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  • In Uganda, pope honors Christian martyrs, meets youth
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 7:00 pm
    Pope Francis is paying his respects to 19th century Ugandan Christians who were burnt alive rather than renounce their faith, the latest group of martyrs from around the world honored by Francis in hopes of giving today's faithful missionary role models.
  • Australian Christmas tree sets record with 518,838 lights
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 4:40 pm
    An Australian set his third Christmas-themed world record in as many years Friday by illuminating a tree in downtown Canberra with 518,838 twinkling lights.
  • Look at key radical Islamist groups in Bangladesh
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 4:32 pm
    Gunmen attacked a Shiite mosque in Bangladesh, killing one person and wounding three others, in the latest in a wave of deadly assaults this year on foreigners, secular writers and members of the Shiite community in the Sunni-majority nation.
  • Mexico issues pollution alert for Mexico's Bacalar lagoon
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 4:00 pm
    Mexico's environmental protection agency has issued an "urgent" call for local authorities to stop sewage and waste discharges into the Yucatan Peninsula's coastal, fresh-water lake of Bacalar.
  • Hundreds protest jailing of 2 journalists in Turkey
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 2:48 pm
    Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Istanbul office of an opposition newspaper Friday, accusing the government of silencing critics and attempting to cover-up a scandal after two journalists were jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged Turkish arms smuggling to Syria.
  • Paraguay official fired for kicking indigenous woman
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 2:04 pm
    Paraguay's president has fired the head of the country's Indian affairs office amid accusations he kicked an indigenous woman.
  • Dominican Republic union leader held in murder investigation
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 2:00 pm
    A judge in the Dominican Republic has ordered the leader of a public transportation union held for one year while authorities investigate allegations of his involvement in several killings.
  • Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Chile, but no damage
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 1:56 pm
    A magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck Chile's northern region but authorities say there are no reports of injuries or damage.
  • 11 killed in Mexico, including 2 police in town on US border
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 1:40 pm
    Mexican authorities said attackers killed four members of a civilian police patrol in the turbulent southern state of Guerrero, while two city police officers and five gunmen died in a series of gunbattles in the northern border town of Rio Bravo.
  • In Haiti, No. 2 presidential candidate undecided on runoff
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 1:24 pm
    Campaign season for the final round of Haiti's elections has gotten started, but the second-place finisher in the presidential vote said Friday he hasn't decided whether he will participate in a runoff or continue to press for a recount.
  • The Latest: French court keeps 2 suspects under house arrest
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 1:05 pm
    The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:
  • Hungary: 2 suspects hoped to 'execute' government members
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 12:16 pm
    Hungarian officials said Friday that two suspects detained last week after weapons were found in their car sought to "execute" members of the government.
  • Hundreds gather in Cuba in frustration at Ecuador visa rule
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 12:16 pm
    Hundreds of angry Cubans confronted police and Ecuadoran embassy officials in an unusual display of public discontent on Friday after the surprise announcement of a new visa requirement aimed at choking off this year's historic overland emigration of Cubans across more than 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers) of South and Central America to the U.S. border with Mexico.
  • Drowned Syrian boy's aunt says family will settle in Canada
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 12:12 pm
    The aunt of a Syrian boy whose lifeless body was photographed on a Turkish beach, sparking worldwide outrage at the refugee crisis, said Friday that she hopes her family members will be in Canada by Christmas.
  • Russia suspends visa-free travel with Turkey
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 12:08 pm
    Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border.