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Migrants rescued off Cyprus' north coast
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- An official says 228 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours in rough seas off Cyprus' northern coast.... 11/23/2014 8:59 AM

37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake
TOKYO (AP) -- Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.... 11/23/2014 8:54 AM

Iraqi premier orders help for fighters battling IS
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is calling for more intensive aerial support and weapons for fighters battling the Islamic State militant group in Anbar province.... 11/23/2014 8:52 AM

Jewish settlers blamed in Palestinian house fire
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian family says their West Bank home was torched in an attack they blamed on Jewish settlers.... 11/23/2014 7:57 AM

Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's parliament has approved a bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year.... 11/23/2014 7:35 AM

Tunisians vote for a new president
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisians have lined up at polling stations to vote in their North African country's first free and open presidential election.... 11/23/2014 7:32 AM

Pacquiao knocks Algieri down 6 times, dominates
MACAU (AP) -- Manny Pacquiao couldn't resist having a little fun after getting the signature win he desperately needed for the fight boxing fans desperately want to see.... 11/23/2014 7:08 AM

Report: Gunman shot Danish citizen in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The state news agency of Saudi Arabia is reporting that a gunman has shot and wounded a Danish citizen in the capital, Riyadh.... 11/23/2014 6:56 AM

Police find mom of baby abandoned in Sydney drain
SYDNEY (AP) -- Police in Australia were questioning a 20-year-old woman whose newborn baby was found Sunday abandoned in a drain near a Sydney freeway.... 11/23/2014 6:01 AM

2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, in a southern Philippine province, the body count continues to rise.... 11/23/2014 5:49 AM

Strong quake in west China kills 4; 54 hurt
BEIJING (AP) -- A strong earthquake that hit a sparsely populated, mountainous area of western China killed at least four people and injured 54 others, including schoolchildren in a stampede, officials said Sunday.... 11/23/2014 5:36 AM

'Blind Massage' big Golden Horse winner in Taiwan
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A Chinese-French film about blind masseurs and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse movie awards, considered the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars.... 11/23/2014 3:52 AM

Monaco to celebrate birth of its royal twins
PARIS (AP) -- Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting twins next month, and the first one born will be the prince's royal heir.... 11/23/2014 3:24 AM

Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.... 11/23/2014 1:23 AM

Mexico confirms US agent wounded in north in July
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Mexican navy confirmed on Saturday that a U.S. marshal was wounded in Mexico while working with naval personnel in the northwestern state of Sinaloa during the summer.... 11/22/2014 10:53 PM

Poland's ruling party wins local elections
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Results for local elections in Poland show the governing Civic Platform party as the winner, a surprise outcome given that exit polls had predicted a defeat for the pro-European party.... 11/22/2014 10:17 PM

Albania opens secret bunker built by communists
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- A gigantic, secret bunker that Albania's communist regime built underground decades ago to survive a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union or the United States has been opened to the public for the first time.... 11/22/2014 9:24 PM

Russian tourist arrested for vandalizing Colosseum
ROME (AP) -- Italian authorities say a Russian tourist has been fined 20,000 euros ($25,000) for engraving a big letter `K' on a wall of the Colosseum, the latest act of vandalism by tourists at the ancient structure.... 11/22/2014 8:58 PM

Search continues at ancient Greek burial mound
AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) -- Scientists have opened the second phase of their excavation of the vast 4th-century BC burial mound in Amphipolis town in search of more tombs and bodies.... 11/22/2014 8:54 PM

Hitler watercolor sold for $162,000 at auction
BERLIN (AP) -- A watercolor of Munich's old city hall believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago was sold for 130,000 euros ($162,000) at an auction in Germany on Saturday.... 11/22/2014 8:37 PM