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Qatar bans contractors leaving country in rain-damage probe
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Qatar has banned contractors from leaving the small, oil-rich country as it carries out a probe into how heavy rains damaged buildings and roadways.... 11/28/2015 8:12 AM

The Latest: Pope urges Ugandans to be missionaries at home
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)... 11/28/2015 7:59 AM

Pope honors Ugandan Christian martyrs as example of faith
NAMUGONGO, Uganda (AP) -- Pope Francis paid his respects Saturday to Ugandan Christians who were burnt alive rather than renounce their faith, the latest group of martyrs from around the world honored by Francis in hopes of giving today's faithful missionary role models.... 11/28/2015 7:40 AM

Maldives opposition to regroup for 2nd night of protests
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- The Maldives opposition has vowed to regroup for a second night of demonstrations hours after police broke up a planned 72-hour protest demanding the release of the country's ex-president and other political leaders.... 11/28/2015 7:18 AM

Suicide attack aimed at Afghan official kills guard
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's election commission says one of its officials escaped unharmed after a suicide bomber targeted his vehicle in the capital, Kabul, killing his bodyguard and wounding his driver.... 11/28/2015 6:43 AM

Jones maintains lead at Australian Open, Spieth 3 behind
SYDNEY (AP) -- Matt Jones shot a 3-under 68 to hold a three-stroke advantage over a surging Jordan Spieth after the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday.... 11/28/2015 6:33 AM

Philippines gets 1st fighter jets in a decade amid sea feud
CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines has taken delivery of the first two Korean-made fighter jets, the country's first supersonic combat aircraft in a decade, as it strengthens its military amid a territorial conflict with China.... 11/28/2015 6:26 AM

Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels
BEIJING (AP) -- Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of the country despite efforts to clean up the foul air.... 11/28/2015 5:27 AM

Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories.... 11/28/2015 5:05 AM

Mexico's longest-running TV show, 'En Familia,' to end
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's longest-running TV show is set to end, marking the demise of a strange genre of Mexican TV comedy that featured adults - often very old - dressed up as children.... 11/28/2015 2:40 AM

Australian Christmas tree sets record with 518,838 lights
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- An Australian set his third Christmas-themed world record in as many years Friday by illuminating a tree in downtown Canberra with 518,838 twinkling lights.... 11/28/2015 12:36 AM

Look at key radical Islamist groups in Bangladesh
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a Shiite mosque in Bangladesh, killing one person and wounding three others, in the latest in a wave of deadly assaults this year on foreigners, secular writers and members of the Shiite community in the Sunni-majority nation.... 11/28/2015 12:29 AM

Mexico issues pollution alert for Mexico's Bacalar lagoon
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's environmental protection agency has issued an "urgent" call for local authorities to stop sewage and waste discharges into the Yucatan Peninsula's coastal, fresh-water lake of Bacalar.... 11/27/2015 11:57 PM

Hundreds protest jailing of 2 journalists in Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Istanbul office of an opposition newspaper Friday, accusing the government of silencing critics and attempting to cover-up a scandal after two journalists were jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged Turkish arms smuggling to Syria.... 11/27/2015 10:47 PM

Paraguay official fired for kicking indigenous woman
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- Paraguay's president has fired the head of the country's Indian affairs office amid accusations he kicked an indigenous woman.... 11/27/2015 10:02 PM

Dominican Republic union leader held in murder investigation
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- A judge in the Dominican Republic has ordered the leader of a public transportation union held for one year while authorities investigate allegations of his involvement in several killings.... 11/27/2015 9:57 PM

Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Chile, but no damage
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck Chile's northern region but authorities say there are no reports of injuries or damage.... 11/27/2015 9:53 PM

Outrage after Venezuela opposition leader killed
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The slaying of a Venezuelan opposition leader at a campaign rally is becoming an international flashpoint a week before critical congressional elections.... 11/27/2015 9:48 PM

11 killed in Mexico, including 2 police in town on US border
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities said attackers killed four members of a civilian police patrol in the turbulent southern state of Guerrero, while two city police officers and five gunmen died in a series of gunbattles in the northern border town of Rio Bravo.... 11/27/2015 9:37 PM

In Haiti, No. 2 presidential candidate undecided on runoff
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Campaign season for the final round of Haiti's elections has gotten started, but the second-place finisher in the presidential vote said Friday he hasn't decided whether he will participate in a runoff or continue to press for a recount.... 11/27/2015 9:22 PM

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