Meanwhile two US-led air strikes were carried out against IS positions in the east of Kobane.
Thailand Crown Prince strips his wife's family of royal standing ~ link ~ This is his third wife and he is getting ready to divorce her before his father dies and he becomes King. His father has done a good job at holding the nation together, but he may have a harder go at it. Stirling
UK Home Secretary says tens of thousands held as modern day slaves in Britain ~ link ~ You simply cannot make this up...unbelievable!!! Stirling
Pope Francis prays in Istanbul's iconic Blue Mosque ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~
Pope Francis has started the second leg of his three-day visit to Turkey, in a richly-symbolic trip. Like his predecessor, he prayed at the Blue Mosque, which was his first stop in Istanbul, before visiting the Hagia Sophia, the St. Esprit Cathedral and the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate on Nov. 29.
The Pope was welcomed by Turkish authorities and Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Atatürk Airport at 10.29 a.m. on Nov 29. “Your Holiness, beloved brother in Christ, we welcome you with great joy, esteem and love. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord,” said Bartholomew I on greeting the Pope.