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India: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's top investigative agency said Thursday that two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by attackers in a north Indian village actually committed suicide because of shame over a relationship with a boyfriend.... 11/27/2014 2:33 PM

UN: Peacekeepers had military uniforms for own use
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- A spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo says peacekeepers who were detained for possessing Congolese military uniforms apparently bought them to wear while hunting back home.... 11/27/2014 2:29 PM

New Ukraine parliament called to fight corruption
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine's president set out a strongly reformist agenda during the inaugural session of parliament Thursday, calling for the immediate overhaul of a justice system he said was corrupted from the top down.... 11/27/2014 2:25 PM

Mosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Militants from the Islamic State group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated Press on Thursday.... 11/27/2014 2:23 PM

Hundreds of striking lawyers rally in Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbian lawyers said Thursday they have asked for European Union help to resolve a more than two-month old dispute with the government that has practically paralyzed the judiciary in the country, which is seeking to join the bloc.... 11/27/2014 2:15 PM

Brazil's Rousseff to name economic team
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is expected to unveil the much-anticipated economic team, tasked with jumpstarting the country's stalled economy.... 11/27/2014 2:01 PM

Iran's leader doesn't oppose more nuclear talks
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would accept a "fair" agreement, but vowed not to bow to bullying by the United States.... 11/27/2014 1:56 PM

Russian banker, once Putin aide, on Interpol list
PARIS (AP) -- A Russian banker once close to Vladimir Putin is now on Interpol's most-wanted list.... 11/27/2014 1:45 PM

Amsterdam warns of dangerous drugs after 3 deaths
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Health authorities in Amsterdam are warning of dangerous drugs being sold to tourists after three British men died in the past month after snorting heroin they may have believed was cocaine.... 11/27/2014 1:35 PM

Israel says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem.... 11/27/2014 1:30 PM

ECB's Draghi: Euro monetary union 'incomplete'
HELSINKI, Finland (AP) -- European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the euro currency union remains "incomplete" and needs to be strengthened with better oversight of member countries' economic policies to avoid future crises.... 11/27/2014 1:30 PM

14 convicted in UK of sexually exploiting girls
LONDON (AP) -- Fourteen men have been convicted in Britain of running a sex ring that involved the abuse, rape and prostitution of girls as young as 13.... 11/27/2014 1:22 PM

Who's behind Christmas tree at Paris' Notre Dame?
PARIS (AP) -- Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government.... 11/27/2014 1:20 PM

South Asian leaders reach last-minute energy deal
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- South Asian heads of state attending their first summit in three years reached a deal on energy sharing Thursday, but failed on two other economic agreements during a retreat where Indian and Pakistan leaders shook hands.... 11/27/2014 1:17 PM

For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece
IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) -- More than 700 people, most fleeing Syria, were disembarking Thursday on the Greek island of Crete after a harrowing journey on a smuggling ship that which broke down in gale-force winds while trying to reach Europe.... 11/27/2014 1:16 PM

New breed of French protester: sheep
PARIS (AP) -- Disgruntled farmers have brought their sheep to the Eiffel Tower to protest wolf attacks, and what they call the government's anti-farmer environmental policies.... 11/27/2014 1:14 PM

Prince William to visit China, Japan next year
LONDON (AP) -- Kensington Palace officials say Prince William will make an official visit to China and Japan early next year.... 11/27/2014 1:13 PM

Scots to get new powers after rejecting separation
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's main political parties agreed Thursday to grant Scotland new tax and spending powers to fulfill a promise of greater autonomy made as politicians scrambled to persuade Scots to reject independence in a recent referendum.... 11/27/2014 1:07 PM

EU piling pressure on Google to change ways
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.... 11/27/2014 1:02 PM

Italian electricity manager dies in Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- The general manager of an Italian-owned electricity company in Romania has died after falling from the company building in Bucharest.... 11/27/2014 12:57 PM