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The Latest: Pope Francis greeted by thousands in Nairobi
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)... 11/26/2015 6:44 AM

AP Interview: US must address waste, fraud in Afghan aid
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- With Washington set to send billions of dollars in fresh aid to Afghanistan despite the military drawdown, the U.S. official in charge of auditing assistance programs says "it's not too late" to address the fraud and mismanagement that has bedeviled the 14-year effort to rebuild the country.... 11/26/2015 6:21 AM

Pope says Christian-Muslim dialogue 'essential' for peace
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya recently, saying religious leaders must be "prophets of peace" in a world sown by hatred.... 11/26/2015 6:21 AM

Source: Alibaba in talks to buy Hong Kong's SCMP newspaper
HONG KONG (AP) -- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in talks to buy Hong Kong's leading English language newspaper, the South China Morning Post, a person with knowledge of the potential deal said Thursday.... 11/26/2015 6:09 AM

Mexican Green Party leader resigns post amid investigation
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican prosecutors said Wednesday that they have opened a criminal investigation of a leader of Mexico's Green Party for allegedly violating electoral laws in June's midterm elections.... 11/26/2015 5:49 AM

S. Koreans mourn ex-President Kim in state funeral
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Thousands of mourners have gathered in Seoul to say their final farewells to late former President Kim Young-sam, whose landmark 1992 election victory ended decades of military rule.... 11/26/2015 5:28 AM

2 Koreas hold border talks to discuss improved ties
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Officials from the two Koreas met Thursday at a border village to try to realize high-level talks as part of their agreements that defused a military standoff in August.... 11/26/2015 5:08 AM

China reduces sentence of journalist to 5 years from 7
BEIJING (AP) -- A 71-year-old Chinese journalist imprisoned on a conviction of leaking state secrets had her sentence reduced Thursday to five years, from seven, after admitting guilt during a closed appeal hearing, her lawyers said.... 11/26/2015 4:48 AM

Venezuela opposition party says regional official slain
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- An opposition leader was shot to death at a campaign rally Wednesday for next week's congressional elections in Venezuela, his party said.... 11/26/2015 4:42 AM

Asian stocks rise on expectations for Europe stimulus
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks were higher Thursday on expectations for additional European Central Bank stimulus as jitters about tensions between Russia and Turkey faded.... 11/26/2015 4:23 AM

South Korea man gets 12 years for feeding ex-pupil feces
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A former South Korean university professor was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday for habitually beating his former pupil and forcing him to eat human feces and drink urine.... 11/26/2015 4:03 AM

Mexico says it's closing in on tiger that escaped month ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A tiger named "Ankor" marked a full month on the run Wednesday, having evaded capture since he escaped from a restaurant zoo and disappeared into what appears to be a very tiger-friendly habitat on Mexico's southern Pacific coast.... 11/26/2015 3:08 AM

Macri's promise to expel Venezuela from Mercosur unlikely
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Experts say a promise by Argentina's president-elect to expel Venezuela from the Mercosur trade bloc seems unlikely to be fulfilled.... 11/26/2015 2:08 AM

South Korea: 125,000 Volkswagen diesel cars rigged emissions
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's Ministry of Environment says it found that Volkswagen rigged emissions in 125,000 Tiguan diesel vehicles sold in the country since 2008.... 11/26/2015 1:48 AM

Chinese company postpones canal project in Nicaragua
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- A Chinese company said Wednesday it is delaying the start of construction on a $50 billion inter-ocean canal across Nicaragua until late 2016.... 11/26/2015 1:44 AM

Australian wildfire kills at least 2 and injures 13 others
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- Firefighters contained a large wildfire Thursday that had caused at least two deaths, 13 injuries and destroyed at least 16 homes near the southern Australian city of Adelaide, officials said.... 11/26/2015 1:02 AM

Mexico rights body: Police used excessive force in 6 deaths
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's governmental human rights commission said Wednesday that excessive use of force by federal police resulted in six civilian deaths in a confrontation last January, including a person who was shot dead while lying wounded on the ground and posing no threat.... 11/26/2015 12:50 AM

Letter calls for candidates for next UN chief by spring
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A draft letter from the presidents of the Security Council and the General Assembly calls for candidates to replace Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to declare their interest next spring and for the next U.N. chief to be selected by September or October in order to have sufficient time to prepare for the critically important job.... 11/26/2015 12:43 AM

UN envoy warns Sahel youths susceptible to radicalization
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Up to 41 million young people in the Sahel have bleak futures, pushing them to migrate and making them susceptible to radicalization, a U.N. envoy to the African region said Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 11:58 PM

Brazil police arrest government Senate leader
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested the government's leader in the Senate for allegedly obstructing the investigation into a corruption scandal at state-owned oil company Petrobras.... 11/25/2015 11:58 PM

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