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10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Heavily armed militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and four civilians were among the 10 dead, authorities said.... 11/27/2014 4:09 PM

Israel says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem.... 11/27/2014 4:06 PM

Original Alice manuscript to travel to US museums
LONDON (AP) -- Lewis Carroll's original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for "Alice in Wonderland" will travel to the U.S. to mark its 150th anniversary.... 11/27/2014 4:05 PM

Nigeria parliament: Shell should pay $3.6 billion
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- A parliament committee in Nigeria says that Shell should pay $3.6 billion in fines as punishment for a 2011 oil spill.... 11/27/2014 3:56 PM

For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece
IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) -- Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.... 11/27/2014 3:51 PM

Greece says under pressure for new austerity
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A Greek official says the country is under pressure from rescue creditors to impose new austerity measures to resolve an ongoing budget disagreement worth a reported 2 billion euros ($2.5 billion).... 11/27/2014 3:43 PM

Mosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Militants from the Islamic State group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated Press on Thursday.... 11/27/2014 3:42 PM

OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices
VIENNA (AP) -- OPEC oil ministers decided Thursday to keep their production target at 30 million barrels a day, despite an oversupply of crude and plunging prices.... 11/27/2014 3:37 PM

Afghan police: Explosions and gunfire rock Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan police say that a loud explosion has been heard in the Afghan capital Kabul, followed by gunfire.... 11/27/2014 3:24 PM

Swiss museum publishes list of Gurlitt works
BERLIN (AP) -- The Swiss museum that inherited a trove of long-hidden art from late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt has published a preliminary list of his collection.... 11/27/2014 3:23 PM

Belize charges man in Panama diplomat killing
BELIZE CITY (AP) -- Authorities in Belize have charged a 19-year-old man for the killing of a Panamanian diplomat.... 11/27/2014 3:18 PM

UN: Peacekeepers had military uniforms for own use
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- U. N. peacekeepers who were detained for possessing Congolese military uniforms apparently bought them to wear while hunting back home, a spokesman for the force said Thursday.... 11/27/2014 3:18 PM

EU piling pressure on Google to change ways
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.... 11/27/2014 3:14 PM

New Ukraine parliament called to fight corruption
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's president set out a strongly reformist agenda during the inaugural session of parliament Thursday, calling for the immediate overhaul of a justice system he said was corrupted from the top down.... 11/27/2014 2:55 PM

Slovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) -- Slovakia will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage in the predominantly Roman Catholic country early next year.... 11/27/2014 2:48 PM

Spain soccer team starts fund for evicted woman
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish first division soccer team says it has opened a bank account to collect donations for an 85-year-old woman whose eviction last week sparked an outcry.... 11/27/2014 2:38 PM

India: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's top investigative agency said Thursday that two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by attackers in a north Indian village actually committed suicide because of shame over a relationship with a boyfriend.... 11/27/2014 2:33 PM

Hundreds of striking lawyers rally in Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbian lawyers said Thursday they have asked for European Union help to resolve a more than two-month old dispute with the government that has practically paralyzed the judiciary in the country, which is seeking to join the bloc.... 11/27/2014 2:15 PM

Brazil's Rousseff to name economic team
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is expected to unveil the much-anticipated economic team, tasked with jumpstarting the country's stalled economy.... 11/27/2014 2:01 PM

Iran's leader doesn't oppose more nuclear talks
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would accept a "fair" agreement, but vowed not to bow to bullying by the United States.... 11/27/2014 1:56 PM