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World stocks rise as more US data on tap
LONDON (AP) -- World stock markets mostly rose Wednesday as investors looked to more economic indicators out of the U.S. in the run up to the Thanksgiving holiday.... 11/26/2014 12:59 PM

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete
IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) -- Local authorities and Red Cross volunteers on Crete were racing Wednesday to prepare shelter and food for hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being slowly towed to safety by a Greek navy frigate, a rescue effort hampered by gale-force winds and high waves.... 11/26/2014 12:58 PM

Passengers in Russia's Arctic give airliner a push
MOSCOW (AP) -- In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway.... 11/26/2014 12:52 PM

Dutch seek to harness energy from salt water mix
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Dutch researchers are seeking to add a new, largely untapped renewable energy source to the world's energy mix with the opening of a "Blue Energy" test facility on Wednesday.... 11/26/2014 12:47 PM

7 killed in rebel attack on house of Yemen leader
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni Shiite rebels attacked and occupied the seat of power of an influential tribe in the capital Wednesday, following clashes that killed six of the guards and one fighter, security officials and rebel media said.... 11/26/2014 12:08 PM

Impoverished Lebanese city is target for IS group
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) -- Jamal Hayak is finally fixing up his restaurant, damaged a month ago in clashes between the army and militants in this northern Lebanese city. But he has little doubt violence will erupt again, and he says he fears next time it will be Islamic State group fighters battling in Tripoli's streets.... 11/26/2014 12:01 PM

Egypt opens crossing to Gaza for 1st time in month
AL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian authorities have temporarily re-opened a border crossing with the Gaza Strip to allow Palestinians stranded outside the territory to return home.... 11/26/2014 11:58 AM

Putin's tiger kills 15 goats in northeast China
BEIJING (AP) -- A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on edge.... 11/26/2014 11:56 AM

Correction: Iraq-Bombing Baghdad story
BAGHDAD (AP) -- In a story Nov. 25 about security in Baghdad, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of Iraq's Interior Ministry spokesman. His name is Saad Maan Ibrahim, not Maan Saad.... 11/26/2014 11:55 AM

Go-ahead for Liberia Senate campaign despite Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- With the number of reported Ebola cases in Liberia dropping, authorities have given the go-ahead for elections next month in the West African nation.... 11/26/2014 11:53 AM

Brazen, beloved Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87
BEIRUT (AP) -- Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the limelight during her six-decade career.... 11/26/2014 11:52 AM

Benin says Lassa fever kills 9, no Ebola found
COTONOU, Benin (AP) -- Nine people have died in Benin from Lassa fever, a viral disease common in West Africa with symptoms similar to Ebola, the country's health minister said.... 11/26/2014 11:07 AM

Thomas Cook shares tumble as CEO quits
LONDON (AP) -- Thomas Cook Chief Executive Harriet Green has stepped down in a surprise move that wiped off around a fifth of the market value from the U.K.-based travel operator.... 11/26/2014 10:55 AM

EU proposes $380 billion investment plan
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's executive is proposing a 315-billion euro ($380 billion) investment plan to boost the bloc's flagging economy, a scheme whose success will depend on leveraging 21 billion euros in guarantees and seed money to attract private funds.... 11/26/2014 10:54 AM

IMF says Egypt's economy starting to recover
CAIRO (AP) -- An International Monetary Fund official says that Egypt's economy has begun to recover after four years of slow activity.... 11/26/2014 10:51 AM

Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site
HONG KONG (AP) -- Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony.... 11/26/2014 10:33 AM

Activists raise Raqqa strikes death toll to 95
BEIRUT (AP) -- The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest attacks on the city of Raqqa in the past three years.... 11/26/2014 10:27 AM

Iran parliament approve science minister nominee
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's parliament on Wednesday approved President Hassan Rouhani's nominee for ministry of science, ending a long stand-off between the moderate president and the conservative-dominated assembly.... 11/26/2014 10:24 AM

In Britain, US turkey dinner is big for business
LONDON (AP) -- Plump turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts.... 11/26/2014 10:12 AM

Once maligned, Iran's Jews find greater acceptance
YAZD, Iran (AP) -- More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic - until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes.... 11/26/2014 10:10 AM