Top news: New information continues to shed light on the circumstances around the Sept. 11 attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. As reported by journalists Harald Doornbos and Jenana Moussa on Foreign Policy, documents found recently at the site of the attack show concern over "troubling" surveillance of the compound on the day of the attack. One letter also shows that Stevens and his team had requested additional security from the Libyan government and did not feel it was being provided. The letters, along with other official documents, were apparently not removed by the FBI team that visited the site nearly a month ago.
The CIA has also provided its most detailed account yet to the media of its immediate response to the attack. According to intelligence officials, the CIA rushed operatives to the Benghazi compound within 25 minutes of it coming under attack, used an unarmed military drone to map escape routes, and helped mobilize the evacuation of surviving American personnel. The new account follows weeks of political criticism of the Obama administration's response to the attack.
U.S. economy: Newly released data shows the U.S. added 171,000 jobs in October, but unemployment increased from 7.8 percent to 7.9 percent. Employment gains for August and September were also revised up.
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- China has presented a four-point plan aimed at resolving the violence in Syria.
- The U.S. is easing restrictions on the sale of medicine to Iran.
- Transportation and power are beginning to return to New York City in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, though outage persist.
- Argentina lowered its voting age to 16.
- 37 people were injured in a bombing at a Halloween celebration in Colombia.
- A Greek journalist was acquitted on charges of violating data protection laws for publishing the names of citizens with Swiss bank accounts.
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended a memorial in Toulouse, France, for those killed by a gunman at a Jewish school last march.
- Two suspected IRA militants were arrested in Northern Ireland over the killing of a prison guard.
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- A member of Boko Haram reportedly suggested peace talks with the Nigerian government.
- Mauritania's president is recuperating in France after being accidentally shot by his own troops earlier this month.
- Four Afghan police officers were killed in an insider attack in Helmand.
- Japanese leaders have reacted angrily to reports of a U.S. servicemember in Okinawa assaulting a young boy.
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