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  • A hard-line Iranian protester runs inside the British Embassy in Tehran as a diplomatic vehicle is set on fire by demonstrators who stormed the embassy compound on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

    Students storm British Embassy in Iran

    Hard-line Iranian students stormed British diplomatic sites in Tehran on Tuesday, bringing down the Union Jack flag, burning an embassy vehicle and throwing documents from windows in scenes reminiscent of the seizing of the U.S. compound in 1979.


  • Supporters of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-ud-Dawa offer prayers for Pakistani soldiers who lost their lives during the NATO airstrikes on Pakistani military posts along the Afghanistan border, in Karachi, Pakistan, on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

    Pakistan to boycott meeting over NATO raid

    Pakistan on Tuesday pulled out of an upcoming meeting in Germany on the future of Afghanistan to protest the deadly attack by U.S.-led forces on its troops, widening the fallout from an incident that has sent ties between Washington and Islamabad into a tailspin.


  • Vietnam cuts dissident's jail term

    An appeals court in southern Vietnam has reduced by more than half the sentence against a French-Vietnamese math professor convicted of belonging to a banned pro-democracy group and publishing an anti-communist blog, his lawyer said Tuesday.


  • ** FILE ** President-elect Almazbek Atambayev speaks to the press in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Vladimir voronin)

    World Scene

    Kyrgyzstan's outgoing president said Tuesday a decision on whether to allow a U.S. air base to remain in the country after its lease ends in 2014 depends on developments in nearby Afghanistan.


  • Myanmar's army still torturing ethnic minorities

    Deep in jungles far from the international spotlight, Myanmar's army continues to torture and kill civilians in campaigns to stamp out some of the world's longest-running insurgencies.


  • Briefly: Middle East

    About 300 hard-line Iranian students stormed British diplomatic sites in Tehran on Tuesday, bringing down the Union Jack, burning an embassy vehicle and throwing documents from windows in scenes reminiscent of the seizing of the U.S. compound in 1979.


  • Levin

    Senate defies threat of veto in terrorist custody vote

    Defying a veto threat from President Obama, the Senate voted Tuesday to preserve language that would give the U.S. military a crack at al Qaeda operatives captured in the U.S., even if they are American citizens.


  • Drawdowns wreak havoc on National Guard forces

    Two months ago, Demetries Luckett left his job in Michigan, turned in his cable box, sent his daughter to live with her mother, and headed for Camp Shelby in Mississippi.


  • Illustration: Isolationism

    GAFFNEY: The isolationist delusion

    I had an unsettling flashback last week listening to two of the Republican presidential candidates talk about foreign policy. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. espoused isolationist stances that called to mind one of the most preposterous public-policy debates in decades.


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