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Boko Haram kills 20 villagers in near Chibok
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- A Nigerian civilian defense officer says suspected Islamic extremist gunmen killed at least 20 people in an attack Monday on two villages on the outskirts of Chibok, the northeastern town where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted in April.... 11/26/2014 6:24 PM

Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in Jerusalem in the face of the city's worst wave of violence in nearly a decade.... 11/26/2014 6:21 PM

Russian suspected of spying resists leaving Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Russian journalist suspected of spying in Poland said Wednesday that he is fighting an attempt by Polish authorities to deport him.... 11/26/2014 6:18 PM

Guinea, hit by Ebola, reports only 1 cholera case
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- The health workers rode on canoes and rickety boats to deliver cholera vaccines to remote islands in Guinea. Months later, the country has recorded only one confirmed cholera case this year, down from thousands.... 11/26/2014 6:15 PM

Sierra Leone official: Ebola worst could be over
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent days, may have reached its peak and be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information minister said Wednesday.... 11/26/2014 6:11 PM

Canada police arrest ex-radio host in sex case
TORONTO (AP) -- Police arrested a prominent former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host on sexual assault charges on Wednesday.... 11/26/2014 6:08 PM

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos to step down
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos plans to step down after more than four years of traveling the world to get aid to victims of natural disasters and conflicts from Syria to Central African Republic.... 11/26/2014 6:05 PM

Undeclared cash lands pilot in jail in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A pilot who runs an executive jet company has been arrested after U.S. agents found more than $600,000 in his aircraft during a stop in Puerto Rico.... 11/26/2014 6:00 PM

Syrian FM: Russia to boost relations with Assad
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin wants closer ties with Syria's beleaguered president and tighter cooperation between Moscow and Damascus, Syria's foreign minister said Wednesday after meeting the Russian leader.... 11/26/2014 5:56 PM

Colombia exhumes murdered guerrilla leader
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia is digging up the remains of a former guerrilla leader who was assassinated 25 years ago while running for president in one of the most emblematic crimes committed during a wave of terror against leftist activists.... 11/26/2014 5:47 PM

UK brothers jailed for attending Syria terror camp
LONDON (AP) -- Two British brothers were sent to prison Wednesday for conspiring to attend a terrorist training camp in Syria, becoming the first Britons jailed after returning from the war-torn country.... 11/26/2014 5:40 PM

Central African rebels release several hostages
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Several hostages, including a Polish priest, were released Wednesday after being held by rebels in Central African Republic, officials and rebels said.... 11/26/2014 5:39 PM

Europeans debate common stand on Palestine
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Frustrated by deadlock in the Middle East peace process, a growing number of European leaders and lawmakers are calling for unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state.... 11/26/2014 5:32 PM

Prison theater transforms Colombian inmates
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A group of handcuffed female inmates file onto a dark stage as prison guards carrying assault rifles watch nervously from the sparsely filled seats of Colombia's National Theater. On the playbill is the Greek tragedy "Antigone."... 11/26/2014 5:31 PM

Spanish judge rules no crime in killing Ebola dog
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish judge has ruled health authorities didn't commit a crime when they euthanized Excalibur, a dog that belonged to a nursing assistant who contracted Ebola last month.... 11/26/2014 5:24 PM

Egypt court sentences 78 minors over protests
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian judicial official says a court has sentenced 78 minors to up to five years in prison over their participation in Islamist demonstrations.... 11/26/2014 5:23 PM

Zimbabwe VP blocked from top post in ruling party
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's Vice President Joice Mujuru was barred from running for a seat on a top committee of the ruling party, on Wednesday, amid accusations she plotted to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, 90.... 11/26/2014 5:21 PM

Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site
HONG KONG (AP) -- Police arrested key student leaders as they cleared the most volatile of Hong Kong's three pro-democracy protest camps on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the 2-month-old movement in the former British colony.... 11/26/2014 5:19 PM

Mexico's left faces problems as leader quits
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's left faces huge problems following the resignation of former presidential candidate Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, a pillar of progressive politics and son of the revered president who nationalized the oil industry.... 11/26/2014 5:08 PM

Mammoth skeleton sold for $300,000 at UK auction
LONDON (AP) -- A rare woolly mammoth skeleton has been bought by a private buyer for 189,000 pounds (nearly $300,000) at a British auction.... 11/26/2014 4:54 PM