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Iran: Nuclear talks may focus on an extension
VIENNA (AP) -- With a deadline for a nuclear deal less than two days away, negotiators faced the choice Sunday of pushing on despite diminishing chance of agreement, or shifting to ways of extending negotiations past the target date.... 11/23/2014 3:54 PM

Sudan government asks UN Darfur mission to leave
CAIRO (AP) -- The spokesman for the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur says the Sudanese government has asked his mission to prepare plans to exit the country.... 11/23/2014 3:54 PM

All Malaysia flight wreckage recovered in Ukraine
PELAHIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) -- Workers have recovered all of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, more than four months after the passenger jet was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.... 11/23/2014 3:43 PM

Moldova to convene defense meeting before election
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Moldova's Western-leaning president has convened a meeting of the top defense body before a parliamentary election next weekend amid concerns that Russia may try to influence the vote in the ex-Soviet republic.... 11/23/2014 3:40 PM

Bahrain opposition blasts electoral turnout figure
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Bahrain's leading Shiite opposition group on Sunday criticized the Sunni-led government's claim that more than half of registered voters participated in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago.... 11/23/2014 3:40 PM

Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life
MOSCOW (AP) -- Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday.... 11/23/2014 3:00 PM

Suicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people, officials said.... 11/23/2014 2:56 PM

Migrants rescued off Cyprus' north coast
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- About 228 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours in rough seas off Cyprus' northern coast, an official said Sunday.... 11/23/2014 2:54 PM

Tunisians hold landmark presidential election
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia took another step forward in its transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.... 11/23/2014 2:44 PM

UK authorities briefly evacuate train station
LONDON (AP) -- Emergency services in London briefly evacuated Charing Cross train station after a fire broke out on a small section in the front carriage of train. There were no injuries.... 11/23/2014 2:35 PM

Islamic State group recruits, exploits children
BEIRUT (AP) -- Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.... 11/23/2014 2:25 PM

Afghan officials say suicide bomber kills some 45
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials say that a suicide bomber has killed "at least 45" people in an attack on a volleyball tournament in the country's east.... 11/23/2014 2:24 PM

Israeli Cabinet approves nationality bill
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Cabinet has approved a contentious bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.... 11/23/2014 2:14 PM

UK police: up to 5 terror plots foiled this year
LONDON (AP) -- The head of London's police force said Sunday that as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat.... 11/23/2014 1:59 PM

Damage worse than thought in Japanese earthquake
TOKYO (AP) -- The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought.... 11/23/2014 1:34 PM

Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis canonized six new saints Sunday, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony in St. Peter's Square.... 11/23/2014 1:30 PM

Muslim clerics meet in Iran to counter extremists
QOM, Iran (AP) -- Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries are gathering in Iran's holy city of Qom to develop a strategy to combat extremists including the Islamic State group that has captured large parts of Iraq and Syria.... 11/23/2014 1:23 PM

Police find mom of baby abandoned in Sydney drain
SYDNEY (AP) -- Police in Australia questioned but have not charged a 30-year-old woman whose newborn baby boy was found Sunday abandoned in a drain near a Sydney freeway.... 11/23/2014 12:35 PM

Polish opposition questions election results
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's main opposition leader suggested Sunday that local election results were falsified and said he will ask his supporters to protest them at a rally Dec. 13.... 11/23/2014 12:16 PM

2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise.... 11/23/2014 11:31 AM