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Palestinians throw stones, injure Israeli boy
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinians hurling stones on Sunday at Jewish settlers' cars in the West Bank lightly injured a 4-year-old Israeli boy, the Israeli military said.... 12/21/2014 1:33 PM

10 years on, where did all the tsunami debris go?
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) -- Cars. Fishing boats. Houses. Entire villages. The 2004 tsunami left Banda Aceh with mountains of debris up to 6 kilometers (4 miles) inland.... 12/21/2014 1:16 PM

Happy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England
LONDON (AP) -- Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish have officially converted their civil partnership into a marriage.... 12/21/2014 1:13 PM

Egypt President awards medal to retired spy chief
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has awarded the country's intelligence chief one of the state's highest awards after ordering his retirement.... 12/21/2014 1:12 PM

Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children
SYDNEY (AP) -- An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.... 12/21/2014 1:06 PM

Saudi oil chief: No conspiracy behind oil prices
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's oil chief on Sunday dismissed allegations that his kingdom conspired to bring down oil prices in order to harm other countries and told a summit of Arab energy leaders that he was confident the market would stabilize.... 12/21/2014 12:56 PM

No bail for man held in Spanish party HQ attack
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish court has ordered pretrial detention without bail for a man who rammed a car containing homemade explosives and gas cylinders into the ruling Popular Party's headquarters.... 12/21/2014 12:53 PM

Ex-mayor sworn in as Romania's new president
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania's Parliament swore in a former mayor as the country's new president following an election he called a triumph for democracy 25 years after communism ended.... 12/21/2014 12:38 PM

Video shows Boko Haram killing captives
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A new video from Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a leader saying they are being killed because they are "infidels" or non-believers.... 12/21/2014 12:36 PM

Jordan hangs 11 after lifting ban on executions
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan's Interior Ministry says the kingdom has hanged 11 people convicted of murder, the first executions to take place in the country in eight years.... 12/21/2014 12:33 PM

Strong quake hits east Indonesia; no tsunami threat
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A strong earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Sunday evening, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami.... 12/21/2014 12:24 PM

Kurds push into Sinjar; Iraqis battle for airport
SINJAR, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi Kurdish fighters, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, pushed their way Sunday into the town of Sinjar, captured by the Islamic State militants last summer.... 12/21/2014 12:17 PM

Tunisians votes in historic presidential runoff
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between a symbol of the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist who came to power after the 2011 revolution.... 12/21/2014 12:06 PM

Russia's sole independent TV forced into meager studio
MOSCOW (AP) -- Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar's questions were sharper than those of the others, who headed back to spacious television studios while Zygar broadcast his piece from a Moscow living room.... 12/21/2014 11:31 AM

Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent
PARIS (AP) -- Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps - and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season.... 12/21/2014 11:29 AM

Nigeria's home-grown Islamic uprising poses regional threat
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.... 12/21/2014 10:57 AM

Gabon police break up opposition rally, 1 killed
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) -- Gabon's prosecutor says one person was killed after opposition protesters went ahead with a banned rally, prompting security forces to respond with tear gas in a bid to disperse the crowd.... 12/21/2014 9:04 AM

Taliban kill 7 Afghan policemen at checkpoint
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban attacked a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, killing at least seven policemen, an official said Sunday. In Kabul, a reporter wounded in an attack earlier this month on a French-run school died of his injuries.... 12/21/2014 8:14 AM

Lauren Jackson returns from 11-month injury layoff
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Seattle Storm forward and former WNBA most valuable player Lauren Jackson played her first competitive match in 11 months on the weekend, admitting she was "terrible" while scoring 13 points to lead the Canberra Capitals to victory in Australia.... 12/21/2014 8:08 AM

Israel arrests more from Jewish extremist group
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police have arrested four Jewish activists from the extremist Lehava group opposed to Arab-Jewish coexistence.... 12/21/2014 7:50 AM