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The Latest: Syrian army confirms rescue of Russian pilot
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The latest on the war in Syria, including Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:... 11/25/2015 10:29 AM

Palestinian assailant stabs, wounds Israeli in West Bank
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military has shot a Palestinian after he stabbed and wounded an Israeli in the West Bank.... 11/25/2015 10:26 AM

Russian pilot rescued by Syrian commando unit
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A Russian military pilot whose plane was shot down by Turkey and crashed in Syria arrived on Wednesday at an air base in Latakia province after being rescued by a Syrian army commando unit, Syrian and Russian officials said.... 11/25/2015 10:16 AM

AP staffers win prestigious Indian journalism awards
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Two Associated Press journalists are among the winners of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, India's most prestigious, for work exposing the public health and environmental damage done by the country's asbestos industry and capturing the devastation of last year's floods in the Kashmir region.... 11/25/2015 10:15 AM

Dubai's Dnata buys stake in Brazil airport services firm RM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The company that runs Dubai-based airline Emirates says it has bought a majority stake in a Brazilian firm that provides ground handling services at two dozen airports in the South American country.... 11/25/2015 10:11 AM

Firefighters put out blaze at 32-story building in Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Firefighters say they've extinguished a blaze at a 32-story office and retail building in Dubai.... 11/25/2015 10:08 AM

Vanishing China execs a vexatious mystery for HK market
HONG KONG (AP) -- The chairman of the Hong Kong arm of one of China's biggest securities companies goes missing. The head of another firm resurfaces after months incommunicado. An executive at a film studio is detained for allegedly taking bribes.... 11/25/2015 10:08 AM

UK Treasury chief to lay out spending plans
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Treasury chief is set to announce plans to boost property ownership as he updates Parliament on the government's taxation and spending plans.... 11/25/2015 10:06 AM

Moldova says 3 citizens on helicopter ambushed by Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Moldova's interior minister on Wednesday said that three citizens were on a helicopter ambushed by Taliban insurgents in northwestern Afghanistan.... 11/25/2015 9:51 AM

Pope brings peace message to Africa amid security fears
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Pope Francis wants to bring a message of peace and reconciliation to an Africa torn by extremist violence, but security concerns are so high that he might be forced to make changes to his itinerary for the final leg of the trip.... 11/25/2015 9:38 AM

The Latest: France increases security for climate conference
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels:... 11/25/2015 9:29 AM

Russian media quotes defense minister saying a second Su-24 pilot rescued, now safe at bas...
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian media quotes defense minister saying a second Su-24 pilot rescued, now safe at base.... 11/25/2015 9:15 AM

Israel court allows transgender woman's cremation
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The body of an Israeli transgender woman who committed suicide will be cremated despite her ultra-Orthodox family's wishes, Israel's Supreme Court ruled in documents obtained Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 9:09 AM

Union cancels strikes at Lufthansa
BERLIN (AP) -- A strike at Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, has been averted after a cabin crew union announces it would hold further negotiations with the airline.... 11/25/2015 9:03 AM

Moldova detains 5 suspected of plans attack institutes
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Moldovan authorities have detained five people who they say are part of a paramilitary group that was planning armed attacks on Moldovan institutes.... 11/25/2015 9:00 AM

Russia halting gas supplies to Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's state-controlled gas company is halting supplies to Ukraine, its chief executive said Wednesday, less than two months after the two countries struck an EU-sponsored deal.... 11/25/2015 8:22 AM

AP PHOTOS: Ancient Jewish community endures on Tunisian isle
DJERBA, Tunisia (AP) -- When school lets out, the streets around the ancient synagogue on this Tunisian island fill with rambunctious boys wearing Jewish kippahs and girls in long skirts, shouting to each other in Hebrew, Arabic and French.... 11/25/2015 7:58 AM

UN refugee head: Japan should accept more, fix asylum system
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan should be doing more to help with the global catastrophe of asylum seekers, the head of the U.N. refugee body said Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 7:48 AM

Vietnam's transgender say new law paves way for surgeries
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Gay and transgender activists in Vietnam say a new law recognizing their rights will pave the way for gender reassignment surgery in the communist country and reduce discrimination.... 11/25/2015 7:46 AM

Asian shares lower on jitters over strife in Middle East
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on developments in the Middle East after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.... 11/25/2015 7:31 AM

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