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Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane downed by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president defiantly declaring that his military will shoot down any new intruder.... 11/26/2015 7:19 PM

3 Palestinians die in clashes; Israel toughens fence
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Three Palestinians were shot and killed in separate clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank on Thursday as Israel announced plans to strengthen a fence near the flashpoint city of Hebron in an effort to contain a two-month spate of violence.... 11/26/2015 7:09 PM

Cameron: UK must attack IS in Syria to deny group safe haven
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron urged skeptical lawmakers to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria, saying Thursday that the Paris attacks have given the fight new urgency and Britain owes it to key allies to act.... 11/26/2015 6:59 PM

The Latest: Belgium says likely Paris fugitive gets help
PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:... 11/26/2015 6:57 PM

Sebastian Coe gives up role with Nike amid scrutiny
MONACO (AP) -- Sebastian Coe gave up his role Thursday as a special adviser to Nike Inc. that left the new president of the IAAF open to accusations that he was vulnerable to conflicts of interest.... 11/26/2015 6:52 PM

Israel tests missile to defend against airborne attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says it has successfully tested an advanced surface-to-air missile that analysts believe could play a key role in securing the country's offshore gas fields.... 11/26/2015 6:33 PM

Pope says 'catastrophic' if interests derail climate talks
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Pope Francis warned Thursday that it would be "catastrophic" for world leaders to let special interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to curb fossil fuel emissions as he brought his environmental message to the heart of Africa on the eve of crucial climate change talks in Paris.... 11/26/2015 6:18 PM

Egypt begins King Tut exploration, searching for Nefertiti
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said Thursday that exploration has begun inside King Tutankhamun's 3,300 year-old tomb in the search for hidden chambers that an Egyptologist believes could include Queen Nefertiti.... 11/26/2015 6:14 PM

Hollande, on Moscow visit, calls for broad anti-IS coalition
MOSCOW (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande called for forming a broad international coalition against the Islamic State group, using his visit to Moscow on Thursday to try to unite France, the U.S. and Russia on a response to the Paris attacks that killed 130 people.... 11/26/2015 6:11 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 is enough to send some jittery people scurrying for cover.... 11/26/2015 6:11 PM

UN: no clear-cut picture of whether Iran worked on nukes
VIENNA (AP) -- The U.N. atomic energy agency is preparing to wrap up a more than a decade-long probe of alleged nuclear weapons work by Iran, but its report will stop short of delivering a judgment on whether the suspicions are valid, the agency's chief said Thursday.... 11/26/2015 6:05 PM

IAAF President Sebastian Coe quits as Nike special adviser.
MONACO (AP) -- IAAF President Sebastian Coe quits as Nike special adviser.... 11/26/2015 5:59 PM

Belgian premier says threat alert lowered in Brussels because 'imminent' threat has change...
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian premier says threat alert lowered in Brussels because 'imminent' threat has changed.... 11/26/2015 5:51 PM

Russia bans weightlifters, cyclists and dancer for doping
MOSCOW (AP) -- Two Russian weightlifters, two professional cyclists and a sport dancer have been banned for doping, the country's anti-doping agency said Thursday.... 11/26/2015 5:50 PM

The Latest: Turkey summons Russian ambassador over protests
BEIRUT (AP) -- The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.... 11/26/2015 5:36 PM

With US off, global stocks buoyed by Europe stimulus hopes
LONDON (AP) -- With Wall Street closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and tensions between Russia and Turkey fading, European stock markets were buoyed Thursday by expectations that the European Central Bank will back further stimulus for the ailing 19-country eurozone economy next week.... 11/26/2015 5:29 PM

Finnish president urges personal climate pledges from nation
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finland's president, who will head the country's delegation at the Paris climate talks, has urged Finns to cut their carbon footprint by half within 10 years.... 11/26/2015 5:24 PM

Yemeni city battered by siege in pivotal battle of civil war
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- In Yemen's third largest city, residents are battling back against a months-long siege by Shiite rebels, armed by airdrops of weapons by planes from the Saudi-led coalition, with hundreds killed and food, water and medicines running short in a potentially pivotal battle in the country's protracted civil war.... 11/26/2015 5:18 PM

Nigeria: Boko Haram cannot be crushed by December
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's military cannot meet the president's December deadline to crush Boko Haram's Islamic uprising, and Nigerians must expect suicide bombings to continue, a government spokesman said Thursday.... 11/26/2015 5:18 PM

Number of child brides to soar in Africa, say rights groups
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The 14-year-old girl had just arrived home from school when her family told her to swap her school uniform for traditional wedding robes. While she had been sitting in her seventh grade classroom in South Africa, her male relatives had received a $570 bride price for her from a man she'd never met who was twice her age.... 11/26/2015 5:11 PM

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