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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

Vietnam passes law aimed at cash earned by corrupt officials
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 5:46 AM

Pope presses case for adequate, dignified housing in Nairobi
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Pope Francis is visiting a slum on Nairobi's northwestern edge 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 5:41 AM

The Latest: Nairobi slum residents say they lack services
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)... 11/27/2015 5:29 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 5:07 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

Chinese activist sentenced to 6 years in jail
BEIJING (AP) -- A lawyer says a leading Chinese rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom has been sentenced to six years in prison in what the lawyer described as a hurried and unfair trial at a court in southern China.... 11/27/2015 4:20 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

Bolivian women arrested for alleged Facebook baby sale
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Bolivian officials say they have arrested two women on human trafficking charges: one for selling her baby for $250, the other for buying it after placing a "want ad" on Facebook.... 11/27/2015 12:07 AM

Dominican officials say at least 11 dead in bus collision
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- At least 11 people died and over 70 were injured Thursday when two buses carrying tourism workers collided on a road between two resort towns in the eastern Dominican Republic.... 11/26/2015 11:09 PM

Canada to give UN $75 million for Syrian refugee relief
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's Liberal government announced on Thursday a US$75 million (CA$100 million) contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help fleeing Syrians, fulfilling a campaign promise from its recent federal election.... 11/26/2015 10:55 PM

El Salvadoran church suspends bishop in sex abuse case
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador's Roman Catholic Church announced Thursday it has suspended one of its bishops, saying he acknowledged sexually abusing a young girl.... 11/26/2015 10:16 PM

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