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Egypt braces for new Islamist protest
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptians are bracing for potential violence ahead of a planned major protest by Islamists calling for the toppling of the government, with security forces vowing to confront any unrest with "lethal force."... 11/27/2014 4:41 PM

Mubarak verdict due, but Egyptians' interest wanes
CAIRO (AP) -- Amal Shaker's 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the "Friday of Rage," one of the bloodiest days of Egypt's 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nearly four years later, she is still waiting for justice.... 11/27/2014 4:39 PM

Hospital says Pele taken to 'special care' unit
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A Brazilian hospital says soccer great Pele has been transferred to a "special care" unit to be monitored while being treated for a urinary infection.... 11/27/2014 4:38 PM

Judge: British minister did call policemen 'plebs'
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's High Court has weighed in on a big scandal over one small word, saying a government minister probably did throw the "politically toxic" insult "plebs" at policemen.... 11/27/2014 4:35 PM

Bahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- On the first day new immigration rules took effect this month in the Bahamas, officers in green fatigues swept through poor sections of the capital filling two yellow school buses with dozens of people who couldn't document their right to be in the island chain.... 11/27/2014 4:34 PM

Spain soccer team starts fund for evicted woman
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish soccer team opened a bank account to collect donations for an 85-year-old woman whose eviction last week from her Madrid apartment sparked an outcry, team officials said.... 11/27/2014 4:25 PM

Liberia hopes for no new Ebola cases by new year
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- As Ebola infection rates fall in Liberia, the information minister urged people on Thursday to not let up on the fight against the virus, reiterating the goal of eradicating the disease by the end of the year.... 11/27/2014 4:24 PM

10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Heavily armed militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and four civilians were among the 10 dead, authorities said.... 11/27/2014 4:09 PM

Israel says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem.... 11/27/2014 4:06 PM

Original Alice manuscript to travel to US museums
LONDON (AP) -- Lewis Carroll's original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for "Alice in Wonderland" will travel to the U.S. to mark its 150th anniversary.... 11/27/2014 4:05 PM

Nigeria parliament: Shell should pay $3.6 billion
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- A parliament committee in Nigeria says that Shell should pay $3.6 billion in fines as punishment for a 2011 oil spill.... 11/27/2014 3:56 PM

For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece
IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) -- Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.... 11/27/2014 3:51 PM

Greece says under pressure for new austerity
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A Greek official says the country is under pressure from rescue creditors to impose new austerity measures to resolve an ongoing budget disagreement worth a reported 2 billion euros ($2.5 billion).... 11/27/2014 3:43 PM

Mosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Militants from the Islamic State group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated Press on Thursday.... 11/27/2014 3:42 PM

OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices
VIENNA (AP) -- OPEC oil ministers decided Thursday to keep their production target at 30 million barrels a day, despite an oversupply of crude and plunging prices.... 11/27/2014 3:37 PM

Afghan police: Explosions and gunfire rock Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan police say that a loud explosion has been heard in the Afghan capital Kabul, followed by gunfire.... 11/27/2014 3:24 PM

Swiss museum publishes list of Gurlitt works
BERLIN (AP) -- The Swiss museum that inherited a trove of long-hidden art from late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt has published a preliminary list of his collection.... 11/27/2014 3:23 PM

Belize charges man in Panama diplomat killing
BELIZE CITY (AP) -- Authorities in Belize have charged a 19-year-old man for the killing of a Panamanian diplomat.... 11/27/2014 3:18 PM

UN: Peacekeepers had military uniforms for own use
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- U. N. peacekeepers who were detained for possessing Congolese military uniforms apparently bought them to wear while hunting back home, a spokesman for the force said Thursday.... 11/27/2014 3:18 PM

EU piling pressure on Google to change ways
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.... 11/27/2014 3:14 PM