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Italy urges quicker refugee relocations across Europe
ROME (AP) -- The latest news as tens of thousands of people slip into Europe and head to wealthy European Union countries in search of a better life. All times local.... 12/1/2015 8:20 PM

In massive stranding, 337 whales beached on Chilean coast
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The coast of southern Chile has become a grave for 337 sei whales that were found beached in what scientists say is one of the biggest whale strandings ever recorded.... 12/1/2015 8:19 PM

Polish government to pay families to have more children
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's new government has approved a program of family bonuses that is intended to reverse the declining birth rate.... 12/1/2015 8:18 PM

Israel to begin enlisting HIV-positive soldiers
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said Tuesday it will begin enlisting soldiers who are HIV-positive, in a policy shift putting the country at the forefront of military inclusivity toward people with the virus that causes AIDS.... 12/1/2015 8:15 PM

Trial for ranking French IS fighter in recruiting network
PARIS (AP) -- Accused of running a network to recruit French extremists to fight in Syria, designated a terrorist by the United States and a fugitive by his homeland, Salim Benghalem promised to only return to France to carry out an attack "with a maximum of damage."... 12/1/2015 8:10 PM

Tunisian security minister fired after IS-claimed attacks
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid has dismissed the country's security minister after an Islamic State-claimed suicide bombing killed 12 members of the presidential guard last week.... 12/1/2015 8:09 PM

UN experts: Up to 3,000 Islamic State fighters in Libya
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. experts say the Islamic State group has between 2,000 and 3,000 fighters in Libya and intends to control more territory in the strategically located North African country.... 12/1/2015 7:59 PM

Puerto Rico makes debt payment, warns of dwindling funds
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico narrowly avoided a multimillion-dollar default on Tuesday by announcing a last-minute bond payment while warning that a deepening financial crisis has forced the government to divert money slated for future debt payments to avoid a shutdown of basic services.... 12/1/2015 7:47 PM

Syria's al-Qaida branch releases captive Lebanese soldiers
BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria released more than a dozen Lebanese soldiers and police it has held for more than a year on Tuesday as part of a Qatar-brokered deal in which Lebanon freed at least 11 prisoners, including a former wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.... 12/1/2015 7:23 PM

Pipe bomb explodes in Istanbul, wounding 5 at rush hour
ISTANBUL (AP) -- A pipe bomb left on a highway overpass near an Istanbul subway station exploded Tuesday, wounding five people, a local official said. The blast caused some panic in the city, which is on edge following a spate of deadly bombings in Turkey.... 12/1/2015 7:20 PM

European Space Agency delays launch of gravity probe
BERLIN (AP) -- The European Space Agency is postponing the launch of probe that will test technology for a future mission to measure gravitational waves.... 12/1/2015 7:05 PM

Argentina's ex-president Menem sentenced for embezzlement
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A court in Argentina has sentenced former President Carlos Menem to four and half years in prison for embezzlement.... 12/1/2015 6:55 PM

For gays under IS rule, isolation and fear of a cruel death
REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) -- Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the sentence against the two men convicted of homosexuality: They would be thrown to their deaths from the roof of the nearby Wael Hotel.... 12/1/2015 6:51 PM

US, NATO allies concerned by Russia, but need its help
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The United States and its NATO allies struggled Tuesday to come up with a clear message to send Russia at a time of conflicting concerns in Europe and the Middle East.... 12/1/2015 6:51 PM

Gunmen abduct Tunisian Red Cross worker in Yemen's capital
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross says unidentified gunmen in Yemen's capital kidnapped a Tunisian woman working for the group.... 12/1/2015 6:48 PM

Brazil's economic downturn deepens with further GDP drop
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Latin America's largest economy has shrunk even more than expected, increasing fears about the well-being of a nation hammered by falling commodity prices and a massive corruption scandal.... 12/1/2015 6:47 PM

Iraqi forces surround Ramadi, but it could be a long siege
BAGHDAD (AP) -- After months of sluggish progress, stalled advances and outright failures, Iraqi troops and militias backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have surrounded the key city of Ramadi and appear poised to launch a new attempt to wrest it from the Islamic State group.... 12/1/2015 6:42 PM

Mexico experts: passageway may lead to Aztec ruler's tomb
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican archaeologist said his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers, the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler.... 12/1/2015 6:35 PM

Clerics promote climate justice with music, fasting
PARIS (AP) -- Imam Ibrahim Saidy brought his symposiums and his monthly fasting to the Paris climate talks, hoping to call attention to the problems and injustice of global warming.... 12/1/2015 6:11 PM

Egypt official says journalist detained for 'false news'
CAIRO (AP) -- A police official and the wife of an Egyptian researcher and freelance journalist say he was detained upon arrival at Egypt's Hurghada airport.... 12/1/2015 6:05 PM

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