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In this Nov. 16, 2015 photo, Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks at a news conference in Henderson, Nev. Carson is making a post-Thanksgiving trip to visit Syrian refugees in Jordan this weekend. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Ben Carson after camp tour: Absorb Syrian refugees in Mideast

- Associated Press

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday, after visiting a camp for Syrian refugees, that the displaced should be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries, with the international community sending aid and “encouragement” to the host nations.

Pope Francis meets with young people at the Kololo airstrip in Kampala, Uganda, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Pope Francis is in Africa for a six-day visit that is taking him to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic.  (Giuseppe Cacace/ Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis honors Ugandan Christian martyrs as example of faith

- Associated Press

Pope Francis on Saturday honored Uganda’s 19th century Christian martyrs and encouraged its 21st century Christian youths during a day that saw nearly a half-million Ugandans turn out to see the pontiff before he heads to Central African Republic for the final leg of his African journey.

Pope Francis meets with Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the State House, in Entebbe, Uganda, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Pope Francis is in Africa for a six-day visit that is taking him to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope praises Kenyans’ traditional family values

- Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis Thursday praised Kenya’s traditional family values, particularly their respect for children and the elderly. He also made an appeal for the youth to use these values as a guide to ending discrimination and injustice in the future.

Far-right party leader Marine Le Pen is gaining traction in France post-attacks. (Associated Press)

France’s far-right party surges on immigration, terror fears

The terror attacks in Paris earlier this month left the nation reeling and the government struggling to respond, but it has also offered a political windfall to Marine Le Pen, leader of the National Front, France’s far-right political party.

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Editorials from around New England

- Associated Press

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

Lawsuit alleges couple was warned of pending state visits

Associated Press

A federal lawsuit alleges a Delaware County couple who kept foster children and adopted others was alerted by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services of pending visits for checks on the children's welfare.

Hundreds gather in Cuba in frustration at Ecuador visa rule

Associated Press

Hundreds of angry Cubans gathered in front of Ecuador's embassy in Havana on Friday in an unusual public display of discontent. They said they were frustrated by Ecuador's new rule that Cubans need a visa to visit - a move that complicates both legitimate travel and efforts to reach the United States.

Ecuador to require Cubans to get entry visas

Associated Press

Ecuador announced Thursday that it will begin requiring Cubans to get visas to enter beginning Tuesday, seeking to discourage the flow of migrants.

In this June 16, 2014, file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, Iraq. Under its leader, Iraqi jihadi Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State group top command is dominated by former officers from Saddam Hussein's military and intelligence agencies, according to senior Iraqi officers and top intelligence officials. (AP Photo, File)

Philippine forces kill 8 suspected to have IS sympathies

- Associated Press

Philippine marines killed eight suspected sympathizers of the Islamic State group in a clash in the southern Philippines on Thursday, seizing bomb-making equipment, assault rifles and black flags, military officials said.