Three Women Rescued from Alleged Servitude in London

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_4b0f547d2c.jpgBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images (LONDON) -- The three "extremely traumatized" women rescued Thursday from alleged servitude in a London home had been held against their will for at least 30 years, police said. The youngest, a 30-year-old British woman, is believed to have spent her entire life in servitude, police said, although it's unclear exactly where she was born. None of the women are related and there is no evidence of sexual abuse, police said.

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Post-Afghanistan War Pact One Step Closer to Completion

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_4a0e25424e.jpgCpl. Clay Beyersdorfer, U.S. Army (WASHINGTON) -- Washington and Kabul are one step closer to completing the Bilateral Security Agreement that would keep American forces in Afghanistan past 2014. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday that the two governments finalized language in the post-war pact that will be presented Thursday to the "loya jirga" of tribal elders for their approval.

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Drone Strike Kills Suspected Militants in Northern Pakistan

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_a3c6b6f766.jpgHIGH-G Productions/Stocktrek Images/Getty Images (ISLAMABAD) -- At least five alleged militants were killed and four others injured in a U.S. drone strike in northern Pakistan on Thursday. The attack involved four missiles that targeted a madrassa in the semi-tribal Spin Tal region of Hangu district. The identities of those killed were not immediately known. In a statement Thursday, Pakistan condemed the attack, saying drone strikes "are a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity."

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American War Veteran, 85, Detained in North Korea

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_4ca8c4f45d.jpglauradyoung / Getty (PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- An elderly Korean War veteran is being detained in North Korea after a trip to the country last month, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The man was identified as Merrill Newman, 85, of Palo Alto, Calif. The man Newman was traveling with, former Stanford University professor George Robert Hamrdla, told ABC News, "There has to be a terrible misunderstanding. I hope that the North Koreans will see this as a humanitarian matter and allow him to return to his family as soon as possible."

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US Ambassador to China Gary Locke to Resign

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_b9054259b6.jpgU.S. Department of State (BEIJING) -- The U.S. ambassador to China is stepping down after more than two years on the job. Gary Locke, who was sworn into office on Aug. 1, 2011, will leave his post in early 2014. The ambassador and former commerce secretary informed President Obama of his decision earlier this month. Once Locke leaves office, he will rejoin his family in Seattle. Locke cited helping to increase Chinese investment in the U.S. and lowering visa wait times as proud achievements.

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