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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan: British national killed in attack on embassy vehicle in Kabul.... 11/27/2014 10:33 AM

Israel says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Shin Bet security service says it has uncovered a Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem.... 11/27/2014 10:18 AM

South Asian leaders reach last-minute energy deal
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- South Asian heads of state attending their first summit in three years reached a deal on energy sharing Thursday, but failed on two other economic agreements during a retreat where Indian and Pakistan leaders shook hands.... 11/27/2014 10:16 AM

Malaysia leader nixes pledge to scrap sedition law
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's leader said Thursday that a colonial-era law curbing free speech will be retained and strengthened, backpedaling on a pledge two years ago to abolish the Sedition Act as part of political reforms.... 11/27/2014 10:15 AM

9 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Heavily armed suspected militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and three civilians were among the nine dead, authorities said.... 11/27/2014 10:13 AM

Syrian troops kill 30 rebels near Damascus
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian government forces have killed at least 30 rebels in an ambush in the suburbs of Damascus where troops and allied gunmen have been on the offensive for weeks, activists and state media said Thursday.... 11/27/2014 10:12 AM

Spanish premier: Corruption is exception, not rule
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's prime minister, whose party is facing a series of corruption cases, says most politicians aren't crooked and that his government is taking the problem seriously.... 11/27/2014 10:07 AM

Putin's tiger ravages goat farm in northeast China
BEIJING (AP) -- Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China.... 11/27/2014 9:52 AM

N. Korean leader's sister named as senior official
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers' Party, strengthening analysts' views that she is an increasingly important part of the family dynasty that runs the country.... 11/27/2014 9:51 AM

OPEC seen unlikely to cut output despite oil glut
VIENNA (AP) -- OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices are plunging - and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much about it.... 11/27/2014 9:27 AM

Foreigner among 5 killed in Afghan bombing
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least five people, including a foreigner, Afghan officials said.... 11/27/2014 9:15 AM

Ship with 700 migrants safely towed to Greek coast
IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) -- A smuggling ship carrying more than 700 men, women and children that broke down in gale-force winds while trying to reach Europe was towed Thursday to the Greek island of Crete.... 11/27/2014 9:02 AM

World stocks drift as stimulus cues awaited
TOKYO (AP) -- Share prices drifted Thursday but expectations for new stimulus in China and Europe helped to limit losses.... 11/27/2014 8:57 AM

Pro-Western Ukraine parliament holds first session
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Parliament in Ukraine has opened for its first session since an election last month that ushered in a spate of pro-Western parties.... 11/27/2014 8:54 AM

Toyota finds new air bag issue, recalls more cars
TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 40,000 vehicles in Japan on Thursday as part of a worldwide scare over defective air bags and is investigating a new type of air bag problem that could lead to further recalls.... 11/27/2014 8:34 AM

Australian batsman Hughes dies from head injury
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a domestic first-class match. He was 25.... 11/27/2014 8:20 AM

Philippines unlikely to meet full-year growth goal
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines is unlikely to meet its 2014 growth target after the economy's expansion slowed to 5.3 percent in the third quarter.... 11/27/2014 8:14 AM

With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts - everything from cars to feed for their animals - while brutally suppressing those that resist with mass killings.... 11/27/2014 8:01 AM

India: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists
NEW DELHI (AP) -- An investigation into the deaths of two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers concluded that the two actually committed suicide, news reports said Thursday.... 11/27/2014 8:01 AM

General strike shuts down services across Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A nationwide general strike to protest continued austerity measures has shut down services across Greece, grounding flights, leaving ferries tied up in ports, shutting down schools and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff.... 11/27/2014 7:54 AM