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Iran lures foreign investors with new oil contracts
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year, and said U.S. companies would be welcome to participate.... 11/28/2015 7:26 PM

Nigerian security agencies searching for kidnapped Poles
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian security agencies are conducting a "spirited search" for the Polish captain and four crew members abducted from a cargo ship, an official said Saturday.... 11/28/2015 7:02 PM

UN: Maurice Strong, climate and development pioneer, dies
TORONTO (AP) -- The head of the U.N.'s environmental agency says Maurice Strong, whose work helped lead to the landmark climate summit that begins in Paris on Monday, has died. He was 86.... 11/28/2015 6:39 PM

Putin orders sanctions against Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane.... 11/28/2015 6:09 PM

Mortar attack on UN base in north Mali kills 3, injures 20
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Mortars lit up the dawn sky when they were fired on a United Nations base in the northern Mali city of Kidal early Saturday, killing at least three people.... 11/28/2015 5:57 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders sanctions against Turkey including ban on some goo...
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin orders sanctions against Turkey including ban on some goods.... 11/28/2015 5:50 PM

Spanish police arrest 3 for links to Islamic militants
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police say they have arrested two men and a woman in northeastern Catalonia on suspicion of being involved in a network that recruited militants for the Islamic State group.... 11/28/2015 5:49 PM

Boko Haram claims bombing of Shiite procession in Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram extremists have claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing of a procession of hundreds of Shiite Muslims and threatened more attacks on opponents of its radical form of Islam.... 11/28/2015 5:42 PM

Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.... 11/28/2015 5:42 PM

Kosovo police arrest opposition leader for Parliament unrest
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Police entered the headquarters of Kosovo's main opposition party Saturday and arrested dozens of people, including one of its leaders who was wanted for the violent actions he has used to disrupt the country's Parliament.... 11/28/2015 5:41 PM

Kenya police: 2 Kenyans arrested for spying for Iran
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Two Kenyans in police custody have admitted assisting Iranian state intelligence to plot attacks on western targets in Kenya, Kenya's police chief said Saturday.... 11/28/2015 5:33 PM

Prominent human rights activist killed in attack in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a criminal charge for supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed Saturday in an attack in southeast Turkey in which a police officer also died, officials said.... 11/28/2015 5:06 PM

The Latest: Macedonia: 18 officers injured in migrants clash
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:... 11/28/2015 4:58 PM

UK government minister quits amid Conservative bullying row
LONDON (AP) -- A British government minister resigned Saturday amid a crisis over alleged bullying within the governing Conservative Party sparked by the death of a young activist.... 11/28/2015 4:39 PM

Pope to visit Central African Republic's divided capital
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Georgette Dossio mourns a son whose body she can never bury. Sitting on the dirt under a tent of scrap wood and tarp, she is comforted by her neighbors at the airport displaced-persons camp where she has lived for nearly two years.... 11/28/2015 4:23 PM

Drive-by shooting kills 4 Egyptian police near Cairo
CAIRO (AP) -- A drive-by shooting killed four Egyptian police near a famed historic site on the outskirts of Cairo on Saturday and a military helicopter crashed due to a "sudden technical failure" northeast of the capital, officials said.... 11/28/2015 4:22 PM

Burkina Faso to hold elections to replace transitional gov't
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso is holding presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, the first since a popular uprising last year toppled the West African nation's longtime leader and started a turbulent transition.... 11/28/2015 4:16 PM

Egypt's Coptic Orthodox leader makes rare Israeli visit
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church is making a rare visit to Israel to attend the funeral of a senior Coptic official in Jerusalem.... 11/28/2015 4:08 PM

Worker complaints spark probe of Guyana bauxite plant
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) -- The government is investigating a Russian-owned bauxite plant after a surprise inspection last week found "disturbing" working conditions.... 11/28/2015 3:33 PM

Pope honors Ugandan Christian martyrs as example of faith
NAMUGONGO, Uganda (AP) -- Pope Francis on Saturday honored Uganda's 19th century Christian martyrs and encouraged its 21st century Christian youths during a day that saw nearly a half-million Ugandans turn out to see the pope before he heads to Central African Republic for the final leg of his African journey.... 11/28/2015 3:15 PM

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