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Iran: Nuclear talks may focus on extension soon
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran says that if obstacles remain in the talks about its nuclear program, the discussion will have to shift to extending them beyond Monday's deadline.... 11/23/2014 11:12 AM

Islamic State group recruits, exploits children
BEIRUT (AP) -- Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.... 11/23/2014 11:09 AM

Israel mulls hard-line legislation after attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli lawmakers on Sunday called for a series of hard-line measures, including a proposal to strip Palestinian attackers of their residency rights, in response to a wave of deadly violence.... 11/23/2014 11:04 AM

Iraqi premier, US look to aid Islamic State battle
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans to arm.... 11/23/2014 11:02 AM

Detained Portugal ex-premier awaits fraud ruling
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates remains in police detention while an investigating magistrate decides whether he should answer charges of corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.... 11/23/2014 11:00 AM

Tunisians hold first fair presidential election
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.... 11/23/2014 10:54 AM

Official: 60 extremist backers from Germany dead
BERLIN (AP) -- The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says authorities now know of 550 people from the country who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join extremist groups, and about 60 of them have died.... 11/23/2014 10:41 AM

Police find mom of baby abandoned in Sydney drain
SYDNEY (AP) -- Police in Australia were questioning a 20-year-old woman whose newborn baby was found Sunday abandoned in a drain near a Sydney freeway.... 11/23/2014 10:22 AM

Strong quake in west China kills 5; 54 hurt
BEIJING (AP) -- A strong earthquake that hit a sparsely populated, mountainous area of western China killed at least five people and injured 54 others, officials said Sunday. The injured included schoolchildren in a stampede.... 11/23/2014 9:53 AM

Saudi's Mobily suspends CEO amid accounting errors
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Telecommunications company Etihad Etisalat, known as Mobily on the Saudi stock exchange, said Sunday it has suspended its chief executive officer after accounting errors forced the operator to restate 18 months of earnings.... 11/23/2014 9:29 AM

Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the U.S. and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants.... 11/23/2014 9:16 AM

2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise.... 11/23/2014 9:10 AM

Officials say car bomb kills 7 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Authorities in Iraq say a car bomb explosion at an outdoor market south of Baghdad has killed seven people.... 11/23/2014 9:03 AM

Migrants rescued off Cyprus' north coast
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- An official says 228 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours in rough seas off Cyprus' northern coast.... 11/23/2014 8:59 AM

37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake
TOKYO (AP) -- Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.... 11/23/2014 8:54 AM

Pacquiao knocks Algieri down 6 times, dominates
MACAU (AP) -- Manny Pacquiao couldn't resist having a little fun after getting the signature win he desperately needed for the fight boxing fans desperately want to see.... 11/23/2014 7:08 AM

Report: Gunman shot Danish citizen in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The state news agency of Saudi Arabia is reporting that a gunman has shot and wounded a Danish citizen in the capital, Riyadh.... 11/23/2014 6:56 AM

'Blind Massage' big Golden Horse winner in Taiwan
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A Chinese-French film about blind masseurs and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse movie awards, considered the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars.... 11/23/2014 3:52 AM

Monaco to celebrate birth of its royal twins
PARIS (AP) -- Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting twins next month, and the first one born will be the prince's royal heir.... 11/23/2014 3:24 AM

Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.... 11/23/2014 1:23 AM