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Police find mom of baby abandoned in Sydney drain
SYDNEY (AP) -- Police in Australia were questioning a 20-year-old woman whose newborn baby was found Sunday abandoned in a drain near a Sydney freeway.... 11/23/2014 10:22 AM

Iraq premier orders aid for Islamic State fight
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered more aerial support and weapons for fighters battling the Islamic State militant group in Anbar province as a curfew took effect Sunday in the provincial capital, Ramadi, amid intense clashes.... 11/23/2014 9:56 AM

Strong quake in west China kills 5; 54 hurt
BEIJING (AP) -- A strong earthquake that hit a sparsely populated, mountainous area of western China killed at least five people and injured 54 others, officials said Sunday. The injured included schoolchildren in a stampede.... 11/23/2014 9:53 AM

Saudi's Mobily suspends CEO amid accounting errors
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Telecommunications company Etihad Etisalat, known as Mobily on the Saudi stock exchange, said Sunday it has suspended its chief executive officer after accounting errors forced the operator to restate 18 months of earnings.... 11/23/2014 9:29 AM

Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the U.S. and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants.... 11/23/2014 9:16 AM

2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise.... 11/23/2014 9:10 AM

Officials say car bomb kills 7 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Authorities in Iraq say a car bomb explosion at an outdoor market south of Baghdad has killed seven people.... 11/23/2014 9:03 AM

Migrants rescued off Cyprus' north coast
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- An official says 228 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours in rough seas off Cyprus' northern coast.... 11/23/2014 8:59 AM

37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake
TOKYO (AP) -- Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.... 11/23/2014 8:54 AM

Jewish settlers blamed in Palestinian house fire
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian family says their West Bank home was torched in an attack they blamed on Jewish settlers.... 11/23/2014 7:57 AM

Tunisians vote for a new president
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisians have lined up at polling stations to vote in their North African country's first free and open presidential election.... 11/23/2014 7:32 AM

Pacquiao knocks Algieri down 6 times, dominates
MACAU (AP) -- Manny Pacquiao couldn't resist having a little fun after getting the signature win he desperately needed for the fight boxing fans desperately want to see.... 11/23/2014 7:08 AM

Report: Gunman shot Danish citizen in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The state news agency of Saudi Arabia is reporting that a gunman has shot and wounded a Danish citizen in the capital, Riyadh.... 11/23/2014 6:56 AM

'Blind Massage' big Golden Horse winner in Taiwan
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A Chinese-French film about blind masseurs and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse movie awards, considered the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars.... 11/23/2014 3:52 AM

Monaco to celebrate birth of its royal twins
PARIS (AP) -- Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting twins next month, and the first one born will be the prince's royal heir.... 11/23/2014 3:24 AM

Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.... 11/23/2014 1:23 AM

Mexico confirms US agent wounded in north in July
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Mexican navy confirmed on Saturday that a U.S. marshal was wounded in Mexico while working with naval personnel in the northwestern state of Sinaloa during the summer.... 11/22/2014 10:53 PM

Poland's ruling party wins local elections
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Results for local elections in Poland show the governing Civic Platform party as the winner, a surprise outcome given that exit polls had predicted a defeat for the pro-European party.... 11/22/2014 10:17 PM

Albania opens secret bunker built by communists
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- A gigantic, secret bunker that Albania's communist regime built underground decades ago to survive a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union or the United States has been opened to the public for the first time.... 11/22/2014 9:24 PM

Russian tourist arrested for vandalizing Colosseum
ROME (AP) -- Italian authorities say a Russian tourist has been fined 20,000 euros ($25,000) for engraving a big letter `K' on a wall of the Colosseum, the latest act of vandalism by tourists at the ancient structure.... 11/22/2014 8:58 PM