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For gays under IS rule, isolation and fear of a cruel death
REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) -- Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the sentence against the two men convicted of homosexuality: They would be thrown to their deaths from the roof of the nearby Wael Hotel.... 12/1/2015 6:51 PM

US, NATO allies concerned by Russia, but need its help
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The United States and its NATO allies struggled Tuesday to come up with a clear message to send Russia at a time of conflicting concerns in Europe and the Middle East.... 12/1/2015 6:51 PM

Gunmen abduct Tunisian Red Cross worker in Yemen's capital
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross says unidentified gunmen in Yemen's capital kidnapped a Tunisian woman working for the group.... 12/1/2015 6:48 PM

Brazil's economic downturn deepens with further GDP drop
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Latin America's largest economy has shrunk even more than expected, increasing fears about the well-being of a nation hammered by falling commodity prices and a massive corruption scandal.... 12/1/2015 6:47 PM

Iraqi forces surround Ramadi, but it could be a long siege
BAGHDAD (AP) -- After months of sluggish progress, stalled advances and outright failures, Iraqi troops and militias backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have surrounded the key city of Ramadi and appear poised to launch a new attempt to wrest it from the Islamic State group.... 12/1/2015 6:42 PM

Mexico experts: passageway may lead to Aztec ruler's tomb
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican archaeologist said his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers, the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler.... 12/1/2015 6:35 PM

Clerics promote climate justice with music, fasting
PARIS (AP) -- Imam Ibrahim Saidy brought his symposiums and his monthly fasting to the Paris climate talks, hoping to call attention to the problems and injustice of global warming.... 12/1/2015 6:11 PM

Egypt official says journalist detained for 'false news'
CAIRO (AP) -- A police official and the wife of an Egyptian researcher and freelance journalist say he was detained upon arrival at Egypt's Hurghada airport.... 12/1/2015 6:05 PM

Kenya police investigate university drill in which 1 died
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A leading Kenyan university should have sought authorization from the "highest security office in the country" for a practice exercise to test terrorism preparedness that led to a stampede in which one person died, a police spokesman said Tuesday.... 12/1/2015 5:51 PM

After pope's visit, hard work ahead for C. African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- The Rev. Justin Nary opened his gate to nearly 800 Muslims threatened with death from the roving gangs of Christian militia fighters who even threatened to burn his church down. Nearly two years later, more than 500 of the displaced are still living there in fear of going home.... 12/1/2015 5:49 PM

Marcus Klingberg, Israeli who spied for Soviets, dies
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Marcus Klingberg, an Israeli scientist jailed for passing information on biological warfare to the Soviet Union, has died. He was 97.... 12/1/2015 5:48 PM

Puerto Rico makes debt payment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico has narrowly avoided a multimillion-dollar default by announcing a last-minute bond payment.... 12/1/2015 5:37 PM

Kenya police tears-gas protest against corruption
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan police Tuesday tear-gassed a peaceful demonstration in support of government action against corruption in East Africa's largest economy.... 12/1/2015 5:31 PM

Deal reached in Syria's Homs for fighters to leave
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A deal has been reached for thousands of insurgents to leave the last opposition-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs and for state institutions to return to the area, an opposition monitoring group and a Syrian official said Tuesday.... 12/1/2015 5:21 PM

Bomb in Istanbul near subway station wounds 5, official says
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- An explosion on a highway overpass near a subway station in Istanbul on Tuesday wounded five people and was caused by a bomb, a local mayor said.... 12/1/2015 5:14 PM

Al-Qaida vows to avenge militants facing Saudi execution
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Al-Qaida's Yemen branch, considered by Washington to be the most dangerous offshoot of the group, said in a statement circulated online Tuesday that it plans to avenge the execution of any of its members by Saudi Arabia.... 12/1/2015 5:13 PM

The Latest: Negotiators take heart at Obama comments
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:... 12/1/2015 5:13 PM

Netanyahu says Israel acts in Syria 'from time to time'
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel operates inside Syria "from time to time" to prevent sophisticated weapons from reaching its enemies in Lebanon, Israel's prime minister said Tuesday, in the strongest admission yet of his country's involvement in the civil war.... 12/1/2015 5:01 PM

Local mayor: Bomb caused explosion on overpass near Istanbul subway station
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Local mayor: Bomb caused explosion on overpass near Istanbul subway station.... 12/1/2015 5:00 PM

Fire sends black smoke over Dubai's Palm Jumeirah
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A fire that broke out in Dubai has sent thick black smoke over the famous Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island in the United Arab Emirates.... 12/1/2015 4:59 PM

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