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North Korea has a notoriously sullied human rights record but following the Ferguson protests earlier this week they described the United States as 'a tundra of human rights.'
A foreign ministry spokesperson cited the Ferguson protests, in which a police officer was not charged for shooting an unarmed black teenager, and said it is evidence of racist America.

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The U.S. military and its allies hit Islamic State forces with 15 air strikes in Iraq and Syria during a three-day period, the U.S. Central Command revealed today.

Thirteen attacks were carried out in Iraq since Wednesday and two more targeted Islamic State in Syria.
The air strikes in Syria hit an Islamic State fighting position and staging area near Kobani and a tactical unit near Aleppo, Central Command said.
In Iraq, bunkers, vehicles, a bulldozer and a fighting position were destroyed near Kirkuk and a large unit and four tactical units also were hit in five air strikes

Hits: An explosion following an air strike is seen in western Kobani neighborhood on Sunday. The U.S. announced it had made 15 air strikes on ISIS since Wednesday
Near Mosul, two raids destroyed vehicles and a heavy weapon while another tactical unit was hit near Ramadi.
Islamic State vehicles, tactical units, a fighting position and a building were hit in strikes near the Iraqi cities of Ar Rutbah, Falluja, Al Qaim and Baiji, Central Command said

The new weaponry marks an increase in the options open to military planners who have struggled to strike ISIS.
A-10s, originally designed to destroy Soviet tank squadrons if the USSR had invaded the West, have proved a deadly weapon against Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

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Delivery: The First Family welcomed the official White House Christmas Tree on Friday

Delivery: The First Family welcomed the official White House Christmas Tree on Friday

Girls day: President Obama was not able to join as the First Lady and Sasha and Malia took their new tree to the Blue Roon

Girls day: President Obama was not able to join as the First Lady and Sasha and Malia took their new tree to the Blue Roon

Over it: The girls' smiles on Friday were a big departure from their scowls on Wednesday during their dad's annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon

Over it: The girls' smiles on Friday were a big departure from their scowls on Wednesday during their dad's annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon

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Dornella Conner says she was at a gas station in the St Louis suburb in a car being driven by her boyfriend when an officer fired a non-lethal 'bean bag' round at them as they tried to drive away. Conner has lost sight in her left eye and has blurry vision in the other following the incident on Tuesday at New Halls Ferry Road.

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More than 100 people have been killed over several days of fighting between rival groups of an Arab tribe in Sudan's West Kordofan state.

A tribal leader said the Awlad Omran and al-Ziyoud of the Messiriya tribe began with a land dispute.

The Messiriya are one of the largest tribes in Kordofan, which is the main oil-producing region in Sudan.

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Tanzania's prime minister is under pressure to resign over alleged fraudulent payments worth $120m (£76m) to an energy firm and top officials.

Mizengo Pinda failed to properly oversee government finances, a parliamentary watchdog committee said.

It also called for the resignation of two powerful government ministers. All three have denied any wrongdoing.

Last month, donors suspended about $490m in aid to Tanzania until the allegations were investigated.

President Jakaya Kikwete took office in 2005 with a promise to tackle corruption in government, but critics accuse him of failing to live up to his pledge.

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