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New Polish gov't reopens questions about 2010 plane crash
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's new conservative government has shut down the website of a state investigation into the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski, reopening debate over the disaster.... 11/25/2015 12:18 PM

Indian media say paramilitary force is curtailing freedom
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Indian media and a rights group are accusing a paramilitary force of attempting to curtail press freedom by asking newspapers in an insurgency-hit northeastern state to stop publishing statements from a banned rebel group.... 11/25/2015 12:13 PM

The Latest: Turkey: Minister talks planned on downed plane
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The latest on the war in Syria, including Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:... 11/25/2015 12:10 PM

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 12:09 PM

Tunisia explosion death toll rises to 13
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's Interior Ministry says the death toll in an explosion targeting the presidential guard has risen to 13, and the attacker or attackers remain unidentified.... 11/25/2015 12:01 PM

Turkish Foreign Ministry: Russian, Turkish ministers agree to hold talks on plane downing
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Foreign Ministry: Russian, Turkish ministers agree to hold talks on plane downing.... 11/25/2015 11:59 AM

The Latest: Belgium believed attack was imminent on Sunday
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels:... 11/25/2015 11:47 AM

Huge Australian wildfire kills at least 2 and injures others
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- Officials say at least two people have been killed and several others injured by huge wildfires that also destroyed homes near the southern Australian city of Adelaide and continue to burn out of control.... 11/25/2015 11:32 AM

Russian crackdown on Muslims fuels exodus to Islamic State
KOMSOMOLSKOYE, Russia (AP) -- Security forces in Russia's southernmost republic of Dagestan keep devout Muslims under surveillance, routinely raid their homes and haul them to police stations to give DNA samples and fingerprints.... 11/25/2015 11:25 AM

Brussels schools reopen, maximum threat alert still in place
BRUSSELS (AP) -- After a four-day shutdown prompted by a threat alert across Brussels, schools are reopening their doors with the help of beefed up security, including police armed with machine guns.... 11/25/2015 11:22 AM

Ukraine closes its airspace to Russia
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine's prime minister says his government has decided to close the country's airspace to all Russian planes.... 11/25/2015 11:15 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 11:06 AM

Biden meets southeast Europe leaders about surge of migrants
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is attending a summit of southeast European leaders on Wednesday that focuses on tensions and security concerns over a surge of asylum-seekers and migrants crossing the region.... 11/25/2015 11:05 AM

Revised nuclear deal between South Korea, US takes effect
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A new nuclear treaty with the United States governing South Korea's commercial nuclear activities during the next 20 years went into effect Wednesday, the South Korean government said.... 11/25/2015 10:39 AM

Climate changes take heavy toll on Ugandan coffee farmers
KASESE, Uganda (AP) -- Luka Kinyere felt the wet, dark volcanic soil in his calloused palm, thankful for the rain that was falling again after a dry spell.... 11/25/2015 10:34 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

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

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