TODAY'S WORLD HEADLINES

At least 120 dead, 270 wounded in suicide attack on Nigeria mosque 29-Nov-14, 4:30 AM | Aminu Abubakar, Agence France-Presse

Ferguson police block cleanup brigade from entering damaged area 29-Nov-14, 6:21 AM | Daniel Wallis and Edward Mcallister, Reuters

Street clashes erupt as Hong Kong police crack down on protesters 29-Nov-14, 3:34 AM | James Pomfret, Reuters

WHO advises male Ebola survivors to abstain from sex 28-Nov-14, 11:26 PM | Kate Kelland and Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

Taliban assault Afghan forces at Helmand's Camp Bastion 8:14 am | Mohammad Stanekzai, Reuters Taliban militants have launched an offensive against Afghan forces at Camp Bastion, the huge base in southern Helmand province vacated by the British military a month ago, officials said.

Ferguson police block cleanup brigade from entering damaged area Ferguson police block cleanup brigade from entering damaged area 6:21 am | Daniel Wallis and Edward Mcallister, Reuters Police on Friday blocked a cleanup brigade from entering a thoroughfare in Ferguson, Missouri, where…

At least 120 dead, 270 wounded in suicide attack on Nigeria mosque At least 120 dead, 270 wounded in suicide attack on Nigeria mosque 4:30 am | Aminu Abubakar, Agence France-Presse (UPDATE - 8:08 a.m.) At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded on…

New 15-minute test for Ebola to undergo trials in West Africa New 15-minute test for Ebola to undergo trials in West Africa 3:50 am | Kate Kelland, Reuters A new test designed to rapidly diagnose Ebola virus infection is to be tried out…

Street clashes erupt as Hong Kong police crack down on protesters Street clashes erupt as Hong Kong police crack down on protesters 3:34 am | James Pomfret, Reuters Thousands of pro-democracy activists clashed with police in running scuffles in the gritty district of…

BUSINESS NEWS

Wall St. up for sixth straight week despite oil rout Wall St. up for sixth straight week despite oil rout Major indexes rose for a sixth straight week, the S&P's longest streak since November 2013. For the week, the Dow rose 0.1 percent, the S&P…

OPEC decision knocks oil down, dollar gains OPEC decision knocks oil down, dollar gains Brent fell $2.43 to settle at $70.15 a barrel, lows last seen in May 2010, while U.S. crude settled down $7.54 to $66.15 a barrel.

Customs sues another top rice importer for smuggling Customs sues another top rice importer for smuggling According to Customs, Stracraft exceeded its rice imports by 3,700 percent above what its NFA permit had allowed.

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Bill Cosby said he blocked 2005 tabloid story about sex-assault accuser 2:44 am | Jonathan Allen, Reuters Bill Cosby said he blocked 2005 tabloid story about sex-assault accuserComedian Bill Cosby struck a deal with the National Enquirer in 2005 to give the tabloid an exclusive interview about a woman's sexual-assault accusations after it promised to scrap an article about a second woman's allegations, according to news reports on newly unsealed deposition given by Cosby.

North Korea's 'princess' moves closer to the center of power 2:18 am | James Pearson and Ju-Min Park, Reuters North Korea\In her slim-fitting trouser suits and black-heeled shoes, Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her pudgy older brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

UN torture watchdog urges US to crack down on police brutality 12:43 am | Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters UN torture watchdog urges US to crack down on police brutalityThe UN Committee against Torture urged the United States on Friday to fully investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed black youth and ensure that taser weapons are used only in life-threatening situations.

China probes 'five networks' of disgraced ex-security chief: People's Daily 12:13 am | Paul Carsten, Reuters China probes \An investigation into China's former domestic security chief is probing five different networks, the newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said on Friday, naming senior figures it said may have benefited from his alleged corruption.

WHO advises male Ebola survivors to abstain from sex 11:26 pm | Kate Kelland and Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters WHO advises male Ebola survivors to abstain from sexMen who recover from Ebola should abstain from sex for three months to minimize the risk of passing the virus on in their semen, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Number of Western women as young as 15 leaving to marry jihadists rising - German exec 10:46 pm | Philippine News Agency/Sputnik Number of Western women as young as 15 leaving to marry jihadists rising - German execThe number of Western women travelling to Iraq and Syria to marry Islamist fighters has increased over the past few years, the head of Germany's security agency Hans-Georg Maassen told NBC News Thursday.

Mexico president vows police reform in bid to quell massacre anger 2:13 pm | Reuters Mexico president vows police reform in bid to quell massacre angerThe government says the students were almost certainly murdered and their bodies incinerated, but it is still investigating the case that has sparked the biggest crisis of President Enrique Pena Nieto's two-year rule.

OPINION | Why killing the head of IS isn't likely to work 12:59 pm | Arie W. Kruglanski, Reuters OPINION | Why killing the head of IS isn\Many believe that killing the leaders of terrorist organizations like Islamic State could change the course of events in Iraq and Syria. Yet there are reasons to question the premise that killing terrorist leaders is tantamount to progress.

'Supercell storm' batters Australia's Brisbane 12:12 pm | Agence France-Presse \Planes were flipped and roofs ripped off when hail and powerful winds tore through Australia's east coast, leaving an Aus$100 million (US$85 million) damage bill as the army helped clear up Friday.

UK's Cameron to set out curbs on EU migrants ahead of polls 10:09 am | Kylie MacLellan, Reuters UK\British Prime Minister David Cameron will set out plans on Friday to limit immigration from the European Union as he seeks to woo disgruntled voters less than six months ahead of a national election.

Malaysia PM to strengthen Sedition Act for 'sanctity of Islam' 9:26 am | Reuters Malaysia PM to strengthen Sedition Act for \Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday bolstered a law protecting the sanctity of Islam and the country's traditional rulers, the sultans, in an about-turn to scrap a law banning criticism of the government.

French farmers cry wolf over sheep deaths 9:02 am | Reuters French farmers cry wolf over sheep deathsFrench farmers, who regularly bring livestock into Paris to punctuate their protests, drove some 250 sheep into the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday to highlight an unusual concern - that a growing wolf population is killing their flocks.