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A suicide attack on a British diplomatic convoy in Kabul kills six.

  The Taliban claimed responsibility for the car bombing today, which came ahead of next week’s Afghanistan summit in London. A British security guard and an Afghan staffer from the UK embassy were among the dead, and another 34 people were injured, including many civilians.
November 27, 2014

Scotland is set to get more power.

  The Scottish Parliament should be fully able to set its own bands of income tax and keep all the money raised, according to a commission set up by the UK to strengthen devolution in the country in the aftermath of Scotland voting against independence. Income tax bands and their distribution are currently set by Westminster. The vote should also be given to 16- and 17-year-olds, the commission said.
November 27, 2014

More clashes at the Hong Kong protests.

  Student demonstrators threatened to target government buildings (paywall) if police continued to force them from protest camps with pepper spray and batons. Pro-democracy activists also tried to occupy smaller streets in the city’s Kowloon district after a major thoroughfare was cleared yesterday.  
November 27, 2014

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes dies from an in-game injury.

  The batsman was struck on the head on Tuesday, and never regained consciousness. The ball hit Hughes at the base of the skull, an area not well-enough protected by his helmet, sparking conversations about the need to develop better safety gear for the sport.
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