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Number of child brides to soar in Africa, say rights groups
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The 14-year-old girl had just arrived home from school when her family told her to swap her school uniform for traditional wedding robes. While she had been sitting in her 7th grade classroom in South Africa, her male relatives had received a $570 bride price for her from a man she'd never met who was twice her age.... 11/26/2015 4:49 PM

2 Koreas agree to hold high-level talks next month
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North and South Korea have agreed to hold high-level talks next month to discuss ways to improve ties, Seoul officials said Friday, a sign that the rivals are following through with promised reconciliation efforts after a military standoff in August.... 11/26/2015 4:43 PM

Belgian authorities carry out 3 raids linked to Paris attacks; no arrests made
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian authorities carry out 3 raids linked to Paris attacks; no arrests made.... 11/26/2015 4:42 PM

The Latest: Belgian govt lowers alert level for Brussels
PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:... 11/26/2015 4:40 PM

Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece?
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye.... 11/26/2015 4:33 PM

Gunmen attack Shiite mosque in Bangladesh; 1 dead
NEW DELHI (AP) -- At least five assailants opened fire Thursday on devotees during evening prayers at a Shiite mosque in northern Bangladesh, leaving one person dead and three others wounded, police said.... 11/26/2015 4:32 PM

Adele announces first tour in five years for new album '25'
LONDON (AP) -- Adele has announced her first tour since 2011, with a string of European dates in support of her record-breaking new album, "25."... 11/26/2015 4:30 PM

In Saudi prison, artist facing death says he's no atheist
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A Palestinian artist sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for apostasy was quoted by a local news website Thursday as saying that he is not an atheist and that his case centers around a personal dispute he had with someone.... 11/26/2015 4:27 PM

UN: no clear-cut picture of whether Iran worked on nukes
VIENNA (AP) -- The U.N. atomic energy agency is preparing to wrap up a more than a decade-long probe of alleged nuclear weapons work by Iran, but its report will stop short of delivering a judgment on whether the suspicions are valid, the agency's chief said Thursday.... 11/26/2015 4:25 PM

Egypt begins King Tut exploration, searching for Nefertiti
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's antiquities ministry says exploration has begun inside King Tutankhamun's 3,300 year-old tomb in the search for hidden chambers that an Egyptologist believes could include Queen Nefertiti.... 11/26/2015 4:18 PM

In Paris, a bittersweet Thanksgiving after deadly attacks
PARIS (AP) -- The turkey will be dished up with heaps of sadness for thousands of American expatriates celebrating Thanksgiving in Paris following the city's worst attacks in recent memory.... 11/26/2015 4:16 PM

Ukraine president defends his country's pact with EU
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Ukraine's president has strongly defended a pact his country signed with the European Union, calling it "the last farewell to the Soviet Union, the last farewell to Communism."... 11/26/2015 4:11 PM

Queen Elizabeth II visits beloved Malta and Commonwealth
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) -- It is a bittersweet moment for Queen Elizabeth II. She is visiting a country she loves on what may be her final trip to an organization she cherishes - one that might struggle without her.... 11/26/2015 4:03 PM

New Polish gov?t wants repeat of president?s death probe
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland?s new ruling conservative party is readying a fresh probe into the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others.... 11/26/2015 4:03 PM

Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major investment projects.... 11/26/2015 4:01 PM

Suspected Boko Haram attack kills 16 in Niger village
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Suspected Boko Haram militants raided a village in southeastern Niger, killing 16 people and looting shops, witnesses said Thursday.... 11/26/2015 3:58 PM

The Latest: Pope condemns illegal trade in ivory, diamonds
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- ... 11/26/2015 3:56 PM

Pope says 'catastrophic' if interests derail climate talks
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Pope Francis warned Thursday that it would be "catastrophic" for world leaders to let special interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to curb fossil fuel emissions as he brought his environmental message to the heart of Africa on the eve of make-or-break climate change talks in Paris.... 11/26/2015 3:33 PM

Tunisia identifies suicide bomber as local street vendor
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisian authorities have identified a suicide bomber who targeted presidential guards in a deadly attack, saying he was a 27-year-old local street vendor.... 11/26/2015 3:31 PM

Greek pensioners take to streets ahead of expected cuts
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- More than 2,000 pensioners chanting "We can't live on 300 euros" marched through central Athens Thursday to protest plans by the country's left-wing government to overhaul the pension system.... 11/26/2015 3:22 PM

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