britain's Prince William (R) presents Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with the Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) Prize 2014, at the Banqueting House in London on November 21. Reu

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Mascot movement

Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games (L-R) Fu Niu Lele  (Beijing 2008), Wenlock (London 2012), Misha (Moscow 1980), Mandeville (London 2012) and Athena (Athens 2004) pose for a picture on top of Sugar Loaf mountain in Rio

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Hamilton in Abu Dhabi

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 21. - Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah

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Soyuz awaiting blast off

The Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft is set on its launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome November 21. The Soyuz is scheduled to blast off with Anton Shkaplerov of Russia, Terry Virts of the US and Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy to the International Spa

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Toyota’s concept car

People view a Toyota Future Mobility Concept car at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California November 20. - Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

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#AllHandsOnDeck

Activist artists paste images, part of the #AllHandsOnDeck project by artist Damon Davis, on top of boarded-up businesses in Ferguson, Missouri November 20. The St Louis suburb has been bracing for months to learn whether a St Louis County grand

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Oil lamps light-up Kathmandu

Oil lamps offered by devotees illuminate the Bagmati River flowing through the premises of the Pashupatinath Temple, during the Bala Chaturdashi festival, in Kathmandu, November 21. The festival is celebrated by the worshippers by lighting oil l

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Hunger Games salute

Student Natchacha Kongudom flashes a three-finger salute inspired by the movie "The Hunger Games" in front of a billboard of the film outside the Siam Paragon cinema in Bangkok on November 20. Three Thai university students were taken

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Alonso in Abu Dhabi

Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain tells photographers to group together for a photo with his phone as he arrives for a press conference at the Yas Marina circuit before the start of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 20. Reut

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