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Polish cargo ship attacked off Nigeria; 5 abducted
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Armed attackers abducted five Polish seamen, including the captain and three officers, from a cargo ship on Nigerian waters, Poland's government said Friday.... 11/27/2015 11:52 AM

Burkina Faso: 'Large-scale attack' thwarted ahead of vote
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Security forces disrupted a "large-scale attack" in Burkina Faso, arresting 13 suspects and seizing weapons and bomb-making materials in the west near Mali's border, the security minister said Friday.... 11/27/2015 11:52 AM

Key radical Islamist groups in Bangladesh
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a Shiite mosque in Bangladesh, killing one person and wounding three others, in the latest in a wave of deadly assaults this year on foreigners, secular writers and members of the Shiite community in the Sunni-majority nation.... 11/27/2015 11:49 AM

Head of inquiry into sex abuse outlines scope of probe
LONDON (AP) -- The head of a British inquiry into child sex abuse says the Anglican and Catholic churches will be among the institutions investigated in the wide-ranging probe.... 11/27/2015 11:46 AM

The Latest: Dutch government gains deal for housing refugees
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:... 11/27/2015 11:28 AM

Queen Elizabeth II opens Commonwealth meeting in Malta
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II opened the Commonwealth summit Friday on the Mediterranean island of Malta - a meeting that this year will focus on climate change and the threat of extremist violence.... 11/27/2015 11:21 AM

Australian Christmas tree sets record with 518,838 lights
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- An Australian has set a world record by illuminating a Christmas tree in the capital, Canberra, with 518,838 twinkling lights.... 11/27/2015 11:21 AM

Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8
BEIRUT (AP) -- A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people on Friday, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said.... 11/27/2015 11:17 AM

The Latest: Protests in Turkey over Syria support arrest
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.... 11/27/2015 11:04 AM

Polish foreign minister: Polish cargo ship attacked off coast of Nigeria, 5 crew abducted
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish foreign minister: Polish cargo ship attacked off coast of Nigeria, 5 crew abducted.... 11/27/2015 11:04 AM

AP PHOTOS: Famed Conde guitars still handmade in Madrid
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish flamenco guitars are known for their lightness, rich wood colors and full-bodied, crisp musical tones.... 11/27/2015 11:03 AM

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange hospitalized in Rio
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Former FIFA president Joao Havelange is being treated in a Rio de Janeiro hospital for respiratory problems.... 11/27/2015 11:01 AM

Israel soon to open Abu Dhabi office for renewable energy
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel will soon open an office at a renewable energy agency in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates - even though the two nations have no diplomatic relations, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday.... 11/27/2015 10:51 AM

Russia vows to follows all WADA recommendations on doping
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia says it will follow any recommendations from the World Anti-Doping Agency to clean up its own troubled drug-testing body.... 11/27/2015 10:39 AM

Mali arrests 2 over attack on luxury hotel in Bamako
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Malian special forces have arrested two men over last week's attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed 19 people, according to a statement distributed Friday morning.... 11/27/2015 10:33 AM

The Latest: National anthem closes ceremony for Paris dead
PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:... 11/27/2015 10:33 AM

The Latest: Francis says education, jobs stop radicalization
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)... 11/27/2015 10:08 AM

France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning
PARIS (AP) -- A subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning.... 11/27/2015 9:48 AM

Global shares mostly down, China slides on brokerage probe
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stocks were mostly lower in muted trading Friday, after Wall Street was closed for Thanksgiving, but China's market fell sharply as investigations into the securities industry widened to include two top brokerages.... 11/27/2015 9:46 AM

Philippine website to seek tips on missing Marcos paintings
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine government will launch a website to crowd-source tips on the whereabouts of some 200 missing art works, including paintings by Van Gogh, Picasso, and Rembrandt that were owned by former first lady Imelda Marcos, an official said Friday.... 11/27/2015 9:43 AM

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