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The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan: Russia in Syria to help Assad
BEIRUT (AP) -- The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.... 11/26/2015 12:24 PM

Security steps in Paris, Brussels, may be spreading anxiety
BRUSSELS (AP) -- At a Paris train station, the zap of a pigeon getting electrocuted on the tracks was enough to send some jittery people scurrying for cover, in the aftermath of the devastating attacks on Nov. 13.... 11/26/2015 12:21 PM

Turkey releases recording of warnings to Russian plane
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military's repeated warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane before it was shot down at the border with Syria - audio that grows increasingly more agitated.... 11/26/2015 12:15 PM

Israel to build new fence; 2 Palestinians die in West Bank
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Two Palestinians were shot and killed in separate incidents Thursday in the West Bank as Israel announced plans to build a new fence near the flashpoint city of Hebron in an effort to contain a two-month spate of violence.... 11/26/2015 12:14 PM

Moldova: 13 detained, suspected of wanting to attack city
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Moldovan police have detained a total of 13 people who they say are part of a paramilitary group that was planning to take control of a northern Moldovan city with a majority Russian population.... 11/26/2015 12:11 PM

Gambia leader denounces female genital mutilation
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Activists are urging Gambia to adopt a law against female genital mutilation after the country's leader voiced support for banning the practice this week.... 11/26/2015 12:09 PM

The Latest: France bans visiting fans from all soccer games
PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:... 11/26/2015 12:09 PM

The Latest: Czech president calls migrants an 'invasion'
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:... 11/26/2015 12:04 PM

Greek pensioners take to streets ahead of expected cuts
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- More than 2,000 pensioners chanting "We can't live on 300 euros" marched through central Athens to protest plans by the country's left-wing government to overhaul the pension system.... 11/26/2015 11:55 AM

Pope says Christian-Muslim dialogue essential for peace
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya, saying they need to be "prophets of peace."... 11/26/2015 11:55 AM

South African judge rejects ban on rhino horn trade
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African judge on Thursday struck down a government ban on the domestic trade in the horns of rhinos, alarming some conservationists who say the decision could intensify the slaughter of the threatened species.... 11/26/2015 11:45 AM

China releases long-time journalist after she pleads guilty
BEIJING (AP) -- A 71-year-old Chinese journalist imprisoned on a state secrets conviction was released for medical reasons Thursday after pleading guilty during a closed-door appeal hearing, her lawyers and state media said.... 11/26/2015 11:42 AM

Cameron: UK must attack IS in Syria to deny group safe haven
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain owes it to allies France and the United States to join airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria.... 11/26/2015 11:34 AM

Outspoken Miss World Canada denied entry to China
BEIJING (AP) -- Miss World Canada was barred from entering China on Thursday to take part in this year's pageant in the southern island province of Hainan, a friend of the outspoken Chinese-Canadian contestant said.... 11/26/2015 11:26 AM

Queen Elizabeth II visits beloved Malta and Commonwealth
LONDON (AP) -- It is a bittersweet moment for Queen Elizabeth II. She is visiting a country she loves, on what may be her final visit to an organization she cherishes - one that might struggle without her.... 11/26/2015 11:18 AM

Poland's ruling party blasted in conflict over top judges
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The political conflict surrounding Poland's top court has intensified after the new ruling party had the parliament void a recent appointment of judges.... 11/26/2015 11:17 AM

Report: Hezbollah kills IS figure involved in Beirut blast
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Hezbollah TV station says a joint operation by the Lebanese militant group and Syrian security agents killed an Islamic State figure suspected of involvement in Beirut's deadly bombing earlier this month.... 11/26/2015 11:11 AM

Chinese gloat over Obama's turkey named Abe _ not Ah-bay
BEIJING (AP) -- President Barack Obama's pardoning of a turkey named "Abe" this Thanksgiving has led some Chinese to gloat at the Japanese prime minister's expense.... 11/26/2015 11:10 AM

China in talks with Djibouti on establishing logistics base
BEIJING (AP) -- China said Thursday it is in talks with Djibouti about setting up a naval logistics center in the Horn of Africa nation to service Chinese anti-piracy patrols, raising the sensitive issue of whether Beijing will seek military bases overseas.... 11/26/2015 10:59 AM

UN: No assurance all of Iran's nuclear program is peaceful
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran is reducing its nuclear activities under a deal with six world powers, but a senior U.N. official says he cannot guarantee that everything it is doing is peaceful.... 11/26/2015 10:53 AM

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