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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 5:06 PM

The Latest: Macedonia: 18 officers injured in migrants clash
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:... 11/28/2015 4:58 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 4:47 PM

UK government minister quits amid Conservative bullying row
LONDON (AP) -- A British government minister resigned Saturday amid a crisis over alleged bullying within the governing Conservative Party sparked by the death of a young activist.... 11/28/2015 4:39 PM

Kosovo police arrest opposition leader for Parliament unrest
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Police entered the headquarters of Kosovo's main opposition party Saturday and arrested dozens of people, including one of its leaders who was wanted for the violent actions he has used to disrupt the country's Parliament.... 11/28/2015 4:35 PM

Pope to visit Central African Republic's divided capital
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Georgette Dossio mourns a son whose body she can never bury. Sitting on the dirt under a tent of scrap wood and tarp, she is comforted by her neighbors at the airport displaced-persons camp where she has lived for nearly two years.... 11/28/2015 4:23 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 4:22 PM

Burkina Faso to hold elections to replace transitional gov't
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso is holding presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, the first since a popular uprising last year toppled the West African nation's longtime leader and started a turbulent transition.... 11/28/2015 4:16 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 4:10 PM

Egypt's Coptic Orthodox leader makes rare Israeli visit
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church is making a rare visit to Israel to attend the funeral of a senior Coptic official in Jerusalem.... 11/28/2015 4:08 PM

Kenya police: 2 Kenyans arrested for spying for Iran
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Two Kenyans in police custody have admitted assisting Iranian state intelligence to plot attacks on western targets in Kenya, Kenya's police chief said Saturday.... 11/28/2015 4:06 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

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

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

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

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

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