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Iconic Mexican comedian 'Chespirito' dies at 85
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Roberto Gomez Bolanos, the iconic Mexican comedian who wrote and played the boy television character "El Chavo del Ocho" that defined a generation for millions of Latin American children, died Friday, the Televisa television network said. He was 85.... 11/28/2014 11:05 PM

Swiss to vote on massive gold-buying plan
GENEVA (AP) -- In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold - a lot of gold.... 11/28/2014 10:47 PM

Death toll in Venezuelan prison overdose up to 35
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The death toll has risen to 35 from what Venezuelan authorities say was a mass drug overdose after inmates stormed an infirmary during a prison uprising.... 11/28/2014 10:40 PM

Hospital says Pele's condition is improving
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Pele is responding well to antibiotics to treat a urinary tract infection and his condition is improving, doctors said Friday.... 11/28/2014 9:48 PM

Argentina IDs accounts in alleged tax evasion
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's top cable TV operator, a former professional soccer player and a lawmaker are among the holders of some 4,000 secret Swiss bank accounts used to evade taxes, the Argentine tax agency said Friday.... 11/28/2014 9:38 PM

Police: Blasts at mosque in Nigeria kill 35 people
KANO, Nigeria (AP) -- Multiple explosions tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city on Friday, killing 35 people, police said.... 11/28/2014 9:20 PM

Officials: Israel's Eisenkot named military chief
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli defense officials say a career officer with deep experience battling Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon has been selected as the country's next military chief.... 11/28/2014 9:18 PM

French president cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande brought a message of hope to Guinea on Friday, where thousands of residents lined the roads while clapping, drumming and dancing to catch a glimpse of the first Western leader to visit a country hard hit by Ebola.... 11/28/2014 9:04 PM

Tunisia's outgoing premier backs broad coalition
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Tunisia's next government should be a broad as possible coalition so that it has the necessary support to implement difficult economic reforms, the outgoing prime minister said Friday in an implicit backing of an Islamist-secular alliance.... 11/28/2014 8:45 PM

Venezuelan classical music system under fire
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- It has been praised the world over as a model for uplifting disadvantaged youth by connecting them with classical music.... 11/28/2014 8:45 PM

AP NewsAlert
KANO, Nigeria (AP) -- Police say 35 people were killed in bomb blasts at mosque in northern Nigerian city of Kano .... 11/28/2014 8:06 PM

Mickey Rourke wins exhibition bout in Moscow
MOSCOW (AP) -- Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring Friday at the age of 62, defeating a fighter less than half his age in an exhibition bout.... 11/28/2014 7:43 PM

Yemen's Shiite, Sunni rivals hold rare meeting
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's main Sunni Islamist party says its top leaders have met with the powerful Shiite rebels who have been battling it for months and control the capital, in a rare meeting that might help ease the country's political deadlock.... 11/28/2014 7:12 PM

INSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism
KOBANI, Syria (AP) -- Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic State extremists and the Syrian town's Kurdish defenders.... 11/28/2014 7:06 PM

Italian man seriously wounded at West Bank protest
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Italian man marching in support of Palestinians in the northern West Bank on Friday was shot and seriously wounded by Israeli forces, a Palestinian hospital official said.... 11/28/2014 6:59 PM

Pope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders to condemn the "barbaric violence" being committed in Islam's name against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in neighboring Turkey Friday for a delicate visit aimed at improving interfaith ties.... 11/28/2014 6:36 PM

AP PHOTOS: Brazil housing shortage a daily drama
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- When it rains, the dirt floor of the home where Taina Ferreira lives with her three small children turns to mud, and the contents of the open sewer that cuts in front of her front door sweep into the house.... 11/28/2014 6:26 PM

Families of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest
BEIRUT (AP) -- Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital.... 11/28/2014 6:26 PM

Russian Navy successfully tests new missile
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliability following a troublesome development.... 11/28/2014 6:12 PM

French Parliament debates recognizing Palestine
PARIS (AP) -- France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate.... 11/28/2014 6:09 PM