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Pope calls for Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Pope Francis has condemned the Islamic State assault on Christians and other religions minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in Turkey to encourage Muslim leaders to take a stronger stand against extremists who twist religion to justify terrorism.... 11/28/2014 2:28 PM

UK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrants
LONDON (AP) -- Migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receiving some benefits, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday, in a carefully balanced speech designed to defuse domestic criticism of his immigration policies while averting a showdown with the European Union.... 11/28/2014 2:15 PM

Nearly 600 migrants get temporary shelter on Crete
IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) -- Nearly 600 migrants, mostly refugees from Syria, have been temporarily put up in a basketball arena in the southern Cretan town of Ierapetra, where they arrived in a crippled smuggling ship after more than a week at sea.... 11/28/2014 2:07 PM

Germany signs no-spy deal with BlackBerry
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany has approved BlackBerry's purchase of encryption firm Secusmart after signing a "no-spy" agreement with the Canadian smartphone maker.... 11/28/2014 1:55 PM

OPEC decision still reverberating round markets
LONDON (AP) -- Oil stocks weighed on markets around the world Friday as crude prices hovered around four year lows in the wake of OPEC's decision to keep production steady.... 11/28/2014 1:51 PM

French president visits Ebola-stricken Guinea
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande arrived Friday in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard by Ebola.... 11/28/2014 1:50 PM

UN panel raps US record on torture
GENEVA (AP) -- A U.N. panel has concluded that the United States falls short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty.... 11/28/2014 1:50 PM

British soldier jailed for making bomb
LONDON (AP) -- A British soldier with an interest in far-right politics has been jailed for two years for making a viable nail bomb in his home.... 11/28/2014 1:44 PM

Police arrest 118 globally for flight ticket fraud
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Police around the world have arrested 118 suspects in a global investigation into online fraud that targets the travel industry, a crime said to cost airlines $1 billion a year.... 11/28/2014 1:38 PM

Israel FM supports paying Arabs to leave
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's hard-line foreign minister says he supports paying Arab citizens to leave the country.... 11/28/2014 1:33 PM

Activist for media freedom standing trial in China
BEIJING (AP) -- A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbing public order in a Chinese court where he went on trial Friday more than 15 months after being detained.... 11/28/2014 1:31 PM

At least 2 killed in Ukraine shelling
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- At least two people have been killed in a rocket attack that left a hospital badly damaged in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where fighting is raging between government forces and Russian-backed separatist rebels.... 11/28/2014 1:30 PM

Malaysia Airlines apologizes for tweet, posts loss
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia Airlines on Friday said its loss widened last quarter and apologized for a promotional tweet slammed as insensitive after two deadly passenger jet disasters this year.... 11/28/2014 1:24 PM

Hospital says Pele's condition is improving
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Pele's condition is improving as he undergoes temporary kidney treatment in an intensive care unit, a Brazilian hospital said Friday.... 11/28/2014 1:23 PM

Afghan official: Attack on army base kills 6
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says six Afghan soldiers have been killed in an attack on a military base in the southern Helmand province that lasted more than 14 hours.... 11/28/2014 1:11 PM

EU extends Ukraine sanctions to 13 new people
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is extending economic and travel sanctions to 13 people and five entities it accuses of involvement with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.... 11/28/2014 1:11 PM

Russian warships wait out storm in English Channel
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian warships have entered the English Channel to wait out a storm following a week of maneuvers in the North Sea, the latest in a string of Russian military exercises this year.... 11/28/2014 1:00 PM

East-West divisions define Moldova's elections
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in a country that is deeply torn over whether to move closer to Russia or the West.... 11/28/2014 12:58 PM

Sri Lanka candidate vows to protect incumbent
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's opposition presidential candidate vowed Friday not to support any international prosecution of incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa for alleged war crimes.... 11/28/2014 12:55 PM

Leading Lebanese poet Saeed Akl dies at 102
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's state-run news agency says Saeed Akl, Lebanon's leading poet whose fame once spread throughout the Arab world, has died. He was 102.... 11/28/2014 12:54 PM