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Fire sends black smoke over Dubai's Palm Jumeirah
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A fire that broke out in Dubai has sent thick black smoke over the famous Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island in the United Arab Emirates.... 12/1/2015 4:59 PM

Blast near Istanbul subway station injures at least 1
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- An explosion on a highway overpass near a subway station in Istanbul on Tuesday injured at least one person, a Turkish official said. The cause of the blast wasn't immediately known, but some reports said it was a bomb.... 12/1/2015 4:56 PM

Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinians after stabbing attempts
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military on Tuesday said it shot and killed two Palestinians who tried to carry out separate stabbing attacks in the West Bank.... 12/1/2015 4:56 PM

Cuba imposes travel permit for doctors to limit brain drain
HAVANA (AP) -- The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it is re-imposing a hated travel permit requirement on many doctors, requiring them to get permission to leave the country in an attempt to counter a brain drain that it blames on the United States.... 12/1/2015 4:56 PM

Syria's al-Qaida branch releases captive Lebanese soldiers
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's al-Qaida branch on Tuesday released a group of Lebanese troops held captive for over a year as part of a Qatar-brokered swap in which Lebanon freed at least 11 prisoners, including a former wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.... 12/1/2015 4:51 PM

After pope's visit, hard work ahead for C. African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- The Rev. Justin Nary opened his gate to nearly 800 Muslims threatened with death from the roving gangs of Christian militia fighters who even threatened to burn his church down. Nearly a year later, more than 500 of the displaced are still living there in fear of going home.... 12/1/2015 4:48 PM

The Latest: Guests work for their drink at climate meeting
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:... 12/1/2015 4:59 PM

Belarus seeks $3 billion loan from the IMF
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Belarus said Tuesday it is seeking a $3 billion loan for 10 years from the International Monetary Fund and is considering some economic reforms in return.... 12/1/2015 4:35 PM

Trial for ranking French IS fighter in recruiting network
PARIS (AP) -- Accused of running a network to recruit French extremists to fight in Syria, designated a terrorist by the United States and a fugitive by his homeland, Salim Benghalem promised to return to France only to carry out an attack "with a maximum of damage."... 12/1/2015 4:34 PM

UN: Polio outbreak in Ukraine is a state of emergency
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The World Health Organization is urging Ukraine's health ministry to declare a state of emergency due to a polio outbreak, a move meant to prompt more action from the government in Kiev.... 12/1/2015 4:24 PM

Nigeria: Ex-security adviser detained over missing billions
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Agents from Nigeria's intelligence and financial crimes agencies have detained the former presidential security adviser and several others over missing billions of dollars meant to buy weapons to fight Boko Haram.... 12/1/2015 4:15 PM

France, Germany, Canada call on world to put price on carbon
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- One of the smartest ways to fight global warming is putting a price on carbon dioxide pollution, according to key world leaders at the international climate summit, including U.S. President Barack Obama.... 12/1/2015 4:11 PM

Search for Jewish tombs lost in WWII brings back heritage
PROSTEJOV, Czech Republic (AP) -- There was no mistaking what the stone slab was, only the spot where it lay was somehow not fitting. Instead of marking a place of the departed, the tombstone served as a doormat to a henhouse in a small Czech village.... 12/1/2015 4:09 PM

Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding
PARIS (AP) -- Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The declaration was a boost to climate negotiators seeking a tough accord and a challenge to Republican senators, many of whom don?t believe that global warming is real.... 12/1/2015 4:02 PM

Brazil's economic downturn deepens with further GDP drop
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil's government says Latin America's largest economy has shrunk even more than expected.... 12/1/2015 3:59 PM

Turkish NTV television: Explosion at Istanbul subway station causes injuries
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Local mayor: Bomb caused explosion on overpass near Istanbul subway station.... 12/1/2015 5:00 PM

Kenya police tears-gas protest against corruption
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Kenyan activist says police have tear-gassed a peaceful demonstration in support of government action against corruption.... 12/1/2015 3:44 PM

German court declares Auschwitz suspect fit for trial
BERLIN (AP) -- A German appeals court has reversed a lower court's decision that a 95-year-old former SS sergeant who served as a medic in the Auschwitz death camp isn't fit for trial.... 12/1/2015 3:42 PM

Mexico experts: passageway may lead to Aztec ruler's tomb
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican government archaeologist says his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers in Mexico's Templo Mayor complex. It's the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler.... 12/1/2015 3:27 PM

Deal reached in Syrian city of Homs for fighters to leave
BEIRUT (AP) -- An opposition monitoring group and a Syrian official say a deal has been reached for thousands of insurgents to leave the last opposition-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs.... 12/1/2015 3:25 PM

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