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Sydney mom charged with attempted murder of baby
SYDNEY (AP) -- A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn son who was allegedly abandoned in a roadside drain for five days before passersby heard his cries, police said Monday.... 11/23/2014 10:10 PM

Crew blasts off for International Space Station
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- A Russian capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy has blasted off for the International Space Station.... 11/23/2014 9:28 PM

Portuguese ex-premier kept in jail amid fraud case
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates is spending a third straight night in jail as officials continue to investigate him for suspected corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.... 11/23/2014 9:01 PM

Burkina Faso military gets key posts in Cabinet
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Transitional leaders in Burkina Faso have agreed on a new, 25-member government to guide the country to elections next year, allocating several key Cabinet posts to the military.... 11/23/2014 8:37 PM

Tunisia polls give ex-regime figure the edge
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- A veteran politician from the previous regime that ran on a platform of restoring the prestige of the state took the lead in Tunisia's first free and fair presidential election Sunday, according to exit polls. But there will still likely be a runoff next month.... 11/23/2014 8:33 PM

US tells Iran to consider nuclear talks extension
VIENNA (AP) -- The U.S. told Iran Sunday that it's time to consider extending nuclear talks, in the first formal recognition by Washington that frenzied last-minute diplomacy may not be enough to seal a deal by a rapidly approaching deadline.... 11/23/2014 8:22 PM

Evacuations in Cape Verde after volcano erupts
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The government of the Cape Verde islands off West Africa says a volcano there has erupted for the first time in almost 20 years.... 11/23/2014 8:10 PM

Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.... 11/23/2014 7:38 PM

Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life
MOSCOW (AP) -- Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday.... 11/23/2014 7:18 PM

Iran releases British-Iranian woman on bail
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian authorities released a British-Iranian woman on bail on Sunday, the semi-official ISNA news agency said.... 11/23/2014 6:48 PM

Muslim clerics meet in Iran to counter extremists
QOM, Iran (AP) -- Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries gathered in Iran's holy city of Qom on Sunday to develop a strategy to combat extremists, including the Islamic State group that has captured large parts of Iraq and Syria.... 11/23/2014 6:38 PM

Kenya's deputy president condemns extremist attack
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's deputy president Sunday denounced the killing of 28 bus passengers by Islamic extremists and said the nation's military responded by killing more than 100 militants in Somalia.... 11/23/2014 6:04 PM

6 new Catholic saints at a glance
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Sunday canonized six new saints, two Indians and four Italians, all of whom dedicated their lives to helping the poor.... 11/23/2014 6:03 PM

Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis canonized six new saints Sunday, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony in St. Peter's Square.... 11/23/2014 5:43 PM

Nigeria: Dozens dead in suspected extremist attack
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- An attack by Islamic extremists killed dozens in the northeastern Nigerian village of Doron Baga, a major fishing center on the shores of Lake Chad, witnesses said.... 11/23/2014 5:32 PM

Pressure builds after Pacquiao win for Mayweather
MACAU (AP) -- Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn't care.... 11/23/2014 5:27 PM

Suicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people in the country's deadliest terrorist attack this year, officials said.... 11/23/2014 5:26 PM

Sudan government asks UN Darfur mission to leave
CAIRO (AP) -- The joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur said Sunday that the Sudanese government has asked it to prepare plans to exit the country, amid tension between Khartoum and the mission over an investigation into allegations of mass rape.... 11/23/2014 5:12 PM

Namibia to pick new president in Nov. 28 election
WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) -- This year, Namibia unveiled a hilltop statue of independence leader Sam Nujoma holding aloft a copy of the African country's constitution, which was amended to let him to serve three terms as president until 2005. With the ruling party he led poised for another election win this week, analysts say a tougher test of Namibian democracy will come when an opposition party wins.... 11/23/2014 4:49 PM

Egypt willing to send troops to future Palestine
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in remarks published Sunday that Egypt is prepared to send troops into a future Palestinian state to assist local police and guarantee Israel's security.... 11/23/2014 4:47 PM