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The Latest: Francis taking notes while listening to Kenyans
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)... 11/27/2015 8:24 AM

Pope decries 'injustice of urban exclusion' in Nairobi
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Pope Francis denounced the conditions slum-dwellers are forced to live in during a visit to one of Nairobi's many shantytowns Friday, saying that access to safe water is a basic human right and that everyone should have dignified, adequate housing.... 11/27/2015 8:19 AM

Notorious warlord seeks comeback, leverage in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- After more than 40 years at war, one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords, designated a "global terrorist" by the United States and blacklisted by the United Nations along with Osama bin Laden, wants to come out of the shadows.... 11/27/2015 8:14 AM

China shares slide as brokers investigated
TOKYO (AP) -- China's stock market fell sharply Friday as investigations into the securities industry widened to include two top brokerages.... 11/27/2015 7:44 AM

2 arrested over attack on luxury hotel in Mali
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 7:38 AM

Japan plans extra budget, handouts, to pump up recovery
TOKYO (AP) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered Cabinet ministers to prepare an extra spending package, including cash handouts for the poorest pensioners, seeking to breathe fresh life into Japan's stalling recovery.... 11/27/2015 7:25 AM

After Paris attacks, increased resolve for UN climate talks
PARIS (AP) -- Still gripped by shock and grief, Paris will play host to a long-awaited U.N. climate conference under tragic circumstances that none could have foreseen.... 11/27/2015 7:15 AM

Affiliate of IS group claims Bangladesh Shiite mosque attack
NEW DELHI (AP) -- An Islamic State group affiliate in Bangladesh says it was behind an attack on a Shiite mosque that killed one man and wounded three others.... 11/27/2015 7:15 AM

Fiji sevens team to the rescue as passenger taken ill
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The world champion Fiji sevens rugby team has been praised after stepping in to assist cabin crew during a medical emergency on a flight from Fiji to Brisbane on Thursday.... 11/27/2015 6:50 AM

Arkansas a refuge from rising seas in Marshall Islands
MAJURO ATOLL, Marshall Islands (AP) -- Valentino Keimbar hides from the intense heat in the shade of a breadfruit tree, waiting for his basketball game to begin. It was supposed to start a couple of hours ago, maybe three, but time matters little here on the Marshall Islands.... 11/27/2015 6:48 AM

Vietnam passes law abolishing death penalty for 7 crimes
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Death sentences imposed on corrupt Vietnamese officials will now be commuted to life in prison if they pay back at least 75 percent of the illegal money they made.... 11/27/2015 6:45 AM

Chinese stocks fall after probes of brokers launched
BEIJING (AP) -- China's main stock market index fell more than 5 percent after two of the country's biggest securities firms announced they are under investigation for possible misconduct.... 11/27/2015 6:45 AM

China's stock market benchmark falls 5 percent after announcement brokers under investigat...
BEIJING (AP) -- China's stock market benchmark falls 5 percent after announcement brokers under investigation.... 11/27/2015 6:37 AM

Palestinian killed after West Bank attack on Israeli troops
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a Palestinian was shot and killed after ramming his car into a group of Israelis in the West Bank. The army says two Israeli soldiers were injured in the attack.... 11/27/2015 6:36 AM

Chinese activist sentenced to 6 years in jail
BEIJING (AP) -- A court in southern China sentenced a leading activist who organized rallies for media freedom to six years in prison Friday in what his lawyer described as an unfair trial with an extra criminal charge added at the last minute.... 11/27/2015 6:09 AM

Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation against IS
MOSCOW (AP) -- The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.... 11/27/2015 5:58 AM

A search for family in Haiti raises questions about adoption
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- As Mariette Williams waited for her flight from South Florida to Haiti, she paced the departure lounge, folding and re-folding her ticket and clutching the handle of a bag sagging with gifts. She was excited but terrified: For the first time in nearly 30 years, she was about to see her mother.... 11/27/2015 5:50 AM

Landing gear collapses as jetliner lands in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A landing gear on a Boeing 737 of the Mexican airline Magnicharters partially collapsed as the plane landed at Mexico City's international airport Thursday evening, but no one was injured, authorities said.... 11/27/2015 4:38 AM

El Salvadoran church suspends priest in sex abuse case
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador's Roman Catholic Church announced Thursday it has suspended a well-known priest, saying he acknowledged sexually abusing a young girl.... 11/27/2015 3:46 AM

Mexico closes health center for supposed diabetes 'vaccine'
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican regulatory authorities closed a health center that was touting a supposed diabetes "vaccine" and warned consumers that there is no vaccine for the condition.... 11/27/2015 3:06 AM

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