On one of the busiest US
retails days, thousands of people took to Chicago's most
prestigious downtown shopping district to protest last year's
shooting death of a black teenager by a white policeman and
the city's handling of the case.
A male suicide bomber hit a
procession of Shi'ite Muslims in Nigeria's Kano state as they
walked to the city of Zaria to pay homage to their founder in
the country, security sources and a Shi'ite leader
Venezuela has begun an investigation into the alleged murder
of a local opposition leader days before a legislative
election, stirring fears of renewed political violence in the
volatile South American nation.
Russia has threatened economic retaliation against Turkey and
said it was still awaiting a reasonable explanation for the
shooting down of its warplane, but Turkey dismissed the
threats as "emotional" and "unfitting".