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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Dec. 1, 2015.

Chicago mayor fires city's top cop amid shooting controversy

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has dismissed Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy, saying he "formally asked" for his resignation on Tuesday. This follows public outcry over the police response to the 2014 shooting of an unarmed black teen by a Chicago cop, who's been charged in the incident. Video of the shooting was released last week.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Pentagon: U.S. special ops to help fight against ISIS

At the request of Iraqi authorities, the U.S. will send special forces to conduct "unilateral" attacks against ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday. The operations will "put even more pressure" on the terror group, which has claimed credit for the recent attacks in Paris.

[Read more from NBC News]

How do you 'Like' that? Facebook founder becomes dad, gives away a fortune

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan welcomed a daughter they named Max on Tuesday, and also announced they would donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to "advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation." They did it in recognition of Giving Tuesday, a national day of charity.

[Read more from USA Today]

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