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Israel court allows transgender woman's cremation
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The body of an Israeli transgender woman who took her own life will be cremated despite her ultra-Orthodox family's wishes, Israel's Supreme Court ruled in documents obtained Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 4:22 PM

Czechs arrest Turkish national wanted for terror links
PRAGUE (AP) -- Officials say Czech police have arrested a Turkish national who is wanted by Interpol for alleged links to terrorism.... 11/25/2015 4:20 PM

AP Interview: Mere force won't defeat IS, says Jordan prince
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Extremist Islamic ideologies pose a global challenge, but can't be eradicated by military force alone, a brother of Jordan's king said Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 4:16 PM

Pope urges Kenyans to work for peace
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Pope Francis is urging Kenyans to work for peace, forgiveness and a more just distribution of the country's enormous resources as he begins his first-ever visit to Africa.... 11/25/2015 4:09 PM

Hungary suspects detained last week not Islamic radicals
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian lawmakers say six suspects detained last week by police in two separate cases are not Islamic extremists but are still dangerous.... 11/25/2015 4:05 PM

Shariah law key in Palestinian artist?s Saudi death sentence
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- When Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh was tried last year on blasphemy-related charges, the Saudi judges overseeing the case rejected the prosecution?s request for a death sentence for apostasy. Instead, he was sentenced to 800 lashes and four years in prison over the content of a book of poetry he wrote and for illicit relations with women based on photos he had on his phone.... 11/25/2015 4:03 PM

Turkey: New government favors presidential system
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's prime minister says his new government will aim to adopt a new constitution and also believes that Turkey should move to a presidential system - favored by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.... 11/25/2015 4:01 PM

The Latest: US condemns Tunisia attack, offers its help
BEIRUT (AP) -- The latest on an explosion that targeted a bus carrying Tunisian presidential guards in the capital, Tunis. All times local.... 11/25/2015 3:38 PM

The Latest: Brussels soccer team to play behind closed doors
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:... 11/25/2015 3:34 PM

IS claims Tunisia attack, suspected bomber's body found
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- The body of a suspected suicide bomber was found at the scene of an attack on Tunisia's presidential guard, and the Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for the attack that left 13 people dead.... 11/25/2015 3:33 PM

UN official: Further progress made in Cyprus peace talks
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Talks aimed at reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus have made further progress and the island's rival leaders are confident remaining issues can be resolved soon, a U.N. envoy said Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 3:31 PM

UK backs off cuts to tax breaks for lower income households
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Treasury chief abandoned controversial cuts in tax credits for the working poor and kept police funding intact on Wednesday as he updated Parliament on the government's budget plans.... 11/25/2015 3:20 PM

New Polish gov't reopens questions about 2010 plane crash
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's new conservative ruling party has shut down government websites that carried the findings of an investigation into the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski, reopening debate over a disaster overshadowed by conspiracy theories.... 11/25/2015 3:18 PM

Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered state-of-the art air defense missile systems to be deployed at a Russian air base in Syria following the downing of one of its warplanes by Turkey, a move that raised the threat of a military confrontation between the NATO member and Moscow.... 11/25/2015 3:15 PM

Brazil police arrest government Senate leader
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian police have arrested the government's leader in the Senate for allegedly obstructing the investigation into a corruption scandal at state-owned oil company Petrobras.... 11/25/2015 3:04 PM

Supreme leader says US using money, sex to infiltrate Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's top leader said Wednesday the United States is using "money and sexual attractions" to try to infiltrate the Islamic Republic and warned Iranians not to fall into the "enemy's trap."... 11/25/2015 3:01 PM

Islamic State group claims responsibility for deadly bus attack in central Tunisia
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State group claims responsibility for deadly bus attack in central Tunisia.... 11/25/2015 2:55 PM

Brussels schools reopen, maximum threat alert still in place
BRUSSELS (AP) -- When Annelaure Leger dropped off her two children at school on Wednesday, it was like nearly every other day - except for the machine gun-toting policeman.... 11/25/2015 2:52 PM

Palestinian assailant killed after stabbing Israeli soldier
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian assailant was shot and killed by Israeli forces after stabbing and seriously wounding an Israeli soldier in the West Bank on Wednesday, the latest in an unrelenting, two month-long wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence.... 11/25/2015 2:29 PM

The Latest: Russian pilot says no warnings from Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The latest on the war in Syria, including Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:... 11/25/2015 2:27 PM

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