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US tells Iran to consider nuclear talks extension
VIENNA (AP) -- The U.S. has told Iran it's time to consider extending nuclear talks past their deadline, a senior American official said Sunday.... 11/23/2014 7:48 PM

Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.... 11/23/2014 7:38 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 7:18 PM

Iran releases British-Iranian woman on bail
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian authorities released a British-Iranian woman on bail on Sunday, the semi-official ISNA news agency said.... 11/23/2014 6:48 PM

Muslim clerics meet in Iran to counter extremists
QOM, Iran (AP) -- Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries gathered in Iran's holy city of Qom on Sunday to develop a strategy to combat extremists, including the Islamic State group that has captured large parts of Iraq and Syria.... 11/23/2014 6:38 PM

Kenya's deputy president condemns extremist attack
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's deputy president Sunday denounced the killing of 28 bus passengers by Islamic extremists and said the nation's military responded by killing more than 100 militants in Somalia.... 11/23/2014 6:04 PM

6 new Catholic saints at a glance
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Sunday canonized six new saints, two Indians and four Italians, all of whom dedicated their lives to helping the poor.... 11/23/2014 6:03 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 5:43 PM

Nigeria: Dozens dead in suspected extremist attack
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- An attack by Islamic extremists killed dozens in the northeastern Nigerian village of Doron Baga, a major fishing center on the shores of Lake Chad, witnesses said.... 11/23/2014 5:32 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 5:32 PM

Pressure builds after Pacquiao win for Mayweather
MACAU (AP) -- Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn't care.... 11/23/2014 5:27 PM

Suicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people in the country's deadliest terrorist attack this year, officials said.... 11/23/2014 5:26 PM

Sudan government asks UN Darfur mission to leave
CAIRO (AP) -- The joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur said Sunday that the Sudanese government has asked it to prepare plans to exit the country, amid tension between Khartoum and the mission over an investigation into allegations of mass rape.... 11/23/2014 5:12 PM

Namibia to pick new president in Nov. 28 election
WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) -- This year, Namibia unveiled a hilltop statue of independence leader Sam Nujoma holding aloft a copy of the African country's constitution, which was amended to let him to serve three terms as president until 2005. With the ruling party he led poised for another election win this week, analysts say a tougher test of Namibian democracy will come when an opposition party wins.... 11/23/2014 4:49 PM

Egypt willing to send troops to future Palestine
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in remarks published Sunday that Egypt is prepared to send troops into a future Palestinian state to assist local police and guarantee Israel's security.... 11/23/2014 4:47 PM

Syrian rebels attack besieged Shiite villages
BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida militants and Syrian rebels launched an attack against two predominantly Shiite Muslim villages in northern Syria that have been under siege for some 18 months, activists and a monitoring group said Sunday.... 11/23/2014 4:46 PM

Workers finish recovering MH17 wreckage in Ukraine
PELAHIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) -- Workers have finished recovering wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, more than four months after the passenger jet was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.... 11/23/2014 4:46 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

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