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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 8:32 PM

Death of man in police custody sparks riots in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- A senior Egyptian police official and witnesses say the death of a man in police custody has sparked riots in the southern Luxor province, wounding four policemen and at least one civilian.... 11/25/2015 8:32 PM

Egypt says 30 percent turnout in 2nd round of voting
CAIRO (AP) -- Turnout in the second round of Egypt's parliamentary elections was nearly 30 percent, authorities said Wednesday, with the vote expected to result in a rubber-stamp body loyal to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.... 11/25/2015 8:28 PM

The Latest: UK envoy: Jet downing must spur end to Syria war
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The latest on the war in Syria, including a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:... 11/25/2015 8:20 PM

Brussels schools reopen, manhunt ongoing for Paris suspects
BRUSSELS (AP) -- As police armed with automatic weapons stood guard, schools and some subway stations in the Belgian capital reopened Wednesday for the first time since emergency measures were imposed four days ago in the wake of the Paris attacks.... 11/25/2015 8:11 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 wave of violence.... 11/25/2015 8:07 PM

Amid Syria's civil war, a James Bond-style rescue operation
BEIRUT (AP) -- In the whirlwind of Syria's civil war, two Russian pilots parachuted from their aircraft into a chaotic front-line mountainous region near the border with Turkey after their aircraft was hit by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet.... 11/25/2015 7:53 PM

The Latest: France OKs more airstrikes on IS in Syria
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:... 11/25/2015 7:48 PM

France's lawmakers approve continuing airstrikes against IS targets in Syria.
PARIS (AP) -- France's lawmakers approve continuing airstrikes against IS targets in Syria. .... 11/25/2015 7:42 PM

Brazil: Will take months to study damage left by burst dam
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- It could take months to evaluate the extent of damage to a river left choked with mud when a dam burst at an iron ore mine, Brazil's environment minister said Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 7:28 PM

Biden meets Balkan leaders at summit on refugees, threats
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Former Balkan rivals on Wednesday pledged joint efforts with the United States and the European Union in protecting European borders from a record surge of asylum-seekers amid fears that Islamic militants may have infiltrated the flow.... 11/25/2015 7:22 PM

2 massacres in 12 hours leave 15 dead in Honduras
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Two massacres that killed 15 people in less than 12 hours rocked Honduras and left the country's top cop in tears on Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 8:33 PM

Sudan accuses Egyptian police of abusing its citizens
CAIRO (AP) -- The Sudanese Embassy in Cairo has accused Egyptian authorities of unlawfully detaining and beating 16 Sudanese over the past six weeks, charges denied by Egypt.... 11/25/2015 6:53 PM

Paris attacks boost popularity of French Tricolor flag
PARIS (AP) -- A young Parisian who once might have stopped and stared in distaste now walks nonchalantly past a large Tricolor flag flapping in the November rain on a home in Paris' 8th district.... 11/25/2015 6:52 PM

As border checks return in Europe, economic costs loom
LONDON (AP) -- Queues, bottlenecks and security checks - their return in Europe could have a sizeable economic impact if they become entrenched in the wake of the attacks in Paris and the unprecedented flow of refugees from conflict zones like Syria.... 11/25/2015 6:49 PM

From lashes to death: Artist caught in tangles of Saudi law
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 a book of poetry he wrote and for allegedly having illicit relations with women.... 11/25/2015 6:37 PM

Hungary suspects detained last week not Islamic radicals
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Six suspects detained last week by police in two separate cases are not Islamic extremists but are still dangerous, Hungarian lawmakers said Wednesday.... 11/25/2015 6:17 PM

Germany gives Greece 10,000 records on possible tax cheats
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany has shared some 10,000 records on possible Greek tax cheats with Athens.... 11/25/2015 6:12 PM

Mali president to bestow medals on hotel assault victims
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali's president announced on Wednesday that he would bestow medals on the 19 people killed during an assault at a luxury hotel in the capital last week, as funerals were held for three of its employees.... 11/25/2015 6:08 PM

Canadian PM Trudeau: Syrian refugees not security risk
LONDON (AP) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has slowed down plans to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees within weeks in order to allay citizens' security concerns after the Paris attacks.... 11/25/2015 6:01 PM

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