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UK government minister quits amid Conservative bullying row
LONDON (AP) -- A British government minster has resigned amid a crisis over alleged bullying within the governing Conservative Party sparked by the death of a young activist.... 11/28/2015 3:39 PM

Kosovo opposition holds anti-government rally
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Kosovo opposition supporters have held a protest against the deals with Serbia and Montenegro - a peaceful one in contrast to recent disruption of parliament.... 11/28/2015 3:33 PM

Worker complaints spark probe of Guyana bauxite plant
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) -- The government is investigating a Russian-owned bauxite plant after a surprise inspection last week found "disturbing" working conditions.... 11/28/2015 3:33 PM

Mortar attack on UN base in north Mali kills 3, injures 20
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Mortars lit up the dawn sky when they were fired on a United Nations base in the northern Mali city of Kidal early Saturday, killing at least three people.... 11/28/2015 3:29 PM

Prominent human rights activist killed in attack in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a criminal charge for supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed Saturday in an attack in southeast Turkey in which a police officer also died, officials said.... 11/28/2015 3:23 PM

Pope honors Ugandan Christian martyrs as example of faith
NAMUGONGO, Uganda (AP) -- Pope Francis on Saturday honored Uganda's 19th century Christian martyrs and encouraged its 21st century Christian youths during a day that saw nearly a half-million Ugandans turn out to see the pope before he heads to Central African Republic for the final leg of his African journey.... 11/28/2015 3:15 PM

Energy-rich Russia pays little attention to climate change
MOSCOW (AP) -- When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire crews. Environmentalists say there was another culprit: global warming.... 11/28/2015 2:29 PM

The Latest: Macedonia starts erecting fence on Greek border
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:... 11/28/2015 2:26 PM

In the land of Scrooge, a soft spot for Christmas ads
LONDON (AP) -- Forget Black Friday. People in Britain know the Christmas season has arrived when the big budget holiday ads start to appear.... 11/28/2015 2:25 PM

Carson after camp tour: Absorb Syrian refugees in Mideast
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday, after visiting a camp for Syrian refugees, that the displaced should be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries, with the international community sending aid and "encouragement" to the host nations.... 11/28/2015 2:24 PM

Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.... 11/28/2015 2:20 PM

Iran unveils upgraded model for oil contracts
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year and said U.S. companies would be welcome to participate.... 11/28/2015 2:14 PM

Turkish president says wishes plane downing had not happened
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday voiced regret over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane, saying his country was "truly saddened" by the incident and wished it hadn't occurred.... 11/28/2015 2:03 PM

Kenya police: 2 Kenyans arrested for spying for Iran
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Two Kenyans in police custody have admitted assisting the Iranian state intelligence to plot attacks on western targets in Kenya, Kenya's police chief said Saturday.... 11/28/2015 1:59 PM

Drive-by shooting kills 4 Egyptian police near Cairo
CAIRO (AP) -- A drive-by shooting killed four Egyptian police near a famed historic site on the outskirts of Cairo on Saturday and a military helicopter crashed due to a "sudden technical failure" northeast of the capital, officials said.... 11/28/2015 1:52 PM

London protesters oppose UK airstrikes on IS in Syria
LONDON (AP) -- Hundreds of demonstrators in London are urging British lawmakers not to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria.... 11/28/2015 1:29 PM

The Latest: 150,000 youths attend Pope's rally in Kampala
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)... 11/28/2015 1:26 PM

Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande met with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming - with emphasis on helping developing countries adapt to a changing world. Officials announced that nearly 1,000 individuals have been banned from entering France amid preparations for the conference and post-attack high security.... 11/28/2015 1:24 PM

Syria insurgents recapture town in Aleppo province from army
BEIRUT (AP) -- Insurgents say they have seized a town in Syria's northern Aleppo province from troops and allied Shiite forces amid intense fighting.... 11/28/2015 11:38 AM

Cats used as bait to lure tourists back to Brussels
BRUSSELS (AP) -- After a five-day lockdown prompted by the maximum security alert, Brussels officials are attempting to entice back tourists who may have been scared away by images of soldiers armed with machine guns in the capital's deserted streets. Their secret weapon? Cats.... 11/28/2015 10:55 AM

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