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Brazil: Will take months to study damage left by burst dam
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- It could take months to evaluate the extent of damage to a river left choked with mud when a dam burst at an iron ore mine, Brazil's environment minister said Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 7:28 PM

The Latest: Iran blames Turkey for downing of Russian jet
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The latest on the war in Syria, including a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:... 11/25/2015 7:27 PM

Biden meets Balkan leaders at summit on refugees, threats
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Former Balkan rivals on Wednesday pledged joint efforts with the United States and the European Union in protecting European borders from a record surge of asylum-seekers amid fears that Islamic militants may have infiltrated the flow.... 11/25/2015 7:22 PM

Egypt says 2nd round of voting saw 30 percent turnout
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's election authority says turnout for the second round of parliamentary elections was nearly 30 percent.... 11/25/2015 7:16 PM

The Latest: Hollande urges Germany to do more against IS
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:... 11/25/2015 7:10 PM

2 massacres in 12 hours leave 15 dead in Honduras
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Honduran police say 15 people have died in two massacres within a span of 12 hours.... 11/25/2015 7:06 PM

France's Hollande: would be "very good signal" if Germany went further in fight against IS
PARIS (AP) -- France's Hollande: would be "very good signal" if Germany went further in fight against IS.... 11/25/2015 6:59 PM

Sudan accuses Egyptian police of abusing its citizens
CAIRO (AP) -- The Sudanese Embassy in Cairo has accused Egyptian authorities of unlawfully detaining and beating 16 Sudanese over the past six weeks, charges denied by Egypt.... 11/25/2015 6:53 PM

Paris attacks boost popularity of French Tricolor flag
PARIS (AP) -- A young Parisian who once might have stopped and stared in distaste now walks nonchalantly past a large Tricolor flag flapping in the November rain on a home in Paris' 8th district.... 11/25/2015 6:52 PM

As border checks return in Europe, economic costs loom
LONDON (AP) -- Queues, bottlenecks and security checks - their return in Europe could have a sizeable economic impact if they become entrenched in the wake of the attacks in Paris and the unprecedented flow of refugees from conflict zones like Syria.... 11/25/2015 6:49 PM

From lashes to death: Artist caught in tangles of Saudi law
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- When Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh was tried last year on blasphemy-related charges, the Saudi judges overseeing the case rejected the prosecution's request for a death sentence for apostasy. Instead, he was sentenced to 800 lashes and four years in prison over a book of poetry he wrote and for allegedly having illicit relations with women.... 11/25/2015 6:37 PM

Hungary suspects detained last week not Islamic radicals
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Six suspects detained last week by police in two separate cases are not Islamic extremists but are still dangerous, Hungarian lawmakers said Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 6:17 PM

Germany gives Greece 10,000 records on possible tax cheats
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany has shared some 10,000 records on possible Greek tax cheats with Athens.... 11/25/2015 6:12 PM

Mali president to bestow medals on hotel assault victims
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali's president announced on Wednesday that he would bestow medals on the 19 people killed during an assault at a luxury hotel in the capital last week, as funerals were held for three of its employees.... 11/25/2015 6:08 PM

Canadian PM Trudeau: Syrian refugees not security risk
LONDON (AP) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has slowed down plans to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees within weeks in order to allay citizens' security concerns after the Paris attacks.... 11/25/2015 6:01 PM

Brazil police arrest government Senate leader
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian police Wednesday arrested the government's leader in the Senate for allegedly obstructing the investigation into a corruption scandal at state-owned oil company Petrobras.... 11/25/2015 5:59 PM

The Latest: Canadian PM slows down Syrian resettlement
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:... 11/25/2015 5:46 PM

Pope urges Kenyans to work for peace
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Brushing aside security concerns, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya on Wednesday on his first-ever trip to Africa and urged Kenyans to work for peace and forgiveness amid a wave of extremist violence on the continent that threatens to disrupt his trip.... 11/25/2015 5:41 PM

Polish minister: Country against further gas emission cuts
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's new environment minister said Wednesday he is against further cuts in carbon gas emissions, a key topic during climate talks next week in Paris.... 11/25/2015 5:20 PM

Overnight fighting in contested Yemen province kills 47
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni security officials say overnight clashes between Shiite Houthi rebels and pro-government militias have killed 47 people, nearly all of them fighters.... 11/25/2015 4:55 PM

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