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Outspoken Miss World Canada denied entry to China
HONG KONG (AP) -- Canada's outspoken Miss World contestant said she was barred Thursday from entering China to take part in this year's pageant and accused Beijing of overreach in extending its campaign of censorship even to beauty contests.... 11/26/2015 2:31 PM

Thai police allege armed plot by government opponents
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police said Thursday they have uncovered a plot by opponents of the military government involving an armed attack during upcoming events commemorating the country's monarchy.... 11/26/2015 2:30 PM

Cameron: UK must attack IS in Syria to deny group safe haven
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron tried to persuade reluctant lawmakers to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria, saying Thursday that the Paris attacks have given the fight new urgency and Britain owes it to key allies to act.... 11/26/2015 2:29 PM

New Polish defense minister casts doubt on purchase plans
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's new defense minister says the country may back out of plans to purchase French military helicopters and a U.S. Patriot missile system.... 11/26/2015 2:27 PM

The Latest: Authorities carry out raid in southern Belgium
PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:... 11/26/2015 2:16 PM

Authorities carry out raid in southern Belgium linked to Paris attacks; no arrests.
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Authorities carry out raid in southern Belgium linked to Paris attacks; no arrests.... 11/26/2015 2:13 PM

The Latest: Turkish official hopes for good Russia relations
BEIRUT (AP) -- The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.... 11/26/2015 2:07 PM

In Saudi prison, artist facing death says he's no atheist
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A Palestinian artist sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for apostasy has told a local news website in an interview from inside prison that he isn't an atheist and that his case centers around a personal dispute he had with someone.... 11/26/2015 2:06 PM

The Latest: Pope speaks to clergy in Nairobi
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)... 11/26/2015 2:03 PM

Nigeria: Boko Haram cannot be crushed by December
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's military cannot meet the president's December deadline to crush Boko Haram's Islamic uprising, and Nigerians must expect suicide bombings to continue, a government spokesman said Thursday.... 11/26/2015 2:02 PM

Thai poultry producers accused of labor abuses
BANGKOK (AP) -- Poultry exported to Europe from factories in Thailand is sometimes prepared in conditions that violate labor rights, two Scandinavian groups promoting corporate responsibility charged Thursday. The claim comes as Thailand's seafood industry is reeling from charges that its products are tainted by major labor abuses, including slavery on fishing boats.... 11/26/2015 1:48 PM

AP PHOTOS: Graffiti artists depict Paris' resilience
PARIS (AP) -- As Paris reeled from the worst attacks France has known since the end of World War II, its street artists took to city walls and billboards to paint notes of defiance.... 11/26/2015 1:34 PM

Nepal asks India to investigate shooting by border guards
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal asked India on Thursday to investigate a shooting by border guards that has wounded at least four people and to punish those involved.... 11/26/2015 1:30 PM

Island nations seek tough deal against global warming
PARIS (AP) -- France's president is seeking to reassure island populations that their concerns about rising seas and extreme weather will be taken into account in critical global climate talks starting Monday.... 11/26/2015 1:26 PM

French president to visit Moscow for terrorism talks
MOSCOW (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande is traveling to Moscow on Thursday, part of his weeklong push for a stronger coalition against Islamic State militants in Syria that should unite France, the United States and Russia in the aftermath of the Paris attacks that killed 130 people and jolted the West.... 11/26/2015 1:12 PM

Algeria's ex-counter-espionage chief to go on trial
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's longtime counterespionage chief who helped lead the country's war on Islamist extremists went before a military tribunal Thursday for an unusual trial.... 11/26/2015 1:09 PM

Moldova: 13 detained on suspicion of plot to attack cities
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Moldovan police have detained a total of 13 suspected members of a paramilitary group allegedly planning to attack the capital and a northern city with a majority Russian population, with the aim of creating a new separatist republic similar to the one in eastern Ukraine.... 11/26/2015 12:48 PM

Qatar launches probe after rains exposed poor construction
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Qatar has launched an investigation after heavy rains exposed poor construction in a country set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a deluge that saw water cascade through the roof of its $15 billion main airport.... 11/26/2015 12:46 PM

The Latest: Norway starts ID checks at the border
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:... 11/26/2015 12:43 PM

Iran diplomat missing since Saudi hajj stampede found dead
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran says a senior diplomat missing since the Saudi hajj stampede in September has been found dead.... 11/26/2015 12:43 PM

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