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Russia halting gas supplies to Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's state-controlled gas company is halting supplies to Ukraine, its chief executive said Wednesday, less than two months after the two countries struck an EU-sponsored deal.... 11/25/2015 8:22 AM

The Latest: Russia says 1 downed pilot held by Syrian army
PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the war in Syria, including Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:... 11/25/2015 8:18 AM

Israel court allows transgender woman's cremation
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Supreme Court has cleared the way for the cremation of a transgender woman who committed suicide, rejecting an appeal by her religiously observant family for a traditional Jewish burial.... 11/25/2015 8:11 AM

AP PHOTOS: Ancient Jewish community endures on Tunisian isle
DJERBA, Tunisia (AP) -- When school lets out, the streets around the ancient synagogue on this Tunisian island fill with rambunctious boys wearing Jewish kippahs and girls in long skirts, shouting to each other in Hebrew, Arabic and French.... 11/25/2015 7:58 AM

Russia's Gazprom says it's halting gas supplies to Ukraine Wednesday morning
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Gazprom says it's halting gas supplies to Ukraine Wednesday morning.... 11/25/2015 7:48 AM

UN refugee head: Japan should accept more, fix asylum system
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan should be doing more to help with the global catastrophe of asylum seekers, the head of the U.N. refugee body said Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 7:48 AM

Vietnam's transgender say new law paves way for surgeries
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Gay and transgender activists in Vietnam say a new law recognizing their rights will pave the way for gender reassignment surgery in the communist country and reduce discrimination.... 11/25/2015 7:46 AM

Vanishing China execs a vexatious mystery for HK market
HONG KONG (AP) -- The chairman of one of China's biggest securities companies goes missing. The head of another firm resurfaces after months incommunicado. An executive at a film studio is detained for allegedly taking bribes.... 11/25/2015 7:45 AM

Asian shares lower on jitters over strife in Middle East
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on developments in the Middle East after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.... 11/25/2015 7:31 AM

Francis begins peace pilgrimage to 3 African countries
ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis has begun a pilgrimage to three African nations.... 11/25/2015 7:15 AM

Third search ship joins hunt for missing Malaysian airliner
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A third ship will join the hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner as the 13-month-old search of a huge expanse of the Indian Ocean ramps up during the southern hemisphere summer.... 11/25/2015 7:13 AM

Suspected match-fixing kingpin released from Singapore jail
SINGAPORE (AP) -- A Singaporean man detained for more than two years under suspicion of being the mastermind behind a global soccer match-fixing syndicate was ordered to be released on Wednesday by the country's highest court, which ruled he was being held unlawfully.... 11/25/2015 7:04 AM

Under Iraqi town, IS militants built network of tunnels
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Islamic State group militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags. There, they had boxes of U.S.-made ammunition, medicines and copies of the Quran stashed on shelves.... 11/25/2015 6:41 AM

Xi to give speech at opening of Paris climate conference
BEIJING (AP) -- President Xi Jinping will speak at a key climate change conference in Paris later this month, before making state visits to South Africa and Zimbabwe, officials announced Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 6:38 AM

Militant attacks abroad a diplomatic quandary for China's Xi
BEIJING (AP) -- The killings of Chinese citizens by Islamic militants in Syria and Mali place President Xi Jinping in a quandary: How can Beijing respond effectively without betraying its strict stance against intervention?... 11/25/2015 6:01 AM

Expert: Friends recruit most Islamic State fighters
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Three-quarters of those who become foreign fighters for the Islamic State extremist group are recruited through friends and 20 percent through family members, a terrorism expert said Tuesday.... 11/25/2015 5:27 AM

Search ends for victims of Myanmar jade mining landslide
HPAKANT, Myanmar (AP) -- Police in northern Myanmar said Wednesday they have ended efforts to find bodies in a jade mining landslide that killed more than 100 people and highlighted the perilous conditions created by a breakneck effort to dig up the world's richest deposits of the green gem.... 11/25/2015 5:16 AM

Revised nuclear deal between S. Korea, US to enter effect
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea said a new nuclear treaty with the United States that will govern its commercial nuclear activities for the next 20 years is set to enter into effect.... 11/25/2015 3:50 AM

Meeting in El Salvador on Cuban migrants ends in squabbling
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- A meeting between Central American officials and their counterparts from Ecuador, Colombia and Cuba broke down in squabbling Tuesday over how to deal with the problem of thousands of Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica.... 11/25/2015 3:39 AM

The Latest: : Islamist jailed in France raid
PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris and the heightened security in Europe. All times local:... 11/25/2015 3:35 AM

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