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  • UN envoy warns Sahel youths susceptible to radicalization
    Associated Press | November 25, 2015 4:00 pm
    Up to 41 million young people in the Sahel have bleak futures, pushing them to migrate and making them susceptible to radicalization, a U.N. envoy to the African region said Wednesday.
  • Argentina's president-elect announces diverse Cabinet
    Associated Press | November 25, 2015 3:24 pm
    President-elect Mauricio Macri named a new Cabinet on Wednesday that includes members from diverse Argentine political movements, business executives and a minister with the outgoing government.
  • Outgoing Argentine president says she's not going away
    Associated Press | November 25, 2015 2:28 pm
    When Argentines chose a new president in recent elections, many voters seemed more concerned about what would happen with the old one.
  • 2 massacres in 12 hours leave 15 dead in Honduras
    Associated Press | November 25, 2015 2:04 pm
    Two massacres that killed 15 people in less than 12 hours rocked Honduras and left the country's top police official in tears Wednesday.
  • French lawmakers vote to extend airstrikes against IS
    Associated Press | November 25, 2015 1:20 pm
    French lawmakers voted Wednesday to continue airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, while Germany's chancellor said her country would do more in the international fight against the group.
  • The Latest: Paris hotel business hit hard by attacks
    Associated Press | November 25, 2015 1:16 pm
    The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:
  • Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey
    Associated Press | November 25, 2015 1:09 pm
    In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey.
  • Death of man in police custody sparks riots in Egypt
    Associated Press | November 25, 2015 12:36 pm
    A senior Egyptian police official and witnesses say the death of a man in police custody has sparked riots in the southern Luxor province, wounding four policemen and at least one civilian.
  • German reinvents pre-fab concrete shelters to house migrants
    Associated Press | November 25, 2015 12:36 pm
    A retired engineer in Germany has come up with a solution to the shortage of appropriate housing for asylum-seekers as winter draws near: pre-fabricated concrete houses that can be manufactured and erected in just a few days.
  • Egypt says 30 percent turnout in 2nd round of voting
    Associated Press | November 25, 2015 12:32 pm
    Turnout in the second round of Egypt's parliamentary elections was nearly 30 percent, authorities said Wednesday, with the vote expected to result in a rubber-stamp body loyal to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
  • The Latest: UK envoy: Jet downing must spur end to Syria war
    Associated Press | November 25, 2015 12:28 pm
    The latest on the war in Syria, including a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:
  • Palestinian assailant killed after stabbing Israeli soldier
    Associated Press | November 25, 2015 12:08 pm
    A Palestinian assailant was shot and killed by Israeli forces after stabbing and seriously wounding an Israeli soldier in the West Bank on Wednesday, the latest in an unrelenting, two-month wave of violence.
  • Amid Syria's civil war, a James Bond-style rescue operation
    Associated Press | November 25, 2015 11:56 am
    In the whirlwind of Syria's civil war, two Russian pilots parachuted from their aircraft into a chaotic front-line mountainous region near the border with Turkey after their aircraft was hit by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet.
  • Brazil: Will take months to study damage left by burst dam
    Associated Press | November 25, 2015 11:32 am
    It could take months to evaluate the extent of damage to a river left choked with mud when a dam burst at an iron ore mine, Brazil's environment minister said Wednesday.
  • Biden meets Balkan leaders at summit on refugees, threats
    Associated Press | November 25, 2015 11:24 am
    Former Balkan rivals on Wednesday pledged joint efforts with the United States and the European Union in protecting European borders from a record surge of asylum-seekers amid fears that Islamic militants may have infiltrated the flow.