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  • Burkina Faso to hold elections to replace transitional gov't
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 8:20 am
    Burkina Faso is holding presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, the first since a popular uprising last year toppled the West African nation's longtime leader and started a turbulent transition.
  • Egypt's Coptic Orthodox leader makes rare Israeli visit
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 8:12 am
    The leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church is making a rare visit to Israel to attend the funeral of a senior Coptic official in Jerusalem.
  • Maldives police break up opposition protest for a 2nd day
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 7:56 am
    Police in the Maldives dispersed opposition protesters for a second straight day Saturday, using tear gas and pepper spray and arresting more than a dozen demonstrators demanding the release of a former president and other jailed political leaders.
  • Worker complaints spark probe of Guyana bauxite plant
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 7:36 am
    The government is investigating a Russian-owned bauxite plant after a surprise inspection last week found "disturbing" working conditions.
  • Energy-rich Russia pays little attention to climate change
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 6:32 am
    When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire crews. Environmentalists say there was another culprit: global warming.
  • In the land of Scrooge, a soft spot for Christmas ads
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 6:28 am
    Forget Black Friday. People in Britain know the Christmas season has arrived when the big budget holiday ads start to appear.
  • London protesters oppose UK airstrikes on IS in Syria
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 5:32 am
    Hundreds of demonstrators in London are urging British lawmakers not to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria.
  • The Latest: 150,000 youths attend Pope's rally in Kampala
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 5:28 am
    The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)
  • Syria insurgents recapture town in Aleppo province from army
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 3:40 am
    Insurgents say they have seized a town in Syria's northern Aleppo province from troops and allied Shiite forces amid intense fighting.
  • Cats used as bait to lure tourists back to Brussels
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 2:56 am
    After a five-day lockdown prompted by the maximum security alert, Brussels officials are attempting to entice back tourists who may have been scared away by images of soldiers armed with machine guns in the capital's deserted streets. Their secret weapon? Cats.
  • Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 2:24 am
    Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air.
  • Philippines gets 1st fighter jets in a decade amid sea feud
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 1:00 am
    The Philippines on Saturday took delivery of two Korean-made fighter jets -- the country's first supersonic combat aircraft in a decade -- as it strengthens its underfunded military amid an escalating territorial feud with China.
  • Suicide attack aimed at Afghan official kills guard
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 10:44 pm
    Afghanistan's election commission says one of its officials escaped unharmed after a suicide bomber targeted his vehicle in the capital, Kabul, killing his bodyguard and wounding his driver.
  • Jones maintains lead at Australian Open, Spieth 3 behind
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 10:36 pm
    Matt Jones shot a 3-under 68 to hold a three-stroke advantage over a surging Jordan Spieth after the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday.
  • Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 9:32 pm
    Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories.