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Hamburg says “no” to a 2024 Olympic bid.

  Residents of the German city voted against campaigning to host the Games despite being picked to be the national Olympic city ahead of Berlin. Residents felt that the $12 billion plan was wasteful.  
November 30, 2015

Russia hits Turkey with sanctions…

  The new rules forbid the extension of work contracts for Turks in Russia past Jan. 1, and ban trade in some goods. The decree is retaliation for Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet. It also called to end chartered flights between the two countries.
November 30, 2015

…As Europe reaches a migrant deal.

  The European Union will give Turkey $3 billion and revive talks about its succession to the economic bloc, in return for it keeping Syrian and other migrants from entering Europe.
6 hours ago

Burkina Faso goes to the polls.

  Around 5 million people were eligible to vote in the first election since Blaise Compaore stepped down after 30 years of rule. Results are not expected for several days, but observers say Sunday’s vote went off without incident.  
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November 30, 2015

A suicide bomb instructor accidentally blew up his class.

  He killed himself and 21 ISIL trainees in Iraq (paywall).

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