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Mortar attack on UN base in north Mali kills 3, injures 20
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A mortar attack on a United Nations base in northern Mali's Kidal early Saturday killed at least three people, including two U.N. peacekeepers and a contractor, said the mission spokesman.... 11/28/2015 12:09 PM

Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande was meeting with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming. Officials announced that nearly 1,000 individuals have been banned from entering France amid preparations for the conference and post-attack high security.... 11/28/2015 12:04 PM

Iran unveils upgraded model for oil contracts
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has unveiled a new model of oil contracts aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year.... 11/28/2015 11:49 AM

Migrant touches high-voltage line, suffers severe burns
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:... 11/28/2015 11:44 AM

Drive-by shooting kills 4 Egyptian police near Cairo
CAIRO (AP) -- A drive-by shooting killed four Egyptian police near a famed historical 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 11:40 AM

Syria insurgents recapture town in Aleppo province from army
BEIRUT (AP) -- Insurgents say they have seized a town in Syria's northern Aleppo province from troops and allied Shiite forces amid intense fighting.... 11/28/2015 11:38 AM

Turkish president says wishes plane downing had not happened
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president has told supporters that he was saddened by the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish forces.... 11/28/2015 11:37 AM

Cats used as bait to lure tourists back to Brussels
BRUSSELS (AP) -- After a five-day lockdown prompted by the maximum security alert, Brussels officials are attempting to entice back tourists who may have been scared away by images of soldiers armed with machine guns in the capital's deserted streets. Their secret weapon? Cats.... 11/28/2015 10:55 AM

Prominent lawyer shot dead in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A Turkish official says a prominent lawyer, who faced a prison term on charges of supporting Turkey's Kurdish rebels, has been killed in attack.... 11/28/2015 10:39 AM

UN mission says a rocket attack on UN base in north Mali kills at least 3, injures 20
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- UN mission says a rocket attack on UN base in north Mali kills at least 3, injures 20.... 11/28/2015 10:34 AM

Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels
BEIJING (AP) -- Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air.... 11/28/2015 10:18 AM

Pope honors Ugandan Christian martyrs as example of faith
NAMUGONGO, Uganda (AP) -- Pope Francis on Saturday honored the Ugandan Christians who were burnt alive rather than renounce their faith a century ago, urging today's Catholics to follow in their missionary zeal and spread the faith at home and abroad.... 11/28/2015 9:58 AM

Philippines gets 1st fighter jets in a decade amid sea feud
CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines on Saturday took delivery of two Korean-made fighter jets - the country's first supersonic combat aircraft in a decade - as it strengthens its underfunded military amid an escalating territorial feud with China.... 11/28/2015 8:59 AM

Qatar bans contractors leaving country in rain-damage probe
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Qatar has banned contractors from leaving the small, oil-rich country as it carries out a probe into how heavy rains damaged buildings and roadways.... 11/28/2015 8:12 AM

The Latest: Pope urges Ugandans to be missionaries at home
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)... 11/28/2015 7:59 AM

Maldives opposition to regroup for 2nd night of protests
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- The Maldives opposition has vowed to regroup for a second night of demonstrations hours after police broke up a planned 72-hour protest demanding the release of the country's ex-president and other political leaders.... 11/28/2015 7:18 AM

Suicide attack aimed at Afghan official kills guard
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's election commission says one of its officials escaped unharmed after a suicide bomber targeted his vehicle in the capital, Kabul, killing his bodyguard and wounding his driver.... 11/28/2015 6:43 AM

Jones maintains lead at Australian Open, Spieth 3 behind
SYDNEY (AP) -- Matt Jones shot a 3-under 68 to hold a three-stroke advantage over a surging Jordan Spieth after the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday.... 11/28/2015 6:33 AM

Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories.... 11/28/2015 5:05 AM

Mexico's longest-running TV show, 'En Familia,' to end
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's longest-running TV show is set to end, marking the demise of a strange genre of Mexican TV comedy that featured adults - often very old - dressed up as children.... 11/28/2015 2:40 AM

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