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Afghan official: suicide attack toll at least 50
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a volleyball tournament has risen to at least 50, with more than 60 wounded.... 11/24/2014 5:35 AM

British banker can plea in HK murder case: Judge
HONG KONG (AP) -- A Hong Kong judge on Monday deemed a British banker charged with murdering two Indonesian women fit to enter a plea in his case based on the results of psychiatric reports.... 11/24/2014 5:33 AM

Philippine court convicts 9 Chinese of poaching
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine court has convicted nine Chinese fishermen of poaching and taking hundreds of endangered giant sea turtles from a disputed shoal in the South China Sea and fined each nearly $103,000 but imposed no jail term.... 11/24/2014 5:32 AM

Chilean moms growing support for medical marijuana
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Paulina Bobadilla was beyond desperate. The drugs no longer stopped her daughter's epileptic seizures and the little girl had become so numb to pain, she would tear off her own fingernails and leave her small fingers bleeding.... 11/24/2014 5:08 AM

AP Photos: Refuge takes smuggled monkeys in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Elba Munoz was working as a midwife when she took in her first monkey in 1994. Then she took in another and another, and now her shelter for illegally smuggled primates in Chile has 160 inhabitants.... 11/24/2014 5:04 AM

Asian stocks gain after China rate cut
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks rose Monday after China's surprise interest rate cut as investors looked ahead to European inflation data due out this week and OPEC meeting to discuss oil production levels.... 11/24/2014 4:00 AM

Crew docks at International Space Station
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhstan.... 11/24/2014 3:37 AM

Mexico summons Uruguay's ambassador over comment
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico summoned Uruguay's ambassador on Sunday after the South American country's president described Mexico as a kind of "failed state" in a magazine interview.... 11/24/2014 3:36 AM

Sydney mom charged with attempted murder of baby
SYDNEY (AP) -- A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn son who was allegedly abandoned in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.... 11/24/2014 2:45 AM

Portuguese ex-premier kept in jail amid fraud case
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates is spending a third straight night in jail as officials continue to investigate him for suspected corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.... 11/23/2014 9:01 PM

Burkina Faso military gets key posts in Cabinet
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Transitional leaders in Burkina Faso have agreed on a new, 25-member government to guide the country to elections next year, allocating several key Cabinet posts to the military.... 11/23/2014 8:37 PM

Tunisia polls give ex-regime figure the edge
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- A veteran politician from the previous regime that ran on a platform of restoring the prestige of the state took the lead in Tunisia's first free and fair presidential election Sunday, according to exit polls. But there will still likely be a runoff next month.... 11/23/2014 8:33 PM

US tells Iran to consider nuclear talks extension
VIENNA (AP) -- The U.S. told Iran Sunday that it's time to consider extending nuclear talks, in the first formal recognition by Washington that frenzied last-minute diplomacy may not be enough to seal a deal by a rapidly approaching deadline.... 11/23/2014 8:22 PM

Evacuations in Cape Verde after volcano erupts
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The government of the Cape Verde islands off West Africa says a volcano there has erupted for the first time in almost 20 years.... 11/23/2014 8:10 PM

Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.... 11/23/2014 7:38 PM

Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life
MOSCOW (AP) -- Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday.... 11/23/2014 7:18 PM

Iran releases British-Iranian woman on bail
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian authorities released a British-Iranian woman on bail on Sunday, the semi-official ISNA news agency said.... 11/23/2014 6:48 PM

Muslim clerics meet in Iran to counter extremists
QOM, Iran (AP) -- Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries gathered in Iran's holy city of Qom on Sunday to develop a strategy to combat extremists, including the Islamic State group that has captured large parts of Iraq and Syria.... 11/23/2014 6:38 PM

Kenya's deputy president condemns extremist attack
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's deputy president Sunday denounced the killing of 28 bus passengers by Islamic extremists and said the nation's military responded by killing more than 100 militants in Somalia.... 11/23/2014 6:04 PM

6 new Catholic saints at a glance
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Sunday canonized six new saints, two Indians and four Italians, all of whom dedicated their lives to helping the poor.... 11/23/2014 6:03 PM