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Charge filed against mom of newborn left in drain
SYDNEY (AP) -- A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.... 11/24/2014 8:11 AM

NATO says 2 service members killed in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- NATO says that two of its service members have been killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan.... 11/24/2014 8:00 AM

Monumental mess: Rome's mayor getting thumbs down
ROME (AP) -- Pigs root through garbage piling up in a working class neighborhood. City buses improvise routes on streets clogged with triple-parked cars. On rainy days, muck-choked sewers make crossing the road a Herculean labor.... 11/24/2014 7:41 AM

Fear for Afghan women's rights as troops withdraw
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan lawmaker Shukria Barakzai says the suicide bomber who plowed into her motorcade a week ago wanted to silence a voice on women's rights with a deafening blast.... 11/24/2014 7:33 AM

Australian leader's 'shirtfront' gets new meaning
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The Australian prime minister's threat to "shirtfront" Russia's president during an international summit this month has prompted a dictionary to broaden its definition of the word beyond an Australian football term for a shoulder charge to an opponent's chest.... 11/24/2014 7:05 AM

Philippine court convicts 9 Chinese of poaching
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine court convicted nine Chinese fishermen Monday of poaching and taking hundreds of endangered giant sea turtles from a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, fining each of them nearly $103,000 but imposing no jail term.... 11/24/2014 6:53 AM

Israel police: Palestinian youth attacked by Jews
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Three young Israelis attacked a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem on Monday, police say, the latest sectarian incident in the increasingly tense city.... 11/24/2014 6:51 AM

Dozens take refuge from Japan quake aftershocks
TOKYO (AP) -- Dozens of villagers remained in shelters Monday as aftershocks rattled a region in central Japan hit by a weekend earthquake that injured at least 41 people and destroyed more than 50 homes.... 11/24/2014 6:47 AM

British banker can plea in HK murder case: Judge
HONG KONG (AP) -- A Hong Kong judge on Monday deemed a British banker charged with murdering two Indonesian women fit to enter a plea in his case based on the results of psychiatric reports.... 11/24/2014 6:41 AM

Chilean moms growing support for medical marijuana
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Paulina Bobadilla was beyond desperate. The drugs no longer stopped her daughter's epileptic seizures and the little girl had become so numb to pain, she would tear off her own fingernails and leave her small fingers bleeding.... 11/24/2014 6:33 AM

Afghan official: suicide attack toll at least 50
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a volleyball tournament has risen to at least 50, with more than 60 wounded.... 11/24/2014 5:35 AM

AP Photos: Refuge takes smuggled monkeys in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Elba Munoz was working as a midwife when she took in her first monkey in 1994. Then she took in another and another, and now her shelter for illegally smuggled primates in Chile has 160 inhabitants.... 11/24/2014 5:04 AM

Asian stocks gain after China rate cut
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks rose Monday after China's surprise interest rate cut as investors looked ahead to European inflation data due out this week and OPEC meeting to discuss oil production levels.... 11/24/2014 4:00 AM

Crew docks at International Space Station
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhstan.... 11/24/2014 3:37 AM

Mexico summons Uruguay's ambassador over comment
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico summoned Uruguay's ambassador on Sunday after the South American country's president described Mexico as a kind of "failed state" in a magazine interview.... 11/24/2014 3:36 AM

Portuguese ex-premier kept in jail amid fraud case
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates is spending a third straight night in jail as officials continue to investigate him for suspected corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.... 11/23/2014 9:01 PM

Burkina Faso military gets key posts in Cabinet
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Transitional leaders in Burkina Faso have agreed on a new, 25-member government to guide the country to elections next year, allocating several key Cabinet posts to the military.... 11/23/2014 8:37 PM

Tunisia polls give ex-regime figure the edge
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- A veteran politician from the previous regime that ran on a platform of restoring the prestige of the state took the lead in Tunisia's first free and fair presidential election Sunday, according to exit polls. But there will still likely be a runoff next month.... 11/23/2014 8:33 PM

US tells Iran to consider nuclear talks extension
VIENNA (AP) -- The U.S. told Iran Sunday that it's time to consider extending nuclear talks, in the first formal recognition by Washington that frenzied last-minute diplomacy may not be enough to seal a deal by a rapidly approaching deadline.... 11/23/2014 8:22 PM

Evacuations in Cape Verde after volcano erupts
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The government of the Cape Verde islands off West Africa says a volcano there has erupted for the first time in almost 20 years.... 11/23/2014 8:10 PM