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Vietnam passes law abolishing death penalty for 7 crimes
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Death sentences imposed on corrupt Vietnamese officials will now be commuted to life in prison if they pay back at least 75 percent of the illegal money they made.... 11/27/2015 6:45 AM

Chinese stocks fall after probes of brokers launched
BEIJING (AP) -- China's main stock market index fell more than 5 percent after two of the country's biggest securities firms announced they are under investigation for possible misconduct.... 11/27/2015 6:45 AM

Arkansas a refuge from rising seas in Marshall Islands
MAJURO ATOLL, Marshall Islands (AP) -- Valentino Keimbar hides from the intense heat in the shade of a breadfruit tree, waiting for his basketball game to begin. It was supposed to start a couple of hours ago, maybe three, but time matters little here on the Marshall Islands.... 11/27/2015 6:43 AM

China's stock market benchmark falls 5 percent after announcement brokers under investigat...
BEIJING (AP) -- China's stock market benchmark falls 5 percent after announcement brokers under investigation.... 11/27/2015 6:37 AM

Palestinian killed after West Bank attack on Israeli troops
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a Palestinian was shot and killed after ramming his car into a group of Israelis in the West Bank. The army says two Israeli soldiers were injured in the attack.... 11/27/2015 6:36 AM

Pope presses case for adequate, dignified housing in Nairobi
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Pope Francis visited a slum on Nairobi's northwestern edge Friday to press his call for adequate and dignified housing for society's most marginal, especially in burgeoning megacities like the Kenyan capital.... 11/27/2015 6:14 AM

The Latest: Nairobi slum erupts in cheers as pope arrives
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)... 11/27/2015 6:10 AM

Chinese activist sentenced to 6 years in jail
BEIJING (AP) -- A court in southern China sentenced a leading activist who organized rallies for media freedom to six years in prison Friday in what his lawyer described as an unfair trial with an extra criminal charge added at the last minute.... 11/27/2015 6:09 AM

Fiji sevens team to the rescue as passenger taken ill
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The world champion Fiji sevens rugby team has been praised after stepping in to assist cabin crew during a medical emergency on a flight from Fiji to Brisbane on Thursday.... 11/27/2015 6:08 AM

Notorious warlord seeks comeback, leverage in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- After more than 40 years at war, one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords, designated a "global terrorist" by the United States and blacklisted by the United Nations along with Osama bin Laden, wants to come out of the shadows.... 11/27/2015 6:01 AM

Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation against IS
MOSCOW (AP) -- The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.... 11/27/2015 5:58 AM

A search for family in Haiti raises questions about adoption
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- As Mariette Williams waited for her flight from South Florida to Haiti, she paced the departure lounge, folding and re-folding her ticket and clutching the handle of a bag sagging with gifts. She was excited but terrified: For the first time in nearly 30 years, she was about to see her mother.... 11/27/2015 5:50 AM

Landing gear collapses as jetliner lands in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A landing gear on a Boeing 737 of the Mexican airline Magnicharters partially collapsed as the plane landed at Mexico City's international airport Thursday evening, but no one was injured, authorities said.... 11/27/2015 4:38 AM

Gunmen attack Shiite mosque, kill 1 in Bangladesh
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Gunmen opened fire on Shiite Muslim devotees during evening prayers at a mosque in northern Bangladesh, killing one person and leaving three others injured, police said.... 11/27/2015 3:53 AM

El Salvadoran church suspends priest in sex abuse case
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador's Roman Catholic Church announced Thursday it has suspended a well-known priest, saying he acknowledged sexually abusing a young girl.... 11/27/2015 3:46 AM

Mexico closes health center for supposed diabetes 'vaccine'
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican regulatory authorities closed a health center that was touting a supposed diabetes "vaccine" and warned consumers that there is no vaccine for the condition.... 11/27/2015 3:06 AM

Japan ready to submit proposal for Australia submarine deal
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan is set to bid on joint development and production of an Australian submarine, Tokyo's first major military transfer since the World War II.... 11/27/2015 2:34 AM

Japan's jobless rate at 20-year low, consumer spending drops
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's jobless rate fell to a 20-year low in October, but consumer spending and incomes also edged down as the tight labor market failed to spur significant increases in wages.... 11/27/2015 2:32 AM

El Salvador breaks up corruption ring of judges, lawyers
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Prosecutors have broken up a ring of a dozen lawyers, judges and a prosecutor who fixed court rulings in exchange for bribes, El Salvador's government said Thursday.... 11/27/2015 12:13 AM

Ecuador to require Cubans to get entry visas
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuador announced Thursday that it will begin requiring Cubans to get visas to enter beginning Tuesday, seeking to discourage the flow of migrants.... 11/27/2015 12:08 AM

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